Are the Phishers getting lazy?

I just got an email, supposidly from the IRS. Take a look at the Web Address that they provided. I think I am going to put my credit card information on here. Are the Phishers getting lazy?

Notification of Tax Refund on your VISA or MasterCard Now
Dear Citizen
After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $203.59. A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience. To access the form for your tax refund please copy/paste the link below in your browser (or click the link below)

Note: For security reasons, we will record your ip-address, the date and time. Deliberate wrong inputs are criminally pursued and indicated.
Internal Revenue Service
© Copyright 2008, Internal Revenue Service U.S.A.


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So when we first began our programming in Java we used Bluejay. It was an annoying little program that attempted at making Java easier to program. In general it helped a lot in the initial stages but became limiting with its minimal commands and controls. Now we have moved over to something better. As we begin programming GUI's (Graphic User Interfaces) we find that Netbeans is the way to go. It is a GUI that can be used for more than one programming language providing all the necessary compliers when downloaded. And it features a very impressive drag and drop environment. They have actually just released a new version. If any of you have any remote interest in programming I encourage you to check it out HERE. Happy coding.

Free Wallpapers

I just was looking through the semi-cool wallpapers that come with vista and I found myself wanting more, a quick Google search found an awesome website that you guys should check out,, they have great wallpapers that apeal to anyones taste.


Xbox Live

Yesterday I was at the local "Wal-mart" and noticed this box. It says "Games for Windows" and "X-Box 360" I was wondering if this means that Xbox 360 and Pc's are playing games in the same servers? Essentially they are both computers, but I would think PC gamers have a advantage over 360 players simply because using the keyboard in my opinion is a lot easier then using the controller. Hmm....
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Apple Media Server

A friend of mine works for on command, the TV channel stuff in hotels. He was recently told (this my be a rumor) that Apple has filed with the FCC to release a Home Media Server. As I said this may be a Rumor but it came to him in an in house memo. Who knows? Is apple trying to compete with Microsoft's Home Server 08' Platform? Who Knows? May be rumor.... But imagine the possibilities.

Some people on Digg were saying nay towards this rumor, asking " Why would they need to file with the FCC?" I asked my source today and he replied, " The reason they need to file is because everything will be streaming "wireless" and they needed to file because of the white noise that would be created by this service" I hope this sheds some light on this rumor.

TV tuner Box

As you know i work at walmart and we just got information on the Analog to Digital Change. People have been speculating that these converter boxes will cost over 100 dollars. This is not true. The two boxes that we are going to carry, the boxes will cost 47 and 49 dollars. Then on top of that, the Government is giving you a $40 gift card that you can use towards that.


Apple Made a Digital Camera?

Back in 1997 Apple created a Digital Camera. It was called the Apple Quicktake. The camera did not make it main stream. So this would fall under the category of Apple flops next to the Newton. Just something I found I figured I would Share.

Its taken 6 months but its a step in the right direction!

It has taken me 6 months… I have finally done it, I have made a big step in the direction of turning my GF into a geek. Here is how it went down: For Xmas my mother got me a Nintendo DS, (crimson) We went down to Florida for three weeks, so I got a chance to get my Brain-age down and my Character skills up. That was all fine and dandy, until my girlfriend flew down to Key West, Don’t get me wrong I was happy to see her… Actually I was ecstatic, not seeing her for the 13 days prior. But much to my dismay she found out I had received the DS, For the rest of the trip, I got to play one round of Sudoku and zero rounds of Zelda L. Every time we got a spare moment whether it was driving or waiting in line there she was playing Brain-age. Although it is sad she has a lower Brain-age then me. Not only that, every time we play guitar hero she totally womps me. And I actually play guitar… Sad but true. Anyway I will keep you posted on the geek girlfriend situation. I’m off to my networking class… Check out our Podcast, starting February 1st. We look forward to bringing you news in the tech world as well as cool things we found on the interweb. I will leave you with this quote “The quieter you are, the more you hear”

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Mac Book Air?

So i have been waiting to switch to MAC simply because I wanted the most bang for my buck, so I figured I would wait for The new OS. Now they blind side me with the new MacBook Air... its a little more money for a little less.... so I just don't know what to do.... HMM