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There is a war going on!  It is a titanic struggle between advertisers who want to put their message in front of as many people as they can, and consumers who do not want to be bothered.  Advertisers have resorted to in-your-face ads that cover the whole screen and are often difficult or impossible to close.  Computer users have then resorted to using software to block ads.

Microsoft up to its old tricks

Readers need to know that this week it was fully my intention to cease and desist excoriating Microsoft Corporation, at least temporarily, over its botched introduction of Windows 10 but an item in the news is too important to let pass without comment.

Slow wireless? Time, perhaps, to reconfigure your network

Does your wireless internet network seem slow or unreliable?  Human nature dictates that most people answer “yes” to that question but this is simply because no matter how fast the connection may be, everyone wants more speed than what they are getting.  Studies have shown that in most home wireless installations it is common for about a third of the data transmitted wirelessly to be lost, requiring it to be retransmitted.  This automatically translates into a wireless network that is operating about one-third slower than its maximum capacity.

Search engine bias: Telling you what you want to hear

With a good friend I recently got into a heated political discussion; that seems to be the nature of most political discussions lately.  At one point I told her, “You have been spending way too much time inside your search engine bubble!”  That proved to be a fortunate segue into another subject because naturally she wanted to know “What’s a search engine bubble?”