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  • Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history

    03/24/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Maech 24, 2017
    The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.
  • Star Trek Themed Kirk Ransomware and a Spock Decryptor!

    03/17/2017 5:13:53 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | March 16, 2017 | Lawrence Abrams
    Boldly going where no man has gone before, the Kirk Ransomware brings so much nerdy goodness to the table that it could make anyone in IT interested. We have Star Trek, Low Orbital Ion Cannons, a cryptocurrency payment other than Bitcoin, and a decryptor named Spock! Need I say more? Discovered today by Avast malware researcher Jakub Kroustek, the Kirk Ransomware is written in Python and may be the first ransomware to utilize Monero as the ransom payment of choice.
  • It’s the 1940s again: IBM’s Scott Crowder on the infancy of quantum computers

    03/13/2017 2:02:51 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 55 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 3/13/2017 | Brad Jones
    IBM Q isn’t vaporware. It’s a project years-in-the-making that could help quantum computation reach its massive potential. The future of quantum computers may arrive sooner than you think. When news arrived of IBM’s move to offer the first commercially available universal quantum computer last week, it was characterized as a “handoff” from IBM Research to IBM Systems. According to the company’s CTO and vice president of quantum computing, technical strategy, and systems, Scott Crowder, that’s not entirely the case. “It’s not quite a ‘handoff,’ it’s really a partnership,” explained Crowder. “This is definitely a transition point from it being pure...
  • Linux Mint Question- Windows Suddenly Go Transparent

    02/28/2017 9:56:30 PM PST · by Bob434 · 32 replies
    None | March 1 2017 | Me
    OK- installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1 recently, everything was working fine- then recently what has been happening is I'll be working along fine, and then for some reason, my windows go transparent- Icons are still opaque on desktop- but everything I open, card games, Internet browser, notepad etc are all transparent- even the shutdown dialogue is- Can't find any info online linux forums about this behavior- Any thoughts on how to fix it?
  • * * * VANITY * * * computer color question * * * VANITY * * *

    02/23/2017 7:38:44 AM PST · by knarf · 32 replies
    self | February 23, 2017 | knarf
    All my colors are are OK except for light greern/yellow
  • Homeland Security Employees Locked Out Of Computer System

    02/22/2017 8:41:26 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Before I even talk about DHS employees being locked out of the computer system…lets look back at a prior story on DHS. A government watchdog agency is investigating allegations that Department of Homeland Security officials improperly attempted to breach the Georgia secretary of state’s internal elections network last year. In a Jan. 17 letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, DHS Inspector General John Roth said his office was probing “a series of ten alleged scanning events of the Georgia Secretary of State’s network” that may have originated from DHS-affiliated IP addresses. DHS IG spokeswoman Erica Paulson confirmed the...
  • Why Did Obama Install A New W.H. Computer System On Jan. 1...Where Did He Stash The Old One?

    02/16/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Stayfree · 53 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | February 16, 2017 | Stayfree
    The thread on F.R.mentioned above indicated that Obama had the White House computer system replaced with a new one on January 1, 2017 and suggested that the old system is now under his control at the offices of Organizing for Action, a new N.P.O. set up by him. What evidence of his crimes and corruption are on that old system and how compromised is the new system at the White House?
  • Vanity-Why no noise from my computer?

    01/22/2017 5:44:50 PM PST · by SisterK · 75 replies
    Free Republic ^ | January 22, 2017 | self
    I am not computer savvy at all but I know that many freepers are....All of the sudden my laptop's internal speakers quit working. Did a systems restore. Trouble shooter found nothing wrong. Computer thinks the speakers are working but there is no sound. Zip. Nada. Is it time to purchase external speakers?
  • College Advice

    12/29/2016 9:02:04 PM PST · by Tai_Chung · 136 replies
    My daughter is a senior in high school. She wants to major in Computer Science and minor in French She has mostly looked at small (<5,000 students) liberal arts schools. Can anyone recommend some conservative schools? ACT = 26 3.26 regular GPA 3.64 weighted GPA She is also interested in playing the cello in the orchestra.
  • Paul Ryan welcomes Obama's ‘overdue' Russia retaliation

