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Episode 085 “Is Google Seeing ghosts? Can Amish Darth Vader beat Evil Chucky?”

More Google Spectre issues and there’s a fix, but at what cost? Is your cloud backup strategy up to date? We’ve got you covered! Then you won’t want to miss our great interview with Jake Ilika about his #MusicandMemory project! Plus Amish Darth Vader battles an Evil Chucky doll, who will win?! All this and more in this week’s episode!


Google’s Spectre Fix Increases Chrome RAM Usage by 10 Percent

A new round of Spectre flaws have appeared, but Google is in the process of adding functionality to desktop Chrome that will block remote execution of Spectre. The downside, however, is Chrome will use even more RAM than it already does. Google v67 build of Chrome contains a feature called Site Isolation to combat Spectre attacks. Site Isolation makes Spectre attacks less dangerous by using a separate renderer for each domain. Enforcing Site Isolation comes with a drawback, though. Using a separate renderer for every domain means more active renderers, and thus, more memory usage.

Update to Cloud Backup Storage Options

Now that Carbonite has Crashplan for Home what are some of the best options out there for individuals to have secure cloud backup these days?

Anchor vs. Reporter On-Air Fight

This is the infamous on-air fight between Jim Ryan and Dick Oliver on Fox 5’s Good Day New York on July 19, 2001.

Google Lens … the stealthy Xerox machine!

What is this madness? Copy and paste text from the real world?


Jake is using the power of music to help those dealing with dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other memory issues. We talk about what he’s up to, why it’s so awesome and most importantly how YOU can help him out!

Jake Ilika
New Brighton, a Villa Center
c/o Life Enrichment / Jake Ilika
825 1st Ave. NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

‘Flashpoint’ is dead, ‘The Flash’ will be “more of an origin story”

Last year at San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros. announced Flashpoint. Now a year later, that movie appears to be officially dead. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who was to play Batman in ‘Flashpoint’ reveiled in a recent interview that with the director change that the solo Flash movie is going to focus on his origin story.

Welcome to Marwen

A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. This new movie starring Steve Carell has a lot of potential to be pretty excellent, especially if you need something as a good change of pace movie to escape Hollywood Blockbusters and Comic Book movies.


Geek Off:

Darth Vader vs. Chucky!

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digitalSoup Unsigned Spotlight (Dinner Music):

This Week’s Track – “The Highway and The Moon” by The Heavy Set

Jake Ilika is a musician hailing from Minneapolis, MN, who performs in multiple groups like his rock/blues/americana band The Heavy Set, his folk-blues duos Ilika Ward and Land At Last, and a pair of tribute bands – The Brothers Allmanac (an Allman Brothers tribute) and Cryin’ Adams (a Ryan Adams tribute). He performs frequently around Minnesota with all his projects, and tours regularly throughout the upper Midwest and further out into the U.S.

Check them out at their official site!

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