Outer Worlds Review – Tips

Woah, woah, woah! It’s Rizzo’s! That is stuck in my brain now, along with “Fruity oaty bars, they make a man out of a mou-ouse!” Never mind. I started playing Outer Worlds on the day of its release. I finished it last night. By “finished” I mean I got all the companions, completed all the …

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Turning off Windows 10 Updates

How to turn off Windows 10 updates Windows 10 is not as bad as the horrendous Windows 8, but it is looking like being as much of a dud as Vista, if not worse. Ignore the fact that the built-in apps are hideous. The mail app is the least intuitive I have ever seen, and …

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Facebook Competitor Launched in Australia

New Social Network Launched on 4th July Could this Australian start-up be a Facebook Killer? New online community https://www.blissyoo.com is a very small David to Facebook’s Goliath, but founder Peter Wales is undaunted. “Even Facebook started with just one member,” he said. Mr Wales said large numbers of people were unhappy with Facebook. “There have …

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Fed Up With Facebook?

Visit Blissyoo. Don’t let Facebook decide what you see and what you can post. Blissyoo means no censorship of posts, freedom of speech, videos, music, groups, pages, news, and soon, revenue sharing. Visit, join, invite your friends.

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Blissyoo – an Update

An update on the new website, www.blissyoo.com. As some of you know, for the last several weeks I have been working on a new website, www.blissyoo.com, an alternative to Facebook. There were two major reasons for this. Firstly, Facebook has made Mark Zuckerberg and a few others very, very rich, while those who do most …

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Totally Over Microsoft

I have been a Microsoft partner for years, and have spent a huge amount of time and money gaining Microsoft qualifications. But right right now, I hope someone will step into the breach left by Windows 8 and the latest incarnations of Internet Explorer, both of which are absolute dogs. I was a supporter of …

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iresolve247 and other Scammers

Two scams I have seen in the last couple of days. First, a random caller claiming to be from Microsoft convinced my client his computer was about to crash and urgently needed to be upgraded from XP to Windows 7. Client allowed the caller to take control of his computer. Caller installed a skin to …

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Problems With PayPal

I use PayPal frequently; at least once per day on average. About ten pecent of my business payments are made through PayPal. On Saturday my account was restricted. Without any notice whatever, I could not make payments. PayPal sent me an email saying they had some security concerns and asking me follow a procedure to regain access to …

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Why Windows 8 Will Be Microsoft’s Biggest Disaster Ever

Not because it is new and different, although that will be a problem. There was nothing wrong with Windows Vista, but people hated it, mostly because it was different from XP. The jump from Windows 7 to Windows 8 is even bigger. People will not be able to find their way around it. They will get …

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Bigpond Email – Can Receive But Not Send

Telstra is a commercial operation now, but still seems to have a public service mentality.   What I mean by this is that they seem to be more concerned about covering their backsides than they are about their customers, or their customers’ businesses. For the last several days some of my clients have been reporting …

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Cold Calling Computer Con-men

A letter from me to our local paper following a rash of rattled residents handing over credit card details to mellifluous malfeasants: Residents report rorting by rascals ringing randomly. Rancid rogues wrongly represent themselves as reps of reliable retailers. These reprehensible rapscallions rip off retirees with relish. Refuse rotten requests to ransack your RAM. Ring …

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Clem 7 Tunnel Farce – Just Like the NBN

OK, so Brisbane needs better traffic systems. But this absurdly expensive, oversold, poorly researched, underused tunnel? The Clem 7 tunnel would never have been built if actual costs and usage had been known beforehand. RiverCity is carrying $1.3 billion in debt and wrote down its $1.56 billion of assets to $258 million at June 30 last …

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Hidden Costs in NBN Take-up

I noted a couple of posts ago that on present costing, the price of the National Broadband Netwreck would be about $6000 per Australian household. Everyone will pay for that through increased taxes, whether they use it or not. And that’s assuming (ha, ha, ha) that costs do not increase. According to some experts, the planned …

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Google Grows A Spine

Or threatens to. Google has long removed sensitive search results from its Chinese search engine at Google.cn, but said Tuesday it plans to end the censorship and may ultimately shut down the company’s China offices. However, China is highly unlikely to allow Google to run an uncensored version of the search engine, according to observers. …

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Paragon Hard Disk Manager

I have many years experience using partition management software. I have four MCTS qualifications, am an MCITP and an A+Certified IT Technician. I frequently have clients who want disk partitions copied, extended, etc. I have used Paragon software before with good results. Or at least, without major disasters. I recently upgraded to the latest version of Paragon Hard …

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