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The truth about electric cars

From: Anonymous See Electric-Cars... At a neighbourhood BBQ I was talking to a neighbour, a BC Hydro executive. I asked... read more

Russia-gate, explained

  This pretty well sums up the stupidity known as "Russia-gate": russiagate cartoon. And, can we please stop adding "gate" to the end... read more

Where you belong

  I've been in middle Tennessee the past 25 years, grew up in northern California, spent most of my 20s in L.A., but according to ... read more

Stop 5G on Earth and in space

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 satelli... read more

Requiring (or not) a password in Windows

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 c... read more

Turn your computer into a Chrome device

  From NeverWare at neverware "Ready to turn your computer into a Chrome device? You're in the right spot. The ... read more

Behavior Experiment

[copied from somewhere. apologies, but we don't remember where] You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs under the banana. Before lo... read more

Conspiracy Corner

Conspiracy-related links Old reference to conspiracies ... read more

Word Hippo

Useful site here: Word Hippo. "Thesaurus and word tools for your creative needs."... read more

History of FriendsNews.com

FYI for those researching insignificant corners of the web: Wayback Machine... read more

Open DNS

Just thought we'd mention ... read more

So, you dropped your phone into the toilet?

Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: wikihow/Dry-Out-a-Wet-iPhone. Luckily, it had already been flushed and the phone ... read more

Bogus ransom emails

Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask Leo And here... read more

Encyclopedia of Conspiracy

Encyclopedia of Conspiracy.... read more

RF Shielding

  Compares chicken wire to aluminum foil (foil wins). I read elsewhere that, to protect equipment from CMEs, wrap it in cloth, wrapped in 5 layers of aluminum foil (cloth barrie... read more

Saturnalia

via saturnalia-reason-for-season "At no time in the history of the early Christian church was it ever thou... read more

E-recycling services in Nashville

Electronic Waste-Recycling ... read more

Private school comparison site

I've used this and liked it, FYI: privateschoolreview. This link shows an actual comparison.... read more

Good explanation of the "annexation" of Crimea

"In response to us-issues-new-russia-sanctions-over-profiting-on-Crimean-resort. Reprin... read more

Waking Times

  Waking Times... read more

Good news network

  good news network... read more

UPI

  UPI... read more

URL expander

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

Barney Fife lives!

Can you say over-reaction? 87-year-Georgia-woman Related good-to-know ... read more

Opting out of ads

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

Another grammar complaint

I used to be able to spot junk email by its bad grammar, spelling and punctuation. Now, even "legitimate" emails often fail the test. It makes the grammar Nazi in me very sad. ... read more

This week's literacy rant

  OK, people, the word is "led" (when pronounced "led") not "lead" unless you're referring to the metal. I'm not surprised to see this in social media where it's acceptabl... read more

Remove dog-fight-supporting politician, Steve king

What a pinhead. "King supports dog fighting [because] "... humans are allowed to fight, so dogs should be, too." The difference, obviously, is that humans can choose whether or not to fight, and dogs cannot. Also, ... read more

Lingmo language translator

Wow, I want one of these! ... read more

How to drain a toilet

I realized halfway through the task of draining the toilet that I didn't know how. I'd never done it before. I've drained the tank plenty of times, but not the toilet bowl itself. It all started after I had to use a "snake&q... read more

Is it down right now

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:... read more

Your cell phone might detect a credit card skimmer

"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 ... read more

Grim [false] depiction of Russian life

"As a top propaganda outlet pushing the New Cold War, The New York Times paints life in Russia in the darkest hues, but this one-sided depiction misses the reality of the increasingly vibrant country that Gilbert Doct... read more

Battery-free cell phone

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 Golla... read more

Running Windows in a Linux virtual machine

I'm going to try running Windows in a virtual machine after installing Linux on my PC, as per these instructions: superuser. It'll probably suck (because Linux sucks), b... read more

Another website/page of mine

It's a site called Patreon where they help creative people find patrons to support their work. My page is here: ... read more

Salt Water Filter Invented

Salt water filter invented... read more

Linux on Chromebook

Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like i... read more

Qadafi's Libya, The Real Story

Qadafi's Libya, The Real Story.... read more

Facebook creeps me out

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 c... read more

Phone scam to make you say yes

Another phone scam to be aware of ... "After the introduction comes the questions: 'can you hear me?' "All of us, our natural response is to say, yes, or sure, or yes I can," said Hughes, but she says thi... read more

Cool website

Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura "In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found,... read more

Trampoline

Trampoline ends in "ine" not "ene" ... read more

Who should be in his administration

This is cool. We can vote on who should be in his administration. Too bad he's so evil, though. ... read more

Google Chrome extensions

Some of these Google Chrome extensions want permission to "... read and change all your data on the websites you visit." What the ...? Why would I give ANYONE that kind of permission?... read more

Steroid level so high in beef it's causing players to fail drug tests

I'm sure it's just a coincidence! :) Five months after Congress voted to remove country-of-orig... read more

Horse versus Google street view

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

Keyword, cookie, browser analytics failure

Some 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. ... read more

Possible cure for hair loss

There may be hope yet! See sciencedaily "Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a r... read more

Police arrest politician for distributing voting rights leaflets

"I asked [the policeman] for the ordinance number [being violated], because they can't put hanDCuffs on you if they cannot tell you why they're detaining you." via ... read more

Her own language

I love how my daughter, Elizabeth, 9, makes up words. Tonight I was complimenting her on what a good fruit smoothie she'd just made. I said she should always try to remember how much of each ingredient she used so she can make it ... read more

Let us vote whether money is speech

Let us vote whether money is speech ... read more

Solar freakin' roadways!

