Episode 4

The Techxorcist


May 20th, 2019

1 hr 49 secs

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About this Episode

Chris tries to convince Brent to take a buddies trip, we try to get the audience a discount chicken deal, and Ell’s trying to get out of a locked server room.

Plus we dig into the WhatsApp spyware, prove that robots will replace podcasters, and call a higher power for some help because no problem is too small, too big, or too weird.

Episode Links

  • Flavor of the day by GoFetch — Special thanks to Planet Java in Pioneer Square for allowing us to film in your restaurant!
  • Gofetch Band Page
  • Ell on Twitter — So we are locked in the server room. Send help!
  • WhatsApp vulnerability exploited to infect phones with Israeli spyware | Ars Technica — Exploits worked by calling either a vulnerable iPhone or Android device using the WhatsApp calling function. Targets need not have answered a call, and the calls often disappeared from logs, the publication said. The WhatsApp vulnerability was fixed in updates released on Friday.
  • We Talked to a Witch Who Casts Viruses Out of Computers With Magic — To excise such entities out of a machine, she uses a variety of techniques—she might place stones on top of the computer, clear the dark energy by setting an intention with her mind, or cleanse the area around the computer by burning sage. The time it takes to clear these viruses depends on the nefariousness of the entity, she says: sometimes it takes just an hour, other times it can take up to four.
  • Reverend Joey Talley — "When nasty viruses infect the computers of folks up in Northern California, Reverend Joey Talley is on it. “No problem is too small, too big, or too weird” is Talley’s motto. Sure, she can do a love spell, but she’d rather face off with ghosts and demons.."
  • We Recreated Joe Rogan's Voice Using Artificial Intelligence
  • Faux Rogan — Our deep learning engineers at Dessa built a model to replicate Joe Rogan's voice to showcase current AI techniques.
  • Firefox Multi-Account Containers — Firefox Multi-Account Containers lets you keep parts of your online life separated into color-coded tabs that preserve your privacy. Cookies are separated by container, allowing you to use the web with multiple identities or accounts simultaneously.