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Offline Chris

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Computer Help & Tech Support
« on: January 25, 2003, 02:07 PM »
I just wanted to let everyone know that there is a large Internet Worm going around "shutting servers down" and slowing down the internet. Microsoft servers are what is being affected. You may notice that sites don't load and this could be the reason. Just a heads-up. Read the article at CNN for more- http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/internet/01/25/internet.attack/index.html
« Last Edit: January 25, 2003, 03:56 PM by Chris Berry »

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Re:Microsoft SQL Worm
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2003, 04:39 PM »
That's one nasty virus worm that went around. I noticed I could not access other sites early in the morning starting around 1am. This worm called Sapphire or SQL Slammer, has been likened to the Code Red bug of July, 2001.

Some sites are still affected at this time. Here's another report on this virus:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2003/01/25/national0554EST0482.DTL?tag=sd


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Re:Microsoft SQL Worm
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2003, 07:53 PM »
wow, a lot of sites where down ! like Scum en GH

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Custom Desktop Icons?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2003, 04:12 PM »
Does anyone know of any good sites where I can find custom desktop icons, specifically SW or LOTR ones? I just got Windows XP the other day, and it set all my SW icons back to the default ones. :-\

If not, I just need something that will match my desktop: http://www.jedidefender.net/hosted/coleman/images/mydesktopXP1.JPG

Thanks. :)

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Re: Custom Desktop Icons?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2003, 06:31 PM »
...any takers? :)

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What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #5 on: April 4, 2003, 07:27 PM »
It's come to my attention that I haven't stepped up with the times and switched to a higher screen resolution on my monitor.  I'm currently kickin' it at only 800 x 600, which I like 'cause it's a lot bigger and easier to see, not to mention clearer.  But I can certainly fit a lot more onto the screen with more res, which I'm considering switching to (like 1024 x 768).

I've got a 17" monitor at home, and a nice 19"er at work, so the actual size isn't so much an issue for me.

Anyways, what are all of you folks looking at right now?  What's your resolution and how big a screen do you have?
« Last Edit: April 4, 2003, 07:32 PM by JediMAC »

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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #6 on: April 4, 2003, 07:39 PM »
As you know I have a 17 inch with resolution at 1024x768.

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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #7 on: April 4, 2003, 08:14 PM »
15" monitor, 1024X768

Nice and crispy ;)
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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #8 on: April 4, 2003, 08:18 PM »
I have a 15 inch screen and I am using 1280 X 1024

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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #9 on: April 4, 2003, 09:15 PM »
I only have my laptop with a 14" screen. I have it set to 1024 X 768.
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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #10 on: April 4, 2003, 10:58 PM »
Must be an old guy thing.  Small screen, low res.  

Same as you Matt.  

New 'puter in the fall.  Hoping DVD burner prices are sufficiently down by then.  Still running the 333 MHz (w. 584 MB ram).  It works fine, for now, though it was pretty funny to see my wife cursing the machine given that she has a 1.8 G laptop.  Still, my home machine is faster than the one at work.  54 months without defragmenting and counting.  Welcome to the government. :-\
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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #11 on: April 5, 2003, 06:09 AM »
Mines a 17" set at 800 x 600 like yours Matt. Just perfect for me.  :)

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Re: What screen resolution and monitor size are you on?
« Reply #12 on: April 5, 2003, 05:07 PM »
As you know I have a 17 inch with resolution at 1024x768.

same as me. flat screen trinitron at that, too :)

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AOL sucks
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2003, 12:34 PM »
AOL could possibably be the worst internet service in the history of the planet. Sometimes it takes me 10 minutes to get on the internet. It is so slow and it kickes me off all the time! >:(
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Re: AOL sucks
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2003, 01:23 PM »
And this surprises you?  Stop living in the stone age.  Get a cable modem, or DSL.  It'll make you smile. ;D
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