Friday, August 06, 2010 - Microsoft set to release a record breaking Patch Tuesday

Microsoft set to release a record breaking Patch Tuesday

Microsoft announced today that it will be releasing a mega ‘Patch Tuesday', where they will fix security holes and vulnerabilities in their software.

This sounds like a big update Tuesday.


Monday, August 02, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 08-01-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 08-01-10. 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.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Starting off the week with another X-Prize, I am a big fan of the whole X-Prize concept. Sometimes people will chase a dream forever without an opportunity to show their work. The idea of creating a market for research using a contest format seems to take advantage human need for competition, and solve some technological problems along the way.
2) The whole idea of small is getting twisted these days. I am very intrigued by concepts of nano-technology, quantum physics, and all that. But, when it comes to the construction of these nano-devices I get a little curious just how they do it. If you have wondered about that also here is an article that may help, or not.
3) I ran across this article about a guy who studies the placebo effect, which when you think about it is something proven to be real and effective. But, when I read the title it caused a little stirring in my curiosity thinking about how many things normally considered on the fringe that may be in some way connected to this phenomenon is interesting to think about.
4) I am not to sure about this one, I have seen several new things come out concerning the states of water. But, this one just sounds wrong to me I mean room temperature ice? Sort of defeats the purpose, anyway it is coming to a Home Depot near you.
5) For my geek link this week I offer you some food for thought as to whether or not the computer is the means to our end. I am convinced that human evolution is linked to computer technology in ways we cannot yet conceive.

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

: HP Pavilion p6580t Core i5 Dual Core 3.2GHz PC The HP Home & Home Office Store offers the HP Pavilion p6580t Intel Core i5 3.2GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. BS048AV#ABA, for $640.99. Apply coupon code "SVMB39487" to chop it to $615.99. With free shipping, Intel Core i5-650 3.2GHz dual-core processor, 6GB RAM, 640GB 7200 rpm hard drive, dual layer DVD burner with LightScribe, Gigabit Ethernet, memory card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Coupon expires July 31

Samsung 1.5TB SATA 3Gbps Internal Hard Drive for $65 + free shipping UNDER 5 Cents ~ 4.9 cents offers the OEM Samsung EcoGreen F2 1.5TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. HD154UI, for $75.99. Apply coupon code "SCHOOL15" to lower it to $64.59. With free shipping, that's $0.04/GB 1.5TB internal hard drive. This 3.5" drive features a 32MB cache and runs at 5400 rpm. Deal ends August 1

Dell Home offers the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN, for $109.99 with free shipping. That ties a deal from earlier this week (still available) and, at It includes a power-saving feature that reduces power consumption by 30%

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Asus Eee PC 1005HAB 10.1" Netbook - Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB, 160GB, Webcam, 3-Cell Battery, Windows XP Home Edition (Blue) – Refurbished
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MWave has the Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive for $40 + $0 shipping = $40 shipped with free "M" Club membership. Western Digital covers this product with a 3-year warranty

Newegg has the Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive WD15EARS for $75 with free shipping. Features a large 64MB buffer, 100MBps internal data transfer rate, and is covered by a 3-year warranty

Newegg has the refurbished Garmin Nuvi 255W GPS System for $80 + $2 shipping = $82 shipped. 4.3" touch screen display, preloaded North American base map Turn-by-turn voice, rechargeable Li-ion (up to 4 hours), SD slot

Tiger Direct has the refurbished JVC Picsio RB-GCFM1AUS HD Camcorder (Brilliant Blue) for $60 + $5 shipping = $65 shipped. Features 1080p video capture, 8MP camera, HDMI mini out, and image stabilization.

Dell has the Dell Inspiron 15R 15.6" Core i3 Laptop for $670 - $201 off with coupon code 03KL7HGR7B1F1Z [Exp 8/12] + $9 shipping = $479 shipped. Intel Core i3 - 350M 2.26GHz, 4GB DDR2, 320GB HDD, 6-cell 15.6 WLED (1366x768), Intel HD graphics, 8X DVD+/-R Drive DL