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LandzDown Lounge / COVID-19--how you you doing during this Pandemic
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:29:07 PM »
I big thing going on in the world today is, alas, the Coronavirus, COVID-19, which is affecting everybody, whether we admit it or not.

I am doing my due diligence--mask, gloves, distancing, staying at home as much as possible, etc. It is my understanding that Washington officials--White House, government folk, etc.--knew that this disease was and could be a problem as early as last November. I guess since it apparently started in China , it would be contained there. Well, that didn't happen. It spread and now, as of today, the 7th of April, there are over 11,000 dead in the US, with over     infected, those on record.

The world wide count is even more daunting and growing, each day.

This dashboard from the World  Health Organization, along with information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has much of the necessary information for those that are interested which imagine is just about everyone.

I wish everyone here at Landzdown and everywhere else life, health and strength through these perilous times. With no official vaccines available yet and only possible medicines that might work, not yet confirmed and tested thoroughly, this pandemic could be, and most likely,  a long and painful ride.

Contrary to some, this is not the end of the world. The solutions will be found and life will be back to "normal." until the next crisis comes along.

I am doing alright, so far.  ;)

How are you doing? :-\

Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize laureate, and winner of other literature awards, writer of masterpieces such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Jazz" and "Sula," died yesterday at age 88.

Her work predominately went into the African American experience, in particular the women with her poetic yet piercing interpretations and style.

I love her work. What a loss. :'(

LandzDown Lounge / Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, Dies at age 65
« on: October 16, 2018, 05:50:12 PM »
I am really surprised at the relative scant coverage of one of the most important business, technology partnerships in U.S. history. This person was Paul Allen, co-partner and founder along with Bill Gates, of Microsoft, who died of cancer yesterday at 65.

RIP Paul Allen, January 21, 1953~October 15, 2018

Web News / Tomorrow is Save the Internet Day-July 12, 2017
« on: July 11, 2017, 10:12:29 PM »
There is going to be a worldwide, web-wide day of protest and action to stop the FCC from destroying net neutrality. Several organizations. When I was with the now-defunct Forum, I stressed many times the important of having net neutrality. Now, it is under further threat by the Trump administration and Congress.

This issue will have long lasting ramifications for possibly years to come for ALL internet users.

For those of you who still use Zone Alarm, they just released an updated anti-vrus/firewall.

I've been using this program and it does a good job and doesn't eat a lot of resources.

LandzDown Lounge / Happy Chinese New Year, You Dog You!
« on: February 08, 2016, 01:02:40 PM »
Today is the first day of the Chinese year of the Monkey.

For those who don't know any thing about this kind of zodiac, here is a little background.

As for myself, I am a Dog.

What sign are you?

My internet service is about to end and I need unlimited or high data broadband mobile service. I have been looking at T-Mobile, Verizon, ATT, etc. and they are all quite expensive and none offer unlimited internet service.

Does anyone have a good deal for national coverage?

I came across some unsettling news about Windows 10, which I am still uncertain about using.

Apparently, Microsoft is going to force updates on Windows 10. There will be no option to not update this operating system.  The Windows Updates will be shoved down users throats. :thud: :sos: :muahaha: :blink:

I think that I will have to stick with my Windows 7 as long as possible. With surprises like this, this, no doubt, may not sit well with numerous potential Windows 10 users.

What do you think of this potentially Big Brother move by Microsoft? :evil: :angry:

It appears that for the last couple of months there have been problems with corrupted system files coming to Windows 7 and other computers because of Microsoft Updates. I reported on a corrupted system  file a few days ago which was resolved but now here's a new one--KB3068708.

There is a gut at Bleeping Computer that is really good at spotting these problems and having fixes for them. He goes under the name "SleepyDude." He says this update is alright and that "according to Microsoft its a false report of corruption.




    this update contains the following two manifests that are occasionally updated by the Diagnostic Tracking Service:


    The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or actual corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update."

All I can say is, it's a good thing there are forums like Bleeping Computer, Landzdown to inform us computer users or else we may just have a little nervous breakdown, don't you think. :smash: :winchesty73: :sos:

Since I know this information, and now this forum does, we can perhaps rest or go on with our lives and do something truly meaningful like  :Hammys pint: or go out and exercise  :dance: or any other thing  :tease: :flowers:

Isn't being on the computer fun? :thud: :2cents:

I was having corrupted system file problems the past few days and did a scannow and the files weren't fixed. I thought about doing a repair via the Windows 7 disk then I stumbled upon the real problem. The error message I got was exactly the same as this one.

This Windows Update was part of the last set of Microsoft updates. The administrator at Bleeping Computer said just remove this particular update but Microsoft has a downloadable fix, also. Either one would work. I just uninstalled it and it worked. No more corrupt system files.

Apparently, many others have been having corrupted file problems on Windows 7 and 8. Maybe someone here has had this problem.

If so, this could be your solution. Just make sure to do another Scannow once you remove this particular Windows Update.

Good luck!!! :thumbsup:

Security Software Programs / CryptoPrevent discussion
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:41:44 PM »
Cryptoprevent seems to work well for me. :lol:

Meet & Greet! / Hi I am a New MMeber
« on: March 29, 2015, 04:59:19 PM »
Hi, I am darksurfer. I belong to a forum called Freedomlist and your forum was highly recommended by on of your members.

I've checked out some of your posts and it looks like a very lively place for ideas, advice, etc. It looks like it could be fun.

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