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Telegram Passes 500 Million Users As People Seek Facebook & Twitter (Big Tech) Alternatives

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Telegram is a social media platform, currently known as a messaging app, that now has more than 500 million users worldwide. Telegram founder Pavel Durov recently confirmed the fact on his personal Telegram channel (@Durov). Here at Collective Evolution weve ... read more

Digital Super Intelligence, Targeted Individuals, & Technological Singularity

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Vigilant Mindset 2 Jan 21, 2021 Elon Musk, Digital Super Intelligence, Targeted Individuals, & Technological Singularity Demonic agendas documentation beats a conversation. See below. Elon... Digital Super Intelligence, Targeted Individuals, & ... read more

The Answer To The Technocratic State And The Domestic Extremism Propaganda

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Derrick Broze checks in for a quick update on the Biden Administration's push for a focus on Domestic Extremism and how we can push back. https://pinecast.com/listen/624dc94e-c17c-44dc-96b6-32f6c13feede.mp3 Sources: Biden Orders Review of Domestic Violent ... read more

Time To Switch From Firefox To Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari Or Chrome (did I Miss Any?) Browsers

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If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control-freak of browser, Mozilla Firefox in favor of the Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari or Chrome browsers. Then again, those last three are owned b... read more

Liberal Jimmy Carter Judge Sides With Amazon -- Rules Against Parler After Tech Giants Collude Against Company

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A Jimmy Carter appointed judge ruled in favor with Amazon on Thursday and against the Parler platform. Amazon colluded with the tech giants and kicked Parler off its web-hosting services smearing the company for inciting violence. Of course, these same ... read more

Understanding The Surveillance State And Technocracy Threat

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By The Conscious Resistance Derrick Broze breaks down a number of recent stories showing the growth of the surveillance state and the Technocracy. Derrick... Understanding the Surveillance State and Technocracy ... read more

Impassioned Speech By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blasts Technocrat Oligarchs

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By Patrick Wood This video was released on October 24, 2020 and has stood the test of time with almost 400,000 views on YouTube and... Impassioned Speech By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Blasts Technocrat ... read more

Does The First Amendment Restrain Big Tech?

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Shop all books by Judge Napolitano When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he included in it a list of the colonists grievances with the British government. Notably absent were any complaints that the British government infringed upon the ... read more

Censored By Facebook And Twitter? New Bill Allows Users To Sue Big Tech For Being Silenced

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By Matt Agorist Everyone reading this article right now has likely experienced or knows someone who has experienced some form of social media censorship. Whether... Censored by Facebook and Twitter? New Bill Allows Users to Sue Big Tech for Being... read more

You Can Blame Big Tech Censorship On The Deep State Money Manipulators

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Forget the great teeming horde of anti-trust lawyers. That is a beast better starved than fed. And for the love of progress and prosperity, please, oh please, do not turn to federal regulators and their plague of unintended consequences. In fact, the problem with ... read more

You Cannot Simply Build Your Own Free-speech Version Of Twitter

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To build an alternate social media website with a dissenting moderation policy, you must first invent the universe. Good luck.... read more

"You're Really Not Americans Anymore. What You Are, Are Creatures Of Big Tech." -- Rudy Giuliani On Big Media And Big

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Rudy Giuliani gave another amazing presentation about Big Tech and Big Media censorship. These people are not Americans because Americans cherish free speech. Rudy Giuliani says at the 8:14 mark in the video below: In fact two of my podcasts have been taken down. ... read more

Big Tech's Big Brother Moves

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Following the riots at the Capitol on January 6, several major social media platforms (now including YouTube) have banned or... Big Techs Big Brother MovesThe American Spectator USA News and ... read more

Code Red America On Brink Of Techno Dictatorship, How Do We Fight Back?

