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Issue #838
Volume 17 Number 2
November 1, 2019

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Cloudeight InfoAve Premium issue #838. Thank you very much for subscribing and for being a part of our Cloudeight family. We appreciate your friendship and support very much!

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Cloudeight InfoAve Daylight Savings Time EndsDaylight Saving Time Ends at 2:00 AM Local Time on Sunday, November 3, 2019.

It seems like just a few weeks ago we were setting our clocks ahead. But, actually that was way back in March. To those of you who love daylight saving time - sorry to say its end is near - but it will be back next spring.  For those of you who wish they'd just leave the clocks alone, this is your season. The clocks and the sun are in sync.

If you live in the United States or Canada and in a region that observes Daylight Saving Time, don't forget to set your clock back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. If you don't,  you'll be an hour early for everything.   We'll be on standard time until Sunday, March 8,  2020 when most of us will spring into Daylight Saving Time again. 

It's also a good time to remind you to check your smoke/fire alarm batteries too.

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Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Reader's Comments

A comment from Cindy
Good Morning You Easterners... I remembered I was well satisfied some years ago having Darcy and TC helping me out with my laptop, cleaning and such. I tend to worry 'bout stuff including someone working on my computer. Not Darcy and TC, though. I knew then and still do now. They worked on my Windows 10 just a couple of weeks ago. Two big things and smaller problems. Out of the blue, my page would die almost every day. The other biggie was a frustrating, intrusive square 'ad' that would take me someplace I did not want to go. I also was not able to use everything on my active page. Thank you, thank you Darcy and TC! You two work so well together. I am a happy camper, or happy tapping away at my computer... Oh! I forgot another biggie – my Thunderbird E-mail which I love. Somehow I lost my “Send” capabilities. No prob. It is fixed!!! Sorry for my wordiness.

A comment from Dianne
Just a comment. Congratulations. I have been with you almost from the beginning. When you offered a lifetime subscription to your premium newsletter for the second time, I subscribed. I have used your remote service once many years ago. A few years ago due to health problems, I was away from my computer for six months and my newsletter disappeared for some reason. I recently subscribed to the Premium newsletter again. I mainly use a tablet now. I do have a year old Dell laptop and bought the repair key recently. Hopefully, in the near future, I can schedule a session and get it set up correctly as I have used it very little. I also want your anti-virus and Reg. Cleaner. Even though you no longer recommend IncrediMail, I still use it and I like it and plan to keep it. I recommend your newsletter to many people. I tell them I use your advice and recommended freeware and have never gone wrong with any of it. Again, Congratulations, wishing you and all of us, many more years of your tips and tricks.

A comment from Julia
Hi, TC. Thank you so very much for taking the time to address my question. I‘ve taken your newsletter since my first computer Windows 98, which was the “Latest, Greatest”. “State of the Art” in those days. I am now 78 and wandering around in this world like I have good sense. Life is good; God is good.  Anyway, through the years I’ve never asked a question that you didn’t take the time to answer and answer in-depth. You all are such caring, dedicated and honest people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Just to let you know, I’ve been cleaning out my files and getting things organized much better in less space, and clearing up unnecessary "stuff". In other words “Cleaning house” big time. I ran across the LastPass I had made a note about and somehow forgot about it but thought I better ask before deleting. Most of my “Junk” I know what I’m doing but wasn’t sure of this one. Now I don’t panic I’m not messing with the operation of the Computer, just my personal files, folder and etc. I don’t touch things I know nothing about, that’s what you people are for. See what you’ve done …got an “Old lady” spoiled and I love it.  You guys have a good day... May God bless both of you. Thank you again. Julia.

A comment from Colette
Thank you very much for the Winter Checkup. It was quite fascinating to watch and I was thrilled to hear the results. It is quite a relief. Colette. A big Cloudeight "Thank you!" to Betty, Nancy, Kris, Phyllis, Helga, Brenda and everyone who took time out to write to us, share a comment and/or share us on Facebook! We appreciate your kind words and your support very much! EB & TC.

