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July 16, 2010

U.S. Getting Aggressive on Pirate Sites

Filed under: News — admin @ 12:41 pm

Over 73,000 blogs were shut down recently, and 7 domain names seized, for distributing copyrighted material, mostly videos. What did I just write about the end of the free Internet? Then again, this was theft, and I’m all for the government pursuing and punishing thieves.

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Screencap

Filed under: Main — admin @ 12:01 am

In the old days, the Print Screen button on the PC actually printed the screen. That was an easy operation because the screen was all text and the dot matrix printer could easily, and noisily, spew out 80 columns and 25 rows of text. Not so any more.
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July 15, 2010

Apple knew of iPhone glitch, but Jobs persisted

Filed under: News — admin @ 2:59 pm

Despite protests by Apple engineers, Steve Jobs liked the iPhone 4’s design so much that he pushed it through. Nice Jobs.

Apple is holding a press conference tomorrow (Friday) to discuss this issue. Hopefully they’ll hold it in a way as to not interfere with the signal.

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July 14, 2010

Apple about to fess up for iPhone 4

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:34 pm

Truly, the iPhone 4 has fallen from the perch Steve Jobs put it on several weeks ago when it was introduced. Apparently Apple is now ready to own up to the phone’s many problems.

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Signs of Impending Doom

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

What noise does a hard drive make just before it dies? Well, it goes something like this: Tica-tica-tica-tica-zing! I’m serious.
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July 13, 2010

Windows XP is Finally Done

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:20 am

Today marks the day, July 13, that Microsoft officially pulls the plug on support for Windows XP Service Pack 3, thus ending all Microsoft support for what is, perhaps, it’s most enduring and popular operating system.

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July 12, 2010

The iPhone-Killer App

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:24 am

Google has released an Android app toolkit, similar to the old HyperCard for the Mac, which allows anyone to quickly develop a mobile program. This is an insane step, one that Apple would never take.

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What If There Were No Internet?

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

Well, yeah: If the Internet were gone, then you wouldn’t be reading this. Well, at least you wouldn’t be reading this on your computer screen. You might, in fact, be reading it in one of those magazines you no longer subscribe to.
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July 11, 2010

Adios, free Internet

Filed under: News — admin @ 7:09 am

I gotta believe it: The era of the free Internet, free content, free downloads, free-everything, might be drawing to a close. Ugh.

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July 10, 2010

10 Things to do With a Thumb Drive

Filed under: News — admin @ 8:31 am

Courtesy of Lifehacker. Wish I’d have thought of these. Or at least a few of them.

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