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10 things we must do now to halt the economic, political and information takeover of America The coup is now virtually complete and the purge is underway. The purge did not stop with the sudden takedown of Parler and deplatforming of conservative voices like ... read more

Vaccination Credential Initiative: Big Tech Tackles Vaxx Passports

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In a frenzied stampede, Big Tech intends to create a foolproof and dystopian vaccine passport that can and will be required worldwide for travel, work, school and life. VCI is a massive public-private partnership that will cover the entire planet. Sourced from... read more

Mexico's Socialist President Leads International Effort To Rein In Tech Giants After President Trump Is Silenced Online -- Somet

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Mexican socialist President Andres Manuel Obrador vowed on Thursday to move against censorship by social media giants that have blocked US President Donald Trump from their platforms. Obrador is a committed socialist but sees the great danger in silencing free ... read more

Families, Not The Government, Should Regulate Big Tech

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By Kerry McDonald I watched The Social Dilemma with my 12-year-old son this week and it couldnt be more timely. A Netflix original docu-drama that... Families, Not the Government, Should Regulate Big ... read more

Big Tech And The Democratic Party Are Leading America To A Fascist Future

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Although there may not be tanks on the streets and a dictator inciting crowds from his bully pulpit, the end result has been pretty much the ... read more

Big Tech V. America: How To Fight Back And Win

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If we're going to be objective about it, we've got to give the Mark Zuckerbergs, Jeff Bezoses and Jack Dorseys... Big Tech v. America: How to Fight Back and WinThe American Spectator USA News and ... read more

Surviving Tech Purges: What We're Doing At The Mises Institute

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The Mises Institute was born of the build your own platform ethos. In the early 1980s few outlets existed for anyone interested in the Austrian school of economics or robust libertarian scholarship. Few universities taught Hayek, much less Mises or Rothbard. ... read more

Big Tech's Purge Is Only Beginning... For Them

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Theres nothing easy about living through a political coup. The Big Tech firms long in cahoots with our government have been pushing a false narrative of evil MAGA-Nazis trying to undermine polite society for more than four years now. Suppression started with Milo ... read more

Youtube (Google) Joins Big Tech In Blocking President Trump From Communicating With American People

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YouTube has temporarily banned President Donald Trump's channel from uploading new videos or livestreams after earlier content violated policies for inciting violence, the company said late on Tuesday. The channel cannot upload for a minimum of seven days - which ... read more

Facebook Blocks Ron Paul Amid Big Tech Onslaught

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Facebook Blocks Ron Paul Amid Big Tech Onslaught ... read more

Greenwald Slams Liberals For Being 'Overwhelmingly Supportive' Of Big Tech 'Brute Force' Against Conservatives

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Left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald panned liberals on Monday for supporting concerted Big Tech efforts to manipulate U.S. politics over the past three months. Greenwald pointed to censorship of the New York Post's reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop in October, ... read more

NY Times Tech Writer Disturbed By Current Power Of Big Tech

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NY Times Tech Writer Disturbed by Current Power of Big Tech ... read more

Parler Will 'Be Down Longer Than Expected' As More Vendors Drop Big Tech Alternative

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Parler Will 'Be Down Longer Than Expected' as More Vendors Drop Big Tech Alternative ... read more

Software Engineer Exposes Big Tech Censorship Strategies Which Include Use Of AI And "Blacklists

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By B.N. Frank Big Tech continues to be criticized for excessive public surveillance (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6), neglecting to reduce and recycle... Software Engineer Exposes Big Tech Censorship Strategies Which Include Use of AI and ... read more

Big Tech Oligarch Jeff Bezos -- Richest Man In The World -- Destroys Parler.Com

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Jeff Bezos is the founder and owner of Amazon.com, and in 2019 surpassed Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. He just single-handedly destroyed Parler.com, the biggest competitor to Big Tech. Since being censored on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and ... read more

Parler CEO Responds To Amazon Hosting Ban -- Says It's A 'Coordinated Attack By Tech Giants To Kill Competition

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Parler CEO John Matze has responded to Amazon kicking the platform off their hosting services, calling it a coordinated attack. On Saturday, Amazon kicked Parler off their webhosting service, meaning the platform will be offline until they find a new host. The ... read more

Texas Attorney General Vows To Fight Big Tech Censorship With Everything He's Got

