Generally, the expansion of microcomputer technology into other areas of media and electronics has just . . . gotten . . . ahead of me. The plot of the story follows a SOUTH PARK episode, which in turn parodies the movie of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Everybody suddenly loses their internet. Randy Marsh can't get his rocks off anymore by going to XXX sites. Chaos reigns, until everybody decides to pick up and "move to Californ-ie." There's the rumor "they have IN-ter-net in Californ-ie!" So the rest of the episode but for the very end is in B/W -- like the old movie with Henry Fonda. Randy struggles along with someone passing off some kindergarten crayon drawings as "Japanese perversion" and "German Sheisse" X-rated videos. I'll spare the details of at least one part of that. Finally, in the end, Kyle Brothlofsky and some other SP dwellers turn up at the center of everything in the national security apparatus which provides the internet of everything. And Kyle says: "I think I know how to fix it." He goes to the wall, unplugs the giant power cable for the internet of everything, waits -- plugs it back in. Suddenly, everybody has his internet back, and Randy makes a public speech to moralize about abusing the internet: " . . . and we should never use the internet to [squeeze the lizard] more than once a day . . . " So last night, the HDTV on as usual, fed by the main workstation in this room. I wake up at 5AM to find the TV off, the AVR in "Standby" mode, the computer blinking a sign that it is asleep. (but it's never supposed to sleep.) It's a dual boot system with Win 10, updates for this month eventually forced a reboot -- or -- hell -- I just rolled over on the remote and caused the wrong button to be pressed. The default on reboot is Win 10: You have to be "there" to choose Win 7. And I discover that the system is no longer feeding the AVR->HDTV, either in Standby-Passthrough or turned on for the audio. That is to be perfectly clear -- it's not working in Windows 7. Unplugging cables; playing with "playback devices;" "fiddling with NVidia Control Panel; swapping connections to between AVR and TV; turning the STB on and off and reconnecting it; changing cables between the TV and AVR, AVR and STB, AVR and computer. Rebooting rebooting rebooting. Web-searches and hair-pulling panic-pondering. Finally, I got to the point I've learned to hate all along: plodding through the ONKYO TX NR616 AVR owner's manual. Then, it dawned on me. No thanks to that manual. Instead of keeping it in perpetual Standby Mode, I unplugged the AVR and let it reinitialize. And I was once again able to flip through my collection of Ash Leigh 1990s rut-sweat-cheesecake, while listening to the audio from CNN. I never do that more than once a week. But that was some 5 hours of urgent troubleshooting. With endurance, I always win. I thought this time -- Microsoft or the Nazis had robbed me of my PC-to-AVR/TV feed. And I wasn't sure I'd win.