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  1. Firefox 2.0 alpha 3 available today, including Google security features

    by Anders Bylund

    The next version of Firefox will come out of the virtual box with Google's anti-phishing tools built in. While the Googlified security services have been available through use of the Google Toolbar for either Firefox or IE6 for quite some time already, this marks the first default installation. And we all know how much Google values the defaults.

    The phishing-prevention tool works by comparing every URL the browser encounters to a blacklist. The user can add and remove entries to/from the list, or simply point it to the official, actively maintained Google list of evildoers. In the Firefox incarnation, the feature will be named "Safe Browsing," and it's one of the highest-profile new features in the upcoming 2.0 release of Firefox.

    Phishing has become a common method of identity theft, and any move toward more secure browsing by default should be welcomed by your average Joe and Jane Sixpack. To be sure, Microsoft has caught on to this growing need, and seems to be tired of always providing the punchline for unsafe browsing jokes. Would the software giant have been as vigilant about end-user security without significant competition? I wouldn't have bet on it. Market pressure and competition leads to many great things, and more secure browsers seem to be among them.

    The Google connection should come as no surprise. Not only does Google pimp the IE-alternative browser through its referral program and the Google Pack, but the company also has several lead Firefox developers on its payroll. The browser seems to serve as a handy thorn to twist in Microsoft's side, and supporting that program is one way to deny Redmond a few MSN-by-default users.

    A third alpha release of Firefox

  2. ExtremeTech put together  A Beginner's Guide to What Goes on Inside that PC ~  from their book "Build the Ultimate Home Theater PC".

    Before building a PC properly, it's important to understand the what goes into creating a working personal computer. It's also important to understand the roles that components play, and how various factors in one component can impose requirements and trade-offs on selection of other components.

    Here's the perfect guide.

  3. Microsoft Launches OneCare

    Author: Abhinav Kaiser

    Microsoft today launched its version of anti-virus cum security system for Windows Operating System called OneCare.

    From their website : Windows Live OneCare helps protect your computer, and its automated optimization features keep your PC running at its speediest. OneCare even regularly backs up your important files. You get all this in one convenient package:

    [url=http://www.windowsonecare.com/prodinfo/Default.aspx]Read the rest

  4. 500 Hour Test of Tomorrow's Windows "Vista"

    Daniel Schuhmann ~ Tom's Hardware

    "Many publications don't take the time or trouble to look behind the scenes when writing about new operating systems or other software. Users who specialize in software matters can easily ascertain this for themselves, simply by digging into any of a number of print magazines that have made Windows Vista their topic of late. It's more like they're trolling for readers, rather than really digging into the subject matter. Many of these stories consist of only a couple of pages of text and a handful of screenshots, while remaining light on real information, investigation and analysis."

    Tom's Hardware Guide has expended some serious effort in their 40 page review of Windows Vista.

    ~ Check it out!

  5. In their native Sweden, ThePirateBay.org enjoyed a level of immunity

    from copyright prosecution rarely seen in the file-sharing world.

    Often defiant in the face of those wishing to enforce their intellectual property rights,

    ThePirateBay.org would go on to become one of the premier BitTorrent

    indexing and tracking sites.

    ThePirateBay.org Raided - Servers Seized

    Thomas Mennecke

    As one of the largest trackers, ThePirateBay.org largely replaced the demise of the SuprNova.org search engine. SuprNova.org met its demise in late 2004, when it was under pressure from the entertainment industry to shut it operation down. Conversely, such pressure has been ineffective against ThePiratebay.org.

    When such political pressure fails, the use of force is typically the next course of action. In a move that many thought would never come, Slyck.com have learned ThePirateBay.org is currently being raided by Swedish police.

