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SPYWARE - ADWARE - ONLINE PROTECTION

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SPAM Solutions

Like everyone, you gotta be pretty fed up with SPAM. Here are a couple of solutions. See what works best for you.

For Windows Users: Matterform
For Mac Users: Matterform
For ISPs: CloudMark

FYI: A trick of spammers is to hide a bug within images in e-mail messages. Simply displaying the image triggers the bug.
One solution is to set your e-mail program to only receive messages smaller than 10k, set in mail preferences to "Partially receive messages over _Kb." You'll still get the message but it will be truncated until you select to download the entire message.


SETI@home

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that harnesses the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data. There's a small but captivating possibility that your computer will detect the faint murmur of a civilization beyond Earth.

Join the Techdictionary SETI Group.

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Test your email against viruses!

Now you can test your Outlook mail client for viruses before you get attacked, for free. The other option is to not use Outlook, which is vunerable to attacks, there are also other good email clients available for PC/Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.

Email programs like Eudora and others at versiontracker.com

For more information to test Outlook go to GFI


Become part of the World's Largest Computer

Distributed.net is a "loosely knit" group of computer users from all over the world, we take up challenges which require a lot of computing power. We solve these by distributing the cpu power needed over the computers of our members. To participate, you simply download and run the client software, that's it.

Join the Techdictionary Distributed.net Group.

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Help Discove New Prime Number

You could discover one of the most coveted finds in all of Mathematics - a new Mersenne prime number. Join in on this fun, yet serious research project. All you need is a personal computer and a lot of luck.

Start your Prime Search.

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H@ppy birthday to E-mail

Imagine tossing a top-notch laptop into the sea, leaving scientists from a foreign culture to scratch their heads over its corroded remains centuries later. A Roman shipmaster inadvertently did something just like it 2,000 years ago off southern Greece.

What is known about the Antikythera Mechanism.

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H@ppy birthday to E-mail

First E-Mail Sent Over 35 Years Ago (Oct 1971)

To many of us, electronic mail is a relatively recent phenomenon. But the first e-mail was sent 30 years ago, after a programmer came up with the "@" symbol format for e-mail addresses.

Ray Tomlinson has been called the father of e-mail because, back in 1971, he invented the software that allowed messages to be sent between computers.

Mr Tomlinson's e-mail address was tomlinson@bbn-tenexa. BBN was his employer, and Tenex the operating system used by machines at the company. The more familiar .com, .co.uk and so on came much later.

He didn't invent e-mail itself. That had been around since 1965 when Fernando Corbato and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a program to let the individual users of the institution's Compatible Timesharing System (CTSS) swap messages.
From the BBC News...


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Let the US Govt. set your clock!

First SPAM sent over 30 years ago

On May 3, 1978 by a marketer for the now defunct DEC computer company to around 400 people on the west coast of the United States wasn't called spam, and the sender dispatched it without ill intent.

Spam got its name from a skit by the television show "Monty Python's Flying Circus," in which a group of Vikings in a restaurant that serves all of its food with Spam tinned meat sing a song repeating the word ad nauseum, thus, the meaning of the term at least: something that keeps repeating and repeating to great annoyance.

In 2007, 75 percent of Americans who were tricked by Internet fraudsters into parting with 239.09 million dollars (152.5 million euros) were ensnared through a spam message, according to a report by the FBI.


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Let the US Govt. set your clock!

Yes, now you can have the US Gov't check your computer clock for the correct time and keep your computer's time correct

For Windows users:
Go to NIST - there are no easy instructions.

For Mac users:
First try easy instructions. Also you can Get PDF


TimeLine World-Wide

What time is it in Los Angeles at the same time in Kabul, Canberra, or London. World TimeLine

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Web Site Boom

Number of domain names registered (TLD) .com, .net, .org

Date Total names registered so far.
December 1992 7,000
December 1995 177,000
December 1998 3,362,000
December 1999 9,000,000
September 2000 24,400,000


H@ppy Anniversary Web Pages

TLD spam sources are as follows:

Registry Percentage of spam
.com 4%
.org 11%
.net 12%
.biz 53%
.info 68%


H@ppy Anniversary Web Pages

First Web Pages 1991

Internet time is said to be much faster or more compressed than ordinary' time. It was over 10 years ago that Berners-Lee first exposed the world to the web browser.

Looking for a way to improve communications among the High Energy Physics community, Berners-Lee wrote a proposal in 1990 for a hypertext project. The result of this project was HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the common language of the Web.

He wrote the first World Wide Web server, httpd, and the first client, WorldWideWeb, a hypertext browser and editor which ran in the NeXTStep environment. This program became available on the Internet in 1991. Berners-Lee had written the software in less than two months, and gave it away free. Less than five years later, more than 6 million people were using it.

The first web site was the one developed in 1991 for scientific use at the Stanford University Linear Accelerator


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EEVL - The internet guide to engineering, mathematics and computing.

Fine Structure Constant, Alpha - Fine structure constant, alpha, Feynman, pi, Relativity, Science, Quantum, Mathematics.

GE Geek - Tech tips and links.

IEEE Computer Society - is a leading authority in technical areas ranging from computer engineering, biomedical technology and telecommunications, to electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics, among others.

InsideYourPC.com - features an online dictionary of computer words and definitions, a guide to basic PC hardware maintenance and installations, links to other computer hardware sites and a shop of computer books. (UK)

Internet Guide - Explains the basics of the Internet, web design, viruses, search engines, and provides a glossary of terms.

Out-Law.com - IT and e-commerce legal advice and support.

SpamAbuse.Net - Fight Spam on the Internet! Help fight spam to keep the Internet useful for everyone. Take advantage of the information they have gathered to make your own experience on the Internet better. Great links and tips for all users including parents.

SpamCop.Net - Free Spam Reporting Service -- Filtered Email -- Resources.

Bull Marketer-Webmaster Resources - A webmaster directory with thousands of website tools and services to help build, promote, improve and maintain your website. Lots of Freebies.

TechRuler - A website designed to provide tutorials on computer troubleshooting and maintenance, flash, and director. Also contains various tips on windows and other types of links.

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