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  1. I should have mentioned that I already installed the NON POS updates released in May and June by MS and posted here by Bersaglio. I installed those a few days ago ... a total of 12 updates. Windows XP SP3 Updates (06-2017) 01 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598) 05/13/2017 02 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012583) 06/10/2017 03 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4022747) 06/10/2017 04 Cumulative Security Update for IE8 for Windows XP SP3 (KB4018271) 06/10/2017 05 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4018466) 06/10/2017 06 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB3197835) 06/10/2017 07 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4024323) 06/10/2017 08 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4024402) 06/10/2017 09 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4025218) 06/12/2017 10 Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4019204) 06/10/2017 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If the following updates do not exist, install them. 11 Security Update for Windows XP (KB2705219) 10/08/2012 12 Security Update for Windows XP (KB2347290) 09/13/2010 ... and then yesterday I installed: Office 2007 Compatibility Pack June 2017 01 KB3127894 02 KB3191828 03 KB3203436 04 KB3203438 I read the post by Dave-H (one hour ago) and he mentions that I may have all the updates I need. So all these May (1 update) and June updates are installed on my XP system. Bersaglio and heinoganda ... I will have more time to check out what you posted and experiment later today or tonight. With what Dave-H posted and with all the June non POS updates installed ... maybe for the little I use MS Office 2000 these days ... the four Office 2007 June updates that I installed may be OK for my setup. I will still try to see if I can get the Windows update working again. If not, then it's no big deal ... everything in my XP setup is working just fine and I have backups to recover from a failure. thanks ...
  2. Have a question about MS Office 2000 and the Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility pack. I decided not to get POS updates on my WinXP machine but I still would do the monthly update check. I was still getting updates for my Office 2000 setup ... until early 2015 when I could no longer get these updates. The update check no longer worked, it would run forever and the computer got hot so I decided to just quit checking for future Office 2007 Compatibility pack updates. With the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack updates that Bersaglio supplied for June ... I downloaded those and they installed just fine. My question is ... I am probably missing many Office 2007 Compatibility pack updates since March 2015. These June updates are not 'cumulative' I suppose ... so there must still be over two years of updates that I am missing on my Office 2000 setup? Am I correct on this? Now I don't think it's that important since I don't use Office 2000 that much these days ... only if I run into a Word document somewhere. Also, if I do use Office 2000, I am always (usually) 'offline' ... no internet connection. So the fact that I have missed so many security Office 2007 Compatibility pack updates is probably not a big deal in my case ... am I correct in my thinking or am I missing something? thanks ...
  3. Something to look forward to if you live in the path. It will start in Oregon and end in South Carolina. http://news.trust.org/item/20170621100154-zx7n3 Two-month countdown begins to total solar eclipse across U.S. Irene Klotz - Reuters Wednesday, 21 June 2017 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 21 (Reuters) - Two months before the first total solar eclipse to cross the continental United States in a century, NASA on Wednesday is expected to detail its plans to study and promote a celestial show that will darken skies from Oregon to South Carolina. During the Aug. 21 eclipse, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, blocking the face of the sun and leaving only its outer atmosphere, or corona, visible in the sky. It is the first coast-to-coast total eclipse since 1918. Weather permitting, astronomy enthusiasts can watch as the moon's 70-mile (113-km) wide shadow crosses the country, starting at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1715 GMT) around Lincoln Beach, Oregon, and ending at 2:49 p.m. EDT (1849 GMT) in McClellanville, South Carolina. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration will discuss several solar physics and Earth science experiments to be conducted during the eclipse in a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. The agency also plans live broadcasts during the eclipse from dozens of locations along the path. Total solar eclipses occur somewhere on Earth every year or so, but most cast their shadow over oceans or remote land. The last time a part of the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979. All of North America will experience a partial eclipse, though the difference between a full and partial eclipse is "literally the difference between night and day," said astronomer Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society. He noted that even a 99 percent eclipse will not reveal the sun's corona. And during a total eclipse, the temperature drops and the horizon is ringed by the colors of sunset. "The sky gets deep twilight blue and bright stars and planets come out," Fienberg said. "Animals and birds behave strangely, like it's the end of the day." More than 12 million Americans live in the path of the full eclipse, said astronomer Angela Speck, who heads the society's eclipse public outreach campaign. The entire U.S. population, except for northern Maine, lives within 900 miles of the full eclipse's path. Travel groups and many scientists will be heading to Oregon's northwest desert, which has the best odds of favorable weather for viewing, according to the website eclipsophile.com. Experts caution that the only safe time to look at the sun without special eclipse glasses is during totality when the surface of the sun is completely blocked by the moon. (Editing by Letitia Stein and Phil Berlowitz) ...
