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  1. mewi

    G15 Worn Paint

    A few years or more now, since then there has been a "remake" the G15 version 2 and now there is the Logitech G19 which I will buy whenever I raise the money to buy a new computer built around Windows 7 and power saving :3 The keyboard is still as good as it always has been though. Still many uses :3
  2. mewi

    G15 Worn Paint

    Heya, I also wanted to know about the toxicity, if you know this. Is there any possible health risk factors in the paint you suggest? I could probably look it up, but just in case you may know. Hmm... also regarding the hand rest ( which is just a slab of black plastic... ) do you know if it's coating that has rubbed off, or if it is smoothed out plastic from friction of my wrists? Just curious, I fix computers, but this is sort of out of my element lol. I would open a window when spraying any paint. I have never seen one of these keyboards so as for a coating I don't know. I would just scuff it and paint it black. I was referring to like toxic as in when it comes in contact with skin ;o? and its the Logitech G15, a pretty popular keyboard, and still is I guess.
  3. mewi

    G15 Worn Paint

    Heya, I also wanted to know about the toxicity, if you know this. Is there any possible health risk factors in the paint you suggest? I could probably look it up, but just in case you may know. Hmm... also regarding the hand rest ( which is just a slab of black plastic... ) do you know if it's coating that has rubbed off, or if it is smoothed out plastic from friction of my wrists? Just curious, I fix computers, but this is sort of out of my element lol.
  4. mewi

