Dr. Armstrong of the UH Maui IfA is joining us today! Dr. Armstrong and Space! – Part 1 As such? We are absolutely gorging ourselves on all sorts of cool space stuff! Jonathan went bananas finding stuff he wanted to go over, too! https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/07/31/mars-new-data-nasa-insight-lander-fisher-pkg-ebof-vpx.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/ https://www.space.com/mars-helicopter-ingenuity-raised-ridges-video https://earthsky.org/moon-phases/2021-moon-phases-calendar-dates-and-times/ https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-rolls-off-launch-pad-photos
Its a WHOLE second hour of Space Stuff with Dr. Armstrong! Dr. Armstrong And Space! – Part 2 Dr. Armstrong had a story that some of you were interested in: https://launiusr.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/why-explore-space-a-1970-letter-to-a-nun-in-africa/ More links! https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57797297 https://apnews.com/article/jeff-bezos-space-e0afeaa813ff0bdf23c37fe16fd34265 https://fortworth.culturemap.com/news/city-life/07-29-21-wally-funk-parade-grapevine-historic-space-flight-blue-origin-bezos/ https://www.space.com/nauka-delays-boeing-starliner-oft2-space-station-launch
From the Listener Mail bag we pull this topic: What is cloud computing? What is cloud storage? Its pretty ubiquitous, and if you have a modern computer, phone, or tablet? You’re dealing with it! Cloud Computing 101 We go over that as a quick overview, plus take your calls!
Are you afraid of being hacked? Of getting scammed? Of getting a virus that’ll eat your computer and your cat? Opening an email that’ll melt your brain? FEAR Let’s talk about fear and computing.
Its a news buffet sort of day! News Buffet! California passes an amazing broadband plan – https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/california-passes-historic-plan-for-statewide-open-access-fiber-network/ REvil goes silent – https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57826851 Got a car? Or other electronic device? This is possibly good news for the near future… https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2021/07/tsmc-signals-global-chip-crunch-may-be-easing/
Mark Harmer, owner and founder of Harmer Communications is our special guest on this episode of the show! Harmer presents WISP! Are you somewhere with bad or no internet? Or are you looking for communication options for your business or organization? Hey! This is the show you’re looking for! Harmer Communications has been serving Maui since 1987! Ready to learn more? You can check them out at https://www.harmercommunications.com/
Are you ready for more malware? Nope, neither were we. Kaseya, Malware, and REvil stuff But, alas, here we are. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/code-huge-ransomware-attack-written-avoid-computers-use-russian-says-n1273222 https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/03/ransomware-attack-before-holiday-leaves-companies-scrambling/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/up-to-1500-businesses-infected-in-one-of-the-worst-ransomware-attacks-ever/
You own that thing, you can do what you want or need to do with it, right? Not necessarily. Right to Repair – An update Could things change to be more pro-consumer and pro-small business? Absolutely! https://www.repair.org/ https://www.eff.org/issues/right-to-repair https://www.ifixit.com/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/bidens-right-to-repair-order-could-stop-companies-from-blocking-diy-fixes/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/hackers-farmers-and-doctors-unite-support-for-right-to-repair-laws-slowly-grows/ And from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers:
Windows 11 is coming! Windows 11 is coming – Part 1 Yes, the Engineers beat Marketing into submission, and there’s a Windows 11 coming. Need some reading? Check to see if you can run Windows 11 on your computer! https://aka.ms/GetPCHealthCheckApp https://www.pcworld.com/article/3622939/microsoft-officially-unveils-windows-11.html https://www.computerworld.com/article/3623268/what-enterprise-needs-to-know-about-windows-11.html https://www.reviewgeek.com/90087/windows-11-is-windows-10-with-apple-polish/
Since we went over some of the concerns we had for Windows 11 in the first hour? Now its time for the more fun things about Windows 11! Windows 11 is coming – Part 2 New features, new looks, and more! https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsoft-details-windows-11-with-new-ui-and-android-app-support/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/06/microsofts-windows-subsystem-for-android-sounds-a-lot-like-chrome-os/ https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/gaming-on-windows-11-directstorage-api-auto-hdr-will-require-os-update/ https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-require-windows-11-laptops-to-support-bluetooth-and-precision-touchpad/ https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-will-not-take-a-cut-from-developers-using-third-party-payment-systems-in-apps/