Published: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 23:54:48 GMT
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:21:00 -0700
Crazy claims vs net neutrality, game of life programing, NASA gets funding for Mars, Potatoes can grow on Mars, Google’s algos lie about onions, Firefox 52 is awesome, Daylight Savings time is Dumb, CIA leak shows encryption works, the new Raspberry Pi, and much more bits.
> I’m not a big web programmer, so I haven’t heard anything about WebASM yet.
To be honest, I don’t know how much folks outside the web programming community will hear about it. It’s not particularly visible in daily browsing. I think the biggest impacts will be in online games and taking existing libraries to port to the web, e.g., image and video codecs, numerics, and other performance-critical sundries. I think also, it will be a quick and dirty way of getting already-written code ported over quickly, not just for speed.
> Sounds interesting, though. Was the prohibition against DOM and canvas access
> an intentional limitation, or just not specced yet?
It was considered out of scope for initial release. There’s a lot of history with the DOM and a very wide security footprint to lock down. I’ve heard that taking away the limits on access by wasm is on the roadmap, but no firm timetables.
Thanks for listening!
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0800
Uber’s faults, pigeons who read, and the breaking of the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, Abagnale on security breaches, AI wins Super Smash Bros, Game Industry against Right to Repair. And a post show about the tragedy in Kansas.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:35:00 -0800Smell something? There’s an app for that too. Lyle, Al, and Miles discuss “AudioShopping,” the front lines of global cybersecurity, the effects of ubiquitous automation on our society, and more in this episode.Adobe Voco - Should We Be Afraid?Men Who Sent Swat Team, Heroin to My Home SentencedBill Gates: the robot that takes your job should pay taxes - YouTubeSecond Life for Second Life?Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber — Susan J. FowlerDo you Smell? There's an App for that.Who Needs Deodorant When You Have a Japanese Armpit Fan?Close of ShowWhy buying used cars could put your safety at riskTwitter's Algorithmic Timelinefrom listener Pascal: Hi geeks, First of all great show, waiting for it every week to then annoy my roommates with it and tell them about some stuff. I wanted to throw in a topic request. Twitter changed its algorithms to favor Humans, verified accounts etc. they don’t put those at first places that answered first (often bots) but those that matter. Like a NYT reporter for example Unfortunately I did not find an English article right away it was only written in the German newspaper “FAZ”, our version of the NYT. Here is the German one, maybe the new translate AI can help ;). Just go to twitter and watch the first responses shown to trump now. They are always anti, left or questioning and not, like previously often, sounding like worshipments. Again thanks for the show and keep it up. Cheers, Pascal P.S. put a “don’t listen to while driving” tag on your cast. My girlfriend and I almost crashed because we laughed so hard about you trying to figure out if it’s duck or duct tape :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: More Recent Story: Twitter’s Algorithmic Timeline Is WorkingHitori de Karaoke DX Solo singing noise-free microphoneCongressman calls for probe into Trump's use of Android phoneYou to Lock Away Your PhoneScreenagersUSB Killer now lets you fry most Lightning and USB-C devices for $55MegaDrone!Electric buses are now cheaper than diesel/CNG and could dominate the market within 10 years, says Proterra CEOWhat could happen if you refuse to unlock your phone at the US border?[...]
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:27:00 -0800
Miles and Lyle chat about Twitter, Code vs Life, Calculus is Useful for cooking (Anna story), Trigonometry, Miles on Language, Math Lit, Awesome Teachers, Science Experiments and Assumptions, Statistics and AB Tests at Netflix.
Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:37:00 -0800
Mac malware is really here, 5 calls you can make to engage in politics, Heat Pumps are Better, tech companies attack travel ban, Tech Forward, Easter Island history lesson, Socially Sensitive AI, and more geek news.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:43:00 -0800
Human-Pig Hybrid, co-ops to offer broadband in TN, Comcast injecting, ECMAScript 2017, Microblogging instead of Social Media Silos, Ben protesting at SFO, Uber down, Lyft up, and more Week in Geek news.
