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  1. 3 points
    The best news one can hope for ! Hooray!
  2. 3 points
    I totally agree, "wonderful news!"
  3. 3 points
    another positive update 17 minutes ago from Joe's wife Bernadette " An update on Joe - today he's more alert as he not taking heavy duty drugs any more. He was able to walk around the room a few times during the day with the help of a PT. The doctors have cleared him for liquids - clear broth, jello, juice, sherbert and water. He had all three meals today. Tomorrow the kidney doctor will remove his caterer as his bowel activities improve. When we left tonight he was sitting up watching the Cards game. If you are in town and would like to visit him, I'm sure he'd love to see you. Thank you again for your continued prayers and thoughts. " keep all those best wishes , positive energy and prays coming
  4. 2 points
    That's fantastic news, so pleased for Joe and his family. The man is a true inspiration.
  5. 2 points
    update one hour ago from Joe's wife . ' He is home!!!! After 8.5 hrs of surgery, 3 days of mostly drugged up conversations, visits from wonderful friends, great nurses and doctors, we're glad this part of this journey is over. He had one small set back when the doctors found a blood clot on his upper arm where the pic line was. They put him on blood thinners for the next three months and took out the pic line. In another month when chemo starts again the doctors will have to put another port in. For now he is resting after a much needed full body shower. Thank you again for all your thoughts, prayers, good vibes, help chauffering Gabe for me, visiting him in the hospital and most of all, your friendship. It means a lot to us ' this is wonderful news !
  6. 2 points
    Dear TIWWA members and visitors, Nothing to be alarmed about, but I would like to extend apologies for any inconvenience you may have experienced with slow responses or speed with the website in the last few days. Unfortunately we have intermittently been receiving a high amount of illegitimate web traffic, effectively hammering away at the server in what appears to be a crude attempt to knock our server or website offline. As you may know such is the nature of DDoS or 'Distributed Denial of Service' attacks, the hackers (possibly someone who has watched too many episode of Mr Robot) often use a one or more, sometimes a whole network of compromised computers or devices to try and take random or specific servers down by bombarding their firewall and server software with traffic or hits. Initially it was coming from Italy, then the US, then South America. We can manually kill off the Apache server process each time and restart it, but after a while it starts up again, sometimes soon or after a few hours. Eventually they will get bored with door rattling and move on, especially since we're not a big company website, power station etc. Our web-hosting company has elevated the issue to a more senior tier of support staff who have been working hard to resolve the issues, however we may start using Cloudflare and routing through their network behind the scenes for extra protection, as they provide a network service to assist with this sort of issue. If so, the website may be inaccessible for a short while. We may also have to enable additional firewall rules, which potentially could cause you to receive a blocked or forbidden error messages in your browser if your use or visit to the site triggers a false positive. Such advanced rules are very sensitive, and require a lot of fine tuning and extra time to configure, so are best avoided if possible. I want to reassure you that we have no reason to believe the website or server has been compromised or hacked in any way, or personal information taken. We take security seriously. We also have automatic backups available, and all non-public user account related personal information such as e-mail addresses, passwords etc are fully encrypted, as you would rightly expect. This is one reason why we licence use of professional community software with regular updates rather than use free software, and we also automatically encrypt all traffic between our server and your browser when you visit our site. We also use another company to probe our server infrastructure, encryption levels and website each week for potential security issues. Thank you bearing with us. Handy to know tips from Roedecker Contrary to first impressions, he actually knows what he's doing... Remember in general to always use ideally single use, strong passwords on your websites and devices, in particular your Google or other email accounts which if compromised could be used to change or hack your social media and website accounts. Password managers are well recommended, in particular LastPass and 1Pass are recommended. http://uk.pcmag.com/password-managers-products/4296/guide/the-best-password-managers-of-2018 https://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/the-best-password-manager-1325845 https://www.cnet.com/news/the-best-password-managers-directory/ Always use a good, up to date Antivirus software, ideally combined with separate anti-malware software such as Malwarebytes. These days, on Windows 10, Microsoft's built-in antivirus is regarded as very good. Avast is excellent for free software, I used it for over 10 years, but tends to nag with somewhat, scaremongering pop ups to buy the full version. Kapaskey, Mcaffee and Symantec are probably best avoided. Should you have any concerns about account security in general, you may be unaware but we also support so-called 'two factor' account protection. Did you know we support Google Authenticator! If would like to make use of the popular Google Authenticator service which you can configure in your user account settings, it is free and optional for non-staff members. Very handy if you don't use a password manager service or tend to read-use the same password for multiple sites. Once activated, it allows you to require anyone accessing your account from a new device or browser for the first time or after you sign out, to enter a one time code sent to your phone or mobile device by Google, either by text message or via the Google Authenticator app (if you have it installed on your mobile devices). If the code is not correctly entered before it expires, access is denied, so without access to your device, nobody can in theory access your account. I can't stress this enough to everyone with a Google Account these days, I very strongly recommended activating Google 2FA/Google Authenticator to access your Google Account, but you can also use it here if you want and on many other websites and apps too. Adding an extra layer... We also have the optional 3 Security Question/Answers option if you prefer, or you can use both. You can set up questions and answers that hopefully only you would know the correct answers to (don't share too much info on social media!), Either of these options are are available in your Account Security settings and are useful if you feel you would like to add an extra layer of protection to your account. You may also have noticed a new section after our last big update that provides device and browser usage history (Recently Used Devices). If you also use a VPN service however, the info will obviously be incorrect. The Old Man
  7. 2 points
    Joe's wife posted on his FB page 1 hour ago ! "Joe is progressing. Slowly but surely. He slept most of the night and day as he is still pretty doped up, but doesn't seem to be in any pain. The nurses moved him to a chair so he can sit down for a while and also to avoid bed sores. He cannot have anything solid until some of his bodily functions go back to normal, according to the doctor. For now he is just sleepy. Thank you for your continued prayers and thoughts. " keep up all the positive energy for Joe
  8. 2 points
    today is surgery day for Joe . it is expected to take 6 hrs [ or more] . I am keeping tabs on his FB page and will keep you updated . keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers .
  9. 2 points
    Sending Joe more thoughts and prayers. One brave man.
  10. 2 points
    I'd bet Joe just wants to get the surgery over with at this point, but at least he won't be in the hospital for Easter. Sending positive and strengthening thoughts his way!
  11. 2 points
    Donatien to the group and our home away from home. Interesting comments. I don't believe Frank was ever evil himself, but he was constantly tortured by it, and that would eventually drive anyone insane. He dealt with it better than most people would.
  12. 2 points
    Devil

