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"a group of cd's on carpet"

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Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 02:16AM

OS2 was brilliant for avoiding hackers Woberto, I don't know if it would handle web pages these days but I don't regret it. Solaris, never tried it. Linux, using that now! I used to read a lot about computers (bought two computing magazines each month) and did analysis programming back in the day, discovered Linux and... it just works. No more computer magazines. I refuse to touch Windopey 10. Someone in this house has it on their PC and... it's your PC, you bought it, it's software you bought... but yank law and business practise say otherwise: the rich do to the poor, the strong do to the weak. Add the spying. Add the disabling of other people's software. Try removing a program you don't want.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 05:40AM

The SUN Sparc 5 was always referred to as "a Solaris machine" when I started paying attention to servers.

This one is small, Sun made some big boxes, and the Sparc could be stacked (before racking).
Solaris is probably still running Apache on an old Sparc for some websites in Bulgaria or some place.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 06:17AM

Solaris is doing a hell of a lot more than that, I can assure you. smiling
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OS/2 I never really played with. Experimented a little running a BBS back in the day as it was nicer than desqview to use for multitasking; but it was so resource hungry for the time. I just didn't have the memory/CPU for it.

Linux is everywhere and on everything.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 07:12AM

Linux is a lot more secure than most OS's as it doesn't automatically answer unsolicited connections (like answering the telephone). Any hacker must first know what brand of Linux you are using, and there's so many. One is so small it runs off a data card designed for a camera - it has everything except modern graphics. Even that could have changed by now.

The spooks use variants of Ubuntu, they don't touch Windope, so when someone trolls a forum you're on and 'accidentally' releases a screen shot with a bookmark called "ASIO Login" (or some other intelligence service) it's not them.

Strangely, the most secure operating system, from the user's point of view, is North Korean. They fortified an existing Linux with a catch: it places a hidden watermark (another tab in metadata?) on every file, so if they find something they don't like, they instantly know everyone who had the file. They correctly view it necessary to automatically spy on everyone as the paranoid yank establishment do. Or should I say, as their paranoid wealthiest make their taxpayers fund, until they squeeze the last cent out of the country and walk away as it crashes and burns. It's fiat currency after all.

I wonder if a vengeful Trump will make gold's value fiat? That would be really interesting.
I wonder where Israel is getting the money to keep prosecuting this war? It would be really interesting if investors in Basic Industries Group (BIG) found their dividends have dropped, and their balances soon to follow. BIG is run by MEGA, and they are Mossad agents.

In prosecuting the information war (truth is the first casualty of war) and censoring posts in forums that replace the freedom of the internet that was, your choice of operating system will matter. And where you communicate.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 08:32AM

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Linux is a lot more secure than most OS's as it doesn't automatically answer unsolicited connections (like answering the telephone). Any hacker must first know what brand of Linux you are using, and there's so many.

Not overly true these days. We're a very long way away from Windows 95/Windows NT and Winnuke and similar tools. Everything comes from the base codeset; whether it's the kernel or the software on the system, it's all pulled from a shared public git or similar repository. Sure each "brand" might compile it themselves; and some will throw in an extra few flags/requirements on the kernel and various applications that others don't. But the core code to basically everything is the same. The value that companies like Red Hat etc provide is some tweaks which allow for more enterprise based management and licensing vs outright security.

As an example; pretty much every Linux runs OpenSSH of some description. It doesn't matter what brand of Linux you're running. If you allow that port to be accessible to the public unrestricted, and it has a vulnerability.. then you're done. The key is to stop the remote connection proceeding from bad actors to the system to begin with and keep your systems patched. A 5 year old unpatched Linux system is as insecure as anything else.

If you're running software, and there's a security defect for it, then you're as vulnerable as anything else. Linux isn't inherently more secure than Windows these days, at least for remote connections. If you have physical access to any system, you have no real security.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 05, 2023 09:52PM

I haven't had any root privileges for a long time so I wouldn't know what's on any of the servers that I share.
I only get to root MySQL (which can possibly be just as dangerous!).
I install and train on SAP these days and because they are big companies I only ever get to install the odd client.

When windoze 95 & 98 was taking off as terminals used inside factories, warehouses and the like, I had a Red Hat boot disk specifically for resetting passwords.
I am pretty sure you couldn't hack, reset or even delete a windows password these days.
But then again you don't need to thanks to all the "apps" that are running on clients which allow the hackers in.

