The JaK Attack! Episode 18.42



Welcome to show number 2018.42!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.41



Welcome to show number 2018.41!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.40



Welcome to show number 2018.40!

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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.39



Welcome to show number 2018.39!

  • Kelly Mengiun Girl and Jon Wilson are at the mic!
  • 05:30 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Cinch Tents! Pop-up tents with power, climate control, and no mess!
    • Kelly does not like the Digital Trends website
    • Cinch Tents even connect together to make tent cities and have solar panels
    • Hiking and camping with solar panels is becoming very common. Solar panels charge your stuff while you’re walking
  • 20:30 – Jon talks about backups, backups, and backups!
    • SpiderOak did not fare well against Jon’s criteria
      • It has no 2FA (two-factor authentication). In 2018. Srsly.
      • Each device in the account can see and download all the files from every other device in the account. Booooooo for data segregation!
    • iDrive is the winner. It backs up all Jon’s devices (Windows, Mac, iPhone, Linux)
      • iDrive has proper encryption and device separation
      • The 2FA is provided by a separate encryption/decryption password from the login password
      • You also get a sync folder to sync data across all your devices without it counting against your backup quota
      • Annnd the price is right! Click here to check out iDrive (affiliate link)
  • 42:00 – Cooperstown News
  • 49:00 – Shout Outs & Bork Outs
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.38



Welcome to show number 2018.38!

  • Jon succeeds in being quiet for 32 seconds. VICTORY!
  • Kelly has been prepping for her 9th annual Spring art show on May 6th The main benefactor this year is the Hants Foster – foster houses for the animals.
  • Ms. Casey did not like Kelly’s noodle hat.
  • Jon goes off on a tangent about why sugar is good for kids
  • It’s hard to believe how much Jon knows about credit cards now. Too much PCI, too much PCI!!
  • 10:00 – Jon talks about Epson ecotank printers!
    • Somehow we end up talking about prescriptions, but back to printers
    • Ecotank printers come with 2 years worth of ink
    • Seems reasonable…rated at 150 pages per month, starting at about $240. If it works as described, it would be fairly inexpensive.
    • The big issue is the vast span of time between now and two years from now. How can I be sure I will be able to buy ink in two years?
    • Kelly does not want the inconvenience of purchasing single colours of ink.
  • 26:00 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 35:30 – Cooperstown News
  • 38:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
    • Aldo Shoes gets a shot out from Kelly for amazingly fast delivery.
    • Best Buy gets a bork out from Jon for amazingly slow delivery.
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.37



Welcome to show number 2018.37!

  • Seems we can’t get through the intro without busting in.
  • Jon is now officially Apple Sheeple. He’s counfounded by the ports on a Macbook Air.
  • The bare minimum any professional should bring to the table is pants. We need pants to work people.
  • 08:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • eSight is “Vision for the Blind”
    • The Jibo robot is almost cure enough to spend $900 USD on. Almost.
      • Maybe Jibo isn’t a secret spy.
    • We’re GEN-X!! At least Kelly thinks so.
    • And following up the list of these amazing inventions is some really lame stuff.
  • 26:00 – Jon talks about crypto currency and death
    • When we die, who gets our Bitcoins?
    • “Mining” means you get a reward for doing some work for the cypto currency block chain.
    • Full disclosure: we’re not lawyers. Do not take legal advice from us.
    • The block chain will tell us how much currency is out there, and even what wallets it is in, but not who owns the wallets.
    • Crypto currency always has some kind possibility of being recovered whereas destroyed cash does not.
    • Only the big guys can mine new coins now.
  • 43:00 – Shout Outs & Bork Outs
  • 45:00 – Cooperstown News
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.36



Welcome to show number 2018.36!

  • Jon tries to steal the show from KellyFind us on Facebook
  • Kelly has been painting, Jon has been printing stuff
  • Jon’s “bumper” may be a little loud. Sorry!
  • 05:30 – Jon talks about
    • Octoprint. A web-UI for your 3D printer. It adds functionality your printer may not have, and it makes it easier to use.
      • There’s a Raspberry Pi version too – Octopi
      • Octoprint plugins are the bomb – they extend the hell outta Octoprint
    • Starman – Elon Musk’s Tesla is going (kind of) to Mars!
  • 21:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • We’re soy sorry Kelly talks about Soy
    • There’s a website dedicated entirely to preventing rats from eating your car wires. It’s literally named https://www.howtopreventratsfromeatingcarwires.com
    • Car manufacturers made car wire insulation out of soy. So they rats eat it. Yummy.
    • Kelly has uncovered the conspiracy. Rats have been eating wires long before there was soy
  • 39:30 – Cooperstown News
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.35



Welcome to show number 2018.35!

