Mark Yost will be talking with Roy Green this afternoon on the Roy Green Show about the economics of the Super Bowl (the macroeconomics of the Super Bowl to be exact). Here's a link to Mark's blog with more information if you are interested on listening in.
Here is a link to the Playmobil Security Check Point. Via David Strom. Make sure you read the reviews. Also, if you buy anything at Amazon after clicking the link, you will be helping to support this blog at no cost to your self. It will be very appreciated by the staff here at MP.
Craig Newmark linked to this PC Mag article last week. I read it and installed a couple of the suggested programs to help me clear my computer of various nasties. If you are having problems with your computer, give it a read and make sure to click on the links which will take you to more indepth reviews of the products discussed. For example:
Don't assume that your friend with the problem has been visiting shady Internet sites. Perfectly clean sites have been hacked in such a way that simply opening the page downloads malicious software to the victim's system. Worse, many modern threats include countermeasures to fight back when you try to install antivirus software. Some tweak the Registry to disable launching of known antivirus executables. Others monitor Internet access and specifically prevent access to security company websites, so you can't update or register the product. They're ingenious, in a bad way.
When you can't install the full power of an antivirus solution, you may be able to wipe the system clean with a free cleanup-only tool. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free may be the best known tool in this category. Tech support agents in some security companies routinely use it to help users who run into trouble at installation. A few years ago I even encountered a Symantec tech support agent using it (strictly against Symantec policy).
The link to Malwarebyte takes you to a more indpeth review of that particular piece of software. I downloaded the Malware piece and the AVG Anti-virus Free 2013 and those seem to be decent programs. Since I am not a experienced computer tech guy, I did not download Norton Power Eraser because using it may direct me to delete programs that my computer will not work without.
Give a trio of metal robots instruments to smash away at and what do you get? A shockingly good cover of Motörhead's classic anthem, "Ace of Spades."
Source. The word "shocking" is overused and this video didn't shock me. But the video is surprisingly good. Note how many "fingers" the guitarist has and note that the drummer has 4 arms. That would make Fast Eddie Clark and Phil Taylor proud. And note the lack of vocals. Not even a robot could imitate Lemmy.
Back in 2009, President Obama’s “Cash for Clunkers” program was supposed to be a boon for the environment and the economy. During a limited time, consumers could trade in an old gas-guzzling used car for up to $4,500 cash back towards the purchase of a fuel-efficient new car. It seemed like a win for everyone: the environment, the gasping auto industry and cash-strapped consumers.
Though almost a million people poured into car dealerships eager to exchange their old jalopies for something shiny and new, recent reports indicate the entire program may have actually hurt theenvironment far more than it helped.
Story here. Well it was probably more about giving back to the UAW than it was about the environment anyways, so it had that going for it. Which is nice.