    12/29/2016 6:13:10 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 82 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said that President Barack Obama's actions against Russia should have come much sooner. (Photos: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP; Susan Walsh/AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., thinks the Obama administration was justified in retaliating Thursday against Russia with sanctions for interfering with U.S. institutions. But he said it should've been done long ago. Far from a full-throated endorsement of Obama's actions, Ryan's statement condemned the commander in chief for eight years of what he considers "ineffective foreign policy" that left the United States more vulnerable than it was when he took office in 2009. Nevertheless, Ryan agreed that...
  • Ransomware spiked 6,000% in 2016 and most victims paid the hackers, IBM finds

    12/19/2016 5:28:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    CNBC ^ | 14 Dec 2016 | Harriet Taylor
    Ransomware spiked 6,000% in 2016 and most victims paid the hackers, IBM finds Harriet Taylor 14 Dec 2016 Spam emails loaded with ransomware — malware that scrambles data and demands a ransom to decode it — increased 6,000 percent this year compared with 2015, a new study from IBM Security found. Ransomware was in almost 40 percent of all spam messages in 2016. The problem is, the business model works: 70 percent of business victims paid the hackers to get their data back, the study found. Of those who paid, 50 percent paid more than $10,000 and 20 percent paid...
  • I need outlook or windows live mail for this windows 10 platform

    12/12/2016 4:38:06 PM PST · by freebird5850 · 33 replies
    Well my old windows 8 computer is slowly dying. I have a HP running windows 10 and want to have email like I used to. This new computer will not accept Win live mail or classic shell. Help needed. Thanks in advance.
  • Need Computer Help

    11/07/2016 11:33:08 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    November 7, 2016 | vanity
    Please, need help with Windows 7 Favorites. The Favorites folders are there but all are empty of their contents. Ran CCleaner, Malwarebytes and Avira a couple days ago and manually deleted the address drop down. Don't know of anything else that could have messed it up. Just did a restore at an earlier date but the file contents are still missing. I made two new files just now but they won't accept contents.
  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:09:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Nov. 6, 2016
    I want to buy a new laptop and would like to stay around 11-12" and under $500. I don't have a tablet, so I'm thinking of getting one that either docks to a keyboard and is detachable, or the type that flips & isn't detachable. I'm leery of the detachable, because I've read reviews of people having trouble with them after a while. I want it to have Windows 10 and a touchscreen would be nice also, but not imperative. I'm not a gamer but I do want speed ...I'd be using it for FReeping, surfing the web, email, etc,...
  • Laptop in FBI's Weiner sexting case had 'state.gov,' Clinton-related emails, source say

    10/31/2016 1:04:03 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 98 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2016 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne
    The source said an analysis of the metadata on Weiner’s computer has turned up “positive hits for state.gov and HRC emails,” which led Comey to revisit the FBI investigation into Clinton using a private email server system while secretary of state. A second law enforcement source confirmed the account. Weiner is the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. He resigned from Congress in 2011, after a sexting scandal. That Clinton-related emails were on Weiner’s computer, which he purportedly shared with Abedin, was reported first by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Huma Abedin...doesn’t know how her emails wound up on her husband’s computer (trunc)

    10/29/2016 4:56:53 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 201 replies
    Top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she is unsure how her emails could have ended up on a device she viewed as her husband’s computer, the seizure of which has reignited the Clinton email investigation, according to a person familiar with the investigation and civil litigation over the matter. The person, who would not discuss the case unless granted anonymity, said Abedin was not a regular user of the computer, and even when she agreed to turn over emails to the State Department for federal records purposes, her lawyers did not search it for materials, not believing...
  • Need Help With RealPlayer

    10/03/2016 11:32:56 AM PDT · by txnativegop · 34 replies
    3 Oct 16 | txnativegop
    I need help with RealPlayer. I have the last free version that was made available. RealPlayer apparently tries to connect to the Internet whenever the program is opened. This is, I think, causing it to crash whenever I play videos. I was without internet access for a week and the program never stopped working once.
  • Looking for HTML/Webpage Help for my Website

    09/22/2016 7:37:25 PM PDT · by 50sDad · 29 replies
    Everybodyandme.com ^ | 09/22/16 | 50sDad
    I am sure SOMEBODY is going to complain something about my posting this, but I have always gotten good computer advice from FR. I am getting started in voice acting, and have a website promoting my talents. Can anyone tell me how to make my main page play a sound file from a list of files? I want to have 20+ comic intros on the site, and have the webpage play one of them, at random, whenever the page is re/loaded. www.everybodyandme.com
  • It’s ‘Digital Heroin’: How Screens Turn Kids Into Psychotic Junkies

