Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Microsoft kicks fake security software off 400,000 PCs

"In the second month of a campaign against fake security software, Microsoft Corp. has booted the rogue application 'Antivirus 2009' from almost 400,000 PCs, the company recently claimed."
This is a good thing Microsoft has done with their updates, the question is will people do the updates?


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

YouTube - NVIDIA: Mythbusters explain parallel processing on GPU's

This is a couple of very cool video's from the Mythbusters it explains a CPU and GPC in something easy to understand.

The second video Jamie takes one for us to see!

I hope you enjoyed the videos.
Happy Holidays from all of us at the OnComputers show.

Monday, December 22, 2008

DailyTech - Fake Tech Gifts One of the Hottest Items of Holiday Season

Fake Tech Gifts One of the Hottest Items of Holiday Season: "Sure, you could buy phones or video game systems -- you could buy cameras or even a high-tech washing machine for the holidays. But why not get the hottest tech items, like the iFeast or a nice USB toaster?"
I want a USB toaster doesn't everyone?

Does that mean we will need a kitchen computer so we have someplace to plug in our USB toaster?

Happy Holidays everyone.


Researchers sound alarm about bug in free antivirus scanner

Researchers sound alarm about bug in free antivirus scanner: "A bug in Trend Micro Inc.'s free online virus scanning service can be used by hackers to hijack Windows PCs running Internet Explorer, security researchers warned."

Like I say you get what you pay for in a free Anti-Virus.
I know NOD32's online scanner uses ActiveX and that is a problem. But so far it works.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 12-21-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 12-21-08. 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.
Remember next Sunday 12/28/08 we will be playing a best of the OnComputers show.

Have a Very happy and safe Holiday season from,
AlaskaJoe and the OnComputers host

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) For my eco-start this week, I have one of those how did everyone miss this, what should have been obvious energy producing idea. This is a great idea; the only drawback I can see is the obvious cost of starting it up. Not sure the numbers work out as far as return verses investment, but I sure like the concept. Would be something that should be considered in new construction, and that’s for sure. It’s a simple idea install piezoelectric generators under roadways, railroads, and air ports. Here is a link to the company with the patent. The video although having no audio explains it well with graphics and text.
2) This is a link for those who like odd stuff. The link opens to some of the most bizarre buildings in the world, but on the side bars you can find a ton of links to other oddest in the world subjects. One of those fun sites to spend a few minuets tripping on just how weird we humans are.
3) I am involved in one of my projects concerning changing some of my eating habits, lose a little weight, eat healthier, and all that. While researching some sites on healthy foods I ran across this one. Very extensive the link opens on a page listing the top 100 healthiest foods. If you click on anything in the list it gives you extensive information on that particular food. I was thinking about printing the info on one of the items for a neighbor, I thought before I hit the button I would check to see how much information there was on that item. It was 35 pages needless to say I changed my mind.
4) I just had to put up at least one link about something innovative regarding a car. I just seem to be attracted to the changes in this field, after all the cars we have driving around today will be the Model A’s of tomorrow. Check out this one a very interesting concept, they have taken the body exterior and are making it out of a cloth type material, as in flexible. Looks very cool, not sure how practical. But, it is by BMW and that means they must be seriously considering the concept.

5) Well for my geek link I resisted the new geek toys for Christmas concept; you know the USB coffee warmer for $15.00 and all that, for something a little more serious. This is a site with some very interesting articles about how computers are affecting human evolution as a species. This is an interesting line of study for me, the concept that our evolution is moving at an exponentially increasing rate because of technology. The article that brought me here was on whether the digital world is causing the rewiring of the human brain. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much additional information on the subject is here.