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Keep Metallic Balloons Inside
Keep Metallic Balloons Inside

Now that summer is here and the pandemic, it’s hoped, is mostly behind us, folks are trying to get back to a sense of normalcy. Part of that may be hosting belated graduation open houses, wedding receptions, garage sales and other private or community gatherings that may have been postponed or are back on the schedule.

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Why Everyone Should have a Gmail Account

Once upon a time, folks looking to communicate with others across the World Wide Web would contact their Internet Service Provider (ISP) who could provide them with an email address. It wasn’t a difficult process at all and 10-15 years ago, it was the most common way to go about it. Today however, a lot […]

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Everyday Carry Essentials for the NetAdmin on the Go:

               Working in the tech industry offers unique challenges no matter what position you hold. Often, the problems that arise require tools to fix. Of course, there are tools of the trade such as your standard cable crimper or toner, but people sometimes forget the little things that make life easier. I’m talking about that […]

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A message from our Chief Technology Officer

Dear NineStar Member/Customer: I wanted to take a moment to give you some information about how NineStar is affected by the latest security exploit making its way around the internet.  For those of you who have not heard, there is a particularly nasty flaw in widely used software that will allow a bad actor to […]

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Lifespan of a Computer

Most people buy a computer hoping to use it for a very long time, however, computers are not meant to last forever. Of course we generally do not think about upgrading or replacing our computers until there is an issue with it. So here are a few things to consider before making a new investment: […]

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Video Update for 2022

Dear NineStar TV Subscriber: As a NineStar Connect television customer, you will notice an increase to your monthly bill, beginning on January 1, 2022. It is important to remember these increases are not coming from NineStar’s desire to make more money. As a non-profit utility, our (margins) are allocated back to our members based on […]

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Why you should consider AMD for your next computer.

Anyone who has been around computers for a bit knows that when it comes to central processing units (CPU’s,) one name has been at the top for over 20 years: Intel. As a dominate company in the industry and a performance leader, Intell powers a good majority of computers in use today. However, despite having […]

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