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  • It's good to finally be back.

    04/03/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 53 replies
    Self | 4/3/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Finally! I was without a computer all week last week and then found out frday that the old computer was beyond repair. I got this one for a good price and it seems a much better computer; videos play well for one thing. Right now there are only two problems: 1)Although I set up my two e-mail accounts on Outlook Express correctly and exactly as I'm supposed to, one of them refuses to work (fortunately, not my main one). The other one resolutely refuses to do so even though there is absolutely no logical reason for this. Also, this is...
  • "BOOTMGR is missing" "press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"...now what?

    03/28/2014 12:10:27 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 83 replies
    me ^ | 3-28-14 | TZ
    I get this now. just happened after downloading Hitman Pro after my free trial expired and then attempting reboot. Not sure if this is related to that. When I try CTRL+ALT+DEL , I just get the same message. so how do I reboot?(no, I no longer have the boot disk or program CD) Toshiba Satellite L505-S6946 and Vista Home Premium...
  • California DMV Says no Evidence of Computer System Breach

    03/23/2014 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/22/14
    The California Department of Motor Vehicles Saturday said there is no evidence showing a direct breach of its computer system but it would open an investigation "out of an abundance of caution." Earlier Saturday, security blogger Brian Krebs reported that banks in California and elsewhere were alerted by MasterCard about compromised cards that had all been used for online transactions at the California DMV. The agency said it would pursue its investigation in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement.
  • Geek Bumper Stickers [Shameless Vanity]

    03/22/2014 11:20:11 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 61 replies
    1395555531 (UTC) | Self->This
  • IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human

    03/19/2014 9:45:36 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    IBM's Watson: Designed to Learn Like a Human by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * On March 5, 2014, the IBM supercomputer "Watson" became a pioneer virtual chef, inadvertently showcasing the remarkably superior hardware and software found between our ears. This intelligent machine, named after IBM founder Thomas J. Watson, produced recipes based on a series of algorithms that cross-referenced data on flavor compounds to people's likes and dislikes. "The supercomputer made its debut as a chef at a Las Vegas tech conference last week, and so far has produced gourmet, fusion fare like a Swiss-Thai asparagus quiche, an Austrian...
  • I've Received a Copyright Infringement Notice at my business..what do I do?

    03/03/2014 5:24:28 PM PST · by The Louiswu · 82 replies
    Me | 3/3/14 | Louiswu
    I received a notice of Copyright Infringement at my office today. It says someone downloaded a file called Let It Snow on 2/22/14 at 7:49GMT and the ip address listed is 173.23.1.91. I am really concerned and don't know what my first step should be in combating this problem. Does anyone have any advice about this, I would greatly appreciate any help with this matter.
  • Microsoft experimenting with free version of Windows 8.1

    03/01/2014 9:27:01 AM PST · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The Verge ^ | 2/28/2014 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is currently experimenting with a free version of Windows 8.1 that could boost the number of people using the operating system. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the company is building "Windows 8.1 with Bing," a version that will bundle key Microsoft apps and services. While early versions of the software have leaked online, we understand that Windows 8.1 with Bing is an experimental project that aims to bring a low-cost version of Windows to consumers... We’re told that Microsoft is aiming to position Windows 8.1 with Bing as a free or low-cost upgrade for Windows...
  • 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio

    07/07/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Weird Tolkienish Figure · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET | Brett Sokol
    TECHNOLOGY 7887 kHz, Your Home for Classic Cuban Espionage Radio The shortwave radio signals that the alleged Russian spies were using are still surprisingly effective. By Brett Sokol Posted Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM ET The FBI documents that accompanied last week's arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies are alternately creepy—who knew the Tribeca Barnes & Noble was a hotbed of espionage?—and comical—turns out even foreign spies wanted to cash in on suburban New Jersey's real estate boom. With a nod to Boris and Natasha, the accused are also said to have used short-wave radio, a 1920s-era technology...
  • The Quantum Quest for a Revolutionary Computer (Jeff Bezo's "Infinity Machine")

