Saturday, January 09, 2010

Seagate Super Speeds Transfer Rates With USB 3.0 External Portable Hard Drive

Seagate announces its first USB 3.0 external harddrive at CES. At last the USB 3 products are starting to appear. - Earl

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Folder in Windows 7 that contains almost all the tools and functions on your computer.

This actually works! Just create a folder called GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} on your Windows 7 or Vista32 system and you get "All" the tools in one place. - Earl

How To Remove Antivirus Live and Other Rogue/Fake Antivirus Malware

If you’ve got a PC infected by the Antivirus Live virus, you’ve got a tough job ahead of you to remove it. And we’ve got the instructions to help.

I know this is becoming a problem, I had a friend call me the other day and ask what to do. Well here it is this article talks about how to save your system.

AlaskaJoe AKA Joe Polinsky

Monday, January 04, 2010

Life Without Cable or Satellite TV Is Easier Than You Think

If you only watch a handful of the 200+ DirecTV or cable channels you pay for. To see whether you can survive without the pricey service, Just try and go without it. I wondered why we all don't just turn off traditional TV.

I know VegasGregg (Links from the Gregg Zone!) dropped his cable TV a couple of months ago and has not looked back.

This article has some good points and it answers a few questions I have been asked, in reference to watching sports on the Internet.

Take a look, some time in the near future we all might be turning off our cable TV.


1st Decade's 10 Worst Threats to Privacy, including Crime and Security

THe ten biggest CYBERCRIMES of the last 10 years.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-03-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-03-10. 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.


I hope this trip to CES works and I hope to report back some good things we find.

Jeanette Russo AKA Techgurl

Links From The Gregg Zone

1)Starting off with the green link of the week, this is a pretty interesting article about a teenage kid winning a science fair by coming up with a solution to a problem that has been around for a while now. I have a personal dislike for those plastic grocery bags, they last for ever in the land fills, and wreak general havoc on the environment. It will be interesting to see if an 16 year old, 11th grader can scoop the environmental scientists.
2)Going to have to pardon me if I get on a little bit of a rant here, but if there is any truth to this article, well let me just say it goes to show how twisted we have become, and illustrates if we destroy the planet we have nobody to blame but our selves. It seems when they first started setting up nuclear power plants there was a decision made to use uranium instead of thorium, because of the byproduct plutonium, which could be turned into bombs. Thorium's advantage over uranium? It is more efficient, vastly cleaner (creates minuscule amounts of waste needing to be stored for a few hundred years only), it's much cheaper (so common we have an exhaustible supply), and it's impossible to have a meltdown.
3)I am tossing this in just in case anyone is interested in supplementing their income using eBay, a interesting article on someone who did that very well this Christmas, just by paying attention to what was happening around him using a little luck and parlaying it into a several thousand dollars.
4)It has been a while since I brought up U.F.O's there seems to be a lot of new interest in the field, new T.V. Programs and just a general uptick in the media. While this is not media oriented I thought it very interesting. There has been a new web site set up for professional, and amateur astronomers to report odd things they see while studying the night sky. It will be interesting to occasionally check in and see what is being reported.
5)Here is another of those in the zone items I ran across, while new to me I am sure others have checked it out. I had heard there was a new T.V. Show out there focusing on, well, lets just say subjects that interest me. I have not turned the T.V. on since giving up Cox Cable, but when I found a reference the show talking about Alaska's area 51, well I just had to Google. It is available at YouTube, I am referring to Jessy Ventura's investigation show "TRU", here is the YouTube link, it is complete, but in four segments. I will be looking for more of these shows very soon.
6)Okay for my geek link of the week a quickie on how to save your electronic gadget, phone or whatever when you drop in in your beer, toilet, the lake or whatever. I would be really curious to find out if this really works, what the heck it's worth a try. Oh! and a P.S. - Happy belated binary day, but that's okay next weeks show will be on the second of several binary days this year.

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Canon PowerShot A1100 IS 12MP 4x Digital Camera for $120 + free shipping
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