Tis the Season for Disaster Preparedness (6/8/19 Part 1)

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Its Hurricane Season! Yay! Are you ready for the possibilities the season brings? Hurricane Prep, General We talk about getting ready for disaster readiness in general. When is the best time to get ready? Now! Now is the time! https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php https://www.cdc.gov/features/hurricanepreparedness/index.html https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac https://ptwc.weather.gov/index.php?region=2

Catching up! Its an hour of NEWS! (4/13/19 Part 1)

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News, news, news. We missed a week (sorry! life happens!) so we need to catch up on the news! Time waits for no one, right? More News! – Part 1 We talk about SPACE and TELESCOPES and SUPER GRAPHICS and DON’T DOWNLOAD CHROMIUM EDGE YET! *phew* Ready to listen in? Also, don’t forget the deadline to win that SanDisk 480gb SSD is Friday, April 19th at 11:59pm! Email your questions, comments, and show ideas to mauionline@q-a.net to be entered in!

More Headlines! More News! And CLEAN UP! (4/13/19 Part 2)

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More news! Lets clean up those headlines! More News! – Part 2 We talk more space, how the big tech companies are making their money, and Amazon hiring people to listen to Alexa conversations. Plus, how to clean your computer! Because its hot and getting hotter because summer is coming! https://www.howtogeek.com/72716/how-to-thoroughly-clean-your-dirty-desktop-computer/ And, need to back up your Android contacts? We found some easy instructions for you! How to back up Android contacts

Special Guest on Saturday, July 2nd!

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR Q&A PRESENTS: MAUI ONLINE! This Saturday we’ll be talking to actress (Babylon 5, Star Trek: TNG), stuntwoman, and entrepreneur Patricia Tallman about the 2016 HawaiiCon (a fantastic Science and Science Fiction convention) and her company Quest Retreats! Everyone here is super excited about this, and we think you will be too! The show is Saturday from 12 noon HST til 2pm on KAOI 1110AM/96.7FM, and will be streamed live at www.kaoi1110.com! ‪#‎Hawaiicon‬ ‪#‎PatriciaTallman‬ ‪#‎Babylon5‬ ‪#‎StarTrek‬ ‪#‎TNG‬ ‪#‎Travel‬ ‪#‎Nerd‬ ‪#‎Geek‬ ‪#‎entrepreneur‬ ‪#‎loveyoumeanit

Tuesday, March 8th: Family fun in Kihei with SCIENCE!

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Just a reminder that the Maui Science Center will be hosting the Maui Solar Eclipse Fair from 3pm-7pm at Kalama Park, Kihei, this Tuesday! The National Solar Observatory and the Maui Science Center invite you to come safely experience the beauty of the crescent Sun!  On March 8th the Moon will begin to move in front of the Sun at around 4:30 pm.  By 5:30 pm, ~60% of the Sun will be blocked by the Moon, creating a crescent shape Sun on Maui’s western horizon.  This is the best opportunity to see a partial solar eclipse from Maui this decade! Come join us in Kalama Park in Kihei (across from Foodland) for safe viewing and science fun for the whole family! Local astronomers will be on site with solar telescopes for an up close view of the eclipse.  Free eclipse glasses will also be available for viewing.  Maui Science Center is bringing the fun with science activities, exhibits, and crafts! Warning:  Please remember to NEVER look at the sun without specially designed eye protection.  Direct viewing of the Sun can cause permanent eye damage!

Passwords, passwords, passwords! Plus Amazon!

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First off, if you need help with making a password? Jonathan’s Patent Pending Password Algorithm™ is here to help! Take a phrase that you say a lot like “May The Force Be With You” or “The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog.” Take the first letter off of each word, and only capitalize the first letter. So, Mtfbwy or Tqbfjotld. Add your favorite number at the end, then an exclamation point or something else. Mtfbwy1! or Tqbfjotld9!. Split it in half, and put in the initials for whatever you’re contacting in between. So, for Bank of Hawaii? You could use MtfBOHbwy1 or TqbfBOHjotld9. Using this formula, you’ll have the same password for every site you go to, but have a unique password for every site! Next, if you shop on Amazon, they have enabled a new security feature! Two-Factor Authentication means the bad guys need more than just your password to do bad stuff with your account! In addition to your password, Amazon will make use of your cell phone by either texting you a security code or letting you use an authenticator app. Want to set it up? PC World has an easy article on how to do it. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3006262/security/how-to-protect-your-amazon-account-with-two-factor-authentication.html

Charity Fraud links!

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Need to know a little self-defense against scammers posing as charities? Arm yourself with some knowledge kung-fu to keep the scammers at bay! For a great primer about charity scams, the FTC has a great page for everyone to read! http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity Find out if the charity or fundraiser must be registered in your state by contacting the National Association of State Charity Officials. http://www.nasconet.org/ Check if the charity is trustworthy by contacting the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar. http://www.bbb.org/charity http://www.charitynavigator.org/ http://charitywatch.org/ http://www.guidestar.org/ How to report a scam: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/