    02/10/2014 7:37:20 PM PST · by equalator · 32 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2-17-14 | Lev Grossman
    “[The company D-Wave] makes a new type of computer called a quantum computer that’s so radical and strange, people are still trying to figure out what it’s for and how to use it…. The supercooled niobium chip at the heart of the D-Wave Two has 512 qubits and therefore could in theory perform 2^512 operations simultaneously. That’s more calculations than there are atoms in the universe, by many orders of magnitude…. Naturally, a lot of people want one. This is the age of Big Data, and we’re burying ourselves in ­­information—search queries, genomes, credit-card purchases, phone records, retail transactions, social...
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...
  • History of Macintosh: a 30 Year Love Affair

    01/28/2014 3:21:35 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    billpetro.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Bill Petro
    HISTORY OF MACINTOSHThe now famous Macintosh computer has just turned 30. When Apple President Steve Jobs launched this computer at the Flint Center on De Anza College campus on January 24, 1984 to the theme from Chariots of Fire he called it “insanely great!” The $1.5M “1984″ Superbowl commercial filmed by Sir Ridley Scott had appeared on TV two days before Macintosh went on sale and the world was holding its breath.When IBM released the so-called IBM PC in 1981, I remember saying at the time that it “legitimized the desktop microcomputer market,” at least for business. Though it...
  • Nexus 7

    01/26/2014 8:18:52 PM PST · by killermosquito · 28 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 01/26/2014 | killermosquito
    I just purchased a Nexus 7. Any freepers own one? Do you have any suggestions?
  • Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet: Has wireless killed wired?

    01/23/2014 7:01:10 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 82 replies
    DIGITAL TRENDS ^ | 13 JANUARY 2013 | MATT SMITH
    As home networks have increased in popularity, so has the wireless router. The rise of Wi-Fi has also caused the downfall of wired networks (in homes, at least), and many consumers now see Ethernet cords as being rather old-fashioned – that is, if they see them at all. Some newer computer models, like Apple’s MacBook Air, don’t even have ports for Ethernet connections anymore. The blistering connection speeds offered by today’s Wi-Fi standards do make wired networks appear a bit of a relic, but appearances can sometimes be deceiving. Though Wi-Fi has improved significantly over the last five years, it...
  • Feds Interrogate Man Wearing Google Glass in Movie Theater

    01/21/2014 10:26:20 AM PST · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    betabeat.com ^ | 1/21/14 9:35am | By Jordyn Taylor
    As if you needed another reason not to wear your dumb Google Glass in public—or ever, actually—an Ohio man claims he was yanked out of a movie theater and interrogated by federal agents, who believed he was illegally filming the movie with his face computer. The man’s full account is posted on The Gadgeteer, but we’ll summarize it here so you can get the gist of it before you’re engulfed forever in this ghastly winter storm. Last Saturday, our Glass-wearing protagonist and his wife went to a showing of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at an AMC in Columbus, Ohio. About...
  • NC pulls plug on $90 million (CGI Group) tax computer system

    01/16/2014 3:33:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 1/15/14 | J. Andrew Curliss
    State officials have agreed to pull the plug after spending $85 million on a tax computer system project that was supposed to handle the processing of tax forms and other tax information for years ahead. A contract between the state and the CGI Group was canceled Friday. The state and CGI “mutually agreed” to a final $5 million payment for unbilled work not yet paid and that will close out the contract, according to Trevor Johnson, a Revenue Department spokesman. CGI had previously received $63.8 million for its work on the tax software project, which had been handling some aspects...
  • Smart Rifle never misses, now comes in semi-automatic form

    01/11/2014 5:39:43 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/10/2014 | Cadie Thompson, CNBC.com
    In the near future, you won't even need to know how to fire a rifle to be a crack shot. At the Consumer Electronic Show, the Austin, Texas-based start-up TrackingPoint showed off its all-new 500 Series AR Smart Rifle, a gun that makes it almost impossible for any user to miss. (Read more: Now there's a gun that let's you shoot.) TrackingPoint is the inventor of Precision Guided Firearms, a guided shooting system that the company says creates the most accurate guns in the world. The new rifle is the company's first semi-automatic series. This technology turns even a neophyte...
  • Computer system could help deaf Catholics make confessions

