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We're increasingly dependent on technology. Our business and personal lives rely on it, but as you've probably noticed, it's unreliable.They promise it'll get better, but it usually gets worse. Our computers are slow, so we end up squinting at smartphones. We live in constant fear that something's going to happen to our personal data. So we're scared into paying for fake protection that proves useless when disaster strikes. The jokers we pay to fix our stuff have no clue what they're doing, ...
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It's a solo teaching episode of the CEP! Today we celebrate over 4000 downloads! We start the show by discussing Microsoft's latest debacle, the Recall Scandal. Oh, no big deal. Just them force-attacking every Windows PC with something that recorded your voice by default without any knowledge or permisison, that's all. More to come on that one, but…
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Tonight I continue with my "Torment a Scammer" kick: A personal injury lawsuit scammer calls to ask if I've been in a car accident. Foghorn Leghorn answers in the affirmative, and it all goes downhill from there. The next scammer claims that he wants to give me health insurance benefits, but he needs MY credit card number in order to pay me. Intere…
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And now, the moment you've been waiting for: It's another Torment a Scammer episode! First up, we have a Spectrum imposter. I give her the runaround by constantly changing my tune as to what cable company I subscribe to. Next, we have a very revealing call from a guy who admits I'm not "the no call list". I HIGHLY doubt he's referring to the Americ…
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In this episode, we'll discuss some recent Microsoft cloud service outages and explore why they still happen. We'll also discuss: Some recent update attacks and the resulting destruction to Windows PCs. What causes update attacks and how to prevent them. And finally, after eleven years of Marc hosting tech talk shows, finally, finally, someone in t…
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Tonight we discuss cybersecurity breaches: In other words, people stealing each other's data instead of doing something constructive. Microsoft Exchange is a software product from 1996 that holds your emails in a server. In 2021, the world watched as bad guys broke into Exchange servers and sucked emails out like a vacuum. The bad guys then shared …
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It's another one-hour special! Today is a solo teaching episode, where Marc discusses: Nick Francesco's exposure of Apple's "Designer Exodus" A Plain English history of what brands of processors Apple has used, and the opportunity to repurpose old Apple computers and tablets You've heard of JD Power & Associates. It's a company that surveys consume…
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When Marc saw this article, he knew he'd have to summon Dr. Mike to help him get through it with a bit of levity. Tonight's one-hour special is about the HP ink cartridge scandal. Not only does HP charge an arm and a leg for their cartridges, but they're now sending out update attacks that turn your printer into a paperweight if you dare try and us…
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Tonight's solo teaching episode focuses on one very poignant article, entitled "Can AI Curb Loneliness in Older Adults?" Many seniors are lonely. In response, one new company is now selling/renting robots to the elderly. It's one thing if you talk to it when you're lonely at home, but one lady reported shunning her family reunion because she felt a…
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Tonight's guest is Janet Gervers! One day in the 1990s, she heard about the web, and decided she should be a web designer. So she moved to San Francisco and the next morning the web took off! We even get a history lesson on the origins of Flash multimedia. She's now an expert in online branding, emphasizing branding that authentically communicates …
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Here's the long-awaited sequel to the interview with our very own superhero, Aaron Welty. Tonight we discuss: What sparked his journey to Capitol Hill "Why aren't I at the next level yet?" Saving the world versus being the world to someone What happens when you realize life is finite When a group of students lay their hands on him and prayed for hi…
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Tonight's guest is Aaron Welty. He has succeeded in life despite a number of obstacles, such as Cerebral Palsy, and worse yet, being born in Detroit. After doctors told his family he wouldn't survive past childhood, he defied them by going to work for the House of Representatives, climbing a mountain, and traveling the world as a motivational speak…
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This is the third and final segment of the Taylor Abrahamse interview! How does Marc remain optimistic? Is it your job to save the world? Why 9 is better than 11 Being your own worst enemy "I'm really uncomfortable with the idea of relaxing." Entering a dojang, stripped of the trappings of life, with nothing left besides your core identity Removing…
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Today we continue our discussion with thinker/songsmith/voice actor Taylor Abrahamse. I hope you're finding this as fascinating as I did! We discuss: Artists (and us) leaving the whole scene behind and retiring (but then what?) WHY people like certain songs - what components make up a good song? The cynicism, pandering, and formulaic nature of this…
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Tonight's special guest is Taylor Abrahamse. He's a thinker, a songsmith, and has been a voice actor for several famous TV shows and animes. I don't even know where to begin. We talked about so many fascinating things, we had to do three episodes. Here are some of the many topics we covered in Pt 1: Trying to be unique in a world of Taylor Swift fa…
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Today is a solo teaching episode where Marc discusses positive articles! If you have some data you really care about, like family photos, you can now burn it to a Thousand-Year DVD. It has a surface made of minerals, and is projected to last 1,000 years. How do we know this? Well we put them through torture tests like extreme heat and moisture. The…
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It's another Torment a Scammer medley! Here's some of the mayhem you'll hear today: The first Spectrum impostor didn't understand percentages, so I explained to him that 120 was 50% of 240 until he snapped. In the next clip, I was talking to a Spectrum impostor and my other phone rang! It was a Medicare impostor so I put the phones together to let …
