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The mainframe turns 45

Sat, 2009-09-19 08:01 by admin

The Mainframe: The Dinosaur That Wouldn't Die

By Michael Neubarth

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This year marks the 45th anniversary of the IBM mainframe. As Tanapong Ittisakulchai wrote in the Nation in May, "Forty-five years ago, on April 7, 1964, the introduction of the IBM System/360 sparked a revolution in computing and business."

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Telly - turn telephone numbers into words

Mon, 2009-09-14 20:14 by Hans


Telly is a computer program that finds real words for telephone numbers that can be typed into a phone instead of the number and that may be easier to remember. It currently covers two languages—English and German. Try it, you may like it.

Free Microsoft Antivirus Software

Sat, 2009-06-20 09:56 by admin

Now available in selected countries.

Free Microsoft Antivirus Software Next Week
New York Times, United States
It will make the test-phase service, now officially named “Microsoft Security Essentials,” available for download onto properly licensed Windows PC in Brazil, Israel and the United States running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating ...
Leak: Free Windows 7 Morro (Microsoft Security Essentials 1.0) Softpedia
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Spam volumes drop by two-thirds

Thu, 2008-11-13 13:00 by admin

Brian Krebs on Computer Security
Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/12/2008
Spam Volumes Drop by Two-Thirds After Firm Goes Offline

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Browser security

Fri, 2008-11-07 13:05 by macker7963 · Forum/category:

I’ve seen this question asked a few times, but don’t recall ever seeing a definite answer. Is it safe to leave your computer with the web browser open, or can hackers use this open browser to gain control over your computer while you’re not looking? Or does the fact that you have always-on broadband mean that they can get to your computer anytime it’s switched on? Is a computer in hibernation the same as a switched-on computer?

Monitor test

Mon, 2008-11-03 22:38 by admin · Forum/category:

Check your monitor and its settings with this excellent monitor test.

I can't uninstall a program

Sun, 2008-11-02 16:28 by btronk · Forum/category:

I run windows xp and I was recently attempting to install the video game Neverwinter Nights 2. During installation, my computer shut off through a seperate issue that has since been fixed. Now the game is not installed properly and any attempts to uninstall give me a long error message followed by error code -5001. Since then the folder in program files has been deleted. Is there any way to uninstall this useless program from my computer? The fact that it is still there prevents me from trying to reinstall the game too.

Daylight saving time

Sun, 2008-11-02 08:48 by admin · Forum/category:

Registered users: When daylight saving time begins or ends, please change your time zone. This web site can currently not do the change automatically.

Click on "My account", "Edit", scroll down to the time zone setting, select the proper one and click on the [Save] button.

The purpose is to see the correct time above each article and comment.

Email sender authentication with SPF, Domainkeys, or DKIM

Fri, 2008-09-26 21:35 by admin · Forum/category:

SPF (Sender Policy Framework or Sender Permitted From), Domainkeys, and DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail) are methods to authenticate mail senders and detect incoming mail that was not sent by whom it says it was sent. This can help to fight spam. For example, if spammers can no longer hide their domain identity by faking their sending domains, they could effectively be blacklisted.

Chrome - a new web browser from Google

Tue, 2008-09-02 19:08 by admin

The latest assault by Google is a new, open-source, lightning-fast web browser named Chrome—more information at: