Category Archives: Tech

Zombie Hogs, nothing new.

Zombie Servers: They’re Here and Doing Nothing but Burning Energy By one estimate, 10 million zombie servers world-wide use up power roughly equal in total to eight large power plants (paywall alert!) There are zombies lurking in data centers around … Continue reading

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Windows 10. Not worth the price at Free. I have an Update! (Dec 23d)

For those who will not read to the end of the ongoing post I’ve been updating since I allowed the notebook to “UPDATE” to Windows 10 last week.   My suggestion at this time? Don’t do it! (After rereading these … Continue reading

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How many posts will be created this week on: Windows 10?

Since I have a notebook in the living room I decided to “Try” Windows 10.  The free upgrade became available this week and I I’ve heard good things about it, so let’s explore! In the Beginning. Big download, long download … Continue reading

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That’s my life you’re talking about.

Banks Curtail Employee Use of Voice Mail Voice mail is viewed as an expensive vestige of a bygone era J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. , are either eliminating or considering paring back a … Continue reading

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Can we send a Drone after a Robo Caller?

Ending the robocalls Demand the major telephone companies block robocalls before they get to you, and learn what you can do in the meantime to stop these maddening calls. This from Consumers Union.  They have been known to commit a … Continue reading

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No Flying Cars, but Star Trek vocal commands…with a ugly twist.

Troubling information about those new (always on) Smart TV’s. More troubling is the microphone. The TV boasts a “voice recognition” feature that allows viewers to control the screen with voice commands. But the service comes with a rather ominous warning: … Continue reading

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Geeky stuff

I’m an old, retired (well still officially unemployed, oops! make that “out of work”. ) Telcom Engineer.  So this stuff gets me hot. First, in the beginning there was Telegraph and on land the speed of transmission was limited mostly … Continue reading

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