Saturday, June 20, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000111: The Guts Of A PC Part 1








The basics of personal computer architecture broken down and explained in simple terms mot people can easily understand. We'll take a nice long stroll around a PC motherboard and talk about who does what. This will be a two or three part series, expect the next installment next weekend.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

MWGIC Status Update 06/14/2020

Have been battling WiFi connectivity issues on my workhorse Win 10 desktop PC for a couple of months. No wired connection available in my studio space. I've had a long suspicion #WindowsUpdate broke my #WiFi. #Realtek WiFi card. Couldn't even update Win 10.

I broke down and bought a #TPLink dongle this evening. So far WiFi has been stable. Now dealing with a bazillion updates on software & drivers, including Windows. I might be back in production next week. On top of that, I am wrestling with whether to stay a #Vlogger.

Being a one-man show (Really wish I  had a co-host) I'm torn over whether to continue #vlogging on YouTube or go back to #Audio #Podcasting or a mix of both. Not a lot of spare time...but I  think I could pull it off.

At any rate, that's the latest.

Thank you for listening.

Dan

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

MWGIC-EP-110: This Virus Isn't In Your PC...Only - Hanging On To Life And Friends In The Era Of COVID-19







Show Notes:

Financial Mess:

Minnesota and Vermont Just Classified Grocery Clerks as Emergency Workers
https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/03/minnesota-and-vermont-just-classified-grocery-clerks-as-emergency-workers/


How the coronavirus pandemic exposed deficiencies in our economy - Video

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/how-the-coronavirus-pandemic-exposed-deficiencies-in-our-economy/


The economic fallout of coronavirus - Video

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/the-economic-fallout-of-coronavirus/


White House expresses support for immediate cash payments to Americans as part of coronavirus stimulus package

https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/03/17/trump-coronavirus-stimulus-package/


Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero and launches massive $700 billion quantitative easing program

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/15/federal-reserve-cuts-rates-to-zero-and-launches-massive-700-billion-quantitative-easing-program.html


All Disney Theme Parks, U.S. Universal Studios Closing Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/disney-theme-park-closed-coronavirus-1203531795/


What History Books Left Out About Depression Era Co-ops

https://www.yesmagazine.org/issue/issues-5000-years-of-empire/2018/09/14/what-history-books-left-out-about-depression-era-co-ops/


Newsom signs executive order halting foreclosures, utility shutoffs

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/487945-newsom-signs-executive-order-halting-foreclosures-utility-shutoffs


Tax Day is now July 15. Here’s what that means.

https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/3/20/21188370/tax-day-moved-mnuchin-twitter-coronavirus


Musk the Virus Skeptic Makes Reluctant Ventilator Offer After GM
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/kudlow-says-gm-ceo-offered-to-make-ventilators-for-outbreak


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Lifestyle Changes That May Stick:

Inside California's Great Lockdown, Glimpse America's Stay-At-Home Future

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/22/california-coronavirus-lockdown/?arc404=true


The drive-in, relic of yesterday, finds itself suited to now

https://apnews.com/bd766ac42089fffaf45e2920e1cd33ed


The Tech Headaches of Working From Home and How to Remedy Them
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/technology/personaltech/working-from-home-problems-solutions.html


As More People Need To Work From Home, Companies Need To Ask Themselves If Their IT Managers Are Up To The Task

https://www.forbes.com/sites/enriquedans/2020/03/17/as-more-people-need-to-work-from-home-companies-need-to-ask-themselves-if-their-it-managers-are-up-to-thetask/


Eating alone, together: Virtual dinner parties are helping people fight isolation

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/voraciously/wp/2020/03/21/eating-alone-together-virtual-dinner-parties-are-helping-people-fight-isolation/

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Health Advice:

THIS, NOT HAND SANITIZER, WILL SAVE US FROM THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS

https://futurism.com/neoscope/soap-water-best-hand-sanitizer-coronavirus


No Song? 20-Second Count Made Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETQOmzZIpRg





CDC On Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html

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Stess Relief:

