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Living Room / Re: Password Managers ... vs. Not
« on: June 05, 2017, 04:30 PM »
Plain bruteforcing has to search a much bigger keyspace than a smart dictionary-based attack.
See your previous comment about off line attach modes.
I'm not sure what you're trying to say here? I thought you were wondering why "unmemorable passwords" were any better?

My point was that although passwords that are made of actual words were more vulnerable than those "secure" generated ones, if you do not limit the number of attempts at cracking them then nothing is secure.  Also the same thing applies to hijacking the encrypted database.  If the brute force method can be applied offline then just because the passwords have no vowels and some numbers and symbols sprinkled in that will not long delay the cracking.  Especially with cheap computing power.  Seems to me setting delays on IPs and domains generating invalid logon attempts would be more secure.

Then the main worry might be somebody flubbing logins to your account just to get it shut off for a time.  Kind of a perverted denial of access.  But even then there should be some indication where the attack is coming from.

To me it is similar to these fast food joints where you have to hop skip and jump to their "system" in order to place your order.  When everything is owned by four holding companies there is less "competition" and customer service than when Mom and Pop have to worry you will go around saying their service sucks at their one variety store.  This seems to be analogous to the online situation these days.  You have to include uppercase letters, lower case letters, punctuation and numbers, plus pass gas twice, in order t log on.  IOW, it stinks for a reason.

Living Room / Re: Password Managers ... vs. Not
« on: June 05, 2017, 06:57 AM »
Plain bruteforcing has to search a much bigger keyspace than a smart dictionary-based attack.

See your previous comment about off line attach modes.

Finished Programs / Re: HTML Garbage Tag Removal
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:21 AM »
StripHTML is a great app, but I believe it takes out ALL the HTML tags. I need only a specific opening/closing tag removed.

The files aren't that big. Most are a few hundred lines of code. For each book, there's usually two or three dozen files.

I'm really just looking for a dirt-simple AHK script or regex code. Doubt I'm savvy enough to handle something like SED.

Why not grab one of those freeware "regex tester" programs?  You put in sample text, and a regex.  Hit the Go Button and it shows the results.  Most regex I get by trial and error myself.  I don't use it often enough to predict what will happen.

Here's one from sourceforge but there are a bunch of them out there:

Finished Programs / Re: HTML Garbage Tag Removal
« on: June 03, 2017, 10:00 AM »
How big are the files?  Perhaps this web applet is good enough?

Edit:  Hmm, seems to do nothing.  Perhaps it only works if there are html header or body tags.  I don't know.

Also I got this from "sed one-liners site:"

 # remove most HTML tags (accommodates multiple-line tags)
 sed -e :a -e 's/<[^>]*>//g;/</N;//ba'

sed is a very powerful free stream editor.  It can do many things way faster than an interactive edit session.  There are free versions for Windows:

The page of "one-liner" sed scripts:

The idea is the file to be modified is fed into sed via command line redirection usually, and the output redirected to a new file.  It modifies the file in one shot.

Living Room / Re: Password Managers ... vs. Not
« on: June 03, 2017, 07:53 AM »
It seems the entire premise of using unmemorable passwords is that if the password is easy to remember, then it is likely made up of common words.  Therefore it is vulnerable to dictionary attack.  I have a couple of questions

1) Why is the server allowing thousands of attempts on your account so that the entire dictionary is traversed until a successful hit is achieved?

2) What is to stop the dictionary attackers from just using permutations of numbers and letters just like the unmemorable password generators produce?  If the server is going to allow thousands of logon attempts to the same account why not just brute force it?

Lately there seems to be a tendency to make using the internet and computers generally nearly more of a pain in the ass than it is worth.  Especially with phone logon it is a real pita to have to fat finger passwords with mixed case letters plus numbers and funky symbols.  It just seems like it is getting to the point where everyone can get into my account but me.

Anyone else have that feeling?

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: June 02, 2017, 10:03 AM »
A piece on Miles Davis that aired on 60 Minutes.  There are a couple of music video clips as well as Morley Safer's interview and commentary.

