Author Archives: Tony Johnston

A Japanese take on full-body massages

Who doesn’t love a massage chair? These vibrating wonders provide relaxation and stress relief while you watch your favorite TV show. And models with multiple settings give you a variety of rubdown styles: Swedish, deep tissue — and Japanese?

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Over 12,000 readers got a bonus — did you?

We offered last week a 20-page excerpt from the hilarious new book
Delete This At Your Peril (left). Maxim magazine calls the work
“brilliantly deranged.” More than 12,000 Windows Secrets readers took
advantage of our bonus download.

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Another reason to keep both hands on the wheel

The universe works in mysterious — and often entertaining — ways. There are a few things fate clearly doesn’t appreciate: polluters, chemically imbalanced celebrities, and race car drivers who celebrate their victories before they actually cross the finish line.

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Windows Secrets readers get a free e-book bonus

All subscribers, free and paid, are eligible through June 4 to download a 20-page excerpt from Delete This At Your Peril (left). In this hilarious book, the author replied to notorious Nigerian and Russian get-rich-quick spam, asking the perpetrators for more and more outrageous conditions.

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A new twist on table manners

Mothers spend years teaching their children to keep their elbows off the table, chew their food with their mouths closed, and avoid slurping their drinks.

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The U.S. election process, in a nutshell

For the first time in decades, voters of all stripes are actually paying attention. But just how does the whole U.S. political system work, anyway?

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A new approach for handling telemarketers

Telemarketers. They have an uncanny knack of calling right when you don’t want them to. Whether you’re just sitting down to dinner, forced to interupt a relaxing shower, or deep in R.E.M., they generally find you at the most inconvenient moment — all so they can try to subscribe you to a magazine you’ve never heard of.

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Video shows top 10 ways to break your server

The staff of Scalent Systems labor ceaselessly to quell your common computing woes — again and again.

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Is that a good spot over there?

It’s a vehicular jungle out there, with packed traffic, surly drivers, and a paucity of parking places, all begging the question, “Where the Sam Hill is everyone going to park?”

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Would you like mental floss with that?

It’s Thursday. You’ve made it through the week so far without spilling coffee on yourself, calling a co-worker by the wrong name, or sending a scorching e-mail to the whole office by mistake. You’re on top of your mental game.

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