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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #400 on: October 30, 2014, 08:15:51 AM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Shoot 360-degree video with Ricoh's newest camera

That would make an awesome dashboard cam if it recorded a significant amount of time.

I've totally got gear lust now! :)
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #401 on: October 30, 2014, 08:28:58 PM »

The internet is great at producing random factoids.

Apparently cook Julia Child was *tall* ... we all sorta knew that, but still ... apparently according to IMDB she was 6'2! For a woman that's towering!

:tellme:

For whatever probably now-obsolete reasons, she was denied service in several women's divisions in WWII, so she had to join something called the "Office of Strategic Services".


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #402 on: October 31, 2014, 02:08:05 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #403 on: October 31, 2014, 03:15:19 PM »
Tricky and IQ Questions

without answers Screenshot - 2014-10-31 , 21_13_20.png
well, you're supposed to login (which I wouldnt do anyway, not being registered) but the login link doesnt work here anyway Screenshot - 2014-10-31 , 21_13_20.png
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #404 on: October 31, 2014, 03:42:52 PM »
Tricky and IQ Questions

without answers  (see attachment in previous post)well, you're supposed to login (which I wouldnt do anyway, not being registered) but the login link doesnt work here anyway  (see attachment in previous post)

Doesn't work for me either...but I'll go with 12 on the first one.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #405 on: October 31, 2014, 04:17:21 PM »
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From: temp12399@aol.com (Temp12399)
Subject: Badge Names
Date: 23 Nov 1998 03:00:39 GMT

My company has exhibited in one of the largest trade shows in the
U.S. for many years.  Every year we need some extra admittance badges for our
people who lose theirs or need one for a spouse.  Since names John Doe and Mary
Smith would show a complete lack of intelligence, I always make up names that
sound like a real person, but really say something else.  So that the show
people won't catch on too easily (and reject our badge requests) the first
names are usually real names and the last names are spelled strangely enough
that the real meaning is somewhat "hidden".  

The list is below, and after that is the same list with the hidden meaning
spelled out.  Don't cheat now.  See how many you can get.

BADGE NAMES

RANDALL I. DRAWPED       
LIONEL CAUSTRUBLS       
MYRA MANES               
CLAUDE ISBETERNATE       
EATON PAWSUM             
PHYLLIS UPWILLYA

* Badge Names.txt (5.06 kB - downloaded 123 times.)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #406 on: October 31, 2014, 08:17:53 PM »
Tricky and IQ Questions

without answers  (see attachment in previous post)well, you're supposed to login (which I wouldnt do anyway, not being registered) but the login link doesnt work here anyway  (see attachment in previous post)

You have to "Sign Up" before you can login. I would have done it, but they wanted my birthdate. That is something I'm not going to give for something like this. I'm not that interested in reviewing or discussing movies.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #407 on: October 31, 2014, 09:02:45 PM »
And even if you do fill in any date, you can't login at all. So the website itself deserves a set of rotten tomatoes... ;)

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #408 on: October 31, 2014, 11:58:04 PM »
You have to "Sign Up" before you can login. I would have done it, but they wanted my birthdate. That is something I'm not going to give for something like this. I'm not that interested in reviewing or discussing movies.

Yeah, I'm annoyed at the "useless" services that keep wanting your birthdate, not the least because it's still the backbone of tons of extremely important stuff. "For your security, what's your birthdate?" (??!) You might almost want to say "it's on my facebook page." The other one is medical. Because they don't want million dollar lawsuits when two John Smiths show up for treatment, they always ask "so your birthdate is...?"

Except for weird cases, those places don't need birthdates. The only fuzzy one is when you want to look at some NSFW stuff and they're required to ask *something* from the 2257 rules. So just give them Jan 2 19xx the year *after* you were born, aka you're plenty old enough, and in the twilight zone case if it ever matters, you/counsel says, "oh I'm sorry, I'm OLDER than I told you."


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #409 on: November 02, 2014, 03:57:48 PM »

This one is more informative and less silly, so it's for "Interesting Stuff".

It's Tom Scott (Does he have an IQ of 150!?) on basic password security.

https://www.youtube..../watch?v=yoMOAIzBSpY

I vaguely knew about this stuff, but the incrementally more you learn, slowly you can evolve to better questions that really matter. Hopefully by this point I am not a hopeless case, but it's a tough balance between being a "limited polymath" and being a specialist that drowns the minute you get out of your fields!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #410 on: November 03, 2014, 10:56:25 AM »
Very interesting. Now for something lighter and more nutritious(for breakfast):

Donut Breakfast Sandwich.jpg

See attached text and pictures for more.

