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  1. bought shyhermit for a freind

    (highlight mine) Lol! Thanks, I needed a good laugh. Only in that 'I Am Legend - protagonist realises far too late that the rest of the world thinks he is the scum of the earth' way.
  2. Raspberry Pi

    I played for years on my netbook. It wasn't exactly fast, like 12fps, but enough for invasions if you're a little conservative.
  3. Raspberry Pi

    If I had a PI I'd have a bash at seeing how it ran. Unfortunately Maplin only offer kits at €95, which is rather ludicrus pricewise.

    The thing about having a bot congratulate you is that it's simply responding to an event, there's no caring involved. It doesn't really mean anything. Having an actual person congratulate you does.
  5. X-Mas Story

    That keyword list brings to mind the echelon list of keywords that used to float around the web. I put that on a little site I was maintaining years ago, but it didn't seem to affect traffic one bit, much to my disappointment. Down at the bottom I couldn't help but notice a group of cyber-buzzwords. Smack in the middle of them is a well-known publication from the scene. Anyone who has read more than one issue of it knows that it rarely if ever has anything properly useful in it, and is generally half-filled with letters from schoolkids complaining they got disciplined for 'testing' their schools security, with the other half asking for advice on tools for windows. Not that I'm slighting the publication mind you, there's just better sources you could be monitoring. So my question is: is that the real list, or are the NSA really that retarded?
  6. Become a whistleblower

    Actually copying the text above and putting it into a letter and sending it by post may have more of an impact. At least in this country (Ireland) more weight is put on a letter which might be said to represent say 100 people wheras a petition is counted as just one petition. Just a thought.
  7. Become a whistleblower

    Thing is, programs like that have existed for as long as there's been the capability to do it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECHELON http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIGINT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCSNet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ADVISE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onyx_%28interception_system%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stellar_wind_%28code_name%29 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailblazer_Project http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_641A
  8. If you were having this issue, and a reinstallation fixed it, I'd have to guess that it was indeed a HP service, the hotkey monitor would have been the first thing I'd have killed. The system has UEFI and SecureBoot enabled, again not related to the issue I was describing, but don't worry - I've yet to try to get this yoke to dual-boot Linux, so there's likely some fun to be had in that department still to come My problem was basically that the laptop ships in a configuration where pressing the function key gives you the result that you'd normally get when using the Fn and the Function key, and vice versa. If I pressed F2 for example, it would dim the screen, wheras if I pressed Fn-F2 in the EL client, it would launch a link in the web-browser. To make it clearer, basically imagine typing 1234 on the keyboard was giving you !"£$, and I needed to hold shift to get the numbers. Maddening, but fixed in the BIOS, or UEFI, or whatever it's meant to be called these days. tl;dr: IT WAS FIXED WHEN I POSTED, I JUST WANTED TO DOCUMENT IT IN CASE ANYONE ELSE ENCOUNTERED THE SAME ISSUE
  9. Didn't try that, as I've already overcome the issue, but I'll bear it in mind if I encounter an unforseen issue that requires me to reinstate action keys. Thanks.
  10. So I bought a new laptop with Win8. Installed EL, and very happy to have a laptop that runs the client without using poorman. Less happy to find that every time I press the F1 key to get to the console, I get the inbuilt Windows Help & Support page instead. The profuse amount of swearing kind of 'less happy'. After a bit of googling, it turns out that HP (and possibly other manufacturers) now include a BIOS 'feature' known as Action Keys Mode which overrides the default action for the function keys, requiring you to use a combination of the Fn key and the function key, to get the intended result. In this case, Fn+F1 for the console. So, if you are like me, and don't fancy re-writing 6-odd years of muscle-memory, you'll need to change a setting in the BIOS. For me, this was found under System Configuration -> Action Keys Mode Set it to DISABLED, and normality should ensue.
  11. N.S.

    A lot of pre-existing symbols were repurposed under the nazis. That's not a totally sound justification for never ever using said symbols again for their original/alternate purposes.
  12. #command syntax

    I recall the discussion. I agree that there are legitamate concerns. There are also potential benefits.
  13. #command syntax

    Indeed true, both tail and grep are part if the gnu coreutils package. But i didn't explicitely say that either. I was more inspired by wizzy's suggestion than anything else and added a comment highlighting how a more *nix like approach to the client could help to enhance the client. As far as bash itself, well some of the commands could really use some sort of foreach structure: #ig seems like an obvious candidate.
  14. #command syntax

    mmhm. tail and grep in combination with the chatlog is quite useful.
  15. blocked

    You need a forum account to post in Ban. The char is not banned as you can see here :http://www.eternal-l...r.php?user=Adam but with a dynamic IP do you get a random IP every time you start your computer. Some of these can be banned. If you're connecting to the internet via a router (like most anyone at home) it's the router itself that would need to be rebooted. Also most DHCP servers will keep a list of what ip was allocated to who last. to get a new ip you would want to leave the device powered off for long enough that someone else grabs the ip that you were previously using