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Home vs. university computer security

Computer security question. Is a typical home PC, when it's connected to the net via a cable to a DSL modem, any more or less secure against intrusions than if the same computer were plugged into the network on the campus of a typical, large American university? Say, for example, a UC campus.
posted by shoos on Nov 10, 2005 - 23 answers

Advice on Internet dating at 62

On-line/Internet dating Filter - I'm 62, I've tried a few Internet dating sites in the last 2years, met a few interesting guys, mostly several hours away, and took a break. Now I'm wondering what sites might have more guys in my age group, approximately 55 to 67, active and involved .... especially those who are who are, how do I say this? not looking for a traditional kind of person. I'm often interested in alternatives to the mainstream. [more inside]
posted by judybxxx on Nov 10, 2005 - 11 answers

Wireless Internet without HotSpots

I want an anytime, anywhere Internet connection without having to worry about finding a WiFi hotspot. What devices can I use besides a Blackberry? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 9, 2005 - 12 answers

Why does my Google PageRank = 0?

Why does my website have a zero PageRank when its traffic and search placement would suggest otherwise -- at least an actual number? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Nov 8, 2005 - 21 answers

Where to find niche discussion on the internet

"If you want to discuss [foo] on the Internet, the most popular/active/intelligent place at which to do so is http://[bar]." Is there a website that can fill in the blanks for all types of [foo]? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 7, 2005 - 12 answers

I need some insperation

Design ideas for a web based application? Great web-apps? I've got artist's block. [more inside]
posted by delmoi on Nov 7, 2005 - 14 answers

Looking for a Japanese GIF

Japanese animated gif search filter... [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 6, 2005 - 5 answers

Gmail "send as" function

Gmail question: having just got over my excitement over the "send as" funtion, has anybody else now lost this? am using mac/firefox, but have also tried on pc/IE/FFX and mac/safari to no avail.... anybody know what's going on...?
posted by spyke23 on Nov 6, 2005 - 13 answers

Internet Identity Theft

How do you deal with your Internet identity being compromised? What do you do if someone has changed the passwords to every account you own? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Nov 4, 2005 - 20 answers

There's a StarBand waiting in the sky ...

Which is the best satellite internet service? [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Nov 4, 2005 - 10 answers

Remote viedo/picture access

Capturing remote video/Pictures on a server for access over the internet. [more inside]
posted by TheFeatheredMullet on Nov 2, 2005 - 2 answers

Server service monitor

Hi I am looking for a way to monitor a few servers - HTTP, POP, SMTP from the Internet and receive an email when a service goes down. Is there a free service? Or perhaps a simple script. I do not want to install Big Brother. Thanks!
posted by bright77blue on Nov 2, 2005 - 7 answers

internet traffic monitors

Download limit question: If I can only download 20gb of data a month, whats the best (free) windows software for measuring and analysing all traffic coming in (and out) of my internet connection? Thanks...
posted by kev23f on Oct 31, 2005 - 6 answers

searching for advertisers

I'm looking to attract new advertisers for my website but don't have the time to "pound the pavement" searching for them. Does anybody know of any websites that have businesses who are looking to advertise?
posted by bamassippi on Oct 26, 2005 - 4 answers

error message in IE using proxy server

Apparent proxy server problem with Internet Explorer on Win XP. I get "Cannot find server or DNS Error" messages on an irregular basis when accessing sites which require use of the proxy server. [more inside]
posted by shoos on Oct 25, 2005 - 9 answers

Why can't Internet Explorer upload?

TechFilter: Why can't Internet Explorer upload? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Oct 24, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I consolidate communication devices for use the UK and US

For the next 18 months I will be regularly traveling in the UK, Ireland and US (pleasure and business). What is the best strategy to optimize international compatibility and consolidate telephony, email and internet access into one (or the fewest) devices. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Oct 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Tell me how to sell things on the internet.

