The Great Computer Drought of 2020! (9/12/20 Part 1)

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Are you looking for a new computer? Where are all the PCs? Oh dear, its sort of a tough time for that. Since the start of the pandemic and the advent of everyone doing everything from home? Computers are in short supply! So, what are you options? What’s the hold-up? We talk about that and more! Jonathan’s tips: Check out the big companies like Dell, HP, etc. Sign up for an account before you’re ready to buy! Be willing to go up. Better to over buy a little than to under buy. Check the websites, newsletters, etc. Companies do have refurbished machines! Check around from them. Ask about return policies ahead of time.

Its a SPACE show with Dr. Armstrong! (8/22/20 Part 1)

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A Talk with Doc Armstrong – Part 1 Its one of our favorite times of the year when Dr. Armstrong joins us to talk SPACE! And in particular? Starlink! 30,000 satellites providing internet around the world sounds great, but how does that affect astronomy? https://www.starlink.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlink https://heavens-above.com https://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/satellites/spacex-confident-about-its-starlink-constellation-for-satellite-internet-others-not-so-much  

Star Stuff with Dr. Armstrong! (8/22/20 Part 2)

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A Talk with Doc Armstrong – Part 2 Meteors zoom by us all the time! But many? And how close do they get? https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/solar-system/a33644295/asteroid-earth-closest-recorded-flyby/ https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/meteors-and-meteorites/overview/?page=0&per_page=40&order=id+asc&search=&condition_1=meteor_shower%3Abody_type https://astronomy.com/news/2018/07/tracking-asteroids https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan-STARRS https://fallingstar.com/home.php Side note: If you want a piece of space-rock, you might want to check out Big Kahuna Meteorites on eBay! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelyabinsk_meteor https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/asteroids-comets-and-meteors/comets/oumuamua/in-depth/

Setting a home Computer Lab 101! (8/15/20 Part 1)

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Do you have kids of school age? Distance Learning! Are you going to be home schooling? Well, time to set up a home computing environment and we’re here to help! Setting up Windows 10 Parental Controls: https://www.lifewire.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-parental-controls-4801595 Netgear parental controls: https://www.netgear.com/home/discover/apps/lpc.aspx Linksys parental controls: https://www.linksys.com/us/support-article?articleNum=134633 How to use Zoom: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-zoom

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! https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-posed-tiktok/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-posed-wechat/ For more reading: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/trump-plans-tiktok-wechat-ban-declares-apps-national-emergency/ https://www.pcgamer.com/every-game-company-that-tencent-has-invested-in/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/7/21358252/tencent-wechat-ban-trump-executive-order-consequences https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/08/beware-of-find-my-phone-wi-fi-and-bluetooth-nsa-tells-mobile-users/ https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/centre-bans-59-mobile-apps-including-tik-tok-uc-browser-others/articleshow/76694828.cms#:~:text=India%20Business%20News%3A%20The%20government%20of%20India%20on,apps%20terming%20them%20to%20be%20prejudicial%20to%20the https://www.zdnet.com/article/pentagon-bans-military-from-using-devices-with-gps/ https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/07/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-mostly-and-love-my-threat-model/

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

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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! https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/types-of-disaster/#hurricane https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac https://www.skilledsurvival.com/hurricane-prep-list/#section3 http://ready.gov/hurricanes And from the archives? https://www.q-a.net/mauionline/?s=disaster

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? https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/16-free-or-cheap-things-to-do-with-your-kids-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ss-BB14qpGY#image=1  https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-parental-control-software  https://www.librarieshawaii.org/visit/branches/all-branch-hours-2/  And as discussed on the show! Do family fitness together.  https://www.youtube.com/user/walkathomemedia  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZS3MUjYqjUHCxHJUnzMsxwKyPyNXR3Fm  Teach the kids about money.  https://www.kiplinger.com/article/spending/T065-C002-S003-smart-ways-to-talk-about-money-with-your-kids.html?rid=SYN-msn&utm_source=SYN-msn&utm_medium=referral  https://www.education.com/worksheet/article/dollars-cents-how-much/  https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-to-teach-kids-about-money  Cooking together  https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/packages/recipes-for-kids/cooking-with-kids/recipes-kids-can-make  Learning together  https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/5-fun-stem-projects-to-keep-your-kids-engaged-during-covid-19-school-closures/  https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/5-more-stem-projects-to-keep-your-kids-engaged-during-covid-19-school-closures/  https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/11-household-objects-you-can-use-to-build-a-rube-goldberg-machine/  https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/14-fun-online-stem-activities-to-keep-kids-stimulated-at-home/