A big Cloudeight "Thank you!" to Cindy, Diane, Julia, Colette and everyone who took time out to write to us, share a comment and/or share us on Facebook! We appreciate your kind words and your support very much! EB & TC. 

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Yvonne wants to know why she has so many Chrome processes running
I noticed that I have an excess of (11) Chrome.exe 32 processes open in Task Manager. Chrome is my default browser. Do I need all of these? They are using more than a bit of memory. I took a screenshot but I don't see a way to include it in this form. I haven't a clue as to what I can "stop" or "end" without screwing up things. My favorite motto is: "Thou shalt not screw up my computer." Thanks!

Our answer
Hi Yvonne. Back in the old days, and still with some older browsers, the browser opened all pages/tabs in the same process. While this sure looked good in Task Manager, if/when the browser crashed, all the pages/tabs that were open, and all your extensions, all crashed together.

Chrome opens each tab/page in a separate process - and it also opens active extensions in separate processes. While this makes it look like you have many Chrome browsers open in Task Manager, it's only Chrome showing each tab/page and active extension as a separate process.

If you close a Chrome process, you'll end up closing a tab/page or extension.

I hope this helps explain why you have so many Chrome processes showing in Task Manager.

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Lynda wants to know about upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10
Thanks TC and Darcy... all the best. I have an old computer and I know that MS will no longer support Windows 7 at the end of the year. Is it worth it to have windows 10 installed and set up like windows 7 that you guys indicated? Thanks, Lynda.

Our answer
Hi Linda, thanks. It's sure worth a try to update your Windows 7 PC to Windows 10. It's a whole lot cheaper than a new computer. All it takes is time and a little help from your friends.

Part One. Upgrading a Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 can take anywhere from one hour to five hours depending on your computer configuration and, most importantly, your Internet connection speed. Luckily, other than the time involved it's fairly easy. And for most of the time, during the upgrade process, you can continue to use your computer.

Part Two. Making your Windows 10 computer look and work more like Windows takes only about 15-20 minutes.

We normally do the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade in one session (we get it started - the rest is automatic). Then we come back -- at your convenience -- and make it look and work a lot more like Windows 7.

We're still offering our Windows Transformation Service for $35. You can read more our service here.

If for some reason your computer cannot be upgraded to Windows 10 (we have seen very few of these) Windows will return your computer to the state it was in before trying the upgrade. In other words, you won't lose any files, programs, settings, etc.

We look forward to helping you soon!

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Paul is having problems with Chrome and also wants to know how to renew his Emsisoft license
Hi guys. I keep getting a window that pops up now and then that Chrome has detected some virus, Trojans on my computer. I'm assuming these are scams since when I run my scheduled security software, it tells me that all is well. Any way how I can disable this annoying window that pops up now and then?

Also, my Emsisoft registration expires next week. How do I go about purchasing the program for another year from you? (Forgot how to do it from last year). Thanks, Paul

Our answer
Hi Paul. The easiest and quickest way to fix your Chrome problem is to reset it. You won't lose your bookmarks or any extensions, but it will turn all your extensions off. You can turn them back on after the reset, but you should beware - as it probably is one of your extensions causing your problems. So pay attention as you turn each extension on - one by one. You find out quickly which extension was causing your problem.

See this page to learn how to reset Chrome.

Tip: Make sure you shut down Chrome and restart it after you reset it.

To renew Emsisoft, just go to our page at www.thundercloud.net/emsisoft/ and click on the button to buy a renewal. When we get your order, we will add 365 days to your license. We can do that remotely so other than buying the renewal there's nothing else you need to do. Renewals are $25 for one year.

If you need any more help, let me know.

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Sandy G. wants to know about Blue Screens
Recently, my laptop has done something it never used to do. I am not sure if I can attribute this to the newer version of Windows 10 or not. However, once in a while, not often, right in the middle of doing something, usually while I'm in the web browser, my screen goes to a blue screen with white writing that says my computer has encountered an error and needs to reboot. Then my computer reboots itself. It takes a bit of time to reboot, but it reboots and comes up just fine. I am using a Dell laptop. Any thoughts on what is prompting this to happen?

