Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Episode 24: Now With More Banter!

Pete and Bart have a long conversation. We talk a little about O'Reilly, discuss feedback, a state is trying to restrict EBT card use and Fred Phelps died!

Show Notes:
  • Pete's Back
  • Interactions in person vs. online
  • Bill O'Reilly is still an arse
  • Night Court memories
  • Episode 22 feedback...Life was simpler growing up
  • People only delve into a topic if they're interested, otherwise rumor and hearsay works for them
  • Episode 23 feedback...Learn something new every day
  • People want to be in an echo chamber
  • A bill is being proposed to limit what EBT cards can be used for, apparently it was Louisiana (whoops, sorry Alabama...)
  • Poor people: budget as society says, or spend as they want?
  • A base income for everyone?
  • Jesus liked helping people, no strings attached
  • Fred Phelps died. You can hear the stampede of irony
  • Effects of diet and exercise with athletes

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Episode 23: Fred Phelps and Society is Collapsing!

Norma joins Bart to discuss a report that society will be falling apart, Fred Phelps is dying and Norma takes issue with Pete and Bart's discussion on responsibility.

Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_23.mp3

Show notes:
  • Feedback on the Bitcoin episode
  • People have short memories and only care when it directly affects them
  • Norma has feedback regarding the personal responsibility discussion
  • She thinks Pete and Bart were both off
  • Fred Phelps is dying (he was excommunicated from the Westboro Baptist Church?!)
  • New study says society will collapse due to resource mismanagement and wealth inequality
  • People don't comprehend the magnitude of wealth inequality
  • Sbarro's and Quiznos are in Chapter 11 - are they the first of the low hanging fruit to get hit with ongoing inequality?
  • Norma thinks this one was our most boring episode yet!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Episode 22: Google Update, Inherited Apple Devices and Experian Shares Your Identity

Bart and Pete revisit the story wherein Google was cracking passwords of zipped mail attachments, we discuss accessing your accounts when you die, and Experian manages to share out all the information necessary for stealing your identity to a foreign national running an identity theft business from his home. We also discuss a little bit about Bill O'Reilly's "Killing Jesus" book and Windows XP being end-of-lifed.

Direct download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_22.mp3

Show notes:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Episode 21: What's Bitcoin, Skype is being watched, Yahoo Video is Recorded

Bart and Pete discuss what Bitcoin (well, Cryptocurrency in general) is, Skype is watched by the NSA (thanks Edward Snowden!), British intelligence records Yahoo webcam videos, and Google apparently cracks certain password-protected email attachments.

Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/geekingafterdark/Geeking_After_Dark_21.mp3

Show notes:
  • Sea stars and sea jellies and fishtanks...we like them
  • Crypto currencies...what is Bitcoin, Dogecoin, etc.?
  • Overview of Mt. Gox debacle
  • We have confirmation that Skype is monitored by the government (link)
  • Yahoo's video chats are being recorded by UK Intelligence (link)
  • Oh, and Google is cracking zipfiles attached to email (link) (link)
  • We trade privacy for convenience