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10 Top Health Forums Online For Expert Support

November 20, 2014

From: MakeUseOf.

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A strange rash on the side of your face. A scary lump on your chest. These are the kinds of everyday health concerns that people deal with, but thankfully there are places online where you can get help.
Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve offered resources for animal healthcare, websites where you can check medical symptoms, and even mobile apps that let you look up medical advice. But, what if you want to ask a medical professional about your specific health concern?
Usually, when medical concerns first crop up, they are minor. Whether it’s a skin issue, a small pain in your stomach, or a chronic cough, it isn’t always the physical ailment that is hard to tolerate — it’s the idea that it could be an early symptom of something serious. How do you know?
The answer might be as simple as visiting one of the following forums and asking a certified medical professional for their medical opinion.

Read the rest at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-top-health-forums-online-expert-support/

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By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit

August 19, 2012

By popular demand here’s a list of sites with old pictures of Detroit (and some other places too)

Detroit

HistoricDetroit.org is Detroit’s place to learn the stories behind the city’s historic places and for photographers, historians and others to share their love, images, memories and more about its landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at facebook.com/HistoricDetroit

Detroiturbex.com the point of this site is to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636. Facebook photos at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Detroiturbexcom/109210839112636?sk=photos.

Forgotten Detroit. Histories and photo essays of many of Detroit’s abandoned or demolished landmarks. You can also find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Forgotten-Detroit/121468454578957 Go to their links page for a lot of other sites with even more photos.

Detroit Pictures is a small site but it has a Hamtramck section.

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. Lots of black-and-white historical streetscape and skyline photographs of major American cities from the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s and 1930s are on their Cities page. You can find the Detroit pictures here. Right now there is about 180 pictures in there. You can find more picture by searching like this for Detroit + Michigan.

A great documentary of Detroit at www.palladiumboots.com/exploration/detroit.

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre Photography – The Ruins of Detroit. Press the < & > keys to scroll through the pictures.

picturesofdetroit.blogspot.com/. Their photo sets.

New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery has a new gallery of over 870,000 pictures. For a peak at a few of the pictures take a look at this article.

And you can always search Google for old pictures of Detroit.

If I find any more good sites I’ll add them to this post.

Update 4-2-13: Through a generous donation from DTE, Wayne State is able to provide researchers with access to digitized copies of aerial photos of Detroit and area for the period 1949 to 1997. The collection consists of a series of low resoloution (72 dpi) and high resolution (600 dpi) pdf files. http://www.clas.wayne.edu/photos/ap_index.htm

Web could vanish for hordes of people in July, FBI warns

April 21, 2012

From CNET News

If your computer is infected with the DNSChanger virus, your summertime Internet activities will be seriously curtailed — as in buh-bye. But a special Web site can help you fix the problem.

The FBI is warning that hundreds of thousands of people could lose their Internet connections come July 9th, unless they take steps to diagnose and disinfect their computers. The problem is related to malware called DNSChanger that was first discovered way back in 2007 and that has infected millions of computers worldwide.

In simple terms, when you type a Web address into your browser, your computer contacts DNS (or Domain Name System) servers to find out the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of the site you’re trying to reach, and then it takes you there. DNSChanger fiddled with an infected machine’s settings and directed it to rogue servers set up by a crime ring — servers that handed out addresses to whatever sites the ring chose.

The DNSChanger Working Group (DCWG), the body set up to oversee the servers, has created a Web site to help you diagnose your machine and, if necessary, remove DNSChanger. You can check it out at www.dcwg.org. And it’s probably not a bad idea to do so sometime before, say, July 8.

Go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ for a quick check.

Read the rest at http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57418276-83/web-could-vanish-for-hordes-of-people-in-july-fbi-warns/

Google warning users of malware infection

July 23, 2011

From ZDNet.com

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If you see a notification above your Google search results that your computer is infected with malware, it’s probably best to take it seriously – the search giant has identified traffic patterns consistent with infection, and it’s letting users know that they need to take action.

The malware in question routes Google traffic through a small number of proxies, according to the official blog entry. If Google’s search engine detects that you’re coming to them through these intermediaries, it’ll display a banner notification (pictured above) in hopes that you’ll fix the problem.

