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By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | September 4, 2003
I somehow created duplicate e-mail messages that are so numerous (3,000) that going through them manually to delete would be too onerous. Do you know of an automated process to ID and delete duplicate e-mail messages? I am running Outlook version 10. Your question opens the door for me to tell many readers about point-and-click features of the e-mail displays in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express that can simplify handling messages. Since your problematic messages are identical, all you need to do to find them is to move the cursor to the top e-mail in your display and highlight it. Next, look closely at the narrow bar just above the top note and you will see names for each field - such as Sender, Subject, Received Date and others.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
Baltimore is set to pay $250,000 to a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010, according a settlement proposal that will be presented to the city's spending panel this month. Police "vigorously" dispute the allegations by Christopher Sharp who claimed officers violated his First and Fourth Amendment rights when they took his phone after the arrest of his female friend at Pimlico Race Course . But the city lawyers said in the two-page document that because of "factual disputes," a settlement will help the city "to resolve this litigation economically and to avoid the expense, time and uncertainties" of a potential jury verdict.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | February 26, 2001
I read your recent answer about getting rid of a bunch of extra fonts that were slowing down my computer and went into the Font folder in the Windows directory as you instructed. Since deleting fonts (I had about 100 on the computer), when I go to eBay to list something for auction (and in some other applications), when I type the print is really an odd font, almost unreadable. The only thing I can think of that could have caused my problem is that I got a warning not to delete Tahoma font, but the computer deleted it anyway.
NEWS
By Lucas High, Capital News Service | March 14, 2013
Vice President Joe Biden's press secretary apologized to a Capital News Service reporter and the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism on Wednesday after a press office staffer demanded the reporter delete photos taken at an event in Rockville. The reporter, a credentialed member of the press who is a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, was covering a domestic violence event featuring Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | March 13, 2000
I have letters in Microsoft Word that I can't delete. When I try to clear out a file, I get a red circle with an X in the middle and this message: "Cannot delete ... Access denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and the file is not currently in use." How can I dump those letters? Instead of using the delete commands in Word, go to the folder where the letters are stored and nuke them with the operating system's delete commands. Shut down Word and click on the "Start" menu.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 23, 2002
Last night, I received an e-mail virus alert from a friend instructing me to find and delete the following file: jdbgmgr.exe. I did as instructed. It turns out the virus alert was a hoax and I deleted a legitimate file from Microsoft. There is no computer virus half as dangerous as we human beings. We have the power to enter ruinous commands into our computers at will, while a virus must wait to find an opening. Tricking us to delete core system files by hand has been a favorite hacker prank for years.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | June 28, 1999
My Compaq Presario came with Windows 98 installed. In the folder C:windowsoptionscabscontent there is about 20 megabytes worth of files that look like advertising. There are also ".cab" files that look like system files, but I can open them with Winzip. In the cab files are "dlls" and "inf" files. Is it safe to delete these files?Warning! Those cab files are the copy of Windows 98 that you bought along with that computer.When you install hardware and software in the future, Windows might need to retrieve one of those dll or inf files.
BUSINESS
By MIKE HIMOWITZ | March 16, 1997
IN LAST week's episode, I described my efforts to repel an attack by the Microsoft Word Concept virus, which was passed to me on an almost-new computer. This week, instead of sitting )) back and waiting for trouble to find me, I went out looking for it.I discovered it on a World Wide Web page titled www.cybersnot.com, the work of three students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute whose discovery of a bug in Microsoft's Internet Explorer sent the world's biggest software company scrambling for cover and apologizing to 20 million or 30 million customers.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2004
Memo to City Hall: You've got mail. Tons of it. And it's about to disappear. Millions of old e-mail messages are clogging Baltimore's municipal computers, so the city is going to start automatically deleting any messages older than 90 days. A common practice in private business, the move raises questions when made by a municipality, which has a responsibility to retain certain public records. City employees will be expected to sort through the mish-mash of personal messages and spam to find any e-mail that is official agency business, then save those messages on their hard drives or on paper.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | February 21, 2000
Q. How do you stop hackers? A. Delete them. If McCain does win the nomination, Democrats will have to go back to their focus groups. Loan sharks are circling Maryland. The bigger one is, the more menacing. Hizzoner doesn't promise a visible homicide reduction before the high homicide season. Sorry. Cheer up. Spring training is under way.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has urged a federal court to side with a Howard County man in a lawsuit over his cellphone being seized by Baltimore police at the Preakness Stakes after he filmed officers making an arrest. The federal attorneys say the lawsuit "presents constitutional questions of great moment in this digital age. " They asked U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg to rule that citizens have a right to record police officers and that officers who seize and destroy recordings without a warrant or due process are violating the Fourth and 14th amendments.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2010
