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Accidental Encore

Due to technical surprises, July 6 was a repeat of our June 29th show. 

Memos will be circulated, emails replied all,  policies reviewed, meetings held, Zoom invites sent, servers rebooted and we will be back next week at 8 PM Pacific.

 

 

Texts between Christy and Joe Tuesday, July 6th, 8 PM


 

“Whoops-playing last week’s show” 

“Yargh” 

“Could be worse–could be Dead Air” 

“True” 

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Keeping on Top of Scams

Christy and callers battle tech scams, buried windows, and wet iPhones. Call us! 775-241-3571

  1. Robert and keeping windows tip top.
      
  2. Rachel and the wet iPhone. Rachel used the product link at left for Silica Gel.
     
  3. Jamye deals with scam callers. (No, you DIDN’T win a prize. Don’t give out information to ANYONE who calls you.)

 

“They Spend Their Whole Day Figuring Out How To Scam You. We Have Other Things To Do.”

“If You Follow the Star…Your Dreams Will Not Come True” 

“We Battle the Tech Better When We Battle Together” “

 

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


Cloud

Store or accessed via the internet on someone else’s computer (Amazon, Google, Microsoft)

POTS

Plain Old Telephone Service. Voice service over copper phone lines; a dial tone.

4×3 vs. 16×9

Squarish monitors verses rectangular monitor

TPM

Trusted Program Module. A dedicated memory section that stores the security cryptographic keys that makes Secure Boot possible. This prevents malware from sneaking in before the Operating System fully loads.

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Facing Prime 

Christy and callers talk Amazon Prime Day, silent HDMI,  and Ghost Facebook. Call us! 775-241-3571

 

  1. Robert getting HDMI to work by reducing resolution. Note: Could be a low quality cable but this usually shows up as poor video.
      
  2. Bryon mouse jumps monitors
     
  3. Vern reports his own unwanted profile on Facebook. 

 

Changing Monitor Position to Match Physical Location

When Logged into Facebook

check your Privacy Settings

 

 

BATTLE PLANS


BingeWatch

Watching an entire season or several episodes of a TV show back to back.

TroubleShooting

Trying to isolate a faulty part by swapping known good parts until the problem is solved. (one definition)

Prime Day

Amazon (and no other online retailers) have special sale days in the summer.

 

“It’s All Like Plumbing” 

“Friends and Family; but I hope they go away” 

“Don’t Make Anything Public on Facebook…We Can Have Nice Things Anymore” 

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Throwing Packets In the Air

Christy and callers talk about improving presence on online meetings, flying phones, screensavers, MSNews barnacles on the toolbar and the computer that refused to stand down! Call us! 775-241-3571

 

  1. Robert/Bob calls about being many screens at once with Microsoft Teams.
      
  2. Jan and cell phones on a plane
     
  3. Ron startup is too fast due to no shutdown on Windows.

There is an option on the toolbar menu to Reduce Taskbar Updates to save bandwidth when using News and Interests.

 

 Screen Saver

ReallySlick ScreenSaver
Flock Option

 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Bandwidth

How much data you can upload or download at one time.

Banjowidth

When your voice gets twangy because you don’t have enough Bandwidth. Thanks Anthony.

WeatherBug

When your voice gets twangy because you don’t have enough Bandwith.

 

“Wifi is a bunch of packets that get thrown out” 

“Kinda of cheating but I guess it works” 

“Job security – the more confusing the more job security.” 

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Zero Zeros

Christy talks rotary phones, bulging batteries, Windows II, FBI pickpocketing cyberwallet of ransomware hackers, Apple settings mysteries, and Zooming in person with others. Call us! 775-241-3571

 

  1. Jan and Marvin have a narrow escape? from an battery charges
     
  2. Pam tries to change the WiFi password on a Mac
     
  3. Cher with Zoom and in person meeting challenges.
     
Rotary Dial Phone
Took almost a full clockwise  spin of the dial wheel to get those zeros registered on rotary phones

“Swollen Batteries Are Not Swell” 

“Catch on Fire or Explore-Those Are Bad Things” 

“A Very Valuable Conversation” 

“There Is No Right Click on The Mac” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Ransomware

Criminals send emails that when clicked copy and then encrypted a company’s files and demand payment to restore the data and destroy the stolen data.

Pancake PZM Microphones

Pressure Zoom Microphone These are are flat microphones that pickup all the voices and sounds around it.

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RickRolling Until We’re Blue

Encore of our
June 16, 2020 show.

