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176  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 11, 2014, 09:06:13 AM
Metal
177  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 11, 2014, 09:04:25 AM
Some good Aussie humour:









More here:

http://imgur.com/a/nvwFB

178  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 11, 2014, 09:01:34 AM

HAHAHA!  Thmbsup Thmbsup

Just to make it easier for people:



179  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 11, 2014, 07:42:46 AM
http://www.zerohedge.com/...-09-10/iclock-post-mortem

Tim Cook announced Tuesday the release of Apple’s long-rumored watch, the latest in wearable technology. Here are some features of the new device:

- 13-megapixel camera enables users to take crystal-clear pictures of wrist
- Allows wearers to start and stop the flow of time
- Discreet, but not so discreet that anyone would mistake it for a regular watch
- Comes in a variety of colors and styles to express your personal submission to the planet’s dominant tech company
- Adjustable ticking volume
- All the convenience of a traditional watch that needs to be charged every 12 hours
- Built-in thinkpiece regarding the increased connectivity yet simultaneous isolation of the millennial generation
- Small size and intricate circuitry able to drive twice as many Chinese workers to suicide as iPhone
- Makes it easier for muggers to see whether or not you’re carrying an expensive electronic device
- Another screen to throw into your current rotation of things you look at

But apart from that... it's 'awesome'

Haha! smiley  thumbs up

ZH is one of my favourite sites. (Even if the joke is a repost.)
180  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 11, 2014, 07:32:30 AM
But... what if they aren't filming?  They're trying to stop anyone from wearing/using them.  Just because there is the 'possibility'.  Just for one possible use.  It's a device that can do a *lot* of things... and this one use is the one that they're trying to get the whole thing thrown away because of.  And it's funny that most of the people on the other side of the issue, are those that are usually for the freedom.

Seems pretty simple to me.  It takes an active use in a manner that offends/is an imposition to others before anyone else has a right to step in.

I've not made up my mind quite yet. Which is why I posed questions above.

But I certainly do like the technology!  Thmbsup

Here's another example...

You have a coffee shop or bar near a university where you offer free Wi-Fi, but disallow Google Glass. Since it's your place, well... you make the rules.

Conversely, if I'm a patron, and you change your policy to allow Google Glass, and I disagree with that, I can't see how I can legitimately block GG on your premises from your Wi-Fi.

The issue gets muddier in public places. But, that would seem to be already covered by harassment or stalking laws.

Dunno. Haven't thought about it too much. I can see both sides of the coin. I'm leaning towards zero restrictions on GG in public places. It's really no different than someone walking around with a video camera.

Is following someone (who doesn't want to be filmed) in a public place with a video camera harassment? Possibly. I can imagine scenarios where it clearly would be. I can also imagine other scenarios where it wouldn't be. Muddy.
181  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 11, 2014, 04:59:36 AM
Here's an example - Say Cindy Citizen Journalist is filming herself on the steps of city hall to get the news out about the horrible new by-law making it illegal to park your car with the windows down! The frame isn't zoomed into only her nose, but rather a more reasonable full body shot with the sinister den of iniquity (city hall) behind her. People are still going about their business and most people walk behind her, but are clearly visible in the frame. Shy Stan walks behind her and is also captured in the video.

QUESTIONS:

  • What is Cindy filming?
  • Is Stan "being filmed"?

The first is obvious - Cindy is filming herself in front of city hall.

The second has 2 answers - yes and no. Those 2 answers have very different presuppositions regarding "filming".

Yes assumes that anything in the frame is "being filmed".

No assumes that the intent and main focus of the frame is what is "being filmed".

But, that's just one example of a focused recording, and doesn't include the "Google Glass" scenario.

For general surveillance cameras, it seems that we would usually say that whatever is in the frame is being filmed, similar to the "Yes" answer above. i.e. Shy Stan walks past a surveillance camera, so, he *IS* being filmed.

Does the same apply to Google Glass?

