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Help...Dell Inspiron 15 3000 troubles. Windows 10. 2017

Maybe someone knows about this.

Computer boots. Shows picture with space to enter password. Go to type password. Nothing happens!

Did remove battery, drain remaining power and restart thing...nothing different.

First guess is Keyboard, as touch pad does move courser around, but no key works.

Went to BIOS to load default settings. Keyboard courser control arrow keys work as does ENTER key...so maybe not keyboard.

Placed memory stick with recovery in USB port...lights up...restarted but nothing comes up...just goes to picture with password space...etc.

Am thinking remove hard drive and see if it plays using my USB adapter in my other computer.

Is there a way around the password screen?

Any ideas as to what to try next would be much appreciated.

How hard do you think the Kenosha DA was going to work to get Kyle convicted...

After refusing to even charge the officer who shot Blake 7 times at point blank range, in the back? The officer was clearly not in any danger while, one could argue, Rittenhouse certainly was. Of course, Rittenhouse brought his own danger with him but the state seemed to want to overlook that. Was there even a question about how Rittenhouse would have a gun with him. If I want to avoid background checks, do I simply have a friend buy a gun for me? Was there one question about who gets to ignore a curfew and who doesn't?

New Tee shirt time....why not?

To go with my open carry AR15:


RE: Rittenhouse, Self Defense, and Provocation.

If I'm reading correctly, the following scenario the shooter would be successful in claiming self defense.

1. Police stops driver for undetermined offense.

2. Police approach car with gun at ready, aimed at driver. (See George Floyd videos).

3. Driver has legal, registered firearm on seat next to him.

4. Driver, seeing his life was in danger, unable to retreat as he was sitting in car and could not move out of Policeman's aim or range, picks up gun and kills Policeman.

Legal, self defense in Wisconsin? State has to prove he wasn't self defending?

Anyone else having a hard time with the new DU Font? NEVERMIND!

FIXED thanks to Bum.

See response 8 below. All me, not DU.

So people are hawking Cotton Candy for the people fleeing Kabul?


What do you think of Crypto Currencies?

Here's Senator Warren's discussion on the topic.


Thinking of the environment? One transaction with a Bit Coin cost 53 days of average US household's electrical usage. Make sense?

I don't think so. I agree with Warren it needs to be stopped along with all the criminal intent that Crypto Currencies are trying to cover up.

Just wanted to aim my DU friends towards Robert Hubbell's Newsletter.

I've been subscribed to Hubbell's newsletter for a while and I'm finding his read on the daily issues extremely calming and informative. Started as letter to his daughter, off to school, in an attempt to keep her up to date on current events, it has grown to a subscriber base of about 50,000. No fees or paywall is required but donations are accepted.

Here is the link to his Substack page with recent posts: [link:https://roberthubbell.substack.com/p/todays-edition-june-4-2021|

4 Paragraphs from today's edition:

One way to assign blame in this situation is to attribute the failure to the “moderate” views of Senators Manchin and Sinema. A better way to look at the current negotiating weakness of Democrats is to see it as a collective failure to flip several vulnerable GOP Senate seats in 2020 (e.g., Joni Ernst and Susan Collins). From the second viewpoint, our challenge is not only that of changing the minds of Manchin and Sinema, but of creating a margin of control in the Senate that is not dependent on one or two conservative Democrats.

Before leaving this topic, I want to paraphrase comments from a reader with a deep background in economics who wrote in praise of Biden’s efforts to “Go Big” in the American Jobs Plan. The reader sent a note saying that an expansive infrastructure bill “is not only right for our country at this time on a humanistic, moral, and political basis, but it also works economically and should be supported from this viewpoint. Specifically, it wisely departs from the Republican economic theory of the last forty years, which was deeply embedded in the Trump tax bill, of “supply side” and “trickle down” theories, which have not worked to stimulate economic growth, or for the benefit of the middle and lower economic classes. Instead, they have only served as a charade to support tax cuts for corporations and the upper economic class.” The reader concludes with the argument that Republican claims of “fiscal responsibility, inflation, and future financial burdens” is pure political posturing designed to obstruct any and all Democratic legislation. Well said!


The controversy over the “lab-leak” theory traces back to Trump’s efforts to blame China for the coronavirus. Trump infused the “origin” question with racial overtones, calling Covid-19 the “Kung flu,” the “China virus,” and the “Wuhan flu.” Those racial slurs were amplified by Steve Bannon, who helped spread the false claim that China developed SARS-CoV-2 “as a bio-weapon and purposefully unleashed it on the world.” See Vanity Fair, “The Lab-Leak Theory: Inside the Fight to Uncover COVID-19’s Origins.” The early racial slurs and whacko bio-weapon theories made it difficult to take seriously those scientists who believed that the coronavirus “escaped” from a lab in Wuhan, China.


The WHO study is here: WHO-convened global study of origins of SARS-CoV-2: China Part.” Many people are suspicious about the integrity of the WHO investigation. I have no way of judging whether WHO’s findings are accurate or complete; I can only report on the findings based on press reports and by reference to the original report itself. The report states on page 119 that there was “no serological evidence of infection in [lab] workers through SARS-CoV-2-specific serology-screening.”

You can subscribe and get Hubbell's newsletter sent to your email everyday, or go to the above Substack link whenever you like.

If he doesn't read the Democratic Underground, I'd be surprised.

Electic Cars: Charging will determine speed and cost of adaptation.

Here are some ideas for 2030.


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