My computer is driving me out of my freakin' mind right now. For some reason the DNS connection is intermittent. Which means that sometimes it finds a URL and most of the time it doesn't and pops up a nice dialog box like when you're not connected to the net at all that it can't find a certain URL. Messages like "cannot find google.com" are the most annoying fucking messages in the world because even though you technically know that the problem is the DNS, in the back of your mind you're thinking "you can't find GOOGLE!?!?! what a piece of @#$@$%%!!"
And this problem is occuring after reinstalling my system from scratch as to avoid these freakin' annoyances. Urgh! I've just downloaded the latest drivers for this piece of crud USB ADSL modem so we'll see if that fixes it.