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DECEMBER Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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December 26

The latest version of the Adobe Flash player fixes nine bugs, some of them critical. Quicktime also has bugs. Some nifty utilities such as HD Tune, HP USB Disk Storage Formatter and the Flash Memory Toolkit.
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December 19

A recent Microsoft patch broke IE7. A serious bug in Quickbook. Apple releases a large amount of patches. Our guest was Bill Machrone and mostly we discussed computer processors (cores). Differences between single core and dual core. Are they significant? Bill also modified a guitar to add a USB port.

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December 12

The transistor just had a big anniversary. You can get a free copy of Vista from Microsoft if you are willing to let them watch your every move for three months. Cyberlink is having a free software giveaway. Say goodbye to CompuUSA. Rear projection TVs. Saving electricity by turning off electronics.

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December 5

Our guest was Richard Stallman, the main author of the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license. He explained how "Linux" is a misnomer, the only part of a Linux computer that technically is Linux is the kernel. A more correct term is GNU/Linux since most of the software is GNU. Stallman uses the term "free" to mean free speech rather than free beer. That is, free software, to him, means the user is free to do anything with the software, including copying it, modifying and even selling it.

Since the mid-1990s, Stallman has spent most of his time advocating for free software, as well as campaigning against both software patents and what he sees as excessive extension of copyright laws. Stallman has also developed a number of widely used applications, including the original Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, and the GNU Debugger. Most of the listener questions were about GNU/Linux.

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November 28 The One Laptop Per Child is being sued for patent infringement. The FCC and the 70-70 rule for cable TV. Another online office software suite launches. Verizon will open up their CDMA network starting in 2009. Joe reviews a high end mouse for people with hand problems such as carpel tunnel. Hank just got an Asus EEE laptop, we all were impressed. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 32K
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November 21 Black Friday web sites and deals. Cheap Linux PCs seem to be catching on, Walmart could not keep the $199 Everex machine in stock. The gOS version of Linux. Patenting selling gift cards online. Bug fixes for Macs. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 32K
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November 14 It's that time of the month, time to apply bug fixes to Windows. The $200 Linux computer being sold by Walmart uses a new Linux variation called gOS which is getting popular in it's own right.RAM prices are falling, flash ram prices are falling, hard disk prices are falling. Black Friday is coming sooner than normal this year. Telephones are the new computer. What you need to know about contrast ratio in LCD screens. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 32K
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November 7 Back to normal - the membership drive and pre-emptions are over. The new Mac Leopard version of OS X is *very* buggy. Three ways to move programs and data from an old computer to a new one. Using internal SATA hard disks externally with a hot-swappable docking station that connects to the computer via USB. This can provide cheap, portable, rotatable backups. How reliable are LCD and Plasma televisions? The Regcure registry cleaner is a come-on. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny 32K
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October 31 Although we were pre-empted over the air, we recorded a new show in the WBAI studios on Monday the 29th. Catching up on assorted computer news. No more membership drive. There were no listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 32K
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October 24 Membership drive. We had two guests: Dan Gookin, author of PCs for Dummies and dozens of other books and Robert O'Dell of Security Coverage. Dan brought some books, but if you are reading this, they are gone. We again offered three CDs as premiums. With a pledge of $75 or more you can chose from: a "toolkit" with assorted software that we recommend and use, a portable applications CD with dozens of programs that you can run without installing (either from a USB flash drive or not), and a "virtual" CD with virtualization software from VMware and from Microsoft. We also offered our perennial Gold Card for one year of technical support from the gang on the show with a pledge of $150. The Gold Card can be purchased at any time at wbai.org. And, with any pledge of $55 or more, Hank will throw in a DVD with the latest software we discussed on the show. There were no listener questions. Joe, Hank, Michael 32K
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October 17 Membership drive. Computer stories in the news. Tech tips. Joe had a gripe about using a Verizon EV-DO data network card in a new ThinkPad. When a 128MB video card is not what you think. There is a security hole in older versions of Open Office. We again offered three CDs as premiums. With a pledge of $75 or more you can chose from: a "toolkit" with assorted software that we recommend and use, a portable applications CD with dozens of programs that you can run without installing (either from a USB flash drive or not), and a "virtual" CD with virtualization software from VMware and from Microsoft. We also offered a Gold Card for one year of technical support from the gang on the show with a pledge of $150. The Gold Card can be purchased at any time at wbai.org. And, with any pledge of $55 or more, Hank will throw in a DVD with the latest software we discussed on the show. There were no listener questions. Joe, Hank, Michael 24K
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October 10 WBAI membership drive. There were no Listener questions. Hank, Michael 24K
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October 3 A work-around for the security bug in the Adobe Acrobat reader. How to insure you weren't victimized by a bug in Gmail. The life span of Windows XP was extended by Microsoft. The procedure for making purchases at Amazon.com has changed so it's important to always log off when you are done. Excel 2007 flunks math. Skype In goes out. Microsoft's disgrace with Windows Update. Target's web site is being sued. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Michael 32K
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September 26 A new product from Quartics lets you send video from a PC to a TV over WiFi. Guitar Hero 3 for Playstation and Xbox. Alfred added ram to his computer. SP3 for Office 2003. Best Buy instore prices vs. website prices. It is now much easier to downgrade from Windows Vista to XP. Listener questions. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 32K
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September 19 From the Digital Life show: Joe loved a Viewsonic 42 inch LCD TV expected to sell for $1,300. Simulscribe will convert voice mail to email for $30/month. Callwave will too but it's free. GE's Cell Fusion converts your cellphone calls to land line calls. The OQO model 2 is a big step up from the first model. Smilebox is a web application for editing, storing and sending pictures. In the news: Microsoft updated Windows without notice even after it was configured not to be updated. Pros and cons of LEDs vs. CCFLs for backlighting LCD screens. IBM released free Office software. Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Dave Chan 32K
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September 12

