Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Now, this is interesting…

Let me start today by not only predicting the future, but spreading a rumor!

Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Back the Start Button With Windows Blue

Redmond is reportedly building new version of Windows with the option to boot to the traditional Windows interface instead of Windows 8’s “Metro”-style Start Screen.Read more..

[ Yes. I’m chuckling. ]

Progress Marches On

Twitter Rolls Out Keyword-Targeted Ads

Twitter has added a new layer to its advertising platform that will let partners target their ads based on the content of your tweets.Read more..

[ Isn’t that great?! Just what I’ve been waiting for! ]

Number and Power of DDoS Attacks Skyrocket

Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are on the rise and becoming more sophisticated, according to new data from Prolexic.Read more..

* CISPA passes U.S. House: Death of the Fourth Amendment?

The controversial cybersecurity bill has passed the U.S. House and is now on its way to the Senate chamber. Privacy groups believe this tramples on the Fourth Amendment.Read more..

[ What’s kind of weird is, nobody I’ve asked has even heard of a “sispah” {CISPA}.. ]

And let’s not forget the fast and easy money


Okay. I’m done.

It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it?

Today’s quote:If you’re going through hell, keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill

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Folks.. that one about the 4th Amendment? And CISPA? Kinda important. I hope you’ll read it slowly and carefully.. Maybe.. write your Senator?

Good thing no one will see this (it’s on WordPress)..



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April 18, 2013 - Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, Microsoft, News, tech, Windows 8 | , , ,


  1. Great post Paul. I especially like the Churchill quote. Good advice too, for when I’m strolling through spam folder hell! :D


    Comment by IzaakMak | April 18, 2013 | Reply

    • IzaakMak,
      Ha! Spam folder hell. I like it!

      Folks, have you never seen his I Want Ice Water blog? Take a looksee, won’t you?


      Comment by techpaul | April 18, 2013 | Reply

      • Thanks for the plug Paul!


        Comment by IzaakMak | April 18, 2013 | Reply

        • IzaakMak,
          I have a Policy: he who posts Pink Floyd music/videos deserves special mention… Am I right?


          It’s my pleasure to mention your site to readers again. I hope folks will peruse.


          Comment by techpaul | April 18, 2013 | Reply

          • Couldn’t agree more my friend!


            Comment by IzaakMak | April 18, 2013 | Reply

  2. As to the “Easy Money” of today’s “Tech-for Everyone”, many, many years ago, did I say many years ago? I bought my usual Saturday morning comic book. In the back of it were interesting things one could order. Tucked into a sharp ad was an inticing promise; “Earn 1 million $’s the easy way.” Of course I wanted to know how. The clipping said that I had to send $1 to the address on the ad. I did so and waited anxiously for the golden information that would make me a millionaire…the easy way. After 2 very long weeks I received a postcard that said, “Take out an ad in a comic book ad ask for $1 for the information on how to get rich.” That was it. I immediately felt that I had been ripped off and took it to my dad so that he might take legal action. He informed me that I had just paid for a a very important lesson and he was glad that I was learning it at 7 and not at 27. I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.


    Comment by Ann | April 18, 2013 | Reply

    • Ann,
      Now that’s a great story, and I thank you for taking the time to share it.

      Not only do I agree with your dad, but I’d like to post it in my next article, as an ‘item of interest’.

      (And, yes, it’s remarkably true – the more things change the more they stay the same.)


      Comment by techpaul | April 19, 2013 | Reply

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