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Old 2011-01-25, 14:08
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Hi niggers.


Is there a way to block my IP address when I'm downloading torrents? Thanks for any help.
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Old 2011-01-25, 14:29
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Old 2011-01-25, 21:51
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Peer Guardian doesn't block your IP address, it blocks other people's, thus preventing snooping fuckers like the MPA from connecting to you assuming your blocklists are updated regularly. If you want to mask your IP address there are ways of doing it via proxy servers and the like, but if you get caught downloading illegally the proxy server owners will hand your real IP address/ISP over to the companies who discovered you were sharing copyrighted material. In other words, they're not that helpful in the long run.

I use Blocklist Manager to update the ipfilter.dat file used by uTorrent and eMule (and lots of other clients of a similar nature). It downloads long lists of IP addresses known to belong to cunts, and the lists are generally updated every day. I also import my existing ipfilter files from uTorrent and eMule and combine their contents with the updated lists downloaded by Blocklist Manager before exporting them to my uTorrent and eMule directories. This ensures that the IP address these two programs have accumulated themselves are preserved.

Peer Guardian is another option, but this works more like a real-time firewall than a simple list. It prevents IP addresses from connecting to you or being reached by you, and I've always found myself unable to browse certain sites because of it. It's not worth the effort. It does, however, provide you with more blocklists you can import into the Blocklist Manager one. Jut run it, update its lists, then close it before running Blocklist Manager. Because the ipfilter.dat file is only used by the P2P client itself it doesn't affect browsing or anything else.
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Old 2011-01-26, 04:23
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So it seems like I will be forced to hook up one of my windows computers to the net, in order to participate in a course. (Unless someone here is familiar with Citrix and could tell me why the fuck all my logical drives doesn't show up when I use my mac?)
And since it's a PC running windows I'll need anti virus. Anyone in particular in the list you wanna recommend?
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Old 2011-01-26, 04:36
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Not sure about Citrix haha, but I think Avast! Anti-virus is probably your best bet. Don't install the Web Shield or the Network Shield, however - it'll completely swamp your internet connection. A firewall will protect you net-side anyways. If you need a firewall Windows' own firewall will probably suffice, but I highly recommend Comodo. Comodo comes with anti-virus too if you want to just use that, but it's safer to use separate applications for each. If you're just accessing your course - as opposed to dredging porn sites and file sharing - the Comodo Internet Security package will do fine!
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Old 2011-01-26, 05:51
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Thanks for the pointers. Yea, it'll just be for the course; though I've been through this before. Visit nothing but course home pages, the bank and the tax authority and TAKE YOUR PUNISHMENT in the form of at least four different types of viruses. I love mac.
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Old 2011-01-26, 06:19
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Don't you use anti-virus on your Mac? I know that Linux-based systems are significantly less likely to be attacked by viruses, but I assumed Macs - being as popular as they are - would be fair game for malware writers.

With the exception of net-side threats like worms I don't think anti-virus software is needed at all if you're half-way sentient about what you're doing/installing/downloading. I'm not, unfortunately. I once downloaded an .exe which I thought was a list of recipes for a bread machine. Completely fucking destroyed my system. What a twat.
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Old 2011-01-26, 07:37
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Sure I use anti virus for the mac, it's just so damn rare to see anything truly harmful come along that you have it more for the fact that you'd feel like a complete idiot if you did get hit.
But you're a lot safer with a mac. First off it's a lot harder to go viral with anything hitting mac, because Apple is still only like 10% of the market. Plus, macs don't carry around the fat, bloated hole riddled piece of embarrassment known as kernel32. Not to mention, you don't have admin access by default when starting the computer, instead you open that with a password when doing installs. So it's not enough to download something bad, you usually have to punch in a code yourself before anything actually gets into the system. Aaaaand, the power of open source shines through, since whenever someone do try to exploit a weakness you have hundred of thousands of little geeks all around the world instantly jumping to their Unix directory and start coding counter measures. Did I mention the fact that you don't have to worry about IE and good ole' friendly Active X either? You don't, you know.

Damn. I'm a mac geek, what am I.

Haha, by the way, I just have to mention this, since you brought up being aware of where you're going. One of the worst, most malicious virus attacks ever in Sweden was originally planted in the official home page of a small city. Anyone visiting (with IE, mind you) became incubators and two days later BLAM, thousands of computers whacked. And it was all traceable back to the home page of what might very well be the most inconspicuous, harmless human settlement on the face of the Earth.
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How big is the risk of getting caught when illegally downloading shit?
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Old 2011-01-26, 11:43
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About as big as my cock. Consult yo mama's split cervix for further details.

But seriously...