No listener phone calls, we pre-taped the show. A new virus is attacking Skype IM users. We like a new web site called priceprotectr.com which aims to help you with price guarantees from retailers. Google and Microsoft are offering lots of new software for free. Google even includes Star Office, a competitor to Microsoft Office which used to be $80. Alfred reported on display panels. Refresh rates of 120Hz. New thin models from Sharp. New thin bezel models from Toshiba. He highly recommended a forthcoming 65 inch rear projection TV from Olevia - great picture for cheap. Michael Dell says he is not a crook. We like Linkscanner from Exploit Labs to protect you from malicious web sites. How to email us your questions and problems.

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September 5

Monster.com admitted the data theft from their customers was was worse than they had originally said. Sony's flash drive with a fingerprint reader used a rootkit, a big no-no, they owned up to. There is a big battle over new file formats for Office files. Some states want Microsoft to still be treated like a monopoly. You can downgrade the two business editions of Windows Vista to Windows XP Professional. Iolo System Mechanic has no more rootkit like behavior. Microsoft says it will improve Vista to be less annoying. Listener phone calls.

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August 29

More on the data theft at Monster.com. Acer is buying Gateway. A teenager in New Jersey unlocked the iPhone from the AT&T network. New battery technologies: paper and sugar water. Via released a very very low power x86 processor that uses only one watt and does not require a cooling fan. Chicago gave up on citywide WiFi. EarthLink was their partner and they just announced the firing of 900 of their 1,900 employees. Listener phone calls.

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August 22

We had two guests, Brian Krebs who writes the Security Fix column for WashingtonPost.com and David Perry of Trend Micro. Brian filled us in on the ugly situation involving online jobs websites such as Monster.com - Trojans, Spyware, theft of personal information. Skype was knocked offline for about two days. Was it the fault of Windows Update? Many shareware and download websites were shown to be a scam. They awarded 5 stars to a program that does nothing, one that doesn't even run. Alfred filled us in on the high definition DVD format wars. Listener phone calls.

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August 15

Microsoft released another clump of bug fixes, many for critical problems. There was a legal ruling regarding the copyrights for the Linux OS. Nokia will replace up to 46 million batteries in their cellphones. There will be a service pack 3 for Windows XP which continues to sell well. We recommend buying a new Windows computer with XP rather than Vista. Does Vista support High Definition video? Star Office is now available for free as part of the Google Pack suite of software. Registry cleaners. Listener phone calls. More...

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August 8

The show starts its 24th year this week. No one topic. Sony is recalling some of their digital cameras. Epson printer cartridges force you to replace all of them when one runs out of ink. Apple released a new line of iMacs. A Dell telephone sales experience. Do you have an IDE or SATA hard drive? You can now order a Gold Card at the WBAI website. Listener phone calls. More...

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August 1

Back to our normal format. No one topic, instead we went over computer stories in the news. More on the patent office and royalty payments by online streaming radio stations. New York State and Chicago are complaining about the battery in the iPhone. Ethernet will be getting faster. Samsung is open a new plant to make huge LCD HDTVs and solar panels. The head of Acer is complaining that Windows Vista stinks. We all endorse XP over Vista. Joe told of a Dell salesperson selling someone a much more expensive system than they asked for. Listener phone calls. More...

