A listener emailed us and asked us to talk about Thunderbird! Reintroducing Thunderbird! Thunderbird is an email program that you can use instead of Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, or Mac Mail! Its on Windows, Mac, Linux, and many other operating systems. Even Android! https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/ https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/
We welcome our monthly visit from Dr. Armstrong! June Visit from Dr. Armstrong – Part 1 Ready for astronomy and science? Hey, it’s that kind of show! We talk about Starlink, cool pictures local astronomers and students have taken, and more! https://mauinow.com/2022/06/03/maui-teenagers-research-asteroids-and-black-holes-during-uh-astronomy-program/ https://www.newsweek.com/rogue-isolated-black-hole-kick-planets-deep-space-nasa-hubble-1715641 https://astronomy.com/news/2022/03/starlink-satellite-streaks-how-big-a-problem-are-they https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-landing-success https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b_XwLh8VQ
We continue our talk with Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy! June Visit from Dr. Armstrong – Part 2 https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/skywatching/whats-up/ https://spacetourismguide.com/june-night-sky/ https://www.instructables.com/Viking-Stargazing-Chairs/ If you make a Viking stargazing chair, send us a picture!
Are you in the market for something? Looking online? Going to look at the reviews? Who Reviews the Reviewers? – Part 1 You might want to take those with grain of salt. Also, as promised! Here’s the link to PC Magazine’s article on securing your account: https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/12-simple-things-you-can-do-to-be-more-secure-online
We’re continuing our discussion about reviews! Who Reviews the Reviewers? – Part 2 There are individuals and companies gaming reviews, so what to do about it? And what can you do about it?
Some folks don’t like to be tied down. Wires and cables get in the way, get chewed on by pets and more! Bluetooth Devices! We use it for keyboards, computer mice, printers, speakers, and… cars? Well, yeah, actually. Android Auto – https://www.android.com/auto/ Apple CarPlay – https://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/
Your computer is going to get cluttered up. Spring, er, Summer Cleaning! Tons of random junk will accumulate, programs will end up not being used but run in the background, and other things will make your nice computer run like a lethargic turtle. How do you clean up? Well, glad you asked!
Jargon! Don’t you love it when people talk about stuff but might as well be speaking another language? Astronomical Jargon That’s Sam and Astronomy. Some of the stuff is very technical. Some of it defies common sense. Some of it has driven people insane. Thankfully, Dr. Armstrong is here to help! We talk about gravity, black holes, lensing, and more!
USB! USB! What is the state of USB? What is it? All Things USB We’re going to try and keep to the most current, relevant stuff, so no history lesson here. There’s enough stuff currently and more coming to keep us busy anyhow! If you take one piece of advice from Sam this show, then it should be “label things!” What do all these plugs look like? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hardware#Connectors Need a chart? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Connector_type_quick_reference Current as of last year: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/usb-if-is-once-again-trying-to-logo-its-way-out-of-usb-c-confusion/
You get a new computer and it wants you to make a Microsoft Account. Yay? Do I HAVE to use an MS Account with Windows 11? Why would you want one? Why wouldn’t you? How can you NOT have one? Well, we answer that and more! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we talk about that! https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-use-a-microsoft-account-to-log-into-my-own-pc https://www.extremetech.com/computing/299341-microsoft-needs-to-stop-screwing-with-local-accounts-in-windows-10