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    FireFox users: time to patch to version 1.5.0.2

    Edit: if you use the FireFox web browser, then disregard the thread title and just get whatever the latest version is. You can get it from http://www.getfirefox.com. Like other web browsers, it is good to keep it up-to-date so you're not running around with known security vulnerabilities. Also check for updated versions of your preferred media-player softwares, since they're sometimes exploited too. The bad guys mean business (literally) so minimize your attack surface

    Windows users, if you don't have any antivirus software, or it's some ancient relic from years ago, try a free-for-home-users antivirus like AntiVir: http://www.free-av.com Make sure to turn on all the options (heuristics, compressed-file / archive scanning).





    "We're identifying this as a critical release, and we're strongly recommending that everyone update as soon as possible," Mike Schroepfer, vice president of engineering at Mozilla, said in a statement.

    Well, there you have it. Update to version 1.5.0.2 to fix several Critical-level security vulnerabilties. http://www.getfirefox.com is one place you can download from.

    Regardless of whether you use IE or not, you should also make sure your system's got its Automagic Updates turned on in Control Panel, like this:



    Also, if you visit risky sites (and you know what I mean) then set up a Limited user account, and/or avoid risky sites. Web browsers are far safer if you run them as a Limited user, rather than a Computer Administrator. http://www.mechbgon.com/build/Limited.html <-- info. Scream if you need help
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Automatic updates are the schnizzle! I got mine on Friday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Automatic updates are the schnizzle! I got mine on Friday!
    Evidently you are running an Administrator-class user account, then. Naughty, naughty...

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    Evidently you are running an Administrator-class user account, then. Naughty, naughty...
    Nope... Win98SE

    I clean too much crap out of XP boxes to think about doing the 'upgrade'

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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    you can't downgrade your own account.
    You can, but first there has to be another Administrator-level account. So just make a new account named Admin or something, leave it as a Computer Administrator account, and now you can downgrade your account to Limited if you want

    People with roommates, siblings, spouses or (eek) in-laws, that might jump on your PC and do something dumb, you can password-protect your accounts, and then make a new account named Visitors and switch it to a Limited account. And don't password-protect that one. That way, they can log on and try dumb things from an account that won't let them get anywhere, plus they can't get into your documents and emails That's how I set my mom & dad's system up:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Nope... Win98SE

    I clean too much crap out of XP boxes to think about doing the 'upgrade'

    You do realize that 1998 was like, EIGHT YEARS AGO, right?

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Yes, and my van is a 92, your point being?

    If it works, why **** with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    Yes, and my van is a 92, your point being?

    If it works, why **** with it?

    you posts seem savvy enough that XP wouldn't pose any "security risks" over 98se. and there's a lot of added stability and functionality in XP vs. 98.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bennyk
    you posts seem savvy enough that XP wouldn't pose any "security risks" over 98se. and there's a lot of added stability and functionality in XP vs. 98.
    Well, I have one copy of 98 loaded on four coumpters. To 'upgrade' I'd be looking at about $125 per box. And I run not tle latest hardware, my slowest machine is a PII 233 my fastest a gig plus. My computer boots up in about 45 seconds and shuts down in about 10. With a comparatively small OS like 98, even a slow box can be as 'fast' as as a fast box with a bloated OS.

    I'm looking forward to the new MS OS, probably take 3 cd to load it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    My computer boots up in about 45 seconds and shuts down in about 10. With a comparatively small OS like 98, even a slow box can be as 'fast' as as a fast box with a bloated OS.
    That would be true... if the only thing you demand from your computer is to turn on and turn back off quickly.

    Seriously, you can get a decent XP-capable machine for under 500 bucks easily, and since you don't seem to be worried about licensing legality now (just because it lets you install on four systems doesn't mean it's legal - almost any software will 'let' you abuse the copyright, it's not any more wrong if it takes an extra step or two), just download a Corporate version and install it on all four, or at least the faster ones.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    NO! I like Win98. What's so hard to understand? Why are y'all trying to cinvince me to switch? Telll me ONE thing that I need my computer to do that can be done XP and it won't do in 98SE... just on thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    NO! I like Win98. What's so hard to understand? Why are y'all trying to cinvince me to switch? Telll me ONE thing that I need my computer to do that can be done XP and it won't do in 98SE... just on thing.
    I don't know what sort of computer you have, but XP would give you support for dual-core processors and/or Hyperthreading if your computer featured either of those. Plus proper support for >512MB of RAM

    Here's a pic from one of my work sessions at work, you can see why I need XP, dual-core, 2GB of RAM and all that. Got a DVD-encode job using about 90% of both cores, while simultaneously capturing off my Hauppage PVR-150, running Outlook, two web browsers and a CD-burn on the secondary burner. Dual-core Athlon64 X2's are beasts



    Win98 need not apply

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    That's nice... It's what you need and what works for you. I don't NEED all that power, I don't do with my computer the things you do with yours.

    Isn't freedom of choice wonderful?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    That's nice... It's what you need and what works for you. I don't NEED all that power, I don't do with my computer the things you do with yours.

    Isn't freedom of choice wonderful?
    U MUST JOIN THE REVOLUTION *ZOMBIE VOICES*
    INSTALL XP *MORE ZOMBIE VOICES*
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Is that porn being blurred out?
    Quote Originally Posted by SingingSabre View Post
    Cheating: a symptom of the problem.

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    Nope, secret CIA Asian man
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    Is that porn being blurred out?
    That's a child in a therapy/counselling session at the non-profit agency where I work. In the screenshot, the kid is playing a little Flash-based game in a web browser, which is one way of getting them to relax and open up to the therapist. Given that we primarily treat victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic-violence-related trauma, it can be tough to establish that rapport sometimes Anyway, the therapist himself is the primary subject of the video, he's an intern and uses the DVD to review his technique with his supervisor.


    (hmmm, randomly-drifting thread )

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    ... and it only took seven posts

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    ...but it works wonders for keeping the thread on the first page!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    That's a child in a therapy/counselling session at the non-profit agency where I work. In the screenshot, the kid is playing a little Flash-based game in a web browser, which is one way of getting them to relax and open up to the therapist. Given that we primarily treat victims of sexual abuse, sexual assault, and domestic-violence-related trauma, it can be tough to establish that rapport sometimes Anyway, the therapist himself is the primary subject of the video, he's an intern and uses the DVD to review his technique with his supervisor.


    (hmmm, randomly-drifting thread )
    Cool. It's nice to see technology that normally is used for bad or pointless reasons to be put towards a positive means.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechBgon
    *big 500+kb GIF image*
    Whoah. JPG is your friend...

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    Actually, Me and JPG had a falling out at a recent bash.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MERTON
    pfft... you're just using it to look at porn aren't ya! that's why you have the blurred out pics eh.
    Already been discussed Next!
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    Whoah. JPG is your friend...
    .GIF holds nice sharp edges, is why I usually use it for screenshots. Sorry about that!

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