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Windows 7 Upgrade For XP Users

by CaptainPC - microsoft announced on july 22 that the windows 7 official 'rtm' (release to manufacturing) was complete and would be sent to their manufacturing partners within the next few days. there is much...

Speaking The Same Language

Speaking The Same Language

by CaptainPC - Placing a call to customer tech support with any of the major computer manufacturers can be an exercise in sheer frustration. If you have called support and found yourself on the phone with someone...

Another Battle In the War For PC Security

Another Battle In the War For PC Security

by CaptainPC - In the last day or so I have seen a relatively new version of a rogue malware application called "system security 2009". This is a newer variant of one simply named "system...

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...

Theories of Aging (Part 2) - The Programmed Theories of Aging

Theories of Aging (Part 2) - The Programmed Theories of Aging

by VickyRN - Programmed theories propose that the body's genetic code regulates cellular reproduction, aging, and death. Aging is based on an internal built-in genetic "clock" and follows a preset biological...

System Security 2009 Is Anything But

by CaptainPC - Today we will look a way to eradicate the rogue malware application called “System Security 2009”. If you would like to check out our encounter with this rogue app, see our blog titled “Another...

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...


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