Category Archives: Computer Tech

New Site “Hit” Protocol

I think the internet needs a new way to judge site or page hits. The current method of cataloging each unique visitor or each page draw just isn’t sufficient as it gives false information.  What kind of false information? Well, … Continue reading

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Can Apple Change Public Education?

Engadget reports that Apple is busy creating a model for textbook purchases that is just like its music model. That may be a good plan, but they are aiming this at high schools.  Having done my time in the trenches … Continue reading

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Using Science to Figure Out Facebook Tips and Tricks

Today a friend of mine on facebook posted this. Hello friends, as you all know I like to keep my FB private except to those I am friends with. So if you all would do the following, I’d appreciate it. … Continue reading

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The New Year and the Future

We sit around the table, remembering fun times with family and watching the boy explore his new toys.  Then we get to talking about how radically different things are not and how much more radically altered things will be in … Continue reading

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Cerebus – My new PC

I got a really nice Christmas present in the form of permission to build my new PC.  I’ve been needing one for a while.  My old Athlon 2.41Ghz with 2gigs RAM, just wasn’t doing well at all.  There were some … Continue reading

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New Internet Piracy Proposal

UPDATE 12-5-11  Someone else has found a couple of the loopholes I mention below and some work arounds.  Yep, there are already workarounds for SOPA. What really cool is Representative Zoe Lofgren has also asked these kinds of questions of … Continue reading

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AMD vs. Intel – round 329023595

So, AMD has just announced its prices and release dates for the newest CPUs.  They can be purchased in 6 core and 8 core versions… (i.e. 6 unique processor chips (or 8) in the central processing unit). What’s really sad … Continue reading

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Why Genetic Algorithms are NOT Examples of Intelligent Design

I get this one a lot.  “Oh, you can’t use genetic algorithms to support evolution because they are designed.  If you design it, then the results are also designed.” Unfortunately, this just shows the ignorance of intelligent design proponents.  Process … Continue reading

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Computer Specs

Well, I’ve been toying with the idea of a new computer.  I don’t needs it, but I wants it.  Looking at catalogs and reading reviews keeps me out of trouble… mostly.  Apparently the boy and I were a little loud … Continue reading

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Technology Explosion

Well… not really. The hard drive on my PC crashed and I’m just not up to writing a full blog entry, with research and links on my (rather pitiful) work laptop. I’ve never been a huge fan of Seagate hard … Continue reading

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