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Reblogs 2013-05-21

A question about proper disposal of unwanted items with an unhelpful answer

On an internal mailing list about home maintenance and ownership, somebody asked:

I have a handful of items that I need to get rid of and probably should not toss into the regular garbage.

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After Two Years

A little follow-up to my July 2009 post on Google’s Chrome OS. Ed Bott is now reporting the first usage numbers that include Google’s attempt to convince people to give up their personal computers and switch to terminals where everything they do goes through the Silicon Valley Ad Agency’s servers. 84 more words

Computers And Internet

Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies

Microsoft restores transfer rights for retail Office 2013 copies – ZDNET – Ed Bott

As part of its shift to a subscription model, Microsoft introduced a controversial “no transfer” restriction with Office 2013.

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Oracle, please stop sneakily foisting third-party toolbars on us with your Java updates

If you’re installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor’s sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn’t dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience. 439 more words


Microsoft Ready to Release Its Tablet That Runs Full-Fledged Windows 8


By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Finally putting a price tag on the device, Microsoft has announced that its “Surface” tablet will go on sale next month. 165 more words


Ed Bott: Profile of a student smoker

Ed is your every day average history student at Canterbury Christ Church. He goes to his lectures,

plays a bit of football and even has time to do all his work. 772 more words


Windows Unveils Touch Friendly Operating System 'Windows 8'

By Ian Bush

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Most of us spend a lot of time with it every day — and it’s about to get a complete overhaul. 141 more words