If not, would we then say that someone is being filmed (by GG) if they are framed and in focus, but not being filmed if their appearance in a frame is incidental? Where does the line start to blur?

This site has a lot to say on the topic:

http://stopthecyborgs.org/

182  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 10, 2014, 11:55:21 PM
Smack
183  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 10:36:24 PM
9/11: A Conspiracy Theory

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98</a>

James Corbett pulls off the funniest explanation of the official storyfairy tale.

184  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 10, 2014, 09:39:40 PM
Shyamalan
185  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 11:31:44 AM
I guess funny in the saddest way possible thumb down

That would be unfunny then.
186  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 10, 2014, 11:27:03 AM
anything
187  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: comment on my business plan on: September 10, 2014, 06:22:33 AM
Fix up their computers for free, and install zombie software that lets you use their computer whenever you want for any purpose, e.g. posting & tweeting, emails, cryptocurrency mining, distributed computing, etc.

On second thought, that's a bad idea.

I got nothing that I'd actually consider doing there or think that would be worthwhile.

The big problem as I can see it is that it will be very hard to reach that audience. You're more likely to get more business by starting a blog for beginner computer problems, do some YouTube videos, build all that up, then offer classes or do the speaking circuit trying to get corporate education gigs, etc. Dunno. If they have crappy hardware, they probably have crappy budgets. That's going to make things rough.
188  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 06:14:26 AM
Funny or unfunny?

http://betabeat.com/2014/...ral-ice-bucket-challenge/

Headline: Teen Dies Attempting Risky Stunt for Viral Ice Bucket Challenge

(Un)funny part: Cameron Lancaster, 18, is believed to have completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and then jumped feet-first off an 80-foot cliff into the shallow water at an abandoned quarry, the Telegraph reports. His body was found after a four-hour search.

Hashtag: #IceBucketChallengeDarwinAwardWinner

189  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A warning to anybody who is looking to purchase a VPS. on: September 10, 2014, 06:02:32 AM
I know someone that charges what works out to be about $0.83 per month ($10/year) for his smallest VPS package, that would give a lot better customer service than that, for free. (and yes, I already pointed Stephen in his direction) So, no, the price isn't that unrealistic.

I'm skeptical. Got a URL?
190  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / ‘Cyborg Unplug’ Is a Personal Jammer Against Drones, Glassholes on: September 10, 2014, 05:45:04 AM
This is a nifty gadget:

http://betabeat.com/2014/...gainst-drones-glassholes/

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Everyone from professional photographers to Martha Stewart is using little quadcopter drones to take stunning landscape videos and aerial photographs. But if you’re a glass-half-empty type — or maybe just a shoot-that-drone-out-of-the-air type — there’s now a handy tech toy to defend you from unwanted surveillance.

An upcoming device called Cyborg Unplug will allow you to disrupt the connections of drones, Google glass, wireless microphones, and other devices to your WiFi connection. The project is led by Glasshole-hater Julian Oliver, and lists the dystopian ‘Stop the Cyborgs’ campaign as an inspiration and “conspirator.”

“Whether business office, restaurant, school or nightclub: it’s your territory and your rules, so make it harder for those that seek to abuse it,” the Cyborg Unplug site says.

The small device “sniffs the air” for the WiFi signatures of unwanted surveillance devices and automatically disconnects them from the network it’s assigned to protect. Cyborg Unplug will be up for sale in the $50 – $100 range on September 30. So far, it can’t interrupt Bluetooth connections, but they’re working on that.

Besides protecting your own network, the device also has an “All Out Mode” that can disconnect unwanted devices in range from every network they’re connected to, including tethered cellphones.

The trouble is, this is totally illegal in America. In the FCC’s own, unambiguous words:

We remind and warn consumers that it is a violation of federal law to use a cell jammer or similar devices that intentionally block, jam, or interfere with authorized radio communications such as cell phones, police radar, GPS, and Wi-Fi.

On the Cyborg Unplug site, they absolve themselves of all responsibility should you run into trouble with the law.

