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About newbies-pc.com! - Our Community
Written by weebit   
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:06

Newbies-pc.com will be shutting down around mid June 2016.  This was a big decision on my part and the biggest reasons are time constraints, cash to keep the site running and being able to continue adding valuable content.  These are all important when running a website. 

Some of the content will be moved at a later date after updating the content to a free website and thus far the new site looks as though it will be wordpress.com.  If you would like updates on this process then please join us on our Yahoo Group at: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Learning_PC4Newbies/   Although I may go with WordPress I am also considering just sticking with just our Yahoo Group.  

Newbies-pc.com launched on Wednesday, 22 April 2009. That was 7 years ago.  I have had a wonderful time and I want to thank everyone that participated in this venture.  It has been a joy servicing you with computer content.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 20:30
There is no security in links PDF Print E-mail
About newbies-pc.com! - Our Community
Written by weebit   
Friday, 26 July 2013 20:52

*There is no security in links*

If you are like me you scrutinize every website you visit. You look for wording that may give you a clue to what the content may be.   Then you decide if you want to click the link or not.  A link is a link regardless, it doesn't reveal much of anything until you click the link. All links are a risk.

This morning I was given a so called security lesson.   Your content on your website(s) is always being tested by someone.   The eye candy you display, grammar,  spelling,  and reputation is always a sliding slope to rather if visitors will return or not, and what they think of you.   Your website can become "word of the day" and they either love you or hate you, or they want to gripe.

It's not easy running a website and even if you put your all into it you can never please them all.   So don't bother trying to please them all, just go after the audience you intended to go after, and let the rest have their fit of rage.  The Internet is too vast to worry about what one person thinks.

The one thing I learned is that every time you open an e-mail and click a link, do a search and click a link, go to twitter and click a link, or even click a link on G+ you are taking a chance that the website you are visiting is either safe or not.   It has nothing to do with cover pages.  Some websites have them, others do not.   All Links really are not safe unless you have first hand knowledge otherwise.   Because the cover page is just that so is your e-mail, G+, search, and twitter account.  You click a link in each including the cover page.  So you are at risk.   The same website puts you at risk every day because everyone knows that a safe website can be compromised at any time. Just because it has a seal of approval means NOTHING. 

 My particular cover page is not made for the 20ish or 30ish generation.  It is made for the late 40ish and 50+ generation.  Mine is liked only because of the meaning behind it.  As a matter of fact I get compliments on mine because many say it brings back memories. That was the whole point behind creating it in the first place. 
Calling it a security risk just because the pic is outdated is childish. So love it or hate it what ever you chose be sure that you love or hate it for the right reasons.  I myself will keep thinking those reasons are sound and fair instead of showing you are pointless and have no clue.  URLs are here to stay, but cover pages are not.  My cover page will stay to the end as is. I have had it for years, and it has even generated a few laughs.  But it's the memories that people tell me about that make it worth keeping. 


cover page

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 July 2013 04:12
Bug 174897 - powerdevil causes X server to hog cpu PDF Print E-mail
Linux - Linux
Written by weebit   
Sunday, 19 December 2010 05:28
checkbox "Let powerdevil manage screen powersaving" in the general tab. By unchecking it, Powerdevil will bypass dynamic DPMS changes, and you will not experience this kind of problem. Unfortunately there is no other solution, since the problem lies at a very lower level.

After working with someone on this issue a user found out that he had two APPs doing system monitoring on his box. Simply shutting one of these down resloved his issue. He shut down the powerdevil CPU monitor widget since it was mentioned in the bug report.  He kept System Monitor. System Monitor is a widget that does the same monitoring as powerdevil.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 December 2010 06:11
Error Messages PDF Print E-mail
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Windows - Windows
Written by weebit   
Saturday, 04 September 2010 06:01

1. Invalid Page Fault.

This occurs when the operating system (Windows) fails to actually
access information (data) that was requested by one of your
solve? Close the offending application that caused the error.

2. Fatal Exception Error.

This happens when a program or the system itself tries to work
with sickly data, such as a corrupt file. Files get corrupted if
all the ducks aren't lined up just so. Everything has to be
absolutely precise, or wham! Fatal Exception. Nobody was hurt,
were they? I hope not!
Remedy: Close the offending application. Sometimes it's Windows.

3. General Protection Fault (GPF).

Your computer has to have enough resources to support everything
going on inside. If it runs low, or resources leak into space,
you may see a GPF. This may also happen if two applications try
to use the same memory location, like two cars attempting the
same parking place
Remedy: Again close the offending application.

4. Runtime Error.

These occur while applications are running. The only way to cure
them is to restart the application.

Test Your Facebook Privacy Settings PDF Print E-mail
Security - Security
Written by weebit   
Monday, 17 May 2010 22:40

When your privacy went south at Facebook many cried foul.  They had every right to cry foul.  But now you have a tool to make sure that your Facebook account is private, and as secure as it can be. 

Last Updated on Monday, 17 May 2010 23:27
Some Humor PDF Print E-mail
Security - Security
Written by weebit   
Monday, 11 October 2010 03:14

Here is some humor


Last Updated on Monday, 11 October 2010 03:20
Google search tips PDF Print E-mail
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Written by weebit   
Sunday, 27 June 2010 18:02

Find a gift for him or her that's in your budget range by searching for pages containing price numbers in that given range. Just type two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces, into the Google search box along with your other search terms. You can use this to set ranges for everything from prices, dates or any other term involving a number. Try searching:      toy $25..$50. The idea is to put your search term in but include the price range also, so you need not be bothered with over priced items.

For dates do the following...  somebooknamehere daterange:2008-01-13..2010-01-13   look very carefully.  The name of the book, and then a space, the rest has no spaces in it!

The last tip is for omitting certain words in your search.  If you put a search in for girls toys... You certainly don't want the word boys showing up in your search results.  So.  You put  Nameoftoy/toytype then you put a space and then -boys  the search will look like this  nameoftoy/ortoytype -boys  if you don't want any bikes in your search results then you put nameoftoy/ortoytype -boys -bikes


You can also put emphasis on certain words.  You want these or this word included in the search terms.  So you put  in the search box          dolls -boys -bikes +furniture

IT Education channels PDF Print E-mail
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Written by weebit   
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 22:11

five YouTube Education channels from colleges and universities. Complete course lectures. (not in any type of order) Worth checking out these are channels with many courses. 

Stanford University




UC Berkeley







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