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Saturday vowed to fight Big Tech censorship with everything he's got. Twitter/Facebook closing conservative accts. Google shutting down Parler. Apple threatening to do the same. BigTech hates free speech. As we enter the Biden ... read more

The Big Tech Exodus Has Begun -- Join Us! (Updated)

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By Activist Post UPDATE: Here's another reminder of where to find us as the Big Tech purge goes into overdrive with the latest round of... The Big Tech Exodus Has Begun — Join Us! ... read more

Big Tech Launches Massive Coordinated Cyber Attack On 74,000,000 Trump Voters -- GOP Silent

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Big tech has launched an unprecedented and coordinated cyber attack on President Donald Trump and his 74,000,000 voters. As this was happening the GOP was dead silent. On Friday, Twitter permanently banned hundreds, if not thousands, of Trump supporters and ... read more

Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste: MSM, Tech Giants Using DC Riots To Push For Censorship

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Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: MSM, Tech Giants Using DC Riots to Push for Censorship ... read more

Michelle Obama Calls On Tech Giants To Permanently Ban Trump

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Fox News Former first lady Michelle Obama condemned what she said wasPresident Trumpsrole in kindling dangerous and violent protests in D.C. on Wednesday, calling on... Michelle Obama calls on tech giants to permanently ban TrumpFrom ... read more

Wannabe Tyrant Michelle Obama Calls For Tech Companies To Permanently Ban President Trump From Their Platforms

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Former First Lady and wannabe tyrant Michelle Obama called on tech companies to permanently ban President Trump from their platforms. Obama's statement comes as all tech giants have worked in unison to lock out President Trump from his social media accounts ... read more

Humanity Is At War With The Technocracy

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We are at war. Yes. And I don't mean the West against the East, against Russia and China, nor the entire world against an invisible corona virus. No. We, the common people, are at war against an ever more authoritarian and tyrannical elitist Globalist system, ... read more

Tech Tyranny: Snapchat Locks President Trump's Account, Shopify Takes Trump Organization And Campaign Stores Offline

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Messaging app Snapchat joined Facebook-Instagram and Twitter and locked Trump out of his account. A Snap spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch that Trump was locked out and the company will be monitoring the situation. On Wednesday both Twitter and Facebook locked ... read more

Big Tech And Big Pharma Merge: Oracle Takes Over Vaccine Data World

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Jay Hawker - The pandemic handed Oracle CEO Larry Ellison what hes wanted for decades the power to curate the vast datasets housing our medical, financial and personal... read more

Big Tech's Censorship Of Talkradio Is An Outrage

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The deletion of talkRADIOs YouTube channel this morning reportedlydue to its platforming of lockdown-sceptical views is among the most chilling cases of Big Tech censorship weve seen yet. talkRADIO is a mainstream British political radio station, interviewing ... read more

Banning Government Use Of Face Recognition Technology: 2020 Year In Review

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By Nathan Sheard If there was any question about the gravity of problems with police use of face surveillance technology, 2020 wasted no time in... Banning Government Use of Face Recognition Technology: 2020 Year in ... read more

Useful Mysql Queries

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via http://www.artfulsoftware.com/infotree/queries.php Here's an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekday SET @yr2012, @wk26, @day0; SELECT StrToDate( Concat(@yr,'-',@wk,'-',If(@day7,0,@day) ), '%Y-%U-%w' ) AS Date; ... read more

Running A Webserver On A Thumb/Flash Drive

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via modernstreet.com Of all the good things we can do with a USB (Universal Serial Bus) flash drive, I think running a website is one of them. This is a perfect solution for web designers who need to cart along a whole bunch of designs to show potential clients. ... read more

Fix Those Facebook-Mangled Links To Your Site

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via How to remove Facebook's fbclid parameter using modrewrite on Apache 2.4 Add the following to your .htaccess file: #fix links incoming from facebook <IfModule modrewrite.c> RewriteEngine On RewriteBase / RewriteCond %QUERYSTRING (.)(?:&)fbclid(?:&... read more

Deslide That Website

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To remove that annoying slideshow so popular on click-bait sites, try one of the following: cluster fake de... read more

