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Its World Backup Day

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2011 in Culture, Internet by Nick

“When a hard drive fails, if the data isn’t backed up, it’s gone. And it’s not a question of if your hard drive will fail, it’s when. Many people visualize their computer as a single thing with a big part (like a toaster) when in fact it has a number of different components (like a […]

Massive earthquake and tsunami hits japan

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2011 in Culture by jmc

“An 8.9m earthquake hit japan followed by a tsunami” hundreds dead after natural disaster strikes So many people dead, so many that still need help Yahoo news Cnn News Upon waking up an hearing these headlines the humanitarian in me puts a death grip around my heart for I can not go to lend my […]

Another blow to Net Neutrality

Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2011 in Culture, Internet by Nick

House Republicans took the first step in blocking the Federal Trade Federal Communications Commission’s authority over Net Neutrality. A 15 – 8 vote was taken on the issue by the  House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to remove whats left of the Net Neutrality rules that the FTC enacted early in December. Those ruled would prohibit Internet providers […]

A YouTube Video worth posting: New Mario Bros. Movie Trailer

Posted on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010 in Culture, Gaming, Internet by Nick

Very rarely do I stumble upon a video on YouTube that is worth posting here on the Newb Wired blog. Well folks, I just found a video that it worth it (and at this time has only around 300 views). I’ll just post the description so you can get on to the video. “The Game Station presents an epic […]

Our buddies over at Google have done it again (as in release a great, free product that is actually useful).  That product being TeachParentsTech, which allows users to create and email a ‘care package’ that has a custom message and videos that teach your parent or grandparent how to do things like changing the computer time or using the […]

Should I use an ad blocker?

Posted on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 in Culture, Internet by Nick

Every time I set up a new internet browser, I always face the dilemma of whether to install an ad blocker.  I do not install it at first, but later I always do.  The ads always force me to (I’m looking at you TechCrunch). Now to set up this discussion, I feel that I need to […]

Trojan may have Played Part in Spanish Plane Crash

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 in Culture, Internet by jmc

A COMPUTER INFECTED WITH A TROJAN FAILED TO TRIGGER AN ALARM THAT COULD HAVE KEPT AN ILL-FATED FLIGHT ON THE GROUND. THE PLANE CRASHED IN MADRID SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF, KILLING 154 PEOPLE.

One pair of 3d glasses for all?

Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010 in Culture, Other by jmc

If highways worked like 3-D TVs, you wouldn’t be able to drive Fords on GM roads and vice-versa. It sounds crazy, but that’s the state of affairs with 3-D active shutter glasses. The glasses that work with your Sony television, for instance, won’t work for watching Monday night football at a friend’s place on his […]

Facebook Fail: The Like Button

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 in Culture, Internet by Nick

Like any other company, Facebook tends to mess up at times. Most companies mess up and most people do too. Recently they introduced a universal ‘Like’ button, so people could like everything. Sounds good, right? Wrong. After visiting some of my daily site (may or may not include warez sites), Facebook seems to have introduced […]

Rocket Thrusters Used To Treat Sewage

Posted on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 in Culture, Other by jmc

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Zothecula writes “Rocket engines are generally not thought of as being environmentally-friendly, but thanks to a newly-developed process, we may someday see them neutralizing the emissions from wastewater treatment plants.