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wow, I went all day without getting online. kind of. I was downloading things, but I haven't checked my e-mail or LJ at all. I was busy. Mostly watching movies that I downloaded and burning them onto CD. I really want my computer back. I keep wanting to do stuff and then I realize I can't because it's on my computer and I'm using my dad's. It's kind of annoying.

But, I did get the Nick Carter tickets today! Woo! One more week! And Sarah will be here too. I can't wait.

So, in my sbsense I seem to have missed a lot. Something dastardly is going on with LJ? What is a Distributed Denial of Service attack, anyway? And Justin grabbed Kylie's ass while performing with her at the BRIT Awards? There are pictures of that all over my friends page.

And yesterday I forgot to say happy birthday to sarahchica and theboyy.

This not having a computer really sucks. And I still don't know what's wrong with it. Except I'm pretty sure it's not the power supply. Which makes me not too happy becuase that would be very easy to fix. Have I mentioned lately that I hate computers?

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blue_ant
Feb. 20th, 2003 11:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you, darling.
sweatergurl
Feb. 20th, 2003 11:33 pm (UTC)
dude, that was really fast.
blue_ant
Feb. 21st, 2003 08:46 am (UTC)
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I checked my LJ backwards last night.

Starting with the first pages. Because I didn't want to skim too much. Or something.
sweatergurl
Feb. 21st, 2003 10:41 am (UTC)
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but still. you must have seen it right at the moment I posted it. In the time I hit submit, to the time I looked at the post, you'd already replied.

love the icon. ;)
blue_ant
Feb. 21st, 2003 02:11 pm (UTC)
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Wow. That's odd.

HEEE!

Thank you.
sweatergurl
Feb. 21st, 2003 04:06 pm (UTC)
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I know! That's why I was so surprised. You were super-fast.
blue_ant
Feb. 21st, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
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I am Super-Fast.

That's me.

...
eikichi_onizuka
Feb. 20th, 2003 11:36 pm (UTC)
A Distributed Denial of Service attack is usually a large number of computers (who often have trojan horses on them, completely unbeknownst to the owner) who react to a command sent to them by the malicious user and start sending PING or SYN/ACK packets to a specific server, group of servers, or specific IP address. They are, in effect, zombie computers.

The legitimate server is so overwhelmed trying to respond to the PING requests, or deal with the malformed SYN/ACK packets, that it has no way to serve up actual data to its users (i.e., us).

Distributed Denial Of Service attacks usually only require a few hundred computers to be successful. Computers connected via broadband connections are usually the targets.

I work at an ISP, and we recently had a DDOS attack attempted against us. It's not a pretty thing. Interfaces reset, routers overheat, people complain.
sweatergurl
Feb. 21st, 2003 09:57 am (UTC)
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I knew you'd have the answer. :)
Thank you.

So how do thay fix that?
theboyy
Feb. 21st, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks Amanda! *mwah

And yay for you, Nick Carter!!
sweatergurl
Feb. 21st, 2003 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Yes! Nick's ass live and in person! ;) hee
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