I know, I know. What can I say? I know it's not really an excuse, but I was only twelve years old.
In all seriousness, I still have a soft spot in my heart for cheesy hair metal. The guitar solo in "Wanted Dead or Alive" is what inspired me to pick up my first guitar. I was convinced I was going to be in Bon Jovi by the time I was 20.
The musician in me couldn't be more thankful that it never happened, but the logical side can only think of how rich I would be now if it had happened.
 May 19, 2016 at 7:51pm
There’s no such thing as “identify as” – there is only the truth and the lie.
 May 17, 2016 at 11:05pm
Precisely. What normal High School boy in P.E. WOULDN’T want to shower with the girls?
May 15, 2016 at 5:23pm
One of the best paid AV’s is Kaspersky. One of the best free AV’s is Avira.
May 12, 2016 at 11:39pm
I never had that happen, but I did have a bad floppy controller (40 pin DIP) once (this was before I added the 3.5″ drive). It would fail after it “warmed up” but would work fine after using freeze spray. I replaced it, which was easy because everything was in a socket back then.
Yes, I think we’re both aging ourselves lol.
 May 12, 2016 at 11:15pm
Yes, I had XTree Gold – used it on a 286 (20Mhz with Turbo button!). It had a 60 Meg hard drive lol. When 3.5″ floppies came out I had to make a long cable and put the drive in an enclosure outside the case.
In order for the 3.5″ floppy drive to work I had to update the BIOS. Unlike today, when you can do that easily, back then I had to pull the BIOS EPROMS (2) from the motherboard and burn two new ones in an EPROM programmer. Fortunately, I was a tech in the engineering dept for an electronics manufacturer and had access to what I needed.
There were no EEPROMs back then.
 May 12, 2016 at 7:51pm
“A lot of techs back in the day liked Norton Disk Doctor too.”
Yep. I also used to use Norton DOS. Of course, this was before Windows 3.1 was released.
May 12, 2016 at 7:49pm
Ya’ beat me to it. Yeah, McAfee antivirus is garbage – buggy software and poor protection.
We are extremely good at the job of making you crazy. Actually, we are born with the knowledge. Of course, men are a completely rational gender......except when it comes to females. Catch 22.
 May 3, 2016 at 8:00pm
You are wrong on this. I was there, in the 70′s.
Furthermore, information was nowhere near as available as it is today. Here’s a little info on what the 70′s was like:
No home computers; no internet; no VCRs and no digital anything. If you were lucky enough to have cable TV, you (maybe) got 12 channels (2 through 13). If you did have cable, there were 3 news stations depending on your cable – ABC, NBC and CBS – that’s it. If they didn’t report on something, you probably didn’t hear about it.
At the time, the “threat” of global cooling was often a major news topic. Of course, you probably weren’t around so you wouldn’t know such things.
 May 3, 2016 at 3:45pm
Wow! He looks close to 60.
April 30, 2016 at 7:44pm
You’re a nitwit and you don’t know jack about electronics – I do.
Here’s more BS from you:
“We already have Problems with Criminals reading RFID info off credit cards from 100 feet away…”
Are you familiar with the inverse-square law and do you know how much power it would take to do that? Oh wait…you aren’t and I’m quite sure you don’t even know how an RFID works. BTW, RFID devices can be rendered useless (killed) with a big enough energy spike in the transceiver coil. The internal chip will die with enough voltage.
Get a grip; this isn’t TV and NO, CPUs do NOT contain GPS units in their architecture.
April 29, 2016 at 7:42pm
It’s made up (or some kind of conspiracy theory).
GPS devices require a receiving antenna (for one) and even if CPU’s had one – the case(s) they are inside would block the satellite signal.
[-1] April 26, 2016 at 9:16pm
“I think its sad that we cannot find a way for everyone to feel safe and comfortable…”
There already is a way – you have a “bat”; use the men’s room – you have a “glove”; use the women’s room. This is not a difficult concept to understand.
 April 26, 2016 at 9:02pm
That’s one reason I prefer Android devices (phone and Kindle Fire). No need to install that POS known as iTunes – just plug them into the PC and they connect just like a USB thumb drive.
I can freely transfer what I want without restrictions and it’s quick and easy.
“If you didn’t know that Jenner wasn’t a woman you probably wouldn’t look twice if she entered the bathroom.”
HE (not she) does not look like a woman and neither do most “transsexuals” that try to look like women.
Evidently, we have to spell things out for liberals that are too dense to understand the issue:
The concern is NOT about legit “transsexuals” that are living as the opposite gender. The concern IS about perverts that will take advantage of such laws that allow anyone to use whatever bathroom they choose.
Can’t liberals figure that much out?
Oh wait…stupid question.
 April 21, 2016 at 1:56pm
I wasn’t a fan of Prince, but just so you know, he played a large variety of instruments.
Indeed, he played all the instruments on his first five albums and apparently he knew how to play 27 or so. I can’t even play one. Even that one guy with no arms can play the guitar with his feet.
Understood that he played so many instruments, but in all fairness, he was known for his singing more than his instrument playing. Now if you're talking people who could play instruments, six of the nine original members of Chicago were Julliard graduates and could change instruments at the drop of a hat. I'm just more impressed with older style musicians that could produce all of their own music. Those guys didn't need any back up musicians, they were ALL musicians.
April 13, 2016 at 2:37pm
I’ve had four teeth pulled and three root canals (two root canals this year).
I didn’t need to be in a medically induced coma for any of it.
April 11, 2016 at 10:11pm
“…because the only way software gets installed is with the user’s knowledge.”
That’s how it works, unless you are careless and install programs that you aren’t familiar with – perhaps you think Microsoft is including “hacked” software in their OS updates.
Really, if you (and some others) here are that paranoid and careless with your computers, you should probably just switch to Linux – it is free.
“And ony the FBI has the ability to access remotely without you knowing.”
Don’t install trojans, rootkits and other types of malware and you won’t be “hacked.”
 April 11, 2016 at 8:53pm
“…her husband was put into a medically induced coma.”
Why was that even necessary? That would be a huge red flag to me. Having teeth pulled really is not that big of a deal – even four of them. There’s something really wrong with that dentist and I hope the patient sues.
Umm, have you ever had a tooth pulled or seen one? It is traumatic, very Traumatic, I accompanied my wife when hers was pulled.... shocking. The dentist had to cut out... that was just one.
This poor guy has been wronged in so many ways.