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How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.
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Santa Cruz, CA

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How Technology Affects Society from the Geeks Perspective A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity. A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

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203 8th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-419-9659


Episodes

Monday AIMs to Sleep in Space

10/12/2017
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Don’t like Mondays? Twitter data shows it really is the worst day of the week. AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down in December, and a year in space is really bad for you. And at the very end, Lyle and Ben try and sing using Ben’s wonderful relyric.me – tis a fun one. AIM, aka AOL Instant Messenger, is dead in December: End of an eraMonday is the worst day of the week according to a Twitter data analysisAstronaut Scott Kelly on the devastating effects of a year in spaceHow to Fake a...

Duration: 01:11:18


Reactive Programing at Netflix with Jafar Husain

10/6/2017
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A discussion with T39 member Jafar Husain, one of Lyle’s software engineering colleagues at Netflix about Jafar’s growth as a developer and journey from Object oriented development to functional development and the Reactive Programing pattern used in Rx. This is a highly technical episode of GeekSpeak. CiteSeerX — Programming with circles, triangles and rectanglesAlan Kay On MessagingY combinator - Rosetta CodeReactive programming - WikipediaReactiveXReactive Programming at Netflix –...

Duration: 01:00:00


Rands on Diversity, Leadership, and No Email

10/2/2017
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An interview with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack, about the importance of diversity, one-on-one meetings, management vs leadership, no email at Slack, speaking in public, fidget spinners, offer letters, writing, and much more. Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering ManagerZentri™ Nano Metal Fidget Spinner in Stainless Steel, Titanium & more – Fidget HQxkcd: Geeks and NerdsThe One About Pens – Rands in Repose

Duration: 01:12:59


Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS purchase Racist Ads on Facebook

9/28/2017
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Off doesn’t mean off under IOS 11, but that’s OK your iPhone is too complex for you to fix anyway; You’ll soon know where you are with super accuracy thanks to new GPS chips; and Russian election tampering on Facebook was a feature, not a bug. All this plus Flying Taxis on this week’s GeekSpeak. Turning Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11's Control Center Doesn’t Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi or BluetoothHow to force restart the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus - CNETApple: iPhones Are Too 'Complex' to...

Duration: 00:58:32


All Your Database Are Belong To Us

9/21/2017
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An extra long post show from early this month cut into a technical episode. We chat about Sonos online, iPad1 still running Netflix, Security Cameras, AT&T neighborhood discrimination, Miles Working and work spouses, software testing including at Netflix, Miles’s open source software projects: format base, m-text, and filesystem virtual tables for PostgreSQL. We also chat about home storage with NAS or not, and some GeekSpeak navel gazing around Date vs Episode numbering. Sonos says users...

Duration: 01:14:10


Tesla Jacks Equifax's Ultrasonic Pot

9/14/2017
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The Geeks discuss the need for a corporate death penalty in light of the Equifax data breach exposing private info of every adult in the US. Don’t worry, they talk about some fun tech too and even drug running. Well, maybe not running since apparently the regulations mandate you drive your pot within the state of California. California bans drones from delivering marijuanaVoice assistants can be hacked by commanding them with inaudible ultrasonic speech / Boing BoingHobbyist gives iPhone...

Duration: 00:59:08


Microwaves and Micro RNA Patch Pacemakers

9/8/2017
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Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking. Microwave oven - WikipediaBrain Cells found to control aging465k patients told to visit doctor to patch critical pacemaker vulnerabilityPhotos of Cameras and Lenses That Got Destroyed by the Solar EclipseShort sequence microRNA in blood provides a "fingerprint" for active PTSDHow NASA kept the ISS flying while Harvey hit Mission ControlReprogramming human...

Duration: 01:16:34


Babylonian NSA Finds Tiny Antennas at Whole Foods

9/1/2017
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Followup, Germain team wins Hyperloop race, NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto, a new mini-antenna tech, Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices, trigonometry found on ancient Babylonian tablet, Autonomous Forklift, Surface Mount Soldiering, and no USB-C cables at K-Mart. Judge throws out lawsuit aiming to put Apple at fault for texting and driving accidents | 9to5MacGermany’s WARR team wins SpaceX’s Hyperloop II race with 201-mph pod runHow the NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto – Alexander Muse –...

Duration: 00:59:30


Maine Votes to Watermark Bullying

8/23/2017
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Laptops can help kids learn, voting machine security, algorithm to remove watermarks, Bing still going and strong, iOS 11 updates, anti-bullying AI not so good, and more with Miles and Lyle. Do Laptops Help Learning? A Look At The Only Statewide School Laptop ProgramHow Maine schools proved why schools everywhere should provide one laptop per childVoting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter recordsGoogle researchers made an algorithm to delete watermarks from photosNew Google...

Duration: 00:59:06


Volunteering Yellow Stone Service Worker Rentals

8/18/2017
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Have a beer with Lyle for a one-man episode of GeekSpeak. Chatting about his recent visit to Yellow Stone and Car rental-fu, Service Workers, CSS Grid Layout, Zuckerberg on Charlottesville, and much more. I have volunteered all my life: MCT, this program, GeekSpeak, and a trustee for the Park Hall Community Center. Youtube Red - or Family Google Play MusicNo, Facebook Did Not Panic and Shut Down an AI Program That Was Getting Dangerously SmartApple signals it's willing to let next-gen...

