Dave & Gunnar Show

Not our circus, not our monkey.

About the show

David Egts and Gunnar Hellekson of Red Hat discuss privacy, security, robots, and internet ephemera.

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  • Episode 228: This Email Could Have Been an AI Avitar

    November 17th, 2021  |  40 mins 59 secs
    acoustic hailing and disruption, ahad, air travel, airlines, deepfakes, distortion pedals, duct tape, email, gig economy, harps, ipad, ipad mini, jazz, jazzkeys, k-mart, leaf blowers, licensing, marketing, meetings, mine, navy, non-lethal weapons, ownership, placebo pedal, reclining seats, sales, us navy

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the weaponization of your voice, the weaponization of deepfakes, and the weaponization of the future of air travel

  • Episode 227: Meetings and Punishment

    October 4th, 2021  |  40 mins 10 secs
    david macaulay, eyes, facebook, fake grocery items, flatland, gather, meetings, metaverse, mini-brains, online town, optic cups, organoids, polytron, print shop, prison, soup-like homogenates, stem cells, turing tumble, video conferencing

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about meetings with VR, VR with prison, prison with meetings, and brains with eyes

  • Episode 226: Plowshares into Swords

    September 27th, 2021  |  34 mins 4 secs
    ai, ai mr. potato head, biosphere 2, face maker ai, flamethrowers, harry potter, hogwarts, hogwarts castle lego, keyboards, law of war, lego, marriott, mars, mcmansions, microsoft natural keyboards, mr. potato head, nasa, norms, nuclear bunkers, pyrotechnic-aspyhxiation-burglar alarm, real estate, sad topographies, spaceship earth, steve bannon

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about appreciating our listeners, gassing bank robbers, wardriving smart meters!

  • Episode 225: Criminal Value Chain

    August 24th, 2021  |  48 mins 9 secs
    apple, backdoors, citizen, csam, eff, electronic frontier foundation, espionage, fake tweet generator, gig economy, icloud, icloud photos, imessage, latin, latin insults, microsoft natural keyboards, mini metro, nightcrawler, the isolator, vigilante, whatsapp, wireless mice

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about backdoor innovation, gig economy innovation, and retro deep work innovation

  • Episode 224: Smells Like Sauerkraut

    August 12th, 2021  |  41 mins 23 secs
    a-ha, advertising, alexa, amazon, android, anom, bo burnham, bob dylan, criminals, don't stop believin', ephemeral messaging, face smacking, fbi, foo fighters, frozen, geopolitics, icon music center, inside, journey, klingon, latin, let it go, lucid dreaming, lucid dreams, nest hub, nirvana, queensryche, ransomware, regional jet restrooms, signal, silent lucidity, smells like teen spirit, sublime, subterranean homesick blues, take on me, what i got, whatsapp, xkcd

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about the norms of dream coercion, the norms of encrypted messaging, and the norms of ransomware game theory

  • Episode 223: Digital Skinner Box

    August 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 51 secs
    ai, apple airpods max, audiophiles, aws, communication, controls, darpa, dogs, doom, doom captcha, infinidash, inspirational art, maker's schedule manager's schedule, mi band, mi band 6, paranoia, predictions, remote work, rpg, sarcasm, sarcasm detector, space shuttle, terms and conditions, today in tabs, unreal engine

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about teaching AI art and sarcasm, teaching humans dark patterns, and teaching all dogs new tricks

  • Episode 222: Clever Girl

    May 30th, 2021  |  36 mins
    ads, advertising, ai, arduino, breathing, bud light seltzer, covid, facebook, instagram, jurassic park, merriam-webster, mr. potato head, new jersey, nft, nirvana, ohio, omega mart, politics, saypal, sensors, shot and a beer, signal, smells like teen spirit, ukuleles, vaccination, vax-a-million, willie nelson, zoom escaper, zoom fatigue

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about optimizing your ad experience, hypocrisy in politics, making pressure sensors with a pencil and a piece of foam, and breathing exercises!

  • Episode 221: Money’s the Answer. What’s the Question?

