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October 31, 2010

How Google Pollutes the Internet

Filed under: News — admin @ 3:29 am

Google’s founders wanted an uncorrupted, clutter-free search engine. Today they run the world’s largest advertising company. Somehow those two things shouldn’t be mixed.

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October 30, 2010


Filed under: News — admin @ 5:35 am

Today is the 31st anniversary of the first email message. It was to send the word log, but the system crashed before the G could be sent.

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October 29, 2010

Russia Jails Spammer

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:46 am

Authorities in Russia have sentenced a notorious spammer to prison. The net result is that the world’s spam email is lighter by nearly 30 percent. That must have been one impressive email account that jerk had!

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This Is Stupid

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

I use Steam. I enjoy the games from Valve, and I have accounts for myself and all my kids. In fact, I just purchased the prerelease of the game Call of Duty: Black Ops. My kids are thrilled, but Steam support sucks.

October 28, 2010

Farmville-Playing Mom Kills Baby

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:45 am

This is just sad and stupid, but apparently Mom was angry that her three-month-old was crying, interrupting her fascinating game of Farmville. So the devoted mother shook the little boy to death. There is no punishment cruel enough for this bitch.

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October 27, 2010

Death of the PC

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

This has been predicted before.

October 25, 2010

Blue in the Tooth

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I’ve not really used Bluetooth for anything until this year. Never had a reason, never really had a computer that was Bluetooth capable, never really had any Bluetooth gizmos.

October 22, 2010

Apple Lion: meh

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Apple this Wednesday announced a really cool new version of the MacBook Air, plus gave a preview of the next version of OS X, version 10.7 dubbed “Lion.” Despite the update coming near 11 months from now, I’m not eager to upgrade, nor do a plan on doing so.

October 20, 2010

Your Little Printer Friend

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

The easiest way to cancel a print job is to press the big, red Cancel (or X) button on your printer’s console. The second easiest way is to find the wee li’l printer dude in the Notification Area, open it, and delete the document from the printing queue. But sometimes the li’l printer dude disappears before you can open him.

October 18, 2010

Desktop Linux is Dead

Filed under: News — admin @ 6:46 am

They tried. They gave it their all, but the little penguin isn’t going anywhere on the PC desktop. Mainframes, you betcha! But on the desktop, and in this article at least, the dream of desktop Linux is over. Alas.

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