Duration: 00:59:07


Working at Netflix

8/4/2017
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Brendan Gregg and Lyle Troxell talk about what it is like to work at Netflix. How the culture of freedom and responsibility benefits us as employees and how it doesn’t feel like a culture of fear. Systems Performance: Enterprise and the CloudWorking at Netflix 2017, Brendan Gregg Blog

Duration: 00:54:15


Nordic Passwords are made from Chips, Salt, Fat, Paint, and Zombies

7/25/2017
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Employees can chip themselves, MS Paint is no more, 1Password focus on funding, Nordic Problems, T-Rex sprint speed, chickens as steady cam, and more Geek News. A Wisconsin company will let employees use microchip implants to buy snacks and open doorsA couple weeks ago on the AIs get Burned Out on AR episode of GeekSpeak Ben mentioned Salt, Fat, Actid, Heat – a cookbook. Listener Scot wrote: I’m a few days late to the podcast so I’m sure I’m not the first to mention it but the author,...

Duration: 00:58:19


Typos Force Arbitration of Big O Notation

7/13/2017
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AT&T thinks arbitration is awesome. Lyle can’t keep up with the latest Comcast bandwidth. Neilson’s ratings get gamed. The sharing economy doesn’t give back umbrellas. OpenBSD shows the way forward and the geeks put the oh! in to “Big O”. AT&T: Forced arbitration isn’t “forced” because no one has to buy service50 million US homes have only one 25Mbps Internet provider or none at allTV networks said to hide bad ratings with typosSpock's Brain - NetflixUmbrella-sharing startup loses nearly...

Duration: 01:17:53


Hamilton Sizes up Interactive Luggage

6/30/2017
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Gmail stops scanning email, neural networks provide ancient wisdom, 4×4′s don’t measure up, branching narratives, unstable rolling luggage, and the geeks throw away their shot. Google will stop scanning your Gmail messages to sell targeted ads - The Verge“4x4s” Aren’t Actually 4"×4"Terabyte - WikipediaLumber - WikipediaLetting neural networks be weird • Ancient wisdom from the neural networkRecurrent Neural Networks on Linear DigressionsThese Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose...

Duration: 00:58:33


Broken Genome Tracks Girl Scouts; Live!!

6/28/2017
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Recorded in front of a live audience and benefitting Part Hall and KBCZ 90.1 FM, Boulder Creek, CA, we covered broken internet, vegetarianism permanently reshaping the human genome, Amazon buying Whole Foods, new browser tech, Meditation changing your DNA, court protecting your online social rights, and much more geek news of the week including questions form our live audience. ‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage ItPersuasive proof that America is full of racist and selfish...

Duration: 01:26:36


Sharing Developer Privilege at the Apple WWDC

6/9/2017
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John Fox and Casey Liss chat about what we as white male developers can do to make the programing community more inclusive and diverse—something Michelle Obama asked of all of us on stage at #WWDC2017. Guest John C. FoxVideo of Michelle Obama... "Yes, we are ready."Guest Casey Liss Photo by Casey

Duration: 00:35:31


OneLogin Collapses Playground Exit

6/2/2017
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OneLogin breach, why few people major in computer science, collapsing star to black hole, LIGO finds another pair of black holes becoming one, Travel Mode for 1Password, Parker Solar Probe an introduction, Apple’s Swift playgrounds, wikipedia to https, exiting VIM, IBM Watson diagnosing cancer, Intel Core i9, parents and FB, and HDR from 80 years of TVs. OneLogin: Breach Exposed Ability to Decrypt DataWhy do so few people major in computer science?Collapsing Star Gives Birth to a Black...

Duration: 01:29:42


Alternative Energy & Alternative Security

5/25/2017
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Electricity abounds without proportional CO2 output, where to draw the line with online comments, and code in uncomfortable places. All this and more with Lyle and Miles in this week in geek news. Panic Blog » The Case of the Stolen Source CodeCalifornia breaks energy record with 80% of state's power generated using renewable methodsFrance's EDF denies report of 'secret plan' to delay scaling back nuclear power | ReutersFacebook content moderation guidelines leakedDevastated, look at my...

Duration: 01:01:05


Treble the Ransom for Unicode's Watch

5/19/2017
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We chat about Unicode probably too much, but we also chat about a new Android foundation, WCry, Google Email tricks, Graphing Calculator on the outs, Apple’s watch saving your life and a bit more here and there. Here comes Treble: A modular base for AndroidWCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows versionsTest-approved app could kill off the graphing calculatorApple’s Watch can detect an abnormal heart rhythm with 97% accuracy, UCSF study saysGender differences and...

Duration: 01:06:47


Billboard Radiation pulls HandBrake on Antivirus Jobs

5/11/2017
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Radioactive Jovian followup, Dallas Sirens followup, billboards for corrupt lawmakers, antivirus software fails, GeekSpeak LIVE, Automation and Jobs, HandBreak compromise, Facebook Interns make bank, Facebook culture, and some Regex love in the post-show. On Correcting Greyhound’s Bug Harassment GeekSpeak episode Miles mentioned how radioactive Saturn is… but Glenn helped correct us. Hi Geeks, Glenn is now putting on his pedant hat. Saturn is not “radioactive”, rather there is high...

Duration: 01:26:21

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