What’s a kilo-nova? Is it a thousand novas? How did it come about? Is it metric or standard? And what the heck is a nova, anyhow? Ask Our Astronomer – Part 2 Jonathan, LD and Dr. Armstrong talk all about this while Sam sits semi-puzzled but tries to ask questions that an astronomy newbie would want to know!
Is your Information Superhighway in the middle of a traffic jam? Networking Info! While we often talk about your internet connection’s speed, what about your home network? Is it congested with everyone streaming music and video? Do you wonder where all your bandwidth went to? What can you do? Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as they take this listener question about your networking and what you can do to improve it!
We’re scoring our 2017 predictions! Scoring 2017 – Part 1 But first? We go over the now notorious, infamous, and slightly overblown CPU exploits called Meltdown and Specter affecting ALL modern computer processors. It doesn’t matter if you’re running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, or anything else – if you’ve got a modern CPU? You’re vulnerable. Ish. After that we talk start scoring our predictions from the beginning of 2017! How did we do? Lets find out!
Scoring our 2017 predictions! Clearly, we’re not psychic. Scoring 2017 – Part 2 We continue on with our scoring of our 2017 prognostications, and we’re having fun with it. Some groans to be had, some “we were right but wish we were wrong,” and some “we were wrong and that’s okay.” Its life! How did we do? Listen in!
Net Neutrality, the FCC, and More! – Part 1 December 14th is a big day. Why? Its not Festivus (that’s on December 23rd). Its not Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, either. Its when the the FCC plans to attempt to repeal Net Neutrality (a subject we’ve talked about a lot!) despite what the public thinks or says. Do we get into it? Oh yes, we get into it and more. Do you want to get involved and help stop this? While the FCC says they’re going for it, we still have to try and stop them. https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/today-and-every-day-we-fight-defend-open-internet https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history
Net Neutrality, the FCC, and Getting Involved – Part 2 Who does the FCC work for? Is it for the benefit of the American public, large and small? Or a handful of companies who consider crony capitalism a legitimate business model, never mind the cost to the rest of the country and economy? Judging by their actions, the FCC’s answer is the wrong one. Chairman Ajit Pai wants to kill Net Neutrality, get rid of Lifeline service, and much, much more. And who does this benefit? Not you. Mad yet? Get started here: https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/11/today-and-every-day-we-fight-defend-open-internet https://www.freepress.net/blog/2017/04/25/net-neutrality-violations-brief-history
State of Malware – Part 1 What are the baddies up to? What’s the newest malware going around? Are there oldies getting an update and making the rounds again? Join Jonathan and LD as they talk about the current state of malware!
State of Malware – Part 2 Malware is an ever changing monster, finding new ways to be bad. That’s why we sometimes have to take a look around and examine what the state of malware is at any given point! Join Jonathan and LD as they look into the current state of malware today!
Have you heard about KRACK? The KRACK Attack all That? It stands for Key Reinstallation AttaCK, and its a security problem that’s been all over the place this past week. How bad is it? How concerned should you be? We’ll talk about it and what you should do!
Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update – Part 1 Microsoft has started the release of Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update! What does that mean? What’s in it? Jonathan, LD, and Sam go over that! Prefer to read what’s in there? https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/windows-10-fall-creators-update-lots-of-small-changes-and-maybe-the-revolution/ https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2017/10/17/whats-new-windows-10-fall-creators-update/#_edn2 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/141660/comes-windows-10-fall-creators-update http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-microsoft-is-thinking-differently-about-hardware-and-software/