My name is Rich Griese.
I enjoy music,
books, podcasts, and movies. Since the late 80s I've had an interest in the history and social study (not the supernaturalism) of Christianity. I've also returned to an interest in happiness & peace of mind, which I was first drawn to in college. I try to post links to interesting stuff each day. Enjoy life... eat out more often!
Film; Adaptation (2002)
Music is life! Step It Up by Stereo MCs
Raspberry Pi is merging with a coding foundation
Final BlackBerry, Qualcomm settlement reaches $940 million
T-Mobile DIGITS brings multi-number, multi-device joy on May 31
Twilio Functions lets developers build communications apps without having to worry about servers
Nintendo shares hit 8-year high as cult title Monster Hunter is announced for Switch
Andy Rubin’s mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can’t
Music is life! I love Lady Gaga… she’s got a Poker Face
Film; The Conversation (1974)
Microsoft rebrands Twitch competitor and adds mobile live streaming
Acer Teases New Nitro 5 and Spin 1 Laptops, Iconia Tablets
Sears’ first quarter profit isn’t what it seems
Music is life! Comatose by PM Dawn
The FCC’s case against net neutrality rests on a deliberate misrepresentation of how the internet works
Google to begin using credit and debit card transaction data to show that online ads prompt consumers to buy in physical stores, details privacy-preserving tech
Apple launches new Swift app development curriculum for free on iBooks, offered at six community colleges this fall
DJI’s tiny new Spark drone is $499, and kind of a big deal
Hackers are hiding malware in subtitle files
Music is Life! Opera Singer by Cake
The Bible Geek Podcast 17-018
Waking Up Podcast with Sam Harris #77 — The Moral Complexity of Genetics. If there is one podcast, not episode, but podcast series I would recommend for everyone, once they hit high school age to subscribe to, it would be Sam’s Waking Up Podcast. He consistently gets intelligent people to come on his podcast, and they talk about serious topics.
The History of Byzantium Podcast - Episode 139 – All In A Day’s Work
Microsoft’s new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option
Apple and Nokia Settle Patent Dispute With New Licensing Agreement
PayPal Beats Up on Sad Sack Pandora Over New Logo
AWS signs Java ‘father’ James Gosling
Dubai to introduce fleet of robots with face scanning-tech to its police force May 24; citizens can ask them questions, report crimes, and pay fines
In response to leak of its content moderation guidelines, Facebook tries to explain “how and where we draw the line”
Huawei’s new MateBook X is another spin on a modern MacBook Air
Music is Life! Down Here On The Ground by George Benson.
Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast - The World’s Oldest Computer w/ Xenophon Moussas
History in the Bible Podcast - 1.57 Modern Debates - End of an Era
Film; The Paper Chase (1973)
Patreon doubles in a year to 1M paying patrons and 50K creators
How Facebook conducted research, commissioned by an advertiser, on minors’ emotional states, which was then shared in a presentation to potential advertisers
Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity
Why did Luke trace Jesus’ genealogy through David’s son Nathan and not Solomon?
Part 2: Why Luke traced Jesus through Nathan rather than Solomon
Music is Life! The Heart Of Rock & Roll by Huey Lewis And The News
NT/History Blog: Does Cognitive Surplus Breed Journalistic Scholarship?
‘Safe and predictable’ Windows 10 S won’t run Linux, says Microsoft
Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time
ARM to provide chips for brain injury implants
UK Conservative Party election manifesto proposes stringent new regulations that would impact internet companies like Google and Facebook
The Android app beta on Chrome OS will last at least through the summer
Google in, Google out
Music is life! The Beginning by Seal
Film The Vessel (2016)
Started; The Last Man by Mary Shelley, published 1826
Almost all WannaCry victims were running Windows 7
Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA
How does Google Assistant stack up against Siri on an iPhone?
Music is life! Kiss of Life by Sade
Telegram now lets users buy things from chatbots in its messaging app
Facebook Messenger debuts a new look focused on improving navigation
Why Amazon is eating the world
Uber launches Uber Freight, its app for long-haul trucking jobs
Google announces Payment API, Assistant payments, targeted Android Pay loyalty offers & more
Google Is Adding A Shared Rooms Feature To YouTube VR
Medium now offers audio versions of its stories for members
Uber Threatens to Fire Star Engineer in Legal Battle Over Driverless Cars
They Could Buy, but Why? Meet the High-Renters
The Bible Geek Podcast 17-016
Music is life! Keep Talking, by Pink Floyd
The History of Egypt Podcast episode 76 - 54 Years of Splendour
Paytm raises $1.4 billion from SoftBank
EU fines Facebook 110 million euros over WhatsApp deal
Twitter lets you see which advertisers are targeting you, opt out from individual interest categories, will remove support for Do Not Track on June 18
Facebook says it’s now limiting News Feed distribution of posts that withhold or exaggerate information at the individual post level, to combat clickbait
Square Will Replace Meters in Washington Taxis
Google Assistant Now Supports New LG Appliances, Many Others
Apple Is Now Assembling a Low-Cost iPhone in Southern India
Would you trust Google Photos AI to tell you who to share images with?
