05:47:00 pm , Categories: Fantasies Realm Market

Rage for Genesis 2 Female DAZ only

Link: http://fantasiesrealm.com/market/Designers/Farconville/Rage-for-Genesis-2-Female-DAZ-only

 

Rage for Genesis 2 Female DAZ only

$10.88

RAGE! THIS IS Raging expressions FOR G2F.

Special facial expressions meticulously made for the Female Genesis 2, ready to be used with this character in DAZ Studio 4 or greater.

This cannot be used in Poser.

Load Genesis 2 Base and apply expressions. May work with the Genesis character as well. This collection of 30 expressions is available for purchase for just a reasonable price.

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System Requirements:

PC and Mac compatible

DazStudio 4.5 or greater

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Needed Files: Genesis 2 Female

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Usage Tips or Limitations:

For DAZ Studio 4.5: Load Genesis 2 Female Base and apply expression.

  11:12:00 pm , Categories: Computer Tips

Do NOT fall for the domain sale email scam!

Link: http://www.domainhelp.com/2012/05/dont-fall-for-this-domain-registration-scam/

There seems to be people out there with too much time on their hands and they are trying to scam you out of money and time. They send out emails to registered domain owners telling them that there is there own or another domain similar to theirs for sale. Some will ask for money in the email others will just  ask you to seriously inquire about the sale.

Here is what DomainHelp.com has to say about it...remember this is an older article -- however, the insight does still apply to this and other types of info finding (phishing) scams.

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I just found the following email sent to us in our easyDNS support queue:

From: Global Domains International
Subject: Regarding your domain name neverloseanotherdomain.net
Date: Tue, 01 May 2012 17:01:41 +0400
To: hostmaster@easydns.com From: Global Domains International

Hello, I have the .COM version of your domain name
neverloseanotherdomain.net for sale.

Would you be interested in buying the domain for $250 seeing as though
you own the same domain but in another extension ?

We can use Escrow for the transfer and I will cover the fees.
Let me know

Thankyou Shawn.
Global Domains International

 

How The Scam Works

The first time I saw this one, I figured that the guy on the other end simply screwed up, because when I went to check the whois record for the domain I realized that he hadn’t registered the domain yet!

I figured “his screw-up, our gain”, and I simply hand-registered the domain myself. No need to spend $250 on a simple domain registration on an unregistered domain that matched one we already owned.

Then I got the exact same thing for another domain a little while later and I finally realized what was happening: it was just another domain registration scam.

All these guys do is harvest the public records for domain registrations, then look for “gaps”, where a .com may still be available for a .net that is registered. They compile a list of these “targets” and then email the .net domain holders.

If any of them “bite” and agree to buy the .com version then all they do is hand register the domain themselves on spot and turn around and sell it to you for $250! Instant arbitrage.

So every time I see these emails now I simply hand register the domain for a fraction of the price.

Save Yourself the Trouble of a Legal Hassle

The other aspect of these emails are that they are deliberately targeting domains you already own, relying on your desire to “defend your mark” to agree to their terms. Their price is $250, about 1/10th what it would cost you to launch a domain dispute against them if they really owned the name.

If they did really own the domain names they are trying to sell to unwitting registrants, what they are doing is a near-textbook case for a Domain Dispute Proceeding or “UDRP” (Universal Domain Resolution Protocol).

(Remember the following if you ever find yourself facing somebody offering to sell you a variation of your name for real:)

Under the UDRP, a domain registrant must be able to prove 3 things in order to have a domain name transferred from a third party to themselves:

  1. That the person who registered the domain has no legitimate interests in the domain
  2. That your business is or could be impaired by the confusion caused by their ownership of this name.
  3. An element of “Bad Faith” – that is that they registered the name with the implicit intent to either impair your brand/mark or to profit by selling it to you.

Had the scammers sending these emails really registered the alternative versions of these domains they would lose any UDRP launched against them  – but it would cost 10 times as much as simply buying it from them.

This is the logic they are relying on when they send these scams out.

