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326  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 13, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
Remember the concept of the self fulfilling prophecy, and add to that the knowledge that no one really has any power over you unless you give it to them. If we continuously function solely based on the assumption that TPTB have total control over everything ... Then they very soon really will. And we will all die very quietly whenever and wherever we are told too.

^ THIS!

Lest what I am saying be misconstrued, I'll spell it out a little more bluntly...

As a product of the anti-war (Viet Nam) era I too say "speak truth to power."

...

As Franklin so succinctly put it: We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Something to think about when it comes to pushing for disruptive change.
 smiley

40... This is turning into almost conditioned response to Ren and I getting together on something. cheesy There is after all a vast amount of middle ground between totally subjugated obsequence and rioting in the streets (Personally I think we're a bit too close to the first one..). Not to mention that if you look at it from a bit of a distance, the only really disruptive change being effected is the consistent downward spiraling push towards a surveillance state.

So... Much like the SOPA/PIPA/ACTA thread implies by its mere existence. Instead of just believing what were told - since the real truth is out there - whenever one of these idiotic constitutional violations shows its head .... We The People respond by making every governmental Email server explode instantaneously with the sheer volume of Email screaming NO THE HELL YOU DON'T!! And we continue to keep it up until those that keep trying to push it through get the message as their voted out ass is now job hunting.

It's really just a few clicks up from passive resistance, but it's damn sure a good place to start...and it seems to be working so far (according to the thread mentioned earlier).

The only problem lies in people weakening and falling for some bullshit "For the Children" line that allows these vermin to burrow deeper into the dark. Haul their happy ass out into the sunshine...and if their albino asses bust into flames like a vampire ... Hay WTF ... Like they always say, omelets gotta get made somehow..
327  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 12, 2014, 01:16:48 PM
Just like that other great piece of technology that was supposed to liberate us all and serve as the absolute check on the power government: the Internet.

The intelligence agencies of the world are still laughing themselves to silly over that one.

Are they? I'm not so sure. Yes, they have done a fine job of playing catch-up ... But they're now where near the front of the pack of who control the information flow. Case in point, we're currently two from the USA nobodies, that are having a conversation with a guy in Australia, while folks from all over the planet watch and can chime in ... That's hardly restrictive.

Now yes, yes, yes ... I'm sure there are plenty of malevolent bits of garbage that are also cataloging the discussion in some subterranean bunker for the expressed purpose of "stamping-out-evil" or some other brand of stunning bullshit. But the point is the tightly spin controlled to the point of being Spoon Feed Crap by the MSM TPTB had on people is a 50s era thing of the past ... Because the truth really is out there to be had by anyone with the compunction to do a Google search.

Remember the concept of the self fulfilling prophecy, and add to that the knowledge that no one really has any power over you unless you give it to them. If we continuously function solely based on the assumption that TPTB have total control over everything ... Then they very soon really will. And we will all die very quietly whenever and wherever we are told too.

As a byproduct of the 70s, I saw Screw the Man! ...And I always will.
328  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Pro on: July 10, 2014, 10:10:03 PM
Yes, but there are always those odd occasions where the OEM media has been lost - or was never provided - and the machine needs to be flattened/reloaded. Previously Dell media has always been the cleanest fallback when paired up with another OEM's COA key. So a totally legal repair that doesn't leave the client hanging for days waiting on a disk, or hemorrhaging stupid money for overnight shipping.

The behavior surrounding 8/8.1 implies that the paying customer must suffer the time/money loss to protect the poor starving corporation... This is simply unacceptable.
329  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 8 Pro on: July 10, 2014, 05:15:28 PM
^ My bad. I just assumed he wasn't using a full retail copy. OP updated. embarassed

I had the same initial reaction (/answer), but didn't have time to post it. However in retrospect I don't actually recall seeing a OEM COA with a Product Key on any of the new Windows 8 machines I've encountered. So are you saying that there is no "latitude" in the OEM self activation scheme?
330  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: which forums you use for PC troubleshooting? on: July 10, 2014, 05:06:36 PM
"A problem well stated is a problem half-solved"

I don't use any specific forums other than EventID.net. Everything else is generally an attempt to separate nomenclature from lingo in an attempt to synthesizing a correct way of phrasing the issue. Once that is done, much of the idiot suggestions (e.g. noise) disappear allowing a solution to be found with a Bing or Google search.