Musicians At Home; Larkin-Poe To Sheryl Crow & Beyond

https://www.facebook.com/larkinpoe/

https://www.facebook.com/sherylcrow/


'A Kind of Triumph of Spirit': Locked Down Italians Singing From Balconies Inspire Hope Across World

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/16/kind-triumph-spirit-locked-down-italians-singing-balconies-inspire-hope-across-world


Jokes in the time of coronavirus - Chicago Reader


https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/covid-19-jokes/Content?oid=78640318

Sunday, March 8, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000109: Dinosaur DNA and Warp Drives




Watch Video On YouTube: https://youtu.be/_1RppaQcvHQ 

Show Notes:


Still Cybertruckin':



Elon Musk's million-mile battery dreams are about to come true
https://www.inverse.com/innovation/a-new-electric-vehicle-battery-can-last-1-million-miles


Tesla Cybertruck Is Leading The All-Electric Pickup Truck Revolution

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-cybertruck-rivian-r1t-bollinger-b2-nikola-badger-ev-pickup-truck


Electric 40-Ton Truck Gets Dynamically Wirelessly Charged

https://insideevs.com/news/401858/electric-truck-dynamic-wireless-charging/


The Tesla Cybertruck is gaining respect among real pickup truck owners

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-pickup-owners-respect/


Are Construction Pros Falling In Love With The Tesla Cybertruck?

https://insideevs.com/news/402007/construction-pros-love-tesla-cybertruck/


Cybertruck passes early test with construction pros | Seeking Alpha

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3547239-cybertruck-passes-early-test-construction-pros


MotorTrend Channel: Tesla Cybertruck Details Revealed—Range, Batteries and Towing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLrjsX2L0Gw


Is Tesla Cybertruck Outdone By Mahindra Gio With Cheap EV Conversion?

https://insideevs.com/news/401432/tesla-cybertruck-mahindra-gio-ev-conversion/


Tesla’s secret battery project could finally push EVs to overtake gas cars

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/teslas-secret-battery-project-could-finally-push-evs-to-overtake-gas-cars


Audi unveils new e-tron S, claims will be 'first electric cars worldwide with three motors in mass production' - Electrek

https://electrek.co/2020/02/28/audi-e-tron-s-models-first-electric-cars-three-motors-mass-production/


EV Battery Breakthrough: Twice The Range, Five Minutes To Charge | OilPrice.com

https://oilprice.com/Energy/Energy-General/EV-Battery-Breakthrough-Twice-The-Range-Five-Minutes-To-Charge.html


Kevin Rooke: The Genius of Tesla Superchargers | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/28/kevin-rooke-the-genius-of-tesla-superchargers/


Tesla Megapack Battery Installation Approved for Moss Landing

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-megapack-battery-installation-moss-landing-tesla-energy


Prufrock Next-Generation Tunnel-Boring Machine Is Working — Somewhere | CleanTechnica
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/03/01/prufrock-next-generation-tunnel-boring-machine-is-working-somewhere/


Which is cuter, the Microlino electric bubble car or its electric scooter companion? - Electrek

https://electrek.co/2020/02/28/microlineo-bubble-car-electric-scooter-microletta/


This electric bike has a novel fix for range anxiety | Top Gear
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/electric-bike-has-novel-fix-range-anxiety


Recharge!
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Space, The Final Frontier:


SETI@home's crowdsourced search for aliens ending after 21 years - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/us/seti-home-hibernation-alien-trnd-scn/index.html


Scientists: NASA Rover Has Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

https://futurism.com/scientists-nasa-found-evidence-ancient-life-mars


Physicists Are Studying Mysterious ‘Bubbles of Nothing’ That Eat Spacetime - VICE

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/939g5p/physicists-are-studying-mysterious-bubbles-of-nothing-that-eat-spacetime


