March 1, 2013
D EAR HARRY: I am a recently hired regional manager for a large franchising company. My job requires thatI own and know how to use a computer to submit daily reports from remote locations. My computer is a Mac, and I had some problems getting it synchronized with the company's large-capacity PC. As a result, the company shared with me the cost of a PC laptop. My tax preparer said that there was just no way I could get a tax deduction for it, even if my boss says it was required and will support that statement in writing.
February 15, 2013 |
NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Coast Guard Academy has disciplined a service member and five civilian employees for allegedly engaging in sex acts on campus and using government computers to send sexually explicit and other inappropriate content, an academy spokesman said Wednesday. All six people misused computers at the academy in New London and some of them participated in consensual sex acts on school grounds during the workday, academy spokesman David Santos said. Two of the civilian workers resigned and three were disciplined.
February 9, 2013 |
What entrepreneur Yasmine Mustafa didn't know definitely hurt her. What Mustafa didn't know was the basics of coding - a problem, considering that her blog marketing business, 123LinkIt, relied on coding. "It cost me time and money and a lot of stress," she said. "If I would have been able to code, it would have helped me a lot. " That's why, in April 2011, Mustafa founded the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, an international nonprofit organization based in New York that provides low-cost tech instruction to women - or, as they are called in the GDI world, nerdettes . Since then, 750 women have taken classes in Philadelphia.
February 1, 2013 |
A Tredyffrin Township man has been cleared of charges that he used software to spy on his wife. While the couple were divorcing, Jay Anthony Ciccarone, 39, allegedly installed the program Web Watcher on her computer to read her e-mails. His attorney, Ellen Brotman, argued that prosecutors could not prove why Ciccarone used the software. At a pretrial proceeding last Friday, Chester County Judge James P. MacElree II dismissed charges of unlawful use of a computer, intercepting communications - both felonies - and unlawfully accessing stored communications, a misdemeanor.
January 18, 2013
DEAR ABBY: My elderly uncle and aunt have a son-in-law who - to put it mildly - spins tall tales. "Tom" has been everywhere, done everything and insists on telling anyone who will listen all about it. He speaks many languages fluently (until someone addresses him in one of them) and has had countless adventures in various countries, although he can't locate them on a map. My uncle and aunt have bought two cars for their financially unstable daughter and this phony. Both times, Tom insisted on maintaining them himself (another of his legendary skills)
January 15, 2013 |
Frank E. LaVerghetta, 79, of Ardmore, a Philadelphia-raised electrical engineer and pioneer of early computer technology, died Thursday, Jan. 10, at Lankenau Hospital from complications of heart disease. Mr. LaVerghetta worked for 18 years for Philco and its successor, Philco-Ford Corp. In the 1950s with a group of engineers, he developed a transistorized computer, according to his brother-in-law, Robert Smargiassi. Mr. LaVerghetta was developing the computer as part of a bombing system to be used by the military, Smargiassi said.
January 3, 2013
Official: Computer cable used to kill woman Sabrina Bullock, the Woodbury woman whose body was found in a clothing collection bin early Monday, was killed with a computer keyboard cord, the spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Harry John Neher, 32, who has been charged with first-degree murder in Bullock's death, ran a home-based computer business, said spokesman Bernie Weisenfeld. The body of Bullock, 41, was found in the clothing bin near the apartment where Neher lived on South Broad Street in Woodbury.
January 3, 2013
Sabrina Bullock, the Woodbury woman whose body was found in a clothing collection bin early Monday, was killed with a computer keyboard cord, the spokesman for the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday. Harry John Neher, 32, who has been charged with first-degree murder in Bullock's death, ran a home-based computer business, said Bernie Weisenfeld, the spokesman. The body of Bullock, 41, was found in the clothing bin near the apartment where Neher lived on South Broad Street in Woodbury.
December 24, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. - As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone. In high school, Lanza used to slither through the hallways, awkwardly pressing himself against the wall while wearing the same green shirt and khaki pants every day. He hardly ever talked to classmates and once gave a presentation entirely by computer, never uttering a single word.