Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tips To Help Secure Your Wi-Fi

Not only is it important to install the latest firmware. Create a strong password. But it can also be useful to create a name for your network which might put some people off from being inclined to use it such as...

On the other hand you may want to steer a family member in the right direction.

A few years ago (when the college boys lived next door) they labeled theirs "MrDelish". Personally I prefer to label mine "ERROR: Not Found".

Bad Boys Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?



Better hope these have a eSTOP just in case their 'alternate intelligence' (AI)) decides we're a threat to them.

To tell ya the truth even our iRobot- Roomba' makes me nervous. I have the cat keep a sharp eye on it.

How do you stop a bad guy with a robot?

Oh great-- Now I suppose we'll have a bunch of these running around too!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tax Break: Seniors Least Represented

According to 'The Census'--
"Voting rates have also historically varied according to age, with older Americans generally voting at higher rates than younger Americans.

In 2016, this was once again the case, as citizens 65 years and older reported higher turnout (70.9 percent) than 45- to 64-year-olds (66.6 percent), 30- to 44-year-olds (58.7 percent) and 18- to 29-year-olds (46.1 percent)."

Seniors Got The Short End Of The Stick
This administration is continually trumpeting out how every working person is seeing more in their paychecks after these tax cuts. Some even getting large bonuses. This while seniors on fixed incomes were left out of the equation even though seniors make up the largest voting block.

One may argue--so what? Retirees aren't working. True enough but we still will be faced with ever increasing state and local taxes after these federal budget cuts start kicking in. At least those who got a little jingle in their pockets will make out for a while (till the end of 5 years). Such is not the case for those over 65 no longer working. Being senior doesn't mean we stopped paying ever-increasing prices and taxes just like the working.

The problem here is government sending a clear message it values one segment over that of another. A signal to their largest voting block they no longer value them. What do you think the response will be in the next federal election after being so terribly underrepresented?

A just government shouldn't measure one's worth by only what someone can do for it to the exclusion of all others. It was supposedly created to represent all it's citizens.

I never much thought about the day I'd be old and stuck on a fixed income. Yet here I am. So shall most of us all one day