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  • Blue Screen of Death on WinXP computer (img) -- Is it a terminal disease? (vanity)

    02/25/2011 10:50:08 AM PST · by webschooner · 63 replies
    self | self
    We have two desktops in our household. Just a couple of weeks ago, my wife's WinXP desktop, at that time just under 3 years old (not on warranty), started going blue screen every day at least once, always when she was using it, but you could always reboot it. I took a pic of the BSOD and emailed it to a computer service guy friend, and he said that machine was on the way out, and not worth repairing. We turned off the machine, bought a new computer, then I transferred my wife's data to the new machine. I wanted...
  • Google Frankenstein: Machines to Choose Your News

    04/12/2010 6:27:54 AM PDT · by webschooner · 17 replies · 782+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | April 12, 2010 | Drudge
    GOOGLE FRANKENSTEIN: MACHINES TO CHOOSE YOUR NEWS Mon Apr 12 2010 08:15:34 ET GOOGLE CEO and Obama political activist Eric Schmidt declared this weekend that his machines will help decide what news you receive! News sites should use technology to PREDICT what a user wants to read by what they have already read, Schmidt told the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWS EDITORS, where a few humans still remained in the audience. "We're all in this together." MORE Schmidt said he doesn't want 'to be treated as a stranger' when reading online. He envisions a future where technology for news editing could...
  • Google Backs Its Boy, HTC, In The Apple Lawsuit Ring

    03/03/2010 5:42:40 AM PST · by webschooner · 25 replies · 470+ views
    TechCrunch ^ | 3-2-10 | MG Siegler
    As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Apple has filed a lawsuit against device-maker HTC over 20 patents they control. As you might imagine, Google has something to say about it too. “We are not a party to this lawsuit. However, we stand behind our Android operating system and the partners who have helped us to develop it,” a Google spokesperson emailed us. A little odd that Google would proactively send us a statement for something they’re not technically involved in. But, as we’re all well aware, this suit is much more about Google’s Android operating system than HTC. And it...
  • Size-D Implants Saved Woman's Life: Doctor

    02/25/2010 10:00:26 AM PST · by webschooner · 56 replies · 2,176+ views ^ | 2-25-10 | Jonathan Lloyd
    A firearms expert says it's possible, but saline implants aren't bulletproof vests A Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says a woman's size-D breast implants might have saved her life when a gunman opened fire at her office. Lydia Carranza was working at the Simi Valley dental office July 1 when her co-worker, the gunman's wife, was shot and killed. Carranza was just a few feet away. She survived a gunshot to the chest, but the the bullet left a scar and deflated the implant. "She's just one lucky woman," Dr. Ashkan Ghavami told the LA Times. "I saw the CT scan....
  • Proposed Bill May Destroy Freedom of Access to Nutritional Supplements (McCain + a Democrat)

    02/25/2010 5:29:52 AM PST · by webschooner · 47 replies · 1,328+ views ^ | 2-19-2010
    McCain-Dorgan Bill could make nutritional supplements available only by doctor’s prescription; stifling natural product innovation. (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) - Ironically, in the middle of American Heart Month 2010, the U.S. Senate is weighing a proposed amendment to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321) that could deny freedom of access and mandate a doctor’s prescription for many dietary supplements, like purified fish oil, which could become seven times more expensive than it is today. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) have dubbed their new bipartisan bill the “Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010.” A reading...
  • Apple Bans the Word 'Android' From App Store

    02/06/2010 6:03:41 AM PST · by webschooner · 21 replies · 791+ views
    PC World ^ | Feb 5, 2010 | JR Raphael
    By now, we're all familiar with Apple's culture of control. Particularly when it comes to the App Store, the crew from Cupertino is famous for its frequent rejections and vague explanations. The process can make the satirical comparisons of Apple and a communist regime seem pretty reasonable at times. This, my friends, is one of those instances. Apple has apparently just forbidden a developer from using the word "Android" in his app's description. The message: Drop the A-word, or drop your application. Seriously, Apple? Apple's heavy-handed use of the rejection stamp has hit everything from podcasting programs to breast-oriented offerings....
  • Our Annual Predictions for 2010. Good News and Bad News.

