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computer questions: ethernet, spyware, viruses

Posted on 09/21/2003 5:30:26 AM PDT by Commie Basher

(1) What is ethernet? Does it have something to do with internet connections, DSL, etc? Do I need it? I'm looking for a new laptop. Should I care if it has 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet?

(2) I have a virus/spyware, whatever. How do I get rid of it?

Norton Antivirus finds nothing. SpyCOp finds nothing. I have ZOne Alarm Pro. But I have something. I have to type every other letter two or three times. My computer is slow and doesn't recognize every keystroke. My CAPS lights is always on. My USB port works intermitently.


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1 posted on 09/21/2003 5:30:26 AM PDT by Commie Basher
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To: Commie Basher
I wish I could answer your questions but I only know enough to keep me in trouble.

I'm looking for a GOOD quality $200-$400 digital camera. Anyone got suggestions?

2 posted on 09/21/2003 5:35:03 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: Commie Basher
I can't help but I am going to give you a bump because this is the kind of information I like to learn as well.

*bump*
3 posted on 09/21/2003 5:37:31 AM PDT by Ronin (When the fox gnaws -- smile!)
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is how you communicate with the dead.
4 posted on 09/21/2003 5:37:57 AM PDT by general_re (SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: Quitting Sarcasm Now Greatly Reduces Serious Risks To Your Health.)
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To: general_re
"Ethernet is how you communicate with the dead."

It works especially well with the "Pringles can" antenna. :)

5 posted on 09/21/2003 5:40:16 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (Game on in ten seconds...http://www.fatcityonline.com/Video/fatcityvsdemented.WMV)
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To: Commie Basher
2) I have a virus/spyware, whatever. How do I get rid of it?

go get ad-aware,stingerXE and macafee firewall that will help

also if you use winmx,kazaa and stuff careful what you d/l

6 posted on 09/21/2003 5:40:24 AM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (3 Things not to discuss: Religion,Politics and the Great Pumpkin)
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To: Commie Basher
What's with spyware and how harmful is it? I use zone alarm and am careful with updates and e-mail.
7 posted on 09/21/2003 5:40:34 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Commie Basher
But I have something. I have to type every other letter two or three times. My computer is slow and doesn't recognize every keystroke. My CAPS lights is always on. My USB port works intermitently.

It sounds like either your keyboard or USB port is thrashed (assuming it's USB keyboard).
8 posted on 09/21/2003 5:40:55 AM PDT by Nataku X
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To: viligantcitizen
beef stew cans work better.
9 posted on 09/21/2003 5:42:46 AM PDT by glock rocks (shoot fast. shoot straight. shoot safe. practice. carry. molon labe)
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is basically networking. You only care about 10/100 or Gigabit if your network has them. So if your network is Gigabit, you want Gigabit. I don't even know what I have.

Boot into safe mode (look up "safe mode" in Windows Help). Then run your virus scan.

10 posted on 09/21/2003 5:43:06 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is a simple and cheap way to network computers. If your computer has ethernet you can insert a router between it and the internet (cable modem or DSL modem). That router will protect you from quite a few attacks. On the other hand, nothing can stop you from clicking on an attachment and getting infected. If you did that, you should back up your essential documents and reinstall or restore your OS.
11 posted on 09/21/2003 5:44:35 AM PDT by palmer
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is the protocol that connects local area networks. Unless you work in an office connected with fiber, you don't need gigabit ethernet, just 10/100. If you are connecting to a cable/dsl modem, 10/100 is what you will use.

For spyware detection, go to Google.com and search for
SpyBot. It is rated the best at detecting spyware. I also use AdAware, as it detects even a few "spyware" files that SpyBot leaves.

As for viruses, just running an anti-virus like Norton AntiVirus does no good unless you update on a weekly basis.
Use the Norton program, and let the software run automatic updates.

