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Will People Give Up On The Internet


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#1 mcomputer

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:08 PM

Suppose you have a home network with 3 computers and a wife and three kids. Its only a matter of time, even with the firewalls and pop up blockers and antimalware programs, before someone accidentally clicks on something they shouldnt and messes up the entire home network. Sometimes it feels like there are so many more people creating bad things than there are people solving them, that it's just a matter of time before people like me give up on the internet and have the kids use them only for word processing and spreadsheets. The people on this site are wonderful, patient and kind, but the financial gain associated with malware just seems too great. The unwanted porn is bad enough, but then throw on top of that other things which make the internet almost unusable, and its tempting to just give up sometimes ,send the kids back to the library and buy a set of encyclopedia britannicas.

Have you ever seen the names of the malware that are made to sound like antimalware programs? It's the worst part of human nature: gaining someone's trust so you can destroy it. The internet is a depressing place. Maybe I am missing the bigger picture of the knowledge and awareness it has extended to far reaching parts of the globe.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:03 PM

This may sound harsh but I agree with you unless you want to assume the role of system administrator, you assume total control of security and that includes not letting anyone else use a login with administrative powers.
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:01 AM

If everybody gave up on the internet, their would be nobody for malware creators to target.

This means the malware creators also lose.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:47 AM

I agree with Michael
On internet, you must behave as you`re in a dangerous zone. Better be very carefull, armed and prepared for anything. It is not a place for naive ignorants.
If you`re paranoic, it doesn`t mean that they are not after you.
And, sadly, they will get you eventualy. You can only make it harder
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:55 AM

I don't quite think so.

The internet may be come soon obsolete. I recentally read an article on "The Grid" that is supposible going to put the internet to shame.
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2001/03/42230
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

Hi, Alpha
Thanks for the link. Been there, red it, like it... :thumbsup:
Well, I`m 52. I use PCs since 1984. I`ve seen many announces about revolutionary inovations. Most of them failed. If mainstream (read: Windows users and oldtimers like me :trumpet: ) doesn`t like it, it won`t pass. Microsoft has de facto monopol on OSs, so when I read that MS is supporting something, I now it will be applied.
Like it, or not, that`s reality.. :flowers:
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

I have heard that other than Microsoft attempting to buy out Yahoo, that they have been lurking aroudn the grid a lot lately. I don't know. We will see.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:38 PM

I tried to google the grid.
Here`s one link: The grid, and another one: Open Grid Forum.
Haven`t read everything yet, but there is some development. :flowers:
I could not find anything in popular Magazines. It seems this is still academic topic, but in this field things tend to move very fast.
I`ll keep :thumbsup: eye on it.
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Posted 05 May 2008 - 03:03 PM

the internet will live on (its one big network comprised of many smaller networks) the question is when will people learn to not be sheep and all use the same OS?

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:35 AM

In short the internet isn't going to die. It is going to be surpassed by something else either - it will just get better.

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Posted 06 May 2008 - 01:38 PM

I think the Internet is too young to be abandoned!

As long as people are ignorant of the dangers of the Internet, malware creators will still be there. What needs to be done is to educate the people about basic Internet Security so that they and their families stay safe... and malware creators retire!

P.S. I have failed to understand this Grid project... Maybe I need to read more on it. But if anyone cares to briefly inform, welcome.




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