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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: What are Your Favorite YouTube Channels? Here are Mine for Board Games on: September 30, 2014, 09:17:21 PM
NECRO!  (I love necro. LEAVE NECRO ALONE!)

Hail Cthulhu!  Thmbsup

"Academy of Ideas" is an interesting channel. I've not seen all of them, but the ones I have seen have been good summaries of philosophers and the like. The "Frédéric Bastiat - The Law" video is really good.

On the downside, there's quite a bit of Nietzsche in there, and while I enjoy reading Nietzsche for giggles, his philosophy is a waste unless you're hell-bent on becoming the evilest, most psychopathic monster you possibly can be.

But, still more good topics in there.
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 30, 2014, 09:28:11 AM
And even crazier...

https://torrentfreak.com/...t-from-the-future-140928/

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COPYRIGHT APOCALYPSE: TROLLS ATTACK THE NET, FROM THE FUTURE

Imagine an Internet in which every possible creative work uploaded results in a copyright claim - because it's already been created. That's the nightmare scenario being painted by a Russian company which says it has a plan to use copyright and trolling to free humans from ever having to create digital content again.

...

That’s the staggering notion being put forward by Qentis Corporation. The outfit, which claims a base in Russia, says that its business model is to use massive computing power to generate digital intellectual property on a never-seen-before scale and transfer the rights to its partners.

...

What Qentis are proposing is the bulk algorithmic creation of content – music, text, images etc – on such a large scale that in a few years its clients will own the rights to just about anything people might care to create and upload.

...

In terms of graphics, Qentis promotional material states that a subsidiary has already generated 3.23% of “all possible images” in the 1000×800 pixel format.

103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 30, 2014, 09:20:55 AM
http://slutsofinstagram.com

https://www.techdirt.com/...-with-duck-drawings.shtml

Just click. It's SFW. And a larf and a half.
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 29, 2014, 09:05:30 PM
rg
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 29, 2014, 01:15:24 PM
Zombies just want to pick eat your brain.

FTFY.
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me! on: September 29, 2014, 02:52:16 AM
Love Jimi! It's funny how he says he forgot the words to All Along the Watchtower. smiley

In the guitar line of music videos... this is some pretty funky stuff!

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

107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Help, I need somebody on: September 28, 2014, 09:44:08 PM
Nah... All you need is love! tongue  Kiss
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: September 28, 2014, 09:28:11 PM
This is a pretty epic and funny "fun fact":

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109  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: September 28, 2014, 11:49:27 AM
CLOAKING!!!

This is wicked cool:

http://www.rochester.edu/...us-range-of-angles-70592/

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‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

...

To build your own Rochester Cloak, follow these simple steps:

lens diagram

For their demonstration cloak, the researchers used 50mm achromatic doublets with focal lengths f1 = 200mm and f2 = 75mm
  • Purchase 2 sets of 2 lenses with different focal lengths f1 and f2 (4 lenses total, 2 with f1 focal length, and 2 with f2 focal length)
  • Separate the first 2 lenses by the sum of their focal lengths (So f1 lens is the first lens, f2 is the 2nd lens, and they are separated by t1= f1+ f2).
  • Do the same in Step 2 for the other two lenses.
  • Separate the two sets by t2=2 f2 (f1+ f2) / (f1— f2) apart, so that the two f2 lenses are t2 apart.


NOTES:

  • Achromatic lenses provide best image quality.
  • Fresnel lenses can be used to reduce the total length (2t1+t2)
  • Smaller total length should reduce edge effects and increase the range of angles.
  • For an easier, but less ideal, cloak, you can try the 3 lens cloak in the paper.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EB6WYo6d-s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EB6WYo6d-s</a>

110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 28, 2014, 12:07:22 AM
New movie about Jimi Hendrix has none of Jimi Hendrix's music in it.  huh

https://www.techdirt.com/...thanks-to-copyright.shtml

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Jimi Hendrix Biopic Opens Today... Without Any Jimi Hendrix Music, Thanks To Copyright
from the seems-to-be-missing-the-point dept
As you may have heard, there's a new movie opening today about a transformative year in Jimi Hendrix's life, called Jimi: All Is By My Side. The story sounds pretty interesting, but there's one big element that's missing: Jimi Hendrix's original music.

