Emergencies happen. Life throws curveballs. Murphy’s Law goes into effect at the worst possible moment. Planning For the Rough Spots What do you do when you or a loved one has a medical emergency (or worse)? Life doesn’t stop for anyone, so we talk about keeping things going while trying to navigate a tough situation.
Do you like shopping? Sure you do. And it’s shopping season. Which means shopping frauds and scams! Season of Scams The bad guys are hard at work trying to separate you from your hard-earned money. Oh, and we have a big tangent on Twitter (sorry). https://consumer.ftc.gov/scams https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/ https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/heres-how-to-avoid-online-holiday-shopping-scams/ https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/mystery-shopping-scams https://www.fdacs.gov/Consumer-Resources/Scams-and-Fraud/Online-Shopping-Scams
Are you burned out on social media? The constant negativity, drama, insane conspiracy theories and multi-level marketing invitations from friends? Perhaps you need a break or need to make an escape. We talk about doing that on Facebook and Twitter! Escaping Social Media Facebook How to temporarily deactivate your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/214376678584711?helpref=faq_content How to delete your Facebook account: https://www.facebook.com/help/224562897555674/ How to download your Facebook information: https://www.lifewire.com/back-up-your-facebook-data-2655254 Twitter How to backup and deactivate your Twitter account: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2022/10/how-to-download-a-backup-copy-of-your-twitter-data-or-deactivate-your-account/ The official how to deactivate, delete, and download your Twitter account: https://help.twitter.com/en/managing-your-account/how-to-deactivate-twitter-account Effects of Social Media and Mental Health https://www.cnet.com/health/mental/heres-how-social-media-might-be-hurting-your-mental-health/ https://www.mcleanhospital.org/essential/it-or-not-social-medias-affecting-your-mental-health https://www.unicef.org/stories/social-media-bad-teens-mental-health https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/becoming-resilient/202108/how-social-media-affects-mental-health-in-adolescents
Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight… October Astronomy It’s time for our favorite local astronomer, Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy, to visit us on the show! We yakked about a local event, stuff going on in the world of astronomy, telescopes, and more! https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/10/black-hole-burps-up-shredded-star-years-after-consuming-it/ https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-neptune-rings-moons?utm_campaign=socialflow https://astronomy.com/news/2022/03/astronomys-exoplanet-boom-crests-5000-confirmed-worlds
It’s that time again! Viewer Mail August 2022 – Part 1 We go through your emails and talk about them on the air! From Alert Internet Surfer “John Smith”: https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/am_deadlink.html And Jonathan found a fun list of link checkers: https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/broken-link-checker/ Cool stuff in your car! https://www.aamcocolorado.com/computers-in-your-car/ How to back up your Gmail! https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-backup-your-gmail-2378049
Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot have given us an amazing Sandisk 2tb external drive which one of you won! Viewer Mail August 2022 – Part 2 More reading from the show: https://earthsky.org/space/galaxies-spiral-arm https://www.interviewbit.com/linux-interview-questions/ https://www.linux.com/what-is-linux/ https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-the-metaverse/
Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot on Dairy Road is a fantastic SanDisk® Professional ArmorATD Portable External Hard Drive. From the website: USB-C™ (5Gbps) drive for quick content backup and storage. USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt™ 3 compatible. Premium, anodized aluminum enclosure for strength you can feel. Transfer rates of up to 140MB/s read and 130MB/s write (1TB and 2TB). Rain-and dust-resistant (IP54) enclosure with a 1000-lb crush resistance. Backed by a 3-year limited warranty so you know you have storage you can rely on in the field for years to come. You’ve heard us tell you about the importance of backing up, and this looks great for that! You can win this by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a question, comment, show topics, and notes saying hello!
It is time to read your emails! Yay! Viewer Mail April 2022 – Part 1 We go over your emails, talk about our prize, and chat chat chat! We might even have gotten a show topic from it! Looking forward to our winner? That’s coming up!
Our friends at OfficeMax/OfficeDepot have given us an AMAZING Monster Quest RGB PC gaming keyboard. Normally retailing for $99 this mechanical keyboard has sold out twice since we started this contest. Viewer Mail April 2022 – Part 2 And today? Someone wins it!
As the dreary afternoon continues to look wet and overcast we talk astronomy with Dr. Armstrong! April Talk with Dr. Armstrong – Part 2 It’s his monthly visit and we’re happy to have him!