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Yahoo Mail Resets Account Passwords After Attack

cjmnews Last night's spam email was probably the cause (96 comments)

A spam email that went to the Inbox stating that Yahoo! was going to close all inactive accounts if you did not click on this link and log in was probably how the attacker got the passwords. The link went to one of those off-shore URLs that we should all avoid.

Phishing is still alive and well.

And there are a lot of gullible people to phish for.

about a year ago

Incandescent Bulbs Get a Reprieve

cjmnews Re:Wattage? (767 comments)

Don't hold your breath for LEDs, they are very expensive, produce poor color in comparison to incandescent, and last the same amount of time as incandescent.

If you use LEDs, you'll be paying 10x for your bulbs, and the energy savings don't cover that cost.

I've been stockpiling bulbs, I should be good for 5-8 years now. Maybe by then there will be something better than the current alternatives.

about a year ago

Firefox's Blocked-By-Default Java Isn't Going Down Well

cjmnews Who has Java enabled? (362 comments)

On most of my systems, Java has been uninstalled. One system has it installed, but the browsers are not allowed to use it.

I haven't found a site that requires Java that I need yet. If I find one, I'll probably look for an alternative, or temporarily enable Java.

about a year ago

Universal Flu Vaccine "Blueprint" Discovered

cjmnews I still won't get the shot (100 comments)

That's all I need a "universal" flu shot to make me universally sick for 2 months afterwards.

I'll take my chances, 10 years of avoiding the flu shot, 10 years without catching more than a cold.

about a year ago

Firefox Will Soon Block Third-Party Cookies

cjmnews Ugh, force me to use IE on my mail order meds site (369 comments)

I was blocking 3rd party cookies, until my (required, no alternative) mail order medication site stopped working due to an "upgrade" they made.

I had to turn off 3rd party cookie blocking to log in.

If 3rd party cookie blocking is enabled by default I hope there is a way to turn it off for the 1 site, or all sites if I need to.
Otherwise I will have to use the insecure IE for their site.

about 2 years ago

Scientists Move Closer To a Universal Flu Vaccine

cjmnews Re:Extrapolation (205 comments)

Last few time I got a seasonal flu shot I got sick for 2 weeks. So I stopped getting them.

So if I get the Universal shot, I'll get sick for...2 months?

Either way, I'll risk not getting the flu over a guarantee to be sick from the shot.

more than 2 years ago

TSA's mm-Wave Body Scanner Breaks Diabetic Teen's $10K Insulin Pump

cjmnews Re:TSA can't find people with common sense? (811 comments)

Paperwork can be faked. Quite easily.

She should have taken the pump off, and put it in her carry-on.

more than 2 years ago

TSA's mm-Wave Body Scanner Breaks Diabetic Teen's $10K Insulin Pump

cjmnews Re:Insulin pumps can be taken off. (811 comments)


You can disconnect for bathing, swimming, etc.

If she was in the line and did not think ahead, it could have been handled like any other object we forget to remove from our pockets and go on the belt.

If she would have thought ahead, then she could have had the pump in her bag away from the millimeter waves, and avoided most of the questions.
She may have been pat down for the stent that is still in her for the pump to connect to, but that is minor compared to replacing a pump.

Yes, the TSA is a waste of time to the traveler, but as long as you keep in mind that you can't avoid the idiocy, you can work around it and get through the hoops with little to no trouble.

more than 2 years ago

Chevy Volt Meets High Resistance, GM Suspends Sales

cjmnews Re:Muscle Car (599 comments)

I did the cost comparison between muscle car and the Volt, and if you got a Volt, with the $7500 rebate of 2011, and drove it on battery only (except when it forces you to use gas) you would have to drive it 16 years to recoup the cost difference of the Volt over the Camaro (V6 RS, Automatic).

A $45K car at the Chevy level of comfort? No thanks. Though I do have to say the Volt drove REALLY nice. Very impressive, and it does not have the Prius hesitation at stop signs. The Volt is a well thought out vehicle, having the gas backup is awesome. Better than the Leaf and it's once the charge is used you are stranded model.

I picked up a Buick Verano instead. Cheaper than the Volt or the Camaro, really comfortable and very quiet.

more than 2 years ago

Bluetooth Keyboards With a 10-Year Charge Promised

cjmnews Bluetooth Devices? (270 comments)

Will it have the same 40% extra cost for the Bluetooth name like the rare bluetooth mice do?

Can this Bluetooth Keyboard also hang for 10 seconds twice a day like my Microsoft Bluetooth mouse does?

Will the Keyboard last the 10 years or just the battery?

I miss my Logitech Bluetooth mouse, too bad the buttons didn't last more than 3 years....

about 3 years ago

Is the Number Up For the Residential Phone Book?

cjmnews Mine go straight to the recycle bin... (360 comments)

No phone book has wasted space in my cupboards in the last 5 years.

They go into the recycle bin as soon as I see them on my driveway.

more than 4 years ago

Avatar Blu-Ray DRM Issues

cjmnews Re:Class Action Suit? (376 comments)

If you read the article it tells you that the Disc is not broken. It works fine. It's the owners of the players that didn't update their players that caused the problem.

Oh, and if you find the box or instructions for the player it will state that an Internet connection or manual update is required to keep the player up to date. These owners didn't pay attention to that and they are seeing the consequences.

So there is no basis for a lawsuit...

I don't believe BR is good enough to warrant the money for the player, so I am sticking with upconverted DVDs until forced to switch.

more than 4 years ago

Hot Or Not — 3D TV

cjmnews 3D has no appeal to me or many I know... (419 comments)

Mostly it is due to the glasses and the effect the glasses have on the wearer.

Having recently seen my first 3D movie at a theater last night, I can say that yes it does look incredible, but I have significant eye strain, that is still bothering me the next day.

Others I have talked to said they get headaches from the 3D glasses, others just hate having to wear them due to comfort, interfering with their normal glasses or not used to wearing glasses..

Sorry, no one I have talked to is willing to veg out for an hour or 2 in the evenings with 3D glasses on.

I am really not willing to do it for games either. I'd rather have a few hours gaming in 2D, than a short duration with headaches in 3D.

more than 4 years ago

Gartner Tells Businesses to Forget About Vista

cjmnews Re:Thanks, Shill! (309 comments)

Highlander 2 doesn't exist. It was never made, never released. Just move on to Highlander 3 then the TV show, then stop. Don't go any farther.

You were warned!

more than 5 years ago

Site Compatibility and IE8

cjmnews They seemed to miss something... (214 comments)

There are little things that could be fairly important where they don't render things correctly. Just search and you'll find quite a few examples and work arounds.

The most basic one I can't understand is by a basic inset or outset button renders with a solid black line in IE8? The work around is to color each side of the border individually with the custom color you need to make it look inset or outset.

more than 5 years ago

I mark U.S. Indepedence Day ...

cjmnews It's really hot at home... (651 comments)

When it is 105-115 degrees Fahrenheit who wants to go out and watch fireworks when I can see them on TV in a temperature controlled environment. Especially in HD with surround sound and the sub-woofer cranked.

This year I got to see them in person in much cooler weather...first time for the kids to see them in person too.

more than 6 years ago


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