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Author Topic: The Secret Life of Machines  (Read 2876 times)

4wd

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The Secret Life of Machines
« on: November 15, 2010, 06:37:40 AM »
Seeing the topic The Story of Stuff brought to mind a TV series I saw a couple of years ago:

The Secret Life of Machines

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For any of you with a mechanical/electrical/electronic/engineering interest or you're just interested in how stuff works, I can recommend this TV series which is available for download here.

They cover the history of the device and then go on the replicate it using common low-tech apparatus.

photocopier.gifThe Secret Life of Machines
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 05:03:00 PM by 4wd »

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 07:34:29 AM »
Seeing the topic The Story of Stuff brought to mind a TV series I saw a couple of years ago:

that (donationcoder) link upsets Firefox - presumably because it's https (why make a dc link https?):
"The security certificate is not trusted because it is self signed"

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This Connection is Untrusted     

You have asked Firefox to connect
securely to www.donationcoder.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure.

Normally, when you try to connect securely,
sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified.
   
       
What Should I Do?         

If you usually connect to
this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is
trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

         
Technical Details

www.donationcoder.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.
The certificate is only valid for donationcoder.com.

(Error code: sec_error_untrusted_issuer)
         
I Understand the Risks

If you understand what's going on, you
can tell Firefox to start trusting this site's identification.
Even if you trust the site, this error could mean that someone is
tampering with your connection.

Don't add an exception unless
you know there's a good reason why this site doesn't use trusted identification.
Tom

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 09:46:39 AM »
I think thats a typo on his behalf, simply removing said (s) resolves the problem.

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010, 09:53:58 AM »
I think thats a typo on his behalf, simply removing said (s) resolves the problem.

yes, just thought I'd report it in case

Nice series btw 4WD (The Secret Life of Machines) Thanks :up:

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2010, 10:21:50 AM »
Seeing the topic The Story of Stuff brought to mind a TV series I saw a couple of years ago:

(why make a dc link https?)
The topic title does say that it's a secret  ;)

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2010, 05:07:06 PM »
Seeing the topic The Story of Stuff brought to mind a TV series I saw a couple of years ago:

that (donationcoder) link upsets Firefox - presumably because it's https (why make a dc link https?):
"The security certificate is not trusted because it is self signed"

Are you saying you don't trust us here?   :huh:

Fixed - sorry about that.  Wasn't a typo, just copy/paste from address bar.

The reason I use SSL on DC is because for reasons I haven't looked at yet I cannot attach multiple items, (or a really big one), to any posts using plain HTTP.  I get a burst of maximum upload rate then it will sit there twiddling its thumbs for ever and a day, (or until I cancel).

HTTPS is a simple workaround until I can motivate myself to find the cause, (which will be unlikely - the motivation part not the cause :) ).
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 05:14:06 PM by 4wd »

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2010, 05:20:22 AM »
Seeing the topic The Story of Stuff brought to mind a TV series I saw a couple of years ago:

that (donationcoder) link upsets Firefox - presumably because it's https (why make a dc link https?):
"The security certificate is not trusted because it is self signed"

Are you saying you don't trust us here?   :huh:

of course not :p :) I know I can trust here
but for visitors it could give the wrong impression - I was just reporting it (more to mouser I guess) simply in case it was important - I know nothing about these things so I never know what's important ;)
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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 06:23:31 AM »
but for visitors it could give the wrong impression - I was just reporting it (more to mouser I guess) simply in case it was important - I know nothing about these things so I never know what's important ;)

He already knows, discussed back here and explained by Gothi[c] back here.  ;)


Dear visitors, please don't be put off by my laziness in changing a DC HTTPS link to a HTTP link.  You have nothing to fear, we are all honest Used Car Salesmen.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2010, 06:26:37 AM by 4wd »

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Re: The Secret Life of Machines
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2010, 09:36:13 PM »
Very nice.

Thanks for sharing :)