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Remove Addresses From Windows 10

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1) EXHAUSTIVELY search all your e-mail folders - ALL OF THEM, TRASH, SPAM, INBOX, ARCHIVES, everything - for e-mails that contain the bad address. Remember that if the bad address was one of several in a message, even if it bounced the address is still part of that message. And it might be in a reply that was sent to you.... read more

What Are Those Solitary, Black Utility Poles?

( education / tech / phones )
Bad news, they are 5G cellphone towers. You know, the same 5G suspected of -- slowly, over time -- causing cancer. Yeah. See links below. For the full story, read this: what-are-all-those-black-poles-p ... read more

Is 5G Wi-Fi The Same As 5G Cellular?

( education / tech )
"Not at all. Many Wi-Fi names include 5G to refer to the 5GHz band, while cell phone networks refer to the fifth generation of broadband cellular networks." ... read more

How To Associate A File Extension In Windows 10

( education / tech / computers / software )
QUESTION: I installed a program call Audacious which I want to be the default for .wav files. When I go in Settings and try to change it from the current default my only choice is to get a program from the Microsoft Store. When I try to do that, Audacious doesn't come up as any kind of option. ... read more

Giving Machines Are All The Rage

( life / help / charity / tech )
We bought the Lumber item just the other day at the Giving Machine in front of Nashville's Bridgestone Arena as my wife's friend Andrea Ballard sang Christmas carols nearby. See more here: cool-vending-giving-machines-allow-people-to-donate-gifts-to-those-in-need-all-over-the-world... read more

Check Out A Suspicious IP Address Here

( education / tech / internet / spam )
Check out an IP address here: Just FYI if you're not sure a visitor or emailer is legitimate.... read more

Some Useful, Free Windows 10 Apps

( education / tech / computers / software )
List of freeware tools and other releases from The Windows Club This page list down all the Freeware, Tools, eBook, Themes, Screensavers, Wallpaper and other releases from The Windows Club. Maybe you have landed here out of choice, or maybe you clicked on a direct .zip link on another website and e... read more

Vince Coyner Quote

( culture / quotes / tech / people )
"Unlike Skynet, which gained self-awareness, Silicon Valley is full of people who seem to have no self-awareness at all." -- Vince Coyner, here ... read more

My Email Signature Line

( culture / tech / internet )
This is how I sign my emails these days to gently educate whoever I happen to be emailing. Just thought I'd mention it in case you like the idea. -- BillA mask might be appropriate if you're actively sneezing, coughing and infected but, otherwise, no.  See WHO Recommends against wearing a mask... read more

Possibly Useful 'Strip Tags' Tool

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Like, maybe you saved an email as HTML but want to remove most of the code/gobble-de-gook. Click here: Strip Tags Tool or use the form inserted below (assuming it shows up for you). Sorry your browser does not support inline frames.... read more

Breakthrough Tech To Store Food Unrefrigerated For Weeks

( education / tech / food / storage )
Wow, this is huge!"The solution has emerged in Farther Farms, a food tech startup co-founded by Saran (MPS '17) and Mike Annunziata ('11, MBA '17), with technology developed at Cornell. Its innovative sterilization technology produces shelf-stable foods that don't need freezing or refrigeration... read more

Just To Demonstrate How Tiny Electronics Have Gotten

( education / tech / research )
"Medicine." Sure. :) But, please, feel free to ridicule those who think there might be something similar in this covid "vaccine". "Electronics are getting imperceptibly small, opening new avenues for medical technology to place advanced monitoring and treatment devices ... read more

A Guide To UTF-8 Encoding In Php And MySQL

( education / tech / computers / internet )
"UTF-8 is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order marks in UTF-16 and UTF-32. UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for... read more

This Sort Of Thing Is Why I Quit Facebook And Twitter

( culture / tech / internet / social )
Go to Facebook removes covid 19 "vaccine" victims group And they have VERY USEFUL links to Big Tech Alternatives at the bottom of the above-linked page.... read more

Internet Searching 101

( education / tech / computers / internet )
There are two pages every one of you might consider bookmarking:Google Advanced Search:;Google Image Search: First, an important note: I'm 100% aware that there are other, safer search sites that don't store personal information. But the f... read more

Row-N-Go Bicycle

( life / health / fitness / tech )
"I dreamed I was riding one like this last night." See youtube or Row n Go. For detailed information, email Contact... read more