Christy talks to Rachel as she tries on blue blockers. Marilyn wonders how to get her iPad working or replaced and gets a third option to solve her problem.  Call us! 775-241-3571

 

“We Know the Tech Game and We Are Going to Play It” 

“Promises Not to rickroll is one of the major parts of rickrolling” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


L33T Speak

Messages that include words where numbers are substituted for letters or words

Rick Roll

Substituting links to the video Never Going To Give You Up a 1989 video by Rick Ashley for almost any link peeking in 2008.

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(from June 16, 2020)

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Linux Help You

Christy and Joe asks for Linux calls and discuss SIM card changes, network switches, not horse switches, wrong track, and moving Outlook contacts,  Call us! 775-241-3571

 

  1. Bette is lead through her crackling calls via a SIM upgrade
     
  2.  Robert extending network wires. A router isn’t a true firewall. It only isolates devices and stops unsolicited network traffic. You can still need a firewall to protect users from directed attacks
     
  3. Adriane needs .PST to move information in Outlook. OST files are now used to hold a local copy of what is on the email server

“Linux Help You” 

“Comes in a Big Package but It Is A Small Thing” 

“People Are Running Out Right Now to Change Their Carrier” 

“Solid Test Showing You Are Not Married: Network Cable Running Down the Hall” 

“SIM Tray Opening Tool: Looks Like A Paper Clip With A Stinger” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


SIM Card

Subscriber Identification Module. A memory card containing a phone’s identification for cell phone network access.

Firewall

Set of rules and policies that protect network devices from attacks by inspecting and blocking incoming traffic

NAT

Network Address Translations. Not really a Firewall. Isolates but doesn’t fully protect from attackers

OST/PST files

OST are back! They are used as offline storage for messages in IMAP accounts PST files are used as described for POP accounts and backup.

IMAP

Internet Mail Access Protocol. Preferred and common method of keeping emails synch on a server and accessing them on several devices or via the web

POP

Post Office Protocol a basic method of downloading email to a single machine and working with emails offline

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Always Guess Power

Christy and Joe deal with power and privacy with just one phone call. Call us! 775-241-3571

 

  1. Terry wonders about why someone needs a VPN and we wander into web privacy using Privacy 

“When you say ‘interesting’ you mean catastrophe” 

“If You Have to Guess….Guess Power” 

“Stand and Salute (the service of the 25 year UPS)” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


dDOS attack

Flooding a network or a server with so many bogus requests that actual traffic fails to connect.

Surge Suppressors

“Fuse boxes” for electronic equipment. Stop many small power spikes or one large spike from damaging equipment plugged into them

UPS

Uninterruptable Power Supply. Batteries that keep equipment power for a few minutes for orderly shutdown when the main AC power fails.

Double Conversion / Continuous
Duty/Online

A type of UPS that always powers equipment from the battery which is continuously charging.

VPN

Virtual Private Network a secure encrypted tunnel from your device to an exit location of your choosing. Good for public wifi and nosey Internet Service Providers (ISP)

TOR

The Onion Router a system that masks your location and identity by hopping around the internet before going to special private sites.

CNAME

Part of a websites Domain Name entry that is sometimes used as an alias and now abused to allow third party tracking even when it is blocked.

Fingerprinting

Using information about the browser settings and computer capabilities to identify a user.

CSS

Cascading Style Sheets are a way of formatting web pages.

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Going Off-Line At Times

Christy and Joe deal with  privacy, a battle with default monitor settings, off-line apps, and late night/early morning texts.

 

  1. Michelle has Fuzzy Characters on her Monitor. 
  2. Anne wants to compute without the internet! 

 

“Or I’ll Not Be Disturbed When I Wish To Be” 

“Oh that Crazy Latin phrasing. We love the Latin” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


WIN+Shift+S

Allows you take to take a screen shot.

WIN+V

Menu of current and previous (history) clipboard contents. Enable in the Clipboard settings page in System

PDA

Personal Digital Assistance. SmartPhones without the phones.

Ad hoc

Local Wifi Network without the internet. See also Peer to Peer network.

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Google Google Gone

Christy, Joe, and has calls from Stephen, a follow up from Terry, and Joan 

 

  1. Stephen has a Google Phone that has gone asleep.
  2. Terry calls about her dumb SmartTV that we proved was broken. Win?!
  3. Joan fights her way through menus to keep her computer awake. Including the fast startup which is really never shutdown

 

“Fast Startup is really Never Shutdown.” 

“We’ll Continue To Have Calls Forever and Ever Because Nothing Stays the Same” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


VOIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol – Phone calls made over the Internet.

 Sleep & Hibernate

Sleep uses a little power to save the computer status in memory while Hibernate saves the computer status to the Hard Drive and shuts off the computer.

 AIO

All in One the computer is packed inside the screen housing.

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