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October 24, 2014

The Ugly World of Content Moderation

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:44 am

If you think that your job sucks, then lament the poor schlubs who provide content moderation for social networking web sites. These laborers — because it’s not the kind of flashy high tech you’d imaging — sift through mounds of obscenity and pornography to keep the web safe for Grandma and the little kids.

Wired

Starbucks Goes Mobile

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:46 am

You know the old joke: There’s a Starbucks on every corner. Supposedly there’s a location where two Starbuck stores are kitty-corner from each other. And you would think such saturation would pretty much put a cap on Starbuck’s phenomenal growth.

Not so fast.

Apparently Starbucks is finding more bucks, thanks to a new mobile app that rewards caffeine addicts with all sorts of goodies. It’s working to further expand the coffee giant’s empire.

ETF Daily News

Stand Up and Compute

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’m guilty. As I compose this blog post, I am sitting in my fancy Areon chair. It’s mighty comfy, but it’s not the best way to position myself during my workday.
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October 23, 2014

From $666 to $905,000

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:04 am

Back in 1976, no one would have paid $905,000 for a personal computer. Just recently, however, an Apple-1 computer — which is basically just a circuit board — sold at auction for over $900,000.

The amazing part is that it still works!

Fortune

October 22, 2014

The End of Windows Control Panel

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:09 pm

The original Windows featured an icon-based Control Panel.

Windows XP offered two views of the Control Panel: Icons and text/link. That trend continued through Windows 7, with the emphasis on the text-based Control Panel.

Windows 8 kept the original Control Panel (dual mode) but added a PC Settings screen.

Windows 9 will never exist.

Windows 10 is trying to bring the text-based Control Panel and PC Settings screen together. Will the old icon-based Control Panel final rest in peace?

NeoWin

If It’s Tuesday, Microsoft Must Have a Patch

Filed under: Main — Tags: , , — admin @ 12:01 am

Do you regularly update Windows? You should! And it seems like every Tuesday something new requires that you restart your computer.
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October 20, 2014

What’s with Windows 7 patch KB 2952664?

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:48 pm

They try and try and the patch keeps failing! InfoWorld‘s Woody Leonhard takes a look at what the patch does and whether or not it’s really necessary.

InfoWorld

Half-Life Retrospective

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:09 am

Truly, it was and remains a great, groundbreaking video game.

YouTube

The Mobile Chrome Browser’s Tabs

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

google-chrome-logo Ever wonder what that tiny little square is with the numbers in it? That’s the Chrome web browser’s tabs feature, although on a mobile device it’s not as obvious to use as it is on a computer.
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October 17, 2014

Easy Access to Weird Characters in Word

Filed under: Main — Tags: — admin @ 12:01 am

Typing on a computer involves more than just the text you’ll find on the keyboard. Occasionally you need some special symbols. Word’s Symbol command can help, but you probably don’t know the secret to finding even more symbols than what’s displayed in the Symbol dialog box.
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