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by yogi
Yesterday, 14:34
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 66

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

One reason I don't bother with anti-virus (AV) programs on my Windows computers is the experience Deb had on her system. Not all viruses are caught by a single AV program. When downloading a single file I always run it through the VirusTotal software I have installed or upload it to their web site i...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

It's been many many years since I used a compiler and most of the details are vague now. I was dealing with Motorola processors at the time and anything I did would work on all the processors I had access to; only a few in those days. I'm pretty sure, however, that compiling for an AMD device will g...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:08
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

I think Nintendo is still making hand held games (Switch). There may be a couple others too but I've not seen any of them advertise lately. I'd say gaming consoles have taken the majority share of the gaming market, but those mobile games are pretty darn popular too. Apparently Google thinks there i...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 691

Re: The End is Near

My wife did a lot of cross stitching during the early years of our marriage. As time moved on other things occupied her time, like raising a family, and the stitching fell by the wayside. Some of the finished products were amazing in terms of detail, and many did take her nearly a year to complete. ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:46
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 27

Re: Fire and Ice

I'll make some wild guesses again regarding FarmTown and memory usage. All the items you see are likely to be templates. Thus only one farmhouse, for example, is stored in the server's memory. The character profile has a list of all the items he owns or can access and downloads those items with loca...
by yogi
Yesterday, 13:23
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 811

Re: Ski By Fire

When we finished building the last house we owned we looked into water purification systems because the village was still pumping about 80% well water into our supply. We looked at reverse osmosis but it was expensive for what they estimated we would need to keep a family of four clean and healthy. ...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 19:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 359

Re: And the Scams Go On

Somebody I met a while ago told me they hang rubber snakes around their garden to keep the critters away, especially birds. It's not just any rubber snake either. I forgot where they bought the ones that worked, but I'm thinking it was Toys-R-Us. I guess birds can tell fake snakes from real ones mos...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 19:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 811

Re: Ski By Fire

I suppose if you take in something long enough you would be able to distinguish all the qualities that vary from other origins. A wine connoisseur, for example, would be able to do the same thing. The only thing I could detect in soda of any sort was the sugar. Invariably my taste buds would revolt ...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 19:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 27

Re: Fire and Ice

I'll make up something that could be a possible explanation. I played Farm Town for quite a while when it was new to Facebook. Back then the possibilities were limited compared to what is going on there today. The idea behind the game is still the same, but apparently they have grossly expanded the ...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 18:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 691

Re: The End is Near

I used something similar to what you described on my Windows 98 computer: https://www.irfanview.com/ If I recall correctly I was trying to make thumbnails for some web site and there were a lot of them. This Irfanview program did the conversion rather quickly and I was happy about that. I didn't try...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 18:07
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

That reminds me of a newly discovered use for my clever-phone. I used to read Bon Appétit magazine, but after a dozen years or so I let the subscription lapse. Now I bring my mobile computer along and peruse Twitter, do crosswords, and even answer e-mail in the John. Then again, the phone part too i...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 17:42
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

Both interpreted program languages and compiler program languages end up feeding the microprocessor 1's and 0's. How it gets to that level is where compiled programs outshine the others. Compilers are written for specific processors because the instruction set for each processor is different. Maybe ...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 17:19
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 66

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

I think you answered your own question regarding preemptively stopping malware from being distributed. There are too many back doors, thus zero day attacks are common. There is no signature for the average virus until it is created. Think of it as being a checksum. You don't know the value of the ch...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 10:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fire and Ice
Replies: 8
Views: 27

Re: Fire and Ice

Lead has a melting point of 700° and aluminum melts at 1200°. I had to take a foundry class in high school which is how I learned about certain melting points. We did most of the castings in aluminum but one was done with some sort of iron. All I recall about that one was he tossed a green tinted gl...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 08:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 122
Views: 811

Re: Ski By Fire

My first official job ever was as a dummy boy (don't ask) for an envelope company. It was a fun job but just something to hold me over until I found a real job. Anyway, on that job I learned that paper has a wire side and a gloss side. Not sure those are the correct terms anymore, but they are close...
by yogi
17 Mar 2019, 08:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: And the Scams Go On
Replies: 71
Views: 359

Re: And the Scams Go On

Don't know what it is about snakes, but few people take a liking to them. I can tolerate them at a safe distance, but my wife will run away until they are out of sight. We only had a few grass snakes up north and so far I've not seen any down here in O'Fallon. I guess they don't like marshy clay soi...
by yogi
15 Mar 2019, 16:38
Forum: Computers
Topic: Adaptive Advertising (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 66

Re: Adaptive Advertising (again)

Every once in a while I run into articles that say the client/server model is obsolete and needs to be replaced. Then they go off into a parallel universe and explain how to do it. Same goes for passwords. They are the weakest link to secure communications and need to be replaced. I guess biometrics...
by yogi
15 Mar 2019, 16:32
Forum: Computers
Topic: Happy Birthday WWW
Replies: 12
Views: 22

Re: Happy Birthday WWW

When I left Motorola about 15 years ago, nobody talked about Fortran or Pascal. They were like Latin, a dead language. LOL Actually it was still being used in some places, but newer and better ways to do things came on board each year. There are programming languages that are easy to read with only ...
by yogi
15 Mar 2019, 16:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: What's In An iPhone
Replies: 6
Views: 12

Re: What's In An iPhone

Not only is it possible to print components onto a circuit board's surface, but it is also possible to print them under the surface. When I worked at Motorola one of our products used a circuit board consisting of seven layers. Components were printed onto each of those seven layers so that you coul...
by yogi
15 Mar 2019, 15:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: The End is Near
Replies: 119
Views: 691

Re: The End is Near

Brute force attacks still happen because a lot of people are password impaired. You would not believe how many passwords end up being "12345" or "abcdef." There is a list of a few thousand most often used passwords that is easily downloaded from the internet. All you need is the right PHP program an...