If you use Usenet the chances of anything happening to you for simply downloading (as opposed to uploading) are at this moment in time non-existent, although your ISP may throttle your connection if you connect to it (some are extremely intrusive like that, most aren't). I highly recommend using Usenet instead of P2P when you can. Obviously it costs money to do that, but it pays for itself as soon as you download a single album/movie.

P2P like BitTorrent is more risky for the very fact that it's P2P. You don't know who you're connecting to - it could be a legit user or a snooping IP-logging cunt. Even if you take every precaution you're never really safe, but enough about yo mama's split cervix.

I tend to use BitTorrent or eMule as a last resort when Usenet doesn't have what I want, but even before that I'll try Rapidshare/MegaUpload searches. Here's one of the forums I visit for Rapidshare links:

http://84.2.34.72/board/

Use Cryptload to manage the downloads (it automatically inputs the CAPTCHA codes etc.). A lot of the time simply Google-searching something like this will work:

"nude photos of dylan neal" rapidshare OR "nude photos of dylan neal" megaupload [or whatever file host you want]

A lot of the results will be bullshit, but if you persevere you'll eventually find what you need most of the time, and the only risk you run is downloading junk files or viruses. That is, if the file you're downloading is deemed illegal by RapidShare they simply delete it and that's that.

I've actually found some very rare and awesome shit searching in this way, I highly recommend doing it before resorting to P2P.

@Amadeus: Windows Vista and later has the UAC (User Account Control) which is essentially the same kind of security measure Linux offers, but it's so fucking intrusive and irritating that I switch it off every time I reinstall. I have been duped by viruses before, but I haven't had a virus in about 4 years and I think I'm confident enough these days to compute without a bodyguard asking me if I'm sure I want to install a program. That said, if Linux could properly support all of my favourite games and apps I'd probably have migrated to that platform a decade ago, but I'd rather finger Dylan's mama's split cervix than use a Mac, purely as a matter of principle. I mean, God forbid I end up a trendy blonde Swedish TOSSER WHO THINKS HE'S HANDSOMER THAN ME.
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Old 2011-01-26, 15:42
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It strikes me that I've never actually said that. Nor can I recall expressly thinking it. Before, that is, a certain leprechaun brought it up. Now the quiet urge to constantly spout this obvious observation will forever be a looming threat.
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Old 2011-01-26, 23:57
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Old 2011-01-27, 01:42
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How big is the risk of getting caught when illegally downloading shit?


Think about how many people you know that download shit. Now consider how many people the government can afford to pay to catch people downloading that shit.

It's a pretty minuet number. I've posted about wanking to CP and downloading CP and I'm still free!!!
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I imaged it an almost non-existent number, but this is the first time I've ever heard people talk about blocking their IP address for downloading copyrighted material so I figured they might have started cracking down more.
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Old 2011-01-27, 10:08
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I got a letter once back in the day, and it kinda made me think twice. Not about pirating, but about doing it like yo mama does it - wide open. It's like Andy Defresne in The Shawshank Redemption saying "I had to go to prison to learn how to become a criminal". Likewise, those fuckers setting the spectral fear dogs onto me made me even more effective at being a cunt.

It really depends on what you download, though. If you persistently download the latest Mariah Carey singles - and we all know you do - you're more likely to get fuckered than if you download Cannibal Witch or whoever the fuck.

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Old 2011-02-02, 03:51
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Don't you use anti-virus on your Mac? I know that Linux-based systems are significantly less likely to be attacked by viruses, but I assumed Macs - being as popular as they are - would be fair game for malware writers.



No one is ever taught in school how to program with it. There are not any languages like Visual Basic for it, so kids can't make some shit let me use all the APIs in the book to lock down you pc kind of deal. Hell I'm majoring in Software Engineering and I've yet to see a course related to MAC programming, I'm sure though Google is full of info on it though. I know video games were a big NO back in the day, but I think that was more of a hardware issue than programming.
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Old 2011-03-17, 01:29
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Firefox 4.0 is due to be released on the 22nd of this month:

https://groups.google.com/forum/?pl...ing/GKNHlW5Gk-s

The RC1 version currently available for download is pretty much the final version, according to the devs.
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Old 2011-03-21, 00:10
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Firefox 4 can be downloaded a day early:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...Setup%204.0.exe [choose your language localisation]

They always upload the file a day or two before the official release date. When you install it you may still be brought to the beta page when you start it for the first time, but this is normal, it's the final version
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I was having a printer problem before [here] and the replies to my problem suggested a new ink tank was required. I finally got around to buying a new batch of ink and it hasn't helped. FUCKERS. Any further suggestions?
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What kind of printer is it? The only thing I've found about exclamation points and ink has to do with the triangle with the point in it on the machine itself. I found one place that said odd markings can mean a driver isn't working properly. Yours is feeding paper through it okay and printing otherwise, but just has that border on it, right?
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