As for the CAPS light always on, it sounds like you have
a keyboard problem. The USB port may not be from the drivers not loading properly. You might want to look into how to update drivers.
12 posted on 09/21/2003 5:45:37 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Commie Basher
I used to have so much spyware on my computer that it ran slow and didn't recognize every keystroke as well. I downloaded SpyBot S&D (it's free) and Lavasoft's AdAware (also free), and the spyware problem was elminated. You can find both of these by doing a search on Google, or find the links to them by searching other computer related threads on FreeRepublic. The links get posted here all the time.
13 posted on 09/21/2003 5:45:50 AM PDT by LanPB01
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To: general_re
The solution to your problem is to dismantle your computer, find and dismantle your hard drive and scrub the glass surface with an industrial strength cleanser. Failing that, buy a Mac! Seriously, just erase your hard drive and install LINUX. Then sue Bill Gates over truth in advertising.
14 posted on 09/21/2003 5:47:23 AM PDT by Happy Hamster
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To: deathscythex
also if you use winmx,kazaa and stuff careful what you d/l ...........


Should virus scan every Kazaa download you make. Scan the entire "shared folder" if you like. I found out the hard way that Kazaa downloads are rife with viruses. Other file sharing must be as bad.
15 posted on 09/21/2003 5:47:36 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is a system of hooking computers together so that they can communicate with each other or share a connection to the internet. If you have only one computer in your home or office, you will not need or use ethernet.

The cards (Network Interface Cards - NICs) that are used for ethernet have a connection that looks like an enlarged female phone connection on them. On newer computers the connections are built into the motherboards.

The NICs connect together with a wire called CAT5 (Catagory 5) . The 10/100 designation tells the speed that they can operate at.

16 posted on 09/21/2003 5:48:13 AM PDT by per loin
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To: sirchtruth
For a good quality digital camera, go to Yahoo, click on "Shopping" and do a search for "digital camera" and enter your price limitations. The higher the pixel count, the better the camera. Make sure you choose one with a name you recognize, and that it has a color viewfinder.
In that price bracket, you should have no problem finding a 3+ megapixel camera that will take perfect 11x14 pictures.
17 posted on 09/21/2003 5:48:16 AM PDT by TommyDale
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To: Commie Basher
Sounds as if the commies have gotten you! Or are you trying to run Windows XP on a 136 MHz Pentium II with 64MByte of RAM?
18 posted on 09/21/2003 5:49:55 AM PDT by SubMareener
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To: Happy Hamster
"Failing that, buy a Mac!"

LOL! That was going to be my first suggestion!!

19 posted on 09/21/2003 5:50:02 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: Commie Basher
What is ethernet?

This is a LAN, normally in one building or one room.

Does it have something to do with internet connections, DSL, etc?

Nope. Internet and ethernet are two separate things.

Do I need it?

Depends on your needs. If you don't have a home network, you don't need it.

I'm looking for a new laptop. Should I care if it has 10/100 or Gigabit Ethernet?

If you don't have broadband, then it really wouldn't matter since you'll only be connected on a 56K modem. However, if your new laptop already comes with it, that's a good thing. IOW, it doesn't hurt.

(2) I have a virus/spyware, whatever. How do I get rid of it?

Norton Antivirus finds nothing. SpyCOp finds nothing. I have ZOne Alarm Pro. But I have something. I have to type every other letter two or three times. My computer is slow and doesn't recognize every keystroke. My CAPS lights is always on. My USB port works intermitently.

This doesn't sound like virii. It sounds like hardware problems.


20 posted on 09/21/2003 5:50:41 AM PDT by rdb3 (Which is more powerful: The story or the warrior?)
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To: SubMareener
Sounds as if the commies have gotten you! Or are you trying to run Windows XP on a 136 MHz Pentium II with 64MByte of RAM?

Ouch! I don't see how WinXP would run on a system like that.


21 posted on 09/21/2003 5:52:51 AM PDT by rdb3 (Which is more powerful: The story or the warrior?)
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To: Commie Basher
I have to type every other letter two or three times. My computer is slow and doesn't recognize every keystroke. My CAPS lights is always on.

