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The Future Is Now: Moscow's Big Brother Facial Recognition Technology To Be Expanded To Ten Other Russian Cities

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Russia will introduce Moscows controversial facial recognition camera system to ten other cities around the country. The installation cost in each municipality is estimated to be between 100-110 million rubles ($1.2-$1.4mn). Read Full Article at ... read more

What Is That Port On My PC?

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Very helpful graphic here: ... read more

Cluttered Web Pages

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This is what happens when you let greed (or desperation) rule over your sense of aesthetics. See attached... read more

Russia's Biggest Lender Sberbank Wants To Transform Into Big Tech Company

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In a major strategy shift, Sberbank, the most popular Russian lender, wants to build its own ecosystem going far beyond the world of finance and to be known not just as a bank, but also as a tech company. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Amazon Ring Unveils Tiny IN-HOME DRONE To Spy On Your Property While You're Out

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Amazons home security subsidiary Ring has released a tiny drone to watch over users possessions while theyre gone capitalizing on paranoia and laziness while further cementing the presence of Big Brother in the home. Read Full Article ... read more

Flip Side Of Modern Tech? Tesla App Outage LOCKS Drivers Out Of Cars, As Carmaker Sues Trump Administration Over China Tariffs

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A worldwide outage has hit Teslas app and website, leaving many drivers locked out of their own vehicles. Helpless customers vented their anger online while the system was down for several hours Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Russia Wants To Ban Latest Encryption Technology To Prevent Internet Users Bypassing State-imposed Blocks & Filters

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The Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media plans to prohibit websites from using encryption, enabling the country to more efficiently and successfully block access to banned online resources. Read Full Article at ... read more

Technology Giants May Face TikTok Fate As EU Seeks To Toughen Up Big Tech Regulation

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Struggling to make technology companies play by its rules, the EU may unleash measures similar to those the US imposed on TikTok, forcing them to sell some of their European operations or get out of the market altogether. Read Full Article at ... read more

With Russia Ahead Of The US In The Hypersonic Weapons Race, Trump Accuses Moscow Of Stealing American Tech

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US President Donald Trump has accused Russia of stealing information about hypersonic weapon technology from the Barack Obama administration. Russia claims it began discussing the weapons almost 20 years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Facebook: Tech Firm To Launch First Set Of Ray-Ban 'smart Glasses' Next Year

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The announcement of the launch window for the smart glasses was made by Mr Zuckerberg during the keynote of the virtual Facebook Connect ... read more

Paleontologists Are 'Reimaging Dinosaurs' With New Technology To Reveal Secrets Of The Creatures

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National Geographic's October issue cover story, 'Reimaging Dinosaurs,' reveals techniques used by paleontologists to uncover how these creatures lived and looked millions of years ... read more

Solutions For Resisting Technocracy

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James Corbett joins Vinny Eastwood of The Vinny Eastwood Show to discuss solutions for an increasingly technocratic world. From acts of resistance like culture jamming to building alternative currencies and self-sustaining communities in the peer-to-peer ... read more

OCTOPUS PROMIS: The Rise Of Thought Crime Technology — We're Living In Orwell's 1984

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Aaron Kesel - I dont know if you have been paying attention or not, but a lot of police organizations across the U.S. have been using what are known as heat lists or pre-crime databases for ... read more

Interview 1576 — James Corbett On Solutions For Resisting Technocracy

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audio mp3http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2020-09-14JamesCorbett.mp3/audioJames Corbett joins Vinny Eastwood of The Vinny Eastwood Show to discuss solutions for an increasingly technocratic world. From acts of resistance like culture jamming to building ... read more

Spain Sends Message To Tech Giants Like Facebook & Google By Seeking New Way To Tax Texting Apps

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The Spanish government has come up with a new way of taxing tech giants by seeking to classify the likes of Facebook, Telegram, and Googles parent company, Alphabet, as telecom providers. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Search Autocomplete Rejigged By Google For Political Queries, As Tech Giants Become The Election Meddlers They Claim To Fight

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Google is tightening its autocomplete feature on searches, vowing to remove predictions that support or oppose any political party, and any voting info even if true. If anyone else did this, it would be called election meddling. Read Full ... read more

