Visiting the neighborhood: Mars & Venus! (6/5/21 Part 1)

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Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Cruising around the solar system is fun!

Dr. Armstrong on Venus and Mars, and what we can learn!

So, what’s been going on in the wacky world of astronomy? What’s new? Well, guess what? We’ve got our favorite local astronomer joining us today! Yes, its Dr. Armstrong!

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We’ve got a TV star: its Dr. Armstrong! (6/5/21 Part 2)

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Astronomers on television!

IfA on T.V.!

Dr. Armstrong is back, and he had fun recently. Doing what, you ask? He was on Xploration Station’s Awesome Planet!

Are you excited about astronomy going on here in Hawai’i? Check this out!

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Super Flower Blood Moon this week! (5/22/21 Part 1)

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This infographic shows the stages of the May 26, 2021 total lunar eclipse in Universal Time, or GMT. (Image credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

A Super Flower Blood Moon? What’s that?

Hawaii Lunar Eclipse!

We’re going to have it late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Jonathan is excited, LD is excited, Sam will be sleeping. So lets talk about that!

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R.I.P. Internet Explorer: August 16, 1995-June 25, 2022 (2/22/21 Part 2)

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Goodbye IE!

Rest In Peace, Internet Explorer.

Are we being a little premature here? The announced end of support is June next year. But, honestly, the writing has been on the wall since 2015 when Edge became the new default for Windows, becoming more obvious when they moved Edge from its Trident roots to Chromium.

As always, there are companies and governments dragging their feet. And the new trend of removing “dangerous,” unsupported software isn’t one we necessarily like.

So join us as Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this!

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Stupid hackers. We hates them. (5/15/21 Part 1)

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Stupid hackers. We hate them.

Ransomware – Part 1

Listen in as we talk about the Colonial Pipeline. Spoiler: we do manage to go the whole show without saying “we told you so.”

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Protecting Yourself from Ransomware (5/15/21 Part 2)

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Are you ready for a ransomware attack?

Ransomware – Part 2

Well the guys go over some of the basics on air for you! In short:

  1. Patch, patch, patch.
  2. Backup!
  3. Be careful!

For those interested:

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Apple gets into the “find my thing” biz with AirTags! (4/24/21 Part 1)

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Do you lose stuff? Car keys, luggage, your car…?

Airtags and Privacy?

Well, the “find my thing” market has been around for a while with little dongles offering to help you not lose things.

So, what does Apple bring to the table? Well, we’ll talk about that!

https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-introduces-airtag/

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More Apple! Privacy, new iMacs, and more! (4/24/21 Part 2)

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Apple is a big company, and a tech giant. But they are, first and foremost, a hardware company.

Apple Enhances Privacy?

So, making moves to make privacy a feature of their products makes sense since advertising and data sales aren’t their #1 business. But, it could grow! So, let’s talk about that!

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Facebook: “Help! I’ve been hacked!” (4/10/21 Part 1)

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Hackers are awful. Let’s be blunt about it. They just plain old suck. What to do about it?

Facebook Hack 2021

Well, the be thing is to be pro-active and protect yourself. Listen in as we talk about LD’s issues with Facebook, a lost account, and how the bad guys stole it!

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Be Careful What You Say and Share! (4/10/21 Part 2)

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Keeping safe online is a full time thing.

Careful what you Share!

Need a password? Sharing something? Well, don’t just the easiest thing! That’s what gets folks into trouble more often than not. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam for a talk on this!

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