The Ethics of Deepfakes (8/7/21 Part 1)

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Did you know that Anthony Bourdain – who passed away in 2018 – can be heard in a new documentary? Well, its not really Anthony. Deepfakes Rather, his voice was created using an AI to generate a recreation of it. Work from beyond the grave, as it were. https://www.npr.org/2021/07/16/1016838440/ai-brought-anthony-bourdains-voice-back-to-life-should-it-have https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/the-ethics-of-a-deepfake-anthony-bourdain-voice?utm_source=pocket-newtab https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-57842514

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism (8/7/21 Part 2)

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David Horowitz, host of the old show Fight Back, used to end each show saying “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Skepticism We’re going to talk about having a healthy skepticism, including about the things you like. https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ https://yourbias.is/ https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-develop-critical-thinking-skills

Its a SPACE SHOW with Dr. JD! (7/31/21 Part 1)

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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

Harmer talks WISP and 2-Way Radio! (7/17/21 Part 2)

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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/

Visiting the neighborhood: Mars & Venus! (6/5/21 Part 1)

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Cruising around the solar system is fun! Dr. Armstrong on Venus and Mars, and what we can learn! So, what’s been going on in the wacky world of astronomy? What’s new? Well, guess what? We’ve got our favorite local astronomer joining us today! Yes, its Dr. Armstrong! https://www.nasa.gov/venus https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html

We’ve got a TV star: its Dr. Armstrong! (6/5/21 Part 2)

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Astronomers on television! IfA on T.V.! Dr. Armstrong is back, and he had fun recently. Doing what, you ask? He was on Xploration Station’s Awesome Planet! https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/05/14/xploration-awesome-planet/ https://www.xplorationstation.com/show/Xploration-Awesome-Planet Are you excited about astronomy going on here in Hawai’i? Check this out!

2FA? MFA? What the heck? (3/13/21 Part 2)

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A security researcher earned a cool $50,000 discovering a bug that hackers could and might even be using. A video game recently had its accounts hacked via brute force. Hackers are busy, busy, busy! MFA’s the only way! What can you do? Well, in addition to using good passwords, you might want to use 2-Factor Authentication. On top of that? Is Multi-Factor Authentication available to you? What’s that? Hey, we’ve got a special guest who can answer that!

NASA’s SLS is being tested! Biggest rocket to date! (1/16/21 Part 1)

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Today NASA is testing the engines of their SLS (Space Launch System) booster rocket. BIG Rocket Test! This is the biggest test for the project. Its being livestreamed, NASA is recording TERABYTES of test data, and Jonathan could NOT resist talking about it! Whoot! Space Launch System | NASA Space Launch System – Wikipedia WATCH LIVE: NASA test-fires SLS megarocket for moon missions (msn.com) SLS: Nasa’s ‘megarocket’ set to fire up engines in crucial test – BBC News

The upcoming year up in the sky! (1/16/21 Part 2)

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Its a new year and we’re looking ahead! 2021 in Astronomy! Well, we’re looking up, to be more specific. Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy is joining us this show! Plan on viewing those meteor showers, full moons, and more ahead of time! The top astronomical events to look forward to in 2021, from ‘supermoons’ to eclipses | The Seattle Times 2021 Astronomical Calendar: Full Moons, Meteor Showers, and Eclipses to Watch for This Year | Travel + Leisure (travelandleisure.com) 2021 astronomy calendar: When to see full moons, planets, eclipses and meteor showers – CNN

Its Full of Stars! Hey Dr. Armstrong! (10/31/20 Part 1)

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Our favorite astronomer is back! What are we talking about? OSIRIS REX! Osiris-Rex! https://www.asteroidmission.org/ https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/29/21540873/nasa-osiris-rex-spacecraft-asteroid-sample-bennu-storage-success Also, for the really adventurous out there? We had a caller asking about Linux on Android! Whoo! Now, that said, this is for advanced users who are ready to write off a whole tablet in case things go south. https://beebom.com/install-linux-on-dex/ https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/10/samsung-linux-dex-cancelled https://linuxonandroid.com/ https://hackaday.com/2020/10/07/linux-fu-the-linux-android-convergence/