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Did this really just happen? The White House officially just declared that an alien invasion is not imminent.

7 Nov

 

 

Here’s the excerpt from Mashable.

Well, perhaps not an invasion, but the White House has issued an official statement saying that there is no evidence that life exists outside of Earth.

The statement came in response to two petitions on We The People, the White House’s experiment in crowdsourced petitioning and public opinion. Any petition that gains at least 25,000 signatures will be passed along to a top policymaker for a response. The petitions asked the White House to “formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race” and to “immediately disclose the government’s knowledge of and communications with extraterrestrial beings.”

Both petitions claim that extraterrestrials exist on Earth and that the government has gone to lengths to hide this information. The White House, though, says:

The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.

The combined signatures don’t add up to 25,000, so it’s odd the White House would respond to this petition instead of others on the platform. Here are some pros and cons of the decision.

Pro: Despite the seemingly outlandish petition, the White House responded with a respectful and fairly lengthy response penned by Phil Larson, who works in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In it, Larson says that while aliens aren’t on Earth, “that doesn’t mean the subject of life outside our planet isn’t being discussed or explored. In fact, there are a number of projects working toward the goal of understanding if life can or does exist off Earth.” He lists three programs — SETI, the Kepler spacecraft and the Mars Science Laboratory — as examples of the search for life on other planets.

Con: The White House chose to answer this petition instead of handling more controversial topics such as those addressing the electoral collegeKeystone XL Pipeline or same-sex marriage.

Pro: This response is encouraging to the validity of the We The People platform. No matter the petition, if it receives enough popular support, the White House will take it into consideration and respond.

ConOccupy Wall Street is picking up speed and influence. The 2012 election is top of mind. The job market is still dismal, and there are tensions running across political and economic divides. While space exploration is certainly an important element of the U.S.’s tech history, the decision to handle this petition, titled “Searching for ET, But No Evidence Yet,” seems like a case of bad timing especially since it has fewer than 25,000 signatures.

Now it’s your turn: Did the White House make the right decision by responding to this alien inquiry? And are your Area 51 beliefs crushed, or do you still hold out hope for alien life?

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Spreecast is the new social video platform that lets people broadcast together! First 5 people who LIKE “Teechy” at http://on.fb.me/vZmFb6 get a FREE invite!

7 Nov

 

 

 

 

Spreecast™ is the social video platform
that lets people broadcast together.

  • Up to 4 people on camera at once.
  • Unlimited number of people can view (can also be private).
  • Recorded live and immediately available for playback.
  • Chat, ask questions, join in on camera!

Creating your own spreecast is currently by invite only.
“LIKE” Teechy on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/TheRealTeechy and I’ll try to send you one!

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Teechy.com is OFFICIALLY open for business! Prices for PC/Mac Tune-Up & Optimization = $9.95. Best Buy charges $50.

6 Nov

Teechy.com is now open for business!

Computer Tune-Up & Optimization to Make Your Computer Faster

Best Buy charges $49.99 (plus tax) at the minimum for this exact service.

Teechy charges just $9.95 (plus 7% tax).

  • Cleans up temporary files, startup files, and registry entries
  • Gets rid of hidden adware, malware, and spyware
  • Assesses your anti-virus definitions and status
  • Offers FREE 30-Day Anti-Virus Installation
  • Eliminates files that have been fragmented (Defrags your PC)
  • Updates your Mac or PC with critical updates from Apple and Microsoft, respectively.

For just $5 more, Teechy will install Anti-Theft software to protect your computer from theft. Because no one should ever have to deal with a stolen computer.

  • Installs Anti-Theft software to protect your computer and files and to track your computer to recover it immediately. (*Must select the Standard w/ Anti-Theft Software Installation package)

For more details, visit: https://www.teechy.com/prices.html

Or, make an appointment for your repair/service @ https://www.teechy.com/appointment.php

For MAC USERS! Clone/Copy/RIP DVDs you rent or own onto your MAC. MacX DVD Ripper Pro is FREE for 1 day, 8 hrs. ($35 value) #teechy

29 Oct

CLICK THIS LINK TO DOWNLOAD: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=25692

The product code is in the ReadMe file. Mac OS X only.

MacX DVD Ripper is FREE for Mac Users for 1 day. Burn/Copy/Rip DVD movies (even those that are copy-protected) you rent or own onto your Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad

*Works on DVDs that are even copy-protected! Download ASAP via link above.

Looking for FREE Windows DVD Ripping software? Check out yesterday’s Teechy post. You have 1 day remaining to claim:  http://blog.teechy.com/2011/10/28/clonecopyrip-dvds-you-rent-or-own-onto-your-pc-winx-dvd-copy-pro-3-0-is-free-for-2-days-40-value-teechy/

Ultimate DVD backup and ripping software brings you the best DVD ripper for Mac to rip DVD to iPhone/iPhone 4S, iPad/iPad 2, iPod, Apple TV, Android, HTC, Samsung, XOOM, Galaxy Tab, PSP, etc.

The MacX DVD ripper for Mac software allows you to rip DVD to MP4, H.264, MOV, FLV, MPEG, M4V, AVI, QuickTime with high quality video/audio.