Tell me how to sell things on the internet. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Oct 19, 2005 - 19 answers

CSS / HTML vertical centering

I'm trying to figure out how to do some vertical centering in two different scenarios. I'm looking for CSS solutions, but plain HTML fixes are welcomed as well -- for either/or. [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Oct 17, 2005 - 2 answers

slow internet speed

A close friend lives in remote part of Arizona. She tried Cable and DSL for her home.. but could not get more than 20kb download speed. [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on Oct 15, 2005 - 7 answers

Incoming Telephone Notification

When using a Dial Up Internet Service, naturally, I am tying up my telephone. I am seeking a software package (preferably a freeware download) that will notify me of any incoming telephone calls while I am online. I can remember watching a TV ad for such a program, but have not been able to locate this program/service. PS> My Dial Up serivce is no more than a back up for my regular high speed internet. However, as long as I am subscribing to this dial up service, I might as well also use it during the day as a news service, ect.
posted by Mckoan1 on Oct 14, 2005 - 9 answers

router died, but why?

My router doesn't work anymore. It used to... [more inside]
posted by shino-boy on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

How do I get past internet monitoring at work?

My company has recently started internet monitoring. I believe they have set up some kind of proxy server. Unfortunately, they have blocked sites that I use for productivity. Is there any way of easily getting around the proxy server. I'm not sure if I'm right, but there must be a setting in Internet Explorer that can route my websites through another server? How do I do this and who do I use. I don't mind paying, but would perfer free. The owner of my company has become big brother and it's unfortunate because now sites can only be "work related" which can be widely (or narrowly defined) I would also like to know how to find out what they are using to do this (for curiosity purposes). Where can I look on my computer to see this. Also, I think they may have set up remote viewing. Is there any way to detect this?
posted by ieatwords on Oct 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Please explain routers, firewalls, etc.

Need nerd help: Is it better to use a software firewall or a router to protect oneself while connected to the internet? Pardon my igorance, but I really am quite stupid. [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Internet - multi hosting?

Internet sharing - I have 2 or 3 Internet service providers that I can use at the same time. I am not looking for load balancing, just redundancy. Not sharing any services, just want to surf. Any simple solution?
posted by bright77blue on Oct 10, 2005 - 4 answers

TMobile Wifi Billing Practices

TMobile WiFi at Starbucks: Honest or Deceptive Billing Practices? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Oct 10, 2005 - 13 answers

The Talmud & The Internet

The Talmud & The Internet: It occurred to me the other day that collaborative web spaces - blogs with commentary, wiki pages, etc. - might have a distant forebear in the Jewish Talmud (it should be noted, however, that I am not a Jew, nor have I a very good understanding of Jewish scripture). After asking around, I found a link to an article by David Porush and a few mentions of the book linked above (the reviews of which are less than stellar). Are there other scholarly articles or books that might prove helpful in exploring this topic?
posted by aladfar on Oct 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Do I need to upgrade my graphics card?

I've recently got into watching sports webcasts but find that the picture quality isn't great. My internet connection is 400Mb/sec so I suspect that the problem lies with my graphics card which is a Mobility Radeon 7500. Is there some way to confirm this before I splash the cash and upgrade it? I'm running on Windows XP and have 512Mb RAM. I'm not sure what else is relevant.
posted by PurpleJack on Oct 10, 2005 - 10 answers

the curious incident of the copying conundrum

is there a reason why effing windows copies text formatting when i simply Ctrl+C? [more inside]
posted by yonation on Oct 6, 2005 - 20 answers

Daaaamn, I'd like to develop HER website...

What do I need to know to become a web developer? Be as vague or specific as you want. How can I get started and learn what I need to learn? Where should I go for help? How do I find clients and keep up on industry news? I'm just trying to sus out if it's the right field for me.
posted by saysthis on Oct 2, 2005 - 24 answers

installing a blog

I need help installing WordPress into my Yahoo! Geocities account... can anybody help me out?
posted by bamassippi on Oct 1, 2005 - 9 answers

WiFi on the road?

Is there a nationwide (where nation = United States) service which provides wireless Internet coverage? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 28, 2005 - 11 answers

What firewall protection do I need with my Linksys WRT54G?