Howard County Board of Education member Allen Dyer filed a lawsuit last week against the board attempting to prevent it and its employees from deleting electronic messages and other documents, but his request for a temporary restraining order was denied. Dyer requested a restraining order Tuesday as well as a temporary and/or permanent injunction in Howard County Circuit Court, insisting that the board cease destroying documents — particularly any e-mail from board members and employees — until it has a written policy outlining how such documents should be handled.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn and Sam Sessa and and Meredith Cohn and Sam Sessa and and,meredith.cohn@baltsun.com and sam.sessa@baltsun.com | February 18, 2009
David Sturgill has posted his cell phone number, personal e-mail address and work information on his Facebook page and now wonders whether that was a good idea. The 32-year-old, who lives in Fells Point, has been using the social networking Internet site for two years, but since he learned this week of the company's change in its terms of use, he worries about what Facebook could do with the information. Facebook quietly changed the terms this month but users became aware of it - and some were outraged by it - when the popular Consumerist blog posted about it this week and got tens of thousands of hits.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,annie.linskey@baltsun.com | December 5, 2008
It is illegal in Baltimore to leave a hogshead in the street for 12 hours, punishable by a $1 fine. A city law says merchants can't sell contraceptives to anyone under age 16, though municipal programs distribute condoms for free. And, technically, city officials could issue a $100 fine every time a performer pauses while Orioles fans yell "O" as "The Star-Spangled Banner" is sung at a baseball game. These and other anachronistic bits of Baltimore code should be deleted or updated, according to City Councilman James B. Kraft, who introduced a raft of legislation yesterday to modernize police ordinances.
SPORTS
By COMPILED FROM NEWS SERVICE AND WEB REPORTS | October 27, 2008
So much for the power of the press. The student newspaper at the University of Kansas has been imploring fans at Jayhawks football games to give up a chant that has gone up from the stands on kickoff. Taken from a line in the Adam Sandler movie The Waterboy, fans tell the Jayhawks to "rip his f - - head off." The University Daily Kansan and KU coach Mark Mangino asked fans to chant something else. On Saturday, however, the nasty chant was back, for all the good it did the Jayhawks, who were routed by Texas Tech, 63-21.
NEWS
By GREGORY KANE | July 9, 2008
Have you come down with it yet? Are you afflicted? I've sure got it, and I've had it a while now. I've got a bad case of "password overload." Is there something for which we don't need passwords? About a year or two ago, my daughter dragged me kicking and screaming into the 21st century by selling me a computer. (For those of you thinking that, as my daughter, she should have just given me the thing, consider this: As I lie fading away on my deathbed, I plan to sell her my Order Sons of Italy watch.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 10, 2000
How do I delete e-mail without opening it with Netscape? I click the mail icon, and it tells me the names of each e-mail item and the sender. When I try to delete one, the e-mail opens whether I right- click or left-click. Simply highlight the item and then hit the delete key. You are trying to use the Microsoft Windows convention that responds to a right-click of the mouse by popping up a command box with choices, including delete. Some software doesn't respond to a Windows-style right-click and instead treats it like a left-click.
ENTERTAINMENT
By James Coates and James Coates,Chicago Tribune | February 1, 1999
My computer will suddenly freeze up when I am running a program (no set length of time) and it takes Control + Alt + Delete several times to unfreeze it. Sometimes it has to be cut off and turned back on again. I must offer the pathetic answer that such annoying breakdowns are commonplace and usually beyond repair. The insane dance known as Control-Alt-Delete will be required on many days (maybe on most days) by perhaps 50 million people like yourself who have laid down many hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on the promise of experiencing the information revolution.
NEWS
By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,Sun reporter | March 6, 2008
Getting rid of trans fats in restaurant meals might be hip, but nutrition experts say it won't improve public health unless the ingredients that replace trans fats are a real improvement. "You don't want to eliminate the trans fat products and then exchange them for saturated fats. That would defeat the purpose," Dr. Michael Miller, director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology at the University of Maryland Medical Center, said yesterday after top Baltimore officials endorsed a ban on trans fats.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | February 14, 2008
Are you a member of Facebook.com? You may have a lifetime contract. Some users have discovered that it is nearly impossible to remove themselves entirely from Facebook, setting off a fresh round of concern over the popular social network's use of personal data. While the Web site offers users the option to deactivate their accounts, Facebook servers keep copies of the information in those accounts indefinitely. Many users who have contacted Facebook to request that their accounts be deleted have not succeeded in erasing their records from the network.
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