Ever click on a link and all you get is an arrow going around in circles? I hate that and I bet you do too.
There are any number of reasons your Internet is slow. The cache and cookies may need to be cleared, for which I recommend CCleaner. CCleaner can be customized to leave specific cookies when it cleans and CCleaner can be used for much more, including cleaning your registry. But, that’s not what this post is really about.
Ever heard of DNS?
DNS stands for Domain Name System. I could give you a complicated, geeky explanation, but what it basically does is convert a URL (host name) into a ISP address. The Internet uses the ISP address to connect to a website and the URL has to be converted from a URL to a ISP address before the website can be accessed. If your DNS server is slow, so is your Internet connection.
Most often your Internet provider will assign a DNS server. But, that might not be the fastest choice of DNS server for you. How do you know which is fastest? Well, you can download and use the free software DNS Benchmark.
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I won’t suggest that the process is super quick and easy. If you know nothing about DNS it may take a little reading on the DNS Benchmark website to understand what is being tested and what to do with the results. But, I can attest to the results being awesome.
Once you download and run DNS Benchmark, you will then change the DNS servers in your computer settings. Instead of redoing a tutorial, I’m going to link to a good tutorial on how to change the servers.
Here’s a question: Where they there? Where did the information come from that the average size of a dinosaur was the size of a sheep? Where did any of this “knowledge” come from? Doesn’t the answer “were you there” indicate we can’t understand anything, whether it be science or history, unless we personally witness it, or of course it comes from the Bible or the pulpit. By-the-way, Snopes says it was contacted by the child’s parent.
It’s often said that children are our future. If this quiz is typical of the education many children are receiving our future looks very bleak.
The reader also sent in a picture of the back of the quiz, which included this question: “The next time someone says the earth is billions (or millions) of years old, what can you say?” Answer: “Were you there?”
Dinosaurs hung out with humans; God created dinosaurs on the sixth day; the “behemoth” described in the Bible’s Book of Job actually refers to a brontosaurus. These are some of the unscientific beliefs behind what appears to be a fourth-grade science quiz posted recently online.
The quiz, dated Feb. 28 and titled “Dinosaurs: Genesis and the Gospel,” was posted to Reddit’s r/atheism forum by user Puskunk on April 21. Puskunk claims the quiz is from a private religious school in South Carolina but doesn’t identifying the institution because “it is a small school and I don’t want any publicity that might reflect badly on the kid” who took the test.
“Mr. Texas is going to secede from the union” has decided that the union may be of some benefit to him and the State of Texas. It would be annoying if it weren’t so predictable and in a warped-kind-of-way, amusing.
Now that he needs disaster relief after the fertilizer plant explosion in West, TX, Gov. Rick Perry is full of praise for, and thanks to President Obama.