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Web News / Re: Windows 10 November Update Released!
« on: November 12, 2019, 06:37:41 PM »

The "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.  For mitch, the Phantom Phixer, who kept the F4s flying. For Ghost, we remember, always.

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."

Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam

Mike was shot down a few months later, on 24 March 1970.  He was attempting to extract 8 members of MACV-SOG LRRP RT Pennsylvania, 14 miles inside Cambodia in Ratanokiri Province, after they declared a Prairie Fire.  "You take them in - you get them out!" was the creed the Bikinis aircrews lived by.  Red Three's last transmission before his Huey burst into flames was "I've got all eight, I'm coming out."

O'Donnell received the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.  His "gentle heroes" poem was recited during the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in 1982, and rolled by in the closing credits of the 1987 movie "Hamburger Hill".

Listed as KIA 7 February 1978 (Presumptive Finding of Death).  Remains repatriated on 12 April 1995.  Identified on 20 June 2001.  Came home to Arlington National Cemetery in a group burial on 16 August 2001.  Panel 12W Line 040  (The original cross was changed to a diamond)

In grateful remembrance of Airman 1st Class William H. Pitsenbarger, a 21 year old pararescue medic (PJ) in the final months of his enlistment, killed on 11 April 1966 while defending some of his wounded comrades. Of the 180 men with whom he fought his last battle, only 14 were uninjured.  "Pits" participated in more than 300 rescue missions in Vietnam (PJs, all volunteers, earned more decorations per capita than any other group of USAF personnel).  He served with Detachment 6, 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron at Bien Hoa.  Fittingly, the motto of the Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Service is "That Others May Live".

In grateful recognition of Captain Gary Michael Rose, who was finally awarded the Medal of Honor on 23 October 2017 for his service as a Special Forces medic in Operation Tailwind.  Another top secret, covert Hatchet Force mission in Laos ... it recovered a treasure trove of collateral intelligence, the extraction required strikes from 72 aircraft dropping a half-million pounds of bombs, rockets and napalm.  Rose is credited with treating 60-70 wounded personnel and saving many lives.

In grateful remembrance of Sgt First Class Paul Ray Smith, Bravo Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Army.  Sapper 7 was in charge of 2nd Platoon on 4 April 2003, attempting to seize Objective Lions, the Baghdad International Airport. In an effort somewhat akin to Audie Murphy's legendary World War II heroism, he thwarted the advance of well-trained, well-equipped soldiers from the Special Republican Guard.  His actions saved the lives of at least 100 soldiers, caused the failure of a deliberate enemy attack hours after 1st Brigade seized the Baghdad Airport, and resulted in an estimated 20-50 enemy soldiers killed. He was posthumously awarded the first Medal of Honor for service in Iraq, his 11-year-old son David accepted it from President Bush.

RIP, 2nd Lt. Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla, Platoon Leader, B Co 2/7 Cav.  "Hard Corps One-Six" survived the Broken Arrow in the Ia Drang Valley, November 1965, only to face another hell in New York City on Sept 11th. In charge of Morgan Stanley security, he was advised by Port Authority police that there was no need to panic and evacuate when the first tower was hit.  "Bugger THAT!" he said, and he began the orderly evacuation of the 2,700 employees on the 22 floors of WTC 2 and another 1,000 in WTC 5 across the plaza.  He had most of them out to safety by the time the second plane hit.  He went back up the stairs of the flaming South Tower one last time to search for stragglers, and was last seen in the 10th floor stairwell, headed up, as the tower collapsed on him.  To date, no trace has been found of his body.  Rescorla is memorialized at the South Pool of the National 9/11 Memorial on Panel S-46.  A bronze statue based on that iconic photo of him at the Ia Drang is on permanent display on The Walk Of Honor at the National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning, GA.

When I checked for Windows Updates, I was first given
KB 4523786 - Cumulative update for Autopilot in Windows 10 version 1903: October 22, 2019
as well as a Cumulative Update for .Net Framework 3.5 and 4.8 (KB 4522741)

It was only after installing these and rebooting that I was offered  KB 4522355

Me, too ... only thing I noticed was the fan running at high speed after the second reboot, for 10 minutes while things got sorted out.  Things back to 'normal' now.

More info here at the Avast blog:

(With acknowledgement to ky331)

Web News / Windows 10 Version 1909
« on: October 19, 2019, 07:13:23 PM »
For Microsoft’s customers, it means that Windows 10 version 1909 will be delivered as a cumulative update, and not as a feature update. Cumulative updates are far more easily, (potentially) non-destructively, and more quickly installed than are feature updates. Much less can go wrong. And that’s a good thing.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: COU...DOWN?
« on: October 05, 2019, 11:02:23 PM »
We tried our best to continue COU but it was time to let her go, so thanks to all for your support over the years it was very much appreciated.

Triple Helix confirmed CoU is now discontinued as of Thursday.

General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: CCleaner Updates
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:35:36 PM »
Just a warning for anyone using this software.


HTNovo has retracted the original report of a ban:

    CCleaner is not in any Microsoft Blacklist and there are no Blacklists regarding other domains in the official Microsoft forums At the bottom

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Sound problem
« on: September 09, 2019, 01:00:27 PM »
Sure sounds like a speaker problem ...

but I am dealing with a problem with my hand right now, so I can't remove the two specific screws. The screw driver can't remove them and I can't try the specific actions. And of course I won't give the computer to a technician so...

It's not that difficult to replace them, but you have to be able to open the case  ;)

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Sound problem
« on: September 08, 2019, 06:07:41 PM »

[snip]   Especially when the volume is high   [/snip]

Is there much/any "noise" on a low volume?  Does the noise get louder/more noticeable as the volume goes up?  Crackling sounds during audio playback could be a sign of blown speakers.

Do you have headphones you can plug in?  If there is no noise present, that would indicate a speaker issue.  Speakers are a relatively simple and inexpensive repair.  If the problem is caused by the audio chipset you’d hear the crackling noise in both headphones and speakers.

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Old dog - new trick
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:13:47 PM »

Computer Problems, Questions and Solutions! / Re: Outlook via web site
« on: August 10, 2019, 12:18:50 PM »
plodr ... confirmation for you

The last time I had an issue with it was when NoScript wasn't seeing the domain. Once that domain was allowed, it worked.

Posted a few months back in "cannot access Outlook Live login page":

Forever In Our Hearts / Re: IAMSKINZ
« on: August 06, 2019, 07:24:01 PM »
The sky is crying, goodbye my dear friend.

You took a chance on me, I hope you never regretted that.  For you, I changed my username from winchester73thegunthatwonthewest ...  ;)

I still remember that fateful day, on the phone with you, logged into the renegade chat room, trying to communicate plans and sort things out with everyone, saying some ugly but necessary things (still feel badly about what I said to normmork), then turning off the lights and bringing out the flag. We all landed on our feet at LzD, hope we made you proud during your dark days.  You had made your peace with your health the last time we spoke.

I’ve thought often of the father/daughter piece you wrote for Megan at voiceofthepublic ... it’s timely now that my own daughter is about the get married.

One last time ... "What are you arguing with me for, I ain't got a lick of sense."

See you on the other side Jerry.

Going a bit off topic but Microsoft Security Essentials is available for Windows 7 users and I wonder what will happen when Windows 7 reaches EoL

If memory serves, Windows Defender on Windows 7 is an antimalware product only.

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Corrine!
« on: August 04, 2019, 08:31:45 PM »
Happy birthday dear friend  :)

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