Epic Games Warns Users Who Sign In With Apple ID Accounts Will Be Blocked By The Tech Giant

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Apple is adding another restriction in its ongoing conflict with Epic games. User will be blocked from their gaming accounts using 'Sign In with Apple' - and it could go into effect as soon as September ... read more

Billboards In Space? Russian Tech Means Futuristic Advertisements Could Soon Light Up The Night Sky In A City Near You

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Commercials, the final frontier? A block of lasers that can display advertisements in the sky has been tested in the stratosphere, according to a Russian company. While some may be excited at the prospect, it will offend many. Read Full Article at ... read more

Portland Passes Unprecedented Ban On Facial Recognition Tech, Despite $24,000 Amazon Lobbying Effort To Kill Initiative

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Portland lawmakers unanimously passed a sweeping ban on facial recognition technology, becoming the first city to bar both public and private entities from the controversial software and defeating Amazons bid to kill the measure. Read Full ... read more

EU Reserves 200 Mn More Coronavirus Vaccines Amid BioNTech & Pfizer Talks

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The European Commission says it has concluded initial talks with Germanys BioNTech and US-based Pfizer to reserve 200 million doses of their anticipated vaccine against Covid-19, with an option to buy a further 100 million. Read Full Article at ... read more

Why US Efforts To Damage Chinese Tech Firms Is A 'lose-lose Proposition' -- RT's Boom Bust Investigates

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As Washington continues to ramp up pressure on Chinese technology companies and apps, such as Huawei, TikTok and WeChat, Beijing has responded by launching its own global data security initiative. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Top 6 US Tech Titans Lose Over $1 Trillion In Wall Street Sell-off

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The recent stock rout has wiped out over $1 trillion from the value of Americas biggest tech corporations, including the worlds most valuable company Apple and online giant Amazon but it failed to erase all their 2020 gains. Read Full ... read more

Guardian Touts Op-ed On Why AI Takeover Won't Happen As 'written By Robot,' But Tech-heads Smell A Human Behind The Trick

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The Guardian claimed an opinion piece was written in its entirety by a language-generating robot, sparking accusations the paper misled the public about the AIs current capabilities...and probably its true intentions. Read Full Article at ... read more

Astronomers Find NO Technological Signs Of Alien Life In Study Of More Than 10 MILLION Star Systems

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Perth-based researchers used the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in the Western Australian ... read more

400-year-old Goat Remains Find Helps DNA Conservation Techniques

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Preserved remains of a 400-year-old goat have been found in a remote section of the Italian Alps. The ancient specimen will help improve the conservation of future 'ice ... read more

'Correction Here & Tech Bubble Will Burst,' Warns 'godfather Of Smart-beta' Investing

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As hundreds of billions of dollars were wiped off the tech sector last week, the founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates, Rob Arnott, says theres been a correction and the tech bubble is about to burst. Read Full Article at ... read more

Tech Giants Are Sucking The Energy Out Of Ireland

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Big Techs data centers can consume as much energy as large towns, but the industry is also leading the push to go green, which could be a boon for Ireland. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Government's £32 MILLION Bet On Futuristic Healthcare Technology

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EXCLUSIVE: They will be formally announced by Science Minister, Amanda Solloway, MP for Derby North, later today at the launch of London Tech ... read more

Facebook's Reality Labs Share Pioneering AR Audio Technology Work

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Facebook claims to be developing technology with 'perceptual superpowers' that tunes out background noise, allowing them to focus on certain sounds. And it could be added to the firm's AR ... read more

Dow Jones Slides By 1,000 Points: US Markets Dive As Investors Sell Off Tech Stocks, Trump Blames Fox News

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Investors dumped technology shares and drove all US stock market indices sharply down after the previous days high note. Oil and gold also dropped, as analysts struggled to explain the cause behind the sell-off. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Facebook Threatens To Block Australians From SHARING NEWS, As Big Tech & Media Battle For Ad Revenue

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Australian Facebook users may soon find themselves unable to share news, the social media giant has warned, citing a new law which has pitted Big Tech firms against major media outlets demanding a cut of their revenue. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Denmark Checking Google's Books To Make Sure US Tech Firm Pays Appropriate Taxes

