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Technical Papers by Kevin Morrison

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Finding the Right Software is a Challenge!

Finding the Right Software is a Challenge!
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Today more than ever cutting through the chaff to find the right software for your needs can be a painfully, agonizing proposition. I found an online tool that can help weed out the good from the bad and make your research far easier. Not only that but in many cases you will find potential solutions you did not know about. G2Crowd offers a way to compare software side by side and show you real world reviews that are not either watered down of faked for the purpose of false promotion. You can get insights from trusted peers and businesses that give you the low down on what is working and what is not. You can not only run comparisons you can join in to give your two cents on products to further help this awesome community grow. Click the image below to be taken to this powerful and useful website and don't forget to bookmark and share it with others.

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Beware of the DMCA!

Beware of the DMCA!

You have heard me preach in the past about copycat thieves that are out to make an easy buck off the backs of those that work hard to do it right. Here is my story about my close call when a DMCA take down threat was sent to me.

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Microsoft GOD Mode

Microsoft GOD Mode
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Anyone that is technically inclined or a nerd by nature is already up to speed with the abortion that is happily named Microsoft Windows 10. Probably the biggest problem those of us that build our own systems have with it, aside from the rest of the problems Windows gives us (forced restarts, Windows P2P, The scrolling Apps list in the start menu, default browser, Cortana sending you to Bing, Windows Store, replaced PDF reader with the Edge browser, and many many more issues) is this issue where somehow Microsoft went from being the worst driver manager on the planet to now forcing its drivers on us without the option to disable it.

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School Loans is BIG Business for the US Government

You are going to choke on your breakfast when you see what our wonderful US government is doing to education in this country!

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"419" Scam – Advance Fee / Fake Lottery Scam

The so-called "419" scam (aka "Nigeria scam" or "West African" scam) is a type of fraud named after an article of the Nigerian penal code under which it is prosecuted. It is also known as "Advance Fee Fraud" because the common principle of all the scam format is to get the victim to send cash (or other items of value) upfront by promising them a large amount of money that they would receive later if they cooperate. In almost all cases, the criminals receive money using Western Union and MoneyGram, instant wire transfer services with which the recipient can't be traced once the money has been picked up. These services should never be used with people you only know by email or telephone 
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