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Oh. HELLO AGAIN ANON. ;u; <33 I’m glad to hear that! I hope it was of much help! <33 /throws love and hearts at you~
WARNING ABOUT A REALLY NASTY NEW VIRUS.
Meet CryptoLocker. It’s your worst nightmare. A lot of antivirus software, including the big names, cannot yet detect or stop it. If your computer gets it, CryptoLocker takes all your files hostage by encrypting them and giving you a certain amount of time to send a certain amount of money to the man behind the virus.
The encryption is very tidy, and so far seems uncrackable (well, crackable, but it might take a couple centuries). If you tamper with the virus itself, it will pretty much self-destruct and take everything with it. And the way the money is transferred, the dick programmer behind it all for the moment is pretty much uncatchable.
YOU CANNOT GET RID OF THIS VIRUS WITHOUT COMPLETELY WIPING YOUR COMPUTER. YOUR ONLY CHANCE IS PREVENTION AND PREPARATION.
Back up your computer to something like an external hard-drive, or even an internal hard-drive that you just take out and stuff away somewhere for safe keeping. Make sure your antivirus is up to date, avoid skeevy sites, and don’t open random emails. DO NOT download email attachments unless you know exactly what it is, because that seems to be how this is primarily being transmitted.
You can learn more about it here.
We’ve actually run into this at work. It’s extremely aggressive and a major fucking pain to get rid of. One of our guys got infected with it and even paid the company whatever fee they charge to decrypt the files, and due to “an error processing the first payment”, ended up double-charging him (no refunds, of course) and is virtually untrackable.
Literally fuck this guy with a cactus. Like, if you see him, offer to introduce him to your little cactus friend in a quite personal and intimate manner. This shit is FUCKING INEXCUSABLE.
Also, bulk up on your virus protection, limit your porn and illegal cartoon-watching and torrents to safe sites, DO NOT OPEN EMAIL ATTACHMENTS UNLESS YOU’RE EXPECTING THEM, and just be careful in general, cause this one is one of the nastiest viruses around.
I wouldn’t reblog a virus alert unless I was dead serious about how bad it is.
Be aware this is totally a real thing. I work in IT at my university, and this basically completely trashed one of our file servers (it WILL encrypt any shared network resources you have access to). Just, don’t download attachments if you’re not expecting them. Don’t do it.
GUYS IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ AND BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR ONLINE DOWNLOADS!
Just one thing I forgot to add about that virus post, for anyone in IT that’s following me, it will be encrypting files for up to 24 hours before it alerts you. It will create a full list of encrpted files in the user’ registry.
IT PEOPLE: HKCU\Software\Crypto***\Files (*** will eitherbe some numbers, or the word locker, something like that).
EVERYON ELSE: If you think you might’ve goofed, SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPUTER ASAP. Get it to someone that can mount your hard drive and check for the virus for you using the above information.
ADDING TO THIS POST.
Hii~ FIRST AND FOREMOST. I’m not that great of a watercolor artist. ;_;”But thank you for saying such. ;a; <333 BUT YEAH. I’ll point you toward http://koyamori.deviantart.com/ and http://shel-yang.deviantart.com/ as being of my top two watercolor idols.
As a beginner, I just recommend you start with watercolor sets that have their paint in pans or in cakes (like this: http://www.amazon.com/Sakura-XNCW-24N-24-Piece-Assorted-Colors/dp/B001OVG40E/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1382309041&sr=8-4&keywords=watercolor+sets ). Some brands that are great for beginners (but not cheap in quality like crayola) are Koi, Winsor & Newton, Reeves, etc. etc.)
I suggest you don’t buy individual tubes of watercolor (that cost 5+) unless you are really going to invest and use it. (Because a tube can last you a super long time.) The pans/cakes will last you a long time, it’s a good investment since you can mix different colors and stuff.
As for brushes, I’m not picky. I have one grumbacher brush and one that is Dick Blick Masterstroke. Both of these brushes are short-haired and are medium sized cus I don’t like to waste moolahs on different sizes of brushes. |D;;;
ERP YEAh. I can’t really give much tips because I haven’t dabbled in watercolors so much. <_>; Most of the time, it’s guesswork for me and whether or not the picture looks fine is a hit or miss.
I did do some kind of tut about my stuff here; http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/323/d/d/my_watercoloring_stuff_by_kyunyo-d5lipaa.png if you want to check it out.
ALSO TWO MORE THINGS.
Invest in a gel pen or a Opaque White Watercolor bottle. These things are for touch ups to make your pic look super shiney. |D;;;; But yeah.
Second thing. Hair dryer is your friend if you’re impatient. :D;;;
Tips I can give you is to look up tutorials on DA and experiment on your own~ Find an artist that has a really solid background in watercolor and study their works and figure out their techniques. (Cus my guess is as good as yours orz;; )
Hope I can help a bit. D;
does anyone even is talking about child!Masrur?
because as you rest, the world wars on.
A vent picture to express my sad feels… ;_;