Not Ready for Prime Time: Betas, Previews, and Early Access (9/11/21 Part 2)

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Do you like to live dangerously? Do you want to be on the exciting, cutting edge of technology? Windows 11 and Beta Software Well, the way you do that is by using software and operating systems that are under development. They go by several different names: alphas, betas, developer previews, previews, early access, and other cheerful terms. What can you expect? Headaches, incomplete features, the worst stability, and more. We’ll talk about that.

Its Hurricane-Watching season! (8/21/21 Part 2)

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Its Hurricane season! And its always Tsunami season. Be Prepared! So, how do you keep track of them? How do you find out about them so you can plan accordingly? https://ccrane.com/ https://mauiready.org/ https://www.mauicounty.gov/QuickLinks.aspx?CID=32%2C52 https://www.mauicounty.gov/emergency http://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/ https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/?cpac https://www.tsunami.gov/ https://disasteralert.pdc.org/disasteralert/ https://www.fema.gov/ https://www.redcross.org/

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

REvil and Kaseya: Big Money in Malware (7/10/21 Part 1)

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Are you ready for more malware? Nope, neither were we. Kaseya, Malware, and REvil stuff But, alas, here we are. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/code-huge-ransomware-attack-written-avoid-computers-use-russian-says-n1273222 https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2021/07/03/ransomware-attack-before-holiday-leaves-companies-scrambling/ https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/up-to-1500-businesses-infected-in-one-of-the-worst-ransomware-attacks-ever/  

You don’t need to be a whiz to update Windows! (6/19/21 Part 1)

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We’ve had folks asking us about updating Windows. Windows Updates and Pitfalls Microsoft, in typical fashion, doesn’t explain this sort of thing well so we tackle that and a few other things too! https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/update-windows-10 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/update-windows-10-3c5ae7fc-9fb6-9af1-1984-b5e0412c556a https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-faq-8a903416-6f45-0718-f5c7-375e92dddeb2

Don’t get rocked by a Hurricane… (6/19/21 Part 2)

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Holiday season, mango season, Obon season…. Hurricane season! Hurricane Season Begins We talk about getting ready for it because it’s that time of year again! Maui Emergency Management MauiReady Preparedness Plan Workbook Disaster Preparedness Guide for Maui County Maui County Emergency Management Agency on Facebook Flash Flood preparations Hawai’i Red Cross locations Red Cross preparedness online store KH6RS: Maui Amateur Radio Club NOAA National Hurricane Center And from Alert Internet Surfer Perry! Hawaii Weather Today XTorch

R.I.P. Internet Explorer: August 16, 1995-June 25, 2022 (2/22/21 Part 2)

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Goodbye IE! Rest In Peace, Internet Explorer. Are we being a little premature here? The announced end of support is June next year. But, honestly, the writing has been on the wall since 2015 when Edge became the new default for Windows, becoming more obvious when they moved Edge from its Trident roots to Chromium. As always, there are companies and governments dragging their feet. And the new trend of removing “dangerous,” unsupported software isn’t one we necessarily like. So join us as Jonathan, LD, and Sam talk about this!

Stupid hackers. We hates them. (5/15/21 Part 1)

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Stupid hackers. We hate them. Ransomware – Part 1 Listen in as we talk about the Colonial Pipeline. Spoiler: we do manage to go the whole show without saying “we told you so.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/15/welcome-to-darkside-and-the-inexorable-rise-of-ransomware https://www.axios.com/hackers-darkside-shutting-down-colonial-pipeline-6e11766f-3d41-438a-9e21-dc06d1c3816f.html