Have you checked to see if the problem is a bad keyboard? Try plugging in another keyboard to see if you still have those problems.

22 posted on 09/21/2003 5:53:44 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Commie Basher
(2) I have a virus/spyware, whatever. How do I get rid of it?

You base this conclusion on the fact that your keyboard & USB port are acting up? I doubt that spyware is the cause. It may be a software problem, but it may also be a hardware problem.

You gave use very little information to go on. You didn't state what OS you're using, or what your system specs are (other than the fact that you have a USB port.) Without this information, it's very hard to provide any meaningful advice.

Depending on the version of Windows you're using (assuming you're using Windows)select:

Start > Run

Then type in "MSCONFIG" (without the quotes) and click "Ok."

Click the "Startup" tab and see what loads when your system boots up. If you find something suspicious, you can either search for it on your system (right clicking on files and selecting "Properties" may sometimes provide information) or search for the filename on Google.

23 posted on 09/21/2003 6:01:15 AM PDT by holymoly
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To: Commie Basher
1: What is ethernet? It is the hardware level of networking.
2: Does it have something to do with internet connections, DSL, etc, well yes, it is the means in which data moves down your network cable.
3: Do I need it? Nah.

Now if you meant TCP, UDP, ICMP and IP these are “protocols” they are a standardized communication method. Both computer (or many ) must know the protocol or there is no “handshake” and no communication.
TCP/IP, UDP/IP and ICMP/IP are the standard protocols for the internet. IP = Internet Protocol. What happens is we take a TCP “packet” and incase it in a IP packet like this IP-TCP-IP. The IP part is internet routing addressing when the data (TCP) arrives at its destination it is stripped off leaving TCP. Got it?
There are other protocols like IPX, same rules apply.

Spybot S&D and AdAware sounds good to me. Spyware “tracks” your assigned spybot number feeding IP packets to the trackers. Maybe some TCP stuff. They use this info to “target” your spam by your surfing habits.

Sounds like your keyboard is bad.

Best anti-virus is safe computing. Don’t launch attachments or execute software you don’t know the background on.

Jammer
24 posted on 09/21/2003 6:03:43 AM PDT by JammingJAY
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To: dennisw
What's with spyware and how harmful is it? I use zone alarm and am careful with updates and e-mail.

Spyware is software that is supported by advertising. It is tracking software that is installed on your computer without your knowledge or permission. Often it is installed along with a program or it may be a tracking cookie place on your machine as you surf.

To clean your system of these snippets of code I suggest using a combination of both spybot-search & destroy and Lavesoft's Ad-aware. Each seems to catch some that the other does not. Both are free and downloadable from the net.

If you are running Windows Xp, another program that is kind of cool is xp-AntiSpy. :-)

I also recommend AnalogX's Script Defender, DHCPfix, and SuperShredder, your virus scanner (such as Norton) of choice, and ZoneAlarm.

EasyCleaner is also a good way to periodically clean the rest of the junk off of your system. And last but not least, Sisoft Sandra is an excellent program for overall performance and tweak issues.

These are all free except your virus scanner with most likely came with your machine. Do not forget to keep it updated though.

Just do a Google search on any of the above names. That should let you find the downloads.

25 posted on 09/21/2003 6:05:42 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer
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To: Commie Basher
Ethernet is the set of protocols which both the internet and local area networks use to pass data packets around. For home use, even 10 mps (megabits per second) is more than most people need. You'd need an ethernet card (usually around $12 at marketpro shows) for each computer in question, and then the cables and possibly a hub (about $50) to connect them or, in the case of simply needing two computers networked together, you could use a reversed cable and the hub becomes unnecessary. You have to specify local IP numbers for each computer and go through the ethernet setup routines in Windows or Linux.

I have a linux computer which connects to the internet, and that avoids all viruses and cybernetic mayhem, which is all targeted at Microsoft operating systems and software, and then I have a windows machine for running windows software, and the two are thus networked together. Once ethernet connections are established, the SAMBA package on Linux lets the windows machine view part of the linux directory system as if it were a microsoft windows network drive.

