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WHAT IS THAT PORT ON MY PC?

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

BOSTON BECOMES THE SECOND LARGEST CITY IN THE US TO BAN FACIAL RECOGNITION SOFTWARE

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via Boston-second-largest-city-ban-facial-recognition-software.html Boston will become the second major city in the US to ban facial recognition software for government use after a una ... 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 Computer-users-create-worlds-fastest-supercomputer-donating-processing-power.html Known as Folding@Home, the technology uses thousands of computers around the wor... 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... 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 recentl... 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... 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

NEW GERMAN LAPTOP

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

TEN MORE WAYS TO DETECT COMPUTER MALWARE

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

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 ma ... read more

CONVERTING IP V4 TO IP V6

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

AOL THROUGH OUTLOOK USING IMAP FOLDERS

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PROBLEM:Can you tell me again how to move deleted emails to a deleted email folder?  The AOL Imap folder just crosses them out but leaves them visible there. SOLUTION:It's under Edit, Purge Deleted 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: $378.99C ... 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

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