SpaceX aims to launch 70 missions a year from Florida's Space Coast by 2023 | Space

https://www.space.com/spacex-rocket-launch-rate-boost-mobile-service-tower.html


Relativity Space will 3D-print rockets at new autonomous factory in Long Beach, California | Space

https://www.space.com/relativity-space-autonomous-rocket-factory.html


SpaceX’s Starship SN1 prototype blows up during pressure test in Texas – GeekWire

https://www.geekwire.com/2020/spacexs-starship-sn1-prototype-blows-pressure-test-texas-pad/


Critical rocket escape system motor for NASA's Orion spacecraft aces final test | Space
https://www.space.com/nasa-orion-launch-escape-attitude-control-motor-final-test-video.html


Elon Musk says 'the fighter jet era has passed'

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/28/elon-musk-says-the-fighter-jet-era-has-passed.html


Biggest Explosion in the History of the Universe Detected by Astronomers – “Really, Really Massive”

https://scitechdaily.com/biggest-explosion-in-the-history-of-the-universe-detected-by-astronomers-really-really-massive/


Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept
https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-starting-to-take-warp-drives-seriously-especially-this-one-concept


There's a crack in one of the dilitium crystals, Captain!
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Scientist's Lab:


Cartilage cells, chromosomes and DNA preserved in 75 million-year-old baby duck-billed dinosaur

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-cartilage-cells-chromosomes-dna-million-year-old.html


Brain-computer interfaces could tell us what unconscious patients are thinking

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/unconscious-patients-can-now-sort-of-speak-to-us


114 year-old cells converted to pluripotent stem cells - Longevity.Technology

https://www.longevity.technology/114-year-old-cells-converted-to-pluripotent-stem-cells/


Not the torches & pitchforks again!!
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PC's, Geeks, And Coding:


How to Install Wireshark on Ubuntu Linux [Latest Version]

https://itsfoss.com/install-wireshark-ubuntu/


How to Build a Web Scraper With Python [Step-by-Step Guide] - By Angelica Dietzel

https://hackernoon.com/how-to-build-a-web-scraper-with-python-step-by-step-guide-jxkp3yum


Python Programming Language: Best Resources for Developers and Managers - TechRepublic

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/python-programming-language-best-resources-for-developers-and-managers/


How to install Rust on Linux - TechRepublic:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-install-rust-on-linux/


Cortana support going away in Windows 10 versions at 'end-of-support' dates | Windows Central:

https://www.windowscentral.com/cortana-support-going-away-windows-10-versions-end-support-dates


81% of IT pros expect most data center and networking tasks will be automated by 2025 - TechRepublic

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/81-of-it-pros-expect-most-data-center-and-networking-tasks-will-be-automated-by-2025/


Retired Certifications - Microsoft:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/retired-certifications.aspx


Microsoft is retiring its MCSA, MCSD and MCSE certifications in June 2020
https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-retiring-its-mcsa-mcsd-and-mcse-certifications-in-june-2020/


Pull the plug on that thing, Mr. Spock!
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Proper Greeting For The Corona Virus:





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Friday, February 28, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000108: Cybertruck Wars Continue With Hot-Blooded Dinosaurs






Watch Video On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYif7aX2FPc

Show Notes:


Cyber Truck War Zone:

This Video Showcases 7 Electric Pickup Trucks Worth Waiting For

https://insideevs.com/news/401268/video-7-upcoming-electric-pickup-trucks/


Tesla Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Other Electric Pickup Trucks Compared

https://insideevs.com/reviews/401084/video-tesla-cybertruck-rivian-r1t-trucks/


Watch Tiny, Tri-Motor Tesla Cybertruck Out Tug A Ford F-150 Pickup

https://autos.yahoo.com/watch-replica-cybertruck-vs-ford-000702198.html


Tesla Cybertruck's real-time response to payload via active suspension will upend the pickup truck industry
https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-real-time-ui-towing-calculator-active-suspension/


Tesla Cybertruck is turned into police vehicle by Ontario police - Electrek

https://electrek.co/2020/02/21/tesla-cybertruck-police-vehicle-ontario/


Edmunds talks Tesla Cybertruck and its industry appeal amid growing competition
https://www.teslarati.com/edmunds-talks-tesla-cybertruck-and-its-industry-appeal-amid-growing-competition/


