Monday, February 27, 2012


Please share the following information with your friends.

I don't know WHY I didn't figure this out before .

I wash my hair in the shower and the shampoo runs down over my whole

Printed very clearly on the label is the following warning:


So no WONDER I have been gaining weight !

Well, I have got rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Fairy

Dish Washing Liquid instead.
Its label reads


Problem solved. If I don't answer the phone . .. . I'll be in the

Computer America for the week of Feb 27, 2012

Computer America has preempted for the Stevie Awards, The World's
Premier Business Award Competitions. We will resume our live broadcast

Hour one and Hour two: Author Steve Stockman. His book "How To Shoot
Video That Doesn't Suck" tells you how to shoot really great video.
Tune in for some of his best tips and tricks!

First Hour: Craig and Ben answer your computer questions and discuss the
latest Computer News.

Hour two: Dick DeBartolo, the GizWiz and Mad Magazine's maddest writer
joins us for the latest technology gadgets and wild stuff from the Internet!

Hour one: Andy O'Donnell is here to discuss five must-have
security apps for the iPhone.

Hour two: Craig and Ben answer your computer questions and discuss the
latest Computer News.

Hour one: Biscotti. Wish you could see your loved ones more often?
Biscotti lets you make (free) video phone calls from your HDTV. It is a
small, single device that plugs in to your TV with one cord and connects
to your friends and family via Google video chat. Biscotti provides a
whole-room view with built-in camera and mic, and can be programmed to
turn the TV on/off to answer incoming calls. You can even make and take
calls while watching TV to dish about your favorite shows in real time!

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
updates and other events of the day!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Alex Rodriguez:

Alex has cancer. He's had cancer for 5 years. He's 12. He's chosen to stop treatment. If you can, please support him. Send a letter or post card.

You can read his story here.

One story that I wish would have a different ending.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Old Prospector

An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.

He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail.

As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whiskey in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, can you dance?"

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, "No son, I don't dance... never really wanted to"

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, "Well, you old fool, you're gonna dance now!" and started shooting at the old man's feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

Everybody standing around was laughing..

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.

The silence was deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 1
2 gauge barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said;

"Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?"

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir... but.... I've always wanted to"

There are a few lessons for all of us here:

*Don't be arrogant.
*Don't waste ammunition.
*Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
*Always make sure you know who is in control...
*And finally, Don't screw around with old folks; they didn't get old by being stupid....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Today in History --

1943 - The Saturday Evening Post published the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms. The four freedoms Rockwell illustrated were the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and the Freedom from Fear.

From the "You Couldn't Possibly Be More Wrong" Department:

"Women will never want the right of suffrage - that is, there will not be enough of them that want it to even encourage the menfolk to give it to them."
- humorist Bill Nye, 1893.

(So glad it's not the 19th century anymore. But, I'm already looking forward to the 22nd.)

Computer America Lineup for week of Feb 20, 2012

Hours one and two: Joining Craig and Ben is Woody Feffer. Woody owns and
operates Computer Mechanix, an on-site computer repair business. Woody
is here to lend his expertise on diagnosing computer problems and
answering your questions.

Hours one and two: Every third Tuesday of the month, we have an all
Linux show! Joining Craig and Ben once again is Larry Bushey, the
Creator and host of the "Going Linux Podcast."

Hour one: Apple Aficionado Gene Steinberg joins Craig and Ben to
talk all things Apple.

Hour two: OriginPC! Any company can build a PC, but few can build a
custom gaming PC worthy of playing the latest games. Many claim to offer
gaming PCs, but they don't deliver a complete gaming experience. A real
gaming PC must be focused on Customization, Service, Gaming, and
Technology. This is ORIGIN's specialty. Join the company's CEO and
Co-Founder as we talk about their amazingly fast computers.

Hour one: HP. Hewlett-Packard joins us to discuss their latest printers
that work without wires and let you print from virtually anywhere!

Hour two: Mike Walsh. Futuristic and Keynote speaker and author of
Futuretainment, an indispensible handbook for anyone wanting to
understand the future of media and marketing, will use his knowledge on
business and the ever changing innovations of technology to explain what
it will take for companies and brands to thrive in this challenging new

Hour one: Rebit. Hear about Rebit's amazing Rebit Pro software that
uses a "hybrid" of local and cloud backup and recovery, providing the
highest level of protection for the professional PC user.

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
updates and other events of the day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

What if Dr. Seuss Wrote a Computer Manual????

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port
and the buss interrupted as a very last resort
and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort
then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash
and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash
and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash
then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash!
If the label on the cable on the table at your house
says the network is connected to the button on your mouse
but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol
that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall
and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss
so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse
then you may as well reboot it just and go out with a bang
'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang.
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk
and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk
then you have to flash your memory
and you'll want to RAM your ROM
Quickly turn off your computer
and be sure to tell your Mom!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Being old, not for amatuers:

Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall.

As yet, the store wasn't ready, with only a few shelves and display racks set up.

One said to the other, "I'll bet that any minute now some senior is going to walk by, put his face to the window, and ask what we're Selling."

Sure enough, just a moment later, a curious senior gentleman walked up to the window, looked around intensely and rapped on the glass, then in a loud voice asked, "What are you sellin' here?"

One of the men replied sarcastically, "We're selling ass-holes."

Without skipping a beat, the old timer said, "You must be doing well. Only two left."

Seniors -- don't mess with them, They didn't get old by being stupid!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

You have no control anymore

What an unbelievable over stepping of boundaries by a school and the staff.