    08/27/2016 6:10:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2016
    Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought ‘why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades—and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits—so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball. She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.”
  • Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam

    08/25/2016 10:31:45 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 24, 2016
    Florida AG Shuts Down Boynton Beach Tech Support Scam August 24, 2016 11:12 AM TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – A Boynton Beach tech support company which reportedly scammed its customers out of $25 million has been temporarily shut down again by court order, according to Florida’s Attorney General’s Office. The company Client Care Experts, formerly known as First Choice Tech Support, LLC, is owned by CEO Michael Seward and his partner Kevin McCormick. The state’s Attorney General’s Office said the operation was run out of a boiler room in Boynton Beach and employed more than 200 telemarketers at the location. The court...
  • A Quantum Computing-Dominated World Is Coming In Less Than 10 Years, Says CEO Of Acronis

    08/15/2016 9:25:36 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 34 replies
    forbes ^ | 8/15/2016 @ 4:45AM | Nan-Hie In
    A seminal moment in the quantum technology field just happened: Google's team of scientists have simulated a hydrogen molecule from its quantum computers, a breakthrough that suggests it could “simulate even larger chemical systems,” writes one of Google Quantum’s engineers, Ryan Rabbush. The search engine’s achievement underscores the technology’s potential as Rabbush posits it can “revolutionize the design of solar cells, industrial catalysts, batteries, flexible electronics, medicines, materials and more.”
  • Tech Help Please - Win 7 won't update

    08/02/2016 10:01:25 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 92 replies
    me | 8/2/2016 | The Louiswu
    I have done a fresh install of Win 7 OS but I can't get the windows updates. It's been a few days and I am getting nothing from MS - I've tried several "fixes" suggested on different OS forums, but still nothing. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks
  • Why do People Want Guns so Much?

    07/16/2016 5:40:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Those who demand a disarmed population claim that it is the easy availability of guns that causes people to do bad things with guns. The core assumption is that guns have no useful function.  The people who wish to disarm the population constantly say that guns are only made and used for one thing - to kill people.  It is implied is that no person actually wants to kill people, and they would not, if there were no guns. From that follows the idea that people do not really want guns.  If only some barriers were put in place...
  • Laptop hijacked, need help. (Vanity)

    06/09/2016 5:44:36 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 61 replies
    my other computer | 6-9-16 | me
    I need some help from you computer gurus. Just powered up my Toshiba laptop a little while ago and began surfing. Suddenly a tone started beeping and a message filled the screen saying a malfunction had been detected and gave a toll-free number to call to get help from a technician (yeah, right). Underneath that message is a screen saying that Windows 8.1 64-bit Defender encountered an error code: 0x80016CFA. Can't close the windows, and powering down the laptop fails, it just powers back up. I sure could use some help FRiends.
  • My Pine64 Media Center

    05/25/2016 7:47:22 AM PDT · by zeugma · 21 replies
    ZPRC ^ | 5/24/2016 | Zeugma
    My Pine64 Media Center Several months back, I participated in a Kickstarter campaign for the PINE A64, First $15 64-Bit Single Board Super Computer. The campaign started in December of 2015, and was designed to fund the production of a 64-bit computer on a card for the masses priced at $15. Initial estimated delivery was January or February. Their initial estimates on shipping were somewhat optimistic, as I just received mine the other day (5/21/2016). Reading through some of the comments on the project, some people were rather bent out of shape about the shipping delays, which is something I...
  • VANITY: Need computer help with Outlook Express email

    05/15/2016 1:40:28 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 27 replies
    Need expert help from any who speak 'normal' English as we have no computer gifted language experts living under the roof here. Have been using Windows XP and Outlook Express (with which I am familiar and have had no problems using) Recently during a storm, the computer fried to crispy bacon and died. Guru able to save the hard drive from the old, puting same hard drive into a reconditioned make with Windows 7 operating system....making the puter available for wifi. Problem, windows 7 is not compatible with Outlook Express and unable to reconfigure the files from old programs. Now...
  • NSA Silent on Spies’ Child Porn Problem