    Welcome Devil!

    Thank you very much guys for such a warm welcoming! I am happy to be a part of the community a to be able to explore the world of our favourite TV series deeper. Greetings from Germany!
  13. 2 points
    3/ 22 / 18 update from Joe @ Facebook ; " Just to let you all know next Friday the 30th I will be operated on to get the tumor and my Kidney out that also has cancer in it too. I will admitted for a 4 to 5 day period. Would love to have visitors but I would suggest to come two days after my surgery. I will be at Mercy Hospital "
  14. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Snow Files of the Week

    After I checked my connections I noticed my speakers were the problem. All is well now. Sorry. Thanks again for posting another awesome track from Mark.
  15. 1 point
    Walkabout

    High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer

    far as I know , he is still in the hospital. I will post updates as I see them on FB .
  16. 1 point
    SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: Suite from "The X-Files", episode "Requiem" (2000). This episode is the season finale of the seventh season. There was a realistic chance back then, that this could have been the final season of the show. So the creators took some loose ends, like the story arc about Mulder's sister, and brought them to a conclusion. "Requiem" shows Mark again on top of his game. Beautiful piano themes, suspense and a big finale show that Mark still put his heart and soul into the music, even after seven seasons and by then one movie. The music was released on the first volume of X-Files music by La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. Special thanks to my friend Danny (aka Nightwalker) for the suite. Enjoy!
  17. 1 point
    Joe is planning a celebration once he's feeling human again . no word yet how long he will be in the hospital .
  18. 1 point
    So glad he's doing better!
  19. 1 point
    seesthru