  • Jon is overwhelmed with thoughts about 3D printing, self-driving cars, ideas from Seth Stephens-Davidowitz book Everybody Lies
  • Kelly has once again renovated the entire house entirely without Jon’s help
  • She also participated in Argyle Fine Art Gallery’s Pre-Shrunk Show in downtown Halifax
  • 03:35 – Kelly’s Corner
    • Kelly uses cool hipster talk to tell us Eminem “dropped’ a new album
    • Kelly talks about the robotic Somnox pillow
    • She also finds a completely soft, gel-like, 1970s disco, robotic octopus pillow because we all need that, right?
    • Kelly has changed her alignment to our robot overlords now that she sees the uprising coming
  • 20:00 Jon talks mostly about 2D printing
    • Kelly got Jon a Monoprice Mini 3D printer for Christmas
    • Your basic entry-level 3D printing material is 1.75mm “PLA” filament
    • Plastic extrusion manufacturing has been around a long time, but now we peons can afford it!
    • 3D printing is really a hands-on hobbyist tool. It’s not something you can take out of the box, and start printing stuff
    • Jon uses TinkerCAD.com to create things, Cura under WINE (Linux image does not work)to slice designs, and Octoprint to do the actual printing
  • 33:00 – Cooperstown News
    • Jon laughs a little too hard at the story of a man charged in Church arson.
    • Kelly makes the fatal mistake of bringing up the show Black Mirror so Jon sets us straight on what’s wrong with season four
  • Kelly’s Corner
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The JaK Attack! Episode 18.34



Welcome to show number 2018.34

  • First show of 2018! We’re keeping the episode #’s going (34, in this case)
    • Last show of 2017 is episode 17.33
  • We went to the Dominican Republic for Christmas!
    • Kelly is unhappy with the mood of the West Jet crew going home because they were so awesome on the way there
    • West Jet pro tip: do not count down when the plane is taking off. Freaks passengers out.
  • 05:00 (or so?) – Jon talks about Scott Galloway’s book The Four
    • Apple: Made itself into a luxury brand on cheap products
    • Amazon: Is really just a distribution system to collect competitors
    • Google: Is in the business of collecting data to sell ads against
    • Facebook: Could be theoretically be regulated out of existence
    • Uber and AirBNB look the same, but they’re not
  • 34:00 – Kelly’s Corner
    • We stayed at the Gran Ventana resort in Puerto Plata, DR
    • 500+ rooms
    • 3 restaurants and the buffet was awesome
  • 39:30 – Cooperstown News
    • Sushi recall from Price Chopper! Return your sushi!
    • Jon does not know what listeria is
  • 40:00 – Shout Outs and Bork Outs
    • Kelly borks out Sam Smith for being sooooo laaaame
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The JaK Attack! Episode 17.33




Welcome to show number 2017.33!

  • Kelly’s birthday week last week!
  • Jon likes his new Roku Express
  • 11:50 – Kelly’s Corner
  • 22:45 – Jon talks
    • macOS High Sierra root user hack
      • How did Apple so fundamentally break the authentication system to allow the second or third attempt to work, but not the first?
    • iOS crappy calculator
      • This was identified in iOS 11 beta. In iOS 11.1.2 it’s still not fixed
      • Apple’s shine is starting to come off without Steve Jobs
      • Kelly wasn’t sure 1+2+3 doesn’t equal 24.
    • Amazon Key WiFi de-auth hack – video showing the hack proof of concept. AKA – the Danny Ocean video camera hack
      • Kelly admits she’d steal Christmas packages
      • Kelly drops another F-Bomb
    • Jon thinks the biggest potential for Amazon Key abuse is targetted attacks, not random theft
  • 49:30 – Cooperstown News
    • Cherry Branch Gallery is hosting an art exhibit and sale Dec 2nd and 3rd
    • Kelly does not like the reporting of it.
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