HAHAHAHA~! Grin

Don't try to understand. You'll only be left in a purple haze of manic depression. tongue There must be some way outta here...
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: File too long for Recycle Bin on: September 27, 2014, 09:38:43 PM
IIRC - It can be solved from the command line. My memory is fuzzy though. I had this issue a while back.
112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 27, 2014, 11:34:42 AM
How is that a syllogism? huh

That was a part of the silly joke. It's not. Wink But it is treated as though it is very often.
113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kevin Mitnick Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits on: September 27, 2014, 11:28:15 AM
app103 is following my line of thought here. Hacking is considered to be an act of terrorism under modern American law. It's just a matter of time before one of his clients does something illegal with what he sold them and he'll be looking down the barrel of being charged as a terrorist.

It's amazing how some of the smartest people can also be among the stupidest.

Hold on... He's selling to governments... By definition they cannot do anything "illegal". They're always right and moral and good and virtuous and puppy dogs and flowers and loveliness and virtue.

Are you suggesting that governments can be capable of criminal activity????

That's simply absurd!!!

Can a government be a terrorist?

Oh, I'm so shocked! It's just not possible!

Because...

This.

Yeah. Pretty much that. Wink



I'm sure as heck not going to defend Mitnick. But I sure as heck won't defend or excuse his clients either.

114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 27, 2014, 07:29:50 AM
This is my favourite syllogism/argument. You bring this up, and you win instantly!  Thmbsup

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh2sWSVRrmo</a>
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Kevin Mitnick Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits on: September 26, 2014, 11:49:59 AM
This gave me a really sick feeling in my stomach.  Sick

I can understand why he'd do it. It's a kind of perverse revenge for that they did to him. It probably wasn't fun being thrown in a rape cage.

Still... it's perverse.
116  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux bash exploit discovered on: September 26, 2014, 11:46:42 AM
A note... git bash is vulnerable

Shhhh! That's my Viagra email server!!! tongue
117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 26, 2014, 08:24:57 AM
I rather liked app's joke there and thought it was cute. smiley

I also grew up with a lot of religious and racist humour that was simply hilarious. Anyone else ever watch The Dave Allen show? Wink That was great stuff!

So, cheers for Dave Allen!  Thmbsup

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

H°i°c~!°°°

But racist humour isn't all *that* bad.  huh

Ed McMahon
God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world.

Winston Churchill
We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.

Barry McCaffrey
When I get a very generous introduction like that I explain that I'm emotionally moved, but on the other hand I'm Irish and the Irish are very emotionally moved. My mother is Irish and she cries during beer commercials.

Irish Quote
When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven.

Irish Proverb
Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.

Alex Levine
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.

Happy Hour in Newfoundland

A Newfie saw a sign at a restaurant.

It read...

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Happy Hour Special:
Lobster Tail & Beer.


"Lard Tunderin Jaises!" he says to himself, "Me tree favourite things!"



One Wish

A young, Newfoundlander man was walking around a field in Newfoundland, when he came across an old well. He walked up to the well, just to get a look. He noticed an old looking bottle in the well bucket. He picked it up. And suddenly a genie appeared before him.

The genie said, "For freeing me, I will grant you one wish."

The young man said, "Ok. I wish that there was a bridge going from Newfoundland to the mainland, you know, like the P.E.I. one."

The genie said,"I am sorry, but I can't do that. That would be TOO much change. That would be ALMOST impossible. It would change too many peoples lives."

So the young man thought for a second, then said, "Ok, then. I am a proud Newfoundlander, and I am sick and tired of everyone making fun of Newfoundlanders. SO I wish that Newfound landers were as smart, or even smarter than ANYONE else in the world. Or at least smarter than any other Canadian."

The genie said, "So, do you want two lanes, or four?"



I had a non-stop supply of Newfie jokes when I was a kid because I had a lot of Newfie friends. Wink

My favourite Newfie joke has to be done in person, and really requires the proper situation, which of course involves snow... Grin

But I also love humour that dumps on nationalities. Wink


Q: Why does Celine Dion want to purchase the Montreal Canadiens?
A: Because she wants to ruin more than just music!

Q: What's the difference between an American and a Canadian?
A: A Canadian not only has a sense of humour, but can also spell it.

Q: What's the difference between Canada, Mexico and America?
A: America has nice neighbours.

Canada: Home of the largest French population never to surrender to Germany

Finally got my Canadian history exam results back.. I got an EH

In Canada the seasons are: Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction.


http://au.askmen.com/top_...anadian-comebacks_10.html (more at the link with comebacks)

What's the difference between a dove and the Canadian Air Force? At least a dove can get off the ground.

