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Best Thing I’ve Read In A Month

Folks, here is an article I consider the best “tech read” I have come across in a long, long while. Every single computer owner (which is, what, every adult and most children?) should read it (and get “mad as *heck*) but of course, maybe only 10,000 actually will..

* Why does crapware still exist? Follow the Silicon Valley money trail

If you followed security experts’ advice and manually updated Java this week to fix a critical vulnerability, you might have gotten more than you asked for. Oracle probably makes tens of millions of dollars a year from crapware, and big venture capitalists see it as a growth business. Read more..

… “monetize” …

And, I suggested removing Java altogether, (see, Remove Java (+ A Friday Fun Video )) but you should be aware of the general idea spelled out here: Why you shouldn’t always listen to security advice

You should update Java. Or uninstall it. Or not completely uninstall it, but disable it. Or not do anything at all because it’s not a problem. Whoever’s advice you take, the chances are it’s wrong.” Read more..

(.. but it’s kind of implied that you get savvy, too, and learn how computers function.)

.. Another busy day here. Have a good one everybody.

Bonus reading: Microsoft’s Surface needs a reboot: Here’s how

The mobile market needs a third player to keep iOS and Android on its toes, but as it stands Microsoft’s Surface tablets don’t cut it. But with a few tweaks the platform has a chance of being a serious player.Read more..

.. sexy ..

Today’s quote:One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.” ~G.M. Weilacher

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January 15, 2013 - Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, gadgets, Internet scam, Microsoft, News, Portable Computing | ,


  1. Sorry I am so late to the party but such is life.

    This is an interesting read that pertains to a stand against crapware and bundling… The Future of Cloudeight | Cloudeight Information Avenue

    They scared me. I thought they were closing up shop. I love this site I get free stationery with no addware..and Lots of interesting reads. I don’t hold what their stand on certain things but over all a good site. I get all their newsletters etc.


    Comment by delenn13 | January 21, 2013 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Despite the typo’s, they said it very well. (And it reminded me that I am not alone in my thinking/experiences, which it often feels like [sorry for the poor grammar].)


      Comment by techpaul | January 21, 2013 | Reply

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