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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #360 on: November 23, 2014, 05:09:50 PM »
judge unseals over 500 stingray (cell phone tracking) court records.
the a district court judge reseals them, overruling the lower court. and then had his order sealed as well.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/11/local-judge-unseals-hundreds-of-highly-secret-cell-tracking-court-records/


a stingray is a "fake" cell tower. the phones connect to it, thinking its a tower. the stingay records all the data, while sending it to a legit tower.
https://www.aclu.org/maps/stingray-tracking-devices-whos-got-them for more.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #361 on: November 23, 2014, 10:23:13 PM »
Hence why we need secure phone to phone communications.  But even then they'll just intercept it directly at the phone.  We're fucked.

I'm not sure why they need these planes - my guess is they have a direct tap into the carrier anyway - you'd think they could listen in without flying planes around.






Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #365 on: December 13, 2014, 04:20:36 PM »
yay fixmestick, guaranteed to remove all viruses from your computer.
and when your done with that, bring the broken computer to me so i can re-install windows for $$$ . thanks fixmestick.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #366 on: December 17, 2014, 08:55:48 AM »
verizon to offer end to end cell phone encryption.sadly is is backdoored for the NSA...


http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-12-15/verizons-new-encrypted-calling-app-plays-nice-with-the-nsa


verizon says that law enforcement will be able to tap in with "sufficient reason to do so" ;note this does not say "with a court order".


this defeats the purpose of encryption. as a general rule, only govt has the resources to tap into a cell call anyways (usually via fake cell towers).


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #368 on: December 22, 2014, 05:58:02 PM »
Always informative, wr, thanks.


My NIC might be about to die.  I'm having timeouts in communication with one of the applications I use for work.  Anything else I visit has a solid connection except this one program, which is, of course, the one most vital to my work.  Been troubleshooting it since Friday night, and finally said hell with it & bought a new NIC & a cat6 cable.  Hope that fixes it. 

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #369 on: December 22, 2014, 06:16:32 PM »
Always informative, wr, thanks.


My NIC might be about to die.  I'm having timeouts in communication with one of the applications I use for work.  Anything else I visit has a solid connection except this one program, which is, of course, the one most vital to my work.  Been troubleshooting it since Friday night, and finally said hell with it & bought a new NIC & a cat6 cable.  Hope that fixes it.
well it sounds more like a problem with that program than a hardware issue. but ive had nics do very strange things like :
stream audio/video without issue, but not hold an IRC connection. new nic fixed the problem.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #370 on: December 22, 2014, 06:17:24 PM »

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #371 on: December 22, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
well it sounds more like a problem with that program than a hardware issue. but ive had nics do very strange things like :
stream audio/video without issue, but not hold an IRC connection. new nic fixed the problem.


I've been on with tech support for that program, and the guy insisted the timeout is on my end.  We'll see how it goes with the new super-duper nic.  Spidey sense tells me that will fix it.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #372 on: December 22, 2014, 09:05:35 PM »
Maybe there is another CIA, inside the CIA.

-Robert Redford, Three Days of the Condor

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #373 on: December 22, 2014, 09:36:36 PM »
Maybe there is another CIA, inside the CIA.

-Robert Redford, Three Days of the Condor
Damn good movie

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #374 on: December 23, 2014, 07:57:22 AM »

ubuntu phone should be out February if anyone cares. http://thevarguy.com/ubuntu/122214/ubuntu-linux-phone-bq-ship-february-2015

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #375 on: December 23, 2014, 01:24:05 PM »
british isps force costumers to decide on family -friendly filters for porn gambling etc, by redirecting any random request to a page to do so.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/bt-sky-and-virgin-hijacking-browsers-to-push-porn-blocks/

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #376 on: December 23, 2014, 01:30:11 PM »
comcast lobbyists hand out "priority assistance" cards to DC staffers/officials
http://www.vox.com/2014/12/22/7433973/comcast-lobbying-staffers



Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #377 on: December 23, 2014, 02:57:28 PM »
thunderbolt devices can infect mac efi bios chips. it could install a rootkit in the bios/efi envrionment before the hard disk is initialized to load the operating system.
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2862872/thunderbolt-devices-can-infect-macbooks-with-persistent-rootkits.html


note: USB3 devices can do this too. so its not just macs, its pretty much any modern device.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #378 on: December 27, 2014, 10:55:30 AM »
n korea outage, n. korea blames US  , calls obama a monkey.


http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/12/27/northkorea-cybersecurity-idINL3N0UB04K20141227

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #379 on: December 31, 2014, 02:05:37 PM »
Some new desktop computers are sold with a 180 watt power supply??  How can that be enough power?

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #380 on: December 31, 2014, 02:36:23 PM »
Some new desktop computers are sold with a 180 watt power supply??  How can that be enough power?
if its powering a low power pc such as a miniitx board with a amd fusion (E series), atom or celeron processor (some of these only draw 10W), 1 hard drive and 1 fan, then its plenty.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #381 on: December 31, 2014, 04:40:00 PM »
Ok, cool, thank you wr.  The one I just got has an i3, one HD... it just doesn't seem like enough, but we'll see.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #382 on: December 31, 2014, 04:42:43 PM »
Ok, cool, thank you wr.  The one I just got has an i3, one HD... it just doesn't seem like enough, but we'll see.
its probably a mobile I3 , which is basically underclocked and low power for a laptop

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #383 on: January 04, 2015, 04:32:55 AM »
at the  (apparent) urging of sony and other MPIAA members,netflix moves to block vpns and other means of bypassing region restrictions.
http://torrentfreak.com/netflix-cracks-down-on-vpn-and-proxy-pirates-150103/

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #384 on: January 05, 2015, 05:06:03 PM »
microsoft debuts  a pair of $29 "smart" phones (no-contract)
a nokia 215 (no-contract) and a nokia 520 (att).

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #385 on: January 05, 2015, 05:30:48 PM »
Microsoft.  *sigh*  New machine means new software installations.  There must be an easier way.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #386 on: January 05, 2015, 05:35:52 PM »
In B4 wr250! LINUX !

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #387 on: January 05, 2015, 05:46:44 PM »
The new drive is the same size as my old one.  I'm looking into cloning, the more I read about it, the less I think it will work.  Don't think my work apps will work on Linux, though I am not opposed to using it. 


Headaches shall ensue.  I will whip this new machine into submission, dammit, I will!





Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #388 on: January 05, 2015, 06:24:38 PM »
The new drive is the same size as my old one.  I'm looking into cloning, the more I read about it, the less I think it will work.  Don't think my work apps will work on Linux, though I am not opposed to using it. 


Headaches shall ensue.  I will whip this new machine into submission, dammit, I will!


you can look them up to see if they work here .
and yes cloning is an option, reactivation of winders will be required.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #389 on: January 05, 2015, 06:57:27 PM »
Thanks, dudes.  Pffsshhh.  Computers.  Gah.