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How does my neighbor know my favorite Walmart store?

Q: While on Walmart’s website, I recently picked the closest store location. I share my neighbor’s wireless Internet signal. And now my neighbor sees the same Walmart store that I picked. When I change the closest Walmart on my computer, it changes on his computer; when he changes the closest Walmart on his computer, it’s […]

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This Web site uses standard WordPress session cookies; they all expire as soon as you leave the site. The site doesn’t collect any information about its users but for the two exceptions mentioned below. IP header information When a reader sends me a question, reports an error in one of my books, or posts a […]

Turning off AutoComplete

As soon as you begin to type something — a Web site in Internet Explorer, for instance, a credit card into an online form, or several other items — Windows XP often races in to help. It sends down a little box, as seen below, listing items you’ve typed in previously. Some people find it […]