July 23, 2022

562: It’s Fuego Out There

A rare in-person show; space news; piracy is good, so are eggs; Millennium Tower keeps sinking; TikTok job cuts; Twitter trial moves forward; Russian & Chinese fines on big tech; Microsoft hard pass on NFTs; crypto energy use; all the …

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July 16, 2022

561: Magnet On a Stick

Back from vacation; borrowing for crypto; saving lives; speed news recap: YouTube trailers, Apple & Ive, Microsoft layoffs, Instagram & TikTok for search, Nothing phone, political email spam, GameStop NFT's, population; James Webb telescope images; Twitter sues Elon; Ev leaves …

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July 2, 2022

560: Wankpuffin

Fun with compound pejoratives; TLDR; the layoffs are coming; old-timey Uber problems; Airbnb parties no more; space travel & the environment; limiting sales of Plan B; Facebook seems to be able to moderate abortion pills posts but not much else; …

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June 25, 2022

559: Black Box of Fools

Breaking News! TikTok, COVID & coked-up shrimp; ad-targeting problems; Metaverse Standards Forum; designer clothes in the Metaverse; Tesla racial abuse; TikTok US data moved to Oracle; Twitter brings back Chirp, adds blogs; hail a Lyft with cash, sort of; crypto …

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June 18, 2022

558: I Chat Therefore I Am (Not)

Crypto-crash; grifters gonna grift; Google chat-bot building system builds a really good chatbot, not an AI; how not to get people to track your jet; Uber & Lyft lose in Massachusetts; smart license plates; Spotify's safety c...

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June 15, 2022

1: Grumpy Old Geeks Trailer

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, …

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June 11, 2022

557: Vanna Screwed Up

Pamping the Twetch redesign; NFTs are dead; more crypto lawsuits & investigations; Starbucks shuts down unionized location; Amazon VP pushes sellers to oppose bill good for Amazon; Microsoft cleans up their policies; Apple gets in on Pay Later; Reply All …

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June 3, 2022

556: Leaning Out

More crypto fails; Sheryl Sandberg leans out of the Metaverse; PayPal & other tech firms tighten their belts, lay off workers; Amazon stops in-app purchases on Android; Jonas Brothers launch Scriber for established artists like themselves; Netflix password-sharing plan isn't …

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May 27, 2022

555: Zuck Bucks on Black

More crypto & NFT fails; proper gambling with class action cash; Uber won, we lose; Amazon delivery partners accident prone; Starlink for RVs; Adam Neumann is back with a new scam; Meta sharing data with researchers; Walmart drones; Kids in …

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May 20, 2022

554: Dicky Do

Eggs redux; work from home debate, the Great Whiplash; Hotel Suicide; Twitter sale on hold, over Musk's antics; Youtube isn't a website according to Texas; adtech RTB breach; CityCoins crash; tempests in teapots at Apple; Grubhub's bad promo; Netflix layoffs; …

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May 13, 2022

553: Grumpio Frumpio

Humanity stuck in hold my beer mode; returning to work entitlement; many meta verses; crypto crashing, fraud everywhere; affordable connectivity & WIFI before seatbelts on buses; Musk's plan for Twitter; Cameo lays off the Fameo; Peleton's post-covid crunch; Clearview AI …

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May 6, 2022

552: Facehuggers

Music for TikTok; NFTs flatlining, still; WAGMI, bro; MyPillow guy re-banned from Twitter; Google fires more AI researchers; Meta's "laptop for the face"; Wikimedia won't take your crypto; Russians steal farm vehicles, they get bricked; the fragility of the blockchain; …

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April 29, 2022

551: Sunk Tweet Fallacy

The Brimley/Cocoon Line; Elon Musk & the Twitter buyout; Truth Social's masterplan; Meta is a money pit; Ford's electric F-150; NFT phishing scams; virtual homes in the metaverse; taking off your Google Pixel Watch to eat; Discovery+; the Batman; Our …

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April 22, 2022

550: We Don’t Build Anything

Coachella & Revolve; becoming a Gigillionaire; masks off; web scraping is legal; unionization is in the air, but $30 an hour for retail; Netflix stock drop, taking a page from Spotify; quantum computing and Rydberg polaritons; Romancing the Stone & …

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April 15, 2022

549: Chaos Muppet

Boldly going; Kmart collapse; Elon Musk, Chaos Muppet; what to do with deleted tweets; dark personality traits & crypto; beastmode for kids; Etsy seller strike; Meta & its Oversight Board; autonomous Cruise makes a run for it; Moonfall, revisited; two …

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April 8, 2022

548: N(ot) F(or) T(rek)

Jason's new office; Facebook's misinformation fail; Amazon union; TikTok's scraping "growth hack"; Pinterest calls itself bold & brave; Elon buys stake in Twitter, gets on board; Jack misses the world he destroyed; Moonfall is unbearably bad; Star Trek seems to …

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April 1, 2022

547: Crush Your Goals!

COVID, maybe; revising crypto guides; Uber not "fit and proper" but in London, adds cabs in NYC; Meta paid consultants to sling dirt at TikTok; BEANS!; VISA wants in on NFT action; Microsoft... engages in sales & business; chaos theory …

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March 25, 2022

546: Jrumpy Old Jeeps

We're back to normal; reflections on nostalgia; Vimeo is sorry; how to commit fraud properly; open-source developer burnout, sabotage; US data collection transparency bill; Bored Apes Yuga Labs ridiculous valuation; Andreessen's crypto obsession; regulating Musk's tweets; de-platforming doesn't always work; …

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March 18, 2022

545: Prequalified Idiots

Jason and Dave play while Brian is on Vacay; Bezos’s balls and a new Kirk; Rivian in trouble in the market and crypto ATM’s in trouble across the pond; Vimeo turns on the sprinklers; Stripe takes on Block for King …

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March 11, 2022

544: Men of a Certain Age

The Amanda Palmer Method; Truth Social stumbles; Heardle through the grapevine; wings in the metaverse; Amazon Basics tied to forced labor; Twitter launches Tor service; Limewire is back... with NFTs; Musk is a free speech absolutist; executive order on crypto; …

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March 4, 2022

543: Doin’ a Little Off-Roading

The DAO is just BBS's for the kids; NFT lawsuits; tracking oligarchs; steps are the new eggs; Amazon selling digital ads in stores they aren't closing; Ukraine and Big Tech's responses; Senators unsure if crypto can be used to skirt …

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Feb. 25, 2022

542: The Sneaky Leakies

Everyone wants a piece of that sweet crypto-chain; inconsistent search sanitization; Meta has a minor problem with a global community development manager; linguistic fingerprints; AI art; more stolen NFTs, NFT gig economy bubble; bye, Hyperloop; John Oliver & Bill Maher; …

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Feb. 18, 2022

541: Apologetic Beavers

Crypto simulations; Cent CEO points out fundamental problems with Web3; Moviepass wants your eyeballs; Facebook/Meta lawsuits & settlements; Metamates; BlockFi settlement; Akamai acquires Linode; Virgin Galactic now booking, what a deal; NYC raises Uber/Lyft pay; Manifest; Inventing Anna; Deep Space …

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Feb. 11, 2022

540: Viscerally Revolting

The tide seems to be turning on NFTs, Web3 & crypto; Bored Ape Yacht Club founders doxxed, but I thought the blockchain was anonymous; couple charged with laundering billions in stolen bitcoin, bad rap videos; EU tells Meta to go …

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