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  1. I would like to present the ponies of MLP forums a virtual world platform called Second Life. It's where anybody can pick up editing skills to modify the world around them or how they look however they please. There are Pony communities already there, with plenty of welcoming faces ready to greet anybody that visits, and a marketplace system for Avatars and More. I will help anybody that messages me here in the forum personally over discord, through game or ect. I'd like to do anything to help the Pony Community live their dreams.
  2. What did you guys think about it's return back at 2017? I quickly went through the old seasons again just for the sake of nostalgia, I really wish there was a way to find the Soundtrack for every episode. Also, anybody remember that one episode when Samurai jack was 'catfished' by Aku when he shape-shifted into a woman?
  3. There is this 3D virtual world called Second Life, it's without objectives so I'm not sure if it would be called a game. Would there be a place to talk about 3D models in the platform like MLP building replicas, avatars, ect? (Also here is a picture of Scootaloo)
  4. Do you, have you or are you planning on using a VPN service? I've been using FrootVPN for a while, I first got it cause it was a Swedish service and I wanted to try it out. Lately I've been getting slower speeds and there hasn't been much I could do about it so I'm looking into getting another one. At first I mainly used it while downloading torrents but nowaday I don't really torrent stuff anymore but DDoS attacks on multiplayer games has become an issue instead so I need something with more reliable servers.
  5. Hopefully this is the right section for it but Playstation Network has FINALLY added My Little Pony avatars! They are $1.99 each which is a bit steep but I for sure am gonna buy all of them. Twilight Sparkle https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/twilight-sparkle/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000016 Applejack https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/applejack/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000009 Fluttershy https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/fluttershy/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000010 Muffins https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/muffins/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000011 Pinkie Pie https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/pinkie-pie/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000012 Rainbow Dash https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/rainbow-dash/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000013 Rarity https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/rarity/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000014 Spike https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/games/avatars/spike/cid=UT5011-NPUB31635_00-UAMEEMONON000015 Now when you shrek some scrubs or go on jolly co-op adventures with your fellow ponyfriends and strangers alike, you can do it while showcasing your pony pride! I was so excited when I found out cause I wanted this for a loong time and thought i'd share with everypony.
  6. Considering PG-13 Movies are advertised on kids channels very frequently, and since most of the current kids networks target kids up to 14 years old, have you ever seen a commercial for a Teen rated game on a kids network? I remember Jak II had a commercial on Nickelodeon at one point, but aside from that, I don't remember any others.
  7. Since kids networks are horribly mismanaged today (with a few exceptions). How exactly would you run your own kids network? My idea is to have a network for kids of literally ALL ages (ie, anyone 18 and under) and their families. Mornings would be preschool programming for kids 2-6, featuring a mix of original and acquired programming that's safe, and educational from 7:00am to 12:00n all programming will be no higher than a TV-Y. 12:00n to 5:00pm would be aimed at children 6-12 years old. Featuring a mix of original and acquired programming for kids, all Programming will be TV-Y or TV-Y7. 5:00pm to 8:00pm will be an action/video game hybrid block for older kids. Featuring Shonen anime, super hero shows, and video game programming for boys and gamers 9-14 years old. All programming will be either TV-Y7 or TV-PG. 8:00pm to 10:00pm would be family time. Featuring game shows, movies, and premiere episodes of original series for kids and their families. All programming will be TV-Y7, TV-G, or TV-PG. 10:00pm to 2:00am will be a block for teens 14-18. Featuring acquired Teen dramas and sitcoms and late night animation with content that may be unsuitable for younger kids. Programming will be either TV-PG or TV-14. 2:00am to 6:00am is a special block for young adults 18-24. With weird and experimental programming ala Adult Swim. Programming will be no lower than TV-14. We'll also try to make sure no show is overplayed and that the schedule will be balanced. So what do you think?
