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    No way. Opening yourself back up to old attacks...

    No way. Opening yourself back up to old attacks because a new attack is bypassing the system is not very logical. The spammers have got smarter. So what? Are you suggesting that they are smarter...
  2. Thread: Low level format

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    5.25 Floppy Disk: 1976 3.5 Floppy Disk: 1980 ...

    5.25 Floppy Disk: 1976
    3.5 Floppy Disk: 1980

    ;)



    Yes. Besides, if Windows does indeed set a default amount of space on the hard disk that is necessary for the kernel, it will not be...
  3. Thread: spool.exe

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    I would say use system restore in order to get...

    I would say use system restore in order to get functionality back. Have you tried using one of those online antivirus scans? You probably shouldn't be connected to the network, but, if you already...
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    lol Here's why we're fighting. Me: "Hey all!...

    lol Here's why we're fighting.

    Me: "Hey all! Check out this software. It's really cool and will get the job done.'

    Others: "That's crap. It's a Windows app. Enough said."

    Me: "No...
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    "Great spirits have always found violent...

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously...
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    I'll give you some reasons. 1. You might...

    I'll give you some reasons.

    1. You might want to keep your OS, programs, and other files in tact. You might just want to wipe part of the disk.

    2. You might want to wipe 5+ drives at once...
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    As a programmer, I can tell you that it doesn't...

    As a programmer, I can tell you that it doesn't matter whether the program is stored on a hard drive, a CD, or a floppy. It will still run in memory, regardless of whether or not the OS is running. ...
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    Glad to see that you now realize that I am right,...

    Glad to see that you now realize that I am right, which makes your post entirely wrong also. I bet you feel like a real idiot that stuck his nose in something it didn't belong, and now are having...
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    It looks like you're right, and it even increases...

    It looks like you're right, and it even increases the limit to 4GB. =) I wonder if there are any negatives to using 2005 Express instead of 2000. Do you know of any?
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    If you read into the context of that sentence, he...

    They don't support SATA ;)[/QUOTE]

    If you read into the context of that sentence, he has been playing around with it in class, meaning that it's not serious. When he uses it the way he wants to,...
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    Basically you're talking about how to be secure...

    Basically you're talking about how to be secure with ancient parts. I guess that works for you, and perhaps that's why you're so against Windows also. You're still in that mindset created from long...
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    As a programmer, I can tell you that it would be...

    As a programmer, I can tell you that it would be just as easy to run a script 20 times in order to wipe 20 hard drives at once. You would just be opening 20 instances of the command prompt. If you...
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    Why would I go to the trouble of downloading a...

    Why would I go to the trouble of downloading a third party app when Cipher can already handle it? 0.o



    That sounds like a Linux/Unix fanboy spouting nonsense to me...



    Behind my back? I...
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    Just to add to what was said earlier, e-mail is...

    Just to add to what was said earlier, e-mail is typically not secure. You can change this, however. If you get an e-mail certificate and your friend gets an e-mail certificate, you can both send...
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    I figured out what is exactly going on. As I...

    I figured out what is exactly going on. As I theorized with the information gathered from the log file, there is indeed another page being loaded within the page. It's not easily noticed on the...
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    I think you're trying too hard to find flaws in...

    I think you're trying too hard to find flaws in it. Ok, you say that there are indexes and a page file, but why would there be on a second drive that's added to the machine? There's nothing to...
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    I wish you had port numbers and a bit more detail...

    I wish you had port numbers and a bit more detail as to what is going on. I'm guessing that is just a portion of the transaction. I can see https in the log, but you say that you get that when...
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    First of all, more pictures will add bulk to your...

    First of all, more pictures will add bulk to your pages and will add to the amount of time that it takes for them to load. If you keep it all or mostly text, then good for you. That's smart web...
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    The biggest issue is the number of concurrent...

    The biggest issue is the number of concurrent users and the total size of the database over time. If this is business-related, I would personally suggest SQL Server. Oracle is great, if you have...
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    I'm the opposite. I'd trust a Windows app over...

    I'm the opposite. I'd trust a Windows app over something custom any day. All Cipher does is overwrite unused space on a hard drive. If you have an empty drive, it will write over the entire disk 3...
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    There is a utility built into Windows that will...

    There is a utility built into Windows that will do this for you. Check out the Cipher utility. It writes over the chosen directory 3 times. You'll want to delete anything on the directory that you...
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    lol I guess it never crossed your mind that your...

    lol I guess it never crossed your mind that your login credentials might be sent in clear text and any encryption process after that would be irrelevant, if someone knew your user-name and password.
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    After configuring a server a couple of times, it...

    After configuring a server a couple of times, it makes me just shake my head at Chase. Even if they are using proper security, their method is very unprofessional. You can set up your IIS server to...
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    In short, you're wrong. It does add more...

    In short, you're wrong. It does add more security, no matter what aspect of the system you are looking at. This scheme is geared toward preventing a user from knowing what the password list is,...
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    Truly random strings are only random if there is...

    Truly random strings are only random if there is the possibility of them being chosen again. In order to secure a random placement, you would have to keep track of it and prevent it from being...
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