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Comment by Karen on Will Ting Save You Money on Mobile? (October 20, 2017 01:39 AM)
TING is it! For our family of 4, including one female college student, with 5 total devices, Ting is saving us $100/month vs AT&T, where we even had a...
Comment by Howard L on Geekly Update - 19 October 2017 (October 19, 2017 11:31 PM)
I don't believe the drone story. No actual witnesses, no personal account relating what happened or quoting what was said. The drone story is pure h...
Comment by Frank Veasey on Geekly Update - 19 October 2017 (October 19, 2017 11:25 PM)
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Bob ( Free ) I refuse to use Sparktrust.com / Every time at the end the program it will end up with a charge ??...
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Comment by RandiO on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 06:50 PM)
Oh, Noooooooooooo! Not that argument again: "EDITOR'S NOTE: Proof? Examples?" I keep seeing posts from some that refuse to be entangled with Google-an...
Comment by SparkyVA on Geekly Update - 19 October 2017 (October 19, 2017 06:36 PM)
So Microsoft is smarter than a dog, but dumber than a cat. I will stick with my cat.She is more polite. So now a drone can fly over my house and spout...
Comment by John Anderson on Bonzai - It's a New Puppy! (October 19, 2017 05:43 PM)
I'm so glad you included the reference to this article in your latest update on managing PUPS. You're right; life is a lot more than keeping a PC runn...
Comment by Stephe on Security (and other) Improvements in Google Chrome (October 19, 2017 10:45 AM)
I'm with above — there is a shameless irony in Chrome implementing something to prevent your being hijacked by pre-selected tick boxes — I am for...

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