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Hope you are enjoying your summer of "Without". That is the phrase that I have given this COVID-19 pandemic. Well, be prepared, I think we are going to be experiencing the fall and winter "without". Maybe by next spring we can get back to something close to normal! I am trying to be hopeful that things will improve and get better.
Bill Nye breaks down the reason why we should all wear a face mask - you should watch these Bill Nye videos. Nye's videos have been viewed 7,000,000+ times since posted Wednesday 7-8-2020, and they were even shared by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Twitter! The short message is, it may save "YOUR" life!
Bill Nye's video on why you should wear a face mask!
As reported by CNN:
"Prepare the hospitals -- One of the worst in terms of new cases [of COVID-19] is Arizona, where President Donald Trump held a non-distanced rally inside a mega-church Tuesday [6-23-2020]." Wow, and this is our president. Sorry, calling him an idiot is a compliment!
"We are now seeing that more than 60% of all infections in the US are occurring in people under the age of 50."
"Ex-Stone prosecutor says Roger Stone treated differently because of his 'relationship with the President' -- This suggests potentially undue influence by Attorney General William Barr in matters important to the President." Hmmm, obstruction of justice. Great system we have; not.
"The officers involved in George Floyd's death were trained to prevent suffocation, the Minneapolis police chief confirmed." I don't even know how to comment about this! Are you serious? This is awful!
Wisconsin Public Radio used to give me the opportunity to enlighten their audience about timely topics and interesting, useful Websites with my WebTop10. If you know me, I am about using & leveraging technology, and, also enjoying using insightful resources on the Web to enhance life! That was the purpose for the WebTop10 - to help you empower yourself to enjoy what life has to offer & be better equipped at solving problems or dealing with & understanding current topics. Well, the power of the Web allows me bring them to you as long as you keep visiting this Website. With that being said - here is the "new beginning" to help you stay current with what really matters! Do you want to know the real numbers for COVID-19? You can if you visit these resources! Here are sources of statistics & data so you can stay on top of the COVID-19 numbers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] & the World Health Organization [WHO] are not the only resources. Now they are all here in one spot for you to have easy access to:
CNN.com's "The Point with Chris Cillizza" - is Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson an idiot? Hmmm, a yeah. But you can decide - just follow the link
Statista.com - Insights and facts across 600 industries and 50+ countries
Statista's COVID-19 coverage - stay current with the disease reports; daily!
CDC COVID-19 resource page - as reported by our federal government
CDC COVID-19 Facebook page - access CDC via Facebook live & more
CDC COVID-19 Facebook Live - March 18th Live Webinar 1PM ET
WHO COVID-19 Disease Outbreak - their main resource page about COVID-19
WHO COVID-19 resource page - daily situation reports by the WHO
Products to use against COVID-19 [aka: SARS-CoV-2 - The "SARS-CoV-2 virus" - being the cause of COVID-19] - An official EPA list presented as a PDF to use
Products to use against COVID-19 - a PDF list provided by the American Chemistry Council
Travel.State.Gov - U.S. Federal official COVID-19 travel advisory resource page
COVID-19 Information for Travelers - useful resource page as presented by TravelZoo
My 1st Wisconsin Public Radio show on the "Larry Meiller Show" was October 6th, 1986. Since then I have been honored to have helped and enlightened the listening audience about computers & technology for almost 34 years, including accepting the Internet and World Wide Web when people were skeptical. I am grateful for the time that I have served the listening audience - empowering you to find the best solution to your technology problem & assisting you in making the best decision for your investment in new technology. Best of luck - always! If you want to have me back on the show you will have to contact Larry Meiller and let him know [email@example.com].
Microsoft's Support Phone # 800-642-7676 [800-MICROSOFT] for Windows 10 - "May 2020 Update" - the latest release is Build 2004 [Dah M$ - really? Sorry, that makes no sense - the year is 2020, so just use it and call it build 2020 - so stupid!
