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I Found The Internet Off Button
GATE ^ | 10/24/12 | Chuck Wolk

Posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by OneVike

Ever wonder what happens to the internet after you log off? I bet it never crossed your mind that even though you logged off the internet, your computer is still vulnerable. Yes, if you fail to actually turn the internet off first before you log off, you are leaving your pc's hard drive vulnerable to being hacked. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen enough. Imagine all the vital information you have on your computer that someone could steal.

Well, very few people know about this, but there is an OFF button (off button below) that needs to be clicked or else your computer will still be logged onto the web. In order to protect your hard drive from being accessed while you are away, you should always turn off the internet before you log off. So the next time you are finished surfing the web, make sure you stop by to turn off the internet. After all, it is the responsible thing to do.

Just click on the button in the image below and you will turn off the internet. Then you can assured that after you have log off, no one will be hacking into your computer, and all your information will be safe. Please be a good citizen and share this information with everyone you know.




TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: internet; powerswitch
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We can never be too care full, because we never know who is keeping an eye on what we do and say.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike

2 posted on 10/24/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: OneVike

Don’t give the bad guys ideas. Do you know how many would click the button even with something malicious attached?


3 posted on 10/24/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

Yes, sadly you are correct.

I would bet that if CNN had it on their site, 10’s of 1000’s of liberals would click it.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 11:02:55 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Umm... this is satire, right?

If your computer is off... it’s off. Your hard disks require electricity to run. If the computer is off, regardless of network connectivity, nothing can be read or written, even sleep-state RAM.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 11:16:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Yes, I even used the humor tag, but I wanted to have some fun during a very serious time.

A little levity will help us all keep our sanity in time like these.

That is why I wrote it the way I did, but still used the humor tag.

It will still be interesting to know how many actually fall for it.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 11:25:53 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: JesusBmyGod; buffyt; rom; persistence48; Hanna548; DvdMom; leftyontheright; FrdmLvr; jblann1; ...

Remember to shut down the internet before you log off.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 11:26:44 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Oh man... I know someone who will actually fall for this.

Dare me??? :)


8 posted on 10/24/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

If someone makes a post and I’m not there to read it, does it really happen?


9 posted on 10/24/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OneVike

I sent the “Important” link...

Now. We wait.

(I’m gonna be in sooooo much trouble...heh...)


10 posted on 10/24/2012 11:38:13 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Go for it. Gotta have some fun sometimes.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 11:42:59 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: driftdiver

I told my wife once, that when I thought that when I leave a room she just stops moving and goes limp like a rag doll. And she probably doesn’t move again until I enter the room again.

It actually started an argument, because she was already upset over something and I had the nerve to suggest she doesn’t do anything.

It took some groveling to attain her forgiveness, but by the time we went to bed she was much more responsive to my pleas of sorrow over daring to suggest she doesn’t do anything when I am not around.

You would think that after 25 years I would know better, but I still put my foot in my mouth at least once a Month if not more. Usually it coincides with a certain time of the Month and my not realizing what day of the Month it is before I day something stupid.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Sadly, I know people who disconnect their broadband routers when they’re not using their computers. I’ve tried to explain to them that they can’t be hacked, but they don’t believe it.

Lock down your wireless network if you’re concerned, but otherwise it’s the provider’s responsibility to secure their POI equipment.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: OneVike
Well there is some truth to this is you use an always-on broadband connection. Even if you log off your Windows session, your connection is still active if you leave your computer on most of the time like I do. That's why you should have some kind of firewall software installed, up-to-date and running all the time.

I've been running Microsoft Essentials for about a year now and have been satisfied with it. It's a combined firewall, anti-virus and anti-malware package. And it's free from Microsoft.

14 posted on 10/24/2012 12:01:51 PM PDT by carolinablonde
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To: rarestia
If your computer is off... it’s off. Your hard disks require electricity to run.

Satire, yes. But the article states:

Yes, if you fail to actually turn the internet off first before you log off

So, yes, turning the PC off will secure your data. However, simply logging off will not do the same thing.

15 posted on 10/24/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: OneVike

LOL! Bump! I shut down the Internet. Hope I didn’t interrupt anyone’s surfing.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: OneVike

Darn tootin!!!


17 posted on 10/24/2012 12:23:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

LOLOLOLOL!!!

HE FELL FOR IT!!! Hahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!

:). :). :)


18 posted on 10/24/2012 12:34:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

19 posted on 10/24/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: OneVike

http://hmpg.net/

:)

Should I???


20 posted on 10/24/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: TheOldLady; Brad's Gramma
Hope I didn’t interrupt anyone’s surfing

Just imagine all those people in Mountain and Pacific time that you pissed off.

Yea, sure it may be bedtime for you, but it's only 8:00 in California.

Now that you shut down the internet, they are all forced to either watch television or talk to their family member for a change.

21 posted on 10/24/2012 1:27:30 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Brad's Gramma
I love it, especially the gif on downloading all the information on the internet. Thanks.

Estimated time left for download; 4,381 years, and then an insufficient memory warning....ROTFLMAO,,, :>)


22 posted on 10/24/2012 1:33:38 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: TheOldLady
LOL! Bump! I shut down the Internet. Hope I didn’t interrupt anyone’s surfing.

ODAMM--I was just about to get on it.

If you saved a hardcopy before you shut it down, would you mind sharing it with me?

23 posted on 10/24/2012 1:37:53 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: OneVike

Ohhhh....I didn’t NOTICE the “years” left. LOL!!!


24 posted on 10/24/2012 2:23:13 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

*rubs evil hands together in glee*

How would one stick that on someone else’s desktop so that’s ALL they see....w/o messing up the whole enchilada?