  8. Well, in addition to Network Security, I thought I drop this down that a friend of mine and I wrote. It will explain details on NAT and Improving Connectivity in your home (you can do this with almost anything that requires connection, like your Computer, Laptop, Mobile Device, Xbox, PS4, whatever. Feel free to take a moment and read through it and hope it serves as a guide, What is a NAT? NAT stands for Network Address Translation. Basically, your ISP gives you ONE IP address through your Modem. Your Router takes all devices (Computer, Printer, Xbox, PS4, etc) attached to the router, and assigns them "private IP addresses". The NAT then translates these private addresses into the single IP address given to you by your ISP, thus allowing you to connect multiple devices. How Can I Improve My Connection? 1) Go WIRED Wired is simply faster than wireless. It's also more reliable and consistent. Though not as convenient, just a better way to go. 2) Call your ISP (Internet Service Provider, ex: Optimum, Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, etc.) Try visiting http://www.speedtest.net/ and running a test. If your results are lower than 10MB/s download, 1.5MB/s upload, and more than 40 ping, you should try to improve your connection (Note, these numbers change depending on variables such as if you are wireless, how far you are from your router, and what type of Ethernet cord you are using). If you are getting results lower than you are paying for, ask them to fix it. 3) Port Forward This is where you're going to make a huge difference at no cost but your own time. Let's take Xbox LIVE as an example (This will apply to PC's, etc). Now, this prefers certain ports on your router for connections. However, sometimes these ports are used by other things on your network. Port Forwarding these ports to your Xbox's connection "reserves" these ports specifically for Xbox LIVE. This process will also Open your NAT. To continue with this process, go to a PC you have at home. Open up an internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) and type in your home IP address (this is usually 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1). You will now be asked for a login and password (the login is usually admin and the password is usually password unless you changed it). Now, locate a section called "Port Forwarding" or "Port Triggering" or "IP Forwarding" or something similar (every router is different). Once you have found the Port Forwarding settings, look for an option called "Add" or "Add custom Service" or something similar. Once you find it, click it. You are now going to enter 10 separate items to this list. When you add an item, it is going to ask you for 4 things. It will ask you for a "Service Name" (or something similar), a "Start Port", an "End Port", and a "Server IP Address" (or something similar). For the Service Names, simply put something you'll remember, such as "Xbox_LIVE1", "Xbox_LIVE2", "Xbox_LIVE3" etc for all 10 times. You will put in the Start and End Ports I list below. For the IP Address, put something similar to what your router's IP address is, but with a different number at the end. For instance, if your router's IP is 192.168.1.1, then make your Xbox's new IP 192.168.1.55 or something like that. That last number can be anything between 1 and 255. However, choosing a higher number such as "55" will prevent any problems with other connections in your household trying to use the same number (connections count up, so you'd have to have 55 connections in your house to have a conflict). Next, you will add these connections I list below in the following format (NOTE: your Service IP Address may be different than mine): Service Name - Start Port - End Port - Service IP Address - Connection Type Xbox_LIVE1 - 3074 - 3074 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE2 - 80 - 80 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP Xbox_LIVE3 - 88 - 88 - 10.0.0.55 - UDP Xbox_LIVE4 - 53 - 53 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE5 - 77 - 77 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE6 - 3330 - 3330 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE7 - 1900 - 1900 - 10.0.0.55 - UDP Xbox_LIVE8 - 2869 - 2869 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE9 - 10243 - 10243 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Xbox_LIVE10 - 10280 - 10284 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP(WATCH OUT, this one's end is different than the start!) Xbox_LIVE11 - 1863 - 1863 - 10.0.0.55 - TCP/UDP Now, you may notice that unlike other IP forwarding guides, I forward 11 services rather than the 5 or so they do. That is because those extra services are for Video connections and such that Xbox LIVE uses as well. Think of it as a FULL 360 port forward, not just gaming. Now, you are going to need to open up Command Prompt. You can do this by going to "Start" and clicking "Run" or by holding the "Windows" button your keyboard, and pressing the "R" key. Once it pops up, type in "cmd" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Now you have opened Command Prompt. Now type in "ipconfig /all" (without the quotes) and press Enter. A bunch of info will be listed. Look for a section labled as "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection". Look for the info labeled as "Subnet Mask", "Default Gateway", and "DNS Servers" and write down the addresses they list. Now, it's time to change your Xbox's IP settings. Go to your Xbox and turn it on. Now go to the System Settings by going to the "My Xbox" section and scrolling right. Open it up and look for "Network Settings". Select your connection type, and then change your settings from Automatic to Manual. It will now ask you what your Xbox's manual IP address is. Now input the IP address you chose (I have been using 192.168.1.55 for an example). You will also be asked for your Subnet Mask and DNS Servers, which you can fill in with the information you wrote down earlier. 