Go Back   Freethought Forum > The Marketplace > Computers & Technology

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-22-2018, 08:12 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

We don't seem to have a miscellany thread related to tech although we have miscellaneous other miscellany threads apart from the miscellany thread.

So here it is.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (03-26-2018), The Man (03-23-2018)
  #2  
Old 03-22-2018, 08:18 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

The miscellaneous finding I wanted to post is this:
The http protocol (you know, the one that's the backbone of the web, famous for 404 errors :404: ) has a separate error code for Unavailable For Legal Reasons. The protocol equivalent of "this video is not available in your country".

The error code is 451.
:abook:
:fuel:

HTTP 451 - Wikipedia
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (03-24-2018), ceptimus (03-22-2018), lisarea (03-22-2018), mickthinks (03-22-2018), SR71 (03-24-2018), Stormlight (03-26-2018), The Man (03-23-2018), viscousmemories (05-30-2018)
  #3  
Old 03-24-2018, 01:42 PM
Dingfod's Avatar
Dingfod Dingfod is offline
Gone Guy
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: In a Hole
Gender: Male
Posts: XLMMDCLIII
Blog Entries: 21
Images: 92
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Is this where I complain about how slow my Windows 10 laptop is compared to my Windows 10 Alienware computer?
__________________
Sleep - the most beautiful experience in life - except drink.--W.C. Fields
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (03-26-2018)
  #4  
Old 03-24-2018, 03:18 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

No, you want the grumpy old retired man thread.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (03-26-2018)
  #5  
Old 03-30-2018, 06:34 PM
specious_reasons's Avatar
specious_reasons specious_reasons is offline
here to bore you with pictures
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: MMCDLVII
Images: 8
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

I think that the main reason why I never adopted Pyhton as a scripting language is that I can never, ever type it correctly (including in this sentence. :( ).
__________________
ta-
DAVE!!!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Stormlight (04-19-2018)
  #6  
Old 03-30-2018, 09:56 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

$ pyhton
No command 'pyhton' found, did you mean:
Command 'python' from package 'python-minimal' (main)
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
ceptimus (04-07-2018)
  #7  
Old 04-07-2018, 08:23 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (04-21-2018), ceptimus (04-07-2018), JoeP (04-07-2018), lisarea (04-07-2018), ShottleBop (04-08-2018), viscousmemories (05-30-2018)
  #8  
Old 04-19-2018, 12:00 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Nancy - Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for Apr 17, 2018 | Read Comic Strips at GoComics.com

I think Lisarea is writing this strip now.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-19-2018), lisarea (04-19-2018), Sock Puppet (04-19-2018), SR71 (04-19-2018), Stormlight (04-19-2018)
  #9  
Old 04-19-2018, 12:32 AM
lisarea's Avatar
lisarea lisarea is offline
Solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: XVMDVI
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 3
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

nancybots.png
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-19-2018), Kamilah Hauptmann (04-19-2018), Sock Puppet (04-19-2018), SR71 (04-19-2018), Stormlight (04-19-2018)
  #10  
Old 04-19-2018, 01:38 AM
ShottleBop's Avatar
ShottleBop ShottleBop is offline
The Dread Poster Robert
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Greater San Diego Area
Gender: Male
Posts: MMMLXV
Images: 8
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by lisarea View Post
You could have been a little nicer, you know.

Also: "will" go down the tubes? It went down the tube decades ago!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
BrotherMan (04-19-2018), Kamilah Hauptmann (04-19-2018), lisarea (04-19-2018), SR71 (04-19-2018)
  #11  
Old 04-19-2018, 10:01 AM
SR71's Avatar
SR71 SR71 is offline
Stoic Derelict
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Dustbin of History
Gender: Male
Posts: VCCCLXIV
Images: 2
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

I finally bought a PC this year. The last one I bought was in 2000. On that one, at least I had a system software disk to load if my software ate itself.

