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August 13, 2014

Battle of the (non) Taxi Companies

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:06 am

You probably don’t know this, but taxi companies generally don’t like their competition. They routinely accuse each other of sabotaging rides, stealing customers, and having the police spy on them. That’s nothing new.

What is new is having two eCommerce companies that provide a similar service go into battle with the same enthusiasm.

CNet

Typewriters For Dummies

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Welcome to Typewriters For Dummies, a book that’s only a wee bit longer than Pencils For Dummies, but almost twice as useful!
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August 12, 2014

An Explanation for the S-L-O-W Internet

Filed under: News — admin @ 4:37 pm

Man! The Internet is slow today. I figured it was my hotel (I’m out-of-town, working). The hotel had a great Internet service until last night. I figured it was the hoard of teenagers who have since infested the hotel, each of them with a phone, tablet, and possibly Mom and Dad as well.

But no!

Turns out the Internet is sluggishly crawling because of yet another limit that has been met. It’s going to take some time to fix things, as well.

ZDNet

August 11, 2014

Let’s Play a Game!

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

My kids are pretty blessed. I’ve always provided them with computers and other technology. Mainly, their machines are hand-me-downs. Over time, they had their eclectic collection of computers and used them, yes, to play games.
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August 10, 2014

Market Downturn Hurts

Filed under: News — admin @ 9:43 am

The stock market goes up. The stock market goes down. The recent down-swing has been rather tough on some high tech titans. How tough? Click the link below to find out.

USA Today

August 8, 2014

Cryptolocker Keys Released

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:04 am

Proving that not all “hackers” are Bad Guys, the Good Guys have come to the rescue for hapless victims of the infamous ransomware, Cryptolocker. The article (link below) contains a link you can visit where you can get — at no cost — the secret code to decrypt your computer’s files and rid yourself of this scourge.

Bravi.

ArsTechnica

The Perils of Burnout

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

Oh, I remember back in the day, back in the 1980s when the computer industry was on fire. Things were exciting. People were boasting about working 90-hour weeks, exhausted but elated. They were loving it. Then came time to pay the bill.
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August 6, 2014

More Passwords Stolen

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:09 am

The Bad Guys are always at it. This time over 1.2 billion passwords have been lifted. These include email addresses, social security numbers, all sorts of personal information. The article is informative, but doesn’t really say what you can do should your name be among the 1.2 billion.

That’s a big number.

New York Times

How Not to Remove Malware

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

Someday you may be unfortunate enough to experience a particularly nasty virus or other malware on your PC. It happens. Your next step is to decide how to remedy the situation. Taking that step is, unfortunately, fraught with peril.
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August 4, 2014

Fighting Clickbait

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:32 am

You won’t believe what they say in this article . . .

This has to be the best thing ever . . .

What he said next will shock you . . .

Yeah, I’m sick of this crap, too. Click the link below (no clickbait!) to see how the online community is dealing with this odious phenomena.

TheDailyBeast

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