U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oklahoma
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
7,525 posts, read 14,555,884 times
Reputation: 7001

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheComputerGuy View Post
................Eventually, you’ll get to speak to a live person. ...............
Unless you call Dell, then you get a person with a name like "Buffy" who is from Calcutta and has had two weeks language instruction so they can read the scripts accurately, although unintelligibly.....at which point you begin to long for that music again.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-08-2008, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
13,387 posts, read 16,220,459 times
Reputation: 4611
ShieldsUp! told me this:
-----------------------------------------------
One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
---------------------------------------------------
Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
--------------------------------------------------------
Thanks CG.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
1,989 posts, read 3,949,485 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodpasture View Post
Unless you call Dell, then you get a person with a name like "Buffy" who is from Calcutta and has had two weeks language instruction so they can read the scripts accurately, although unintelligibly.....at which point you begin to long for that music again.....
You have that exactly correct.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
1,989 posts, read 3,949,485 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
ShieldsUp! told me this:
-----------------------------------------------
One or more ports on this system are operating in FULL STEALTH MODE! Standard Internet behavior requires port connection attempts to be answered with a success or refusal response. Therefore, only an attempt to connect to a nonexistent computer results in no response of either kind. But YOUR computer has DELIBERATELY CHOSEN NOT TO RESPOND (that's very cool!) which represents advanced computer and port stealthing capabilities. A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion.
---------------------------------------------------
Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.
All attempts to get any information from your computer have FAILED. (This is very uncommon for a Windows networking-based PC.) Relative to vulnerabilities from Windows networking, this computer appears to be VERY SECURE since it is NOT exposing ANY of its internal NetBIOS networking protocol over the Internet.
--------------------------------------------------------
Thanks CG.
That's all good...
Congratulations!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Hughes County, Oklahoma
3,160 posts, read 9,504,071 times
Reputation: 1114
Thanks, CG. I actually understood what you were saying! I will get some new virus protection right away.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
13,387 posts, read 16,220,459 times
Reputation: 4611
How many have received this warning?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: SERIOUS VIRUS WARNING !!

Subject: Virus Warning Snopes.com does say this virus is the REAL THING!

( Urban Legends Reference Pages: 'Postcard from a Family Member' virus)

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. DO NOT open any message with an attachment entitled POSTCARD regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the
virus and open it. If you receive an e-mail called POSTCARD even though sent to you by a friend, DO NOT open it! This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the hard drive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
1,989 posts, read 3,949,485 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by peggydavis View Post
Thanks, CG. I actually understood what you were saying! I will get some new virus protection right away.
Those posts were taken from a newspaper column and a friend's
website for neophytes... I wrote them between 2002 and 2004.
(Apparently, not much has changed since then.)

The fact that you said you understood them
means I did what I set out to do...
THANKS!

When I talk to Synopsis about this stuff,
it sounds more like alphabet soup.
(But the info we pass is a bit more in depth.
DHCP, I.P, N.I.C., D.N.S., ISP, plus the IT slang in between...)


And YES, even on a MAC you need protection these days!
Anti-Virus AND firewall!
Good operating habits never hurt either!
(But I KNOW you don't go to all those EVIL places Seabee goes!)
(I can get away with that for now... His machine's out being "cleaned up".
(I'm SO mean!)

About a year after I get relocated,
I'm going to create the "Okie Linux Thread"
And OK will RULE the world...
(Yeah... Right!)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
1,989 posts, read 3,949,485 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkfarnam View Post
How many have received this warning?

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject: SERIOUS VIRUS WARNING !!

Subject: Virus Warning Snopes.com does say this virus is the REAL THING!

( Urban Legends Reference Pages: 'Postcard from a Family Member' virus)

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS!

You should be alert during the next few days. DO NOT open any message with an attachment entitled POSTCARD regardless of who sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which 'burns' the whole hard disc of your computer. This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the
virus and open it. If you receive an e-mail called POSTCARD even though sent to you by a friend, DO NOT open it! This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was discovered by McAfee and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the hard drive.
Months?
Most viruses are around for years....
(I still have a copy of the "Maltese Amoeba", my son laughs at that!
No, I don't send viruses around.. Think of it like an antique for a geek.)

No matter what you do, follow some of the advice I recently posted in the
"Tech Thread" where you'll learn about "attachments and links in E-Mail"
Even from friends & family....

My clients and I NEVER worry because we're behind "The Gate":
Moderator cut: link removed at request of poster

When set up properly, with the correct add-ons,
it's pretty much impervious to that stuff!

If you get it, please feel free to send it to me...
I live in Linux 95% of the time. The only time I'm in Windows
is when I play games with my son....
(Who also knows better, because I MADE him learn "The Hard Way.)

Last edited by Synopsis; 08-12-2008 at 10:30 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-09-2008, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
11,878 posts, read 32,945,098 times
Reputation: 5539
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheComputerGuy View Post
Months?
Most viruses are around for years....
(I still have a copy of the "Maltese Amoeba", my son laughs at that!
No, I don't send viruses around.. Think of it like an antique for a geek.)

No matter what you do, follow some of the advice I recently posted in the
"Tech Thread" where you'll learn about "attachments and links in E-Mail"
Even from friends & family....

My clients and I NEVER worry because we're behind "The Gate":
Moderator cut: link removed at request of poster

When set up properly, with the correct add-ons,
it's pretty much impervious to that stuff!

If you get it, please feel free to send it to me...
I live in Linux 95% of the time. The only time I'm in Windows
is when I play games with my son....
(Who also knows better, because I MADE him learn "The Hard Way.)

Linux rules! I like that website CG, it's really easy to follow. Your ability to communicate in writing is at least as good as your IT skills, which are GREAT BTW..

Last edited by Synopsis; 08-12-2008 at 10:31 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-10-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
1,989 posts, read 3,949,485 times
Reputation: 373
Quote:
Originally Posted by Synopsis View Post
Linux rules! I like that website CG, it's really easy to follow. Your ability to communicate in writing is at least as good as your IT skills, which are GREAT BTW..
Thanks.

My son made that site while he was learning W3C compliant CSS and HTML.
Our goal was to have it be very low bandwidth so it would draw quickly on a dial-up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oklahoma
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top