The Personal Computer Show Audio Archives 2014 WBAI-FM 99.5
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DECEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Dec 31 A history of the show which first aired Aug 6, 1984. A report on AI from Jeffrey Fox. Marty Winston on the future of tech. Alfred Poor made predictions for 2015 on computer displays, autos and wearable tech. No Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Alfred Poor
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Dec 24 Assorted year end topics. Hello World. Net Neutrality. Fudging stats on: hard drive capacity, battery life and printed pages. Marty Winston on the year in tech. Michael Horowitz also reflects on the year. No Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Dec 17 Hank thinks the design of Windows was flawed from the beginning. Most Black Fridays deals are not good deals at all. A Kickstarter project. Hank on a 360 degree camera. Adding RAM to a PC. Used monitors. Passmark can test CPUs. Buy the CPU speed you think you need. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
 
Dec 10 Andrew Kay of Kaypro computers passed away in August. The All Writs Act of 1789 is being abused to access smartphones. Patches are needed for Windows patches. Microsoft advices un-installing Office 2010 before installing yesterdays patches. Joe advises cleaning up the registry. Hank reviewed a camera that takes 360 degree pictures. The geography around City College. Hard disk drives. Trim on SSDs. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Dec 3 Buying computer hardware. OEM vs. retail. Used vs. refurbished. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
64Kbps
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NOVEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Nov 26 Regin malware. Shellshock bug. Schannel bug in Windows. The fix for this caused a problem for Avast users. A new Raspberry Pi. Firefox is switching from Google to Yahoo/Bing in the US. Dave dislikes the new iTunes. OS X Yosemite only runs on Apple SSDs. Internet sales taxes. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
64Kbps
 
Nov 19 The show was pre-empted for fund raising. -- --
 
Nov 12 Wirelurker vulnerability in iOS. Masque attack vulnerability in iOS. How should bugs be disclosed? Verizon super-cookie tracks 3G/4G users and you can't opt out. A free Windows backup program charges to restore. Patent trolls. Scan to email. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Nov 5 A bit of fund raising. 3D printing. Alfred will be speaking at NYACC next week about wearable technology. See HealthTechInsider.com. Apples iCloud defaults to silently copying all your files, something easily missed. Now Apple and the government can see/read all your files. David: companies want to hold your data so they can bill you for it. Robocalls. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
Alfred Poor
64Kbps
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OCTOBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Oct 29 A two hour fund raising show. Audio is now 64Kbps so the files are twice as large. Verizon SugarString will not discuss some topics. ATT unlimited 3G/4G data is slow. Crowdfunding and KickStarter. Portable apps. Verizon adds a hidden header to HTTP web pages on their 3G/4G/LTE network. Android Flashlight apps are mostly trojans. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
Hour 1
Hour 2
 
Oct 22 The show was pre-empted for a 2-hour edition of Off The Hook. ----
 
Oct 15 A two hour fund raising show. No more gold card premiums. Non fund raising topics: a cheap Android tablet with free lifetime data of 200MB/month, Alfred on jobs in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), wearable technology, Shell shock bug, patents, hard drive reliability, Windows 8.1. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
Alfred Poor
Hour 1
Hour 2
 
Oct 8 The show was pre-empted.----
 
Oct 1 Alfred Poor discussed wearable technology. Bugs in iOS8. Windows 10. Listener phone calls. Note: The audio recording of this show at wbai.org is bad. The copy here was initially bad too, but was fixed on Oct 2nd. Hank Kee
Alfred Poor
64Kbps
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SEPTEMBER2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Sept 24 Marty Winston on new DVDs and new high def TV standards. FCC and subsidies. Marty Winston on USB power chargers. 3D printers in space. A Microsoft corporate re-org. More encryption coming to Android. Sprints coverage is expanding. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
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Sept 17 New core M processors are coming from Intel. Battery life. Cancer at Foxconn factories in China that make Apple products. Gas prices. Hank and Dave discuss their use of Linux. What Hank likes about Windows 8. Hank had a password problem. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
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Sept 10 Our guest was Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. Cheap tablets and laptops with Windows 8.1. Linux. Why Linux failed as a desktop OS. Using Wine to run Windows apps under Linux. Chromebooks. New stuff from Apple. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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Sept 3 Hal Finney, a cryptographer, passed away. IFTTT. Joe Jessen discussed the Internet of Things. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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AUGUST2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Aug 27 Bad USB. Hard disk drives. Joe fought with the priority sender feature of Samsungs Android email app. Solar panels killing birds. iPads in Los Angeles schools did not work out well. Transparent solar panels. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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Aug 20 Lastpass had a problem with their cloud service. Joe reviewed a wireless network range extender from Amped Wireless, the Rec15A. An upcoming lowest end Windows laptop from HP is expected to sell for about $200. HTTP malware injection is used by bad guys to infect computers. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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Aug 13 David on the just completed Vegas tech conferences. Tablet sales are down. Chromebook sales are up. Microsoft is charging hardware manufacturers less for Windows. Bad USB. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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Aug 6 The show was pre-empted. -- --
 
