TEH 044: The Announcer’s Test

In This Episode: We cover two definite NOT breaches of the Week: Google+ and Chinese Chips. The problematic Windows 10 October Update. Parents might want to check their local Sex Offender Registry before their kids head out on Halloween. And wait until you hear the Announcer’s Test.

This Week’s Hosts

  • Randy Cassingham, founder of This is True.
  • Leo Notenboom, “Chief Question Answerer” at tech education site Ask Leo!
  • Gary Rosenzweig host and producer of MacMost, and mobile game developer at Clever Media.
  • Kevin Savetz, web site publisher and Computer Historian at Atari Podcast.
  • Allen Wyatt, computer book author and publisher of tips.net.
  • Longer Bios on the Hosts page.

Show Notes

  • In the warmup, we revealed we’re all together in a Secret Lair again! (But not the same secret lair as in Episode 15.) Kevin is judging for the 2018 Interactive Fiction Competition (and you can too!)
  • Not Breach of the Week #1: Google+ is shutting down, but it’s not a breach (which Google also confirms).
  • Not Breach of the Week #2: Did China plant tiny chips in motherboards to Infiltrate U.S. Companies? Bloomberg is standing by its story. And of course other tech media is all over it, such as TechCrunch.
  • Leo talked about Microsoft pausing the 201809 Windows 10 Update – because it’s deleting some peoples’ files. (The need for more disk space is something different.)
  • Halloween map of sex offenders in Woodinville: parents might want to check their local maps before taking their kids Trick ‘r’ Treating. There is a searchable national database.
  • Kevin is a little obsessed with this 24/7 Twitch stream of disk defragging.
  • And Kevin still remembers the “one hen two ducks” Announcer’s Test, which he learned when he was eight or so — his father must have loved it.

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