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Snakes in the Grass — Followup

If you took the time to read that long MintPress report linked in yesterday’s post, you may still be struggling to absorb the whole thing. I wouldn’t blame you. Had I not already brushed up against some of this, I’m … Continue reading

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The Geeks Will Never Understand

The next big war will involve some conventional weapons, and maybe even WMDs, but the real warfare will be virtual in nature. What really matters won’t be the killing of people and breaking things, but a dramatic shift in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Cyber Casualty

Just to clarify past grumbling here, I’m not likely to engage in political violence. I still believe a civil war has already started here in the US, but I have no interest in supporting either side directly. The only way … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends 07

It’s been a fixit day. It began early with Veloyce’s Jetta. I endeavored to change the spark plugs and the PCV valve. Neither is a simple, straightforward task on VWs. I had to make a tool to fish the plugs … Continue reading

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Linux on HP Pavilion 590-p0044

First, perform due diligence. You need a Linux distro with a recent kernel to handle the Vega 11 graphics. I tested Ubuntu 19.04, Xubuntu 19.04 and OpenSUSE Leap 15.1. These three all handled it just fine, but Xubuntu was the … Continue reading

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Trends, Not Predictions

This is not meant to predict the future, but to point out the current drift. Things have changed a lot in the past year, and will likely keep changing. I once predicted that Microsoft would jump the shark and could … Continue reading

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Windows Has Its Place

Did you really think I was a Linux zealot for life? I used Linux a lot during a period of time when it served my calling. I still use it, particularly the bootable DVD version that allows me to fix … Continue reading

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