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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2004, 12:30:21 PM »
   I was also wondering why this forum uses third party cookies to invade my privacy?  Fortunately, my settings block these cookies.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2004, 12:34:40 PM »
What third party cookies?  ???

As far as I know, the only cookie this forum sets is: YaBBSECookie151, and as far as I know, it's there to remember how long a user stays logged in for.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2004, 01:01:57 PM »
It's possible that someone's avatar is trying to set a cookie... I've seen weirder.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2004, 03:21:45 PM »
When XP is crashes, it either reboots or stops responding, but doesn't blue screens  :P

Oh, and how could I forget - it also does the "report error to Microsoft so we'll know you're using a pirated copy" :P
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2004, 03:44:23 PM »
   These third party cookies only happen when I am logged in.  Who is the jerk who is trying to spam with third party cookies.  In my opinion, people like you should be fried in oil and fed to the dogs.  Well not really, but stop doing it or you should have your computer system shut down and never be allowed near a computer again.   >:(
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2004, 04:11:36 PM »
Spamming and privacy invasion with third party cookies? I don't think that ever happened to me... Or has it?  :o :o  :o how could you tell?  ???
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2004, 06:17:44 PM »
  These third party cookies only happen when I am logged in.  Who is the jerk who is trying to spam with third party cookies.  In my opinion, people like you should be fried in oil and fed to the dogs.  Well not really, but stop doing it or you should have your computer system shut down and never be allowed near a computer again.   >:(

I just cleared my cookies and logged into this forum.  The only cookie created is username@www.kq9.txt and upon opening the file, the cookie contents should contain "YaBBSECookie151".  This cookie is created when you login because it is the only way for your web browser to remember that you have in fact logged in.  Otherwise, the forum would be prompting you for your forum login on every page you load.  The only information stored in this cookie is whether or not to always remember your password, or how long you wish to be logged in for.

Please be more specific by "third party cookies".  I suggest getting the program Ad-Aware and cleaning your system of all spyware and adware and then checking these forums again.  The only banners on this site are the ones we created and obviously they contain no spyware or cookie-tracking.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #27 on: March 09, 2004, 01:47:55 PM »
   I have Ad-aware, Spybot- Search and Destroy, PestPatrol, Zone-Alarm, AntiVir for antivirus, etc.  The third party cookies are not happening today, so far, but I will keep my eyes open for them, and whoever is doing this I thought I would like you to know that my computer is watching you, so you had better watch out.  I also have some connections with Microsoft and the United States Government so beware.  I checked the specifications on one cookie and it was yahoo related.  Thank you, Yonkey for taking this matter seriously and I would install more safeguards to better protect your website.    ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #28 on: March 09, 2004, 04:06:43 PM »
Yeesh. Why get so bent out of shape over one cookie, which I still say is from somebody's weird avatar or something? Just do what I do... use a HOSTS file for ads and most cookie blocking, set up your browser to let through only good cookies for the rest of the cookie blocking, and chill out.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #29 on: March 09, 2004, 06:19:22 PM »
     This problem with protecting your privacy is like a digital war.  Identity theft is a big problem in modern society.  It is important to shred documents with your birth date, social security number and other confidential information.  In recent years, adware, malware and spyware have caused many users machines to become bogged down, leak confidential information, and cause DDOS attacks on web sites that will overload them and cause them to shut down.  This has happened with the Spybot --- Search and Destroy website as well as others.  Another area to be aware of is to never open e-mails that you do not trust --- just delete them.  By the way, I do have blockers for cookies that I do not trust and third party cookies but this is besides the point.  People must remain aware of these threats so as to be able to neutralize their dangerous effects on their machines as well as potentially causing problems with users worldwide by causing digital denial of service errors.  Ignore these risks at your own peril.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2004, 08:17:57 PM »
I already know about... and do... all that stuff. It just seems pretty silly to me to get so worked up over this particular matter, especially when it's not the KQ9 team doing it.

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2004, 08:31:36 PM »
so... erm.... It's nice I get here read all that and I feel out of the loop.... I read again and I think Im not quite getting it...

its like...

OMGWATCHOUT we are gonna get into your pc, steal your candy and kick your pet :P.. this is a joke btw (a bad one but oh well.. its me :P) lol


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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2004, 08:38:01 PM »
   I am not concerned about the kq9 team.  It is the person or people who are using third party cookies and other means to try and harvest information from people.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2004, 11:35:50 AM »
   Here is the latest list of third party cookies blocked:

1.  home.imprimus.com.au/cat100/images/pimple01
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2.  members.lycos.co.uk/ucsauk/pics/chibime.jpg

  It seems that third party cookies in the form of .jpg files are trying to infiltrate unprotected computers.  .jpg files refer to picture files  I wonder what someone is up to.  Please investigate, Yonkey and thanks for your help in securing this website and forum.
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2004, 12:01:27 PM »
OMG!  Invasion of privacy, alert the FBI!  ;) Hehe relax, they are jpegs.

Jeysie was right, they are the avatars of racx and Alex:

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The "third party cookies" are used because those sites probably have a hot-linking policy.  By that I mean you usually can't post direct links to files from those servers because the website forces you to visit the members page (to support their ads in order to keep the site free).  They're probably using the cookie to see how many users are viewing their jpegs.  

If you're really concerned, you can try blocking the cookie, but will their avatars still show up?  Anyway, if you feel this is an invasion of privacy, contact Iprimus and Lycos.  
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2004, 03:15:04 PM »
When XP is crashes, it either reboots or stops responding, but doesn't blue screens  :P
Nonono, first it shows a blue screen (for a second or maybe two), and then it reboots. ;D

Oh, and how could I forget - it also does the "report error to Microsoft so we'll know you're using a pirated copy" :P
Not when it crashes due to an IRQ-problem. ;D

I don't think I'm accepting any cookies from imprimus and Lycos, because I systematically deny cookies from sites I do not recognize and don't visit. But, I don't remember receiving any requests for accepting a cookie here for a long time, so I'm thinking they've been around for a long time. BTW, Yonkey, don't worry, the KQ9-cookie is accepted. 8)

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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2004, 05:17:08 PM »
   I am also blocking those third party cookies and yes the pictures do still show up.  I may take your advice, Yonkey and contact imprimus and Lycos.  Good to see you in this thread, Copycat.  Is your heart still set on 95osr2 while mine is set on 98SE as the best Windows operating system?  What about the games and hardware that require 98SE as a minimum requirement?  Alas, hyperthreading and newer technologies are now having the Windows XP "radiated" product as their minimum.  However, I will hold out as long as I can with 98SE because it is awesome!
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2004, 03:04:12 AM »
BTW its Iprimus ;D, and they are an internet provider ;)
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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2004, 03:29:42 PM »
When XP is crashes, it either reboots or stops responding, but doesn't blue screens  :P
Nonono, first it shows a blue screen (for a second or maybe two), and then it reboots. ;D

Not my XP... but I might have blinked and missed it  ;)


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Re:Which version of Windows is Best?
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2004, 03:34:31 PM »
You can disable the automatic reboot in XP btw, but I don't think you can return to Windows like in Win9x.  I used to get the odd blue screen when I had my old video card.  My screensaver was 3D so I guess the odd time it did some calculation error it would screw up. ;D

Once I upgraded to a newer card, I never got a blue screen again.  I have had things crash on me, but the nice thing about the NT-based kernel is that the whole computer doesn't screw up from one program crashing. :)  With Win9x, usually a program crash means a system reboot is necessary (especially if it was explorer.exe)  ::)
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