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51  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??
52  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?
53  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.
54  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!
55  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.
56  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..!
57  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.
58  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.
59  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.
60  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
61  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
62  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??
63  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Quick script to change the recovery options of a Windows Service on: June 30, 2014, 05:31:24 PM
Don't know that I ever actually tried that, but give this a read: http://technet.microsoft....-us/library/cc742019.aspx It appears that the space locations are critical and I think the actions set has to be enclosed in {}.
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 30, 2014, 06:57:16 AM
I'm a little surprised at the reaction to this - I would have guessed that DCer's would generally be in favor of tough anti-spam laws.

This isn't a tough anti-spam law- it's a short-sighted one, with little understanding of the tech behind it, and a very stifling effect by the unreasonable penalties.

Indeed, because there will always be a group - usually the one that pushed it through - that is dying to tryout a new law like this. So with a wanton desire to make a few examples ... many SMB's that have legitimate mailing lists could get vaporized just for having a system that isn't quite fully automated, contains a few of the right outdated/incorrect addresses, and had the dumb luck of sending a monthly mailing to close to the path of one of the crusaders.

This isn't about solving anything, this is all about effecting a body count to make it look like something is being done.
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: WARNING: Carefully clean up broken CFL (fluorescent) lightbulbs if you have any on: June 28, 2014, 03:05:17 PM
Offer up toxic CFLs

I think you mean panic people by totally blowing the "danger" out of proportion. They have what, about a 3 hour cleanup routine there? And that is assuming of course that you don't have carpeting...

Who the hell is going to shut down and evacuate entire office for 3 hours because the maintenance guy broke a bulb? Please tell me nobody is that stupid.. Or have they managed to concoct a "study" of all of the CFL related deaths over the past 50+ years ... Really where are those numbers?

This is just more hyper reactive over sanitizing to give the lawyers more ammunition for bullshit lawsuits. Sally didn't get into Harvard because somebody broke a light bulb down the hall back in third grade and I'm gonna sue!

There are enough things out there that really will get people killed without falling for yet another bullshit Ganja Madness campaign.
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Facebook plays with your mind on: June 27, 2014, 10:29:00 PM
That could easily have skirted very close to an End of User License Agreement.. Nobody really seems to be thinking about there being real people out there on the other end of the wire. They just want to screw with the lab rats.
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 27, 2014, 05:57:24 PM

Oh Yeah! This sounds like a good time (...Not!):
Quote
Per the new Canadian law, those that break the new convenant will face severe fines and penalties. Per Katt Stearns...
• Your business will be fined up to $10,000,000
• Your CEO, and each officer, may be fined up to $1,000,000
• Your Marketing Agency may be fined up to $10,000,000
• You, as an individual, may be fined $10,000

If you're not worried about this new law, you haven't been adequately information.


This is just impossible to not abuse. Let the witch hunt begin!
68  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Microsoft Security Notifications Ending? on: June 27, 2014, 05:19:38 PM
Okay, granted it has been a rather long week, but this does look to be a legit Email, and I am subscribed to a list for security update notifications.

Email-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA256

********************************************************************
Title: Microsoft Security Notifications
Issued: June 27, 2014
********************************************************************

Notice to IT professionals:

As of July 1, 2014, due to changing governmental policies concerning the issuance of automated electronic messaging, Microsoft is suspending the use of email notifications that announce the following:

* Security bulletin advance notifications
* Security bulletin summaries
* New security advisories and bulletins
* Major and minor revisions to security advisories and bulletins

In lieu of email notifications, you can subscribe to one or more of the RSS feeds described on the Security TechCenter website.

For more information, or to sign up for an RSS feed, visit the Microsoft Technical Security Notifications webpage at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/dd252948.
Unimportant rest of Email removed-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


"due to changing governmental policies concerning the issuance of automated electronic messaging" ... WTF?!?
69  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 27, 2014, 03:01:26 PM
The best thing would be if after all of this blew over, he turned around and said...

"See!  Exactly what I said in the article... happened.  Grow up people!  Realize what's going on!"

+1,000 Thmbsup
70  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 25, 2014, 05:06:43 PM
I think he's just given them a lift from the publicity.  Sometimes, people just don't know when to shut up.

Apparently he's never met Barbra Streisand..
71  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Researchers find out how governments hijack phones on: June 25, 2014, 12:22:20 PM
Just how stupid do they think people are when reading that?

Have you ever worked in Tech Support..?

Quote from: Hacking Team Customer Policy
We will refuse to provide or we will stop supporting our technologies to governments or government agencies that:
We believe have used HT technology to facilitate gross human rights abuses.
Who refuse to agree to or comply with provisions in our contracts that describe intended use of HT software, or who refuse to sign contracts that include requirements that HT software be used lawfully.
Who refuse to accept auditing features built into HT software that allow administrators to monitor how the system is being used.

Now, define Administrator for me.. (Edward...)

72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 25, 2014, 06:37:35 AM
That's because They (yes of the infamous them) have created a strictly enforced zero tolerance utopia, where - in the interest of proving that hate is not allowed - everyone is to love everyone equally, at all times and forever...without fail!

Not quite. You are fully expected to hate and loathe everyone they hate and loathe. If you don't, you're a sexist, racist, homophobic anti-semite that beats his kids and molests his dog.

i.e. You are entitled to share our opinion or die.

The "tolerance" zealots are anything but tolerant.

Well, yes ... But that's a really short list as I understand it...Just Nazis, smokers, and (I think) people that don't recycle ... Right?
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Rant Thread! on: June 24, 2014, 02:17:25 PM
OMFG that is hilarious! Spiraled completely out of control because of a teeny bit of sarcasm.

Christ, I just threw my back out trying to laugh quietly and hysterically at the same time.

 cheesy Thmbsup
74  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movie news and views on: June 24, 2014, 11:47:45 AM
Isn't that the truth... as long as we don't get too famous, or manage to keep our sins in the dark... we're OK.  But if the covers slip one bit with the cameras following night and day... you're a goner.

That's because They (yes of the infamous them) have created a strictly enforced zero tolerance utopia, where - in the interest of proving that hate is not allowed - everyone is to love everyone equally, at all times and forever...without fail! Hell they'll probably bridge the "gender barrier" next by mandating bisexuality in the interest of promoting understanding and awareness. There won't be anymore short straw guy takes it for the team any more. Oh hell no that's not - everybody gets a trophy style "fair" - Nope, now everybody's got to take one of their own ... Just to prove they're a team player.
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Antilock-breaking (ABS) vs Stabilty Control (ESP) vs Traction Control Video on: June 23, 2014, 10:48:07 PM
 undecided ... You're screwing with me, aren't you? cheesy
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