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G is for Google: W is for World Conquest.

August 11, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
G is for Google: W is for World Conquest.

Possibly as part of its plans to take over the world with it’s own private army of killer robots while its human staff await in orbit to establish a new race of geekkind, Google is rebranding its top-level business as Alphabet. That way, when it’s A.I. cars go crazy and do a Skynet on us, we’ll […]

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Editorial – August 2015: I’m beginning to think of August as computer month.

August 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2015: I’m beginning to think of August as computer month.

There are times when being first isn’t an advantage.   Hello everyone Before I change to a different subject, for those interested in the transition to my new laptop, things have worked out nicely. Dell do a nice laptop and I’ve discovered more RAM and even more RAM in a video card has made drawing […]

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The Geek’s Guide To Having A New Computer by GF Willmetts

August 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Geek’s Guide To Having A New Computer  by GF Willmetts

or The List And Reasons For Doing Certain Things With Your Computer   Periodically, we all have to change our computer. Whether its by mechanical failure or, as in my case, attack by malware and just economic to get a replacement. Anyway, it suddenly dawned on me that not all of you are aware of […]

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Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

July 26, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Pixels (film review by Frank Ochieng)

Nostalgia can be something to revisit as a decent form of escapism from one’s current worries. It feels so refreshing to turn back the hands of time and recall all the wonderful memories and perks of our younger days and, what is not to consider about the days gone by when reminiscing about certain trends in […]

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Editorial – July 2015 : Is your computer your closest friend? (editorial)

June 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – July 2015   :  Is your computer your closest friend?  (editorial)

Hello everyone Although tablets and mobile phones are close contenders, even if I don’t use them myself, the closest bit of tech to being a friend is your computer, whether its a tower (don’t they do deskbox shapes any more?) or laptop. All right, so its an inanimate combination of silicon, rare and more common […]

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Editorial – June 2015 : What and who do you trust?

May 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Editorial – June 2015  :   What and who do you trust?

Hello everyone Ever had one of those months? Meet mine. One day happily typing on my laptop, the next an inability to save files. Oops! Some things I knew but didn’t have to consider came to the fore. When the files directory is there in name only and the recycle bin doesn’t have them, run […]

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Help save humanity from asteroid extinction with a single download.

March 18, 2015 | By | Reply More
Help save humanity from asteroid extinction with a single download.

A software application based on an algorithm created by a NASA challenge has the potential to increase the number of new asteroid discoveries by amateur astronomers. Analysis of images taken of our solar system’s main belt asteroids between Mars and Jupiter using the algorithm showed a 15 percent increase in positive identification of new asteroids. […]

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The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr (book review).

February 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr (book review).

Computerised driven machines are making us complacent is probably the strongest message from Nicholas Carr’s book ‘The Glass Cage’. It can do all our routine stuff that we can do as programmers translate into computer routines. Computers lack the ability to think for themselves and even reprogram themselves but this distinguishes them from organic people. […]

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Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Blackhat (film review by Frank Ochieng).

There can be many things said about filmmaker Michael Mann’s brand of kinetic-based cinema but drowsy is not one of them. Well, Mann’s latest offering in the convoluted cyberspace thriller ‘Blackhat’ yearns to tread the dull waters of online mystery and intrigue headed up by hunky Hollywood hotshot Chris Hemsworth (aka ‘Thor’ of the Marvel Comics flicks). […]

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A sluggish thing on the way to the Net – a fix by: GF Willmetts (article).

August 31, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
A sluggish thing on the way to the Net – a fix by: GF Willmetts (article).

Lately, I’ve been finding my booting onto the Internet has been somewhat sluggish. I wasn’t the only one from something some of the people I know said without prompting. I automatically assumed that the Net was busy. After all, there’s a lot of people on and despite the signal being strong. Remember, the Net is […]

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