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Mr. Rankin, Thank you for this continued series on ‘security suites’. The task appears to be rather ‘difficile’ to tackle. -------------------...
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WOW!!! Once again, a "duel-edge sword" for the government and We The People!!! I do like that the government wants to have complete surveillance on ...
Comment by BarryC on Best Smart Locks For Your Home (June 18, 2018 06:10 AM)
I had the Kwikset gen 1. It was never reliable. It would work for a day and then I would have to recalibrate the lock and or reinstall the app. I...
Comment by Jane on [MONSTER] Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (June 18, 2018 06:01 AM)
This has been going on for a long, long time. It's only now that there is such a thing as "deep machine learning", that's it's come to this awful even...
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My last two homes have been fitted with NON Smart keypad locks. To the poster above. the batteries are more or less on the inside, so cold weather is ...
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I have used Malwarebytes ever since you recommended it in one of your e-books or newsletters. It seems to work well. You have now put doubts in my min...
Comment by Mealone on [MONSTER] Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (June 16, 2018 10:14 PM)
*Ok, keep it short* If you don't want it to be used, don't upload, post or even email it over the internet! *They will never learn* It's not that dif...
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A Big Milestone + Geekly Update

Today I'm celebrating an anniversary -- 20 years of online publishing! The Internet Tourbus first rolled out into cyberspace in July 1995, and ten years later, AskBobRankin.com was born. With thanks to awesome readers like you, I'll keep on keeping on. Today's Geekly Update is an expanded version, with twenty items that are guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Announcing... The Rankin File!

I've started a new website, and what better day to officially announce it than on my birthday? The Rankin File offers 'small business tech and tips' for those who run their own business. If you have a home-based business, a small business with employees, or you're even thinking about starting your own business, The Rankin File is for you! And as the name suggests, it's not just for business owners. If you're a secretary, office manager, or wannabe techie, my tips will help you score points with the boss. Read on to learn more about what you'll find in the Rankin File...

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Tourbus - The Final Bus Stop

In case you haven't heard, The Internet Tourbus is rolling up to its final stop. After 16 years of online publishing, Tourbus is one of the longest-running email newsletters. But two things have happened this year, prompting me to hit the brakes. Here's the full story...

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Who is Bob Rankin?

Every so often, people ask about my background, and how I got started with computers and the Internet. I've published bits and pieces of my bio before, but never a detailed account of my professional life. So here it is, with a few interesting personal asides...

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My Cholesterol Level is Too High!

After a routine physical, I got the news from my doctor that my cholesterol is too high. My diet is pretty healthy, and I'm not in bad shape for a 48-year-old guy. But this LDL and HDL stuff is a wakeup call for me. Clearly I need to exercise more and be aware of foods to avoid high cholesterol. So here's my 4-month plan to knock 40 or 50 points off that cholesterol number, without using any prescription drugs...

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Bonzai - It's a New Puppy!

I know I'm supposed to write about computers, the Internet and nifty gadgets, but life is more than all that electronic stuff. I'm so happy with my new puppy that I've just got to show him off...

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