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Vincent Wins Big Check

Vincent Castro won! and won big...check that is. The new technology that Vincent displayed allows attention to be analyzed by a facial recognition software developed by Vincent. We are happy to work with Vincent, and not just because it spikes our average IQ.

Carl Sagan - The Oceans Of Europa

Dr. Carl Sagan talks about the possibility of oceans on Europa. 

Sagan always advocated scientific skeptical inquiry and the scientific method, pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He spent most of his career as a professor of astronomy at Cornell University where he directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies. Sagan and his works received numerous awards and honors, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the...

The LG Ultrawide Curved Monitor

Productivity in the office can be improved by utilizing better technology design. A larger monitor has been shown to improve productivity. The curved monitor design seems to offer a more natural viewing experience. There are many choices, and they are getting less expensive all the time. Here is a review of one from LG.

The Standing Desk Health Advantage

It's sometimes painfully clear that sitting all day is terrible for your health. What's especially alarming about this is that extra physical activity doesn't seem to offset the costs of prolonged sedentary time.

Some companies are starting to incorporate active desks into the work space. This desk is from a company called Evodesk. These are desks that can be raised to a standing position.

Apple Macintosh LC Rebirth Project

By Paul McNally

Remember the 90s? I sure do. Even though I was born in 1993, the 90s were a good part of my life. Every day I came home from school, I would always catch the Disney Afternoon running Bonkers and Timon & Pumba along with playing on my Nintendo console. I also learned to use my first personal computer, which was a custom OEM PC running Windows 95. By 1996 I had learned to dial-up and browse the Internet, and the...

The Juno Mission To Jupiter Arriving July 4

  The Juno probe is due to reach the gas giant on July 4 after a five-year, 1.4 billion-mile journey from Earth. It will enter a long polar orbit flying to within 2,900 miles (4,667 km) of the planet's swirling cloud tops. Once in orbit around Jupiter, Juno will skim just 5000 km above Jupiter's clouds once a fortnight - too close to provide global coverage in a single image.  The Earth-based observations supplement the suite of advanced instrumentation on the Juno spacecraft,...

Thank You Christian Regosch For Helping The Great Community Of Tacony

Christian Regosch has been helping Tacony for years, and working as Social Media director for the Computer Guy spin-off media company - Fargo Social.

Christian went to college to learn how to make community efforts work, and with our corridor manager, Alex Balloon helped turn Tacony around. He never called out sick or was late. He focused all day, and was a well behaved professional.

Christian just started his new job in Delaware, and we are happy for Christian, but we...

We Get To Help Out Restaurant Week

Did you know that apart from providing detailed personalized technical support we use our technical skills and advertising experience to make top shelf digital media campaigns?
Well we do.
The artists at Computer Guy create promotions like this one for Restaurant Week. We produce digital media, and marketing concepts for video, print, and web projects.
We make YouTube video promotions, branded video boards, arrange newsletter campaigns, and author original high quality...

With Windows 10 Microsoft Reaches To Dial In The Cloud

Well Windows 10 is out again, and many people are installing it right away. We have installed Windows 10 for testing, and the operating system appears to make better use of your system resources, has some nice new features, and some bugs.
The start menu is back, and there are some interesting features that might help with malware, and viral issues.
Microsoft Edge is a new browser, still in development, but looks pretty good. It is a light weight browser, and you are able to...

Mikey Is The Big Star On TV

Watch Mike "Jabo" Jablonowski hack into old man DeGirolamo's computer for a Fox news special.
Mike talks about the dangers of public WiFi hotspots in this FOX news special. We like to talk about this type of stuff, and of the most common Internet exploits that nowadays often involve some type of trickery. People who aren't too savvy around the Internet fall pray to phishing attempts, fake FBI pages, and now phone calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft. They actually call you on...

Cloud Computing Disappointment

Larry Ellison eloquently discusses cloud computing. Mr. Ellison founder and CEO of Oracle, and who is right at the tippy top of technology A- listers talks frankly about the nonsense of cloud computing hype.