It truly is amazing how you can search on a problem for days with no results, and then after rephrasing the question a bit...find hundreds of references to the correct answer.
331  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: friend can't run progs made with .net 4.5 on his XP machine on: July 03, 2014, 09:06:16 PM
Is it possible to install 2.0 alongside 4.5 and then tell Visual Studio Express which version to use in a given project?

I don't know. I'd assume that 2.0 would have already snuck in there with one of the MS chronically semi-forced Windows updates. But MSVS Pro/Std never seemed to care what was installed, it just listed all the currently available version options.
332  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: friend can't run progs made with .net 4.5 on his XP machine on: July 03, 2014, 08:53:47 PM
Is there a relatively painless way to downgrade,  or would I have to manually uninstall 4.5, download 2.0, and install it?

IIRC It should just be a (.NET dependency version) dropdown menu (which defaults to the highest available) in the project creation wizard. In the few times I've gone that (C#) route I always pick the oldest version that will give me the features I'm after. How to change it after the project is created I've not a clue.
333  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 06:35:57 PM
I can never get the YouTube tags figured out so I'll just post a link to this Group W Video
https://www.youtube.com/w...0a6iWHSWbA&feature=kp

...I think I've been in that jail. undecided
334  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 03, 2014, 01:04:19 PM
Years ago I wrote a program I called DNS Ping-Pong which was really just a service that sent a signed "ping" on a high range port every 30 seconds to a listening app at a one or more remote locations. This way I could keep track of and maintain access to a network as the IP address changed. One of the clients using it was taken over by a corporation that liquidated the office and hauled off all the equipment overnight. I spent the next few years tracking the server all over hell as nobody ever noticed my little service running on it...which continued to report home.

Oops... cheesy
335  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 12:49:53 PM
...With circles and arrows and diagrams on the back perhaps??

Naturally. The beginning of the song has the narrator cleaning out Alice's Restaurant, and because the landfill is closed, they just dump it down a hill. So there you have the recycling reference from the OP.

Ah! Okay, that works. I haven't actually heard the song in years and didn't want to cheat with the video because I'm at work.

As the admin I have to set an example...bla bla bla... cheesy
336  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Set the default save for a webpage to mht format. on: July 03, 2014, 07:07:14 AM
Posting in a hurry, but this looked promising:
http://www.sevenforums.co...ving-mht-default-ie9.html
337  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 03, 2014, 06:52:16 AM
18 have been returned:
http://arstechnica.com/se...onfiscated-no-ip-domains/

Quote
As partial justification for the request, Microsoft lawyers argued No-IP didn't follow security best practices.
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Some defenders of Microsoft's actions have claimed that the consequences of the domain confiscations were limited to administrators who should know better than to rely on dynamic DNS hosting to make their networks work.

nono2

Okay, that's rich ... Just because you know better, doesn't automagically grant you alternatives. shIT happens, and sometimes you just have to work with whatever is available to work with.
338  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: July 03, 2014, 06:47:28 AM
SJ, I don't know how you made it work.   On every instance of the = it followed the rtule staed in first reply.  the = had to have a space afterward.  Also using 8.1 so I don't know what the difference is.

Hm... That is weird. I just pasted 4wd's string into an admin CP, changed the target service to fax (as it's unused and breakable), hit enter and checked the results. I was actually expecting it to fail...but it worked just fine. *Shrug* I don't know..
339  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Remember Alice's restaurant? on: July 03, 2014, 06:38:47 AM
Heh.  For the clueless:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice%27s_Restaurant

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM</a>

Okay, that's where I went when I saw the thread title. I just don't quite get how a crime spree ties back into the song.

...With circles and arrows and diagrams on the back perhaps??
340  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: July 02, 2014, 11:50:21 AM
Okay, so if we mash those last two posts together we see the already budding infrastructure of "The Grid" in the form of the local power company's existing PowerLine network. And by that I mean the new digital meters they rolled out a few years ago, about the same time that the horde of manual meter reader staff suddenly disappeared. Funny how that presumably rather large cost savings was never passed on to the consumer..

So now they use a variation on PowerLine networking to remotely monitor and collect each houses power usage to calculate their bill. Which - regarding the other post - then begs the question how hard would it realistically be for them to "contact" the LED lights within a house from this system which is directly attached to it?
341  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Anti-counterfeiting technology in 3D printing (quantum dots) on: July 02, 2014, 06:57:15 AM
Who cares if you have the dots or not? I wouldn't mind an exact replica of something that was missing a few quantum dots.

