Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What to do with your old CD collection - CNET

What to do with your old CD collection - CNET: What to do with your old CD collection

Is your CD collection gathering dust in your attic? If so, then it might be time to sell, donate, or recycle your outdated mode of music storage.

3 Dangers Of Logging On To Public Wi-Fi

3 Dangers Of Logging On To Public Wi-Fi: You’ve heard that you shouldn’t open PayPal, your bank account and possibly even your email while using public WiFi. But what are the actual risks?

Well, your home WiFi is (hopefully) encrypted; the WiFi at the coffee shop isn’t. This means you’re at risk of people monitoring your online activity, or worse – unless you know how to protect yourself. Here are a few dangers, and how to avoid them.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Overcome Windows 8.1 Upgrade Errors With A Legal ISO Download

Overcome Windows 8.1 Upgrade Errors With A Legal ISO Download: Some people have encountered issues when upgrading to Windows 8.1 from their Windows 8 PCs. This isn’t entirely surprising — the best way to upgrade your operating system with the least risk of problems is by performing a fresh install.

Windows 8.1 is a bit different from previous versions of Windows in that people generally get it through an upgrade from the Windows Store. Luckily, Microsoft allows you to download a legal Windows 8.1 ISO file, so you can make your own Windows 8.1 installer disc or USB drive.

How To Safely Upgrade To Windows 8.1

How To Safely Upgrade To Windows 8.1: Are horror stories of how Windows 8.1 upgrades went horribly wrong keeping you from upgrading yourself? Yet you wish you could access some of Windows 8.1′s novelties, like better SkyDrive integration, improved desktop features, or you name it. This article summarizes the lessons we have learned, to help you navigate the potential pitfalls of upgrading to Windows 8.1, including a safety net that — in case things do go wrong — will allow you to return to Windows 8, as if nothing ever happened.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boy Scouts of America v. Dale - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Boy Scouts of America et al. v. Dale, 530 U.S. 640 (2000), was a landmark case of the Supreme Court of the United States decided on June 28, 2000, that held that the constitutional right to freedom of association allows a private organization like the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to exclude a person from membership when "the presence of that person affects in a significant way the group's ability to advocate public or private viewpoints."[1] In a five to four decision, the Supreme Court ruled that opposition to homosexuality is part of BSA's "expressive message" and that allowing homosexuals as adult leaders would interfere with that message.[2] It reversed a decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court that had determined that New Jersey's public accommodations law required the BSA to readmit assistant Scoutmaster James Dale, who had made his homosexuality public and whom the BSA had expelled from the organization.