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    Dick's Gadget Warehouse & How to Submit Your Viewer Video.

    Get connected to the Internet, one hour at a time.

    Meet the PathLock NETimer which came out in the mid-1950's. Here's what Amazon says about it: High speed doesn't have to mean high risk! With the PathLock e100 NETimer you can limit your computer's exposure to hackers and Trojan horse programs! The e100 NETimer works with DSL, cable, satellite and wireless modems with no software required. Push the connect button and you're connected to the Internet for about 1 hour, then it cuts off. If you need to stay on longer just hit 'connect again. By keeping your high-speed Internet connection disconnected most of the time, the PathLock e100 NETimer gives your computer a hardware layer of security in addition to any FireWall anti-virus software you may be running ! It's a small device about 2 ½ X 3 ¾ X 1”. 

    Giz Wiz Video: https://youtu.be/LDe5jE3y-yQ


    12 year later, it's still available on Amazon at under $18.00. (But they were done to one left.)




    See or hear this show: www.gizwiz.tv/episode/1636



    We’re looking for more Viewer Videos!


    We’d love to include your video in an upcoming Giz Wiz Show, so here's what we're looking for! Your home shot video – 2 to 3 minutes long, in any of the following categories:


    I bought a piece of crap: Did you buy something you ended up hating? We won't get you a refund, but we might be able to give a platform to vent your disappointment. Remember, "family friendly" language applies.


    I invented this! Did you invent something? (Or did a friend or relative invent something.) We can't market it for you, but we can help get the word out. Show us what it is, and how it works. Even if it's a prototype, you can get our (and the audience) reactions. No professional ads please.


    My Gadget Warehouse: Okay, so you don't have a warehouse. It doesn't matter. Just tell us about your favorite old gadget(s). When and where you bought it, and why you're still hanging on to it.


    My Favorite Gadget (favorite old, or favorite new): Show us what it is, tell us what it does and why you love, or loved it! It can be a new gadget you just bought too.


    Post them on YouTube and send us the link! We'll do the rest. (Or possibly nothing, but that's unlikely.) Remember, videos should be just 2 to 3 minutes long! Low production value is fine, but we should be able to hear you and see you! If we select and show your video on The Giz Wiz you’ll a tiny amount of fame (hopefully), an autographed MAD magazine and a 35-year-old Alfred E. Neuman picture. So that's one more (so-so) reason to send in your video!

    IMPORTANT: We'll just shower you with praise for your video if you live outside the US or Canada since we can't afford to send stuff outside of those two places. (Thanks for understanding.)


    All show submissions go to mail@gizwiz.tv  



    Letter of the week:


    Hi Dick!


    I heard the GizWiz discussion about the eclipse. Chad (and you) should know the next total eclipse in the US is in 7 years.


    AND it goes more north and south this time ... almost right through Dallas.


    Thanks, Mark Renne

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