Grumpy Old Geeks

Grumpy Old Geeks

Hosts Jason DeFillippo & Brian Schulmeister have over 40 years of professional website building experience between them. Every week they discuss what went wrong on the Internet and who's to blame.

"Sporting a nice balance of serious sensibilities, sarcastic cynicism, and downright funny moments, it’s a good case study of the realities of the online experience. " ~ Fast Company

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515: Bro Code

July 21, 2021

The COVID misinformation dozen; Facebook's Anti-Vax problem; society's collapse, right on schedule; Japan breaks internet speed record; Uber gets away with it, again; robot collisions; don't let a startup scan your eyeballs; Spotify are pirates; Loki; deepfaked Bourdain; Ape marathon; Hallo; AirPod…

514: The Carmen Sandiego Line

July 14, 2021

We hear from Norway; billionaires in the... upper atmosphere? Just pay your taxes; Biden's Big Tech executive order; Trump's lawsuit has a problem...the law; Facebook owns a city; remote workers aren't leaving cities; TikTok meets LinkedIn; YouTube algorithm recommends policy violating content; bye…

513: Fury Road

July 7, 2021

Moving anxiety; WWW NFT with broken code; Billionaires in sppppaccccee; Facebook warns users about content it serves them; GitHub AI coder; TikTok selling its AI; FTC tells Broadcom to knock it off; crypto pump & dumps; Robinhood's real customers; Star Wars: Rebels; Bosch; the Mole; Hear in LA; Lok…

512: It Has a Hole!

June 30, 2021

Your class-action duty; more Bitcoin exchange disappearances; Facebook may be evil but it isn't a monopoly; words matter; ethical investing; medical algorithms unsurprisingly getting it wrong; your health data is being sold, but hey, it's de-identified; Amazon buys Wickr; everyone wants to work fro…

511: Amazon Baby Farms

June 23, 2021

Road tripping a very re-opened California; crypto & NFT drops; Facebook launches Live Audio Rooms, Clubhouse adds DMs, they all start to morph together; Google seeks to stop slander; Google AI/ML/AI/ML; Amazon worries about running out of workers to exploit; introducing Amazon Sub-Prime; Onlyfans p…

510: Delightfully Evil Algorithm

June 9, 2021

Apple WWDC; NFT market collapsed; Clubhouse shark-fin; Stack Overflow gets a buyer; Twitter's geo-political problems; Facebook ends special treatment for politicians; G7 moves to shut down tax havens; Bezos takes flight; Facebook rolls out Bulletin, which is not them but is; Apple employees don't w…