The On Ramp

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter

 Issue # 9 July 2004 
Keep it Simple
by Kevin Knight


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During the heat of the space race in the 1960's, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration decided it needed a ballpoint pen to write in the zero gravity confines of its space capsules. After considerable research and development, the Astronaut Pen was developed at a cost of $1 million. The pen worked and also enjoyed some modest success as a novelty item back here on earth. The Soviet Union, faced with the same problem, used a pencil.
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Welcome Dan to the BMI Team
by Carol Hall


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Dan Allen joins the BMI team as our newest Customer Service Representative. Dan has much experience with software and the Internet and worked for Blizzard Entertainment as a software tester. Welcome aboard Dan !
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Welcome back Victor
by Carol Hall


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Victor Luna rejoins the BMI staff. Victor has worked for BMI in the past and we are lucky to have him back again. He has passion for nice cars and fancy shirts. Welcome back Victor.
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What is Spyware?
by Kevin Knight


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Spyware is any software that secretly gathers user information through the user's Internet connection without his or her knowledge, usually for advertising purposes. Spyware can also gather information about e-mail addresses and even passwords and credit card numbers. For a complete definition, go to: Webopedia.com Spyware Terms
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Government Approves Anti-Spyware Bill
by Kevin Knight


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A subcommittee of the U.S House of Representatives recently voted unanimously to approve its first anti-spyware bill. The House Energy and Commerce Committee approved an amended version of H.R 2929, now known as the "Securely Protect Yourself Against Cyber Trespass Act", also known as SPY Act. The bill protects individuals from unknowingly downloading spyware by requiring that consumers receive a clear and conspicuous notice prior to downloading spyware. The revised version of the bill includes provisions to prohibit unfair or deceptive behavior such as key-stroke logging, computer high jacking and the display of advertisements that cannot be closed. Penalties for violating the proposed law range up to $3 million.
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Free Adware/Spyware Removal
by Ruben Bybee


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We have searched the Internet to bring you what we feel is the best Adware and Spyware removal utility available today. It is called SpyBot Search and Destroy. It is available free at www.spyscan.bmi.net. This will remove infestations on your computer that slow down your experience and possibly cause problems with your computer.
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Apple Unveils Wireless Music Station
by Ruben


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Apple Computer Inc. announced a wireless system that lets users play digital music from their iTunes music libraries on a Macintosh or Windows computer over home stereo systems. The device, called the Airport Express retails for about $129.00 and should be available this month.
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Airlines to do away with paper tickets
by Ruben Bybee


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The world's airlines agreed to full electronic ticketing by 2007. This means no more paper tickets. This was agreed on by 700 executives gathered in Singapore for the annual International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Air Transport Summit. Airlines are facing 3 billion in losses this year due to soaring fuel costs.
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Word Find of the Month
by Kevin Knight


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Congratulations to M. Baum for winning the June word find puzzle and 3 months of free Internet service. Solve our word find puzzle this month and you will be entered into a drawing to win three months of free Internet. Click here to go to the puzzle
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Question of the Month
by Mike Rochelle


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Q. Can I network my dialup connection in WinXP?
A. Yes, If your computers are networked together and one of them is running Windows XP and that computer is connected to the Internet.
Here is how:
1. Click on START.
2. Click on CONNECT TO.
3. Click on SHOW ALL CONNECTIONS.
4. Right Click on your dialup connection.
5. Select Properties.
6. Click on the Advanced tab.
7. Click the box that says ALLOW other network users to connect through this computers internet connection.
8. You must have the Anyone who uses this computer check marked in the dialup connection.
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