Amazing! I love this! See youtu.be/qlTA3rnpgzU And a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website:   ... read more

Possible 2016 presidential candidates

Everyone even remotely publicly thinking about running for President in 2016, in the link below. 2016 Presidential Candidat... read more

Another entry in the eternal "third party candidates can't win" debate

  We received the following email from a friend, Diane, this morning: Subject: Another entry in the eternal "third party candidate can't win" debate There's a page on Facebook, the title of which is pretty much self-explanatory. Worth l... read more

The world according to Time magazine

The World According to TIME Magazine. For those who still read TIME magazin... read more

US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study

  US is an oligarchy not a democracy, says scientific study Of course, astute observers have known this for years. Still, it's nice to see i... read more

Why I am burning my last bridge with Obama

  She pretty well sums it up! via Why I'm burning my last bridge with Obama.Good one!... read more

S.C. state senate nullifies hemp ban

  "Many hemp supporters feel that the DEA has been used as an "attack dog" of sorts to prevent competition with major industries where American-grown hemp products would create serious market competition: Cotton, Paper/... read more

Subsidizing the corporate one percent

Subsidizing the Corporate One Percent | Good Jobs First. Apparently, those bastions of capitalism... read more

The architects of free trade really did want a world government of corporations

  Observations on Credit and Surveillance — NAFTA Origins, Part Two: The Architects of Free Trade Really Did Wa... read more

Putin-style politics could be what saves U.S.

I used to think Putin was a thug/autocrat [I should say I assume he must be. See * below.], but that's what it takes sometimes.That being said, he does seem to have Russia's (and his own) interests at heart.I like what... read more

Washington state bill would turn off resources to NSA facility

Cool! But I suppose the city of Yakima might in this case have veto power?"... Washington "to refuse material support, participation, or assistance to any federal agency which claims the power, or with any federal... read more

We stopped sopa, let's stop the tpp

  "The text of the agreement has been shrouded in secrecy. But we know from leaked documents that the TPP would let corporations monitor our online activities, cut off our Internet access, delete content and impose fine... read more

Icelanders overthrow government and rewrite Constitution after banking fraud

via guardianlv/2013/12/icelanders-overthrow-government-and-rewrite-constit... read more

The fallacy of lesser evil choice

"... the main issue here is that it is delusional if not moronic for persons who describe themselves as "progressive" to insist upon copping out to the "Lesser-Evil" candidate for fear of "losing" an election, rather ... read more

RFK Jr. on JFK's attempts to end the cold war

  "Bolshakov smuggled a letter, the first of 21 declassified in 1993, to JFK's press secretary, Pierre Salinger, in a folded newspaper. In it, Khrushchev expressed regret about Vienna and embraced JFKs proposal for a pa... read more

Don't fall for the 90# telephone scam

I'd never fall for this (I hope) because our only "wired" number is through the Internet, not AT&T or any major provider.Here's a link to the FCC's page: ... read more

9-11 explained in 5 minutes

For those who still believe the official story. via 9-11 explained in 5 minutes.... read more

Simple reform could save America from Wall Street

  A Simple Reform Could Save America From Wall Street a... read more

Shocked to realize affordable health care another Obama fairy tale

  The article's title, below in link, is misleading — which I hate no matter whose "side" you're on — but the facts/results are true. "After registering, she lamented that 'every plan is going to cost more ... read more

Benjamin Franklin was called a traitor for informing the people about the actions of its gov't

Like Edward Snowden, Benjamin Franklin Was Called a Traitor For Informing the People About the Actions of its Government. "In 1773, Benjamin Franklin leaked confidential information by releasing letters written b... read more

60 percent say fire every member of Congress

NBC/WSJ poll: 60 percent say fire every member of Congress — First Read. ... read more

Why war with Russia is unavoidable, unless...

"Both "conservative" Republican voters and "liberal" Democrat voters wash their consciences by blaming the other party for the evils of American politics. But they are the only ones to blame, because they keep electin... read more

WTF?? Constitution banned on Constitution day

"Prevented from passing out free copies of the Constitution to his fellow students. Free copies. Of the Constitution. On Constitution Day." via ... read more

A politician's worst nightmare

Be every politician's (and their henchmen's) worst nightmare, an informed citizen! Someone else has probably already said this, and said it better. Oh well, it's still true.... read more

Spot the psycho before they spot you

Activist Post: Spot the Psycho Before They Spot You. "We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office." ... read more

Ruling elite destroying our economies

  ... on purpose, is what he seems to be implying without saying so in so many words. ? Ruling Elite Destroying O... read more

If called to jury duty, be informed

Click below for more info: fija "FIJA works to: Inform potential jurors of their traditional, legal authority to refuse to enforce unjust laws Info... read more

Retarded

Obama himself says, "The odds of dying in a terrorist attack are a lot lower than they are of dying in a car accident." And he's right, for a change. Yet he/they want us all to be constantly afraid of this bogeyman, these nebulous "te... read more

Court to feds, explain marine's Facebook postings arrest

via Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest. "Brandon Raub's case exposes the ... read more

Musical sign language interpreters

That must be some fast signing. I'd like to see that. I guess they show the beat by tapping their feet? It's got me curious. We are SO excited to tell y'all that Musical Sign Language Interp... read more

Lawmakers who upheld NSA phone spying received double the cash

"... those 217 "no" voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 "yes" voters." via Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double th... read more

Wouldn't it just be easier to change our foreign policy?