    05/07/2016 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 06 May 2016 | Shane Harris
    The government’s cyber spying outfit has an ‘unbelievable’ child porn problem. But the NSA can’t—or won’t—say how often it finds such criminal images on its workers’ computers. Two senior U.S. intelligence officials said recently that defense and intelligence employees have an “unbelievable” amount of child pornography on their work computers and devices, and that child porn has been found on the systems of the National Security Agency, the country’s biggest intelligence organization. But the NSA, which is responsible for keeping tabs on its own computers as well as military and intelligence agency networks, cannot say just how many times employees...
  • The 8 fastest growing tech skills worth over $110,000

    04/25/2016 1:35:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/25/2016 | Julie Bort
    In the tech industry, one day a skill is hot, the next it's not. IT professionals spend a lot of their career learning, training, and trying to keep up. Job hunting site Dice prides itself on helping IT pros navigate which skills to pursue. It just concluded an analysis of its database of 80,000+ tech jobs from April 2015 through April 2016 to determine the fastest-growing skills based on job openings. We then cross-checked those skills against Dice's annual salary survey, published in February, which offered the average salary for jobs using those particular skills in 2015. The good news?...
  • Help - Windows 7 starts on Chrome but freezes within 5 minutes

    04/19/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by bgill · 66 replies
    April 18, 2016 | vanity
    Windows 7 will start but when it goes to Google Chrome, it will freeze up within 5 on any and everything. On Internet Explorer, it doesn't freeze but graphics don't work properly. Example, go to any site with a moving weather radar and it won't load. Or any site where you have a box to search within the site, you can't type or click in the box. Also, say on yahoo.com homepage, the ads and other junk on the left and right sides don't show up but the headlines do and you can click them and to the sites.
  • Backing Up Computer.

    04/10/2016 5:25:28 PM PDT · by don-o · 60 replies
    April 10, 2016 | don-o
    My Sony Vaio laptop came with Windows 7 preloaded and no physical disks. I read that there was supposed to be a recovery partition on the hard drive and figured that would be all I needed. To this point, I never had to use it. I do regular backups of my data (documents, music,etc) to an external HD. Yesterday, I was looking at Task Manager and saw a bunch of processes running. I looked at the descriptions of what they were supposed to do and stopped a bunch I thought I did not need. Computer continued to run fine. Long...
  • Congress to federal agencies: You have two weeks to tally your backdoored Juniper kit

    01/27/2016 7:23:22 PM PST · by Utilizer
    Computerworld ^ | Jan 26, 2016 8:51 AM PT | Lucian Constantin
    Congress plans to question about two dozen federal agencies on whether they were using backdoored Juniper network security appliances. In December, Juniper Networks said it had discovered unauthorized code added to ScreenOS, the operating system that runs on its NetScreen network firewalls. The rogue code, which remained undetected for two years or more, could have allowed remote attackers to gain administrative access to vulnerable devices or to decrypt VPN connections. The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to determine the impact that this issue had on government organizations and how those organizations responded to the incident. The...
  • Repost: Question about Madden 16 for Xbox(glitch in last post)

    01/25/2016 7:07:23 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 6 replies
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    There was a glitch that wouldn't let anyone post a response the last time I did this, so I'm going to try it again. TheRobb7 My son and I were interested in watching the Xbox play the NFL season against itself in Franchise Mode. We would watch 1 game a week and simulate the rest. PROBLEM : we can't get the Xbox to do it. It will only play against itself in Exhibition Mode, which means that we couldn't compile stats and standings. Does anyone out there know of a work-around?
  • Question about Madden 16 for Xbox 360

    01/24/2016 6:19:10 AM PST · by TheRobb7
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • Need Mac Expert Help

    01/09/2016 4:31:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 101 replies
    MeshugeMikey | January 9, 2015 | Self
    My copy of google chrome is not running as it dont fully finish launching on my launch attempt . I can not force quit it from the force quit applications window.. because its nt running. I can not launch it as the Icon in my dock seems inert. there are a couple of forums I NEED my password for and they were available immediately using chrome. At Wits End, M.M.
  • Mysterious Sleep Activity in computer Tower

