Out of the Blue

Sigh. I went against the old adage about not fixing something that was not broken yesterday, and tried to uninstall one of the multiple versions of Java installed on my computer and, naturally enough, broke something really badly. Now the odd behavior I am not able to shake is a memory leak with FrontPage (which I have used for years as an easy HTML editor). It's a little spooky... even saving a blank page immediately triggers the leak, which continues straight on until the system crashes. Sorry about the late update and over-aged news. This has been a real nightmare, I've transferred everything to a different machine now, and I'm really beginning to suspect my aging hardware may just need to be put out to pasture at this point (hey, this may be turn into a sponsorship opportunity for some hardware type!).

Links of the Day: Beer For The Homeless.
Symantec Offering Virus Sponsorship. Thanks Ant.
Stories of the Day: Protecting Its Proprietary Pork.
Japan's 'digital shoplifting' plague.
CDs in soft drink cup caps. Thanks Tony!!!
Weird Science: Giant sea creature baffles Chilean scientists.
British troops try out 'James Bond' style X-ray specs.
Wild Science: Kraft Plans to Rethink Some Products to Fight Obesity (registration required). Hell 3/5s of their name spells fat!
U.S. Is Urged by Panel to Tell Women About Dioxins (registration required).
Image of the Day: The making of the Falcon. Thanks John W. Simms.
Follow-ups: Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Work.
Blood, gore Video game ratings updated. Thanks Jim Hendrickson.
Auction of the Day: AIR GUITAR.... Excellent Condition!. Thanks Dave Claycomb.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Corporate sponsorship
Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
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Corporate sponsorship Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
 
(hey, this may be turn into a sponsorship opportunity for some hardware type!

Know whatahmean, know whatahmean, nudge nudge, know whatahmean, say no more?



-TPFKAS2S
http://www.braglio.org
My spoon is too big!
-TPFKAS2S
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X-ray specs
Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
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X-ray specs Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
Jul 2, 2003, 12:25
 
Very cool.

Beer for the homeless. Very uncool.

DNC list. I thought even those exempted have to honour your request to be placed on a DNC list.


Midget soothsayer robs bank. Small medium at large.
http://www.mythicarealms.com
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
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Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Wor
Jul 2, 2003, 12:29
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Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Wor Jul 2, 2003, 12:29
Jul 2, 2003, 12:29
 
Yeah, I saw those terms and conditions when I was signing
up. This list is just dumb. Basically, I've gotten rid of
what...4 calls a year?

stupid stupid stupid...~.~

-Hyatus
"da da da"

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Re: Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Wor
Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
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Re: Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Wor Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
 
blue as usual you messed things up maybe u should hire me to run this website for u

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No subject
Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
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No subject Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
Jul 2, 2003, 12:31
 
I have that same Mil Falcon model, but I didn't make a cool mod out of it.

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Re: Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not
Jul 2, 2003, 12:34
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Re: Why the Do Not Call Registry May Not Jul 2, 2003, 12:34
Jul 2, 2003, 12:34
 
You know, I think it would be hilarious if blue unleashed the Fredster and let him run the page for a day...

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Re: Corporate sponsorship
Jul 2, 2003, 12:37
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Re: Corporate sponsorship Jul 2, 2003, 12:37
Jul 2, 2003, 12:37
 
nudge nudge wink wink,

Enjoys sports does she?

likes photography (he asks him knowingly)?

{as a matter of fact she does}
SAY NO MORE!!!

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- The Voices In My Fruit Loops Tell Me I'm Special -
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Diablo & Diablo 2 for the DS, it makes sense Blizzard!
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Re: X-ray specs
Jul 2, 2003, 12:58
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Re: X-ray specs Jul 2, 2003, 12:58
Jul 2, 2003, 12:58
 
I thought even those exempted have to honour your request to be placed on a DNC list.

I was wondering about that too. Seems like everyone and their dog is exempt from the list. If you can't get yourself added, then this thing really is worthless

Supporter of the "a happy fredster is a wet fredster with jumper cables attached to his nads" fanclub.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 13:02
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FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 13:02
Jul 2, 2003, 13:02
 
Hey Blue:

I've experienced the same memory leak/hard crash problems with FrontPage in the past. Several times in fact, although I honestly can't quite put my finger on the problem. However, I seem to have found some work-around fixes. As you might have learned, uninstalling/reinstalling FrontPage won't really solve the problem. FrontPage typically assigns itself to certain folders on your hard drive - ones you specify, of course, but these relationships need to be changed. Unfortunately, the only way I've managed to fix them is by renaming the folder name (thus removing the FP association) and THEN reinstalling FrontPage itself.

Your mileage may vary, however.

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Kraft to fight obesity
Jul 2, 2003, 13:28
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Kraft to fight obesity Jul 2, 2003, 13:28
Jul 2, 2003, 13:28
 
Hell 2/3s of their name spells fat!

Shouldn't that be 3/5ths?

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Re: Kraft to fight obesity
Jul 2, 2003, 13:54
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Re: Kraft to fight obesity Jul 2, 2003, 13:54
Jul 2, 2003, 13:54
 
Shouldn't that be 3/5ths?

If that's not a sign of what a bad day I've had I don't know what is.