  4. I guess this can be said for the clock and especially the battery or batteries. Not sure if it has one or two or a rechargeable type battery ... still an amazing story. The battery or batteries haven't corroded or starting leaking yet. I would think it would kind of be 'like an old friendly sound' now ... probably would miss it if it does finally stop one day. Pennsylvania Alarm Clock Stuck in Wall for 13 Years Goes Off Every Day http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/20/pennsylvania-alarm-clock-stuck-in-wall-for-13-years-goes-off-every-day.html June 20, 2017 - Fox News A Pennsylvania homeowner is reminded of the alarm clock that's stuck in the wall of his home when it goes off -- every day for the last 13 years. Jerry Lynn told KDKA that he dropped the alarm clock in September 2004 while trying to drill a hole in the living room wall of his home in Ross. Lynn said he was using the alarm clock to pinpoint the spot where he could run a wire to connect his television. "As I was laying it down, all of a sudden I heard it go ‘thunk!’ as it came loose," Lynn told the news station. "I thought, well, that’s not a real problem. You know it’s still going to go off. And it did." Lynn and his wife Sylvia thought the clock's battery would run out in three or four months, but 13 years later, they're still hearing the beeps. "It is still going off every day. And during Daylight Saving Time it goes off at ten minutes ’til eight. And during standard time it goes off at ten minutes to seven at night," Lynn said. The couple said the alarm starts off as soft "beep, beep, beeps" and increasingly gets louder and closer together. "That will set people like, 'What is that?'" Sylvia Lynn said. The couple said for them, the alarm has become a routine sound they hear every night. ...
  5. I suppose the only sure way to stop everything is for a person to have their phone turned off. It's not a good fix when seconds may be important for an emergency ... and if you have a password also to type in, more seconds involved. ...
  6. This is a whopper ... 25 Terabytes of Data Exposed. From the article: "The databases were part of 25 terabytes of files contained in an Amazon cloud account that could be browsed without logging in. The account was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery of the security firm UpGuard. The files have since been secured. Vickery is a prominent researcher in uncovering improperly secured files online. But, he said, this exposure is of a magnitude he has never seen before "In terms of the disc space used, this is the biggest exposure I've found. In terms of the scope and depth, this is the biggest one I've found," said Vickery." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/338383-data-on-198-million-us-voters-left-exposed-to-the-internet-by-rnc-data Data on 198M voters exposed by RNC contractor By Joe Uchill - 06/19/17 A data analytics contractor employed by the Republican National Committee (RNC) left databases containing information on nearly 200 million potential voters exposed to the internet without security, allowing anyone who knew where to look to download it without a password. "We take full responsibility for this situation," said the contractor, Deep Root Analytics, in a statement. The databases were part of 25 terabytes of files contained in an Amazon cloud account that could be browsed without logging in. The account was discovered by researcher Chris Vickery of the security firm UpGuard. The files have since been secured. Vickery is a prominent researcher in uncovering improperly secured files online. But, he said, this exposure is of a magnitude he has never seen before "In terms of the disc space used, this is the biggest exposure I've found. In terms of the scope and depth, this is the biggest one I've found," said Vickery. The accessible files, according to UpGuard, contain a main 198 million-entry database with names, addresses of voters and an "RNC ID" that can be used with other exposed files to research individuals. For example, a 50-gigabyte file of "Post Elect 2016" information, last updated in mid-January, contained modeled data about a voter's likely positions on 46 different issues ranging from "how likely it is the individual voted for Obama in 2012, whether they agree with the Trump foreign policy of 'America First' and how likely they are to be concerned with auto manufacturing as an issue, among others." That file appears in a folder titled "target_point," an apparent reference to another firm contracted by the RNC to crunch data. UpGuard speculates that the folder may imply that the firm TargetPoint compiled and shared the data with Deep Root. Another folder appears to reference Data Trust, another contracted firm. UpGuard analyst Dan O'Sullivan looked himself up in the database and writes in the official report that the calculated preferences were, at least for him, right on the money. "It is a testament both to their talents, and to the real danger of this exposure, that the results were astoundingly accurate," he said. The Deep Root Analytics cloud server had 25 terabytes of data exposed, including 1.1 terabytes available for download. Over the 2016 election season, the RNC was a major client of Deep Root, one of a handful firms it contacted for big data analysis. Firms like Deep Root Analytics use data from a variety of sources to extrapolate social and political preferences of voters to determine