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by v1nsai
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: password pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 5422

Re: password pattern

It's not terrible, but the entropy is lower than you'd think. Plus, if any of your passwords get leaked, it's probably not hard for an attacker to figure out more passwords. Your basic technique, though, is perfect for what I already do, which is combine a master password and a site-based tag with ...
by v1nsai
Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: password pattern
Replies: 10
Views: 5422

password pattern

What's up guys, been a minute since I posted here. I recently came up with a method for making my passwords easier to remember and more secure. Basically, I use the same two nonsense words, spelled with punctuation and capital letters, and the name of the site. It gives me passwords usually of about...
by v1nsai
Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Native English speakers - what's it like?
Replies: 37
Views: 15610

Re: Native English speakers - what's it like?

Being as neurotic as I am, I've managed to turn it into a disadvantage. I'm really interested in foreign languages, I'm only fluent in English and Spanish because I live in Florida, and I've been trying to find another foreign language to learn for years, but I always manage to talk myself out of wh...
by v1nsai
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: NK - nuclear questions
Replies: 79
Views: 21224

Re: NK - nuclear questions

I think all the sabre-rattling we're hearing is Kim Jong Fun (see what I did there?) proving himself within his own regime. He's only 29 years old and was completely unknown of a few years ago, the country had no idea Kim Jong Il even had a son. He was educated in the West instead of going through a...
by v1nsai
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: equation of hyperbola from general to standard form
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: equation of hyperbola from general to standard form

I think what you need to do is called "completing the square": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Completing_the_square Yea I'm familiar with completing the square and all that, I should post what I'm getting so you can see the problem I'm having. I keep simplifying it to -(x+1)^2 - 3((y-1)^2/4...
by v1nsai
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: equation of hyperbola from general to standard form
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

equation of hyperbola from general to standard form

Sorry if this is the wrong place to be asking basic algebra questions, but after almost posting in the Help Desk I thought here was more appropriate. I'm having trouble with a particular problem and it's bugging me because I understand everything else, just this one particular problem is tripping me...
by v1nsai
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Connector Converters
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Connector Converters

If they sell converters to convert something like RCA to VGA, is it possible to cut the connectors off the RCA cable and splice them into a VGA connector? My girl gave me her old ps2 but all I've got are monitors, any way to make this work without having to put pants on and go buy a connector?
by v1nsai
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: British folks, what do you think of the English?
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Re: British folks, what do you think of the English?

Cool thanks for the insight guys, it's sort of what I figured in this day and age were mostly fighting on ideological (communism vs capitalism or Islamic psychos vs everyone else) lines than national ones but it's still interesting to see the remnants of centuries of warfare and their effects on cul...
by v1nsai
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: British folks, what do you think of the English?
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

British folks, what do you think of the English?

I've become fascinated with the history of the English language (Murkan here btw) and am realizing how recent and amazing this "united kingdom" that you guys have going on is considering the hatred that has existed between, well everyone else vs the English. My question is how do people in...
by v1nsai
Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Boot recovery partition with rEFIt installed
Replies: 0
Views: 1607

Boot recovery partition with rEFIt installed

Your supposed to be able to boot into recovery by holding command + R while booting, but pressing r makes rEFIt reboot. How does one boot recovery now? This seems incredibly obvious but the only thing I've found on google is to hold the option key while booting, but this only lets me choose between ...
by v1nsai
Tue May 29, 2012 3:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD

I'm not sure what could have been on that got dang adapter I threw away, what do you think could have been on it? I cannot readily find the references I came across the last time I looked into this, but one possibility is "encryption" data. According to http://community.wdc.com/t5/Off-Top...
by v1nsai
Sun May 27, 2012 4:33 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD

I'm pretty certain that the filesystem used is NTFS, with an outside chance of FAT32 (designing a filesystem is hard work, and corporations tend to be lazy). The partition table format I'm less certain about: it could be MBR, it could be GPT, it could be something proprietary, or it could be un-par...
by v1nsai
Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Re: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD

For a problem like this my first choice was Linux but I have access to Windows and OSX as well if you know any good recovery programs on those platforms
by v1nsai
Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:11 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 2826

Recovery efforts on a 1TB external HDD

I'll try to keep this short, but Western Digital sucks. An external hard drive broke recently and I wasn't able to re-solder the micro usb back to the board, so I threw it out and kept the hard drive, thinking it's just a regular sata drive. Turns out that whenever the drive was used when it worked ...
by v1nsai
Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:28 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Can one change the keycode for "fn" key on a MacBook Pro?
Replies: 0
Views: 1506

Can one change the keycode for "fn" key on a MacBook Pro?

