In This Episode: What does it mean that Voyager 2 has left the heliosphere? Google+ is really, really dying. So, apparently, is Tumblr. And at least the older ScanSnaps. And the Microsoft Edge browser. But GitHub becomes an official government source …for laws?!
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.
- Longer Bios on the Hosts page.
- Gary has a new course on using the WordPress 5.0 Block Editor. Here is a coupon code to get it free.
- Kevin Installed Linux and OSMC on his generation 1 Apple TV (using this video), then got the lxde environment installed.
- Kevin notes that Google Plus “extra super” dead, and will be shuttered this April instead of August. (cNet and Google Blog. Leo pointed out this nice rant on the topic as well, from security researcher Lauren Weinstein.
- Kevin says you can help backup Tumblr by running the ArchiveTeam Warrior. Randy asked why use a distributed archive project? The guys discussed possible reasons.
- Randy talked about what it means that Voyager 2 has left the heliosphere, six years after Voyager 1. Nice article by Engaget.
- Leo says Microsoft is replacing its unpopular Edge browser with a new Chromium-based Browser (Bleeping Computer. Is it too little too late? But Leo has an interesting “why bother?” theory.
- Gary’s awesome ScanSnap S1500M scanner will become obsolete next year (but not its replacement model, the ScanSnap iX500), so he talked about how he’s going to try using his iPhone as a scanner from now on.
- Keven notes that Washington DC has made GitHub the authoritative digital source for DC laws. But meanwhile, Georgia tried to copyright its state code(!), but a court slapped that down.