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RUNNING A WEBSERVER ON A THUMB/FLASH DRIVE

"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 modernstreet.com... read more

WHAT IS THAT PORT ON MY PC?

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

NETGEAR R6120 ROUTER SCHEDULED ON-OFF NOT WORKING

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

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

TURN YOUR COMPUTER INTO A CHROME DEVICE

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 use by individuals. It offers the same experience as our paid versions, but it doesn't come with access ... read more

BOGUS RANSOM EMAILS

Just because the From is spoofed, it doesn't mean your email account is compromised. See: Ask LeoAnd 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

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.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 afraid to use my Windows mach... read more

45 PERCENT OF AMERICAN JOBS WILL BE DONE BY COMPUT

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

NEW GERMAN LAPTOP

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

TEN MORE WAYS TO DETECT COMPUTER MALWARE

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

MAN LOSES $20 MILLION AFTER TAKING LAPTOP FOR REPAIR | ITWORLD

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

AOL THROUGH OUTLOOK USING IMAP FOLDERS

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

DATA RECOVERY

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

DUPLEX PRINTING

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

WIRELESS NOT WORKING

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

CONVERTING IP V4 TO IP V6

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


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