                                  <img src="http://uploadgenie.com/uploader3/files/126/piratebay.jpg" alt="piratebay.jpg" />

  6. Way to go ~ coknuck!!

    the more alkeehol I had the better I shot ~ lol


    . . . some other  game sites and games

         Addicting Games



                Pepsi Handball

         Insider Arcade

                Bush vs Kerry Boxing



                Whats Her Bra Size

                Bin Laden Liquors Warning: Graphic Violence



                Whack Your Boss

                Maple Story

           ~ Please add more ~

    along w/ some more wacky games

    George Bush Brain Game


  7. double post...

    this board is viewable to the whole public ...they just can't get in until they have the status of "full member" says so in the board description :)

    Logout silly . . . and tell me you can see it

  8. About Hemophilia

    Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder characterized by prolonged or spontaneous bleeding, especially into the muscles, joints, or internal organs. About 17,000 Americans have hemophilia. The disease is caused by deficient or defective blood coagulation proteins, known as factor VIII or IX. The most common form of the disease is hemophilia A, or classic hemophilia, in which the clotting factor VIII is either deficient or defective. Hemophilia B is characterized by deficient or defective factor IX.

    About the National Hemophilia Foundation

    The National Hemophilia Foundation is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for bleeding and clotting disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research.

    National Hemophilia Foundation Suzy Zimmerman, 212-328-3720

    [email protected]

    About Bayer HealthCare AG

    Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer HealthCare generated sales amounting to some 9.4 billion euros and employed 33,800 people worldwide in 2005.

    The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care, Diagnostics, and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The new Pharmaceuticals division was established on January 1, 2006, and comprises the former Biological Products and Pharmaceutical divisions. Pharmaceuticals now has three business units: Hematology/Cardiology, Oncology, and Primary Care.

    Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. The products enhance well-being and quality of life by diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases.

    Information about Bayer HealthCare can be found at www.bayerhealthcare.com.

    Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Sreejit Mohan, 510-705-5477

    [email protected]


    So much for the "ethics" of free market

    Joe london (not verified)

  9. tdawnaz ~ if I'm not mistakin' ~ you were the first to post 'private parts' with your 'Dragon' thingy pic (that I warned against, I must add) ~ and I'm sure that's when everyone went "Oh NO!" and freaked out!! (at least I did (again!) . . .thus probably, causing this need for a 'vote' process to transipulate. ~ lol  j/k

    . . .not really ~ lol

    Don't get me wrong ~ "I Love TMN" and wouldn't want to jeopardize that relationship in any way, nor the site. Sometimes there are things even CA3LE has said and done that have completely surprised and freak me out. . . so I guess this may be just one more of those ~ that 'we all' need to deal with (and agree with).

    What I'm saying is;

    ~  this has become such a yes and no question (for some, including me)

    ~  I think what we 'really' need to do now ~ is define some agreed upon 'boundaries' (wsuggestions)

    ~  for the "Members Only Lounge" only.

    What I would like to propose (for the "Members Only Lounge" only) is; if you 'feel the need' to post a T & A pic, do so by providing a hyper-link with a warning in red, like [WARNING: ADULT CONTENT andor  NUDITY]

    Then the person (the "more seasoned" member) has a 'choice' ~ to click that 'link' or not. . .this seems fair to me, as long as it's only here in the 'Members Only' section.

    Also, I think this section should be opened up to members only after 100 post or more, ~ to me ~ that would be more of a 'seasoned' member ~ meaning, a more informal trust has already been developed ~ beyond the "Help" and "Check this out" 'newbie' postings we all started with ~  when we first found this site.

    [i know, this might be completly un-doable, now, so it's just a thought, maybe]

    Also, I think the "Members Only Lounge" should be seen by all members, including the general public (Guests), on the Main Forum ~ Board names list!!  ~ but not accessable (meaning still restricted) 'till that member (or Guest has become a member) and after the 'seasoned' requirement has been achieved.  Meaning ~ The WHOLE POINT of why I thought a 'Members Only Lounge' would be a neat idea ~ was to entice our 'Guests' into becoming members!!  ~ Marketing 101.

    . . . as we can see ~ it looks as though the "Moral Majority" is gonna win this 'vote' !

    ~ soooo, can we talk more on what I've just proposed andor YOUR ideasuggestions

    . . . and see if we can come to any common consensus, (maybe?)

    As always ~ YOUR idea's and thoughts are most welcomed and encouraged!!

