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Old 07-20-2019, 10:35 PM
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A multimeter is a must, and unless theyíve updated them in some way since I started electrical stuff, a second multimeter or extra multimeter fuses as backup for if/when you run current through it on the wrong setting and fry it while fucking around, but being able to tell if and how things are flowing in a way besides touching your tongue to it is crucial. Soldering irons are good to be able to fuse wires together but twisting is enough for breadboard type stuff.

An oscilloscope isnít needed for basic breadboard type stuff, but if youíre excited and throwing around money, itís a great tool, especially for learning and diagnostics. Think of it like an electronics microscope. I lost at least a few lunch breaks in high school once I found out the Oscilloscopes could let me see things like what a keyboard and mouse was actually sending down the cord among other things.
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Old 07-21-2019, 12:42 AM
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Yes, looking at micro/nanoseconds is fun, but if there is anything that changes with time, you need an oscilloscope, otherwise it's all guesswork. It's not about throwing money around either, you can get a used analog one for 30-40-50 dollars/euros from ebay or wherever. A brand new digital scope will cost maybe 400 dollars and do everything you want. You want to know if something switches on and off? The multimeter will tell you "maybe".
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:16 PM
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Listen to But. Itís been over a decade since I looked at getting my own, so cheap on ebay you say...
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The first one I got from ebay and it was a Hameg 312 from 1969. 40 euros and it worked perfectly. Analog and only one channel so you couldn't compare signals, freeze or save them, but the instant response was great.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:17 PM
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Silly me did not pay attention to what I was doing when I coded MySQL queries in PHP using Dreamweaver...nor did I look at what version of PHP the web server was running...so now I have to a) reboot the server to apply updates, b) update to the latest PHP (server is running 5.5.x! :freakout:) and c) migrate the PHP I've written to ensure that it actually works using PHP 7.x...

When means very late nights to avoid prime-time disruption of services.

By the time I get out of this noob programmer phase I will be ready for retirement.

So anyone got any helpful hints?
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:45 PM
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Spent a few of the wee hours testing and updating the site on my laptop using MAMP running PHP 7 and when that was all good, updated the real site and so far, so good.
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:43 AM
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A Buttplug Hacker Talks Security, Consent, and Why He Hacked a Buttplug
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:49 AM
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:58 AM
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This is kinda cool - and kinda interesting - and kinda satisfying to watch:


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You joke, but there's no fucking way I'm doing those "viral" FaceBook posts where you give away personal information for a joke name.

I am where FaceBook memes die.
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Seems big: Nearly all the nationís state attorneys general are probing Big Tech companies
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Knowledge-based authentication - Wikipedia

The three major credit reporting agencies use dynamic KBA to identify people requesting their credit reports online. Financial institutions use it a lot too.

A week or two ago, I saw a little jokey game thing that was going around asking people about different cars they've owned. That is one of the most common questions used for KBA, but hey, I'm sure it was a cute and fun little personality test or whatever.

Normal people: Waaah halp me somebody stoled my identity.
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So I juat got an ad in an app for a thing called Palmistry Decoder where it takes your camera and scans your hand, fingerprints and all.

Also broken Engrish ad. Seems legit.
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