Spyware is not like a nosy neighbor...Written by Daviyd Peterson
Spyware is not like a nosy neighbor...
Remember television show about nosy neighbor Mrs. Kravitz always peeking out her window or over fence, sometimes even knocking on door just to find out what was going on in her neighborhood? If you don't wait a month or so and DVD or movie will be out. Let's move on.
Spyware is not anything like Mrs. Kravitz, it won't knock on door and ask permission to be downloaded to your computer and look at your personal files. It will slip onto your computer without you knowing what's going on while you browse Internet, check your email or just leave your computer connected to broadband connection. Don't go yanking that Internet connection yet, there is an easier way to prevent this from happening.
Understand that spyware is just that - software spying on your computer without permission and without your knowledge. Unfortunately for everyone a lot of people are using it and try to jsutify that it's okay. I just want to know that if it's okay, them why don't you just ask me to tell you - no I don't want my information, shopping habits, sites I've searched for information or anything else on my computer being sent to you to use anyway you see fit. I have a problem with that and so does rest of world, which is one of reasons why spyware exists.
Troubleshooting Your Dish Network ReceiverWritten by Nick Smith
It has happened to all of us. It's fourth and ten with just 1:42 to go in second half - and of course your team is down. The weather outside is getting worse and worse. Suddenly, image on your TV looks eerily like snow falling outside your window. It is a race against game clock to get picture back on your TV before you have to resign and just look for score on evening news.
Remember, only on a rare occasion will you lose picture with Dish Network - when you do, more often than not, there is nothing wrong with your equipment or service. This article discusses some of easiest and fastest ways to troubleshoot your Dish Network receiver.
From High in Sky to Your Dish Network Receiver
Dish Network uploads programming to its satellites via gigantic transmission stations on earth. The digital image travels upward through atmosphere where it eventually finds satellites orbiting Earth miles above United States. Those satellites capture and resend digital signal in such a way that nearly everyone with a plain view of sky can receive it. The signal is collected by ubiquitous mini-dishes and sent through cables to your Dish Network receiver, which is set up to decode and convert digital signal to a viewable picture. That viewable picture is transferred to your brand-new, 56 inch widescreen plasma TV, where only moments ago you were watching second half of your favorite team's football game.
The Game Plan
If you suddenly lose picture on your TV, problem could be in any one of six places - but before you panic, let me tell you you're only going to have to check four of them.
- The Dish - If something interferes with signal getting from satellite down to your dish picture is obviously going to suffer. If signal is completely blocked, your picture will disappear. Make sure that there is nothing between your dish and where your dish is pointing in sky. This could include: a tree branch, your motor home, your neighbor's motor home, a build-up of snow, ice, or excessive water on dish, or anything else you could possibly imagine. Luckily, solution is simple. Get signal flowing freely back to your Dish Network receiver by removing obstruction. Of course, if obstruction is your neighbor's prize winning oak tree, be judicious as you contemplate ways of removing it (i.e. talk to her about it and figure out a solution together). If it is ice or snow just wipe dish clean, and you'll be back to your game before they even snap ball.