Absolute Computers Blog

The Absolute Computers Blog is the source to keep up to date with the current news, updates and happenings at our shop. It also contains:

– any alerts or product news that I come across in my 'Net travels

– upcoming class alerts

– previews of the latest unique builds that the Evil Genius Phil creates

– important things like “Today in Geek History” or our latest video arcade game adventure or build

Oct 03, 2017

Customer Service Nightmare

Our customer service nightmare that has brought our shop to a stand-still.

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Apr 12, 2017

Free Range Geeks Podcast Now in iTunes!

Now you can access our Free Range Geeks Podcast in iTunes! A new episode is released every Friday.

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Apr 11, 2017

The new Ryzens are here!

We have two new builds in our online store. The Ryzen 1800X which is VR ready and equipped for streaming and gaming AND the Ryzen 1700X which is definitely no slouch. Check them both out! We will be adding a couple of the new Ryzen 5 series systems in the next 7 to 10 days.

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Mar 17, 2017

Authorized Repair Is Not Repair

This week's podcast explains why "authorized repair" doesn't mean better or safer...just more expensive.

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Mar 08, 2017

AMD and Intel – A Tale of Two Companies

AMD and Intel are making big splashes in media yet again but this time it seems like the shoe is on the other foot.

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Mar 01, 2017

I'm Switching to Ting!

Why am I switching to Ting? I'm mad and I'm not going to take it anymore. I am tired of being bullied into a technology eco-sphere that I disagree with..

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Feb 22, 2017

Renegade Repair Alliance

Why should you join our Renegade Repair Alliance? Do you want to own the devices you buy or just be granted a license to use it?

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Jan 17, 2017

Russian Hacking 101- The Red Herring in the Room

Our latest podcast points out an important argument in the ongoing Russian hacking debate.

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Dec 16, 2016

Are You in a No-Win Situation With Your Computer?

Today's podcast explains how the Kobayashi Maru test can help you better understand computing in the 21st century.

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Dec 02, 2016

It's Been a Doosie of a Day!

Our latest video shares some of the questions and comments we've received over the past 9 years.

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Nov 29, 2016

Our New YouTube Channel

We've started a YouTube channel! We will be uploading videos regularly that supplement the great information you find here on our website. Our first video is covering why we don't like water cooled systems.

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Nov 29, 2016

Great New Cell Phone Carrier

We recently found ourselves in need of a cell phone carrier for the shop. We chose Ting and this is why!

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Oct 27, 2016

Our Podcast Patron Give-away Starts Now!

This give-away is open to all podcast Patrons who are signed up by November 25th. The winner will be announced November 30th, so make sure you sign up early! At that time, we will also announce the December give-away.

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Oct 21, 2016

Friday's Massive DDoS Attack

Today's podcast takes a slight detour to cover the DDoS attack on Dyn, Inc. an Internet infrastructure company. I also talk a little about Battlefield I and our latest give-away.

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Oct 19, 2016

We Are Launching Our First Official Shirt and Mug!

Our first official shirt and mug are dedicated to all of you out there who work on computers or have done so in the past. If you have a computer tech in your family...they would make a great gift! But they will only be around until Nov. 4th.

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Oct 12, 2016

Temporary Home of Absolute Computers Online Store Now Open

We are working on moving our custom build store to its new home. In the meantime, you can find it here. Please excuse the dust and check back often. Customers will even get the chance to name new custom builds that will be offered on our online store.

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Sep 23, 2016

I Woke Up to a Crashed System

This morning I was greeted by a crashed computer - my computer! With a podcast due, I decided to share my experience. This podcast is about 15 minutes long but trust me, it took longer than 15 minutes to get my mess straightened out.

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Sep 17, 2016

Our First Podcast Edisode is Now Live!

Check out our new podcast. We will be delivering weekly episodes covering everything from cybersecurity to Linux, PC gaming, Windows topics, and basically anything geek!

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Sep 15, 2016

Now offering: Crash Course in Cybersecurity for Beginners!

Do you, a friend, or family member need help making sense of computer security? Tired of getting hacked constantly? Let us help! This course is extensive but it won't "talk over your head."

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Jul 25, 2016

No Man's Sky Won't Require a PlayStation Plus Subscription

August 9th is almost here and so is No Man's Sky! Sony has decided let this game run without the PlayStation Plus subscription. They are already taking pre-orders on Steam as well. Since the Universe in NMS is so vast, the game can be played as a multi-player or single-player. Very cool!

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Jul 19, 2016

Basics of CompSci Course: Level 2 is Now Live

Level 2 of our Basics of Computer Science course is now available on our website. The course is being offered for a discounted rate during its pilot period. Once you enroll, you have lifetime access to all course updates even after the price increases.

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Jul 09, 2016

Microsoft Pays $10K in Auto-upgrade Suit

A California woman has won her case against Microsoft. She sued MS for lost wages and the cost of a new computer after an unauthorized upgrade to Windows 10 crashed her computer. MS chose not to appeal.

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