Saturday, December 18, 2010

Earl's Cyber Steals and Deals

ViewSonic 27" Full HD 1080p Widescreen
LCD Monitor

Newegg has the Seagate Expansion 2TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive ST320005EXA101-RK for $90 with free shipping. Features built-in power management for energy-efficient operation

Newegg has the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive WDBAAU0020HBK-NESN

Newegg has the Patriot PGV34G1333ELK Sector 5 4GB PC10666 RAM DDR3 2x2048MB Desktop Memory for $63 - $25 rebate [Exp 12/31] = $38 with free shipping. Includes Patriot Signature PSF4GUSB 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive with purchase Rebate at Newegg link under price.

Walmart has the Toshiba Satellite L675D-S7047 17.3" Triple-Core Laptop with Blu-ray for $648 with free shipping. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit installed. AMD Phenom II Triple-Core Mobile N850 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 640GB HDD ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, 1600 x 900 Display, 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1

Newegg has the Patriot PEF16GUSB Xporter XT Boost 16GB Flash Drive (USB 2.0 Portable) for $30 - $10 rebate [Exp 12/31] + $1 shipping = $21 shipped. It has a speedy rating of 200x, with a durable water and shock resistant housing

Office Depot has the HP G72-B60US Intel Core i3-370M 17.3" LED LCD Laptop for $550 - $50 rebate = $500 with free shipping. Intel Core i3-370M Processor (2.40GHz), 4GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, HDMI, Windows 7 HP x64 •Memory card reader w. 5 types of memory cards. •HDMI port view videos and photos on your HDTV. •Built-in webcam and microphone •Keyboard's integrated numeric keypad • 5 hours of battery life Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit. CD and DVD RW w oightscribe

3BTech has @Cube V200 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure (NAS) Gigabit net Linux embedded system
Networking TCP/IP, DHCP Client, CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP, FTP, NTP, Gigabit Jumbe Frame File System XFS, FAT32, NTFS
• Supports 2 SATA HDD to 2gb in RAID 0/1 • Stream video, music, and photos
• USB print server, BitTorrent client
• Acronis 2011 backup software Only $49.99

Ends today. Newegg has the Patriot PSF8GMCSDHC43P 8GB microSDHC Class 4 High Capacity Micro Secure Digital Card for $14 - $5 rebate [Exp 12/19] = $9 with free shipping. Includes a full size SD Card adapter. Class 4 operation means a minimum transfer rate of 4MB/sec

Office Depot has the Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5048 15.6" Laptop on sale for $380 with free shipping. AMD Athlon II Dual-Core P320 2.1GHz, 3GB DDR3, 320GB HDD 02.11b/g/n, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250, Windows 7 HP x64 and memory card reader

For an oolder desktop system - Amazon has the Patriot Extreme Performance Gaming Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory (PGS24G6400ELK) for $70 - $20 rebate [Exp 12/31] = $50 with free shipping. Features aluminum heat-dispersing shields and timings of 5-5-5-12

Friday, December 17, 2010

Mystery Surrounds Cyber Missile That Crippled Iran's Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

TaxiMike sent this to me - :
The construction of the worm was so advanced, it was “like the arrival of an F-35 into a World War I battlefield,” says Ralph Langner, the computer expert who was the first to sound the alarm about Stuxnet. Others have called it the first “weaponized” computer virus.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New scam tactic: Fake disk defraggers | InSecurity Complex - CNET News

Heads up. Here's a new one. Just another reason you should only download software you know from sites you trust.

"We've all heard about fake antivirus programs, also known as scareware. These programs falsely claim that your computer is infected with malware and prompt you to buy a product that will do nothing for you, except put your credit card number into the hands of criminals."

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

iPhone snitch network launched

Citizen Concepts announces the launch of PatriotAppTM, the world’s first iPhone application that empowers citizens to assist government agencies in creating safer, cleaner, and more efficient communities via social networking and mobile technology. This app lets you snitch to the government.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 12-12-10

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 12-12-10. You can listen live every Sunday from 11AM to 12PM Pacific that's 2PM to 3PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat.

Today's App Corner

Today we have an app to help you with your holiday shopping called Fastmall:

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Starting off the week I found an article referring to a online organization about meg-a-cities and urban planning, I have not had time to look into the actual planning site according to the video they have four basic designs for urban planning. One thing for sure is that as we continue to grow we need some serious planning. I am looking forward to investigating this a little deeper, curious about the other three.

2) One of the big scares of the people who follow a literal interpretation of religious doctrine is humans having control over what is considered God’s creation, and grand plan. Well having man create matter and anti matter from a vacuum surly falls into that arena, whether that is in a laboratory or not is not important. This will probably muddy the waters a little more.

3) Wow, doing this blog about Gregg Zone topics on a computer oriented site how could I miss with a headline like “ ’Crop Circles’ in Cyberspace” this actually turned out to be a quite disturbing article about how our financial world is morphing into something entirely different than that we have been used to. I found this to be one of those things that scare me on a level I am not quite sure I understand, but very interesting.

4) It seems that the WikiLeaks story has a little bit of something either good or bad for everyone I have my hopes pinned on something interesting coming out along the lines of this article. According to Mr. Assange, there will be some new UFO information coming in the next info dump. This might make for a more interesting news cycle in the near future.

5) Okay here is something that might be interesting on a geeky level. Seems there is a movement to buy a communication satellite, and move it. Not to sure where they want to move it, or how, the site seems a little lacking on details, but might be worth checking into on several levels.