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Breakmaster Cylinder composed and performs our theme music.

Power to Upgrade  

Christy and Joe welcome callers Ozzie, Gary, and Ozzie again.

Call anytime! 775-241-3571


  1. Ozzie cuts off power to his computer with a switch which means a call to us.
  2. Gary has Windows 7 and wonders if he should upgrade to Windows 10. 
  3. Ozzie warns us about email scams trying to get you to “upgrade” to their malware.


“I told you to say, ‘Yes’.”

“Never Use the Power Switch on a Power Strip” 

“If you get an email from ‘Microsoft’ it isn’t from Microsoft”

“I’m feeling faint.” 






A system service that manages documents that are sent to the printer.


Uninterrupted Power Supply are batteries that condition power and allow computers to still be powered during a power outage. 


Also called a Motherboard it is the board in a computer that connects all the components and holds the CPU, memory, and other computer chips.

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Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM

Streaming LIVE and on-demand at KNVC.ORG



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)” 




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


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

Double Conversion / Continuous

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


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)


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


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.


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


Cascading Style Sheets are a way of formatting web pages.

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Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM

Streaming LIVE and on-demand at KNVC.ORG