Tik Tok and you don’t stop… (8/8/20 Part 1)

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President Trump signed an executive order concerning TikTok and its owner ByteDance, plus Wechat and parent company Tencent. But on top of that? Their subsidiaries and companies they have a business interest in might be affected too!

TikTok and slippery slopes

Join Jonathan, LD, Sam and special guest Danno!

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Spaaaaaaaaace EeeeeeeeeX! (8/1/20 Part 1)

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Space X is going to SPLASH DOWN on Sunday! Their Dragon capsule has been up there orbiting the planet for two months, so its time to come home.

Endeavor Voyages Home!

How exciting! How awesome! And you can bet LD and Jonathan are really looking forward to it!

Wait, what? You’re like Sam and have no idea what’s going on? Well, tune in!


Sigh…. CONGRESS. (8/1/20 Part 2)

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So, Congress has been having tech hearings as of late.

Are Tech Giants Monopolies?

The trick with hearings is sometimes they’re nothing but pro-wrestling and “look how tough I am” chest beating for an election year. But sometimes there’s real substance to what’s going on. So, what’s going on?


Disaster Preparedness: Last Minute Edition (7/25/20 Part 1)

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Hurricane Douglas! Were you ready ahead of time?

In Hawai’i, before holiday season its HURRICANE season!

Hurricane Douglas

Same time of year, every year, and we always seem to forget about it. Well, here we are again!

And from the archives? https://www.q-a.net/mauionline/?s=disaster


Disaster Preparedness: Have you backed up lately? (7/25/20 Part 2)

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“Holy guacamole, Batman! Is it time to back up our system?”

Its time for a backup show!

Backup BEFORE the Disaster!

Yes, yes, much like the doctor nagging you to eat right and exercise, we’re telling you to back up!

We talk about online backups, archives, and a basic 3-2-1 plan for backups!


Hacking of the State Sponsored variety! (7/18/20 Part 1)

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Aaaah, hackers. There’s been a bunch of hacking in the news! In this hour we talk about state-sponsored cyber-attacks.

Analysis of alleged Russian Cyberatttacks on COVID Vaccine Labs

Why do countries do this? Well, reasons vary, but here we go…!

If you want some reading on it, here are some for you.


Hacking for Fun and Profit (7/18/20 Part 2)

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Photo by Andrew Pons from StockSnap

If you want fun and profit, apparently computer system hacking is a promising field!

Analysis of the Twitter Bitcoin Hack

Jonathan did a bunch of research so you can hear his thoughts this hour!


More Keeping The Kids Busy During Quarantine! (7/11/20 Part 1)

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Ready for summer?

Things to Do Online!

The days are longer, and kids don’t have school. Well, not even online! So, what to do?

And as discussed on the show!

  • Do family fitness together. 
  • Teach the kids about money. 
  • Cooking together 
  • Learning together 



Farewell Flash, we hardly knew thee. (7/11/20 Part 2)

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From https://openclipart.org/

Macromedia Flash, later Adobe Flash. If you’ve been online since the 90’s, you probably know about Flash. Its being retired this December 2020, and will no longer be supported! We take a look at this iconic part of online history.

Flash is done

We talk our thoughts and memories, with help from a great article from Arstechnica! https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/07/the-rise-and-fall-of-adobe-flash/

Now, Alert Internet Surfer Dan called in and tickled Jonathan reminding him about the Digicomp Mechanical Computer! Check it out! https://www.retrothing.com/2009/10/build_your_own_.html#:~:text=The%20Digicomp%20is%20a%20plastic%20mechanical%20computer%20from,into%20something%20that%20resembles%20a%20Jetson%27s%20parking%20garage.