We agree with Mr. Ellison that cloud computing is a marketing hype based on technologies that have been around a long time.
Our most recent experience at Computer Guy involved a failure of a cloud service for one of our clients. The client had almost all...

Ion Beam Milling

A 13,000 year old meteorite from Mars, found in 1984 in Antarctica, is back in the news. The rock caused was the center of the news when NASA announced during an August 1996 press conference claiming that it may contained evidence of past life on Mars.
The first paper in Science described micrometer-sized carbonate deposits, shaped like pancakes, along tiny cracks and crevices in the meteorite, known as ALH84001. Researchers theorized that the carbonates were deposited from carbon...

The Seven Minutes of Terror

When people look at it, it looks crazy!

The ominous introduction by Stelzner, an EDL Engineer for Mars Curiosity mission, for the incredible (and down right scary) NASA video that describes what the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) must endure when it reaches the Martian atmosphere in August.



Einstein Is Still Right

It appears that Albert Einstein, a German-born theoretical physicist who was responsible for developing the special theory of relativity, is still right: Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.
According to a press release from the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the results of a September experiment, which found that neutrinos could breach the most well-known principle of Einstein's special theory of relativity, have not been confirmed in a retest by a new...

The Mayor Meets With Computer Guy

Computer Guy, a company now over 17 years old, and offering services that are hard for any company to duplicate had a meeting with the Mayor this week to discuss Tacony, and the needs of the local business community.
The Mayor praised DeGirolamo for displaying "the imagination and ingenuity that will bring back American industry"

Habitable World In Habitable Zone

Scott DeGirolamo - The Kepler spacecraft has detected a planet in a far away solar system. Using the photometer on board the Kepler was able to measure the (dimming) of the star as the planet pasted in front. It is very difficult to determine what the planet might look like, its size, or where it is in relation to the star it orbits, but later we may be able use spectrum analysis to determine if the atmosphere of this world contains water. It is likely that we will find many worlds like this....

Curosity Rover Is On It's Way !

DeGirolamo: The Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) inherited many design elements from the earlier Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, including six-wheel drive, a rocker-bogie suspension system and cameras mounted on a mast to help the mission's team on Earth select exploration targets and driving routes. Unlike earlier rovers, Curiosity carries equipment to gather samples of rocks and soil, process them and distribute them to onboard test chambers inside analytical...

Evidence From The Mars Express

Evidence from the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera for a frozen sea close to Mars' equator by John B. Murray, Jan-Peter Muller, Gerhard Neukum, Stephanie C. Werner, Stephan van Gasselt, Ernst Hauber, Wojciech J. Markiewicz, James W. Head III, Bernard H. Foing, David Page, Karl L. Mitchell, Ganna Portyankina & the HRSC Co-Investigator Team.
DeGirolamo- This paper published in 2005 indicates the possibility that what we are seeing here is a vast froze ocean, perhaps covered by just...

November 8th Security Patches

This month's group of security patches from Microsoft will be out November 8th! November's patch slate is significantly shorter than October's when Microsoft fixed a record 49 flaws. Two Important security bulletins are being released. Your dedicated technician is waiting for your call to keep your system up to date, and check your backup. Microsoft releases security patches the second Tuesday of every month. Adobe, JAVA, and other software vendors also prepare their corrective updates around...

Cooking And Cocktails With Cuda...Some Wine Too

Filming In Rittenhouse Square With Barry Lefkowitz.

Scott DeGirolamo is simultaneously directing two TV shows:
Scott is directing "The Cooking Informant" which is a cooking show about a man being pursued by the mob for giving away Italian cooking secrets while making a TV show called "Cooking And Cocktails With Cuda...Some Wine Too". Scott is also coincidentally directing a TV show primarily about regional Italian cooking, and wine called "Cooking And...