Lordstown Motors Provides Peek Inside Its Electric Truck Plant: Video
https://insideevs.com/news/399966/lordstown-motors-plant-sneak-peek/


Tesla's Cybertruck is now a $400 remote control car thanks to Mattel

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/teslas-cybertruck-is-now-a-400-remote-control-car-thanks-to-mattel.html


Tesla Cybertruck and Roadster face off for some backroad mayhem in fan video

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-vs-roadster-fan-video/


Tesla Cybertruck pre-orders reach half a million, tally suggests - Electrek
https://electrek.co/2020/02/19/tesla-cybertruck-pre-orders-tally/


Tesla Cybertruck release date, specs, price: "Doesn't look like anything else.”

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/61141-tesla-cybertruck-pics-price


First drive: Volvo's 24,500lb VNR electric truck drives better than it has any right to - Electrek

https://electrek.co/2020/02/14/first-drive-volvos-24500lb-vnr-electric-truck-drives-better-than-it-has-any-right-to/


Tesla nearing 400 miles in range is just the tip of the iceberg

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-400-miles-vs-tsla-killers-tip-of-the-iceberg/


Elon Musk: Tesla Cybertruck will come standard with 'laser blade lights', be ~82" wide - Electrek

https://electrek.co/2020/02/21/tesla-cybertruck-standard-laser-blade-ligths-elon-musk/


Ok, An Electric Car Story Or Five:

Hyundai Gets Serious On Electric Cars — Still Does Not Understand Demand | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/16/hyundai-gets-serious-on-electric-cars-still-does-not-understand-demand/


Designer Offers Up Cybersedan To Tesla CEO Elon Musk

https://autos.yahoo.com/designer-offers-cybersedan-tesla-ceo-170125189.html


Electric cars threaten to pull the plug on petrol stations | Financial Times

https://www.ft.com/content/a2845e24-1c44-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af


Tesla owner lives in a Model 3 instead of her house: 'I believe this is the future'

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-rv-interview-video/




Flat Tires?
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Space, The Final Frontier:


Should NASA Send New Horizons To A Nearby Star For Its Final Mission?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/02/24/should-nasa-send-new-horizons-to-a-nearby-star-for-its-final-mission/


Musk Reads: Why SpaceX's Mars city could become a beacon of innovation

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/musk-reads-why-spacexs-mars-city-could-become-a-beacon-of-innovation


SpaceX signs lease to build Starship rocket facility in Port of L.A.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/25/spacex-signs-lease-to-build-starship-rocket-facility-in-port-of-la.html


SpaceX transported Starship SN1 to the launch pad at Boca Chica
https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/starship-sn1-launch-pad


Elon Musk’s Plan to Settle Mars
https://news.yahoo.com/elon-musk-plan-settle-mars-093002155.html


SpaceX Starlink Satellites Have Bigger Role In 'Massive' Live Fire Air Force Test | Investor's Business Daily

https://www.investors.com/news/spacex-starlink-satellites-virgin-orbit-massive-live-fire-air-force-exercise/


SpaceX Starlink: price, launch date, and how to see Elon Musk's constellation
https://www.inverse.com/innovation/spacex-starlink-price-launch-date-how-to-see-elon-musks-constellation


Max Q: How to build a Starship | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2020/02/24/max-q-how-to-build-a-starship/


Musk Reads: Starlink edges closer to going live

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/musk-reads-starlink-edges-closer-to-going-live


Space travel breakthrough: 100,000MPH plasma engine to cut travel times to Mars | Science | News | Express.co.uk
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1244735/Space-travel-nuclear-fusion-plasma-engine-cut-travel-to-Mars-Pulsar-Fusion-space-news


Elon Musk says SpaceX Starlink satellites 'albedo will drop significantly

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/elon-musk-starlink-spacex


SpaceX’s first Starship test flight imminent as rocket nosecone nears completion
https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-first-starship-test-flight-imminent-nosecone-production/


