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How To Disable Those Annoying Facebook Voting Reminders

I know many people that have been annoyed by the incessant reminders to vote every time they sign into Facebook. It seems to be yet one more thing added to the mountain of things weighing on all of us. I think people are getting tired. All we hear about is the pandemic, division, politics, protests, civil unrest, and economic problems. We are all facing new realities that no one asked for. The last thing anyone wants is to add is getting nagged whenever they log into Facebook into the mix.The good news is that Facebook's voting reminders can be turned off and I'm going to show you how to do that on both your PC and your smartphone/tablet. But first, let's get a question that some of you might have out of the way. Why does Facebook keep nagging us about voting?Let's get the obvious question on many people's minds out of the way. Why does Facebook keep nagging me about voting? Here is what Facebook has to say about it at the Facebook Help Center:
"Facebook sends…

13 Spooktacular Movies to Watch this Halloween - Family Friendly

In my last article I posted 13 Spooktacular Movies to Watch this Halloween - For Older Teens and Adults. The following list is for younger viewers, or those that would like to avoid the more disturbing and scary films.As I said in my last post, in the way that I have set this article up you will get a description of the movie, a trailer, and a link to the content warning. I advise you to check out the content warning before playing these movies for your children. This is a more family friendly list, but it is up to you to decide what content you are comfortable showing your children.Now let the Halloween fun begin.The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween Town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, …

13 Spooktacular Movies to Watch this Halloween - For Older Teens and Adults

It's that time of year again. The time of costumes, candy, parties, and scary movies. Happy Halloween season 2020.I have always loved Halloween. I have since I was a kid. I can't resist the costumes, the smell of pumpkin spice, and the spooky movies. For this Halloween season I am going to share some spooktacular films for you to enjoy. In the follow-up article you will get some movies that younger viewers can enjoy.In the way that I have set this article up you will get a description of the movie, a trailer, and a link to the content warning. I advise you to check out the content warning for each movie, especially if you are thinking about showing it to younger viewers. This list isn't meant for children.Let's get to it and let the frights begin.13 Movies to Watch This Halloween SeasonHalloween (1978)
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old br…

How to Make a Better Password and What Passwords to Avoid

I was checking my email today l and I came across a message from a Tech Marks The Spot reader. They found an article on SafetyDetectives titled: "The 20 Most Hacked Passwords in the World: Is Yours Here?". It is written by Michael Marino. The person that messaged me told me that it is an interesting and in depth article and recommended that I share it with all of you. After I read the article I knew that I had to share it. I want to state that I didn't write any portion of the article and it is the work of Michael Marino at SafetyDetectives.One of the most vital personal digital security tools and also one of the most overlooked is the password. It stands as a gatekeeper and line of defense between your information and the wilds of the Internet. What do many of us do with such a vital layer of defense? We make passwords that are simple and easy to guess. We write passwords down where others may find them. We share passwords with others that we might not completely trust.…

14 Ways to Speed Up your Computer

Don't you hate it when you are trying to run a program or copy a file and things seem to load or copy so much slower than they used to? Does your computer seem to be slowing down? I think we have all been there. The good news is that there is usually something that you can do about it. Here are some tips for you to follow to try to make your computer faster again.We are going to check out:Upgrading your RAMSwitching to an SSDKeeping things up to dateChecking for malwareRemoving junkCleaning things upDisabling certain settingsRebootingLet's get started. Just start at the top and try any tips that make sense for your situation. Upgrade Your RAM
This is a relatively inexpensive way to make a big difference in both how smooth your computer runs and it's speed. RAM (or Random Access Memory) is a necessary component of your PC. What is it? When you run a program the work or play that you are doing happens in RAM. The more RAM you have the more that you can do at once. If you don&#…