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Today's special guest is Hank Eder - he helps small businesses by focusing their messaging and branding, finding their target market, and making them a logical website. Marc met him through the Polarizing Networking group (look them up), which is full of raw, unfiltered people instead of the buttoned down or fake meetings you might've attended. Han…
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It's the 50th episode celebration!!! Sgt. Tim returns tonight to discuss: -Formalized control versus philosophical anarchy (social pressures and mob rule) -Containment of a deception versus the peace and freedom that truth brings -How to get free chicken salad croissant sandwiches -JRR Tolkien's concept of taking a terrible aberration and weaving i…
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Today we welcome The Amazing Jim Shulman! We discuss why entrepreneurs make the crazy decision to run their own business: Is it vulnerability? Does it mean I'm a failure at other things? Control? Time management? Independence? Fulfillment? Insanity? Yes. Who is The Amazing Randy and what can he teach us about IT? Did you know you can define your bu…
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Ever been to one of those networking meetings were people just pepper their resume around the room? They think it's a numbers game, and fail to get to know people, so they're forgotten easily. Today we learn how to do the opposite, with special guest David Andrews. He reminds us we don't need MORE connections, but BETTER connections. Marc recounts …
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Today we do another medley of scam call snippets! One guy calls me (as Foghorn Leghorn) and asks for my zip code. I pull a number out of the air and he looks it up and concludes that I'm from somewhere called "iDAho". I roll with it. Next guy calls and says he's Spectrum, then I convince him he's from AT&T, then he claims he's from Consumer Cellula…
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Tonight we talk with Sarah Fletcher, calling all the way from London. She helps nonfiction authors promote themselves and their brand. It turns out she can write a description of her clients better than they can describe themselves! We discuss an article about humility - what it is, and what it isn't. Turns out humility isn't about trumpeting yours…
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Today we discuss an article about the Australian government's attempt to regulate Facebook. Facebook didn't like that, so they created a blackout of all news articles on their site. Do you see what happened there? Facebook said, hey, yeah, sure go ahead and regulate us. We'll show you who's really in control here. Google also threatened to shut dow…
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Today we talk to the latest viral sensation on TikTok: Steve the Spoon Guy. Resurrecting the lost art of playing the spoons, Steve brings a smile to the faces of a new generation. We discuss what going viral means - how it inflates some people's egos, but to others it just gives them the satisfaction of knowing they've made somebody' happy. We also…
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Today we welcome Nevin Hira, the guy who inspired me to take my humble little side gig and make it into a full-time business. We discuss a new trend of moving tech manufacturing (iPhone, Fire Stick, and more) toward Vietnam and India. Since India is already known as a big hub for IT services, it makes sense for them to add IT manufacturing to their…
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This morning we interview the self-proclaimed chameleon, Joe Dimino. He's a podcaster, a YouTube star, a painter, a jazz guy, a former sportscaster, oh yeah, and the computer guy for his school district. The CEP ain't your usual tech talk show, so we spend the first part talking about jazz people and how they really see the highs and lows of life, …
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This guy's intro about himself was so interesting we didn't have time for an article! Derick Johnson tells us how he does not only body training, but re-training your mind. Most of us are on auto-pilot throughout the day. We check the news and social, we watch some videos, we light up a cigarette, we pace around the house, whatever it may be. He he…
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We're celebrating our 40th episode, and have reached 2,000 downloads! Today Prof. Justin calls in to explain Cybersecurity. I just thought it was a bunch of guys in a big room running scans, but it's much cooler than that: He runs a command center that resembles the war rooms of Hollywood, which simulates cyberattacks on critical infrastructure suc…
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Today we discuss Cadillac's implementation of a few 3D printed parts - sure it's just a few and it's a PR stunt, but 3D printing is all about freedom, so it's important. Marc goes off on a tangent about Caddy's renaissance in the late 90s with models like the STS, Catera, and the wild CTS-V, where they took their small sedan and plopped in a Corvet…
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Today we go back to Ordinary Time and Marc finds new ways to digest the backlog of articles. We discuss one about how car subscriptions were poised to take over the world, then Covid hit, and there went that idea. On its own, It's a really cool idea that has makes sense for travelers and city-dwellers, but it should not replace real car ownership. …
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In the second half of our talk, Riley Cagle explains what our representatives can do for us, and it's pleasantly surprising. Then I hit him with some articles! The first article is a recent one where Microsoft has fallen under the scrutiny of European antitrust officials. The fact that they bundled their [pathetic] Teams software (not to mention th…
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Today we interview the fascinating Riley Cagle, whose resume includes working in a US Congressional office and being a lobbyist on Capitol Hill. He teaches us HOW Congressional offices work. (I felt like I was there!) We learn how they deal with the massive amount of comments they receive via letter, phonecall, or email. (One office received 1.7 mi…
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A Support Scam is where you get a scary message on your screen (often accompanied by loud noises) that tries to scare you. It says you have viruses and trojans and then tells you to call a phone number. If you call, people answer and CLAIM to be Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, etc. Of course DO NOT CALL THEM. The ONLY time they can hurt you is if you cal…
