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analog kid

Quote from: wr250 on January 13, 2015, 06:54:46 PM
domains.google.com is open to anyone now.
What's the advantage of using google? I'm about to renew a domain next month, I'm with godaddy, which of course blows. But it's $15 a year for the domain.

zeebo

Quote from: (Redacted) on January 13, 2015, 09:09:25 PM
The old computer has already told the new computer how it is around here.  Pretty sure the new computer is cool though, I caught it downloading a torrent of Nice Dreams this morning.

That's our Redacted ... So cool she can chill out even the most uptight Microsoft A.I machine.   8)

area51drone

Quote from: analog kid on January 13, 2015, 11:20:37 PM
What's the advantage of using google? I'm about to renew a domain next month, I'm with godaddy, which of course blows. But it's $15 a year for the domain.

There are cheaper domain hosts out there than both godaddy and google, that offer just as good of service.  Look around. 


wr250

Verizon advertising partner Turn has been caught using Verizon Wireless's UIDH tracking header to resurrect deleted tracking cookies and share them with dozens of major websites and ad networks, forming a vast web of non-consensual online tracking. Explosive research from Stanford security expert Jonathan Mayer shows that, as we warned in November, Verizon's UIDH header is being used as an undeletable perma-cookie that makes it impossible for customers to meaningfully control their online privacy.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/verizon-and-turn-break-browser-privacy-protections

this portion posted as per the EFF copyright (Creative Commons Attribution License) guidelines here:  https://www.eff.org/copyright


Catsmile

Micro$oft Paint has been included in every single version of Windows and it’s useful for dumping the contents of your clipboard, cropping an image, or drawing. Given enough time and talent Paint can turn out amazing images. Make room for Paint alongside the more powerful editors like Adobe Photochop, and GIMP.

Unbelievably Realistic Microsoft Paint Art : Santa Claus Speed Painting Time Lapse
Time lapse speed painting of Santa Claus using Microsoft Paint. 
Nearly 50 hours of drawing compressed into a couple of minutes.


b_dubb

Quote from: analog kid on January 13, 2015, 11:20:37 PM
What's the advantage of using google? I'm about to renew a domain next month, I'm with godaddy, which of course blows. But it's $15 a year for the domain.
I'm interested in using gmail with my domain but I'm not sure I trust them to not bcc the NSA on everything

Quote from: (Redacted) on January 16, 2015, 03:17:20 PM
This is so cool:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150115142353.htm

It certainly is.  A lot of interesting stuff happens at very cold temperatures, which -- unfortunately -- will remain in the lab for some time to come.

wr250

0bama agrees with british PM cameron ,says police and spies should be able to access your encrypted devices/communications.
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/01/16/obama-sides-with-cameron-in-encryption-fight/

heres and idea:
rather than spend hundred of billions spying on everyone on the planet, how about working on improving our country?
like lowering health care costs, helping the homeless, creating jobs (real jobs, not more mcd's cashier jobs),creating a business friendly environment, enforcing border security, removing corruption from local,state and federal govt and agencies, and so on.

Quote from: wr250 on January 18, 2015, 07:17:14 AM

heres and idea:
rather than spend hundred of billions spying on everyone on the planet, how about working on improving our country?


Spying creates jobs. It's a growth industry.

analog kid

Quote from: b_dubb on January 17, 2015, 10:30:09 AM
I'm interested in using gmail with my domain but I'm not sure I trust them to not bcc the NSA on everything

The cheapest I found was Hostgator, which is about $7.95 a year. Or at least it was that much to transfer there for the first year.

And google already controls enough of my stuff lol.


Juan

I'm seeing this constant upgrade stuff across a lot of software - and said software seems to end up as pay by the month - Adobe products, a couple of songwriting programs, and now Cakewalk Sonar.  It has the appearance of a looting scheme.  I'm trying to go back to open source.