Orion and its dimming star Betelgeuse shine over a stargazer in this sentimental night-sky photo | Space

https://www.space.com/orion-constellation-betelgeuse-stargazer-photo.html


SpaceX is rapidly building Starship SN1 and a Vehicle Assembly Building

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/starship-sn1-stacking


SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit - The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/18/21142137/spacex-tourism-orbit-earth-private-citizens-dragon-space-flight


SpaceX's California Starship factory plans detailed ahead of permitting decision

https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-california-starship-factory-details-permit-decision/


Did Ancient Aliens Send Us Messages Every 16 Days? Either Way It’s Time To Listen In Our Own Galaxy

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/02/14/distant-aliens-may-have-sent-us-radio-signals-every-16-days-so-why-dont-we-look-in-our-own-galaxy/


Virgin Galactic's spaceplane relocated to Spaceport America

https://newatlas.com/space/virgin-galactic-spaceplane-relocation-spaceport-america/


NASA: SpaceX will be first to launch Commercial Crew astronauts

https://www.wesh.com/article/nasa-spacex-first-to-launch-commercial-crew-astronauts/30935113


Astronomers to sweep entire sky for signs of extraterrestrial life | Science | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/feb/15/astronomers-to-sweep-entire-sky-for-signs-of-extraterrestrial-life


It Turns Out Rust Is… a Great Shield for Deadly Space Radiation (And the Magic Chernobyl Fungus)

https://futurism.com/the-byte/rust-shield-deadly-space-radiation


Supercomputer to scan 'entire sky' for signs of aliens

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10981327/seti-scan-sky-alien-signal-technology/



Back to Earth, Earthman! Or Earthwoman!
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Tech & Science To Dazzle - Or Baffle:


Let's Encrypt issues one-billionth web security certificate | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/lets-encrypt-issues-1-billionth-web-security-certificate/


The EU makes the switch to Signal as its messaging app of choice | Android Central
https://www.androidcentral.com/eu-makes-switch-signal-its-messaging-app-choice


WhatsApp encryption under scrutiny by US government
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/whatsapp-encryption-under-scrutiny-by-us-government.html


Nuclear Fusion - Fusion Energy - Nuclear Reactor

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a31080902/fusion-energy-hydrogen-boron/


Wood waste makes recycled concrete stronger than ever

https://newatlas.com/environment/wood-waste-recycled-concrete/


Researchers achieve a 10x supercapacitor energy density breakthrough

https://newatlas.com/energy/supercapacitor-density-breakthrough/


'As essential as roads': How one of America's most rural states became a broadband leader
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/heres-how-north-dakota-became-a-leader-in-rural-broadband-202346782.html


Windows as we know it is dead; what comes next? | Computerworld

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3527860/windows-as-we-know-it-is-dead-what-comes-next.html


Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-ultrasound-device-lithium-batteries.html


Danish energy company ├śrsted's plans for the US energy grid - Protocol

https://www.protocol.com/wind-massachusetts-orsted-energy


Researchers combine lasers and terahertz waves in camera that sees 'unseen' detail
https://phys.org/news/2020-02-combine-lasers-terahertz-camera-unseen.html


Microsoft Remote Desktop for Windows updated with useful new features - MSPoweruser

https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-remote-desktop-for-windows-updated-with-useful-new-features/


New green technology generates electricity 'out of thin air'

https://phys.org/news/2020-02-green-technology-electricity-thin-air.html


Privacy-focused messenger Signal is ready to go mainstream and take on WhatsApp

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/17/privcy-focused-signal-mainstream-take-on-whatsapp/


The best free and open-source alternatives to Google Keep on Android

https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/02/16/the-best-free-and-open-source-alternatives-to-google-keep-on-android/


Scientists discover how to use time crystals to power superconductors - Big Think

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/scientists-discover-how-to-use-time-crystals-to-power-superconductors


Microsoft plans to improve File Explorer on Windows 10
https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/02/15/microsoft-plans-to-improve-file-explorer-on-windows-10/


