Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell show

Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell

Summary: A weekly talk show about technology, science, and human creativity that excites, educates, and fosters curiosity. Discussions touch upon how technology affects society and how we react to that change. Hosts are passionate about explaining complex concepts in simple, easy to digest, chunks. We bridge the gaps between Geeks and the rest of humanity.

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 Re-Run... Ready Player One with Ernest Cline | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:54:38

The trailer for the movie of Ready Player one was just released and it got us quite excited. The book is amazing.. here is my interview with Ernest Cline about 1980s nostalgia first broadcast with the release of the his book Ready Player One in August of 2011.

 Re-Run... Kevin Mitnick, The Art of Deception | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:34:05

Originally aired on KUSP on October 21st 2002, this episode of GeekSpeak features special guest, by phone, Kevin Mitnick talking about social engineering and his book The Art of Deception.

 Facebook isn't Neutral about Pokemon Nazis | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:05:12

Does Facebook help or hinder? Is Net Neutrality dead? Just how dangerous is Pokemon? We discuss these questions and more on this episode of Geek Speak.

 Scambot Hijacks Scott Kelly's Exoskeleton | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:08:29

Want to find out how waste the scammers time, or how likely you are to be hacked? How about what spending a year in space is like? Join us on this week's Geek Speak and we'll discuss these stories and a whole lot more.

 Mr. Starcraft goes to Washington | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:57:48

If someone offers you a deal on an iPhone X are you sure it wasn't stolen? Starcraft II may be free, but are humans still better players? Tech giants get grilled by the senate. These stories and more on this week's Geek Speak

 Big Tablets Change Russian Dungeons | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:18:59

An email from a listener sparks a conversation on how the show, and tech, has changed over the years. Also; Kids have their own tablets, and Dungeons & Dragons is experiencing a renaissance. There's lots to hear on this Week's Geek Speak!

 Go Modem Divides FBI into Two Factors | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:07:27

Self-taught AI's are better at GO, Building your own modem, and The FBI can't break encryption on today's phones. All this and more on this week's Geek Speak with Lyle Troxell and Miles Elam.

 Monday AIMs to Sleep in Space | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:11:13

Don't like Mondays? Twitter data shows it really is the worst day of the week. AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down in December, and a year in space is really bad for you. And at the very end, Lyle and Ben try and sing using Ben's wonderful a fun one.

 Reactive Programing at Netflix with Jafar Husain | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:59:55

A discussion with T39 member Jafar Husain, one of Lyle's software engineering colleagues at Netflix about Jafar's growth as a developer and journey from Object oriented development to functional development and the Reactive Programing pattern used in Rx. This is a highly technical episode of GeekSpeak.

 Rands on Diversity, Leadership, and No Email | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:12:55

An interview with Michael Lopp (@rands), VP of Engineering at Slack, about the importance of diversity, one-on-one meetings, management vs leadership, no email at Slack, speaking in public, fidget spinners, offer letters, writing, and much more.

 Wifi, Bluetooth, and GPS purchase Racist Ads on Facebook | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:58:26

Off doesn't mean off under IOS 11, but that's OK your iPhone is too complex for you to fix anyway; You'll soon know where you are with super accuracy thanks to new GPS chips; and Russian election tampering on Facebook was a feature, not a bug. All this plus Flying Taxis on this week's GeekSpeak.

 All Your Database Are Belong To Us | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:14:04

An extra long post show from early this month cut into a technical episode. We chat about Sonos online, iPad1 still running Netflix, Security Cameras, AT&T neighborhood discrimination, Miles Working and work spouses, software testing including at Netflix, Miles's open source software projects: format base, m-text, and filesystem virtual tables for PostgreSQL. We also chat about home storage with NAS or not, and some GeekSpeak navel gazing around Date vs Episode numbering.

 Tesla Jacks Equifax's Ultrasonic Pot | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:59:00

The Geeks discuss the need for a corporate death penalty in light of the Equifax data breach exposing private info of every adult in the US. Don't worry, they talk about some fun tech too and even drug running. Well, maybe not running since apparently the regulations mandate you drive your pot within the state of California.

 Microwaves and Micro RNA Patch Pacemakers | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 01:16:24

Doctor Dawn Motyka joins Lyle and Miles in a discussion about genetics, living longer, and of course the tech angle on biohacking.

 Babylonian NSA Finds Tiny Antennas at Whole Foods | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 00:59:22

Followup, Germain team wins Hyperloop race, NSA identified Satoshi Nakamoto, a new mini-antenna tech, Amazon cuts Whole Foods prices, trigonometry found on ancient Babylonian tablet, Autonomous Forklift, Surface Mount Soldiering, and no USB-C cables at K-Mart.


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