4) Improve your Hardware This includes upgrading your Router, Modem, and Ethernet cords. As far as your Modem goes, you're probably renting from your ISP. Try going into their office and asking for an updated model. Otherwise, try to buy your own. A good quality gaming modem is the Motorola Surfboard Extreme. You may also want to look for an updated router. Try looking for any form of Gigabit router for a reasonable price. If you wish to stay up with current times, make sure it is a Wireless N router as well. An example would be the Netgear WNDR3700. After that, change your ethernet cords to CAT6 Ethernet Cables. Though Xbox 360 cannot fully utilize them, they are significantly more reliable than CAT6, if for nothing more than lower packet loss. Be aware that having a CAT6 cable between your Xbox and Router means nothing if you're still using a CAT5 or CAT5e between your Router & Modem. Additionally, here is a little more information to know and check to make sure you are fully optimized: 1. Xbox live certified routers/modems list. 2. Switch off wireless in your router if you're not using it, it takes resources and latency away from your router response times. 3. Switch off devices communicating with your router/modem and therefore competing with your xbox e.g. you siblings using a laptop or your mobile phone checking email. 4. Signal to Noise Ratio, contact your ISP or check your toolbox/account settings with your ISP. Usually they have settings they or you can set specifically for gaming configurations. Gaming prefers a more persistent connection over say large downloads for example. ISP/broadband can be configured in many ways to handle this and this can change per ISP too. 5. Router level: disable ping to stop a common form of cheating. 6. Router level: enable/disable packet security, stop cheating but adds some latency. 7. Router level: Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) setting requires a minimum of 1364, you can change this in your router to a maximum of 1500. This is the largest "chunk" of data at any one time your router can communicate, try increasing this to recommended 1452 to gain more performance. 8. Cable level: Shorten your cable distance between router/xbox. Also keep cables untwisted and away from power cables. 9. Quality of Service Rules (QoS): You can set rules in your router for which data traffic has the highest priority. Helpful in shared dorms/houses for example. 10. Demilitarized Zone or DMZ: is more open method for allowing open NAT as well as a faster method than port forwarding as the router essentially has no filtering work to do. It means your xbox is outside of any firewall/router protection but is free to communicate with xbox live, game hosts or game clients. Having port forwarding enables protection against things like packet flooding, ping flooding and other basic network manipulation cheats. However using a DMZ is a simplistic and fast method for maximising your gaming experience. After you've entered all the new information, restart your Xbox, and enjoy your improved connection. As mentioned before, this is an example of improving connection, and can be applied to PC connectivity.
  9. Well, some folks in the past have asked me, what is my career and what does it involve and there are some who have taken it as a joke, so instead, I'm gonna teach all of you a bit of IT/Network Security 101. There are some parts I've taken from other forums, wiki, etc. yet I will also include my thoughts as well. Now one thing I want to mention to all of you.............like it or not, there are a lot of Sons of Bitches out there who would do such cruel things, especially on the internet, so want to provide some of my knowledge to you as a "safety" measure or members who wish to pursue a career in IT, this will highly assist you. In addition, there are several type of IT security categories, but I will explain the common one, and what are its functions. What is Network Security? As a professional Network Administrator, specialized in Network Security, it involves the authorization of access to data in a network. Users choose or are assigned an ID and password or other authenticating information that allows them access to information and programs within their authority. Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals. Networks can be private, such as within a company (This is what I primarily did at my job, by managing them, specifically private forums), and others which might be open to public access. Network security is involved in organizations, enterprises, and other types of institutions. It does as its title explains: It secures the network, as well as protecting and overseeing operations being done. The most common and simple way of protecting a network resource is by assigning it a unique name and a corresponding password. What Are Its Concepts? Now, I don't think many will understand some of the terms (yes there are some funny ones, lol), but network security starts with authenticating, commonly with a username and a password. Once authenticated, a firewall enforces access policies such as what services are allowed to be accessed by the network users. Though effective to prevent unauthorized access, this component may fail to check potentially harmful content such as: Worms Viruses Trojans being transmitted over the network. Anti-virus software or an intrusion prevention system (IPS) help detect and inhibit the action of such malware. An anomaly-based intrusion detection system may also monitor the network like wireshark traffic and may be logged for audit purposes and for later high-level analysis. With communication between two hosts using a network may be encrypted to maintain privacy. Honeypots, essentially decoy network-accessible resources, may be deployed in a network as surveillance and early-warning tools, as the honeypots are not normally accessed for legitimate purposes. Techniques used by the attackers that attempt to compromise these decoy resources are studied during and after an attack to keep an eye on new exploitation techniques. Such analysis may be used to further tighten security of the actual network being protected by the honeypot. A honeypot can also