    12/01/2009 8:19:06 PM PST · by webschooner · 10 replies · 828+ views
    Kitco Commentator's Corner ^ | 12-1-2009 | Roger Wiegand
    Will 2010 be a 1930 or, comparable to 1937? Is it different this time? When one nation state of a formerly high productive stature destroys itself with inflation, the untouched others can soften the blow and in time bail out the fallen one. This was Germany’s fate in the 1920’s. In our current instance, most all of the world’s economies are on their knees with some hurting worse than others. Who can help with recovery this time? There is no one. It will not be China as some suppose as China shall suffer the same systemic collapse as the U.S,...
  • Does Second-Hand Smoke Really Void Apple's Warranty?

    11/23/2009 5:26:07 AM PST · by webschooner · 42 replies · 1,495+ views
    PC World Business Center ^ | 11-22-2009 | David Coursey
    Apple is apparently telling at least some customers that the amount of cigarette smoke residue inside their computers makes it unsafe for the company to perform warranty service on them, despite the lack of such a clause in the company's warranty agreement. The Consumerist says the complaint as been raised as far as Steve Jobs' office, with no relief for the customers involved. The story was reported on Friday, though the Consumerist said it had sought, but failed to receive, any explanation from Apple HQ over a period of months. (The site is part of the Consumers Union/Consumer Reports organization,...
  • Arpaio Launches Blog (Sheriff Joe Fights Back Against Media Lies!)

    08/27/2009 11:40:09 AM PDT · by webschooner · 16 replies · 1,940+ views
    KFYI News ^ | 8-27-09
    The sheriff has started his own blog to combat media attacks. By KFYI News The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department has launched a new blog on the office's web site called "The Truth Behind the Headlines." The blog will swing back to media coverage the Sheriff believes is inaccurate and incomplete. So far, Sheriff Arpaio has only fought back against newspaper articles and editorials he says are skewed against him. Check out Sheriff Joe's blog here.

    08/25/2009 6:15:32 AM PDT · by webschooner · 42 replies · 2,653+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | 8-25-09 | Matt Drudge
    {{{DRUDGE POLL}}} CAN OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY BE SAVED? YES 8% 2,609 NO 90% 31,031 NOT SURE 2% 693 Total Votes: 34,333
  • Soetoro Family Photo, 1970, + Photo of Barry Soetoro Indonesian School Resistration Form

    07/29/2009 11:16:02 AM PDT · by webschooner · 74 replies · 6,027+ views
    Indonesia L to R, Lolo Soetoro, Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro, baby Maya Soetoro, and 9 year old Barry Soetoro (AKA Barack Hussein Obama - President of The United States of America ) This registration document, made available on Jan . 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. Name: Barry Soetoro Religion: Islam Nationality: Indonesian
  • Heads-Up: Mark Steyn Guest Hosts for Rush Thursday!

    05/06/2009 3:09:42 PM PDT · by webschooner · 7 replies · 548+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 5-6-09 | Mark Steyn
    MARK GUEST-HOSTS FOR RUSH! Steyn returns to the golden EIB microphone and America's Number One radio show. Join him tomorrow, Thursday, live coast to coast at 12 noon Eastern/9am Pacific, for a full three hours of (substitute-host-level) Excellence in Broadcasting: The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • Phoenix, Arizona Tea Party Pictures, at the AZ State Capital

    04/15/2009 8:48:34 PM PDT · by webschooner · 30 replies · 1,559+ views
    I took these pics with my camera phone, and towards the end, it was getting dark, so they aren't the best, but you can see that there were an awful lot of people there -- some several thousands easily, I would say. It was very very crowded, and there were people of all ages, from very young, to very old. In the last pic, J.D. Hayworth, now afternoon drive talk host on local conservative blowtorch KFYI, is speaking. Enjoy!
  • Teleprompter Gaffe: President Obama Thanks Himself -- UPDATE: Where's the Video?