via Wouldn't It Just Be Easier to Change Our Foreign Policy?. "... it would lessen the supposed need to spy on Americans, which is unacc... read more

Conspiracy theorists sane; government dupes hostile

Told ya! :) via New studies: 'Conspiracy theorists' sane; government dupes crazy, hostile. "... read more

How to know if your co-worker is a threat to national security

"Essentially, pretend the Soviets won the Cold War and then conquered the United States — that's how the government is operating." via ... read more

Lies lies lies

  Lyrics from a Frank Zappa song: "You will obey me while I lead you And eat the garbage that I feed you Until the day that we don't need you Don't go for hel...no one will heed you Your mind is totally contr... read more

Cool, not cool

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

My phones

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 ... read more

12 real patriots brave enough to fight for truth and justice

via 12 Real Patriots Brave Enough to Fight for Truth and Justice | Alternet. "Who are the t... read more

How inbred elites are tearing America apart

  People are embedded in these institutions, they are blinkered in these ways that means they're making decisions outside the bounds of democratic accountability. Which can lead to corruption — like, moral transgression &mdash... read more

Ed Snowden, NSA, and fairy tales a child could see through

  "This whole Snowden affair is an op. It's the kind of op that works because people are prepared to believe anything." via ... read more

Gardasil and Cervarix don't work, are dangerous and weren't tested

"Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines.... read more

Taibbi reveals smoking gun at moody's and s&p

  "Lord help our f****ing scam?.?.?.?this has to be the stupidest place I have worked at," writes one Standard & Poor's executive. "As you know, I had difficulties explaining 'HOW' we got to those numbers since there is... read more

Best smartphone (2013)

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 abo... read more

Vaccine scandal exposes government lies

"... most of the people in America who are diagnosed by doctors with the flu have no flu virus in their bodies. So they don't have the flu." via ... read more

Thousands of companies handing over your data to NSA

"We have become a "surveillance society", and this is exactly the sort of thing that the Fourth Amendment was supposed to protect us against. The government is only supposed to invade our privacy and investigate us wh... read more

Has the us war on terror just had its cronkite moment?

"PRISM looks like that Cronkite moment: The moment when even the staunchest Obama supporter admits they've been taken for a ride." via ... read more

The next American revolution has already begun

The Next American Revolution Has Already Begun: An Interview With Gar Alperovitz.... read more

Upgrading to Windows 7

Yes, I know Windows 8... read more

Priority issues survey from Nancy Pelosi

Got a "2013 Priority Issues Survey" from Nancy Pelosi today! First of all, I'm not a Democrat (nor a Republican). Second of all, why are they sending me actual physical mail? This is 2013, it says so right there on the survey! Direct ... read more

The biggest Obama scandals are proven and ignored

  theatlantic/politics/archive/2013/05/the-biggest-obama-scandals-are-proven-and-ignored/275960/... read more

Patent claims solar energy 'breakthrough'

I hope this is for real: Patent Filing Claims Solar Energy Breakthrough "In a U.... read more

Sprint now allows editing how you appear in caller ID

This is great. I think I blogged once (here), complaining that I couldn't change how my name appears on the receiving end's cal... read more

Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine?

Glenn Greenwald asks in his latest column, "Why is Boston 'terrorism' but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and... read more

Anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan

'I'm sick to my stomach': anger builds in Illinois at Bain's latest outsourcing plan"The Sensata plant i... read more

Bitcoin vs. big government

Nice! via Bitcoin vs. Big Government "Interest in Bitcoin has surged along with its valuation. Last week saw its excha... read more

The psychology of the powerful

  Instead of analysing actions, checking through the consequences of those actions and chatting through the decisions made, leaders too often rely on impulsive decision-making - and this is when hubris can set in. via ... read more

Why is socialism doing so darn well in deep red North Dakota?

  Public "social" banking works, even for otherwise "conservative" people. via ... read more

In case you thought he was your president...

via rt/usa/monsanto-bill-blunt-agriculture-006/ "Obama signs Monsanto p... read more

The digital story of the nativity

This is the way how social media, web and mobile tell the story of the Nativity.Christmas story told through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Wikipedia, Google Maps, GMail, Foursquare, Amazon... See ... read more

The confiscation scheme planned for US and UK depositors

"Although few depositors realize it, legally the bank owns the depositor's funds as soon as they are put in the bank. Our money becomes the bank's, and we become unsecured creditors holding IOUs or promises to... read more

Cleanliness counts

Click on this link to clean the inside of your screen: yahelite/lol/screenclean.swf... read more

Name generator

  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 Tw... read more

What happens when the banks stay closed, Cyprus edition

[anonymous] says: I'm sure the "powers that be" are busy buying up properties and companies in Cyprus right now, as happened here with the real estate collapse. Prices will be fixed beyond the reach of the middle class, impoverishing ... read more

George Orwell's 1984 happening before us

Never heard of this guy before, but I'm glad people are speaking out ... at least occasionally. via Jeff Monson: US a police state, George Orwell... read more

Liberty versus security

  From zerohedge, I like this graphic showing this nation's descent ... read more

Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

via Anna Lappé & Food MythBusters, Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? In a word, no.... read more

Bob woodward criticizes Obama

If Bob Woodward criticizes Obama, that's actually points in Obama's favor in my book, Woodward's so slimy. And I'm no fan of Obama, either. ... read more

Will graphene supercapacitors make batteries obsolete?

