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51  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Trend Micro's Rik Ferguson says ISPs should quarantine infected computers on: June 03, 2014, 09:55:24 PM
Umm... yeah. 'Cause, like, this will totally work...

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ISPs on an on-going basis should take advantage of the threat intelligence feeds of the security industry to identify compromised systems connected to their networks. Those systems should be moved to quarantine, the account owners should be contacted and directed to resources which will enable them to clean up and rectify the situation. Until such time as the infection is remediated the computer should be able to access only limited Internet resources. Don’t care will be made to care.


Emphasis mine.


from CodeProject News
52  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Apple debuts new programming language for iOS: Swift on: June 03, 2014, 09:24:15 PM
Mommy!  All my friends have at least two languages, can't we get another one, too?  Please?  Huh?  Can we, huh?

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Swift is a new programming language for iOS and OS X apps that builds on the best of C and Objective-C, without the constraints of C compatibility. Swift adopts safe programming patterns and adds modern features to make programming easier, more flexible, and more fun. Swift’s clean slate, backed by the mature and much-loved Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks, is an opportunity to reimagine how software development works.


And a free ebook on the language can be downloaded via iTunes here -> https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id881256329?mt=11


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53  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Gamify your coding with Codeivate on: June 03, 2014, 09:06:18 PM
The last thing I need; a reminder of how much I'm NOT coding...  embarassed

Doesn't support very many text editors and IDEs, yet.

I can't find info on the site of what editors/IDEs it DOES support.  Got a link?  If it can hook into Lazarus or Geany, I might give it a shot.

EDIT:
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Works with Sublime text 2 & 3
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54  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: June 03, 2014, 08:58:46 PM

Whoa, someone updated it for iOS and Android.  My "fix" is still relevant, though:
http://www.donationcoder....m/index.php?topic=25865.0
55  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: June 03, 2014, 12:45:40 AM
Creepy website about Nanotechnology:

http://www.nanoandme.org/home/

[attach=1]


I guess what's so creepy to me is the overwhelming sense that it's a total propaganda engine intended to smooth over people's fears of nanotechnology while giving them little factoids to say "See? It's not so bad, now is it?".

*shivers* 
56  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: May 31, 2014, 08:48:53 PM
I watched Maleficent yesterday.  I have to say I quite liked it.  Not the best movie I've ever seen, but not half bad, better than most folk story "re-tellings" I've seen.  Angelina Jolie does a laudable job as Maleficent, and fits the character as she creates.  I would have liked to have seen more character development of King Stefan, as he has a fairly big role without a whole lot of support.  Also insert your standard complaints about CG ruining good filmmaking, etc.  Not the worst I've seen, though.  Any more said, and I'd be spoiling it.  Go see it if you have nothing else to do, and the PG-age children in your life are up for some decent theater entertainment.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-XO4XiRop0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-XO4XiRop0</a>
57  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Groundhog Day Loops on: May 31, 2014, 08:04:07 PM
Exit Log
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Time travel will be invented in 2247.
It is limited to 3 minutes travel into the past.
A "Timedrive" wil become an emergency safety feature on all space vessels.
On activation, the Timedrive resets everything on the ship by 3 minutes.
Everything except the warning message left in the exit log.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOye0W6HEI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndOye0W6HEI</a>

Very Kafka, I must say...  Thmbsup


Found at Short of the Week
58  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WinXP registry hack enables further security updates on: May 31, 2014, 06:24:58 PM
I'm actually with you on that, but how long before the "Non-Windows XP" updates come out that will not install on anything but Embedded and Server 2003?  I do believe that time is coming...
59  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Micro-Fundraiser for the Official DonationCoder CodyMobile! on: May 31, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
Awesome lookin' ride so far.  Thmbsup What kinds of repairs does it need?  Nothing major, I hope (as in, transmission/engine work, body work, complicated electrical work).

60  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: WinXP registry hack enables further security updates on: May 31, 2014, 03:07:04 PM
Microsoft says "Don't do it" because the updates are actually for different versions of Windows (though, admittedly, 'variants' of XP) and may be a bit on the unsafe side:
http://www.tomshardware.c...istry-embedded,26882.html
http://www.cnet.com/news/...windows-xp-security-hack/

Make of that what you will, I'm only interested because my lovely wife is still on XP, and is seriously considering letting me install Linux on her creaky desktop  tellme
61  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Linux Foundataion's $2400 Intro to Linux course to be offered online for free on: May 31, 2014, 02:38:04 PM
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This is a serious intro for people with no Linux experience. Or for self-taught Linux users who worry they may not be aware of everything they should know about their chosen OS.

