Absolute Computers Free Range Geeks Podcast

Don’t be owned by your tech, be the master young Padawan.

The Bit Mining Rush of ‘17

August 16th, 2017

Have you been thinking about quiting your day job to become a cryptocurrency miner? So have a lot of others!


Who Trains Google’s Deep Brain?

August 12th, 2017

Andrew Ng just announced his new learning platform for those interested in entering the massively growing field of deep learning and machine learning. His course can be found at deeplearning.ai and is $49 per month. The field of AI is growing at a rapid pace and a great path for anyone interested in computers. As stated in a recent Wired article: "There currently aren't enough people with machine learning skills to go around."


Of Bitcoin Forks and Knives

August 7th, 2017

The recent fork of Bitcoin wasn't a huge flop like the bankers were hoping for. Why was the media for this event so negative? What is everyone afraid of?



A Sopranos Style Takedown at DEF CON

August 4th, 2017

The man who took down WannaCry has been arrested by the FBI leaving DEF CON. Hours later the first movement of Bitcoin plundered by the WannaCry criminals was transfered to a mixer for laundering. Was this a Sopranos-style hit in the cyber community? Don't be so quick to believe everything you read.



Microsoldering and Command and Control Stations

July 1st, 2017

After another short absence, the podcast is back with news of microsoldering and an introduction to a new style of command and control for botnets that's really pretty cool. Very James Bond-like!


What’s Up With Windows 10 S

June 3rd, 2017

So, you may have heard...there's a new Windows 10. What does the S stand for anyway? Tune in and find out.



Big News For Canonical

May 19th, 2017

This week I cover big news from the Linux community:

Unity is leaving us but GNOME is making it right.

Canonical is going IPO and that is a good thing...trust me.

SUSE and Fedora are entering the Windows Subsytem for Linux. Whaa??

PLUS- news about Wanna Cry -- Back your stuff up!!

Ubuntu is Everywhere article

Ubuntu MATE

Ubuntu GNOME 17.04

Absolute Computers Online Classroom



Video Gamers or Citizen Scientists?

May 12th, 2017

A recent speech by Tim Berners-Lee (founder of WWW) brought up the question: "What happens when AI replaces our jobs?" That got me thinking about the Base Universal Wage idea that Silicon Valley has been bouncing around and this show is what I came up with.

Tim Berners-Lee and his thoughts on AI

The Battle of B-R5RB

Gamer Think Tank: The New Breed


Internet Censorship: Has the Sky Already Fallen?

May 5th, 2017

This week I'm diving into the world of Troll AI and Gipec vs. YouTube. We may be well on our way to Internet censorship. Use your mouse clicks to make your voices heard. 



Notes From the World of WWTT

April 21st, 2017

This week I'm investigating the world of WWTT. We have gems from Microsoft, the FCC, and a wifi juicer that costs $400. It's enough to drive me to drink! I just need to connect with my inner Lebowski.

Here is the link to the Bloomberg video I talked about in the show. 

If you need a laugh, drop by our YouTube channel where Phil has been posting some of our latest funny phone calls. If you have ever worked in IT, you will understand.