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Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:25:35 GMT


Living Room Computer

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:40:43 GMT

I have an extra HDMI port on my new giant Ultra HD (4K) TV set (, and am thinking about a small (~<$300) Windows 10 computer to use both as a streaming device and a bit of browsing on the big screen . So far I've looked at the Intel Compute Stick, Kangaroo, and Shuttle Nano in both the Atom/Celeron versions and the Core i3/m3 versions and see pros and cons to all. I am conversant in IT at the enterprise level but my skills at the consumer level are woefully outdated. So... Knowing there are folks here who have the skills that I've let atrophy, what say you?

Apple certainly weighs on us all.

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 20:11:17 GMT

Many of us use Apple for eReading, for time telling, for computing (I eRead mostly on the computer myself), and *CARS?* Some news on the CARs front. " Apple Car’s Failure Looks Like a Bad Sign for Apple. It Isn’t." I usually get the older cars of the family while my better half drives the latest and greatest, but this is of interest because it appears that there is no Apple Car on her horizon.

Obligations & Trust

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:26:24 GMT

Have you ever considered how Trust between a Buyer and Seller, is generally only one way, and what that really means? The way I see it, unless you are being given something for free, then the seller has certain obligations, especially if you are doing them the favor of giving them money and perhaps promoting to others. So in reality there is an imbalance occurring, especially when sellers don't meet their obligations, both written and unwritten. I'm not saying that a buyer doesn't benefit. Mostly they do, but not always, and really the buyer is the only one generally who has to extend trust. Trust that the purchase arrives, trust it is as specified, trust it is in good condition and will last a decent amount of time, trust it is legitimate, trust they are being charged a fair price ... and so on and so on. Without Buyers, Sellers, even intermediary ones like Amazon and other stores, would be nothing ... wouldn't even exist. So yes, from my perspective for sure, at the very least, there is certainly an obligation to the customer. The obligation is not a one way street though and neither should the trust be. Buyers Unite!

Seriousness WiFi Question

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:19:12 GMT

Paging PC gurus, Dennis, Kat... How could I tell if someone was stealing my internet? My internet has been slower than molasses these past few weeks. It should be 100mbps when it's under 30mbps. Each time I reboot the modem and Router the speed comes back. Streaming live events has become near impossible. Although YouTube works fine.:blink: I downloaded an app on tablet that shows connected devices. All I recognize. Could someone be on without being listed? My passcode is a joke. My ISP is the one set the passcode and told me not to change it. I am tempted to changed it just to see if my theory is correct. I suspect a neighbor piggybacking me. Any help or advice is appreciated.