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The "malware" is a false positive and mistakenly detected by your antivirus.

More importantly, the activator (whether or not the same as mine) was most likely not the source of your laptop problems as you've described.

Legality of the activator was not the core issue of your previous laptop struggle, nor would it be for @tiger.

No need to debate about this. @tiger doesn't have a PC problem. He opted from installing my file anyways.

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@redjon, stay away from what? How does activating digital license degenerate actions in laptop? I presume your laptop issues were something else entirely.

@tiger, that said, in the future it is best to download programs from trusted sources. I only have 11 posts. Trust needs to be earned.

Also, I assume you know what "false positive" means so I didn't bother elaborating, but the file is safe.

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jj, I agree with most of what you said. The site is better for it, and Vera has done a good work.

However, we should allow the new editor to carry out her own vision as she sees fit. If she wants to interact with users directly in a "back and forth" way, as evident above, that's her choice.

Yeah, quite different from Pat's laissez faire approach, and she's purposefully making that known on speakerphone.

As the new captain mentioned in previous page (52), she wants GK under her stewardship to be more of a collaborative community effort involving everyone. Perhaps including herself being in the trenches getting hands dirty initially to set the tone.

I for one appreciate the fact Vera has descended from my metaphorical mountain to be among us. And that was why I took issue with Alien/Ishmael being overly clingy in this village town hall meeting. I was afraid, in worst case scenario, our interim floor general would be dissuaded from engagement and become more aloof. Criminals lurk at first sign Five-O stops patrolling.

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As the 70th National Golden Week comes to a close, allow me to end the discourse on a more positive note with the "second arrow" parable.

To use another weaponry analogy, a wooden arrow flies across a forest and hits a person on the back. This first arrow of misfortune causes great pain to the victim, or even a nation. Be it the pain and humiliation inflicted by the Japanese occupation, Nanjing massacre, or the Opium Wars instigated by the British centuries earlier. As victims in life, we may not see the first arrow coming, nor control its trajectory.

The second arrow, however, is the suffering in the psyche after being hit by the first arrow. The emotional turmoil lingering in the mind of the victim(s) afterwards. The archer of that second arrow is in actuality ourselves. We've been shooting ourselves with them since the dawn of human conflicts.

We internally fire the second arrow, perpetuating our own adverse reactions of suffering vis-a-vis the first. Negative reactions that lead to a cyclic chain reaction of retributions or suffering for others as well.

For the sake of humanity, and to avoid a nuclear winter or impending global warming catastrophe, we as individuals and a collective nation turning to the next chapter, should try to control life's second arrows by being more mindful, or "正念" (zhengnian).

The word "" is the combination of now () over mind/heart ().

Not being attached to the past, nor fretting the future.... drishta dharma sukha viharin.

My typo, good catch herenow.

Chinese has a phrase to describe contradiction similar to your oxymoron, called 矛盾 (maodun). The spear (mao) that penetrates all shields and the shield (dun) that blocks all spears. Therein lies the contradiction.

The ongoing arms race, as it stands on paper, no shields of missile dense systems (MDS) could deter faster than sound hypersonic spears.

Moreover, ally Russia is currently bolstering Mainland's early missile defense system to counter more traditional ICBMs. Only these three nations will have this early warning MDS tech.

Hence, the concept of mutuality is, at least for now, tilted in favor of China if in event of an unlikely military escalation. This shift in balance of power, to return to my Art of War nod, gives U.S. and allies more pause for thought for waging war over the disputed SCS.

Chessboard stalemate ensues. The status quo of China expanding military, fishing, and drilling presence resumes as planned.

In Sun Tzu's Art of War. The best military tactic is not engaging in actual war, but defeating your enemies in mental tactics without firing a shot.

The display of advance weaponry is correlated to China's long-term GDP stabilization.

Americans don't seem to have a defense system that can bypass a legion of hypersonic ICBMs with nuke warheads capable of hitting US mainland soil in 30 minutes. This type of weaponry gives MAD (mass assured destruction) leverage to China's claim to the USD trillion dollar gas and mineral resources in the SCS.

People forget that energy also drives the economy, without which we saw the eventual downfall of Imperial Rising Sun and Nazi Germany.

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