Author Archives: Thatedeguy

From Windows Vista to Windows 7 and Back

My home desktop is several years old.  I don’t game much, so keeping up with the latest and greatest isn’t really on my list of things to do.  If you’re a gamer, you want the latest and greatest because it … Continue reading

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Fon unites Wireless Users

Fon, the self-claimed “largest WiFi community in the world”, announced that they would begin selling wireless routers to people who signed up with FON for $5.00. Product Features Linksys WRT54GL or Buffalo WHRG54S Router WiFi 802.11b/g up to 54 Mbps … Continue reading

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This install of Windows will self destruct in 30 days

Ed Bott at ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft will soon make installation of WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) mandatory. Not only will it become a mandatory install, if WGA isn’t installed within 30 days, the install of Windows will cease to … Continue reading

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A PC in every room

Engadget is reporting an actual proof of concept for the JackPC. Quite the little doo-dad.  It’s capable of being powered by power-over-ethernet which might just work out well since it only has 64 MB of flash memory and 128MB of … Continue reading

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Top Web Domains

Washington Post published a list of the top web domains from February 2006.(via A Venture Forth) A couple things struck me immediately. One.  The top 4 sites are search engines.  When people want to find something online, they go to … Continue reading

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Microsoft Admits Malware Becoming Incurable

In another bold and somewhat obvious statement a spokesman for Microsoft suggested that business’ should consider investing in an automated system to wipe and reinstall Windows on machines as much of the malware coming out is considered incurable by MS. … Continue reading

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Steve Ballmer Suggests Microsoft May Go After Linux for Patent Infringement…

…and then proceeds to throw a chair, run around the room screaming like a gorilla, and chant like a cultist. But seriously. In an interview with Forbes Steve Ballmer suggested that Microsoft may intend to start enforcing its patents against … Continue reading

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FCC Chairman Mis-quoted, Slashdot and Digg suffer foot in mouth

Addition: After a great deal of digging I discovered two things about the contested quote. One, not to toot my own horn but I was clearly right on this being misquoted. Two, he made these statements at CES in a … Continue reading

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Ebay Announces eBay Express

I just got a message from eBay officially announcing eBay express. eBay Express looks to just be an “online store” format for people who are otherwise uncomfortable buying from a regular eBay fixed-price auction. You get a shopping cart and … Continue reading

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Apple Console Rebuttal

A reader has commented on our speculation about “Apple’s Next Move” as possibly producing a console system. I found this an intriquing line of discussion and thought I’d bring it up again with my comments and responses to the readers … Continue reading

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