    12/23/2013 5:34:11 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    cna ^ | December 20, 2013
    Confession. Credit: catholicrelics.co.uk.. Phoenix, Ariz., Dec 20, 2013 / 02:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Phoenix, Ariz., priest has invented a computer system intended to help Catholics who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired to make their confessions. Father Romuald P. Zantua, the system’s inventor, told CBCP News that his invention will help increase the practice of confessions, especially for deaf people who have limited access to priests who know sign language. The website for the system, called St. Damien’s Confession Box, says it is primarily aimed at the deaf and those with speech impediments who may not be able to communicate...
  • Execs Watching Porn a Leading Cause of Computer Viruses

    11/12/2013 7:05:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/12/2013 | Chad Brooks
    While employees may get the brunt of the blame for security breaches, company leaders are doing their fair share of damage as well, a new study finds. Research from ThreatTrack Security revealed that 40 percent of security professionals found that a device used by a member of their company's senior leadership team had been infected by malware because of a visit to a pornographic website, and nearly 60 percent of the security professionals surveyed have cleaned malware from a device after an executive clicked on a malicious link or was duped by a phishing email. In addition, 45 percent of...
  • Driver cited for wearing Google Glass may be first in nation

    11/02/2013 2:40:12 AM PDT · by imardmd1 · 15 replies
    Jewish World Review/MCT News ^ | November1, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Excerpt: Yes, you can get a ticket for driving while wearing the new eyewear-like Google Glass wearable computer, which is now being tested nationwide for possible entry into the consumer market. Cecilia Abadie, 44, who lives in Temecula and works at a golf store in San Diego, got just such a ticket Tuesday night after being stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. Quickly, Abadie posted a note on the Internet: "A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving! ... Is Google Glass illegal while driving or is this cop...
  • Anyione else having IE problems today?

    10/20/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 33 replies
    me
    For some reason FR & Google are okay, but any other website, including small private sites, connect and then quickly disappear and I get a message that the tab has been recovered and immediately get the following message: We were unable to return you to yahoo.com.(or whatever) Internet Explorer has stopped trying to restore this website. It appears that the website continues to have a problem. I ran into some of this yesterday, but it's definitely worse today.
  • New York man arrested on terrorism charges

    10/18/2013 2:04:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Cable News Network ^ | 12:45 PM EDT, Fri October 18, 2013 | Julia Lull
    A Long Island man was arrested Friday after investigators say he attempted to travel to Yemen to join al Qaeda and conspired with the terror group from the United States, according to an indictment from the U.S. Department of Justice. Marcos Alonso Zea, 25, also known as “Ali Zea,” was arrested at his home in Brentwood, New York, on charges of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country, attempting to provide material support to terrorists and obstruction and attempted obstruction of justice, the indictment says. …
  • Vanity - Has anyone tried installing XP lately? (Update not working for fresh install)

    10/10/2013 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Slump Tester · 47 replies
    10/10/2013 | Self
    I just noticed this about 2 weeks ago. It took all night to update, then worked fine. Today's install seems to be updating even slower. Thinking it may be an issue with my ISP, I got a friend (many miles away) to do an install with his XP, and he's experiencing the same issue.My install cd came with SP2. I slipstreamed SP3 onto it many years ago, and it has worked flawlessly ever since. I can manually install a downloaded media player 11 which makes me validate and that passes, so that's not the problem.
  • "Obama" cannot be deleted

