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June 3, 2015

How to Fix the Economy

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In his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society, author Jeremy Rifkin describes the effects of not having to pay for anything. Like me, I’m sure he’s aware that his book definitely falls into that category. If I wanted to not pay for a copy, I could: Just find the book on a bittorrent and download it “free.”
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June 1, 2015

No Help For You

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“Hello, Sears? I need repair on my washing machine. No, I didn’t buy it. I just stole it out of one of your stores. Even so, I’m demanding that you help me and provide warranty service.”
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May 29, 2015

Create a Signature AutoText Entry

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AutoText was a great Word feature that was somehow shoved to the side with Word 2010 and then partially buried in Word 2013. It’s still available, but not that obvious or easy to get to.
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May 27, 2015

12 Hours v. 24 hours

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It’s very military. “Then I’ll see you at 16:00,” which he pronounces as “sixteen hundred.” What the hell time is that?
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May 25, 2015

Word 2016

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The Word 2016 beta is now available. I’m not sure whether that’s exciting or not.
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May 22, 2015

Remote Bloat Meets Dongle Deluge

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You already know about remote bloat. It’s that condition when you have a TV set, but also other devices that feed into that TV set. With each device comes its own remote, hence: Remote bloat.
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May 20, 2015

None of This is Real

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The more scientists scrutinize the universe, the more frequently the theory arises. That is, our existence is a simulation running in some other universe — just like in the Matrix movies.
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Finding Your File

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In my books, I recommend that when you copy a file from a computer to your phone that you place it into the Downloads folder. That’s good advice, but don’t expect the Downloads app to find the file.
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May 18, 2015

Porchcam Woes

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Curse the upgrade!

I swear, after so many years in the illogical computer business, I have a damn fine reason to be wary of software upgrades: Sometimes upgrades are the worst possible things you can do.
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May 15, 2015

The Last Version of Windows

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It’s official. Windows 10 will be the last, final, ultimate version of Windows. You’ll never see Windows 11 or Windows Optimus Prime or — even if Google’s immortality project is successful — Windows 3000.
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