Monthly Archives: March 2018

Review of “The Titan”

¬†* * C The Titan is the latest movie made exclusively for Netflix. It’s a science fiction film set in 2049, in a future where the Earth is failing. A scientist, Prof. Collingwood (Tom Wilkinson), comes up with a reckless … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Performance: Disk at 100%

Windows 10 was lagging like crazy this morning. I opened the Task Manager (using Ctrl-Alt-Del) and discovered that the disk was running 100% of the time. I tried a bunch of things described in How to Fix: 100% Disk Usage … Continue reading

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Why Won’t Men Commit to Marriage?

The Spectator has a new article that claims Commitment-phobic men are the real reason women are having children later. Is this true? We are becoming a nation of older mothers. The average age at which a woman has her first … Continue reading

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Review of “Travelers” (season 2)

* * * B Travelers continues to deliver. The second season involves two major conflicts: the first traveler, and the faction. There are plenty of new wrinkles, including the director’s ability to overwrite someone multiple times to allow “retries” when … Continue reading

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WebHelper Adware Cleanup

One of the problems with Windows is the prevalence of adware, unwanted crap that people bundle with “free” software to make money. One such piece of crap is WebHelper, which comes along for the ride if you install the utorrent … Continue reading

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Review of “I Kill Giants”

* * C New on DVD, “I Kill Giants”, from Chris Columbus, who directed the first two Harry Potter films, is a young adult fantasy about a girl, Barbara Thorsen (Madison Wolfe) who sees giants and claims to be able … Continue reading

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Review of “Prodigy”

* * C Prodigy is a fantasy/drama about a psychologist, Dr. Fonda (Richard Neil) who is asked by an old friend (Jolene Andersen) to give an opinion on a prisoner who is under military guard. The prisoner turns out to … Continue reading

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Walmart Robot Army Wants Your Jobs

CBS has an article about automation called Walmart Launches Small Army Of Autonomous Scanning¬†Robots. Let’s have a look. Artificial intelligence will soon be put to work at Walmart stores around the country. And it could be a game-changer for retail. … Continue reading

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Review of “Travelers” (season 1)

* * * B Travelers is a science fiction series starring Eric “Will” McCormack as FBI agent Grant McClaren leading a team of 4 other “travelers” who have been sent to save the world from a catastrophic future by the … Continue reading

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DIY: Replacing a Toilet Fill Valve

What should you do if your toilet stops filling up? First, take the back off. Make sure the fill valve isn’t stuck closed (push down on the arm, water should flow). If not, you may need to replace the fill … Continue reading

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