    10/06/2013 9:02:53 PM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Self | 6 October AD 2013 | lightman
    I am an unrepentent Luddite, operating Mac0S9 in a Windows world. On Friday night I suffered the mother of all computer crashes....sent an email and just as it transmitted the background browser/email program crashed and the word processing program froze. Usually a forced reset cures all, but not this time. Nor did a "hard reset" by spiking the power. Each time reboot attempt resulted in a flashing icon indicating an unreadable hard drive. Hours and many dollar later the failing hard drive which had caused the freezes and crashes was replaced, and, most importantly, almost all the data was recovered...
  • Education's Shiny Toy Syndrome

    09/27/2013 4:12:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Public education bureaucrats do the darnedest, stupidest things. Clever kids are ready, willing and able to capitalize on that costly stupidity in a heartbeat. Within days of rolling out a $30 million Common Core iPad program in Los Angeles, for example, students had already hacked the supposedly secure devices. The Los Angeles Times reports that the disastrous initiative has been suspended after students from at least three different high schools breached the devices' security protections. It was a piece of iCake. The young saboteurs gleefully advertised their method to their friends, fellow Twitter and Facebook users, and the...
  • Computer help - task bar and screen

    09/21/2013 6:56:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    Sept. 21, 2013 | vanity
    Help! Somehow the task bar jumped to the top of the computer screen. Yes, I'm logged in. Yes, I know how to move the task bar around - right click, unlock task bar and move it. Problem is when I move it back to the bottom, it leaves an empty space where it was at the top and is ghosty when it's back at the bottom (the background shows through it). So, I clicked it back to the top and back down again and now the second problem... the internet screen is getting smaller and smaller. Each time I move...
  • Computer help to create video

    09/15/2013 7:15:53 PM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    Little House on Unaka | September 15, 2013 | don-o
    Have used Windows Movie Maker but want to try something else. It's simply an audio track that I recorded (50Mb wav) and I have one still image. Would like to be able to enter some info about the song and location. Thanks
  • Rumor: Windows 10 to become a cloud based OS

    09/02/2013 12:13:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 124 replies
    myce ^ | 9/2/13
    Microsoft Windows 10 might become a cloud based operating system (OS) according to a leaked road-map. The road-map shows that Microsoft will no longer release service packs but instead will release major updates every year which also increases the version number of the OS. The next major improvement should be Windows 9, this should bring back the Aero interface in a new form. This should also be a version in which Microsoft will merge its ARM CPU based Windows RT platform with Windows Phone. This version of Windows could also be the last version of Windows as we know it....
  • Acer Computer Help Needed - Loose key

    08/30/2013 8:04:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 42 replies
    August 30, 2013 | vanity
    FRiends, will someone please help me with a loose key on an Acer laptop? It isn't off, just loose.
  • Software Help - Powerpoint to any Video Format

    08/24/2013 8:56:20 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 14 replies
    Self ^ | 08/24/13 | 50sdad
    I want to convert an old Powerpoint presentation into a mpg, avi, flv, anything that I can rig to post to YouTube. I have a XP machine running Office 2003. Can anyone recommend a piece of software which will do this?
  • The 21st Century: I Forgot My Phone

    08/23/2013 2:51:23 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/22/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky Here
  • Germany Warns Windows 8 is Dangerous – Is Microsoft a Giant Short?

    08/22/2013 8:19:40 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 179 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 8/21/13 | Martin Armstrong
    "I reported that Windows 8 was dangerous. Some wrote to argue I was wrong. I wrote why NASA announced it was dumping Windows 8 and that even Skype should not be used. Microsoft has been criticized for the Prism affair." "Now appears that Windows 8 is especially dangerous. The German government warns against Microsoft program because it has the ability to control the hardware and software of the computer. The NSA can enter you computer remotely. Has Microsoft created economic suicide?"
  • Wells Fargo Computer Glitch

    08/11/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT · by Fievel · 33 replies
    Looks like Wells Fargo Bank is experiencing computer glitches. I contacted them on a transaction which I did not make and they insisted I close all my accounts. However, after talking with numerous WFB reps I found out that no web login activity for my account was logged for date in question for the transaction of interest - which was verified by WFB rep to be an on-line transaction. So how can an on-line transaction be processed/requested when their logs indicate no login to request any such transaction. And I made no such request in any form. Either WFB has...
  • WINDOWS 8

