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Order strategies (Kebir Blue)

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Travis Goeringer (Kebir Blue)

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:11 pm Click here to edit this post
Hooray for the new order strategies addition so we can set a minimum amount of items to order. One thing, can someone help me to clarify what the two fields do? Does the first one mean the minimum "trigger" for the system to order more, and the second, well, I have no idea.....

John R

Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 10:22 pm Click here to edit this post
1. Trigger;
2. How much to order when trigger reached.

Váli (Fearless Blue)

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 02:28 am Click here to edit this post
I tried using it but my setting wont save?

John R

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 02:40 pm Click here to edit this post
Your browser gets stuck. Just wait a few seconds and it will work.

Which browser are you using?

Váli (Fearless Blue)

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 04:46 pm Click here to edit this post
Internet explorer. It gets stuck when I change the amounts. Then after a while its comes back. When I then save the settings nothing happens. I can leave it for 5 minutes change page, then when I return the changes have not been saved.

John R

Friday, September 26, 2008 - 04:58 pm Click here to edit this post
Yeah... You better use another browser. For security reasons too.

Try Firefox or Opera.

There's also Safari and Chrome, but I haven't tested those.

Váli (Fearless Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 03:39 am Click here to edit this post
I will give firefox ago.

Váli (Fearless Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 04:00 am Click here to edit this post
Firefox works nicely for the order stratergies. Chat still does not work though ;-(

John R

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 12:33 pm Click here to edit this post
The problem with the chat is a weird plug-in error.

You better stick with Firefox while browsing the net for this reason.

ira0348 (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 01:50 pm Click here to edit this post
This is so much paranoia, how seriously could someone damage you IF you were selected out for attack (how many billions of IP addresses?), IF you were ripe enough to pick (rich enough to justify the theft, held such valuable data), IF you were dumb enough to use the internet so carelessly and for such important tasks (as if there were not enough warnings around), please, maybe for personal reasons of functionality or other aesthetics be selective over your browser choice, but you've as much, if not more, to worry about from who your postman is and where do those undelivered go, and what have you thrown out in the bin recently?

John R

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 02:09 pm Click here to edit this post

Sorry, you said anything?

I'll just copy and paste two random paragraphs to break the ice of this awkward moment:

"The first major flaw in a Windows program last year involved one that could be easily exploited via Internet Explorer. In late December 2005, experts tracked organized criminals hacking into sites and seeding them with code that installed password-stealing spyware on machines used by anyone who merely visited the sites with IE. Microsoft initially downplayed the severity of the attacks, until it became clear that the threat was fairly widespread and that thousands of customers had already been attacked in the span of a few days. The threat was seen as so severe that a large number of security experts urged users to download and install a patch produced by a third party until Microsoft developed an official fix.

In September, attackers would exploit an unpatched flaw in non-Microsoft Web server software to install malicious code on thousands of legitimate Web sites that could infect Windows machines when users merely browsed the sites with IE. Much like the IE flaw first detected in December 2005, this sophisticated attack by organized criminals also would prompt a series of third-party security patches in the days before Microsoft issued an official update."

To add more random stuff, MS has the habit of collecting unauthorized private information through IE and WMP11. Firefox is faster than IE too.

Petra Arkanian (Little Upsilon)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 04:32 pm Click here to edit this post
Lol anyone with 5 minutes and a 56k connection can download NMAP and do broad IP scans across the internet, giving them plenty of information about your system.

You're not as safe as you think, but a few simple steps can make you much more secure.

Travis Goeringer (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 06:02 pm Click here to edit this post
thanks everyone, i got it. this is a great feature

ira0348 (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 09:01 pm Click here to edit this post
Sorry this went a bit off topic Travis.
Like I said John, IF IF IF, what are you worried about? some hacker might get your Simcountry password? Use the interweb for shopping? use a credit card, fraud insurance included. And if what you have going on in your machine is that sensitive you either need locking up for having it or you should consider abondoning the Windows platform altogether.
Frankly I was more concerned when a petrol/gas station reciept contained information that was used to steal over 1000 UKP from my account, thank you Visa for sorting that out.

John R

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 09:22 pm Click here to edit this post
There are no ifs. There are possibilities, chances and consequences.

My online money comes to a dazzling 1 USD. My worries for any private information come down to zero.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about many who shop online. That includes many of those who paid to play this game.
It is not pretty when $500 disappear every week until nothing is left. It is a serious issue and it should never be downplayed.

The warning is justified.

ira0348 (Kebir Blue)

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 10:12 pm Click here to edit this post
OK John, agreed, it should not be played down and the threat is real, I just wish a bit of perspective on it, this anti Microsoft/Bill Gates/windows and all evil on the internet issue is IMHO dragging down potential benefits. Windows (which is now so MIE integrated they may be considered as one) is shite in that it expands to fill the memory/processing power available (whose law is that? someone said it)and its insecurity is well documented but if people spread the negative then the positive gets drowned. Anyhow, I'm off my soap-box, for now, take it easy out there.

John R

Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 10:31 pm Click here to edit this post
No... I'm anti-IE.

I'm fond of Microsoft Office and the only problem with the windows platform is that it's subject to more exploitations than others, because it possesses the largest share of the market. If not, hackers would concentrate and find equally disturbing bugs in them.
I do not pay attention to MS' possibly questionable ethics.

My issue with Internet Explorer is that it has shown without end that it is quite simply the worst browser out there.

It lacks innovation, it's unsecured, it fails the acid tests miserably, it's slow, it lacks compatibility. Internet Explorer assembles to something similar to a dead weight on the internet.

With all honesty and good faith, I recommend Firefox.

Noproblem (Fearless Blue)

Monday, September 29, 2008 - 05:11 am Click here to edit this post
I was compromised in some way that I was never able to track down. Fortunately, my Credit Union was on the ball and called about the purchases in a state that I had never visited.
Now when I pay for this game, I first delete all history, files & cookies and forms, and then pay: then re-delete everything, and then resume playing.
That seems to have solved the problem.
Also increased my security systems level of alertness to tracking cookies from any site. Also visit VERY few sites. I do not randomly surf the net. This site is now the only net activity I engage in. On landline @ 28k, surfing isn't as much fun as it could be, I suppose.
I woudl like to try firefox, but it would take FOREVER to download with my stupid system.

John R

Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 12:10 am Click here to edit this post
Download it at night?

I would ponder heavily on the possibly of changing ISP, though. You should have a look at the market first. Anyone knows when fiber optics will be commercially explored? That's probably a ten year dream.
Apparently, the internet will suffer another major revolution coming from CERN again. I wasn't cleared on how though.

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