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    I was knocked off the internet for about 72 days because my computer was HACKED by a professional hacher.

    Finally got back on this site with a new user name.

    It is now Mike C and formally was Mike NS.

    NS stood for New Science that I an currently posting because I consider the BBU as a Fallacy.

    Will post these fallacies tomorrow.

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    How do you know it was a "professional" hacker?


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    Why did it take you 72 days to fix your computer and why did you need to create a new user name?
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    About 72 days ?
    Eat Dolphin, save the Tuna!!!!
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    who?
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." - John Lennon
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    Having followed Mike's, views on Science for well over a year on more than one forum; I can say he is NOT particularly computer literate.

    However at about the same time he dropped off, I was hacked as well and frankly think I could give you a name. The hacker is not all that bright either and keeping your files/cookies cleaned up, will generally keep at bay. IMO he/she enters via a method, which THIS forum does not offer however.

    Since he is nearing 90 yo, personally I am glad to have heard some word from him. Now if Mega, would check in on occasion, my week will have been made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    I was knocked off the internet for about 72 days because my computer was HACKED by a professional hacher.

    Finally got back on this site with a new user name.
    Time needed to reformat, reinstall software, and get back on the internet: about 1-2 hours. Or maybe 1-2 days and $50 if you have to pay someone to do it for you. Or is there more to the story here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino
    How do you know it was a "professional" hacker?
    Because the first problem I had was when i was using MSN8 ISP.
    I was criticizing billionaires and multimillionaies for excessive wealth they did not deserve.
    On one occasion, I mentioned Bill Gates name but not offensively.

    Shortly after I had a virus planted in my computer. Later, a 'blockade' of my internet explorer was inserted. That was about 2 years ago. During all this time, I have had problems with these viruses and hackers.
    Today, I have a 'LIVE' hacker' monitoring and giving me problems.

    So I decided I would post an article on the 'Evils of Capitalism'.
    This post was rated '5 star' on another forum.
    See this post in politics subject matte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    Why did it take you 72 days to fix your computer and why did you need to create a new user name?
    Because during that time, I had to have my old computer that had its W98 SE OS detroyed.
    I took it to my vender who replaced it with another conputer and updated
    OS.
    So, in spite of this, I still have/had problems getting back on since a blockade of the IE was still sporadically giving me problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    About 72 days ?
    Ha Ha.
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    if i was in your position i would do the following :

    1. back up whatever data i wanted saving (having made sure they're not infected)
    2. completely reinstall the hard drive
    3. install a decent virus check system
    4. install a separate anti-spyware programme
    5. find out whether the blockade is purely on IE - if it is, use Firefox or Opera instead
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    I was knocked off the internet for about 72 days because my computer was HACKED by a professional hacher.

    Finally got back on this site with a new user name.
    Time needed to reformat, reinstall software, and get back on the internet: about 1-2 hours. Or maybe 1-2 days and $50 if you have to pay someone to do it for you. Or is there more to the story here?
    The computer replacement cost me $225. I decided to buy Windows XP Home Ed and the update. Another $300. And it is nothing but a 'glorified version of W98 SE.
    My printer had to be replaced. Another $80 with credit for the old one.
    A new ISP installation. Another $60.

    And the frustration of it all was a real nuisance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    if i was in your position i would do the following :

    1. back up whatever data i wanted saving (having made sure they're not infected)
    2. completely reinstall the hard drive
    3. install a decent virus check system
    4. install a separate anti-spyware programme
    5. find out whether the blockade is purely on IE - if it is, use Firefox or Opera instead
    Thanks. I do have spyware system.
    My hard drive was replaced with the computer.

    I was using Firefox for a while with AOL but then AOL started to bill me double. When I complained, they stopped but the hassle was a nuisance.
    I still have no explanation for the double billing or the connection with Firefox?
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    Well at any rate, welcome back. You'll find however that there are contenders now whose nuttery far exceeds your own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    The computer replacement cost me $225.
    There's nothing a hacker could do that would make you need to replace your computer. At worst, a hacker might destroy all the data on your hard drive. In which case it would simply be a matter of erasing everything and reinstalling all the software. If someone from a computer store told you that you needed a new computer because of "hacker" activities, you were almost certainly scammed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino
    Well at any rate, welcome back. You'll find however that there are contenders now whose nuttery far exceeds your own.
    If you call the Laws of Conservation of Matter and Enery nuttery, than you should REthink your science.

