The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 260, With Special Guest John Siracusa

The Talk Show

‘A Clear Eyed Look at Dishwashers’, With Special Guest John Siracusa

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Special guest John Siracusa finally returns to the show. Topics include the Siri voice recording fiasco, Siracusa’s epic Mac OS X reviews, and making good ice.

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Links:

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Holiday Spectacular, With Special Guests Guy English and John Siracusa.

The Guardian: “Apple Contractors ‘Regularly Hear Confidential Details’ on Siri Recordings”.

TechCrunch: “Apple Suspends Siri Response Grading in Response to Privacy Concerns”.

The Verge: “Apple Stops Letting Contractors Listen to Siri Voice Recordings and Will Offer Opt-Out Later”.

Amazon’s Alexa FAQ.

Steve Jobs on privacy at the D8 conference in 2010.

Apple is now cryptographically verifying battery replacements.

Apple posts ASMR videos to YouTube.

David Pogue column on software Easter eggs.

John talks to Merlin Mann about buying a new refrigerator on their podcast, Reconcilable Differences.

QuarkXPress Easter egg.

James Thompson’s Easter egg talk.

Tovolo King Cube ice cube tray.

This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

https://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2019/08/10/ep-260