Episode 15: That’s No Moon!

Oliver is back with Sam and Donovan this week to discuss an odd source that was causing broadband service outages in a village; the Z4 is the oldest digital computer that still exists and its manual was lost, until now; Microsoft hasn’t completely given up on perpetual licenses for Office; is it space debris or is it a mini-moon; Google is adding a COVID-19 layer to maps; Windows XP source code and more leaked; and Sam brings up the weird file concerning smartphones – are they making us dumber?

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Episode 46: The Notorious RBG

 

America has lost a national treasure with the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the Notorious RBG).  Her seat on the Supreme Court now shines a light on how divided America is, and how unjust and unfair the entire political system has become.  Donovan gives his viewpoints on what’s happening and how all he wants is consistency. (more…)

Episode 14: Technosexual

Donovan and Samuel are back again, this time discussing 5G spectrum, transcription in Microsoft Word on the web, Netflix calls it quits on ‘Altered Carbon’ after two seasons, Amazon wins FAA approval for their delivery drones, Walmart’s shot across the bow of Amazon with their Walmart+ $98/year service, new rules in Apple’s App store affecting streaming game services (i.e. Microsoft, Google), and the big story:  The alarming rise of the technosexuals.

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Episode 45: September Trivia

It’s September 1, 2020, and Donovan loves trivia, so he decided to give a little of that back in this episode, specifically concerning September trivia from Project Britain.  From Donovan not being able to say Gregorian Calendar correctly to the shouts of “Mare, Mare”, you might just learn some interesting tidbits about the month that comes from the Roman word “septem”.

Further into the show, Donovan talks about Trump’s EO on payroll tax deferral and why you shouldn’t do it.

Finally, celebrating special events, birthdays, holidays, etc. during a pandemic:  how are you planning to do it for the remainder of the year and possibly next year?  Donovan has some concerns especially since his youngest son and his wife’s birthdays are coming up. (more…)

Episode 13: An Epic Showdown

Sam, Oliver, and Donovan are back to discuss Toshiba saying goodbye to the laptop market (and basically the entire computer market), a mom managed to get back almost $20k in Twitch donations her son spent, Windows 10 loses the ability to search online for device drivers (but not really), Microsoft is forcing Windows Defender to stay on (but is it just for Windows 10 Home or all versions?), the Uber and Lyft saga continues in California, and AMC starts back up with 15-cent tickets.

The Big Story:  The showdown between Apple, Epic, and Google.  The guys weigh in with their thoughts on who is right, who is wrong, and if this is just rich companies doing what rich companies do.

Rounding out the show, Sam has a weird file, one that literally makes Donovan squirm (the guys were on video and Sam took delight in watching Donovan’s reaction). (more…)

Episode 42: Buckle Up, Buttercup!

Donovan talks about seeing UPS, FedEx, and other delivery drivers using their cell phones while driving.  Are they exempt from the distracted driving laws of any states?

Working from home…the toll it can take.

Celebrating Christmas with COVID and what that could potentially look like. (more…)

Episode 12: Dance Like TikTok Ain’t Watchin’

After a two week hiatus, Sam and Donovan are back missing Oliver and Shae for this episode of SouthGeek News.  The guys catch up with one another on what’s been going on in their lives over the last two weeks.  Sam won something, Donovan finally got some financial issues resolved (and got stung several times by wasps – fun!)

In tech news, Mulan is coming to Disney Plus for an additional $30.  Sam thinks this works for larger families, but not so much for a single dude like himself.  Donovan agrees stating he and his wife think they’d just wait until it became part of the regular Display Plus lineup.

Dr. Disrespect, a popular Twitch streamer, (more…)