James Randi Memorial Episode (10/24/20 Part 1)

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August 7, 1928 – October 20, 2020

James Randi has passed away.

Who is he? Well, you can read up on that. But what was he about? A healthy skepticism and curiosity about things!

Sagan’s Detection Kit, and a fond farewell to Randi

So, to honor his memory we talking about the Carl Sagan Balogney Detection Kit.

For further amusement in critical thinking, check out Your Logical Fallacy Is and Your Cognitive Bias Is.

We should also mention our contest! Our friends at Officemax have given us a Lenovo C32q monitor, and it can be yours for the price of an email! Listen in to the show to find out more!

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Voting is different this year. Let’s help with that! (10/24/20 Part 2)

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Voting this year is different in years past for Hawai’i. Its mail-in!

Vote Hawaii!

What else is going on? We talk about that, and of course, we have links!

Plus, Alert Internet Surfer Danno found this demographic information from 2016. What does it cover? Ethnic groups on Maui via percentage then percentage as registered to vote! https://www.winningjustice.org/districts/hi-maui-4719

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Zoom Zoom Zoom! It can hiccup! (10/17/20 Part 1)

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Zoom is currently one of the most popular video conferencing services out there.

When Zoom Won’t Zoom…

And, like anything you can use, it can have some troubles now and then. Jonathan goes over some of those gotchas and snafus that with LD and Sam

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Section 230: no, its not a Star Wars reference (10/17/20 Part 2)

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Jonathan takes on the Communications Decency Act of 1996. Its in the news again, and its a BIG topic.

Section 230 – Why Should I Care?

Particularly because there is an Executive Order regarding it and Social Media.

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Roll them dice, and I get the dog. Monopoly time! (10/10/20 Part 1)

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Its Monopoly time! Google, Amazon, and Apple have been said to have abused their monopolies in their various spheres of influence.

Tech Monopolies!

Now who says it? The House! So, lets talk about that…

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Scram, Scammers! We ain’t talking! (10/10/20 Part 2)

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Scammer season is year around. The tricks they use can vary on time of year, though.

SCAMS targeting our Seniors!

Pocket featured an article from Kiplinger, and Alert Internet Surfer Hiro thought it was worth sharing with us. We agree!

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Love it! Hate it! Stupid Facebook! (10/3/20 Part 1)

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Don’t you love it when things change?

Facebook changes and Interface Discussion

Windows, Gmail, Office, and untold others have changed how they look and work over the years. And now? Well, its Facebook’s turn!

Jonathan has a few things to say about that.

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Time for iOS/iPadOS 14! (10/3/20 Part 2)

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So, do you have an iPhone or iPad? Its time for the newest update! Don’t update yet, though! Wait for iOS/iPadOS 14.1. And we should mention that there is an iPhone settlement you might be eligible for…

iOS 14

And to Sam’s delight: https://www.theverge.com/21299727/apple-ios-14-home-screen-widgets-windows-phone-live-tiles

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Android 11 is coming out! What is in it? (9/26/20 Part 1)

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Android is the most popular phone OS out there. The guys look into Android 11!

Android 11

Will your next phone have it?

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Input Devices! There’s more than just the Mouse! (9/26/20 Part 2)

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The humble mouse was revelatory when it came out, and essential for transitioning computers from being Command Line based to the Graphical User Interface we all know and love. But did you know there’s more than that?

More Input!

Maybe you don’t like the traditional mouse, or have space limitations. Maybe you’ve got problems with carpal tunnel or some other physical issue. You’ve got options!

 

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