~Lenovo Superfish: This catch isn't a "keeper."
Consumers are accustomed to finding "shovelware", "bloatware" or "adware" apps installed on new PCs, mobiles and tablets. Annoying and as hard to remove as bot flies, adware apps needlessly consume system resources. However, if you've bought a new Lenovo PC since mid-2014...
In today's #ITBW for , bloggers catch and release.
#lenovo #security #superfish
~Mind your P's and Q's near appliances.
Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean a "third party" isn't after you. Information gathered about
In today's #ITBW for , bloggers can't wait until the next big thing.
Back in the 90s, I found this image and used it as desktop wallpaper on my Linux machines. It shows the Linux penguin beating the hell out of Bill G.
It's odd how the times have changed: Microsoft now embraces linux, its new CEO Satya Nadella stating as much. This was a refreshing and long overdue change of attitude -- something I never thought I would hear a CEO of Microsoft say. I think I can retire this desktop background.
I remember the days when Radio Shack's main emphasis was selling electronic parts -- the insides of the stores were literally packed to the gills with inventory. I would find parts I needed, then check to see if there was a new Forrest M. Mims III Notebook for sale.
After I found my parts, I made sure I got my free 9v batteries (the red ones) at the checkout using my battery club cards. Last, because I was a smartalec kid, I would tell the cashier a goofy mailing address to see if they would enter it into the system -- because they always asked.
Ooohh, the CRT went extinct. Okay.
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Hiring veterans isn't just the patriotic thing to do, these companies say -- it's very good for the IT talent pool.
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