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[17 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
The ‘iPod People’

So you got a new music player for Chanuka? Welcome to the ranks of the “(i)Pod people” – those who  get to have the soundtrack of their lives accompany them anywhere and everywhere. Finally, you get to be one of those unflappable people who never have to lack for entertainment, no matter where they are or what they’re doing.
There’s one thing they forgot to tell you about digital music players, though – where to get the music to fill it up with! It turns out that getting your favorite music …

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[25 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
The Eye on the Desktop

When you first got it, you had delusions of grandeur; get yourself in front of a camera, and you’d be a star! But things didn’t quite work out; that freebie webcam that came with your PC became just another piece of cluttering junk, and it wasn’t long before it moved off the desktop and into the drawer – way, way in the back.
Now, though, might be a good time to dig out and dust off your webcam; we’ve got a couple of tricks that might not make you a star, …

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[27 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
All About Betsy

Answer this question with the first response that pops into your head. Which is cheaper: Buying a new car or keeping an old one in good shape?
A question I have often asked myself every time I embarked on a journey with the Ol’ Betsy of chez Newzgeek, which happens to be a Mitsubishi Space Wagon that, in human years, would be eligible for a retiree’s pension by now. Anybody who’s principal vehicle is a personal vehicle (as opposed to a “company car”) knows the dilemma. Every time you undergo a …

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[29 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Politically Correct on your PC

It’s been said that “a young man who isn’t a socialist hasn’t got a heart; an old man who is a socialist hasn’t got a head.” Well, maybe that worked back in the 1920’s, when Lloyd George (who said it) was Prime Minister of the Empire. Things have changed, though – nowadays it’s hard to pin down and pigeonhole conservatives and liberals, as well as capitalists and socialists. For example: Who spent more during their eight years as president, Republican (conservative?) George W. Bush or Democrat (liberal?) Bill Clinton?  For …

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[12 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Bored Games

Conversation on typical summer day at home:
(Parent to kid:) Beach? (kid to Parent:) Not again!  (P to K:) Pool? (K to P:) Been there, done that. (P to K:) Mall? (K to P:) But we’ve seen all the movies already!
Well, it was a good try. Looks like another day of TV watching and web surfing. Can’t something be done about eliminating August from the calendar – anything to get school to start sooner? The kids may waste just as much time in school as they do at home, but at …