Get Off My Lawn! Some Complaints About Tech – HGG407

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Jim kind of goes on a rant about tech this week and doesn’t like what is happening at Facebook or any of the other tech giants. Have we lost our edge on innovation at the moment?  Is there anything compelling? Mike tries to talk him off the ledge. We also spend some time talking about Facebook’s announcement around Libra, their new cryptocurrency offering. Will this put crypto in the mainstream? It seems like the crypto market is responding with favor!  I think you will enjoy the show.


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Conversation

Upgraded $5 plans on Patreon. Gets you the HGG Coin – been sent out to our $5+ subscribers already!

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Hey, Jim!  Miss seeing you every year at meet up, but I do enjoy the show.  With one kid just out of college and one headed there in a year, I really enjoyed that show with your daughter….very timely, and (even at that age) she sounded like a complete pro!  Must run in her blood…John Aydelotte

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Cigar night last Friday night?  Thanks Joe — Cigar to review from Joe – https://atlanticcigar.com/gurkha-cellar-reserve-12-year-platinum-solara-double-robusto/

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GOOGLE WARNS THAT “HANGOUTS ON AIR” VIA YOUTUBE WILL BE DECOMMISSIONED IN 2019

https://www.gonnageek.com/2019/06/google-warns-that-hangouts-on-air-via-youtube-will-be-decommissioned-in-2019/

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We are kind of in a weird spot with technology right now.  The Gadgets are not as compelling

 

News

Facebook’s Libra won’t be as power-hungry as Bitcoin

https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/20/18693014/facebook-libra-cryptocurrency-bitcoin-environment-energy-data-center

Bitcoin’s digital gold, but Facebook’s Libra is the digital dollar—here’s why that matters

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/19/bitcoins-digital-gold-but-facebooks-libra-is-the-digital-dollar.html

 

Reviews

Mike’s ADD Router choice continues – switched back to Untangle after using Ubiquiti USG for two months. Tried using it in bridge mode but it has issues with VLANS.

https://tinkertry.com/cables-down-heres-the-cellular-work-around

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