Don’t fall for it:

  • When you register a domain name and want to “lock it up”, try to get the following versions: .com, .net, .org and the country-code domains of your home country, i.e. .ca or .de
  • The rest of the variations you can probably not worry about. There is another scam trying to get you to register your name in obscure foreign country codes.

More on that one in another email.

This article was sent to the Domain Insights by the easyDNS Guy mailing list.

 

Check out this site for more useful information.

  06:51:00 pm , Categories: Resources, Macintosh OS X Tips

ClamXav for Macs

Link: https://www.clamxav.com/

 

 

Powerful. Easy to Use. Lightweight.

ClamXav is a trusted and highly recommended anti-virus and malware scanner for Mac OS X with the ability to detect both Mac and Windows threats.

ClamXav puts you in control - it can be set up up to scan either the specific files you tell it to, or your entire hard drive, whichever you prefer. If you like, you can also choose to activate Sentry to monitor your computer and scan any new files as they arrive. Automate scans and database updates to match your schedule.

Running silently in the background, ClamXav Sentry is so lightweight that you'll barely even notice it's running.

Let ClamXav work for you, and with you. It will give you peace of mind, and it won't get in your way.

Other benefits to ClamXav:

  • no yearly subscription fees
  • free malware database updates
  • free customer support
  • move dangerous files to a safe quarantine folder

Easy to use

Clearly lists infected files.
Save your favourite scan locations.
Free virus definition updates.

 

 

 

Versatile

Exclude files or whole disks/folders.
Quarantine or Trash files with one click.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powerful

Schedule scans and updates.
Monitor your Mac with ClamXav Sentry.

 

 

 

System Requirements: Requires OS X 10.6 or newer

Older versions are still available for For Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.4

 

Visit their website for more information and tips.

 

 

  07:02:00 pm , Categories: Resources

Nik Software Sharpener Pro 3.010 Rev 20903

Link: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

 

Nik Product Line

 

Nik Software Sharpener Pro 3.010 Rev 20903

Nik Software Sharpener Pro its popular photographic plug-in for use with Adobe® Photoshop®. Designed for professionals and photo enthusiasts, Sharpener Pro 3 is the most advanced and powerful sharpening solution for photographers, eliminating the guesswork typically required for achieving superior and consistent results.

Now featuring Nik Software's patented U Point technology, Sharpener Pro enables photographers to selectively sharpen objects within their images. U Point powered Control Points are easy to use and offer precise control over sharpening intensity without the need to create complicated selections and layer masks.

Key Features
• New U Point Powered Control Points - Enables precise, selective sharpening control
• Updated Output Sharpening - Provides the ultimate control to create perfectly sharpened images on all devices and media types such as display, inkjet, continuous tone, half tone, and hybrid tone
• New Creative Sharpening - Enhances fine details and textures with new structure, focus, and local contrast tools for drawing attention to desired areas within the image
• New Industry-First Sharpening Soft Proof - Allows detailed inspection of sharpening results on screen before printing, eliminating costly test prints
• New Output Presets - Enables custom settings to be saved for consistent, professional results
• Updated RAW Presharpener - Retains and enhances sharp details within images without amplifying noise and other artifacts
• Updated Powerful Selective Tool (Photoshop only) - Enables the use of Photoshop's brush tools to paint in sharpening selectively
• New Smart Filter Support (Photoshop only) - Provides compatibility with Adobe Photoshop's Smart Objects enabling adjustments to sharpening after Sharpener Pro has been applied

DefineNik Software Dfine 2.112 Rev 20903

Dfine 2 gives you unprecedented control over exactly how much and where to apply noise reduction. This makes it ultra-easy to eliminate noise in your images while maintaining detail and sharpness, thus improving the quality of every digital photo you take. Dfine 2 is designed to prevent the loss of detail other noise reduction tools often introduce.

What is Noise?
Virtually, all digital cameras inherently create unwanted imperfections known as noise. The amount or type of noise in an image typically depends on the quality and type of imaging sensor with which it was created.

