Other Resources

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Test your Internet Connection speed, click on the following links.

TEST

TEST-TWO

TEST-THREE

Think your 56K connection feels more like a 28.8? It might be! Take the speed test to see how fast your Internet connection really is.

I've installed Mozilla Firefox. Now what?

An Introduction to Mozilla - A Manual for First Time Users for users of Firefox. Click here.

This is the first of a series of links to other resources on the web:

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Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple. Just copy/cut whatever you want to the clipboard, click on the PureText tray icon, and then paste to any application. Better yet, you can configure a hot-key to convert and paste the text for you. The pasted text will be pure and free from all formatting.

Download here.

Test the security of your system.

There may be several holes in your security system. This site will check your site for access to your computer. It will first show you the openings.

Near the bottom of the report is a link to a page that contains fixes for each weak point detected.

PDA and WAP users may also check their security settings.

Check security by clicking here.

Need a dictionary?

General:

Over 250 languages:  Dictionary.com: Click here.

Computer related definitions:

Happy hunting!

Want to check your Clark County, Nevada, property records?

This site contains information pertaining to all land parcels in Clark County, NV including:

  • Assessment information
  • Legal owners.
  • Last sales price, month and year
  • Structure description (residential)
  • Taxes: Amount and date paid.

Click here: Assessor's Records and Maps

Other items of interest

Need technical help?

An e-mail address has been established to help members. Members can use this address to submit technical questions to the club. Other members will respond to the mail messages. This should only be used for technical questions, not club business. The e-mail address is help@myscacc.com

The club has a receptacle (box) in the classroom to receive your spent printer ink and toner cartridges for recycling. The Hinman school and the environment benefits.

Drop yours off during open lab sessions. Thank you.

Do you wish to not receive some e-mail message types from your club?

Read the discussion on the Forms page. You may print a form and choose not to receive one or more types.

You may choose not to receive:

  • The newsletter
  • Weekly activity
  • Other special notices.
Not receiving your newsletter? A couple of reasons come to mind:
  • You checked the boxes at the top of the Membership Request form that indicated that you did not wish to receive same.
  • You may have recently installed a SPAM blocker and don't have the club's email address in your Address Book or Contacts list.
  • You may have changed your e-mail address and forgot to notify the Club. Please let us know when you change your e-mail address.

Heading off e-mailed hoaxes and computer virus myths.

  • There are implications if you believe in them. Before you forward a dire message check the sites below and find out if there is any truth to the warning.
  • Hoax warnings are typically scare alerts started by malicious people - and passed on by innocent users who think they are helping the community by spreading the warning.
  • Do not forward hoax messages. There are cases where e-mail systems have collapsed after dozens of users forwarded a false alert to everybody in the company.

Myths, hoaxes, urban legends, etc.

Learn about some...

Learn about computer virus myths, hoaxes, urban legends, hysteria, and the implications if you believe in them.

Sophos provides information about virus hoaxes, chain letters, scams and misunderstandings to aid companies and individuals.

More about myths, hoaxes, urban legends, etc.

Learn about some more...

Computers are not only now an integral part of our daily lives, they've also become the primary means by which urban legends and other pieces of misinformation are now spread -- everything from "stupid computer user" stories to virus warning hoaxes (and the occasional real warning).

Don't spread that hoax!

Advice on handling hoaxes... 

For the last few years, the internet community has endured a wave of e-mail hoaxes and pranks, exploiting users unfamiliarity with how the internet, and computer systems in general work. With the explosive growth of the internet and its popularity, more and more new users are "getting online" and becoming targets for pranksters. "Ancient" myths, like the cookie story, are just waiting for a critical mass of people who have not been exposed, so that they can go streaming across the net again. There is no technical solution to this problem. 

The more urgent it sounds, the more skeptical you should be. Even if you think it might be true, let someone else spread it.

F-Secure hoax pages

Hoax warnings are typically scare alerts started by malicious people - and passed on by innocent users who think they are helping the community by spreading the warning. Check the message that you have receivedhere.