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BBT from 2020

Has High Quality Recordings of Our Shows

Breakmaster Cylinder composed and performs our theme music.

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” 

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM

Streaming LIVE and on-demand at KNVC.ORG

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775-241-3571

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.” 

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM

Streaming LIVE and on-demand at KNVC.ORG

Call

775-241-3571

“Smart” TV Plays Dumb

Christy, Joe, and has one caller this week trying to out-smart their SmartTV

 

  1. Teri is trying to connect her SmartTV to her home Wifi. Later we confirm that the Internet Connection was broken on the TV when we tried a wire connection.

 

 

Wi-Fi Generations
1: 802.11b 2.4 GHz (1999)
2: 802.11a 5 GHz (1999)
3: 802.11g 2.4 GHz (2003)
4: 802.11n 2.4/5 GHz (2009)
5: 802.11ac 5 GHz (2014)
6: 802.11ax 2.4/5 GHz (2019)
6E: 802.11ax 6GHz (2019)

 

“I remember the Memory Effect” 

“Batteries Are Arranged in Cells-Just Like Prisons” 

“If Something Hurts…Quit Doing It” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Memory Effect

Nickel-cadmium batteries lose capacity when recharged before fully discharged. Strangely current Li-Ion Batteries need to be kept less than fully charged/ discharged  for best battery life.

DISM

Deployment Image Servicing and Management. A command line tool used on offline images of Windows but can also service a running Windows System

SFC

 System File Checker. A command line tool to repair missing or corrupted system files

CHKDSK

A command line tool that checks the integrity of the file system and optionally tries to fix it.

Epoch Time Converter

Tuesdays 8 PM Pacific 95.1 FM

Streaming LIVE and on-demand at KNVC.ORG

Call

775-241-3571