* Doughnuts for breakfast.pdf (1714.21 kB - downloaded 88 times.)


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #411 on: November 04, 2014, 06:12:19 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #412 on: November 05, 2014, 11:23:47 PM »
Infographic with timelines for what it took to create the iPhone. (Could be any modern smart phone, but, whatever.)

http://quartsoft.com...-history-infographic

Way too big to post here.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #414 on: November 06, 2014, 12:21:23 PM »
Infographic with timelines for what it took to create the iPhone. (Could be any modern smart phone, but, whatever.)

http://quartsoft.com...-history-infographic

Way too big to post here.

That's even more info than an "infographic" - because it's not a graphic!
It's a list of live links and sources!

That must have taken a chunk of work!


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #415 on: November 06, 2014, 02:43:20 PM »

Wired "caught up" with Mark Russinovich. While I'm sure some of you geniuses are just as good, of the "popularly known" analysts, he kept catching my eye for the ferocious detail of some of his blog entries. (Which read like Scorpion should! "So I ran my tool X, tracked the process ID's, searched for a four character string in hex, and then ran a comparison with the raw data dump of my low level disk indexing system that bypasses Windows..." End fake Gobbledygook).

And of course, he basically punched Sony PR in the nose by finding the rootkit.

Eventually he was too good to be left loose, so Microsoft kept adding zeroes to their offer until he accepted and went to work for them!

http://www.wired.com...05/mark-russinovich/

I've used a few of his tools a couple of times myself. Here's the complete list of the old SysInternal tools (and at the top if you like all that stuff, there's a link for a "bundle" that has all of them rolled up.)

http://technet.micro...ysinternals/bb545027



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #416 on: November 06, 2014, 09:04:42 PM »
U.S. shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website, charges alleged owner.jpg

U.S. shuts down Silk Road 2.0 website, charges alleged owner

Whether DonationCoder is next depends on what Mighty Mouser has been doing. I wonder what he would be known as if he did this kind of thing?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #417 on: November 07, 2014, 04:27:03 PM »
Police take down Dark Web markets around the globe.jpg

Police take down Dark Web markets around the globe

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Around that same time, two researchers from Carnegie Mellon, Alexander Volynkin and Michael McCord, were preparing for a presentation at hacker conference Black Hat about work they’d done to easily “break Tor.” They were vague about the details but promised that their work wasn’t just theoretical: “Looking for an IP address for a Tor user? Not a problem. Trying to uncover the location of a Hidden Service? Done. We know because we tested it, in the wild.” In a summary of the talk on the conference website, the researchers claimed that it was possible to “de-anonymize hundreds of thousands of Tor clients and thousands of hidden services within a couple of months,” and that they would discuss examples of their own work identifying ”suspected child pornographers and drug dealers.”

How Did The FBI Break Tor?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #418 on: November 12, 2014, 11:17:05 AM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #419 on: November 12, 2014, 03:40:39 PM »
Burger Place Geography.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Burger Place Geography

Wal-Mart's 'Black Friday' Will Be 5 Days.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Wal-Mart to Stretch Black Friday Over Five Days to Lure Shoppers

Walmart's 'new Black Friday' will be a 5-day event this year

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Microsoft Fixes Bug in Windows - After 19 Years

Microsoft Corp issued patches on Tuesday to fix a bug in its Windows operating system that remained undiscovered for 19 years.
The bug, which is present in every version of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onward, allows an attacker to remotely take over and control a computer.
IBM Corp's cybersecurity research team discovered the bug in May, describing it as a "significant vulnerability" in the operating system.
"The buggy code is at least 19 years old and has been remotely exploitable for the past 18 years," IBM X-Force research team said in its blog on Tuesday.
http://www.nbcnews.c...ter-19-years-n247191
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #420 on: November 12, 2014, 04:01:53 PM »
I'm not sure what others think, but I would *much* prefer one post per topic.
Find it gets annoying when I dont know where one topic ends and the next begins.

Thanks either way :-)
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #421 on: November 13, 2014, 11:01:49 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #422 on: November 14, 2014, 05:37:28 AM »
^ Too bad Washington DC didn't have Alaska's problem... :P
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« Reply #423 on: November 14, 2014, 10:38:43 AM »
^ Too bad Washington DC didn't have Alaska's problem... :P

Where is DC's problem shown? Or is it just politicians?

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« Reply #424 on: November 14, 2014, 10:45:37 AM »
New 'Stupidity Virus' Discovered, Scientists Say.jpgInteresting "stuff"

New 'Stupidity Virus' Discovered, Scientists Say - ABC News

Are they reporting about it because they spotted it there(ABC News)?