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Happy 03/03/03 (or if you prefer to write it in the European method, 03/03/03). I think I managed to track down the source of my soaring CPU usage, it seems the "auto-protect" function of Norton Antivirus 2003 was bogging things down, especially when collecting mail, which turned Outlook from being a system piglet into full-blown system hog. I've got NAV's auto-protect turned off now, but still have email scanning turned on, so I guess I'm protected against most virus intrusions, but I guess if I can't get NAV's behavior under control I'll have to start exploring alternatives.

Play Time: Drunken Sexual Hangman. Thanks Kalibr.
Link of the Day: A USB toothbrush. Thanks Scott Paterson and MajorGeeks.
Stories of the Day: Going to Extremes to Fight Spam. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Net Gurus Rally Anti-Spam Forces. Thanks Mike Martinez.
(Big) Red Faces at Cornell Over E-Mail Error (NY Times free registration required). Thanks Mike Martinez.
Weird Science: Anti-obesity study takes aim at sugar. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Wild Science: Monkeylike Baby Bot Meets World. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Beaming Video at Speed of Light. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Image of the Day: Dr. Fun. Thanks Ant.
Auction of the Day: Beatles The Last Memento plus Business Copyright. Thanks Mark Warbington.

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24. Re: Who knows... Mar 4, 2003, 09:04 Bronco
 
I do think that whoever is in charge of the frederickson personas made a mistake by bringing back frederickson (1.0).

You mean they are the same person?



Seriously, I would have to agree, he did goof up with the return of 1.0. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. He seems to be running out of steam at this point.

-TPFKAS2S
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How many toes does a fish have?
How many wings on a cow? I wonder, yep. I wonder!
 
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23. No subject Mar 4, 2003, 08:39 Neo69
 
actually, the european (or at least the german) way to write it is 03.03.03

 
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22. Re: Who knows... Mar 4, 2003, 08:04 Hammer
 
why the SciFi channel decided to skip Dune Messiah and head right to Children of Dune?

Actually, I read somewhere that they've merged both books and the Children of Dune series will actually contain both stories.

 
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21. Re: Who knows... Mar 4, 2003, 04:04 indiv
 
Am I the only one who thinks it's more than a coincidence that the frederickson 1.0 has shown his face and now that auction of the day appears?

I think you're the only one. However, I do think that whoever is in charge of the frederickson personas made a mistake by bringing back frederickson (1.0). He/she (let's face it, he) ruined all the mystique of frederickson 1.0.

booooooooooooooo! He should have just stuck with doing fredrickson's mom (like the rest of us have... ooooh!).

 
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20. Re: Who knows... Mar 3, 2003, 23:58 JediLuke
 
Am I the only one who thinks it's more than a coincidence that the frederickson 1.0 has shown his face and now that auction of the day appears?

~Jedi

 
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19. Who knows... Mar 3, 2003, 21:32 Bronco
 
why the SciFi channel decided to skip Dune Messiah and head right to Children of Dune?

Messiah is my favorite Frank Herbert book. Maybe I should be happy that it will not be turned into a tele-movie. Maybe the guy that did such a great job with The Lord of the Rings could take a shot.

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18. Re: Playtime Mar 3, 2003, 20:44 WarPig
 
I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed that I played that thing for at least a half hour and was only stumped once.

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Of course I could be wrong... but really, what are the chances of that happening twice?
 
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17. Re: Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 16:16 Martin Blank
 
If he's running SyGate Personal Firewall, that could also be causing a problem. I've run into this with NAV 2002 and 2003, and I see the CPU spike about once a month.

 
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16. Re: No subject Mar 3, 2003, 15:11  Xymph 
 
Frans P. de Vries = Mike Martinez.

I'm sure of it.

No question about it.
LOL.

Maybe it's time to burst that bubble (numerous others have made similar suggestions over the past half year): there's a big difference between rounding up real-world/technology/etc. links like Mike does so tirelessly, and collecting and posting gaming news which I did during my term as editor on this here site.

I concur with Starsky.
see this:
http://www.3dgamers.com/~fpv/
Oh boy, was that ever out of date. Now you left me with no choice but to update that stuff.

-- Frans
3D Gamers admin, http://www.3dgamers.com/
 
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15. Re: Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 14:10 HanoverFisk
 
Use norton anti-virus 2002 instead, it wont bog you down like the 2003 series does. You still can obtain updates regularily for it as well.

 
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14. Re: Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 14:08 Tigger
 
Major Geeks

It IS hard to believe they don't charge for AVG, huh?

Part of the reason I like it so much is that it's not a resource eating hog.

Of course, part of the reason I moved all my e-mail, Word Processing and 'Net needs to Linux is because viruses are such a pain in the arse.

 
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13. Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 14:01 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Depending on how you want to do it blue, there are a few things you can do. I have NAV setup so it scans incoming mail only but is not running in the system tray or in memory. That does require me to run things in protected mode if I'm slightly suspicious of them, but it works well enough.

Simply disable "run NAV on startup" but leave script blocking, and email scanning on.
 
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12. Re: No subject Mar 3, 2003, 13:23 Kalibr
 
I concur with Starsky.
see this:
http://www.3dgamers.com/~fpv/

 
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11. No subject Mar 3, 2003, 12:34 Starsky
 
Frans P. de Vries = Mike Martinez.

I'm sure of it.

No question about it.

 
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10. Re: Playtime Mar 3, 2003, 11:55 Schnapple
 
I busted out laughing when "cornhole" came up. Was I supposed to get that one?

yeah, it's what priests do to little boys.

*rimshot*

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9. Re: Playtime Mar 3, 2003, 11:38 Kalibr
 
I busted out laughing when "cornhole" came up. Was I supposed to get that one?

 
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8. Re: Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 11:31 changingman
 
I haven't bothered to buy any AV software in a while, and currently don't run any. I'll check these ones out... cheers.

 
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7. Anti-Virus Mar 3, 2003, 11:28 MajorGeeks
 
Blue, AVG will pleasantly suprise you, you wont believe its not a retail $60 product and will love the low resource usage. Another good one thats free people love is Avast and AntiVir. At the risk of looking like a pimp, heres 3 links where you can get them from us or at least read about it or take the links from there to the authors website to get more info and download from them if you like.

AVG:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=886&cat=29

AntiVir:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=955&cat=29

Avast:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/article.php?sid=1968&cat=29

 
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6. Re: Playtime Mar 3, 2003, 10:45 Moonbender
 
Dan: Noticed that, too. I still didn't guess any of the words, maybe my vocabulary just isn't filthy enough. Ahahaha. Nah, that can't be it.

 
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5. 030303 Mar 3, 2003, 10:42 Buck Birdseed
 
You primitive Americoropeans and your outdated date-writing methods! Don't you know that by the ISO standard it's actually 030303?  
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