518: Eternal September of the Nerd Only Internet


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Grumpy Old Geeks


Back in the (Canadian) saddle; the metaverse has already peaked; tech expat troubles; Facebook is really just truly awful; AI diagnosing dementia; Motorola wants to be Apple; Making the Cut; Suicide Squad; Shazam; the Ms. Pat Show; Pig; White Lotus; Disney nostalgia; bye, Hallo; right to McFlurry; Children of the New World; Stand on Zanzibar; Apple CSAM debate; Amazon wants to read your palms; scamming as a service; Eternal September; creativity is waning.Show notes at https://gog.show/518This week we’re sponsored by Feals. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/gog and you’ll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.This episode is brought to you by Hover. For 10% off your first order head over to hover.com/gog and get your domain on!FOLLOW UPCineplex unveils subscription CineClub, offering free movies, perks and discountsNiantic CEO John Hanke says the metaverse is a 'dystopian nightmare'The Metaverse is a Dystopian Nightmare. Let’s Build a Better Reality.Canada's got the world's worst internet ideasIN THE NEWSFacebook is rebuilding its ads to know a lot less about youPrivacy-Enhancing Technologies and Building for the FutureScientists trial AI-system which could diagnose dementia in one scanMotorola wants to be the new Apple. Its first attempt is, oh, take a lookMEDIA CANDYMaking the CutThe Suicide SquadThe Ms. Pat ShowPigTed LassoWhite LotusThe Imagineering StoryThe Cure bassist Simon Gallup announces he's leaving the band after 4 decades: 'Just fed up of betrayal'APPS & DOODADSApple iPhone 12 Pro MaxSennheiser Pro Audio HD 650 Open Back Professional HeadphoneWhy the McFlurry Machine Company Just Got Hit With a Restraining OrderAT THE LIBRARYAn Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia KangChildren of the New World by Alexander WeinsteinStand on Zanzibar by John BrunnerThe Candle of Crest: A Rhyming Epic Adventure by Demethius JacksonSECURITY HAH!The CyberWireDave BittnerHacking HumansCaveatRecorded FutureApple’s Software Chief Explains ‘Misunderstood’ iPhone Child-Protection Features (Exclusive)Amazon will pay you $10 for your palm prints. Should you be worried?Scammer Service Will Ban Anyone From Instagram for $60BRIC-A-BRACThe Day the Good Internet DiedEternal SeptemberResearch Suggests We're All Getting Less Creative and Scientists Think They Know WhyChildren born during pandemic have lower IQs, US study findsWhy pop music is obsessed with this one noteCLOSING SHOUT-OUTS6 essential podcasts for tech heads to tune into‘The greatest striker’: Gerd Müller, legendary German forward, dies aged 75See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.