May 23rd Radio Show: Big Names, Big Fails

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  • Written on: May 26th, 2009

Did you miss the show this week? Listen to the commercial-free recording here!

The first part of the show was a top ten list of technology fails of the decade. Here they are:

1. Microsoft Vista
2. Gateway
3. HD DVD
4. Vonage
5. YouTube
6. Sirius XM
7. Microsoft Zune
8. Palm
9. Iridium
10. Segway
(from times.com)

FBI experiences a virus

In other news, the FBI and US Marshal were hit with an inexplicable virus. The FBI was not releasing any information at the time, except that social security numbers had not been accessed.

Marketing can happen to you

Despite the holiday weekend, we had many callers with computer questions. Charles had trouble getting off his internet. He was given a message that if he left the site he would lose everything. In reality this is just a marketing trick, you will not lose anything by closing this window.

Norton 360: All around protection for up to 3 computers

Bill had a question about getting his Norton 360 on his other two computers.

If you are experiencing similar problems, I recommend calling Schrock Innovations to set up a Schrock Desk. It is a simple way for us to see what you are seeing and we can help you get rid of the problem or get your Norton up and running.

Adobe Acrobat(ics)

Mike had a question about Adobe 8, which was not working properly. After viewing the Acrobat in his programs files he saw that it had to do with Acrotray.exe files. To fix this problem go to adobe.com/downloads to disable it and upgrade to Adobe 9.

Tune in next week..

If you are experiencing any computer problems stop by or call Schrock Innovations at 402-423-9595 and we will get your computer fixed up and in working order. Otherwise, be sure to tune in next week at 10 a.m. central time to KFOR 1240 am for next weeks, live, Compute This! Call in and ask a question, you may win $25 to Schrock Innovations.

  1. cash loans uk said on May 29th, 2009 at 11:33 am

    hehe..the charles stuff is really funny.. i have seen a few such ads but never thought anyone would take it so seriously.. good compilation overall..

  2. Diety said on June 1st, 2009 at 3:16 am

    Why was youtube on the list of fails? I can get vista. I can get zune, even though I own it. But why youtube?

  3. Thor said on June 1st, 2009 at 11:12 am

    YouTube is on the list because they are bleeding cash and no matter how hard Google tries they can’t find a way to make enough money on advertising to cover the site’s bandwidth expenses.

  4. Chinese Rocket said on June 15th, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I don’t see a way in which Youtube is getting off that list either, apparently it’s costs in bandwidth average around $1M a day. Google should chalk that one up to experience and move on.

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