    03/18/2009 4:40:48 PM PDT · by webschooner · 41 replies · 4,465+ views
    I’ve been searching for the video of Obama accidentally reading Irish PM Brian Cowen’s speech yesterday. He even thanks himself at the end! Apparently his teleprompter went loopy. If this were GWB, the video would be everywhere, yet I can’t find a clip on the Internet of a public press conference that took place yesterday. It will come out, but this is amazing. Thank Sky News for doing its job: Mr Cowen stopped, turned to the president and said: “That’s your speech.” A laughing Mr Obama returned to the podium to take over but it seems the script had finally...
  • Google OS will be on netbooks by year's end (Android)

    03/15/2009 12:28:51 PM PDT · by webschooner · 15 replies · 701+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 3-16-09 | Steven J Vaughan-Nichols Framingham
    It's not news that Microsoft will get Windows 7 out as fast as possible this year. Vista has been a complete dog, so Microsoft will rush to deliver what is essentially a cleaned-up, lightweight version. What is news is that Google will have its own contender, Android, in the desktop operating system market. Android, you ask? What would a Linux-based phone operating system be doing on the desktop? Running it, perhaps. You see, Matthäus Krzykowski and Daniel Hartmann, founders of start-up Mobile-facts, discovered late last year that Android has two product policies in its code. Product policies, they explained, are...
  • Ballmer keeps close watch on Apple and Android

    02/27/2009 11:43:31 AM PST · by webschooner · 14 replies · 581+ views
    Cnet ^ | 2-27-09 | Dawn Kawamoto
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer knows not to blink. On the desktop front, Microsoft is not discounting the approximately 1 percent market share gain Apple has garnered in the past year, bolstering its position as the No. 4 player in operating systems behind Linux, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, during a midyear update with analysts Tuesday. "We're very focused on both Apple as a competitor and Linux as a competitor," Ballmer said. And concerns regarding Google's open-source mobile operating system Android are not far behind. "I think the dynamics with Linux is changing somewhat," Ballmer said. "I assume we'll see Android-based,...
  • Apple Battles EFF, Calls iPhone Jailbreaking Piracy

    02/14/2009 2:04:28 PM PST · by webschooner · 4 replies · 559+ views ^ | 2-14-09 | Rich Fiscus
    After staying notably silent on the subject of jailbreaking for the first year and a half of the iPhone's existence, Apple has now submitted a document to the Library of Congress claiming that reverse engineering the iPhone's operating system is copyright infringemnt. Their claim is in response to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's submission for the annual DMCA exemption review. Under the DMCA, the Library of Congress is allowed to allow selected activities which would normally be forbidden by the DMCA. Due to encryption used for various bits of software in it, the reverse engineering require to jailbreak the iPhone OS...
  • Google Axed Multitouch at Apple's Request

    02/10/2009 11:05:13 AM PST · by webschooner · 37 replies · 788+ views
    Android Community ^ | 2-10-09 | Chris Davies
    Multitouch support was dropped from the Android platform, and therefore the T-Mobile G1, after Apple requested it not be included. That’s the latest rumor, apparently confirmed by an unnamed Android team member, who described the arrangement as an attempt by Google to avoid the IP aggression we’ve recently seen between Apple and Palm. While the G1’s capacitive touchscreen certainly recognizes multitouch input - as recent hacks have demonstrated - and earlier builds of Android code included what’s believed to be Google-written, but subsequently disabled, multitouch support, the functionality did not ship in the released device. At the time, this was...
  • United States of America, Born July 4, 1776, Died Nov 4, 2008, Suicide (Vanity)

    02/07/2009 3:51:42 PM PST · by webschooner · 40 replies · 3,219+ views
    Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul , Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the Presidential election: * Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29 * Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000 * Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million * Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1 Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republican won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens...
  • Android Running on Eee PC 1000 Netbook (new Google mobile OS - Lookout Microsoft!)

    01/04/2009 5:49:44 AM PST · by webschooner · 54 replies · 1,943+ views ^ | 1-2-2009
    Google may have started out with cellphones for their Android platform, but that doesn’t mean they’re limiting their future options. The guys over at VentureBeat have loaded the open-source OS onto an Eee PC 1000 netbook, with a display almost five times the size of the T-Mobile G1, and aside from some initial networking and sound issues Android is now running normally on the ASUS machine. Screen resolution adjusted automatically, and while digging around in the code they came across not only the phone policy but a MID (mobile internet device) policy suggesting that Google are already considering netbooks in...