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  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Dag Hammarskjöld

    02/19/2020 8:12:26 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/19/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Dag Hammarskjöld. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Dag Hammarskjöld was a Swedish economist and diplomat who served as the second Secretary-General of the United Nations. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Edwin Meese

    02/18/2020 9:08:29 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/18/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Edwin Meese. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Edwin Meese was Attorney General under President Ronald Reagan. With whiz kid Mark Levin serving as his chief-of-staff, Meese restored the integrity of the Justice Department, which had been badly damaged since the Watergate scandal and throughout inept GOP and Democrat administrations in the 70's. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mae West

    02/17/2020 8:16:40 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 2/17/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mae West. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mae West was a popular actress in the pre-#Woke Golden Age of Hollywood. In addition, she was one of Hollywood's first advocates for the elevation of conservative, independent women in a male-dominated, and in some cases sexually oppressed, industry, of which West's concerns were finally vindicated in the exposure of Harvey Weinstein's perverted crimes. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers....
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Jair Bolsonaro

    02/16/2020 7:11:11 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/16/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Jair Bolsonaro. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Jair Bolsonaro is the new populist president of Brazil. Known as the "Trump of the Tropics," Bolsonaro has a huge job to unravel the systematic, disastrous socialist policies of the previous decade. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half...
  • Microsoft pulls security update after reports of issues affecting some PCs

    02/15/2020 7:20:59 PM PST · by dayglored · 43 replies
    ZDNet ^ | Feb 15, 2020 | Ed Bott
    A standalone security update released as part of the February Patch Tuesday cycle has created headaches for some owners of PCs running Windows 10. After investigating reports of those issues, Microsoft has yanked KB4524244 from its update servers. Update 15-Feb-2020: The mess gets messier: Judging from a series of cryptic tweets by security experts, this update and its revocation are tied to a situation involving Kaspersky Rescue Disk and a signed bootloader that can circumvent the Secure Boot feature that is the bedrock of security on modern PCs. I'm still trying to figure out the sequence of events here. Stay...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Newt Gingrich

    02/15/2020 8:34:27 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/15/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Newt Gingrich. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Newt Gingrich, though with faults, is undoubtedly the greatest Republican of the 1990's, temporarily stopping the first attempt by the Deep State, post-Reagan, to overturn America's founding by the Clinton Administration. The Contract with America propelled the Republicans to the first "shutout" in American political history in which no GOP incumbent in the House, the Senate, or any GOP state governor lost his or her seat. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - February 15-21, 2020

    02/15/2020 5:08:16 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 43 replies
    February 15, 2020 | Diana in Wisconsin/Greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Rush Limbaugh

    02/14/2020 1:16:34 PM PST · by GOP Congress · 2 replies
    Self-Published | 2/14/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Rush Limbaugh. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit and less nuts. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid)...
  • Another week, another bunch of Windows 10 machines punched by a patch (user profiles scrambled)

    02/14/2020 9:54:54 AM PST · by dayglored · 42 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 14, 2020 | Richard Speed
    As 1809 is nudged toward the darkness, the Baron of Bork has plans for 1903 and 1909 There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and duff patches from Microsoft. So, yes, some Windows 10 users have found their PC unhappy following Tuesday's patch shenanigans.A helpful forum posting from one of Microsoft's loyal MVPs concerning the arrival of KB4532693 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909, and KB4532691 for 1809, has seen some customers reporting that the updates had left their systems a little distressed.Users have found things reset to a seemingly default state and a temporary user account used for...
  • New Zealand Student Selling Homemade Nuclear Fusion Reactor on TradeMe

    02/14/2020 8:51:58 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | 13 Feb 2020 | Christopher McFadden
    Can you buy a nuclear fusion reactor for less than $5K? It turns out you can! If you have a few thousand dollars spare, his homemade nuclear fusion reactor could be yours today. Or perhaps you could just spend the money on something you actually need? A former student at Marlborough Boys College in New Zealand recently made the news after attempting to sell a homemade nuclear fusion reactor. The inventor, Samuel Lee, even offered the reactor with a vial of 20 grams of deuterium oxide. The listing includes details of what is included and reassures potential buyers that the...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Louie Gohmert

