The Personal Computer Show Audio Archives 2013 WBAI-FM 99.5
New York City


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DECEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
December 25 The show was recorded on December 14, 2013. The gang is all here: Hank, Joe, David, Alfred Poor, Michael Horowitz and Danny Burstein. The big stories of the year. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
December 18 Fund raising without the usual show premiums. Raspberry Pi. The price of cigarettes over the years. Is the Chromebook ready for prime time? The guys say no. A Chromebook is basically a laptop computer that only runs the Chrome browser. Most Chromebooks have 12 inch screens, a couple are 14 inches. They range from $200 to $300. Printing is a hassle. All do WiFi, some also do Ethernet. Hank bought an HP Chromebook that was supposed to have Ethernet, but it actually did not. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
32K
 
December 11 The show was pre-empted on Dec 11, 2013. -- --
 
December 4 The usual studio phone line problems. Download Winamp while you can. Amazon.com paying sales tax. The CryptoLocker ransomware. Backing up files. Cellphones on airplanes. Davids favorite headphones. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Joe King
32K
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NOVEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
November 27 Assorted birthdays. No more Winamp. The Raspberry Pi is a popular $35 computer. Cable TV company mergers. Hank makes a case for a Chromebook. Libraries in California give out Chromebooks in the library. Black Friday. Browser market share. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
November 20 The show was pre-empted on Nov 20, 2013. -- --
 
November 13 No show next week due to fund raising. Problem with HP Chromebook chargers. The usual scams have followed a disaster again. David and Hank disagreed on security. The usual technical problems in the studio. Still more on blocking popup windows. Speaking of technical problems, the recording of this show is in two parts. Most new cellphones run Android. Chromebooks in schools. More on national mobile broadband plans. Listener phone calls.
Update: Part 1 of this show has been lost.
Hank Kee
David Perry
Joe King
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Part2
 
November 6 Technical problems in the studio. One of the designers of the IBM PC passed away. David Perry explained CryptoLocker ransomware. Black Friday. Impulse buying. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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OCTOBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
October 30 The show was pre-empted on Oct 30, 2013. -- --
 
October 23 The show was pre-empted on Oct 23, 2013. -- --
 
October 16 Two hours of fund raising. The show ran from 7pm to 9pm. WBAI may be leased out (LMA) to someone willing to pay the bills who will also take over programming. Much of the show was about WBAI, rather than computers. Hank Kee
Joe King
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October 9 No show this week. Pre-empted for WBAI fund raising. -- --
 
October 2 Fund raising. Hank reminisces about the old days. Hanks describes some of the Windows software on the Fixit CD being offered as a premium. Traffic problems in NYC and LA. Outer space. Audio recording. WBAI is broke. The show is pre-empted next week. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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SEPTEMBER TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
September 25 Fund raising starts next week. The show is pre-empted on Oct 9th and 23rd. The Oct 16 show will run from 7pm to 9pm. iPhone fingerprints can be hacked, sort of. iPhone new features. Fake online reviews. David on broken software. Passwords. IBM invests in Linux. Bug in Internet Explorer. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
September 18 Ray Dolby passed away. Wayne Green passed away. Reading EZ-Pass when not at a toll. A nice YouTube downloader is at youtubetomp3hq.com. Coder OS for Raspberry Pi. Eastman Kodak. Hank no longer likes SIW. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
September 11 It is 9/11. For cheap broadband options see www.connectednation.org/low-cost-broadband. Wi-Fi is not secure. David doesn't think the Internet is secure at all. A story about minors, pot and Instagram. Hank said download.com is not trustworthy. FileHippo and Tucows are better. New iPhones from Apple. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
September 4 Nasdaq went down again. David reports about Black Hat presentations. Microsoft buys Nokia cellphones. Verizon wireless buyout. Losing American jobs. DEA and ATT. Hank shops for a netbook. For info on low cost, high speed Internet access see www.connectednation.org/low-cost-broadband and www.clear.com/coverage. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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AUGUST TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
August 28 Technical problems in the studio. NASDAQ computer problems. David warns that the Internet is not very secure. The US announced it is going to attack Syria - an approach Hank disagreed with. Who is Anonymous? Hank and David debate the meaning of terrorism. Credit reporting. Deposits on rental apartments. Cash and carry. Libraries in California have Chromebooks. Libraries in NYC and their computers. Comcast, Time Warner and Verizon offer low income families cheap broadband. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
August 21 David went to BlackHat and DefCon. Groklaw and Lavabit are secure email systems. David gave up on computer security, saying it is impossible. Hacking cars, RFID cards and power meters. Microsoft issued buggy patches. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
August 14 An update to Android from Google lets you find lost Android devices. Windows bug fixes. Cloud backups. The lost interview with Bill Gates from 1986. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
August 7 The show starts its 31st year. Fund raising. Guest: Amanda Del Balso of Google discusses using Google software. The President helps Apple import iPhones. Next week a rebroadcast of a 1986 interview Hank did with Bill Gates. Here it now. Joe King
Hank Kee
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JULY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
July 31 No show this week. Pre-empted for WBAI fund raising. -- --
 
