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The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google

The New Villains of New Media: Apple, Google. I wondered about these ideas as well. Isn’t it amazing how fast

things can go from underdog to Villain?

Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need – StumbleUpon

ACES Library; UIUC; Atrium Interior

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Choose the Best Search for Your Information Need – StumbleUpon. Looking for a scholastic or expert source of information? You may want to look at some of these resources to further deepen your research. Excellent list.

Gray Matter: Cant Take The Heat Popular Science – StumbleUpon


Gray Matter: Cant Take The Heat Popular Science – StumbleUpon. Unfortunately I learned this first hand. I had some World Kitchen Pyrex fail and crack on me. They replaced it, but I will never buy any of their junk again. Why should we buy something that works less well that what our parents used?

Report: Privacy worries many Facebook, Google users Web Macworld

Quel ricco sfondato di Mark Zuckerberg, founde...

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Report: Privacy worries many Facebook, Google users Web Macworld. It is interesting isn’t it?  People complain and they also don’t want to do anything about it.  I, for one, am no longer using Facebook and considering dropping Google as well.  At the very least I have installed an extension called Keep My Opt-Outs – Version: 1.0.10 – Permanently opts your browser out of online ad personalization via cookies.

It is creepy to see advertising that is targeted and knows my location.


Working with computers is SO much fun…

A google search didn’t come up with anything for this error. I would suspect its a logic board/memory issue. Does this happen in other macs when you do the same steps?

Google Crowned King of Malware – PCWorld

Google Crowned King of Malware – PCWorld.  I once got an infection from visiting a Google link.  Fortunately it was easily fixed.  After that link scanning for Windows machines is something I strongly recommend.  AVG does that very nicely.

Ever get this message? The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Click OK to try again, or enter and alternate path to a folder containing the installation package “iTunes.msi” in the box below.” It then gives me 2 options under “Use source:

b noir has the answer.  It solved it from the orginal poster and one other person.

These sorts of msi-related troubles have gotten more complicated to deal with ever since Microsoft pulled the Windows Installer CleanUp utility from their Download Center on June 25.

Let’s try Googling. (Best not to use Bing, I think.) Look for a working download site for at least version 3.0 of the Windows Installer CleanUp utility. After downloading the utility installer file (msicuu2.exe), scan the file for malware, just in case. (I use the free version of Malwarebytes AntiMalware to do single-file scans for that.)

If the file is clean, to install the utility, doubleclick the msicuu2.exe file you’ve downloaded.

Now run the utility (“Start > All Programs > Windows Install CleanUp”). In the list of programs that appears in CleanUp, select any iTunes entries and click “Remove”.

Quit out of CleanUp, restart the PC and try installing iTunes 9.2 again. Does the install go through properly this time?

(If you do find a clean download site for the correct version of CleanUp, please don’t tell me where it is. Without wishing to sound paranoid (although I grant it does sound paranoid), there is a non-zero chance that posting links to download locations for the utility here at Discussions leads to that download location being shut down.)

via Apple – Support – Discussions – Help please. ….

My Bing experiment: Experience was more important than results ZDNet

Sam’s takeaway?

In the end, I don’t think I can truly say that Google is better than Bing or that Bing is better than Google. The point of this experiment was whether Bing could meet my everyday search needs – and the answer there is yes. In my two weeks of using Bing faithfully, I never once felt the need to go back to Google and conduct the same search to get better results.

via My Bing experiment: Experience was more important than results ZDNet.