As one of the longest-running podcasts, "Grumpy Old Geeks" discovers what went wrong on the Internet, and who's to blame. Every week they cut through the BS from big tech and tell you what's really going on. With wide-ranging topics, this show has something for everyone. There is a reason Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and that crowd all hate this podcast. Listen and find out for yourself!
Authentic pub experiences; Yaccarino's bad X week; Amazon monopoly lawsuit; FTC challenging Microsoft's Activision bid, again; H&R Block, Meta & Google slapped with RICO lawsuit; Epic Games layoffs, sells Bandcamp; Meta ignored Metaverse for AI, no one wants their insane visions; California governor Newsom vs Teamsters; US electrical grid in trouble; human radiologists still better than AI; Pudgy Penguins & NFT stories; torrents are 20 years old; Getty goes AI; WGA strike ends; Tinder Select; desalination system, maybe; AG Riddle, John Scazli, Douglas Adams & Asimov's Foundation; Ultra 2 review; Ahsoka; delivery robots & privacy; good evening, Bismark!
Monkey Gone to Heaven
Booting down; Unity, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Hudson & Bill Maher have heard you & have been listening; so much water; Tesla class action; Wayne testing robotaxis in LA; TikTok tracking employees, introduces voluntary AI content labels; Google Bard now lets you double check answers by... Googling, settles privacy lawsuit; some of Elon's Neuralink implant monkeys have, indeed, died, but looking for human volunteers, blue checks to blue chips; Good Omens; the Wheel of Time; Amazon Prime Video adding ads; Russell Brand; Secret Chef; Star Trek; Sex Education; Slow Horses; Microsoft Paint; Mahjong; Apple Watch; Star Wars; Disneyland music; Descript; the Overton Paradox; Zork & retro gaming.
Seal Team Aibo
AI using a ton of water; individual efforts just a drop in the bucket; X suing California over disclosure law; TikTok accidentally blocked strike videos, hit with fine over privacy settings for children; oral decongestant on sale for 50 years just doesn't work; Mila & Ashton's bad week, Stoner Cats; Lyft Women+ Connect; Bluesky hits a million Scalzis; manifesting yourself broke; government web design systems; no AI Grammys; Spotify payola; Milli Vanilla; Interview with the Vampire; PodCast One; WhatsApp; Unity; Aibo Foster program; Apple leaking radiation in France; the Witcher; Elon Musk; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Levar Burton; lost Star Wars props; laserdiscs & Blue-Rays; the house lost in Vegas this week; programming language inventor or serial killer?
It’s Just Business
Burning Man; UK wises up about encryption; McPoutine; hello, Ello; ad free Facebook in the EU; META back to office; Grindr loses half staff due to unionization, we mean WFH; NYC regulates Airbnb; Mossberg departs X; facial recognition for stadiums; privacy nightmare cars; how to do business; Spotify financial woes; your pants are lying, perhaps on fire; Moviepass is back, again; Inside Man; Lincoln Lawyer; Winning Time; Wheel of Time; the Witcher; Star Trek: Lower Decks; Roku layoffs; Messi, MLS and AppleTV+ win; 3zekiel; Scalzi; Ahsoka; Only Murders in the Building; Apple Watch Ultra; AI homes.
Cheech & Chong for President
Twitter may not have legs, but Meta finally does; blown Foxconn promises; SEC charges Impact Theory for NFTs; Worldcoin already dying; Cat, I Farted Enterprise for Business; AI regulations summit; META in court in Ireland over disinformation claims in Myanmar; Amazon CEO not cool with remote work anymore; there's a Copyright Claims Board?; Full Self Driving right through a red light, Elon Mode; Wheel of Time; Justified; AMC moving shows to Max; podcasting away loneliness; Levar gets Trivial Pursuit TV show; Apple kills CSAM photo scanning; iOS & iPadOS 17; Richard Blade; Derren Brown; some interesting feedback.
Cat, I Farted
Stick around until the end for a BONUS episode of Boot Up with Jason! If you want to subscribe to the show (yes, you want to), go to BootUp.show! Unfortunate translations; a tech bro reckoning; Nvidia makes bank, carbon emissions; NFT & crypto collapses; jail vegan diets; if you're gonna launder, launder big; food delivery is tanking; the Feds tried to get what the Chinese do with TikTok; Gizmodo's killer headlines; Code Llama, rusted; The Peripheral canceled, Frasier returns; Dune 2 delayed; the Matildas; last chance for Devo, OMD; Youtube's AI plan; Threads on the web; Photoshop's generative refill on old photos; Wipeout code; frivolous & not so frivolous lawsuits; Ahsoka; Wirecutter; dystopian fiction; Radio Shack would like your address, again.
So close to 6 stars
Would have given 6 stars, but when I paid money on patreon, then added the ad free link to Apple Podcasts I couldn’t tell the ad free version from the peasant version. So I had to delete both and re-add only the ad free version. Beyond that incident, that is obviously not my fault, the show is banging and you should be listening to it. Brian and Jason for president 2024. Make America grumpy again.
My meager payment and indignant review, so smile-UPDATED, AGAIN!
DON NOT READ AT THE END OF SHOW--EDITED
Would have rated the show at six stars, less one star as I had to leave a snarky remark/comment. I consider a 5 of 6 (Next Gen) and a MeatSpace score of 4.755 (Picard) for the show. Guess I will just have to go to the website, what is the address again?
Knowing you're both Sci-Fi buffs/fanbois, I am older than both of you (not additively) as I predate your cultural lineage by way of Lost in Space. Sorry I couldn't feed the collective kitty as I am now obscurely retired in a remote desert location and low on rocket fuel. Correction, I will be on the financial mend soon and plan to dump some dosh in your direction.
// AI Snarky ON
Old codgers have remained true to their charter, as well as FORTRAN, stay grumpy!
Hey kid, get off my submodules and punch cards or I will mess your 600 BPI tapes with mighty magnets. All your hard sectored 8 inches floppy disks belong to me.
// AI Snarky OFF
I really enjoy the hosts and their content. I’m about the same age as these two and my career trajectory somewhat follows theirs. I look forward to each Friday and a new show.