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Donna from Mo in Va    Posted 06-17-2004 at 02:48:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, I knew Kim was able tell who posts a message on the board. But I had not a clue that she had the ability to see which of us is simply READING the board, and how often! This amazed me. By the way, when all those posts were being deleted, I confess... I went to the end of the last page and deleted a message, just to see if I could. I've been a baaaad girl.


rhouston    Posted 06-17-2004 at 06:48:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
any use of a server can be tracked nothing new I've been doing it for years. in order for you to read a post your machine has to open a file on Kims server your IP address and probably your MAC address are/can be logged.(IP assigned by ISP, MAC Address is assigned to your network card by manufacturer no two MAC's are supposed to be the same, they can be overriden) another thing of note is anything stored on a computer can be accessed by the administrator of that system.

it always kills me when people at work won't tell me their password. Duh I can go upstairs and change it if I want to, and then just tell you it was some kind of glitch.

another is people who won't let you work on their PC unless they are present always get the same reason "I have sensitive documents on my system"- hey I can get thoose documents from my office if I wanted them I don't need to sit at your PC for that. they just don't get it. we don't care what your data is, we just don't want to loose it.


eg    Posted 06-17-2004 at 06:55:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
r houston, stupid question, if i open a file
and that server can access my files on my computer, is that the same as tracking cookies?


rhouston    Posted 06-17-2004 at 08:47:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
cookies are placed onto your machine via a request from a web site to place it there. wether it is accepted or not is based on your internet settings.a tracking cookie is code that reports back to a particular web site your online habits or is queried by a web site when you visit that site. most cookies just have info on things like which YT posts you've read. or other general information. some report back all sorts of good marketing data so someone can customize their popups to your habits. trojans and virus are programs that run on your computer. they can send just about anything to just about anywhere

the average user or server cannot access your files. cookies being an exception. the reason I can access other users files within my network is due to the structure of corporate networks. Business networks use centralized security. that way you can log into any PC you are in font of using the same username and password. The administrator of the network usually gets administrative rights to the PC's in their network. that's why I as an administrator can access files on the other users machines. I cannot however access YOUR PCs files without hacking your PC. unless of course you've left the doors open on purpose.

this is general information and not to be taken as gospel


rhouston    Posted 06-17-2004 at 09:15:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
eg I checked the usual route that I would use to get to a PC on your IP address you either are not runnig Winodws NT,2000,or XP, you have a firewall, you properly answered a windows question about protecting your files from the internet. or if you are using Win NT,2000 or XP the administrative shares have been renamed or shut off. that does not mean that someone who does the research or already has the knowledge couldn't get to them through the various security flaws in windows or other avenues that are out there. I'm not a hacker so I'm not up on all their tactics.


eg    Posted 06-17-2004 at 10:11:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
very interesting! thanks r houston.


New-Gen    Posted 06-17-2004 at 06:32:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I must be in the minority here, becaues I never did try it! Not that I'm opposed to getting into mischief mind you, just never tried that one!


buck    Posted 06-17-2004 at 06:07:41       [Reply]  [No Email]

Sometime back Kim had a feature here that let you see who was on at any time. That included the posters and the lurkers. Haven't seen the feature in some time. Only makes since to me that Kim would know all that are on her site at any time. Enjoy your stay in our nations capitol and spend lots of money--especially on the Virginia side.


Alias    Posted 06-17-2004 at 04:58:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya just couldn't keep yer hand out of the cookie jar, could ya. You just wait until Mama gets home, I'm going to tell her what you did.......LOL.........gfp


Patria    Posted 06-17-2004 at 09:19:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
You remember a visit we had months ago, from [obiously] several new posters. They made themselfs comfy and for two days were being offensive towards some of the people here.
They also started new posts about their kinky farm practices. I got really crazy around here, Kim was working on it.

Well I beilieve it was on those days that kim added this new feature, but only seen when you 'expand' the thread. When I saw it for the first time thought it was a good thing to have in case those nobodys came back. For some reason, my take on it was that WE could actually delete a post, yours or otherwise. They didn't come back, so I haven't had the opportunity to poke on it. And Kim is my witness.

Donna, I know you're enjoying your trip. Being around those areas and I know I did. I drove up to DC from FL. My then 10 old daughter stood in front of the White House taking pictures, then she asks me what would she have to do to work there. An uneasy kind of feeling took over me but I managed to tell her that it took many many years of studying and work. I mean what can you tell a 10 year old, the thruth?
Anyway, when she was 19 she was offered to do some internship in the congress, and she was happy to go back to DC. She was there for a semester. We would call one another a lot, and emailed also. It had been about three months since she had come back home when she received a letter from the senator she had worked with. He was offering her a job. [and here comes that uneasy feeling again] She said she didn't like politics a whole lot, that she wanted to stay here. And she did.

Patria


that..    Posted 06-17-2004 at 09:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
-"And Kim is my witness"- is supose to have an 'LOL!!!' next to it...

didn't mean to sound like you had to say 'amen' to that, or something..heh heh

Patria



steve19438    Posted 06-17-2004 at 03:16:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
over the years i had/have become convinced that the TV would someday be watching me! be it TV or computer we are being watched!!!


Les    Posted 06-17-2004 at 03:11:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
On one of the other boards I frequent, they run a counter on how many times a post has been read. So no, that doesn't surprise me.
G'mornin Donna....and Cindi. Nice mornin here in NH.


I missed the whole thing.    Posted 06-17-2004 at 03:00:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
My computer went into something like anaphalactic shock and had to be rushed to the clinic. It was touch and go there for awhile, but the tech managed to breathe life back into it. But I did hear that there was some somethin' somethin' goin' on.

Cindi


Donna    Posted 06-17-2004 at 03:43:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was a fluke Cindi: for some reason messages could be deleted by anyone; someone announced this, and many of us just HAD to try it. I deleted one of my own, but that wasn't enough for me... so I went to the last page where I thought nobody would care or notice and deleted one that didn't look like it would be missed. Kim brought many of the missing posts back to life later.


Les    Posted 06-17-2004 at 04:16:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
When you were a kid, were you one of those who put her hand on the stove even though your parents told you not to because it would hurt?
";^)
What sights are you going to see today? How do you like that Metro system? I think it's great, once you learn how to buy your ticket.


Donna    Posted 06-17-2004 at 04:21:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well... guess what? The parking garages and parking lots for the Metro were packed where we went, and we circled with a bunch of other tourists, like buzzards, for over an hour before we decided it was getting a bit late in the day to start. We went to Manassas instead, and today we'll leave Joanna's house at 7:30 AM... not only are we leaving early, but we have plan A, plan B, and plan C. I do believe I'll be able to tell you more about the Metro this evening! It's a good thing my friend and I have options.


Les    Posted 06-17-2004 at 04:33:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
When last we were down there, we tried to find a parking spot at Shady Grove (end of the Red line) for two days in a row and not one could be found. (We were staying in Frederick, MD in a motel and didn't dare venture out until the jam on I-70 and 270 had diminished!) Finally ended up going in to the next stop (name of it escapes me) where we got lucky.
Manassas is nice. Watch out for General Bee and Stonewall Jackson. I hear General Bee's ghost inhabits the place. ";^)


Jimbob    Posted 06-17-2004 at 11:18:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like bad girls, but that was a long time ago.


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