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by peterdavidcarter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 9755

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

@Soupspoon what's your keybinding on that meme series?
by peterdavidcarter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 9755

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

p.p.s I love how mental Explain XKCD got with this post
by peterdavidcarter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 9755

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

p.s. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CRISPR with Vim keybindings... think about it...
by peterdavidcarter
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1823: "Hottest Editors"
Replies: 55
Views: 9755

Re: 1823: "Hottest Editors"

a: this is the worst, most obnoxious troll I've ever seen
b: Sublime Text lmfao
c: people actually genuinely don't understand Vim, even now
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 9304

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

Couldn't you just fix this by unevenly distributing the pixels on the chip. Are you talking about the source code, or pure binary, or something else... PinkyShinyRose is talking about randomly sprinkling pixels on crisps, like they do with salt and spices, instead of rasterising them. There in no r...
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 9304

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

PinkShinyRose wrote:Couldn't you just fix this by unevenly distributing the pixels on the chip.


Are you talking about the source code, or pure binary, or something else...
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1814: "Color Pattern"
Replies: 61
Views: 9304

Re: 1814: "Color Pattern"

I ran this through a sentiment analysis program written in Python and it returned: Rainbow Another behind and When the spacing is tight/and the difference is slight Given this was not actually a sentiment analysis, but rather just a selection of seemingly unrelated keywords, I sent an additional dat...
by peterdavidcarter
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"
Replies: 99
Views: 11399

Re: 1791: "Telescopes: Refractor vs Reflector"

Ever since Steve Jobs, and probably before, there has been a common belief that psychedelics help you to understand science and technology. Recent evidence of so called "space vampires" uncovered by researchers who had a few hours previously ingested large quantities of lysergic acid dieth...
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1790: "Sad"
Replies: 81
Views: 10509

Re: 1790: "Sad"

So basically Randal was doing the exact same thing and was too blind to see it, so she reflected it back at him. Women, eh! Who knew?
by peterdavidcarter
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?

The evidence points more towards a spearphishing attack... basically Podesta was sent an email asking him to change his credentials and the link took him to a fake website - presumably on a machine owned by Russian intelligence. Which really doesn't require much in terms of sophistication; it's a f...
by peterdavidcarter
Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:27 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: IRC filtered, all other ports open
Replies: 1
Views: 3377

IRC filtered, all other ports open

A bit of a naive question, but I'm a sorta baffled by a recent nmap result on a server, which is showing all ports wide open apart from IRC, which is filtered. Is this a common configuration? In people's opinions what would they say is the most likely reason someone would config their server this way?
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?

Nevermind, it appears the full list is here:

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20161229.aspx

So if anyone's struggling to find a hacker for hire, now there's a public directory.
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?

So you think she might have provided software to a third-party company who then used it to hack? It's a plausibly theory. But surely it's one the CIA would have considered themselves. By outing her in this way, in addition to closing off most of the 'white market' they've opened up a lot more other...
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?

So you think she might have provided software to a third-party company who then used it to hack? It's a plausibly theory. But surely it's one the CIA would have considered themselves. By outing her in this way, in addition to closing off most of the 'white market' they've opened up a lot more other ...
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Russian Hacks: is Alisa Shevchenko the culprit, a scape-goat or a little of both?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/06/russian-hacker-putin-election-alisa-shevchenko She suggested that the US authorities were guilty either of “a technically incompetent misinterpretation of the facts” or had been fooled by a “counterfeit in order to frame my company”. Those who could hav...
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Methods of ensuring legal compliance
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: Methods of ensuring legal compliance

I have a request pending under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and have reason to believe it will likely not be complied with. If I seek redress via Kali Linux and Python scripts in order to access the required information, do people think this a reasonable action? Is there a reason you use a real ...
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Methods of ensuring legal compliance
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Re: Methods of ensuring legal compliance

I have a request pending under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and have reason to believe it will likely not be complied with. If I seek redress via Kali Linux and Python scripts in order to access the required information, do people think this a reasonable action? Is there a reason you use a real ...
by peterdavidcarter
Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Methods of ensuring legal compliance
Replies: 10
Views: 4177

Methods of ensuring legal compliance

I have a request pending under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and have reason to believe it will likely not be complied with. If I seek redress via Kali Linux and Python scripts in order to access the required information, do people think this a reasonable action?
by peterdavidcarter
Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 43
Views: 14768

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

Also regarding enforceability of arrangements like this, isn't that supposed to be the role of the police... and of the secret service.
by peterdavidcarter
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)
Replies: 43
Views: 14768

Re: Disparate Impact and Fair Housing Act (1968)

Could someone explain to a non-American what the rationale is behind these two... whatever you call them. Laws? I got pointed to these elsewhere and read their Wikipedia pages. This is how I understood them: The Fair Housing Act prohibits landlords from rejecting tenants based on non-business crite...
by peterdavidcarter
Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1773: "Negativity"
Replies: 25
Views: 5706

Re: 1773: "Negativity"

jc wrote:
SerialTroll wrote:Better alt: "Crab Grass"

Hey, if people kept lopping off your top,and stomping on you with their hard shoes, you'd be crabby, too.


One can only take so many inappropriate downvotes before one attempts to mow the worms out of the grass, no?
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 35
Views: 10643

Re: Banned from Stack Exchange

Which amazing stories? True ones or the part-fiction? Do you feel there was a story behind the post, or a genuine question, or a bit of both?
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:31 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Freelance coding: what should I expect?
Replies: 1
Views: 3051

Freelance coding: what should I expect?

It's difficult to know exactly how to phrase what I'm asking, in some ways, but as someone new to the freelancing world I'm finding it all a bit bizarre. One minute I'll have someone offering me $120 for some fairly simple Systems Admin work, will overlook any errors or problems, and be extremely gr...
by peterdavidcarter
Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:06 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 4083

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

Old Bruce wrote:
Morgan Wick wrote:Is this the same company as this comic?

Or for that matter, this one?


You missed this one, I include it because I figure I could handle the technology involved.


Ok, that's it. I'm certain. White beret guy is just me. Where do I sue for copyright? Do I have to have a law degree?
by peterdavidcarter
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Banned from Stack Exchange
Replies: 35
Views: 10643

Banned from Stack Exchange

So, like, how many of you have been banned from Stack Exchange sites, and which ones, and why, and how long for?
by peterdavidcarter
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:01 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 4083

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

Morgan Wick wrote:Is this the same company as this comic?

Or for that matter, this one?


Or this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw1LPkdZNRc
by peterdavidcarter
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 4083

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

As a reseller for Wandering Shop items, I'm not sure how he can't be found, although if he acts in the capacity of an eBay site, merely representing itself as a C2C enabler, then maybe that's how it gets away with many bad reviews on most of its 'sellers'. Also, if you can't type because you're hol...
by peterdavidcarter
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"
Replies: 13
Views: 4083

Re: 1772: "Startup Opportunity"

Pretty sure this one actually *is* about me.

Btw, hi everyone. You may know me as the person who gets banned from almost everywhere in and out of the coding community. It is even occasionally my fault... ;)

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