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Ventura Downtown Lions Club Donates Computers to Support After-School Academics on the Westside

Ventura Downtown Lions Club Donates Computers to Support After-School Academics on the Westside

Ventura, Calif. – The City of Ventura recently received a donation for 42 Chromebook laptops from the Ventura Downtown Lions Club.   “These laptops will mean so much to those who use the Westpark Community Center. Many of the families in the area can’t afford personal computers. These laptops will have a positive community benefit once […]

California’s Election System Gets an “F” in Computer Science

California’s Election System Gets an “F” in Computer Science

SANTA CLARITA, CA.  Election Integrity Project California, Inc. (EIPCa), a citizen funded nonpartisan election oversight group, today released a statement concerning the September 7 news that 23,000 Californians suffered mistakes in their voter registrations due to technical problems at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Under the state’s New Motor Voter Program, the DMV procures […]

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

Our Next Energy and Security Crisis?

  by Paul Driessen Oil and natural gas aren’t just fuels. They supply building blocks for pharmaceuticals; plastics in vehicle bodies, athletic helmets, and numerous other products; and complex composites in solar panels and wind turbine blades and nacelles. The USA was importing 65% of its petroleum in 2005, creating serious national security concerns. But fracking […]

When We Were Free to be Kids

When We Were Free to be Kids

  By Theodore P. Savas My son asked an interesting question during the endless summer that finally ended this week: “Papa, when you were a kid, what did you do in the summer?” How do you tell a 7-year-old who has almost everything that it was better way back when without almost anything? And that as […]

The bully in my computer — Windows 10 Update is getting aggressive

The bully in my computer — Windows 10 Update is getting aggressive

By Debra Tash It’s hard to believe a company like Microsoft has to resort to tricking users of its Windows product into upgrading to the latest version of their software.  Now I’ve heard good things about Windows 10, and I have no objection to upgrading, but it has to be on my timetable not some […]

BitWhisper

BitWhisper

by Avi Yariv   Hacking into computer systems in order to gain remote access to the data they store requires first and foremost communication. There are various methods and means designed to ’trick’ all sorts of communication protocols and standards, clinic thereby enabling the perpetrator to link up with the computer or and ’pump’ them […]

Solid State Drives – No More Spinning Platters

Solid State Drives – No More Spinning Platters

By Beers R Us With the new technology in hard drives older computers can come back to life.  Welcome the age of Solid State drives.   An SSd is just a memory module; it’s not really a drive in the sense we know, it contains no platters or reader heads. SSd’s have what’s called NAND […]