Category Archives: Computers

Friday briefs

Yes, because placating Iran is the way to go: The IAEA refused to publish a report that would have revealed Iranian deception in the nuclear negotiations by proving that Iran is working towards a nuclear bomb. Because negotiations! Because Iran … Continue reading

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Get your geek on

For those of you know how, and live in the U.S., follow these instructions and wait a moment. You won’t regret it. 1) Open a command prompt. 2) Type in the following: TRACERT -h 100 216.81.59.173 3) Wait for it. … Continue reading

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Retrieving XyWrite files

Yep, that’s what I’m going to be doing this week–retrieving files I wrote using XyWrite, which was a fabulous word processing program written by some of the guys that brought you Atex, the typesetting system I learned in the early … Continue reading

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They’re watching you

Glenn Reynolds linked to an article that describes how companies now have your real user information and they’re sending it to one another when you shop and search. Georgia resident Andy Morar is in the market for a BMW. So … Continue reading

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Got virus protection?

2012 is seeing the largest malware rise in four years. You probably can’t blame Obama for this. Oh, hell. Let’s blame Obama for it. It happened under his watch. If it had happened under George W. Bush, rest assured a … Continue reading

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The obligatory OMG! The intertubes are melting! post

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s a malware that could be on your computer that is causing the Intertubes to make sure that if you have the DNSChanger, you won’t be able to access the internet after Monday. Here’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday gloatfest briefs

And it’s Walker for the win: A eleven seven-point victory, but it was “too close to call” according to all the exit polls. Which just goes to show you: Exit polls are bullshit. Changed your LinkedIn password: Millions of passwords … Continue reading

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Your July 25 software Facts of the Day

Because I know these things, and so many people do not: The F5 key will refresh your browser page. Control-y (holding down the control key while pressing the y) is a keyboard shortcut that you can use to repeat tasks … Continue reading

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Awesome spam image of the day

The NSA is sending security warnings now? Really? I guess, since I’m not a Costumer, I don’t have to worry about the “critical vulnerability”. Ah, yes. Spelling counts. Our teachers were right.

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A public service announcement about chain emails

Just in case my readers didn’t know this, I would like to state plainly and clearly so that there can be no misunderstanding: Passing along chain letters will not make you any money. Not now, not ever. An interesting fact … Continue reading

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