Fact Checking 101 for 2020! (1/18/20 Part 1)

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We’re in an election year, and that means brushing up on our fact checking! So, of course, we’ve got some handy-dandy reading for you while you’re listening to the show! Fact Checking 101 https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2018/01/how-to-fact-check-the-atlantic/551477/  https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2014/aug/20/7-steps-better-fact-checking/  https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/2016/07/20/the-10-best-fact-checking-sites/?fbclid=IwAR0FTgj6Z2WMvlTAlkp2g_-tsQfs8JN2gP6X1PFX120ek4_haJ1ErQXS6L0  https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/The_Dragon_in_My_Garage https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/  

Grade Them 2019 Predictions! (12/28/19 Part 1)

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We made predictions back in the beginning of January. Guess what? Its time to grade those predictions! 2019 Prediction Scorecard – Part 1 Care to listen to them? Here’s the last ones! https://www.q-a.net/mauionline/2019/01/08/predictions-for-2019-revisit-in-december-1-5-19-part-1/ https://www.q-a.net/mauionline/2019/01/08/more-wild-guessing-predictions-2019-1-6-19-part-2/

The Time Has Come for Windows 7. Now What? (12/7/19 Part 2)

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Windows 7 is being retired. It will no longer be receiving updates. Is it time to move on? Yes. Yes it is. Time to Change OSes Jonathan has finally been won over, and we talk why you should move over. Benefits of Windows 10, how to change the interface, and more! https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 http://www.classicshell.net/

Holiday Charity Giving and Scams 101 (11/23/19 Part 1)

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Its our annual reminder about holiday charity giving, holiday scams, defending yourself and making sure your money is going to a good place! As promised? Links, links, and more links! Holiday Scams! – Part 1 https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/charity.html https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/tax-exempt-organization-search https://bloomerang.co/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-4-major-charity-watchdogs/ https://www.charitywatch.org/ https://www.guidestar.org/ http://www.give.org/ https://www.charitynavigator.org/

Streaming! What’s up there! (11/16/19 Part 1)

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a cord cutter or are paying for cable, satellite, etc. , streaming video online is a staple of life now! Watch on your TV, laptop, desktop, phone, and fridge (assuming you have one of those fancy smart fridges). Streaming! https://www.polygon.com/2019/11/7/20903616/best-streaming-service-netflix-hulu-amazon-disney-plus-hbo-comparison-shows Also, the Maui County is offering hard drive destruction on Saturday, November 23rd! From them: The County of Maui will be holding a free, drive-through hard drive and backup tape destruction and disposal service in the lower parking lot behind the Kalana O Maui County Building on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in observance of Cyber Security Awareness Month. The free service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, with access to the parking area under the County building from Kaohu Street (just below the intersection with High Street). But before you destroy it, consider wiping it first! https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-wipe-a-hard-drive-2624527

Before you go… (11/16/19 Part 2)

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A good friend of the show had a family member pass away. We offered our condolences, but he did say something to his friends and family that caught our attention. What We Leave Behind https://www.facebook.com/help/1070665206293088 https://lifehacker.com/one-day-youre-going-to-die-heres-how-to-prepare-for-i-5992722 https://www.pcmag.com/feature/366465/how-to-prepare-your-digital-life-for-your-death

Are you ready for the Transit of Mercury? (11/9/19 Part 1)

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Mercury will be passing between the Sun and the Earth! Are you ready for this? We talk with our astronomical guests Dr. Armstrong, Dr. She, and Tag! Transit of Mercury! https://www.space.com/32819-mercury-transit-how-to-watch-safely-equipment.html https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-blogs/imaging-foundations-richard-wright/how-safely-photograph-sun/

What’s in a face? (11/2/19 Part 1)

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Facial recognition is a common technology and its making is way all over the place, like it or not. So, what’s going on with it outside the realm of the possibility and entering reality? What’s In a Face? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/10/aclu-sues-feds-to-get-information-about-facial-recognition-programs/ https://www.foia.gov/ https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/18/facebook-35-billion-lawsuit/