The Quest For A Facebook Replacement Continues

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I keep joining these other social networking sites, only to be disappointed. The main problem is that they insist that I upload my contact list, which I refuse to do. Maybe this one -- Parler -- will work out. Here are a few other places you might find me currently (or soon): Flote - Instagram... read more

Altcensored Video Streaming

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Here's an article about them. AltCensored is at ... read more

Alternatives To Youtube

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I just thought I would remind you there are alternatives to YouTube. See below: Limited State YouTube Videos Banned BitChute Brand New Tube Brighteon Rumble And, search for more, below: alternatives to bing search rsults duck duck go search results ... read more

What Is That Port On My PC?

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Very helpful website with images and explanations here. A computer port is an interface or point of connection between the computer and its peripheral devices. Some common peripherals are the mouse, keyboard, monitor (display), printer, speakers, flash drive, etc.... read more

Cluttered Web Pages

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This, below, is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. All I wanted to do was click the link and read the article. smh Good luck finding the actual article! :) ... read more

This Monetization Service Looks Promising

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This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is Create. Monetize. Prosper. I created a page for myself there... UPDATE: Denied! Never mind. You have to already be well-established before they waste their time with you. Bast... I mean, bless their hearts! They were oh ... read more

My Youtube Channel

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Please subscribe to my YouTube channel. It's free, and maybe someday I will reach their new 1,000 subscribers minimum before I can monetize it and make a few bucks. Just 999 to go! Thanks! On the other hand, I DO have the distinction of being the LEAST LIKED channel on Earth! And, that's sayin... read more

The Device For Distraction-Free Writing

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Article about it here, and the manufacturer's website here.... read more

Building Your Own Website

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Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff. Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition to blogging. Go here to create a Google Ads account (for monetiza ... read more

Earbud-Like Device Claims To Boost Linguistic Skills By Zapping Your Ear With Electrical Currents To Kickstart A Nerve In The Br

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via Earbud-like-device-claims-boost-linguistic-skills-zapping-ear.html ... read more

Computer Screen Cleaner

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No computer can do without this: screen cleaner. Converted free by cloudconvert.com ... read more

Converting Colors

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via https://convertingcolors.com/Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/... read more

Cassette Tape Converted To MP3

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Cool! I am getting one of these. I am including an affiliate link here. This sounds like a scam post, but I really am going to buy this! :)UPDATE: Piece of crap. Do NOT waste your time or money. There is a constant hum in the background of my sample recorded songs (side 1 of End of the Innocen... read more

Countertop Dishwasher

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Cool! Tetra countertop dishwasher made for small spaces. The only dishwasher that doesn't require plumbing. Engineered for small spaces. And now a CES 2019 Best Of Innovation Award Honoree. The DUO carafe that heats water as it pours is pretty cool, too. And, no, I'm not gettin... read more

Netgear R6120 Router Scheduled On-Off Not Working

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Well, after going round and round with firmware updates, rebooting and factory resetting, the Scheduled Off feature on the R6120 Router (Firmware Version V1.0.0.66) simply DOES NOT work. And that was the only reason we bought this rather than use the WiFi function that came with our AT&T router. ... read more

Computer Users Create World's Fastest Supercomputer By Donating Processing Power

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via Computer-users-create-worlds-fastest-supercomputer-donating-processing-power.html Known as Folding@Home, the technology uses thousands of computers around the world to work through large sets of numbers and complicated problems....... read more

These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made Of Plastic Bottles Can Power The Average Household

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See These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household You've already heard about solar-paneled rooftops, but now, a company from Hungary is powering residential homes with solar driveways.... read more

Engineer Makes A Diy Cell Phone With Rotary Dial So She Doesn't Have To Use A Smartphone

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My hero! via rotary dial Rather than learn to live with a smartphone, this engineer designed her own ... read more

Be Ready For The Next Power Failure

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A cousin just installed a 16kW generator to power the whole house. It goes on and off automatically, triggered by power failure and restoration, and runs on natural gas. See video here. It costs about $4K plus installation. Various models on www.generac.com. He says, I was going to use a small... read more

