Facts About Computer Security

Annalee Newitz has written an interesting article about computer security that has some great points

Annalee Newitz has written an interesting article about computer security that has some great points about making your computer environment more secure.


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Why is "C" the default drive letter?

Have you ever wondered why your main drive uses the letter "C"? If you have or just want to read som

Have you ever wondered why your main drive uses the letter "C"? If you have or just want to read some computer tech trivia, then read this article.


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MySQL Turns 20 in 2015

It's time wish MySQL happy birthday as it turns 20 this year. Oh time really flies.Have a great

It's time wish MySQL happy birthday as it turns 20 this year. 




Oh time really flies.


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Code Academy

If you are looking for an excellent place learn coding for free, then visit Code Academy and si

If you are looking for an excellent place learn coding for free, then visit Code Academy and signup for an account.


It is a great place to learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, Python and PHP.


Here's a screenshot of their Ruby on Rails course:




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Oh the days of dial up!

My first modem was a 2400/9600 kbs modem that was built into my Packard Bell Legend 22cd computer. I

My first modem was a 2400/9600 kbs modem that was built into my Packard Bell Legend 22cd computer. I would update as soon as the next higher speed was available from 14000 to 56000, Eventually upgraded to DSL which was a premium but lightning fast. As working on technical support and other call center industries, I only encountered a few users that were still using dial-up to access the internet.

Here an article about one guy's experience of using a 56k modem with today's internet.


Here's a photo of an external model which used a serial port connection.





Too young to have know the sound? View this video to hear it. Beware it is a little loud!





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Try Bootswatch for your ASP.Net Websites!

Are you building an ASP.NET website with Visual Studio 2013? If you are, then install Bootswatch (fr

Are you building an ASP.NET website with Visual Studio 2013? If you are, then install Bootswatch (free bootstrap themes) using NuGet Manager, Visit Bootswatch for examples and more information.


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Distributed Computing

Would you like to help out in scientific research? Do you have spare CPU time you would like to put
Would you like to help out in scientific research? Do you have spare CPU time you would like to put towards a good cause? Visit the World Community Grid and sign up. The projects range from helping to find cures for Ebola and cancer to looking for asteroids. I've been a member  for a while now so stop by and try it out.





Another on project is Distributed.net which was started in 1997 to solve an RSA lab challenge. They are working on RC5-72.







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First Dot Com Domain Registered on March 15, 1985.

The first  dot com domain was registered on March 15, 1985 for Symbolics.com. Read this ar

The first  dot com domain was registered on March 15, 1985 for Symbolics.com. Read this article for more details.