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12:07 AM
woof
 
We have newscasters with less facial expression 0_0
 
12:45 AM
@JourneymanGeek wolve
 
e-wolve?
 
2:10 AM
I saw that. Super cool, eh?
though, least on mine, there's an option to set an admin password
 
too bad it can't print out an imp or something
 
Thats interesting
My printer does ipv6 but not dual stack
 
mine can do dual stack, but I don't have it networked... should probably think about that
I use it over USB
 
mine is networked so I don't need to keep a system running in that room to print...
(though, I leave 2 systems on all the time a lot of the time, so that's just slightly silly)
 
2:55 AM
ooh, that was silly
I don't normally read quora but the first answer to "Can I fight off a police dog is hillarious" quora.com/Can-I-fight-off-a-police-dog
Though... I doubt bad people taste good.
 
3:18 AM
Yea, I wouldn't want to go up against a police dog.
 
it's a police wolf :P get it right.... :P
 
Wow... $2.5b for Mojang. That's a ridiculous price.
 
Notch must be happy
Notchrosoft. >:(
 
Nope. He left Mojang.
 
ahh
I want Lessjang now that they're controlled by @Sathya
 
3:31 AM
The three founders are leaving.
 
good; maybe they'll suck now and MSFT will waste their money :D
they like doing that
see: Surface, Surface 2, Surface 3
(deliberately omitted "Pro" from those)
 
omg.. Windows Phone 8.1 includes a notification tray.
 
lul
aren't they dropping the "Phone" from the marketing? that should go over well with confused users
people will be asking on SU, "Hi I have Windows 9 on my Microsoft Lumia UnderpoweredCrap 8500pq. How do I install the app for X?"
 
heh
The best feature about the notification tray is the ability to turn wifi on and off EASILY.
 
I can't help but remark on how clear the display is (especially font rendering) on my Surface Pro (1) compared to my Panasonic Viera TC-L32DT30 LED IPS HDTV (1080p HDMI 1.4)
no clue why the desktop's font rendering is so awful, but it is. really. jaggedy as hell
 
3:36 AM
My brother is law's laptop is crystal clear on the desktop, but as soon as you open programs or anything that is behind a UAC prompt that window is immediately fuzzy.
 
tried fixing it by futzing around with pixel format in CCC, re-calibrating ClearType settings (couldn't tell a difference between one choice and the next), changing stuff in the menus...
the display has a ton of settings... backlight, brightness, HDMI color range, content type, color enhancement, C.A.T.S. (tempted to enable just due to acronym but it makes the display very dark), and some more stuff I'm forgetting
 
for some reason tvs suck at font rendering
its fairly well documented
 
yeah, I'm tempted to get a new monitor so I don't hate using my desktop for coding and reading/writing documents... I don't mind it for gaming at all because fonts matter less than graphics there, but it's bad for MS Word and web browsing especially
 
lol
get one of those korean ones.
 
I want a DisplayPort 1440p @ 120 Hz dedicated monitor (not a TV).... it would be amazing @_@
 
3:44 AM
er. those exist
I also seem to recall some of the other mods, maybe Ivo or Oliver actually own one ;p
oh, the 120 mhz part is tricky .-.
 
can probably go for 1080p @ 120 Hz
120 MHz refresh rate is not going to happen, sorry :P
that's a bit excessive
 
slightly
 
haha this is cool, I'm running a full Windows install with the fan off in my Surface Pro :P power profile set to "Passive" cooling mode... I guess it just throttles back whenever she gets too hot
 
lol
(and eh, I need to try playing one of the supreme commander games dual monitor ;p)
 
the main problems I have with the original Surface Pro are the limited disk space and the impossibility of using the type cover on any orientation other than on a flat desk... the 2 and 3 are supposed to fix those issues
I doubt they improved on the display very much. I mean, how could they?! it's already gorgeous
don't try to improve on perfection. just make the internals better
@_@ they made it 1440p
Microsoft you crazy
 
she certainly thinks so
 
lol
I have its cheap Chinese twice distance cousin. It is surprisingly useful
And yeah. But lady ada is cool :p
 
4:15 AM
whelp 156MB CSV file...
c'mon computer!
 
4:27 AM
I wonder how small that 156 MB CSV file would be XZ'ed
it can probably say "OK, now there are 67358 successive values of length 6 with a "," delimiter, and the values are:" to save repeated commas
or "there are 67358 successive values of length (y = 3x^7 + 4x^6 + 2x^5 + x^4 + 17x^3 + 8x^2 + 3x) with a "," delimiter, and the values are:"
long chains of polynomials (long enough to be precise, but not long enough to be longer to describe than the actual data) are used to describe non-linear repeated occurrences of symbols in advanced compression formats like LZMA.
 
Bob
o.O
@allquixotic but also 20% bigger along the diag
@allquixotic Fifty Shaders !!no
(the song's nice though)
 
Bob
5:06 AM
@allquixotic wat
 
@MichaelFrank: time to break out the linux text mangling utils?
 
