Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown

You may have heard of Spectre and Meltdown, two security vulnerabilities that exist in virtually every CPU ever made by the chip giants Intel, AMD, and ARM. Either vulnerability can expose your system to “arbitrary code execution,” the geeky way to say, “A hacker could take complete control of your computer” and run any malware … Continue reading

Discord Resources For Virtual World Users (Second Life and Sansar Links)

Discord Resources For Virtual World Users (Second Life and Sansar Links)

Discord Resources For Virtual World Users (Second Life, Sansar, Sinespace) So I’ve been using Discord for quite some time for online communication – gaming etc.  I’ve found it much more reliable than Teamspeak and 100% more reliable than Skype, without being a tremendous resource hog on my PC.  It allows users to connect via text … Continue reading

Microsoft Takes on the Scammers

Microsoft Takes on the Scammers

Starting March 1, 2018, programs that attempt to coerce users into paying for dubious protection or PC performance “optimization” will be removed automatically by Microsoft Windows Defender Antivirus and other Microsoft security products. I can think of several rogues that will be hopefully out of business soon. Here’s what you need to know… Bringing Down … Continue reading

SL Tutorial: How To Cut Land Impact & Memory Load Of Second Life Buildings By 40%+ With Modding

SL Tutorial: How To Cut Land Impact & Memory Load Of Second Life Buildings By 40%+ With Modding

SL Tutorial: How To Cut Land Impact & Memory Load Of Second Life Buildings By 40%+ With Modding So a common complaint we receive is definitely lag.  This complaints kind of comes with the Second Life territory unfortunately, but there are some things that people can do to help reduce this. Common Things: Removing unnecessary … Continue reading

Is Windows Defender Enough Security?

Is Windows Defender Enough Security?

Windows Defender Security Center (“Defender” for short) is the latest name for the built-in suite of anti-malware and security features in Windows 10. Historically, Defender and its antecedents have been mediocre offerings. So mediocre, in fact, that multiple test labs rated it dead last in effectiveness. But recently, Microsoft has focused on making Defender a … Continue reading

Coming Soon To Firestorm: Customized, Kickass Skies For Your Second Life

Coming Soon To Firestorm: Customized, Kickass Skies For Your Second Life

Coming Soon To Firestorm: Customized, Kickass Skies For Your Second Life If you use Firestorm, the popular 3rd party viewer for Second Life, and enjoy shooting outdoor photos and machinima, you should connect with Stevie Davros. He’s creating what you’re looking at above: an alternative cloud system for use in Firestorm, which he plans to put … Continue reading