Category: Tech

Plus they play Blu-Rays

1,760 PlayStation 3s form new supercomputer Putting 1,760 Sony PlayStation 3s in one room might make for the most awesome “Call of Duty: Black Ops” game ever. And, as Air Force researchers have discovered, they can also create the Defense Department’s largest interactive supercomputer. The Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, […]

Really Low Earth Orbit

‘Programming error’ caused Russian rocket failure A Russian Proton rocket failed to get three Glonass satellites into orbit over the weekend, apparently due to computer programming issues. Glonass is the Russian equivalent of GPS. They’ve been trying to get the whole system back online after if fell into disrepair in the 1990s. Here’s a bit […]

CFLs and LEDs

Glenn Reynolds points out this Popular Mechanics story: Will LED Light Bulbs Best Your CFLs and Incandescents? I’ve been waiting for LEDs as home bulb options for years. And one is finally here. At $30. That’s not an option. I guess we’ll have to wait some more. While waiting, we’ve used a large number of […]

Unclean! Unclean!

A number of readers have alerted Murdoc to a possible virus problem with his sites. After checking into it, tech support found some infected files in an old installation and will be removing them shortly. I hope this takes care of the issue. Many thanks to those who took the time to let me know, […]

Samsung ML-1210 in Windows 7

Here’s a random tech tip from Murdoc Online. If you want to use a Samsung ML-1210 (or probably any 1200 series) laser jet printer with Windows 7, go HERE and follow the instructions. We’ve got one of these things and want to use up the toner cartridge, but were having trouble getting it to work […]

Watch What You Click

A reader sends this: Beware United Airlines’ tricksy check-in kiosks or you’ll pay hundreds more If I had pressed the wrong buttons on a recent cross-county flight I took, I would have accidentally paid another $523.68. How did I know they were the wrong buttons? Simple: They were colored and placed to look like the […]