May 3, 2008
Hoystory does math

The end of March Madness also marks the time that my cell phone contract is up. My cell phone -- which is more often used as a PDA and for its Internet browsing capabilities -- is a pretty nice HTC 6700 that has worked well. I've experienced none of the horror stories others have with […]

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April 22, 2008
Web security for morons

CNN pulled a dumb-dumb on its Web site. You can order T-shirts with "ripped" from CNN's headlines. Of course, you can get the T-shirt to say anything you want by just changing the URL. Unfortunately, you can't order them. UPDATE CNN has fixed this loophole.

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April 16, 2008
Technology news

First off, for those who didn't know: It doesn't matter what kind of speaker cables, HDMI cables, composite cables or any other audio/visual cables you use -- they're all basically the same. Don't buy into the hype -- for 99 percent of uses you won't be able to tell the $100 cables from the $10 […]

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March 22, 2008
Firefox 3 Beta 4

I, like most people, am hesitant to use beta software. It's usually buggier than a termite mound and crashes more than a sauced-up Teddy Kennedy. However, I've been using the latest beta version of the Firefox browser (available here) and I must say that it, even in beta form, is a marked improvement over Firefox […]

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March 3, 2008
Stealing music

I must be getting old. I was flipping past G4TV's "Attack of the Show" and one of the people they were interviewing, vlogger Brigitte Dale, had this to say on the subject of music piracy had the following to say: There's been music piracy ever since there were CD-burners... And the first thing I thought […]

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January 9, 2008
Yawn...

I'd apologize for the lack of blogging, especially with the debates over the weekend and yesterday's New Hampshire primary, but I've been crazy-busy with the work that currently pays real cash money. If I continue to work overtime at the current clip, then I might be able to buy this in 2040. That's Panasonic's 150-inch […]

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December 13, 2007
Customers are criminals

The RIAA -- the recording industry's thug enforcers -- have once again stated in legal briefs that they believe their customers are criminals. As Ars Technica reported: Those MP3 and AAC files that you've ripped from your CD collection are still "unauthorized copies" in the eyes of the recording industry. In a brief filed late […]

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December 4, 2007
Overdone

I use PCs at home. I use a Mac and PC at work. I've been saying for the better part of a decade that the computer is a tool, the operating system it uses is of little consequence. Having said all that -- I've reached the tipping point on those Mac vs. PC television commercials. […]

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November 21, 2007
That iPhone ad

If you've been wondering, based on that iPhone ad about the pilot using his Apple device to check out Weather.com to get the plane off the ground, why all the airlines aren't issuing iPhones to their pilots -- here's why. Alas, not everyone is wisely skeptical, and the first time I saw the ad, I […]

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November 17, 2007
The Internet is not for children

I'm sure every parent is acutely aware of the dangers of predators online, but that's not all you should be worried about. This story, and you'll excuse some of the language, has had me alternately enraged and despairing for the past day. Later that day, Ron opened his daughter's MySpace account and viewed what he […]

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