26 posted on 09/21/2003 6:06:13 AM PDT by judywillow
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To: Commie Basher
Use Spybot Search and Destroy. I've tried several spyware removers over the years,
and Spybot does the best job for updateable freeware.
 
Get it here: http://www.safer-networking.org/index.php?lang=en&page=news
 
 
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27 posted on 09/21/2003 6:12:11 AM PDT by Rain-maker
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To: Commie Basher
I use Spybot Search and Destroy. Google the name. Its a freebie and can be run manually or automatically when you boot up.

You can set your Internet Explorer security to reject or prompt Active X controls and plugins. Go to Tools/Internet options/Security/Custom Level.

I set mine to prompt. There are times when I want to view a video and I have to load an active x control, then I use Spybot to delete it after the viewing.
28 posted on 09/21/2003 6:18:48 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: sirchtruth
I'm looking for a GOOD quality $200-$400 digital camera. Anyone got suggestions?

Nikon Coolpix 3100 (3 megs.) or Nikon Coolpix 4300 (4 megs)

I researched digital cameras for weeks before buying one.
IMHO.. the Nikons will have the best all around results.

Another that is very good is the Fuji Finepix 3800. It has the advantage of a 6x optical zoom. The Nikons ,and most others, only have a 3x optical zoom.
But the Fuji is not as good in low light. Ther is not as much manual control of it either.

I showed my nephew the pics I was taking and he bought a Nikon 4300 also. He is a photography buff.

If a zoom lens is your thing, disregard 'Digital Zoom' when looking. It's 'Optical zoom' that counts.

The Nikon 4300 will take 35mm quality pics up to 8 x 10. And if set on 'auto' it's 'point and shoot'. The pics are perfect, and I'm very critical when it comes to photography.
4300-$450, 3100-$350, Fuji 3800- $350.
I've seen them on the internet substantially cheaper but I opted to by from a local dealer.

Plan on buying a larger memory card than the one that comes with the camera. A 128meg compact flash card is about $75 and will hold ( depending on the resolution setting) about 100+ pics.

29 posted on 09/21/2003 6:19:44 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Rain-maker
Great minds!
30 posted on 09/21/2003 6:19:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: sirchtruth
www.dpreview.com everything you would ever want to know about digital cameras. Can tend towards the pros but it is a great site and worth the read.
31 posted on 09/21/2003 6:23:06 AM PDT by wireplay
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To: Commie Basher
I'm looking for a new laptop.

Bought a Compaq X1010 laptop about 3 months ago. It is a closeout model and precursor to a newer machine with not significantly better features that costs a lot more. It was on sale at CompUSA for $1,500 (after rebates), which included a DVD/CDRW drive and extra RAM. Nice machine--almost miraculous technology, really. If you've been plugging away on an old obsolete desktop, you'll think you've died and gone to heaven.

Spent another $150 at Compaq to get a docking station so that all I have to do is pick up the laptop and go. No fiddling with connecting and unconnecting cables. Unless you're a heavy gamer, this machine would handle all your needs and solve your other problems as well. I haven't used my desktop since I got it, and don't think I ever will. Go splurge. And good luck.

32 posted on 09/21/2003 6:23:24 AM PDT by B.Bumbleberry
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To: Commie Basher
Also look at Spyware Blaster by Javacool Software.

Also, run a Google search on ethernet and learn more than you'll really want to know. IIRC, it's been around since DOS.

33 posted on 09/21/2003 6:25:07 AM PDT by backhoe (Ahoy, Matey!)
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To: per loin
per loin wrote:
Ethernet is a system of hooking computers together so that they can communicate with each other or share a connection to the internet. If you have only one computer in your home or office, you will not need or use ethernet.

Even with only a single computer, you will need Ethernet for the best connection to a DSL modem or to a cable modem. DSL and cable modems _do_ sometimes provide a USB connection, but Ethernet is the better way to go -- it's faster.