Our answer
Hi Sandy. A blue-screen indicates that you have hardware issues - most like driver issues. Make sure you don't have any automatic driver updater programs installed.  It's common to see a blue screen once in a while, but it's not common to see them frequently. If you're seeing more than once a month, then you are having driver/hardware issues.

If you get Blue Screens more than once in a while, I suggest you take a look at this Microsoft page which can help you troubleshoot your blue screen issue.

If you need more help or have more questions, please let us know.

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Bonnie said her text suddenly got very tiny in Gmail

Yesterday, my emails in Gmail went to very small type. Those I send use the settings I set but my Inbox and received emails are very small type. Is there a way to get my larger type back?

Our answer
Hi Bonnie. Text on most web sites (including Gmail) is very easy to make bigger or smaller on the fly.

You can use your CTRL key plus you mouse wheel to increase or decrease the size of the font on Gmail (and most other websites). You can also use your CTRL key and the + (plus) or - (minus) key to change font sizes.

See our article here to learn more.

Please let me know if this helps you, Bonnie,
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Bonnie wrote back: "Worked perfectly! Thank you so much! Bonnie."

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Bev wants to get rid of the annoying "Flash Player will no longer be supported..." message when she opens Chrome.
I use Chrome as my browser & every time I open it there is a message at the top that says "Flash Player will no longer be supported after December 20"

There is an X on the right side of this message to close it but it keeps coming up on opening again. I am asking if there is a permanent way of getting rid of this message?

Thank you, Bev.

Our answer
Hi Bev. I'm sorry to tell you but you're going to see this message on and off until Flash is discontinued. The only way to disable it now is to disable Flash.

You can read more about Google's policy here.

I'm pretty sure though, that soon some enterprising developer will come up with an extension to block it soon. But as of now, other than turning off Flash completely, there is no way to block that notification. You'll just have to keep clicking the "X" every time you see it.

If you have any more questions, let us know.

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Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. Using Windows 7 after that date may put your computer at risk as Microsoft will no longer be releasing security updates and fixes for it. Now's the time to upgrade to Windows 10!

Whether you upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 10 (still free) or buy a new Windows 10 computer, we can make you feel right at home on Windows 10 with our Windows Transformation service. We can make your Windows 10 look and work much more like Windows 7.

With our Windows 10 Transformation service, we can make your Windows 10 computer look and work more like Windows 7! With our transformation service we will:

  1. Start the Windows 10 upgrade for you and assist you with the update.
    ~ After the update has completed, we will:
  2. Change the start menu to look like Windows 7 classic style and include your favorite programs
  3. Change your taskbar and start menu colors to your preferences
  4. Add an authentic Windows 7 start button
  5. Add Windows 7 Wallpaper (if desired)
  6. Change Windows 10 File Explorer so it works more like Windows 7's Windows Explorer
  7. Add My Computer -- and other familiar Windows 7 icons --  to your desktop (if desired).
  8. The Windows 10 Transformation service key never expires it's good until you use it.  So get yours now!

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Handy Tips for Chrome (and Other Browsers Too)
This tip is for Windows 7, Windows 8x, Windows 10 All versions
Google Chrome browser

NOTE: If you don't have Chrome or don't use it, don't worry. Many, if not most, of these shortcuts work in Internet Explorer and Firefox as well.

Nothing saves time like great keyboard shortcuts. They save you the time of hunting down the correct dialog box or menu item. The only problem with keyboard shortcuts is...remembering them. The best way to remember them is to use them.

We don't expect you to remember all of these keyboard shortcuts, but you might want to use the ones you find most useful often, so you will commit them to memory. And you'll find that many of these shortcuts work in Internet Explorer and Firefox too. To see if they do, just try them...you won't hurt anything -- they'll either work, they'll do something different than described below, or they won't work at all. You will never know until you try!