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Catching up on a wide range of computer stories from the last few weeks, things we didn't get to because of the WBAI membership drive. Just Hank and Michael this week. As this show was not heard over the air, there were no phone calls. More...

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July 18

Membership drive continues. We offered the same premiums as last week, Gold Card Tech Support for a year from everyone on the show and three different CDs filled with software. Our guest was Mary Ginsburg and the topic was finding reliable health information on the Internet. No listener phone calls. Next week, the show will not be heard over the air, but we will record a show for podcasting or downloading. More...

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July 11

Membership drive. Glare is good? We discuss matt vs. glossy screens. Samsung sold a monitor with phantom optional speakers. Alfred wasn't too surprised. If you are in New York City next week come hear Alfred talk at an NYPC meeting. See nypc.org. We're trying to avoid iPhones but the subject came up briefly. No listener phone calls. More...

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July 4

This show was not heard over the air, but was recorded at WBAI studios on the 4th. We had the mandatory iPhone discussion. New colorful laptops from Dell. In a YouTube video some lawyers come clean about the fraud in the H-1b program - ads never intended to find a qualified applicant. Suggested backup software. Broadband speed tests. High definition TV over the air with rabbit ear antennas. No listener phone calls. More...

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JUNE Topics Hosts MP3 Audio
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June 27

Apple released more bug fixes for the Windows version of their Safari browser. Who cares? The iPhone is almost here. Michael and Alfred felt with new ground-breaking technology products, it's always better to wait for version 2. If you can't wait, an iPhone will cost $1,800 as you have to pay for a two year contract at $60/month and the phone itself. And there is no getting out of the contract. To protest the huge increase in royalties for Internet radio see www.savenetradio.org. Alfred explained the strange terms in an advertisement for a flat panel monitor. Listener phone calls. Next week, Wednesday is July 4th and the show is pre-empted. However, we will be in the studio recording a show that will be made available here, on our home page and via podcast. More...

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June 20

New malicious software has been found on many innocent websites, mostly in Italy. This malware is a big step up in the cat/mouse game of good guys vs. bad guys. David Perry of Trend Micro discussed the problem and solution. More...

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June 13

Our guest was Maurice Hamoy from Noromis and we discussed their photo editing software Noromis PhotoLab. More...

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June 6

More on the Windows Update bug that slows your computer to a crawl. Are Macs cheaper than Windows machines. More on software patents. Goings on at Dell. The attorney general for Connecticut is suing Best Buy. Via competes with Intel on support chips. An update on FAT32. Fighting the Nigerian (a.k.a. 419) scam. More...

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Has your computer been running slowly lately? If Task Manager shows svchost.exe is using 99% of the cpu then you may be the victim of a bug with Windows Update. Yet more bug fixes for Quicktime. A new phishing scam works in IE7, but Firefox users are safe. LG is closing a plasma TV factory but Alfred sees big improvements coming in plasma technology. Our guest was Rebecca Mercuri and the topic was electronic voting. Her web site is Notable Software. Florida is going to get new new voting machines after just having gotten new ones. Maryland is also replacing their electronic voting machines with optically scanned paper ballots. Listener phone calls. The various free virtual machine products from VMware. More...

