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1) Questions and Answers : Web site : Changing My Avatar (Message 1005674)
Posted 18 Jun 2010 by Profile Kg
Did you try to purge your browser cache (ctrl F5 with Internet Explorer)?


Well, I don't know what happened, but I logged in today and my avatar had been changed.

It's highly unlikely that would have been it. I run Ubuntu Linux and always perform a clean install when upgrading. That would include my browser, which of course is Firefox. It had also been a long while since I visited the website.

At any rate, the issue is mute. I'm not quite sure what happened, but the issue has been resolved. Thanks for the response.
2) Questions and Answers : Web site : Changing My Avatar (Message 1003913)
Posted 14 Jun 2010 by Profile Kg
Tonight I decided that I wanted to change my Avatar to one I have been using for a while on other sites, but was unable to do so.

First, I uploaded the image from my computer, but when I clicked on "Update," it came back as the same Avatar I had previously. Next, I clicked on "Reset" which eliminated the Avatar altogether.

I then "Browsed" and uploaded the image again. No dice...when I clicked on "Update," instead of the new image I uploaded, the old image came right back into its place.

Is it just me doing something wrong? How might I change my Avatar image?

Thank you!
3) Message boards : Technical News : No Work Issues (Jun 09 2010) (Message 1003907)
Posted 14 Jun 2010 by Profile Kg
As of this time tonight, I'm guessing the issue hasn't been resolved. I have two regular WU "uploading" (with 0% progress), one ready to upload, and an Astropulse with "Computation Error" and 1 second of processing. No running WU either. This is on my desktop...my laptop is a similar story. Both running Ubuntu Linux, Lucid Lynx.

I've noticed lately that many of the Astropulses I've been getting have error-ed out. Is that where the errors you are referring to occurring?

Thanks a lot for all the hard work, guys. I know it's got to be a major PITA to keep all that going!
4) Message boards : Number crunching : Need help for virus (Message 961298)
Posted 6 Jan 2010 by Profile Kg


Or try Linux, or perhaps a Mac. So far they suffer no viruses.



Well, very few virus' are out in the wild (as you say, "so far") for Linux, and ostensibly for Mac. Most of what is out in the wild has been patched against, and most of the still effective ones are more geared towards servers than desktop installations.

In addition, with most of the recent popular distros you have to be "intentionally stupid" in order for one of these virus' to be installed; i.e., running as superuser as a matter of course, or running applications that access the Internet with superuser permissions.

Of course, a properly set up, administered, and run Windows installation has just as sufficient security as any other OS. The problem is that, up until Vista, Windows fairly well defaulted to an unsecured installation. You had to set it up for security or be very careful what you clicked on or downloaded. Though I never had any particular problems with it, I've read that XP was the worst offender in this area.

Even with Vista, it is much too easy to override security, but at least the security measures are default instead of the other way around. It is always to one's advantage to leave these security procedures in place. When you run certain programs or install, just answer that you trust the action that is about to take place. What is so onerous about that? And it may save your bacon.

I generally run Linux, but I maintain Windows in a dual- (or multi-) boot installation for various software that I just can't find a replacement for (or run) under Linux. I currently have Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Sabayon installed on this laptop, in addition to Vista installed on this computer. Ubuntu for day-to-day, and the others for evaluation.


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