Useful Websites

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Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center delete old messages from gmail keynote support is it down right now website planet expand url mega proxy gazelle canva... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

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Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) inkscape.org... read more

Most Popular Site On The Internet

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This is the 12,157,539th most popular website in the world, according to silktide.com! Wow! We have hit the big time. See image here: Look at that Popularity and Social Interest score! Woohoo! All zeroes, baby!Please support this website... should you be so inclined: Buy one of my books at Am... read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5G Is Safe

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via Scientific American The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there ... read more

Stop 5g On Earth And In Space

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We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from (-) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on ... read more

Requiring (or Not) A Password In Windows

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In Windows 7 (and possibly earlier and later versions), use NETPLWIZ and check (or uncheck) the box that says something to the effect of require users to enter passwords. Make sure that your own username is highlighted before you check/uncheck that box.... read more

Turn Your Computer Into A Chrome Device

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From NeverWare.com at neverware.com Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The Home edition is our free version of CloudReady, intended only for personal use by individuals. It offers the same experience as our paid versions, but it doesn't come with access to o ... read more

Open Dns

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Just thought we'd mention OpenDNS.com (or .org) which we use here at FriendsNews.com. It's a good parental control as well as an easy way to filter your Internet traffic. ... read more

So, You Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

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Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow.com/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home! Speaking of iPhones, if you've been ... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here's a complete example, though they vary slightly: Hi, your account was recently hacked! Modify the pswd right now! You do not know me me and you are definitely interested why you... read more

E-Recycling Services In Nashville

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Electronic Waste-Recycling ... read more

Url Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

USB Turntable

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I'm buying one of these: USB turntable. I've been wanting to convert my old vinyl records to MP3 for quite a while now. I hope it works! UPDATE: I wish I'd read this first: cnet.com/news/usb-turntables-worst-ever-audio-product/... read more

Lingmo Language Translator

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Wow, I want one of these! Real-time language translation device whispers into your ear in real time as it's listening to the person speaking.... read more

Is It Down Right Now

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Useful site to see if it's your connection (or firewall) or the site itself that's having a problem: Is It Down Right Now? Someone emailed us about their tool here: websiteplanet.com/webtools/down-or-not, although it said this site was down, but it wasn't, so I don't know.... read more

Your Cell Phone Might Detect A Credit Card Skimmer

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When you're next to the pump, try connecting to Bluetooth, and if you see a long string of numbers trying to connect... then that's probably not good, says Sid Miller. via Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer. ... read more

Battery-Free Cell Phone

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Cool! This would (eventually) remove the need for environment-destroying battery factories. We've built what we believe is the first functioning cellphone that consumes almost zero power, said co-author Shyam Gollakota, an associate professor in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engin... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use... read more

Windows In Virtual Machine

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I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser.com. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), but after all of NSA's Windows backdoors were published online (somewhere, look it up), I'm almost afraid to use ... read more

Being Human

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Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human. Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

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Salt water filter invented See also, ... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I'll still be able to toggle back and forth between the two operating systems. See also Windows in virtual machine o... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

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Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation, I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me ... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowers, books bound in human skin,... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

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I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See ... read more

Alternatives To Amazon And Etsy

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If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or Etsy, for whatever reason, you might try The Grommet or StorEnvy. I was just reading about them and thought I'd share. For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: alternativeto.net... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? - The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most St... read more

Solar Freakin' Roadways!

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Amazing! I love this! See youtu.be/qlTA3rnpgzUAnd a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website:   ... read more

45 Percent Of American Jobs Will Be Done By Computers In 20 Years

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And then the third stage my words, not theirs will be when people realize how irritating and stupid these computers are. Consumers, otherwise known as people, will stop using services that are overly-computerized, and bosses everywhere will be forced to trash their computerized systems in favo... read more

Lost A Friend

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No, not that kind of lost (knock on wood). So get that lump out of your throat. No, I just noticed I've lost a friend.Don't you hate it when you're walking along talking to someone, it's crowded, you hear a muffled scream but think nothing of it, only to realize several blocks down ... read more

Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double The Cash

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... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters. via ... read more

Cool, Not Cool

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Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? keyme stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cool ... read more

My Phones

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In the process of upgrading to a new Samsung Galaxy Note II today (which should arrive in a few days), Sprint at one point showed me all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see all of these, and their trade-in value, if any... read more

Best Smartphone (2013)

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I've got an iPhone 4 now, which I've never been crazy about. I used to have a Blackberry Curve, which I was also never crazy about. If I could combine the best features from both, that'd be nice, but probably still not good enough. :) My original PDA (remember when they were called PDAs?) was a Pock ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8 is out, but I'm always a version or two behind at home. I'm upgrading my wife's computer, not my own. She got MS Office 2013 for $10 from work. Incredible deal, right?. But it requires Windows 7 or 8. So, yeah, Microsoft got us in the end, but we're still getti... read more

Sprint Now Allows Editing How You Appear In Caller Id

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This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's caller ID. It showed my legal name, William, but I wanted it to say Bill. The foreign girl in Sprint customer support clearly did not understand the concept of nicknames and ... read more

Patent Claims Solar Energy 'Breakthrough'

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I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough In a U.S. patent application, a little-known Maryland inventor claims a stunning solar energy breakthrough that promises to end the planet's reliance on fossil fuels at a fraction of the current cost - a transformation that als... read more

Name Generator

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Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual generator buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out all the ads.... read more

The Gravitylight: Lighting For Developing Countries

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GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on Vimeo. This is so cool! GravityLight is a revolutionary new approach to storing energy and creating illumination. It takes only 3 seconds to lift the weight which powers GravityLight, creating 30 minutes of light on its descent. For free. And... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising... read more

300,000 Miles, And Not One Accident

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via Refreshing News: Google's Self-Driving Cars: 300,000 Miles Logged, Not a Single Accident Under Computer Control Ever since Google began designing its self-driving cars, they've wanted to build cars that go beyond the capabilities of human-piloted vehicles, cars that are much, much safer... read more

Whatever Happened To Wordstar

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I barely used it, but I found this interesting because I was once a word processor (human, not program) back in the mid-80s to early 90s.... read more

Mit Creates Solar Cell From Grass Clippings

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MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar panels from agricultural waste such as cut grass and dead leaves. In a few years, Mershin says it'll be possible to stir some grass clippings into a bag of cheap chemicals, paint the mixture on your ... read more

Things That Make You Say, You've Got To Be Kidding

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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having... read more

Technology Which Could Save The World

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via Technology which could save the world This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer). No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she's standing - a remarkable new technology which could change everything about the way we live. A... read more

Solar Power Without Solar Cells

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Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. You could stare at the equations of motion all day and you will not see this possibility. We've all been taught that this doesn't happen,... read more

How Simply Upper-Casing Your Password Can Frustrate A Hacker

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Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsvia How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account. A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to statistic... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd!! It Was On Goodmorning America!!

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It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America! and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax... read more

A Few Good Links

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Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share: simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizing... read more

Possibly Useful Site

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For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old ... read more

New Antenna

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Got the new tv antenna via UPS last night. That super saver/slow boat shipping from Amazon was not very slow, after all! So, today I'll be installing it. Just wanted to mention that in case I'm killed in the process. You'll at least know what happened to me. It says right on the pa... read more

Stupid Online Chat With Sprint Support

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12:32:39 PM : Bill: Initial Question/Comment: Your online form won't let me change my contact info. It keeps saying Oops, something's broken or whatever, never telling me what I've done wrong. I filled out all the required fields. 12:34:14 PM : Vicki: Hi Bill. I am sorry for the incon... read more

How To Anonymize Your Browsing

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To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse.org ConnectInPrivate.com The Cloak.com HideMyAss.com TheFreeCountry.com Programs FreeNetProject.org GnuNet.org --... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

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I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose Detect language in the Translate from... box. It told me the word was Danish. Look here: http://translate. ... read more

McDonalds Wi-Fi

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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free acco ... read more

