Visiting the neighborhood: Mars & Venus! (6/5/21 Part 1)

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Cruising around the solar system is fun! Dr. Armstrong on Venus and Mars, and what we can learn! So, what’s been going on in the wacky world of astronomy? What’s new? Well, guess what? We’ve got our favorite local astronomer joining us today! Yes, its Dr. Armstrong! https://www.nasa.gov/venus https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html

We’ve got a TV star: its Dr. Armstrong! (6/5/21 Part 2)

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Astronomers on television! IfA on T.V.! Dr. Armstrong is back, and he had fun recently. Doing what, you ask? He was on Xploration Station’s Awesome Planet! https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2021/05/14/xploration-awesome-planet/ https://www.xplorationstation.com/show/Xploration-Awesome-Planet Are you excited about astronomy going on here in Hawai’i? Check this out!

Super Flower Blood Moon this week! (5/22/21 Part 1)

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A Super Flower Blood Moon? What’s that? Hawaii Lunar Eclipse! We’re going to have it late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. Jonathan is excited, LD is excited, Sam will be sleeping. So lets talk about that! https://www.space.com/super-flower-blood-moon-total-lunar-eclipse-2021-guide https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/honolulu?iso=20210526 https://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-may-26-2021/

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!

Apple gets into the “find my thing” biz with AirTags! (4/24/21 Part 1)

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Do you lose stuff? Car keys, luggage, your car…? Airtags and Privacy? Well, the “find my thing” market has been around for a while with little dongles offering to help you not lose things. So, what does Apple bring to the table? Well, we’ll talk about that! https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/04/apple-introduces-airtag/

Be Careful What You Say and Share! (4/10/21 Part 2)

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Keeping safe online is a full time thing. Careful what you Share! Need a password? Sharing something? Well, don’t just the easiest thing! That’s what gets folks into trouble more often than not. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam for a talk on this! https://news.trendmicro.com/2010/12/29/top-five-things-to-not-share-online/#:~:text=%20Here%20are%20five%20things%20that%20you%20should,will%20be%20empty%20for%20a%20week…%20More%20 https://computer.howstuffworks.com/internet/social-networking/information/10-things-you-should-not-share-on-social-networks.htm https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2013/08/22/5-reasons-not-to-share-personal-information-on-a-website/

Browsers! Time again for Brooowsers! (3/13/21 Part 1)

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Microsoft Edge is being retired for Microsoft Edge, now back on MacOS! Chrome came in as the fast, lean, and new browser, but now is sort of bloated and slow. Firefox joined a gym shedding weight, gaining speed, and is back in fighting shape. Opera went from being a scrappy indie browser to joining the cool kids. Egad! What’s a person to do? Browser Wars, et. al. Well, make sure you’re not using Internet Explorer, that’s what. Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they talk about Browsers! https://www.google.com/chrome/browser-features/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/features/ https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/features https://www.opera.com/features https://www.apple.com/safari/  

2FA? MFA? What the heck? (3/13/21 Part 2)

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A security researcher earned a cool $50,000 discovering a bug that hackers could and might even be using. A video game recently had its accounts hacked via brute force. Hackers are busy, busy, busy! MFA’s the only way! What can you do? Well, in addition to using good passwords, you might want to use 2-Factor Authentication. On top of that? Is Multi-Factor Authentication available to you? What’s that? Hey, we’ve got a special guest who can answer that!

Local Retail: Its kind of rough! (2/27/21 Part 1)

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Fry’s Electronics closed down in its entirety. Best Buy is closing stores and laying people off. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center is waaaaay behind on payments to creditors. Fun times for retail, right? Retail in the current climes… Lets talk about that! https://www.shiptohawaii.com/ https://www.rubicon.com/blog/shop-local-reasons/ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-buying-local-is-worth_b_4310520