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The Hacks

Apr 30, 2024

Tom and Chunga both developed a passion for computers in a similar way. Neither one of them started out as a "software guy". Rather, they each got started by building and modifying their own custom built computers. They were "hardware guys", first! That just how it was back in the day.

Today, things seem to be much...

Apr 23, 2024

We live in strange and challenging times. When it comes to world events, one can find themselves, in a word, conflicted. Thats definitely the case for Chunga when it comes to todays topic.

Recently, the U.S. Government voted to continue the practice of warrantless surveillance of its own citizens. Interpol is...

Apr 16, 2024

Tom and Chunga are tired, TIRED of talking about AI!  They need a dang break from talking about AI!!  Are they going to get a break in this episode of The Hacks?  Nope... Well, ok, kind of.

At the start of the year, Tom predicted one of the biggest stories of 2024 will be the failure and ultimate collapse of a whole...

Apr 9, 2024

Do you remember a few episodes ago, when Chunga said "The tech industry is terrible at this! We're the worst I've ever seen, in any industry, when it comes to taking 20-steps to do something, when it can be done in two!" This episode of The Hacks, is a perfect case study of what Chunga's talking about.


Apr 2, 2024

Tom and Chunga have a good one for you today! 

Late last week, news broke that an extremely dangerous backdoor CVE, built within the XZ compression library had compromised Linux Debian Unstable and Fedora 40-41.  Fortunately, was discovered before it could hit an enterprise platform!

Tom says this particular CVE was...