Seeking Paradise

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  1. ^Good advice. If your a little on the heavy side, how do you lose weight rapidly at the same time prevent yourself from ending up with loose skin?
  2. Can someone open an SOL chatroom in paltalk again? I'm so bored I could scream. P.S. Thanks in advance.
  3. ARE CABLE INTERNET CONNECTIONS VULNERABLE TO HACKERS? A PC that is connected to the Internet via a cable modem (i.e., using a cable television ISP) is always vulnerable to a malicious hack attack whenever the PC is on. Even if a browser is not opened, merely turning on a PC with a cable connection renders the device vulnerable to attack. Why is this? Because cable ISPs, in providing the Internet access to a user, essentially are creating giant always-connected networks of PCs comprised of all their customers. Cable connections utilize Ethernet cards, which render the user one link in a giant network. Even if a browser is never opened, a cable-connected PC links to the Ethernet-enabled network (i.e., the Internet) as soon as the PC is booted -- just as a connection to a LAN or other corporate network renders the device vulnerable to attacks across that network. This gives a hacker access to the user's hard drive, and opens the door for many kinds of malicious hack attacks. One way to protect a cable-connected PC from malicious hacks is to disable file-sharing and print-sharing capabilities in the operating system. This is a simple solution for some but for others not a reality as this method basically disables any kind of home networking. A better method is to install either a hardware or software firewall. A hardware firewall typically is a small device that the cable and the Ethernet card are both connected to. All transmissions pass through the hardware firewall. A software firewall, which is the more common and cheaper of the two methods, is a piece of code that resides on your PC and is always running. The software watches interactions between the PC and the Internet and blocks any suspicious activities.
  4. I hope this helps you as much as IT has helped me. I am hoping though that more people who know what they are talking about could add their two cents here. I've been reading up on this would like to share. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORM, A VIRUS, AND A TROJAN? The most common blunder when the topic of a computer virus arises is that people will often refer to a Worm or Trojan Horse as a Virus. While the words Trojan, worm, and virus are used interchangeably, they are not the same. Viruses, worms, and Trojan Horses are all malicious programs that can cause damage to your computer, but there are differences between the three, and knowing those differences can help you to better protect your computer from their often damaging effects. A computer virus attaches itself to a program or file so it can spread from one computer to another, leaving infections as it travels. Much like human viruses, computer viruses can range in severity; some viruses cause only mildly annoying effects while others can damage your hardware, software, or files. Almost all viruses are attached to an executable file, which means the virus may exist on your computer but it cannot infect your computer unless you run or open the malicious program. It is important to note that a virus cannot be spread without a human action, (such as running an infected program) to keep it going. People continue the spread of a computer virus, mostly unknowingly, by sharing infecting files or sending e-mails with viruses as attachments in the e-mail. A worm is similar to a virus by its design, and is considered to be a sub-class of a virus. Worms spread from computer to computer, but unlike a virus, it has the ability to travel without any help from a person. A worm takes advantage of file or information transport features on your system, which allows it to travel unaided. The biggest danger with a worm is its ability to replicate itself on your system, so rather than your computer sending out a single worm, it could send out hundreds or thousands of copies of itself, creating a huge devastating effect. One example would be for a worm to send a copy of itself to everyone listed in your e-mail address book. Then, the worm replicates and sends itself out to everyone listed in each of the receiver's address book, and the manifest continues on down the line. Due to the copying nature of a worm and its ability to travel across networks the end result in most cases is that the worm consumes too much system memory (or network bandwidth), causing Web servers, network servers, and individual computers to stop responding. In more recent worm attacks such as the much talked about .Blaster Worm., the worm has been designed to tunnel into your system and allow malicious users to control your computer remotely. A Trojan Horse is full of as much trickery as the mythological Trojan Horse it was named after. The Trojan Horse, at first glance will appear to be useful software but will actually do damage once installed or run on your computer. Those on the receiving end of a Trojan Horse are usually tricked into opening them because they appear to be receiving legitimate software or files from a legitimate source. When a Trojan is activated on your computer, the results can vary. Some Trojans are designed to be more annoying than malicious (like changing your desktop, adding silly active desktop icons) or they can cause serious damage by deleting files and destroying information on your system. Trojans are also known to create a backdoor on your computer that gives malicious users access to your system, possibly allowing confidential or personal information to be compromised. Unlike viruses and worms, Trojans do not reproduce by infecting other files nor do they self-replicate. Combating Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses The first steps to protecting your computer are to ensure your operating system (OS) is up-to-date. This is essential if you are running a Microsoft Windows OS. Secondly, you should have anti-virus software installed on your system and ensure you download updates frequently to ensure your software has the latest fixes for new viruses, worms, and Trojan Horses. Additionally you want to make sure your anti-virus program has the ability to scan e-mail and files as they are downloaded from the Internet. This will help prevent malicious programs from even reaching your computer. If this isn't enough protection, then you may want to consider installing a firewall as well. A firewall is a system which prevents unauthorized use and access to your computer. A firewall can be either hardware or software. Hardware firewalls provide a strong degree of protection from most forms of attack coming from the outside world and can be purchased as a stand-alone product or in broadband routers. Unfortunately, when battling viruses, worms and Trojans, a hardware firewall may be less effective than a software firewall, as it could possibly ignore embedded worms in out going e-mails and see this as regular network traffic. For individual home users, the most popular firewall choice is a software firewall. A good software firewall will protect your computer from outside attempts to control or gain access your computer, and usually provides additional protection against the most common Trojan programs or e-mail worms. The downside to software firewalls is that they will only protect the computer they are installed on, not a network. It is important to remember that on its own a firewall is not going to rid you of your computer virus problems, but when used in conjunction with regular operating system updates and a good anti-virus scanning software, it will add some extra security and protection for your computer or network. source
  5. .....................NEXT! So far so good.
