Today’s Geek Squeaks – November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013

Summary: Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection; A computer-generated digital decoy named “Sweetie” snares sex predators; An all-in-one toolbox for your Android smartphone or tablet; and, A 650 lumen tactical flashlight…

Geek Squeaks’ features a round-up of tech products, news, software, apps, wallpapers, articles, you name it;  from my favorite tech web sites… I just plain love tech!

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Update Any Computer Running Microsoft Windows Without An Internet Connection

WSUS Offline Update @ FreewareFiles.com

Believe it or not, there are still many people with dial-up connections, due to limited broadband availability. Performing Windows updates on a dial-up connection can be a very frustrating experience that ends up bogging down the computer. This is an example where WSUS Offline Update can help…

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Virtual Girl Dubbed ‘Sweetie’ Snares Thousands
Of Would-be Sex Predators

@ NBCNews

A charity created a virtual 10 year old girl named Sweetie to snare sex predators…

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In little more than two months, more than 1,000 people were identified by children’s rights group Terre des Hommes after they offered money to the fake profile for a variety of sex acts. They included 254 Americans… READ MORE


All-In-One Toolbox For Android

We have seen all-in-one utility suites for the desktop computer; but, this is the first (comprehensive) all-in-one package I have seen for our Android OS based devices (such as smartphones and tablets).

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All-In-One Toolbox provides comprehensive system optimizing techniques, including real-time memory info, one click memory quick boosting, task killer, cache cleaner, history cleaner, and SD file manager etc. It embraces all factors that matter to device performance, and helps to optimize your device to run at optimum speed… GET IT HERE


TerraLUX TT-5 Dual Button Tail Switch Tactical Flashlight

If you are into police or security work, I highly recommend one of these tactical flashlights. I use one, not only to light things up, but as a form of protection. The technology with these things continue to get better and better.

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3 lighting modes (high, medium, low) and strobe mode

CREE XM-L (U2) LED with max 650 lumens

Max run time 295hrs

Requires (2) CR123A or (2) CR123 or (1)18650 batteries

Detachable stainless steel strike bezel

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Revisit Van Halen’s Eruption With This Young Girl’s YouTube Video

May 24, 2013

Today’s topic is off topic; but, is a sensational off topic. If you grew up in my generation of the 1970’s, then you are familiar with Van Halen. If you are familiar with Van Halen, then surely you are familiar with his solo guitar performance of Eruption, which is second on the Guitar World’s list of the 50 best.

I want you to take a minute, or approximately a minute and a half and watch a young girl named Tina take us back in time, by playing Eruption, in this YouTube video

Published on YouTube on May 20, 2013

“Eruption” solo played by Tina (14 y.o.), teached and filmed by Renaud Louis-Servais ( http://www.youtube.com/renaudls )
Guitar model: Vigier Excalibur Custom.

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Now This Is Off Topic – I Think

January 7, 2012

I know this is a Tech Blog, where we are to be focused on computers, technology, gadgets, software and all of that good stuff; BUT, and I mean BUT, there are those occasions when we need to think outside the computer box. This is one of those occasions where I absolutely was laughing my butt off…

I am sure most of you have seen those “AS SEEN ON TV” products.  As a matter of fact, in my local mall there is a store devoted to the “AS SEEN ON TV” products. Today, in my hunt for information technology news I came across some technology advancements that made it to “AS SEEN ON TV”.

After looking at the images below, I will let your imagination take hold. After your imagination has painted that picture in your demented mind, I then want you to [CLICK HERE] to see these marvels of innovation AND what they are really all about.

P. S. I actually was laughing the entire time I was writing this and it is not even April Fools !

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Time To Bring Back the Penguin Show At What’s On My PC

December 1, 2011

With the onset of winter coming, I thought it be appropriate to bring out the penguin for the Penguin Show.  This has been a most popular hit here at What’s On My PC

image To see the Penguin write your name (or message) in the snow [CLICK HERE].  After the page loads, type in your name (or message), click submit and watch the penguin go to work. Make sure you turn up the sound on your PC to get the full effects.  Once you complete your message in the snow, you can send it to your friends.

[ CLICK HERE ]to see my message in the snow!

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A Dedication to Miss Bucket

October 20, 2011

Folks, today’s post is really off the mark; however, I feel compelled to do a dedication to our 21 year old cat, whom we call Miss Bucket. I am having a difficult time focusing on an IT article today, due Miss Bucket weighs heavy on my mind. You see, Miss Bucket has been with us a very long time and today is her day to cross over; to go to heaven…

  Miss Bucket

Miss Bucket has carried many names during her lifetime; however, the name Miss Bucket is the name she is leaving us with. When I first met my wife, Miss Bucket was included in the deal. I was not really a fond lover of cats at that time; but, it did not take me long to see why Miss Bucket was included in the deal. Miss Bucket shares the same tenacity that my wife possesses. I have been truly blessed with Miss Bucket and the lessons she has taught me. We will  really miss her. If you have a pet, and have been through this, you know what I a referring to. Helping a pet cross over is really a tough call, but God gave us dominion over the animals, and today Miss Bucket is asking us to use that God given authority to help her.

