Net Neutrality, the FCC, and More! – Part 1 December 14th is a big day. Why? Its not Festivus (that’s on December 23rd). Its not Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, either. Its when the the FCC plans to attempt to repeal Net Neutrality (a subject we’ve talked about a lot!) despite what the public thinks or says. Do we get into it? Oh yes, we get into it and more. Do you want to get involved and help stop this? While the FCC says they’re going for it, we still have to try and stop them. https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/today-and-every-day-we-fight-defend-open-internet https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history
Net Neutrality, the FCC, and Getting Involved – Part 2 Who does the FCC work for? Is it for the benefit of the American public, large and small? Or a handful of companies who consider crony capitalism a legitimate business model, never mind the cost to the rest of the country and economy? Judging by their actions, the FCC’s answer is the wrong one. Chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill Net Neutrality, get rid of Lifeline service, and much, much more. And who does this benefit? Not you. Mad yet? Get started here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/today-and-every-day-we-fight-defend-open-internet https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history
Shopping and Shipping – Part 1 Its shopping season for the holidays! Wait, what? No, really, it is. Why? Special guest Tracey will tell you why! Our favorite deal hunter gets into the tools she uses, the tricks she has, and the warning signs she looks for when shopping online. All in time for the holidays! And as promised? Tracey’s tool for checking out eBay sellers: http://toolhaus.org/
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 1 Microsoft has started the release of Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update! What does that mean? What’s in it? Jonathan, LD, and Sam go over that! Prefer to read what’s in there? https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-lots-of-small-changes-and-maybe-the-revolution/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/17/whats-new-windows-10-fall-creators-update/#_edn2 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/141660/comes-windows-10-fall-creators-update http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-microsoft-is-thinking-differently-about-hardware-and-software/
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 2 We continue with a second hour discussing Windows 10 and the Creator’s Update! Also, Alert Internet Surfer Art called and asked Sam where he gets so much of his information! With some poking and prodding we got some of his favorite reading sites: arstechnica.com anandtech.com neowin.net tomshardware.com thurrott.com windowscentral.com hawaiipublicradio.org wikipedia.org wired.com polygon.com gamasutra.com He’s been reading some of these sites since 1998, back when he was in college. This doesn’t cover everything he’s read over the years, including magazines, books (For Dummies books are favorites), taking classes, or talking to folks who knew lots of cool stuff. We hope you’ll find some new sites to enjoy!
Alternative Software Titles We all know that a computer is no good without software. But sometimes there’s something you want to do and you don’t have a program for it. Then you go shopping and find out that piece of software everyone recommends costs hundreds of dollars to buy or even requires a subscription! Tell us there’s a better way! For most jobs there’s often lesser known, less expensive software out there you can look into that will do what you need it to do. Sometimes there’s even free and legal programs out there! For our first hour we’ll be talking about these alternatives to popular programs like Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and more! Want help finding alternatives to software? Try alternativeto.net for suggestions! Need a Microsoft Office alternative? Try libreoffice.org Photoshop’s price tag got you down? You can try GIMP for free from gimp.org or any number of alternatives! If you’re ready to start making music, recording podcasts, or any other audio work? Audacity might be what you’re looking for! www.audacityteam.org
Backup! – Part 1 LD has been getting questions about backing up at OfficeMax, so its time for a backup show! A few things have changed (they always do), so listen in as we go over it. PC Magazine has reviews of different back up solutions for 2017, and Tech Radar has a list of 2017’s best free computer backup software! www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2278661,00.asp www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-pc-backup-software Also, we need to let you know that the eCycling in Wailuku will be closed for the month of October, but when its back? Its going to be awesome!
More BACKUP! – Part 2 We continue with backups! We also received calls from Alert Internet Surfers from Maui and the Big Island! As promised, here are some links for them 🙂 For AIS Val: you have headphones for watching TV but need volume control? There are adapters that! http://amzn.to/2jUrs5H For AIS Dave: you called and asked about Acronis! Want to learn more? Here you go! https://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup/
The Great American Eclipse with the Slaters! Jonathan finally gets to talk about the eclipse! And more than that? This week we have actual scientists to chat with as well! Doctors Tim and Stephanie Slater join us for both hours of the show to discuss astronomy and HawaiiCon! Also, we talked about the Equifax security breach during the news. Were you needing a link to the FTC on how to get a free credit report? https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/get-my-free-credit-report Are you the victim of identity theft? https://www.ftc.gov/faq/consumer-protection/report-identity-theft
Sam went to HawaiiCon in 2014 after its successful Kickstarter and is going again this year. Jonathan and Tracey went last year and had a ton of fun! Even Dr. Armstrong has been there to have fun and to speak on panels! Have you heard about Hawai’i’s own Science & Science Fiction/Fantasy convention? Its next month, and we’re talking about it on the show today! Tune in to KAOI 1110 AM/96.7 FM, or stream online at www.kaoi1110.com from 12-2pm HST / 3-5pm PST!