Elena Kagan #112

History has been made.  The vote was 63-37 for President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens.

Make us proud Elena.  Give Scalia a wedgie.

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30 responses to “Elena Kagan #112

  1. dooty

    morning all,

    I need some adware or malware advise. When I google something I click on my answer and then my computer gets hijacked to some random site trying to sell me something. Do y’all have any suggestions as to a free program to remove this ad ware. I have AVG and I just ran ADWARE and scanned the computer.

  2. dooty

    thanks guys I ran the link Brian provided and that seems to have fixed it. No pun intended. 🙂

  3. I’m missing something, what pun?

  4. TempeBev

    Good for Elena – boo on those who voted against her.

  5. dooty

    Brian,

    in the link you provided the button you press is called “Fix It” maybe not a great pun or joke I just thought it humorous.

  6. ah, ok. You should download and save that application in case it happens again.

    • dnd

      Brian,
      I’m curious about what windows services require etc\hosts. Why not just use DNS? Is it to connect two local systems? Exporting/importing file systems?

  7. dooty

    I did do that. Again, thanks again.

  8. n a previous article on Internet names and addresses where some of the terms used here are defined, I discussed how the more friendly mnemonic format that we use, such as “www.microsoft.com”, has to be converted to a numeric form that computers understand and that this is done on the Internet by special computers called name or DNS servers. The translation between human-friendly names and numeric IP names is made using large lookup tables where the correspondence between the two formats is kept. Many people are unaware that their own computer also has the capability of using a local database called a “hosts” file that is stored in \Windows\system32\drivers\etc\ . This local file, of course, is of necessity much smaller than what DNS servers use and goes back to a time when it was intended primarily for use on local networks. Nonetheless, there are applications of this file on the Internet at large that you will often see recommended. Speeding up browsing and blockage of ads and malware are applications of hosts files that I will discuss.

    http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/hosts.htm

  9. TempeBev

    I Like Mac!!!!!!

  10. dooty…

    I have Norton for virus protection and also use Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

    They have a free version or if you like it you can purchase the full version.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    Just like the Nazi’s treated gays and lesbians as trash along with blacks and Jews the Republicans continue to show their Fascist Policies.

    How can anyone not believe the truth of this when it is being shoved into their faces every single day is beyond belief.

    They and the Religious Christian Right are no different than the Islamic Religious Taliban and are the American Taliban.

    Is another Civil War inevitable?

    Sure looks like it is. Soon we will have car bombs on American streets just like we see in Iraq and Afghanistan and the blood will flow until all Republicans are taken out by Sharon Angles Second Amendment Remedies.

  11. dooty

    Thanks AP I am not a fan of Norton but today I bought Trend Micro Internet Security Pro for $60 and got $60 worth of rebates to make it free.

  12. dog's eye view

    A good weekend to all.

    I am celebrating Justice Kagan’s swearing in and mourning the selfless medical aid workers killed in Afghanistan.

    ======

    Technical question: have seen a lot of blogs where you can link invisibly within the text of your message.

    i.e. you can be writing about koalas, let’s say, and when you make a point about their diet, you can link to a supporting document/website (perhaps in blue ink) within your text message.

    So, your text stays cleaner and the links are embedded and attached where they belong.

    Can we do that here?

    Many thanks.

  13. dooty…

    Malwarebytes Anti Malware removes items that Trend, Norton and other anti virus software does not find or if it does can not remove.

    It is free and I have used it on some personal computers my boss has had me look at for his friends who’s computers have been compromised with spy-ware.

  14. dooty

    thanks AP I have it now I downloaded it this AM.

  15. dooty…

    Your welcome.

    I use it here at home and I just ran it today after updating the file pattern. It took around 12 minutes to complete. Run the quick scan and not the other full scan as it could take a day to completely scan every file on your computer.

    At least that’s what I have seen others comment about before I tried it and was investigating as too whether or not to use it.

    I normally update every week and then run a scan. So far I have not had anything found, however the computers I have used it on for my boss it has found many different types of trojans and spy-ware on them. And it has removed them, though I know that not every anti virus or spyware program can remove them all and sometimes one needs to use a couple of different ones to fix the problem.

    Our district uses Trend and I have had to even go to there online site and use their engine from the site to clean a few of the computers that came in for repair that was software related.

    I have also use Stinger a standalone virus remover as well for items that Trend would not fix.

    Now the district is looking at Panda since there have been problems with Trend and some of the applications the different locations run.

    Anyway I’m glad that I was able to help. Have a good day and…

    God Bless.

  16. Another anti-union, racist rant from Glenn Beck (shocking I know)

    http://tinyurl.com/27pp8ep

  17. dog's eye view

    I think of Elena Kagan as #4, actually.

    And always liked Sandra Day O’Connor, although she disgraced herself in Bush v. Gore.

    (That one ended up being Bush v. the United States as we knew it, and O’Connor enabled it. Her regret after the fact hasn’t done anything for any of us.)

  18. dog's eye view

    Funny. Now that Starbucks offers free wireless ….

    LA Times: several (smaller) coffee houses are taking wifi off the menu.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cafe-wifi-20100808,0,1079612,full.story

    “Coffee shops were the retail pioneers of Wi-Fi, flipping the switch to lure customers. But now some owners are pulling the plug. They’re finding that Wi-Fi freeloaders who camp out all day nursing a single cup of coffee are a drain on the bottom line. Others want to preserve a friendly vibe and keep their establishments from turning into “Matrix”-like zombie shacks where people type and don’t talk.

    That shift could gather steam now that free Wi-Fi is less of a perk after coffee giant Starbucks stopped charging for it last month.”

    =====

    If you’re reading this in a coffee house, order another coffee or a muffin. Now. Keep those small establishments in business.

    PS: wifi definitely has a downside. Stayed in a wonderful hostel in central California whose owner said she sometimes considered taking wireless out, because her guests no longer interacted with each other much. They were all glued, silently, to their electronics. Looked around, and she was right.

    She won’t do so — people depend too much on the internet for information and communication — but could see her point.

    • dnd

      dog,
      I was at the Laughing Goat coffee shop today. A funky, non-upscale coffee joint. The word “bohemian” comes to mind. None-the-less, probably 90% of the people there were typing away on their laptops. There were some tables with obvious friends all typing on their laptops rather than talking with each other. I mentioned that LA Times article to my companions. Across town is a coffee shop that requests patrons to refrain from using their cell phones, and has no Wi-Fi. Very different vibe.

  19. dog's eye view

    for dnd: NYTimes story on Colorado Senate primaries.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/09/us/politics/09colorado.html?hp

  20. dog's eye view

    re Carl Hulse: but he’s with the New York effing Times. He must know what he’s talking about when he parachutes in, no?

    I remember some amusingly offkey reporting from the Jim Webb contest too.

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