    Likewise for the M-M interferometry experiments and the Arp Redshift Anomalies as well as the NASA observations that I cite as my sources for my posts, than rethink your science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    The computer replacement cost me $225.
    There's nothing a hacker could do that would make you need to replace your computer. At worst, a hacker might destroy all the data on your hard drive. In which case it would simply be a matter of erasing everything and reinstalling all the software. If someone from a computer store told you that you needed a new computer because of "hacker" activities, you were almost certainly scammed.
    When I turned my computer on, all I got was some text that I did not bother with.
    I was looking for my OS to display as it always had, but it did not, so that was the end of my OS.

    The vender that I bought the computer from is an expert since he builds computers and installs OS's.
    He said my hard drive was wiped out. So he gave me another used computer with a new OS.
    That enabled me to get back on the internet.

    But I still have a live monitor harassing me with petty blocks and stalls to annoy me.

    My posts are very important to science (revolutionary) as well as politics (limiting capitalisms dollar stuffing frenxy) and religion's influence on limiting personal freedom and the genocides that they use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    My posts are very important to science (revolutionary) as well as politics (limiting capitalisms dollar stuffing frenxy) and religion's influence on limiting personal freedom and the genocides that they use.
    Mike, Mike, Mike. You are a lovely guy and I for one am delighted to see you back on the forum, but if you truly believe your posts are important I am very much afraid you are delusional.
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    Greetings batman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    The computer replacement cost me $225.
    There's nothing a hacker could do that would make you need to replace your computer. At worst, a hacker might destroy all the data on your hard drive. In which case it would simply be a matter of erasing everything and reinstalling all the software. If someone from a computer store told you that you needed a new computer because of "hacker" activities, you were almost certainly scammed.
    Actually that first part isn't entirely true. A skillfull enough hacker could (in theory, but I've never seen it done) hack into the hardware and instruct things like your hard drive or a CD ROM to do something that breaks it.

    If they hack your motherboard's BIOS, they can instruct the CPU fan to turn itself off, and other unpleasantries. And......yes........ your BIOS can be hacked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    My posts are very important to science (revolutionary) as well as politics (limiting capitalisms dollar stuffing frenxy) and religion's influence on limiting personal freedom and the genocides that they use.
    Mike, Mike, Mike. You are a lovely guy and I for one am delighted to see you back on the forum, but if you truly believe your posts are important I am very much afraid you are delusional.
    Ophi

    Well, if a professional hacker gives me problems, than it must be important.
    Besides my favoirite subjects (science and Cosmology), I have been refuting the bible and capitalism. Both of which are very important in our lives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    Well, if a professional hacker gives me problems, than it must be important.
    1. You are surmising it was a professional hacker.
    2. You are assuming that this indicates an interest in what you are posting.
    3. At most it indicates that said hacker believes it to be important. This is not the same as it being important.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    Besides my favoirite subjects (science and Cosmology), I have been refuting the bible and capitalism. Both of which are very important in our lives.
    They may be important in our lives, but your take on them is not. On this forum we aren't doing anything earthshattering. We are a group of buddies sitting round, shooting the breeze, talking and arguing for the benefits and pleasures that brings. Along the way I hope we all learn something, both of science and humanity, but we're not creating paradigm shifts in the population at large, nor challenging the status quo. What we do is important to each of us as individuals, but not to the world at large.
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    I'm still kind of wondering how you know a "hacker" was even involved as opposed to say, picking up a virus surfing porn. For example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    Well, if a professional hacker gives me problems, than it must be important.
    1. You are surmising it was a professional hacker.
    2. You are assuming that this indicates an interest in what you are posting.
    3. At most it indicates that said hacker believes it to be important. This is not the same as it being important.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike C
    Besides my favoirite subjects (science and Cosmology), I have been refuting the bible and capitalism. Both of which are very important in our lives.
    They may be important in our lives, but your take on them is not. On this forum we aren't doing anything earthshattering. We are a group of buddies sitting round, shooting the breeze, talking and arguing for the benefits and pleasures that brings. Along the way I hope we all learn something, both of science and humanity, but we're not creating paradigm shifts in the population at large, nor challenging the status quo. What we do is important to each of us as individuals, but not to the world at large.
    Thanks Ophi for your opinions, but if our US Constitution was working right, than I would not have much to gripe about.

    Also, if the BB was more believable, that would be a good thing because I Would have no reason to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutrino
    I'm still kind of wondering how you know a "hacker" was even involved as opposed to say, picking up a virus surfing porn. For example.
    Porn?
    I do not subscribe to that stuff.

    I only promote the 'truth' as I believe it and it is based on real physics, Laws and Nature.

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