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101  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 02, 2015, 06:48:43 AM

Yum. tongue
102  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: January 01, 2015, 11:14:26 PM
Not a movie, or film so much, but a BBC mini-mini series...


I just saw the first episode... and holy wow... t.w.i.s.t.e.d. Like, really seriously twisted. I've seen worse, but those are few and far between. It doesn't push too far, but darn close. The start to the second episode is pretty darn good - if you didn't like the first, the second should be better.
103  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 01, 2015, 07:02:19 PM
But the leadership of NK isn't exactly rational right now.

I always wonder about this. They seem to get what they want quite often, so there appears to be a method in their madness.
104  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: January 01, 2015, 07:00:33 PM
Der Spiegel releases documents that tell how to circumvent the NSA. (Disinfo from a limited hangout?)


It's a lengthy article.
105  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 01, 2015, 07:52:18 AM
^ I'm dying to see some Thai friends & tell them that one. They'll roll over laughing! smiley
106  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Happy New Year! =D on: January 01, 2015, 07:51:05 AM
"Give few days each month in new year for all my NANY apps to enhance them and also work on new NANY app"

This have been my resolution each year since I started NANY, do not know how the whole year becomes last few weeks in December !!

Sigh... I had a wicked little idea for a fun, useful, easy to use NANY project, and quite literally back in November... I started the solution for it, got a few lines written... then promptly got pummeled by request from clients that never let up for a moment. I was a bit pissed as it would really have been a darn cool application that I know quite a lot of people pay quite a bit of money for.

I'd spent over 2 weeks a month or so before on writing part of the application in another project, so I had a fair bit done and ready to copy/paste/tweak.

Just didn't work out. Sad
107  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 01, 2015, 12:16:19 AM
Ethnic joke:
An Englishman, a Scotsman, an Irishman, Welshman, a Latvian, a Turk, a German, an Indian, several Americans (including a Hawaiian and an Alaskan), an Argentinean, a Dane, an Australian, a Luxembourger, an Egyptian, a Japanese, a Moroccan, a Frenchman, a New Zealander, a Ni Vanuatu, a Nepalese, a Spaniard, a Russian, a Guatemalan, a Colombian, a Mongolian, a Pakistani, a Malaysian, a Croatian, a Uzbek, a Cypriot, a Pole, a Lithuanian, a Chinese, a Sri Lankan, a Lebanese, a Cayman Islander, a Ugandan, a Vietnamese, a Korean, a Uruguayan, a Czech, an Icelander, a Mexican, a Finn, a Honduran, a Panamanian, an Andorran, an Israeli, a Venezuelan, an Iranian, a Fijian, a Peruvian, an Estonian, a Syrian, a Brazilian, a Portuguese, a Liechtensteiner, a Mongolian, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a Moldovan, a Haitian, a Norfolk Islander, a Macedonian, a Bolivian, a Cook Islander, a Tajikistani, a Samoan, an Armenian, an Aruban, an Albanian, a Greenlander, a Micronesian, a Virgin Islander, a Georgian, a Bahaman, a Belarusian, a Cuban, a Tongan, a Cambodian, a Finn, a Canadian, a Slovenian, a Qatari, an Azerbaijani, a Malagasy, a Romanian, a Chilean, a Jamaican, a Filipino, a Ukrainian, a Dutchman, an Ecuadorian, a Costa Rican, a Swede, a Bulgarian, a Serb, a Swiss, a Greek, a Belgian, a Singaporean, an Italian, a Norwegian, a Zimbabwean and several other Africans,  all walk into a fine restaurant.
"I'm sorry," said the Maitre D', after scrutinizing the group, "but you can't come in here without a Thai."

THAT was just all kinds of awesome~!  Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup Thmbsup
108  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: January 01, 2015, 12:14:52 AM
Aliens. It was aliens!  Thmbsup
109  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: New EU VAT rules change the game for digital businesses on: December 31, 2014, 07:42:04 PM
There was a case in Canada where a fellow refused to collect taxes at his business. Of course he was taken to court, but he won. He claimed that forcing him to collect taxes on behalf of the government was forced labour, and the judge agreed.

Jean-Serge_Brissonw ?

Ah! THANK YOU! I found out about that fellow a while back here, but couldn't remember the reference. Got it bookmarked now.

I still don't understand how or why I should pay taxes to a foreign government, or under what authority they're going to try to force me to do so. This is so confusing. . .

(Oh man... you just opened up a fantastic opportunity for me to have some fun~! Grin Thanks!  Thmbsup )

The extortionists in your region have their own set of "rules" by which they extort you. Same goes for other extortion territories. In the past, all the extortionists agreed not to extort people on other extortionists turfs, but with the Internet now, they're finding that there's a lot of new commerce that their rules don't cover, and they're drooling over how to extend their extortion rackets.

So, now they're drafting treaties and agreements between themselves on how to extend their extort rackets.

This is in part due to how people feel that their local extortionists are too harsh on them, and how other people get off easy. It is highly visible in the EU extortion turf where any transaction incurs a 25% protection fee.

But if you sell, oh, let's say widgets online from outside the EU to people in the EU, then you're not paying the 25% protection fee. For retailers in the EU that sell widgets, this is a serious problem as they can't really compete with you.

They then complain to their extortionists, and the regional gangs of extortionists then get together to figure out how they can carve up this new turf and make the people they extort happier that other people are getting screwed just as badly as they are. The solution is to have your regional extortionists break your legs on behalf of the extortionists in the EU. Of course your extortionists will be compensated by the EU extortionists in one way or another, so that makes it all "fair".

