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Comment: Software that Target uses (Score 2) 213

by Orion Blastar (#45802689) Attached to: Encrypted PIN Data Taken In Target Breach

Can anyone tell me what operating system and software that Target uses?

I'd really like to know what exploits this software has and if any other store uses them so I can avoid shopping there.

I think retailers and wholesale clubs ought to be transparent in what operating systems and software they use for their POS system and then list the vulnerabilities they found with an code audit and how they plan to fix them.

This ought to be a law, so consumers can be protected from retailers and wholesale clubs who don't care about their privacy and credit card and debit card data and just use operating systems and software with exploits in them that they never tested nor figured out how to fix.

I think the same should be done with websites as well.

Am I right here or wrong?

+ - I am a mentally ill out of work programmer down on his luck->

Submitted by Orion Blastar
Orion Blastar (457579) writes "I've been out of work since 2002, cannot think anything but negative thoughts. I've been trying to be positive, develop people skills and social skills. There hasn't been much help just "either kill yourself or stop whining" when I ask on the Internet. I take responsibility for my failures, mistakes, and bad decisions. I want to improve and become better.

I tried doing things. my own version of GNU/Linux based on Ubuntu. My own free songs. my own software organization. my own foreign website I work with others who are unemployed.

I could never get the funding to make these websites into startups. I have failed at everything I tried to do.

I don't know what else to do, I have run out of ideas."

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Comment: Re:I am schizo-affective (Score 1) 218

by Orion Blastar (#45769427) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

Sorry that came off as negative. I have a problem with the language center of my brain.

If you want you can work on side-projects with me. I have others who are trying to work with me as well. I've been where you are now, and I've been damaged, but I can still do work.

Comment: I am schizo-affective (Score 1) 218

by Orion Blastar (#45764383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Working With Others, As a Schizophrenic Developer?

which is like having manic depression aka bi-polar disorder with schizophrenia and less than one half a percent of the US population suffers from it.

The big problems that I have is I am almost always misunderstood. People think that just because I am mentally ill I must be crazy, insane, stupid, incompetent, etc.

I can still do my work for jobs, but no employer wants to hire me. If I do get hired as soon as they discover I am mentally ill coworkers start to harass me and pick on me and bully me to force me to leave, or make up stuff to get me fired. They do this out of ignorance rather than a conspiracy. When they see your moods change and swing from one to another, they notice that you are mentally ill. It is not that they do this out of hate, but they misunderstand what being mentally ill really is, and confuse you for being selfish, or crazy, or insane, or whatever the news media tells them. Most of these public shooters are mentally ill so they compare you to them and get scared of you. Most people are scared of what they don't understand and get nervous and sometimes that fear turns into hate which leads to harassment, mocking, insults, bullying, and other things. When management notices most of your coworkers are picking on you, they have a choice, either fire your coworkers who aren't mentally ill, or fire the mentally ill person the coworkers are picking on.

I've been out of work since 2002 due to this. I am non-violent and I can work with anyone as long as they agree to treat me like a human being.

I am working on some startups, trying to get people involved at the above websites. I am thinking of maybe making some video games or small apps or something. I have written ebooks and done some blogging. I am open to suggestions. I have done tech support for family and friends to get by. Mostly cleaning viruses off their Windows PCs and in some cases converting people to GNU/Linux like Ubuntu or Lubuntu/Xubuntu.

I have tried kickstarter and indiegogo but it went nowhere as nobody wants to support a mentally ill person.

Comment: Re:It's not a hack (Score 1) 4

by Orion Blastar (#45192751) Attached to: Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.

Did you try logging in with your account and file a tech support to change your email address because the domain email no longer works?

Modify a contact to change your contact info.

Here are their postal addresses and phone numbers it may be an International Call but you need to go up 'higher in the foodchain' to talk to a manager to change your email in your domain contact to your gmail one so they can send the document there.

If you need a free fax number try they usually give you a US number as part of a free trial if you want to hide your real number. I signed up when it was free, but now it is paid, but there is a free trial. IIRC they fax anything the number receives to your email as a TIFF file or something.

I hope you fix it, I am pulling for you. I know you don't like me, but I am trying to reform. I don't want to see you lose your domain over stupid DNS borking stuff.

Comment: Re:It's not a hack (Score 1) 4

by Orion Blastar (#45192509) Attached to: Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.

Thanks Rusty I will update my blogs on it.

If you can get to your server and add support for for cookies and such the mirror at should be able to be functional until your domain host gets their heads out of their arses.

I assume this is the domain name server acting up? Feel free to use my domain name. I might even transfer control of it over to you for free if that helps. I feel you need a backup domain in case they do this to you again at your new domain host.

