Brain-freeze while shopping? (4/9/22 Part 1)

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Sam went shopping. He knew what he wanted. He knew what he needed. Aaaand when he got to our friends at Officemax he saw a deal he wasn’t expecting. Which is exactly when his brain froze up. What to do? Which was the better value?

Sam’s Brain Breeze

Also, he got a GREAT scam thrown his way. The type that got him to pause and think and wonder. What did he do?

We talk about that so you can learn from his brain freeze!

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We were the fools and forgot World Backup Day! (4/9/22 Part 2)

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Did you know March 31st is World Backup Day? And they do it at the end of March so you’re not an April’s Fool?

World Backup Day 2022

We did. And we forgot. D’oh!

So, we talked about it! Things to do, to look into, and to think about! And don’t forget our show archives have TONS on backups too!

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Astroturfing and you (4/2/22 Part 1)

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Astroturf is fake grass. Folks might argue whether it feels the real thing or not, looks the same, things like that. But when you get down to it, its fake grass. Who does it and why?

Astroturfing

Well, we’ll take a look at two major companies doing it and why they do it!

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Moving, Moving, Moving… (4/2/22 Part 2)

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Is it time to move computers?

Setting Up a Mac

Jonathan got to help his dad set up a brand new 2022 iMac. Guess what? It wasn’t as easy as long timers might remember.

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Teaching Kids about the Internet (3/26/22 Part 1)

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Photo by Eneida Nieves from StockSnap

Kids go online. For school, for fun, for everything. But are they ready for it?

Teaching Kids Internet Safety

And are you ready to talk to them about how to keep safe online?

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Cyberwarfare and You (3/26/22 Part 2)

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There’s an active war going on in the world (there usually is). But now we’re getting to see something two modern countries going at it.

CyberWarfare

How does that look? And is it nearly as cool as it is in the movies?

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Science Fiction Vs Science Fantasy (3/19/21 Part 1)

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Star Wars is a lot of fun. Its commonly referred to as one of the most popular bits of science fiction that ever came up in popular culture. But is it really science fiction? Or is it science fantasy? What’s the difference?

Science vs Science Fiction – Part 1

Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute from Astronomy joins us and takes us into this fun topic!

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Scientific Progress goes Bonk (3/19/22 Part 2)

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Science fiction has many tropes, “almost got it,” and totally wrong ideas. But that’s half the fun!

Science vs Science Fiction – Part 2

As such, we asked Dr. Armstrong to join us! We talk about science fiction, science fantasy, and what the science really is for some of our favorite things in sci-fi!

Also, be sure to check out 3 Minute Astronomy!

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Nikola Tesla! Tesla! Tesla! Driving a Tesla! (3/5/22 Part 1)

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Nikola Tesla from OpenClipArt.org

Jonathan got a Tesla, and has been putting it through its paces for the past few months.

A Tesla Experience

What is it like? What are his thoughts? Are there any things that are really cool or weird about it?

Tune in as Jonathan and LD get into this cool new car!

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What can you do about Disinformation? (3/5/22 Part 2)

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Unfortunately, the world is an interesting place right now. Over the years we’ve seen governments and bad actors spreading misinformation, trying to raise a fuss, and make online life a bit more misleading than it should be. Well, turn that up to 11!

Disinformation in 2022

So, what can you do?

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