This is going to be one of those posts where I show what an irascible guy I can be, and that I just don’t get the new mindset of some.
I must ask if you have been to the new ZDNet website?
Someone has …continue reading
For some strange reason, Halloween is my wife’s favorite holiday. I used to believe it was because I was not involved but that turned out to be a misunderstanding.
The house becomes all Halloweened up, (more) things start springing up on the lawn, and still …continue reading
The 1973 horror film ‘The Exorcist’ tells the story of an innocent 12-year-old girl who is experiencing increasing episodes of extreme behavior and violence. As the film progresses we are taken on a journey in which the girl becomes so violent that she needs to …continue reading
Over the last few years, YouTube has gained a negative reputation with governments whose track records in freedom of speech and expression are not the most impressive. However, it is not any particular action of YouTube itself which helps to build this reputation – it …continue reading
I installed and tried FileHippo Update Checker, and the software located 7 software products on my computer that were in need of upgrades. In addition FileHippo Update Checker found 3 other upgrades that were for beta software. FileHippo Update Checker is simple to use and …continue reading
Apple is going after yet another company for apparently using their patented multi-touch technology. PattentlyApple.com reported today that Apple is going after various divisions of Motorola for infringing on Apple’s much sought after technology.
Apple is claiming that Motorola Inc. and Motorola Mobility Inc’s devices have all or …continue reading
Just when I was thinking that wind turbines were good for the planet, up pops an article on how the turbines are causing the death of bats. It seems that when a wind turbine turns it causes negative air pressure. When a bat fly’s through …continue reading
Flickr recently announced a new feature to connect you with people that you may know, called “People You May Know.” Its blog says it is “a powerful new tool to help you find and connect with even more members of the Flickr community.” Within your …continue reading
For instance, we all watch crime shows in which DNA evidence is shown to be overwhelming proof that a …continue reading
Version 3 of the popular program CCleaner has been released and is now ready of free download. The latest version now contains support for 64 bit systems. On the FileHippo sites CCleaner is described as:
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. …continue reading
Over and over, we’ve all heard about the ultimately glorious iPhone coming to Verizon, circa early 2011. And for the most part, Verizon users seem fairly anxious to receive the iPhone as a choice, along side a number of fantastic Android based phones. After all, …continue reading
I came across a rather interesting web site earlier by the Havaria Information Service that shows, using icons, current emergencies and disasters throughout the world. Everything from vehicle accidents, earthquakes, erupting volcanoes, epidemic hazards and more are shown. By clicking on the icons you can …continue reading
With only weeks left until the holiday shopping season kicks off, Walmart has launched its version of social-driven group buying: CrowdSaver. Powered by Facebook, CrowdSaver is an application that will list a deal on Walmart’s fan page, however, it will only activate once enough people …continue reading
Get a grip, people.
There’s a technique called Problem, Reaction, Solution:
Solution: Give up rights for safety
In practice, it looks like this:
Problem: planes flying into buildings
Reaction: fear, uncertainty, …continue reading
UC Berkeley astronomers Andrew Howard and Geoffrey Marcy chose 166 G and K stars within 80 light years of Earth …continue reading
Scientists are reporting development of a new approach for dealing with offensive household and other odors — one that doesn’t simply mask odors like today’s room fresheners, but eliminates them at the source. Their research found that a deodorant made from nanoparticles — hundreds …continue reading
Should global warming cause sea levels to rise as predicted in coming decades, thousands of archaeological sites in coastal areas around the world will be lost to erosion. With no hope of saving all of these sites, archaeologists Torben Rick from the Smithsonian Institution, Leslie …continue reading
IPv6 is enabled by default starting in Windows Vista. IPv6 is the new computer address protocol that will eventually replace IPv4. At this point, not many have a requirement for IPv6 which means you can safely disable it.
You can disable IPv6 for each …continue reading