direct an attacker's attention away from legitimate servers. A honeypot encourages attackers to spend their time and energy on the decoy server while distracting their attention from the data on the real server. Similar to a honeypot, a honeynet is a network set up with intentional vulnerabilities. Its purpose is also to invite attacks so that the attacker ’ s methods can be studied and that information can be used to increase network security. A honeynet typically contains one or more honeypots. Types of Security? There are several, but I will explain Security Management (which is common). With Security Management, there are two types of securities. The first one, is a home or small office, which may only require basic security (what you guys have in your home, is an example). The second, is a more complex one which is heavily monitored in large businesses that may require high-maintenance and advanced software and hardware to prevent malicious attacks from hacking and spamming. You'll see that in Hospitals, Banks, Companies, etc. (Federal Offices are a little different and they have specific type of security). What Are Attacks? Let me hint you guys on a important thing, and I think many already know this. NOTHING IS PRIVATE. Networks are subject to attacks from malicious sources. However, there are two categories: Passive - when a network intruder intercepts data traveling through the network Active - in which an intruder initiates commands to disrupt the network's normal operation. Now, to give you an example of attacks from each category, this will serve as somewhat of an easy guide, making it easier for you to identify a problem. HINT: Some individuals can see it faster than others, by the level of activity. Passive: ---NETWORK Wiretapping Port Scanner Idle Scan Active: Denial-of-service attack (Yes, very common for websites, and yes, you have seen them here) Spoofing Man in the middle ARP poisoning Smurf attack Buffer overflow Brute-Force Password Cracking Packet Sniffer Heap overflow Format string attack Rootkit SQL injection Cyber attack Social Engineering (The most trickiest one in the book, and are split into 4 categories) Our Defense: Beside Network Security, everyone has this to prevent attacks such as ones listed above. The following defenses are: Access Control Systems Application securityAntivirus software Secure coding Security by design Secure operating systems AuthenticationTwo-factor authentication Multi-factor authentication Authorization Firewall (computing) Intrusion detection system Intrusion prevention system With these Defenses, it ensures safety within your walls, and thus prevents future attacks. Unguarded and unwatched, these attacks can occur again and again. Following these steps could assist you in preventing problems, on pretty much anything you have........whether its a home PC, network, website, forum, whatever......... This is pretty much what I can explain, however, there is a lot on Computer Security, but if members are interested in pursuing a career involving that sort of specialty, be prepared, b/c you'll be doing a lot of studying and hands on work. In addition, if you wish to contact me on a specific subject I didn't mention, please feel free to comment and I could give you a possible explanation (hint: even though i've done moderation for 6 years, and Security for 4 years, be aware that I may not have all the answers, which i may end up researching them). Hope you enjoy reading this, UPDATE: Had to Add some info on the Types of Attacks...........Expect a detail of each one later, for better understand of them.
  10. First and foremost, I would like to welcome you all to the Technical and Troubleshooting Guides/Support for your PC, Laptop, etc. Here, I will provide you with Technical and Troubleshooting Assistance, if you have a computer issue and will also provide you with links to other forums, articles with better explanations (if i am unable to provide the full info for you). This article will provide you with the following: Personal/Common PC Problems: Installation Hardware/Software Problems Printing Network Problems: Router/Modem Networking (NAT, Traffic, DNS, DHCP) Hacking Prevention Command Prompt (This is more of a guide, which I will explain later, b/c it will play a key role when it comes to networking. Especially pinging servers, sites, and other ip addresses) If you have any questions and or seek assistance, please feel free to make a post and I'll will provide you with information on what to do, with a link. HINT: Just a heads up, this thread is NO where linked to the Site & Technical Questions Section. This is a whole different discussion and a much more complex and focused on troubleshooting your PC. Basically this is much more detailed. If you want to ask questions regarding the forums in general, please visit: Site Questions/Tech Support. List of IT Techs that will assist you here on this thread: Thunder-Wing LINKS: Inside Sources - Understanding Computer Network Security NAT & Connections Improvements Outside Sources - *COMING SOON*
  11. Simple. What is your best and worst of Cartoon Network Both over the years and now? My least favourite is johnny test because GOD that sucks! the best is Adventure time because GOD that is amazing.
  12. If any of you are a DJ or an Internet Radio talk show host, I am looking for people to broadcast to my radio according to my schedule. My network: http://www.bronydom.net/ You will get from 5-20 listeners, depending on the time. Note that we are looking to advertise and possibly get more. (If you have any advertising opportunites, that would be nice too) If you are new to this sort of thing, try it out! It's always nice to try doing something new. I never thought I could even come close to hosting an entire website with a radio, forum, blog, and a Minecraft Server, but when I started, I realized that I can. Anyway, send me a PM with the following information (I'll just provide an example): Remember to look at the schedule: http://www.bronydom.net/schedule! Thanks, DJ GeekBrony Owner of Bronydom Network and ALL of it's services.
