Archive for the ‘tech’ Category
Problem: In IE8, when you click to Tools –> Manage Add-Ons, Internet Explorer crashes with a Data Execution Prevention error.
Symptoms: Application Event Logs show Event ID 1000 – Faulting Application iexplore.exe
I tried reinstalling IE8, but that did not help
Solution: For me, the problem was due to a faulty ActiveX control or Java applet. Go to C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files and check the status of the controls There, I found one add-on that had a status of “Damaged”. Some were also “Unknown”. Others were “Installed”. You can right-click on the add-on and select “Remove”. I actually removed them all, then reinstalled my Java.
News to watch – Can you be compelled by authorities to give up your encryption keys, passphrases, or passwords?
Colorado U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn is expected to rule any day on whether to force defendant Ramona Fricosu to decrypt her Toshiba Satellite M305, which authorities seized from her in 2010 with a court warrant while investigating financial fraud.
More reason to go with some sort of double encryption and a hidden encrypted file.
Read more on Wired.com –> Feds Want Judge to Force Suspect to Give Up Laptop Password | Threat Level | Wired.com.
There’s news out that Verizon Wireless wants to charge me $2 every time I pay my bill online using the single pay option. That means, when I get my bill, I’ll be charged a “convienence fee” of $2 for going online and paying on their website. However’ if I pay by check, through the mail, or sign up of auto bill pay, I won’t get charged.
Whaaat???? What kind of nonsense is this? So you’re saying that it would be cheaper for me to send in my money, as a check, through the mail?
This ranks right up there with Netflix’s price increases…and the nickle & diming airlines…But it makes little sense since they’re giving other options to pay.
Update (12/30/11): Now according to CNN, Verizon is scraping the $2 due to “customer feedback”. What kind of feedback did they expect from customers?!?
Update (01/16/12): Got my Verizon Wireless bill. It’s up $1.75 anyways due to “administrative charges”, Fed surcharges, and taxes. What a crock.