Saturday, June 13, 2009

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student 3 User SAVE $60.96 FREE BUDGET SHIPPING price: $88.99 ( List price: $149.95

ASUS Eee PC 701SD Celeron 900MHz 7" Netbook for $150 + free shipping, more offers the ASUS Eee PC 701SD Intel Celeron 900MHz 7" Widescreen Netbook in White (pictured), model no. EEEPC701SD-WHI006L, or Black, model no. EEEPC701SD-BLK008L, for $149.99 with free shipping. Linux OS

Dell Home offers the Dell S2409W 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $229. Apply coupon code "HT6G73V?WFV7L5" to drop it to $199 with free shipping. Although it was briefly $11 less during a 1-day deal back in March, it's still among the lowest total prices we've seen for a Dell 24" LCD. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and DVI-D and VGA inputs. Deal ends June 18 at 7 am

Borders: Free 12-oz. Seattle's Best Coffee Borders offers a 12-oz. Beverage from Seattle's Best Coffee for free via this printable coupon. It's tied as the best such offer we've seen from Borders. Coupon expires June 18

Desktop RAM Roundup: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB for $40 after rebate + free shipping, more offers the OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 240-Pin Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (pictured) with two 2GB DIMMs, model no. OCZ2RPR800C44GK, for $59.99 with free shipping. This $20 mail-in rebate Features a built-in heat spreader and 4-4-4-15 latencies. Deal expires June 17

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz Processor for $206 + free shipping offers the OEM Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz Socket 775 Quad-Core Processor, model no. AT80569PJ073N, for $225.99 with free shipping. Coupon code "CPUOMG20" chops it to $205.99 This quad-core processor features a 12MB L2 cache, 1333MHz frontside bus, heatsink, and fan.

ASUS 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Display offers the ASUS 23.6" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor, model no. VH242H, for $194.99 with free shipping. Apply coupon code "DAD15" to cut it to $179.99

Western Digital 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive for $85 after rebate + free shipping offers the Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. WD1001FALS, for $104.99 with free shipping. Coupon code "ZZFCDNO" cuts it to $99.99. Plus, this $15 mail-in rebate chops it further to $84.99 ($0.08/GB). It runs at 7200 rpm and features a 32MB cache. Rebate ends June 30.

WEEKEND:: Western Digital "Green" 1TB SATA 3Gbps Hard Drive for $75 + free shipping offers the OEM Western Digital Caviar GP 1TB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. WD10EADS, for $94.99 with free shipping. Coupon code "ZZFCD"

ViewSonic VX2233wm Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080P 16:9 LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 18000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers - $170

Friday, June 12, 2009

Input Director Controls Multiple Windows Machines with One Keyboard and Mouse :: the How-To Geek

"The problem is having two or more PC's and having to go back and forth between workstation. Input Director solves the problem by allowing you to control multiple Windows systems with only one keyboard and mouse on the Master PC."

This is like using a KVM (Keyboard, Video, & Mouse) switch, just free and less wires!


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Microsoft to close the till on Microsoft Money | All about Microsoft |

Microsoft decided that there was no longer a market for them to sell MS Money.

What a shame.

I guess I will have to look at Quicken when my current Money Plus expires in November.

Does anyone else use a financial software to keep track of their bills, registers, etc?

Analysts give early thumbs up to Windows 7 :: Hack In The Box :: Keeping Knowledge Free

"With its formal release still months away, Windows 7 is already being given the thumbs-up by industry analysts."
I like Windows 7 and are looking forward to going to it. I'm running the 64 bit version and the only thing that I can't get to work is my 32 bit web cam.


Adobe fixes critical flaws in Reader, Acrobat -

"Adobe has released patches for 13 holes in its popular Reader and Acrobat software products, some of them critical."

I guess this means its safe to use Adobe Reader again, If you using an older version make sure to upgrade it for free.


Microsoft takes aim at rogue antivirus program -

"Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool was updated this week to detect a generic type of fake antivirus program known as Win32/InternetAntivirus."

This is another case of fake Anti-Virus. that just wants your money and credit card info (and other things) It also looks for user names and passwords to any FTP program you use to upload a web site to a web server.

Do Your Microsoft Updates!


Sunday, June 07, 2009

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 06-07-09

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 06-07-09. 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) Starting off here I just had to wonder if what I was reading here was not written in early April, because it sure seemed like a joke to me. Countries are considering giving carbon credits for nuclear power. At the up coming summit in Copenhagen, the idea being to leverage the cost of construction down by 50%, making it easier to build them in the third world. If you read the article, and want more input, the comments are very informative. Seems to me to it would still be much more cost effective going with solar, wind, and tide.
2) Time to bring up something a little more center zone. I found this fascinating especially when you fully consider the implications that may be derived from this research. This is about an extremely rare phenomena. A woman has generated an imaginary limb that she can see, and even scratch an itch with it. They have proven both sensation, movement, and visual activity perceived in her brain scans, in the correct and corresponding locations, and at the correct intensity.
3) This was sent to me by Joe a couple of weeks ago. It appears that agriculture is starting to get turned over to robots, seems like crossing one of those scary lines on the side walk to me. But, then how did Huxley put it “It’s a Brave New World.”. Sorry I just seem to be having a case of generation lag lately. It seems a logical path to follow. But, let me predict some troubled battles politically.
4) Joe asked me to look into the new search engine “Bing” a new soldier in the search engine war. They are trying to slice up a pretty big pie, so I am sure they at Microsoft are giving it their best effort. I wish them well hope we can get some relief. It is getting so cluttered searching. I tried several subject searches, trying to stay with subjects I often look for. I counted how many sites on the first page I recognized; there was a fairly large difference. On the Google search I recognized most of the sites, as having been there. On Bing same wording I only recognized a few sites as having been there. I think in the beginning using both may be use the best way to go. Review article here
5) Along the same line as the last link, I ran across this one a couple of weeks ago, my sister told me about it so I looked it up. When it comes to search engine news and, advancements that look interesting to me, this takes it. Looking for possible Google killers, if this can perform as described in the article, then this looks to me to be Google’s main nemesis. This sounds like a format that would be most friendly to me.