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Thought I was hacked

Had a bit of a scare this morning while reading my feeds. I clicked on a link to the a New York Times article and was presented with this message: So my first thought was I clicked on the wrong link. I tried it again and got the same message. Now I was worried. Was my MacBook hacked? Was my router compromised. I switched from NewNewsReader to Safari was able to get to the Apple web site. I then did…

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Patriot Media Rocks

My broadband internet provider, Patrio Media, provides an excellent service. The connection always appears responsive and never fails. Patriot Media claims 10Mbs download speeds but I have found that on average I obtain about 7-8Mb/s during heavy use times. On occasion the service is even faster than what is listed. Currently they provide two tiers of service: 10 Mb/s for $29.95 and 20Mb/s for $69.95 for customers who also use their cable service. Their is no contract lock in as…

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The dangers of an online only life

Dave Rosenberg writes in his InfoWorld blog about the downsides of an online only office life.  I too am experiencing something similar.  I cancelled my Verizon DSL on the same day I ordered broadband service from my cable provide, Patriot Media.  Verizon assured me that the DSL would be disconnected in 3-5 business days so I felt comfortable waiting a week for the cable guy.  Well, the day after cancelling Verizon DSL my DSL line was dead and two days…

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