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With Luis Alvarez

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

In the past few years, there’s been a lot of growth in renewable energy. In fact, a wind farm is…

End of Support for Windows XP/Office 2003, Cryptolocker, and Cryptodefense

End of Support for Windows XP/Office 2003, Cryptolocker, and Cryptodefense

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP and Office 2003. While Windows XP is extremely vulnerable now, 25% of Windows users are still running the operating system. In addition, roughly 30% of businesses are using Office 2003 despite the risks. And that’s dangerous considering the amount of viruses continuously introduced into embedded code in documents like .doc or excel spreadsheets.

Our quaint old power grid is at the mercy of hackers

Our quaint old power grid is at the mercy of hackers

The United States, the birthplace of Thomas Edison and the first commercially successful electric bulb, but the history of commercial use of electricity in the US actually started in San Francisco in 1879, when the California Electric Company, which would later become Pacific Gas & Electric or PG&E, started selling electricity produced at its plant to customers using transmission lines.

Can Government IT change it’s ways?

Can Government IT change it’s ways?

This month we learned that over 8 million people signed up for the Affordable Care Act, or as most people call it, Obamacare, which is 1 million more people than the original estimates from the government’s Office of Management and Budget. If you’d told someone back on October 1st, when the government’s online insurance exchange website, Healthcare.gov, went online that 8 million people would be able to sign up for insurance online, they would have thought you were crazy