Rapid Virus Recovery

( life / health / tech / covid )
Frightened with which way to turn? Heard about all the deaths from patients who went to the hospital and died of ventilator-induced lung trauma? During the early part of the pandemic, mortality rates were as high as 97% for Covid-19 infected patients placed on a... ... read more

Artificial Intelligence... Isn't

( education / tech / computers / ai )
Just wanted to put that out there. Think about all the times you wished you could talk to an actual human instead of a stupid voicemail system, or how many times you've seen an automatic sprinkler system running in the rain. Those are just a couple examples. Now think about everyone and everythin... read more

Stand Against Tyranny

( education / tech / internet / politics )
It worked against apartheid South Africa. Let's hope it works against other tyrants, in this case tech tyrants."Take a Stand Against Big Tech: Facebook, Google, Twitter. These tech titans seek to silence us from public discourse...and they're doing it with our tax dollars. Each state govern... read more

Time To Switch From Firefox To Another Browser

( education / tech / computers / internet )
If this is true, it looks like a good time to get rid of that pesky control freak of a browser, Mozilla Firefox in favor of the Brave, Edge, Opera, Safari or Chrome browsers. Of course, three of those browsers (Edge, Safari, Chrome) are owned by companies with a history of censorship, so.... you sh ... read more

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

( culture / tech / internet / social )
"To build an alternate social media website with a dissenting moderation policy, you must first invent the universe. Good luck." read more

Useful MySQL Queries

( education / tech / computers / internet )
"Here's an example: Compute date from year, week number and weekdaySET @yr2012, @wk26, @day0;SELECT StrToDate( Concat(@yr,'-',@wk,'-',If(@day7,0,@day) ), '%Y-%U-%w' ) AS Date;" Go to artful software... read more

Running A Webserver On A Thumb/Flash Drive

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

Fix Those Facebook-Mangled Links To Your Site

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Go to How to remove Facebook's fbclid parameter using modrewrite on Apache 2.4... read more

Deslide That Website

( education / tech / computers / internet )
To remove that annoying slideshow so popular on click-bait sites, try one of the following:cluster fakedesli.deprint-friendlyprint what you like... read more

The Quest For A Facebook Replacement Continues

( culture / tech / internet / social )
I keep joining these other social networking sites, only to be disappointed. The main problem is that they insist that I upload my contact list, which I refuse to do. Maybe this one -- Parler -- will work out. UPDATE: Not so much!Here are a few other place... read more

Altcensored Video Streaming

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Here's an article about them. AltCensored is at Other articles on censorship: read more

New Diamond Process

( education / tech / geology )
Stone-eco-tycoon-REALLY-conjure-green-diamonds-air.html ... read more

Alternatives To YouTube

( education / tech / computers / movies-tv-video )
I just thought I would remind you there are alternatives to YouTube. See below: Limited State YouTube Videos Banned BitChute Brand New Tube Brighteon Rumble SteemIt Steamable UGETube rutub... read more

What Is That Port On My PC?

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

Cluttered Web Pages

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

This Monetization Service Looks Promising

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

My YouTube Channel

( education / tech / computers / internet )
You will need the password for most of these.Cracking up over Lottery President (Jun 28, 2013). No password required.Dad's birthday, part 2 (Apr 15, 2012)Dad's birthday, part 1 (Apr 15, 2012)Dad at apartment (93rd birthday) (Apr 15, 2012) No password required. It was briefly unavailable because, ... read more

Freewrite, The Device For Distraction-Free Writing

( culture / writing / tech )
Article about it here, and the manufacturer's website here. And one of their founders has an ... read more

Building Your Own Website

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

Earbud-Like Device Claims To Boost Linguistic Skills By Zapping Ear With Electrical Currents To Kickstart Nerve In Brain

( education / tech / language )
"The simple gadget dramatically improves the wearer's ability to learn new words, say the University of Pittsburgh team behind the research new..." Go to Earbud-like-device-claims-boost-linguistic-skills-zapping-ear.html... read more

Computer Screen Cleaner

( education / tech / computers / humor )
No computer can do without this: screen cleaner. Converted free by read more