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JULY2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
July 30 Fund raising. Premium 1 is a toolchest DVD with lots of software. Premium 2 is a set of 4 Linux Live DVDs that each include WINE to run some Windows applications. Joe and Hank both had Verizon FIOS problems. WordPress plug-in bug. There is a backdoor in iOS 7. Joe found that Chrome drained his smartphone battery. No listener calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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July 23 Fund raising. Linux distros that include Wine to run some Windows programs. Alfred is working on a new website Healthtechinsider.com that covers medical technology and wearable devices. Printing batteries. People continue to buy Windows computers. Apple will co-operate with IBM. Power pucks, watts, volts, amps. No listener calls. Hank Kee
Alfred Poor
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July 16 Chromebooks are getting more popular. Net neutrality. Xkeyscore and the NSA. Tor. Tails. Linux in cars. Fund raising next week. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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July 9 The NSA targets people interested in Linux, Tor, Tails and encryption. Security issues with Comcast XFINITY WiFi. Facebook tried to make their users happy or sad. Verifying the age of someone on the Internet. There are no viruses on iOS as long as the phone is not jail-broken. Intro to SSL. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Michael Horowitz
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July 2 Apple issued bug fixes. Wi-Fi automatic connections. A USB charger was fatal. Car hacking. Marty Winston on car dashboard electronics. Car repair and financing. Run Windows off a USB flash drive with Windows to go. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JUNE2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
June 25 Update on WBAI and the transmitter. Aereo decision by the Supreme Court. Patents. Hacking a car. Privacy. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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June 18 Hank offered an overview of Linux. David said the best thing you can do for security is to avoid Windows. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
 
June 11 David warned to be afraid of metadata as a way to invade your privacy. David offers his opinion on whether anti-virus software dead. Hank on the NSA. There are bugs in hardware, software and every layer of the OSI layer. And, according to David, most of them never get fixed. David does not trust Open Source security software. Microsoft is refusing to turn over data stored off-shore to the US government. How to *still* get Windows XP patches. Should everyone learn to program computers? Fund raising. No phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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June 4 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising. -- --
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MAY2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
May 28 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising. -- --
 
May 21 A two hour show with a focus on Linux and fund raising. Our guest was Linux expert Jim Dennis. An outrageous patent. David now works for F-Secure in Finland which promises not to insert back doors into their products. Defining distro. A Chromebook runs Linux. Software that comes with Linux. Gaming on Linux. No phone calls. See a Linus Torvalds free Introduction to Linux course. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
Hour1
Hour2
 
