Brain-freeze while shopping? (4/9/22 Part 1)

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Sam went shopping. He knew what he wanted. He knew what he needed. Aaaand when he got to our friends at Officemax he saw a deal he wasn’t expecting. Which is exactly when his brain froze up. What to do? Which was the better value? Sam’s Brain Breeze Also, he got a GREAT scam thrown his way. The type that got him to pause and think and wonder. What did he do? We talk about that so you can learn from his brain freeze!

What can you do about Disinformation? (3/5/22 Part 2)

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Unfortunately, the world is an interesting place right now. Over the years we’ve seen governments and bad actors spreading misinformation, trying to raise a fuss, and make online life a bit more misleading than it should be. Well, turn that up to 11! Disinformation in 2022 So, what can you do? https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/how-disinformation-evolved-in-2020/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fix-internet-roger-mcnamee-christopher-wylie-maria-ressa/ https://www.state.gov/disarming-disinformation/ https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2cf5f9_077de61b35f1453295903e378e80948e~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_600,h_800,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/How_to_Spot_Fake_News.webp https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/ https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Online Scams! And we’ve got a prize! (1/29/22 Part 1)

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As always, there are online attacks, scams, and badness running amok. Online Scams – 2022 Are things the same as before? Or has it changed a bit? https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2022/01/new-dazzlespy-malware-attacks-macos/ https://www.zdnet.com/article/ransomware-in-2022-were-all-screwed/ https://www.techrepublic.com/article/cybersecurity-best-practices-an-open-letter-to-end-users/ Also, our friends at the Dairy Road OfficeMax/Office Depot have given us a FANTASTIC prize! It’s Monster Quest RGB Corded Mechanical PC. What’s great about a mechanical keyboard? Well, Tom’s Hardware has an article about that. If you touch type (or game) its great!

Your art as a professional with Mr. Ben! (1/15/22 Part 2)

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Many artists are so busy with being artists that the whole creative professional side of things is scary. There’s a lot out there! Ranging from art thieves to NFTs and more, it enough to make you want to hide your brushes and sculpting tools. Digital Art w/Ben – Part 2 We touch on these subjects with Mr. Ben, our resident artist, teacher, and all around smooth talkin’ favorite guest!

Its Shopping Scam Season! (10/30/21 Part 1)

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Its shopping scam season! Shopping Scams – Part 1 While its scam season all year, the seasons change. Ready for holiday goodies for friends and family? Well, gotta be safe when you’re doing it! We talk about shopping scams this hour! https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/online-shopping-scams-are-more-likely-than-you-think-heres-how-to-avoid-them-this-season/ar-AAQ7Ff6 https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-recognize-and-avoid-phishing-scams https://www.usa.gov/stop-scams-frauds

Facebook: “Help! I’ve been hacked!” (4/10/21 Part 1)

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Hackers are awful. Let’s be blunt about it. They just plain old suck. What to do about it? Facebook Hack 2021 Well, the be thing is to be pro-active and protect yourself. Listen in as we talk about LD’s issues with Facebook, a lost account, and how the bad guys stole it! https://www.facebook.com/help/285695718429403?helpref=faq_content https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/two-factor-authentication-who-has-it-and-how-to-set-it-up https://www.androidauthority.com/best-two-factor-authenticator-apps-904743/