TEH 183: Is History Old? Being Platform Agnostic, How AI Gets smart

In This Episode: Is History Old? Being Platform Agnostic, How AI Gets smart

This week the TEH Podcast is hosted by Leo Notenboom, the “Chief Question Answerer” at Ask Leo!, and Gary Rosenzweig, the host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.

(You’ll find longer Bios on the Hosts page.)

Top Stories

  • 0:40 Mac vs. PC & Is history old?
  • 4:00 How do people discover new music.
    • How TikTok is changing things
    • 6:00 Finding music on TV, movies?
    • 8:00 Flowers
  • 8:42 Eclectic taste.
    • Philosophizing on the benefits of being “platform agnostic” – the benefit from having a wider range of comfort with different platforms.
    • 11:15 GR – Other platforms
    • 14:00 Siri and Alexa
    • 16:00 Internet of things
    • 19:00 Online works on all platforms
    • How Standards Proliferate
  • 21:39 LN: Discovered today that “everyone has a website” if they have a google account.
    • Google Drive -> New -> More -> Google Sites (Leo’s Example) – Kinda cool, very low barrier to entry. Easy to set up.
    • Interestingly blogger is still around too: https://leosexample.blogspot.com/
    • 24:20 GR: using it for tags. Restaurants should use it!
  • 27:20 GR: Artificial Intelligence is really based on Human Intelligence. But then Human Intelligence is based on Human Intelligence too.
    • Army of coders
    • 30:30 LN Combining things in a new way
    • 31:00 Image controversy
    • 33:46 GR AI generated Stock photos
  • 37:40 GR: Hardware keys as authentication. Apple allows them now for device login.
    • 40:00 LN YubiKey
    • 45:00 Phishing

Ain’t it Cool

  • 50:52 LN: The Last of Us
  • 53:30 GR: Finished House of the Dragon

BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion

2 Comments on “TEH 183: Is History Old? Being Platform Agnostic, How AI Gets smart

  1. Speaking of password length, I use a password manager to generate all my passwords. I have it set to generate 25 character passwords by default (I used to have it set to 20 characters). Most sites where I have accounts have no problem with 25 character passwords and most allow special characters in their passwords, some even require them or have policies that encourage using special characters.
    It came as a surprise a couple of years ago when we switched insurance companies that the new insurance company has a maximum password length of 10 characters with no special characters allowed. I guess that 10 characters is the two more characters than the old standard of 8 characters, but it still makes me uncomfortable.


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