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Verizon droid freezing screen if USB is connected after market updates

My verizon droid phone was working great until yesterday. I updated a bunch of my apps via the Market.

Later on that night I noticed:

  • When I connected the droid to a charger, it would freeze the screen. In other words, the screen was not responsive to inputs. As soon as I disconnect the charger, the phone is fine.
  • When I connected the droid to the laptop I use to sync with, the laptop slowed to a crawl. The task manager on the laptop only showed about 25 percent CPU usage. As soon as I disconnected from the USB, things got back to normal.

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Veritas Expose – Twitter employees are looking at your private messages including those of your privates…

James O’Keefe of Project Veritas caught twitter employees candidly discussing how they can and do read your MOST PRIVATE MESSAGES.  Hundreds of employees are paid to sift through your most intimate tweets and private messages.

Project Veritas exposed Twitter employees openly talking about how they can view the most personal of private tweets. Continue reading

Be VERY wary of the copyright trolls when using images.

Be extremely careful when using images on websites of blogs. You can get hit with insane demands for payments or sued for up to $155,000.

As I was resurrecting my blogs, the issue of the rights to images arose. There is no problem with images I took or images inherited from my parents. HOWEVER, using any other images must be done with extreme caution. Continue reading

A Windows 10 patch that is supposed to address Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. BEWARE IF YOU HAVE AN AMD PROCESSOR

Windows has released a patch, January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192), that is supposed to help address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.. BUT some owners of AMD based machines are reporting crashes.

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