Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done. The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier. Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users? Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim. To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest. Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up. Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining. The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little. One would think that if you're anonymous, you'd do anything you want, but groups have their own sense of community and what we can do. In all large corporations, there is a pervasive fear that someone, somewhere is having fun with a computer on company time. Networks help alleviate that fear. There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. The computer is a moron. If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out of it but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled and no-one dares criticize it. Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so. If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
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ABC Latest News http://bit.ly/1agrIzD
Amazon http://amzn.to/JgjPPP
BitLy http://bit.ly/13XybLW
BitTorrent Sync http://bit.ly/1a3hK4t
DropBox http://bit.ly/11ubDRr
Evernote http://bit.ly/1btElF2
Expensify http://bit.ly/149PKIP
Google Maps http://bit.ly/1eTH7n8
LastPass http://bit.ly/149LPYK
LibraryThing http://bit.ly/1a3i1El
LogMeIn http://bit.ly/16JNd6L
Office 365 - Microsoft Online http://bit.ly/1d8NBOS
Picasa http://bit.ly/18yXnIm
Secunia PSI Vulnerability Scanning (Free for Personal Use) http://gjscomp.com/1dqm9wi
ShoeBoxed http://bit.ly/1e6VfOT
SnapFish (look out for frequent 9 cent print sales, deliver to local Kmart) http://bit.ly/1cPAhTZ
SkyDrive http://sdrv.ms/18Dal79
TrueCrypt http://bit.ly/14w8Q7r
Windows Snipping Tool http://bit.ly/16hYBKs
 

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ABN Lookup http://bit.ly/14c9StZ
Australian GST Calculator http://bit.ly/14ERB3S
BridgeBase (Play Online) http://bit.ly/19qCFf0
   
BSB Search (For Australian Bank Numbers) http://bit.ly/J8lExH
Calibre e-Book Management http://bit.ly/1bx3w6Y
Domain Name Availability http://bit.ly/1cSEeai
DropSend (Send Large Files) http://bit.ly/1cYKYT9
Free Video Converter Software http://bit.ly/16o2FX0
Geni http://bit.ly/1jQtSJd
Gibson Research Corporation [GRC] Cookie Forensics Display http://bit.ly/1cRizyh
KeepVid (Download YouTube Clips) http://bit.ly/WUUKiV
Libre Office (Download from Cnet) http://cnet.co/12hAsR1
Media Monkey (Alternative to iTunes) http://bit.ly/13L7qGW
Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer http://bit.ly/IQC1ym
Online Virus/Malware Scans 1. BitDefender QuickScan http://bit.ly/14j4jGp
http://bit.ly/17uf9eU
http://bit.ly/129MLP6
Ookla SpeedTest http://bit.ly/1aarav5
SandBoxie (“Trust No Program”) http://bit.ly/1dctame
SnipMP3 (Convert Streaming Videos e.g. YouTube to .MP3) http://bit.ly/WUW45o
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman MAKE A COMPLAINT http://bit.ly/13pCHEw
Time & Date http://bit.ly/sdJVO8
Virtual Box http://bit.ly/1eOoa56
VLC Media Player from VideoLan http://bit.ly/18EIog8
What is My IP Address http://bit.ly/nfUgyw
Zipeg to Open Archive Files with e.g. extension .rar http://bit.ly/12hANTD
 

 

 

 

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