New Cell Phone

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Sprint called the other day and offered me a free new phone. The woman, sounding like she was from Indonesia or something, went on and on and on for twenty minutes. Luckily, the call did not count against my minutes. Just last month I had to increase my allowed minutes from 300 to 450 because I went... read more

New MP3 Player For My Car

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I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here.Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion!... read more

Special Characters In Word Perfect For Dos

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It all starts with Ctrl-V, followed by the number combinations shown on the screen that comes up.  For example, the tilde is Ctrl-V 002, although it doesn't show up on my screen, but maybe it'll work on yours. The accent grave is 047, the accent acute is 041 if I'm reading their ch... read more

Transferring Itunes To New Computer

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QUESTION: How do I transfer iTunes to my new computer? ANSWER: I have copied your iTunes from the old computer to the new. If you haven't already authorized your current computer, ... read more

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from helpdesk.ilstu.edu/kb/index.phtml?kbid1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead.  To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the following: 1.Right-click on your ... read more

How To Restore Contacts In Windows Live Mail

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Q:  I had some problems with this program.  I fixed the POP and SMTP server designations, and it works now.  However, I've lost my contacts - the folder is blank.  The funny thing is, when I type some letters in the to box, names come up.  Do you have any idea how I ca ... read more

Watching The Watchers

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via https://www.ghostery.com/Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you at ghostery.com ... read more

Human Resource Management Software

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Open Source Human Resource Management Software. FYI in case you're looking for such, even though we hate the term human resource. Ironically, it's dehumanizing. :) via Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM. ... read more

New German Laptop

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Very cool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v7H0K1k54t6A ... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln Linkedin Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently. ... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware

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Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet ... read more

Show Desktop Icon Missing

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QUESTION: My Show Desktop icon just disappeared from my Quick Start menu. How do I restore that? ANSWER: It probably got bumped aside by something else putting an icon in that space. You can drag that double greater than (>%gt;) sign and make that space wider. OR just temporarily expand th ... read more

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p1069&tagnl.e101 ... read more

Install Multiple Apps At Once Without Toolbars In Clicking Next

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Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before, but they do it better. I'm not jealous. I'm not a programmer, really, I'm an implementer/integrator. Yeah, that's it. :) Oh yeah, here's the link: ninite.com/ ... read more

Open Dialog Default Sort Order

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Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon.org/wiki/Changing-Open-Dialog-Default-Sort-Order-in-Windows UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for browsing folders through My Computer or whatever, anyway. The way you fix THAT is to set the view ... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

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Well, I thought I liked this version 4 better than version 3.  I hated version 3.  But, it turns out, version 4 is no better.  It starts and finds things quicker (for me, anyway), but it ruins the computer's performance the rest of the time! Remove it from your Startup group (Sta ... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble

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If you get a pop up on your computer saying, You're infected!  Download Antivirus 2010 or something similar to fix it!, DOn't DO IT!  It's a trick.  As soon as you click on it, you're infected.  Here's an article on the subject.To kill that pop-up, right-c ... read more


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A note about screensavers Avoid any toolbars that don't come with Windows from Microsoft. I just had a customer whose Internet Explorer wouldn't close after they installed My.Freeze.Com screensaver. Luckily, it uninstalled properly when using its uninstall program this time. These things ... read more

Loud "Beep" Sound

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QUESTION: Is there any way to turn off the loud BEEP sound that occurs when Intel Proset detects a wireless network? I've tried going to control panel and muting all the sounds, but that doesn't seem to work.ANSWER: Try going into Intel ProSet Wireless, Tools, Application Settings, uncheck Show Al... read more

Can't Paste Anything Into Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't paste anything into Outlook, but I can into Word, etc.ANSWER: Open Microsoft Word, go to TOOLS OPTIONS Select the SAVE tab and uncheck Embed smart tags.Also, there's a security feature in Outlook that, in certain situations requires that you have a New Mail window open first, THE... read more

Can't See Sent Items In Outlook

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QUESTION: I can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook () anymoreANSWER: Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter OFF ... read more

Go Green & Save The Environment With 4 All Memory

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Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

Do Not Visit These Sites (Unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): http://thefrist.org htt... read more

Cds/Dvds Not What They're Cracked Up To Be

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Probably ought to save things to other computers and/or external hard drives and/or sign up for an online ... read more

Hack Attack?

