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76  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hackers vs. gray matter on: September 08, 2014, 11:50:36 AM
Even money says the "label" is a Trojan. cheesy

Seems like way too much trouble, making a Trojan email, just to infect someone.   huh   Weren't the first viruses sent via email?

Don't most folks have spam/virus filters?  Pretty weak scheme.  I'm disappointed.  Grin

Quite to the contrary, this technique - which is a variant on hacking the user - cleanly circumvents all of the security software on the users machine by peaking their curiosity to the point where they simply just shut it off.

You see the modern operating systems and software have become secure enough that direct attacks are too costly (in time) to perform in bulk. You can't just attach a naughty file and have it guarantee-ably go boom when it hits someone's inbox ... So other methods have to be used. These methods focus on the weakest link in the chain, and the weakest link is the user.

Banks, mortgage companies, tax records, shipments, money transfers ... These are all common hot topic items that are likely to cause someone to rush through resolving a seemingly really important "problem". However if the resolution actually just leaves you filling out a fake form, that then makes a fake problem go away ... The fact that you just gave all of your personal information to some hacking group in a foreign country will most likely go completely unnoticed until one of your - hundred or so - alter ego's defaults on a loan...

Many of these type of soft target attacks also leave you with a bonus key logger (and etc...) as a totally free "parting gift" to see what else you might be inclined to share.

You see the whole point of the exercise is to be obvious as hell so people get cocky and say "Ha! that was stupid" ...Because that way their confidence will ultimately work against them when the one that isn't quite so obvious (because you really were waiting on an X...) shows up and bites them in the ass.



Security is a practice that must be adhered to at all times ... It is not something you install and then blindly trust to just work.
77  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 07, 2014, 09:46:20 AM
World
78  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!! on: September 06, 2014, 10:42:03 PM
Not mine but I wouldn't mind taking it for a spin…  smiley

     (see attachment in previous post)
This has a Viper 8.0 litre, V10: develops >500 BHP  Cool

Interestingly prophetic choice of phrasing there ... Because if one snaps the throttle open on that thing it's going to "spin" alright ... Axially...

Much like the BossHoss, it's a highly impractical (for show only) Trailer Queen.

If you really want to go that fast, just buy a Hayabusa ... Your chances for survival will be much higher.
79  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Hackers vs. gray matter on: September 06, 2014, 10:27:37 PM
Right, because even though the shipping company couldn't find your house...they magically managed to find your Email address ... Not!

Even money says the "label" is a Trojan. cheesy
80  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 05, 2014, 11:33:27 PM
Tolerance
81  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 05, 2014, 03:02:48 PM
doughnut
82  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 05, 2014, 06:51:28 AM
Wrath
83  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 05, 2014, 06:50:24 AM

Thank you!

@sakiskom - And thank you for reminding me it existed. smiley
84  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What Google (and others) know about you on: September 05, 2014, 06:41:23 AM
Meh, MasterCard...Slave user ... It kinda fits.
85  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: bluetooth: folder browsing possible? on: September 05, 2014, 06:36:02 AM
It has this feature called PAN (personal area network) but I don't know what the hell it does nor how it works.

PAN isn't a feature, it's a description of the Bluetooth network type - as opposed to LAN or WAN - a PAN has a maximum range of 3 meters ... Hence the Personal Area part of the name.

FWIW NFC (Near Field Communication) by design relies on Bluetooth to do its file transfers so you may have some luck exploring that angle.
86  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 04, 2014, 10:33:24 PM
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87  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 04, 2014, 06:25:09 PM
Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note).
It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.
I search for find it. Do you know the official site or any other site to find it?

Sorry man, I wish I could tell you...but I don't know where to find it either.
88  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 04, 2014, 06:20:31 PM
huh I read this post last night, and STILL can't see any use for this type of thing lol  Anybody wanna explain how this would be remotely helpful?  I mean...It shaves like 2 seconds or 2 clicks from doing it manually (By either creating a new text document then copypasta the name into it, or type the name manually...)

It's a matter of convenience true, but when it is something you do frequently - extra X clicks * 100 - then it becomes quite handy. Back when I did a lot of downloading, I liked to leave myself a note with the particulars of a download that I wasn't likely to have time to investigate soon. This was necessary since many of the things I download could make a rather large mess is set off accidentally.
89  DonationCoder.com Software / Finished Programs / Re: DONE: Please help me find that utility - "Something" To TXT ? on: September 04, 2014, 11:32:56 AM
Hi guys, before many years i have use a tiny free utility that creates a text file from any windows file.

Man, I used to love that thing ... I think it was called F-note (short for file note). It was just a context menu item that showed up for all files that would put an empty text file with the same name in the same location as target file.