Contrast (Luminance) Noise and Color (Chrominance) Noise can be individually present in an image or might be seen in the same image. Fast or high ISO speeds and low light levels can add noise to images, while some images might exhibit high levels of JPEG artifacts.

U Point® Technology
One of the hottest technologies in digital photography today, U Point technology powered Control Points have been added to Dfine 2 making it easy to reduce noise only where it is needed, maintaining details everywhere else.

Selectively Apply Noise Reduction
The Control Point and Color Range methods, along with the Selective Tool offer you the most advanced ways for selectively applying noise reduction to your images.

New and Improved Noise Reduction Engine with Automatic Profiling
Dfine 2 contains a brand new reduction engine that provides best-in-class noise reduction while retaining an incredible amount of detail.

Automatic camera profiling replaces the need to purchase camera profiles and fine-tunes Dfine’s revamped noise reduction engine to produce the best results for your camera. You can also create and save your own profiles for batch processing images.

Improved User Interface
The new resizable interface lets you easily incorporate noise reduction into your workflow and quickly preview the results from the noise reduction applied.

Powerful Selective Tool (Adobe® Photoshop® only)
The Selective Tool gives you instant access to Dfine 2 and allows you to brush filter effects into your image using any brush tool available in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Layers and layer masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply enhancements to precise areas in your image.

Smart Filter Compatibility (Adobe® Photoshop® only)
Dfine 2 is Smart Filter compatible which allows you to go back and fine tune your images even after effects have been applied.

Multi-image Support (Lightroom® & Aperture® only)
Dfine 2 is compatible with Lightroom & Aperture’s ability to work on multiple images at once. When more than one image is opened, "Previous" and "Next" buttons appear that allow photographers to easily reduce noise in several image quickly and easily.

Viveza

Nik Software Viveza 2.009 Rev 20903

Nik Software Viveza 2 - the most powerful tool to selectively control light and color in your photos. Creating a great photo involves the development of color and light. Powered by a patented U Nik Software's Point ®, a new Viveza 2 allows photographers of all skill levels to quickly improve their image by using innovative tools, designed for speed and efficiency. The exact selective improvement of U Point Powered Control Points, with changes that improve the entire image, Viveza 2 allowing you to spend more time taking pictures and shooting forever change the way you edit your photos.

Master Color and Light, Effortlessly
Two of the most important factors in creating great photography are color and light. Mastering the art of selectively correcting or enhancing each of these is now possible for every photographer without the need for complicated masks or selections, or expert-level knowledge of Photoshop. Integrating award-winning U Point technology, Viveza is the most powerful and precise tool available to control light and color in photographic images.

U Point powered Color Control Points, placed directly on colors or objects in an image (such as sky, skin, grass, etc.), reveal easy-to-use controls that photographers can use to quickly adjust brightness, contrast or color in a fraction of the time needed by other tools. With Viveza you’ll spend more time shooting photographs and save hours of image editing.

Viveza provides photo enthusiasts and professional photographers alike with the most powerful yet easy to use tool ever created for selectively modifying color, light and tonality in photographs.

U Point® Technology — U Point powered Control Points enable you to selectively control the light and color of every photograph without the need for any complicated selections or layer masks. Use one Control Point or as many as you need to dial in exactly the effect you want. Enhancements are automatically and naturally blended throughout your image for spectacular results.

Smart Filter Enabled (Adobe® Photoshop® only) — Viveza is compatible with “Smart Objects” in Adobe Photoshop which permits you to fine-tune enhancements after they’ve been applied, without adding additional layers. When Viveza is used as a Smart Filter, you can create and later edit Color Control Points with no loss of quality of image details.

Incredible Speed — U Point technology brings a new level of precision and efficiency to photographic image editing. By placing a Color Control Point on any part of the image you wish to alter, and moving a few simple sliders, you can achieve incredible results in a fraction of the time required by other tools.
Powerful Selective Tool (Adobe® Photoshop® only) — allows you to brush any light and color changes into your image using Photoshop’s brush tools. Layers and masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply any filter selectively.