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9to5mac.com - covers Apple products
amazon.com - shopping
AMD.com - CPU manufacturer
apple.com - computer manufacturer
appuals.com - apple news & reviews
Asus.com - system board, computer component manufactuer
BestBuy.com - shopping
cdw.com - shopping
cnet.com - news & reviews
ConsumerReports.org - news & reviews
CPUbenchmark.net - 1,000,000+ CPU's benchmarked
Dell.com - computer manufacturer
DownDetector.com - service issues
Dummies.com - help, assistance & learning
eBay.com - shopping
engadget.com - news & reviews
EveryiPad.com - news & reviews
EveryMac.com - news & reviews
Gigabyte.com - system board, computer component manufactuer
Google.com's Shopping - lots to view
Hackster.io - technology projects
HP.com - Hewlett-Packard; computer manufacturer
HowToGeek.com - news & reviews
HowStuffWorks.com - help, assistance & learning
IBM.com - computer manufacturer
Intel.com - CPU manufacturer
LaptopMag.com - covers portables computers
Lenovo.com - computer manufacturer
MacWorld.com - news & reviews
MemTest86.com - memory [testing] diagnostic utility
Microsoft.com - products, support & shopping
MSI.com - computer manufacturer
NewEgg.com - shopping
OfficeDepot & OfficeMax.com - shopping
pcmag.com - news & reviews
PC UserBenchMark - speed test your PC
Rakuten.com - [formerly ebates.com] shopping
SpeedTest.net - test your Internet "speed" connection
Staples.com - shopping
StorageReview.com - news, reviews & forums
Target.com - shopping
TechCrunch.com - news & reviews
TechDirt.com - technology news & issues
TechPowerUp.com - news, reviews & forums
TechRadar.com - news & reviews
TechSpot.com - news, reviews & forums
TheSSDReview.com - news/reviews on Solid-State-Devices [storage]
TigerDirect.com - shopping
TomsGuide.com - news & reviews
TomsHardware.com - news & reviews
TheVerge.com - useful Technology section
TweakTown.com - news, reviews & forums
UbuntuPit.com - technology Weblog on Ubuntu Linux OS
uupdump.ml - Download UUP files from Windows Update servers with ease.
Walmart.com - shopping
Wiki.Ezvid.com - help, assistance & learning
Windows TenForums.com - news, reviews & forums
Windows101Tricks.com - news, reviews & help
Wired.com - news & reviews
YouTube.com - help, assistance & learning
ZDNet.com - news & reviews
Best Tech Products of 2019 - by pcmag.com: Across 15 categories, among 2,000+ reviews.
Safer online shopping tips - UW-Madison: Things you should definitely know about when purchasing online.
PCIe 4.0 vs. PCIe 3.0 SSD's: Latest Drives From Corsair, Sabrent and Gigabyte Tested, What is the M.2 Expansion Slot?, How PCI Express (PCIe) Works, and NVMe SSDs: Everything you need to know about this insanely fast storage. Another important computer storage term to know: "NVMe" (non-volatile memory express) is a host controller interface and storage protocol created to accelerate the transfer of data between enterprise and client systems and solid-state drives (SSDs) over a computer's high-speed Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) bus. NVMe is an interface protocol built especially for SSDs. NVMe works with PCIe to transfer data to and from SSDs. NVMe enables rapid storage in computer SSDs and is an improvement over older Hard Disk Drive (HDD) related interfaces such as SATA and SAS.
Gift ideas: AeroGarden or TorchStar indoor gardening kits (technogardening), smartphone battery packs, protective cases for tablets (such as iPads), wireless charging stations for newer smartphones, wired & wireless sound bars for TV's, don't forget cable interfaces to HDTV's (for smartphones such as iPhone (iPad), Android devices by Samsung and Google, Gift cards for iTunes & Android Playstore to purchase music and apps, Internet access devices such as Amazon's Echo & Echo Dot, Google's Home & Home Mini, digital camera's such as the GoPro & Osmo Pocket, wireless speaker & music devices such as Sonos & a wide variety of wireless "bluetooth" speakers and headphones/earphones. And, for someone who looses things easily ---> keep-safe devices such as "Tile" or "TrackR" so you can keep track of car & house keys, etc.... I guess smart watches are also interesting devices but I'll stick with my smartphone.
Check Peter's new "Parental Control - Child Safety page", Peter's Book List", plus if you use Apple computers then you like the Apple Computer Resource Center" page. You can access our easy-to-use computer-related Web menus at http://www.infostar.com/webhitz/, our "Tips!" page, or try our "PowerSearch" page.
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