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General Discussion / Re: Testing Posting
« Last post by robertking on October 15, 2018, 01:27:16 pm »
Hi Jerry,

Seems to work fine. See you next Tuesday.

Regards,
Bob King
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Announcements/News / Re: Website back online!
« Last post by jheart on October 12, 2018, 04:28:55 pm »
If you don't see your avatar, go to your profile and upload it again. BTW, Thank you Chris for the work in getting the webpage back online. Jerry
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Announcements/News / Re: Website back online!
« Last post by CrazyC on October 11, 2018, 10:59:22 pm »
Jerry has pointed out that there were some permission problems initially.  I have made some adjustments to the permissions system.  Hopefully everyone is now able to post and reply in the boards they are allowed to as expected.  This new software has WAY more settings than the old one did.  It's taking some effort to get used to it.

Jerry, I believe you should be good in all boards now as per your email.
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General Discussion / Testing Posting
« Last post by jheart on October 10, 2018, 10:30:01 pm »
Testing posting on new forum software
Jerry
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Announcements/News / Website back online!
« Last post by CrazyC on October 10, 2018, 01:34:22 am »
The Western New York Computer Society website is back up and running!

I really really have to apologize for the website outage over the past few months.  I don't really know what caused the issue exactly other than a server upgrade that caused the older website software that was being used to started throwing errors.
During the time it was down, I tried correcting the problem a few different times and spent a couple hours each time trying to resolve the issue with no success.  Being that the software the site was running on was about 15 years old, I opted for trying an upgrade to the forum database.  I somehow got lucky this evening and after about 3 hours, it appears to be working.

At present, I'm not sure this will be the final setup for Comsoc, but at least there is a site here again.  All previous users should still have access and all previous forum threads should still be here.  Right now, that's all that I know is working and it will take me some time to get the communicator files back into a place where they can be accessed.

I will see what I can do over the next week or so to test a few things and verify what i've said.

Again, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to get this back online.
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Internet SIG / Online Privacy
« Last post by Mr.Victor on April 18, 2018, 10:40:34 am »
These days there has been much news regarding Online Privacy with two big shakers and movers in the industry. Facebook and Google have been before Congress to defend their actions. The article below does an excellent job exploring our real privacy.

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/04/18/google-and-facebook.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20180418Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM200594&et_rid=278932807
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In a post to their forums, Flexera has announced that the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, or PSI, will no longer be available after April 20th, 2018.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/secunia-personal-software-inspector-psi-being-discontinued-in-april/

Jerry
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Windows SIG / Malwarebytes buggy update
« Last post by Mr.Victor on January 30, 2018, 03:43:13 pm »
Last Saturday, after Malwarebytes pushed an update to consumers with Premium and Premium Trial, as well as enterprise Endpoint Security users, the company’s forums lit up with complaints that the software was hogging 90 percent or more of memory and CPU resources.

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3251685/security/buggy-malwarebytes-protection-update-wreaks-havoc-for-users.html
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