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You're gonna love this one, folks. Tonight we talk with Silicon Valley veteran Kassy Laborie. She's a Virtual Training Consultant who became an expert on video meetings and working from home... 22 years before Covid! We discuss how Zoom won the privilege of having its brand name synonymous with video calling (like Kleenex, Xeroxing, or Googling) by…
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A Support Scam is one of The Four New Threats that I've identified. Viruses and trojans are nearly impossible anymore, because the THREAT of them is MUCH more profitable. Scammers now implant advertisements on websites with scary, emotional sentences that claim you have viruses and such. Their goal is to scare you into LETTING them break into your …
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Tonight we do another zany Torment a Scammer medley! First we get a voicemail from a telemarketer who's already been tormented. She'd ready to quit so she gives up during the voicemail. Next we get more "TV Service Provider" scammers who promise upgrades and refunds. Foghorn Leghorn is here to waste their time and call the men "young ladies" until …
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Tonight's Torment a Scammer episode is unique because instead of a medley of calls, I kept one scammer group on the phone for over half an hour! I'm learning not to break character too early! This is the latest sinister scam - They call and claim to be your cable company. They apologize for the high prices and offer you a refund and eventually ask …
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It's been a while since we've had a one-on-one episode with just you and me, dear listener, so here it is. First, I answer a fan mail asking about the Wallace Memorial Microphone. I then discuss Chrome Extensions and the Chrome Web App Extension Store - offering both illegal and legal extensions that HARVEST YOUR DATA. Nobody should use any of them…
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It's a veritably flurry of brilliant ideas tonight with special guest and TEDx veteran Marc Winn. Big governments, businesses, and tech firms tower over us all. Their respective broad-sweeping rules, massive scale, and micro-management fail to consider our unique individual humanity. Isolation, disconnection, disillusionment, and POLARIZATION leave…
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Inspirational speaker and podcaster Bob McIntosh joins us tonight. He wrote a book about the concept that "awesome" or "excellent" is better than "perfect", which is unattainable. Yes we all want to put in effort and succeed, but it turns out that there IS such a thing as trying too hard. You end up getting nowhere. I've relaxed my grip on life and…
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Today we finish up the expose on Amazon's business practices. When they set their sights on Diapers.com, Amazon decided to sell competing diapers at a huge loss. Of course consumers fell for it in droves, because if you're a parent trying to buy diapers, you'll buy the cheapest ones possible. Inevitably, Diapers.com could not compete, and Amazon co…
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Today we analyze the cutthroat practices of Amazon - a pugnacious company that still views itself as a startup (think fightin'-Irish pose). This is a story about choking out competitors, and backstabbing your own sellers. If a third-party seller's product becomes remotely successful, they might accuse the seller of being a fraud, which forces them …
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It's another scammer episode! This time I got a lot of calls from people claiming to be my cable company. Scammers are taking advantage of the fact that people are furious about cable/Internet rates. They apologized for all the high rates, and offered to give me a refund. They're hoping you give them your cable account number, your bank account num…
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This is the recording of my guest appearance on the Shaking Up Rochester radio show last week! Thanks to Larana Love for having me on the show. The other folks she interviewed that night were great too. I do my usual explanation of The Four New Threats, so it's a great way for a new audience to get to know me. If one of your friends doesn't know wh…
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Today we introduce another special guest, Anthony, who works with Catholic solopreneurs. We discuss how focusing on the bottom line and neglecting the other aspects of your work or personal life affects your family. We then compare it to a factory manager who went above and beyond to take care of his workers. "Greed can take on different names to m…
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Today we introduce a new special guest, Jim the Internet Plumber. He knows a lot about the pipes of the Internet and discusses how people keep the flow of information as safe as they can. We start out discussing small business and protecting them from Big Tech prying and expensive overkill services. We then discuss Marc's new suspicion that the ind…
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This morning Angry Marc flies solo! I discuss the hype behind AI: Contributing to the destruction of humanity, all because you were too lazy to write a paragraph for yourself. I then praise a little-known book called Why Software Sucks. It reveals how adding more and more and more features makes a program more and more and more unreliable. While wr…
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Dr. Mike returns to inform us that in the short span of 50 years, we went from teaching people how to change their own tires, to warning people not to eat laundry soap. We then plot his "spinoff sitcom", which will be all about Rochester's favorite food: The Garbage Plate. (It's called The Flyover Plates Podcast and it's now available!) Then, we di…
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Whenever I watch two big, bad companies slug it out like Godzilla and Mothra, all I can think of is, "They're both bad. I want both of them to lose." Such is the case on today's episode where we watch the industry's biggest and baddest duke it out. Roku's desire to wet its beak caused a feud with Spectrum, and Facebook's desire to monitor EVERY THI…
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Today we introduce another new special guest, Cara Jean from Taking Cara Business (clever, right?). In contrast to the world of coaches who pile tons of homework on your already chaotic life, she is a leadership coach who has removed the scrambling from my workday and helped me stay focused on my mission. We discuss SolarWinds, which is yet another…
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