I am not the one patching and compiling it. The OP of the post located at http://forum.timsky....ic.php?f=5&t=138 is doing that.


Just trying to inject a little humor.  :D

If you are "fixing" Opera how about tackling the chromium-based Opera so that it properly imports and exports bookmarks including favicons?  :)  I am not sure of the status of chromium-based Opera source though.

The only way I found to get bookmarks with favicons without manually visiting hundreds of sites, into Opera was to copy the Bookmarks file from Slimjet over the Opera generated one.  It is hard for me to believe with all these generations of browsers such basic things are still sticking points.

@MilesAhead: I don't have a multi-monitor setup.

What you wrote was "switched off the monitor" but I saw it plural somehow.  My bad.   :D

Aaaaand the problem has returned.  :(

I have almost zero experience with Windows 10.  I was part of the Insider Program but to install and get it to run on a Laptop inside a VM took all day.  It was just too time consuming.  But I recommend the Windows Ten Forum while continuing to pursue the thread here.  I'm sure many of the regulars there have multi-monitor setups.  They may have a clue what is causing the intermittent behavior.

It sounds like you may have picked up some prankware.  Have you done any scans such as Malwarebytes anti-malware?  I am not familiar with that editor but if it uses an .ini file to save settings it is possible the value could have changed somehow.

If there are no malwares found a reinstall(if it is the installer version) may clear it up.
Also if you are running any kind of window management utility such as WinSize2 or similar a change could have occurred there somehow.

Edit:  by the way, what version of Windows are you running?  Windows 8.x and later has the Desktop as sort of a child window(anything that has that new fangled Start Screen the Desktop has quirks.)  Sometimes running the program As Administrator can get around it.  No idea why the sudden change though unless you picked up some prankware.

I just came across this wonderfully geeky cookie disclaimer which popped up in the bottom right corner of my browser window:

Looks like the site is running on apache.  You got the skinny straight from the "root."  :)
Instead of the "goody two shoes" cookeis msg I would like to see the hard nosed justification for tracking cookies.  Not that you get a "personalized experience" but that they get "gross increased 25% over the same quarter last year."  ;)

Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: May 23, 2017, 11:14 AM »
Carol, 8,00 posts; mouser gets canonised

I just hope nobody glues him to the dashboard.  That can be hotter than hell during the summer.    ;D

Edit:  Oh, and congrats Carol on the post count.   :Thmbsup:

While that first post was amusing to read, judging by some of the responses it seems to me that the o.p. has achieved his goal.
-cranioscopical (May 20, 2017, 06:25 AM)

A picture is worth a thousand words.   :)


If this is how the OP treats the author of free software he's been using for years just imagine how he treats his employees!  If there are any besides himself that is.   :)

Glad I don't work for that guy!   ;D
Indentured servitude will never die apparently!  ;)

Now that I'm wide awake I can decide what to do for lunch.  :)

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:37 AM »
Sonny Fortune - Africa
from In The Spirit of John Coltrane

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: May 09, 2017, 05:58 PM »

Relaxation/Meditation stuff

I think this is the bug you are experiencing. I will fix it in a new release I'm preparing.
-hugo nabais (May 09, 2017, 04:11 AM)


(sorry about the bug on, I should have made a final test)
-hugo nabais (May 08, 2017, 12:52 PM)

I tried the latest update and it does open without the error dialog.  One thing I have run into though is dialogs opening behind the main form.  Since they are modal and covered by the main form the program will not accept input.  Any mouse click generates a "ding" sound.  To close the program without using Task Manager requires mouse hover on the Taskbar Button and hitting the close 'x' on the dialog window.  In this case I tried to add patterns with the Add Button.  The dialog opened behind the main form instead of on top.

In case it makes any difference I am running Windows 8.0 64 bit OS.

CSearcher has had some relative success, I've had thousands of downloads on my site and until today I only received one donation. It was something I expected but it is still a bit of a disencouraging and leaves me with little motivation to continue to evolve into more complex features.
I need to find this motivation (and some free time) to be able to implement these features.