I get that feeling every time I open up Machtelt Garrels' Introduction to Linux or the Bash Reference Manual
So much to learn, so little brain cells... Sad

Thanks for the heads up, I'll most likely be registering, especially since it's now free. Thmbsup
62  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 31, 2014, 02:16:15 PM
One of the guitarists in my old group owned it's cousin the Deacon. None of us were in love with the sound of the thing. (It was kinda harsh played through a SuperTwin Reverb.) And it wasn't any more comfortable or balanced than a Strat was. But what the heck - if you like it, go for it!

I had my eye on them since seeing ads from the '70s, then in '93 or so had the delicious golden opportunity to actually play one, and was immediately sold.  It felt solid and comfortable and played like no other guitar I'd ever tried.  The guitar store turned down my credit or else it'd be mine right now, as well as the Mesa Boogie Mark IIc twin I played it through.  Amps and guitars should be 'matched', IMO.  The only guitars I've ever gotten to sound "right" through a Fender were either a classic Telecaster or a semi-hollow body by Gretsch or Gibson.  Never gotten single coils to sound right through a Mesa of any stripe.  I know there will be lots of folks disagreeing, but they also forget that Sound (capital 'S') is always subjective.  Wink

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That said, having personally had a shot at playing both a Deacon and a Klein, the Deacon is to a Klein as KittyHawk is to an SR-71 Blackbird. No comparison in terms of design, construction, finish or materials.

Well, my that is a bit harsh of a comparison, but then again, I've never played a Klein, so I'd never know.  Breadwinner/Deacon's were more of a mass-produced thing anyways, whereas the Klein seemed almost like a limited production art piece, so yeah... embarassed
63  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Anyone using CherryTree for Windows, or Linux for that matter? on: May 30, 2014, 02:50:52 AM
I'm using TreeLine at the mo, but have Cherrytree on the back burner.  There are LOTS of hierarchical note-taking apps around, much more than there were when I was using Notecase before they went pay-fer.  So if CherryTree doesn't work out, you still have quite a few options...
64  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 30, 2014, 02:37:00 AM
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BTW, Jody's guitar is a (Steve) Klein in case anybody's wondering "What in the name of all that's holy is he playing???" (Most guitarists do btw.  Grin)
 (see attachment in previous post)
Awesome! tellme

Aww, yeah!  The boilerplate design for years of ergonomic guitar designs.  I remember that short time in the late early 80s when some guitar makers experimented with ergonomics (remember fan frets?) just before the hair farmers and their ridiculously pointy guitars showed up and trashed the place... Thmbsup

My ideal ergonomic six-string mademoiselle would be the Klein's inspiration, the Ovation Breadwinner.
[attachthumb=1]
* Edvard drools salaciously

I saw Roy Clark playing a VERY rare 12-string model of the BW's upscale cousin, the Deacon, on a video of his concert in Russia.  The dude was AMAZING!  He put his own spin on a Russian folk tune and in the process broke prolly 7 of the 12 strings but just pushed them out of the way and kept rippin'.  That was the first time I put "Roy Clark" and "awesome guitarist" in the same box, and it wasn't the last.

I couldn't find the Russian concert video on Youtube, but here's the man doing something else awesome:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxDQQDF6j0Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxDQQDF6j0Y</a>
65  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Show us a picture of your.. CAR!!! on: May 28, 2014, 08:59:33 PM
Wow, never heard of the Elio before.  Immediately reminded me of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion car.  Something tells me Bucky would be proud of Elio's endeavors.  Kiss

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dymaxion_car

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlLZE23EJKs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlLZE23EJKs</a>
66  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Linux Glass on: May 28, 2014, 07:09:04 PM
If I turn on compositing in Xfce, I have pretty good control over what is transparent and what is not, and by how much.  Not a look I could really get into, but with the right theme, it was pleasant.  Compositing usually runs with a lot of overhead and isn't supported by the open-source AMD driver, and for the life of me I can't get the proprietary drivers to work on my video card, so for now, I can't run compositing to make any suggestions.

Nice pics though, thanks for sharing!  Thmbsup
67  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: May 28, 2014, 06:58:38 PM
He had my immediate attention when I saw that his bass was strung upside-down, even though he has a left-handed bass.  That tells me he must have learned on a righty before he new better, which also tells me he wanted to play bad enough that he'd rather learn that way than have to wait for proper gear.  Sometimes there's magic in that.  Cool

I knew a guy who learned how to play drums by mimicking his favorite drummers on MTV (back when they still played music videos 24/7  undecided ).  It was years before he figured out he had the snare drum on the "wrong" side.  Thmbsup
68  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: About the Python 2 to 3 Transition... on: May 27, 2014, 09:18:50 PM
Does this kind of version war exist in many other places?

