Started by Camazotz Automat, August 17, 2012, 04:04:35 AM
Quote from: West of the Rockies on December 21, 2013, 04:18:24 PMThis is only the vaguest of tech questions, but can we still buy the old Riven or Myst games? My daughter might like them, but they may be obsolete.
Quote from: area51drone on December 21, 2013, 08:15:43 PMYou can play them on a virtual PC running on your desktop too. Check out "Microsoft Virtual PC".. I have a Windows 2000 box, a Windows 98 box and an Unbuntu box all running on my regular xp machine now and then for various reasons - the 98 box is typically on just to play old games.
Quote from: wr250 on December 21, 2013, 09:46:43 PM i personally use virtualbox, but then im just a poor boy.
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on December 23, 2013, 03:31:35 AMHelp me choose my next oddball project:1) The Scrambler: Fills your URL history with a large amount of sites you did not visit. The variety is enough to fool pattern recognition sites that try to estimate your buying patterns.2) Bot Pit: Bot Pit attempts to trick webcrawler bots into infinite recursive loops, for example, consistent calls to a random number generator. The idea being to take advantage of programmer's use of the while loop.3) I8U: Logs advertisers that shows you images and places them on a blacklist. It allows you to automatically generate posts about how disappointed you are with the advertiser, and includes quickly generated memes showing the product being used by distatseful people (think Obamaphone).
Quote from: area51drone on December 23, 2013, 11:38:27 AMHmm.. #2 sounds cool, but I think they probably end the recursion after a few iterations of the loop, so I don't see how that will kill the bots.
Quote#3 So you are going to enable the ability to mark ads that aren't already blocked by programs such as ABP? Or is this supposed to be a ABP replacement? Because ABP is pretty damned good. I can't remember the last time I saw an ad unless I turn it off.#1 is probably my favorite of the bunch.
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on December 23, 2013, 05:53:03 PMI would probably disguise them as pages, and most bots will try to open every page and record every link. I'm looking into finding ways that break regular expression processing too (mixing binary streams with normal strings?). Still thinking of ideas. The goal is very little data given and it takes a considerable amount of time to process.
QuoteI was thinking of embedded ads masquerading as content in things like facebook feeds. A banner ad on a site doesn't bother me too much.
Quote from: area51drone on December 23, 2013, 10:50:52 PMHuh? Is this in reference to the bot pit or I8U? I don't follow in either way. Why don't you do something useful with your time though, seriously. You apparently have some coding skills, if you want some real projects to work on, contact me and I'll pay you to do them.
Quote from: Mind Flayer Monk on December 24, 2013, 10:55:35 AMIt was in reference to I8U. Thanks for the offer-I'm guessing you do some kind of mining/price arbitrage programming? This is just a side project. I was mainly looking for something unusual to do in my spare time-mainly as mental gymnastics, no real goal for developing anything or career with this.
Quote from: area51drone on December 24, 2013, 02:12:06 PMNo, actually looking to get some android/iphone game programming done. Pricing software is already done Also looking for anyone who can animate and has skills with Anime Studio Pro.
Quote from: steelbot on December 24, 2013, 09:13:41 PMMay talk to Coaster.....he's quite good with cinema4D i believe....I am going to look at that Anime Studio though....I like to tinker - (the Aquarius in me lol)
Quote from: area51drone on December 31, 2013, 11:53:05 AMSo 2009. You aren't using nzbclub?
Quote from: MV on November 28, 2012, 10:31:07 PMif you have windows 8 and miss your start menu, try this. works great.
Quote from: MV on December 31, 2013, 02:08:16 PMdemonoid was one of the greatest repositories of rare, useful gems (from obscure software to any form of media) on the internet. if all of that remains when they reopen, i'll be very pleased.
Quote from: b_dubb on January 02, 2014, 01:43:36 PMwhere can a brother download the last episodes of breaking bad. not that i'd actually do that. i'm just curious
Quote from: slippingaway on December 31, 2013, 03:03:41 PMA good FREE alternative is IObit's Start Menu 8 available HERE
Quote from: wr250 on January 02, 2014, 02:21:03 PMas far as windows8 , i use linux exclusively
Quote from: MV on January 02, 2014, 02:29:52 PMwhat flavor?
Quote from: area51drone on January 02, 2014, 12:46:58 AMThere are so many things that I haven't not been able to find on usenet, and it's a hell of a lot safer. Very rarely do I ever have to torrent anything. You don't think the seeders are long gone at this point?
Quote from: wr250 on January 02, 2014, 02:21:03 PMtake a look at www.d2.vu