U.S. and E.U. Confer on Possible Laptop Ban on Trans-Atlantic Flights
Alibaba Slips as Buyback Fails to Offset Earnings Miss
How T. rex’s powerful bite crushed dino bones to a pulp
Motivations of a “Mythicist”
“You Must Learn How to Listen to the Land”
Music is life! Ronny Jordan - Summer Smile RIP Ronny
Mythology Translated Podcast #69 – Theseus Knows Some Interesting People
Apple launches a new website for its expanded set of educational classes, now open for sign-ups
Facebook admits its 10th measurement mistake since September
In encryption push, Senate staff can now use Signal for secure messaging
Review shows Facebook’s anti-fake news initiatives as ineffective, with many articles disputed by fact-checkers being labeled “disputed” too late or not at all
Apple could release MacBook updates soon
Google to Push AI Smarts to iPhone, New Photo Books Service
Apple’s New Campus: An Exclusive Look Inside the Mothership. This building reminds me of a castle. All you gotta do when total anarchy breaks out is use armed drones to prevent someone from getting too close. Did Steve Jobs see the future more than we even think?
Google received 1.6 million NHS patients’ data on an ‘inappropriate legal basis’
Facebook cracks down on fake live videos
The Pentagon’s New Algorithmic Warfare Cell Gets Its First Mission: Hunt ISIS
Facebook’s ParlAI is where researchers will push the boundaries of conversational AI
Instagram launches selfie filters, copying the last big Snapchat feature
We can’t stop cyberattacks like the one last week, but we can limit the damage.
Music is life! Dance on a Volcano by Genesis. Let the dance begin!
Ever want to move forward of backwards in a YouTube playlist with keyboard shortcuts? Try shift+n (next) and shift+p (previous). Works for me in Chrome.
Music/poetry; Guru, Sights in the City - See the lyrics.
U.S. judge grants partial injunction against Uber in Waymo car case
Injunction blocks Uber’s Anthony Levandowski from working on Lidar in Waymo suit
Gizmodo went phishing with the Trump team—will they catch a charge?
Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars
Sam Altman for governor?
Amazon’s New Echo Show Device Will Be Watching
Song; The Cisco kid, apparently… he was a friend of mine. Classic song by War.
Waking Up with Sam Harris: #75 — Ask Me Anything 7
Finished – Jesus: Neither God Nor Man - The Case for a Mythical Jesus (2005), by Earl Doherty. This is a fantastic book, but not for the beginning student of Christianity. For an introduction to the issues covered in this book see The Jesus Puzzle webpage.
In Snap Inc.’s Tumble, Start-Ups See a Warning From Wall Street
Cable lobby conducts survey, finds that Americans want net neutrality
Apple acquires AI company Lattice Data, a specialist in unstructured ‘dark data’, for $200M
How Google Took Over the Classroom
Naspers invests €387M in European food delivery business Delivery Hero
Song; The Crystal Method - High roller. “We see the earth…”
The History of Byzantium - Episode 138 – Abhorring the Palace
MP3 Free At Last
Google revises app review process following phishing attacks
Massive ransomware infection hits computers in 99 countries
Microsoft issues ‘highly unusual’ Windows XP patch to prevent massive ransomware attack
Should Google make OEMs use stock Android instead of letting them skin the OS? [Poll]
How one obscure court case could decide the future of internet business
Movie; A Simple Plan (1998) directed by Sam Raimi
Song; Kool & The Gang - Funky Stuff
NHS cyber-attack: hospital computer systems held to ransom across England Many hospitals having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money
China’s tech money heads for Israel as U.S. welcome wanes
Study uses Apple Watch heart rate sensor to detect serious heart condition with 97% accuracy
HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn
Waymo vs. Uber: The Tech Trial of the Century
If you suck at taking photos with your iPhone, Apple has tips for you