Stav Prodromou email@example.com
San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Open microblogging service enthusiast. I ♥ identi.ca and pump.io. Avid major league baseball fan, especially devoted to the Oakland Athletics. Go A's!
2015-06-03T01:40:00Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:So far, Windows 10 (Pro Insider Preview) that I installed this morning is looking pretty straightforward. All my apps from Win 8.1 seem to be working OK. Main difference is start screen now integrated into start popup.
- I use Open Office 4.1.1 on a Windows 8.1 PC. For some time it has been giving me a notice that there is an update available for an extension. So I finally clicked on it. It was an update for the English spell checker, but when I downloaded it, Norton AV told me it was unsafe and deleted it. Does anyone know what is up with this problem?
X11R5 likes this.No, I don't know particularly what you are facing. Anti-virus is the most useless software, it blacklists software, patches and what-nots, on the basis of its limited central database. They slow down the pc startup and each time a drive is inserted, almost all time they are the highest cpu and memory using programs. I would say don't use them. They make their own rules. they quarantine files and programs, delete keys and stuff they feel isn't good.
Alternatively, you could follow these simple rules:
1. don't insert un-trusted usb drives.
2. turn off autoplay for all drives.
3. don't double click the removable drives, always use explore in context menu.
4. show all files all the time, hidden and system files too, keep file extensions locked though.
5. Use soluto to get rid of files and programs.
6. Keep your boot with minimal programs started. All extras e.g adobe reader, off
7. Try updating programs manually, the update services hog cpu and memory a lot, and start whenever they want, culprits like google update.
8. If you face a problem like you were attacked by a worm, virus, vb.net, manually remove it by searching web. Anti-virus wouldn't do any better.
2015-03-14T14:54:04Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Is it true that in Europe the ratio of the circumference to a a circle's diameter is 14.3 ? #PiDay
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CookiesJust for all of our Identi-ca friends, I made these Christmas cookies. Enjoy!
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2014-11-12T17:01:18Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET http://venturebeat.com/2014/11/12/microsoft-starts-to-open-source-net-and-take-it-cross-platform-to-...
- IOS 8 is available today, but DON'T load it on your poor little iPhone 4S http://gizmodo.com/dont-put-ios-8-on-your-iphone-4s-1635763610?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_faceb...
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- Good write-up about iCloud's vulnerability. "Amateur"
- As if we didn't have enough to worry about. The bad guys now have rogue cell towers that can intercept your phone calls! Check the map. http://www.wired.com/2014/09/cryptophone-firewall-identifies-rogue-cell-towers/?mbid=social_fb
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2014-08-19T03:35:50Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:The cheap economy fighter jet was built without any government funding!http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-08-17/the-20-million-jet-that-was-kept-a-secret
- 155-Year-Old Eel Dies: Swedish Eel, Aged 155, Dies In Old Village Water Well. I wonder how this can be authenticated? http://www.inquisitr.com/1404272/155-year-old-eel-dies-swedish-eel-aged-155-dies-in-old-village-wate...
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- Your geeky news for this Friday. IBM's newest Brain-on-a-Chip. Very Awesome accomplishment. http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1323441&_mc=RSS_EET_EDT&elq=1d7ce86f83cc4de4b5346776b4a33820&elqCampaignId=18479
- What do you know about The Onion Router (Tor). Well, NSA wants you to forget you ever heard of it. http://venturebeat.com/2014/08/06/how-why-feds-killed-a-talk-on-tor-hacking-at-black-hat-exclusive/
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- Facebook broke users' trust, conducted human emotional experiments without their knowledge or consenthttp://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/30/facebook-emotion-study-breached-ethical-guidelines-researchers-say
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- For those simpletons out there who find it too taxing to compose a 140-character message, there is now YO. An app for your android or iPhone that sends the same 2-character message to anyone in your equally simple circle of firends. It's called (you guessed it) Yo.Think you can remember that, or do you need a link to it? http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/18/yos-digital-nudges-are-the-new-pokes-and-possibly-the-new-notifica...
- I guess the federal government has solved all of our important social and political problems and is now turning it's attention to regulating our apps. Just in time, too. Why just last week, Google Maps gave me directions to "bear right one quarter mile ahead" and it was much closer to 3/10 of a mile. We can't put up with such irresponsible & greedy corporate behavior! http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/16/the-u-s-government-wants-to-regulate-google-maps-all-other-car-nav...
- The first computer to pass the Turing test http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/08/talk-to-the-computer-that-passed-the-turing-test-a-historic-artifi...
2014-06-08T16:17:03Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:Tongue-in-cheek piece about Google & Apple http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=182&doc_id=1322644&_mc=NL_EET_EDT_EET_daily_20140606&ci...
2014-06-02T19:20:27Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC:They gotta keep those armies of snoopers with their exabyte supercomputers busy at the NSA, so keep uploading your photos to Facebook.
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