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Thu
18
Oct
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What's the Punishment for Leaking Vital Government Data?

Ever wonder what kind of punishment a government employee might receive for leaking the personal information of John Q. Public? Here's your answer in a nutshell: a week's vacation. The man who'll have less time this year to lounge on tropical ... beaches is one Jerry Miller, payroll team leader for the Ohio Department of Administrative Services. Miller is behind the agency's Administrative Knowledge System, or OAKS, and last month was found responsible for losing a tape containing data on nearly 65,000 state employees, 20,000 former state employees, and worst of all almost 50,000 Ohio taxpayers. ... (view more)

Wed
10
Oct
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Create a Chart in MS Word using MS Graph

Sometimes when you are preparing a report you would like to add a chart to your document. The good news is that you can, and it is also very easy to do. Follow the steps below to create your chart in MS Word: On the Insert menu, click Object. Click ... the Create New tab. In the Object type box, click Microsoft Graph Chart. Click OK. To replace the sample data, follow these steps: Click a cell on the datasheet. Type the new text or numbers. If necessary, you can import data from a text file, a Lotus 1-2-3 file, or an MS Excel worksheet. You can also copy data from another program. To return to MS ... (view more)

Wed
03
Oct
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Add High/Low Lines To Your Excel Charts

You can analyze the data in Excel by creating high/low lines for your data charts, allowing you to easily view parameters in a given range. High/low lines are most often found in stock market charts. They help to point out how close actual values ... came to the goal points. You will need at least two data series to add high/low lines to connect the maximum data point in a category with its corresponding minimum point. For example, you can use high/low lines to compare actual expenses against projected expenses. Follow the steps below to learn how to add High/low lines in MS Excel: Open the line ... (view more)

Tue
04
Sep
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Illustrate Data Tables Using MS Excel

When you want to show the data represented by your Excel chart, you can add a data table to the chart by selecting the Data Table tab in the Chart Options dialog box. You cannot though, use data tables with XY charts, pie charts, doughnut charts, ... radar charts, bubble charts, or surface charts. Data tables' formatting options are also limited compared to actual data cells. To overcome these limitations, you can include a picture of the actual data cells in your chart. Follow the steps below to insert a picture: Select the data range you want to include with your chart. Click to Edit | Copy. ... (view more)

Fri
17
Aug
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Need Some Help Lifting that iPhone Bill?

Apple is not only known for its sleek and simple product designs, its success is actually built on it. Thus, it came as quite a surprise when AT ... (view more)

Mon
13
Aug
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Keep MS Excel From Automatically Updating Charts

Sometimes it seems as though Microsoft Excel is almost too efficient. For instance, Excel will automatically update a chart when you make a change to the chart data. If you need to capture a screenshot of your chart before a change is made, you need ... to break the link to its data source. Follow the steps below to prevent MS Excel from automatically updating your charts: To keep Excel from automatically updating a copy of a chart with new data, you need to break the link to the source data. Launch MS Excel if it isn't already open. Copy the chart that you do not want to be automatically updated ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jul
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Windows Vista: A Forensics Examiner's Dream Come True

A report by the American Bar Association notes that from a litigator's perspective, Windows Vista makes it easy to uncover what's been performed on a particular PC. Quite simply, forensic evidence maintained by Vista makes it easier to find out what ... was done and when it was done. What am I talking about? Shadow copy is a new feature built into Vista that backs up all of your data and stores it on unused sectors of the hard drive. It was designed to prevent data loss but because the information it stores stays on there, it's easier for a forensic examiner to find deleted data. Transactional ... (view more)

Mon
09
Jul
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Vista Users Beware: Big Brother is Watching

Softpedia.com released a nice article regarding the plethora of Windows Vista "features and services" that collect, maintain and transmit your personal data to Microsoft and/or their "controlled subsidiaries and affiliates." If you're going to use ... Vista, you really don't have much say in the matter. Microsoft makes it crystal-clear that they're gathering information. The Vista Privacy Statement and the End User License Agreement (EULA) references most of these "features and services", but not all of them. "This disclosure focuses on features that communicate with the Internet and is not ... (view more)

Tue
22
May
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Acronis True Image 10: Review

Have you ever played the game, "What If?" For example: 1. What if your PC crashed and you lost all your data? 2. What if you unsuspectingly downloaded a Spyware-infected program and it proved near impossible to remove -- all the while slamming your ... PC full of pesky popup ads and slowing your computer down to a crawl? 3. What if Windows suddenly stopped working properly and refused to boot? 4. What if you opened a malicious email attachment that installs a nasty virus, worm or keylogger that steals your personal information? The list goes on. The fact is, these are real life scenarios regular ... (view more)

Fri
18
May
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Computer Basics, Part 2: The Hard Drive

The hard drive is a highly sensitive and complicated device that most of us tend to take for granted. Just what it is and -- how it works -- is the subject of this second article on computer hardware [read part 1 here]. If you were to remove the ... sealed cover on the drive, what you would see is a number of platters attached to a fairly thick shaft that contains a type of motor known as a servo motor. The servo motor has the characteristic of being easily controlled and stable when considering the speed of rotation. The platters are spun by the motor at a rate of speed designated by the ... (view more)

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