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Lobster
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Dec 2010, 20:31    Post subject:  

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Does the square show the underlying top corner of your desktop?


Yes. Nothing to worry about eh?
Is that just what 'they' want? Wink

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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Dec 2010, 03:06    Post subject:  

More paranoia for the New Year . . .
Lately as well as the square top left (I turned off the surveying and it seems to have gone)
our router (which includes a firewall) was having to be reset. This usually means script kiddies and bots looking for open ports - keeps them busy over the holidays . . .
but then I remembered this email I sent to our local mosque (which never got through)

What if it is putting up interest to low level security probes on the look out for such messaging? I could not find the message on google at first. Pass the aluminium foil - I have headgear to make . . . Shocked

Quote:
Aslam Alaikum
Peace Dear Friends,

I was reading some of the words of
your Islamic mystics
and was impressed with their exposition
of the spirit rather than the interpretation.

I am rather confused by words of peace
and actions of political and other divergences.

I have been reading of the Sunni, Shiite, Sufi, Wahhabi, Amidhiya
and even complete forks such as the Hindu/Islam Seikh religion.

Are these differences to be reconciled and offered peaceful expression
or is it better to avoid studying what seems unable
to provide an example worth emulating?

I hope you can offer some guidance at this time.

In Peace
Ed Jason

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Dec 2010, 09:27    Post subject:  

Hi all

Have been using slackpup 053 (standard and customised) on various boxes, and trying out different browsers.

I was concerned about the poor Internet performance, so started to remove browser add-ons, with no joy,

then I removed flash player and everything was good (including increased download speeds I have never seen before) (even with the other add-ons installed)

Is it just me or could it be that flash player is monitoring everything? pass the tin foil hat please

Paranoid and confused

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Dec 2010, 16:22    Post subject:  

Flash is closed and crappy, so I wouldn't be too surprised. You could try using Wireshark to monitor your computer's communications to compare what's going on between sessions with Flash enabled and sessions without, to see if there's a difference (comparing accesses to non-flash pages of course). But I kind of doubt that this is what's going on. I would think it would need to be sending a lot of data back to Adobe to have much of an impact. But I could certainly be wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat 01 Jan 2011, 04:28    Post subject:  

As far as I know, it's mostly that the Linux versions of Flash (even at version ten) aren't anywhere near as optimized/polished/whatever as the Windows versions. Sad, but reportedly true.

I usually keep NoScript on, anyway (in Firefox and SM), to block Flash unless I allow it. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 03 Jan 2011, 04:49    Post subject:  

More paranoia (with apologies if it's been posted somewhere else):

http://rt.com/news/cryptome-classified-secret-wikileaks/
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PostPosted: Tue 04 Jan 2011, 01:42    Post subject:  

Aye, I should have specified that I was referring to the Linux version of Flash when I called it crappy. I don't have much experience with the Windows version, but I have enough to know it performs much better. Lazy bums.

If you have a tab or window that's running flash it could well slow down the rest of your browsing just by the strain it puts on the CPU if it's a slower computer. When I read the report I assumed it meant browsing in general, not necessarily with a flash tab/window open.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jan 2011, 21:46    Post subject:  

Hello Lobster,

any relationship to Lobster?
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 03:38    Post subject:  

muggins wrote:
... any relationship to ...

Surely this is a an addresses and lines.

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 06:02    Post subject:  

Quote:
any relationship to Lobster?


No.
I sent the guy one email
praising some article, long time ago.
Good name though . . .
I did meet someone called Lobster (nickname)
He was writing a 3D World and using Linux (this was before I used it)
from what I remember

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 08:25    Post subject:  

Lob,

thanks for clarification.

Postfs1,

I'm at a loss as to what to say....are your posts heavily encrypted?
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 09:02    Post subject:  

@muggins

My posts are an informational blocks with lines of text. Usually my posts are written on the paper.
Address "postfs1" exists for leaving some informational blocks with lines of text. Address "postfs1" exists not for forcing or elaboration someone to think about it.

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 11:17    Post subject:  

My ranting on alchemy is encrypted but completely open. It is hidden by being revealed. That other lobster was interested in alchemy too . . .
http://web.archive.org/web/20060718135255/pages.britishlibrary.net/edjason/green/key.html

In terms of subtext . . .
The paranoid see the fearful where the worry
is worse than the consequences
whilst the poet finds the potential in every
experience.
It all depends on which fish you choose . . .

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 12:02    Post subject:  

@muggins, has it ever occurred to you that postfs1 might be a bot?
@postfs1 Are you a bot?
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 13:22    Post subject:    

amigo wrote:
@postfs1 Are you a bot?

A)http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=486687#486687(LAST SENTENCE)

B)One of the created by me topics with the links onto created by me youtube channel was deleted some time ago on this forum. That topic was here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php?f=63
Youtube.com is not for bots i guess.

C)For final assurance, you can try to make a real donation to me, i.e. like a pedestrians do. Laughing It was a joke.

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