Your skill are one of your biggest assets! And, thanks to the wonders of your brain, you can learn new things, new skills, update things and more! Some people can learn great on their own, but some folks really benefit from time with a teacher. Welcome to Maui Computer Learning with Ben! Q&A now has Q&A Second Story! Its a classroom where you can learn more about a variety of subjects with one of the best teachers on Maui! Got a business or a non-profit? You can invest in your greatest asset: your people! https://www.inc.com/chad-halvorson/5-reasons-you-should-be-investing-in-employee-development.html https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/01/29/why-development-planning-is-important-neglected-and-can-cost-you-young-talent/#5c9bf9d56f63 https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-reasons-keep-learning-all-time-deb-calvert https://www.inc.com/aj-agrawal/4-reasons-why-we-should-never-stop-learning.html
Personal Identification Numbers (or PINs) are a part of modern life. Using an ATM, a debit card at the store, and unlocking your phone all use PINs. So, do you need a good one? Heck yeah you do! Not just for protecting your stuff, but legally as well! Passwords! – Part 2 https://www.thebalance.com/pin-number-definition-and-explanation-315344 https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/why-biometrics-are-bad-for-your-constitutional-rights.html https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/12/16298192/apple-iphone-face-id-legal-security-fifth-amendment https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/01/court-rules-against-man-who-was-forced-to-fingerprint-unlock-his-phone/
Its a 101 show! Where we go over computer basics for YOU, our listeners! First off? The backbone of the modern digital home is your ROUTER. Routers 101
Computer Internals 101 So, its computer buying season with school starting soon! So, when you’re out looking for a new computer, you’re going to be faced with all these parts and names and specs and OH MY GOODNESS WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
Californ-aye-ay! California Privacy There are times that when California passes a law it affects the rest of the country. Why? Well, its got a LOT of people, and its economy dwarfs that of many countries. So, when they decide to pass a law it can be pretty significant. Such as privacy laws. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, many cellular providers and more don’t seem thrilled by this. But why? https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/06/california-approves-privacy-rules-opposed-by-isps-and-tech-companies/ https://www.mobileworldlive.com/featured-content/top-three/telecoms-players-blast-california-privacy-rules/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-privacy/california-lawmakers-approve-data-privacy-bill-opposed-by-silicon-valley-idUSKBN1JO35Y?il=0
Time for a Net Neutrality update! Net Neutrality Update The Net Neutrality repeal has hit the books. What does that mean? What could it mean? What can you do? SHOULD YOU PANIC? Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this to help bring you up to speed with what’s going. Ready for more? https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/fccs-net-neutrality-order-was-just-published-so-now-fight-really-begins https://act.freepress.net/call/internet_nn_cra_senate_house/?source=front-slider https://5calls.org/
We’re still here! Yay! And we’re prognosticating for the upcoming year! Looking toward 2018 – Part 2 Jonathan, LD, and Sam go around the table and come up with almost 20 of their best guesses for the upcoming year. New tech? Prices? Trends? Malware? Oh my!
We’re scoring our 2017 predictions! Scoring 2017 – Part 1 But first? We go over the now notorious, infamous, and slightly overblown CPU exploits called Meltdown and Specter affecting ALL modern computer processors. It doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, or anything else – if you’ve got a modern CPU? You’re vulnerable. Ish. After that we talk start scoring our predictions from the beginning of 2017! How did we do? Lets find out!
Scoring our 2017 predictions! Clearly, we’re not psychic. Scoring 2017 – Part 2 We continue on with our scoring of our 2017 prognostications, and we’re having fun with it. Some groans to be had, some “we were right but wish we were wrong,” and some “we were wrong and that’s okay.” Its life! How did we do? Listen in!
State of Malware – Part 1 What are the baddies up to? What’s the newest malware going around? Are there oldies getting an update and making the rounds again? Join Jonathan and LD as they talk about the current state of malware!