Published: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:56:07 GMT
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:50:00 -0700
Sensitive topics, political metaphors, electric cars, and technical labors of love, bad tech as political excuses, and more GeekNews of the week.
In the post show: Browser updating, Semver and vi vs Emacs.
Semver.org – given version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH, increment the:
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 23:59:00 -0700
Doom graphics study, drones delivering burritos, legal software like chat-bot tackling homelessness, Facebook removes socially important images because of nudity concerns, Crazy USB, Dropbox Hacking your computer.
And a long post show with FAA thinking shampoo is worse then burning batteries, Lyle almost blinds himself recharging a battery, and more.
Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:24:00 -0700
Alex Sleeis, our Southern California Correspondent, teaches us how amazing the $50 Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X is and what you can do with it to keep your home network safe and happy in the age of IoT (Internet of Things).
I went with the TP-Link AV 1200. In theory I could get up to gigabit, but few home power lines are that clean… so I get about a couple hundred Mbps. I haven’t really tested it heavily once I saw I got reasonable speeds.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0700
The WWW 25 years, pull requests to fix spelling, WhatsApp → Facebook your number, Self Driving Taxi in Singapore, Seymour Parpert made Logo, Nextdoor less racist, WhatsApp → Facebook your phone number, and more GeekNews of the week.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:01:00 -0700
Gawker Media ending, global warming is warmer, space station airlocks and docks, telcos are leading IPv6 adoption, NASA opening research, and much more GeekNews of the week.
GE and Deepwater Wind, a developer of offshore turbines, are installing five massive wind turbines in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. They will make up the first offshore wind farm in North America, called the Block Island Wind Farm.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 01:10:00 -0700
This week the geeks discuss another successful SpaceX landing, Hidden Figures: the story of a group of brilliant mathematicians who made NASA’s Apollo mission possible, Seagate’s new super large storage, different storage redundancy options, programming school, and HIV.
Miles and Dedi throw down on their strong RAID knowledge.
Sun, 14 Aug 2016 11:12:00 -0700
Bad lock security, phone battery sales double since PokémonGo, giant tall bus hits Chinese streets, FarmBot!, Trolling the internet for Politics, geeks and guns, slow mo actions, and much more GeekNews.
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:20:00 -0700
Dawn Motyka joins the Geeks to bring an extra level of awesomeness to this episode of GeekSpeak.
After the close of KUSP, see “special coverage of KUSP closing down by Lyle Troxell”https://geekspeak.org/episodes/2016/08/01/ the Geeks all had a bit to say.
Mon, 01 Aug 2016 01:10:00 -0700
On July 31st 2016 the KUSP board sent out a press release stating “Local independent public radio station KUSP 88.9fm | kusp.org will sign off at midnight tonight, ending nearly 45 years of distinguished on-air public service in the greater Monterey Bay Area and more than 20 years online.”.
This prompted me to record the experience of hearing KUSP go off air.
This is a non-standard short episode of GeekSpeak.
That entirely appropriate penultimate tune was My Morning Jacket off last year’s release The Waterfall. “Only Memories Remain.” And the station’s chief engineer Brant Herrett offering a feelingful sign-off.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:05:00 -0700
Good bye to the VCR, burrito currency, more car automation, For the Love of Spock doc, drone delivery slurpee, Echo dev, comic reader, and more geek news of the week.
Ben discuss his new Amazon Echo and Miles discusses his new Raspberry Pi 3.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 04:00:00 -0700
France’s terror alert app fails, autonomous cars or not, no more McPorn, Addicted to Pokemon Go, hidden voice commands, Airbnb laws, lack of diversity hiring.
In the post show: Ranscam, Las Vegas, iOS Development and bugs in AVPlayer sound completions.
Lyle chats about a bug he is trying to fix at work which he seems to blame on a bug in
AVPlayer Class Reference callback for completed sounds. Looking for redemption he speculates a similar bug in Pokemon Go caused be the same issue.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 17:16:00 -0700
Apollo source code on GitHub, Facebook to handle graphic vids with nuance, faster SD cards, owning your finger prints, Pokemon Go, and more news of the week.