    High Plains Drifter, Joseph McBrayer

    Good news so far!
  20. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Security update information and general tips

    I have the same question as Gotham Gal. Why on earth would anyone want to target TIWWA? What would they hope to attain from a hack? Just makes no sense. Yes, Graham, you are the best "helsman and webmaster" in the whole world. Thank you so much. Tweak and Twerk as much as you need to. Love and huggers.
  21. 1 point
    Joe's wife has posted updates ; " UPDATE 2 - Joe is out of surgery. The surgeon just came by and told us that everything went as expected and all is well. We're now waiting for him to go to the recovery room. UPDATE 1- the first part of the surgery - the kidney removal is done and it came out nicely. Joe is doing well. The colon-rectal surgeon is doing his part now. still a long way to go but great news so far !
  22. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Snow Files of the Week

    Wow, you're right seesthru, it does sound like western music. Again Alex, thank you for another post to enjoy. Proud to say I am also an owner of this album. Yee ha.
  23. 1 point
    SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "Prologue and Main Title/I’m Pregnant/End Credits" from the tv movie "In the Line of Duty: Smoke Jumpers" (1996). An elite group of firefighters jumps from helicopters to extinguish fires. One firefighter must choose between his love for his family and his addiction to life-risking danger. Mark composed a heroic score for orchestra, which unfortunately suffers a little bit from the typical small orchestras in 90's tv movies. Nevertheless there is a noble main theme and lyrical sequences for the family scenes. One track from the score was already released in 1997 on the sampler "The Snow Files". Dragon's Domain released the score last year, paired with Mark's score to the tv movie "The Little Kidnappers". The CD is limited to 500 copies. Enjoy!
  24. 1 point
    Gotham Gal

    X-Files 2018

    CSM is perhaps the villain I've loved to watch most on TV. William B. Davis did such a good job with what was originally such a minor role. Turns out, he's writes well, too. His episode, En Ami, was probably my favorite from the original run. I was pleased to see that come back in Season 11.
  25. 1 point
    Gotham Gal

    Security update information and general tips

    Hey, Old Man, I definitely have watched too many episodes of Mr. Robot :), but I guarantee I'm not involved in the DDoS attacks you've been experiencing! (Even if I knew how, it isn't my style.) I know it's a royal PITA, and why on earth anyone would target TIWWA is nothing short of astonishing! Thanks for being such a good helmsman and webmaster! I've heard Cloudflare's the way to go from others, so hopefully it'll keep the daemon-demons at bay!
  26. 1 point
    always nice to see new members ! don't be shy about posting or asking questions !
  27. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Lance's New Movie "Gone Are the Days"

    Watched this movie last night, and I give Lance a ga-zillion thumbs up for his awesome acting. The movie, well it was good, but not real good. It was more about the man and his life than anything else, but with some action at the end. Tom Berenger was also very good, as usual.
  28. 1 point
    to our group and home away from home.
  29. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Dangerous, Creepy, & Unbelievable

    Now for a very dangerous cat ~ Here Are Top 10 Cute Animals That Might Actually Kill You https://bornrealist.com/cute-dangerous-animals/
  30. 1 point
    Earthnut

    X-Files 2018

    Thinking Skinner could still be alive but a cripple. You're right seesthru, the smoking man will probably survive somehow since as you said, he's the devil on the show, the nemesis. He was shot multiple times by Mulder, once we saw was in the arm, and then pushed in the water, but we never actually saw him die. He could have also been wearing a bullet proof vest, anticipating Mulder showing up and shooting him. If Mulder wanted him truly dead, he would have gone for a head shot.
  31. 1 point
    seesthru

    Millenium third season doubts

    The Millennium group was a private, secret group whose original mission was to guide mankind in whatever way it could, to being prosperous and good. It was to fight evil. But... somewhere along the way, as often happens, the group got too proud, too haughty and too greedy for the relics and the mystery. By season 3 it had morphed into an entirely evil group, with the shapeshifter killing people, and the group trying to discredit Frank Black. Frank Black, was merely a human being trying to do his best to make the world safe for his family.
  32. 1 point
    seesthru