Makes me glad I don't have children so they aren't subjected to this Nanny State mentality. And fearful of my nephew at his public school. Wish I could home school him myself. But there's a reason I don't want kids.

And the school even had the gall to charge the parent for the lunch the child didn't eat.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Computer America, week of February 12, 2012

Hour one: iolo technologies. Tune in to hear the latest features of
their newest iteration of System Mechanic! This amazing utility makes
your PC run like it did when it was new! System Mechanic comprises a
suite of utilities that streamline your computer’s Registry, consolidates
programs and so much more! You won’t want to miss this show!

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
updates and other events of the day!

Hour one and two: It’s the second Tuesday of the month and that means
it’s time for our Gamer Tuesday Show! Joining us this month is newcomer
Grayson Hamilton. Grayson is an experienced game enthusiast and author
who will give us his viewpoints when it come to computer and set top

Hour one: IDWatchdog. Identity theft is a major concern these days.
Every time you go online, you run the risk of having all of your
personal information stolen. Our guest tonight talks about IDWatchdog
and how it can protect you from all the bad guys out there.

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
updates and other events of the day!

Hour one and Hour two: Gregory Evans. Joining Craig and Ben with the
return of the world’s greatest computer security expert. He continues to
discuss hacking in its many forms, and how you can protect your computer
from malware invasions.

Hour one: Boston Acoustics. This company makes some of the finest
speakers available to consumers. What makes a speaker system great?
What should you consider before buying speakers for your home or
computer system? These are just some of the questions we’ll be asking
tonight. Some of the answers may surprise you! Tune in!

Hour two: David Perry. David is a long time friend and a correspondent
to the Computer America Show. David is a malware expert who has worked
for many of the major players in the computer anti-malware industry.
Tonight he continues his discussion of computer malware as well as other
timely subjects!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

InterStellar Military Vessel OVER THE RAINBOW

Constructed in 2477 shortly after the end of the civil war which resulted in the creation of the Terran League, Over the Rainbow is a long range exploration cruiser. Most modern ship builders consider the class to be over-built in superstructure, capable of surviving damage that would render lesser ships useless hulks.

Rainbow is the first ship built and launched by the Terran League in 2478 for it's newly created Space Patrol quasi-military arm. Tasked with keeping the peace, aiding disabled ships and providing help to member planets, the Space Patrol would evolve into ORAC (Organized Regional Armored Command), best known for Admiral Patrick Collins and the flagship of the League, the ultra-battleship Star Fortress.

Rainbow is capable of a maximum velocity of 1.5 light years per week and economical cruising at 1 light year per week. She carries a prototype gravity slide for sub-light travel able to accelerate at 175G. Her crew is 423 people. Weaponry includes two fixed forward 100 pound rail-guns, a 100T watt laser cannon and a selection of missiles (including nuclear equipped devices).

On the forward edge of the secondary hull, Rainbow carries two radio antenna / scanner / deflector dishes on each side. At the back, there is a shuttle bay, with four trans-atmospheric vehicles. Under the main hull, there are optical telescopes, airlocks, cargo bays.

A far cry from the ships plying the spaceways of the 31st century, Over the Rainbow was an important step in rebuilding the local galaxy after the civil war between the former Solar Alliance and United Planets.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Computer America Lineup for week of Feb 6, 2012

Hour one: Chris Hadnagy. Chris is a Professional Social Engineer.
Chris will discuss the concept of Social Engineering and how it can be
used to penetrate even the most secure installations!

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
upgrades and other events of the day!

Hour one: Laplink. Most consumers are used to their old PC’s personality
and don’t know how to get their new PC set up the same way. They don’t
know how to get all of their data moved over, let alone find old CDs and
serial numbers to reinstall all of their applications and apply all the
preferred settings. That’s where Laplink’s PCmover comes in.

Hour two: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
upgrades and other events of the day!

Hour one: Sandy Berger. Sandy is our Consumer Electronics Expert
Correspondent on Computer America. She talks about the latest
technology gadgets and trends in the industry with us.

Last segment: Craig and Ben discuss the Technology News, announcements,
upgrades and other events of the day!

Hour one: WotWentWrong. When things don’t work out, people deserve to
know the reason why. But not everyone is capable of an explanation
during a breakup, so they rely on moves like The Fadeaway or simply
stop calling. People who thought the first date was awesome or saw no
signs anything was wrong with the relationship can end up blaming
themselves. It can cause lasting damage to someone’s self-esteem and
future relationships. Closure can be hard to find on your own. In
anticipation of the upcoming Valentine’s Day, WotWentWrong is the
breakup app for couples who never really broke up. WotWentWrong provids
a socially acceptable way to tie up the loose ends, learn from what
happened and improve your dating Zen for the next relationship, no
stalking required.

Hour two: Spark Networks. Our guest is Greg Liberman, President and CEO
of Spark Networks, owner and operator of online dating communities such
as, the premier dating site for Jewish singles, and, the largest and fastest growing online Christian

Hours one and two: Ralph Bond joins Craig and Ben with computer news
and special topics. For many years, Ralph was Intel’s Consumer
Education Director and he continues to be the voice of Intel for
Computer America’s Intel Digital Minute. Ralph is now with Autodesk and
he is an official Computer America correspondent. Every first Friday
of the month, Ralph joins Craig and Ben to talk about the special Technology
News stories he selects.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

From the "I'll Be Darned" file.

Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK [episode #78 "All Our Yesterdays" in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even when he gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).