Its solar talk with SUN KING SOLAR! (10/19/19 Part 1)

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Paul, President and CEO of Sun King Inc, here on Maui is joining us today to talk about solar power! Its a great and growing place in the economy both here and world-wide. Hawai’i is great for solar, and we are very excited about it!

All Things Solar – Part 1

Solar water heating, solar electric, solar air condition, and more!

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Paul Spencer from Sun King Solar talks on hot topics! (10/19/19 Part 2)

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Tax credits, MECO programs, how to start the process to get solar, and more!

All Things Solar – Part 2

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Web Browser Extensions – making your browser better! (10/12/19 Part 1)

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The humble web browser is probably one of the most commonly used pieces of software out there. It works hard running web apps, playing videos, music,  and just getting stuff done. But, did you know you can make it better?

Browser Extensions

Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about web browser extensions: what they like, and more! Now, where do you get them? The browser’s OFFICIAL STORE. Its much safer than downloading from random websites!

  • NoScript blocks scripts, only allowing what you want!
  • Lightbeam shows you where your internet cookies are going for any given website. Where is your data going?
  • AdBlocker+ helps keep obtrusive (and sometimes dangerous) ads from driving you crazy!
  • NewsGuard is Sam’s favorite and only extension which helps him get initial gauging of websites.
  • Flash is one of those most popular plugins, but its dying! We mention this so you know.
  • Password managers abound, but get one from a reputable service.
  • The Mercury Reader is a Chrome extension that will let you have a “Reader Mode” for websites!
  • Adobe Reader for PDFs!
  • Privacy Badger helps keep trackers from tracking you! It tells them “stop!” and if they don’t? It’ll block them!
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Patch, patch, paaaaahhhhfff… Patching gone wrong. (10/12/19 Part 2)

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We always advise patching. Patch, patch, patch.

Patch Gone Wrong

While its generally good in principle there are times when patches go bad. A recent Windows update came down the pipe and had a BIG problem with a particular line of HP printers.

Of course, if you can’t do it yourself (it happens!), call Q&A at (808) 243-7600 from Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm!

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The right to be forgotten (but not US)! (9/28/19 Part 1)

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Its nice to be remembered. Except when its not.

Right to Be Forgotten

The EU’s Court of Justice has decided that Google and other search engines should comply with some requests by citizens “to be forgotten.”

But, what does that mean? And why? And what could possibly go wrong?

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/24/763857307/right-to-be-forgotten-only-applies-inside-eu-european-court-says

Additionally, Tracy the Librarian joins us for the show!

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Being an Internet Super Sleuth! (9/28/19 Part 2)

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Sure, we all search the internet, but are you more a Shaggy and Scoopy searcher? Or are you a Sherlock Holmes? Up your search game!

Internet Search

And for our caller who called about VPNs? https://thatoneprivacysite.net/

Plus a bonus: our favorite video about Filter Bubbles!

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Botnets: badware getting better and smarter… grrr… (9/21/19 Part 1)

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Don’t call it a comeback! Emotet has been going to the gym and on a diet. What is Emotet? And what is a botnet?

Bad Botnet! Bad! No Biscuit!

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