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Cole’s Windows 7 adventure

Well, despite my cranky post a couple of days ago – I did manage to get a copy of the Beta and a Product Key.  And I’m playing with Windows 7 this week and was really pleasantly surprised.As the documentation recommended – I set aside my test Mule to test the software – and ran into a problem right away.  The Dell Test Mule DVD drive is an external USB and wouldn’t boot.  Sigh.  So the fix for that is to install the DVD drive internally and update the BIOs to handle it.  This unit is an older desktop unit – so offline it comes to do some hardware updates.Well, since I couldn’t get to the test mule update until the weekend – I decided to dust off an old laptop that had been sitting semi-idle in the corner.  At first glance, it wasn’t up to even handling Vista – let alone Windows 7.  It’s a Toshiba Tecra A1, that used to be my main laptop.  It was in semi-retirement as it was running an old version of XP and the XP version of Office, with 512 Mb of RAM and a 30 Gig drive.  What I was ac…

I don’t think he’s quite got it right…

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Today’s User Friendly strip is sort of funny.From what I’ve seen the REAL JOURNALISTS haven’t done carefully researched articles, in-depth investigations or hard questions for elected leaders for quite a while.  Now Iliad may be trying to be satirical, but I think Kate at SDA said it in the best article on Journalism and the internet I've seen in a long time.Or, Maybe The Audience Is Simply Smarter Than You Are….The problems besetting journalism today aren't just the consequence of the liberal left's lopsided representation within their ranks - it's that there seems to be a fundamental inability to understand that on any given topic, someone is likely to get something wrong. The internet didn't just connect politically like-minded people whose views are under-served. It connected the highly trained and knowledgeable across geographic regions and fields of expertise, enabling them to compare notes and realize "it's not just us". That by and large, jour…