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12:07 AM
Clearly you drink too much coffee
 
 
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1:48 AM
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Q: Recovering corrupted java script file

Richard GrantI had a flashdrive that went corrupted on me and i had to resort to data recovery software to get all of my work back. All went well except this file that i NEED. recreating this file would be a MAJOR pain in the arse, its the heart of hundreds of operations. The file contents: 658f c919 ebfc ...

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As a trained forensics dog, if someone asked me to do this, I'd hide under the bed.
 
2:06 AM
ooh, this is arkward. Found an answer to a question on SU. On a site that tells you how to grow weed
 
 
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3:06 AM
Yep... so been off the computer for a couple days. Basically my ACL detatched from my Tibia and took a piece of bone with it. Fun times! I go in for surgery on Monday morning (Saturday afternoon here).
@JourneymanGeek It's hardly coffee when you call it 'Iced gingerbread frappe' though :P
 
eww
OW
I'm kinda nervious about monday
On one hand, I'm super confident about the technical side of things. On the other, this is the first in person interview I've gotten so far
 
I was kinda the opposite with my current job, I'm cool with talking to people, but I was going into a field that I've never really worked in before.
 
Pretty much the same here.
(And in general, I shine talking to technical people. I'm a geek after all)
 
hello
 
3:22 AM
it's my first time in the chat, so i don't know what to do :p
 
Think of it as IRC with googlable logging ;p
 
sadly i never used irc before
 
...
Get off my lawn! (jk)
 
lol :p
so what do you discuss in this room
 
Mostly things.
 
3:24 AM
Its a general room, but certain topics, like the shittiness of beats audio, computer hardware and such come up a lot.
 
Also fountain pens.
 
The whole room is logged (and there's transcripts for everything)
yeah ;p
 
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Oh and keyboards mice and such. I am SU's resident keyboard snob
Yup ;p
 
and everything started with 'crickets' :p
 
3:26 AM
Ugh... this Poweredge 2850 is blocking my computer chair... but it's too heavy to move with my broken knee! D:
 
@MichaelFrank: DO NOT KICK IT WITH THE OTHER LEG.
 
lol my wife would kill me if she saw what I just did...
 
What did you do?
 
I sorted... dragged it while hopping around on my good leg.
 
Dude, walking stick ;p
(heck I have one, though, its mostly used for pushing around the little bricks the washing machine is on)
 
3:29 AM
I have crutches, but... then I couldn't use my hands to pick up the server, right?!
 
did the tags to superuser posts got capitalized recently?
 
Not as far as I can tell
 
Doesn't look like it from here
Are you still using the dark theme? Perhaps that has something to do with it.
 
And eh @nakinlaulu style aside, your lack of capitalisation is going to get fixed.
 
3:33 AM
oops, it's the the theme effect
 
Dark theme?
 
yes
 
Check his SU profile.
 
ahh, that
 
have to change it in the .css
hurts my eyes :p
 
3:36 AM
Yeah
I run a dark theme on my secondary desktop
I should put it on everything but lazy XD
 
you can sync addons on the browser
i think it should get synced along with stylish
 
Yeah, I should.
 
are name and email always private on the user profile?
 
I don't remember
I see everything, being a mod ;p
(well not everything but those things I see)
 
I don't see email addresses.
 
3:43 AM
so it's not private then, at least for mods :p
 
In general though, we wouldn't even bother to check ;p
 
i'd like to make it public, and don't see a meaning for those fields to exist if they are only private
 
@nakinlaulu: In theory we can contact users through that email
Also, its used for things like account recovery I suppose
However You don't want a mod message
 
but you can have separate email when you register
it's for gravatar sync only i suppose
it's cool to be a mod :p i think you can even see people typing.. in the text area like in skype
 
Naw
You just get a few extra buttons
In fact, my chat window probably looks the same as yours
 
3:52 AM
Looking for an opensource library that can do traffic shaping on linux.
I mean I have the source to tc open right now but I really don't want to go that deep.
 
in case if you're using dark theme
i think i've obsession with dark themes and lowercase (eye problems perhaps)
 
4:44 AM
@nakinlaulu Light on dark is often less straining on the eyes
It certainly is for me
 
@JourneymanGeek, I mitigated an SSH brute-force attack a few days ago on the server
Had to disable the SSH service for a while
 
chuckle If you DON'T get those I'd be surprised.
 
