I just got back from Las Vegas a month ago, having attended the Consumer Electronics Show. Gambling is a way of life in Vegas and if you can figure out odds, you can bet on just about anything there. But operating systems and consumer electronics?
I’m going crazy trying to rearrange my Win8 desktop to my liking: every time I move an icon somewhere on the screen, it snaps back to the left side without explanation. How do I get my Windows 8.1 Desktop to lay out as I desire?
I can understand spam comments that are links to stupid sites, gambling, porn, whatever. What I don’t get are comments that don’t even have links, or link to something completely benign like google.com. What’s the inside scoop, blogmaster Dave?
Just got a new credit card to replace my old one, thanks Target! and now I have to update the payment method for my Netflix account. How can I do that?
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I’ve gotten plenty of emails and seen display ads that promise easy money through answering online surveys and I admit, I’ve been tempted. I mean, while you’e watching a TV show or stuck on a conference call, why not allocate 10% of your attention to an online survey and earn a few bucks for your time and effort?
I received an email from some company promoting a publicly traded stock that’s valued at $0.17/share. How can stocks be that low and is there any chance it’s a legit offer? Or is this stuff all a big hustle?
It’s Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, and in the United States, at least, that means it’s time for a strange custom that children throughout the country look forward to with great delight: Trick or Treat. For no obvious good reason, kids dress up in costumes either whimsical or scary — depending on their age — and canvass the neighborhood, knocking on doors and seeking the best and tastiest candy, sweets and treats.
Actually, the origin of trick or treating is quite fascinating and probably comes from English celebrations of Guy Fawkes Day in the 1900s and earlier. By the 1920s, pranks and mischief became the more common outcome of Halloween, and the Great Depression made it worse: people couldn’t afford to give candy to children so the trouble just increased. It wasn’t until after WWII (and the end of sugar rationing) that the modern form of trick or treat candy quests began. Nowadays, it’s big business, with over $6 billion expected to be spent on candy, costumes and decorations this year.