Post show Miles and Lyle talk black lives matter vs blue, gun control, GMOs, and on and on.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:00:00 -0700
Learning to code on iOS, FBI “don’t indict”, Lyle gets Echo, Facebook Changes their focus, Google Source Code management, Geek news of the week, and lots of post-show code geekery.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:44:00 -0700
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:02:00 -0700
This week the Geeks discuss China’s new supercomputer,
new Apple photos app and file system, Uber self driving cars, and much more geek news of the week.
Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:01:00 -0700
Ben ponders hot carbonated drinks, Bios update security fail, new Element names, trademark on “thankyou”, Microsoft+LinkedIn, some Apple news and other GeekNews of the week.
Wed, 08 Jun 2016 19:26:00 -0700
Al and Lyle visited Kenny Hill at his Ben Lomond, CA Guitar shop and then chatted about his guitar making history. This is a true Guitar Geek.
Kenny is a well known Classic Guitar maker.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 12:13:00 -0700
Vintage iPods are selling for amazing amounts, All Caps can make you overlook important information, and Human Glue comes to Japan. These and more stories on this week’s Geekspeak.
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:56:00 -0700
Solar cell efficiency milestone, solar fire outside of Vegas, near Paradise, praise for CGP Grey, lovely video of Mercury transiting the sun and more Week in Geek news.
Wed, 18 May 2016 09:14:00 -0700
Kid hacks parent iPhone, Oliver on Science, OkCupid data for all, Government Surveillance using Google vehicle, Emoji Race, Keplar update and much more geek news of the week.
Wed, 11 May 2016 08:00:00 -0700
Miles is getting sheep, Lyle cuts grass with a scythe, Aussies share a great brain cancer study, podcasts are popular, game reviewer gaming the YouTube Content ID, and more geek news of the week.
Mon, 09 May 2016 09:27:00 -0700
Geeks from near and far gather at the station for this last on-air broadcast, and reminisce on shows past, while discussing tech news and the future of media.
If you live in the Central Coast of California, join us live on May 21st… visit live.GeekSpeak.org
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:55:00 -0700
Using drones to fight fire, another promising battery technology, and an in depth look at podcasting. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.
For android there are also a lot of great apps to listen to podcasts.
GeekSpeak is also available through Google Play Music, which now supports podcasts!
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 20:17:00 -0700
Reprogramming SNES games on the fly, Modelling bike sketches, and Feeding the Trolls. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:11:00 -0700
The Geeks discuss the need to constantly learn in their jobs; Emojis can be misinterpreted; and there have been two successful spacecraft landings recently. These and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:17:00 -0700
With technology you can buy a flowerpot that’ll keep your plants alive, steal drones from the police, and even turn air into water. The Geeks discuss these and many other stories on this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 07:00:00 -0700
Long, long virtual coaster, bad names for computers, AT&T wants CA $$, AI get’s racist, and more geek news of the week.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 17:19:00 -0700
We see a supernova, robot-pizza delivery, Nvidia has a massive graphics card and Facebook’s trailer for Straight Out of Compton was different for different ethnic groups.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 10:16:00 -0700
1234 may not be the best PIN, quitting iOS apps does nothing, should Ben keep working on his Chrome extension for OkCupid, a 314gb drive for the RasberryPi, detecting people even while using Tor.
And in the post-show Ben and Lyle geek out on Star Trek and how working for NF and FB feels a bit like being in a Gene Roddenberry universe.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:48:00 -0700
Let’s release GMO mosquitoes in Florida, give money to KUSP, beat a Go champion, encrypt every web server for free, and take care of your cell-phone battery.
KUSP’s new Interim General Manager Bonnie Jean Primbsch hosts, with Lyle Troxell, on a live pledge week episode. Discussion also include ransomware entering the Mac universe.