    02/13/2020 9:25:48 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/13/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Louie Gohmert. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Louie Gohmert is a conservative congressman and Freedom Caucus member from Texas. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white squares on the bottom half (answer grid) belowEach letter must stay in...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Candace Owens

    02/12/2020 9:00:27 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/12/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Candace Owens. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Candace Owens is a conservative activist who has started Blexit, the movement that promotes the education of African Americans with the tenets of conservativism. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle into the white...
  • It's a Bing thing: Microsoft drops plans to shove unloved search engine down throats of unsuspecting enterprises (good news)

    02/12/2020 7:15:23 AM PST · by dayglored · 31 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Tim Anderson
    Default-hijacking browser extension pulled from Office Pro Plus installations Microsoft has U-turned on plans to automatically switch browser search defaults to Bing when users install Office 365 Pro Plus.In January, Microsoft let slip its plans to install a browser extension for Chrome that makes Bing the default search engine when users installed or updated Office Pro Plus, a key part of enterprise subscriptions to Office 365. The move was buried in documentation, rather than being delivered in the usual enthusiastic blog post, suggesting perhaps the company knew it would not go down well.The stated rationale was to let users, er,...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Mother Teresa

    02/11/2020 8:55:22 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/11/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Mother Teresa. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Mother Teresa was one of the most well-known missionaries and Catholic nuns in history. Her work spanning decades in the slums of Calcutta touched millions of lives worldwide and earned her sainthood. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half...
  • Microsoft ups the ante with fix-fixing patch that leaves some Windows Server 2008 machines unable to boot

    02/11/2020 7:18:23 AM PST · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 11, 2020 | Richard Speed
    She applied the fix to fix the fix... I don't know why she did the apply. Perhaps it'll die Like a needy ex-partner that just won't let go, Microsoft's legacy OSes continue to cling to the Windows behemoth's ankles. Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 have once again been bashed with the borkage bat.Users are reporting that the fix to fix the fix that broke the desktop wallpaper in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 has left systems unbootable after an apparent boot file deletion.The fix-fixing fix (KB4539602) was unleashed at the end of last week, and some administrators...
  • Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down (UAC problem?)

    02/10/2020 10:55:39 AM PST · by dayglored · 86 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 10, 2020 | Tim Anderson
    Users rage, rage against the dying of the light (and support) It's not only end of support that Windows 7 diehards have to contend with. Late last week a new problem emerged – systems that refuse to shut down.Complaints have been widespread on Reddit, Microsoft's official Answers forum and on on SevenForums. Some users also reported other issues, such as not being able to view their documents folder in Explorer.Fortunately the problem seems to be fixable in most cases. The favourite solution is to tweak the UAC (User Account Control) settings with the Group Policy setting "Run all administrators in...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Saul Landau

    02/10/2020 9:29:00 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/10/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Saul Landau. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Saul Landau was a journalist and filmmaker in the 60's and 70's. Although his views tended communist, he had many plays and columns which celebrated the American dream. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Kraka Toa

    02/09/2020 11:02:28 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/9/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Kraka Toa. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. IMAGE_AUTHORKraka Toa is a frequent contributor to the Ace of Spades political website. This quote comes in response to some "prayerful" nonsense spewed by the current Speaker. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top half (letter columns) of the puzzle...
  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Jessamyn West

    02/08/2020 8:06:44 AM PST · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 2/8/2020 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Jessamyn West. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Jessamyn West was and American writer. Born and raised in Orange County, California, she is the author of several books, including Friendly Persuasion and Except for Me and Thee. The latter book was based upon the experiences of her great-grandparents, Joshua and Elizabeth Milhous, whom were also the great-grandparents of President Richard Nixon. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please...
  • Windows 10 Warning: Anger At Microsoft Rises With Serious New Failure

    02/08/2020 7:59:18 AM PST · by dayglored · 113 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 6, 2020 | Gordon Kelly
    Windows 10 may now be essential but users new and old have had a rough ride in recent weeks. And it has just gotten a lot worse after a new, high-profile Windows 10 failure has left more questions than answers and some seriously angry users. The drama began yesterday [2/5] as Windows 10 users suddenly found that Search was broken with a black bar showing where search results should be, even for those who tried to perform a local search of their files. Breaking with tradition (1,2,3,4,5), Microsoft was fast to act blaming “a temporary server-side issue”. But the explanation...