May 14 The show was pre-empted by WBAI for fund raising -- --
 
May 7 Fund raising. Intro to Linux. Upcoming Supreme Court decision on search. As a premium we offer a DVD full of software that we call a "toolchest". Included are a bunch of bug fixes. More on Aereo. Marty Winston on LED flashlights. Talk back to the FCC. No phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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APRIL2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
April 30 The latest security flaws in Internet Explorer and Flash. Verizon Wireless is selling your website history to their marketing partners for ads on your cellphone. FCC and Net neutrality. Getting your first IT job, Hank interviews a young woman and Alfred Poor offers advice. Our own Michael Horowitz will speak about router configuration at NYACC on May 8th. See nyacc.org. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
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April 23 More on Heartbleed. The WBAI website was hacked. Stevie did an interview on 3D printing. Marty Winston on UPSs. Hank on USB Flash Drives. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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April 16 Heartbleed. Change all your passwords. Listener phone calls.
Heartbleed links:
www.lastpass.com/heartbleed
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/heartbleed-checker/
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromebleed/eeoekjnjgppnaegdjbcafdggilajhpic
Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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April 9 Windows XP still works. Advice on being safe on XP. Microsoft is giving away Windows on phones and small tablets. Stevie interviewed people from Mcor which makes 3D printers. Amazon.com. Marty Winston on data. About Heartbleed. Hank said its a virus. Joe said there two viruses discovered at the same time. Listener phone calls. We discussed voice to text programs, along the lines of Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking. A listener suggested we look at NVDA (non visual desktop access) at www.nvaccess.org. It is not comparable to Dragon, but it is open source, free, and opens Windows computers to those who are sightless or vision impaired. Joe King
Hank Kee
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April 2 No more bug fixes for XP in the U.S. Joe is having a Verizon DSL problem at home. Images taken on a smartphone are tagged with GPS location info. IrfanView is a great free image viewer/editor for Windows. Lenovo laptop battery recall. Office on iOS. Davids Ubuntu adventure. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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MARCH2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
March 26 Windows XP dies in a few days. The recent bugs found in Android are not a real problem. Massive security flaw in Word that also affects Outlook. The NLRB on college basketball. Windows 8 has a bug with system restores. Breaking news: not all Windows 8 laptops are touch screen. Some don't support USB v3. Spare tires for cars. Listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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March 19 Its the 7th week of a 4-week fund raising drive. Go to www.give2wbai.org and search for "computer" to get our premium, a collection of software. If you don't get a premium that WBAI owes you, contact the station head honcho at breimers62 at earthlink.net or 347-529-6412. In a rare event, researchers found bugs in Google's Chrome OS (the system on Chromebooks). Google fixed the bugs very quickly. David said that most bugs are sold to the criminal underworld. The Full Disclosure mailing list shut down. David said there are 10-12,000 very serious software vulnerabilities disclosed yearly. The most secure browser, today, is Chrome according to David. However, he does no on-line bill paying or banking. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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March 12 Last week WBAI played an old Personal Computer show at 9PM. We had nothing to do with this. Fund raising again. Plans to stop selling Windows 7 were canceled. You can download ISOs of Windows 7 for free. Computing professionals use only Lenovo and Apple computers. David bought a refurbished Lenovo laptop. Hank offered advice on which version of Windows to use. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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March 5 The show was pre-empted. But, at the last minute WBAI decided to air a repeat of the show.  --   -- 
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FEBRUARY2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
February 26 Fund raising. Our premium is a DVD with Windows software, see the home page of this site. A scam about the do not call phone list. No more bug fixes for Windows XP after April. Upgrading Windows. The future of Windows 7. Bitcoin. Apple Goto Fail bug. Comcast/Netflix deal. IBM is firing thousands of employees in India. Mobile malware targets Android. Joe King
Hank Kee
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February 19 The show was pre-empted.  --   -- 
 
February 12 Fund raising. Hank likes Kingsoft Office as a replacement for Office 2003. More on the SEA hack of Facebook's registrar. More on how Target got hacked. Malware and viruses. History of the Internet. More on Freedom Pop. Joe buys a new Lenovo Android 7 inch tablet. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
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February 5 Fund raising. The Syrian Electronic Army took control of the Facebook domain registration. Microsoft has a new CEO and a new Chairman of the Board. A fire in front of Hanks house led him to discover that Windows 8 has no useful Safe Mode. The Windows Eyes screen reader is free and part of Microsoft Office. Net neutrality. A history of Windows XP and its service packs. No listener phone calls. Joe King
Hank Kee
David Perry
32K
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JANUARY2014HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
January 29 Gmail outage. David on Pete Seeger. Malware runs on Windows and infects Android. The free edition of LogMeIn died. Joe likes Gbridge instead. David reported on a music convention. Listener phone calls. Due to technical problems the main link is only the first 43 minutes of the show. Here is the rest. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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January 22 More on the death of Windows XP. WinAmp lives on. Difference between USB flash drives. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
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January 15 Gripes about FreedomPop. David on the Target data breaches. Hank on CreditKarma.com. Reading suggestions. Tech support scams continue. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
January 8 David Perry reports from the CES show. Problems getting premiums from WBAI. Technical problems in the studio persist. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
32K
 
January 1 The show was recorded on December 14, 2013. The gang is all here: Hank, Joe, David, Alfred Poor, Michael Horowitz and Danny Burstein. Predictions for the new year. No listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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