For those who like sharing knowledge

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Mike C, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Mike C

    Mike C Guest

    Good evening all.
    I have recently opened up a new website for the purpose of consolidating
    computing related information. The goal of the website is to collect as
    much information as possible about computing. This is a non profit site,
    and as it stands right now, the site is just a shell. I have broken it
    down into categories relevant to computing knowledge, and would very much
    like to have a team of fellow information hogs join me in my effort to help
    others learn, and solve their computing problems. I'm a married guy, and
    could never do this alone. My vision is to have 1 to 3 people in charge of
    each category. If anyone is interested in sharing my goal in providing a
    deep source of information to the computing world, please email me, and let
    me know...(remove the IDONTTHINKSO from my addy.) This is in no way an
    attempt to reinvent the wheel to waste time. I have no intention of copying
    other sites just so I can say I have content. I have experienced many
    computing issues which seemingly had no representation/solution online
    anywhere. So, my initial plan is to use those issues as the basis for my
    contributions. I have lurked, and contributed here for some time in minor
    capacities, but have come to appreciate the desire so many of you have to
    share what you have learned about computing. So take a look at my site,
    www.pcblizzard.com and see if you could see yourself taking charge of any
    of the categories I have available. Also, if you have an area of expertise
    not currently indicated on the site, adding a section for you would be my
    pleasure. As it stands right now, i'm all alone here with this site, and
    to be honest, I am not capable of providing what my vision is alone. The
    site is backed by PHP/MYSQL, and database accomodations will be made to
    anyone who desires to have a database as part of their work...not that it
    means much, but anyone who joins me gets an email address, if desired.
    Finally, the site has multiple mailing lists, and hopefully, I can manage
    to gather a little community of information lovers to help build this site
    up to what it could be...

    Thanks for reading, and sorry about the length....this newsgroup by far is
    my favorite source of info, and I feel like this new site could be an
    organized representation of what this group is all about...

    Sharing what you know because it feels good to help.

    Let me know if you would like to join my effort..

    Mike C
     
    Mike C, Oct 27, 2003
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  2. Mike C

    trout Guest

    I can only note the behaviour of OE. If "Reply to Sender" is
    selected, it will automatically open an email addressed to whatever
    address the poster has used (without a follow-up being used).
    However; it's then only the *newsgroup displayed name* that appears
    in the "to" line (or in the CC line, in the case of your first post).
    There's no actual address to edit, unless by deleting it entirely and
    re-entering. Which kind of defeats the purpose.
     
    trout, Oct 27, 2003
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  3. Mike C

    Petit Alexi Guest

    Whats wrong with Google?
    Your fsckwitted munging does not inspire confidence.

    Add .invalid to the ned of your email address.
    Mung the right hand side of the @ sign. Make sure you do NOT create a
    domain which is, or could be, valid.

    If you get something as simple as that wrong why should I trust anything
    else that you say?
     
    Petit Alexi, Oct 27, 2003
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  4. Mike C

    Petit Alexi Guest

    Reply-To: is an optional header, so it should be valid and real and
    yours. If you don't want to put your real valid email address in there,
    leave it blank.

    Spammers tend to use X-OVER to get header information. The X-OVER
    command does not return Reply-To. Spammers don't tend to harvest Reply-
    To addresses. (This information is perhaps a bit out of date now?)

    It would be a good idea to mention and 'wierd' follow-ups in the body of
    your post.
     
    Petit Alexi, Oct 27, 2003
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  5. Mike C

    Mara Guest

    I thought about offering to help, until I read these two posts:

    http://tinyurl.com/sief

    A bit frightening, IMHO.

    http://tinyurl.com/siej

    Only partially correct; he seems to be under the impression that if NAV works
    for him it must work for everyone, and clearly it does not; neither I, nor
    anyone I know would recommend it when there are better AVs out there.

    "I'll give it a pass."
     
    Mara, Oct 27, 2003
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  6. Mike C

    Boomer Guest

    "...contributed here for some time in minor capacities,..."
    What you stated sounded like more than one contribution.
    Then why haven't you been helping elsewhere, for *some time*?
    Don't be sorry. I just can't figure out why you want to start a web
    site if you don't have the knowledge to help people. Why not help
    here first? Or just lurk and learn?

    Just curious.
     
    Boomer, Oct 27, 2003
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  7. Mike C

    Mike Guest

    Agreed it does sound/look pretty awful when reading it completely out of
    context. I don't feel any need to apologize, but I would like to have
    the opportunity to explain briefly as I get slandered here. At the time
    of that writing, the US was being accused of intentionally killing
    civilians in Iraq just for the fun of it. The whole Middle East rallied
    against the US with cries of outrage calling the United States "baby
    killers", etc. It angered me very much almost to the point of insanity
    that those people never rallied when their own leaders were the ones
    killing their families. And we all know why they never spoke out. The
    point is that the propoganda machine was very very frustrating and words
    were said out of anger. I don't feel angry about it today, and would
    not say/write things with such anger and hate as I did that day. I do
    think many many people were shocked and angered at how the propoganda
    just spewed out of the Middle East in such ridiculous forms such as the
    information minister's daily sermon about how the US forces weren't even
    in Baghdad. I'm human, I have emotions, I got carried away in an angry
    moment, and I am definitely not looking to hurt anyone's feelings. Would
    I have rather not had any war at all? Yes. On second thought..I do
    apologize.
     