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With the broader EU digital tax stuck in limbo, Denmark has launched its own review of Googles accounts in the country. The Silicon Valley giant says it has complied with all Danish tax rules. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

High-tech Dystopia Or Evolution Leap? Elon Musk Rolls Out Working Neuralink Brain Implant Prototype Embedded In Live Pig (VIDEO)

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Elon Musk has unveiled a working prototype for the Neuralink, a skull implant that can communicate with brain cells, seen as a breakthrough cure for an array of ailments for some, and a prelude to a nightmare dystopia for others. Read Full Article ... read more

Microsoft Joined By Walmart In Grab For TikTok As Tech Platform's CEO Jumps Ship

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Walmart is joining Microsoft in its bid to acquire the US, Canadian and Australian operations of Chinese social media platform TikTok a move that could help the retailer better compete against major player and rival Amazon. Read Full Article at ... read more

The Pressing Dangers Of Technocracy

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Patrick Wood an economist, financial analyst and American constitutionalist has devoted a lifetime to uncovering the mystery of what is controlling most of the craziness we're currently seeing, and which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 "pandemic". He's ... read more

Amazon Executive Reveals The Tech Giant Own Whole Foods Could Go Cashierless By Next Year

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Amazon wants to bring cashierless technology to Whole Foods, one of the firm's executives revealed. The facilities would adopt Amazon Go store system that lets consumers skip the ... read more

Locusts Could Hold The Key To Collision Avoidance Tech For Robots, Drones And Self-driving Cars

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Researchers from the US have developed an electronic version of a special neuron, unique to locusts, that allows them to react rapidly without using much ... read more

Austria Expels Russian Diplomat Over Alleged 'industrial Espionage' At 'high-tech Company

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Austrian authorities have designated a Russian diplomat persona non grata after accusing him of contradicting the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. He is accused of conducting espionage with the help of a local citizen. Read Full ... read more

No Armor, No Cry? UK Govt Reportedly Debates SCRAPPING TANKS In Favor Of Hi-tech Weapons

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A radical plan currently being debated by the government would see the British Army boost its air and cyber warfare capabilities while mothballing its armored fleet, according to a newspaper report. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Airfields Made From Ice? New Russian Technology Promises To Allow Military Transporters To Touch Down Inside Arctic Circle

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Russias Ministry of Defense is considering making military airfields out of ice within the Arctic Circle, after developing a new technology that enables heavy aircraft to land without the need for an asphalt runway. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Green Is The New Black: How Biotech Is Making Fashion More Sustainable

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From lab-grown spider silk to living dyes, biotechnology is being used to make clothes that dont cost the earth Positive ... read more

Interview 1571 -- James Corbett Discusses The Technocratic Coup

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audio mp3corbettreport.com/mp3/2020-08-22JamesCorbett.mp3/audioJames Corbett joins Jim Goddard on This Week in Money for a wide-ranging conversation on COVID-19, the coming technocratic biosecurity state, and the economic ramifications of this ... read more

'F**k, F**k, F**k': Dem Senator Caught Cursing Out Assistant On Hot Mic As Technology Beats Him (VIDEO)

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Democratic Party Senator Tom Carper has given Twitter something to laugh about as he got caught cursing on a hot mic at a virtual Senate hearing after getting frustrated with technical difficulties. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

The Fatal Attractions Of Techno-Fascism

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The enduring appeal of fascism is that it requires so little from us... so little independent thought; just our basic belief and adherence to a limited set of popularly-shared directives and narratives that once fully accepted, relieve us of the need to address ... read more

Grim Secrets Revealed As Ancient Egyptian Mummified Animals Digitally 'unwrapped' With New Technique

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Researchers have successfully trialled a novel technique to digitally unwrap ancient animals mummified over 2,000 years ago without damaging them, revealing some rather grim facts about the ancient Egyptians. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Doctor Expresses Concern Over Transhumanism And New MRNA And DNA Vaccine Technology

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Dylan Charles - A doctor expresses her concern over the link between transhumanism and the latest vaccine technology. ... read more

The Siamese Twins Of Technocracy And Transhumanism

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Patrick Wood - Technocracy and Transhumanism have always been joined at the hip. Technocracy uses its science of social engineering to merge technology and ... 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 Ad... read more