  13. One of Pony.fm's key features is that it will share accounts with MLP Forums - meaning, your username and password on MLP Forums will double as a Pony.fm account. Pretty awesome, no? I'm pleased to announce that this functionality is now fully functional! If you head over to http://pony.fm/ right now, you will be able to log in using your MLP Forums credentials and come to the screen above. If you change your password, Pony.fm will be aware of this and will use the new password as well; you're welcome to play around with this. Although account syncing now works, however, most of Pony.fm's features will continue to remain disabled until enough of the site's core functionality is in place to open it up. Even then, be aware that it will be in a bona-fide public alpha state, where anything and everything will be subject to change and improvement. ATTENTION ARTISTS: If you haven't joined the early alpha team yet, space is still available!
  14. Disney/Disney Channel. Cartoon Network. Nickelodeon. These three stations/companies have been family stations for who knows how long. They used to have tons of good shows, but after awhile the good shows faded away and today, only a few are left on each station. If any of these networks and/or companies could all of the sudden make a spectacular comeback, pushing out new TV shows and movies just as good as it's classics, which one would you choose? (P.S. Disney Channel also counts the Disney franchise. Might have a bit of an unfair advantage, but whatever.)
  15. lets talk about the discovery network, or rather its downfall into mediocrity, now theres a few things im going to discuss here, the evolution of TLC, how animal planet is slowly becoming TLC, and this weird competion thing between discovery channel and the history channel this is just me ranting btw(if you havent already guessed) so first off, TLC, as i have come to find out, TLC used to have pretty cool shows, heck there was even was even a show about battle robots! but then something happened, now TLC is filled with dumb reality shows that only moms watch, TLC stands for "The Learning Channel" and all ive learned is that if your life is even slightly different from the norm, they will make a show about it, you have a lot of kids? you get your own show, your really short? you get your own show, you own a bakery? you get your own show. its rediculas! and lets not mention that these shows some times ruin the lives of the people on it, kate gosslin (from the show jon and kate plus 8(sadly i know the names of all these shows because my mom watches them)) had a divorce,and cant even walk out side of her house with out being attacked by paparazzi, not to mention ruined any possiblity of her 8 childern living normal lives, and if thats not enough, theres another show called toddlers in tiaras, where bratty little childern perform or something (think of a show all about diamond tiara and her bitchy clones) these children are only around 6-8 years old, and are already brats, not to mention their overly competitive mothers encourging this behavior, effectivly ruining their childrens lives, and beleive it or not, it gets better! i have heard that theres a new show comming out that focuses on one of the kids from that show! really? what happened to you TLC? you used to have educational programs, now you just have sad disappointing crap next lets talk about the decline of animal planet, i used to watch this channel all the freaking time, but now,its hardly about animals anymore, its freaking TLC, oh yeah and theres a few animals. this is truely a sad tale. the animal planet i watched when i was a kid was about animals! not people who just happen to own them! now im not entirely sure where it went down hill, but i have an idea, i think it was when steve irwin (aka the crocodile hunter) died an unfortenant death at the hands of a sting ray, after that event, is when animal planet started to fall, gradualy yes, but fall none the less, now before then, animal planet was, for the most part, kid friendly, any one of any age could watch it and enjoy what was on, soon after the death of irwin (we will call this BID or AID (Before Irwins Death and After Irwins Death)) animal planet took and interesting turn, it started airing more adult programs, programs about rouge animals and such, and for the most part they were interesting shows, meerkat manor( the closest thing to a soap opera i have ever enjoyed) had a good run, now you make this is progress right? well, normaly yes, but then it regressed, it started playing reality shows, and the programming started becoming more mediocre, to the point where it is now full of shows that are barely related to animals(theres even a show about haunted houses! come on really?) now a few good shows still cling to life like river monsters, but its just not enough, heck they dont even play reruns of crocodile hunter anymore, its really sad to see one of my old favorite networks fade into mediocrity now our last topic, discovery channel vs. history channel, unlike the other topics, i know where this started, have you ever noticed that the history channel and the discovery channel have similar programming? well, i believe it started when history channel released a show called shockwave, a shot about explosion and other similar events caught on camera, it was a good show and i enjoyed it, but shortly after, discovery released a show called destroyed in seconds, which was almost the exact same show but only 30 minutes long, even animal planet released its own variation of the concept with its show untamed and uncut, which was the same thing as shockwave, but with animals not explosions, and discovery continued this mirrored programming when history released ax men, discovery released swamp loggers, and so forth, i dont understand why they have decided to do this, but its a rather interesting development and to end this, am i the only one who thinks its ironic and funny how the green channel(a network that was supposed to have eco friendly stuff) is now discovery channels recycling bin? anyway, that all i have to say, do you have any opinions on any of these topics?