Archive for January, 2015
TOPIC: Or at least get into some fun reminiscences about what it’s like to hold the fate of young children in an iron fist through the power of technology – ermm, I mean – manage with discretion the tech concerns of our local schools 🙂 In this episode, Mike also reveals that he’s now a school board member, loves data, just discovered Pinterest, and as always wishes he knew even half as much as Jay Garmon, who stops by to give us this humdinger of a trivia question:
What is the only TV program in US history (not a superbowl or the last episode of MASH) that attracted a viewing audience of more than 100M people?
No cool sites to finish us off, but a very cool podcast only song “Disparate Youth” by Santigold!
TOPIC: A great show this week for anyone concerned about getting hacked or – worse yet – simply LOSING all those passwords you’re forced to create every website you go to! Rob Dinuzzo (but you should call him “Roboform” Dinuzzo – it’s a nickname we’re hoping will catch on quick) joins us and spreads his knowledge and advice around freely.
For more info and to check out a great way to start being more secure today, look into the very friendly Roboform products yourself … in fact, that’s going to be our one cool site of the week this week:
- Roboform.com – The place to go, it’s just that easy! Roboform covers many OS and mobile devices, and comes in a wide variety of free and inexpensive offerings.
TOPIC: Mostly prognostication, but we DO get into a long discussion about how the prevalence of memes adds to the misinformation quotient of the Internet … Jay Garmon gets to weigh in on that one too, before asking us this awesome question:
How many people have been both astronauts and been elected to Congress (not necessarily in that order)?
Then it’s time for our yearly “future look” for the team. We may not come up with many predictions, but they’re good ones! We’re confident enough to put these down in ink, not just audio this year, so you can call us out on them as we miss/hit over the next 12 months:
- Tesla figures out a way to sell direct to consumer. (JG)
- A fully autonomous commuter vehicle will be put into regular use. (MK)
- We will see the first conventional military response to a cyber-attack. (JG)
- NVRAM will begin replacing hard drives in consumer tech devices. (DS)
- Major breach of healthcare data will reveal not only that our government is just as bad at protecting our data as corporations are, but also details of price collusion and related corruption. (MK)
We end up with the Black Keys screaming out some “Howlin’ for You” off their album Brothers!