Category Archives: Internet

So Your Home Printer Just Ran Out of Ink . . .

Home printing and printers are the bane of my existence.  I’m very spoiled.  My employer is a large law firm.  Law firms excel at killing trees (i.e. printing reams and reams and reams of paper).  I’ve had access to exceptional … Continue reading

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Windows 10? Here are privacy issues you should consider

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2015/07/29/wind-nos/ More and more reasons to try or switch to Linux.  Beware of Windows 10 “Free” upgrade … it will only cost your privacy. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Never Feed the Trolls!

Report: Trolls can be detected early on – KCTV5. I’ve been a moderator in various forums online over the years. My number one axiom is ‘Never Feed the Trolls!’ Now there’s a study to back up that assertion and to … Continue reading

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​Loki’s Wager is Why You Can’t Win Arguments on the Internet

http://io9.com/lokis-wager-is-why-you-cant-win-arguments-on-the-inter-1679484756 My advice to people tempted to argue in cyberspace is always: “Don’t Feed the Trolls! ” Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Comcast and Time Warner Cable hike modem fees as much as 33%. Time to buy your own. January 02

http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/02/technology/comcast-time-warner-cable-modem/ I guess I’d better scrutinize my Time Warner bill this month.  And maybe start pricing cable modems. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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First Snowden. Then tracking you on wheels. Now spies on a plane. Yes, surveillance is everywhere | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/nov/15/spies-plane-surveillance-us-marshals I first saw this latest revelation of our own government’s continued disregard for our privacy late last week.  I agree with this article’s closing question: Why are my Senators and Congressmen silent on this issue? Posted from WordPress for … Continue reading

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Internet traffic jams are widespread in the US, and are probably about to get a lot worse | The Verge

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/31/7138449/m-lab-netflix-comcast-verizon-isp-business-dispute-congestion-traffic-interconnection ISP interconnection has a substantial impact on consumer internet performance –sometimes a severely negative impact — and that business relationships between ISPs, and not major technical problems, are at the root of the problems we observed. An interesting study … Continue reading

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