Are you ready to leave Windows 7 and 8? (7/9/22 Part 1)

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Windows 7 was a great operating system. Windows 8? It depends on who you ask. Most PC users have two upgrade options: Windows 10 and Windows 11. Is it Time? – Part 1 So let’s talk about that! Windows Health Check app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11#pchealthcheck Windows 10 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications Windows 11 system requirements: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/windows-11-vs-windows-10/ https://www.tomsguide.com/features/should-i-upgrade-to-windows-11-what-you-need-to-know https://www.pcmag.com/news/reasons-to-upgrade-to-windows-11-now

Are you ready for Hurricane Season? (7/2/22 Part 1)

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It’s Hurricane season! Prep 2022 No, not like Hurricane fries or popcorn. The less tasty variety: tropical depressions, tropical storms, and full-blown hurricanes with category ratings and everything! As we discussed: What is your level of risk and kind of risk? What is your response plan? What are your disaster supplies? Food and water for 14 days? Medicine? Do you have cash? Cash doesn’t need the internet unlike a credit or debit card. Check your insurance! Homeowners, Renter’s Insurance, Auto, etc. What do they have to say about natural disasters? Ready for those links? https://www.hawaiianelectric.com/safety-and-outages/storm-center https://www.noaa.gov/hurricane-prep https://www.weather.gov/hfo/HPW2022 https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/public-resources/preparedness-information/

Is your battery trying to blow you up? (7/2/22 Part 2)

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Do you have a device with a rechargeable battery? A phone or laptop? Guess what: it can go bad and swell up. And if it swells up? It becomes a hazard!  So, what should you do? Well, we talk about that. Don’t Let your Laptop Go Kaboom! Why does it happen? Well, it’s a bit of a read: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/heres-why-your-old-rechargeable-batteries-ballooned-in-size/ar-AAWkuyC

Let us re-introduce you to Thunderbird (6/25/22 Part 1)

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A listener emailed us and asked us to talk about Thunderbird! Reintroducing Thunderbird! Thunderbird is an email program that you can use instead of Windows Mail, Microsoft Outlook, or Mac Mail! Its on Windows, Mac, Linux, and many other operating systems. Even Android! https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/ https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/ https://blog.thunderbird.net/2022/06/revealed-thunderbird-on-android-plans-k9/

Is it a June Bug? No! Its Dr. Armstrong! (6/18/22 Part 1)

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We welcome our monthly visit from Dr. Armstrong! June Visit from Dr. Armstrong – Part 1 Ready for astronomy and science? Hey, it’s that kind of show! We talk about Starlink, cool pictures local astronomers and students have taken, and more! https://mauinow.com/2022/06/03/maui-teenagers-research-asteroids-and-black-holes-during-uh-astronomy-program/ https://www.newsweek.com/rogue-isolated-black-hole-kick-planets-deep-space-nasa-hubble-1715641 https://astronomy.com/news/2022/03/starlink-satellite-streaks-how-big-a-problem-are-they https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-2-landing-success https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6b_XwLh8VQ

May Skies with Dr. Armstrong! (5/21/22 Part 1)

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Are you into black holes? Hey! So are we! How cool is that? Black Holes and Other Astronomical Stuff Dr. Armstrong from the UH Institute for Astronomy is joining us and we do love it. We talk about black holes, events hosted by the UH Institute, and more! https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-is-a-black-hole-k4.html https://astronomy.com/news/2022/05/say-hello-to-sagittarius-a-the-black-hole-at-the-center-of-the-milky-way https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2021/04/23/ask-ethan-why-doesnt-every-galaxy-have-a-supermassive-black-hole/ https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/04/26/mysterious-swirl-maunakea-telescope/

Explaining Gravity and its Jargon with Dr. Armstrong (5/21/22 Part 2)

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Jargon! Don’t you love it when people talk about stuff but might as well be speaking another language? Astronomical Jargon That’s Sam and Astronomy. Some of the stuff is very technical. Some of it defies common sense. Some of it has driven people insane. Thankfully, Dr. Armstrong is here to help! We talk about gravity, black holes, lensing, and more!

Peripherals 101: USB and you! (5/14/22 Part 1)

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USB! USB! What is the state of USB? What is it? All Things USB We’re going to try and keep to the most current, relevant stuff, so no history lesson here. There’s enough stuff currently and more coming to keep us busy anyhow! If you take one piece of advice from Sam this show, then it should be “label things!” What do all these plugs look like? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_hardware#Connectors Need a chart? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Connector_type_quick_reference Current as of last year: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/usb-if-is-once-again-trying-to-logo-its-way-out-of-usb-c-confusion/