A no-holds-barred show about the Internet and how it's affecting our lives for good or bad. Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of online experience and aren't afraid to tell it like it is.
Happy Thanksgiving; spam season; Jason's pivoting; scooters back in the news; Zillow's AI disaster; Tesla app locked people out of their cars (except for their keys); Zipline; trolling NFT owners; the NFT Bay; Crypto.com Arena; Apple on right to repair; OpenAI GPT-3; the Orville; Star Trek: First Contact; Jagged, Alanis Morissette; Discovery; Foundation; Wheel of Time; Bored Ape Yacht Club; Buy Nothing Project; ear wax; AirPods are out; Super Agent cookie monster; Twitter Blue; smart dimmers.
Timbiebs; Uber, still horrible; Telsla full self-crashing beta; Russians blow up a satellite or two; US government bans some NFTs; science proves NFTs are mostly worthless; Facebook exodus; bitcoin rehab, hodl hodl hodl; Brave browser; sites that track you the most; share a pet, don't plant a tree; Another Life; Foundation; You; Bond; Face to Face & Sting; Jason's Mac Stack; Spotify trolls; Obi-Wan, rollerblading & air fryers in Security; FBI hack; microchip implants; Facebook just won't quit you.
The Other Shoe
Self-driving cars, still 20 years away; Facebook won't use facial recognition, but Meta sure will; Phhhoto; Elon Musk's tax bill and twitter infantilism; delete your tweets; socialized robots; Uber to dispatch... taxis; ABBA; Olivia Rodrigo; the Cranberries & Sinead; Dexter; Four Hours at the Capitol; Star Trek; Stranger Things; Microsoft OneDrive; Alexa following you; USB chargers; Grammarly; Range by David Epstein; I have the best words; bricked Macs; NextDNS; Robinhood hack; 2FA Google; disrupting parking lots.
It’s a Notch, Notch World
Slow week in tech news; we get Meta-stasized; Apple getting into the headset game; Wendy's PR team wins; Facebook takes down Nicaraguan troll farm, but verifies a fake Elon Musk; Snap being investigated for securities fraud; Uber offers up Teslas through Hertz deal; creator coins; companies leaving China; don't tweet after death; Star Trek: Prodigy; delays on screen wipes; music gadgets; being negative; get your notch; the Book of Boba Fett; Trojan Source; Facebook's cringe-worthy internal staff video.
Stay Grump Ye
Jason pivots; health care tech perks; Tesla beta pulled back; Blue Origin space station; Facebook's milk money math; Facebook, we got 'em this time!... er, no; Snap shares plunge with Apple privacy; TRUTH Social hacked pre-launch; WeWork goes public; Invasion; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Foundation; Another Life; ID10T, Curious Creatures podcasts; 20 years since the iPod; Ask Delphi; Facebook data scraping; eyeball scanning for crypto; the splinter net; you won't believe what Dave did this time!
Congrats, Shatner, boo, Bezos & Takei; rideshare bubble bursts; FCC going after spam texts; Square to build a Bitcoin mining system, maybe; Tesla's really bad Beta-based insurance; Canon USA says no ink-y, no scan-y; Amazon creates its own brands by stealing "tribal knowledge" of competitors; Dune; Squid Game; Succession; Here We Are; Mel Brooks; Disney delays; Sinead & Delores; canceling NYT Cooking, CleanMyMac X subscriptions; USB-C & VPNs; ah, the 80s; pogo-power; Cosby sweaters.
Entertaining way to kill an hour
They hate everything about the internet but there isn’t much to be hopeful for so can you blame em?
5 star show!
This is a 5 star show. Gave it 4 stars just to annoy Jason.
It Was Time To Show My Appreciation Again
It's been 2 years now that Grumpy Old Geeks has been my go to for making housework less of a chore. It was sad when you guys went to once a week although understandable. Cleaning days are twice a week and you had me covered. It was a hard decision wether to listen to you while cleaning upstairs or wait till later in the week when I did the downstairs. However, the upstairs won as I was less likely to be bothered by my child husband. I always learn something new, often something bizarre, sometimes discover something to add to my shopping list and am thoroughly entertained by the banter between the two of you. The inclusion of Dave B., for security segments (mostly 😉) is truly a delightful experience after one manages to get over all the unnerving information. It's a bit like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde performance. One never knows where those conversations might go. Grumpy Old Geeks is honest, insightful, irreverent and revealing ... it's something to look forward to once a week. Thanks!