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The term computers is a very broad one, so I'm going to limit the discussion to three topics only:
Web Site Design, Computers Viruses and 3D Design.In the following sections, you will find all the
information necessary for a better understanding of these subjects.

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Designing a web site could be an easy task if you follow the following steps:
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Find a serves provider. I mean, find a company which would give you web space to save your page on.

I suggest XOOM. They will give you your address and the address of the ftp server, ftp.xoom.com in case you go with XOOM.

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Find an HTML editor. This program is used to design the site. It is very similar to word editors.

I suggest MS FrontPage. This is a very powerful program designed by Microsoft. I have provided the express version of this program for you to download. It has most of the functions of the complete version. In fact, I made my first site using the express version.

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Start designing your page and save it to your hard drive. Remember that all the pictures used to design the page should be saved in the same directory as the page it self. Also, you are going to need an image editor to modify the images you want to use in your page.

I suggest Paint Shop Pro as an image editor. You can download an evaluation copy of the program which will function for 90 days.

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Find an ftp editor program. This program will allow you to save your page to the server you picked in step one.

I suggest LeechFTP. After downloading the program, use your ftp server address, ftp.xoom.com in case you go with XOOM, username, and password to connect to the server.

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Locate the directory on your hard drive where you saved the site. Select all the files and copy them to the server.

If you have decided to use LeechFTP, the middle part is your hard drive directory. The right side of the program is the server directory. To copy files from your hard drive to the server, select and drag the files to the right side of the program, the server side.

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Now, use the address provided by the server company to access your page using any internet browser.

In case of XOOM, it is http://members.xoom.com/username .

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A virus is a piece of software designed and written to affect your computer by altering
the way it works without your knowledge or permission. Computer viruses do not
spontaneously generate: They must be written and have a specific purpose. Usually a
virus has two distinct functions:
Spreads itself between files without your knowledge.
and
Implements the damage planned by the perpetrator.
This could include erasing or damaging your computer.

There are different types of viruses; some of them are:

File Infectors

These are viruses that attach themselves to (or replace) .COM and .EXE files. With
this type of virus, uninfected programs usually become infected when they are
executed with the virus in memory. In other cases they are infected when they are
opened (such as using the DOS DIR command) or the virus simply infects all of the
files in the directory is was run from (a direct infector).

Boot Sector Infectors

Both hard disk and floppy contain a boot sector. This boot sector contains specific
information relating to the formatting of the disk, the data stored there and also
contains a small program called the boot program (which loads the DOS system files). It is the program that gets infected by viruses. You get a boot sector virus by leaving an infected diskette in a drive and rebooting the machine. When the boot sector program is read and executed, the virus goes into memory and infects your hard drive.

Master Boot Record Infectors

The first physical sector of every hard disk (Side , Track , Sector 1) contains the
disk's Master Boot Record and Partition Table. The Master Boot Record has a small
program within it called the Master Boot Program which looks up the values in the
partition table for the starting location of the bootable partition, and then tells the
system to go there and execute any code it finds. On floppy disks, these same
viruses infect the boot sectors.
You get a Master Boot Record virus in exactly the same manner you get a boot sector virus -- by leaving an infected diskette in a drive and rebooting the machine. When the boot sector program is read and executed, the virus goes into memory and infects the MBR of your hard drive.

Multi-partite Viruses

Multi-partite viruses are a combination of the viruses listed above. They will infect both
files and MBRs or both files and boot sectors. These types of viruses are currently
rare, but the number of cases is growing steadily.
 
If you want a feel of it, you can download Nuke.zip on your own;
in other words, I'm not responsible for any damage.
This program is a virus generator.

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One of the most powerful programs for 3D design is 3D Studio, so I'm going to use it
as an example of the designing programs.

 

The first step in designing in 3D is to visualize the object in its simplest forms. For
example, a skyscraper is basically a rectangle. This will ease the process of drawing
the object. Once you draw the object, you have to chose the light intensity and the
camera's angle of view.
Right: This is a snapshot
of what you expect to
see after drawing the
object and placing the
camera and lights. In
this case the objects
are a box and two
swords placed over a
rectangular base. Note
that it dose not have
any colors or textures,
but these will be added.
The second step is to apply the colors and textures to each object. For example, if
we have a rectangle for a skyscraper, we will need a picture of a skyscraper to apply
to the rectangle as a texture. This will result in transforming the rectangle to the
skyscraper in the picture.
Right: This is a snapshot
of the final product. You
can see that what used
to be a rectangle is now
a marble rock. Also, what
used to be a rectangular
base is now a piece of
wood. Note that the angle
of view and the intensity
of the lights are up to the
designer to determine.
You can animate the object by simply moving the camera around it. This is an example that I've made - select the format you want: Sword.fli or Sword.flc. Also, I have included a zip file in the following link which has lots of 3D Images for you to enjoy.

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I will show you how to replace the Windows95 logo which appears when you start your
computer, the shutdown screen, and the waiting screen. The first step is to get an
image editor program such as CoolBar Animator. Secondly, using the image editor
program open the file C:\LOGO.SYS which is the startup screen, C:\WINDOWS\LOGOS.SYS which is the waiting screen, and C:\WINDOWS\LOGOW.SYS which is the shutdown screen. Make all the changes
you want then hit the SAVE key. BOOM, you've just changed the screens. Feel free to download my Startup, Waiting, and Shutdown images. Remember to save each file in the appropriate place.

Click on the following link to download FreeTel Personal Edition as a gift from me to you.

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In case you have any questions about 3D Studio, 3D MAX, MS Visual Basic, MS
Office, C Language, Quick Basic, AutoCAD, Windows95, MS DOS, MS Front Page,
or upgrading your computer, don't hesitate to contact me any time.

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