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May 23 Due to the continuing membership drive at WBAI, the show was exclusively podcast this week. Microsoft released a patch to Windows XP for the very dangerous ANI cursor problem in early April. What they didn't tell you was that Vista had the same bug and they had no patch for it. Now there is one. A large test of anti-virus software was conducted by av-test.org. Is your product any good? Ever do a Google search? Know those ads on the right side? They can be dangerous. They have been, at times, hijacked by bad guys. Michael offered a fix. Banner ads at assorted trustworthy web sites were also infected with malicious software. A utility to show the hard drive space used by each folder, limitations of the FAT32 file system. Assorted steps you can take to save power when computing. No listener phone calls. More... Hank, Michael, Olivia 16K
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May 16 Membership drive again. Like last week, there was a lot of regular show with only occasional interuptions for WBAI membership drive reminders. We thank the listeners contributing to WBAI to help keep the show on the air. We offered the same four premiums as last week: one year of tech support and three different CDs filled with tons of software. Dell is being sued by the NY State Attorney General for both computer and financing infractions. A video about open source software. Moka5: free portable virtual machine software. There were no listener phone calls. Next weeks show may be live at 8PM as usual or may be a podcast, which will be posted around 11PM Wednesday night. Watch the home page of our website for updates. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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May 9 Membership drive. Many thanks to our audience, which was generous with their pledges to WBAI to help keep the show on the air. We were late getting the podcast up this week due to technical problems with two of the three show recordings we make every week. We offered four membership premiums: one year of tech support and three different CDs filled with tons of software. For details see the Premiums page on pcradioshow.org. Lots of new critical bug fixes were released yesterday by Microsoft. There seems to be a fatal flaw in the Apple iBook G4 laptop. A new Terabyte hard drive was just released. AOL software is not yet Vista compatible. Vista shortens laptop battery life. Dell and Intel will wait a bit before using Vista internally. This is a great time to buy ram. There were no listener phone calls. The link to the 16K recording is really a 24K recording. Don't ask. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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May 2 The Supreme Court ruled on patents. Dell is going to sell PCs with Ubuntu Linux and may soon sell their computers in real stores. Michael liked Ubuntu, Joe did not. There is a software bug in some Mac laptops that prevents the battery from being fully charged. Apple has a fix. Get the latest version on Quicktime - it now includes a fix for a security bug. At digg.com the owner took down the secret master AACS password for all high def DVDs. Joe found that the co-founder of Digg was really a bad guy (black hat) hacker and the hypocrisy angered the website readers who then posted hundreds of copies of the password/key. The computers at Business 2.0 magazine crashed and they lost all their work for an upcoming issue. They had a backup server but it had stopped working long ago and no one noticed. As of December 2006 credit card receipts are not allowed to show either the full credit number or the expiration date. Many large companies are being sued for violating this law. Some listeners complained of problems with a few recent podcasts of ours. We didn't screw up (at least not this time). WBAI maintains an automated podcast for each show and it often breaks. We have our own podcast that Michael maintains manually. See the orange XML at the bottom of every page on our website. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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April 25 Apple just released a ton of bug fixes to Mac OS X. There is a serious bug in QuickTime that affects bot Macs and Windows. To see if software on your computer is up to date, we like the Secunia software Inspector (secunia.com/software_inspector). Microsoft will sell Windows and Office for $3 in developing countries (no typo, that is Three Dollars). They will also sell it at that price to people they consider poor in the U.S.A. When Vista was released, Dell changed all their consumer PCs to Vista and walked away from Windows XP. Now they are walking back and will make XP available on many consumer models. All the major PC vendors sell Windows XP on computers targeted to businesses. We suggest getting XP rather than Vista. System Mechanic Professional from Iolo contains a rootkit according to three different anti-rootkit programs. We discussed two programs that make text larger on a computer screen, Liquid View and Webeyes. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny 16K
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April 11 Microsoft released 7 bug fixes to Windows yesterday. Last week they released 8. The bugs are in Windows XP, Vista and 2000. Many of the fixes are to "critical" problems, meaning that a bad guy can take total control of your computer. And, with some of them, you can get infected just by viewing a web page or an email message. There is a bill proposed in the Senate that would require employers to post H1B job openings on the website of the Department of Labor. We think this is a good thing. Write your senator (www.senate.gov). To our surprise, Acer is the third leading notebook computer vendor in terms of units sold. HP is first, Dell second, Toshiba fourth and Lenovo fifth. Acer sells so many because their prices are low. Comcast is copying Verizon in advertising unlimited Internet access that is not, in fact, unlimited. They will cut off their cable subscribers that use too much bandwidth. If you have a multi-processor computer running Windows XP SP2, it may very well be running slower than it should. We discussed a private hotfix from Microsoft to fix this. Grisoft, the company behind AVG anti-virus, just released a free rootkit detection program. There are other such programs too. Hank recommended a good book for learning the Excel spreadsheet. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 24K
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April 4 This show was recorded on April 4th but Podcast only. It was not heard over the air due special programming on WBAI. There were no listener phone calls. Microsoft released a critical patch yesterday for Windows XP and Vista. The Student and Teacher version of Microsoft's Office suite is selling too well, they are suing a handful of retailers for illegally selling this version to non-students. What is RAID and why consumers should not use it in their PCs. The Department of Labor refused a request to post H1B jobs publicly. And, it was reported that thousands of H1B workers are underpaid. Differences amongst current processors. More... Hank, Alfred, Michael 24K