    G15 Worn Paint

    So I have an old G15 Version 1 keyboard, I love the keyboard, the hardware is still in mint condition. However, the silver paint is not... I have some kind of an idea on how to re-paint it, but I was wondering what others may recommend? Silver Paint that will not wear from overuse of constant hand friction. As well as a semi gloss finish over the paint. Also, any recommendations on how to remove the current silver paint? Without a great deal of scrubbing that is... I'd also like to know if there is any type of coating for the handrest, as I can see marks left in it by my hands XD
  5. This is my personal design, the anime girls are not mine of course . Please let me know on what you think about the design aspects of my wallpaper, such as the things I did, not the actual anime XD My New Logon My new Desktop < Left Right > ( Third Monitor not yet purchased :3 ) =^.^=
  6. The probability that address filtering will prevent a network with WPA (or even WEP) enabled from being compromised is vanishingly small. And I see any extra step added required for an attacker is an increased step of security. I fail to see how you cannot, and you act almost as if "hackers" are going around home networks consistently trying to break in, which to be honest is so very rare in most areas that it isn't even worth worrying about.
  7. MAC address filtering doesn't improve security. It's ridiculously easy to identify and spoof an allowed address. Of course it improves security, just because its "easy" doesn't mean it doesn't improve security.
  8. Hmm, to be honest I think I'd be adding rules to prevent such threads in the future lol, you never know whether it is their "brother" they are really trying to infect, or if it is actually someone's money they are trying to steal.
  9. Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't maximize work similar to "Full Screen"? So it would be difficult to move it from one screen to the other as it is docked on the primary monitor. I'd suggest just minimizing its size, then manually changing the size of the window and then moving it to the other monitor.
  10. X-Cannon, no offense but that is a violation of privacy and is highly unethical, brother or not I certainly wouldn't be spying on my siblings. Also shanenin are you sure it is wise to be supporting such things on besttechie?
  11. On that note, please know that not all older devices support WPA, and that WEP ( while it is insecure ) has a very low chance of seeing hackers, especially in the rural areas. WPA2-AES is probably the best available protocol, although 802.11i is generally needed ;p Nevertheless, for home networks security is still important, I'd suggest sticking with linksys as to avoid static IP problems ( if you have static IPs set that is ) To improve security with other devices, set a MAC address filter to only allow certain MAC addresses onto your router. Edit: Didn't see the poster's last post =3
  12. Sounds like another overpriced phone!
  13. I have found relatively decent promotional emails from various sites I have subscribed too in the spam folder, but I don't think I've ever seen a personal one there.
  14. You know what is amusing about the name of this "Stealth Botnet" is that it is almost an identical name to Stealth Bot, a popular chat bot used to log onto servers for Blizzard Games.
  15. Icc, he said "God Help us All", just a snide joke lol. No God would help Me Lets go back to Apples... who here is an apple fan, and find their ads filled with lies and misleading information? Who here is an apple fan that thinks the whole "Apple's are more secure than windows" is based off from no factual statistics? Doesn't the evidence support to knock out the lies by Apple? If not, why do you think the evidence and stream of articles do not support this Apple product security? Also, what about the hardware, do you feel the hardware is actually superior to PC? Do you find the extreme costs, infexible design and monothemed product to be superior to the PC?
  16. Since I do not know the version of your printer and have little experience with printers themselves... I do have a suggestion however that refers to networks, and the problem you are having sounds very similar to a problem I had years ago in regards to IPX Transport Protocols. My suggestion is to go to your network places > View Network connections > Right Click Local Area Connection > Properties > Click the "Install" button, find NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS, under the Protocol Section and install them on each system. Once installed it should be safe to disable "NWLink NetBIOS" ( unless you are using novell ) but keep the "NWLINK IPX/SPX" enabled Also: I have noted that various products have issue with Microsoft's TCP/IP Version 6. In most cases it is safe to disable this protocol ( located in the same place ). A reboot may be required for each system. I hope it helps! Edit: Oh just to be sure, do NOT disable Internet Protocol TCP/IP, you should either have just that, or both Version 6 and the original protocol listed. If you can only see one TCP/IP protocol then leave it be~ But be sure to check on each system.
  17. That can be disputed as well! XP And I'm an atheist =3
  18. You missed the point on that one. The user-interaction occurs before the virus is present on the drive; the infection is a side-effect of automated processes (automatic network drive remounting, AutoRun, etc). You right: humans and birds have more in common than viruses and worms. "Automated"? I can't see how you can get a virus without initiating it through some form of interaction. If you are still clinging to the manufacturer of the product that led to a virus, that is user interaction. Some scum working for the product embeded a virus in the product. You have to do SOMETHING to get a virus, it is impossible to get a virus if it is standing there off and not plugged into the internet ,without any removable devices. Sure you can receive a machine with viruses, but they still got there somehow... In my opinion you don't know what you are saying! with that last statement lol. As for this whole debate, I think it's starting to become circular ;p I'll just say I believe what I believe, and you can believe what you believe.
  19. Well, yes, because your definition is crazy. Everything requires some sort of user interaction. Your machine can't be infected unless you buy it, bring it home, set it up, turned it on, etc. And then discover that there was a factory-installed boot sector virus on the HDD. You could have a mapped network drive that's infected after it's mapped. People do many of the same things that birds do. People are not a subclass of birds. "factory installed boot sector" which means the person(s) using the system while it being produced are at fault, which is of course USER interaction. The virus would of never made it on a system in a facility without someone placing it there first. NetWork Drive: And you could have your BIOS infected before you bought the motherboard from someone else, what is your point? Just because it switches owners means it didn't require user interaction to become infected? Thats a bit silly =3 That bird comparison was very much farfetched.
