Tuesday, January 19, 2010

After Google hack, Microsoft asks users to abandon IE6, XP

Microsoft is using a widely publicized flaw in Internet Explorer as a way to push users to upgrade both their browsers and operating systems.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 01-17-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 01-17-10. 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.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

Buy.com Brinkmann 3 Watt LED 2D Aluminum Flashlight for $15 with free shipping. Features 3 watt Luxeon LED produces 120 Lumens, 30 times brighter than a standard 5mm LED flashlight, water resistant and shock

ZipZoomFly has the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $60 - $15 rebate [Exp 02/28] - $5 with coupon code ZZF1029 = $40 shipped. This is the 12th generation of their hard drive family. Covered by a 3-year warranty.

Newegg has the Toshiba 32RV525R Regza 32" 1080p LCD HDTV for $390 with free shipping. [Compare] • 1920 x 1080p (31.5"), DynaLight Dynamic Back-Light Control • Built-in ATSC, NTSC, and QAM tuners, 3x HDMI inputs, PC input

ZipZoomFly has the Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB Hard Drive for $80 - $15 rebate [Exp 1/31] - $5 with coupon code ZZF1029 = $60 with free shipping. Sports a 7200R PM rotational speed, 32MB buffer, and 7.7W average power consumption at idle

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB SATA 3.5" Hard Drive $90 at Frys website

ASUS Radeon 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI-E Video Card $15 at MWave MWave has the ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFire Supported Low Profile Ready Video Card for $30 - $15 rebate [Exp 1/31] = $15 with free shippingLITEON

Newegg has the LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner for $24 with free shipping.

Samsung 22X DVD+R Writer SATA Drive $24 at Newegg Newegg has the Samsung 22X DVD+R Writer SATA Drive for $22 + $2 shipping = $24 shipped. Writes DVD+R discs at 22x, DVD+RW at 8x, and reads DVD-ROMs at 16x.

Dell Home offers the Dell ST2410 24" 1080p Widescreen LCD Monitor for $184. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find, although we saw it for $5 less three days ago (since expired) It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 5ms response time, 250 cd/m² brightness, one HDMI input, and DVI-D and VGA inputs.

Lots of good deals at Fry’s IN STORE AD - 16GB SDHC card $23.

Links From The Gregg Zone

1) Starting with what looks to be a positive sign in the green energy field. Hope it becomes a trend. It looks like Stirling Energy Systems is getting ready to start up their first plant in Arizona. They are not the only solar supplier using the Stirling Engine. I like seeing small energy companies like this just starting up, with out much encouragement. If they are successful it may start a movement toward this type of energy production. Maybe even a gold rush type investment bubble, it is the Home Depot model I am looking for lean it against the garage and plug it in. Interesting article, a few of the links are informative. http://earth2tech.com
2) Being still close to the beginning of the year I still have an attraction to those prediction sites, when I found this one I thought I would pass it on. No doomsday, end of the world here. Fairly sane and reasonable forecasts and predictions for technology in 2010, I thought his daily video was fairly well done and interesting. http://www.jumpthecurve.net
3) This is about another area of interest to me space, our technological capability's are increasing exponentially. This looks to be another of one those jumps. There is a company currently building a plasma rocket engine that will cut down the travel time to Mars from two years to about forty days. I would say as they are supposedly beginning production now at this rate it looks like we may land someone on Mars in my lifetime WOW! http://www.cbc.ca
4) This article I found on language death I found it sad, unfortunately I think he is right that it is inevitable his case for this seems well thought out. Everything in our world is determined by economics, not much we can do about that. I do think language preservation is important, and study as to origin and such is necessary, but like they say at what level, and at how much cost. He wrote what looks to be an interesting book. I looked it up at free library, but it is not free and price ridicules. http://io9.com
5) For my geek link of the week, the news that there is a geek shortage, here in the U.S. to the point of being considered a national security emergency. Just my twisted point of view, but when we passed laws enabling everything to go overseas, to save a buck. We had to know we would pay in the end. Oh well an interesting read, maybe job security for some, opportunity for others, just hope it is in time. http://www.wired.com