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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were stil ... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature

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I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to Unsubscribe from this sender. The advantage of this is that it will be Gmail's serv ... read more

Video Download Sites

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None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo.com/ videosnag.com/ There are probably a hundred others. :) In a similar vein,... read more

Man Loses $20 Million After Taking Laptop For Repair | Itworld

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We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repai... read more

Fix For "Ytimg" Browser Hang

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Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns ... read more

Yes, That PC Cleanup App You Saw On TV At 3am Is A Waste

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Their next play is to make it seem like everything is wrong with your PC via Y... read more

"Environmentally-Responsible" Ink

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This looks promising, environmentally-responsible ink from Dell.  Ihave no idea if it's any good.  Leave a comment below and let us know:... read more

Saving Word Documents

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In Word 2003 (and possibly older versions), go to Tools, Options, Save and check (if not already) the following settings:Always create backup copyAllow background savesMake local copy of files stored on network...Save AutoRecover info ...Save smart tags as XMLIn Word 2007, go to Word Options (under ... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office… and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and c... read more

Software Updater

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CNET has created a fantastic new service called Tech Tracker that I wish I'd come up with. It tracks and keeps up to date all of the software on your computer! Mac or Windows! The only catch is that you have to create an account on their site and give them your email address. Hopefully it's ... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four different browsers, so cook ... read more

Wireless Not Working

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QUESTION: No matter where I go, the wireless is not working.ANSWER: I just had to enable wireless by right-clicking on the icon at the bottom-right of the task bar and choose Enable Radio. I could then connect right into the wireless network. Sometimes when a wireless network has no security on it ... read more

Your Outgoing Mail Server

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Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) amailsender.com/support/smtpserver/ ... read more

Converting Ip V4 To Ip V6

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This should be useful now that the world is converting to IP v6: emailtalk.org/IPV4ToIPV6.aspx ... read more

Aol Through Outlook Using Imap Folders

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PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them visible there. SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Me ... read more

Data Recovery

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QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clean Room (if necessary) ... read more

Down For Everyone, Or Just Me?

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Down for everyone, or just me?. I LOVE this service! ... read more

Duplex Printing

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QUESTION: isn't working, but it worked before.ANSWER: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Faxes, right click and choose Properties on that printer. Click Device Settings tab, choose Duplex toward the bottom, change it from Unavailable to Available or something similar on other printers. ... read more

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

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PROBLEM: I haven't totally written it off as dead, but my back-up external drive that holds 500gigs won't power on now. I made a back-up of all the data maybe a month ago, but there are some things I must have missed. In case I can't power it on, is there a way to read it if I take it ap ... read more

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

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To recreate/fix your Outlook 2003 profile, do the following:Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mailclick on Show ProfilesAdd a new profilegive it any NEW name you wantclick OKAdd your same old account back as a new account, click NextAdd it as a POP3 account, click NextYou can use the same s ... read more

Free Remote Control Software

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This looks really good: teamviewer.com/index.aspx Of course, I've already been using the one from Zoho, too, here: ... read more

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from no ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan. ... read more

Mailbox Over The Limit

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QUESTION: I started getting notices that my mailbox is over its limit. I have archived items over 90 days. What else can I do to stop these messages?Isn't this pretty much the same as archiving to my hard drive?I use three months.ANSWER: You can create an Outlook Personal Folder (PST file) where ... read more

Missed Appointment

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Well, it's happened again, luckily for only the second time in my career. A customer called me to their house, only to not be home or pretend to not be home when I got there. People, if you change your mind, just call and cancel! There is no cancellation fee! In this case, I had called her about ... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup.  So far, so good.  Click ... read more


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A heads-up on ransomware, still a huge problem Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to ... read more

How To Get People To Stop Forwarding Stuff To You

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Go to http://www.stopforwarding.us/ ... read more

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