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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Little Lost Laptop

There are pluses and minuses to being able to take all your work with you – from the office to your home, or even on vacation; you get more work done, but your work, it seems, is never done!
You see laptops everywhere these days – at coffee shops, on trains and planes, and even in the park. Unfortunately, though, thieves see them too – and as a result, a laptop is lost or stolen in the U.S. about every 10 seconds!
Losing a laptop can be traumatic – all that work, …

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[12 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Scary Computer Stories

Once, girls were girls and men were men; you knew who you were then. And you knew who the bad guys and the good guys were; the viruses the former, and the virus-fighting programs the latter. No more, though. Nowadays, the very programs you were counting on to fight viruses might be nothing more than viruses themselves!
Time to learn a new word. You’ve heard of malware, spyware, and virusware? Now welcome to the world of “scareware,” the fastest-growing segment of the rogue software population out there. Disguising itself as a …

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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]
The Numbers Game

Lotto, as any late night TV watcher knows, consists of choosing six numbers, between one and fifty – plus a supplementary seventh one. If you pick the right ones, you win!
Now how hard is it to pick six numbers? Very, apparently; which explains the plethora of lotto number picking software (like the one at http://tinyurl.com/3dquav). Is this something people really need? Can’t we pick six stupid numbers on our own?
But on second thought, I can sympathize with the people who use these things; their minds are already overloaded with numbers, …

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[21 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]
Computerly Amends

‘Tis the season to recount our failings and misdoings, to make amends for the things we are sorry we did, and to resolve to make it up to those we have wronged.
And so, in that spirit, we come before our computer and humbly apologize for all the abuse we have put it through in the past year. We blame it for slowness and sluggishness, but whose fault is it that our PCs aren’t performing up to par? Who is it that installs the spyware, adware and junk-ware that makes things …