How to remove stubborn PC viruses This article was prompted by my experience the past two days with disinfecting one of my customer’s computers. He had managed to pick up the Trojan:Win64/Sirefef.Y infection, which typically produces this dialog box: It also prevents the Windows Security Center from running, shuts off the Windows Firewall, and… Continue reading You’ve Got a Virus!
According to BBC News, drinking up to three ounces of alcohol daily can reduce a man’s risk of heart disease by 35%; drinking 3 to 11 shots gives a man a 50% lower risk of heart disease! If you haven’t already yelled out to the Little Woman about this discovery, show her the full report!… Continue reading Beer is good for you! Woohoo!
Every Space Mission We’ve Ever Done on One Map By way of EXTRALIFE
It appears that science has found a use for blue M&Ms, well the dye used to color them any way. CNN reports that: Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again,… Continue reading Mice blue about walking again.
In the TV series Mission Impossible, the team leader, one Mr. Phelps, received his instructions on a cassette tape that destroyed itself after one listening (mighty inconvenient if a jet happened to roar overhead just as the tape was telling Phelps who his team was supposed to take down, but I guess the meetings were… Continue reading “This message will self-destruct in 10 seconds…”
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO, has returned its first imagery of the Apollo moon landing sites. The pictures show the Apollo missions’ lunar module descent stages sitting on the moon’s surface, as long shadows from a low sun angle make the modules’ locations evident. Please take a look at the amazing images in the… Continue reading NASA: Lunar Reconnaisance Orbiter Photographs Apollo Landing Sites
In the beginning was the paper tape, and it was horrible. Tape punches were noisy, tape readers were slow (about 10 characters per second, or 100 bits per second), paper tape was fragile and prone to disintegrate even without being abused. And yet it was vastly better than toggling a program in on the front… Continue reading SciFact: Advances in Data Storage for Personal Computers
Fox News and several British press sources are reporting that Thursday’s NASA press event commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Lunar Landing may include an announcement that the original video has been found! The footage we normally see is what was broadcast live on TV, involving a TV camera pointed at a NASA monitor. Here’s… Continue reading Moon Landing Video Found?