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Theories of Aging (Part 1)

Theories of Aging (Part 1)

by VickyRN - Modern-day seekers of youth resort to plastic surgery, injections of hormones such as human growth hormone or testosterone, miraculous lotions and potions "guaranteed" to take years off of one's...

The Perils Of  Windows Automatic Updates

The Perils Of Windows Automatic Updates

by CaptainPC - Microsoft’s default setting for automatic updates on Windows XP and Vista is just that, automatic. The downloading and installation of updates takes place without the knowledge or consent of the PC...

Retirement and "Third Agers"

by VickyRN - according to moody (2010), the entire concept of a retirement period during one's senior years is a relatively recent development in human history and civilization. it has been a 20th century...

Alzheimer's Disease - Race Against Time

by VickyRN - alzheimer’s disease (ad) affects 4 - 5 % of older adults in the us. it is the most common type of dementia, and its effects are devastating for both the individual and the extended family unit, as...

Creating A Monster (RANT)

by VivaLasViejas - I am so distressed about the way my grandsons are being raised that I'm at my wits' end. I've done my best to stay quiet and leave my daughter and her significant other to raise these two little...

Non-invasive method of measuring CVP - Compression Sonography

Non-invasive method of measuring CVP - Compression Sonography

by Shergill - Central Venous Pressure is defined as the pressure of blood that is exerted against the walls of superior vena cava / inferior vena cava / prior to entry into the right atrium. The Central Venous...

Understanding Extended Protection Plans

Understanding Extended Protection Plans

by CaptainPC - Virtually all computer retailers, whether brick and mortar or online, offer extended protection plans to extend your factory warranty and/or protect your investment from accidental damage. If you do...

Windows 7 To Be Released In October

Windows 7 To Be Released In October

by CaptainPC - Microsoft announced on June 2 that Windows 7 will be on new PC's hitting store shelves on October 22 of this year, ending considerable debate as to whether the new OS would be available for this...

Zero Day Flaw In Microsoft DirectShow With QuickTime Content

by CaptainPC - Microsoft posted a quick fix for a zero day flaw found in Microsoft Directshow used in processing Quicktime content. This vunerability affects users of Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003. If any of...

To Vista Or Not To Vista

by CaptainPC - disclaimer: the author is expressing his own opinion in some of this blog – and as someone observed, “opinions are like armpits; everybody has them and most of the time they…..” ….well, you get the...

Personal Computing - We've Come A Long Way

Personal Computing - We've Come A Long Way

by CaptainPC - One of the constants of personal computing, as in life, is that change happens. Whether we like the changes or not, we all have to deal with them. I remember experiencing my first personal...

Singing Heigh-Ho, Come to the Fair........

Singing Heigh-Ho, Come to the Fair........

by VivaLasViejas - Just got back from a fun-filled trip to our local county fair with darling husband and my teenage sons. It was the stuff of Norman Rockwell paintings, a perfect summer Saturday spent wandering...

The Perils Of Automatic Updates Revisited

by CaptainPC - disturbing issues with windows "automatic update" have recently come to light. as a background to these issues, please see my blog entry "the perils of windows automatic updates" where i outlined...

Backup, Backup, Backup!

Backup, Backup, Backup!

by CaptainPC - A good thing to check when you are buying that new computer is whether or not it comes with a manufacturer’s rescue disk. Some vendors provide a rescue disk that will restore your computer to its...

Microsoft Announces "Screaming Deals" For Windows 7

by CaptainPC - Microsoft today announced they have some "screaming deals" for users of all versions of Windows XP and Vista. The program will begin tomorrow, June 26, in the United States, Canada, and Japan. It...

One Tough Netbook!

by CaptainPC - Netbooks have been the rage in personal computing for some months now. Sales of netbooks have boomed despite the economic downturn we have all experienced. After considerable reading about...

MS Office 2007 Menu Add-In

by CaptainPC - if you are a long time user of microsoft office, and were less than overjoyed with the ribbon menu system featured in office 2007, rejoice! there is a free menu add-in available for download. ...

Give Your PC A Spring Makeover

by CaptainPC - Spring is winding down, and summer is about to kick in. But it’s never too late to finish the rest of that spring cleaning. One item often overlooked when folks give their home the once over is the...

Toilet Paper, Karma, and Me

by VivaLasViejas - Somebody, please tell me I'm not the only one to experience this: Have you ever changed the toilet paper roll at home, only to find yourself changing them everywhere you go for the next week or...

McAfee Study On Dangerous Web Search Terms

by CaptainPC - One of the big boys on the Internet Security block, McAfee, published a report using data from 2008 titled “The Web’s Most Dangerous Search Terms.” The report is freely available to everyone as a...

The Last Child Graduates

The Last Child Graduates

by VivaLasViejas - Tonight was Ben's Baccalaureate ceremony, a tradition which, as a Christian parent, I'm glad to see still going strong even in this 'politically correct' age. Our kids need all the prayers and...

Situational Awareness

by CaptainPC - I am not a fighter pilot, but I have played one on numerous flight simulators in days gone by. Even though flying a PC cannot compare to real flight, I learned a few of things about what it takes to...

Too Soon Old.........Too Late Smart?

by VivaLasViejas - Or is it a day late and a dollar short? Either way, like comedian Bill Engvall, I've always been about 15 degrees off "cool". I wondered for years why I was always just behind the curve. I missed...


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