TEH 200: Two Hundred Episodes, Listening to your keyboard? Facial Recognition, Vocabulary Helps.

In This Episode: Two Hundred Episodes, Listening to your keyboard? Facial Recognition, Vocabulary Helps.

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

  • 1:00 Episode numer 200!
    • Episode 1 was Nov 2017 and it was titled: “For One Welcome Our New A.I. Overlords.”
    • Now almost 6 years later, LLMs are “AI” and the concern is more about misinformation, stealing content, and people losing jobs. What changed?
    • 5:30 Another headline was: And are there too many streaming services?
  • 7:40 LN: 20 years!
    • 8/10/2003 – There was a bug in IE 6!
    • 10:00 Changes in Google
    • 11:30 GR – #1 was iPods in schools
  • 15:30 GR – A new way to steal passwords.
    • 18:20 So so unlikely. Spy movie stuff. The paranoid will love this!
    • 19:30 Two-factor and password managers thwart this.
    • 20:20 But, interestingly, it does make a good case AGAINST pass phrases.
  • 23:00 LN: Facial Recognition: Pro and Con
  • 30:20 LN – Grammar tools: Pro and Con
    • Google Search can now critique your grammar  and how I use it
    • 33:40 GR – (Aside) How is it that so many reddit posts have bad grammar and even spelling? Even right in the title. Are that many people simply turning off these features?
    • Vocabulary helps

Ain’t it Cool

  • 43:50 LN – More therapy:  (YouTube Shredder)
  • 47:50 GR Oppenheimer. Forget IMAX Laser. Saw it in 35mm baby!
  • 53:30 (What, no Barbie? 🙂 )

BSP: Blatant Self-Promotion

5 Comments on “TEH 200: Two Hundred Episodes, Listening to your keyboard? Facial Recognition, Vocabulary Helps.

  1. Vocabulary is not just great for searching or asking people like you.
    When people ask a significant other or friend (especially via phone), it is critical.
    With one of the cars I bought, there was a vocabulary document for describing sounds.
    Not really to educate the driver but to really help the service writers.

  2. On the idea of electronic listening to spy..;. long before TEH
    in the 8088 era there was an extremely built lap top with a magnesium case that got approved by the CIA for security. They were worried about the electrical signals from computers being listened to and decoded. The computer wasn’t well shielded. They decided that no one could decode anything because of all the random electrical noise.

    Anyone who is worried about the spies listening to their keyboard can use the old spy movie solution to type in the bathroom with the shower on.

  3. Congratulations on 200 episodes. I’m in the group that has listened from the start and I’m 99.9% sure I’ve listened to every episode. Here’s to the next 200 episodes. Grant from Australia.

  4. Interesting. Keep it up. I do have another goal in life. Remove the word “got” from the English speaking world. There are many words that can be used in place of “got”. Where did it come from?

  5. Yes. Got it? is so easy to misunderstand.

    Buy a new app, install it and open it.
    A few short words are given.
    Then they say “Got it?”

    Got what? Do you already have this program?
    Did you obtain the serial number?
    Is there something else I should have received?
    Or did you understand my instructioms?


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