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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

Internet / Re: Internet Privacy: Facebook, Google, Windows 10, Bing
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:00:37 PM »
Fortunately, I don't use Facebook. I tried MySpace ( remember them?) I use only one social media site and use that one very carefully (privacy settings, etc.) No problem, hopefully, I will have any. ;)

When you use sites like Facebook, you take your  chances, especially when one thrusts their private info. out there--pictures, videos, sounds, music, etc.

As I said so may times, although we are "one under the Internet Sun," it is a jungle out there.

Take care. 8)

General Software News, Updates & Discussions / Re: Another cleaner
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:40:30 PM »
I just read about PrivaZer today.

Has anyone tried this? If so, I'm curious about feedback.

I have used Privazer for years and had  no real problem with it, along with Ccleaner. But i use Privazer once a month or so. I use Ccleaner every time I use my computer. Another good cleaner that is relatively safe is ATF cleaner version might work for you, if you use Windows 7 like I do.

Web News / Re: Net neutrality is dead
« on: December 15, 2017, 01:32:39 PM »
Yesterday was a sad day indeed for a truly free open internet. I have been banging away for at least 16 years for Net Neutrality, the importance of it, etc. , as Corrine and others from the old Freedomlist forum know, and saying that toll roads and tiers is not the way to go. But now or soon, it will be, with higher prices and less service, etc.  >:( :o ::) :-[ :'(

Now, alas, the chickens have come home to roost--and not in favor of internet consumers, small businesses, etc. Hopefully, next November, there will be a new Congress and eventually a new US president, who will have the FCC board overhauled and reinstate the all important Net Neutrality

We will fight against the obscene FCC decision yesterday, through the courts and elsewhere to turn around their horrible decision to help out the Telecommunication companies capitalistic greed. >:(

Internet / Re: FF Profile backup
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:52:32 PM »
32-bit was previously installed on all machines by default, now Mozilla is migrating those folks who can handle 64-bit to that platform automatically and silently.  I'm not sure what you are asking about the profile going away ...

If you simply want to backup the profile, see this:

This machine upgraded automatically recently without any action on my part, and all of the profile information, extensions, plug-ins, bookmarks, etc, work as they did.

Are you manually updating to 64-bit? 

... and you CAN go back to 32-bit should you want to, see the bottom of this blog:

You could try Batckup 3.0 for Firefox. I haven't used it but it might work.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: Eclipse On August 21
« on: August 08, 2017, 02:45:16 PM »
I got my special sunglasses and I will be photographing, so I got a filter for that.  8) :D

I am loaded for bear. :)

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.

Security Software Programs / Re: CryptoPrevent discussion
« on: June 13, 2017, 01:17:07 PM »
For some odd reason, my computer--I have Windows 7--won't accept the version 8 of Cryptoprevent for installation, so I am still using version 7. I get "Unhandled Exception" error messages even though I have the latest Microsoft NET software. Anyone else have this problem. ::)

I came across a checker from ESET called ESET EternalBlue Checker that is supposed to check against WannaCry.

I am using Windows 7 and my system is clean, according to the checker results ;D.

The program is not installed like a zip file.

My problem with the new Malwarebytes 3.1.2 is it keeps wanting to make a network connection, and this is when I am offline. This obviously is a problem. I never had problems with versions 2. :o ???

I hope so, I got my anti-ransomware software up to date, etc.  ::) :-\

It is unfortunate about this latest ransom-ware attack. The corporate mainstream media sort covers it but prevention methods and awareness are very important. As for myself besides my Holy Triad of Protection, firewall, anti-virus and non-Microsoft browser, I use anti-malware, anti-ransomware, scanners and other items.  Oh, and one more crucial item, keep backups of your documents and system of your computer--and keep them current.

I've been almost hit by ransom-ware at least four times, and I repeat ALMOST hit but I had protection that blocked the hackers. I've told family and friends how to do this and have shown them--if they are interested.

Tomorrow could be quite interesting once businesses and folk turn on their computers. They may get a big unpleasant surprise.

This is what many folk may see tomorrow if they go to certain web sites, unfortunately. :o >:( ??? :'(

Hold on, be safe and grab your you-know-what!!!

Web News / Re: Yahoo reveals new hack
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:43:12 AM »
Should I or shouldn't I get rid of my Yahoo account which I've had for almost 16 years, hmmm.  :o What to do, what to do. ???

Unfortunately, even with their efforts to make compatible addons, many of mine still are not available, so I stay away from version 27. And don't ask me about alternatives because I checked, there are none. >:( :o :( ::)

No, darksurfer, it is free.  Merely UNcheck the option for the trial just as always been the case.  If that isn't unchecked at the time of installation, the option to revert to the free version will be provided at the end of the trial period.

Does that mean you won't get the anti-ransomware and realtime protection, right. If that's so, then I better update ASAP, and keep my anti-ransomware.

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