Cool! ... someday. From Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete? "Researc... read more

We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act

@holmes3804We need a new Sherman Antitrust Act! (or enforce the one we've got).Limit, b... read more

Ekaterina Dzhugashvili, Stalin's mother

And this, people, is why you shouldn't beat your child (any more than you have to) ... "She [Stalin's mother] once asked her son, 'Joseph, what exactly are you now?' He replied, 'do you remember the ... read more

Which website would you choose?

If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes ... read more

America should have a national popular vote

The Post-Election Project: Should America Have a National Popular Vote? Seems like a good idea, ... read more

The gravitylight, lighting for developing countries

GravityLight: lighting for the developing countries on VimeoThis is so cool!... read more

Fooling themselves

The "elites" are adept at fooling themselves into thinking they know best.This "superiority" that they bestow upon themselves is a convenient justification for keeping "us commoners" in the dark, and keeping themselves in power.... read more

Russia ousts US NGOs, fake protests peter out

"Reuters states ... Putin ... has pushed through laws which critics say can be used to stifle dissent - tightening controls of the Internet ... and broadening the definition of treason." via ... read more

AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation

AP's dangerous Iran hoax demands an accounting and explanation | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free |&nbs... read more

You are the solution you've been looking for

Instead of joining one more group, walking on [one] more march, giving to one more money bomb, sending one more breathless email about how important this issue is, do me a favor, go to the mirror and say to yourself... via ... read more

Stop calling them leaders

  These political "leaders" throughout the world, including the US, are not leaders. They're just power players.902... read more

What happened to the green new deal?

  Big business would starve if deprived of state-organized central banking, transport, electricity, water, sewage, courts, zoning, police, environmental remediation, customs and labor regulation. Pick an industry and youll find tailored... read more

Signon.org

  Start your own petition by clicking the link below via petitions.moveon. "People Powered Petitions.There are more than 8 million MoveOn members. ... read more

Strike debt! debt resistance for the 99%

  Another great idea! via Strike Debt! Debt Resistance for the 99%. "Strike Debt is a nationwide movement of debt resisters fighting for economic justice and de... read more

Rolling jubilee

  Rolling Jubilee. Great idea! "A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dolla... read more

Mystery solved

I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately. It's a phase I'm going through. I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chi... read more

People are not really awake yet to the two-party dictatorship

via Ralph Nader - People Are Not Really Awake Yet To The Two Party Dictatorship" ""... read more

Free & equal, fighting for a more equal election process

  via Free & Equal - Fighting for a more equal election process. "As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, we work to give all ballot-qualified lo... read more

The virtual recovery

  "... the low 2011 real median household income is the summation, in most cases, of two household earners, whereas in 1967-68 one earner could produce the same real income.... when both husband and wife have to work... read more

Romney's lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak

Romney's lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak — Salon."The fatal meningitis ... read more

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being u... read more

Monsanto funded anti GMO labeling campaign

Activist Post: Monsanto Funded Anti-GMO Labeling Campaign Gets Away with Impersonating Govt. Agencies. Corporate scum at... read more

Obama, Romney = same police state, third party debate up close

Obama, Romney = same police state: Third party debate up-close (FULL VIDEO)858... read more

Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless

Media, electoral system leave Americans voiceless - third-party candidates talk to RT85... read more

Here's your sign, mr. ryan

"I think Gov. Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example. And that we have fewer ships that we had in 1916. Well, governor, we also have fewer hors... read more

Free and equal, presidential debate

Free and Equal - Presidential Debate. These candidates might discuss ACTUAL issues, not corporate-sponsored "issues."... read more

Tyrants

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."... read more

Exposing kids to 10 hours of science a year makes them smarter

via Refreshing News: Exposing Kids To 10 Hours Of Science A Year Makes Them Smarter. "I didn't know ... read more

Comedian Richard Jeni, why the left and right suck

Comedian Richard Jeni: Why The Left & The Right Suck"... read more

Hacking democracy on YouTube

Hacking Democracy on YouTube. "The disturbingly shocking HBO documentary HACKING DEMOCRACY bravely tangles with our nation's ills at the heart ... read more

Putin thanks Romney for reckless remarks

Putin Thanks Romney For Reckless Remarks. Further proof of Romney's stupidity."I'm grateful to [Romney] for formul... read more

Mitt Romney, Monsanto man

Introduced in the Bain years with Bain boosting, Roundup's supposedly "biodegradable" and "nontoxic" claims have led to false advertising findings in France and by the Attorney General of New York. Studies are also now beginning t... read more

It's official, Romney is clueless

  via Crooks and Liars "ROMNEY: ... no one can say my plan is going to raise taxes on middle-income people, because principle number one is keep the burden down ... read more

Greed and debt, the true story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital

In light of Mitt Romney's resurfacing, a reminder: If you don't read it, it explains vulture capitalism and how Romney is the poster child for that. Basically, Romney borrowed millions (with little of his own money) from others to bu... read more

Coal miners stand with Mitt because they're forced to

via Coal Miners Stand with Mitt Because Theyre Forced To | Common Dreams."Coal miners in Ohio - who work for a company that's given a... read more

The Bain legacy

... the GOP presidential hopeful was a key architect of what has become known as the "Bain model." And as president, it can be expected that he would govern the country using the values that governed Bain Capital. see ... read more

Hey banksters, we are fully awake

Good, short video about the banking system. via Hey Banksters: We Are Fully Awake... read more

White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures

Activist Post: White House removes petition with over 22,000 signatures calling for the TSA to follow the law.&q... read more

Obamacare same as Romneycare

ObamaCare same as RomneyCare.And to know who it benefits most, simply look at the fact that hospital ... read more

