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Report this Jun. 15 2011, 7:09 am

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 15 2011, 7:04 am

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>Cool.

>My monitor screen is porous... and rocky.

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how odd


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Report this Jun. 15 2011, 2:11 pm

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 12 2011, 6:34 pm

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>A rock, with crayons.

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Ooo, aren't you the fancy one with crayons?  I used to dream at night what it would be like to have crayons.  I have to write on the back of a rusty shovel using the charcoal from last night's fire.


You must be one of those Mac people I hear about with all them fancy colors.

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Report this Jun. 15 2011, 10:07 pm

Quote: Chief Warrant Officer Finn @ Jun. 15 2011, 2:11 pm

Quote: OtakuJo @ Jun. 12 2011, 6:34 pm

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Ooo, aren't you the fancy one with crayons?  I used to dream at night what it would be like to have crayons.  I have to write on the back of a rusty shovel using the charcoal from last night's fire.


Ain't technology great?


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Report this Jun. 16 2011, 1:12 am

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Quote: Invader_Wishfire @ Jun. 14 2011, 6:43 pm

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>The reason there's so many more viruses and mal-ware for Windows-based systems versus for Mac or Linux is because the majority of people use Windows-based systems. Other people want to cause as much damage as possible, so what would be the point of making viruses for systems that aren't used as much?

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Ah...... the victim of its own success argument.  Do you not think that it's a bit like GM saying that because this model is the most popular car in our showroom we won't put an alarm or an immobiliser  on it cos we don't want to upset the criminal fraternity.

That has got to be the worst analogy I have ever seen. That scenario isn't even remotely similar to what I wrote of.

In that case I don't understand the point you are making either. All I am saying is that if Microsoft wanted to make windows as secure as Linux they could. They choose not to, so as a consequence windows users are easy prey for hackers and scamsters. So the ecriminals continue to focus their attention on windows users cos (a) They are easy pickings and (b) there's so many of 'em.... why bother making life tough for yourself. The irony of it all is that hackers (Black hat and White hat) use Linux to crack windows PC's.... that should tell you something.


No, they can't make it as secure as they'd like. Microsoft produces all sorts of security software, not to mention that there are plenty of third-party programmers/organizations that provide security, whether it's pay-for or free. The problem is that since the vast majority of computer users use Microsoft-based software, that means that for every security program, whether it's from microsoft or a third party, there's 10 individuals and/or groups working to subvert those programs. Which makes sense, as they want to be able to affect as many systems as possible.


The best course of action (and, seriously, this is true whether you're using Windows, Linux, or the Mac OS... or, for that matter, any OS) is to avoid risky sites. Sure, that's not the only option, but if a potential hacker doesn't see you, chances are he won't hack you.


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Report this Jun. 16 2011, 5:40 am

Quote: Invader_Wishfire @ Jun. 16 2011, 1:12 am

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> The problem is that since the vast majority of computer users use Microsoft-based software, that means that for every security program, whether it's from microsoft or a third party, there's 10 individuals and/or groups working to subvert those programs. Which makes sense, as they want to be able to affect as many systems as possible.

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There is some truth in this I have to admit as I have one or two tricks on this machine that I got sent to me from a contact I have in India who is involved in a white hat hacking group.  A few months ago he sent me a 'cloaking device' that once loaded up allowed me to log my linux PC into the microsoft website disguised as a windows PC.  Fooled the server into thinking I was a microsoft subscriber and allowed me free access to all the stuff windows users can access. Tried it again a few weeks back and it wouldn't let me in.... so Bill's boys must have gotten wise to what was going on but no doubt someone out there will be working on the next revision.

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Report this Jun. 16 2011, 6:40 am

Antiquated PC.

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Report this Jun. 16 2011, 7:13 am

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>Wont be long before you find yourself getting a nasty letter from Microsoft's legal people inviting you to attend court.

>Everytime your computer accesses Microsoft's software updates site everything about the computer, the IP address and lots of other stuff is dataminded from your harddrive and bios. All traceable to you the real person very very easily if they decide to go after you for piracy and theft.

>You realise that was software piracy and theft you was doing.

>I can't sanction that.

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   Stealing windows software!!!      Can't type for laughing here.....  I wouldn't use windows software if they were giving it away!!  They can do as they please but I doubt they will contact me as they are very reluctant to publicise linux users accessing their website as is not good for business.  I just mooched around in there for a while and had a look around.  I was thinking of maybe opening a hotmail email address but decided against as I like to keep my email secure!     Don't forget the cloaking device gives them a lot of bogus information so would be very difficult to prove.  I suspect that's the reason how they got on to it...... because they noticed 15,000,000 people all accessing the website on the same day from the same virtual PC. 

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Report this Jun. 16 2011, 8:12 am

I hate MAC's with a passion!! PC is the way!!. . . ok ok so maybe the ipad is cool

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Report this Jun. 18 2011, 1:58 pm

What type of computer are you on RIGHT NOW?

One that has yet to be invented.


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Report this Jun. 23 2011, 10:26 pm

Quote: SnugglePuff @ Jun. 16 2011, 8:12 am

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>I hate MAC's with a passion!! PC is the way!!. . . ok ok so maybe the ipad is cool

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You hate Media Access Control?

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Report this Jun. 23 2011, 10:30 pm

PC, Windows 7 and Firefox 5.

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Report this Jul. 07 2011, 1:18 pm

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I hate MAC's with a passion!! PC is the way!!. . . ok ok so maybe the ipad is cool


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Sheesh. So much to passionately hate in this world and you target Mac's? Get a life.


I am not a programmer, not a developer, and not a hacker. I am a computer USER. That means I actually use my computer. I have Windows XP on my Mac. I use it for creating e-learning courses and email. The creation of the interface elements however is done on my Mac. The OS interface allows faster access to those files than the Windows OS does. 

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