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The Tech Night Owl Live / The Tech Night Owl LIVE — May 20, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on May 19, 2017, 09:31:26 PM »
We feature commentator/podcaster Jeff Gamet, Managing Editor for The Mac Observer. Gene and Jeff do a pop culture segment, anticipating the movie version of “Wonder Woman,” the introduction of General Zod on the “Supergirl” TV show, and other movie and TV-related topics. The tech segment will cover expectations for Mac notebook upgrades at the 2017 WWDC in June, whether actor Jeff Goldblum might have become the voice of Siri, the Microsoft Surface Laptop, and whether you can trust the cloud.

You’ll also hear from ethical hacker Dr. Timothy Summers, President of Summers & Company, a cyber strategy and organizational design consulting firm. Tim will offer a comprehensive look at the recent WannaCry ransomware attack that targeted hundreds of thousands of institutions and businesses around the world using Windows XP. This attack targeted a Windows flaw that has been patched by Microsoft. You’ll also learn more about the ongoing prospects of bitcoin, the controversial digital currency that is still regarded as a viable alternative payment method by some. The ransomware attack required bitcoin payments to free up compromised PCs.
The Paracast / The Paracast — May 21, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on May 19, 2017, 09:12:50 PM »
Gene and guest co-host Randall Murphy present a return visit from Walter Bosley. He’s an author, blogger, former AFOSI agent and a former FBI counterintelligence specialist. He has researched mass shootings, breakaway civilizations, lost civilizations and more. On this episode, Walter will discuss one of his books, “Shimmering Light: Lost In An MKULTRA House of Anu.” You’ll learn about his father’s bizarre story involving Roswell and a 1958 UFO retrieval operation in Arizona — and the curious role Operation Paperclip and the subsequent CIA MKULTRA mind control program may have played behind the scenes. Walter will also cover some of the mysteries of Antarctica.
The Power Hour / Re: Joyce?
« Last post by BraveNewWhirled on May 15, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Listen to the 2nd Hour from 5/12/17.
The Power Hour / Re: Joyce?
« Last post by sonofagun on May 15, 2017, 07:12:08 AM »
Some more specific information from anyone would be good.   Or is everyone so calloused they don't care about this warrior woman?

Has she been back on lately?
World Crisis Radio / Shut Down the ‘Russia-gate’ Farce
« Last post by SingleTax on May 13, 2017, 03:51:36 PM »
I thought I'd post the following article just for you, Webster.

Shut Down the ‘Russia-gate’ Farce

It’s bogus, it’s boring, and it’s hurting the country

by Justin Raimondo
May 12, 2017

The level of lunacy we’ve reached can be measured by the brouhaha over the presence of Russian photographers in the Oval Office during Sergey Lavrov’s visit: no US photographers were allowed, but the Russians somehow got in and the Paranoid Brigade went into overdrive. They may have planted “bugs” there! No, this wasn’t nutjob Louise Mensch, the queen of the Russia-haters, but “former intelligence officials,” including the former deputy director of the CIA, David Cohen.

Given this kind of paranoia, why allow Lavrov in the Oval Office? After all, he could slip a bug into that sanctum just as easily as somehow who works for Tass – indeed, it would be far easier for him to do so, since photographers are routinely searched before they enter, and I doubt the Russian Foreign Minister is subjected to the same procedure.

Aside from that, the same people who are making a fuss about this are convinced the Trump administration is a cabal of Kremlin agents: so why would the Russians even need to plant a bug in the Oval Office? After all, according to the conspiracy theorists, they’re getting the same intelligence directly from the White House.

Yes, folks, I’m really writing about this nonsense. Because that’s where we’re at these days.

Now the conspiracy theorists who have taken over the Democratic party are screaming that the firing of James Comey is all a part of the plot: Trump did it to scotch the year-long investigation into “Russia-gate,” which has so far yielded nothing. The White House denies this, although we’re now hearing a different and probably far more accurate account: the President was pissed off that Comey wasn’t investigating leaks of classified information, and was paying too much attention to the Russia probe.

If this is true, then one can only applaud the White House and urge them to be more upfront about the reason for Comey’s firing. The “Russia-gate” conspiracy theory is total nonsense, is based on completely unsupportable premises, and is bad for the country. The President should quash it, so he can get back to the job he was elected to do.

The whole thing is a media-driven hate campaign that has no relation to the facts: despite the “high confidence” our “intelligence community” says it has that the Russians somehow mysteriously “influenced” our election, the alleged evidence they’ve made public is nothing but a joke. Indeed, it has been repeatedly debunked by cyber-security experts, and yet the media ignores this, just like they ignored the warnings of those of us who challenged the Bush administration’s “high confidence” that Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction.”

