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How many solipsists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
Spoiler
Who wants to know?

Solipsists of the world, unite!
A solipsist can never get divorced because she is part of him.
A solipsist is childish because they never grow up.
What happens when 2 solipsists meet?

Solipcism is actually more common than most people realise.

Most people today believe in portions of it.

But... can't talk about that because it gets into religion.

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General Software Discussion / Bitcoin symbol in Unicode? Looks like.
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:21 AM »
PDF warning: http://www.unicode.o...229-bitcoin-sign.pdf

Conclusion

Looking at the Unicode Criteria for Encoding Symbols, the bitcoin sign BTC is a good fit for addition to
Unicode. It occurs in running text. It has a well defined user community. Being able to search for it in
text would be useful. It has well-defined semantics that make it appropriate for computer processing. It
is needed to complete the class of currency symbols already in the standard. [53] Finally, it is letter-like
in the sense that it should match the surrounding font style.

The bitcoin sign is used extensively in running text in online forums, research papers, websites and
other publications. There is a strong demand for this character and the lack of Unicode support requires
inconvenient workarounds. Providing the bitcoin sign in Unicode would be highly beneficial.

Lots of technical data in the proposal.

Not often that the Unicode standard changes.

I'm sure there's some kind of "Bitcoin Bitches" joke in there somewhere, but I don't have the right font for it quite yet. ;)

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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 03, 2015, 01:07 AM »
I'd not seen this before. Could just as well be in the music thread:



It ain't going away.

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: November 03, 2015, 12:49 AM »
Not really my favourite style, but some people may like it:



I liked the theme.

And while this is also older, buddy is in the news again as the psychopaths that are pursuing him will never stop, ever:



Don't click me
You don't get to have good music and not get a message with it. There's a reason why shitty music is shitty. It is meaningless drivel. Good music not only has the beat to sway you, but also has the message to touch you.

Pink Floyd - The Wall: Massive message. Was it not obvious? An entire album. If you missed the message in The Wall, please punch yourself in the face. You deserve it. :P

We could list those musical messages from here until eternity.

And one more just because:

https://www.youtube....SP0V-KLg&index=6

Country has some good stuff too~!

Now we just need some bitcoin bluegrass~! ;D





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That was excellent!  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:56 PM »
I just heard my wife listening to this upstairs.  :Thmbsup:



Smart, beautiful, loves Bitcoin... Did I luck out or what?  :-*

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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:51 PM »
Every now and then you see someone speak with real passion. Passion that goes deep down inside them, and passion that pours out through their words, facial expression, and sometimes even to the brink of or past tears.

Cued up (47m 21s):

https://www.youtube....oqZLyKg&t=47m21s

Inline, but probably not cued up:




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General Software Discussion / Re: How to recover a MySQL Password?
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:33 PM »
If all went 'well', not the password is stored, but only a hash of it. Not knowing the hash method will make recovery very hard, especially if a generated password is used.

A rainbow table attack could work. Very fast and efficient. The only problem is downloading the rainbow tables, but that should just be a matter of searching.



Other than that (or the dump method), I suppose you could write a program or script to brute force the password if you can come up with a set of passwords or password patterns that you usually use.

If you use patterns, e.g. <somebody's name><4 digits><2 symbols><obligatory curse word>, and know that each of those has 10 possibilities that you usually use, then you can store them all in a database and do a cross join to get the full set to use in a brute force attack. I've done it before, and it's pretty effective. Or you can just write up a program to do the cross join from string arrays for you. That's just a bunch of nested loops, so it's probably about as fast to write a custom program as to actually do it from a database.

However, I don't know of any MySQL password recovery tools.


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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: October 31, 2015, 03:47 PM »
I'm quite certain that people closer to Gary have pointed things out to him.
That statement reminds me of the prettiest girl in high school going dateless :( because every guy was certain another guy had asked her out.  It also dodges your responsibility to yourself.

Good point, and fair enough.

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I just saw this.



HAHAHAHA~!  :Thmbsup:

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:42 AM »
^ Dammit... That is one bloody great classic! :D

I remember learning the original version and then the Judas Priest version.



They all rock.

But there's a very different "feeling" when you play them. The JP version totally feels heavier right from the start.


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Living Room / Re: Our experiences with LED light bulb replacements
« on: October 31, 2015, 02:34 AM »
I was going to post this in the basement where we have a discussion about lighting, but I think it has some broader appeal, and this thread might be good for it.

http://cynic.me/2015...o-the-right-fixture/

Just me soldering some lighting fixtures to work after I screwed up.




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Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: October 30, 2015, 11:10 PM »
That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...

The original people did and that didn't seem to happen to them.


They're not me. I get busted for everything. Even stuff that isn't wrong. The maximum level of "evil" I can realistically pull off is farting in an elevator. :P



In other news, a new Brasspup illusion~! YAY~! 8)





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Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: October 30, 2015, 10:56 PM »
One of those interesting things summed up quickly in this mini-documentary:




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Tor Just Launched the Easiest App Yet for Anonymous, Encrypted IM

http://www.wired.com...nymous-encrypted-im/

THE ANONYMITY NETWORK Tor has long been the paranoid standard for privacy online, and the Tor Browser that runs on it remains the best way to use the web while revealing the least identifying data. Now the non-profit Tor Project has officially released another piece of software that could bring that same level of privacy to instant messaging: a seamless and simple app that both encrypts the content of IMs and also makes it very difficult for an eavesdropper to identify the person sending them.

