Are the Deep Web and the Dark Web the same thing?

Dr Max Wilson explains the differences between the Deep and Dark web for all of us.<iframe width=
Dr Max Wilson explains the differences between the Deep and Dark web for all of us.



Happy 40th Birthday Apple!

Whether you use a Mac or a PC, let's all wish Apple a happy birthday as it turns 40 years old on Ap


Whether you use a Mac or a PC, let's all wish Apple a happy birthday as it turns 40 years old on April 1st, 2016, and we can certainly say it has affect our lives for the better or worse,( but I'm an optimist, so I think they have made great innovations). They can claim items that failed (Newton) or succeeded (iPhone) during those years, and we can look forward to their next innovation in the years to come.

Here's a clip from their "Get a Mac" ads:


And here's a montage of their past ideas and products:





Happy World Backup Day!

Today is World Backup Day.  Data is an essential part of our modern lives with family photos o
Today is World Backup Day.  Data is an essential part of our modern lives with family photos on our smartphones (Less in hard copy formats - 4X6 printouts, etc.) to reviewing our bank statements (Miss the days of waiting for it to arrive in your mailbox?).  Visit the World Backup Day website to learn more about it and take the pledge.  Don't wait for your hard drive to fail are you or your smartphone to damaged, before visiting the PC Mag to pick an online backup services from their list.


What would you do if you lost everything? from Sam Mularczyk on Vimeo.

Do you have use VPN service?

If you regularly connect to Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop or any other place outside of your home,

If you regularly connect to Wi-Fi at your local coffee shop or any other place outside of your home, than you should use a VPN service to protect your privacy. Review this list from to pick one and  follow these tips from Norton/Symantec the next time you connect:

  1.  Watch what sites you visit.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings.
  3. Use a VPN (virtual private network).


Mechanical Calculator Computes 3 Divided by 0

Can you divide by zero?  No, because you cannot find an answer according to Dr. Roberts. Wlofra

Can you divide by zero?  No, because you cannot find an answer according to Dr. Roberts.

WloframMathWorld explains further that "even in fields other than the real numbers, division by zero is never allowed".

Therefore, the mechanical calculator spins non-stop because it was not designed to handle it as most software applications are these days.

Looks like this computers needs to hard reboot.


What's your name? It could break a computer.

The BBC recently posted a report on some names, such as Null or Keihanaikukauakahihulihe' ekahaunael

The BBC recently posted a report on some names, such as Null or Keihanaikukauakahihulihe' ekahaunaele, which affect programs from bank software to driver licenses because they contain either too many characters or use a reserved word or keyword (null, bool, etc. depending on the programming language).

Individuals with those names often have to take a few more steps when opening a new bank account or apply for a driver's license.

Fortunately,  WC3 has opened a discussion about this topic for standardization.



Have You Noticed the HTTPS in your Google URL?

Google has been adding encryption to its services since 2013 and aims to have 100% of its services
Google has been adding encryption to its services since 2013 and aims to have 100% of its services encrypted for our privacy.  One example is visiting their search engine and seeing the "https" in your URL address bar.  Let's see if this trend catches on with other tech companies.


Thinking About Placing Ads in Your Website?

Placing an ad on your site can generate some income and add content to your site, but it can expose

Placing an ad on your site can generate some income and add content to your site, but it can expose your visitors to unrelated content or malicious ads.


An article recently describes how some big companies, such as The New York Times, the BBC, and MSN, were targeted by malicious ads that encrypted visitor's computers until they bought a key to unlock it (ransomware).

There are plugins, such as AdBlocker, that will block a majority of ads and help protect you from unwanted content. It is one that I use and it's very effective at removing ads.


Avoid Credit Card Skimming

Here's one more video that reminds us to check out the credit card reader, such as tapping its cover
Here's one more video that reminds us to check out the credit card reader, such as tapping its cover or trying to lift it up, before paying with your card and checking your transactions daily.  Isn't it ironic they paid in cash?




Happy Pi Day 2016!

Let's all think take a moment, maybe 3.14 seconds to think  about the impact of Pi on our lives

Let's all think take a moment, maybe 3.14 seconds to think  about the impact of Pi on our lives from engineering automobiles to math lesson. You don't need to be math geek or nerd to appreciate its impact.