Continuing my thought process because i didn’t realize the format was going to put my post to PJ at the bottom. I like Alex, I think he is super intellegent and a great host in the right environment. With that said whoever put together the topics for this show did not think it through. You have Greg, who is known to be aggressive and a tends to be harsh in his critiques but is also very security minded. Then you have Alex who is very intellegent, but typically in regards to cameras and various media tools. Then you have a 3rd, seemingly softspoken remote guest, who i couldn’t tell you what her specialty was, because she wasn’t given any time to flex her knowledge. Then we have to add in Karston, because he interjected so much trying to balance Greg’s rants. Typically this would be valued if there was a host that felt like they could actually wrangle the conversation back in the direction it needed to go.
Look you NEED to have varied backgrounds and opinions for a show to truely flesh out any of the topics covered, but this was a failure on that front. Alex felt like an apologist for big tech, Greg was harsh but had the most intelligent argument for his points, Karston was busy fighting Greg and said some REALLY stupid things which is so not like him. The poor female guest didn’t get much in on this show. Some of these issues we’re facing are new(facial recognition), but being tracked in the grocery story is NOT, so that was an aweful example to be made. I can’t believe no one pointed out that people have been giving their phone numbers for over 20 years to grocery stores in order to receive coupons. What do people think those stores did with that information?! They put the milk, eggs, and all those things you typically need in the back to try to sell you more. The types of data breaches are new, sure, but having a need for internal data controls is NOT! Talk to ANYONE with a TS or TS/SCI clearance(like myself), and we will go into GREAT detail about the rules and restrictions in regards to the various classification of documents, materials, and the control of electronic material.
I strongly believe you need to seek out a military SSO advisor. I feel like so much of this is common sense, but I guess I take for granted the training and focus given to such topics given my background. I had to turn this show off about 3/4th the way through when Karston said: “a lot of these problems are problems you have NO IDEA that you’re going to face them until you face them”(in regards to the need for internal data controls). I was so appalled by the narrow mindedness of some of the comments on this one.
Greg can be an arrogant douche, but you want to know what, he tends to be one of the more intelligent people on the shows. With that said, his points are blunted by how poorly he argues them sometimes(poorly as in he lacks tact and consideration for others). I want more Greeg, but you need to have someone, no offense Alex, who is equally competent in the fields Greg is to be your host.
- Stop with your Greg hate its mostly unjustified.
- I agree Leo or Steve Gibson, should be the host anytime Greg is on
- Karston’s involvement isn’t a problem; he’s usually pretty smart…this show he was just arguing for the sake of arguing with Greg and painted himself into a corner with poor arguments
- I don’t think anyone was ‘mansplaining’ anything, the female guest was just polite, and Greg doesn’t care about being polite. He’s aggressive, and that isn’t ALWAYS a bad thing folks