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  1. Indeed my typing failed me there, "Fail" should have being "File", pardon the pun. "I'm pretty tired of people who post hyperbolised scare messages about the same old online threats." Yeah, we should bury our heads in the sand instead, right? The OPs message was clear and can be seen as just a fellow community member giving awareness to a particular threat it's always good to knew of a old or new threat once it's still active and been used on this platform and relevant.
  2. Yes the intended victim in this virii is windows users not mac users and .scr is a screensaver executable. Mac osx is basically unix in a skirt so it and linux distros would not be susceptable to this infection. However this would not stop them passing it on to their friends who are windows users. Most anti virus scan engines have heuristical methods and smart sandbox functions for this very type of file manipulation. The best methods however is your own commonsense, be weary of random strangers sending you pictures, be weary of avatars coming on strong with no pre-emptive motives, examine links sent, ask them to put the picture in their profile or on a image host, examine avatar creation dates, scan file(s) if possible on multiple free available multiple virus engine scan sites online like the two below for example. http://www.virustotal.com http://virusscan.jotti.org/en
  3. The aging method of changing filenames to trick people on PCs has been around since 2002, it's not new and while it can be a bad experience for some, specially with windows hiding most known filetypes as standard, it also boils down to commonsense to prevent it and learn from it. Portable network graphic (.png) files are not executable files but screen saver (.scr) are executable. Skype warns all users of the dangers of accepting fails, even from friends, as soon as you click that's ok, continue, you're putting yourself in position to be infected. Any decent Anti virus will detect this form of virii and that is regardless of filetype and that goes for the majority of free Anti virus programs out there, the tech savy amongst you can check the filetype hex below before executing. Hex: 4D 5A , ASCII: MZ You can if you wish to be that little bit more cautious, disable the screensavers executable filetype or the png filetype via a group security policy such as software resrtriction policy which can be read intomore detail at http://www.mechbgon.com/srp/ But i'd suggest just getting an anti virus, there are lots of great free ones out there if your pocket is empty, to name a few... AVG, Comodo, avast, baidu
  4. Finding URLS to use in the Media URL is quite easy in retrospect woody. If the URLS you have tried don't work you can open many online .pls playlist files to find more urls. When you go to http://www.shoutcast.com there are listings of stations under various genres with a blue play button. You right click the blue play button of your desired station and pick "Save target as" or "save link as" depending on browser It will save a file "tunein-station.pls" You can now open that said file in a editor like notepad by right clicking it and pick open with and pick your editor. You will see a list something like the following.. [playlist]numberofentries=29File1=http://78.159.104.152:80Title1=(#1 - 357/700) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File2=http://87.230.103.85:8000Title2=(#2 - 383/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File3=http://188.72.209.11:80Title3=(#3 - 386/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File4=http://188.72.209.68:80Title4=(#4 - 361/700) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File5=http://188.72.209.60:80Title5=(#5 - 387/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File6=http://188.72.209.73:80Title6=(#6 - 389/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File7=http://78.159.104.137:80Title7=(#7 - 390/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File8=http://87.230.103.107:80Title8=(#8 - 391/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File9=http://78.159.104.132:80Title9=(#9 - 394/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File10=http://87.230.103.85:80Title10=(#10 - 394/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File11=http://80.237.152.83:80Title11=(#11 - 394/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File12=http://78.159.104.134:80Title12=(#12 - 395/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File13=http://188.72.209.71:80Title13=(#13 - 395/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File14=http://87.230.103.107:8000Title14=(#14 - 396/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File15=http://87.230.103.9:8000Title15=(#15 - 397/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File16=http://78.159.104.133:80Title16=(#16 - 397/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File17=http://188.72.209.74:80Title17=(#17 - 399/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File18=http://188.72.209.64:80Title18=(#18 - 399/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File19=http://87.230.103.8:80Title19=(#19 - 401/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File20=http://80.237.152.83:8000Title20=(#20 - 402/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File21=http://78.159.104.129:80Title21=(#21 - 402/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File22=http://188.72.209.46:80Title22=(#22 - 402/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File23=http://87.230.103.58:8000Title23=(#23 - 402/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File24=http://87.230.103.8:8000Title24=(#24 - 405/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File25=http://87.230.103.9:80Title25=(#25 - 406/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File26=http://188.72.209.67:80Title26=(#26 - 413/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File27=http://87.230.103.58:80Title27=(#27 - 421/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File28=http://78.159.104.131:80Title28=(#28 - 443/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1File29=http://78.159.104.130:80Title29=(#29 - 462/750) top 100 station - Germanys No.1 Web Hit StationLength1=-1Version=2 The Download for this file is seperated by the ID of the station like the example below http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id=1377200 You can now use any of the IP server addresses from the playlist file above, which has the least user count noted like 443/750 means 443 listeners out of a possible 750 on that single server. Hope this helps you.
  5. Frames of JPEG compressed images are not that overly retentive on older systems. Your overall quality or graphical levels will increase these jPEG image sizes and bigger sizes mean more time! Linux distros run SL just fine, and the opensource JPEG compressor libary works just as intended. SL will work with your card but if it's good quality you're after, you won't get it without superior loss of performance locally. In this case, how many frames of images you can process per second.
  6. It's the community who make the community section. I'm sure oskar might post some data on the server deploys or maybe not, time will tell. Anybody on the beta grid mailing list could always just post the latest info here also.
  7. Good work on the tabbed interface, it blends in quite nicely.
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