Read the rest at http://www.zdnet.com/blog/google/google-warning-users-of-malware-infection/3145

5 Great Tutorial Websites To Learn How To Do Something

April 25, 2010

From: makeusof.com

The internet can be a very powerful tool to learn how to do things that you might need to do but don’t really know how to do it. Finding how to do something is much easier now then it was 20 years ago. The internet is full of useful resources and you don’t even have to leave your own home to get access to it.

No more driving to the library to find a book that’s not even there. No more reading the entire book only to find it doesn’t help you at all. Finding how to do something on the internet is as simple as typing what you want into a search engine and the results are right at your fingertips.
But where do we find all this information? Although search engines such as Google and Bing are good, you may want to narrow your search and have a look at these great “How To” tutorial websites.

Read the rest at MakeUseOf.com

Fake Security Alerts – Rogue Software Screen Images

April 1, 2010

From WorldStart Computer Tips and Computer Help
Q:
When I am surfing the web I sometimes get strange message windows popping up. Windows Security Alerts or error messages saying that my computer is “infected” or “too slow”. How can I tell if they are real and what should I do about them?
A:
Recently there has been an upswing in the number of “Fake Security Alert” messages popping up as people surf the Internet. These message windows say: Your computer is too slow, has been infected by a virus, requires an update or already has been infected with Trojans and other Malware. They are all false warnings, designed to convince users to purchase illegitimate and possibly dangerous fake security software. This article will provide sample screenshots of these phony alerts and outline a few simple ways to recognize and prevent these pesky problems.

Read the rest at WorldStart Computer Tips and Computer Help

How Can I Ditch Cable and Watch My TV Shows and Movies Online?

February 24, 2010

Dear Lifehacker,
I’d love to get rid of cable and stream all my favorite TV shows right from the internet. What do I need to know before I take the plunge?

Signed,
Ready to Cut the Coaxial

Join the club! Some of us at Lifehacker HQ have already left or are ready to leave the cable company for 24/7 live TV streaming, too. We get this question all the time, and we’ve examined ditching the monthly bill in favor of watching programs online occasionally in the past, and we’ve also looked at ways to get your TV fix with apps like Boxee and Hulu, plus there are cool set-top devices like Roku and TiVo, but this is a good opportunity to get exhaustive. There are so many great options for catching a show here or there, but can you rely on them to replicate the cable TV experience? Well, yes and no.

Read the rest at Lifehacker

Cool Printables : Ways to Put your Dusty Printer to Work

April 26, 2009

Bunch of unusual ways to make use of of your dusty printer. If you have a printer in the office, it’s even better: not only do you get free ink but also something to keep you occupied and make office hours fly. Well, and some actually to get things done.

Pocketmod – Create all-purpose, wallet-sized, booklets out of plain A4 sheets in just 1-2 minutes. As it says on the website, “it is hard to describe just how incredibly useful the PocketMod is. It’s best that you just dive in and create one“.

Read the rest at MakeUseOF

Clean Your Windows PC with Microsoft’s OneCare (Free)

March 21, 2009

We have all used applications to try and fix up our computers. It goes back to the early 90’s and a little program called Norton Utilities. Then lots of other similar products showed up and yet Microsoft still did not feel the need to release one themselves – maybe they were just looking to help consultants like myself along with tons of work.

It looks like Microsoft has wised up a bit and offers a little service called OneCare it is located at http://safety.live.com . When I tell some people about it they roll their eyes and give me that look, you know the look that says I do not want to give Billy Gates anymore of my hard earned money! Well if that was the case you would not be reading this on MakeUseOf… Are you following me?

Good! So long story short this is a free service that any authenticate version of XP or Vista can use to get a cleaning. It does not just look for spyware and viruses…

It also checks for registry mis-configurations and errors as well as other system issues like fragmentation. It will check on your firewall and antivirus programs as well. This program will also NOT let you shoot yourself in the foot. You will NOT be walking away with a busted computer when you are finished. Everything is un-doable via restore points as well. The one short fall of this application is that it MUST be run in Internet Explorer.

Read the rest at MakeUseOf

25 Websites To Have Fun With Your Photos

March 15, 2009

Getting a little bored how your photos are presented online? How about injecting some fun and humour into it. You don’t really need to be Photoshop literate to edit and add effects into your photos. There’re some really great sites out there that allows you to add effects to your photo by using their existing effect-templates.

The best part is – most of them are free and output is shown immediately on the fly. Here’s a collection of 25 Sites To Have Fun With Your Photos we’ve come to know. You know they don’t really have to be your photos 🙂

Read the rest at Hongkiat.com