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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

John Barlow Secures Verizon's Bitcoins

2/16/2018
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This week’s episode is dedicated to John Perry Barlow; Writer, Lyricist, and Internet Freedom pioneer. On the show we look into Google Chrome’s move to label unsecured sites, Verizon’s trouble with phone thefts, and speak in depth on cryptocurrencies. John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018Crushed wood is stronger than steelVerizon will start locking phones to its network to prevent armed robberiesIn Iceland, bitcoin mining will soon use more energy than its residentsThe harmful...

Duration:01:26:26

Japanese Teapot Maps Super Mario

2/9/2018
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Days after the launch of the world’s smallest orbital rocket SpaceX is set to launch a Tesla Roadster into space. Meanwhile, Strava has accidentally mapped out secret bases around the world, and the Slomo Guys demonstrated the differences in TV technology at 380,000 frames per second. Exclusive: Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses actually look good - The VergeJapan successfully launches world's smallest satellite-carrying rocketElon Musk says the Falcon Heavy has a 50-50 chance of successRFC...

Duration:01:08:05

Amazon Goes with Busses after Australian Meltdown

1/26/2018
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Snap Inc. may need to change it’s culture, Nvidia suggests limiting purchases of their high demand cards, Amazon Go, tech shuttles under attack, copyright static, some thoughts on Spectre and Meltdown, and a bit more geek news from Lyle and Miles. Leaked Snap Memo: Employees Could Go to Jail If They Leak Memos | FortuneWorking at Netflix - Geek Speak EpisodeAmid Shortage, Nvidia Suggests Limit on Graphics Card OrdersAmazon Go, a high-tech version of a 7-Eleven, will finally open on Monday...

Duration:01:00:36

Micro.blog on Social Media with Manton Reese

1/23/2018
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We have been talking about the problems with Twitter, Facebook, and social media throughout the last year. Our guest has too, and he’s trying to do something about it. Manton Reese, talks about Micro.blog, the technology it is built on, and how he is being thoughtful about building something new. Micro.blogMicro.blog Help - Why I created Micro.blogFacebook Can’t Be Fixed. – NewCo ShiftLet's Encrypt - Free SSL/TLS CertificatesWebmention - IndieWebMicropub - IndieWebSteem.io

Duration:01:19:01

With Nate Walkingshaw of Pluralsight

1/12/2018
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I interview Nate Walkingshaw the Chief Experience Officer of Pluralsight an online developer skills site. We chat about his buisness and product advice and dance around the themes of his new book “Product Leadership: How Top Product Managers Launch Awesome Products and Build Successful Teams”.

Duration:00:54:40

GitHub's Prince Hates Hijacking Slow iPhones

1/5/2018
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Can you hear the difference between a human voice and a computer’s? Maybe not. It turns out that the infamous Nigerian Prince actually lives in Louisiana, and that Facebook’s Hate speech policies don’t work. How should we interact with our tech? And what is the truth about Apple’s iPhone battery? Join the geeks for these stories, and many more, on this week’s Geek Speak. Google's voice-generating AI is now indistinguishable from humans GitHub Helps with Security WarningsThe Nigerian...

Duration:01:43:16

Re-Run... Ready Player One with Ernest Cline

12/15/2017
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The trailer for the movie of Ready Player one was just released and it got us quite excited. The book is amazing.. here is my interview with Ernest Cline about 1980s nostalgia first broadcast with the release of the his book Ready Player One in August of 2011. Original Page with Extra Info - Ready Player One

Duration:00:54:37

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

Scambot Hijacks Scott Kelly's Exoskeleton

11/17/2017
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Want to find out how waste the scammers time, or how likely you are to be hacked? How about what spending a year in space is like? Join us on this week’s Geek Speak and we’ll discuss these stories and a whole lot more. Linear Digressions - Ben's other PodcastStarCraft II will be free to play starting November 14Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you - The VergeGoogle Online Security Blog: New research: Understanding the root cause of account takeoverExit...

Duration:01:08:37

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

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

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

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

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