She Called it Food

The One You Feed

Happy Halloween!

iMac vs Surface Pro 2 Pricing

Get ready for Windows 8.1

It is just a matter of time, you’ll need to replace your computer(s). And if you do happen upon and/or purchase a Windows 8 system, be sure to follow these 5 simple steps:

1. Create a Microsoft account FIRST before you boot up the new computer – Sign up here (If you use Hotmail, SkyDrive, Xbox LIVE, you already have an account) (sure, you can setup your new computer with any ole email but I highly recommend that you use a Microsoft account)

2. Be sure to have an internet connection available and use that Microsoft account to “register”/ “Log in” to your new Windows 8.X computer.

3. Get IObit’s Start Menu 8. It comes in handy when you need a real START menu.

4. UPDATE<UPDATE<UPDATE! Windows always has updates on a new system. Make sure you let it run and get updated before you start your tinkering.

5. Take a few necessary moments and read this end user training brochure provided by Microsoft. It will be worth the read and you will understand how this new operating system works.

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Monsanto Wants to Help the Honeybees?

dead beesThe continuing drama of those poor honeybees, or the slow demise of them, has Monsanto looking to help. (Monsanto Company is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand)

In 2011 Monsanto, bought an Israeli company called Beeologics, which had developed an RNA interference technology that can be fed to bees through sugar water. The idea is that when a nurse bee spits this sugar water into each cell of a honeycomb where a queen bee has laid an egg, the resulting larvae will consume the RNA interference treatment. With the right sequence in the interfering RNA, the treatment will be harmless to the larvae, but when a mite feeds on it, the pest will ingest its own self-destruct signal.

Self-destruct signal? Really?

According to a comprehensive federal study, the devastation of American honeybee colonies is the result of a complex stew of factors, including pesticides, parasites, poor nutrition and a lack of genetic diversity.

RNA interference technology… another name for another pesticide. Monsanto wins, bees lose.

No Clue on the Cause of Honeybee Deaths

Last Print Issue: PCWORLD

I have subscribed to PCWORLD for years and years. Today, I received my last print issue. Ah bye bye.

Time to find a used tablet to keep in the throne room…

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No Clue on the Cause of Honeybee Deaths

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It has been awhile since I reported on New Bees?BioTech for Bees and . So how are the little fuzzy flying buzzing bees doing with their fungus and Colony Collapse Disorder? Really, not much of a change.

According to a comprehensive federal study published on Thursday, the devastation of American honeybee colonies is the result of a complex stew of factors, including pesticides, parasites, poor nutrition and a lack of genetic diversity.

The report does not place more weight on one factor over another, and recommends a range of actions and further research.

Sure, that’s what will fix this, more years and years of research.

 

Esther Sundel Passes On

A moment of silence today. Esther Sundel passed away last night. She was 101 years old. My condolences to her family and friends.

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Google Animated Images

Google just announced that you can now filter image searches to only find “Animated” images. Do your image search, then click “Search tools” (under the search box),  Click on the  “Any type” menu, then on “Animated”.  Fun!

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Happy Spring Equinox!