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Oct 072015

okgoogleComputers & Speech
I was listening to the radio and this came on: Hey Siri, What Did You Say? Why Computers Still Mispronounce Names
I found it interesting. At one point they interview Susan Bennett, the original voice of Siri. Kinda freaky to hear her not coming from a phone.

It Never Ends
They just won’t let up. Every online entity seems to want to know all about us.
Dear advertisers, I’m boring and I couldn’t afford your product even if I wanted it. Satisfied?
Be Afraid: Verizon’s Supercookies to Merge With AOL’s Ad-Tracking Network
If you’re a Verizon customer be sure to login to your account and opt out of the supercookie. Guide here.

New Nvidia Drivers
This new GeForce Game Ready driver ensures you’ll have the best possible gaming experience in the Star Wars: Battlefront Open Beta.
Download Nvidia Geforce Game Ready 358.50 WHQL Drivers
Linux drivers not updated since 8/28.

VeraCrypt v1.16
Disk Encryption tool VeraCrypt updated.
Download & Info
Release Notes

Sep 302015

www_newsWin10 Cumulative Update KB3093266 Available
This update includes improvements to enhance the functionality of Windows 10.”
Cumulative update for Windows 10: September 30, 2015

Start10 1.02
My Win10 start menu of choice has been updated. “Bugfixes
Version history

Firefox 41.0.1 On Mirrors
Not officially released yet. U.S version here.
When this version becomes official use the links below.
Download (en-US)
Download other systems and languages
Release Notes

TrueCrypt Vulnerablities Found, Switch to VeraCrypt
VeraCrypt Patched Against Two Critical TrueCrypt Flaws
Download VeraCrypt

Sep 252015

CCleanerCCleaner 5.10
“Improved”, “Added”, “Optimized”…
Version History
***Pay attention during install. May attempt to install unwanted programs.

Google Chrome Updated, Again
For the second time this week Chrome has been updated. Security fixes.
The stable channel has been updated to 45.0.2454.101 for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Download or update from within the program.

Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14
Adobe has updated the consumer version of Photoshop. While it is the best photo editing software I’m not sure it is worth the $150 asking price.
Freeware alternatives:

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Sep 132015

nfl2Are You Ready For Some Football?
First Sunday for pro football!

About The GWX Auto Downloads
I’m not sure why all the fuss this week. We Geeks have warned you about this from the inception. Forum members at places like MDL have been shouting about this daily for many months. I first warned about GWX in April. I have a post on blocking this 3 weeks ago. Yes, this is a massively shitty thing for Microsoft to do, yes I think someone should be fired over this, yes I think it calls for lawsuites, but like I said, we Geeks warned you. This isn’t new news and you should be careful about trusting sites/people that act like it is.

Site Polls
The results of the “What Windows OS is your main OS?” poll kinda shocked me. I didn’t think so many of you would jump to Win10 so fast. I’m also a bit disheartened that so many people are still using XP.
I put a new poll up. Let me know what you think of Win10 —>>>

New / Revised Microsoft Win10 Docs
Exploring Windows 10 v2.0
Microsoft Edge v2.0
Cortana v2.0

Your next PC will look like Microsoft Surface – Wanna bet a years wages on that?

Sep 012015

harrypotterFree PCmover Express
Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to provide you with data transfer tools that transfer selected files, folders, and more from an old Windows PC to a new Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC.
To get started, download PCmover Express —free for a limited time.

Never used it. Maybe You or someone you know would find it useful.
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Aug 272015

nasa_blackholeGot Win10? Got Updates!
Released today:
Cumulative Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081448)
Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081449)
Update for Windows 10 for x64-based Systems (KB3081452)

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10532 for PC
If you’re on the Windows Insider Fast Ring it should show up soon. This update looks kinda lame.

Firefox 40.0.3
Bugfixes / Security fixes
Download (Windows, EN-US)
Download other languages and operating systems
Release Notes

Dr. Hawking’s New Statements On Black Holes
Hawking proposes way for information to escape destruction in black hole
Hawking presents new idea on how information could escape black holes [Video]

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Aug 192015

beachboyslogoA Well Thought Out And Unbiased Review By An Impartial Person…NOT
Macworld UK was put up what may be the 2nd worst review I’ve ever read.
I mean I could put up a review saying OSX is software used by ignorant, less than savy, Starbucks drinking, non-shower taking, basement dwelling hipsters. You would have no reason to listen to a word I say based on the fact I’ve demonstrated a hostile and perhaps irrational hatred of all things Apple.

The Worst Review I’ve Ever Read
Vista 10 Inherently Broken, Anti-Competitive (Against GNU/Linux and Free Software), Privacy-Infringing, and Definitely Not Secure
I…um… I”m… uh… I’m speechless…

It Doesn’t Sound Like Him
Dr. Hawking’s speech software is now available for free. The first problem is it doesn’t sound like Steve. The second problem is it is buggy as all get out, under Win 7 at least. Could be worse. It doesn’t run on Macs at all.

Hey Morons, Google “Barbara Ann”
Some young cop decided it was necessary to body slam a 61 year old man who was singing Barbara Ann and, from the looks of it, had probably just finished a cocktail or 6. Reporters all over the country repeated the line “he was singing the Beach Boys song Barbara Ann”.
I’m a huge Beach Boys fan. As such I can say with certainty that the Beach Boys WERE NOT the first to sing Barbara Ann.
The song was first recorded by The Regents in 1958, released in 1961, and COVERED by the Beach Boys in 1965.

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Aug 162015

thI’m always looking for answers. I’ve learned when searching you need to remove their forums from search results ( -answers ).
Some “experts” post the same insipid, unproductive answer to almost every problem. sfc /scannow is a useful tool but it isn’t this fracking useful:

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