Tech – for Everyone

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Father shoots teen’s laptop after ‘disrespectful’ Facebook post

This happened a month ago.. and I somehow missed it, and didn’t “hear anyone talking” until just now.

Video goes viral on YouTube

A video of an angry American father pumping nine slugs from a handgun into his daughter’s laptop has gone viral on YouTube and sparked an impassioned online debate over his parenting skills.

Watch the video below, then continue on to the story.

Tommy Jordan, of North Carolina, explains in the video, which he titled “Facebook Parenting: for the troubled teen,” that he was upset by a Facebook post by his 15-year-old daughter in which she complained about her parents.

“This is for my daughter, Hannah, and more importantly for all her friends on Facebook who thought her little rebellious post was cute,” Read more..

What I thought was interesting was the daughter thought her Settings choices would keep her writings private…

On the Internet…

Maybe she thought she could just “delete” it if she every changed her mind about it, too.. (No. You cannot “delete” things from the Internet. And if there’s a chance you might not want others to see it? Don’t post it.)

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Related reading: Here’s Why I Do Not Do Facebook…

Thought I would throw this article out there from MSNBC – The Redtape Chronicles , titled: Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants’ Facebook passwords If you think privacy settings on your Facebook and Twitter accounts guarantee future employers or schools can’t see your private posts, guess again. Employers and colleges find the treasure-trove of personal information” […] Read more..

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Not related: A Windows veteran looks at Win8 Consumer Preview
By Woody Leonhard

If you download and install Windows 8 Consumer Preview, released late last week, I can almost guarantee that you won’t like it.

I know only a handful of experienced Windows users (who don’t work for or with Microsoft) who say they like Windows 8. But it’s the future, eh?Read more..

(Maybe the best read on Windows 8 I’ve seen so far..)

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Today’s quote:Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss

Yeah. Right.

Gotta run. I do hope to get back here.. but if I don’t, I hope you have a great day!

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  1. Don’t forget Giveaway: Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012 free download . Make sure you do the “Custom Install” and use a throwaway email if you don’t like getting their emails. Personally, I like getting them. “Note that you will need to activate during the 48-hour download period.”

    Re: Video

    Her dad works in IT…Duh! He paid for the laptop….. “When you live in my house, you live by my rules”.


    Comment by delenn13 | March 9, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      That’s the way it was for me, and every other kid I knew, back in the days of yore, and dinosaurs roamed, and I was knee-high to a grasshopper. But I understand it is a different world today…

      And yes, though it hard for me to imagine anyone still needing a disc authoring program, Ashampoo’s is a quality choice – and the price (today) is right!


      Comment by techpaul | March 9, 2012 | Reply

      • It’s easy and fast to use. And so much quicker to fire up than others. Kinda like having Photoshop but using the “quick and dirty” “one trick pony” programs because they work faster.


        Comment by delenn13 | March 9, 2012 | Reply

        • delenn13,
          For that I use Alex Feinman’s ISORecorder and/or CDBurnerXP (both freeware) .. but that is only on older machines, as Vista and Win 7 come with burners.

          But please don’t get me wrong. Ashampoo’s Burning Studio giveaway is a winner, if you have a need (or think you may one day have a need) for disc authoring tools. And is one of those sites people should know about.


          Comment by techpaul | March 9, 2012 | Reply

  2. TechPaul,

    Thanks for the link back… Have a great weekend and shoot a couple laptops.



    Comment by Ramblinrick | March 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Thank you, Rick, and right back ‘atcha.
      One of my daily reads, it is a pleasure to be able to refer readers to your website.

      … I don’t think that repair is covered under warranty …


      Comment by techpaul | March 9, 2012 | Reply

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