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


All audio is in MP3 format. To download a show to your computer, right click on its link and opt to save the file. Shows consist of two segments: Technical Discussions for the first half hour, then audience call-in for the second half hour. In between we make brief User Group meeting announcements.

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2015 Shows      XML 
 
MARCH2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Mar 25 David on security: using credit cards online and WiFi. Frys vs. NewEgg. Upgrading pirated copies of Windows to v10. Kingsoft Office. Wiping a hard drive. History of encryption. VPNs. David suggests not trusting a free VPN. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Mar 18 Google started manually reviewing apps before they reach the Play Store. Dan Rosenbaum on wearable technology and voice recognition as the next Killer App. The new Apple laptop computer. Alfred Poor on the hype around the Apple watch. He is not a fan of using it for medical trials or of research kit. Google glass. Augmented reality. Free MOOCs got Harvard and MIT sued. USB Type C. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Alfred Poor
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Mar 11 Apps draining smartphone batteries. Apple watch. Apple Research Kit SDK. Sting Ray devices used to track bad guys. Superfish. Freak. David warned that SSL/TLS is not secure, so don't use it. Marty Winston on consumer drones. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
David Perry
Alfred Poor
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Mar 4 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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FEBRUARY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Feb 25 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Feb 18 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Feb 11 A two hour fund raising show that aired from 7pm to 9pm. No listener phone calls. Samsung TVs listening for audio commands. Computers don't always help students. Scam state tax returns detected by TurboTax. Verizon supercookies. Hank was annoyed that his WiFi upstream speed was less than Verizon FIOS promised. Michael discussed a private IP address that may let you talk to your modem. The Flash Player from Adobe continues to be buggy. Hank Kee
David Perry
Michael Horowitz
Hour1
Hour2
 
Feb 4 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
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JANUARY2015HOSTSMP3 AUDIO
Jan 28 The show was pre-empted this week. -- --
 
Jan 21 Jamming WiFi networks in Marriott hotels. No more Google Glass. A portable WiFi sniffer. A new mainframe from IBM. Replacement batteries for a Mac laptop. An interview by Jeff Fox about Make!Sense. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Jan 14 Windows 7 is still sold and supported with bug fixes. Very few Android devices run the latest v5 OS. Google will not fix a bug in Android browser. PC sales are up. New Chromebooks will boot from a USB flash drive. Apple Thunderbolt peripherals can contain malware. Freedome is a VPN from F-Secure. Some cheap Chinese Android phones have a back door built into the OS. Defining cloud computing. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
David Perry
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Jan 7 A new show will follow us on the air. Scam tech support calls for Windows users. Solution: get a Mac or Chromebook. 3D printing in space. Star Trek. Stealing fingerprints from photos. How Microsoft numbers Windows bug fixes. Do we chose an OS first or apps first? Linux tax pep programs are limited. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
64Kbps
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2014 Shows  
 
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
32K
 
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
32K
 
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
32K
 
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
32K
 
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
32K
 
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
32K
 
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
32K
 
January 22 More on the death of Windows XP. WinAmp lives on. Difference between USB flash drives. Listener phone calls. Hank Kee
Joe King
32K
 
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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2013 Shows      XML 
 
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
Part1-NG
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
Hour1

Hour2
 
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
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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
32K
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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
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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

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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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