An Elegant Plea For Space Exploration

Dr. Carl Sagan - Gift Of Apollo

Dr. Sagan was the man, really he was; just watch the amazing video below which uses audio from the Carl Sagan audio book The Pale Blue Dot. This is a wonderful argument for a return to the moon. We as a species have benefitted from space exploration technology (spin-off technology) for a long time, both spiritually, and practically. Check out what Dr. Sagan said:


Awsome Day With The Whales

Shown above is a pod of Orca off the coast of Malibu. The killer whales, and white sharks that are common here are thought to be naturally peaceful animals by the surfers, and kayakers that frequent the area.

Kayaking with Redondo Beach Blue Whales below


The ALMA Radio Telescope Antennae Galaxies

The radio telescope is the most expensive ground-based telescope ever built - and the highest-altitude, at 16,000ft. Chile's Atacama desert was chosen as its location for its dryness and clarity. American projeect manager Mark McKinnon said, 'Alma's test views show us star-forming regions on a level of detail that no other telescope on Earth or in space has attained.' It operates at higher sensititivity and higher resolution than any previous 'sub-millimetre' radio telescope - and should...

New HR Flow Channels On Mars

These images show water flow patterns

PASADENA, Calif. -- Observations from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have revealed possible flowing water during the warmest months on Mars. NASA's Mars Exploration Program keeps bringing us closer to determining whether the Red Planet could harbor life in some form, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said, and it reaffirms Mars as an important future destination for human exploration. Dark, finger-like features appear and extend down...

Skylight On Mars

The Pavonis Mons volcano contains a 115-foot-wide "skylight" opening to a cavern below, as seen in this August 17 picture from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Caves often form in volcanic regions when lava solidifies on the surface but keeps flowing underneath. The underground rivers of lava drain away, leaving an empty tube. The skylight forms when a section of crust falls into the tube below. Based on the shadow cast on the floor of the pit, scientists estimate that the cavern...

Two Chatbots Talk To Each Other - Loebner Prize?

DeGirolamo: Possibly the future winner of the Loebner prize? Chatbots are arguably at the rubbish end of AI where good theory meets what ever tricks, sorry heuristics, can be found to fool a user into thinking that there is more intelligence behind the machine that there really is. Every year chatbots meet to compete in the Loebner Prize Competition to see if they are good enough to pass the Turing test and win $100,000 and a gold medal. This years Loebner prize is on the 19th of October and as...

Frame Dragging Proved ! Einstein right again

Gravity Probe reveals: Rotational frame-dragging (the Lense–Thirring effect) appears in the general principle of relativity and similar theories in the vicinity of rotating massive objects. Under the Lense–Thirring effect, the frame of reference in which a clock ticks the fastest is one which is revolving around the object as viewed by a distant observer. This also means that light traveling in the direction of rotation of the object will move past the massive object faster...

The Constellation Program Is No Longer Active

The Constellation program has been finished off. President Obama is calling on NASA to cancel the program that was to return humans to the Moon by 2020, and focus instead on radically new space technologies.To pay for the new technology development, the budget calls for a complete stop in NASA's Constellation program, the rockets and spacecraft that NASA has been working on for the past four years to replace the space shuttles. The proposal would officially end aspirations to return astronauts...

Opportunity at Santa Maria

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity - only expected to last for 90 days has reached a 13 mile-wide impact site; the Endeavour crater, 7 years after landing. In pursuit of the water story on Mars, the team eagerly anticipates a scientific harvest at this deep new site. Look at this cool picture (that is the little rover sitting at the Santa Maria crater which is near the big Endeavour crater)

Potential Disaster Averted Yet Again

We at Computer Guy would like to thank Mike Jablonowski for his heroic efforts while attempting to put out the fire inadvertently started while filming the Computer Guy In-A-Box line of products commercial last week. Thanks Mike ! I think the commercial came off very well despite the "problems" that day. Well Done !



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SETI Reaches Financial Goal !