Whatever happened to WordStar

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

Lawmakers got inside information during 2008 financial crisis

34 lawmakers — including Speaker of the House John Boehner — got inside information during the 20... read more

Language

Language-related articles on this site Names in their own tongue and script, via Language names in their own tongue a... read more

History

"Natural Born" [in regard to presidential candidates] was clearly defined in "The Law of Nations" by Emerich de Vattel, published in 1758 and relied on heavil... read more

Roseanne Barr: two major parties are prostitutes for big money

via Roseanne Barr on Presidential Run: T... read more

Senator chairing investigation of JP Morgan Chase receives contributions from same

JP Morgan Chase Is Biggest Campaign Contributor to the Senator Who's Chairing the Investigation of JP Mor... read more

US Senators who voted to let drones shoot Americans in the streets

Maybe. Or, this might just be another purposely "shocking" headline. "Both" sides tend to blow things out of proportion, unfortunately. via ... read more

Bush found guilty of war crimes

Bush Found Guilty Of War Crimes Too bad nothing will come of it, but it's nice to see, anyway."In what is the first eve... read more

Thrive!

Great video ... and idea.Thrive! " Stay informed, subscribe... read more

Unplugging Americans from the matrix

... political elites represent only the powerful special interests that write the country's laws in exchange for funding the political campaigns of "lawmakers." via ... read more

Wordnik

. Cool website for those who like words. I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.And they actually provide an answe... read more

Mitt Romney is Goldman Sachs

To call Mitt Romney a "Goldman" Boy is an understatement. via Paul Drockton. Mitt Romney IS Goldman Sachs"Goldman Sachs is quite the player in politics. In fact, it would be fair to say that Goldman and politi... read more

Part 1 | hungry for change

"This inspiring film has the power to transform your health!" — Anthony Robbins, World Renowned Peak Performance Expert. via Hungry For Change — Part 1 |&nb... read more

Hackers elect cartoon character thanks to electronic voting

"... a cartoon character was written in and won by a landslide, thanks to the hard work of hackers ..." via Activist Pos... read more

What if democracy is bunk?

  via The Daily Bell - What If Democracy Is Bunk? "What if you are only allowed to vote because it doesn't make a d... read more

All I wanted to do was vote

Indiana OfficialWorried About Voter Fraud Is Convicted of Voter Fraud "Irony Still Not Dead Dept: Indiana's ousted top elections of... read more

Judge Napolitano: how to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins

Judge Napolitano — How to get fired from Fox Business in under 5 mins.... read more

Result not even close to the actual vote

RP Supporter Chairman of Belfast Maine Caucus Calls State GOP to Confirm Vote Tally, result "not even close" to the actual vote! "It's not the votes that count, it's who counts the votes." — JosefStalin... read more

1930s Chicago Plan vs. American monetary policy

from The 1930?s Chicago Plan Vs. The American Monetary Act. "If the purpose of money and credit were t... read more

Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits chrysler

  via Taxpayers lose $1.3 billion as gov't exits Chrysler "U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the gover... read more

Tennessee begins to push back against NDAA tyranny

  Some possible good news, for a change:"... any federal law purporting to require local or state law enforcement agencies to act at the direction of the federal government or the United States military is beyond th... read more

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings

MIT creates solar cell from grass clippings "A researcher at MIT, Andreas Mershin, has created solar... read more

Voters' idea, replace Congress

Voters' Idea: Replace Congress — Washington Wire — WSJ."Finally, there's ... read more

McCain 2008 campaign's dossier on Romney

whatreallyhappened/WRHARTICLES/McCain-2008-Oppo-File-on-Romney.pdf... read more

Newt Gingrich promises Palin a presidential appointment

Newt Gingrich Promises Palin a Presidential Appointment and Commit... read more

Internet censorship

We were protesting SOPA and PIPA. The latest attempt is CISPA. Click here for more info: ... read more

Romney's Bain Capital made billions while bankrupting companies it invested in

via Romney's Bain Capital Made Billions While Bankrupting Nearly One-Quarter Of The Companies It Invested In | ... read more

Could you pass a US citizenship test?

Applicants must get 6 answers out of 10 in an oral exam to pass the test. via Could you pass a US citizenship te... read more

Care2, largest online community for healthy and green living

Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. "You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community fo... read more

Don't mute Newt

The candidacy of Newt Gingrich presents a historic opportunity for a new, bigger form of failure that could clarify to most Americans just how broken the electoral system is. via ... read more

Congress is repealing the Constitution

Paul Craig Roberts: Congress is Repealing the Constitution : Information Clearing House."There is a bill in the Senate that is a... read more

Down the path of increasingly repressive measures

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to a... read more

Link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing

  "... injecting water into deep rock formations causes earthquakes ..."via ... read more

Finally, a judge stands up to Wall Street

"... everybody had to be on board in order for a lot of these fraud schemes to work." via ... read more

How the US government secretly reads your email

via How the US Government Secretly Reads Your Email "Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or rec... read more

Times sues government for refusing to reveal its interpretation of Patriot Act

What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it's interpreting its own law? That's not democracy at all. "We've been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark ... read more

Things that make you say, you've got to be kidding

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 pow... read more

Foreign policy hypocrisy

Copied without permission from Liberty Underground: "Thirteen doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters during demonstrations in Bahr... read more

Is this the sanest man running for president?