    Mike, Oct 27, 2003
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  8. Mike C

    Mike Guest


    Boomer,
    I forgot how to munge my addy properly. You jumped all over me. And
    now you say I don't have the knowledge to help people. I couldn't
    believe it when I read that. How do you have any idea about what I know
    or don't know? I screwed up my munge, so what? Is that all there is to
    knowing things about computing? Your decision that I have no helpful
    knowledge is extremely premature and inaccurate in unbelieveable
    proportions. You haven't a clue what I know or don't know, other than
    my munging mistake. I am confident that my hard work has given me an
    impressive skillset anyone should be proud of. (not that I am going to
    waste my time providing you with a list of skills). I do appreciate the
    gentler tone you take in your latest message to me, and have noted that
    you are probably a nice person, instead of the mean, angry person you
    were in your previous messages. Similarly, I am not a mean person, but
    appear that way sometimes in things I say. So, it's fine. I don't like
    to hold grudges. But one thing I could never have taken from me is the
    hard work I have put in to know what I know. And yes, I do have plenty
    of knowledge to fill up every section on my site. But I do not have time
    or the desire to take such a big task on alone. I like teamwork. I also
    thought some people may not have money for a website, but would like to
    contribute to one by sharing the enormous amount of info they have
    gained by working hard. I don't know why i'm even bothering with
    this...it's just infuriating to have someone who doesn't know me tell me
    that I don't have any knowledge useful to anyone, and that all my years
    of hard grueling work was so someone like you can wipe it out with one
    stupid comment like:

    " Don't be sorry. I just can't figure out why you want to start a web
    Again, not knowing/remembering how to munge an email address is not a
    global indicator of accomplishments or knowledge.

    It would be a real thrill to see at least one person here admit they
    were wrong. Particularly you.
     
    Mike, Oct 27, 2003
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  9. Mike C

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Mara tried to scribble ...
    Heheheh .. yeah .. just a bit ...
    I especially like the line "I suggest using Norton at all costs" .. jeez ..
    Personally I would suggest never using Norton at all costs.
    I'll just carry on and pass wind ...
     
    Paul - xxx, Oct 27, 2003
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  10. Mike C

    Mike Guest

    Only partially correct; he seems to be under the impression that if

    OK. I have had enough of this. Why don't you tell me what this miracle
    antivirus solution is? Please i'd love to know...my real point was that
    AVG is not a legitimate alternative to Norton...I incorrectly indicated
    that Norton was the definite answer, which it may not be. Just Norton
    over AVG. That was my point. I was sick of seeing people recommend AVG
    to people looking for answers. AVG is garbage. That didn't seem to fit
    the typically well informed status of the NG in general. How can anyone
    recommend an AV product which has infrequent updates? And please don't
    waste my time by telling me that AVG has the same frequency of updates
    as Norton, and please don't tell me that AVG finds all the viruses
    Norton does. IT DOESN'T. And finally, don't tell me that every
    additional virus Norton finds over AVG isn't really a virus, but
    actually a windows component being improperly detected as a
    virus..that's all such bogus, although it does happen occasionally. But
    not at the level indicated by some people.
     
    Mike, Oct 27, 2003
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  11. Mike C

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    Getting a C in Intro to Computers doesn't count.
    Translation: "I want other people to do the work for me."
     
    -= Hawk =-, Oct 27, 2003
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  12. Mike C

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    Have you seen a doctor about that? They have medication
    to help people like you.
    Speak out, get shot. Good incentive NOT to speak out, huh?
     
    -= Hawk =-, Oct 27, 2003
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  13. Mike C

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Mike tried to scribble ...
    There is _no_ single AV solution that will suit everyone and every
    situation, which makes your statement 'at all costs' sound like just so much
    crap.
    But wasn't what you said, hinted at or even intimated ...
    I won't ..
     
    Paul - xxx, Oct 27, 2003
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  14. Well, I agree, Sadam's an asshole, but .... I hope this guy likes
    eating toilet paper.....
     
    John H. Guillory, Oct 27, 2003
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  15. Mike C

    trout Guest

    <snip>

    Now; this suggests that you have difficulty in reading a thread.
    Boomer has not said *anything* about munging. And the "previous
    messages" where she was a "mean angry person" consisted of three words:
    "Very, *very minor*" and a link to your own posts.
     
    trout, Oct 27, 2003
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  16. Mike C

    Boomer Guest

    I did? I don't think so.
    Exactly what type of knowledge?
    Get off the munging mistake.
    I can believe what ever I want to. Where's the proof of your
    knowledge? I'm curious.
    Will you get off the munging mistake?!
    That was not mean nor angry.
    Then do it.
    And you think you will find a intelligent hard worker here to take on
    your task? Curious, again.
    Get off the munging!!!

    I'm wrong plenty of times. I admit it. So what?
     
    Boomer, Oct 27, 2003
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  17. Mike C

    why? Guest

    On Mon, 27 Oct 2003 06:07:22 GMT, Mike C wrote:

    Killed the email follow up.
    Needs a section on HTML,

    http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=www.pcblizzard.com
    This page is not Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional!
    Errors: 10
    <snip>

    Argh!!!!!
    http://www.pcblizzard.com/wdesign.php
    <img src="file:///C|/Inetpub/wwwroot/pcblizzard/images/BANNER.gif"

    Me
     
    why?, Oct 27, 2003
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  18. Mike C

    Mara Guest

    I would never suggest using Norton at _any_ cost, even if they gave it away.
    Sure, fine, go right ahead.

    (putting on gas mask)
     
    Mara, Oct 27, 2003
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  19. Mike C

    Paul - xxx Guest

    Mara tried to scribble ...
    Dammit .. the match went out ...

    Darwin award averted .. ;)
     
    Paul - xxx, Oct 27, 2003
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  20. Mike C

    Mara Guest

    Well, there _is_ eTrust.... ;)
    Norton sucks. McAfee sucks. AVG also sucks. In fact, _all_ software sucks.

    "<#include/ObG/disclaimer.h>"
     
    Mara, Oct 27, 2003
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