    08/05/2013 7:02:51 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 49 replies
    ME | August 05, 2013 | ME
    Just a heads up, if you're stuck with Windows 8 there is a free program called "CLASSIC SHELL" which gives you a start button. You can even choose to simulate XP.I'm stuck with this rig, but that doesn't mean I'm gonna put up with it!
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • Commerce Dept. Spent $2.7 Million to Fix Nonexistent Computer Virus

    07/13/2013 1:52:24 PM PDT · by First_Salute · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Commerce Department destroyed more than $170,000 worth of working computers, televisions and cameras, all in response to a cyber threat that “did not exist.” ... Commerce Department, feared its IT network was infected with a widespread virus, and ultimately spent more than $2.7 million to fix a problem that was nothing more than “common malware.”
  • Computer Help

    07/12/2013 8:39:09 AM PDT · by publius911 · 33 replies
    Home Laptop | July 12, 2013 | Me
    Windows had no updates for a few weeks. Yesterday there were somewhere around 17 that kicked in with automatic update.My Win 7Pro desktop handled it apparently with no problem; my laptop was something else.The laptop is running Win7 premium and has always updated with no problem. This time, I left it running overnight and it would turn itself off. The following morning after it booted, it went through the configuring process, I got a cursor, but there was no taskbar. Pretty much nothing can happen without a taskbar, either logging in, starting the browser trouble shooting or anything else. I...
  • Doug Engelbart obituary: Silicon Valley visionary who invented the computer mouse

    07/04/2013 6:26:01 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7-4-13 | Jack Schoefield
    Doug Engelbart, who has died aged 88, will be remembered as the man who in 1963 invented the computer mouse, but that was incidental to his vision of computers augmenting the human intellect and increasing our "collective IQ". While he became a much-loved and oft-lauded Silicon Valley celebrity, his most visionary ideas were neglected and went unfunded.
  • Vanity Post Computer Problem

    06/12/2013 6:27:51 AM PDT · by timestax · 39 replies
    timestax | June 12,2013 | timestax
    This morning, first thing I see is a warning from Windows 7, that says the hard drive is in imminent danger of failing, and to immediately back up all files. What's up with this. Anybody else getting this. Could it be gubmint boys causing this or just normal failure. DELL laptop is about one year old. Otherwise, up till now =NO PROBLEMS. And ,YES it is turned on. PLEASE, no joking around this time.
  • Mozilla Prepares to Re-Invent Firefox with Australis Update

    06/04/2013 4:37:34 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 47 replies
    Datamation ^ | 3 June 2013 | Sean Michael Kerner
    Mozilla is gearing up for a major user interface overhaul for the open source Firefox web browser. Code-named Australis, the new UI is likely to debut as part of Firefox 25, due out in October of his year.The Australis overhaul will be the biggest UI change since Firefox 4, which became generally available in March of 2011. After Firefox 4, Mozilla changed its release approach, from having only one or two releases in a year, to a rapid release cycle with new browsers released every six to eight weeks."Australis is our internal code name for a set of UI changes...
  • Georgia Tech, Udacity Shock Higher Ed With $7,000 Degree (Masters in Computer Science)

    05/29/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5-15-2013 | Troy Onink
    Georgia Institute of Technology has announced a partnership with Udacity to offer an online Masters Degree in Computer Science for $7,000, down 80% from the existing cost of $40,000 for the on-campus, instructor led program. Suddenly, masters programs around the country will have to compete with Georgia Tech‘s $7,000 program, and that won’t be easy or fast in coming. The traditionally taught graduate degree in computer science at Georgia Tech is a very well regarded program that is in high demand and has very positive outcomes in terms of jobs and earnings. Georgia Tech graduates tend to do very well...
  • The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

