Brian Gongol Show on WHO Radio - December 17, 2016
Please note: These show notes may be in various stages of completion -- ranging from brainstormed notes through to well-polished monologues. Please excuse anything that may seem rough around the edges, as it may only be a first draft of a thought and not be fully representative of what was said on the air.
This week in technology: Yahoo data breach
Yahoo had a big breach, and it took years to find out and report. But they say a billion accounts were compromised.
You can do everything right and still be susceptible.
But go ahead and do everything right anyway:
- Use strong passwords
- Stay off unsecured WiFi
- Put two-step authentication on your accounts
- Run your computer in a non-administrator mode
- Use trusted anti-malware protection on every device, including phones and tablets
This week in technology: Twitter integrates Periscope
They want you to live-stream your world
Making money: Federal Reserve hikes rates
It's still a historically low rate, but the Federal Reserve sees signs of inflation. No surprise: What Trump promises is highly inflationary.
Mind your business
It's unbecoming of a national-level elected official to attack private citizens. Donald Trump is wrong to do it, and so is Elizabeth Warren. https://t.co/hNmzi8FPjX— Brian Gongol (@briangongol) December 17, 2016
To repeat: A lot of people on the left are about to learn that corporations can be *very* important guardians of a free and open society. https://t.co/Yk54GgLLK2— Brian Gongol (@briangongol) December 14, 2016
Alan Thicke article
I grew up in the 80s. Watched three sitcoms about nuclear families: "Family Ties", "The Cosby Show", and "Growing Pains". TV dads aren't supposed to die young.
Unsolicited endorsement: "Occupied" on Netflix. Forget everything you would ever assume about a subtitled Norwegian drama about a Russian invasion triggered by an overreaction to climate change. Just watch this show. Utterly riveting television. Everything that would be blood and guts in an American show is done three times better in this show via subtlety and understatement. And in times like these, we need to be reminded that bad things don't always happen in big steps, but rather in tiny, incremental incidents when individuals surrender their moral bearings.
Nutella hair dye
No. There are already too many creepy men who sniff women's hair:— Brian Gongol (@briangongol) December 17, 2016
"Hair salon uses NUTELLA to dye woman's hair" https://t.co/FLMKBCNq9C
Weekend reading: Competence, with a flaw.
Iowa Hawkeye basketball at the Hy-Vee Classic, squaring off against my UNI Panthers. Pregame now, tipoff at 3:30.
Tune in for Iowa Hawkeye women's basketball tomorrow at 2 against Drake.
No show next week. Special Christmas Eve programming instead, starting at 2. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.