how best to market to them. According to Ad Age, the RNC spent $983,000 between January 2015 and November 2016 for Deep Root's services and $4.2 million for TargetPoint's. "Deep Root Analytics builds voter models to help enhance advertiser understanding of TV viewership. The data accessed was not built for or used by any specific client. It is our proprietary analysis to help inform local television ad buying," said Deep Root Analytics in their statement. Misconfigured cloud servers and online databases are a common way for data to be accidentally left exposed to the public. Vickery has found everything from military engineering plans to databases of believed terrorists in exactly this way. What is uncommon in this case is the size and scope of this exposure. If its records are accurate, the Deep Root Analytics exposure contains information on more than half of the American population. It dwarfs the second-largest exposure of voter information — 93.4 million records of Mexican citizens — by more than 100 million voters and tops the largest data breach of voter information — 55 million records of Philippine voters — by more than 140 million. Anyone who knew the files' web address could have accessed them. But without that knowledge, they are much harder to find. Even armed with a search for unsecured databases, finding exposures of any magnitude is tough work. Vickery sifts through a large number of unsecured databases to find ones that interesting enough to publish research. Deep Root has contracted the security firm Stroz Friedberg to perform a thorough investigation of the exposure. The exposure, between June 1 and June 14, was sealed shut shortly after Vickery made the discovery during the night of June 12 and notified relevant regulatory bodies.
  7. I forgot about the old Wellness Card ... probably still have it in a box somewhere. Well, that's my problem with the Plenti Card ... I only got it to get savings at checkout. I never went online to complete the whole process with Plenti ... so the card was only good at Rite Aid and not at any other stores in the system. So last year a nice clerk at Rite Aid asked if I would like to 'complete' my signup with Plenti ... she said she could do it right there at the register. I decided to let her finish the setup instead of me fooling around online but I did not get a password to log into my Plenti account for later on. I didn't think I really needed one, I was only going to use the card at Rite Aid ... I get a monthly statement (e-mail) from Plenti but yesterday morning I wanted to check something and I had to log in but I had no password. So at most sites you can request a temporary password to be sent to log in and then set your own password. This is where all the trouble started. I put my email in the space and hit next and then this stupid CAPTCHA popped up with street signs and cars and or store fronts. I just went around and around and never could get the CAPTCHA correct to get a temporary password sent and I left pi$$ed off and frustrated. It wasn't so much Rite Aid and Plenti but more about this CAPTCHA junk. I was curious to see if others are also frustrated with this new type of CAPTCHA. It's been around for awhile but more web sites seem to 'adopting' this particular one. I just can't seem to find all the cars, street signs or whatever. For instance when street signs are involved ... do you also check the street sign poles in the other squares? It's not a 'street sign' square picture but it's part of the street sign. I've tried the check marks both ways and most of the time it's a no go. ...
  8. Today I went around and around with the Rite Aid and Plenti points site they are affiliated with. These are the new stupid CAPTCHA windows where a person has to check all the squares with 'street signs', 'store fronts' or 'cars'. I never seem to be able to get any of these correct and you maybe waste ten minutes or more of your life before you can move on ... sometimes you can never get it right. This is what happened to me this morning ... over 40 minutes and two different log ins and the Rite Aid - Plenti CAPTCHA was a no go. I am going to call Rite Aid later today on their 800 number and try to change my password over the phone with a human ... or I will ask if I can write it on a slip of paper and mail it to them. My last recourse is to print it right here with the 'hope' that someone affiliated with the Rite Aid - Plenti program is a member of MSFN or will read my post and go into my account an change my password for me. Here is my brand new Rite Aid - Plenti password ... Monroe's new password : 90cY=f5cBb+r Please change it for me at your first opportunity so I no longer have to find all the 'street signs' or 'cars' at your online web site. No matter how many boxes I check, it's never correct ... life is too short to waste time this way in 2017 ! I will probably visit my local Rite Aid - Plenti a lot less after my experience this morning at your web site. After thirty minutes of 'pure frustration' I felt like I was going to have a stroke ... and you're supposed to be a 'health and wellness' corporation ... I don't think so ! I will go to store across the street. ... this seems to be a real problem for others also ... with many online sites. “Images with Street Signs” CAPTCHA Impossible to Solve https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/267214/images-with-street-signs-captcha-impossible-to-solve ...