The nonprofit Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute, which was forced earlier this year to shutter its Allen Telescope Array, used to listen for alien signals, due to budget issues, has raised enough money to resume the search for life beyond planet Earth. The institute reached its goal last week of raising $200,000 to operate the telescope through the end of this year.

Scott DeGirolamo: The funds came from over 2,000 private donors, including the...

Patch Tuesday

Bulletin/Advisory Details MS11-053Vulnerability in Bluetooth Stack Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2566220)Microsoft Rating: CriticaleEye Rating: Important CVE: CVE-2011-1265 AnalysisThis bulletin addresses a privately reported remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Bluetooth 2.1 driver. The patch fixes a stack vulnerability that occurs when memory, which has not been initialized correctly or has been deleted, is accessed. An attacker that successfully exploited this...

A Practical Cloud Product From Computer Guy

A low maintenance technology developed by Computer Guy, using a virtual 2008 server hosted by you, Share Point, Off Site backup, and Exchange hosted affordably and in the USA. A complete customizable company with reception stations, design stations, accounting, POS systems, or any custom setup desired. An immediate inexpensive turnkey solution managed affordably by Computer Guy. PRODUCT LAUNCH IN JULY !

Recent patches include power point security fix

Microsoft Patch DisclosureMay 10th, 2011 Overview This month, Microsoft released 2 patches which repair a total of 3 vulnerabilities. Both of these patches address Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities. MS11-036Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2545814)Microsoft Severity Rating: Important

64 Microsoft patches today! A Bumper Crop Patch Tuesday Release

Microsoft's patching is going from one extreme to the other. While March had just three bulletins fixing four vulnerabilities, next week 17 bulletins are being issued, fixing 64 different vulnerabilties. This ties with December 2010 as the most bulletins, and takes the clear lead for number of flaws fixed. Nine bulletins are critical, with all carrying the risk of remote code execution. The remaining eight are ranked important; six of these enable remote code execution, one allows privilege...

Philadelphia Federal Payroll Services - A Good Deal

Philadelphia Federal Payroll is the company that gets you from gross to net without a sweat for less. Payroll services are only as good as the team that handles your day to day needs. Taxes must be handled right every time you run payroll. We have a team of experienced tax specialist that work with you on every payroll. Every member of our team has years of experience in the issues that come up with basic payroll runs as well as custom payroll, timekeeping and intricate tax matters. The person...

Causality-Violating Higgs Singlets at the LHC

We constructed a simple class of compactified five-dimensional metrics which admits closed timelike curves (CTCs), and derive the resulting CTCs as analytic solutions to the geodesic equations of motion. The associated Einstein tensor satisfies the null, weak, strong and dominant energy conditions; in particular, no negative-energy "tachyonic" matter is required. In extra-dimensional models where gauge charges are bound to our brane, it is the KK modes of gauge-singlets that may travel...

The James Webb Space Telescope Is Super Cool

The James Webb Space Telescope to be launched in 2014. Webb will find the first galaxies that ever formed. We will be looking back -just after the expansion of the fabric (space-time) that we exist in. The Webb will orbit about 1 million miles from Earth at the L2 Lagrange point. The Lagrange point refers to a 18th century three-body mathematical problem. The problem Lagrange was looking for involved...

13 Billion Years In The Past

Leapfrogging into the past with the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers says it has detected what may be the most distant and earliest galaxy yet found. It is a smudge of light only a tiny fraction of the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, and it existed when the universe was only 480 million years old. Its light has been on its way to us for 13.2 billion years, making it the long-distance champion in an expanding universe.

New Twitter Worm Exploits Google's URL Shortener to Spread Malware [WARNING]

A new worm is posting links on Twitter user accounts that lead to a fake antivirus site, online security firms Sophos and Kaspersky report.

The worm is using Google’s URL shortener goo.gl to spread the links; if you follow the link, you will land on a site that advertises a rouge antivirus solution called “Security Shield.” This “antivirus” is in fact malware, which should...

 
 

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