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/

Hospitals and scumbag hackers. There, we said it. (10/31/20 Part 2)

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Scumbag jerky hackers and ransom-ware. We hates them. Hostageware on the rise And yet, they don’t go away! So, what happened this time? https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/10/us-government-warns-of-imminent-ransomware-attacks-against-hospitals/ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hospitals-being-hit-in-coordinated-targeted-ransomware-attack-from-russian-speaking-criminals/ar-BB1auEpi?ocid=uxbndlbing https://www.zdnet.com/article/first-death-reported-following-a-ransomware-attack-on-a-german-hospital/ Also, if you saw the lights in the Maui sky the other night but don’t know what they were? https://mauinow.com/2020/10/25/cluster-of-mysterious-lights-observed-across-maui/  

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/

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/