Gary Johnson, Republican Presidential Candidate: Politics: GQ... read more

Brzezinski opens up

veteranstoday/2011/09/19/brzezinski-opens-up-the-last-american-cowboy/ "He goes two steps furthe... read more

Rick Perry's Gardasil problem

... his former chief of staff was a lobbyist for Merck and ... his chief of staff's mother-in-law ... was the state director of an advocacy group bankrolled by ... read more

Super committee members super corrupt

rawstory/rs/2011/08/18/wall-street-firms-donated-11-2-million-to-me... read more

Great anti-Obama, anti-stupidity article

  Like I've been saying for years, this author agrees. Lesser evil voting has been one of the primary causes of the decline of American democracy ... ... read more

Why borrow when you can print your own money?

Why is the US Government borrowing money at interest from a private bank (the Fed) when Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution allows the US Government to create its own money, interest-free?... read more

My brother's math website

My brother Steve's math website is Conquest Math, in case you or anyone you know has kids interested in math games. Here's what people are saying about it: &qu... read more

Welfare for the rich

dailybail/home/matt-taibbi-the-real-housewives-of-wall-street-how-morgan-st.html... read more

Mayors of America unite

  Mayors of America Unite to tell Obama and Congress: End the Wars and Keep The Money at Home."Any nation that year after... read more

Technology which could save the world

via Technology which could save the world "... read more

Life behind bars for Bernanke

James Grant: Life Behind Bars For Bernanke — Home — The Daily Bail."Ben S. Bernanke doesn't know how l... read more

Ellsberg: all the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal

Ellsberg: All the crimes Nixon committed against me are now legal"Pentagon Papers l... read more

Leaderless resistance

via Leaderless Resistance — Nationalist Coalition Blog. "... there will, no doubt, be mentally handicapped people out there who, while standing at a podium with an American flag draped in the background, an... read more

Mitt Romney and 'Citizens United'

Savor the irony that the same legislators who demand photo I.D.s from private citizens are giving corporations a free pass to conceal their own identities, and contributions to political campaigns. via ... read more

Top 10 corrupt politicians of 2010

via Top 10 Corrupt Politicians of 2010 | Economy Watch. "Judicial Watch released its 2010 list o... read more

Nancy Pelosi posts questionable chart on debt

"Debt vs. debt as a percentage of GDP: Some economists will tell you that it's not the size of the debt per se, but rather the size of the debt relative to the nation's gross domestic product. This helps m... read more

Battling the corporate elite

... one major role of the US government in the corporatocracy is to serve as a scapegoat to deflect rebellion against the corporate elite. via ... read more

Florida cuts unemployment benefits to pay for corporate tax cut

  Florida Cuts Unemployment Benefits To Pay For Corporate Tax Cut. I used to work for this jackass at Columbia/... read more

Solar power without solar cells

Cool! via Solar power without solar cells: A hidden magnetic effect of light could make it possible. "You c... read more

Corporatist America

via Chris Hedges: Corporatist America "A battle over the budget is closing our schools, our libraries, firing our t... read more

This can be our moment

"... we need to go on offense and make Wall Street pay for the trillions it stole from us." via This... read more

So that's what they mean by the "war on poverty"

  "Minnesota Republicans are pushing legislation that would make it a crime for people on public assistance to have more $20 in cash in their pockets any given month." So that's what they mean by... read more

The skeleton closet

  The Skeleton Closet.Good stuff! "All the Scandals on All the Candidates for President —Since 1995— Because character DOES matter. ... read more

US foreclosures in new legal trouble

  US foreclosures in new legal trouble.And remember those politicians who are in the banks' back pocket (hint:it's most of them)."Backing a... read more

Senate bill 5... first they came for the trade unionists

  The tyrants of the Left and Right like Stalin and Hitler had to destroy trade unionism in order to create totalitarian governments. Independent labor unions are an essential countervailing power in a democratic society. Unions allow p... read more

Our only political party has two right wings

dailybail/home/gore-vidal-our-only-political-party-has-two-right-wings-one.html"Our only pol... read more

U.S. officials pushed products deemed uNSAfe by China

U.S. officials pushed products deemed unsafe by China"When it comes to protecting consumers,... read more

What a liberal media might look like

  via What a 'Liberal Media' Might Look Like. "Editor's Note: For decades now, the American Right has pushed the myth [it's not a myth] that... read more

Homeland Security claims the right to take your valuables

  via dinarvets/forums/index.php?/topic/52464-do-not-use-safety-deposit-boxes/#ixzz1CWy8y1SC ... read more

Gov. kills immigration laws in name of economic growth

  Last Updated: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 5:11pm Rhode Islands new governor has killed crucial measures to crack down on illegal immigration for the sake of statewide economic ... read more

Taxpayers finance Pelosi's lavish Hawaiian farewell

  via judicialwatch/blog/2011/01/taxpayers-finance-pelosi-s-lavish-Hawaiian-farewell/ "... read more

Decision to seize control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

  via judicialwatch/press-room/pre... read more

New house watchdog lets Obama slide on "criminal event"

via judicialwatch/blog/2011/01/new-house-watchdog-lets-obama-slide-on-%e2%80%9ccriminal-e... read more

Committee will not punish Sen Dodd for corrupt real estate deal

from Senate Ethics Committee Will Not Punish Se... read more

Feds blow off recovering $643 mil in fraudulent payments

via judicialwatch/blog/2011/01/feds-blow-off-recovering-643-mil-in-fraudulent-payments/ ... read more

TSA persecutes critics, ignores security threats

via judicialwatch/blog/2010/12/tsa-persecutes-critics-ignores-security-threats/ "While the ... read more

