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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Computer security

    I offered on an earlier thread to write a brief discussion of computer security. Here it is. I've made it simple to follow. I can't see how anyone could read this and end up not understanding what it says. Some computers have their hard drive encrypted (which means scrambled with a password). If...

    Started by spot, 02-23-2008 04:57 AM
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    04-13-2015 02:25 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Internet Scams

    I was thinking about making a thread so that everyone can post about various Internet scams... Perhaps someone can make this a sticky...

    Started by K.Snyder, 07-31-2008 11:38 PM
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  1. It seems one can still do it even after all this while

    I have no idea how long it is since I last built an AMD PC from parts, but it must be around ten years. This evening I collected the final couple of parcels from the delivery office and at 9pm I sat down and started on it. We're now at 11.30pm and it's finished, installed, fully updated and...

    Started by spot, 12-02-2016 04:35 PM
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    12-04-2019 11:58 AM Go to last post
  2. What do you use to get online?

    I've used a iPad for years now...when I have to use a laptop for some's irritating...don't think I could go back to a keyboard...Im too used to the iPad keyboard screen. Soooo, what do you prefer? Computer, laptop, iPad, android, cell phone....

    Started by Guppers, 12-03-2016 09:18 PM
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    07-06-2019 01:36 AM Go to last post
  3. raspberry pi

    raspberry pi anyone tried it? Hadn't heard of it until recently.

    Started by gmc, 02-18-2019 11:54 AM
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    03-10-2019 07:43 AM Go to last post
  4. UK could ban social media over suicide images

    The background: UK could ban social media over suicide images, minister warns ( I'm wondering how it differs from saying the UK will ban trains if the train operators don't stop people throwing themselves under their Intercity engines. Are facebook,...

    Started by spot, 01-28-2019 02:27 AM
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    01-30-2019 03:54 PM Go to last post
  5. Problems

    My home system (Ubuntu) has been running low on space on the boot partition so I decided to sort it, no problem I thought as the drive has another partition on it that's no longer used and I can merge the two and double the space. Whilst I was at it I installed a spare 500GB drive just in case. ...

    Started by Bryn Mawr, 04-09-2018 11:37 AM
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    04-12-2018 07:15 AM Go to last post
  6. I've changed....and HELP !!!

    The other day my Linux Mint running laptop would not boot, so I ordered a cheapo laptop from eBay which Im using right now. It's loaded with Windows 7 and my first impressions after using Mint for ages and ages is it seems to be hard work. It keeps reminding me about antivirus and stuff, Back ups...

    Started by Bruv, 03-29-2018 12:56 PM
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    04-01-2018 12:49 PM Go to last post
  7. cyber attack

    Yes I have just received one of those cyber attack e-mails tellimg me to pay a ransom in bitcoins or else my network will be wiped and all my data compromised. I would post a copy except I deleted it. First time I've had a ransom demand.

    Started by gmc, 06-16-2017 12:20 AM
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    07-01-2017 11:56 AM Go to last post
  8. Educating computer users within a large computer network

    The NHS, and the opening of a Microsoft document file with macros enabled which resulted in the local network privilege spread of ransomware. No, NHS, you cannot blame your front-line medical and secretarial staff. If you're NHS IT and you're responsible for a network, then simply ordering...

    Started by spot, 05-15-2017 01:33 AM
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    05-20-2017 04:06 AM Go to last post
  9. By the power of ubuntu

    Finally managed to get ubuntu working on an old laptop hooray

    Started by gmc, 04-11-2017 09:43 AM
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    04-14-2017 03:49 AM Go to last post
  10. PPT - AV Converter

    Does anyone know of any reasonably decent Freeware for converting Powerpoint files to Audio / Video, such as MP4 / AVI for W7 ? Whenever I do a musical arrangement I like to make a demo of it in the form of a graphic Karaoke type video. In the past I've used Movie Maker, but the latest Windows...

    Started by FourPart, 03-31-2017 10:25 PM
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    04-01-2017 01:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Retro Computers Limited

    The BBC has just pushed David Levy's company into the public arena, and not without good reason. "Following a credible threat of violence against personnel of Retro Computers Limited, including threats made as recently as last night, we asked [technology desk editor] Leo Kelion and the BBC to...

    Started by spot, 03-09-2017 05:59 AM
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    03-10-2017 08:55 AM Go to last post
  12. How to discover whether the US Presidential Election was fixed

    It's a puzzle, going back to the published figures and demonstrating the probability that the voting last month was rigged by outsiders.

    Started by spot, 12-18-2016 08:45 AM
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  13. Blocking junk mail

    There is a facility within my e-mail (Outlook ) which gives me the option of blocking junk mail rather than just deleting them. However I can't always do this because some e-mail addresses are "invalid". How can this be ? They are convoluted but if they are invalid, how can they function as an...

    Started by Snowfire, 11-21-2016 01:42 PM
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    11-21-2016 04:54 PM Go to last post
  14. headphone problem

    My headphones have suddenly stopped working when plugged into the laptop. I have gone through the usual rigmarole, "manage audio devices"..."sound" but the problem is, is that the headphones do not show up. Just speakers. I know the headphones are, themselves, working but am I right to think it...

    Started by Snowfire, 10-15-2016 10:37 AM
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  15. I have lost my laptop audio !

    I have 'lost' my audio ! Not sure if the gubbins has actually broken down or whether it is something that I have done. Probably the latter, knowing me ! I have no sound coming from the laptop speakers, and I have no sound coming from my headphones. However, there is the 'Ding Dong'...

    Started by G#Gill, 08-26-2016 10:01 AM
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    09-03-2016 01:58 PM Go to last post
  16. Being connected

    Mark Zuckerbeg masks Mac webcam and microphone - BBC News ( So did I, the week I put my iMac onto my desk. One sticky-felt pad over each since I don't have Mr Zuckerberg's resources to make an entire screen surround like his. People have domestic...

    Started by spot, 06-22-2016 06:58 AM
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    06-23-2016 01:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Supercomputer Seeks Comeback

    Vector supercomputers -- the original mega-machines built for crunching massive quantities of data -- are once again widely available in the United States. But it's unclear how long they'll be in demand. Less expensive commodity cluster machines now make up the bulk of supercomputers. However,...

    Started by CVX, 08-30-2004 04:49 PM
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    06-20-2016 09:46 AM Go to last post
  18. OpenBSD

    I noticed OpenBSD 5.9 was released last month and I've a couple of ex-Vista laptops I needed to configure with adequate encryption at rest. It must be five years since I checked how it installed so I did it a couple of times this morning. Very bare and spartan, the initial configure, but adding...

    Started by spot, 05-02-2016 03:59 PM
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    05-03-2016 12:12 PM Go to last post
  19. Google+, Youtube, Gmail, GoogleDrive, GoogleCalendar

    Gmail opened its first invite-only access to beta-test Gmail in April 2004. I registered in August and since then it provided my primary public email service. The other bits got added automatically as options as time went on. I deleted my Google account at the weekend on privacy grounds and...

    Started by spot, 04-18-2016 06:41 AM
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    04-28-2016 11:59 AM Go to last post
  20. Retrieving data

    I have removed the hard drive from an old laptop which wont power up, with the intention of retrieving some data from it. Do I need a caddy or will it connect directly to my present laptop ?

    Started by Snowfire, 04-15-2016 02:40 AM
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    04-15-2016 07:02 AM Go to last post

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