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


Because... Who will build the ROADZ!

"The Privatization of Roads and Highways" by Walter Block. (Speaking on the topic.)

Drat... That didn't work...


The CFA is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation that is made up of around 61,000 members. Of these members, some 59,000 are volunteers


The SACFS is staffed by approximately 15,000 volunteer fire fighters and around 120 paid employees.

In 2011, there were about 1.1 million firefighters in the country. 31% were paid, the remainder volunteer.


Of these, 28% are career and 72% are volunteer.


Let the tarring & feathering of the heretic Renegade begin~! Grin  Thmbsup

110  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Happy New Year! =D on: December 31, 2014, 07:30:07 AM
Happy New Year everyone!

If you like, tell us one of your resolutions for this year, or one of your goals.

One of my goals is to make our intercontinental move this year as smooth as possible.

Your turn!
111  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Want to be in my story? See inside. on: December 30, 2014, 10:20:06 PM
Character sheets!

HP: Hit points (reach 0 and you die)
MP: Mana points (or magic points)
BP: Bit points (used like MP, except for writing software or hacking Sony tongue )

112  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Most popular topic at Donation Coder? on: December 30, 2014, 08:33:24 AM
Well, all statistics can be found on the stats page (hidden in the 'Forum Stats' section near the bottom of the forum front-page), where one can also see that 40hz is the number 3 top-poster (right after mouser and renegade) cheesy

Good grief!


That would make this my 12,000th post!  ohmy

113  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 30, 2014, 08:27:21 AM
App, you gotta admit, that pooper story was pretty funny in a messed up way! cheesy
114  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 30, 2014, 03:45:38 AM

Oh god... some of the things in that thread, but THIS?!?

Just WHAT?~!?
115  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 28, 2014, 08:32:39 AM
Getting out of a chair can be exhausting!

116  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: December 28, 2014, 08:12:07 AM
Anyone up for an Asian label designer shitlord? Grin

117  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: December 28, 2014, 06:26:24 AM
^ 2 characters. Lower case. Fight for 3.


118  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: December 27, 2014, 05:58:18 AM
Ah! Here's the link.

From the link:

"This film represents our commitment to our filmmakers and free speech,"

And here's something "interesting". Wink

119  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: December 27, 2014, 05:51:13 AM

Pfft~! Fools! I live in a Faraday house, have a Faraday car, and my entire wardrobe is 100% Faraday! Except my underwear... chaffing... And socks. But my shoes are still good to go!

Bitpay commercial:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxknhTa8Zx8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxknhTa8Zx8</a>

120  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: A Complete TCP Server/Client Communication and RMI Framework in C# .NET on: December 26, 2014, 08:00:42 AM
Interesting. What are you using it for?

BTW - The Code Project just rocks. Totally goes to 11.
121  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Slur you're going to hate it. on: December 26, 2014, 07:58:43 AM
Estimated release isn't until well into 2015, so, don't pop any corn yet. Just have it ready. This could be very entertaining!
122  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The Net Is Mightier Than The Sword on: December 25, 2014, 07:16:32 AM
This is a presentation from one of my favourite journalists/analysts.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i05m8w7rD_4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i05m8w7rD_4</a>

I was rather surprised to see him at a TEDx event though. He is definitely outside of the typical TED narrative, though he is greatly toned down in this presentation. (e.g. He's a fairly regular contributor on RT.)

But, the message will be familiar to many here, though perhaps a bit more focused than usual.
123  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Slur you're going to hate it. on: December 25, 2014, 06:01:24 AM
Well, we'll see.

There's enough push back in Australia and Canada now to resist the censors. With the recent incidents there, people immediately spoke up saying, "Leave my bloody freedom alone!"

So, who knows? Most things will likely be low-key secrets from companies that nobody will care about.

I'm hoping for Area 51 leaks!

ALIENS!!! DISCLOSURE!!! tongue Grin  Thmbsup
124  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: December 25, 2014, 12:17:28 AM
"Don't trust these ignorant American bastards!" - Text under the name.

"War will begin!" - Text on missile.

Nope. Not going. I'll wait for it to come out on DVD/rental. Also, I doubt it's playing here - everything takes a lot longer.
125  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / BitShares Login - New cryptographically secure non-3rd party login system on: December 25, 2014, 12:13:49 AM
Everyone is familiar with sites that let you login with Google accounts, Facebook, Twitter, etc. That OAuth stuff.

This takes it to a new level where you can login without a 3rd party.


There's a lot of cool stuff in there, but I'll only paste one nifty snippet:

The other property it is important to highlight is a unique characteristic of the ECDSA signature verification algorithm. In most asymmetric cryptosystems, a function V(K, S, T) takes the public key, signature, and signed text as parameters and returns a simple true/false value indicating whether the signature is valid or not. This is the behavior of RSA, for example. In ECDSA, however, a verification function takes only two parameters, S and T, and returns K. The signature is valid if the returned K matches the signer’s public key. This is a significant difference, as both the client and server in the above Login protocol use signatures to recover the other party’s public key, which they then look up on the blockchain to determine the other party’s identity. In other words, the signature verification is not used to determine if the signature is valid, but to determine the identity of the other party.

Ok, 2:

Thus, given the semantic security of ECDSA and ECDH, the worst attack a malicious party with full control over the communication medium could leverage is denial of service.

And there's a Simple Machines Forum plugin!


tl;dr - A login system where YOU control your information, and not a 3rd party like Facebook.
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