Month: September 2014

THDP29 Online Scams

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This podcast was first published as a .wav file as opposed to the .mp3 file it should have been.  We apologize for this programming mistake.  We have corrected the mistake and this podcast is now a .mp3 file. Huge announcement!! I am happy to tell you that we are going to celebrate National Podcast Day on September 30th by having a live Google+ Hangout.  You can get to our Google+ pages by clicking here.  It's going to be Ed, myself, a special guest (I hope) Sean Smith who is currently on contract supporting one of the largest school districts in the country  I intend to open the hangout to the public and anyone who wishes can take part.  Subjects covered will be 1.) Podcasting, 2.) Microsoft Windows 9, 3.) Comcast and Time Warner buyout and anything else you may want to talk about.

THDP28 Net Neutrality, Part 2

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Net neutrality is the principle that data packets on the Internet should be moved impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. Net neutrality is sometimes referred to as the "First Amendment of the Internet." Let’s see, we should be able to describe this a little clearer.  “Net neutrality is a principle that says Internet service providers should treat all traffic on their networks equally. That means companies like Comcast Corp or Verizon Communications Inc. should not block or slow down access to any website or content on the Web - for instance, to benefit their own services over those of competitors.” http://gadgets.ndtv.com/internet/features/what-is-net-neutrality-heres-a-simple-explanation-542421.  “What is Net Neutrality?  Here’s a simple explanation”, by Reut

THDP27 2nd Annual Laptop Buyer’s Guide

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  2014 Laptop Buying Guide Links THDP27 Show Notes 2014 Top 5 Laptops 2014 Top 5 Budget Laptops Check out this list for the things you should take into account when you buy a laptop. Price While costs are always on a student’s mind (say nothing of the parent's concerns), sometimes spending a little extra up front will ensure that the laptop lasts the four years until graduation. Remember that this is a device that will be used every single day, so it better hold up or you'll be shelling out money again before they graduate. That said, there are plenty of affordable options out there, and many brands offer student discounts.  Please keep in mind though that individual schools may (probably) have programs already set up offering sometimes massive discounts. Check th

THDP26 Information Security Why Can’t We be Serious

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Tonight we are talking about malware and the state of Internet security overall.   Next week we will have our 2nd Annual Laptop Buyer’s Guide”.  And that will be followed by “Internet Security – Internet Scams”. When I started planning this podcast I was calling it “Serious Talk about Online Security”.  Or maybe “When Will we Start Taking Security Seriously?”  Then I thought we should cover a more specific subject and we should cover each specific subject matter in a different episode.  Or two.  Or three.  Online Security.  Internet security.  Internet crime.  Cyber-Crime. According to CompTIA a major player in IT Certifications, there are six domains, six specialties, six areas of concentration within the broad subject of “Internet Security”.  They are: o   Network Security o