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    Whose (on)line is it anyway?

    As a responsible parent, I’ve always held the opinion that it is my duty to protect my children on-line. Of course, I can only do this to an extent, and until they are of a certain age, and given my kids are now young adults, that responsibility has all but left me, however I now […]

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    When Does Forum Moderation Become Censorship?

     So you want to be a moderator? Do you know how many would-be dictators are out there, masquerading as forum administrators and moderators? If you have any experience of online forums you’ll probably know that the administrator is the all seeing eye with God-like powers and moderators are their anointed servants with powers only limited […]

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    64-bit Browsers – A Need For Speed

    Disillusionment – 64-Bit Operating Systems I was one of the first to jump onto the 64-bit bandwagon. I got myself a 64-bit motherboard, a 64-bit processor and a 64-bit operating system. I was on a roll. I was also giddy with the anticipation of installing all that 64-bit software that would actually use the 16 […]

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    A Look Back – Google’s Top Searches for 2014

    While not everyone chooses to search online via Google’s search engine, I think it’s fair to say that the majority of users do. In fact, Google clocked up trillions of searches worldwide during 2014. The most searched event during the year was the unfortunate passing of popular comedian and actor Robin Williams. According to Google, […]

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    The Pirate Bay Raided – Could this be the End?

    The Pirate Bay has been raided and shut down by Swedish police – possibly forever. The Pirate Bay has suffered similar raids and shutdowns since it was established in 2003 but the file sharing site has always somehow managed to bounce back. Whether or not it will this time though is open to conjecture. At […]

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    A Fascinating Site: World and US Population Tickers

    World Population We all know that the number of humans on this planet is exploding at an exponential rate. At the current rate, the population is expected to reach 10,000,000,000 (that’s billion, with a ‘B’) by 2100. That just blows my mind. That’s twice the number of people their were in 1987. In the above […]

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    Beware: Fake ‘Online Order Confirmation’ Emails!

    Timely advice from security reporter Brian Krebs. These types of scam emails requesting confirmation of online orders are prolific at the best of times but the pre-Christmas shopping spree creates an environment of exaggerated vulnerability, one which the malware purveyors are only too happy to take advantage of. If you tend to do a lot […]

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    How to Disable Focused Advertising

    Focused advertising is, to some, a real problem.  Some people don’t like to have advertising companies knowing about their particular browsing habits. I happen to be one of those people. I despise Bankers, Insurance companies, and Politicians– not necessarily in that order. They all have one thing in common–  greed. Oh, it isn’t the love […]

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    Does Online Dating Really Work?

    You’ve probably heard all kinds of things about online dating, Internet dating, Social dating, Facebook dating, or the old-fashioned way of meeting offline at work, or with a little help from your friends or your  grandma. There are so many more options available to singles dating in the digital age, yet so many can’t seem to connect. […]