25 posted on 10/24/2012 2:24:57 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

You do mean just the animated downloading gif right? Not the whole end of the internet information right?

If so, then I am thinking you will need to Left click on the image and save it to your file.

It will be saved as a gif. (animated image)

Then I believe you will have to open it up as your desktop image.

I imagine it should still work, but I am not sure.

Unless the desktop image program only allows a jpg image.

I will try it on my computer and see if it works.

Check back frequently as I try it out.


26 posted on 10/24/2012 2:50:05 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

It’s not MY computer who I want to stick it on...and said computer has a LOT of desktop shortcuts on it.

I’m leaning towards I shouldn’t do this.........


27 posted on 10/24/2012 3:03:03 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Well it seems like the desktop image will only allow a jpg image. You can use a gif, but it will not animate. So what you get is a still image of the gif as a picture only.


28 posted on 10/24/2012 3:26:51 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Brad's Gramma
OK, I put back my original desk top image. It's a photo taken of me and my wife getting baptized.


29 posted on 10/24/2012 3:33:32 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Wonderful....FAR better than an internet joke. ;)


30 posted on 10/24/2012 3:38:24 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike
Now that you shut down the internet, they are all forced to either watch television or talk to their family member for a change.

The Horror!! ;-D

31 posted on 10/24/2012 3:46:21 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Erasmus
If you saved a hardcopy before you shut it down, would you mind sharing it with me?

Alas, I dropped it and it shattered into a trillion bytes!

32 posted on 10/24/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: rarestia

No, this is not satire. This is the real off-button for the internet. IF YOU PRESS IT, YOU WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING, so do not press it.


33 posted on 10/24/2012 3:51:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Pravda Press has gone from 'biased' straight on through to 'utterly bizarre'.)
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To: rarestia

In your cmos setup routine there is a “startup on com 1 ring” setting that can turn your computer back on if enabled.


34 posted on 10/24/2012 4:08:42 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

LOL.... I love it. :>)


35 posted on 10/24/2012 4:15:31 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: TheOldLady
You shouldn't have made that hard a copy!
36 posted on 10/24/2012 4:33:31 PM PDT by Erasmus (Zwischen des Teufels und des tiefen, blauen Meers)
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To: TheOldLady

I believe that you ment BITS and not BYTES since each BYTE which represents one character (letter, digit, or binary number) consists of 8 BITS to form the character plus 1 or more additional PARITY BIT(s) to help protect the individual BYTE from corruption.


37 posted on 10/24/2012 5:57:51 PM PDT by dglang
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To: Erasmus

It wasn’t that it was hard; it was that it was very brittle.


38 posted on 10/24/2012 6:11:07 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: dglang

Ok, 8 trillion bits then. Thanks!


39 posted on 10/24/2012 6:12:54 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I’m always glad to help.

Actually it would be 64,000.000,000,000 bits if using one parity bit.


40 posted on 10/24/2012 8:26:12 PM PDT by dglang
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To: OneVike

LOLOL!


41 posted on 10/24/2012 8:50:09 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: dglang

Yeah, and they were quite a dang mess to sweep up again, too!

[giggles] Okay! I give! Uncle!


42 posted on 10/25/2012 3:06:42 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: OneVike

Definitely of a dunk (vs. sprinkle) denomination!


43 posted on 10/25/2012 3:32:36 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: editor-surveyor

There’s also WOL (Wake On LAN), but those settings aren’t particularly useful unless you’re running services from your home computer. Regardless, your computer needs to be turned on for any data to be accessible.

Yes, I understand that this article was satire.


44 posted on 10/25/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: OneVike

That graphic is classic but sadly outdated. That graphic shows the Internet is approx. 23 Petabytes. I worked for a hospital system that had over 20 EXAbytes (1 Exabyte = 1,024 Petabytes) of EMC SAN disk. More than enough to store the Internet from this graphic.

FWIW, there’s no real way to calculate the exact size of publicly accessible data. The total amount of stored data, public and private, is probably incalculable in a “Graham’s Number” sort of way.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 6:24:33 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Thanks for the education. I just found someplace and thought it was funny enough to use in a reply comment.

However, what you say makes perfect sense. The total information out there on the WWW is not just incalculably large, it is also growing exponentially every second we breath.

Even if we could download all the information, by the time we no sooner clicked the finish button, the information would have grown exponentially again. So we could never ever keep up with it even if we tried.

That is why, try as they may, the governments will never be able to control the content on the web, short of shutting down all the servers or sabotaging the phone line system and disabling the satellites.


46 posted on 10/25/2012 3:05:01 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: moder_ator
Why was the image of me and my wife getting baptized removed from my comment?

It was me holding my paraplegic wife in my arms as two pastors were praying over us before they dunked us both to be baptized.

I could post it again but it belonged with the comment #29.

Why would a moderator remove it? What harm did it do to this thread that I began? I am beginning to wonder about some of the moderators here. Removing a baptismal image? Wow,, strange.
47 posted on 10/25/2012 3:15:41 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: moder_ator

Thank you for replacing the image.

I still would like to know why it was pulled.

However, it is what it is, and you put it back.

..... Again thank you.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 8:23:59 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Oh, wow! You stepped into the “Barbie Doll” argument! Someone should write a book for you guys so you don’t step in it so often. : )


49 posted on 10/25/2012 8:49:09 PM PDT by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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To: MWestMom
By the way, that is a beautiful picture of you and your wife coming together in baptism. Made me remember my own baptism in 1964. Looooong time ago!
50 posted on 10/25/2012 8:56:55 PM PDT by MWestMom ("And those that cried appease, appease were hung by those they tried to please" - Horace Mann)
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