Artificial Intelligence AI and jobs, demise of Windows 8, Website Hacks, Old Macs and more!

Artificial Intelligence (AI)  and Jobs in the future

We are getting VERY close to a true AI system folks.  And the implications are rather huge.
No I’m not talking about Watson – I’m far from impressed by it.  A true AI system.
And I can tell you where it will start (been saying this for years btw) – as a help desk.
And it will speak to you.  Properly.  Answer all your questions – and it will speak with an Indian Accent!
(not being racist btw – it would sound that way because YOU will be much more accepting of it!)
You wont be able to trick it with ‘are you a computer?’ and it will do its job happily, 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.
And it will displace many many thousands who now are working on this kind of job.
And it will be licensed to every company on the planet to do a job that is both thankless – and not much appreciated by the
callers! and ALL help desks will be run by it.  Airlines.  Banks.  Brokerages. Credit Cards. Computer firms.
This alone will displace MANY MANY workers world wide.
And this will only expand.  This system will learn and grow.  Once they have broken the back of the Understanding English problem (which Watson has demonstrated well by the way)
And they can understand what you are really asking about – this AI will impact our lives in countless ways. AND with a foreign accent they will seem -just like the folks
on the other end of those phone calls now anyway!

This AI will be able to adapt to – online medical diagnosis. With an accuracy humans will be hard pressed to match. There go humans on the Poison help lines.
911 Callers will be talking to an AI.  which – by the way – wont put them on hold or laugh at their situations.
Suicide prevention lines will be staffed by a friendly AI.  And it may detect YOUR accent and put on a good Southern Drawl or a North East twang – to make you feel better at home.
Calling in spanish?  The AI will switch seamlessly to a spanish language after listening to your question.  And you will be HELPED.

24 hours per day.  365 days per year.
Countless jobs will be replaced by this AI.   Mostly low end service jobs, but many millions of jobs will be redundant.

Its something to think about! What do you think?


Well – not quite.  But Microsoft HAS announced there will be no futher SECURITY FIXES for windows 8 – while there will continue to be updates
For windows 7 and 10!
Its time to ditch windows 8 folks.
For the time being, Windows 10 is doing a FREE upgrade from 8 and 8.1.  If you need help with it come by. Its a 95% chance of success by the way!
And by the way, we are removing AVG and installing Avast on windows 10 computers – AVG seems to not play nice with the most recent build (Creators update).


If any of you are getting attacked let me know we can help.  Our server is (like all others) CONSTANTLY being attacked by bots.  Every minute something wants to try a password, or run an exploit.  You have to be VIGILANT!!
You can block the attacks with things like FailTOBan.
And I recommend ISPPROTECT – a great package from the ISPCONFIG folks – its a subscription (basically $100 per hear) and scans all websites you host every day for signs of malware – but also reports of older outdated versions and plugins in all the popular CMS packages – WordPress, Drupal, Joomla.  VERY WORTHWHILE!

I’ve had several older macs walk into the shop for service!  Including a Performa 200 (just after the original mac classic)
Customer needs the hard drive removed and off we go!  Of course it requires a LONG Torx screwdriver which is hard to get your hands on!
But these are still cute.  I remember turning a number of them into aquariums!  No – not the software kind. The real kind!

ADOPTION CORNER – all with a 6 month warranty
Up for adoption a nice 2015 Mac Air, A Retina 13 2013-2014 Macbook pro, A 2010 27in Imac, and various others!
And I even have a 2011 (and a 2010 one as well) 17in Macbook pro – IMHO the best macbook apple ever build (on which this is being written!)
Also a Great Lenovo Android tabled – with build in DLP projector! It projects brightly onto a wall whats on the screen!
And a VERY nice HP newer envy model.
A nice HP 13in X360 convertible!

A SUPER cute Lenovo Yoga Pro.  This is a 10in android tablet – that has a built in DLP Projector – and can project the desktop onto any surface 🙂
Can’t for the life of me think of a use for it myself – but Its SUPER cute!
And many more!

Enjoy folks hope you all had a good fourth!