    12/31/2015 10:42:45 AM PST · by Bob434 · 102 replies
    Myself | 12/31/2015 | Me
    Ok got something weird happening, and I'm at a loss what it could be- been researching for days now- thought I had the answer, but today the problem came back again I use windows 7 Hybrid Sleep, instead of shutting down- and for years it's worked fine- no issues- As of recently, I'll put the computer into sleep mode, everything does what it's supposed to- computer powers down- tower power button light goes to yellow like it's supposed to and the light on the front of the tower goes out (The HP symbol lights up when tower is working- then...
  • More than 3,000 Washington prisoners mistakenly freed early (computer glitch)

    12/23/2015 2:53:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 12/23/15 | RACHEL LA CORTE
    OLYMPIA, Wash. - More than 3,000 prisoners in Washington have been mistakenly released early since 2002 because of an error by the state's Department of Corrections that resulted in wrongly calculated sentences for about 3 percent of the prison population. At a news conference announcing the error Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee said he has ordered immediate steps to correct the longstanding computer glitch. "Frankly, it is maddening," Inslee said. Authorities say a July 2002 state Supreme Court ruling required the Corrections Department to apply good-behavior credits earned in county jail to state prison sentences. However, the programming fix ended up...
  • Google says they have a quantum computer 100 million times faster than anything on the market

    12/11/2015 8:48:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/11/2015 | Sophie Bushwick, Popular Science
    This week, Google announced a breakthrough that could prove its quantum computer is actually using quantum mechanics. When researchers gave the D-Wave 2X a carefully crafted test problem, the 1,000-qubit computer solved it 100,000,000 times faster than a classical computer could. Quite a few tech giants and government organizations are investing in quantum computing. And many of them, including Google, NASA, and Lockheed Martin, are working with the commercial quantum computers built by D-Wave. The idea is that these devices can harness the counterintuitive effects of quantum mechanics to solve problems faster than conventional computers, which could potentially improve artificial...
  • Google and NASA Say Their Quantum Computer Finally Works

    12/09/2015 3:33:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | WIlliam Herkewitz
    The actual problem that computer scientists threw at the D-Wave Two is pretty esoteric. To oversimplify it, they asked the machine to pick the optimum choice out of a large jumble of information with nearly 1,000 variables. Such optimization problems, which involve weighing multiple choices against each other, should be far, far easier for quantum computers to crunch. That's because the basis of quantum computation, the qubit, uses the odd physics of quantum mechanic to hold information as a zero, one, or a superposition of both. Again, to over-simplify things, this allows quantum computers to consider a vast number of...
  • DecryptorMax Ransomware Decrypted, No Need to Pay the Ransom

    11/28/2015 6:55:45 PM PST · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 28 Nov 2015, 10:31 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    ... Fabian Wosar of Emisoft has created a tool capable of decoding files encrypted by the DecryptorMax ransomware, also known as CryptInfinite. The ransomware gets its name from the fact that the "DecryptorMax" string is found in multiple places inside its source code. Additionally, the CryptInfinite moniker is also used by some researchers because the ransomware adds the CryptInfinite key to the Windows registry, using it to store a list of all encrypted files and their location on disk. According to Bleeping Computer's Lawrence Abrams, the ransomware is spread via Word documents attached to spam email. These files pose as...
  • Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper (Earlier problem is worse than was thought)

    11/23/2015 9:56:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Jeremy Kirk
    Duo Security researchers found a second weak digital certificate on a new Dell Inspiron laptop The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern. Researchers with Duo Security have found a second weak digital certificate in a new Dell laptop and evidence of another problematic one circulating. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. But it installed the root certificate with the private encryption key included, a critical error that left many...
  • Researchers have written quantum code on a silicon chip for the first time

    11/17/2015 6:53:19 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Science alert ^ | 11/17/15 | FIONA MACDONALD
    Researchers have written quantum code on a silicon chip for the first time And so it begins... FIONA MACDONALD 17 NOV 2015           For the first time, Australian engineers have demonstrated that they can write and manipulate the quantum version of computer code on a silicon microchip. This was done by entangling two quantum bits with the highest accuracy ever recorded, and it means that we can now start to program for the super-powerful quantum computers of the future.Engineers code regular computers using traditional bits, which can be in one of two states: 1 or 0. Together, two bits...
  • Computer question: Green screen

