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August 17, 2015

Mute Your Windows 10 Notifications

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

To me, the notification sound in Windows 10 sounds exactly like the first chord of the Simpsons TV show. So every time the Windows 10 computer chimes a notification, I start singing, “The Simpsons . . .” It’s annoying.
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August 14, 2015

Reaction Faces

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I think they’re funny, but I have no clue how they became so popular. You’ve probably seen them as well:
Common images or memes used throughout social networking or any online interaction.
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August 12, 2015

Even More Online Security

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

Several years ago, I visited a friend of mine who showed me a unique gizmo. She was a government employee and needed access to a secure email account. The gizmo, the size of a pocket watch, was a password generator.
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August 10, 2015

USB Connector Roundup

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ma-USB-Notification

I’ll confess that the USB standard has been not only tremendously successful but also quite stable. It’s predictable. And just about everyone has enough USB cables available to make any sort of connection.
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August 7, 2015

Porn on the Early Internet

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’ve read statistics that say up to 36 percent of all Internet traffic is consumed by pornography. Curiously up to 40 percent of evening Internet traffic is used by Netflix. Therefore, I calculate that the remaining 24 percent is used by people reading this blog.

I might be mistaken.
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August 5, 2015

Here it is: 3D Porn

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I’ve written about it before: Each new advance in communications technology is bolstered by pornography: Painting, printing, film, video, the Internet, and now . . . virtual reality.
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August 3, 2015

Win10 Battle: The Control Panel v. Settings App

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Configuring a PC isn’t something you plan on doing often. It’s a necessary task, a mundane, administrative chore. And in Windows 10, the go-to place for making settings and changing configurations is . . . well, there are two places.
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July 31, 2015

My Windows 10 Upgrade Ordeal

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

One of the nifty things about the modern computing age is that you don’t have to wait months to read about an operating system upgrade. For example, when DOS 5 came out, the magazines and other material on DOS 5 didn’t hit the shelves for weeks — and most of the early stuff was based on the beta, so it was wrong.
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July 29, 2015

It’s Windows 10 Day

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

Here it is! Supposedly, sometime today, all those computers that are scheduled to get the free Windows 10 update will enjoy the potential of the update. I can’t wait!

Well, yeah, I can wait. In fact, I will be waiting most of the day.
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July 27, 2015

The Phoney Phone Virus

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It freaked me out. I checked my phone, viewing the same web page I just looked at moments before. What I saw on the screen wasn’t what I expected.
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