Black Men with AR-15s Protect this White Business Owner’s Store in Ferguson

Several black men – some of whom look the part of very menacing and very large men – took it upon themselves to protect a white business owner’s store in Ferguson.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Sing U.S. National Anthem After Microphone Fails

Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Sing National Anthem After Microphone Fails.

Wow, seriously? I can’t imagine many moments that show international brotherhood like this one.

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What’s Eating My Data?

So a friend of mine, Shae, asked me last night if I could help her friend find out what is eating all her data on a home Windows 8.1 computer. So, I thought, this could be a nice article to write on.

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How to Create a Complex (But Easily Remembered) Password

Ever hear of your IT guys at work wanting longer and more complex passwords? Maybe you have an eight-character password. Maybe you’re changing it every 45 minutes, and it requires an upper case, lower case, number, special character, zodiac sign and star constellation.

Then, they tell you that it’s going to be a longer time period between changes, but it has to be a longer password in general – say, 12 characters. How in the hell can you remember 12 characters without making it easy to guess? Let’s find out.
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Veteran’s Day and Those Who Forget

Today is Veteran’s Day. Let’s not forget brothers and sisters that fought for what we have, what we are, and what we should be. But not everybody remembers that. They cower behind some political or irrational fear, and dishonor the freedoms so hard earned.

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Rack the Slide | Cornered Cat

Original Article: Rack the Slide | Cornered Cat.

So this particular page is in a series titled, “If you have to fight…Fight like a cornered cat.”

I like this page, because is both dispels the myth that women can’t, and provides techniques for, racking the slide of a semi-automatic pistol. Continue reading Rack the Slide | Cornered Cat

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Making Changes to the Network (When You’re Not In IT)

For both IT nerds and end users: Don’t jack with what you’re not prepared to fix.

I am now handling a series of calls where our internet provider changed our IP address for one of our locations. For those who don’t know/remember what an IP address is, here is an only-partially-technical explanation.

This is a bad thing to do without a LOT of planning and correspondence.  Continue reading Making Changes to the Network (When You’re Not In IT)

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Voting in Elections – You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

Now that the 2014 midterms are done, we can get back on with our lives, sans all the lies in the campaign ads.

But know that, even if you voted, MOST of you did it wrong
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How to Connect To a Hotspot

I get a lot of questions about how to connect to free Wi-Fi hotspots, such as at hotels or places like McDonald’s/Starbucks.

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“Security” software that violates all security principles, being given out by cops

EVERYBODY: Be careful about ‘free’ software that schools and government agencies are handing out – most are handing it out for free: ComputerCOP. Continue reading “Security” software that violates all security principles, being given out by cops

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