    05/02/2013 10:13:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 4 replies
    Twisted Sifter ^ | May 2, 2013
    Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The location was a former nuclear bunker and command center during the Cold War. It took more than two years to blast out the 141,000 cubic feet of extra space that Bahnhof needed to fit its backup generators and...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • Cybercrime Morphs Into Cyberwar

    05/01/2013 9:00:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2013 | Austin Bay
    On April 25, Spanish police, at the request of Holland's national prosecutor's office, arrested Dutch citizen Sven Olaf Kamphuis. Kamphuis will likely face charges in Holland related to what Dutch officials describe as the most extensive criminal cyberattacks in the history of the Internet. The attacks, which occurred in mid-March, overwhelmed the website of Spamhaus, a European nonprofit organization that tracks computer viruses (malware) and spam (unwanted email). Spamhaus had blacklisted Kamphuis' Internet company, CyberBunker. Spamhaus alleged that CyberBunker provided hosting services for spammers. The attacks (distributed denial of service, DDOS attacks) not only denied Internet users access to the...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN TIMES.com (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • Computer scientists design new keyboard layout on touch screen devices (w/ video)

    04/18/2013 10:46:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 17 April 2013 | Staff / Provided by Max Planck Society
    The research team of Antti Oulasvirta at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics has created a new keyboard called KALQ that enables faster thumb-typing on touchscreen devices. They used computational optimization techniques in conjunction with a model of thumb movement to search among millions of potential layouts before identifying one that yields superior performance. A user study confirmed that, after a short amount of practice, users could type 34% faster than they could with a QWERTY layout. Typing on today's mobile phones and tablets is needlessly slow. One limitation is that the QWERTY layout is ill-suited for tablets and other...
  • Problems with Internet Explorer

    04/13/2013 5:22:49 AM PDT · by quintr · 54 replies
    Am having trouble with Internet Explorer. Is anyone else experience problems with this browser. Return key won't work when typing emails and some attachments won't download with a note that there's a problem with IE. Any suggestions?
  • My new AMERICAN-MADE Laptop Computer

    04/12/2013 3:08:16 PM PDT · by Lexinom · 41 replies
    Self | 13 April 2013 | Self
    I've received my Lotus Solstice-15 with upgraded 1080p display. These are built in the USA by a small company in Orlanda called LotusPC. I negotiated a fair deal and received one-on-one help from the owner of the company. He built the machine to our exact specifications, including the absence of an installed OS (for which we were not charged). This PC is of high-quality, on the order of a Panasonic laptop, in the $800-$1000 range. It's extremely solidly built with keypresses not moving the adjacent keys, has a keypad, and even the base i5 CPU screams. Running Ubuntu 12.10.
  • Vanity: what is the best Android tablet

    04/04/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT · by SeaHawkFan · 28 replies
    4/4/2013 | Seahawkfan
    I have an IPad2 but am looking for an android tablet. Which one is the best?
  • "Coupon Drop Down" link on active words

    03/30/2013 1:50:14 AM PDT · by onona · 12 replies
    Self, sadly | 03/30/2013 | Onona
    Hi all, Has anyone seen this thing called "coupon drop down" ? It is a redirect false flag to advertisements or surveys. You click on a "next" link, or the last page link, which are highlighted as active links, but the redirect takes you to someplace other than what is indicated. I am NOT a fan.....Any ideas on how to get rid of it ? Thanks, Onona
  • RUSH: El Rushbo's Favorite Apple Tech Blogs

    03/22/2013 9:48:21 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | Mar 22, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    El Rushbo's Favorite Apple Tech Blogs March 22, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Rosie in Lake Havasu, Arizona, it's great to have you here. Hi. CALLER: Hi. I just wanted to start off by saying that I'm 16, I'm in the 11th grade, and I'm also a freshman in college. I just wanted to start off in saying, thank you for helping me. In one of and has us debate certain thingslike immigration, national debt, unemployment -- and, my favorite, Obamacare.It's really refreshing to go home and, like, listen to you and realize,no, I'm not crazy.Because, as classical liberals, they...