Earbud-like Device Claims To Boost Linguistic Skills By Zapping Your Ear

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8599957/Earbud-like-device-claims-boost-linguistic-skills-zapping-ear.htmlThe simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer's ability to lear ... read more

Just A Glitch? Google Hides Conservative & Alt-media Websites From Search Results For Hours

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via rt.com/news/495445-google-hides-conservative-alt-news/ Google excluded major conservative and alt-media outlets from its search results for hours, hiding hits for sites like Breitbart and RedState even in searches for the ... read more

Boston Becomes The Second Largest City In The US To Ban Facial Recognition Software

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8464719/Boston-second-largest-city-ban-facial-recognition-software.htmlBoston will become the second major city in the US to ban facial recogniti ... read more

The AI That Could Keep You Happy At Work: Ex-Google Team Reveal Software That 'nudges' Workers

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6545051/The-AI-happy-work-Ex-Google-team-reveal-software-nudges-workers.htmlThe startup, called Humu, uses machine learning to parse through ... read more

Converting Colors

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via 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!... 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 ... 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. Oh well, just FYI.... read more

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

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via dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8230595/Computer-users-create-worlds-fastest-supercomputer-donating-processing-power.htmlKnown as Folding@Home, the technology ... read more

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

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via goodnewsnetwork.org/solar-driveways-made-from-pet-can-power-average-household/See These New S ... 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 cell phone with a rotary dial--and she is helping others to make their... ... 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.gene ... 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 ... 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 could be health risks See also ... 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 top of the 2G, 3G and 4G network... 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 us ... read more

Open DNS

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Just thought we'd mention ... 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 ... 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 h... 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

( culture / music / tech )
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 work... 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

Your Cell Phone Might Detect A Credit Card Skimmer

( education / tech / phones )
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... read more

Battery-free Cell Phone

( education / tech / phones )
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 & Engineering at the UW. To achieve th... 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 af... 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 af ... 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, Will Graphene Supercapacitors Make Batteries Obsolete?... 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 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 all of the compromising photos of me that he' ... 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 flowe... 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 Google Street View car... read more

Alternatives To Amazon And Etsy

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If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or Ets... 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 Stylish Man onc... 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: solarroadways.com... 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 favor of good old-fashioned humans.via ... 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 Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash... 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... 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 ori ... read more

Upgrading To Windows 7

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Yes, I know Windows 8... 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 cu... 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 rel... 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 al... 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 ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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

300000 Miles Not One Accident Under Computer Con

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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 de ... 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.Whatever happened to WordStar... 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... 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 to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you... read more

Technology Which Could Save The World

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

Plleeaassee Reeaadd It Was On Goodmorning America

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Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning 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 is probably a hoax, but just in case i ... 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 snea... 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 Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newe... read more

New Antenna

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Got the new tv antenna... 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 inconveni... 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 Connect... 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: ... 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 account. The only problem is that you h... 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 we... 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

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 v... 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 can restore my contacts list? A: ... 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! youtube.com/watch?v7H0K1k54t6A ... 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 chart correctly. ... 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, here's how. ... 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

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 b ... 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 (Start, All Programs, St ... 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. ... read more

Screensavers

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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 just cause problems not worth the pretty pictures you get in return.... 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 that space and drag and drop that Show Desktop ... read more

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p1069&tagnl.e101... 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 Alert Notifications.If that doesn't fix it, try g... 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, THEN paste into. In other words, you can't c... 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

"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:accessories.us.dell.com/sna/sna.aspx ... 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): thefrist.org fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... 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 storage account. Here's the article: ... 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 still there but the girl looked at me ... 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 ad ... 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... 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 repair.... 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 74.125.162.39 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 Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste.... 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 Next... 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, the wireless device will prompt you and make ... 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

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods That's on new drives. So, from now on, more than ever, always have an external drive (or two) for backups.... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan. ... 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: $378.99Clea ... 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 you can move messages to reduce th... 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 an hour prior to the scheduled time to ask a ques... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Ransomware

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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 download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes.... 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 Messages. ... read more

Down For Everyone, Or Just Me?

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Downforeveryoneorjustme?. 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

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 ... 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 click the To button to find ... 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 b ... 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 apart, or something? The brand is probably Western D ... read more

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