Logged in through the out-of-band console to recover
Haven't seen the attack resume so far.
I really see no way someone's going to successfully brute-force a 4096-bit RSA key
Waste of server resources.
 
5:00 AM
@DragonLord yeah, i wish every gui had a dark theme
 
@JourneymanGeek SSH logging verbosity has been increased in an attempt to catch more attackers.
I've seen a lot of log messages without IP addresses
 
what's being done after the attacker is 'caught', i guess the ip gets blocked. or not only?
 
Fail2ban already monitors the system log, but sshd wasn't providing enough information.
 
5:39 AM
@nakinlaulu: Pretty much, for a user-set period of time
@DragonLord: Could always go key based
 
5:57 AM
1 hour ago, by DragonLord
I really see no way someone's going to successfully brute-force a 4096-bit RSA key
 
 
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11:20 AM
 
11:35 AM
ooh
there's android 4.4 for my old phone
 
11:57 AM
Over the air, via the manufacture , or a tested by users on the web?
 
12:09 PM
Entirely experimental, made by some random fella, currently guaranteed not to work well ;p
 
12:20 PM
Has anyone here worked with Intel's Galelio board ?
 
what's dat? one of dem processing units on a PCI-E card?
 
Nope, an arduino clone
Or so they say
 
@JourneymanGeek my networking-fu is not very strong but I'm pretty sure the issue here is about configuring the VM's network settings on the Windows host and, as such, I think the Q belongs here. Am I right?
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Q: Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

gmasterUsing virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, nothing happens. Chrome shows this: So to solve this I have been looking through the Internet ...

 
12:52 PM
Done now.
 
 
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1:54 PM
This keeps being funny:
 
Ooh
I know that one
@terdon: his terminology is horrible p
 
@JourneymanGeek poor fella's confused :)
 
2:20 PM
@JourneymanGeek lol
 
2:39 PM
 
haha, where do you find those images?
 
2:58 PM
the site is overwhelmed with ads
 
I tend to read it via rss and with adblock
 
 
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4:49 PM
So I have a webservice, and most calls require a valid account id and password. However, it's an F2P game. I've got a captcha for creating a new account, and for when you enter numbers in the contest. I don't want to hit them with 2 captchas their first time in, so the plan is to create the account when they send their first entries.
this means I need one call to the service, "Get Available Contests" that has no authentication.
would you consider that a security issue?
it seems to me the only thing that could be done is a malicious guy hitting it over and over to stress the database, but I guess that hitting ones with authentication and no id still would stress the db
so it seems like a non-issue. I want to know if my reasoning is wrong here :)
 
Gonna pull a all nighter
Let's see how sleep deprived I can get before I give in ;p
 
5:25 PM
@nakinlaulu Ehm. It is? I did not notice that.
Addblockers for the win
 
if you have some rep, the ads are reduced
 
 
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Bob
8:18 PM
@Sathya I was asking for clarification between the outlook.com webmail interface and a local mail client with an outlook.com email account.
Probably could've phrased it a bit better, but meh.
 
9:09 PM
!!/xkcd 1172
 
9:49 PM
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Q: How do I increase the total size of my storage devices?

user245115So, I've noticed several things about devices I've seen in person. I have a Western Digital My Book 3TB External Drive Plugged into my PC that I bought from one store because it was on sale and I needed extra storage capacity. Then, at another store, I saw they sold the same external hard drive w...

 

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