- John

34 posted on 09/21/2003 6:25:56 AM PDT by Fishrrman
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To: RadioAstronomer
Many thanks. A friend told me that adware/spyware could track and criminally exploit my log on information for financial accounts, bank accounts, credit card accounts. I told him he was dead wrong.

I may be more vulnerable with my broadband connect and constant IP address. What are the greatest home computer invasion threats that find and capture your passwords/log-ons for financial services? To steal from you? Thanks to all who can fill me in.
35 posted on 09/21/2003 6:27:24 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: Commie Basher
(2) I have a virus/spyware, whatever. How do I get rid of it?

Try Pest Patrol. It will get rid of the annoying pop up adds and clean the addwear left behind by your income tax software. It also looks for and cleans up spyware, key stroke loggers, and the rest of the commercial software trash.

36 posted on 09/21/2003 6:29:23 AM PDT by SSN558 (Be on the lookout for Black White-Supremacists)
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To: Commie Basher
10/100 Ethernet (10Base-T / 100Base-TX) is basically a physical and low level type of network interface standard.

Cable and DSL modems for Internet access commonly use this type of interface to connect to your computer. If you have more than one computer the modem's internet connection can be shared with multiple computers by using a router. Virtually all consumer routers use a 10/100 Ethernet interface.

If you want to use a typical cable or DSL modem you will need a 10/100 Ethernet port. At this point in time Gigabit Ethernet is of little use and expensive because it is uncommon.

Neither your virus or spyware checker are of much use if they are not current. The virus checkers normally require a subscription along with Internet access so it can be kept current.

Depending on what version of Windows you are using you can press Alt-Cntrl-Del at the same time and bring of the "Task Manager" and see what all is running on your machine. You may have something hidden that is using up most of your computers resources causing it to perform poorly.
37 posted on 09/21/2003 6:30:48 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: TommyDale
SpyBot

I ran Spybot a few days ago. It wants to delete a program called 'CDilla.exe'

I did a little research and it appears that this program is needed.
Are you familar with CDilla? Something to do with copywrted CD's.?

Do I need it?

38 posted on 09/21/2003 6:31:16 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: TommyDale; Vinnie; wireplay
Thanks I really appreciate the insights. I am a little confused on pixels, Megs, and these memory cards. Are the cards necessary? Is it better the more card space you have?

The Nikon Coolpix 4300 sounds like a winner!

39 posted on 09/21/2003 6:34:53 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: dennisw
My opinion is that the real threats come internally (i.e. leaving your password written down and someone reads it). It is tough to crack a very secure password and I have yet to meet someone who has had their financial services stolen over a network. I know it happens but I think the threat is way overblown.

Make sure you make cryptic and hard to break passwords such as $45thRy6. Much harder to break, especially with systems that limit attempts.

40 posted on 09/21/2003 6:35:25 AM PDT by wireplay
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To: palmer
I have roadrunner cable and at one time had 3 of their modems at $50.00 per month each. Office depot put a $179.99 router on sale for $99.99 and i bought one.

My neighbor across the street is an engineer for a local t.v. station. He brought home a roll of cat 5 cable and he and i networked all 3 machines and even added a 4th. I turned in 2 of the modems, thus immediately saving the price of the router and for over a year now have been saving the $100.00 per month.

A few days after turning in the modems, we got a call from roadrunner (time warner) asking why we had turned in the modems and the wife told them we had bought a router and networked the puters. Lady said ok, we were just checking to see if you were dissatisfied with the servie. thank you.
41 posted on 09/21/2003 6:36:20 AM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: sirchtruth
Memory cards are essential. I would definitely have a 128MB card available in addition to the card you get with the camera.A megapixel is a million pixels, basically points on the screen. If you look at a computer screen very closely, you will see it is composed of dots. Each one is a pixel. You can determine meegapixels by multiplying the height of dots by the width.

My 5MP camera creates approx a 2.5 MB image (depending on quality, etc.). Hence a 128MB card can hold around 60 images. A 256MB card can hold 120, etc. All of the numbers are approximate and depends...