    ~ Remember; This is YOUR lounge

    ~  what 'boundaries' would YOU like to see in place

    ~  to assure a fair and equal place for ALL to relax and have fun

    out of the spot light! ~ lol

    ~ your friend and mine  ~  B.O.B. DOS

  10. Shug ~ did you assume that the medication was a tablet.  This was an IV drug for Hemopheliacs. That means it was injected.  Meaning sold as little vials which were air tight (so HIV can survive, it's not 'outside' and exposed to air) and it gets injected into your bloodstream (meaning it doesn't get owned by your stomach's hydrochloric acid).

  11. Pharmaceutical company sells AIDS-infected medication

    {click above link to see video clip ~ please!}

    Bayer knew that the batch had been infected with AIDS so they pulled it from the US market and sold it overseas.

    From the ProgressiveU.org

    "Naturally, Bayer has fiercely denied these claims, claiming that the drug was infected without there knowledge; however, inside documents prove them to have been trying to work with the FDA to cover up the issue."

    "What happened: Bayer came out with a drug for hemophiliacs.  However, it was quickly discovered that the drug (which was made primarily of human blood products) was tainted with the AIDS virus.  The FDA wouldn't allow Bayer toi sell the drug domestically, so they sold it overseas, specifically in France, Spain, and Japan among other places.  So thousands of innocent hemophiliacs and their families have been infected with the virus."

    "The allegation: It is alleged that Bayer knew about the fact that the drug was tainted and told the FDA to keep things under wraps while they made a profit off of a drug that infected its patients.  If these allegations are true, then both Bayer and the FDA are at fault for this catastrophe."

    "The defense:  Bayer claims that it did not know about the drugs being contaminated or the repercussions of selling the tainted drug at the time."


    . . .for all the people having trouble remembering far back to the early 80's or weren't born yet.. These are the Hemopheliacs that proved Aids wasn't just a 'Gay' Virus.. they dropped by the thousands all over the world due to this.. their weaker bodies made them some of the very first clusters of casualties.

    One study I read said these Hemopheliacs were one of the largest reasons the virus spread so quickly, between their spouses, straight and gay sex partners, . . . and more importantly the fact these people arewere Hemopheliacs with a Deadly blood stream that would be in contact with health professionals, family members, or whomever. And in the End, directly sped up the infection rate among the entire world..

    More importantly. . .these poor souls were the VERY first cases of the virus in many countries and regions of the world. In a sense creating Thousands of "Patient Zero's"

    Maybe one day the people, who always blame Homosexuals for the Aids virus, will realize the virus would never have taken such a quick hold on the Gay, followed by Straight population (including little children!!) if not for the Drug companies never ending disregard for medical and humane ethics.

    This is pure malignant evil. Greed is destroying this planet. We need people to stop buying products from companies such as Bayer and Nestle, Shell and so forth. We need a large media outlet that can highlight these issues, kick up hell, and give people back their fundamental rights as humans. People within these organizations are making decisions that will knowingly destroy and end lives. This is murder. You can fudge the issue and call it corporate neglect, and other fancy monikers, but at the end of the day, murder is what it is. All for money. Money that is never used to contribute to society, but just as a figure in an account.

    When corporations have greater power than all the governments then this place (OUR World) is in big trouble. It seems people (including OUR elected officials) are either unwilling, or are afraid to ask the important questions, . . . to organise from the grassroots, to actively boycott. When Britney Spears pregnancy gets greater media attention than wretched stuff like this, then the vested interests have won, and the majority have succumbed to the brainwashing that is forced upon them.

  12. LOL ~ well, we know he belongs to the "World's Largest Arab Online Community with 4,598,262 registered users."

    and they have "Unlimited Mail!

    Not 1 Gigabyte, not 2 Gigabytes - No Limits!"

    so, spamming him back might be fruitless!!

    but, sending him an 'Official' looking response,

    like you work for Interpol or something, might tweak his shorts!! ~ lol

    or, then again, you could be part of an international sting operation set-up!! ~ lol

    [don't come crawling back here ~ we'll deny ever knowing you]

    . . .unless, of course, you become our first multi-millionaire ~ lol

  13. Look (or don't look) you woosees

    ~ you still have time to change your vote!

    I agree with Stank_Ho; 

    "I think it should be kept open , but limited to T&A only. No private parts."

    Remember; we do have some (decent) mods that can easily edit material that might over step any common sense bounds.