Now, don't have a clue what to do when my software gets stuffed.
__________________
Chained out, like a sitting duck just waiting for the fall _Cage the Elephant
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-19-2018), Kamilah Hauptmann (04-19-2018), lisarea (04-19-2018)
  #12  
Old 04-19-2018, 02:14 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

* JoeP mutters about free operating systems and boot from USB and recovery USB sticks
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
But (05-22-2018), lisarea (04-19-2018), SR71 (04-19-2018)
  #13  
Old 04-22-2018, 09:39 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany


__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-22-2018), lisarea (04-22-2018)
  #14  
Old 04-23-2018, 04:48 AM
erimir's Avatar
erimir erimir is offline
Projecting my phallogos with long, hard diction
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Dee Cee
Gender: Male
Posts: XMMDCCLXIV
Images: 11
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Perhaps we should create a blockchain start up called BoogerCoin that works on a similar principle.

Mining for boogers = mining for BoogerCoins!
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-23-2018), Kamilah Hauptmann (04-23-2018), Zehava (05-22-2018)
  #15  
Old 04-23-2018, 06:11 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Seeing as people were trying to buy PonziCoin with their Equifax Grade Security, I say cash the fuck in.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (05-25-2018), Zehava (05-22-2018)
  #16  
Old 04-30-2018, 09:55 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

On This Day 25 Years Ago, the Web Became Public Domain
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (04-30-2018), lisarea (04-30-2018), ShottleBop (05-02-2018)
  #17  
Old 05-22-2018, 07:07 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Comcast website bug gives out router passwords because of course it does.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (05-25-2018), Stormlight (05-29-2018)
  #18  
Old 05-24-2018, 07:08 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

FBI Seizes Control of Russian Botnet

Quote:
The payload itself is non-persistent and will not survive if the router is restarted,” Thakur added. “That payload will vanish.”
I don't even know if I have anything vulnerable but I'm going to reboot everything that even resembles a router tonight and look for firmware updates.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
JoeP (05-24-2018), slimshady2357 (05-24-2018), Stormlight (05-29-2018)
  #19  
Old 05-24-2018, 09:28 AM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

(1) Everybody has a vulnerability
(2) I knew photobucket was evil
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (05-25-2018), Stormlight (05-29-2018)
  #20  
Old 05-25-2018, 12:40 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-25-2018, 03:43 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

For supernerds:

Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group Blog: New VPNFilter malware targets at least 500K networking devices worldwide

An IT director at a large organization directed me to this.
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-25-2018, 01:19 PM
Zehava's Avatar
Zehava Zehava is online now
Captain Throat Punch
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sandy, Oregon
Gender: Male
Posts: MMDCCLXXXVIII
Blog Entries: 1
Images: 151
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Quote:
Originally Posted by SR71 View Post
I finally bought a PC this year. The last one I bought was in 2000. On that one, at least I had a system software disk to load if my software ate itself.

Now, don't have a clue what to do when my software gets stuffed.
Assuming you bought a big brand name PC they almost always include software for creating your own recovery disks nowadays.
__________________
The best way to make America great is to lower the standards!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-27-2018, 01:47 AM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

More on Routermageddon:

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices | Ars Technica
__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
lisarea (05-27-2018), specious_reasons (05-27-2018)
  #24  
Old 05-27-2018, 12:38 PM
JoeP's Avatar
JoeP JoeP is offline
[thanks] whisperer
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: England/Miisaland
Gender: Male
Posts: XXMVCCCLI
Images: 18
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany

Misleading headline.

Quote:
advised users of affected router models to perform a factory reset, or at a minimum to reboot.
The core of the malware in question survives a reboot. I haven't seen a claim that the photobucket account and the knowitall dot com or whatever fallback domain are the only channels it has.
__________________

:roadrun:
Free thought! Please take one!

:unitedkingdom:   :southafrica:   :unitedkingdom::finland:       :eur:       :m&ms::m&ms::twix::twix: (rotated 180°):m&ms::m&ms:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Kamilah Hauptmann (05-27-2018), lisarea (05-27-2018)
  #25  
Old 06-09-2018, 09:10 PM
Kamilah Hauptmann's Avatar
Kamilah Hauptmann Kamilah Hauptmann is offline
I'm a regular Victor Victoria
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: VCLIII
Default Re: Bits and PCs - a Computers and Tech Miscellany


__________________
Sometimes you herp a derp, sometimes the derp herps you.

:BC: :canada:
Reply With Quote
Thanks, from:
Ari (06-09-2018), Crumb (06-09-2018), JoeP (06-09-2018), ShottleBop (06-15-2018)
Reply

  Freethought Forum > The Marketplace > Computers & Technology


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

 

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Page generated in 0.67065 seconds with 16 queries