Surprise! TMT information!

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We weren’t planning on it, but the first hour of the show featured an impromptu interview with Sandra Dawson, Manager of Hawaii Community Affairs for the Thirty Meter Telescope.  She outlined several considerations and misconceptions about the project. Setting the TMT Record Straight Several websites were mentioned during the course of the show, we encourage everyone to check them out: TMT – Get the Facts Hawaii Community Foundation Pauahi Keiki Scholars Scholarship

But do you own it? DRM and you 101 (7/13/19 Part 1)

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When you buy something digitally, do you actually own it? Are you sure about that? Do You Own It? Wouldn’t it be a shame if it went up in a puff of smoke? Many digital things you buy can get Digital Rights Management (DRM), be it eBooks, music, software/apps, movies and more. While its understandable for renting or borrowing, what about something you’re buying? We talk about this and offer our thoughts on the matter! https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/ultraviolet-is-shutting-down/ https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3k3wkk/microsoft-ebooks-will-stop-working-because-its-shutting-down-a-drm-server https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/cant-stream-that-christmas-movie-you-bought-on-amazon-blame-disney/ https://io9.gizmodo.com/amazon-secretly-removes-1984-from-the-kindle-5317703

The Fresh Perspective – Part 1

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Scott Henke from Onsite Consulting, a tech firm in Colorado, joins us today. Scams are Universal – Part 1 We talk about the universality of the scam call, rules for avoiding scams, and generally compare notes.  That, and your phone calls!

The Fresh Perspective – Part 2

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Here we continue with our show, featuring Scott Henke from Onsite Consulting, in Colorado. Scams are Universal – Part 2 The universality of the scam call is, unfortunately, very belivable, as we both tell stories of the terrific lengths the bad guys will go to sepearte you from your money.  We also talk about backups, and why an offsite backup continues to be a must.

Sound Hardware: when your audio is important (6/22/19 Part 1)

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Your computer’s audio is something that often plays second fiddle to graphics and processing power. Built-in audio, cheap earbuds or headphones,  web-cam microphone… can’t we do better? All things Audio -Part 1 Why yes, yes we can! https://www.lifewire.com/best-pc-sound-cards-833111 https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/303628/the-best-computer-speakers https://www.techradar.com/news/best-computer-speakers https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-headphones-under-100/ https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-office-headset/ https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-usb-audio-interface/ https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/the-best-usb-microphone/

You’ve got audio: now what? (6/22/19 Part 2)

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Are you make planning to make music using a home studio? Want to start a podcast? Narrate an audio book? All things Audio – Part 2 What to do now? Got music you made and want to sell? https://www.wikihow.com/Sell-Music-Online How to start a podcast! https://lifehacker.com/how-to-start-your-own-podcast-1709798447 Got the narration bug, and recorded an audiobook? https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201014330