Bob
(incidentally, one app I'm writing now uses a button in a WebBrowser control, because... I was using the WebBrowser control to display some HTML/CSS-formatted text, and they wanted a button in that page, and overlaying a WinForms button is even uglier... urgh)
(it's tied into the rest of the app through JS & ObjectForScripting & COM
 
@JourneymanGeek Nah, good ol' Excel opened it just fine. :P
 
 
1 hour later…
6:29 AM
Netflix in Germany! Yay
 
6:53 AM
Sweet…
 
@Mokubai I mean rendering of products. Some look real but some look like they are computerized which is not good when it comes to selling it on eCommerce website. Customer can tell right away that it's not real and was computer-rendered and this impression is something sellers try to avoid.
In 2012, a news report by Vincent Verweij for Dutch broadcaster Katholieke Radio Omroep revealed that the contents of at least 16,000 Iomega hard drives were publicly available on the internet, due to the drives being sold with their password security systems disabled by default.
Among those affected were KLM, ING Group and Ballast Nedam, who all had sensitive and confidential material leaked in this manner. Parent company EMC Corporation refused to comment, but Brian Gruttadauria, a spokesman for Iomega USA, acknowledged the failure and said future models (starting February 2013) would come with password security enabled by default, and clearer instruction to users about the risks of unsecured data.
Were these drives online and hacked or something?
 
@Boris_yo: Probably NAS/SAN type units
 
Bob
7:26 AM
...-_-
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it's... it's a zombie game. rated R18+.
 
Morafterevenin
 
Bob
7:47 AM
@JourneymanGeek Strangely relevant: security.stackexchange.com/questions/67439/…
 
yup
(and eh, I wonder how long before this sorta thing happens over ipv6 too)
 
Bob
@JourneymanGeek firewallpls
 
Oh, naturally
but Unlike ipv4, ipv6 firewalls arn't on many routers that support it
 
8:13 AM
"Hacking" in general, confuses me.
Hacking in the sense of: targeting individuals.
 
what
 
@TardisGuy: There's basically three reasons you would hack
 
@JourneymanGeek Money, Fame, Bitches
 
Firstly and traditionally, because you could. Sometimes you would actually use the system for your own use...
@OliverSalzburg: kinda ... exactly
secondly, you're a state actor and you want information.
Thirdly You have something that lets you profit from the hack. Information (again), or using the system for something like bitcoin mining. In this case, you'd be indiscriminate.
 
8:20 AM
Well, I could see myself hacking for the purpose of making a point; like a large company...
but never an individual.
Just because I can...
doesnt mean I do.
ITs just from my perspective that targeting an individual is not a show of skill.
 
It can be a fun game
Like sitting at a table with normal people and trying to guess their passwords
"Is it your sons name?" - "OMG HOW DID YOU KNOW?!?!?!"
 
lol
@TardisGuy: How do you even know who a random target system belongs to?
 
Well, intrinsically; a "random target" is unknown
Well, I suppose i dont have much against hacking wifi.
 
Precisely
and most hacks start with random targets
You get silly shit like this serverfault.com/questions/123175/…
 
lol
I see.
I dont even run anti-virus.
or firewalls.
All my security is done at software level.
shared drives, different passwords.
But I need my external connectivity for my phone -> Home network
 
8:36 AM
meh. Network level firewalls are probably a great idea
as is AV as an in case thing
 
just slows shit down.
File start -> Scanning safety -> Ok you can use it -> finally executes.
all that said...
 
I cant think of a good network activity logger..
 
I just stick a firewall at my router
then system level firewalls (though, amusingly, my linux desktop is much more locked down than my home server)
 
My IP address is through LTE cellular.
So any sofware to randomly attack is likely geared to iphone/android.
 
8:39 AM
Which exists most likely
 
Well cellphone hack.mods are my thing.
the only real way to hack either is social engineering or air data packet captures.
And that whole celebrity photo leak stuff...
Actually shocked me.
The only way they could have done that was to hack iCloud.
And that means apple has access to everyones iformation for viewing.
A master password.
Apple "genius"es indeed..
 
lol
Someone used an API and brute forced it
Which was a messup, but there is no master password
 
Well I dont mean literally.
I mean they have the ability, in which human hands and eyes can access data on icloud
Unless...
Someone hijacked a router at like... the emmys or something
Iphones probe for internet via wifi... which could result in learning passwords.
 
You could probably social engineer email addresses
 
Meh... ITs not how I would do it.
IT would take an ungodly amount of time.
and all the data was specifically iPhone
 
Bob
9:00 AM
@JourneymanGeek that's just stupid
@JourneymanGeek if a web API doesn't block or at least detect brute force attempts, then it's broken. period.
 
@Bob: The one on my dlink is turned off by default. My asus has none the last time I checked
@Bob: yup, but that's different from a standard password or a master password.
 
Bob
my Billion... I really have no idea
 
Most solve brute force with mandatory timed lockouts.
IE password wrong too many times in linux.
 
Bob
No idea if that "Firewall" option applies to IPv6 :P
 
Oh, that's how I deal with it too
3 wrong passwords and you're blocked
 
Bob
9:05 AM
And I won't be able to tell for... I don't even know how long.
@TardisGuy Obvious and very easy solution.
Hence why not having such protection is just plain stupid.
 
lol
@Bob: agreed
 
hmm
mmhm
 
Bob
Hm. It'll cost me... $311 for a return flight to Singapore :P
 
Wide input area \o/
 
lolwtf
How is yours black?!
 
I know, I was there...
 
I need to install that again
(especially on the linux box, since I've got chat opened up there most of the time)
 

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