Plus in post show: Stoves, Furnaces, Wood Cord, Duck and Duct tape, and Foil tape.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:09:00 -0800
A discussion of Functional Medicine, digestion, circulatory system, aligns, detoxification (the real form), all with Dr Dawn Motyka, a brilliant physician.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:32:00 -0800
Email for show pages, Google Assistant can find us, rendering or real life, fake memories, Linux on Windows, and a close of show talking about the uncanny valley in Star Wars: Rogue One.
Long time Mac Developer, Michael Tsai, has a blog for developer topics. On this weeks show, Brian suggests this blog is a good model for how the GeekSpeak topics (Bits) could be presented on an RSS feed for readers, and not just listeners.
In the 2 weeks between Brian setting up his Google Home, it went from not knowing our podcast to being able to play it on command; “Hey Google – Play GeekSpeak by Lyle Troxell”
What it means to a Mexican American that Diego Luna’s Rogue One StarWars charger had a think accent
Tweet by @diegoluna_
Why is diversity in tech important? Well, take movie making as an example. Because Star Wars was originally written by a white man for the culture of the 70’s, you can end up plot points that are bazaar when you think a little deeper.
Having babies is worse than being mauled by a wampa ice creature or being chopped up by lightsabers and falling into a river of lava. Lucas can write a world like that, and worse, the audience will accept it.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:10:00 -0800
Yahoo is ending, bio-degradable bullets, Uber data, VW Electric Bus, Samsung new Battery research, clean energy by Obama, Google kills another service, all that by Miles and Lyle.
Well, other things came up. But one day…
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:55:00 -0800
We learn a bit about Brian, Drobo 5n is awesome, mystery Go player is an AI, LG Ransomeware, PDFs, a suite against Apple for a paten they didn’t implement, ransomware now illegal, self driving cars and organ shortages. And more news.
It’s a new year. Are you backing up your computer? Brian is thankful for his geek friends that can hand him down old Drobo disk arrays that save his data.
Brian also talks about how he kept his old Fujitsu SnapScan running by being a computer packrat.
Google home can’t learn skills like Alex, but it does have one special ability
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:25:00 -0800
What is geekier than talking tech in the the basement? From Lyle’s workshop we discuss virtual assistants (Alexa & Google Assistant) and artificial intelligence. Why are smart people so worried about a pending robot apocalypse?
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 16:22:00 -0800
Also some feedback on our GSe50s16 opening discussion about the difference between Programers and Engineers; Alex joins us with some of his thoughts.
I describe a bit about how Netflix apps load on your TV.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:13:00 -0800
As we watch 2016 slowly wind down, Lyle and Miles discuss celestial events, social change due to changes in technology and editorialize about the failings of the technology industry to address pressing issues like white nationalism and loss of privacy.
Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:44:00 -0800
Working Title: Samsung Battery Fries your USB with Credit Card Netflix Downloads. Updates on USB fob that burns your computer, Galaxy Note 7 reasons, ransomware hack-back, Ben and his father’s off-line app design, Netflix has Downloads, and Miles is still not happy!
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:05:00 -0800Virtually Doom 3, Color in Marvel Movies, Inflate Space, more Facebook News Foo, Alternative Browsers, Robotic Walls, and more Week in Geek News from Miles, Dedi, and Lyle.New Mod Successfully Brings 'Doom 3' to Virtual RealityVideo Essay Explains How Marvel Movies Could Look Better | The Mary SueThe Evolution of CSS4 ColorO Brother, This Was the First Movie to Use All-Digital Color GradingGoogle warns journalists and professors: Your account is under attackyan (@bcrypt) | Twitter‘Fake news’ threatens Germany’s election, too, says MerkelFour students fixed Facebook's fake news problem in 36 hoursVideo: Installing Facebook Chrome Extension Mobile marketing statistics 2016Brave Software | Building a Better WebIntroducing Firefox Focus – a free, fast and easy to use private browser for iOS | The Mozilla BlogAfter six months in orbit, that space inflatable habitat is holding up wellAsk TOH | Robotic Wall, Bench | This Old HouseHelp Out the #NoDAPL Protestors This Black Friday With a Few Donations and CallsNews | Mars Ice Deposit Holds as Much Water as Lake SuperiorWind power generates 140% of Denmark's electricity demand | Environment | The GuardianCentre for Effective Altruism – Combining empathy with evidenceSelf-driving trucks will hit the road in OhioCapital in the Twenty First CenturySchneier on Security: Data and GoliathThe very first plug-in hybrid minivan answers a long overdue question[...]