The bottom line is windoze is insanely prolific, so teenagers with too much time on their hands have intimate knowledge and cruel intentions.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 06, 2023 05:21AM

Pulse, I had forgotten that bit about across the board software so... Also, I am certain I proof read my post and typed

"They correctly view it unnecessary to spy on everyone".

What gives?

Woberto... windoze... I haven't heard that in a long time, and yes, it was about Windows 95/98 security, or lack of it. A software called Guard Dog did wonders, until I was dumb enough to say that's what I was using, and Black Ice.

You're right about the apps too, but it's not just that it's prolific. My beef with the ASX is two fold: we don't need to 'update' CHESS to whatever's happening on Wall Street as it doesn't matter. And Java! It's the most dangerous thing I ever came across, except windope 10.

Think about java for a minute: the Pentagon is a war machine, it pursues Washington's interests, it funds Google and Google provide all those java scripts that are popular for what reason? And they have updates...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 06, 2023 08:16AM

JavaScript was created in conjunction with Netscape and SUN MicroSystems (creators of aforementioned Solaris) several years before Google was founded. It's the reason the web stopped being completely static. This very site contains JavaScript elements.

Maybe I'm hacking you too? smiling
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woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 06, 2023 11:49AM

Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 07, 2023 12:19AM

No pulse, I don't think you're hacking me. Unless you find something like the following offensive:

I've advised some people to leave their house to one of the kids and the other gets money.

If you don't care, and, as you haven't deleted any of the essays I've put on this site then, no, you're not going to the effort. As the people who would be offended don't understand computers, or not enough, they paid for the hacking (or got the taxpayer to, from the DPP budget to Lyonswood Investigations). To the point:

1. Leaving a house to one of your kids and the other/s get money means transferring wealth within the family, when some people believe only their group/political party have a right to wealth - that it's wasted on the rest of us (I'm now very much in the bad books);

2. If a child and their family moved in to their parents home they would instantly plug in to the same social networks. These, when they represent generations, eventually organise regular events and become society, when some people believe society is exclusively for them and their group/political party. Barbecue or recitals, t-shirt and shorts or tuxedos, it doesn't matter, society always, eventually, gets involved in politics. It becomes particularly sensitive when desperate social climbers can only earn the money they do through the group/political party - so anyone who just got a job through their life would never be referred to here;

The real point is 3. A social network, covering generations and large, will pass on advice to the next generation that's not bound by marketing. Most of the members of the group/political party, who think money is just wasted on the rest of us, that we have no right to wealth, are not aware of that. That is, once the larger group has helped assimilate wealth from the many to the few, a smaller group within will do to the larger group. If that's your clever scheme, how far would you go?

It gets really stupid: people who believe in the liberation of the strong from the plea of the weak, or variations of wording on those lines, each group told a different wording, so most of them can be turned on any of the others, yet they don't have biceps - they've been told, they're too stupid to notice.

I doubt they know what java is, but I wasn't disputing the origins of java. Yes, I like being able to select, cut/copy/paste from a webpage or as I've done typing this, compared to typing in DOS, but I understand you can do that in FreeDOS?
Funky Cold Medina Report This Comment
Date: December 07, 2023 06:28AM



Ahem. OK, here’s what we've got: the Rand Corporation — in conjunction with the saucer people — under the supervision of the reverse vampires — are forcing our parents to go to bed early in a fiendish plot to eliminate the meal of dinner! We’re through the looking glass, here, people...
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 07, 2023 07:16AM

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Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 08, 2023 04:29AM

Funky, that's funny. But it's desperate social climbing, not normal mindset. It's desperate as there's never enough places on the publicly funded gravy train. It's not the only too-clever-by-half scheme you can pick holes in:

In the 1990's it was encapsulated (or when the above people heard of it, then later I did) that 'Marriage distinguishes the elite". Therefore the word 'partner' has been pushed in schools and universities, to lock in who will be in the lower level of society (Liberal, the pretend conservatives in Australia, play Labour, I don't know how or how well, I've just heard the boast, but Labour seem to think it will bring about Marxism). I know someone with a Phd who uses the word, and of course they have a Phd income. It's ridiculous, but it's serious.