Brand Suicide Or Savvy PR Move? CEO Of Food Giant Goya Praises Trump

( culture / tech / internet / social )
Go to goya-hispanic-food-trump-cancel/After the CEO of Hispanic food megabrand Goya spoke at the White House, demands to cancel the popular brand on social media have arisen met by equally furious pushback from the corporations defenders....... read more

Converting Colors

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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Cassette Tape Converted To MP3

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

Countertop Dishwasher

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

Netgear R6120 Router Scheduled On-Off Not Working

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

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

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

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

( education / research / tech / solar )
See These New Solar-Pavement Driveways Made of Plastic Bottles Can Power the Average Household"You've already heard about solar-paneled rooftops, but now, a company from Hungary is powering residential homes with solar driveways." Go to solar-driveways-made-from-pet-can-power-average-hous... read more

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

( education / tech / phones )
My hero! 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

( education / tech / energy / advice )
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 He says, I was going to use a smalle... read more

Useful Websites

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align centerdelete old messages from gmailkeynote supportis it down right nowwebsite planetexpand urlmega proxygazellecanva... read more

Free Vector Graphics Editor

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Could be useful. See (this one's for Windows, but there's a version for Mac and Linux, too) read more

We Have No Reason To Believe 5G Is Safe

( education / tech / phones )
"The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks" Go to Scientific American See also Senate commerce hearing... read more

Stop 5G On Earth And In Space

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

Requiring (Or Not) A Password In Windows

( education / tech / computers / software )
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

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

Open Dns

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

So, You Dropped Your Phone Into The Toilet?

( education / tech / phones )
Yep, that is what just happened to me. Here is some advice on what to do: Luckily, the toilet had already been flushed and the phone was too big to go down the hole. Still... remind me to spray it with Lysol when I get home!Speaking of iPhones, if you've been locked... read more

Bogus Ransom Emails

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

E-Recycling Services In Nashville

( education / tech / computers / hardware )
Electronic Waste-Recyclingelectronicrecyclingnashvillearea... read more

URL Expander

( education / tech / computers / internet )
You might find this as useful as I just did: ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: 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 works! UPDATE: I wish I'd read this first: might also like All-Time Favorite Songs, Current Favorite Songs or Fa... read more

Lingmo Language Translator

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

Is It Down Right Now

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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:, although it said this site was down, but it wasn't, so I don't know.... read more

How 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... that's probably not good, says Sid Miller." Cell phone might detect credit card skimmer.... 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 & E ... read more

Running Windows In A Linux Virtual Machine

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

Windows In Virtual Machine

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

Being Human

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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

( education / research / tech )
"A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater. The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water."See salt water filter invented. And, speaking of graphene supercapacitors... read more

Linux On Chromebook

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

Facebook Creeps Me Out

( culture / tech / internet / social )
Note: I am no longer on Twitter or Facebook, but here's what I've managed to salvage from back then. 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... read more

Cool Website

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

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / tech / computers / animals )
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

( education / tech / internet / shopping )
If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or Etsy, for whatever reason, you might try The Grommet or StorEnvy. I was just reading about them and thought I'd share.For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: Google alternatives... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 once... read more

Solar Freakin' Roadways

( education / tech / infrastructure )
Amazing! I love this! See And a nice song at the end, too! Here's their website: read more

45 Percent Of American Jobs Will Be Done By Comput

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

Court To Feds: Explain Marine's Facebook Postings Arrest

( culture / tech / internet / social )
Go to Court to feds: Explain Marine's Facebook-postings arrest."Brandon Raub's case exposes the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that continues to target military veterans for expressing their discontent over America's rapid transition to a police state, said John W. Whitehead, presi... read more

Lawmakers Who Allowed NSA Phone Spying Received Double The Cash

( education / tech / politics )
"... those 217 no voters received twice as much campaign financing from the defense and intelligence industry as the 205 yes voters." Lawmakers Who Upheld NSA Phone Spying Received Double the Defense Industry Cash ... read more

Cool, Not Cool

( education / tech / internet )
Cool! But bad news for locksmiths? keyme stores a copy of your house key in the cloud Not cooldelete-doesnt-quite-mean-the-same-thing-to-Facebook-as-it-does-to-you ... read more

My Phones

( education / tech / 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 all of the devices I've had with them over the years (in case I wanted to trade any of them in). It was funny to see all of these, and their trade-in value, if any. I'... read more

Best Smartphone (2013)