• NEW: Global Image Adjustments – With global adjustments in Photoshop or Lightroom before using Viveza for selective control? Now go straight to Viveza and apply any color, light or structure enhancement image-wide. Even adjust levels & curves.
• NEW: Fine Detail Structure Adjustments – Enhance or reduce fine details in your images for the ultimate look.
• NEW: Shadow Recovery – Never lose shadow detail again. Easily recover details hidden in shadows selectively with a Control Point or apply image-wide.
• Timesaving Interface, Optimized for Speed – U Point technology, coupled with an efficient interface and dozens of shortcuts for zooming, nudging and undoing, saves time in your workflow and quickly gets you back to shooting.
• NEW: Interactive Help System – Informative, lesson-based Help system will get you up and running with Viveza 2 in no time.
• Smart Filter Support – Viveza 2 is compatible with Adobe Photoshop's Smart Filter feature which permits you to fine-tune enhancements after they’ve been applied, without adding additional layers.
• Selective Brush Tool – The Selective Brush Tool allows you to brush any light and color changes into your image using Photoshop’s brush tools. Layers and masks are created automatically, enabling you to quickly and easily apply any filter selectively.
• Multi-Image Support – Photographers can maintain consistency and speed workflow when working with Viveza 2 in Adobe Photoshop • • Lightroom and Apple Aperture. When more than one image is opened, Viveza 2 will reveal “Previous” and “Next buttons for easy copy and paste between images.

Silver Efex

Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2.006 Rev 20894

Discover the beauty of black and white photography with Silver Efex Pro 2, the world's leading solution for creating stunning images. Silver Efex Pro 2 offers a powerful set of darkroom-inspired features, including the revolutionary U Point technology that enables you to fine-tune your images with precise selective enhancements.

Powerful All-in-One

Black and White Workflow
Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist yearning for those days in the darkroom, Silver Efex Pro 2 gives you all the power and control you need to create high quality black and white images.

In the past, black and white tools often meant compromising on the quality of the conversion or required a complex and lengthy multi-step process that didn't assure predictable results. We set out to create a single workflow solution that provides everything you need for the highest quality results.

Great beginnings
Start with dozens of visual presets as starting points. If you like what you see, you're done. If you want to go further, use an extensive set of global controls such as brightness, contrast, saturation, structure, film types, toning, and much more to craft your image.

Selective editing and finishing touches
For the ultimate in selective enhancements, look no further than the revolutionary U Point technology for incredibly precise selections and adjustments. You can even use the Zone Map built into the software to help guide your edits. Finally, add a vignette, burn in the edges, or add a natural image border to finish your black and white masterpiece. Experimenting is fast and fun, with the ability to compare different editing states with the brand new History Browser.

Looking to the future
You'll discover that although black and white photography is nearly 200 years old, Silver Efex Pro 2 gives you the very best of that legacy in one easy-to-use tool plus new capabilities that make it possible to do more than ever before.

Color Efex Pro

Nik Software Color Efex Pro 4.005 Rev 20894

Color Efex Pro 4 provides the most comprehensive set of enhancements for color correction, retouching, and creative effects. Quickly stylize your photographs, retouch portraits with ease, and extend your creativity with unmatched control and versatility.

POWERFUL & VERSATILE
Access up to 55 high quality photographic filters to achieve incredible photographic results.

U POINT® TECHNOLOGY
Selectively apply or remove filter effects with the utmost precision.

NEW FEATURES
8 brand new filters and 10 improved filters, a history browser, visual presets and more.

UNLIMITED CREATIVITY
Easily mix and combine enhancements to create stunning new styles.

Nik Software HDR Efex Pro 2.003 Rev 20894

Experience all the power, control, and creative expression your camera has to offer with HDR Efex Pro 2. This powerful tool enables professional and amateur photographers to create exceptional natural and artistic images. Its unique combination of one-click presets, a complete range of controls, and precise selective fine-tuning using patented U Point® technology simplifies and speeds up the process of creating truly memorable high dynamic range images for discerning audiences.