    May 19th, 2021  |  46 mins 5 secs
    5g, 988, caller id, cybercorps, digital signatures, fcc, homomorphic encryption, hpe, information warfare, interagency personnel rotation act, public sector, quantum computing, robocalls, sbom, shockey's law, software bill of material, suicide prevention hotline, the tor project

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk with Eric Burger about secure, insecure, and mostly secure computing, and a whole lot more!

  • Episode 220: Is It a Zip File? Is It an MP3? You Decide!

    May 10th, 2021  |  27 mins
    ai, ai bias, algoe, austin, cyberstaking, faceapp, ftc, gpt-3, homelessness, japan, mova, movacon, mp3, najee harris, pickup lines, png, prop b, proposition b, richmond, steelers, steganography, twitter, whatsapp, zip

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about abusing Whatsapp, abusing Twitter, abusing LinkedIn, and abusing GPT-3

  • Episode 219: Chimera in a Can

    April 27th, 2021  |  28 mins 54 secs
    airlines, bitsbox, chef boyardee, clip, cloudplayer, covid eyewear, dgshowdotorg, drones, fisher-price my home office, google play music, locust ears, masks, moth antennae, openai, ppe, robots, smellicopter, the black hole, twitter, typographical attacks, united airlines, youtube music

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about word and object AI chimeras, animal and machine chimeras, and Chef Boyardee!

  • Episode 218: What Would Marlie Do?

    April 14th, 2021  |  40 mins 30 secs
    101st airborne division, 5g, bagpipes, batman, batman effect, blue check homes, end-to-end encryption, faraday cages, marlie moxenspike, moxie marlinspike, office items, signal, watermarking, whatsapp, wi-fi, zoom

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about Marlie Moxinspike, Beyoncé, and Adele!

  • Episode 217: Blow Up Enemies with the Power of Your Mind

    March 23rd, 2021  |  42 mins 44 secs
    ai, attention tracking, bci, brain waves, brain-computer interfaces, code, deepfakes, dopplegangers, eeg, generative media, google tasks, gpt-2, immunization, inoculation, kim stanley robinson, masks, mind control, ministry for the future, monkeys, pink trombone, remember the milk, rtm, texas, texas deep freeze, to-do lists, todoist, todoist-shortcuts, tom cruise, ultrasonic, vaccination, vintage photos, vomitoria

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about mind-controlled computing, computer-controlled minds, and AI-controlled doppelgangers!

  • Episode 216: Almost as good as paper

    March 15th, 2021  |  46 mins 50 secs
    adot, bento miso, clojure toronto, cs cabal, enterprise adot server, gamma space, haskell toronto, openshift, proof of provenance, quantius, toda, toda-as-a-service, todaq, toronto javascript, webrtc

    This week Dave talks with Hassan Khan and Dann Toliver about containerizing assets with containers!

  • Episode 215: Referendum on My Likeness

    February 22nd, 2021  |  30 mins 16 secs
    ai, apple m1, billion dollar burger, cannibalism, cheese, cheese-filtered cigarettes, chocolate, cigarettes, covid, covid testing, edible phonograph records, food, freak masks, japan, lab-grown meat, maskalike, masks, meal kits, meat, memory, nist, nist standard food, ouroboros, ouroboros steak, ourochef, paint.wtf, that face

    This week Dave and Gunnar talk about COVID, masks, and cannibalism

  • Episode 214: The Mind of a Medieval Theologian

    February 16th, 2021  |  28 mins 21 secs
    bci, brain computer interfaces, chickens, creepy gadgets, dinosaur arms, dinosaur arms for chickens, facehuggers, hand foods, holes, hot dogs, lockdown, machine learning, memory, mozilla, privacy, sandwiches, sound beaming, walking hand

    This week Dave and Gunnar hear voices, talk to computers, count holes, and qualify sandwiches

  • Episode 213: Not Going to Solve Sapir-Whorf Today

    February 8th, 2021  |  21 mins 51 secs
    ai, ai ethics, artificial intelligence, asilomar ai principles, dev technology, ethics, jaic, john janek, joint artificial intelligence center ai ethics principles, sapir–whorf hypothesis, stanford encyclopedia of philosophy on ai ethics

    This week Dave talks with Joshua Powers about using AI to make AI more ethical!