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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:49 PM »
Relevant: https://www.donation....msg423151#msg423151

TL;DR - Check out windows update blocker.  It really does work.  The only annoyance I've found is that if you block with an update pending, it will keep warning you about that update.  I just click delay every day on that particular machine.  But Windows really never updates.

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Yeah... I got it easily also, and thanks for the notification!  There's a lot of other free books there also.

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I wonder if it's a new(ish) policy to just drop off the package and leave.

I get a disproportionate number of packages, and I can say that yes unless it is needed for a signature, in my area, everyone just drops and dashes.

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 16, 2018, 03:13 PM »
Something legible would be nice. How about black? Or if you must change the color, how about a nice, dark, forest green?

Or just black.  Use Italics, Bold, and Underline for emphasis

That's what I said. :Thmbsup:

Bold, italics, and underline added for emphasis. :P


Well, I had to add it for emphasis.  ;) :P ;D

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Living Room / Re: Has anybody stopped to think[...]
« on: November 16, 2018, 01:44 PM »
The obvious answer to that is... maybe.


Maybe...  ;D

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General Software Discussion / Re: Windows 10 Announced
« on: November 16, 2018, 01:43 PM »
That yellow font colour should be illegal.

What color would you suggest?

Something legible would be nice. How about black? Or if you must change the color, how about a nice, dark, forest green?

Or just black.  Use Italics, Bold, and Underline for emphasis

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That should work!

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Dokan is the library that they use to mount your keybase drive to a drive letter.  The secret phrase should have been given to you when you created your password.  It's something so that you can verify that you don't just have the password when you attach.  I believe you can also authenticate by some other machine- It's been a while since I've done it.  You can also generate one by opening a command prompt and typing
Code: Text [Select]
  1. keybase paperkey
.

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Duct tape your mobile to your head so you don't need earphones.

I think it would make more sense to duct tape the earphones in your ear.  That way you don't have to worry about carrying them.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 04:02 PM »
Hm, though LogFusion looks like a fine log viewer, I'm afraid it doesn't handle the json-like format that is currently output by ProcessWatcher. We'll have to wait for mouser to choose another format before LogFusion is useful in this context.

Haven't tried it with JSON, but as what's there is only json-like, was waiting until he decided what that format might be in order to test.  Just showing as a suggestion for what I use for log files in general.

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:38 AM »
Another GUI tool/task would be for filtering/searching the log-data, and that could even be the same tool, AFAICS.

This is what I use for that on my logs: https://www.logfusion.ca/

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 10, 2018, 10:40 AM »
I think making those options would be a good thing, i.e. where to store, how often to take snapshots, and max size of file.  Also, I think that using a standard type log for this would make it useful, i.e. csv or tab-separated so that the data could be processed easily.  I like where it's  going though.

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A CIA agent, an FBI agent, and a KGB agent walk into the woods...

ciafbikbg.jpf.jpg

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With Keybase, I see lots about chat and teams, not a way to upload HTML files to have an accessible page.  Am I missing something?

https://keybase.io/docs/kbfs

This link explains the basic concepts pretty well, and don't get scared off simply because it shows some command-line stuff. The process is very doable with simple drag and drop in your explorer.

After you install the Keybase app, you will get what appears to be a "network drive" on your computer. Just store the HTML pages on that drive and you will be able to access them from anywhere on the internet. Use the public folder for things that anybody can see. Use the private folder for things that only you can see.

It's a lot easier than many make it out to be, and I find it very useful.

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Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:52 AM »
Well, I'm impressed with both of you.  I'm done after 1 mile. 

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Ummm...

crook_for_congress.png

 ;D :o :huh:

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N.A.N.Y. 2019 / Re: NANY 2019 - Windows App - Process Watcher
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Sounds interesting just from the name.  Sometimes I just need to watch processes to see if they spike in CPU usage.  So I'll be watching this entry with interest!

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BitCoin is notoriously inefficient to "mine" and this is by design.

And this is understood.  But if the cost to mine in terms of planetary resources puts more strain on the rest of the planet, doesn't that have to be considered?  Especially if it's by design?

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Energy cost of 'mining' bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold (via The Guardian)

Article based on the following research: Quantification of energy and carbon costs for mining cryptocurrencies (note: URL so long because of entitlements- if you remove part of the URL, you will only get a preview)

One dollar’s worth of bitcoin takes about 17 megajoules of energy to mine, according to researchers from the Oak Ridge Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, compared with four, five and seven megajoules for copper, gold and platinum.

mining_costs.png

I've been sort of on the fence in regards to this whole cryptocurrency movement, and haven't gotten involved out of mostly impetus to do so.  I've thought that the other arguments against it were spurious, however.  But this...  I don't see how you come back from this if true.  I didn't look deeply into the methodology behind the findings, however.

Any thoughts?

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Living Room / Re: Smart Tech people do some really stupid things
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:30 PM »
I was waiting for you to chime in Stoic.  Not disappointed  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:28 PM »
definitely :)  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:27 AM »
Oh, you never know. I mean, for all we know, "abudction" might be a word in Esperanto or Klingon (say) that meant "to have gone back in time", or something, and it might have been spelled correctly, though whether it would be the correct word to use in that sentence would be quite another matter.    :o
That might hold water if it were not spelled correctly two other times in the same context.  :-\

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Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:09 PM »
That card has "abduction" spelled incorrectly, twice.

Do you mean because it's capitalized? :)

No. It was spelled something like "abudction" in two places. :Thmbsup:

I noticed it also :)

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Living Room / Smart Tech people do some really stupid things
« on: November 04, 2018, 01:05 PM »
I saw this article today on Medium:

How I used a simple Google query to mine passwords from dozens of public Trello boards
https://medium.freec...rmation-8e5ccfef2724

excerpt:
A few days ago on 25th April, while researching, I found that a lot of individuals and companies are putting their sensitive information on their public Trello boards. Information like unfixed bugs and security vulnerabilities, the credentials of their social media accounts, email accounts, server and admin dashboards — you name it, is available on their public Trello Boards which are being indexed by all the search engines and anyone can easily find them.

With a simple google query, you can find this same info.  And this was a few days ago, and it still exists today.

Code: Text [Select]
  1. inurl:https://trello.com AND intext:@gmail.com AND intext:password

in a simple google query turns up username and passwords for some company gmail accounts.

I was flabbergasted when I saw that they still exist!  There were other queries in there too for all sorts of simple information- stored in publicly accessible Trello boards.  The even worse thing about this, is that this article was written on May 9.

We know about the stupid things that people do.  Using password for their password or abcdef or 12345.  But this kind of stuff... I would still think that people at tech companies would take this into account.

I guess I was wrong.

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Post New Requests Here / Re: IDEA: Drag Drop renamer
« on: November 03, 2018, 11:01 AM »
A major question is this: Can you use an existing external commandline tool to do the renaming? So that the job of this app is mainly to queue up and invoke commandline calls to the renamer?
With each tile just specifying a different commandline to run?


If we go this route, I can create the command line tool to take the commands for renaming, if desired.

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