    . . .besides, CA3LE said it's OK!!  dumbsh!ts

    ~ you don't want to piss off the boss, do you!! ~ lol

  14. Interview: Eye openers for computer users

    By Christine Dell`amore

    WASHINGTON, DC, United States (UPI) -- An Apple a day may not keep the doctor away -- at least when we`re talking about computers. A recent survey showed 75 percent of American jobs rely on PCs, which means we`re spending more and more time staring at screens. As a result, up to 90 percent of computer users experience computer-related vision problems. Dr. Jeffrey Anshel, a San Diego-area optometrist and editor of the Visual Ergonomics Handbook, talked to United Press International about his vision for healthier eyes in the workplace.

    Q. How did you get involved with this issue?

    A. I got into computer-vision issues because my office was near a computer manufacturer. Patients started coming in with bizarre vision problems. We`ve named it `computer vision syndrome,` or CVS, which refers to eye symptoms that occur during or after people use computers. The symptoms are eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision and dry eyes.

    People are using computers longer, and one of the problems I`ve noticed on the ergonomic side is everyone has a computer monitor in their face. From a visual standpoint, it`s way too high. Take a piece of paper and look at it. You`ll find you hold it down, since our eyes prefer to look down to read.

    Q. Is CVS a new phenomenon?

    A. The American Optometric Association named it just over 10 years ago. It`s not a life or death issue, but it`s a functional, comfort and productivity issue. Here`s the thing -- with eye problems in general, vision problems are slow to develop and are painless. This may not be a screamer issue like carpal tunnel syndrome but a subtle thing that builds up over time.

    Q. How is it treated?

    A. The 3 Bs: blink, breathe, break. With our (computer) monitor set so high, we blink less. Normal blinking is 18-22 times a minute; when we use the computer, it goes down to seven times a minute. Tilting the monitor will help. Breathing is a matter of maintaining blood flow and alertness. When you think about sitting for two hours and not moving much, the blood flow slows down. As for breaks, I developed the 20-20-20 rule: Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds and look 20 feet away. It allows your eyes to relax and unfocus during the day.

    Q. Are Americans aware of this as a problem?

    A. Up to 88 percent of people experience eye strain, whether they are terming it computer vision syndrome or not. Because it`s painless and slow to develop, they might not realize (it`s related to the computer). Someone goes home with a headache and says, `Oh, it`s just a bad day.` It`s important a person gets an eye exam every year, especially computer users.

    Q. Why do contact lenses worsen CVS?

    A. Lenses require constant cleaning and rewetting -- if you`re wearing a lens that doesn`t maintain moisture, it`s going to dry out quicker. There`s a new category of contact lens that works better, called silicone hydrogels. These lenses stay wetter longer.

    Q. What are some tips for dealing with computer use?

    A. -- Your (computer) monitor and surrounding illumination should be equal. It`s the same reason your mother told you not to watch TV in the dark.

    -- If you have windows, keep them shaded. Make sure the window is off to the side, not behind the monitor or behind you. (A window in front of you promotes eye strain.)

    -- Sit back in your chair, and look straight ahead over the top of your monitor.

    -- A comfortable work posture means you should reach your arms to the monitor. If you can touch it, you`re too close -- try to keep a minimum of 24 inches between your eyes and the monitor.

    -- The top of your monitor should be tilted back so it`s perpendicular to your eyes. (The center of the screen should be 5 to 9 inches below your eye level.)

    Q. Computer use continues to explode. What are the long-term ramifications for our eyes?

    A. There haven`t been studies that show using a computer is worse than near-point viewing. But studies do show near-point viewing creates nearsightedness and makes it worse. It`s maybe not the computer itself, but the fact we`re doing everything on it. In 1993 the CEO of Apple foresaw a time in the future we`d work, shop and play all on our desktop. Turns out that happened in five years.

    Copyright 2006 by United Press International

    To learn more about visual ergonomics:  :shock:


  15. Middle Class Goes Broadband As Price Falls


    NEW YORK (AP) - Middle- and working-class Americans signed up for high-speed Internet access in record numbers in the past year, apparently lured by a price war among phone companies.