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[VIDEO] WALMARTians (AKA: People of Walmart)

July 2, 2011

I am sure, here in the States, you will be doing that last minute shopping for that 4th of July grilling party and one of your stops will most likely be at the Walmart monopoly.  As a result of the monopoly, every Tom, Dick, and Harriet, who once visited the local (now defunct) Mom and Pop stores, have no choice but to venture out into public view as, Walmartians (aka: The People of Walmart).

I routinely receive chain emails with updated versions of The People of Walmart and have come to the conclusion it is our humanistic way of making fun of ourselves in an economic environment that is now controlled by people of wealth.

To keep the humor going, here is a YouTube music video of the People of Walmart (by Jessica Frech).  Be sure to visit Jessica’s Website [HERE] – and have a Happy and Safe 4th!

People of Walmart

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How The Satirical Work of the Onion Combined With Facebook Equals Literally Unbelievable

June 5, 2011

If you are a reader of the blog, you most likely have seen one of my favorite sayings; “believe nothing and verify everything!”. I usually make that statement to let people know that just because it is on the internet, it is not always true. As a matter of fact, the internet is most likely the largest source of satire, gossip and untruths.

The Onion, Facebook and Literally Unbelievable

To validate my point, Steve over at Scoroncocolo contacted me about an article that he had written called The Onion, Facebook and Literally Unbelievable.com where he writes about how The Onion and Facebook make a pretty good team in that, it has been proven, that many of the users of Facebook literally and seriously believe what is posted on The Onion. The Onion is a satirical news outlet that publishes fake news stories so well that they can be quite convincing. As a matter of fact, just this morning, there is a story published titled, Church Cancelled Due to Lack of God.

Born from The Onion and Facebook connection was another site called Literally Unbelievable that interprets how the Facebook users are perceiving the stories, as published by The Onion.

So, if you are looking for a good story about how this mix works, I encourage you to jump over to Steve’s site and read The Onion, Facebook and Literally Unbelievable.com

And, don’t forget…  “believe nothing and verify everything!”.

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Off Topic: White House Releases Birth Certificate

April 27, 2011

In all my years of being a citizen of the United States, I have never been more embarrassed… I was brought up to respect whomever was the President; whether it be Democrat or Republican. Today, we as U.S. citizens, fueled by “politicians, hate and the media circus” are teaching our younger generation that it is OK to be disrespectful toward our leaders. People will believe anything and the media and our congressional representatives know it. Folks, we are being dumbed down and made to feel angry toward each other. We cannot even set down and comfortably debate issues with friends without anger being expressed.

I try not to get caught up in this sort of thing, but when you turn on the TV (which I try to avoid) you see nothing but propaganda to sway our thought processes and keep us away from the real problems.

If I must, The President released his birth certificate for all to see.  What’s it going to be next?

Birth Certificate Released

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YouTube Movie: First Orbit

April 13, 2011

YouTube (and Google) continue to raise the bar when it comes to online video content. Typically, it features a repository of short video clips and now they are working toward featuring longer, higher-quality video content on its website. Google, which owns YouTube, plans to invest millions into developing “original content”.

On that note, YouTube is featuring a premiere video (hour-and-half-long) called First Orbit. The video is a real-time recreation of Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin’s first 108 minutes long orbit of Earth in 1961.

To mark this historic flight YouTube has teamed up with the astronauts onboard the International Space Station to film a new view of what Yuri would have seen as he travelled around the planet.

If you are interested in watching this move, [CLICK HERE] .

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Watch Live Video: Iowa Eagle Mother and Hatchlings

April 2, 2011

This is the internet and HD video at its’ best…  Click on the video link below to see a mother bald eagle on her nest tending to three hatchlings. Last I looked they had not hatched yet. The Raptor Resource Project in Iowa has two cameras positioned to capture the moment.  I don’t know how long this live video coverage will be up, but you have to see this [ CLICK HERE ] .

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The Raptor Resource Project (RRP) maintains the cams, of which there are two, and the feed is streamed online 24/7. Both are positioned on one of the nest’s supporting limbs about 4-5 feet above the nest. The main cam is automated and is trained on the nest. The other cam has pan-tilt-zoom capabilities (PTZ). At dark the main cam switches to infrared (invisible to the eagles) night-time view. Here is a slide show of the cam installation in fall 2010.

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Off Topic: People Are Awesome Video

March 25, 2011

Check this 5 minute video out of people doing incredibly unbelievable stunts.  Thanks to LiveWire for bringing this video to my attention.

Which stunt in the video is your favorite?

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Off Topic: Denver the Guilty Dog

March 19, 2011

If you are an animal lover (especially dogs), then you will relate to Denver the Guilty Dog who ends up in the penalty box for eating the cat’s treats. To view the video (on YouTube) simply click on Denver the Guilty Dog below.

Denver the Guilty Dog

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