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 09:26:00 -0800
Augmented Reality comic books, Squirrels cause power outages, and a look at highway sign fonts. Also; how a former NASA administrator says they have lost their way, and a Google car hits a bus.
Fri, 26 Feb 2016 23:37:00 -0800
The future of data storage, and Apple vs. the FBI, plus gender equity on GitHub repos.
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 02:05:00 -0800
Starting with software fails and then talking about the confirmation of Gravitational Waves existence and detection.
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:23:00 -0800Repair your gear rights, cheap USB C’s can kill your gear, Apple is bricking repaired iPhones, getting tired will increase your Facebook usage, and much more news of the week.VideoLAN Celebrates 15 Years of VLCCheap USB-C Cables Could Kill Your Phone or LaptopUnravel Review: Not a wasted stitch in sightThat Dragon, Cancer and how the digital age talks about deathStephen Hawking: 'Things can get out of a black hole' - BBC News‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6 | Money | The GuardianMake your own cyborg cockroach for under $30A New Advocacy Group Is Lobbying for the Right to Repair EverythingSpaceX sets launch date for later this month, sea landing likelyIndia rules to block Facebook’s Free BasicsStudy finds tired people overuse Facebook“AT&T is the villain” in city broadband fight, Republican lawmaker saysPost Show Starts HereGoogle now blocking websites that show fake download buttonsWindows 10 passes 10% market share, overtakes Windows 8.1 and Windows XPMicrosoft makes Windows 10 a 'recommended update' for Windows 7 and 8.1 usersOne dies as ‘meteorite’ falls in VelloreMicrosoft's Cortana Won't Put Up With Sexual Harassment[...]
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 12:56:00 -0800
Shodan has been scanning ports on IPV6 networks, Going Dark doesn’t mean you can’t be tracked, and an in depth discussion on how software engineers use you to improve their products using AB Tests.
Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:15:00 -0800
Netflix will do more to stop customers from bypassing country restrictions, Miles fixes his laptop screen, Donald Rumsfeld makes an iOS solitaire game based off of Winston Churchill’s design, and more week in geek news.
Miles tells a story of fixing his MacBook Pro screen…
The middle segment of this show was repeated 3 times. The first two times I didn’t have the recorder running. Can you tell that we had had this conversation three times?
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 13:29:00 -0800
A follow up on T-Mobile’s Bingeon service, Discussion of Encryption and backdoors, Plus the latest news about Bitcoin.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:29:00 -0800
The Computer History Museum has a full-scale Babbage Engine, SSL/TLS Sha-1 suite is discontinued and we Geek Out on SSL/TLS Certificates and The Force.
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 19:34:00 -0800
An update on SpaceX’s Falcon 9, IPv6’s 20th birthday, and a whole lotta Wifi brings the Geeks into the new year.
Signal mapping allows you to see the channels broadcasting in the wifi space in order to identify other potentially interfering wifi signals.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 23:55:00 -0800
A successful SpaceX flight, Swift and Perl, mobile carriers and net neutrality issues. Disney using DMCA against individual’s photo of a Star Wars figurine.
And we round up the show with talk of Star Wars VII (at the end with warning).
We added a good 20min to the end of this episode to chat about the film. We give you warning, so it’s safe as long as you stop listening when we tell you.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:38:00 -0800
A long form conversation with science journalist and lecturer Kara Platoni about her new book: We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, & Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception One Sense at a Time.
