The state of computer literacy is hopeless and I see no signs that the public will become better educated. It’s too bad
—John C. Dvorak at PCMag
Source: Compound Interest
- Ad injection and you – how adware gets on your computer
Microsoft discussion of how you get tricked into downloading adware
- How to Erase Yourself From the Internet
If your growing weariness of being constantly tethered to the internet has become overwhelming, it might be time to scrub yourself from the social media sphere altogether. Here’s how you can become a ghost on the Internet, by tracking down and eliminating your digital past—Gizmodo
- The Nigerian Prince E-Mail Scam Is Actually 200 Years Old
E-mail is an invention of the last few decades, but scamming people? That’s an ancient calling. What you may not know when you toss those advance fee scam e-mails into your spam folder is that the senders are taking part in an old, old scam that dates back to the early 19th century—The Consumerist
- How Search Engines Rank Web Pages
Search Engine Watch explains some of the factors Google uses to rank pages
- How long do hard drives actually live for?
At ExtremeTech, Sebastian Anthony writes about a study of hard drive lifetimes
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
— William James, The Principles of Psychology
Source: Wall Street Journal