Friday, March 20, 2009

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This sounds like a very cool ad-on to a cell phone (or land line). You don't need to pay for a national phone plan or any long distance with this.

The question is: Do you want Google to know EVERYTHING about you?

How long will it be before we have a chip implanted so we are always connected? Do you want that?


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The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall on two computers made by Acer. If you own the Acer Predator ASG7200 or ASG7700, you are to stop using the computer and contact the company immediately.
This sounds important, This poses a burn hazard to consumers.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Deals at and

Here are a few deals I have found on the web this week........ has the Acer X233H bid 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor for $190 after $10 instant discount, which is a 5% savings from the $200 list price. Shipping is free. The Acer X233H bid 23" Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor features: 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, 40000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 5 ms response time. It is Energy Star compliant. New customers of may take an additional $10 discount by clicking $10 Coupon, clicking on "Redeem Coupon" button, and searching for 210610714 PC Micro Store: Free 6-foot HDMI cable with $6 or more At PC Micro Store, bag a free 6-foot HDMI cable with any purchase totaling $6 or more via coupon code "FREE6FTHDMI". Plus, bag free shipping on most items. Check out our archive of PC Micro Store deals for some buying ideas. Coupon code expires after 2,000 redemptions. New: Aluratek All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader for $8 + free shipping offers the Aluratek All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader, model no. AUCR200, for $7.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. (We saw it for a buck less in December.) This card reader works with both Windows and Mac. Posted 3 hr 6 min ago New: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive for $90 + free shipping again offers the OEM Seagate Barracuda 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST31000333AS, for $89.99 with free shipping ($0.09/GB). That's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we could find by $5. (It was $5 less last month, since expired.) This 7200 rpm hard drive features a 32MB cache. Dell Inspiron 530 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33GHz Desktop (4GB/500GB) $449, Mar. 19 10 AM if (showPics()) document.write('') Dell Home has the Dell Inspiron 530 Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Quad Core Desktop Computer for a low $449.00. $35.00 Shipping. Tax in most. no monitor; Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz; 4GB RAM; 500GB HDD; DVD burner; Vista Home Premium; 1yr warranty Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz Desktop (4GB/320GB) w/ 19in LCD $419, Mar. 21 5 AM if (showPics()) document.write('') Dell Small Business has the Dell Vostro 220 Mini Tower Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Desktop Computer w/ 19" LCD Monitor for a low $419.00. $35.00 Shipping. Tax in most. Dell S1909WXF 19" LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.8GHz; 4GB RAM; 320GB HDD; DVD burner; gigabit ethernet; Vista Home Basic; 1yr warranty $15 off Coupon March 20th, 2009, Coupon has a new Coupon - $15 off orders of $50 and more for new Bill Me Later Customers (may end at any time) HOT Dell Vostro 220 Mini Desktop 19” LCD / Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz / 4GB / 320GB $419

Sunday, March 15, 2009

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 03-15-09

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 03-15-09. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific that's 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Well for the green link of the week, a little doomsday stuff concerning the global warming issue. This is an article talking about the ice sheets in Antarctica; the whole issue would bother me a lot more if I was twenty years old as opposed to my current sixty-two, none the less the numbers are a little scary when you add them up. This one says that in Antarctica just the west sheet can raise levels two hundred feet, if you toss in the east sheet, the Arctic, Greenland, Etc. we are talking some big numbers. Even if it is only say 5% of that in the next twenty years, be nice if I had 20+ left, well maybe I will see things get interesting. Article here
2) Talking with Joe today the subject turned to pyramids, he was watching a show on Chariots of the Gods. I was reminded about the Bosnia Valley of the Pyramids, thought it had been quite a while since I checked in on them. They are getting ready to have a conference shortly. Any way there is some new stuff on their web site, so I thought I would throw it up here for anyone who has not been keeping up.
3) Well here we go again seems science is getting closer to finding God again. Well the God Particle anyway. Namely the Higgs Boson physics is really in a major turmoil these days. I looked at several articles on this, not sure I can understand exactly what they are looking for. But, I find a perverse sort of enjoyment watching the show; it is really amazing how the more we learn, the more we realize how much we do not know. This is just one of the articles, but they are mostly the same, Google is your friend if you want more.
4) I probably should have reversed this one with the first one, but it is late and I am lazy, so the car link goes here. Joe sent me this earlier in the week. The Tata is going to be released this year in Europe. This is that car company in India I wrote about last year with the world’s cheapest car. Well they found some very well off friends, and will be releasing a total electric car in Europe this year. I said a while back I think they will be the next Volkswagen. Would like to see the Think car come out also, but this is an interesting read so check it out.
5) I was going to use this as the geek link last week, but did not so I will offer it now. From Popular Science an article on Microsoft’s predictions, two videos one from 1992 predicting what we will see in 2004, and the new one predicting what we will see in 2014. The problem is they are almost the same predictions, kind of makes me think about that flying car they promised me by the year 2000. Oh well maybe next time, any way interesting article links to both videos.