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Contributors Of The Week 2018-02-12

This week we’re recognizing, BCfromKY!

He’s been hard at work on the Comic Book Stores file, updating state by state.

Who knew there were still so many?!

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of February 19th, 2018

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Keeping The Windmill Alive - Your Last Trip? – February 2018

In danger of losing your windmill?

Maybe you can share the last place your GPS took you and if you encountered any problems, or if you used it to seek out special places to go (like Thai Food, ice cream shoppes, etc.).

Anything to keep your windmill alive.

This thread will be closed on the last day of the month and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Before Posting Questions

Please use the search function and check our FAQs before posting questions.

A lot of topics have been discussed at POI Factory, and someone may have already answered your question. smile

Microsoft is distributing security patches through insecure HTTP links

Stefan Kanthak, reporting on the Bugtraq mailing list, shows how Microsoft’s own security patch download links are based on HTTP, not HTTPS.

The Microsoft Update Catalog uses insecure HTTP links – not HTTPS links – on the download buttons, so patches you download from the Update Catalog are subject to all of the security problems that dog HTTP links, including man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Brother And Sister

Just found this story it's long but good

A Brother and A Sister

Let me tell you another story. When I came home from school one day, I said to Mom, “Mom will you tell mea story? Tell me a story about God because I’m always searching for God.” So she told me this story that she heard when she was a small child. A brother and a sister, Harpreet and Simran.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

CPU Security Flaw: All You Need To Know About Spectre And Meltdown

A pair of bugs has silently infested CPUs from Intel, AMD, and ARM for years, and eradicating them has some potential downsides. We're referring of course to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs revealed earlier this week, which are present in modern processors.

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Computer Rebuilder Sentenced to Prison for Dell Restore CDs

Eric Lundgren, a recycling entrepreneur, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for duplicating Dell Restore CDs, which contain Microsoft software. All he wanted to do was extend the life of old computers.

Any of us who want to make a clean install of Windows on our old Dell computer without the original Dell Restore CD are taking the same risk.

Link to the Washington Post (pay site):

FedEx Exposed Customer Data To The Public For Years

by Lucian Armasu February 15, 2018 at 1:15 PM - Source: MacKeeper herre -> https://mackeepersecurity.com/post/fedex-customer-records-ex...

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Newly Discovered Variants Of Meltdown/Spectre Exploit Cache Coherency Across Cores

by Leon Chan February 15, 2018 at 1:45 PM

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Upset, 'lifetime' is not even 2 years

Received email from TomTom, several of my GPS bought with 'lifetime maps' are no longer supported for map updates
1 GB is not enough memory
except the map for
NZ, is 88MB
Australia. is 396MB

Yea ok the Canada US Mexico map is getting large, but none of the other countries are

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If only ..

Anyone unable to Login with Firefox?

I've been unable to login for all of Feb. I just noticed that you did some work on this site so I tried logging in with EDGE and it worked. HMMMMMMM

UPDATE:
"I Did A Reset Firefox And It Now Works"

Microsoft releases snooping patches for Windows 7 and 8

New patches became available as "Recommended" in Windows Update for Windows 7 and 8. They appear to be associated with snooping by MS similar to Windows 10 snooping. See Woody on Windows:

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3168397/microsoft-wind...

dobs108 smile

WAV file creator utility

Is there an easy to use utility for creating my own .wav files?

Contributors Of The Week 2018-02-05

This week we’re recognizing, Diesel!

Diesel’s been with us for over ten and a half year. He dutifully notifies our community of every Garmin Express for Mac Update and is one of our trusted resources for Apple related info.

Thanks for your continued contributions to the POI Factory Community!

~Angela

Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of February 12th, 2018

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

Overnight Outage Planned - Feb 10, 2018

The web site will be unavailable the night of Feb 10, 2018 while our hosting service performs data center maintenance.

Maintenance is scheduled to begin 2/10/2018 at 11 PM Eastern and should be completed the next morning by 7 AM Eastern. The outage is expected to last 6 to 8 hours.

Jonathan

== UPDATES ==

How To Fix The Runtime Broker High CPU Usage Error In Windows 10

This tutorial was written by Tom's Hardware Community member JamieKavanagh. You can find a list of all their tutorials here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/all.html?author=JamieKavanagh

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Scary 70 car pile-up in Iowa

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

By Dave Taylor - Computerworld | Feb 6, 2018 3:31 AM PT

Decisions made years ago about which operating system to roll out can affect corporate security today. Of the big three in widespread use, one can credibly be called the most secure.

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