Author Archives: Davidcomp

Insane Coding — C++ Origins

Transcript of a January 1998 interview with the designer and original implementer of the C++ programming language, Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, the Danish-born computer scientist who is currently the College of Engineering Chair Professor in Computer Science at Texas A&M University.

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Fix: Dell Laptop Won’t Boot – Blue Screen of Death and Error 7B

Fix: Dell Laptop Won’t Boot – Blue Screen of Death and Error 00000000007B This is a serious error. It doesn’t seem to damage any data, but it can certainly stop you from using your windows computer for days or weeks … Continue reading

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MicroSquish Does it Again

Is it mere coincidence that MicroSquish stopped Windows 7 support – the day it released a patch for the most serious virus in ages – but it doesn’t release the Patch for Windows 7? “Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows … Continue reading

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Downgrading Windows 7 to 32bit from 64bit can be done fairly cleanly

Yes, you can downgrade a Windows 7 system from 64 bit to 32 bit with only a little bit of inconvenience and cost in time while (contrary to most web advice) you  get to keep all your documents and folders … Continue reading

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CyberGhost 5 REQUIRES you to use the deadly MS Explorer !

“Virtual Private Networks” (or VPNs) are software programs that anonymize and encrypt your web travels so that criminals can’t see what you are doing, snag your passwords or pretend to be your shopping or banking site.  One nice review persuaded … Continue reading

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How to get your Yahoo emails out without giving them to NSA

Don’t give Yahoo permission to send your Emails to the National Security Agency (NSA). Let me apologize for taking until today to write this. Today is the day Yahoo tries to make you switch to their new Email software. “Beginning … Continue reading

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CompuPro Equipment for Sale – Excellent Condition

CompuPro Equipment – Excellent Shape I have several CompuPro “boat anchor” motherboard boxes, a couple of Hard Drives with enclosures, and a couple of 8″ drive boxes.

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Good Products sold by Amazon

Here are some of my favorite products. This page “should” get updated (except when I can’t get to it) as products are retired and new ones arise. Full Disclosure – I get a tiny bit of money from Amazon when … Continue reading

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For Sale – Wyse 50 Terminals

We have two remaining gently used Wyse 50 Terminals from the days of minicomputers and super-micros like CompuPro and Molecular. Wyse 50s are almost impossible to find these days. We had 15, but 12 have shipped and we keep one … Continue reading

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Stuxnet Removal Download. Did Stuxnet’s Deliberate Physical Damage of War Machines Violate War Powers Act?

Two simple questions: Q #1) Is there any way a hacker with a laptop could cause your  commercial jet to crash into a mountian ? A: No, of course not. Q #2) Do CIA drones have higher security controls than … Continue reading

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Java’s Security Problems are Designed-in. Problems are Not Solvable. I Do NOT Use ROES.

What’s with the dangerous insistence on Java ? The programming language Java has a history of serious security problems, yet several major photography printing services not only use Java – they FORCE YOU to use Java with online ordering software … Continue reading

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Not Facebook – Try “One Social Web” or Diaspora

US President Obama warned Virgina high-school students in September 2009 — “Be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age whatever you do will be pulled up later somewhere in your life.”  Facebook’s President, Mark Zuckerberg … Continue reading

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Holy Toledo: Would You Give all your Personal Emails to Your Boss?

You’d never give your Password to someone you don’t know, right? But would you give a copy of all your emails to a random Stranger? How about a secret person who doesn’t like you – that jealous co-worker, your angry … Continue reading

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Subscribe2 – Setup made Easy (Update: I’m removing Subscribe2 from all my Blogs)

WordPress Blog system has a popular plugin called “Subscribe2” that allows your readers to get an email notice when you post a new blog article. Update December 2014 — Subscribe 2 was sold and now sneakily (bait and switch) “copies” … Continue reading

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