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BOHICA on Encryption

First, let’s remind ourselves of the basic principle of government: Nobody has any business poking around in your daily life if they aren’t related by blood or covenant. That comes down from our Creator. So far as I know, no … 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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Windows 10 Adventure: Upgrade from Win7

Today I performed my first hands-on upgrade of a client’s Win7 machine to Win10. Most of the time it should just adopt the Win7 license, but this one was hacked, so it required a new key. It was about $2 … 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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Win10 Adventures: Hardware Error Code 3000040

If you are the kind of person who checks event logs, you may run across something that uses these terms — LiveKernelEvent Code: 3000040 I spotted this in the Reliability Monitor. If you search via the Win10 menu, it will … 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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