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Entries from December 2008

Short Day

December 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. On the equator the day is 12 hours long, any day of the year. In Tempe, Dallas and Pasadena, today is about 10 hours long. In Boise, Idaho it’s about 9 hours long. In Anchorage it’s 5 1/2 hours long. In Fairbanks it’s a […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Cheating Banks

December 15th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Derek had a checking account with Chase a few weeks ago that he decided to close out. He had just $5.59 in the account, and by accident he withdrew $5.60. For that one cent overdraft, Chase charged him a $25 fee. Jocelyn may argue that this is justified, but you can’t convince me that it […]

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Tags: Opinion

Malware Bytes!

December 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

“It sure does”, you must be thinking. Viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, rootkits, all this malicious software sneaking on to your computer really bites. My current favorite malware remover is “Malwarebytes“. It finds and removes things that other programs have trouble with. I’ve even used it to remove the Vundo trojan, which is one of the […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science