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Thank you to anyone who knows the secret process; and especially thanks to anyone who knows it and will provide a response that makes sense and actually leads me to the knowledge of how to actually find the thing in the first place.
And that's the problem... Version 9 is for Windows 10
I'll go get my coat
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Besides working on some cool stuff and writing a bunch of blog posts (ok, that was shameless), taking care of my gf that got the creeping crud since Wed and today is finally starting to feel better, I had the fun task of disinfecting an Amazon EC2 server I run for a client. So, here's the shameless recount. Lots of Trojans, but the worst of it was some app that got installed that was running a "miner" program. WTF. How did the instance get infected to begin with? I have a small clue to which I blame myself for my stupidity. No, not open ports or password issues or other stuff, I believe the ultimate culprit was the FileZilla install that I had downloaded ages ago on the server was infected to begin with.
It's really amazing how a website is attacked -- daily I get numerous attempts to hack into the website itself. If I leave the SSH connection open, within minutes there are attempts to connect. And so forth. I need to start getting aggressive in automatically blacklisting IP's.
Good news is it's all cleaned up, though I'm not sure why Amazon doesn't provide a virus scanner in the OS as standard practice when you create an instance. This instance is running Windows Server 2012 R2, so I had to go through these hoops to get Security Essentials installed.
I can see now where a good IT security specialist (which I am NOT) would be worth the money, as well as investing in a server-grade AV program. Ah, the lessons we learn.
All the homeowner chores I have to do on Sundays often make me thankful for the non-physicality aspect of writing code.
For instance, on today's agenda is getting on the roof to remove pine-straw, which the mrs. expects me to keep for the flowerbeds. The worst part is cleaning the gutters. I hate being on ladders...or even on a roof for that matter. Funny, it never seemed to bother me when I was younger, now it's almost like vertigo sets in >= 6 ft. up! Oh well, time to get to it! Hope the rest of you aren't working to hard today!
btw, the chore above is for a rental house...I've already spent this morning working around the main house.
At least be grateful that you can still get onto a roof. My days of roof work are over. I have a permanent form of ataxia with some vertigo that means I have to walk with a cane to help me stay balanced. Yuck! Growing old really sucks!
I've had flicker screen on my laptop since I updated to Win10. My i7, 8GB /w touchscreen, toshiba originally came with Win8.1 and I had ran it for 6 mos with no problems.
After updating to Win10, I began having screen flicker problems that have gotten so bad that my screen would go entirely black for 30 sec. - 1 minute before coming back.
It's gotten better over time and worse. I've tried installing various drivers, etc.
At some point I noticed if I moved my laptop screen the problem would seem to fix itself.
Then I noticed that if I touched the screen it would seem to fix the problem.
This same flicker problem has been reported on Microsoft Surface devices (also touchscreen devices).
Then it hit me today --- "is there a way to disable the touch screen and would that help?"
It seems to have solved the problem so far. I will update and let you know if I see the problem any more.
Maybe this will help someone else too.
We will see what happens.
I am seriously happy because I've just returned to my laptop after being away from it (lunch break) for over an hour. The problem has always manifested after the screen goes to sleep and then I awaken it, however, as I just unlocked the screen I had zero flicker.
Yes, I no longer have touchscreen ability on my laptop but I never use it anyways, so I've lost nothing...except the terrible flicker.
This seems to be the solution. I've been away from my computer again and the screen went to sleep and when I logged on again I had no blinking. Over the past few weeks it had been terrible and every time I came back to my computer it would flicker for the first 2 minutes or so off and on.
Glad this is fixed for me...but I do agree with the reply about 1000 cuts. Microsoft, we'll just keep removing features until things seem to work...We're back to the command line.
I really don't know whats worse: Their quality or their grim determination to install this crap on your computer anytime they feel like it.
What did I hear when I did not want to have Win 8?
"It's the future. You will be left behind if you don't upgrade!"
Yeah, I feel really way behind now, after not wasting time on learning stuff they have abandoned again. Being left behind definitely saves a lot of time. Perhaps I should show my gratitude by contributing to some open source project.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
Stuart Russell and the Future of Life Institute have created an eerie viral video titled "Slaughterbots" that depicts a future in which humans develop small, hand-sized drones that are programmed to identify and eliminate designated targets.
«While I complain of being able to see only a shadow of the past, I may be insensitive to reality as it is now, since I'm not at a stage of development where I'm capable of seeing it.» Claude Levi-Strauss (Tristes Tropiques, 1955)
Of course I'll go to the doctor this next week, but meanwhile...
I got a brand new Sail chair from Herman Miller.
Yesterday I saw the table at the office was a little bit inclined to the right... And now, after a couple of months sitting on the new chair I've discovered my back is aching terribly in the low end left side.
As most of the people here are sitting everyday and I guess I'm not the first one to get this kind of ache...
What would you recommend me to soften that ache a little?
I have found two things to help -
(1) Going for a walk at lunch
(2) Having two tennis balls handy, lying on the ground on top of the tennis balls in the spots that ache and spending around three minutes doing the equivalent of what dogs do when they roll in something. It hurts but I have found it is the one thing that fixes my back the fastest. If I catch the ache early I find the tennis ball method can fix my back that day.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
― Christopher Hitchens
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