Creative Freedom
Discover the wide range of possibilities with your HDR images. Get the best HDR looks from naturalistic to artistic and everything in between with easy to use and powerful tools in HDR Efex Pro 2.

U Point® Technology
Selectively apply or remove filter effects with the utmost precision only found in Nik Software products.

Intuitive Interface
Experience the ease and natural workflow of HDR Efex Pro 2. Enjoy enhancing or editing your images with a variety of controls at your fingertips quickly and efficiently.

High Performance
HDR Efex Pro 2 is equipped with faster GPU and CPU processors that allow you to quickly achieve high quality results.

Languages : English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)

 

Analog Efex Pro

Analog Efex Pro

Explore the look and feel of classic cameras, films, and lenses.
More classic cameras at your fingertips

Get the photo you’re looking for, even if you don’t own the equipment. Let effects inspired by traditional cameras bring you back to the vintage age of photo development. Choose from 10 different Tool Combinations to easily apply their effects, or use the Camera Kit to mix and match your favorite analog features.
Develop the perfect image

Apply the same legendary processing techniques used in the darkroom. Create professionally stylized images by selecting a preset, then dive in to fine-tune and personalize the effect. Choose one, two, or even all 14 available Tools to develop your images just the way you like it.
Even more control

Now with control points, you can have precise control of your images by selectively adding or removing an effect without the need for complicated layers or masks. Control Points are now available in the Basic Adjustments, Dirt & Scratches, Light Leaks, and Photo Plate Tools.

HDR Efex Pro

HDR Efex Pro

From natural to artistic, explore the full potential of HDR photography.
More creative possibilities

Powerful controls help you create exceptional natural and artistic HDR photos as HDR Efex Pro gives you a wide range of options for any image.
Finely tuned images

Bring back lost highlights, open up shadows, and adjust tonality to achieve the perfectly natural and balanced image you’ve envisioned.
A better starting point

A unique combination of one-click presets helps you start off on the right foot. Pick a style that excites you, then adjust the details to make the look your own.

Sharpener Pro

 Sharpener Pro

Bring out hidden details consistently with the professional's choice for image sharpening.



Attention to detail

Enhance subtle details and textures to create images in a distinctive style. The Structure, Local Contrast, and Focus tools give you a variety of creative sharpening options.
Selective sharpening

Selectively apply improvements using control points to help your viewers focus on the right areas. Enhancements blend into your image for a natural final result.
Customized to your printer

Create perfectly sharpened images for display, inkjet, continuous tone, half tone, hybrid print devices, and more. The Output Sharpener helps you mitigate loss of detail caused by different output methods.

System Requirements

Mac:

    Mac® OS X 10.7.5 through 10.10
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 (CS5 for HDR Efex Pro 2) through CC 2014
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 5
    Apple® Aperture® 3.1 or later

Windows:

    Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8
    Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CC 2014
    Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)
    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 5

GPU Compatibility:

NVIDIA GeForce 8 Series, GeForce 9 Series, GeForce 100 Series, GeForce 200 Series, GeForce 300 Series, GeForce 400 Series, GeForce 500 Series, ATI Radeon HD2000 Series, Radeon HD3000 Series, Radeon HD4000 Series, Radeon HD5000 Series, Radeon HD6000 Series.

If no compatible card is available, GPU acceleration will be disabled and the CPU will be used.



 

  07:12:00 pm , Categories: Computer Tips, Macintosh OS X Tips

How to Copy an ISO to a USB Drive from Mac OS X with dd

Link: http://osxdaily.com/2015/06/05/copy-iso-to-usb-drive-mac-os-x-command/

 

How to Copy an ISO to a USB Drive from Mac OS X with dd

 

 If you have downloaded an ISO image of another operating system, say Ubuntu Linux or Windows 10, and you wish to turn that ISO image file into a bootable USB installer drive using a USB flash drive or USB key, you’ll find the most reliable way to copy or ‘burn’ the ISO to that

target USB volume is by turning to the command line of Mac OS X. There are alternative solutions, but this command line approach using dd requires no third party downloads, it is quite fast, and is consistently reliable in producing bootable volumes out of ISO files.


