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Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #900 on: March 24, 2016, 10:53:14 AM »
I need to get my sites off of Host Gator.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable place?  I need to host at least four domain names under my account, about 20 email addresses and a lot of data, so unlimited accounts are probably best.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #901 on: March 29, 2016, 12:59:32 PM »
Slashdot & sourceforge privacy policy as of Jan 2014. I don't know if they have updated it or not. http://embeddedsw.net/doc/Sourceforge_and_slashdot_the_ultimate_spy.html

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #902 on: March 29, 2016, 01:01:37 PM »
I need to get my sites off of Host Gator.  Does anyone have a recommendation for a reliable place?  I need to host at least four domain names under my account, about 20 email addresses and a lot of data, so unlimited accounts are probably best.

I've used bluehost and think they are pretty good/am happy with them.


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #903 on: March 29, 2016, 01:09:45 PM »
I've used bluehost and think they are pretty good/am happy with them.
+1 I've heard good things about bluehost. Worth checking into.

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/compare/

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #904 on: March 29, 2016, 02:24:23 PM »
Slashdot & sourceforge privacy policy as of Jan 2014. I don't know if they have updated it or not. http://embeddedsw.net/doc/Sourceforge_and_slashdot_the_ultimate_spy.html

I read somewhere that Sourceforge was recently bought and under new management, and are no longer adding the tracking stuff to their downloads. Not sure how true that is.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #905 on: March 29, 2016, 02:44:49 PM »
I read somewhere that Sourceforge was recently bought and under new management, and are no longer adding the tracking stuff to their downloads. Not sure how true that is.
Here it is: http://bellgab.com/index.php/topic,3320.msg730106.html#msg730106    ;)



System Hackers... The following article is from 2008, but still has some good tricks and is funny too. Even the non-techies should get a kick out of it.

http://www.toad.com/gnu/sysadmin/index.html

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #906 on: March 29, 2016, 03:18:30 PM »
Here it is: http://bellgab.com/index.php/topic,3320.msg730106.html#msg730106    ;)



System Hackers... The following article is from 2008, but still has some good tricks and is funny too. Even the non-techies should get a kick out of it.

http://www.toad.com/gnu/sysadmin/index.html

That must be where I read it  :D

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #907 on: March 29, 2016, 03:22:18 PM »
Resetting a P$$Wd:

"Sorry, your password has been in use for 30 days and has expired - you must register a new one."
> roses
"Sorry, too few characters."
> pretty roses
"Sorry, you must use at least one numerical character."
> 1 pretty rose
"Sorry, you cannot use blank spaces."
> 1prettyrose
"Sorry, you must use at least 10 different characters."
> 1fuckingprettyrose
"Sorry, you must use at least one upper case character."
> 1FUCKINGprettyrose
"Sorry, you cannot use more than one upper case character consecutively."
> 1FuckingPrettyRose
"Sorry, you must use no fewer than 20 total characters."
> 1FuckingPrettyRoseShovedUpYourAssIfYouDon'tGiveMeAccessRightFuckingNow!!!!!!
"Sorry, you cannot use punctuation."
> 1FuckingPrettyRoseShovedUpYourAssIfYouDontGiveMeAccessRightFuckingNow
"Sorry, that password is already in use."

Lifted from http://embeddedsw.net/Security_and_Humor.html who lifted it from somewhere else.  ???

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #908 on: March 29, 2016, 07:01:04 PM »
Everyone here makes sure port 23 is closed on their machines - Right ?


"We hope other researchers will find the data we have collected useful and that this publication will help raise some awareness that, while everybody is talking about high class exploits and cyberwar, four simple stupid default telnet passwords can give you access to hundreds of thousands of consumer as well as tens of thousands of industrial devices all over the world."


Internet Census 2012


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #910 on: April 04, 2016, 08:07:43 AM »
Blue Origin's New Shepard made its third flight April 2nd using the same hardware.  Great video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU3J-jKb75g&feature=youtu.be

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #911 on: April 05, 2016, 07:46:09 AM »
Here's a nice little multiple part  video tutorial on Neural nets; explanation, & programming.

http://lumiverse.io/video/part-1-data-and-architecture


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #913 on: April 05, 2016, 09:07:08 AM »
The Flash installer for Windows has some superfluous cruft in it. Another reason I don't like Windows.