Here in Australia we had an election where the voters, myself included, booted that same party out for using marketing techniques as a form of government - it was stupidly insulting to all of us. Whilst the party are now throwing their former morally righteous great leader under the bus for losing the election (as if he did all the bad things by himself), if anyone is (God forbid!) dumb enough to vote them in they will try the same thing again and expect a different result. They need it to work, due to the scheme above (you can pick holes in that too).
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 08, 2023 05:17AM

When I was working in the UK I worked with a guy who got his PhD in computer science. I asked him why and he replied "I worked hard once so I never have to work again". He got jobs easily and cruised along in them doing as little as possible, knowing he'll be first choice on the next application due to the PhD.

My ex got her PhD in chemistry. Ended up an IT project manager.

PhDs and the people who hold them aren't the be all and end all..
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 08, 2023 08:43AM

"PhDs and the people who hold them aren't the be all and end all.." I know pulse, I could carry on for paragraphs about a few Phds in law who've never actually practised it, but that's not what I was saying.

Back to java: select update 'warhead', apply (string=country). You abolished cash and cheques, you destroyed your physical currency, you refuse to sell your assets to yanks, now none of your webpages, including bank webpages, work. How are you going to fight a war without money? It's straight Manifest Destiny.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 13, 2023 03:15AM

Pulse, do you mean that Windoze and Linux now both run off the same kernel?
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 13, 2023 09:05AM

No I mean most Linux are fundamentally the same, just different packaging systems; and Windows has made massive strides in security to be broadly on even terms.

Microsoft is one of the largest contributors of code to the Linux kernel in the last few years.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 14, 2023 12:23AM

"Microsoft is one of the largest contributors of code to the Linux kernel in the last few years."

Uh ohh... When I used windoze 98 I was constantly being sent a tcpip kernel driver from a front with a professionally photographed bunch of models, including a black man, billing itself as an organisation dedicated to demanding some sort of computer honesty from "The government", and there's only one nation dumb enough to imagine there's is the only government. I have the IP address at home, will post it later.

tcpip kernel driver... naturally I blocked it.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: December 14, 2023 12:42AM

Mainline Linux kernels are safe...
...because I said so. NO evidence will be given.
All that stuff is way over my head and first year Computer Science students probably learn it but don't need to understand it.
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The bottom line for me is this;
If something dodgey is going on as MS then we would probably never know.
But if something dodgey is going on with the mainline Linux kernels then there is a whole community that will call it out and get it fixed (and flame on).
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 15, 2023 12:10AM

tcpip kernel driver sent from: 212.76.56.117
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 15, 2023 06:31AM

route:          212.76.48.0/20
descr:          ASTER Sp. z o.o.
descr:          ul. Domaniewska 50 , 02-672 Warsaw
descr:          Poland
remarks:        +----------------------------------------
remarks:        | plese send abuse notification ONLY to |
remarks:        |                                       |
remarks:        |          abuse @ upc.com.pl           |
remarks:        +----------------------------------------
origin:         AS6830
mnt-by:         UPC-PL-MNT
created:        2012-06-01T07:35:32Z
last-modified:  2012-06-01T07:35:32Z
source:         RIPE
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 16, 2023 04:29AM

For whatever reason I'm only getting this:

file:///home/laptop/Downloads/Traceroute%20printout.png

But... POLAND! It was dressed up as something yank. All in English. What I don't know is if I still have the screen cap from my data CD from the windoze 98 days.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 16, 2023 04:31AM

Bah!! How do you upload an image in a comment pulse?
My trace attempt isn't going past Telstraglobal.net in Sydney.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: December 16, 2023 06:06PM

pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2023 01:33AM

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Bah!! How do you upload an image in a comment pulse?

You can't; you can link to images on this site with the image ID (eg 79903) between [image] and [/image] tags which will show a thumbnail and link to the image on the site; such as


Or you can link to externally hosted images with the URL to the picture between [ img] and [ /img] tag such as


You can also use eg the full size images from here doing that one.

You can't just upload directly into the comments.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2023 01:36AM

It turns out the sender IP address in a tcp packet does not have to be the real one. I don't know if the edition of Black Ice (firewall) I had at the time simply read the packet header - so it may have nothing to do with the Poles (that would make more sense to me). There's no telling where the real IP address was.