GTK3.  Take sides, then duck and cover.  I'm not kidding.  Cry

At least with the Qt fight, things settled down after Qt4 stabilized and people actually started using it.  GTK3 is being broken by the Gnome devs every release.  This does not bode well... 
69  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: May 27, 2014, 08:59:56 PM
Yeah, nothing I did would make it start up with anything resembling snappiness; a trait I somewhat expect in an IDE, but certainly not a text editor.

P.S.  I don't feel personally one way or the other about Emacs, it was just a joke I found.  Possibly here.  I use nano when I'm editing in a terminal. 
Deal with it Cool

70  News and Reviews / Mini-Reviews by Members / Re: Atom - A new editor is born on: May 27, 2014, 12:19:40 AM
Cause Emacs is a decent OS, but it's editor sucks.
71  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX on: May 23, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
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On a slightly related note...I wanted to try the latest version of Sigil but found that it depends on Qt5 -- which appears to require a bit more work than I want to go through to install.  The work-around?  Run the Windows portable version of Sigil via Wine...

Grin Grin Grin

The title of that workaround is "Rube Goldberg"  Thmbsup
72  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everything Is Broken on: May 23, 2014, 05:15:21 PM
Also, this:
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The IC [Intelligence Community] are some of the most surveilled humans in history. They know everything they do is gone over with a fine-toothed comb — by their peers, their bosses, their lawyers, other agencies, the president, and sometimes Congress. They live watched, and they don’t complain about it.

In all the calls for increased oversight, the basics of human nature gets neglected. You’re not going to teach the spooks this is wrong by doing it to them more.

Touché.  Sad

Perhaps, but if the clowns in congress start getting fried by restaurant heat lamp level spotlights for some of their "perfectly innocent", "private" conversations ... The funding for the spook programs should start drying up rather quickly.

Internal oversight for the IC is less about toeing the line and more about pushing the envelop to see who find or create the stretchiest loophole without getting hung by it. It's nothing more than an orgy level CYA gangbang. Whose the pivot for this free-for-all..? We are!

We really just need a don't be that guy poster child to rally a grass roots movement behind to push these vermin out of their holes and into the sunlight where they can bloody well fry to death for all I care.

I don't think anybody, including me, is trying to gloss over what's being done to the innocent in the name of security, or apologize for these guys.  Just remember they're humans too.  I have trouble calling anybody 'vermin' until culpability is proven.  And the poster child?  I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. 

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay0TDQuq7XI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay0TDQuq7XI</a>
73  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Everything Is Broken on: May 22, 2014, 10:16:39 PM
Reminds me of a story I heard once where a girl working on some database stuff for a rather large company came across a vulnerability.  She dutifully reported it to her superiors, and after the money people figured out how much it would cost them to fix it, the management said (in a nutshell) "We're not going to fix it, and the bug is obscure enough that if our stuff gets hacked we know who to come looking for".

Also, this:
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The IC [Intelligence Community] are some of the most surveilled humans in history. They know everything they do is gone over with a fine-toothed comb — by their peers, their bosses, their lawyers, other agencies, the president, and sometimes Congress. They live watched, and they don’t complain about it.

In all the calls for increased oversight, the basics of human nature gets neglected. You’re not going to teach the spooks this is wrong by doing it to them more.

Touché.  Sad
74  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX on: May 22, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
Ah, I'm talking mostly about applications I can set a custom install prefix for.  Usually, I make a 'target' directory in the source tree and install to that (./configure --prefix=/home/edvard/src/sourcefolder/target), then do a 'find ./target > list.txt' and then massage the list.txt file into a remove script.  If I intend to install to the filesystem proper, I make damn sure it's got a 'make uninstall' option first.
 Thmbsup
75  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Debian Tails OS question on: May 22, 2014, 08:45:09 PM
Mmm, Edvard, how about a separate thread for that list of yours? smiley

Great idea.  I'll include more in-depth comments, some how-to links, and list a few more I found that were missed this time.  Maybe even *gasp* use a few of them to see what happens.  Might take a few days though.   Wink

To remaster Linux Cinnamon, which one of the above would anyone recommend?

Probably the most recent and updated would be Live-Magic for Ubuntu/Debian, Revisor for Fedora, and (just found this one) SuseStudio.  Remastersys used to be the go-to tool for remastering Ubuntu, but development has stopped and is likely to go stagnant soon unless somebody comes up with a viable fork.  I've seen folks still reporting using it recently, so it may be an option.

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Do I need to be working from a HD with Linux, or can I work from Win 7 32-bit?

Most of those tools are Linux-only, so yes you'll need to be running some form of Linux from HD, and be warned many don't have websites to read documentation from, so YMMV. 
One exception to the Linux-only requirement is SuseStudio (see link above), which is browser-based.  You simply tell it what you want, it builds your custom Suse remaster on their cloud servers, then serves you a download.  If you're OK with Suse, it's prolly the easiest.
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