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #914 on: April 06, 2016, 02:12:20 AM »
Here's a nice little multiple part  video tutorial on Neural nets; explanation, & programming.

http://lumiverse.io/video/part-1-data-and-architecture

Nice, I think I somewhat understand it actually.  I'm kind of burnt out on programming these days but I might play around with some of that stuff, looks cool.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #915 on: April 07, 2016, 09:50:34 PM »
Sometimes it does not pay to be an early adopter

http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/4/11362928/google-nest-revolv-shutdown-smart-home-products
That sucks for the peeps that shelled out the $300.00  to have automated convenience.  :o


In other news...

Captchas cracked. FACEBOOK users take note.    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/07/captcha_rapture_as_google_facebook_humancheckers_wasted/

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #916 on: April 07, 2016, 09:52:02 PM »
Nice, I think I somewhat understand it actually.  I'm kind of burnt out on programming these days but I might play around with some of that stuff, looks cool.
Sadly, burnout is all too common in our industry. :(

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #917 on: April 07, 2016, 09:53:20 PM »
The Flash installer for Windows has some superfluous cruft in it. Another reason I don't like Windows.


Heh heh heh, and all to protect the user, I'm sure  ::)

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #918 on: April 07, 2016, 11:02:43 PM »
Sadly, burnout is all too common in our industry. :(

It's definitely a big issue in tech.  I got jaded at some point, learning new languages over and over.  I've learned so many different syntaxes to write loops, if/else statements, functions, etc. that I can't even keep them straight anymore.  You know it's bad when you don't even know which is the comment character!

Then add on all the different versions, libraries, frameworks, database api's, etc. and it gets to you after awhile.  Some folks love learning all the new stuff and playing with it, however I'm lazy and at some point just wanted to leverage what I'd already learned.  I still have fun programming but mostly with tools I already know or where there's an easier learning curve. 

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #919 on: April 08, 2016, 09:45:00 AM »
Then add on all the different versions, libraries, frameworks, database api's, etc. and it gets to you after awhile.  Some folks love learning all the new stuff and playing with it, however I'm lazy and at some point just wanted to leverage what I'd already learned.  I still have fun programming but mostly with tools I already know or where there's an easier learning curve.

Agreed.  It's the API's/libraries/etc that are killers.  It seems like you're constantly learning a new API.   Even when you know one by heart, it gets quickly deprecated.   Thank goodness though for the languages with garbage collection.  My pointers got rusty a long time ago and I'm never going back, unless I have to!

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #920 on: April 08, 2016, 10:05:10 AM »
Here's a nice little multiple part  video tutorial on Neural nets; explanation, & programming.

http://lumiverse.io/video/part-1-data-and-architecture

This is pretty good, albeit a very fast explanation.  Thanks for posting.


Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #922 on: April 08, 2016, 06:30:49 PM »
Agreed.  It's the API's/libraries/etc that are killers.  It seems like you're constantly learning a new API.   Even when you know one by heart, it gets quickly deprecated....

So true.  And alot of these changes seem arbitrary, often just to sastisfy some abstract goal of designers.  They don't seem to factor in backward compatibility enough, which gets really annoying when you've already learned ways to do things that used to work just fine.

...Thank goodness though for the languages with garbage collection.  My pointers got rusty a long time ago and I'm never going back, unless I have to!

A few mos. ago I did some Mac progamming in obj-c.  I thought it was pretty rough until I saw earlier examples before they had ARC (automatic reference counting) .. shivers.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #923 on: April 10, 2016, 07:47:56 PM »
The Hitler/Downfall bit has been done to death but this made me laugh to the point of tears.