  20. Worms and viruses are separate categories. They have practically nothing in common. Boot sector viruses and AutoRun viruses. I fail to see how a Boot Sector Virus doesn't fall under user interaction. You throw in a disk = user interaction, that's just like downloading or clicking a file. This is all user interaction... Maybe our definitions of "user interaction" are different, which may cause the arguments here. and autorun... again, where is the lack of user interaction here? How can you autorun something that wasn't there unless you downloaded/went to a website/dropped a disk in your tray? As for worms, yes they are a subclass of a virus, they do many of the similar things viruses do. They replicate, they cause havoc lol.
  21. Okay, I'm kind of tired of arguing OSX as I am sure most of you are. But I think I have a valid argument when I say, just because it has unix, doesn't mean the people building off from it are not creating various exploits/security holes for their own OS. I mean I am not arguing Unix, I am arguing OSX, I think there is a difference. Worms that travel VIA network don't require direct user interaction, but for me, user interaction is anything from logging onto a network. So we'll ignore "worms" for the time being, which is technically a subclass of a virus but I place worms in their own separate category. A virus on the other hand, requires full user interaction in order to initiate itself on a system. I have never heard a virus that can just automatically startup without some form of user interaction. Name a virus that can do that and I will back down from my statement? User Interaction example list: Going to a website Clicking on an Exe Running a program Generally things that involve clicking...
  22. This is what is ignorant First the definition of virus is it take no user interaction.. Conficker spreads via Microsoft Windows Server Service RPC , no user interaction need, but boot the machine, have connected to a network also since you state that you hate Mac, Then why post on the board unless you are trolling. the second part is exactly what I was posting about, its being a not appropiate target to hackers is due to a security model also lets look at the older Mac Os.. IT had viruses even though it had a much smaller user base than they do now.. simple logic.. user base has nothing to do with virus writing.. as a matter of fact there are Zero virus for Mac OS.. there are vulnerabilities but no viruses. if it takes root access its not a exploit.. The exploit is gaining root access. in the end I am sorry if you were offended, but the comments are ignorant of what a virus is (it means you don't know what you are talking about on that subject) and the rest is still in debate and really can not be proved which is why its still debated. and if you have a complaint against me, tell Jeff . He owns the board and will not punish anyone for making a complaint about us moderators, and I will gladly give up moderator if it makes you feel better, and Jeff fells I crossed the line. but please study on the subject you are talking about and don't troll. Back then Macintosh computers were somewhat common in schools due to forced contracts by the company. At least thats what I recalled reading a few years ago, I could be slightly inaccurate with that statement. Nevertheless you make no valid argument in my opinion, seeing as how it is relevant to point out that Apple computers are hardly used in most parts of the world, correct me if I am wrong. If you do not think it is relevant that Apple computers make up a very small portion of the market, then I fear I should question your claimed knowledge over my own. Nevertheless, I was not trolling, I studied the subject I am talking about. You just don't like my opinion, so you are trying to take vague sentences in my paragraphs in a futile attempt to make my knowledge less than your own. I do not know you, I do not know your knowledge base, but please PLEASE do not assume you know my own. Thank you for your time~ Edit: As for quitting, I do not think that is necessary, you seem to be an intelligent and forgiving person and I would not like to see someone leaving their moderation position over this argument. So I am sorry if I have caused you any due stress, I am a very cold and upfront person. It's a personallity flaw lol.
  23. First of all, welcome to, mewl. I am pleased that you are posting here! iccaros is an expert in many operating systems, I have known him for many years. I trust his advice as do the members of our forum. To be frank some of your comments are a bit confusing. I apologize for any confusion I may have caused, if you have a question you wish to ask me, about my previous posts, please do so and I will try to make my post(s) less confusing =3
  24. No operating system is perfectly secure. Some hardened versions of BSD like OpenBSD are quite secure. Lets say we reversed the popularity of windows and OSX, something tells me, OSX would have far more viruses than windows XP does in reality today. But who knows, you also have to calculate the difference in income, of course more money = more staff. So maybe, maybe not. But as it stands, there is no possible way that OSX is more secure than windows XP and I do love Windows XP ( nlited of course ;3 ) hmm, I love ignorance.. I love how a staff member of BT is calling me ignorant which is disrespectful and I do not appreciate it. Then asking me to prove something I never even stated before hand. I was speaking entirely about Apple OS security, I did not even mention any of alot of things you typed about. Whether it be from performance or otherwise. I like windows XP, who cares? That makes me ignorant? I hate apple products, who cares? That makes me ignorant? Edit: And just because it's Unix, doesn't mean that the people building from it are not interfering with the stability of Unix. Do I need to direct anyone to Apple's previous OS's?
  25. The subject of same-sex marriages is a highly charged emotional topic tied up with politics. We have a forum for topics such as this. In the future please post topics such as this in the World and Politics forum. Thank you. hitest I wasn't posting in regards to same sex marriage, I simply made a small statement about Apple, which this entire thread is about Apple... It was nothing to get excited over... If i wanted a political debate about same sex marriage, my post would of contained nothing about Apple, and more about same sex marriage... You are kind of stretching my one sentence, I can make whatever footnote I wish... it wasn't "off topic" -.-