  6. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL@Bob. Great story. *munches on popcorn* Continues plse.
  7. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. This is so funny. Any more.
  8. Good ideas. Thanks for sharing. Clearsil works wonders if u have annoying acne or pimples. You see results in just a week and if u wash ur face with it daily for at least 1 month...the visibly lessen or dissappear if it was a minor problem.
  9. How has complaining about the term 'feminism' being wrongfully attached to us morphed into questioning the state of our iman? :confused: Yaa rabi...protect us from the sneaky hypocrites among us.
  10. ^I wonder why you specifically choose Baashi? Couldn't you make your point without naming names? :rolleyes: being married and having 3000 posts in under 12 months is straight up pathetic. no matter how you look at it. This is really getting to be annoying. What's this latest obsession with post numbers? Let's look @ you shall we? 83 posts in only a little over a month? Do not be judging others while your doing the same thing haye? And why do people suddenly care how many posts one makes in how many days? Don't you guys have a life instead of checking the post number of every xaalimo and faraax and making a comment out of it? Is this how honestly bored you are? Please pick some other hobby to occupy your time...cause those people are entertaing us while u lots are boring us to death with your righteousness, whining, & silly complaints.
  11. LOL. Save yourself before these people head right for your jugular.
  12. <<<<<>>>>>>> What do you think now? This is an interesting topic.
  13. I hurry towards the park With a heavy heat and weary legs Catching a glimpse of it through the tall skyline Anticipation builds inside me Until I cant take anymore Im ready to burst but counting the minutes tell I reach my slice of paradise calms me keeps me sane Instinctively I wrap my arms around myself And hang my head further towards my chest With downcast eyes And a grim mouth I ignore the world around me I feel comfortable in my own company And feel intimate with loneliness I need to be by myself To think and at the same time clear my head And to escape the drama unfolding at home Yet again Nearing the gates of my personal heaven I carefully pick up my skirt And break into a run Uncaring of the stares Tossed my way And the whispers that chase My disappearing form With a slump I throw myself across my bench Its carved ebony arms embracing me Like a long lost friend The sun kissed wooden seat warms my aching back As I stretch and let the tension slowly drain from my body With sweet ecstasy the muscles in body relax One by one When I have reached the state I’ve searched for I lazily open my eyes Look around And drink in the beauty around me The awesomeness of God’s creation Amazes me Surrounding my bench in a circle Are full blooming apple trees The fragile, pale pink blossoms blending into white at the tips of the soft petals releases their fragrant perfumes in the air the breeze carries the sweet scent to me and it envelopes me promising summer and good times ahead To the North as far as the eye can see And the mind can conceive Stand proudly the majestic mountains Snowcapped Truly breath-taking Each one magnificent in its own right But together they are glorious Their silent power hypnotizes me I gaze as they gentley touch and tease the cotton candy clouds on their secret journey to the heavens Leaving the bench I head home And notice a slight spring in my step Its hard being mad With such intense beauty Around me
  14. A study conducted by UCLA's Department of Psychiatry has revealed that the kind of face a woman finds attractive on a man can differ depending on where she is in her menstrual cycle. For instance, if she is ovulating she is attracted to men with rugged and masculine features. However, if she is menstruating, or menopausal, she is more prone to be attracted to a man with scissors lodged in his temple and a bat jammed up his @ss while he is on fire. Further studies are pending.