Despite this I made another version
-hugo nabais (May 08, 2017, 08:23 AM)

I downloaded several versions not realizing the program was written by someone on DC.  Seeing this thread I think I will put the new release on a USB just to try it out in a portable scenario.  Thanks for the software.   :Thmbsup:

Afa the donations my feeling is that one is most likely to receive a steady stream of donations if the software enables the user to get something else either very cheaply or for free.  Examples might be News readers or ICQ apps that make it easy to download binaries.  Or video conversion programs that squish a BluRay image into a file of more manageable size etc..  It seems like software that does a useful function in and of itself is less likely to provoke a contribution.  But this is just my visceral reaction, not the results of a scientific survey.  :)

For me the donation is an unexpected event that makes me feel good that someone liked my software enough to take the time to send the donation and a comment.  Mouser makes a good point about the $1.99 - $4.99 "cheap" software Apps available these days.  I have to wonder how much they can really pull in at those prices.  But in my short experience using Android I could believe the downloads are multiplied by the fact the store search is built in and people know where to look for most things.  So if one developed a media player or something similar maybe sales in the thousands and more could be possible. It would be interesting to see some data on how much the most popular Apps actually take in.

Edit:  It looks like I may not be able to give the application a fair trial.  My Laptop has issues where it cannot update .NET or do other Windows Updates.  Many programs that use Windows Installer I have to install/uninstall multiple times to get them to go on the system etc..  So it may not be an issue with others.  The symptom is an unhandled exception with some text about "mouse drag" and .NET form code.  According to the dialog it loaded .NET 4.0 assemblies.

It looks like I may be due to get a Windows 10 machine as much as I hate the idea of pushed updates.  Windows 8.0 is kind of a dog in many ways, at least on this system where I cannot update out of it to 8.1 or newer.

Edit2:  If I select Continue in the unhandled exception dialog then do a simple search the program goes away.  Likely my system does not play well with any software that requires .NET 4+.  So I would suggest not wasting time to trouble shoot it.  This Lappy was an "Open Box" purchase and trouble shooting those it a real time thief.  Which is why the original purchaser returned it I am sure.  :)

If I get something else Windows to try it with I'll give CSearcher another try then.  :)

Non-Windows Software / Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 06, 2017, 11:43 AM »
Those tablets seem like they come with the keyboard, and are made for them, looking at the marketing, but I could be wrong.  It's billed as a 2-in-one, not a tablet with a case.

Good point. I guess that's what happens when I speak in ignorance. Next time I'll click the link to look at the product before saying anything. :-[

It may be a distinction without a difference.  The 7 inch RCA I have is sold stand-alone as well as with a dedicated case with keyboard that it snaps into.  In any case I have stopped fretting over it.   :D

Non-Windows Software / Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 05, 2017, 06:40 AM »
What kind of device?  Lots of Android devices out there.  Without that information, no one is going to be able to really help you much, I don't think. :)

It's this one

Non-Windows Software / Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 05, 2017, 06:37 AM »
Many of the keyboards are built for Windows or dual boot Android/windows devices.

Many tablets also come in different versions: Dual boot, RemixOS, pure Windows or Android etc.

This is easy to realize because these are only firmware changes. But it would be too expensive to produce different hardware keyboards for them.

Therefore you may have cmd keys on your keyboard, which have no use on your current OS.

That sound logical.  If it had W10 it would likely act as the Winkey.

Non-Windows Software / Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:57 PM »
Have you dared to press them already? :-[ ;D ;D ;D

A few combos yeah.  Strange that Viking docs don't mention them.
This has a lot of special keys like one for the 3 dot menu.  But the Cmd keys are down with control Alt Spacbar atc. so it should be a modifier for hotkeys.  Seems to do nada.

Non-Windows Software / Re: Android 6 tablet Cmd keys?
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:52 PM »
Isn't Cmd an Apple thing? Maybe the case was intended for iPads?

That's what I thought.  afaik RCA tablets are either Android or Windows 10 preloadd.

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