Example of Supercooling & Snap Freezing

I have been a fan of Mr. Wizard, or for those of you who are too young to know who that is, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” type experiments that you can do at home for as long as I can remember. One simple experiment that I first learned about only a couple years ago was that of supercooling water and where the water is below freezing, but still in a liquid state… Then, causing it to freeze instantly.  I know, sounds goofy, but simple people are easily amused I guess!

I originally posted a link on YouTube and had people tell me that it was some kind of optical illusion, or that I used a powder available in magic stores that accomplishes the same thing with non-freezing water… Go figure, the world is full of skeptics, and with good reason!

Here’s a link to a description of the actual process for those who really care… http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/project_ideas/Phys_p033.shtml

I use Mac or Linux because it never gets exploited like Windows… Right? Uhmmm no.

While some may feel safe and secure in their little Mac or Linux world, it is becoming painfully apparent that the walls are crashing down around those with who feel that false sense of security. Of course Apple did everything they could to convince you that their computers were impervious to malware in a whole slew of television and online advertisements, so don’t feel bad if you bought into it.

Even those who are tech savvy enough to dump Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X for an alternative operating system based on the Linux kernel are finding themselves victim to an ever increasing deluge of malware. Obviously, this is not happening at the same rate due to many factors, such as the simple fact that malware authors are going to focus their attention on the mainstream MS Windows offering to ensure they impact more people.

Don’t risk becoming a statistic, we don’t want you to be included in articles like this one from CNet, dated 2/17/2010: http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10455525-245.html

The bottom line is, don’t get caught with your pants down so to speak. Use current and high quality Anti-Virus no matter what operating system you use. Here at Homeland Secure IT, we recommend and offer Trend Micro’s entire suite of products that can protect a single desktop to corporate AV that will protect thousands of computers on your corporate network. The flagship for small businesses who have a server is the Trend Worry Free Security product. And for those who have their own Microsoft Exchange Mail Server, then we would suggest Trend Micro’s Worry Free Advanced Security, which will run on your servers, protect you from spam, and malware coming in through email, as well as being centrally in control of all desktops in your organization for easy auditing and reporting.

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