Hillary Clinton refers to “Russian WikiLeaks” as if it were a foregone conclusion that Julian Assange is an agent of Moscow, but there’s no evidence for this. Just like there’s no evidence for the allegation that the Trump campaign “colluded” with the Russians to deny her the White House: it was the American voters who did that.

In short, the multiple investigations into “Russia-gate” are based on nothing but speculation, innuendo, and unsupportable conspiracy theories – and yet they’re consuming the Congress, the White House, and the law enforcement apparatus that is supposed to be protecting us from real threats. The whole thing is a tiresome theatrical performance that has dragged on long enough: it’s long past time for the actors to take their curtain call, roll up the somewhat tattered scenery, and move on to more serious fare.

The Tech Night Owl Live / The Tech Night Owl LIVE — May 13, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on May 12, 2017, 08:53:47 PM »
We feature tech columnist Rob Griffiths. Rob will introduce you to the fascinating world of the “Hackintosh,” the process of installing macOS on a generic home-built PC. He made the decision to build one because Apple isn’t selling the Mac of his dreams, which in this case means a personal computer capable of stellar gaming performance. He goes through the process of selecting the parts he needed for the project, assembling them, and consulting a number of online resources on how to “induce” macOS to install on these computers, along with the lengthy process of troubleshooting glitches and somehow making things run reliably. Rob will also discuss the types of computers he hopes Apple will build in the coming months now that the company has made a renewed commitment to the Mac platform.

You’ll also hear from outspoken columnist/podcaster Kirk McElhearn, also known as Macworld’s “iTunes Guy.” In his quest to replace his aging Mac mini, Kirk also opted to build a Hackintosh, and he explains the reasons for his choices, and the assembly process. You’ll also hear about the Apple Watch and how it works as the hub of the company’s fitness platform. What about reliably measuring your heartbeat to make sure everything is OK? How can it expand to better monitor your physical condition?
The Paracast / The Paracast — May 14, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on May 12, 2017, 08:26:28 PM »
There’s rarely a time when there’s not a recent book from Nick Redfern to talk about. As much as we want to avoid bringing up Roswell, Nick has reopened the subject in a big way with “The Roswell UFO Conspiracy: Exposing a Shocking And Sinister Secret.” It’s the long-awaited sequel to one of his previous thought-provoking volumes, “Body Snatchers in the Desert: The Horrible Truth at the Heart of the Roswell Story” In short, Nick says that the reports of wrecked flying saucers and dead aliens in Roswell were actually cover stories to hide “the far more disturbing picture of what really happened…” It’s a fascinating journey into what may have occurred in the years after World War II, and how the truth has been buried all these years.
The Power Hour / Re: Joyce?
« Last post by BraveNewWhirled on May 09, 2017, 08:08:16 PM »
Hey sonofagun I hope you are well. Lately it is difficult for Joyce to do the show and all the other stuff she needs to do. I know she would appreciate your prayers and positive energy. Daniel Brigman is doing a great job and he would like to hear from you, I'm sure. 855-995-6923 is the call-in line. Peace.
The Power Hour / Joyce?
« Last post by sonofagun on May 09, 2017, 07:50:18 AM »
Listened to the show a few times lately - why nothing about Joyce?   How is she???
The Tech Night Owl Live / The Tech Night Owl LIVE — May 6, 2017
« Last post by Gene Steinberg on May 05, 2017, 08:58:04 PM »
On this week’s all-star episode, we feature Adam Engst, of TidBITS. He’ll talk about the recent sale of Take Control Books to prolific author Joe Kissell. What does Adam and his wife Tanya  do for an encore? He’ll also talk about Apple’s March 2017 quarterly sales, particularly the results of the iPhone and the Mac. You’ll also hear comparisons with Microsoft’s Surface, and the new Surface Laptop, which is designed to compete with Apple and Google in the educational market. And what about reports of growing Apple Watch sales? Has Apple been able to make it a gadget that you’ll really love once you have a chance to use it?

You’ll also hear from outspoken commentator and podcaster Peter Cohen. In talking about Apple’s financials, Peter will explain why the company “doesn’t get the cloud.” He’ll cover ongoing problems with reliability and integration, and what Apple might do to resolve the problem. The discussion moves into backups, featuring Apple’s Time Machine, which has been standard issue on Macs since 2008. Is it the ideal backup solution? What about clone backups and offside cloud storage? Peter will also explain why Time Machine must soon change because of the expected release of a final version of the Apple File System (APFS), perhaps with the next macOS. It’s also available on iOS 10.3. He’ll also talk about Microsoft’s Surface Laptop and how it will fare against Google Chromebooks, which are becoming more popular at school systems in the U.S.
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