TSA misses guns, bombs in tests

  Last Updated: Mon, 12/20/2010 - 12:48pmWhile the government agency responsible for securing the nations transportation system harasses honest citizens with invasive, genital-groping personal searches, guns and bombs re... read more

TSA misses luggage that explodes after flight

  Last Updated: Wed, 12/29/2010 - 1:18pmDespite a $98 million infusion for state-of-the-art baggage screening machines, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) somehow missed a suitcase filled with explosives... read more

Quantitative easing explained

  dailybail/home/absolute-genius-make-this-go-viral-quantitative-easing-expla.html"The truth ... read more

GOP taps 'Prince of Pork' to lead spending committee

  By Staff, Fox< NewsDecember 10, 2010Republicans who captured the House last month in part on the strength of a promise to rein in government spending have tapped a veteran lawmaker known as the "prince of... read more

A sordid, unethical tale

  By Editorial Staff, New York Times December 6, 2010 The Department of Justice has ended a criminal investigation without making charges in the case of Senator John Ensign, his mistress and the conveniently doled-o... read more

City creates alternate banking system for illegal aliens

  While local governments work to curb the ravaging effect of illegal immigration, a major U.S. city is helping its undocumented aliens by creating an alternative banking system and giving them official government identification cards.... read more

Computer stuff

Well, I've spent the better part of this long weekend trying to get not just a server setup, but a server with VMware setup. VMware is very cool virtualization software that's all the rage in the corporate world where... read more

Something to ponder

Railroad tracks The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used? Because that's the way they built them in England, and Engl... read more

Plleeaassee reeaadd! it was on goodmorning America

It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that 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 ... read more

Stronger magnifying glass needed

Previous argument/post, continued: FIRST POINT OF VIEW: Yes, it's an excellent justification for not paying attention to what is going on in politics right now.I think W. proved very nicely that they are NOT all alike, and no... read more

Third world America, here we come?

ONE POINT OF VIEW: Thanks to the Tea Party, and to all of you who voted to "throw the bums out".We have far worse bums now. nytimes... read more

Dinkum

(DING-kuhm) Dinkum, also dinky-di, fair dinkum, adjective True; honest; genuine. Etymology Probably derived, like many other Australian words, from English dialect. The counties of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire... read more

Is this not treason?

By his own admission, Cantor appears to be a traitorous dumb ass: crooksandliars/susie-madrak/his-own-standard-did-eri... read more

Parsimonious

(par-si-MO-nee-uhs) adjective: Excessively sparing or frugal. Etymology From Middle English parcimony, from Latin parsimonia, from parcere (to spare). First recorded use: 1598. Usage... read more

We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies

from Chris Hedges on TruthDig: We are ruled by huge corporate monopolies that replicate th... read more

In new Orleans debate, sen. vitter admits to serious sins

via thehill/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/126193-sen-vitter-admits-t... read more

Political compass test

  via politicalcompass/test11275... read more

Election guide for election haters

  freepress/departments/display/19/2010/397511274... read more

Possibly useful site

For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $3... read more

Free education

Courtesy of The Khan Academy: khanacademy NOT free, but still related, online courses at udemy ... read more

Never re-elect anyone

Fresh start! Reboot! Recycle! Whatever you want to call it. Sure, the 5% who are good will have to find a real job for 2-6 years, but they can run again next time. It'll keep them from screwing up the economy because they kn... read more

Blue dog Democrats

The nickname is an insult to dogs.Vote out anyone of these people who voted for doctors while at the same time voting against the unemployed. ... read more

Online graphics editing sites

These could be handy: citrify/ pixorial/ ... read more

Vote out anyone who supports these bogus wars

These aren't wars for "freedom." They're wars for resources, drugs and profit. It's war for the sake of war. I feel sorry for the troops, who are just political and corporate pawns.... read more

Lesson for today

There is an old hotel/pub in Marble Arch, London which used to have gallows adjacent. Prisoners were taken to the gallows (after a fair trial, of course) to be hung. The horse-drawn dray carting the prisoner was accompanied by an arme... read more

Rep alan grayson introduces the war is making you poor act

Rep Alan Grayson Introduces the War Is Making You Poor Act May 21, 2010 - Uploaded by Alan Grayson Grayson v. Broun on the Constitution ... Watch the Speech the Republicans Don't Want You to See ... read more

McCain's anti-supplement bill

McCain, Washington's funniest sociopath, is going after supplements, trying to make it so you can't buy them without a prescription. He pretends to be a patriot but he's promoting the agenda of big pharma, who have already succeeded i... read more

Obama's sell out

A Bill Moyers show from a few months ago, but still worth watching. pbs/moyers/journal/12182009/watch.html... read more

Identity theft protection

Attorney's Advice - No Charge Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in... read more

Stupid online chat with Sprint support

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 ... read more

How to anonymize your browsing

To anonymize your browsing, use one of these "anonymizer" sites and/or programs:Sites Anonymouse ... read more

E-waste computers, TV's, other electronics collection

There will be an E-Waste (computers, TV's, other electronics) collection held Saturday May 8 at the Walmart Supercenter located on Nolensville Pike a quarter mile south of Old ... read more

New cell phone

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... read more

Technology

Technology-related articles on this site Wolfram Alpha research tool ... read more

New mp3 player for my car

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

San Francisco in 1906

Things were a lot more freely-moving back then. And the kids seemed to be having fun. Reminds me of Russian traffic today, only they have slightly newer forms of transportation now. :) via ... read more

New poll

Are you upgrading to Windows 7? Take the poll, between the Admin section and the 1-800-Flowers ad. On the subject of Windows, here's a comparison I wrote up on my other website: ... read more

Website visibility tool

Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discover... read more

CAT5 RJ-45 Cable Pin-Outs

  Copied from tc.cc.tx.us/rj45_wiring_scheme.html and put here just in case their website removes it.Eight Position (RJ-45) Modular... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

  FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan | Free Virus Scanner | Kaspersky Lab US.... read more

Downforeveryoneorjustme?