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March 28 Flash ram prices are heading up. Samsung just released a 64GB flash ram based hard drive. Flash ram is much faster than a hard disk, thanks to its not being a mechanical device. Yahoo now offers unlimited storage for email. Samsung just released a computer monitor that attaches via USB rather than the standard video connection. Cellphones don't interfere with airplane controls. Can you boot to DOS and still access USB keyboards/mice? Listener phone calls. Next week we are pre-empted but will, as always, record a show that you can download here. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny, Olivia 24K
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March 21 The Commodore name, an oldie from the early days of PCs is back. Much of the fraud on the Internet to the FBI has to do with auctions, specifically the non-delivery of goods. Adobe will not issue upgrades to its current products so they run under Vista. Fujitsu is going to release a laptop with flash ram replacing the hard disk. Alfred ran into an interesting problem when running Vista and XP on the same machine and dual booting. Hank found a free program that's even better than Belarc to inventory a computer. Listener phone calls. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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March 14 Back on the air. We covered lots of news stories. The current edition of Computer Shopper magazine marks the last Computer Cures column written by our own Alfred Poor. Three branches of the Federal Government, the FAA, NIST and DOT are not going to use Windows Vista for the time being. Best Buy is being investigated for a bait and switch involving a second website with different prices. Listener phone calls. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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March 7 This show was not heard over the air. However, we recorded the show on Wednesday night. There were no listener phone calls. The quality of the recording is not the best in the beginning but it gets better. Hank told of why it took him two hours to buy a Lexmark printer on the web. Not many people are using Windows Vista. The most popular web site editing program is Front Page. Daylight Savings Time and the necessary patches. Identity theft - its the worst in New York State. Being prepared for computer trouble before it happens. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred 16K
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February 28 Everyone was in the studio tonite as Alfred was in town. Many small topics tonite. CompUSA is closing over half its stores. For a free credit report go to annualcreditreport.com. There is a free version of the Sunbelt Kerio firewall. The maximum ram supported on different versions of Vista. A free version of Windows -- this is not a joke. If you have a router between your computer(s) and the Internet be sure to change the default password. VERY important. To see the programs that run automatically when Windows starts up, Michael recommended the free AutoRuns program. Listener phone calls. Next week we will not be heard on the air as WBAI is running special programming. As usual, we will instead record a show at the station and will make the show available on our website and by Podcast sometime Wednesday night. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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February 21 Copy protection on HD DVDs was broken - legally too. Alfred reported a problem related to the new Daylight Savings Time, a bug in Outlook 2003. Virtual PC 2007 was just released. Microsoft releases bug fixes once a month and hackers exploit this to attack newly found bugs for a month knowing that Microsoft won't issue a fix. Windows Vista is not selling as well as expected. We explain why - there is no reason to buy Vista. You are *much* better off with Windows XP. And you can still buy new machines with XP and will be able to do so for quite a while. Many new Vista machines are sold with 512MB of ram which is not enough. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Danny, Olivia 16K
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February 14 Back on the air. No more fund raising or preemptions. Computer stories in the news. Hank reviewed three books about Windows Vista. The best line from the show was from Hank: Ask not, if you are ready for Vista, ask instead if Vista is ready for your applications. Listener phone calls. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Danny 24K
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February 7 This show was recorded on February 7th but Podcast only. It was not heard over the air due to WBAI fund raising. There were no listener phone calls. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred 16K
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January 31 This week were back on the air for fund raising and more. Our guest was Dr. Rebecca Mercuri and our subject was electronic voting. We make three recordings of the show every week. There were technical problems with two of them. The third backup was made available Friday at 6PM.   More... Joe, Hank, Michael 16K
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January 24 This show was not heard over the air, we were pre-empted for WBAI fund raising. Alfred reported on his trip to Consumer Electronics Show (CES). There was much discussion of TVs: Plasma, LCD, High Definition and wireless. Beware when purchasing a security suite online from Symantec, McAfee or Microsoft. They all default to automatic renewals every year and after purchasing, you have to do something extra to not re-purchase the software year after year. There were no listener phone calls. Next week we are back on the air for fund raising. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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January 17 Fund raising. We offered two toolkits, each a collection of software, and the Gold Card for a year of technical support. Next week, the show will not be heard over the air, but we will be in the studio recording a Podcast show.  More...   Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael 16K
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January 10 Our guest was Constantine Kaniklidis and the topic was Windows Vista. More... Joe, Hank, Danny 16K
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January 3 The first drives using holographic storage just went on the market. Did Microsoft bribe some bloggers? Michael's gripe for 2006? Same as always, bad documentation. Olivia reviewed Quicken's Medical Expense Manager. Can you trust the Seller ratings on eBay? Probably not. The usual 30 minutes of listener phone calls. More... Joe, Hank, Alfred, Michael, Olivia, Danny 16K
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