July 24 Fund raising. No more hard copies of PC World. David's hair situation. Hank converted from Time Warner cable to Verizon FIOS. 3D printing. A review of a BlueTooth speaker. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
July 17 No David Perry. Fund raising coming soon. No show July 31st. Mobile malware. ReKey for Android. Joe reviewed the REC10 network range extender from Amped Wireless. Hank recounts the old days and computers for college. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
July 10 Adobe is renting software rather than selling it. Consumers Union has an update on wasting printer ink. New .nyc domain suffix. David on testing antivirus programs. If you get a virus, re-install Windows. Alta Vista died. The Kaypro 10. CNET's download.com jumped the shark. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
July 3 David is going to a conference. NSA whistleblowers. Everyone is spying. Why people spill the beans. Scam phone calls to remove a virus. WBAI is laying off most of the staff because the station has no money. Privacy. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JUNE TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
June 26 Technical problems. Personal privacy. Working around problems with our studio phone lines. Beta of Windows 8.1 coming soon, still no Start button. NYC will get 25 solar re-charging stations. Marty Winston reviews a gun book. Hank reviewed a scanner. On Edward Snowden, privacy and data leakage.
Note: audio on the Marty Winston book review was improved and a new copy of the show recording was uploaded here July 2nd -or- listen to just the Lego Gun Book review.
Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 19 Parking problems in downtown Brooklyn. David's website is davidperryvirus.com. OS X bug fixes. Tablets and kids. Henry Fords marketing. The Patriot Act. 3D printing. The guys don't know that its easy to forge the FROM address of an email message. Joe King
Hank Kee
32K
 
June 12 No show this week. -- --
 
June 5 Joe and Hank were both unavailable. Soldering. Can the government force you to decrypt your data? Alfred explains OLED screen technology. Its better than the LCD screens we now use, but not worth the large extra cost. David explains the Raspberry Pi. David Perry
Alfred Poor
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MAY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
May 29 No show this week. -- --
 
May 22 Two hour Fund Raising show. Brownouts and PCs. Linux replaced Windows on the International space station. David claims that hacking is far worse than the public knows. Two factor authentication. Printing food. Video ports. The guys played a contest: who can buy the cheapest HDMI cables. Non-metallics guns. Hank on the history of computing and boot loaders. OS shells and virtual machines. Joe, Hank, David Hour 1

Hour 2
 
May 15 No show this week. -- --
 
May 8 The staff at WBAI is not getting paid. Fund raising. Gun made with a 3D printer. Some Tivo software will soon not be free. The FTC has consumer information. Free credit report scams. Job scams. Hank uses Windows 8 but only after configuring it to look and act like Windows 7. Rasberry Pi. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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May 1 Web browser market share. OS market share. A spy program masquerades as Firefox. David Perry on authentication. Cellphone service in the subway. Part 3 of Hanks series on building your own PC. Listener phone calls. Note: audio link fixed May 4, 2013 at 11am. Hank, David 32Kbps
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APRIL TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
April 24 There were lots of defective iPhones made by Foxcon. There is lots of malware in the Play Store. The Google search engine filters out malware much better than Bing. 3D printing. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 17 Bad patch to Windows. News about Li-ion batteries. Gory hardware details on building your own computer. David explained how to remove viruses. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 10 Apple is selling a refurbished iMac. Government requesting data from Apple and Google. The cloud and privacy. SSDs. Building your own PC. The guys argue about memory parity. Hackintosh. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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April 3 Finally, a non-fundraising show. Computer security: educate users, default deny (whitelisting) and patch frequently. Android tablets. Blank web pages. Hank re-lives 1984. Using internal hard drives externally. Rotating backups. Rasberry Pi. There is a Chromebook in Hanks family. Gay marriage. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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MARCH TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
March 27 Fund raising. China is adopting Ubuntu Linux as a national operating system. The disgraceful way that Windows 8 handles bug fixes for TileWorld apps. Correcting mistakes from last weeks show regarding Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Listener phone calls. Joe likes LogMeIn for remote control. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 20 Fund raising. The only secure way to donate is by writing a check and mailing it to the station. The online donation website that WBAI created is NOT secure. Calling on the phone is also not safe because the person that answers the phone, uses the vulnerable website.
The station was off the air from about 10pm Tues night until Wed morning because the Verizon bill was not paid. Windows 7 service pack 1. A report from David Perry on the Spanish Prisoner email scam. 3D printing.
Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 13 Still more fund raising. No premiums. No listener phone calls. Beware that the WBAI donation website, give2wbai.org is not secure. The only safe way to donate to WBAI is by mailing a check to: WBAI, PO box 7032, Church street station, NY, NY 10008. Joe and Hank are now officially whistleblowers. FTC crackdown on spam messages. Don't click on links in email messages. Medical apps. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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March 6 Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Hank had web browser problems after a Microsoft patch was released. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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FEBRUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
February 27 Fund raising. There will be a new version of Windows by this summer. Adobe released bug fixes for their PDF reader. Joe prefers the free Nitro PDF reader. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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February 20 First show from the new studio at CCNY in Harlem. Audio quality is poor. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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February 13 The show was pre-empted for fund raising. -- --
 
February 6 More on UPnP. The last bug fixes for Windows XP will be April 2014. Service Packs for Windows XP. New banking malware is signed with valid certificates. Hank got a scam Fedex email. Fund raising. No listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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JANUARY TOPICS HOSTS MP3 AUDIO
 
January 30 UPnP flaw. More from Hank on Windows 8. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 23 More on Java security. Hank likes Windows 8. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 16 The latest security flaw in Java (NOTE: there were a fair number of inacurate staements on the subject). Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 9 Windows 8. David reported on CES. A tablet that looks like a table for playing games. Watch over-the-air local TV on an iPad. Every security expert in the world uses a Mac. Listener phone calls. Hank, David 32Kbps
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January 2 Until Jan 31st you can download Windows 8 Pro upgrade for under $40. New Windows 7 PCs purchased between June 2, 2012 and end of this month quality for Windows 8 for $15. Mobile URLs. Preventative hardware maintenance. Surge protectors. Ink cartridges. Software maintenance. Listener phone calls. Joe, Hank 32Kbps
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