Ctrl + P – Print the current page
Ctrl + S – Save the current page
Ctrl + O – Open a file from your computer in Google Chrome
F5 – Reload the current page
Esc – Stop page loading

Ctrl + F5 – Reload the current page (ignore cached content)
Ctrl + D – Bookmark the current web page
Ctrl + Shift + D – Save all open pages as bookmarks in a new folder
Alt + Click on a link – Download link
Ctrl + F – Open the search box

F3 – Find the next match for your input in the search box
Shift + F3 – Find the previous match for your input in the search box
F11 – Open page in full-screen mode
Ctrl + + – Make the text larger
Ctrl + - – Make the text smaller
Ctrl + 0 – Return text to normal size

Ctrl + Shift + B – Toggle the bookmarks bar
Ctrl + H – View the History page
Ctrl + J – View the Downloads page
Ctrl + R -- Refresh the page
Shift + Esc – View the task manager
Ctrl + Shift + Delete – Open the Clear Browsing Data Dialog

F1 - Open the Help Center in a new tab
Ctrl + U – View page source code

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One Way to Repair Corrupted Windows 10 System Files
Windows 10 (all versions)

If you’re getting strange error messages or features or apps are missing or not working on your Windows 10 PC it may because some of the core Windows system files have been corrupted. This can happen for many reasons – a failed update,  a program that you installed, malware, etc. When you start getting a lot of Windows error messages, dll or file missing errors,  or some Windows features do not work or do not work as expected, this is a way you can try to fix Windows without doing a System Reset or reinstalling Windows.

If you’re having significant Windows problems, try the steps below to attempt to fix any/all corrupted Windows 10 system files.  You must complete both steps. so no shortcuts, OK?

In the Windows 10 taskbar search type CMD. Right-click on Command prompt when it appears and choose “Run as administrator”.

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In the command window at the prompt type (or copy & paste):

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

(note the spaces before each forward slash)

Press Enter

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This process will take some time to complete (10-20 minutes). It will show you progress percentages as it runs. When it’s done you’ll get a message (hopefully) that it has completed successfully.

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Once it has completed, at the command prompt  type:

sfc /scannow

(note the space before the forward slash.)

Press Enter.

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When SFC completes you should see a message that it has found corrupt files and repaired them.

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In a perfect world. everything should work as above. But alas, the world is not perfect. You may find that DISM was not successful or that sfc /scannow fixed some but not all corrupted files. But if you’re having a lot of  Windows error messages and / or missing some Windows features, trying the commands outlined in this tip are well worth the time. It shouldn't take you more than 30-40 minutes to complete the DSIM scan and the System File Checker (sfc). If they are successful, there’s a good chance your Windows problems will be fixed. If they are not successful, you have other options: System Restore, System Reset, and even Fresh start.

Don't forget, we can fix almost any Windows problem while you sit back and watch. Try our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care service.

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Use Windows 10 Quick Assist to Get or Give Computer Help
Windows 10 version 1809 and Newer

If you have friends who are computer savvy or you are a savvy Cloudeight subscriber who enjoys helping your friends or family members with their computers — this tip is for you.

If you are using Windows 10 and the person who is wanting or giving help is using Windows 10, you can use Windows 10’s Quick Assist app to give or get computer help. It’s fast and easy to use and only takes a few minutes to get started.

If you’re going to be the one providing help, you’ll need a Microsoft account to use Quick Assist. If you don’t have one you can get one free by visiting this page.

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If you are the one who will be receiving help, you don’t need a Microsoft account – all you need is the 8-digit number your helper will send you.

The instructions below are for you if you are going to help someone with their computer.

Once you have your Microsoft account type “Quick Assist” in taskbar search:

Windows 10 Quick Assist - Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

Sign in to your Microsoft account (YOU @outlook.com or YOU @hotmail.com)

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Once you’re signed in, you’ll see the security code. You’ll need to give that code to the person you’re helping. You can send it via email directly, copy it to the clipboard and share it in chat or online – or paste it in an email and sent it – or give them the code and instructions in a phone call.

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Give the person you are helping these instructions — or if you’re the one being helped — follow these instructions your helper will need to give you the security code before they can access your computer.

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You’re the helper – to you want to take full control over the remote computer – so you can access files and programs, or do you just want to view the screen of the remote computer? Most often you’ll want to take full control.