Why did the Canadian cross the road? To get in the middle!

You know you're from Canada when you think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie with only eight buttons.

What is big and white and found in Vancouver? A lost polar bear.

In Canada there are two seasons: six months of winter and six months of poor snowmobiling.

I had a chance to meet the Canadian military. What a nice guy.



It's not about race, or sex, or religion -- it's about the attitudes towards them. Often this says more about the listener than the speaker, which may or may not be simply a thin skin or desire to feel victimised in order to feel special. Often it's about the speaker and malicious or hateful intent behind the joke, which isn't funny.

Source: Raised Irish Canadian Christian tongue

"Racist" humour (etc.) can be a source of fun and enjoyment if it comes from the right place. (Or, some people just need a chill pill.)

118  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux bash exploit discovered on: September 26, 2014, 07:22:46 AM
Don't trust Linux.

While Linux would work without bash, the GNU/Linux ecosystem mostly got down to it. Here we go with another example of Linux's bad design: As everything is third-party software, no one triggers a decent QA.

What would you recommend as a day-to-day usable OS? FreeBSD? OpenBSD? Other?
119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 26, 2014, 03:13:16 AM
This movie trailer is just toooooo funny! Grin

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RqpItxd8M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72RqpItxd8M</a>
120  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Linux bash exploit discovered on: September 25, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
So this is roughly a second time that I have heard of, (I'm sure there are more) where flaws in otherwise trusted non-Windows Non-Adobe/Java stuff has been sitting on a vulnerability for who knows how long, and the "good guys" only found it in 2014. I mean, I know zero about Linux, but isn't bash one of those "deep core" little items that's been around forever?

God only knows how many of these are floating out there.

I worked on bada for a while, and I was pretty surprised when it was shelved for Tizen. It had an excellent security model. Pretty much everything was entirely encapsulated to an insane degree.

For example, you couldn't really ever do this:

myVar = SomeFunction(input1, input2);

Instead, you had to do this:

Error myError = SomeFunction(input1, input2, out myVar);

Functions returned only error values, so if things go smooth, you might have "myError" equal to "Error.OK" or something like that.

It allowed for functions to operate as black boxes with error checking already incorporated.

A lot of functions returned booleans, but whatever - same diff - errors are caught.

I checked the exploit above, and it seems rather odd that it was never caught before. One has to wonder who the committers are for some of these.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 25, 2014, 08:54:14 PM
^ Similarly cute! smiley

But this puzzles me...

SecurityYou've heard of this Fort Knox place, right?

Isn't Fort Knox empty? tongue Grin

122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 24, 2014, 09:15:36 PM
THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!!!

http://allafrica.com/stories/201409240829.html

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Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.

But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The NewDawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected.

Ma Kebeh had reportedly been in door for two nights without food and medication before her alleged death. Nimba County has had bazaar news of Ebola cases with a native doctor from the county, who claimed that he could cure infected victims, dying of the virus himself last week.

News of the resurrection of the two victims has reportedly created panic in residents of Hope Village Community and Ganta at large, with some citizens describing Dorris Quoi as a ghost, who shouldn't live among them. Since the Ebola outbreak in Nimba County, this is the first incident of dead victims resurrecting.

Flesh eating virus? Makes you look like a zombie? People die? Come back from the dead?

THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!!!

Grin
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: September 24, 2014, 12:01:46 PM
So as a short break from the steady drone about the Police State Nazis we have this:

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Oregon police deliver pizza after driver is injured in car crash

Officers Michael Filbert and Royce Curtiss of Portland's police force were snapped while hand-delivering the pie after the original delivery man was ensnared in a traffic accident. Customer Steve Huckins said he was initially worried when the officers came to his door, but then started laughing.

Hehehe! Posted it to /r/ProtectAndServe here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/P...er_pizza_after_driver_is/

Let's see what happens. tongue

124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Rethink Smartwatch on: September 24, 2014, 10:42:40 AM
...some direct thought control wireless manipulation...

That's coming. The technology for thought control was at around 95% accuracy 10 years ago at an ETRI startup that I worked at. It was wired, but still... It's closer than many would think.
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: September 24, 2014, 07:09:07 AM
^ Here's some more accident porn (didn't check anything except the "close calls" - they're safe enough, but they'll leave your heart racing):

https://www.youtube.com/user/RoadCams/playlists

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