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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

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

Open DNS

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

E-recycling services in Nashville

Electronic Waste-Recycling ... read more

URL expander

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

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

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

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

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

Google Chrome extensions

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

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

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

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

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

Upgrading to Windows 7

Yes, I know Windows 8... 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

Cleanliness counts

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

Name generator

Will graphene supercapacitors make batteries obsolete?

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

The gravitylight, lighting for developing countries

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

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising

Some Facebook users 'dislike' being u... 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

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

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

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

Technology which could save the world

via Technology which could save the world "... 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

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

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

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

Online graphics editing sites

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

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

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

Downforeveryoneorjustme?

Duplex printing

Mailbox over the limit

Loud "BEEP" sound

Show Desktop icon missing

Transferring iTunes to new computer

Data recovery

Can't paste anything into Outlook

Set email to forward to someone else

Can't see Sent Items in Outlook

Your old electronics might not be worthless after all

Wireless not working

Access your Zune directly

Items for Sale

Fixing profile problems in Outlook 2003

Special characters in Word Perfect for DOS

AOL through Outlook using IMAP folders

Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory

Ten More Ways to Detect Computer Malware

Screensavers

How to make Outlook 2003 open to your calendar by default

Adding Safe Mode to your boot menu

File sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

Saving Word documents

ComputerHelp store

"Environmentally-responsible" ink

New German laptop

Cool feature just discovered on Google Translate

Good Search

Install multiple apps at once without toolbars or clicking Next

Removing Windows Desktop Search

External hard drive gone bad

Don't visit these sites (unprotected, anyway)

Pre-paid smartphones

Used computer parts

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

Hack attack?

Converting IP v4 to IP v6

Gmail's unsubscribe feature

Software updater

Video download sites

Your outgoing mail server

A new search engine

Watching the watchers

Ransomware

Open dialog default sort order

Missed appointment

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

Fix for "ytimg" browser hang

Human resource management software

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

Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords

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

Subscription confirmation

How to restore contacts in Windows Live Mail

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

Free remote control software

Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware

Hard Drive Manufacturers Slash Warranty Periods

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