As a rule of thumb never put an email with your domain name in the same domain name registry. Crawford did that and lost his domains that way. Always use a throwaway gmail address that you check from time to time or something that won't go down if the DNS gets borked. Never lose the password to that gmail address.

My address is used for that for my domain names. I check it every single day.

I hope you get your domain name back up, they borked you really good on it, I'd cancel your account with them and try someone else like Dyndns or or something.

I think you can file a complaint with Internic over the DNS host borking you and refusing to help because won't work as an email address because your domain name doesn't work. You should be able to contact Internic and authorize a domain name transfer using your postal address and phone numbers to have them contact and verify you are indeed Rusty Foster and not some social engineering hacking posing as Rusty Foster.

+ - Kuro5hin DNS servers are Down, use alternatives.-> 4

Submitted by Orion Blastar
Orion Blastar (457579) writes "Use the link to get a reverse proxy to read this is a free service by Blastar of India and China.

I think the DNS has been hacked or something... or he's triggered a transfer. lol

just add into your /etc/hosts file

To get working again.

The domain won't let you log in because the cookie is for so as soon as you log in, you will be logged out. You can only view the web proxy as an anonymous user. The hosts file update needs admin access in Windows. Look in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts or /etc/hosts for Unix systems.

Some possible causes of this problem:

1) Rusty didn't enter his real information and Internic is punishing him until he enters contact info that is real.

2) There is some social engineering hack to trigger a domain name transfer.

3) Rusty didn't pay his name server and DNS hosting bills.

4) Some hack attempts on the domain name, and maybe DoS attacks.

5) That hacker NIWS aka Jason P. has a grudge against Rusty and did something to the servers that do his DNS and name servers."

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+ - Half-Life 3 Trademark Filed in Europe

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "A trademark application for Half-Life 3, possibly the next entry in Valve's excruciatingly dormant Half-Life franchise, has been filed in Europe, according to the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, the European Union's trademark and designs registry. The OHIM's database lists the Half-Life 3 trademark as owned by Valve Corporation, and filed on its behalf by Casalonga & Associés, a patent and trademark firm. The trademark covers 'computer game software', 'downloadable computer game software via a global computer network and wireless devices' and other goods and services. The application was filed on Sept. 29. There is no equivalent trademark on record at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office."

Comment: A use for all of the 'cheap' Windows RT tablets (Score 1) 442

by Orion Blastar (#44338705) Attached to: Microsoft's Surface RT Was Doomed From Day One

out there. Someone port Linux to it to replace the Windows RT OS with a Linux one designed for touch screens. Since it is ARM based I am sure Android can be ported to it as well. It is a much better solution that to just have Microsoft fill up a landfill with them because they won't sell.

Comment: What I recently learned (Score 1) 173

by Orion Blastar (#43334653) Attached to: I follow U.S. Supreme Court rulings ...

from Thai relatives is that politicians and the government and judges and courts are all corrupt, take bribes, do what lobbyists say to pass laws in favor of corporations and not people.

The Thai philosophy is basically you cannot do anything about it, as even the elections are rigged, so don't worry about what you cannot control and just enjoy life. If you do worry about it and protest or complain, well the thought police will come after you to 're-educate' you in Room 101 so you'll love the government (big brother) anyway. They might even shoot you or arrest you without a warrant and throw you into jail without a trial. So don't speak back and complain and get all negative and post about it all over the Internet and draw attention to yourself so that the government notices it. Just be passive resistant, and do nothing, because if you do something there won't be anything left of you to do something for something else later.

Comment: Lighten up Karsen (Score 1) 2

by Orion Blastar (#43334609) Attached to: rot13 is immensely lame

You never got my jokes, satire, pranks way back in those olden days of IWETHEY when it was but an EzBoard and just migrated from those dull and boring Infoworld Forums. IIRC this was before the age of Slashdot.

I happen to have a Slashdot account older than this one, but I decided my Orion Blastar pen name seemed to fit it better.

None of you IWETHEY members had or have a sense of humor. It was nothing but a bunch of 'fart jokes' that you guys stole from 'Mad Magazine' and then pretended were original, clever, witty, and written like William Shakespeare in blank verse, but in reality it was more like Shakes the Clown writing in Word Salads.

Yes I am still alive, despite your assassination attempts, one of your assassins got my father by mistake because he has the same first and last name as me, and you all will pay dearly for that. I joined a bunch of survivalist pirates known as the Neo-Swashbucklers, a better bunch than you IWETHEY sissies.

I'm watching you Karsen, I know where you buried the bodies, remember that! :)

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