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  • Computer Help, Re:Windows Update

    10/17/2016 8:13:15 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 45 replies
    10-17-16 | Lisa
    Yesterday I attempted to install the latest Windows Update, after my computer went rogue and started freezing, as it does every time I ignore the Update. It runs Vista because I've refused 8, 9 and 10. The Progress Bar spun at "Downloading" for over an hour. I got out and went looking for a solution. One that made sense was "Complete any other update then try again" so I did. The system was then stuck at "searching for updates" and would only last a few minutes before crashing. I got to the Microsoft site and found the correct update, 32...
  • Vanity: Ted Cruz = Donor Whore, like every other politician ever.

    01/27/2016 1:10:30 PM PST · by AAABEST · 75 replies
    Life | January 27, 2016 | AAABEST
    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over yet expecting a different result. I'm not insane, hence I won't be voting for Cruz (R - Wall Street) in the primaries under any circumstances whatsoever.
  • NTSB: Recall system for defective tires is "broken"

    10/28/2015 1:54:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/27/15
    WASHINGTON -- Only about 1 in 5 defective tires is being removed from the road through the safety recall process, a federal accident investigations board said Tuesday. The recall system is "broken" because manufacturers are unable to contact most tire owners to warn them, according to a report from the National Transportation Safety Board. **SNIP** The problem is that there is no requirement for most tire dealers to register the tires they sell with the manufacturer, the board said. Most dealers don't take the time to do so, which makes it difficult for manufacturers to determine who owns the tires...
  • Broken: Ireland’s ailing health service

    09/06/2015 1:51:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sat, Sep 5, 2015, 01:00 | Paul Cullen
    Of the many places from which to observe the Irish health service, the flat of your back is one of the worst. Too often at this moment, when patients are at their most vulnerable, the system lets them down. It certainly failed Rose O’Halloran. The 101-year-old spent more than 24 hours trapped on a trolley at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, in Tallaght, on the Monday of the June bank holiday. […] At least O’Halloran eventually got the treatment she needed. In Portlaoise and other towns, babies have been dying or suffering disablement in maternity units in circumstances that vary...
  • any Dodge/Jeep guys out there?

    08/31/2015 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Cowman · 24 replies
    8-31-2015 | self
    So my Durango with the 4.7 that wouldn't start has a broken timing chain on the right cam. It only has 140k and I have had 318/360 trucks that went well over 300k before they had any problems; and I have NEVER had a timing chain break during normal operations. I have had Chryslers most of my life and the worst thing I had was a spun bearing on a one ton van (at 350k). Does anybody know if this motor has a reputation for weak timing chains? I know they have gasket and EGR problems.
  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses — including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination — in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPD’s “broken windows” approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • Immigration Law Is Broken?

    11/21/2014 12:40:43 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 34 replies
    11/21/2014 | MosesKnows
    Immigration Law Is Broken? I wasn’t clear how I would ask this question because it can be misunderstood. Is it better to make this statement, The Immigration Law is Broken. Or Is it better to ask this question, Is the Immigration Law is Broken? I hear the president and others in government using the expression, immigration laws are broken and therefore in need of reform. Comprehensive reform as they express it. This creates a conundrum because when I read the law I don’t see anything broken. What does appear to be broken is the enforcement of the Immigration laws....
  • Rep. Renee Ellmers' full comments regarding the 'war on women' narrative

    07/17/2014 3:15:20 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 2 replies
    On Sunday, I wrote an article about the GOP's poor messaging on the “war on women” narrative. I posted some comments from Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., who said GOP men need to bring their messages “down to a woman's level.” Ellmers called me a “liberal woman reporter” and said I had taken her quote “completely out of context.” Below are her full comments from the event Friday, along with the audio of her segment. I have bolded the comments I used in my original post. "And we are, I will tell you that definitely at chairing the Republican Women’s Policy...
  • UN: Afghanistan slow to enforce law on women

    12/08/2013 1:16:35 PM PST · by gooblah · 7 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 8 2013
    Susan Boyle revealed she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. The Scottish singer who shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was diagnosed last year, but has now decided to reveal her news publicly for the first time. Speaking to the Observer newspaper, Boyle said, "It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid. "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself." Asperger's has...
  • David’s Sling; Is It Broken?

