Which Windows update is bad? 



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Today is Sunday, December 14

If you haven't been out late last night to watch the 
Geminid meteor shower, you got another chance tonight.
Give yourself ten minutes for your eyes to adjust, 
and then enjoy the show. They are coming in at about 
100 per hour. No special equipment needed, just a 
warm coat and a thermos cup full of coffee.

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Today's Bonehead Award goes to 
a Florida man who assaulted woman who 
suggested anger management class
Details at Boneheads

Today, in 
1903 Orville Wright made the first attempt at powered flight. 
 The engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged 
 in the attempt. Three days later, after repairs were made, 
 the modern aviation age was born when the plane stayed aloft 
 for 12 seconds and flew 102 feet. 
More of what happened on this day in history at History
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Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. --- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910) Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. --- Socratex ______________________________________________________ Minister at a funeral service, "Friends, let us say goodbye to our beloved, departed friend. Let us remember that here lies only the shell--the nut has gone!" ______________________________________________________ >From Nat When we put our house up for sale, I stressed emphatically that my sons make their beds each morning. I left for work before they left for school, and I wanted to be sure that the house looked presentable when the agent showed it to prospective buyers. I was surprised and impressed that my 15-year-old son's bed was perfectly made each day. One night when I went into his room, I discovered his secret. He was fast asleep on the floor in his sleeping bag. ______________________________________________________ Click through for the big picture ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to George Robert Pineda 44 Ocala Florida Pineda Assaulted Woman Who Suggested Anger Management Class OCALA, Fla. (AP) Police in central Florida say a man faces domestic battery charges after assaulting a woman during a discussion about anger management classes. The incident happened Tuesday night in a motel room in Ocala. The Ocala Star-Banner reports the 53-year-old woman and 44-year-old George Robert Pineda were discussing their futures while consuming alcohol. According to police, the woman mentioned that Pineda should take anger management classes. She told police he then started screaming profanities at her, grabbed her neck and choked her. She says she eventually pushed him away and when he fell asleep, she ran out and called police. Police say she had scratch marks on her neck. Pineda denied touching the woman and was taken to jail. Court records show he has several convictions, including aggravated battery. Tech Support Pits From: Jaxs Re: Which Windows Update is bad? Dear Webby Thanks for a GREAT SITE!! I run Windows 7, I have gotten an update with my auto update, it installed ok but really messed upped my computer. I can no longer make folders just briefcases, all my desk icons went to 800/600 pix. I did a restore everything went back to normal until it updated again. can you find out which update is causing this? Thanks jaxs Dear Jaxs Update KB3004394 is the bad one. Restore to before that, and turn Automatic updating off. One of the evil things it does is ignore what you have check-marked for updating. For example, if you deliberately took the checkmark off Skype, because you don't want the pufter version, it will put it on anyway. Until further notice, avoid all Microsoft updates. Apparently one group was sabotaging the victims and adding stuff, that nobody wanted, another group was trying to reduce the sabotage so as not to interfere with the Christmas time advertising revenue, and a third group pushed out the update, before the other two groups were finished with their evil deeds. What is really complicating things is that not everybody got hit with the same sabotage. Apparently a bunch of different stages of sabotage went out, each requiring a different fix. The result crippled Windows and won't allow normal decompression. Most updates of just about anything, not just Windows, arrive in compressed format, are uncompressed on your machine and then installed. That means ALL updates and fixes will have to be shipped in long format. That is not really a big problem if you have 25 Mbps DSL or cable, but will cause major hassles if you have 14 Kbps dial-up. Right now, for example, if you use FireFox, it's Java part got sabotaged, and you can not decompress an update. Eventually the good people at Java will make a long version available. Until then, you will just have to switch to Chrome if you want to listen to AccuRadio or watch movies. If you haven't gotten hit with Microsoft's KB3004394 Christmas gift, turn off automatic updates, and don't update ANYTHING until further notice. Microsofts 2014 Christmas gift is a definite dud. Feel free to tell them! Have FUN! DearWebby Have FUN! DearWebby
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A Missouri farmer passed away and left 17 mules to his three sons. The instructions left in the will said that the oldest boy was to get one-half, the second oldest one-third, and the youngest one-ninth. The three sons, recognizing the difficulty of dividing 17 mules into these fractions, began to argue. Their uncle heard about the argument, hitched up his mule and drove out to settle the matter. He added his mule to the 17, making 18. The oldest therefore got one-half, or nine, the second oldest got one-third, or six, and the youngest son got one-ninth, or two. Adding up 9, 6 and 2 equals 17. The uncle, having settled the argument, hitched up his mule and drove home.
Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Look for Early Editions of Encyclopaedia Britannica Hi, for everyone asking questions as to the value of Encyclopaedia Britannica sets, the basic guideline is that the 1st up until the 8th Editions have great collector values, defined by condition. The 9th and 10th Editions are so numerous that they are of small value; up to maybe $3-500 in good condition. Anything after the 11th, 12th, 13th (1910-1928) is basically worthless. By mrmima [1] ______________________________________________________
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______________________________________________________ "What am I supposed to do with this?" grumbled a motorist as the cop handed him a speeding ticket. "Keep it," the cop said, "when you collect four of them you get to buy a bicycle." ______________________________________________________ The young lady walked over to the hospital room where she knew her friend was. "May I see Irving, please?" she asked the woman blocking the door. "We don't allow anyone but relatives to see the patients," replied the woman. "Are you a member of the family?" "Why-er-why, yes. I'm his sister," said the lady. "Oh, I'm so glad to meet you," said the woman. "I'm his mother!


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Today in 
1503 Physician, astrologer and clairvoyant Nostradamus was 
 born at St. Remy, Provence, France. 
1798 David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and 
 bolt machine. 
1900 Professor Max Planck of Berlin University revealed his 
 revolutionary Quantum Theory. 
1903 Orville Wright made the first attempt at powered flight. 
 The engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged 
 in the attempt. Three days later, after repairs were made, 
 the modern aviation age was born when the plane stayed aloft 
 for 12 seconds and flew 102 feet. 
1911 Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man 
 to reach the South Pole. He reached the destination 35 days 
 ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott. 
1939 The Soviet Union was dropped from the League of Nations. 
1959 Archbishop Makarios was elected Cyprus' first president. 
1962 The U.S. space probe Mariner II approached Venus. It 
 transmitted information about the planet's atmosphere and 
 surface temperature. 
1975 Six South Moluccan terrorists surrendered to police 
 after holding 23 people hostage for 12 days on a train 
 near the Dutch town of Beilen. 
1981 Israel annexed the Golan Heights, seized from Syria 
 in war in 1967. 
1983 The U.S. battleship New Jersey fired on Syrian 
 positions in Lebanon for the first time after American 
 F-14 reconnaissance flights were fired on. 
1986 The experimental aircraft Voyager, piloted by Dick 
 Rutan and Jeana Yeager, took off from California on the 
 first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world. 
 The trip took nine days to complete. 
1987 Chrysler pled no contest to federal charges of selling 
 several thousand vehicles as new when Chrysler employees 
 had driven the vehicles with the odometer disconnected. 
1988 The first transatlantic underwater fiber-optic cable 
 went into service. 
1993 A judge in Colorado struck down the state's voter-approved 
 Amendment Two prohibiting gay rights laws, calling it 
 unconstitutional. 
1995 AIDS patient Jeff Getty received the first-ever bone-marrow 
 transplant from a baboon. 
1997 Iran's newest president, Mohammad Khatami, called for a 
 dialogue with the people of the United States. The preceding 
 Iranian leaders had reviled the U.S. as "The Great Satan." 
1997 Cuban President Fidel Castro declared Christmas 1997 an 
 official holiday to ensure the success of Pope John Paul II's 
 upcoming visit to Cuba. 
1999 U.S. and German negotiators agreed to establish a $5.2 
 billion fund for Nazi-era slave and forced laborers. 
1999 Charles M. Schulz announced he was retiring the "Peanuts" 
 comic strip. The last original "Peanuts" comic strip was 
 published on February 13, 2000. 
2000 It was announced that American businessman Edmond Pope 
 would be released from a Russian prison for humanitarian 
 reasons. Pope had been sentenced to 20 years in prison after 
 his conviction on espionage charges. 
2001 European Union leaders agreed to dispatch 3,000-4,000 
 troops to join an international peacekeeping force in 
 Afghanistan. 
2001 The first commercial export, since 1963, of U.S. food to 
 Cuba began. The 24,000 metric tons for corn were being sent 
 to replenish what was lost when Hurricane Michelle struck 
 on November 4. 
2013 The Chinese spacecraft Chang'e 3 became the first spacecraft 
 to "soft"-land on the Moon since 1976. It was only the third 
 robotic rover to land on the moon. 
2014  smiled.


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