Check out dpreview before making a decision.

42 posted on 09/21/2003 6:41:15 AM PDT by wireplay
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To: Vinnie
I appreciate for the info on cameras.
I'm sending it on to a friend (also a photography buff) who is buying one soon.
Thanks much! :-)
43 posted on 09/21/2003 6:43:22 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (How many weeks are there in a light year?)
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To: sirchtruth
What TommyDale (#17) said, plus, if you are new to photography, get a 2+ or 3+ mega pixel and save. The high mega pixel cameras are not necessary for most users.

Also, I recommend one that uses rechargeable AA size Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries. They are cheaper in the long run and in a pinch, your camera can use regular alkaline batteries. You can buy extras with a charger at most discount stores for about $20. Also get an extra memory card (or two). The more storage (MB) size the better.

Then get a memory card reader for transferring your images from the camera to your computer in lieu of the USB cable that is supplied with the camera. This will save your camera's battery power and be less work for its electronics.

Everything I listed can be bought for less than $400. I have a Fugi 2600 (2 mega pixel) and a 3.2 Mega pixel Sony DSC-P52. I got the Sony so I could use its memory stick to display my photos and most other JPG images on my 36" Sony TV.

To any one interested.
To display other JPG images on a Sony TV with a memory stick slot, you have change the file name of the image to a file name that mimics the camera's default file system. For instance, a JPG image with a file name of election.jpg must be changed to DSC0xxxx.JPG (Sony's file name/number) with the xs representing a unique number for each image. I copy the images I want to use to a temporary file folder for the name change so that my original files are not disturbed. The files are then transfered to the memory stick into the folder with the other photos.

44 posted on 09/21/2003 6:43:54 AM PDT by rw4site
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To: wireplay; rw4site
Thanks so much for your insights, I will research this with your advice.
45 posted on 09/21/2003 6:49:52 AM PDT by sirchtruth
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To: dennisw
Once an executable program is installed on your system and running it has access to everything you type and do on your computer if the programmer wants it to.

Spyware can operate at virtually any level - from simply reporting back what music you listen to on the Web to passwords used for home banking and beyond.

You are basically trusting the programmer to not log these things and report back what it finds to the black hole known as the Internet.

Your friend is basically right.

Make sure you keep current on all MS security patches and ideally use a firewall. Especially with a broadband connection.

The worst thing about a static IP is once your IP address is known, Web sites can track what you do and who you are. Every Email you send has your IP in the header. So once known they can then lookup your Email address based soley on your IP address when you visit a site. They can then target SPAM that matches what you do on the Web (among other things).
46 posted on 09/21/2003 6:52:53 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Commie Basher
While there are other networking topologies besides Ethernet, such as Token Ring, or FDDI, Ethernet is fast becoming the standard for virtually all networking. In Ethernet, all the devices on a single physical network "share" the wiring that connects them, in a more-or-less random fashion. Each device "listens" for traffic on the wire and transmits its data (in the form of electrical impulses) at a time when the line is free of other traffic. At the same time, the transmitting device has the capability of listening for "collisions," which occur when two or more devices try to transmit simultaneously; if a collision occurs, the device waits until the line is again free and re-transmits the data it lost. As you can imagine, this is a fairly chaotic way of doing things, though it has definite advantages over other methodologies. Recent improvements in the hardware technology now enable devices to communicate directly without the advent of collisions, and speeds over copper wire have increased from 10MB all the way to 1,000MB (Gigabit).
47 posted on 09/21/2003 6:58:52 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: Rebelbase
Rofl, hey we know it works!
48 posted on 09/21/2003 7:00:16 AM PDT by Rain-maker
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To: sirchtruth
I'm looking for a GOOD quality $200-$400 digital camera. Anyone got suggestions?

Canon A70. No contest. (If you can find one....).

Best technology purchase I ever made.

50 posted on 09/21/2003 7:10:53 AM PDT by Leroy S. Mort (Never attribute to malice what can satisfactorily be explained by stupidity.)
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