Category Archives: Geek Stuff

Android 4.1

Well, there are advantages to being an early adopter sometimes.  I bought a Motorola Xoom back when they first released the WiFi only version. At the time, I was managing a job where I had to be at meetings several … Continue reading

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Wrong Again

“The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.” – Barack Obama What a surprise, Obama got that wrong – completely. L. Gordon Crovitz in … Continue reading

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Android Kicks Apple’s Butt

Now you know why Apple is trying so hard to pull the ladder up after themselves with the barrage of lawsuits against rivals. Because they are getting slapped silly in the market: Nielsen sifted through the mountain of data that … Continue reading

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Ultimate Streetwear

Okay, thanks to Phineas we have the beach covered. But what about when you’re just tooling around town when the zombie apocalypse hits, hmm? Hyundai has your back. Tweet

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Check Your Computer

You’ll really want to make sure you don’t have DNS Changer malware – or you’ll be locked out of the web come Monday. This is a direct link to a checker. Tweet

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All Your Datas Belong Us

Apple iCloud = They own you. Welcome to the Apple Silo: Apple is giving iCloud away for free, because locking up our content in the Apple cloud means we’ll buy more Apple devices. It’s Apple’s way of circling the wagons … Continue reading

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Talk About A Bad Idea

All this past week, stories have been popping up about how, soon, everyone will be using their phone to pay for purchases. What a fabulously lousy idea. I’m immediately reminded of the online scams that took place during the modem … Continue reading

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HAL 9000 Or HOLMES IV?

Via regular reader feeblemind comes this clip of the IBM-designed Watson on Jeopardy. It’s a very impressive display of computer programming from the short video available. Call it artificial artificial intelligence at this point. But the future is looming in … Continue reading

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iFootsteps

Oh dear. Apple’s iPhone and iPad are under assault from an Android. Or rather, from Android. Item: Android is now the top operating system for smart phones: In terms of market share, Android grew 615 percent from 2009 to take … Continue reading

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Critical Security Patches For Internet Explorer

Two workarounds are out for two very nasty flaws in Microsoft Internet Explorer. The fixes can be downloaded and installed from here and here (I installed them in that order). No kidding, folks, if you use IE at all, you … Continue reading

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My Son’s Dream Vacation

My youngest boy’s dream vacation spot – actually, where he would prefer to live. The museum site is here. Tweet

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Testing New Feature

I’ve added a Tweet button to the posts for Twitter users. UPDATE: Appears to be working on all posts I have looked at so far. Please let me know if it works properly for you. Tweet

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Screw Job

Apple is using weird screws to keep average “owners” (they are actually just renters) from opening or working on the devices they thought they purchased: Apple clearly doesn’t like people screwing around with its hardware. And the computer giant’s latest … Continue reading

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How Do You Know It Isn’t?

AllahPundit over at Hot Air wonders: Exit question: I’ve asked this before but I’m still mystified by it. If one of the two goals of Stuxnet was to hide its sabotage by making centrifuge operators believe that everything was running … Continue reading

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Site Maintenance Complete

I have finished slogging through the upgrades, including the dreaded new theme – which was easier than it has ever been. I deleted a bunch of dead links from the blogroll and cleaned up old stuff in the sidebar. Early … Continue reading

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