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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

I had to chuckle a little while ago when someone in our live chat room stated that Google’s new operating system will be 100% invulnerable to malware attacks. That’s an awful hefty claim for Google to make, if they in fact did. The truth is that nothing is impossible in this day and age of malware. Criminals, hackers and malware writers will indeed figure out a way to get inside of whatever Google comes up with. Sadly, it’s par for the course. It’s rumors like these that make people who don’t know any better think that they don’t need any type of security software.

I hate rumors and speculation. I’m a hard facts type of guy. Show me proof, or don’t tell me at all. I know, not everyone is like that. And that’s ok, I suppose. However, it’s imperative that you do your research, and find out the truth of the matter in anything you want to believe. It’s ok to have “faith”, yes. It’s not ok to blindly ASSume something is right and correct and real. Sometimes, that can get you in to trouble.

One of the reasons I love our community so much is that as Geeks, we take the time to back up what we say with facts and resources. Have you taken the time to read what it is they are trying to say?

Over in our Downloads Center, you’ll find new software and apps every day that may be vital to your existence! For instance, today we are featuring a piece of freeware that allows you, the parent, to control what sites are allowed on your family’s computers. Safety and security – for free!

Peter Griffin is a Family Guy

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We haven’t opened the phone lines in awhile, so I thought it would be fun to take a few calls tonight. This first one comes in from Quahog. Apparently, the caller is afraid of computer viruses, and put a plastic bag over his computer to protect it.

Peter is convinced that his computer is safe now that he has plastic over it. When I told him it’s ok to remove it, he was worried the computer would get a virus, and then he would touch it, and then HE would get the virus too.

I tried to explain that is about as ludicrous as it would be to say putting the mouse on your head protects you from aliens. And Peter of course is now happy he’s safe from aliens. Our caller was also confused as to how I had 150 people in the room with me. After explaining about them being in a virtual chat room, he became afraid we’d all get a virus.

Peter needs a bit more help than I can provide, but hopefully he’ll email me if he ever has another tech question.

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24, Lost… TV Recommendations?

Do I dare start watching 24, Brad? What about Lost, Maryam? Quite simply, I’m afraid I’ll get addicted to either show. I don’t have much leisure time these days, but “everybody” swears by these two television programs. It’s easy enough to pick up DVD sets to get caught up on earlier episodes, but…? Maybe I should ask this question: who thinks 24 and/or Lost are overrated?

There’s only so much time in the day, and I’m (sadly) placing more weight on HDTV programming anymore. I’ve got a few favorite shows, but am looking for general recommendations for more. I’m also trying to find new sitcoms to love. Here’s my current “wanna see very episode” list:

  • Scrubs
  • The Daily Show
  • Family Guy
  • The Simpsons
  • Robot Chicken
  • My Name is Earl
  • Numb3rs
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Monk

What’s everybody else watching these days? I gotta find me some new shows to bittorrent enjoy.