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Grumpy Old Geeks is a weekly podcast where 2 old Internet vets Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister talk about the Internet, music, apps and more.

Grumpy Old Geeks is a weekly podcast where 2 old Internet vets Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister talk about the Internet, music, apps and more.
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Grumpy Old Geeks is a weekly podcast where 2 old Internet vets Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister talk about the Internet, music, apps and more.






238: Same as It Ever Was

Patreon problems; Apple’s quality control issues; adventures with bitcoin; Waze in a blaze; voice wars; poking Facebook; ICO scams; real AI; trivia apps; Jason’s Gift Guide; Grand Tour; alternative Xmas; hacker stereotypes; debt collectors; Meow! Show notes at

Duration: 01:46:36

237: Dad Jokes

We're back with stand-ups; phone & email scams; cryptocurrency; AI? no, it's not AI; Net Neutrality; lying step counters; broken Alexas; super liking as a service; privacy & data breaches; Apple's oops; Max Headroom & Long Island Ice Teas. Show notes at

Duration: 01:45:32

236: Unnecessary Reboots

Fake news & foreign interference (in)action plans; free money; Communications Decency Act; premium APIs; Robotdog overlords; Dirk Gently & Discovery; Dune, Crow reboots; Face ID & Amazon Key hacks; SkyDong; your phone is tracking you & SafeGraph pwns you. Show notes at

Duration: 01:44:11

235: Facebooty

Automation; verified ass; Snap tank; Kodi non-pirates; Amazon rivets; blockchain & destroyed coin; iPhone glitch; Jason, enhanced; something is wrong on the Internet; Facebook wants your nudes; ransomware shame; Sorry app; arbitrary endpoint traps. Show notes at

Duration: 01:56:11

234: Degauss the House

Stats are meaningless; ad-driven dystopia; Google lockouts; social media hearings; Gothamist shutdown; Toothbrush as a service; neural network nightmares; subscriptions, because 2017; Reaper; fooling AI; cheeseburger emojis; take me to the good part. Show notes at

Duration: 01:52:30

233: Fork Disruption!

Cell brain drain; FCC shenanigans; Facebook pay-to-play; Twitter turns a profit; Pravda problems; Citizen Robot; Amazon Key & drugs; dev stacks; Forks 2.0; Queens of Quirk; Tim O’Reilly; IoT bot; fingerprint security; antipodes; Mandela, Mandela, Mandela. Show notes at

Duration: 02:00:38

232: Remember the Almono

Our TL;DR episode; smartphone dystopia; three claps; DNA testing's privacy policies; AI vs machine learning, again; Facebook serves up food & elections; your memory slideshow; Uber's fake city; Star Trek loses it's heart & soul; Light Grey Web; Bigly FTW! Show notes at

Duration: 01:47:58

231: Unbingeable

Open kimonos & making your nut; Magic Leap to nowhere; Google really is listening; Twitter is burning, arbitrarily; Facebook's FYMK secrets; Run Pee; Blade Runner's VO; Star Trek concerns; Mr. Robot what?; dark web scans; let's Disqus your pwned password. Show notes at

Duration: 01:32:51

230: Inflection Point

Nerves are frayed & tensions are high; we squabble in front of Daddy Bitner; the numbers are bad!; broken news; AIM shuts down; Uber's very bad deed; Babblefish is here; Star Trek: Upptäckt; fun with Spotify; hoisted by his own beard; heroes in monocles. Show notes at

Duration: 01:59:17

229: I Am Altering the Deal

Zuckerberg gets Lando'd; 23 & Me; Twitter's Arbitrary 280; Ikea, tech leader; Dubai drones; Amazon's EchoEverywhere; Star Trek: Discovery, in Swedish; Orville; Terminator Redux; Tinder data; being "retired"; mining crypto-coins; when delete means delete. Show notes at

Duration: 01:52:24

228: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

Toys Aren’t Us; kids these days; online abuse algorithm fails; e-commerce corrections; Uber falls in London; iOS 11; Canon Keepers; Iron Danny; Googling Avril; BlueBorne; Cleaner malware; Facebook big data; 90’s websites; book recommendations; raw water. Show notes at

Duration: 01:50:27

227: Bots & B.S.

Lone gun developers; hunks of glass & metal; snoozing social influencers; bad Bodega; our Amazon carts; Tesla range; Riot Fest; Star Trek & Orville; Equifax; Apple’s puzzling approach to security; habits of mediocre people; RIP Cassini; it’s complicated. Show notes at

Duration: 01:42:21

226: A Badder Meinhof

Grumpycoin; UBI; Uber needs a pick me up; is your cellphone listening?; autonomous cars are not coming soon; Facebook lies; Netflix, & Chill; Equifax; getting AI off our chests; selfie sticks & dog toys; ruining the Alien mythology; Bond, Amazon Bond. Full show notes at

Duration: 01:24:12

225: A Beacon of Light and Hope

Broadly 23 & Me; #hashtag; Ikea’s smart home; tin foil tents; Uber’s new CEO; WhopperCoin; Echo sync; Defenders; the Tick; Depeche Mode & KMFDM; Netflix & toke; Little Snitch; suing Yahoo; Messenger virus; security cam roundup; Harvey Manfrenjensenden. Show notes at

Duration: 01:36:06

Ep 224: Grump on Grump with Sean Bonner

Jason goes down memory lane with a special Grump on Grump episode from December 23rd, 2015. We talk art, music, crappy LA drivers, Safecast, Apple Music, how crappy iTunes is, and a whole lot more. Show notes at

Duration: 00:56:14

223: But... His Nazis!

A very special Nazi episode; Musk’s AI; the slippery slope of shutting down hate; Godwin chimes in; Uber’s audits; silly ice cube trays; It; Good Omens, the series; Obi-Wan; Revisionist Beach Boys; doxing; security camera showdown; Booze; the Bobiverse. Show notes at

Duration: 01:34:42

222: Grumpy Old Manifestos

Dwindling earnings; Tech-bro manifestos; Snapchat stock drop; Uber board’s b*tch-fight; Amazon’s secret brands; charging with FIRE; 3-D tires; Disney uncouples from Netflix; Lemmysuchus; Hardcore History; Audible for Dogs; DNA malware; N3v$r M1^d!. Show notes at

Duration: 01:30:14

221: The Snark Tower

The smartphone generation; Facebook FTW; Uber on fire, literally; Hyperloop is a go; Bitcoin split; Shatner being Shatner; the Circle; Cobra Kai; Themis Files; #LeakTheAnalyst; IoT regulation; hacker vacations; be bored; non-melting ice cream, alright! Show notes at

Duration: 01:32:25

220: Road to Nowhere

AI nerdfight; siliCONs; Paint, undead; App-ocalypse; Taco Mode; Twitter tanking; Roomba mapping; drones falling out of the sky, the Cheetos of the Beast; Alexa slacking; pizza-taco-burgers; Take On Me; the darkening Web; Comic-Con trailers; goodbye, iPod. Full show notes at

Duration: 01:39:34

219: Wow! Wow! Wow!

Star Trek utopia vs Star Wars dystopia; dark web takedowns; sex-bots; robot drowning; SnapMap; Google Glass 2.0; self-driving disease havens; droning drones; Doctoress Who; SocialStar camp; Microsoft fights back; panoramas gone wrong; DPRK news service. Full notes at

Duration: 01:58:07

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