  . I LOVE this service!... read more

Duplex printing

  QuestionDuplex printing 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 th... read more

Mailbox over the limit

  QuestionI started getting notices that my mailbox is over it's 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 ... read more

Loud "BEEP" sound

  QuestionIs 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:T... read more

Show Desktop icon missing

  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 gr... read more

Transferring iTunes to new computer

  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

Data recovery

  QuestionMy 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 In... read more

Can't paste anything into Outlook

  QuestionI 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 Outlo... read more

Set email to forward to someone else

  QuestionHow 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 outgoin... read more

Can't see Sent Items in Outlook

  QuestionI can't see any of my Sent Items in Outlook (2003) anymoreANSWER:Try the following:Click ViewArrange ByCurrent ViewCustomize Current ViewFilter = OFF... read more

Your old electronics might not be worthless after all

  FYI, your old electronics might not be worthless after all. econewonline/samsclub/C... read more

Wireless not working

  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 wi... read more

Access your Zune directly

  Great info here:roysac/blog/2007/10/access-your-zune-from-windows-ex... read more

Items for Sale

  Items for Sale... read more

Fixing profile problems in Outlook 2003

  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 OK... read more

Special characters in Word Perfect for DOS

  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 a... read more

AOL through Outlook using IMAP folders

  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 there.SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted Messages.... read more

Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory

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

Ten More Ways to Detect Computer Malware

  blogs.techrepublic/10things/?p=1069&tag=nl.e101... read more

Screensavers

  Avoid and 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 p... read more

How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

  copied from helpdesk.ilstu/kb/index.phtml?kbid=1326 By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shor... read more

Adding Safe Mode to your boot menu

  Windows VISTA and 7 require BCDEDIT for this.  With XP (and NT and 2000), you can use any old text editor.  First make sure the file is not marked... read more

File sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

  PROBLEM:You get this error message when trying to access a Windows XP Home computer from a Windows XP Pro computer:       "The user has not been granted the requested login type at this computer"... read more

Saving Word documents

  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... read more

ComputerHelp store

  The store is new, but the items are used. Tested and good, but used.Let's hope this second attempt goes better than the first!  I'm tempted to call the items "old junk," but there are some almost-new things, too. &nbs... read more

"Environmentally-responsible" ink

  This looks promising, "environmentally-responsible" ink from Dell.  Ihave no idea if it's any good.  Le... read more

New German laptop

  very cool!youtube/watch_popup?v=7H0K1k54t6A... read more

Cool feature just discovered on Google Translate

  I received an error in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand, on the computer.  I went to translate.google and typed in one of the words from the error and chose "Detect language" in the "... read more

Good Search

  Good Search... read more

Install multiple apps at once without toolbars or clicking Next

  Fantastic online app here. It does what I've done before (not a working copy), but they do it better. I'm no... read more

Removing Windows Desktop Search

  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... read more

External hard drive gone bad

  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 ... read more

Don't visit these sites (unprotected, anyway)

  Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one ... read more

Pre-paid smartphones

  I just thought this was interesting/cool:news.cnet/8301-30686_3-20005349-266.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1... read more

Used computer parts

  Cables, computers, printers, drives, etc. Go to: ... read more

CDs/DVDs not what they're cracked up to be

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

Hack attack?

  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 b... read more

Converting IP v4 to IP v6

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

Gmail's unsubscribe feature

  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 "... read more

Software updater

  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 th... read more

Video download sites

  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/ ... read more

Your outgoing mail server

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

A new search engine

  Cuil (pronounced "cool"). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: ... read more

Watching the watchers

  Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you, here: ghostery/... read more

Ransomware

  Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: rt/Sci_Tech/2010-08-31/hackers-gang-russian-bust.h... read more

Open dialog default sort order

  Mine got messed up somehow, and it drove me nuts until I found this: jevon/wiki/Changing... read more

Missed appointment

  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! Ther... read more

Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for repair | ITworld

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

Fix for "ytimg" browser hang

  Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file: #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google s.ytimg Then from a... read more

Human resource management software

  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 Res... read more

Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts

  via How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attem... read more

Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords

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

Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste

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

Subscription confirmation

  [wysija_page]... read more

How to restore contacts in Windows Live Mail

  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... read more

How to convert an MP3 to a ringtone

Now that I have finally joined the 21st century and gotten a Blackberry (free through Radio Shack and Sprint), I'll probably start posting tips like the following: ... read more

Save yourself a lot of trouble

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.  ... read more

Online backup

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

Free remote control software

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

Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware

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

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

  Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, mo... read more

Research

{ ; ; ; } 100 Awesome Blogs for History Junkies... read more

Middle class news

How's YOUR economy? Never mind THE economy, which really mostly gauges how the corporations and "elite" class are doing, ... read more

Science

All science-related posts Unscientific "cosmogony": Gravity, quantum physics... read more

Politics

Politics-related posts ... read more

Various News Sources

{ ; ; ; } Research 21st... read more

Award-winning English prose

Every year, English teachers from across the USA can submit their collections of actual analogies and metaphors found in high school essays. These excerpts are published each year to the amusement of teachers across the country. Her... read more

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