Seedy Side Of Computing | Naked Pictures
Almost everybody does it. We all get
naked once in a while. If we're lucky we'll have someone else
to get naked with and when that happens, usually the two bipeds
figure out something to do with each other. When you don't have
someone else at that moment, sometimes a quick little photo reminder
is in order.
Enter... The Internet!
If you've ever typed in the word
PORN or SEX on the search engine of your choice, the chances
are that you've looked at some of these sites that serve up naked
pictures. You soon discover that most of the time they're not
free. Nope. Sorry pal. Get that cold shower running... Giving
out your credit card to one of these sites is also not high on
our list of priorities either. I have a client who did this,
he just wanted to get a quick gander at the body beautiful. He
found a site, entered in his name, address, credit card information,
and his email address. He paid about $10 for a month of viewing.
After about 2 weeks, something interesting happened... His mailbox
(at home... ahem...) started filling up with all kinds of porn
offers, catalogs of sex toys and escort service offerings. His
wife wasn't pleased... Someone else also told me once that some
of these porn sites are run by certain religious organizations.
These capture your name, credit card info and address and then
put you on a list somewhere or start sending you anti-porn material.
Isn't America great?!?
There is a couple of other ways
to get fast good quality pictures and video other than going
to a webpage. One way is to use a News Reader. News Readers are
primarily for people to write messages to each other on a text
based bulletin board like atmosphere. It's kind'a like a bulletin
board at your office or school. People can leave/post messages
to whom ever they want about any topic they desire. There are
approximately 40,000 newsgroups out there with topics ranging
from 'Save the Whales' to 'Jimmy's Chicken Shack'. Yep, naked
pictures too. Getting pictures wasn't easy though, in old days,
we didn't have these handy little programs that search out and
display and convert the pictures, you had to convert cryptic
text messages (some times dozens of them) using a special program
that takes the message that looks something like this...
- -----END MESSAGE-----
into a photo you can look at.
This is just a very short version
of one of these messages and it wasn't uncommon to have to download
dozens of these messages to a text file, join them together and
then convert them back to a picture. This whole process would
take quite a long time to compete and only the die hard picture
collectors pursued it.
Now we have Outlook
Agent and NewsRover
among the few that can do this as easy as 1-2-3. You just load
one these programs (all are free) on your computer and away you
go. You're ready to enjoy the cheap frills of naked pictures
on the internet.
but there is something more you should know...
After you've got the whole thing
setup and running, you better make darn sure that your virus
program is working at its peak performance buddy. I'd say about
2% of the files that come down have some sort of malicious code
associated with them. I know that I have had a few emails from
users saying that after they've setup their newsreader and started
downloading, everything from their printer stops working to total
system failure occurs. Moreover, NEVER click on anything that
doesn't have a .jpg at the end. Some files look like this ' supermodelwow.jpg"
but in reality the extension .jpg is just a hidden part of the
text you see on the screen. The file is really a .exe or executable
program that is a Trojan virus or other type of malicious code
that will really screw up your computer.
So if you got to cahoneys to
start this, visit my newsreader
setup page for instructions. I have detailed instructions
for each of the above mentioned programs.
way to get pictures or
video I'm told... ahem... is to use one of these Gnutella
download clients like Limewire.
Using Limewire you can simply enter a keyword like boobies, model
or nudes and get quite a large listing of available files for
download. Video clips and very good quality images files are
available sometimes in the thousands.
It's the same as downloading
MP3 files but with one small change. All you do is change the
type selector (pictured below) to Video or Images and you're
ready to start downloading.
In the example below ' Fred '
wants to find pictures of boobies. So using Limewire, he simply
types in the word ' boobies ' under the search box and changes
the selector type to Video or Images. With Limewire you can also
select Images to find JPG's as well. The next thing you know,
the available selections that others have on their systems for
download start appearing in the download window ready for you
to select and acquire.
Once the file is done downloading,
it stores it in your Shared Files section that Limewire setup
during the install process. If you click on the Options
button in Limewire you'll see a window like this. The Save
Directory is where it's putting your download files. For
convenience, you can make a shortcut if you want on your desktop
so you can view your collection at doubleclick speed.
But there is something more you should
I have been told that some of
the people running P2P clients are Law Enforcement or investigators
looking for people that download copyrighted material or illegal
pictures. They lurk there waiting for you to download the file
from their computer and they have a record of your IP address.
They then use this IP address of yours to track you down through
your ISP and come knocking on your door. Believe me, it's very
easy for them to do this so don't do anything illegal.
That's all I got for now. As
the technology changes and programs come and go, you can look
back here for updates.