Someone could have used a pre-existing facility. Or just bought space on a server.

But how do you actually do that pro?
pulse Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2023 01:46AM

[security.stackexchange.com] is probably a reasonable explanation of what you're asking, but not how you do it.

It's incredibly difficult on a modern operating system. The 3 way TCP handshake is practically impossible to guess the correct response number on anything since about 1995.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: December 17, 2023 02:09AM

The 3 way TCP handshake is practically impossible to guess the correct response number on anything since about 1995.

Oops, the one I spoke to in person today also mentioned UDP, so I may have them mixed up. I'll read that link but it may have to remain a mystery.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 07, 2024 01:49AM

Anon Report This Comment
Date: January 08, 2024 11:09AM

Thank you for that woberto.

I haven't had a problem with linux until today: I was looking for some infographs from a site I quit due to increasing amounts of rubbish, only to find it's easily now 90% rubbish, and had to reboot multiple times. It was at a public library. I repaired broken packages, one was fixed, and now the browser starts up and runs readily.

But until today I just haven't had a problem. Not with linux anyway.

Crosswalks... who calls them that?
Anon Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2024 12:37AM

Problem seems to have been solved, by reinstalling everything. Moral of the story: always install your OS on a separate partition, so reinstalling is just half an hour and doesn't interfere with your data. I'm back at the same library for the second day in a row, no reboots, no issues.

A larger schematic for you Woberto:

[www.plus613.net]

Mind you, yours is simpler, so probably more useful.

Pulse, do you want to make another category 'Schematics' or do I just upload them when I can be bothered finding them.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2024 01:20AM

That image failed to upload properly. Not sure why.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2024 02:18AM

I tried to upload it again and it says "Plus613 is down", yet this works. I'll try something else just because. No, as soon as I press the '+add' button it's the same, faceplant image.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2024 04:50AM

This one uploaded fine:

[www.plus613.net]

But as soon as I tried the other one it's the faceplant page again. Is 2.6mg too large for a .png? Doesn't matter, I'm deleting it anyway, it's too complicated and will be redundant soon.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2024 05:32AM

It's not the size, it's not coming through as a valid image.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2024 06:51AM

Talked to a retired carpenter who gets family hand-me-down laptops. Yes, it's slow, yes, it has Norton. I told him about Windoze initialising software every time you boot, even if you don't use the software, so it's slowed down. Told him about shouldIremoveit.com.

But he asked if that's also the case with mobiles. Anyone know? Do all apps only start if you press the button or are they draining battery like wifi and bluetooth?
woberto Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2024 07:14AM

I have been using Ubuntu Touch for the last 10 years (except for work phones).
Any phone that asks you to install an APP is 1) Bloatware and 2) Stealing all your data.
Even on iPhones, which I fucking love, the "Torch" APP has access to almost your entire phone.
Android allows people to make the APPS that we really want but in order to release an APP for free you need to sell the collected data to make some money. Sadly if an APP is pretty good, it will soon become one you need to purchase, but purchasing an APP does not mean they don't sell your data.
Having said that, these APPS usually only steal the data, causing the chewing up of resources, when they first launch.
I de-googled a couple of Android phones but unless you lie flashing unknown apps you are stuck with Aptoid store to download apps. The Aptoid service is fine but the apps are shite.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2024 08:02AM

Thank you woberto, and that's why I don't have a smart phone. Will remember Ubuntu Touch.
Anon Report This Comment
Date: February 17, 2024 09:01AM

Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner, Office of the eSafety Commissioner of Australia

Julie has extensive experience in the non-profit and government sectors and spent two decades working in senior public policy and safety roles in the tech industry at Microsoft, Twitter and Adobe.

Her career began in Washington DC, working in the US Congress and the non-profit sector before taking on a role at Microsoft. Julie’s experience at Microsoft spanned 17 years, serving as one of the company’s first and longest-standing government relations professionals, ultimately in the role of Global Director for Safety and Privacy Policy and Outreach.

In other words there's no privacy or safety for you. She's also loyal to an alien power, whose establishment imagines Australia, Britain and Canada will side with it in any war against India, when, as India is part of the British Empire and Commonweath, it's natural and logical we will side with India against america in such a war. Their establishment is too imbicilic to understand that. Here she is at the World Economic Forum.

[www.plus613.net]