“We take no responsibility for the trouble you get yourself into if you choose to deploy your Cyborg Unplug in this mode,” the site says.

Drones? They’ve got your back. But when it comes to the Feds, you’re on your own.

Site: http://plugunplug.net

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Cyborg Unplug is a wireless anti-surveillance system for the home and workplace. 'Plug to Unplug', it detects and kicks devices known to pose a risk to personal privacy from your local wireless network, breaking uploads and streams. Detected devices currently include: Google Glass, Dropcam, small drones/copters, wireless 'spy' microphones and various other network-dependent surveillance devices.

...


HOW DOES IT WORK?

Every wireless (WiFi) device has a unique hardware signature assigned to it by the manufacturer. These signatures are broadcasted by wireless devices as they probe for, connect to and use wireless networks.

Cyborg Unplug sniffs the air for these signatures, looking for devices its owner has selected to ban. If a banned device is discovered an alarm is triggered (LED, audio or message*). Further, if that device is found to be connected to a network that Cyborg Unplug is trained to guard, a stream of special 'de-authentication' signals (packets) are sent to disconnect it. It does this automatically, without any interaction required from its owner.

* Due to technical limitations, alarm features may be restricted to the high-priced model.
IS THIS LEGAL?

It is perfectly legal to block certain devices from using a network you control and administer. Some wireless routers allow an administrator to create blacklists, although generally they are limited to specific devices rather than an entire product. Cyborg Unplug is just as legal, differing only in that it takes a 'direct action' approach to wireless defense: a detect-and-disconnect routine, alarm system and an automatically updated list of devices able to be banned. Please see CAN IT BE USED TO DISCONNECT DEVICES FROM ANY NETWORK? below for more information.
IS THIS A JAMMER?

No, not in any stretch of the word. A jammer disrupts all signal within a given (radio) band by flooding it with noise. Cyborg Unplug does not do this. Rather, it detects and targets a specific device and disconnects (only) it in turn by sending the same, legal, de-authentication packets a router sends when it disconnects a device.

...


CAN IT BE USED TO DISCONNECT DEVICES FROM ANY NETWORK?

In short yes. But be sure to read on to understand the implications...

Cyborg Unplug can be operated in two modes. The recommended mode is Territory Mode, disconnecting target devices from selected network(s) owned and operated by the user. The other mode is All Out Mode, which disconnects all detected target devices from any network they are associated with, including paired connections with smartphones. Please note that this latter mode may not be legal within your jurisdiction. We take no responsibility for the trouble you get yourself into if you choose to deploy your Cyborg Unplug in this mode.

More at the site.

From here:

http://julianoliver.com/o...tput/log_2014-05-30_20-52

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I love stuff like this!  Kiss
191  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: YouTube finally forces creation of google+ A/C to comment on: September 10, 2014, 04:24:50 AM
At this stage, I suspect this is a combination of pure incompetence, and an unwillingness to let go of the ideal of having gmail and g+ and YT using the same name.

I'm going to go with incompetence.

I cannot use YT in OF ALL BLOODY BROWSERS... CHROME!!!  wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash

No replying. No liking... Pfft. It's idiotic. In CHROME!

Now, in Opera, liking and replying work. But... The volume control always resets to 100% every time for every new video. wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash wallbash

For that one, I'd probably chalk it up to maliciousness rather than incompetence. Google/YT has a vested interest in Chrome and seeing users leave Opera. Incompetence there is possible, but maliciousness wouldn't be unprecedented, e.g. Microsoft with Netscape, etc.

I could be wrong about that, but... I'm just pulling these opinions out of my ass. They're based on jack as I don't have access to inside information and it's all just pure speculation worth pretty much nothing.

192  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 02:18:17 AM
In TechDirt there is news of key Internet issues being addressed and resolved at last in the Middle East:

Just about any article in TechDirt now is utterly hilarious once you manage to get over the anger for the insanity.

