The Good Old, Bad Old Days Download
Geoff Kuenning, an assistant professor of computer science at Harvey Mudd College, explains:You can absolutely get a virus from opening just a "regular" e-mail--if your mail reader supports attachments.Attachments are an extension to old-fashioned plain-text e-mail. The idea is to allow all sorts of files to be transferred without going through the hassle of downloading them separately. In the bad old (or good old) days, computer users had to send "pointers" to things. For example, you might tell somebody to look at a certain Web page to see a funny picture. Attachments save us from that nuisance.If your mail reader supports attachments, the downloading is done automatically. Depending on your reader and your preferences, you may have to explicitly ask that an attachment be decoded and opened; this method is inconvenient but safer. Some mail readers will decode and even execute attached files as soon as you open the message, or even when you simply list the messages that are in your inbox. Microsoft Outlook is notorious for this kind of behavior. If the message is malicious, you will find your computer infected by a virus.You can reduce the chance of this happening by setting your mail reader so that it never opens attachments automatically, and by never opening an attachment that you weren't expecting to get. Nowadays, it isn't even safe to open attachments from your best friend, because some viruses masquerade as people you know. You might think you are going to see Fred's pictures of his party, and actually wind up infecting your computer.Answer originally posted September 9, 2002. Rights & PermissionsRead This NextThe SciencesCode Red: Worm Assault on the WebCarolyn Meinel
The Good Old, Bad Old Days download
If you're among the thousands who have succumbed to the lure of the wood burning stove, keep in mind that the return to the "good old days" of wood stove heating can have some old-fashioned drawbacks.
Note that the script (my_script in the above example) should exitwith code 0 if the current source code is good/old, and exit with acode between 1 and 127 (inclusive), except 125, if the current sourcecode is bad/new.
In 1988, in my then brand-new Nissan Hardbody truck, I installed a Harmon Kardon cassette deck with Dolby "B" and "C" with a pair of Infinity KAPPA 3-way speakers in both doors. The sound quality was really second to none, especially with TDK cassettes recorded in HX Pro.Upgraded to a Soundstream CD unit that also pulled out of the dash. Remember the days when you carried your tape deck/cd player with you in that carrying case with a zipper.Yes, the not so good old days.(And yes, I worked p/t for Radio Shack and also installed Radio Shack car audio and cellphone units, and yes RS stuff was junk, overpriced junk).
Isaac is dead and Psellus has installed his mate to bring back the good old days of the wealthy families reaping in all the cash. As long as there are not mulitple invasions hitting the empire at once, it'll be fine!
June saw only four days of air quality that didn't exceed federal ozone standards; July had just one day and so far August hasn't had a single day of good air, according to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the smog control agency for all or portions of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.