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Comment by Old Man on [ALERT] The Video Blackmail Scam (August 19, 2018 01:59 AM)
I didn't get an email, but I did get a pop-up saying they knew my password (which was valid for a couple of sites, but any I normally use), and would ...
Comment by Titus on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 18, 2018 11:08 PM)
. Another 'Thumbs up!' to Geoff Harris. The link you posted worked just fine. ....
Comment by Myrtle Michael on Is PeekYou Evil? (August 18, 2018 03:36 AM)
Peekyou is located in NYC, I think a good strategy is to have thousands of unhappy people enter complaints with NY Better Business Bureau and contact ...
Comment by Therrito on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 18, 2018 12:03 AM)
Great article, Bob! Do you have a "fix" for Win7 Pro?...
Comment by Wilfred Comeau on Has Artificial Intelligence Gone Too Far? (August 17, 2018 11:47 PM)
Federal Law should definitely require the A.I. to state emphatically that it is an A.I. calling and request permission to be able to continue....
Comment by Michael Luschies on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 11:42 PM)
Bob, gpedit.msc'' and group policy edito''r can't be found on my windows 10 settings....
Comment by Arledge on HP Playing Dirty Tricks? (August 17, 2018 10:33 PM)
My HP 8620 will not recognize my 950XL ink. I have the Z10 (US&Canada) but I constantly get an error message. How do I roll back the firmware? I tried...
Comment by JimP on Does Chromebook Deserve Laptop Respect? (August 17, 2018 08:44 PM)
I have an "Acer Chromebook 14 for Work" model CPS-471, and I use it for all my tasks. It is about 2 years old, has 8G of Ram, 2 USB 3.1 ports, 1 Type ...
Comment by misterfish on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 08:28 PM)
Thank you Bob for another peep into the entrails of Windows. I hadn't seen the screen that set you off on this investigation, but I followed your ins...
Comment by jonniebgood on Hey Ghost Administrator, It's MY Computer! (August 17, 2018 07:54 PM)
Mister Beans, "Classic Shell" will give you the "Start Button" similar to the one in Win 7. But it will not solve all the strange nuances of Win 8 or ...

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