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Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

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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

Re-Run... Kevin Mitnick, The Art of Deception

12/9/2017
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Originally aired on KUSP on October 21st 2002, this episode of GeekSpeak features special guest, by phone, Kevin Mitnick talking about social engineering and his book The Art of Deception.

Duration: 00:34:04


Facebook isn't Neutral about Pokemon Nazis

12/1/2017
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Does Facebook help or hinder? Is Net Neutrality dead? Just how dangerous is Pokemon? We discuss these questions and more on this episode of Geek Speak. Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude MinoritiesFacebook's AI-Driven Suicide Prevention Program Goes GlobalSorry, poor people: The FCC is coming after your broadband plansFCC will also order states to scrap plans for their own net neutrality lawsMore than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely FakedFCC...

Duration: 01:05:12


Mr. Starcraft goes to Washington

11/9/2017
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If someone offers you a deal on an iPhone X are you sure it wasn’t stolen? Starcraft II may be free, but are humans still better players? Tech giants get grilled by the senate. These stories and more on this week’s Geek Speak Villains swipe hundreds of iPhone X units from UPS delivery vanStarCraft II goes free-to-play seven years after launchHumans Are Still Better Than AI at StarCraft—for NowThe Super-Aggregators and the Russians – Stratechery by Ben ThompsonTech Goes to Washington –...

Duration: 00:57:54


Big Tablets Change Russian Dungeons

11/3/2017
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An email from a listener sparks a conversation on how the show, and tech, has changed over the years. Also; Kids have their own tablets, and Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a renaissance. There’s lots to hear on this Week’s Geekspeak! Big hard disks may be breaking the bathtub curveFacebook says 126 million Americans may have seen Russia-linked political postsWifi, Bluetooth, and GPS purchase Racist Ads on Facebook42% of Americans under 8 have their own tabletHi Miles and Lyle, Your...

Duration: 01:19:06


Go Modem Divides FBI into Two Factors

10/24/2017
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Self-taught AI’s are better at GO, Building your own modem, and The FBI can’t break encryption on today’s phones. All this and more on this week’s Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell and Miles Elam. AI versus AI: Self-Taught AlphaGo Zero Vanquishes Its PredecessorGoogle's DeepMind AI just taught itself to walk - YouTubeUncanny valley - WikipediaWeb Audio ModemHow Silicon Valley Divided Society and Made Everyone Raging MadMark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) - Rotten...

Duration: 01:07:33


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


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


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


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


Correcting Greyhound's Bug Harassment

5/4/2017
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SpaceX awesome, Greyhound.com bad dog, WWW for all, Pentagon using Win95, Tesla like Uber, Facebook creepy ads, Cassini images, robots that build, and a post show of Postgres time formats, and more. Correction: Does Apple take a 30% cut from UberSpaceX just provided views of a rocket landing all the way from 150km downMeet Greyhound.com, the site that doesn’t allow password changesPassword policies: the best of the worstWorld Wide Web is made free to everyoneWindows 95 and 98 still power...

Duration: 01:28:57


China Tutors Uber for Pennies

4/26/2017
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Web tutorials bake in vulnerabilities, coins suck, China space, Iris scan to pay Galaxy, Uber – lots of Uber, they are worse then coins, use a different search engine, Brave browser, BrickerBot, and Facebook cleaning thoughts. Top-ranked programming Web tutorials introduce vulnerabilities into softwareSouth Korea begins coinless society trial - BBC NewsChina launches 1st cargo spacecraft destined for its space stationGalaxy S8's iris scanner to be used on financial transactionsUber’s...

Duration: 01:05:22


Open.gov Calls BS on 30 Year Old Whopper AI

4/20/2017
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The various facets of artificial intelligence, history of telecommunication, how political views are affected by internet access, and how to spot BS effectively. Lyle, Brian, and Miles discuss all this and more in the week’s news. Followup: Video published - Calling Bull•••• in the Age of Big DataT-Mobile dominates spectrum auctionCell Phones 30 Years OldFCC Chairman to End Plans to Allow In-Flight Cellphone Calls‘Nobody’s got to use the Internet’: A GOP lawmaker’s response to concerns...

Duration: 01:17:43


Recycled Rocket Tracks AMPed up Uber

4/8/2017
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Gender and Race in Tech in Silicon Valley, plus FCC cuts, SpaceX, Enceladus, Eye tracking Piano, AMP is bad, Uber woes, iOS 10.3.1 again, Trump Script, and more news of the week. FCC to halt expansion of broadband subsidies for poor peopleSpaceX makes aerospace history with successful launch and landing of a used rocketAriel Waldman on Enceladus LifeEye-Tracking Glasses Illustrate What A Professional Pianist Sees While PlayingAccelerated Mobile Pages Project – Accelerated Mobile Pages...

Duration: 01:27:04


Hiring Filesystems to Dig under Borders

4/2/2017
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Hiring bias, Collage moves to Google, Apple iOS update comes with new File System, Left Socks, Dig Once Bill, Privacy under attack… use a VPN, US Border area, and a bit more about Dedi needing a job. poteto/hiring-without-whiteboards: ⭐️ Companies that don't have a broken hiring processManaging Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager“Howard West,” and Epidemic of Black Scrutiny – Hallie Lomax – MediumApple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern...

Duration: 00:53:32

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