I recently got the first OS X machine I've ever owned or played on for longer than a few minutes, and have been trying out gaming on it with Onlive and am really annoyed by the fn and ctrl keys switching places vs how it is arranged on most PC's. I would really like to use the fn key in games, but t...
by v1nsai
Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 199303

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

Don't sweat it too much if it's hard to get. It's not that it's improper Japanese so much as the language is more colloquial and put together like sentence fragments. When you're starting out, you're still at the stage of needing to take apart a sentence and piece it back together to understand (wh...
by v1nsai
Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:29 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)
Replies: 552
Views: 199303

Re: 日本語 (Japanese Practice)

I typed こども into the app store on my iPad and found a couple of children's books, and have been reading one called いろいろおばけ but after a semester of Japanese I I can still barely read a childrens popup book >_< I've been tripping over (literally) the first sentence in the book and I was wondering if s...
by v1nsai
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: I need help with c++
Replies: 6
Views: 2564

Re: I need help with c++

mrron wrote:One thing I do to help me with coding is find a freelancer. You can find them on many of the freelance sites and then if you need coding help you always have someone ready and available.


That sounds really cool I always work alone on projects, what's a good freelance website?
by v1nsai
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't disable screensaver password on OSX
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Can't disable screensaver password on OSX

I just recently got the first Mac I've ever used not long ago so this could be something totally obvious but I can't figure out how to disable the screensaver/sleep password. There simply is no option for it. I think this might be happening because I have File Vault hard drive encryption enabled, so...
by v1nsai
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Oreo: Lightweight Minecraft simplicity with a Vanilla center
Replies: 3
Views: 3413

Re: RAdmin: Lightweight Minecraft Simplicity

Sounds really cool. I don't know any Ruby (at all) but definitely interested to see your code and try it out.
by v1nsai
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 223752

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Chrome is my favorite by far. You only have to search on a website once, then chrome remembers it for you I.e. Go to YouTube.com search for something in the search bar, then all you have to do is type YouTube.com + search query into the address bar and it will search YouTube.com. Does that automatic...
by v1nsai
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:30 pm UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz
Replies: 17
Views: 7207

Re: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz

bbfoc would be terrific if it worked. Hasn't been updated in a long time and dev doesn't respond to emails. I wish they'd at least open source it they have a good start but no dice.
by v1nsai
Mon Aug 29, 2011 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz
Replies: 17
Views: 7207

Re: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz

And the bad spelling was on purpose, I did it hoping to get more attention to this matter, I know I for one click on retarded looking posts just to see if the person really is that dumb O:-) In that case: We all sorta hate you forever. We are more than capable of dealing with you in a forthright ma...
by v1nsai
Sun Aug 28, 2011 3:06 am UTC
Forum: Site/Forum issues
Topic: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz
Replies: 17
Views: 7207

Re: tapatalk plugin for teh forumz

Having a native viewer is really nice with forums, the text is resizable and is wrapped to fit the screen and is overall a lot smoother than using any mobile browser and having to zoom in and out and deal with weird formatting and whatnot. Ideally a native PHPbb and vbulletin parser is what we reall...
by v1nsai
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Securely running a webserver from my house
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

Re: Securely running a webserver from my house

I'd still like to be able to access the host machine to use a file server on my local network, so I'd just like to shut out all access to the virtual machine. I like the idea of using the host as a firewall, but am a little sure how to implement it.... So far, if I'm understanding correctly, I need ...
by v1nsai
Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:32 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Securely running a webserver from my house
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

Re: Securely running a webserver from my house

kanoneziel, exactly the sort of setup I was thinking. I'd like to leave the host connected to to my local network and keep the virtual machine connected to the internet and cut off from the intranet. How did you go about blocking the vm from making local connections? Also, how can I put it on a diff...
by v1nsai
Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Securely running a webserver from my house
Replies: 8
Views: 4637

Securely running a webserver from my house

I've had a little blog that I've played with for a few years now and after some bullshit with my last host, I've decided to host my site on an old desktop I have laying around. I've already gotten most of it all set up and administering it will be easy without all the annoying content management sys...
by v1nsai
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:27 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Interactive map of Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 2265