    10/21/2012 10:32:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    CFP ^ | 10/21/12 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from the New York Post insisted: “Reported to me, Henry Kissinger has stated - and I quote the statement word for word: ‘In 10 years, there will be no more Israel’”. Kissinger is a controversial figure. He can hardly be suspected of excessive sympathy for Israel. He perhaps, inclines to the “syndrome of self-hatred” so fashionable nowadays in the Jewish elite. At the same time, Kissinger is not an exalted pop-diva, cheap populist or...
  • Obama: DC 'feels as broken as it did 4 years ago'

    07/15/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yhaoo ^ | 7/15/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago," when he took office. He's most frustrated by the inability "to change the atmosphere" in the capital "to reflect the decency and common sense of ordinary people" who want leaders to solve problems. He adds "there's enough blame to go around for that." Obama tells CBS' "Sunday Morning" that there's no doubt that he underestimated how much "politics trump problem-solving."
  • ABC News Exclusive: Zimmerman Medical Report Shows Broken Nose, Lacerations

    05/15/2012 3:19:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 78 replies ^ | 5-15-2012 | Matt Gutman
    A medical report compiled by the family physician of accused Trayvon Martin murderer George Zimmerman and obtained exclusively by ABC News found that Zimmerman was diagnosed with a "closed fracture" of his nose, a pair of black eyes, two lacerations to the back of his head and a minor back injury the day after he fatally shot Martin during an alleged altercation. Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for the Feb. 26 shooting that left the unarmed 17-year-old high school junior dead. Zimmerman has claimed self defense in what he described as a life and death struggle that Martin...
  • Please pray for my friends and their baby Anna Joy. We are asking for a Christmas miracle.

    12/18/2011 10:23:59 AM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 44 replies
    Joyful in Hope ^ | Matt & Alissa Peppley
    We started this blog to share the blessings, trials, and news of our journey with our baby, Anna Joy. Her conception was a miracle surprise, and we've known from the start that God has a special purpose for her life. Although it is unknown to us how many days she will be with us here on earth due to two serious congenital heart defects, she has already given us so much joy and has drawn many closer to God through their prayers for our family.
  • Window may have been smashed at home of Jerry Sandusky

    11/12/2011 3:30:51 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Police in Centre County say a vandal may have smashed a window at the home of Jerry Sandusky. Friday morning, a front ground floor window was discovered broken with a white tarp covering it. Police say the window-smashing happened Thursday night while no one was home.
  • The Search Function;Posting Threads and The FR Mods

    06/01/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 51 replies
    I always SEARCH before I post. I search BOTH TITLES if there are two. There are numerous times that a search does not show an article has posted in a thread and it has. Just a FYI for all ya'll mods out there in moderator land that get snarky. MOVING ON and TO CHANGE THE SUBJECT Where's Obama? Golfing?
  • 'Washington Is Broken' Will Be Democrats' Tagline

    12/27/2010 2:35:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 3+ views ^ | December 27. 2010 | Byron York
    "Washington, right now, is broken," said Vice President Biden in February. "I've never seen it this dysfunctional." Back then, Biden was just one of many who complained that partisan rancor and gamesmanship had brought the functioning of the federal government virtually to a halt, making it impossible for the president and lawmakers to get anything done. "Washington is broken" became the political world's conventional wisdom. Fast-forward to Dec. 22. Celebrating the passage of a new law allowing homosexuals to serve openly in the military, President Obama said the event marked "the culmination of two of the most productive years in...
  • California isn't broken (Barf Alert)

    12/20/2010 5:38:04 PM PST · by bishop22 · 53 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/20/2010 | Bill Lockyer and Stephen Levy
    In the last month or so, an echo chamber of insults has engulfed California. An online opinion editor for the Wall Street Journal even called California "the Lindsay Lohan of states," describing our state as having squandered its promise. Critics have suggested the state will default on its debt payments, that it is addicted to spending and that it has a hostile business climate. The criticism is long on inflammatory rhetoric, but it lacks any evidentiary foundation. First, let's look at the default threat. California has never failed to make its bond payments on time and in full, not even...
  • Analysis of Android App Store Reveals Massive Potential for Malware and Viruses

    07/05/2010 4:02:59 PM PDT · by o2bfree · 22 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | PR Newswire
    SMobile System's Global Threat Center ( has performed an in-depth analysis of over 48,000 applications currently available on the Android market and discovered the following threats: 20 percent of applications in the Android market grant a third party application access to private or sensitive information that an attacker could use for malicious purposes, such as Identity Theft, mobile banking fraud and corporate espionage5 percent of applications have the ability to place a call to any number, without requiring user intervention Dozens of applications have the identical type of access to sensitive information as known spyware 2 percent of market submissions...
  • Hack AT&T Voicemail With Android

    06/29/2010 8:00:36 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 6 replies
    Slashdot ^ | June 29, 2010 | kdawson
    "It is shockingly easy to gain access to an AT&T customer's voicemail using caller ID spoofing techniques. What's worse is that AT&T knows about it. On your Android phone, download one of the two caller ID spoofing programs. Input the number of your target as the destination number and then enter the same number as the spoofed caller ID. Then connect your call. If the target has not added a voicemail password (the default is no password), you will be dropped into a random menu of their voicemail and eventually can drill up or down to get what you want....
  • Promise Broken rulings on the Obameter

    01/21/2010 11:48:52 AM PST · by freespirited · 6 replies · 582+ views
    Politifact ^ | ongoing
      No. 24: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000 "Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all.">>More No. 30: End no-bid contracts above $25,000 "Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.">>More No. 86: Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives "As president, Barack...