Amazon's Mechanical Turk is a subsite where people pay something like 5 to 8 cents to have a person enter some kind of data found on an image. This data is very difficult for machines and computers to read.
However, many people are using it to game goolge-increasing their page rankings. They put a listing on the mechanical turk to go and find some web site (and then link it) and they pay 2 cents per link.
Take a look:
https://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?groupId=3WNG995UYJGH86UZZ8E8746M2298DV


albrecht

Quote from: Juan on January 22, 2015, 07:02:28 AM
I'm seeing this constant upgrade stuff across a lot of software - and said software seems to end up as pay by the month - Adobe products, a couple of songwriting programs, and now Cakewalk Sonar.  It has the appearance of a looting scheme.  I'm trying to go back to open source.
Although in my case it applies to more cell phones I've noticed that a lot of apps and software tell you to upgrade and either 1) get worse performance 2) more ads 3) want more allowances to stuff on your phone or 4) you to pay. So I really double-check and don't update unless it is REALLY necessary (not just because they say "new version available." I guess this makes sense business-wise: start off with a great, free product and then try to make money (from ads, purchases, etc) but it pisses me off. Luckily you can often find on the net .apks for older versions (but, of course, one must be careful for scams, hackers, fake apps, etc.)

Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on January 22, 2015, 12:10:40 PM
Amazon's Mechanical Turk is a subsite where people pay something like 5 to 8 cents to have a person enter some kind of data found on an image. This data is very difficult for machines and computers to read.
However, many people are using it to game goolge-increasing their page rankings. They put a listing on the mechanical turk to go and find some web site (and then link it) and they pay 2 cents per link.
Take a look:
https://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?groupId=3WNG995UYJGH86UZZ8E8746M2298DV

I've thought about doing transcriptions on there in the past.  It's only a few dollars a day for a lot of work, but that's how poor I am.

Quote from: Georgie For President 2216 on January 22, 2015, 06:12:09 PM
I've thought about doing transcriptions on there in the past.  It's only a few dollars a day for a lot of work, but that's how poor I am.
I'm not sure about Canada's tax code, but in the US you could possibly deduct the price of your computer, your monthly internet bill, and even a 100 square foot home office for this work since this is your business.

zeebo

Did you guys already know about this ... Drones that auto-follow you, like a little buddy-in-the-sky who can chronicle your adventures:

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/aerial-robots/drones-that-follow-you


Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on January 22, 2015, 08:54:49 PM
I'm not sure about Canada's tax code, but in the US you could possibly deduct the price of your computer, your monthly internet bill, and even a 100 square foot home office for this work since this is your business.


Taxes aren't a big concern right now but that's something I never thought about.  Thanks!

eddie dean

Dish is starting a new streaming service called Sling, it's aimed at the growing number of people who refuse to pay outrageous $ for traditional cable/sat TV subs.
20 buck a month with no contract or commitment. ESPN, ESPN2, CNN, TNT, Food  Network just to name a few.
I hope this makes millions for Dish and becomes hugely popular. Then maybe it will force the other asshole cable/satellite companies to follow suit and  begin to offer streaming packages as well.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/5/7491071/dish-sling-tv-ott-internet-tv-announced-ces-2015

cweb

Interesting. I really hope a la carte channels come back. I know that packages are used by cable companies to keep the lesser-watched networks afloat, but there's so much bloated shit-o-vision on TV nowadays that they could afford to condense content to less networks.

It probably won't happen unless the media conglomerates and providers really start to hurt, though.  :-\

wr250


cweb

Quote from: wr250 on January 28, 2015, 08:59:43 AM
this is pointed more towards windows users, but other os's can install crapware as well. description in the  link.

http://www.howtogeek.com/207692/yes-every-freeware-download-site-is-serving-crapware-heres-the-proof/
Just spent an hour sanitizing my parents' computer. Thanks, reckless downloading!

My dad was getting the "YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK AND WILL START KILLING PUPPIES UNLESS YOU CALL 1-800-ufakery AND PAY $60 FOR NOTHING" message. Because his work portal site works best on IE, which is a slut of a browser.

wr250

Quote from: cweb on January 28, 2015, 05:38:01 PM
Just spent an hour sanitizing my parents' computer. Thanks, reckless downloading!

My dad was getting the "YOUR COMPUTER IS AT RISK AND WILL START KILLING PUPPIES UNLESS YOU CALL 1-800-ufakery AND PAY $60 FOR NOTHING" message. Because his work portal site works best on IE, which is a slut of a browser.

should of use pc decrapifier http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/
works pretty well. also i like the revo uninstaller
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

cweb


wr250

Quote from: cweb on January 28, 2015, 06:03:14 PM
Nice! I was about 10 minutes from using a different utility....


yours is a much better stress reliever


Kelt

TPB is back online with an as yet limited DB, but it's back :)

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