Comp-U-News from Comp-U-Talk

November 2016

“The only true disability in life is a bad attitude.” ~ Scott Hamilton 


We’re saying good bye to Windows 7.  At the time of this writing we still have a couple of copies left, but when they are gone, they are gone.  As of October 31, Microsoft has stopped distribution of Windows 7 and your only choice of operating system will be Windows 10.  If you missed the announcements earlier and would like to replace an aging computer with a new Windows 7 box, hurry in.  We are expecting to sell out fast.


This is always a nostalgic time of year for me.  With October almost over and November almost here, I start to think of the holidays and everything that has to happen business wise, by end of year.  I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I’m not so excited about doing physical inventory counts or estimating how much tax liability I’m going to incur for the year.  While the politicians are throwing rocks at each other concerning how much tax they have or have not paid, and how many loop holes they have or have not taken advantage of, I remain  in the real world.  Pretty much the only “loop hole” I get is the ability to write off the purchase of equipment and furniture.  Possibly you are in the same boat.  If so, we would love to help you route money out of the tax department hands and into ours.  I assure you, we will not waste your hard earned dollars!  And I know you will love the new computers we are offering.


Speaking of new computers, we have upgraded the guts of our custom build systems.  (Available HereOur Better, Best and On Steroids  systems are now utilizing Next Gen hardware and processors.  What does that mean for you?  More efficient power utilization, faster memory, new architecture but still affordable prices.  We’d love to hook you up with one for Christmas or sooner.  Drop in and see a demo.


And interesting, albeit scary news:  you might have heard about the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack that happened in late October.  A DDos attack is a flood of requests to a specific server(s)  that results in the server not being able to keep up, which basically renders it dead.  The attack on October 21 took Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Paypal and others off line.  There’s a long and probably fairly accurate hypothesis of what will happen if the internet goes off-line for any length of time.  You can find it here:  What I found absolutely amazing was the link they included to

At this site you can watch the attacks in real time.  I would call it beautiful but that seems so wrong when you realize the pretty picture is created because people are trying to hack us! 


Until next month, Stay safe.




 And, because it made me laugh: We're having Corn Dogs for Lunch!