My stomach still hurts from tension.
Stephen "Blue" Heaslip
Blue's News Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, El Presidente for Life
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Re: FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 14:06
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Re: FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 14:06
Jul 2, 2003, 14:06
 
Q: Frontpage?

A: Dreamweaver


Side note, where would u guys goto online to buy a cpu and montherboard? i need to buy a new one but im not sure of the best places (Reliable, cheap etc,..)


http://www.poorintern.com
- The Voices In My Fruit Loops Tell Me I'm Special -
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Re: Kraft to fight obesity
Jul 2, 2003, 14:15
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Re: Kraft to fight obesity Jul 2, 2003, 14:15
Jul 2, 2003, 14:15
 
hmm intresting article:

Cut marketing in schools but introduce new "healthy kids" (call it H'ids) snacks and lunches, showing the consumer u care about their kids, driving sales of new product line up.

also the McDonalds lawsuit was won by McD's and the Oreo one was dropped after the lawyer had gained enough publicity for himself.

tum te tum

http://www.poorintern.com
- The Voices In My Fruit Loops Tell Me I'm Special -
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Diablo & Diablo 2 for the DS, it makes sense Blizzard!
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Memory Leak...
Jul 2, 2003, 14:29
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Memory Leak... Jul 2, 2003, 14:29
Jul 2, 2003, 14:29
 
Had the same problem. I had upgraded a working Win98 system to XP Pro and all was well. Everything Win95 on up worked as it had before - Office 97 Pro ran great. Then, I had a problem with a Micrsoft update that was a result of the update engine at their end (we are so sorry - but too bad for you). After it applied Win98 and WinME patches to XP Pro, things got pretty stickey.

Reformat and install XP Pro as a new installation - should work great - oops.

After installing Office 97 Pro: Excel, Powerpoint, MSPhotoEd, Frontpage, and everything else except MS Word worked as advertised. Open Word and press one key: then open the task manager and watch the memory get eaten alive.

512Mb in about 15 seconds. The cool part is that XP Pro caught the problem and shut down the offending program before it crashed the system. "Oddly" enough, MS said they had no intention of patching the problem (we are so sorry - but too bad for you)and you should purchase one of our new products that we clain no responsibility for lost time, money, cases of computer suicide, etc...

<Sigh> indeed...


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Re: FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 14:30
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Re: FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 14:30
Jul 2, 2003, 14:30
 
For buying stuff online... you can go to www.pricewatch.com and check the best prices for whatever you want. But I get all my stuff from www.newegg.com - good prices, great service, I've never had a problem with any of my orders.

As for the national DNC list - yeah, sounds like a collosal waste of taxpayer money. We changed our phone number recently, and to our surprise started getting the local paper tossed on our porch for free. Then after a month of that, we got a call from them asking if we'd enjoyed our free paper, and wondering if we'd like to start a subscription. I wonder if the free paper would qualify as an "existing business relationship"?
I am not a man! I am a free number!
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Re: FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 14:34
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Re: FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 14:34
Jul 2, 2003, 14:34
 
Side note, where would u guys goto online to buy a cpu and montherboard?

I'll answer a question with a couple of questions:

Are you comfortable with assembling the cpu and mom?

Do you want the cpu and mom to be tested together?

Do you want a warranty that the cpu and mom work?

-TPFKAS2S
http://www.braglio.org
My spoon is too big!
-TPFKAS2S
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Re: FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 15:16
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Re: FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 15:16
Jul 2, 2003, 15:16
 
I'll answer your questions with a couple of answers:

Are you comfortable with assembling the cpu and mom? Yup

Do you want the cpu and mom to be tested together? would help i guess, although as long as they are compatible then it would be ok (nothing worse than buying the wrong board for right chip make, but the wrong chip,..

Do you want a warranty that the cpu and mom work? well as everything should come with a 1 year warrenty and im not going to overclock it then i should be ok, although obviously want everything to work,..

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Kraft
Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jim
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Kraft Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jim
 
This is definately financially motivated.

Think about it- reduce package size by 20%, charge the same amount- cha-CHING!

Oh, and the added bonus? The added PR they'll get by telling the public that they're doing it to fight obesity.

Jim
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Auction of the day
Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jim
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Auction of the day Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jul 2, 2003, 15:20
Jim
 
Doesn't this one fall under the "online pan-handling" category?

Jim
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Re: FrontPage
Jul 2, 2003, 15:21
Enahs
 
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Re: FrontPage Jul 2, 2003, 15:21
Jul 2, 2003, 15:21
 Enahs
 
I am more then comfortable assembling a cpu and MOTHERBOARD. However, Mr.The Truth.....I draw the line at assembling my "mom". Thats just sick!...now...assembling my dad, thats another story! *wink*....hah! *rimshot*


*cough*....errr anyway
I like blue laffy taffy

*edit* ohh and Truth, i ahve bought stuff from www.bzboyz.com many times, very cheap, and when I got a dud CPU they replaced it right away, no questions. They also replaced a friends motherboard for FREE when he damaged it installing the cpu! And they knew he did, they sent detailed instructions on how to do it right next time

This comment was edited on Jul 2, 15:30.
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