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:43:00 -0800A town in North Carolina says no to solar power, There’s a new game in town when it comes to Artificial Intelligence, and the EFF brings light to the side effects of outsourcing public school IT services to companies like Google.North Carolina citizenry defeat pernicious Big Solar plan to suck up the Sun David Porter wroteJust listening to your show today. I keep hearing the story about the North Carolina solar thing. It’s actually not totally true. It’s true that there were a couple of weird fears expressed at the meetings… the cancer one mainly. The panels sucking up the sun I think only referred to the shade created and the dead vegetation underneath the panels. http://www.snopes.com/north-carolina-town-rejects-solar-panels/ Thanks for the show, David PorterJim from Cenral Jersy wroteI was a bit perturbed at your easy dismissal of the citizens of Woodland NC, when they didn’t want another solar farm in their town. Granted, the woman who blames solar for the increase in cancer is an easy target (but more below). But I think the real problem has to do with these small, rural towns. A few points: Woodland is one of those towns that has little going for it. It’s rural, and not close to much. They’ve already got solar farms on three sides, evidently; the most recent dispute is about closing the fourth side. Now, solar farms, once built, don’t generate a lot of jobs, and the only other thing this town has going for it is the land, which, if it’s covered by solar panels, can’t be used for farming or anything else. So the teacher’s argument that nothing grows beneath panels is a cogent one for a largely-farming community, especially if there’s no other visible source for growth in the town. Younger folks generally move away as soon as they can (there’s nothing to keep them there), leaving behind older residents. Older people are often sicker… so there might, in fact, be a larger proportion of cancer-sufferers in the town. When I initially heard about this, I was as giggly as the geeks seemed to be. But the people in these towns are the people that the digital revolution, and the economic recovery, have largely passed by. These people are not stupid (well, not ALL stupid). Their concerns reflect their reality. And our missing that reality is a sign, essentially, of one of the divisions in the country. I’d ask that the geeks think about that. I don’t live in a town like that, and I don’t want to (this is Jim in Central Jersey, after all). But I’m glad I saw the article… in a sense, it makes me think of why so many people respond to demagogues, who voice the real concerns of these folks in a way they understand. Please forgive the inordinate length of this email. Plain Jim in Central Jersey. Not at all Jim, great letter. Thank you. We kinda blew it on this story of the town of Woodland and solar “farms”.Go[...]
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 21:45:00 -0800
It’s “Jury Rig”, use PEX, software development expertise is useful for software development, use three words for any spot on the planet.
And in the second half: Aline Lerner, founder of interviewing.io, shares her insight about the uselessness of a resume when matching a person to a tech job: there is a better way.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:04:00 -0800
On Black Friday the Geeks fixed things, and urge you to do the same. You can figure things out, enjoy the learning, and learn to solve problems. Lyle and Ben chat about not knowing and still figuring things out.
Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:05:00 -0800
External features of the world effect us internally, why does the moon have more creators on the “dark side”, our thoughts on the iPad Pro, and a bit about bridges.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:16:00 -0800
I like the new things that Apple is trying in the new AppleTV.
The “Seri” remote has an interesting new touch surface that allows you to move through the D-Pad like flow of a TV (Up/Down/Left/Right) but allows you to move with momentum.
I share some of my thoughts on the AppleTV on this episode of GeekSpeak.
Devices like the AppleTV:
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 02:00:00 -0800
Lenin looses to Vader, make sure you buy the right USB-C cable, caffeinated peanut butter, and a long form discussion on trust with regards to computers, password managers, and SSL certificates.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:48:00 -0800
Is the Internet of things a good thing? How do your senses affect each other? What’s the new thing in card payments?
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:44:00 -0700New evidence for life beginning out there, not here. The epoch of fast computer storage will change what you can do. Wifi calling is here and it is awesome. The Geeks do a long form show.Facebook App FollowupTimes Square with adblock enabledAsteroid spewing ethanolLaptop SSDsNew fastest SSD @5GB/s100 different ways to talk on a phoneWificalling overview : In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of Google’s newly launched Project Fi service is that it will seamlessly switch a user’s phone service from cellular to Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi calling is nothing new; apps like Skype, Google Hangouts and WhatsApp make it easier for smartphone users to place calls over the Internet and forgo mobile networks altogether. But as this option becomes increasingly more beneficial to users, carriers have shown increasing interest in adopting Wi-Fi calling themselves. Whether it’s because they want to bolster their network coverage or improve user experience, some US carriers already provide the service, and now Google has jumped into the ring as well. Sprint Google Voice Integration Sprint customers can now take advantage of the complete set of Google Voice features without changing their number. Bye Bye Google Voice Sprint Continuity Following the release of iOS 9.1 on Wednesday, Sprint announced that iPhone users updating their firmware will be able to take advantage of improved Wi-Fi Calling, expanding on Apple’s Continuity feature. Web Extra: The Apollo Archives Hit Flickr[...]
Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:00:00 -0700
California has a new privacy law, Flash has a huge problem, and Siri can be hacked. Also Facebook’s iOS app sucks battery life, quantum gravity experiment is possible, Apple vs University of Wisconsin-Madison and some more geeky weekly news.
Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:56:00 -0700
Got Zombies on your phone? Scanner mixing up numbers? What do Geeks have to do with guns? We discuss these questions and more this week on special pledge drive edition of Geekspeak.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:35:00 -0700Have you wondered about those gold tabs on your latest credit card, or maybe where all the aliens are? How about whether Software Engineers keep you in mind when they develop your apps? Covering the Geeky News and touching on some ethics on this episode of GeekSpeakChip and Pin Live Everywhere in the US as of Oct 1Daimler tests a self-driving, mass-produced truck on real roadsEdward Snowden's Fermi Paradox solutionCorrection on Galaxy DistanceLast week, Wet Martians Teach Their Cars to Program, we spoke about Andromeda and said that it was the closest galaxy. Listener Phil [DuiTchLeh] from Hartnell College and Salinas High wrote in to say: Andromeda is not our closest galaxy. It’s just the most distant thing can be seen with human unaided eyes. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are closer and visually brighter, but only viewed from the Southern Hemisphere. Altogether, there are about two dozen galaxies closer to us than Andromeda. Andromeda is the only one that can be seen without a telescope from the Northern Hemisphere. -Shine on, Phil Deutschle Ethics DiscussionDiffused Responsibility - Ash FurrowAmazon to cease sale of Apple TV and ChromecastMan builds house, then finds out cable Internet will cost $117,000Marco Arment on why he pulled down PeaceMarco Arment on Core Intuition PodcastCapturing Light on Film at MITNew Audio FormatThis week I moved our podcast away from NPR. So now we are serving it directly. When I did that I was able to move to a stereo audio file. This show is the first time we are doing stereo – slight pan-left for the host and right for Miles and me, we were sharing a mic. Now we are covering our own bandwidth. Wanna help? Contact us.[...]
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:32:00 -0700
Mars, the Supermoon, and US LTE speeds are all wet. How we teach coding, and how the DMCA protects car company’s secrets.
Mon, 21 Sep 2015 19:54:00 -0700
A formerly trustworthy source of protection disappoints, a trio of drones does a lovely dance you walk on, and even pressing a simple key on your computer can boggle your mind.
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:32:00 -0700
Prosthetic hand with feeling, T-Mobile using it’s new spectrum, AT&T finally to have wifi calling on iPhone, Science, Space, and more weekly geeky news.
Sat, 12 Sep 2015 11:10:00 -0700
Lock-picking with photographs, Tech Companies fight with the US, password cracking is easy when mistakes are made, Microsoft downloads you might not use, and more tech news of the week.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:43:00 -0700
Self-driving cars are too polite, police tech isn’t polite enough, lunar burial, a Tesla breaks its tester again, and much more in the Week in Geek.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:59:00 -0700
Open Source Pixar stuff, the need for consumer vigilance; drones used to smuggle into prison; analog vs UI geekery; developments that affect energy use; and opposing suggestions for what you do with your food photographs. With Lyle, Brian and Bonnie.
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:16:00 -0700
Glass as 3D printing medium, can speaking Klingon get you a job, Android lock patterns are not a unique snowflake, a discussion about diversity in tech and what you white guys can do to help, and more Geek News of the Week.
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:42:00 -0700
Lyle chats about doing the show for 15 years, and we cover the news: Freeboot followup, a new Epson printer that doesn’t need refills, Alphabet the new Google, Free Tuition for coding school, and much more.