You should check with your bank to see if you can turn this "feature" off. I recently did with my bank account. All it took was simply stopping by any branch and signing a piece of paper to initiate the change in terms. Problem solved!:-)
The action that kills laptop batteries quicker than anything is using the computer, plugged into the wall AND the battery inserted into the machine. FWIU, if the battery is in the machine, you should be using only battery power, unless it's charging.
Once the battery is full, either unplug the computer from the wall and use only the battery, or take the battery out and use only the AC power.
The issue that will get me to upgrade is when I want to increase the RAM of my computer. If I want to have a Windows machine running more than 4GB of RAM, I have to upgrade to a 64-bit OS and Vista/7 is better than XP in that regard.
damn_registrars writes: Google has announced their sponsorship of free WiFi in 47 Airports across the United States for the holiday season. Travelers tired of paying for internet access while waiting for their flight should be happy to find free wireless internet at several airports across the country.
jamie writes: "Mark Pincus, CEO of the company that brought us Mafia Wars, says: 'I did every horrible thing in the book to, just to get revenues right away. I mean we gave our users poker chips if they downloaded this Zwinky toolbar which was like, I don't know, I downloaded it once and couldn't get rid of it.'"
PeterAitch writes: The UK government have put 'on hold' their surveillance project to track details of everybody's email, mobile phone, text and internet use after being warned of problems with its technical feasibility, high costs and privacy issues.
No, he's in a committed relationship with the woman (one woman!) that he loves. There is a level of trust built between the two; a trust built upon the fact that neither one of them will go flirting with other people.
As I've grown up I developed my signature with its own style. I never write cursive and someone got past that requirement in grade school. What I find fascinating is after about 5 years of tweaking it and getting to a consistent style that I like and is easy to write, it has turned out very similar to my dad's. Great minds think alike, I guess.:-)
I got that message a couple days ago. What happened was Flash did an automatic update as my computer was starting up. I had Firefox open at the time, so I had to close it to complete the update. I did and launched Firefox again, only to find that it didn't update successfully. So, I had to download it again, this time manually, and install the software. Then I went ahead and rebooted the computer for good measure. Everything's been fine since then.