Interactive map of Linux

Anyone seen this yet? I've been having a lot of fun looking at it. Been trying to learn more about the kernel since I started getting into Android modding, this makes me realize how much I still have to learn :-D I've just started at the CPU and worked my way up, I figure it's the closest you can g...
by v1nsai
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:30 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Programming student looking for foreign language
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

Programming student looking for foreign language

I'm going to University soon. I fucked off in high school and blew my GPA, went to community college for a while then got into programming and pulled my act together. I've got my AA and I'm finally going to Big Kid School :-D Anyway, I'm going to get into an exchange student program as soon as possi...
by v1nsai
Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I've gone through something like 4 wifi routers recently
Replies: 4
Views: 950

Re: I've gone through something like 4 wifi routers recently

Hmm, I didn't know that you could set the power input of routers. I'll take a look at that. I've got it sitting on top of a table, I don't think it's crowded or anything but maybe turning down the power will cause the internal heat to go down a little. I tried switching it to 5Ghz but none of my dev...
by v1nsai
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:50 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I've gone through something like 4 wifi routers recently
Replies: 4
Views: 950

I've gone through something like 4 wifi routers recently

I haven't been able to find a wifi router that works like it should out of the box in over a year. I've set them all up manually without the stupid software because I don't use Windows anyway. Most of the problems I've had have been with slow speeds and disconnects, and they usually occur after a ma...
by v1nsai
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP error debugging
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Re: PHP error debugging

Yea that's true, I'm gonna have it dump to a file and write myself a script to display the file and refresh it every few seconds. It's weird being so far away from my own code, even though I'm running the PHP parser on localhost
by v1nsai
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:22 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP error debugging
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

Re: PHP error debugging

Awesome, that makes sense. NOW...is there any way to access php errors from the Chrome Developer Tools?
by v1nsai
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: PHP error debugging
Replies: 10
Views: 3264

PHP error debugging

Since PHP is server side instead of client side, I know debugging it is a completely different animal than javascript, and I've been researching around but all I have found are things like FirePHP (webug in Chrome) and PHP Console and both of them seem to require putting special method calls to outp...
by v1nsai
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: stock market nub looking to get in the game
Replies: 11
Views: 1888

stock market nub looking to get in the game

I've got some money to spend on some investments (ok I downloaded a simulator SHUT UP) and I was wondering if someone who follows this sort of thing could recommend some good sites (with RSS feeds :-D ) to follow the market and get some investing ideas. I eventually plan to spend real money on this ...
by v1nsai
Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: A bit of help for a 'lil' nublet.
Replies: 9
Views: 1298

Re: A bit of help for a 'lil' nublet.

Just reinstall it, it's not like there's anything important on there anyway right? And good luck with Wine, I love Ubuntu but there are some things I've given up trying to get it to do. Wine and video games is one of those things.
by v1nsai
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I killed it! DAMN MEEEEE
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: I killed it! DAMN MEEEEE

I think your on the right track replacing the BIOS chip. Whether the BIOS flash froze or you interrupted it basically mean that BIOS is fucked and computers with no BIOS don't do much. I never flash BIOS updates that are newer than a few months old, I once flashed a BIOS update directly from Dell's ...
by v1nsai
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Audio problems - Windows 7/Dell internal mic
Replies: 1
Views: 764

Re: Audio problems - Windows 7/Dell internal mic

I would try completely uninstalling the drivers for the microphone, going to the Dell support site and downloading the latest version of them (and install all the crapware Dell software that goes with it too) and try again. My first instinct when troubleshooting possible hardware problems in Windows...
by v1nsai
Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Making a small change to a wordpress theme
Replies: 0
Views: 1026

Making a small change to a wordpress theme

I'm using the lightword wordpress theme on my blog, and I've twerked the background and some other small things here and there, but I'm trying to figure out how to display all my Categories across the top bar, which by default displays Pages . I've been taking apart wordpress and the theme itself an...
by v1nsai
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I've got a bad case of CSS failz
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: I've got a bad case of CSS failz

You know, I have no idea why but when I supplied another image it worked just fine. I'm doing all this from a LAMP on my laptop, so even though I'm very sure that the first image I was using was both in the right place and not corrupt or anything, my http server just didn't like it. Stuck another im...

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