The New-DVD-Backup feature let you copy DVD to single video file with original video quality and 5.1-channles AC3/DTS Dolby audio.

Rip encrypted DVD to iPhone/iPhone 4S, iPad/iPad 2 iPod and iMovie, MacX DVD Ripper give you the easy way to rip all type of encrypted DVD and copy-protected DVD remove DVD CSS, region code, RCE, Sony ArccOS, UOPs, Disney, etc.

Thus you could make a perfect backup for favorite DVD movies.

via MacX DVD Ripper Pro – DVD Ripper for Mac Rip Copy Protected DVD to MP4 iPhone iPad, Download DVD Converter for Mac OS X.

How influential are you online? If you haven’t discovered Klout yet, you’re missing out. Increase your score this way:

29 Oct

Example of Teechy's Klout Score

10 Ways To Increase Your Klout Score – YouTube.

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What is Teechy?

27 Oct

What is Teechy? (About Us)

Teechy.com provides online, virtual, immediate consulting, remote IT/tech support including repairs & services, tech tutorials, and operates as a service marketplace. You can apply now at apply@teechy.com to become a Teechie in whatever field of expertise you’re in, whether it’s technology or not.

via What is Teechy?.

LIVE! Bill Gates is about to speak @ University Of Washington: Watch the stream here!

27 Oct

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Bill Gates is set to give a talk today for an event at the University of Washington’s School of Computer Science and Engineering. It starts at 3:30PST, so in just about 15 minutes.

Here’s the stream: http://www.livestream.com/billgates

The topic will be advances in computing, including natural user interfaces and pervasive computing that could change the way the bottom 1/3rd of the world’s population lives. For all the fanfare about the 99% here in the states, it’s humbling to remember that to much of the world, we are the 1% with adequate fresh water, free and comprehensive public schooling, working sewage and other basic utilities, and so on.

via Bill Gates Speaking At University Of Washington – Watch The Stream Here | TechCrunch.

Hopkins Doctors Devise Brain Cancer Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours

27 Oct

Removing tumors at the base of the skull have traditionally required going in through the facial area—sometimes with disfiguring results. However, a doctor at John Hopkins University has figured out how to reach the back of your head using the skulls natural openings.

via Doctors Devise Brain Tumor Removal That Saves Face—Specifically, Yours.

My 1st Teechy tutorial! (Teechy #1) Get the most out of your Mac’s or PC’s speakers when using iTunes, and improve song quality via these “Perfect” Equalizer settings #teechy

23 Oct

Do you ever feel that the maximum volume on your iTunes or Mac/PC is too low? Does the sound quality from your iTunes seem sub-par? Did you ever use DFX Audio (http://www.fxsound.com) back on a PC to make your music seem like it was recorded live, right in front of you?

If you’re serious about music, follow these instructions to get the best out of the songs in your iTunes library.

  1. On a Mac, go into your iTunes “Preferences” via iTunes > Preferences… (or press Command + the comma button on your keyboard). If you’re on a PC, go to your iTunes “Options” to make these improvements.

    iTunes Preferences

     

  2. Go to “Playback” preferences, enable (check the box next to) “Sound Enhancer,” and move the slider 3/4 of the way left to hear a little more “punch” to your music. (Going all the way to the left causes some muffling and tinny sounds, but you may want to play around with it depending on your speakers or headphones.)It should look like this when you’re done:

    iTunes Sound Enhancer 3/4 of the way left.

     

  3. Now go to your iTunes “Equalizer” settings found here:

    iTunes Equalizer Location

     

  4. Turn your Equalizer “On” by checking the box and adjust each slider to match the following setup:

    "Perfect" iTunes Equalizer Setup

    *Depending on your speakers and/or headphones, you may have to adjust your sliders, more likely the first three (32, 64, and 125) if you sense that your speakers/headphones can’t handle the bass level and you hear some distortion as a result. Simply mess around with the sliders as I have done here to account for the various speakers and headphones I use:

    "Perfect + 1 Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Tri-Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    "Perfect + Flat Bass" iTunes Equalizer

    You’re set to go on iTunes! 

    Happy listening! Share with your friends! And stay tuned into Teechy for upcoming tutorials on how to get the best out of your computer and music, and Update Yourself.

    If you have any questions, leave a comment below.

    – Nik

The best iPad alternative just got priced and dated for US: Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus (Nov 13, $400)

23 Oct

Samsungs Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Priced and Dated For the U.S.

The 16GB version of the seven inch tablet, which runs on a 1.2GHz dual core processor and packs a 3MP camera capable of capturing 720P video, will officially be available starting November 13th at select retailers including Best Buy and Amazon for $400. But if you don’t feel like braving the inevitably long lines that morning, pre-orders will actually begin tomorrow with select, but unspecified, partners. As for the larger 32GB version, expect that later this year, or early next.

Like the Sony Tablet S, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus features a built-in infrared transmitter and thePeel remote application, nixing the need for the extra hardware usually required for other supported devices. And 7 Plus users will not only be able to ditch the remotes for their TV, cable box, Blu-ray player and other AV gear, but they’ll also be blessed with social media capabilities, letting them share their embarrassing TV habits on Twitter and Facebook. [Samsung]

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