An article I read has prompted me to make this a new topic. I'm replying to your 1:48 PM post "Re: Dan's take on the rumored Apple TV (1)" (215150) at
>>I don't know but I just reinstalled it, maybe something screwed up first time around. So far so good.<<
I tried reinstalling my FunKeys, too, to no avail.
>>Sure, when the pizza is spinning you can't do anything.<<
It would make me phone Pizza Hut. :-)
How is your reinstall working out now? Is Flash using less of your processor?
>>When a process shows up in red it means it isn't responding which is essentially OS X saying "your turn FunKeys" and FunKeys standing their drooling and going DOH! It doesn't tell you why FunKeys went comatose, just that it has. Could be something else messing with Funkeys, an injured FunKeys, a FunKeys out of its depth (say the system has changed) or just a badly written FunKeys. In any event the things FunKeys does won't be happening.<<
Yesterday, and again just now, I noticed that on one occasion when my FunKeys (an OS X macro program) went comatose, some other NON-FunKeys macros (I have two other, classic, macro programs) would not work. This is so puzzling!
>>[A Republican sweep] Can't hurt, but I doubt [portfolios] soaring . . . I'd be happy with just not descending into a depression.<<
I have tried to post excerpts from the article I mentioned above, but Y keeps deleting my post, even without the link. So please see the article at IV.
The author seems to agree with Obama's fiscal moves, at least with some of them. How do you analyze his conclusions? Do you see an unavoidable depression getting nearer? Does an irrational market keep our portfolios intact or do traders get depressed along with a depression?
>>Well good luck . . . Yahoo must be whirling like a top in order to block so many posts for content, IP addresses, rationing, complaints and just general crotchetiness.<<
Today the deletions are unbelievable. When I looked before I asked you about them in a prior post, so many had been deleted that I wondered whether Yahoo was malfunctioning or warring against the shorts. I wonder what kinds of posts are being deleted. Is the board missing posts from shorts or from longs or from both?
>> . . . Twice so far a new IP address has allowed me to post immediately . . . after being totally blocked for trying too many times to post the same reply.<<
Well good luck . . . Yahoo must be whirling like a top in order to block so many posts for content, IP addresses, rationing, complaints and just general crotchetiness.
>>I don't know . . . I don't see why a new IP address should make you able to post.<<
I don't know why, I've just learned from experience it's the way Y works. Twice so far a new IP address has allowed me to post immediately . . . after being totally blocked for trying too many times to post the same reply.
>>They seem simple enough unless you have 10.5.6 or up. Why are you changing the MAC address again?<<
I want to know how to do it because twice so far (the first time back in March) Y has blocked me from posting ANYthing. That block lasts for several hours, maybe a day, maybe longer, I don't know. Most posters are able to post again by the next day. I read their tales of woe in the search I did for Y's deleted posts. Somewhere I learned that a new MAC address automatically generates a new IP address, so I'd like to know how to do it. My last attempt today to reply to your post got deleted four times and it contained ZERO words that could be in Y's profanity filter!
That reminds me, when I cited the BD index, it was in the context of JLR's post, but I left that out of my post on IV.
>>>><Fill in the IP address, subnet mask, and router, as appropriate to the network you are accessing>
Well, super duper, how do I know what numbers are appropriate?<<
Go to System Preferences/Network click 'advanced' choose 'TCP/IP'. They're the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th items.<<
My Network Preferences don't have an 'advanced', but I found that by clicking on 'AirPort' and then on 'TCP/IP', those three numbers appear. But how can one get a different IP address by filling in the old one? I am thoroughly confused. Maybe those instructions are not for my purpose? For what reason would I want to set a manual IP address?
>>I have no idea . . . you are getting into spoofing. I suspect you can fool some of the sites all of the time and all of the sites some of the time but you won't fool all of the sites all of the time.<<
When I had the problem in March, I tried a proxy and Y would not allow it.
Back now. Unless repercussions occur at a later time, the stressful situation here is concluded. And I remembered your counsel of yesterday. :-)
I don't have a clue why Y kept deleting my reply to your post, so instead of risking getting blocked for the rest of the day, I replied here:
>> . . . What do you think of these instructions? Notice that just rebooting will retore your original MAC address.
<How to spoof your MAC address in Mac OS X><<
They seem simple enough unless you have 10.5.6 or up. Why are you changing the MAC address again?
>><Fill in the IP address, subnet mask, and router, as appropriate to the network you are accessing>
Well, super duper, how do I know what numbers are appropriate?<<
Go to System Preferences/Network click 'advanced' choose 'TCP/IP'. They're the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th items.
>>Would such an alias work with Y?<<
I have no idea . . . you are getting into spoofing. I suspect you can fool some of the sites all of the time and all of the sites some of the time but you won't fool all of the sites all of the time.
