Thursday, January 31, 2008

internet outages in India

Outsourcing services should be concerned...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

free music from Rykodisc

...five free downloads each and every month...

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

2008 CineVegas Dates

Submissions will be accepted until March 15 through Withoutabox’s International Festival Submissions System at withoutabox.com

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Nautilus home theater (inspired by Jules Verne)

...awesome and is nearly 900 square feet...If you could chose a theme for your home theater, what would it be?

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Friday, January 25, 2008

a TV show...of commercials

Firebrand...on ION...and available as a podcast on iTunes...from a guy who was a co-founder of MTV...(I liked it!)

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Employee Deletes Company's Data

Woman thinks she's about to be fired, goes into office over weekend and destroys past 7 years' worth of archives.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Palm Treo 600/650 Class Action Lawsuit Settlement: Up to $75

A settlement of a class action lawsuit affects you if you purchased, in the United States, a new Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone for your own use and not for resale. The settlement will provide either: (a) a cash rebate to any United States resident who purchased a Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone, etc. See website for more!

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Why Things Suck: Radio

...the same insipid Fergie song a dozen times a day...robo-DJs and pop pabulum...The legal cost alone of getting on the air is enormous...bored consumers are just tuning out...Stations have responded not with bold programming but by cutting costs...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

FRONTLINE: growing up online | PBS

...As more and more kids grow up online, parents are finding themselves on the outside looking in...Through social networking and other Web sites: kids with eating disorders share tips about staying thin, and depressed kids can share information about the best ways to commit suicide...Another threat is "cyberbullying"...

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How to get out of a cellphone/wireless contract

You can cancel whenever you want without paying a termination fee..Become unprofitable. If you're...costing them a few hundred - They most definitely will cancel you...check with your own provider's contract terms. They may differ...

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Monday, January 21, 2008

The Death of High Fidelity

Read about what we are missing in our albums today.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

CES leaves Las Vegas, and go where?...

...The show's current agreement with the city of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Convention Center expires in 2011...A pretty nice room on the strip that went for $130 on the Friday night before the show jumped to $400 the first night of CES...there is no other city that could house as many as 140,000 attendees each year...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

create complex passwords that are easy to remember

Step 1: Come up with a base word...You need at least one capital letter and either a number or special character...Step 2: Add more characters to the base word...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

MacBook Air Too Much Like iPod, Not Upgradeable

...expensive SSD upgrade...

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Turn Your Router into a Super-Router

I cannot recommend this...but if you have a router to "spare", it sounds like an interesting project to try.

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router Universal Plug and Play can allow access

(I found this article to be interesting...)

"...Universal Plug and Play can be combined with simple XSS attacks in order to create a powerful mechanism for remotely reconfiguring vulnerable routers without any means of authentication or authorization with the targeted device...UPnP can be exploited across the Web without the need of XSS...

"...the attacker can change the primary DNS server of the target router...

"...99% of home routers are vulnerable to this attack...

"The only way to protect yourself is to turn off UPnP...your skype or msn wont work as flawlessly as before..."
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Monday, January 14, 2008

bandwiths and speeds

I found a neat "List of device bandwidths":

At this time, EV-DO Rev. C seems to be the fastest mobile telephone service currently available...

PCI Express is the fastest internal computer bus widely available...

Regarding external computer buses, eSATA (SATA 300) is becoming more available...and is faster than FireWire 800 (IEEE 1394b)...

and 802.11n can be faster than 802.11a/g, which can be faster than 802.11b
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Understanding Geeks (A field guide to techies)

...a guide to the culture...

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The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

Kinda mean...and funny! I wish I had been with them when they did this. TV-B-Gone clickers, and CES, do not mix...Panasonic was lucky that 150-incher didn't have an active IR port...

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Friday, January 11, 2008

Bill and the logo


2008MS3, originally uploaded by International CES.

It was good to see him in person before he rides off into the sunset...maybe...


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Bill and...Slash?


2008MS11, originally uploaded by International CES.

I was there...it was COOL! And rather loud...


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Bill Gates last day at Microsoft from CES 2008

Shown at the 2008 CES show in Las Vegas. I found it very entertaining...

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Thursday, January 10, 2008

BEWARE OF FREE USB DRIVES

I knew of the horror stories...but, I'm smarter than most. Aren't I? I know what I'm doing...I've worked for Microsoft...I get paid to even consider fixing something...

At CES, I got a USB device from CHIEF: "...plug into any USB port...product information, videos, and much more..."

I could not STOP browsers from launching...
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Jay Trachman kills One to One

Not only is personality endangered, so are the "tools"...

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AOL Radio Vulnerability

AOL Radio “AOLMediaPlaybackControl” Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Friday, January 4, 2008

We're on our way to CES!



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Thursday, January 3, 2008

Wendy's and Rhapsody giving away songs...maybe...

BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE RESTAURANT, make sure you can clearly read the code on the cup...I have a cup where the first digit of the code is undecipherable. I called Rhapsody...by the sound of the representative, I assume the call was forwared to an overseas call center. The representative referred me to Wendy's, and gave a telephone number to me. When I called the number, the woman who answered said I had called Wendy's of Canada. She gave another number to me. A representative at that number suggested I call Rhapsody because they are unable to help me...

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Mac repair terms brings surprises

Apple hard drive replaced...old disk belongs to Apple...no guarantee that the replacement drive was new...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

I am a "Radio Person of the Year"


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"free laptop" update

I created an audio report of the status of the situation, and posted it as a "podcast"...
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file formats blocked after you install Office 2003 SP3

...Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Word 2003, and Corel Draw (.cdr) file formats...

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Get Me The Geeks!

This segment was originally broadcast on Jan. 28, 2007. It was updated on Dec. 30, 2007...Steve Kroft reports...tech support people who teach, install, program or upgrade software and operating systems...

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