Been fighting with Docker the last few months in my gig and this has struck a chord.    :P




Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #925 on: April 14, 2016, 11:08:51 PM »
Doh!
Man accidentally 'deletes his entire company' with one line of bad code
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/man-accidentally-deletes-his-entire-company-with-one-line-of-bad-code-a6984256.html

I've accidentally wiped a backup drive with a bad command. As much as that hurt, I can't even imagine what ran through that poor guy's mind.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #926 on: April 14, 2016, 11:21:28 PM »
I've accidentally wiped a backup drive with a bad command. As much as that hurt, I can't even imagine what ran through that poor guy's mind.
Can you imagine? Ugh. It is funny but not really. Years ago UPS was putting in an "exclusive" system into our company back in the warehouse to track, ship, etc. And my buddy back there would fuck with them. He would put the tech support and sales-guy on speaker and say "come here" and go through the process of upgrading the software. At one point he would say "All I see is black"? Concerned tech would reply "what?" He would say I did what you said "format C:" And a freak out would occur. And the guy would freak out. The same guy would play "pranks" on other people though. He would take a rack of bad semi-conductors, going to be returned (due to stuff) and when a new hire was in pretend to "hate his job" and sweep all of them to the ground off the shelf and say "fuck this place" and then when I ran in sometimes would compound the "joke" and  say "he did it" and point to the new hire. One guy cried and quit, despite me explaining that the guys likes to pull 'jokes.' (at that time the stuff was super expensive and we even had racks all with separate locks and emergency call-buttons for cops because of gangs stealing stuff (and because mfgs would buy back stolen stuff so, inadvertently encouraging the crime.) But as "jokes" go some of the UPS software "reformats" and micro-chips thrown on floor were, admittedly, hilarious.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #927 on: April 15, 2016, 02:22:54 PM »
Forgive if I have said something about this before, but an update on my favorite free Windows NT clone project - ReactOS. I think those that would rather be using XP or 2000 will love this. They have made the 0.4 Alpha release!

Going to load this on an old beater Thinkpad just to run it through its paces. Might just be stable enough for daily use before Micro$haft forces us off 7 permanently.

https://www.reactos.org/



Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #928 on: April 15, 2016, 05:32:21 PM »
Forgive if I have said something about this before, but an update on my favorite free Windows NT clone project - ReactOS. ...

When I first saw this I assumed it was just another linux distro, but Dyna's right, it's written from the ground up as a true Windows clone.  My biggest problem w/ linux is not being able to consistently run native win apps, so this approach looks promising.  From it's faq:

ReactOS is a free and open source operating system written from scratch. It's design is based on Windows in the same way Linux is based on Unix, however ReactOS is _not_ linux. ReactOS looks and feels like Windows, is able to your run Windows software and your Windows drivers, and is familiar for Windows users.

Looks like they're being smart about avoiding legal challenges as well:

We go to great lengths to ensure that the code our developers create is clean. and we make sure that the methods we use to understand Windows internals is also clean. We use a variety of methods to achieve this, which include clean room reverse engineering, using existing documentation freely available both in books and on the web, using extensive tests (tens of millions) which apply black box engineering methods against both public and private APIs which are exposed by the operating system.

Re: FUNCTION RANDOM - All Things Technological On Your Mind
« Reply #929 on: April 22, 2016, 04:35:12 AM »
Can you imagine? Ugh. It is funny but not really. Years ago UPS was putting in an "exclusive" system into our company back in the warehouse to track, ship, etc. And my buddy back there would fuck with them. He would put the tech support and sales-guy on speaker and say "come here" and go through the process of upgrading the software. At one point he would say "All I see is black"? Concerned tech would reply "what?" He would say I did what you said "format C:" And a freak out would occur. And the guy would freak out. The same guy would play "pranks" on other people though. He would take a rack of bad semi-conductors, going to be returned (due to stuff) and when a new hire was in pretend to "hate his job" and sweep all of them to the ground off the shelf and say "fuck this place" and then when I ran in sometimes would compound the "joke" and  say "he did it" and point to the new hire. One guy cried and quit, despite me explaining that the guys likes to pull 'jokes.' (at that time the stuff was super expensive and we even had racks all with separate locks and emergency call-buttons for cops because of gangs stealing stuff (and because mfgs would buy back stolen stuff so, inadvertently encouraging the crime.) But as "jokes" go some of the UPS software "reformats" and micro-chips thrown on floor were, admittedly, hilarious.

Ha!