Category Archives: computers

Stop Googling

Let me recommend this Corbett Report episode. It highlights the long term plans and intentions of Google. Granted, there is a fair probability that Google will be hammered for any number and things, and may well be changed dramatically or … Continue reading

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The Geeks Will Never Understand

The next big war will involve some conventional weapons, and maybe even WMDs, but the real warfare will be virtual in nature. What really matters won’t be the killing of people and breaking things, but a dramatic shift in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Cyber Casualty

Just to clarify past grumbling here, I’m not likely to engage in political violence. I still believe a civil war has already started here in the US, but I have no interest in supporting either side directly. The only way … Continue reading

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Handing It Out for Free

There’s a fundamental problem with some websites, particularly those that do business with individuals via accounts that require logins. Some of them do it in a very insecure manner. While they do require logins with cookies and so forth, they … Continue reading

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Google’s Latest Censorship Efforts

The “Health Ranger” has been known to exaggerate from time to time, but there is quite likely a basis in truth for his latest breathless warning about Google Chrome browser. I’ve been hearing just this kind of thing from technology … Continue reading

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Linux on HP Pavilion 590-p0044

First, perform due diligence. You need a Linux distro with a recent kernel to handle the Vega 11 graphics. I tested Ubuntu 19.04, Xubuntu 19.04 and OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. These three all handled it just fine, but Xubuntu was the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Adventure: Upgrade from Win7

Today I performed my first hands-on upgrade of a client’s Win7 machine to Win10. Most of the time it should just adopt the Win7 license, but this one was hacked, so it required a new key. It was about $2 … Continue reading

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