But that one is particularly funny! Grin  Thmbsup
193  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: September 10, 2014, 02:16:57 AM
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194  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: A warning to anybody who is looking to purchase a VPS. on: September 10, 2014, 01:44:54 AM
the $0.91cent monthly fee

Uh... and you expected something different? That's a completely insanely low fee for a VPS. It's nowhere near realistic.

Take your lumps and walk away. It's not worth pursuing.
195  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins? on: September 09, 2014, 08:59:56 PM
PayPal to accept Bitcoin:

http://www.bloomberg.com/...ing-bitcoin-payments.html

Quote

EBay’s PayPal Unit to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments

EBay Inc. (EBAY)’s PayPal service will start accepting bitcoins, opening up the world’s second-biggest Internet payment network to virtual currency transactions.

“We’re announcing PayPal’s first foray into bitcoin,” Bill Ready, the chief of EBay’s Braintree unit, said at Techcrunch’s Disrupt SF conference yesterday. “Over the coming months we’ll allow our merchants to accept bitcoin. On the consumer side it will be a sleek experience.”

EBay, as the world’s biggest Web marketplace and operator of a global payments service, is the most significant business to date that’s embraced bitcoin. The move could potentially enable PayPal’s 152 million registered accounts to transact using the virtual currency, spurring wider use and acceptance of bitcoin, according to Gil Luria, an analyst at Wedbush Securities Inc.

“PayPal integrating bitcoin into Braintree is a very substantial development,” Luria said. “Not only will it make it possible for some of the fastest-growing apps to integrate bitcoin seamlessly, it opens the door for PayPal to integrate bitcoin into its main wallet functionality. If that happens millions of retailers will de facto be accepting bitcoin overnight.”


More at the link.
196  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Knight to queen's bishop 3 - Snowden charged with espionage. on: September 09, 2014, 07:50:54 PM
Somebody made an interesting poster:



In other whistleblowing news...

http://benswann.com/updat...-whistleblower-documents/

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Update: Congressman’s Office In Possession of 100,000 CDC Whistleblower Documents?

Congressman Bill Posey’s office has confirmed exclusively to Benswann.com that a “very large number” of documents have been turned over by CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, who has admitted that the CDC suppressed information about the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in some cases.

According to Congressman Posey’s spokesman, George Cecala, “I can confirm that we have received a very large number of documents and we are going through those documents now. There are a lot of them, so it will take some time.” Cecala could not say exactly how many documents are in possession of the Congressman’s staff though sources tell me that as many as 100,000 documents have been handed over.

That's going to drive a lot of people bonkers & frothing at the mouth. On both sides.
197  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Markdown (and what do you do when a community outgrows your contribution) on: September 09, 2014, 09:06:51 AM
I've got the distinct feeling that Atwood & co. had an understanding that Gruber was pretty much a capital dick before they did much, and tried to deal with it as nicely as possible. But, that's just my own impression. I could be off base there.
198  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Movies or films you've seen lately on: September 09, 2014, 09:04:12 AM
The Possession of Michael King

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If you're into horror, and supernatural horror, this is a fairly decent one. It's not the best out there, but it's still worth a watch. Horror is a hard genre to get down right. It's probably one of the most difficult. This film does a good job of balancing everything all the way around.

199  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The One Word Game! on: September 09, 2014, 08:12:07 AM
Bail-in tongue
200  DonationCoder.com Software / Post New Requests Here / Re: Seemingly simple media player request on: September 09, 2014, 07:55:18 AM
The tricky bit is to also be able to play a still (Tif, JPeg .....) after a video for either a fixed time or be triggered manually to then play the next video in the playlist which will then go to a still again and so on. 

I think you'll be best off creating a motion JPEG or short video clip with the stills.

And have a keypress to go to black if required.

That seems like a bit much to ask of a video player. Why would anyone ever need that?

My favourite video player is ALShow (used on my 3rd monitor mostly). It has a similar function for that (press ESC), but it minimizes itself to the taskbar notification area (system tray).

I think you need to rethink how the presentation will work. Most likely you will need human interaction there, especially for the stills.
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