Category Archives: Are You Kiddin’ Me?

Do Not Shop at TJMaxx

That is my new thinking. They same will apply to Marshalls, HomeGoods and A.J. Wright. If I every go to Canada this will apply to Winners and Home Sense stores. Finally, in the event that I can someday afford to go across the pond to the U.K., T.K. Maxx will not get my money. What […]

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FBI Loses About 4 Laptops a Month

According to an audit by the US Justice Department Inspector General, 3 or 4 FBI laptops are lost or stolen each month. As if that was not enough, no one can say if the information on said laptops is classified, personal, sensitive or even encrypted. However, the FBI is doing a much better job in […]

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Washable Keyboard Available Now

In the quest for better hygiene, a US based company, Seal Shield, has created a washable keyboard. To them, its the very first washable keyboard. To the world, it could perhaps help prevent office flu virus and many other kinds of illness. Harmful bacteria can survive as long as 24 hours on computer keyboards. Dr. […]

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Reward Offered for Stolen VA Hard Drive

You may recall that an external hard drive was stolen from a VA clinic in Alabama. Well, it is still missing. So, there is a reward for its return: $25,000 taxpayer dollars. If you are not familiar with the case, a portable hard drive was stolen from a Veteran’s Administration Clinic in Birmingham Alabama. This […]

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Apple Provides the Quote of the Month

Apple allegedly falsified stock documents to guarantee maximum profits for certain executives. I am certainly not a stock market expert, but I do know that something like that is a no-no (although, I bet plenty of companies do it). So, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating these allegations. Which brings me to the Quote […]

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Dude, You Got Burned by a Dell

You may remember the report last summer about the pickup truck that was burned to a crisp courtesy of an exploding Dell laptop. The pickup truck owner was Thomas Forqueran. The pickup truck, a Ford F-250 affectionately named Jenny, was purchased new in 1966 by Forqueran’s grandfather. The cause of the fire was a Dell […]

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Google Data Center Scandal?

Peter found an alarming post on Nicholas Carr’s Rough Type blog which displays a list of several North Carolina newspapers that are blasting the recent Google Data Center project in Lenior NC. Among the newspapers he cites in his post are: Caldwell County News-Topic Charlotte Observer Wilmington Morning Star Greensboro News-Record Raleigh News Observer It […]

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VA Hard Drive Missing

When I first read this, I thought is was old news. However, upon further examination, it is a NEW report. Department of Veterans Affairs is reporting that a portable hard drive may have been taken from a VA medical clinic in Birmingham, AL. The hard drive in question was used to back up information on […]

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What are the Chances?

I have been called “paranoid” when it comes to computer security. Usually, it is after I have refused to send some sensitive data via email or give out my Social Security number using a cordless phone. But, whatever, it does not bother me. I do not consider myself “paranoid” but I do try to be […]

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Bluetooth Headsets Causing Hearing Loss?

Last year, there was a lawsuit (maybe more than one, I am not sure) alleging that the Motorola Bluetooth headset causes hearing loss (here is a link to the PDF court document courtesy of Mae at TMCnet). These are the little earpieces that work with your cell phone and that everyone seems to be using […]

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