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Gialmere
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June 22nd, 2021 at 5:02:33 PM permalink


Joanne Linville dies at 93.

She was a character actor who became a familiar face on 60's and 70's television. If you're a fan of the original "Star Trek" TV show, you'll remember her as the Romulan commander in the 3rd season episode “The Enterprise Incident". She also appeared in the "Twilight Zone" episode "The Passerby" where she played a Civil War widow watching an endless parade of wounded Union and Confederate soldiers march pass her house.

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June 23rd, 2021 at 4:46:48 PM permalink


John McAfee dies at 75.

His anti-virus software is installed on over 500 million computers worldwide.

He committed suicide in a Barcelona prison today after the Spanish high court authorized his extradition to the United States on tax evasion charges. (He, evidently, had cryptocurrency issues as well.) He once posted a profanity-laced video on YouTube in 2013 that mocked the difficulty of removing the software that bore his name from computers. (True enough. I sure as hell can't get it off my computer.)

Full story at Reuters
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June 23rd, 2021 at 5:15:06 PM permalink
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John McAfee dies at 75.



Can't blame the guy, if you're 75 why would you want to spend the next eight or ten years in prison. He would have probably died there so he just saved himself a whole bunch of trouble.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 5:27:55 PM permalink
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John McAfee dies at 75.



What a coincidence. I was just cursing McAfee this morning.

Out of the blue, Excel software had just vanished from my computer. I struggled for hours with the problem. Others have reported the same problem, to which people have said that it was probably caused by a McAfee update.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 6:43:06 PM permalink
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it was probably caused by a McAfee update.



2 years ago I got a new laptop and McAfee comes free with Comcast. So I'm trying to install it with a service tech and it wouldn't work and wouldn't work and finally got too late at night and I had to quit. The guy seemed kind of upset. The next day I found out that Microsoft Defender comes free with Windows 10 and it is better than McAfee. That guy from McAfee bothered me for a month about that failed installation. I told him I didn't want it yet he would still email me every other day because he gets some kind of commission from Comcast every time he makes an installation. Even today two years later McAfee pops up once in awhile and tries to install itself. Forget them.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 6:47:31 PM permalink
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John McAfee dies at 75.



'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 6:47:44 PM permalink
I have a similar story. My first year of free McAfee ended recently and they tried to shake me down for a renewal. Based on the advice of a friend, I uninstalled McAfee and installed a competing and much less expensive product.

Then I had all kinds of problems. I don't want to get into it, but my computer seemed dependent on McAfee and wouldn't behave if it wasn't there. After hours of beating my head against the wall, I admitted defeat, uninstalled the other product and paid to download McAfee again. I feel like I am the victim of extortion.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 6:51:41 PM permalink
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I have a similar story. My first year of free McAfee ended recently and they tried to shake me down for a renewal. Based on the advice of a friend, I uninstalled McAfee and installed a competing and much less expensive product.

Then I had all kinds of problems. I don't want to get into it, but my computer seemed dependent on McAfee and wouldn't behave if it wasn't there. After hours of beating my head against the wall, I admitted defeat, uninstalled the other product and paid to download McAfee again. I feel like I am the victim of extortion.




Easy solution for that. Ubuntu.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 8:38:34 PM permalink
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admitted defeat, uninstalled the other product and paid to download McAfee again. I feel like I am the victim of extortion.



It is a form of extortion. I wasted 2 hours of this guy's time trying to install it on my computer and man he wanted his money. He kept saying it's free it's free, and I told him I already had Windows Defender I didn't need it. McAfee is still partially installed in my laptop and like I said it pops up once in awhile and tries to install itself. But I shut it down before it gets a chance. Or a window will pop up and say McAfee is running a scan and I shut that down too. McAfee was always a pain in the ass anyway, it was always running scans in the background. Microsoft Defender I don't even know it's there. Once in awhile a pop up will say Defender just got rid of something. That's the only time I ever hear from it.
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June 23rd, 2021 at 10:46:32 PM permalink
From Anthony Pompliano:

I once had the opportunity to spend the day with the legend @officialmcafee on his boat in the Bahamas.

He was kind, funny, and incredibly intelligent.

Will always remember that day. RIP to one of the world’s most unique individuals. pic.twitter.com/B5FnvDBRYK
— Pomp (@APompliano) June 23, 2021
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