Home PC WAN-filter: Setting up a home broadband network with a cable modem, PC, & Linksys WRT54G... [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Sep 27, 2005 - 13 answers

Free Website For Limited Uploading

Does anyone know of a FREE website where one can upload pictures and charts onto the web? I belong to a financial user group. At times I would like to include a chart or picture to emphasize my point. I therefore do not need much space for uploading my charts and pictures.
posted by Mckoan1 on Sep 26, 2005 - 11 answers

NSPOSIXErrorDomain:13 error in Safari

When I try to access http://apple.com, Safari gives me the following error: "The error was: “POSIX error: Permission denied” (NSPOSIXErrorDomain:13)". What's going on? [more inside]
posted by teem on Sep 22, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I set up a Linksys Router Behind a DSL Modem/router?

I own a WRT54G wireless ethernet router that I really want to use behind my 2Wire DSL Modem/Router. I can't make it work the way I want to... [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Sep 22, 2005 - 6 answers

Is the company High Beam Research reputable? (more inside)

Is the company High Beam Research reputable? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by tozturk on Sep 18, 2005 - 8 answers

What equipment do I need for portable podcasting?

I'm looking for an inexpensive set-up to allow me to do portable podcasting. Is there a good combination of MP3 player and microphone that can be had for less than, say, $350 that would still result in decent audio quality? [more inside]
posted by bjennings on Sep 16, 2005 - 8 answers

Outsourced VPN worth it?

Are 'managed' VPN services worth it? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Sep 15, 2005 - 3 answers

Good FREE websites/sources for comprehensive stock market research?

What are good FREE websites/sources for comprehensive stock market information and research? [more inside]
posted by jruckman on Sep 15, 2005 - 11 answers

P2P client with Magnet Protocol?

Can you recommend a P2P client that uses the Magnet Protocol? [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Sep 15, 2005 - 10 answers

My email is currently printed on punch cards

I want to upgrade my email software for the first time in 10 years. I currently use Postfix + Procmail + Spamassassin + Emacs VM + Gmail. What should I switch to? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Sep 15, 2005 - 15 answers

Help solve information underload

Online newspaper and magazine archive collections that are both reasonably priced and useful? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Sep 14, 2005 - 4 answers

Internet pipes are down

Is there a major Internet backbone down somewhere? And how can we check it? I notice Dreamhost is inaccessible. Doing a tracert via my ISP, and using the tools at all-nettools.com, tracert.com, etc, neither can even get onto a backbone. Is a chunk of the nation out right now?
posted by rolypolyman on Sep 12, 2005 - 29 answers

Is Vint Cerf related to Bennet Cerf?

Is Vint Cerf related to Bennett Cerf, the publisher? [more inside]
posted by cali on Sep 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Tin hats all round!

What do website owners know about me when I visit their website? [more inside]
posted by Ugandan Discussions on Sep 10, 2005 - 15 answers

What web training should I do?

The company I work for has offered to pay for some website building/computer training. Help me to figure out what to learn. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Sep 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Diet Forums

Recently I discovered the eGullet forums, but I haven't seen anything catering to the other side of the food spectrum- dieting. What diet forums do other Metafilter users use?
posted by daviss on Sep 8, 2005 - 6 answers

Why do I have internet?

I don't have wireless internet in my home, but here I sit in my kitchen reading mefi while my laptop is picking up a signal from... somewhere. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Sep 8, 2005 - 27 answers

What to do w/ a bitchin' fast internet connection.

My new apartment in New York City came equipped with a built-in ethernet internet connection. So far, I've maxed out at just over 1 meg a second, though that's only happened a few times. Besides downloading media via bittorrent and p2p, what recreational net activities should I take advantage of? What's the best way that I can 'speed test' my top d/l speed? Also, any guesses on what type of connection I likely have? T1? T3? How would I find this out without bothering my landlord? [more inside]
posted by item on Sep 7, 2005 - 13 answers

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