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

Upgrading To Windows 7

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

Sprint Now Allows Editing How You Appear In Caller Id

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

Patent Claims Solar Energy 'Breakthrough'

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

Name Generator

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

The Gravitylight: Lighting For Developing Countries

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

Ford's Hemp-Powered, Hemp-Made Car

( education / tech / transportation / auto )
I just thought this was interesting: And here's another article on the same subject: 10 X Stronger Than Steel In The 1940s And another: henry-ford-made-a-hemp-car-in-1941"What if cars didn't have to be the way they are today? If you are a researcher of any kind o... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

( culture / tech / internet / social )
Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt Romney... read more

300,000 Miles, And Not One Accident

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

Whatever Happened To Wordstar

( education / tech / computers / software )
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

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

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

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 havi... read more

Technology That Could Save The World

( life / health / tech )
Go to This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer)"This is Emma. She's going to save the world (and cure cancer). No, not the engineer in the lab coat. Rather, the Electron Model of Many Applications in which she's standing - a remarkable new technology which could change ever... read more

Solar Power Without Solar Cells

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

How Simply Upper-Casing Your Password Can Frustrate A Hacker

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attempts How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account."A six-letter password in lower-case text takes a hacker's computer just ten minutes to crack, according to ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd It Was On Goodmorning America

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

A Few Good Links

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share:simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizingsneakiest-new-shopping-scams/ read more

Possibly Useful Site

( education / tech / computers / internet )
For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newer stuff.... read more

New Antenna

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

Stupid Online Chat With Sprint Support

( education / tech / phones )
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

( education / tech / computers / advice )
To anonymize your browsing, use one of these anonymizer sites and/or programs:SitesAnonymouse.orgConnectInPrivate.comThe --... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

( education / tech / computers / internet )
I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to 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

( education / tech / computers / internet )
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 accou... read more

New Cell Phone

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

New MP3 Player For My Car

( culture / music / tech / auto )
I am now the proud owner of this very cool device, here. Thanks to Heather and Brady for the suggestion!You might also like All-Time Favorite Songs, Current Favorite Songs or Favorite Lines from Songs... 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. :) Human Resource Management Software (HRMS) - OrangeHRM.... read more

New German Laptop

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Very cool! ... 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

How To Make Outlook 2003 Open To Your Calendar By Default

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copied from By default, when you launch Outlook it opens to your Inbox. You can create a shortcut to Outlook so it opens to your calendar instead. To force Outlook to open your calendar as your default view, do the following:1.Right-click on your desktop ... 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

Watching The Watchers

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Go to Keep an eye on who's keeping an eye on you at ... 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

"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 ... 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: ... 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: UPDATE: Only problem is ... the above didn't work! :) Not for browsing folders through My Computer or whatever, anyway. The way you fix THAT is to set the view th ... 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, S ... read more

Save Yourself A Lot Of Trouble

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


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

Ten More Ways To Detect Computer Malware

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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 ... 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, T... 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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"Welcome to, trusted since 2001. We now have upgrades for 111,914 models (and counting). We guarantee your computer performance will be increased."Go Green & Save the Environment with 4 All Memory ... read more

Do Not Visit These Sites (Unprotected, Anyway)

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

GMail's Unsubscribe Feature

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

Video Download Sites

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

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

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We promise to never do anything even remotely similar to this! Man loses $20 million after taking laptop for 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 problem74.125.162.39 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" Yes, that PC cleanup app you saw on TV at 3am is a waste. ... 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 Kaspersky Security Scan. ... read more

Mailbox Over The Limit

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


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

Data Recovery

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QUESTION: My hard drive has died, and I've lost valuable data. If you can't recover it for me, is there a service who can?ANSWER: Here's the best one I've found: Gillware Inc. - gillware@gillware.comEstimated ChargesStandard fee for Microsoft Windows: $378.99Clean Room (if necessary): $300.00 (Clean ... read more

Down For Everyone, Or Just Me?

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

Duplex Printing

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

External Hard Drive Gone Bad

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

Fixing Profile Problems In Outlook 2003

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

Free Remote Control Software

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

Saving Word Documents

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

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

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

Software Updater

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

Website Visibility Tool

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

Wireless Not Working

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

Your Outgoing Mail Server

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Hopefully yours is listed here, anyway. :) ... 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: ... read more

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