AbteriX's solution looks like a hit, as it will produce the same result.
90  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 03, 2014, 10:29:43 PM
limerick
91  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My cat needs your thoughts | RIP Saffron my dearest cat on: September 03, 2014, 05:23:38 PM
If you wander by the local Humane Society, you might consider stopping in. Our local HS (where I volunteer) frequently has many cats of all ages ... And it's not always the pet that needs/gets rescued.. Wink
92  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What age is too young for a mobile phone? on: September 03, 2014, 05:15:38 PM
+1 to both of the above as contagious anxiety infects both sides (cops vs. parents) causing the situation to escalate when they each start to play to their respective audiences.
93  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 03, 2014, 05:08:00 PM
endeavor
94  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Buying a 125CC Motorbike...Your Opinions Wanted! on: September 03, 2014, 05:04:25 PM
The Alsatians - Five honours and a 175
not sure what year - late 70's, early 80's

Side A on a 45 ... That's gotta be early to mid 70's tops. ...And another bad sign (that dates it) I suppose would be that I like it. Wink
95  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Buying a 125CC Motorbike...Your Opinions Wanted! on: September 03, 2014, 04:40:06 PM
some people Say men who ride Hondas also ride other men lmao...

Adds a whole new meaning to "Taking it like a man" when you're in the position where screaming like a girl seems "appropriate". ...So now that that's gone way too far...

Seriously, even though those in my crowd tend to say Rice Rocket with great derision. it is both well known and understood that they are quite good at what they do. I worked in a motorcycle junkyard straight out of high school back in the early 80's. So I spent plenty of time turning wrenches on all of the offerings from the big 4 in Japan, the Britts, the Italians, HD, and some others I don't recall at the moment. Honda makes a damn fine and very well designed engine ... You'd do well to rely on one.
96  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Buying a 125CC Motorbike...Your Opinions Wanted! on: September 03, 2014, 03:40:03 PM
SJ...How do you get anywhere?  Are you not constantly sat at the side of the road fixing your Harley? Wink

Nope she runs just fine, as did the other two before her going all the way back to the early 80s when I got off rice and never looked back (much to the relief of local law enforcement..).


I am looking for a Sports/Sports Tourer style ride

Ah! Nuff said ...(totally biased answer)... Excellent choice (my bike pictured above is Harley's version of Sport Turing).


When it comes to the 125cc, I won't be able to get a huge amount of speed as we are very strict on power output available for learner riders, and seeing as 125cc or lower are mainly sold to those riders, they are built specifically with those regulations in mind.

*snicker* ...We had a 5 break horsepower limit back in the day here too ... But since it was basically impossible to enforce much latitude was had by all. Besides, it's all about the gearing...and the Japs are really good at getting tons of power out of teacup engines. In an 1/8 mile race I'd still put my money on the 125 (e.g. they're fast - really fast off the line).


I am leaning currently more towards the Varadero 125.  I am thinking this purely because of the size of the bike itself.  It is much taller than normal 125's and looks rather comfortable and not a 'pocket rocket' in the sense that I am not going to be in over my head with no real riding experience.

Somehow missed that pic earlier. It does have a more relaxed seating position, and shades of the Enduro style with a bit longer travel suspension so it'll probably handle fairly well off road to. It should easily be the most fun mount out of the options listed above (and it's a Honda).
97  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Buying a 125CC Motorbike...Your Opinions Wanted! on: September 03, 2014, 01:14:45 PM
I started riding on the street in 1977 - Here's the wife and I on a poker run last month:

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...So yes I have a preference for Harleys...but they don't (currently) make a 125cc anything.

I can't really speak effectively about specific models as I haven't really kept up on that much since the late 80's. But as far as brands go: For the Jap bikes I've always had a soft spot for Kawasaki, but Honda has a solid reputation and track record for reliability ... Yamaha and Suzuki, not so much. You basically can't go wrong with a Honda. They rocked the industry back in 1968 with the first CB750k, and have maintained a respectable reputation ever since.

Are you looking for a sport bike style ride...or is that all that is available these days? The do have a wee bit of habit of attracting the wrong kind of attention...and they're not as comfortable on longer rides as something with less aggressive ergonomics (like a cruiser).

Back in the day we used to say that anything under 750cc was a girls bike (we prided ourselves on being assholes back then..). But the reality (especially these days) is that more people get killed o the smaller bikes because they don't realize just how fast the things really are. 0 to 60MPH in the sub 4 second range is normal...and 100MPH doesn't take much longer. So don't worry about looking funny on a smaller bike. Because it's far better to be laughed at than cried over in a casket. smiley
98  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 03, 2014, 06:40:10 AM
returns
99  DonationCoder.com Software / Coding Snack Guidelines / Re: Finding the path of a file on your computer on: September 01, 2014, 12:37:37 PM
There seems to be one rather critically salient point that is getting missed here. In that all of the recent file activity/MRU lists deal with sessions that have already been closed. The OP appears to be more interested in verifying what the target(s) of file I/O sessions that are currently active is/are...before the relevant application is closed. Which is when it would be committed to historical MRU style lists.

I want to be sure I can find it again before I feel I can close it.
100  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: My Stinking, Rotten ASUS Router Died Overnight! on: August 29, 2014, 11:47:44 AM
@SJ:  I read where others have found problems like that. However I don't have the tools oreequipment to test it unfortunately.

It doesn't take anything fancy. Just a couple of straight pins and a volt meter. Stick the pins through the wire (1 for each conductor), connect the volt meter, and see if the voltage drops off badly when you plug in the router.

You're not looking for any real specific variance, you're just trying to see if it hits close to zero under load ... Hell lacking a volt meter, you could probably just use a low voltage (like 12v) light bulb for the level of accuracy the test would require. I've had to do worse in a pinch.
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