    Millenium third season doubts

    After all is said and done, It's a TV show, and there were many facets to each character, but many things left unsaid, many questions unanswered.
  33. 1 point
    seesthru

    X-Files 2018

    X-Files needs smoking man just as much as it needs Skinner. Smoking man is the nemesis, the devil. Can't have the good without the devil!
  34. 1 point
    I don't know. I didn't believe Peter was a bad man. A true-believer, yes, but evil? No. Who knows? Maybe in the future, he's the one who turns the Group around and it becomes what it was originally meant to be, though I admiit, I haven't watched for many years at this point.
  35. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Snow Files of the Week

    Thanks Alex. I absolutely love this album, and so glad Harsh Realm was added.
  36. 1 point
    Earthnut

    X-Files 2018

    Well, I just finished the season last night, and I must say, there were parts that I liked, and parts that I didn't. I have mixed feelings, and in a way I wish they would have just stuck with one story line. It seemed like there was a lot of bouncing around, but still entertaining. Personally, I think they should stop it here with Mulder and Scully having a child and William going off wherever he goes. I sure hope the Smoking Man is finally dead and gone. Every time in the past when we though he was dead, he'd pop up again. Skinner, on the other hand, I hope is alive, but it didn't appear to be the case. Just like with Peter Watts, all we saw was feet and legs.
  37. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Dangerous, Creepy, & Unbelievable

    Know what you mean. The sickening stuff is hard for me to look at too, and why I posted a link instead of images. That statues are graphic, but at least they're just statues and not real people. I have no doubts the wine glass was photo shopped, but it is an awesome image. l love illusions, optical or photography. The creepy ones are when they look like they're moving. And especially Escher's art ~
  38. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Snow Files of the Week

    Good point ! ! Love this album. Thrills me to say I am a proud owner. Thanks again Alex.
  39. 1 point
    SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    I felt that the Lone Gunmen had a fitting ending in season 9. It was like fulfilling their destiny to sacrifice themselves and become unsung heroes. Snow Files of the Week: "Of What Might Have Been/Repressed Feelings" from the movie "Private Fears in Public Places" (2006). A score, that fits into the cold winter landscapes. Mark's first collaboration with french director Alain Resnais gave us this wonderful score. During the editing process, Resnais used music from The X-Files and MillenniuM in the movie. So it's no wonder that Mark's final score has familiar sounds from both shows. The score was released by BUYSOUNDTRAX.COM, limited to 1000 copies. Enjoy!
  40. 1 point
    It's very possible the story of Christopher is where the writers got their inspiration for the episode. Yes, it's awesome.
  41. 1 point
    seesthru

    Welcome Devil!

    Greetings again Devil! You are a very popular person, even before you post! Welcome to our little gathering! :)
  42. 1 point
    I'm sure I can speak for all of us that live too far away to visit you, know that we will be with you in spirit, in our hearts, and in our prayers.
  43. 1 point
    Jabbapop

    Welcome Devil!

    "The greatest trick the @Devil ever pulled was to convince the world he doesn't exist." *crickets chirping. @Devil post count still at 0* What Devil?
  44. 1 point
    Gotham Gal

    Welcome Devil!

    Welcome Devil!!
  45. 1 point
    Gotham Gal

    Happy birthday Graham!

    Living the life across the pond, I see. Many happy returns, Graham.
  46. 1 point
    Likewise, from me as well. Wishing for all this to be behind Joe ASAP, if not sooner!
  47. 1 point
    seesthru

    Welcome Devil!

    Welcome Devil!!!!
  48. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Welcome Devil!

    Devil, what a terrifying user name you've picked. Reminds me of Mulder's quote from season 2 of the X-File episode, "Die Hand Die Verletzt" when Mulder says ~ You'd better behave yourself...LOL I assume you are super close to Lucy Butler. I hear she makes some killer, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes. Welcome to the group and our home away from home.
  49. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Happy birthday Graham!

    Love and Huggers
  50. 1 point
    Earthnut

    Welcome Tuna Can!

    Tuna Can... Love the name too. I'm curious, what made you decide on it? Welcome to the group and our home away from home.
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