Data Doctors: Is the Brave browser safe to use? | WTOP

https://wtop.com/tech/2020/02/data-doctors-is-the-brave-browser-safe-to-use/


Tesla Steps Into The Utility Space With New Grid Controller Patent | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/14/tesla-steps-into-the-utility-space-with-new-grid-controller-patent/


Everything You Need to Know About the New Firefox VPN

https://lifehacker.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-firefox-vpn-1841795750


*** Hyper-Loopin' ***:

Elon Musk's Boring Company quietly deploys its custom-designed tunneling machine
https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-boring-company-prufrock-deployed/


Elon Musk's Boring Company completes Las Vegas tunnel major milestone
https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-the-boring-company-las-vegas-tunnel-completion/


Hyperloop is taking a ‘crucial’ step toward continent-wide travel

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/a-new-hyperloop-standard-could-pave-the-way-for-continent-wide-travel


Elon’s Secret Sauce | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2020/02/19/elons-secret-sauce/


Dinosaurs: New study upends a belief many learned in elementary school

https://www.inverse.com/science/dino-body-temperature-data-upends-a-common-belief-about-evolution



Take a break, Mad Scientist!
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Reading Is Fundamental-ly Fun:

Elon Musk recommends science fiction book series that inspired SpaceX
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/21/elon-musk-recommends-science-fiction-book-series-that-inspired-spacex.html

Dan's Classic Sci-Fi Novel Of The Week:

Quozl By Alan Dean Foster




Starve the bookworm? Not!
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Sci-Fi Fun Zone:


'Stranger Things 4': Hopper returns - CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/14/entertainment/stranger-things-4-hooper/index.html


Jodie Whittaker: ‘I believe in aliens 100%’ | Life and style | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/jan/25/jodie-whittaker-i-believe-in-alien-100-per-cent


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Saturday, February 22, 2020

MWGIC-EP-000107: The Shadows Eating The Whispers Of The World





Watch Video On YouTube: https://youtu.be/zrIr-t47hf4
Show Notes:

"The dramatic insecurity of SMS text messaging, how unaware the general public is of this insecurity. What are some of the best secure SMS messaging clients out there, and a new credible threat from our government to encrypted messaging platforms of all types on the web that just came out today. You don't need encryption for nefarious purposes, you need it to protect yourself from bad actors with nefarious purposes."

Shadow Zone:


Chinese Hackers Just Gave Us All A Reason To Stop Sending SMS Messages

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/11/03/chinese-hackers-just-gave-us-all-a-reason-to-stop-sending-sms-messages/#1812722b78c1


Millions of SMS messages exposed in database security lapse

https://techcrunch.com/2019/12/01/millions-sms-messages-exposed/


A leaky database of SMS text messages exposed password resets and two-factor codes
https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/15/millions-sms-text-messages-leaked-two-factor-codes/


New Android Text Messaging Update ‘Exposes Most Users To Hacking’

https://www.forbes.com/sites/zakdoffman/2019/11/30/new-android-security-threat-text-messaging-update-puts-most-mobile-users-at-risk/#4ef38d657598

* Sunlight Enters The Room *
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Shields Up, Captain:


The Best Encrypted Messaging Apps You Should Use Today [Updated 2019]
https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/the-best-encrypted-messaging-apps/


Best encrypted messaging apps 2020 for Android

https://www.techradar.com/best/best-encrypted-messaging-app-android


The safest messaging apps

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/28/the-best-encrypted-messaging-apps/


Signal Is Finally Bringing Its Secure Messaging to the Masses

https://www.wired.com/story/signal-encrypted-messaging-features-mainstream/


* Captain, We Have A Crack In The Dilithium Crystal Chamber! *
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The Sith And Their War Games:


Trump Administration Targets Your 'Warrant-Proof' Encrypted Messages

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/21/805032627/trump-administration-targets-your-warrant-proof-encrypted-messages


* Is It Down The Rabbit Hole, Or Down The Black Hole, I Forget? *


Signal (software) - Wikipedia



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