>> . . . Here's a boom I didn't know about. Did you?<<
They're canceling the vector-borne infectious disease program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Nice timing right at the beginning of a Dengue Fever outbreak.
>>It's still sinking. YRCW's 5 day chart looks sick. It is down 15.86% on very high volume . . .<<
So it's not a good bet . . . you want shipping buy UPS.
>>[An injunction] Almost certainly for Arizona to delay implementation of the law.<<
Smoldering embers in Arizona and in California buses are preparing to burst into flame in Arizona. Posted 12 minutes past high noon today:
<. . . an interfaith service . . . “one of hope, faith and defiance.”
At 8 a.m., the group will march to the federal courthouse where an act of civil disobedience is planned. . . .
. . .
. . . [Sheriff Joe's] statement . . . :
“Thousands of people will reportedly descend upon Maricopa County this week . . . . Intelligence gathering leads us to believe that several acts of civil disobedience are planned . . . .
“Activists and their celebrity sympathizers who wish to target this community and this Sheriff by attempting to disrupt our jail and patrol operations will be unsuccessful as we will be fully prepared to meet those challenges head on with appropriately staffed personnel and resources.”>
Isn't that fitting? Celebrating border-invaders' disobedience with civil disobedience!
>>Yes but don't they [bad crumbs] persist until you get rid of them?<<
The answer is elusive. Neither Wikipedia nor OneLook Dictionary has 'bad crumb', and Google found very little, including one of my posts in March. :-) Searching for just 'crumb', a computer encyclopedia defines it as "Silly suggested term for two binary digits." Dot's all I can find.
I read some more posts about the many deletions. Some posters noted that Yahoo employs a bad word (not to be confused with bad crumb) filter. A poster this afternoon said "Geez, finally yahoo let me post after I deleted the word p..... from my post." And a poster this late afternoon said "Last week I posted an article about the former Vice President, Richard Bruce Cheney; however, it wouldn't post until I changed his name from "D***" to Richard." That just now reminded me that one of your posts that lingered for a while earlier this month and then got deleted mentioned a non-fruit berry, which Wiktionary helped me identify. But then a post by Richard (rpgjr2000) asking a question about Akamai in the title and having nothing but a WSJ link in the post also got terminated after a space of time. There's no accounting for Y's taste.
By the way, this morning's problem that took me from my computer still is not resolved. I don't know when or in what form to expect the conclusion.
>>I don't [like the economy numbers the WH predicted through 2011] and it's sure to be true if they let Bush's tax cuts expire.<<
But wait, there's more!
<Both Sen. John Kerry's American Power Act and the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act . . . . would create the first trans-Atlantic tax by hitching an American carbon-emissions "cap-and-trade" system to Europe's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). If either bill is resurrected during Congress' lame-duck session, we would be a Senate vote away from a single tax on the utility bills of households across the developed world . . . that could force American consumers to bail out Europe . . . .
. . .
. . . It is not for nothing that former French President Jacques Chirac called the Kyoto Protocol . . . "the first component of an authentic global governance.">
Because the House passed those Kerry and Waxman-Markey bills already, last year, either bill could undergo the Dems' manipulative forcing in the Senate.
Could the next Congress repeal such a bill?
>>Nope, just rooting around in the 'About This Mac' profile.<<
It would not have occurred to me to look in there. I probably knew once that all that information was behind the 'More Info' button, but I'd long forgotten. Thanks for the discovery zone!
>>I can't help with that. Changing your ethernet address sounds dicey to me. I'd try anything else first. Using terminal is a challenge. Type 'info' return to get started. '?' gets help. You might find a tutorial through Google.<<
Whew! Between getting started and getting help I'd get lost. :-)
The change isn't permanent. What do you think of these instructions? Notice that just rebooting will retore your original MAC address.
<How to spoof your MAC address in Mac OS X>
Hmmm, I just clicked on "How to set a Manual IP address in Mac OS X." Would that have the same end result? How could RoadRunner connect me to an imaginary IP address??
Also, one of the instructions says:
<Fill in the IP address, subnet mask, and router, as appropriate to the network you are accessing>
Well, super duper, how do I know what numbers are appropriate? And to whose network is he referring, my solo-computer network or RoadRunner's?
Hmmm again. Now I've clicked on:
<How to create an IP Alias in Mac OS X using ifconfig
. . .
In some trickier network situations, you may be assigned an IP but need an entirely different IP address to access certain network resources, but how on earth do you have two IP addresses at once? Create an IP Alias! It’s easy to do with the Mac OS X command line utility ifconfig.>
Would such an alias work with Y?
Everything's easy . . . for gurus who are familiar with what they're talking about.