  9. Glad you have confirmed everything is right again. I still think a large part of it had to do with something in the 'ocean' or some signals coming out of the Bermuda Triangle. If only Captain Nemo were still here ... he had a great understanding of the ocean and it's mysteries !!! ...
  10. sdfox7 ... thanks for the link and the information. I usually look for the term 'NPAPI' for the K-Meleon and Pale Moon download. Getting harder to find all these correct flash player downloads. I don't remember that 1.1 MB short download from earlier downloads, maybe it was there last month. Thanks again ...
  11. I got the download link and download for the IE version but I don't see any download link for Firefox and Pale Moon ... NPAPI. I want the link for one complete download and not the small 1.1 mb download. thanks .... this should have been placed in the 'Newest Adobe Flash and Shockwave, and Java, too!' thread ... please move it there.
  12. dencorso ... just installed the new Shockwave update and I had no ads popping up. It installed as it always has. I was using your download link that I had save from before. Shockwave Player Link This link always points to the current (latest) non-adware English version. It's actually a permanent link. sw_lic_full_installer.exe http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/default/english/win95nt/latest/sw_lic_full_installer.exe ... this is the link I used with no ads. Maybe another 'mystery of the sea' .
  13. Just noticed there is a new Shockwave update dated 13 June 2017 ... Shockwave Player 12.2.9.199 ...
  14. I don't want to hijack this thread dealing with my older computers ... so I will make this my last post here and start a new thread for more questions. I'm looking at this on Amazon ... PCMCIA https://www.amazon.com/TOOGOO-Port-Express-PCMCIA-Laptop/dp/B00UFJ014Q/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1497115072&sr=8-3&keywords=USB+3.0+PCMCIA TOOGOO(R)3 Port USB 3.0 Express Card 54mm PCMCIA Express Card for Laptop NE Price:$10.41 & FREE Shipping The card is suitable for the interface ExpressCard 54 mm. With this USB 3.0 ExpressCard you can provide two additional USB 3.0 ports for your notebook easily and comfortably. ... I'm not sure what the 54mm is exactly ... need to read and figure all this out. Will keep reading for more ideas. this is also USB 3.0 and it looks like it has a USB standard plug but it does not take flash drives ... just various cards. TNP USB 3.0 SuperSpeed All-in-1 Multi Memory Card Reader for Compact Flash/ Micro SD / SD/ CF / XD / M2 / MS Cards with USB 3.0 Cable Black/Silver Price:$16.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $25 https://www.amazon.com/TNP-SuperSpeed-Memory-Reader-Compact/dp/B013JP4PAS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497115072&sr=8-2&keywords=USB+3.0+PCMCIA ... as for Pale Moon, I have tried Firefox and just don't care for it ... it really eats my memory up at times and my computer starts running hot ... Pale Moon seems to be a little 'easier' on my notebook for heat 'most' of the time. Just to add ... I don't use Pale Moon all that much, mostly for banking and other password sites. Most of the time I use: K-Meleon 18.24 K-Meleon 75.1 K-Meleon 76 Pro ...
  15. OK ... two fast replies already. It was too much to hope for that USB 3.0 might work ... but with this new information I can do further research. I can live with the 2.0 speed but the faster speed would be really nice on larger downloads. My computers are old as you guessed, around 2004/2005 timeframe ... T41 and two T42s ... still working great in 2017. Still a great project happening here. I am also interested in seeing if the newer Pale moon versions will work in XP ... my last XP version is from Nov 2016 ... when XP was dropped. ...