On Thursday the Tor Project launched its first beta version of Tor Messenger, its long-in-the-works, open source instant messenger client. The app, perhaps more than any other desktop instant messaging program, is designed for both simplicity and privacy by default: It integrates the “Off-the-Record” (OTR) protocol to encrypt messages and routes them over Tor just as seamlessly as the Tor Browser does for web data. It’s also compatible with the same XMPP or “Jabber” chat protocol used by millions of Facebook and Google accounts, as well as desktop clients like Adium for Mac and Pidgin for Windows. The result is that anyone can download the software and in seconds start sending messages to their pre-existing contacts that are not only strongly encrypted, but tunneled through Tor’s maze of volunteer computers around the world to hide the sender’s IP address.

After some auditing, Tor Messenger is set to become a powerful and popular tool for instant, idiot-proof, and surveillance-resistant communication.

“With Tor Messenger, your chat is encrypted and anonymous…so it is hidden from snoops, whether they are the government of a foreign country or a company trying to sell you boots,” Tor public policy director Kate Krauss wrote to WIRED in a Tor Messenger conversation. She emphasized that despite those features, the program’s use of a pre-existing chat protocol means users won’t need to rebuild their network of contacts. “You can use your Jabber address and your old contacts–you aren’t reinventing the wheel–but wow, much safer.”

More at the link.

The TOR blog link:

https://blog.torproj...chat-over-tor-easily

Tor Messenger Beta: Chat over Tor, Easily


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CHINA! 8)




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Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: October 30, 2015, 09:33 PM »
There's a sustained rally on BTC right now.

http://techcrunch.co...tcoin-rally-is-real/

It's also seen a golden cross (50 day moving average and 200 day moving average cross with both on the upswing).

**********

^^ Why don't you post a polite comment to that effect on his website? It might be very helpful/useful to him.

I'm quite certain that people closer to Gary have pointed things out to him. Given the egregiously horrible errors he's made, I don't believe that any level of reason could work. It just seems to be a blind spot for him. Which is a darn shame because he's so good on other topics. I just don't see how he misses this.

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Living Room / Re: Youtube Subscription Channels
« on: October 30, 2015, 10:50 AM »
Okay, then swap the wiring while replacing the plug on the end of the cable. Just think of it as hacking your headphones ... It's only 3 wires. :D

Hahaha! :D

Yeah, I suppose that would make for a fun little project to reverse an adapter. I'd get a chance to practice my soldering as well. ;D

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Living Room / Re: Youtube Subscription Channels
« on: October 30, 2015, 03:20 AM »
About the only thing that I could really ask for is dual headphone inputs on both the right and left. The jack to plug the phones in is in the left headphone, but my computer is on my right side. Very minor issue, and probably a bit into the unreasonable area.

Why not just turn them around? They don't appear to be physically/ergonomically directional, and the strict left right relationship is only really critical if you're taking a hearing test..

I have done that, but I don't like to. Yes - I know... it's silly. I like the left on the left and the right on the right...

For music it's not really very important, but for TV shows or movies, it does make a difference, even if it's just hearing the opposite of what you see, e.g. a car crashing on the left side of the screen but heard on the right, etc. It's minor.

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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:44 AM »
On the nutter side... Stuff about aliens & stuff:



Nutty, but ok to watch while you're getting other stuff done away from the computer.

Or maybe not nutty, and I'm just wonky.

You decide. :P

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Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:25 PM »
^ I'll have to give that a listen. :)

In the meantime, Let There Be Rock! (The original video isn't on YouTube, and Bon Scott at the pulpit is just classic.)

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Living Room / Re: Youtube Subscription Channels
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:05 PM »
Trouble is you can't hear what they sound like unless you already have them.  Like watching an ad for Flat Screen Super HDTV(or whatever they call that 4k res stuff) on your SD set.  :)

I've found that high-end stores will let you check the merchandise. BestBuy... not so much.

But that problem permeates so many different areas. Want to buy a phone? PSYCHE! You can't try it! (In many stores.) TVs are a different matter -- they always have display models showing something.

However, for those headphones, they're very good. Can you get better? Sure. But you'll pay a premium. You're going beyond the point of diminishing returns there.

For my headphones, I'd summarise them in 3 points:

  • Great sound. Drop in some of your favourite tunes and just melt into the music.
  • Very "light" feeling -- not like some that are "heavy" to wear. (The headband on top really helps.)
  • The velvet earphone covers let you wear them forever.

About the only thing that I could really ask for is dual headphone inputs on both the right and left. The jack to plug the phones in is in the left headphone, but my computer is on my right side. Very minor issue, and probably a bit into the unreasonable area.

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Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff"
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:48 PM »
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50 pounds of pot mailed to wrong address
What would YOU do if you got 50 pounds of pot in the mail? Make brownies?

Good question... I don't partake, but I have friends that do... then again... I'd be paranoid having had that much arrive.

That's pretty scary, because whoever it belongs to will certainly want it back. Give it away and hope they don't find out that it arrived at your home? You pretty much can't give it to the police as they'd stick a flashlight & swab so far up your butt that the cotton would clean your ear wax while the flashlight would help your dentist...


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Living Room / Re: good Videos [short films] here :)
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:43 PM »
A refreshing video and only just over a minute long:



Yes... I just wanted to make you thirsty. :P

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Developer's Corner / A laugh at an LG developer site
« on: October 28, 2015, 11:04 AM »
I think a few people here may get a kick out of this. Scroll down and read the "Do's and Don'ts" section:

http://developer.lge...html/basic-html-app/

Here's a screenshot as well.

8)


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