    11/08/2015 10:20:41 PM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 22 replies
    Self | An American In Turkiye
    So I have been having some issues with video playback on my laptop. It doesn't happen often, but every once in awhile, I'll try to play a YouTube video or Windows Media Player vid, and the video is green. Audio still plays, but the screen is green. In some cases, WMV's are just a black screen, with audio playing. Any help/suggestions are appreciated. Running Windows 8, BTW. I have 10 downloaded, just haven't upgraded yet
  • Computer Question - Iso File Burner

    11/08/2015 6:11:21 PM PST · by 50sDad · 28 replies
    Self | 11/08/15 | 50sDad
    I am looking for a freeware program that will take .iso files and burn them to disk.
  • Netgear router exploit detected

    10/09/2015 10:56:42 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 October 2015 | Chris Baraniuk, Technology reporter
    A security researcher in the US has said his Netgear router was hacked after attackers exploited a flaw in the machine. Joe Giron told the BBC that he discovered altered admin settings on his personal router on 28 September. The compromised router was hacked to send web browsing data to a malicious internet address. Netgear says the vulnerability is "serious" but affects fewer than 5,000 devices. Mr Giron found that the Domain Name System (DNS) settings on his router had been changed to a suspicious IP address. "Normally I set mine to Google's [IP address] and it wasn't that, it...
  • Vanity: Threat detected by Avast

    10/07/2015 8:26:09 PM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 18 replies
    Breitbart
    I just clicked on a thread titled 'Steve King Endorses Daniel Webster for Speaker of the House' posted by E. Pluribus Unum from Breitbart, and both times, my Avast virus protection popped up with 'threat detected'. Anyone else get this when clicking on this title? First time I've EVER gotten this while browsing FR.
  • A walk around the office can reverse vascular dysfunction caused by hours at a computer

    09/29/2015 4:09:51 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 44 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | September 28, 2015 | University of Missouri-Columbia
    Across the country, many employees are seated at desks for the majority of an eight-hour workday. As technology creates an increase in sedentary lifestyles, the impact of sitting on vascular health is a rising concern. Now, researchers have found that when a person sits for six straight hours, vascular function is impaired -- but by walking for just 10 minutes after a prolonged period of sitting, vascular health can be restored.
  • Clumps of gold nanoparticles can evolve to carry out computing

    09/22/2015 2:10:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Move over, microchip. A random assembly of gold nanoparticles can perform calculations normally reserved for neatly arranged patterns of silicon. Traditional computers rely on ordered circuits that follow preprogrammed rules, but this strategy limits how efficient they can be. “The best microprocessors you can buy in a store now can do 1011 operations per second and use a few hundred watts,” says Wilfred van der Wiel of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. “The human brain can do orders of magnitude more and uses only 10 to 20 watts. That’s a huge gap.” To close that gap, researchers have...
  • Need help with a Surface 3 Table (connect to TV)

    09/20/2015 7:07:29 PM PDT · by ak267 · 27 replies
    ak267 | 9-20-2015 | ak267
    My brother just acquired a MS Surface 3 tablet. He wanted to know how to connect it to a TV and "mirror" the table image on to the TV (not wireless but with wires). Any advice?
  • Russia and China Use Data Received From Hackers to ID U.S. Spies

    09/02/2015 1:44:40 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | September 1, 2015 | Warren Mass
    Both Russian and Chinese government security agencies have compiled data obtained from hackers who breached security protecting U.S. computer databases containing security clearance applications, airline records, and medical insurance forms, and then used the data to identify U.S. intelligence officers and agents. As a result of cyberattacks, at least one clandestine network of American engineers and scientists who provide technical assistance to U.S. undercover operatives and agents overseas has been compromised, according to two U.S. officials. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, revealed the security breach to the Los Angeles Times, which broke the story on August 31. The...
  • Quantum computer that 'computes without running' sets efficiency record

    09/01/2015 10:33:43 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/31/15 | Lisa Zyga
    (Phys.org)—Due to quantum effects, it's possible to build a quantum computer that computes without running—or as the scientists explain, "the result of a computation may be learned without actually running the computer." So far, however, the efficiency of this process, which is called counterfactual computation (CFC), has had an upper limit of 50%, limiting its practical applications. Now in a new paper, scientists have experimentally demonstrated a slightly different version called a "generalized CFC" that has an efficiency of 85% with the potential to reach 100%. This improvement opens the doors to realizing a much greater variety of applications, such...