It’s important to note this is somewhat advanced and should only be used by Mac users who are thoroughly comfortable with the command line. By using sudo dd, there is little margin for error, and a wrongly implicated disk identifier could result in permanent data loss. That risk makes this method not appropriate for novice OS X users, instead, those users should turn to the simpler approach of using Disk Utility to burn an ISO the traditional way instead.

 

How to Copy an ISO File to a Target Drive Using ‘dd’ in Mac OS X

This will erase the target volume, replacing whatever data is on the destination drive with the ISO contents. There is no confirmation, therefore it is critical you use the proper drive identifier and proper syntax to avoid erasing the wrong thing. You should back up the Mac with Time Machine before beginning.

    1. Attach the target USB drive to the Mac if you haven’t done so yet, then launch Terminal
    2. Type the following command to print a list of attached volumes on the Mac:

diskutil list

This may look something like the following, it will be different on every Mac:

$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *251.0 GB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
2: Apple_CoreStorage 250.1 GB disk0s2
3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.1 MB disk0s3
/dev/disk1
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD *249.8 GB disk1
Logical Volume on disk0s2
Unlocked Encrypted
/dev/disk3
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: partition_scheme *5.3 MB disk3
1: partition_map 32.3 KB disk3s1
2: FAT_32 THE_DESTINATION 8.2 GB disk3s2
/dev/disk4
#: TYPE NAME

 

    1. Locate the USB volume name of the target drive (in this example, “THE_DESTINATION”) and make note of the identifier (in this example, “disk3s2″)
locate usb
    1. Unmount the target volume using the following command, replacing the identifier as appropriate:

sudo umount /dev/(IDENTIFIER)

 

Again using the above example, which is not universally applicable:

sudo umount /dev/disk3s2

 

    1. You’re now ready to format the target drive and ‘burn’ the ISO to that USB volume – this will erase all data on the target drive replacing it with the ISO, this can not be undone – it is absolutely critical that you target the proper identifier to avoid unintended data loss. Assuming you know what you’re doing, replace the iso path with the ISO to burn to the intended target identifier volume using the following command:

sudo dd if=/path/image.iso of=/dev/r(IDENTIFIER) bs=1m

 

For example, with a Windows ISO named ‘Windows10_x64_EN-US.iso’ on the desktop, the syntax would be:

sudo dd if=~/Desktop/Windows10_x64_EN-US.iso of=/dev/rdisk3s2 bs=1m

 

Note that an ‘r’ signifier is placed in front of the disk identifier, this makes the command much faster. The ‘bs=1m’ at the end is for blocksize, which also speeds up the process. Neither of these adjustments are necessary to copy the ISO to the disk image successfully, it just results in a notably faster experience.

 

  1. When you’re certain the syntax is proper, hit return and enter the administrator password, the copy process will begin immediately

There is no progress bar so just wait it out, how long the ISO copy process takes depends on a variety of things, including the speed of the Mac, the speed of the target volume, and the size of the ISO file being copied or burned to the destination.

When finished, you can eject the volume, it’s ready to go.

diskutil eject /dev/(IDENTIFIER)

 

For what it’s worth, this works to copy ISO images that aren’t boot volumes and installers too. For example, if you made an ISO yourself of a volume, you could use the above command sequence to copy that ISO to another volume as well.

We’ve covered a similar dd trick, but the modifications outlined here make the above process faster and more reliable for some users. This method should work fine in all versions of OS X, regardless of what’s running on the Mac.

If you know of another method to quickly turn ISO images into bootable install volumes, do let us know in the comments!

Disclaimer: This is from OS X Daily and images are coprighted to them as is the article.


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