There is multiple parts of information from this command. The part we’re focusing on is the second part: “up 11:55”. This means that the machine I’m currently on has been booted up for 11 hours and 55 minutes.
So, what’s your uptime? How often do you manually restart your computer? Let me know via comments below!
During the last few months, I’ve been waking up to mass floods of DCC SEND from bots/people trying to exploit random clients into accepting a file over IRC.
I use irssi for connecting to IRC – it’s an extremely configurable text based client, so I wanted a way to just ignore these DCC requests – I’ve never, ever used DCC in the 11 years I’ve used IRC, and, well, I can’t see myself starting either… so I might as well just ignore them all.
To ignore all DCC commands from anyone (*!*@*), simply type:
/ignore * DCC
And you should receive the message:
(11:24:00) Ignoring DCC from *
What this will do is ignore any DCC from anyone – you just won’t see the request coming in, which makes for a much tidier status window/channel window when someone starts getting a bit silly on IRC!
You may find that this command works in other IRC clients too – it’s a pretty standard feature, but exact syntax may vary.
You’ll have noticed that Windows 7 is pretty strict with some applications on the tasks they can perform – I often find myself needing elevated privileges in a Command Prompt to edit the routing table for example.
You can, of course, right click on the application from the start menu and run as Administrator, but there’s also a keyboard shortcut:
Ctrl + Shift + (Click Mouse)
If you hold down the control key, the shift key and then click the application, it’ll run it with administrator privileges – you’ll probably get a prompt from User Account Control, letting you know what’s happening. This works from both the start menu, the taskbar, and any icon.