    Broadband adoption increased 59 percent from March last year to March 2006 among U.S. households with incomes between $30,000 and $50,000, according to a survey to be released Monday by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

    It increased 40 percent in households making less than $30,000 a year. Among blacks, it increased 121 percent, according to the study.

    Middle- and lower-income households still lag higher-income households when it comes to broadband adoption. Among the $30,000-$50,000 households, 43 percent now have broadband, compared to 68 percent for those making more than $75,000.

    Overall, 42 percent of adult Americans, or 84 million people, have broadband, compared to 30 percent a year ago.

    A separate survey by Leichtman Research said DSL has now overtaken cable modems in popularity among middle-income households, though cable modems still make up the majority of home broadband connections overall, at 52 percent.

  16. A day doesn't go by, that I don't train and fight with the men and women of the multi-lateral, international, Joint Operations Special Forces.

    Remember; ~ we don't negotiate!!

                        WE NEVER QUIT

    ~ I salute all Freedom Fighting Forces ~ now and forever  :icon_salut:

  17. A new superbug is stalking the world

    IF YOU are unfortunate enough to catch it, you will suffer from intractable diarrhoea with gut-searing pain and fever. If you are frail, you may die. Should you survive, you may be stricken by repeated bouts of sickness. Although methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is more famous, Clostridium difficile is a superbug to be reckoned with. Like many other infections caught in hospital, it is increasingly becoming resistant to treatment with antibiotics.

    Rates of the disease among patients in, or recently discharged from, American short-stay hospitals seem to have doubled between 2000 and 2003 and risen another 25% in 2004, the most recent year for which estimates are available. That translates into at least 225,000 new cases a year, according to the Centres for Disease Control, a government agency based in Atlanta, Georgia. As this number does not capture all of America's hospitals and ignores its nursing homes, the real figure is probably at least 500,000 cases a year.

    The full extent of the illness is unclear because American hospitals are not required to report it. Even when someone with the disease dies, his death certificate may not say he had it.

    Worryingly, the disorder is now being found in people who have not stayed in hospital. This new sort of case includes 48 pregnant women, one of whom died along with her fetus; others miscarried. Some of the people who seem to have caught the disease outside hospital had recently been on antibiotics; early studies suggest that others may have picked up the disease from eating infected animals or by taking medicines to combat heartburn and indigestion.

    Australia, Belgium, Britain, Canada and Japan have been grappling with the problem, too. In Britain since January 2004, all health-care facilities in National Health Service trusts

  18. Ragged Old Flag

    by Johnny Cash

    I walked through a county courthouse square,

    On a park bench an old man was sitting there.

    I said, "Your old courthouse is kinda run down."

    He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town."

    I said, "Your flagpole has leaned a little bit,

    And that's a Ragged Old Flag you got hanging on it.

    He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down.

    "Is this the first time you've been to our little town?"

    I said, "I think it is." He said, "I don't like to brag,

    But we're kinda proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

    "You see, we got a little hole in that flag there

    When Washington took it across the Delaware.

    And it got powder-burned the night Francis Scott Key

    Sat watching it writing _Oh Say Can You See_.

    And it got a bad rip in New Orleans

    With Packingham and Jackson tuggin' at its seams."

    "And it almost fell at the Alamo"

    Beside the Texas flag, but she waved on through.

    She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville

    And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.

    There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, and Bragg,

    And the south wind blew hard on that Ragged Old Flag."

    "On Flanders Field in World War I

    She got a big hole from a Bertha gun.

    She turned blood red in World War II

    She hung limp and low by the time it was through.

    She was in Korea and Vietnam.

    She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam."

    "She waved from our ships upon the briny foam,

    And now they've about quit waving her back here at home.

    In her own good land she's been abused --

    She's been burned, dishonored, denied and refused."

    "And the government for which she stands

    Is scandalized throughout the land.

    And she's getting threadbare and wearing thin,

    But she's in good shape for the shape she's in.

    Cause she's been through the fire before

    And I believe she can take a whole lot more."

    "So we raise her up every morning, Take her down every night.

    We don't let her touch the ground And we fold her up right.

    On second thought I DO like to brag,

    'Cause I'm mighty proud of that Ragged Old Flag."

    . . .still brings chills to me  :icon_salut:

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