Tonight on GeekNights, because we are in our late 30s, we talk about kitchen appliances. Stoves, cooktops, refrigerators, and dishwashers. In the news, Windows 10's May update has some stuff in it, twitter plans to fail to stop misinformation from spreading with their same old tricks, Apple is reported to use 12-core 5nm ARM in their coming Macs (we'll see how that goes), and cable TV is dying even faster without sports. We don't talk about washing machines or dryers or the like because we did a show on laundry a while back.
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about our RTMP streaming setup. It involves an nginx server, three OBS instances, but not this pile of garbage. In the news, beware poor performing SMR hard drives, which shouldn't be used in NAS/SAN solutions. Be sure to check any drive you may be thinking of buying. Scott bought a $300 keyboard. It's pretty good.
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider PostgreSQL, the open-source relational database. It's basically the one to use. Most people just call it "postgres." If you're not sure what we're on about, check out our previous episode about relational databases. In the news, new laws mean new COBOL code, John Conway was taken from us, there's a gravity clock (sort of), and Discord is adding group video chat so you can replace Zoom. Also, Brian Swords of York has been rediscovered.
Tonight on GeekNights, we have a Tech News Roundup! In the news:
- Jupyter nNotebooks are pretty cool
- Chromium Edge is getting some features
- Broadband should be a nationalized utility
- The tech-enabled gig economy is an exploitative lie
- Sony Electronics lives again?
- Update your SSD's firmware
- Safari blocks third party cookies by default
- The Supreme Court ruled states can't be sued for copyright infringement
- 5G may use 20% more power than 4G
- Porn takes down the LA City Council
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider how to enjoy a social life during times of social distancing, when the only two tools we have are the bad screen and the good screen. In the news, GrubHub is suspending commission fees for independent restaurants, it's soon, but not yet, time for a Tech News Roundup, SETI@home is going into hibernation ending an era, and WireGuard is coming to Linux. Also, some awesome people are already doing what we keep threatening to do, but haven't really actually done! And you should donate blood if you can! Like, soon!
Tonight on GeekNights, we consider the Microphone. In the news, Netflix is reportedly adding a (likely-to-be-abused) 1.5x mode, Adobe got permission to continue to support the people of Venezuela, new AirPods are coming, and algorithms can definitely be racist.
Tonight on GeekNights, we talk about low power modes. In the news, Facebook should be broken up for having destroyed Internet media, San Francisco explores regulating emerging technology, you probably don't care about AMP or OpenJS, and we hope you remember these things.