Break the bad habits that are holding her back such as AOL. Next time you see her educate her. Show her the internet works without aol (I suggest chrome since it has flash and auto updates). This way you can move on from win XP. Where you go from there is up to you. IF she is just doing email, it sounds like a perfect solution fro a Chrome book. Logmein Free works pretty good for remote support. You can get in whenevery you need to run updates.
Who has the perception that the USPS is A) A fashion designer B) Leading edge technology in anything (Just try using their tracking that updates once a day at best), especially clothing C) A logo people want to pay for and wear. I guess if it brings in money. . .
1st thing to do would be see if my router was compatible with something like DD-WRT or Tomato. These don't have the insecure WDS in them. I assume you have the most up to date firmware. Other things to do would be to turn off your wifi for a few days. Chances are the neighbor will get bored and move on to someone else. You could also enable QOS and restrict the heck out of his connection. You could also start messing with things like redirection, block DNS lookups (Let your local machine do the DNS for your connection) and lastly replace your router.
True, business conditions drove the decision and thats important, I just wonder if there are not enough checks in place etc due to the new system of manufacture.
I wonder if the manufacturing and quality problems has anything to do with the change on this plane that it is made all over the world, by tons of suppliers, then all moved to a common location for final assembly. This is a departure from the way Boeing has done manufacture in the past where most things are done under one roof.
I would agree here for the most part. They change sockets so often that very few people switch processors and keep the same MB. Most people upgrade both at the same time. So you will buy the MB at the same time as the Processor as one piece. Ya not ideal but makes sens. I don't see this happening for a while.
Yes this exactly. If the USPS did not have to prefund 10 years in advance its retirement plans they would be at least breaking even. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/08/03/Going-Postal-Congress-Adds-to-Systems-Woes.aspx#page1
They waited this long because? First?
They are not mandating you close your wifi, they are just suggesting you do. Making you aware of something you were unsure of maybe. Very much the same as if they were to wring your door bell to tell you your garage door is open at midnight, etc.
MSE is great, for the money, and its pretty light weight. I would add Secunia PSI to the list http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/ It's also free and scans the computer for out of date and vulnerable software. Malwares Favorite place to get in is unpatched software. This includes stuff you installed once and forgot about, stuff that came with your computer that you never use, etc. A totally patched system (including all the forgotten about stuff) is the best way to stay clean in addition to the not clicking on random stuff. In addition, if you don't need it uninstall it. A good example of this is Java. Most people don't acutally need it but have it installed on their computers. Just get rid of it and then you don't have to worry if it's not a secure program. Soundcloud should be clean but it's all the other places to be concerned about.
I don't have this problem on W7 on newer hardware with a fairly new format.. Some programs don't sleep well. Understandably photoshop is probably one of them, but sounds like you either have some driver conflicts and/or are in need for a fresh install.
Wow, earth shattering news here, turning off your PC when your not using it saves you a significant amount of money! What about factoring in cooling costs. High end gaming machines put out a lot of heat too. Since many gamers are using SSD's these days, sleeping your computer is great, they resume so fast. It's just common sense. I make sure everyone in my house shuts down or sleeps their machines at night if there is not a valid reason why they are on. It really does help. The real problem with this list is where is the spec list? That dual or triple GPU machine, that is water cool, and has a huge overclock will use a ton more power then your i5, single GPU machine. Finding an average gaming machine is tough to do.
Lots of things are keeping diesel from becoming mainstream in the USA. In no order of significant. -Poorer quality fuel. The US has a less clean version of diesel than Europe does. Even though the US diesel is now low sulfur, the European stuff is cleaner. -Different emissions regulations between the States. California is significantly more stringent than say Kansas. Auto manufactures have to specifically certify their cars in these states. This adds cost per vehicle and can add to distribution complications. -Cost difference of production. Diesel technology is more expensive to produce, largely due to the emissions technologies that are mandated. This is significant cost to manufactures that they pass on. Several thousands of dollars more per car we are talking here. -Diesel taxes vary widely from state to state. A poster below explains this well. -Diesel in recent times costs (significantly) more than gasoline per gallon. -Poor public perception. Diesel still gets a bad wrap from the bad motors in the 70's. In general people thing that it is a dirty, smelly, fuel that makes cars unreliable. These have all been solved with modern engines but its still a hard stigma to get rid of. -Less infrastructure. Not every residential fuel station carries diesel. Many do but its not quite as available as gasoline. This is not a huge problem. Combine these all together and you can see why other options are more popular currently.
As scary as this might be for a slashdot user to have in their home, what about an old CRT monitor with a wireless keyboard? I am sure you can find a CRT monitor for free on Craigslist, at work, or a thrift store. Put a webcam on top, hook it up to an old computer or laptop (Close the lid, must set it to stay on). Put the wirless keyboard and mouse across the room on a dresser or something and you should be good to go. The toddler can poke the CRT all they want with their fingers with no trouble, although I would still try and teach them not to since they might try the same with LCDs and we all know what would happen then.
Sony had to be hacked (Yes again) and their sales numbers changed. Hey at least it made Slashdot.