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 13:44:00 -0800
Lyle’s thoughts on Apple firing Sal Soghoian (@macautomation), former product manager of automation and what that means for making your computer do what you want. And, in the second half, a discussion with Quincy Larson (@ossia), the founder of Free Code Camp, about writing on Medium and How to encrypt your entire life in less than an hour.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 22:54:00 -0800
We speak a lot about Facebook’s impact on society in this election cycle and beyond, issues with Spotify and your hard drive, the ethical responsibility of software engineers, and we even try doing the whole episode on Facebook Live.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 09:35:00 -0800Looking WayBack, technology intersects with some troubling advertising practices, Apple takes all the money and then some, and OH MY GOD, THAT BLACK HOLE’S COMING RIGHT FOR US! These and other stories on this episode of GeekSpeak.Internet Archive, repository of modern culture, turns 20Lyle Troxell First Website Home PageGeekSpeak Episode where we First Talked about Facebook Race AdsFacebook Lets Advertisers Exclude Users by Race - ProPublicaYou Don't Have To Buy A New Car To Use Android Auto NowAndroid Auto: now available in every carGoogle will display election results as soon as polls closeMirai botnet attackers are trying to knock an entire country offlineHackers Use DDoS Attack To Cut Heat To ApartmentsCity ISP makes broadband free because state law prohibits selling accessThe Big Con: what is really at stake in this US election | US news | The GuardianApple Takes 104% of All Smartphone Profits Following Galaxy Note 7 RecallGoogle's DeepMind A.I. takes on something even more complicated than chess or go: StarCraft IILyle's Thoughts on the iPhone7 plusPhil Schiller says the MacBook Pro doesn’t need an SD card slotDeepMind: AI is Heading to StarCraftHardcore History 42 – (BLITZ) Logical InsanityDune (novel) - WikipediaGoogle’s AI creates its own inhuman encryption | TechCrunchNASA Scientists Suggest We’ve Been Underestimating Sea Level RiseA Naked Black Hole Is Screaming Through the Universe[...]
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 15:51:00 -0800
Starting with Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, which hosts integrated Security Awareness Training and provides a Simulated Phishing platform.
And in the second half a wonderful conversation with Alex Fishman and Dmitry Fink , the founders of BugSee.
Sun, 30 Oct 2016 19:49:00 -0700
Nintendo Switch, Obama on AI, Electronics surveillance, Yahoo Scanning, lighter fonts and pop-ups are not accessible, IoT and DDoS, and much more GeekNews of the week.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:15:00 -0700
Banned cell phones, secure communication, and the dangers of a social monoculture on this week’s episode with Lyle and Miles.
In the post show we chatted about software projects we are working on. I decided not to put that into the normal podcast. But here is the audio of that conversation: Post Show GeekSpeak 2016-10-19
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:23:00 -0700
Skynet takes one step closer to reality: killing demons, sabotaging our smartphones, brokering peace deals between Emacs and Vim, mapping our living spaces, and sending automated tweets. Lyle and Miles discuss these stories and more as we welcome our new pocket-exploding overlords.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:43:00 -0700
Cracking down on Amazon review profiteers, raking in the dough finding security flaws, the sad state of security, the US loses the keys to the Internet, and lots more as Dedi, Ben, Lyle, and Miles cover the week in geek news. Oh, and Lyle shot himself in the leg.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:58:00 -0700
More on Dvorak, Democratization of Censorship, 3D Printed Gun plans take down, Google Open-sources an amazing image detection tool, Miles and Lyle argue about the ability for computers to program, social security and laws, virtual machines for browsers and malware detection and much more Geek News of the week.
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.