Windows 10 Quick Assist - Cloudeight Windows 10 Tips

If you’re the one being helped, you need to allow your helper to access your PC, grant them access to all your files, and allow them to control your computer so they can help you with your problem.

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If you’re the helper, this is what the remote computer will look like. You’ll be able to access the remote computer as if it were your own. The controls at the top allow you to control you view (actual size, scaled to fit, etc.), to access the Task Manager and more.

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The helper or the person being helped can close the session and end the connection at any time.

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So, if you’re a savvy computer user, you can help family members and friends by using the Windows 10 Quick Assist app. If you are using Windows 10 and you need help with your PC, you can have a computer-savvy friend or family member connect to and help you with your computer problems using Quick Assist. 

The only restrictions & limitations are:

  1. Both computers must be running Windows 10.
  2. The helper must have a Microsoft account.

That’s it. Now you know how to help a friend or family member – or how to get help from a friend or family member.

And remember…

If you don’t know anyone computer savvy, turn to good ol’ Darcy and TC and Cloudeight Direct Computer Care. We can help you with all kinds of computer problems. We work on Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows 10 computers.

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How to Change Shortcuts in the Chrome Bookmarks Bar to Icons Only
For Google Chrome users

This tip was inspired by a question from InfoAve reader Cindy H. who asked “How do you get just icons on the bookmarks bar? I’m using Chrome.”

We thought this was a great question and one many Chrome users would use because it can save a lot of space on the Chrome bookmarks bar.

This tip will work any bookmark in your bookmarks bar that already displays an icon.

1. Right-click on the shortcut you want to make an icon only & click “Edit” from the right-click dropdown menu.

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2. Highlight the name and delete it. Then click Save.

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3. I’ve done several of my bookmarks this way to show you what it looks like.

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The Apps icon/name, as shown in the screenshot above at the far left edge, cannot be edited. But as you can see, I’ve changed five of my bookmarks to icons only.

They are (in the screenshot above) from the left:  “Clear Chrome Data settings”, my main banking site, my secondary bank, and the Cloudeight InfoAve site, and our Emsisoft portal. You can see without text, they take up a lot less space.

Keep in mind that you can only do this with bookmarks that already display icons.

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PaperRater: Check your grammar, spelling and more

Cloudeight InfoAve Site Pick PaperRater

You’re probably going to wonder why if there are good grammar and spell-checkers on the Web... why the heck ain’t we using them? Good question. Maybe we’ll start soon. EB is the editor-in-chief (Oh! It was hard to type that while chortling) and she’s usually in a hurry to get back down to her basement bar and tend to her bevy of well-heeled boyfriends.

Anyway, while PaperRater is a really great free service, nothing can equal a good human editor, which we so sorely and obviously lack (no offense EB!). While not human, this grammar and spelling checker can find obvious errors and help you correct them by offering suggestions, offer help with vocabulary, etc. It uses state of the art artificial intelligence to help check your writing and help you improve your writing skills. Look what it's done for me! :-)

You can choose to adopt or ignore any suggestions given. It's called PaperRater, the service is free, and you don’t have to sign up for anything or even enter an email address.

This free service is the best free grammar and spell checker we’ve tried (and yes, despite what you think we’ve tried some – like Grammarly). How hard is PaperRater to use? Not hard at all. All you have to do is paste the text you want to check into a form, enter a title, type of paper it is, etc. and click “Get Report”. You get suggestions, corrections, and even a grade if you’d like to pretend you’re still in school.

Here’s what the creators of PaperRater have to say:

About Paper Rater

PaperRater.com is a free resource that utilizes Artificial Intelligence to help students write better. Our Paper Checker technology combines Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Information Retrieval, Computational Linguistics, and Data Mining to produce the most powerful automated proofreading tool available on the Internet today. PaperRater.com is used by schools and universities in over 100 countries to help students improve their writing and check for plagiarism. It has been our mission to offer tools that are both powerful and accessible to users regardless of income.

As part of the development process, we put together a team of computational linguists and subject matter experts to develop a core Natural Language Processing (NLP) engine using statistical and rules-based NLP to extract language features from essays and robustly translate that into statistical models. The end product is a state-of-the-art system combining Automated Grammatical Error Detection, Automated Essay Scoring, Automated Proofreading, and plagiarism detection.

