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By the numbers alone, basically everyone in the country has been the victim of at least one data breach in the past year, if not more. 106 million Americans had their card data stolen from Target a...
The August version of the monthly Windows updates and patches has turned out to be a real mess. Some systems got bricked by the first release, which Microsoft then had to withdraw entirely. Then a second version was released but it has bugs. At this stage, it looks wise to avoid installing any ...
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Quantum computing is pretty mysterious. You have to get your mind around the idea that something can be in two different states at the same time. Microsoft has made a little video trying to explain quantum computing.
Quantum mechanics is very mysterious. I took quantum mechanics courses taught by some of the world's most famous physicists and I used quantum mechanics almost daily for years as part of my spectroscopy research but I make no claim to understanding it. As famous quantum physicist and superb ...
They keep working on new ways to track us.
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming paper by researchers at Princeton University and KU Leuven University in Belgium, this type of tracking, called canvas ...
The next Windows will be numbered 10. Microsoft really wants us to forget Windows 8.
Microsoft announced the name of its next big Windows release and it was a surprise. The next Windows will skip over 9, right to Windows 10. As many had predicted, the Start Menu is back along with other retrograde features. Microsoft is tacitly admitting that Windows 8 was a big mistake.
Is email dying? Not really.
People keep predicting the death of email. Social networks are killing it, they say. Or text messaging is replacing it or spam makes it useless or the young disdain it. The death predictions go on and on. At The Atlantic, Alexis C. Madrigal is having none of this. In an article, Email Is Still ...
All is not well on the Internet. Here are some interesting articles about the problems.
The are a lot of unhealthy trends and situations on the Internet and here are some articles discussing what is happening and what might be done about it. Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases The Internet may be losing the war against trolls. At the very least, it isn't winning.
"Late last month, a Siamese cat named Coco went wandering in his suburban Washington, DC neighborhood. He spent three hours exploring nearby backyards. He killed a mouse, whose carcass he thoughtfully brought home to his octogenarian owner, Nancy. And while he was out, Coco mapped dozens of his neighbors’ Wi-Fi networks, identifying four routers that used an old, easily-broken form of encryption and another four that were left entirely unprotected."
One of the hot topics these days is the Internet of Things (IOT). People have been talking about the day when almost any device, gadget, or home appliance will be connected to the Internet. Will you soon be able to control all your home appliances remotely? Many say that this development is ...
Vic Laurie is a retired chemistry professor who is currently involved in a number of computer activities.
Victor (Vic) Laurie is a former professor of chemistry at Princeton University, now retired.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has received a number of honors, including fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan and John Simon Guggenheim Foundations.
- Harvard UniversityPhD Physical Chemistry, 1954 - 1957
- University of South CarolinaBS Chemistry and Mathematics, 1950 - 1954
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Retired chemistry professor- now busy with various computer activities.
- Princeton UniversityProfessor, 1966 - 1995
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Site has introductory how-to tutorials and easy-to-understand articles on the Windows command line (DOS prompt) and batch files