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The Cody Blog: You Cody News (March 21, 2005)

Monday, March 21, 2005

You Cody News (March 21, 2005)

This spyware infection in my PC is killing my life. I can't believe the hit to my productivity level that it has entailed. What pisses me off the most about this is that all these pop up windows and incessant bubbles are trying to guide me to the culprit's websites!

In other words, there's no question who the actual criminal is -- why can't I call the cops and have them go get these bastards? I know who has infiltrated my life, but I am powerless to stop them. It'd be like someone breaking into your house, moving in, and controlling where you go and when -- and even though you know who it is, and even though you could notify the authorities -- the authorities look the other way. Flatly, this is criminal activity and the so-called leaders need to be doing something about it. Of course, that assumes the finish up solving the rampant and private steriod non-problem in the country. Sigh.

To the news then.

Kyrgyzstan Orders Probe Into Elections
Quick, name the capital of Kygyzstan. I didn't know it either. Yet again, I'll just note how headlines like this underscore the remarkable political system in place in the US -- despite all its faults.

Rice Urges China to Allow More Political Openness
Pot calling kettle black?

Profile: Narendra Modi
Interesting write up.

Yahoo Buys Flickr
A few months ago, Altucher sent me a link to this photoblog by Caterina. She's an owner in Flickr. Rock on.

PSP no one-trick pony
iPod killer? It's great, but no.

Virginity pledge looks good, but does no good, according to a ...
Victorianist hypocrisy is dying a slow death -- though that death is accelerating.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get Spysweeper, (not free).
Spybot and Adaware are free and will get rid of a lot of stuff, but some things are only killed by spysweeper if those don't work for you.

3/21/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

thanks, i tried it. didn't fix this one.

3/21/2005 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous joeblue3 said...

Have you tried setting your hard drive on fire and throwing it out the window??

Couldn't agree more on this type of intrusion being a crime. You just have to remember that computer viruses don't offer the "face time" and PR that steroids and feeding tubes do.

There is a reason that our generation is so cynical about politics and politicians.

3/21/2005 10:39:00 AM  
Blogger #$JohnD said...

Check out the cover article, "Web Mob", from this month's Baseline mag. http://www.baselinemag.com/
article2/0,1397,1774393,00.asp There is very organized crime happening on the Internet, and the spamming should be considered a part of it. Also mentioned in that mag is the statistic for the amount of time people spend deleted spam each year. About 1.5 BILLION hours.

3/21/2005 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger RUMPLEMINTZ said...

Download firefox, havn't had a pop up since.

As far as Rice and political openess, how many people do you know in jail here for voicing opposing political views? Seems to me we just had a bunch of protests for the 2nd anniversary of the Iraq war. OK, not many people showed up but I don't think the rest of them are in jail.

3/21/2005 03:44:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

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3/22/2005 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Have you installed Microsoft's antispyware app?
They purchased "Giant Software" and used their program, which seems to do a good job of monitoring in real time for new attacks, as well as removing spyware already on your computer.
Download Here:
. Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)

3/22/2005 01:05:00 AM  

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