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Secure Your Passwords. Sage Advice From AI

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If you haven’t heard of the Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) rage going on you haven’t been paying attention. I signed up for a trial account at https://chat.openai.com/chat and played around just a bit. Kind of funny that it argued with me about whether Russell Wilson played for the Seahawks. Maybe “argued” is a bit of an overstatement. When I mentioned he played for the Broncos now, I was told “That’s not true.” Apparently the AI engine is working on old information.


A couple weeks later I heard about the ChatGPT AI engine writing poetry. Huh. So I asked it to write me a poem about angels and fairies. Quite fun. I saved that one.

Angels and fairies dance among the stars,

Their wings a blur of light, they move with grace.

∞∞∞ >>> Read the rest
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Bad Bad Email – Don’t Click These Links

Just a note to our readers.  I have gotten quite a few emails of this type lately. It is a simple email. No graphics, just text.  (Although I would not use a graphic to make me think it is legit.)  It says it comes from “USPS” with the implication that the email is from the United States Post Office.  Yet there is no link to the real USPS website.  In fact the link is to something completely arcane.  I did not click the link, don’t need the headache.

Please. Please. Please. If you get an unsolicited email don’t click the link.

Here is what  I saw in the email I received.  Notice the email is from amitotic@….whatever.  It is not the USPS!!

ARGH! Was just told the business has an acquaintance that clicked the link.  Chased down the issue and PAID money to have the item delivered. WHAT!! There was no package, was a complete scam.∞∞∞ >>> Read the rest

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Cable Ends: Which way is up?

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I am constantly plugging and unplugging cables. Into and out of phones, computers, devices of all sorts. Those connectors like micro-usb cables or even regular USB cables just don’t cooperate in being the right side up when I connect them.  So, to avoid frustration I keep a bottle of whiteout around the office and home. When I get a cable that needs to be plugged in a certain way I mark the long side or the up side with a swipe of white out.  Not much.  Don’t want to be messy.  And I start remembering which side for my PC/device which side is long/up.  and I don’t have to think much about it.

Did you know that almost every USB port on a computer the “chuck” in the port goes down. (if it is laying that direction. I just looked at my PC and it is upright. ∞∞∞ >>> Read the rest

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