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Comment by Buffet on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 23, 2020 08:11 PM)
Dear Bob, I've been using ESET's NOD32 Suite (paid version) for many years now and am very happy with it, with one MAJOR exception - it will not allow...
Comment by Dave Rodgers on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 22, 2020 02:42 PM)
@michael @soussi The license fee is for 1 or up to 5 computers. My guess it takes as much work to cover 1 computer as it does for 5. For a long time,...
Comment by Terry McGowan on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 10:36 PM)
Also check out what the earth itself looks like at night from space. Yes, light pollution is a major problem. Take a look at http://alturl.com/dicpw ...
Comment by RandiO on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 09:57 PM)
Bob Rankin must think of us as a bunch of space cases. As a cadet myself; I would like to nominate WorldWideTelescope (http://www.worldwidetelescope....
Comment by RandiO on Some Fascinating History of the Internet (February 21, 2020 09:39 PM)
I miss the dial tone and the sweet music (AT-commands) during the dial-up of my very first 1200bps modem....
Comment by Howard Kellogg on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 09:03 PM)
PBS has a program called "How the Universe Works"...
Comment by Pete on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 08:42 PM)
Thanks Bob!! I used to live in the country and I miss seeing the Milky Way. Maybe some of you links will get me back into looking at it in a new way...
Comment by Ken H on Beyond the Internet: Explore the Universe (February 21, 2020 07:48 PM)
I have had Distant Suns on my iPhone since the iPhone 5. I may have paid about $10 for it back then. Just remembered to check latest update on my iPho...
Comment by Dana Lynch on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 21, 2020 07:38 PM)
I have been using paid Avast Premium Security for 2 years and also had zero results. It has blocked suspicious websites and script. It blocks suspicio...
Comment by Charley on Review: PC Matic Gets a Zero! (February 21, 2020 06:45 PM)
Over the years I have used MANY different anti-malware solutions (Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro, Bitdefender, AVG, Avast, Avira, etc.). Sometimes I chos...

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