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You do not even have to own a computer to know that viruses are running rampant on the internet. Back in the “old days” all a virus would do is mess up your computer. Now with the interconnection that we have through are phone lines and cable jacks, a virus has the opportunity to use your computer to infect others. What is the solution? Try this free (for personal use) virus scanner. Read more »

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A New York State appellate court recently refused to dismiss a case stemming from a 7-year old’s injury while playing dodgeball in school. Groups are chiming in claiming that dodgeball is too dangerous for kids to be playing. Read more »

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If you are a normal computer user, you have passwords coming out of your ears. Think about it: bank PINs, logins, email accounts, alarm codes; they just all add some other random string of letters and numbers that you are supposed to remember. Read more »

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Do you ever find yourself needing to know whether an ethernet port will light up without actually hooking it up to a switch. Or, do you need to know what port on a switch a certain jack is plugged in to. Lucky for you, it’s really easy to make your own ethernet loopback cable. Read more »

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I had an unfortunate experience with a small, cheap, inherited SMC ethernet hub. Originally I had two computers linked together with this switch and a DSL modem attached via a crossover cable. My computer had the PPoE dialer and a free proxy program to allow the other computer to get internet access. While not a great solution, it did work. The biggest problem was that my computer had to be on for the other computer to get internet access. Read more »