Are you ready for the holiday shopping season? No? Well too bad! It is upon us! Black Friday 2018 But, the trick with sales is sometimes they’re tricky. Is it really a deal? Is it what it says it is? Oh goodness, what a pain! The holidays are a great time for research as well! https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm https://www.tomshardware.com/ https://www.newegg.com/ https://blackfriday.com/ https://www.bbb.org/
So, its sale season so what do you look for? What do you want? What do you need? New Computer 101 The guys go over some of the basics of computer specs to help you find what will work for you! You don’t want to spend too much, but you don’t want to spend too little, either!
You buy something, its yours, right? Common sense? Well, not quite. “Says who” you ask? Well, Apple and John Deer come to mind. Right to Repair gets a boost! First off, you’ll want to visit https://hawaii.repair.org/ So, there’s a movement fighting for your Right to Repair. There was a big win via the Library of Congress approving an exemption the the Digital Millennium Copyright Act allowing you to circumvent (“break”) the digital rights management of certain types of devices. https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/10/26/us-copyright-office-says-circumventing-drm-repair-certain-electronics-including-phones-smart-speakers-now-legal/ https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/feds-say-its-ok-to-jailbreak-alexa/ https://gizmodo.com/its-now-legal-to-hack-drm-to-repair-your-own-devices-1830002757 On a side note: there’s even an exemption that’s been made for online games that have shut down. Its really interesting, and quite relevant when you consider how many games are online only now! US Library of Congress grants DMCA exception for preserving online games You might remember Sam was a fan of City of Heroes, so this is pretty cool for him.
If you buy something, its yours, right? And you’re free to do whatever you (legally) want to do with it, right? Including fixing it? Common sense, right? Well, maybe not. Apple, and Right to Repair Apple has been opposed to Right To Repair initiatives in the past, and has shown itself to be less than enthused with small repair shops. So, what’s next for the legacy of Steve Jobs? Do they want you to think different or should they make sure everyone says iConform?
Our beloved LD Reynolds has cut his cable TV cord! Whaaaaaat? Cutting Cable TV We talk about what his bill was, what it is now, and what he’s doing instead of cable TV. Is it streaming all the time? Any broadcast TV? Is he just at the library day in and day out?
Darn it! Lane is being followed by Olivia! Tropical Storm Deja Vu – Part 1 So, we didn’t get to our emergency show before Lane, so lets get this in before Olivia. We talk about emergency kits, why you should keep your Lane stuff, and more! https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/homeowners-handbook-to-prepare-for-natural-hazards/ https://view.hawaiianelectric.com/handbook-for-emergency-preparedness-for-kids-maka/page/1 https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/safety-and-outages/storm-center/emergency-preparedness-handbook https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/make-a-plan.html
Did you return your bottled water from Hurricane Lane? NO! Don’t do that! Olivia is headed our way! Tropical Storm Deja Vu – Part 2 We continue our natural disaster preparedness show! Link are there with hour one!
Many Subjects – Part 1 Given all the stuff that happens, sometimes we just need to catch up. And one way for us to do that? News show!
Many Subjects – Part 2 We continue our news show, and one poor guy didn’t seem like he could get decent cell phone reception when he called.
Its back to school, and that means back to school sales! Back to School – Part 1