What makes us different?
We’ve tried out similar websites and found them to be out of touch with most writers’ needs. We found false-positive rates as high as 50% on grammar detection. As the Hippocratic Oath encourages medical doctors to “first do no harm”, we wanted to create tools that do not muddy the waters in the process of assisting with the craft of writing. These same websites require hefty payments for the use of their services, while our goal has always been to provide tools that are universally accessible. By ‘accessible’, we mean that our tools are free and not hidden behind signups, logins, and trial offers.

Plagiarism checker
In addition to our free online grammar check, we offer a free plagiarism detector that utilizes the massive indexes of the major search engines.

Vocabulary Builder
Besides our flagship product, we also offer a premiere Vocabulary Builder tool designed to help students learn proper usage of more sophisticated words. Learning a new word with just a definition was always a frustrating experience when growing up, so we solve this problem by integrating example sentences to show the correct usage of each word in a real context.
Notice that we've kindly spared you an even longer diatribe by letting the site's developers expound about the other features of their website like the Plagiarism checker (feel free to check me out!) and the Vocabulary Builder (you too can be a sesquipedalian!). So... if you’re looking for a great free grammar and spelling checker, you’ll never find a better free one than Paper Rater. Go to https://www.paperrater.com/  and give it a try. We’ll try it again real soon. We promise! Maybe it will give me a better grade than 82 next time!

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The End of Daylight Saving Time

I just learned a couple of spring’s ago that calling Daylight Saving Time, “Daylight Savings Time”, with an S is, incorrect. They say it makes me look like an idiot to everyone who knows it’s correctly called Daylight Saving Time.

Look here:

"Daylight Savings Time is a misspelling, but more common than the correct term. Setting our clocks 1 hour forward in the spring is often referred to as “Daylight Savings Time” even though 'Daylight Saving Time' is the correct spelling…” From https://www.timeanddate.com/time/dst/daylight-savings-time.html

I’m tired of being corrected, I tells ya. So, not wanting to look like an idiot or a fool any more than I usually do, I’ve called this piece The End of Daylight Saving Time 2019. That should appease those who look for perfection – although I can’t promise perfection for what lies beyond.

And if you’re thinking I’m going to remind you to set your clocks back an hour, I am. Set your clocks back an hour when you go to bed Saturday night – that would be November 2, 2019 – although Daylight Saving(s) time does not end until 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 3, 2019. If you’re like me and you can’t keep your eyes open past 10:30 PM, turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. If you’re a swinger or a clubber, feel free to set them back after you stumble in from your night of debauchery.

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What are phishing, vishing, and smishing?

We're glad you asked! Other than words that make spell checkers insane, these words all define different kinds of maliciousness. And while the government may not be good for many things, it's good for one thing - paying good writers big bucks to write technical stuff that even non-geeks can understand. We write technical stuff that even non-geeks can understand, but we don't make big bucks and many seriously question our writing. Good writers or not, we're going to let these highly-paid U.S. Government (good) writers tell you all about phishing, vishing, and smishing. Ready? Set! Go!

Phishing

Phishing is when a scammer uses fake email, text messages, or copycat websites to try to steal your identity or personal information, such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, debit card PINs, and account passwords. The scammer may state that your account has been compromised or that one of your accounts was charged incorrectly.

A scammer will instruct you to click on a link in the email or reply with your bank account number to confirm your identity or verify your account. They will sometimes threaten to disable your account if you don't reply, but don't believe it. Legitimate companies never ask for your password or account number by email.

Vishing and Smishing

Similar to phishing, vishing (voice and phishing) and smishing (SMS texting and phishing) scammers also seek to steal your personal information. However, these scams target your mobile or landline phone instead of your computer. You may be directed to call a phone number to verify an account or to reactivate a debit or credit card.
And now you know what phishing, vishing and smishing are. And if you have an inquiring mind -- even if you don't -- be sure to read all the info on this page.

Now, gimme a smish, EB!

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