It depends on how it is enforced/who is checking, and how much if any customization of the item is allowed before the signature "degrades" enough to raise eyebrows.
342  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 02, 2014, 06:51:26 AM
The vast majority of people are well-intentioned.
But mostly inactive.

Quite true. However ironically - especially for TPTB - frequently the best thing 'people' can do is stay the hell out of it. Wink


This is all somewhat OT anyway
Seems to be begging the question.  After all, this thread - topic statement notwithstanding - is about folk accepting/following new things/trends.

At any rate, the back-and-forth tween the two (2) of you is certainly entertaining, thought-provoking, and creative.  The thought processes as displayed/evinced certainly require a bit of cogitation from the rest of us.

+1,000 - Screw the topic, let'em go ... Watching these two debate human nature (etc..) is Greek mythology level epic!
343  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Freedom Summer on: July 02, 2014, 06:40:27 AM
What is it? I've never heard of it.

IIRC (from the commercial) it is about pivotal people/moments in the 60s era equal rights movement.
344  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: July 02, 2014, 06:37:06 AM
^What a classically lamed assed defense at the end of the video: Isn't that rather Orwellian? Why yes...but think of the children..

We. Are. So. Screwed..!
345  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: July 01, 2014, 12:13:51 PM
Interesting (Ren vs. 40), I actually fall somewhere between these two schools of thought..

Who else wants popcorn?? cheesy



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Crap, Ren got ahead of me...I was referring to 40hz's post above.
346  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: July 01, 2014, 11:42:46 AM
I was thinking like x16wda that the space was necessary also ... But that's probably just because the documentation on SC.exe says it is a requirement.. *Shrug* cheesy

But...
As an example, the following worked fine for me, (Win8Pro x86):

sc failure browser actions=restart/60000/restart/60000/restart/60000 reset=86400

First, Second, and Subsequent actions Restart after 60 seconds, failure counter reset after 1 day for service Computer Browser (service name = browser).

I can confirm this spaceless version worked for me on Windows 8.1 Pro.
347  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Steals 22 Domain Names from NoIP on: July 01, 2014, 07:16:24 AM
Hm... There is sort of a president for this in regard to domain squatting fore the sole purpose of extortion IIRC. I actually looked into it once because of the TClock.com domain being registered (for 10 years out) but never used for anything. But I'd really like to see the list of 22 seized domain names before going there.
348  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: July 01, 2014, 07:08:33 AM
^ Might want to spoiler that image.  Even though the thread is marked NSFW, there are limits...
Good point. If he's the driver, and if that's alcohol he's drinking he could be in a whole lot of trouble.

Okay... Now ^That's^ funny!  Thmbsup
349  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: July 01, 2014, 07:06:26 AM
You might want to use NAT networking instead of bridged networking. Networking can be fidgety sometimes when working with VMWare or any other virtualization software for that matter.

Really? Granted I'm not that familiar with VMware as I've always used the MS (Virtual PC/Hyper-V) offering. But for a cursory search it appears that VMware's "bridged networking" is equivalent to Hyper-V's "Shared Virtual Switch", which I've used extensively. Our productions systems have 20 virtual servers running on a virtual switch, some of which have public IPs and some are behind the router's NAT ...(yes, that is two different virtual switched)... and I've never had a problem with any of it.

Now granted this could be a VMware quirk I'm unaware of (I am honestly curious about this), but it seems to me - from a networking standpoint - that having the route to a hosted service double NAT'ed would be much more problematic to maintain.


The error description is not too clear. Are you very sure nothing else is blocking the port(s) required by Owncloud/IIS?

I was actually headed here myself being that 8080 probably is not allowed by the Windows firewall by default. Also if for some reason they have a port hardcoded somewhere in the code it could be failing to find itself for that functionality. Page refresh and a netstat -n on the server might bring that to light.


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@SuperboyAC - Please keep in mind that anything I say in here going forward will be tainted by my prejudicial assertion that Apache does not belong on Windows. Having spent the last decade as an IIS admin, I just wanted to be fair coming out of the gate in case anyone ends up geting that impression later on in the thread. cheesy
350  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: help needed: owncloud contacts on vmware with IIS on: June 30, 2014, 10:15:01 PM
Why are you trying to run both Apache and IIS??
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