ALL major online email providers (google mail, yahoo, microsoft, etc.) and all major company networks work internally by using a VPN between the various locations that those companies have around the country/world... => they are going to be hacked... and this will raise an enormous shitstorm.
these days they dropped the sourceforge crap for their own crap built-in into the main installer, silently downloaded in the background from sites such as coapr14pool _DOT_ com AND THEN executed while having elevated full admin rights. This is typical trojan dropper / infector / keylogger behavior.
oops.. small case of "spoke too soon"/"foot in mouth", i realize this is from before the "domain created" date, so it must be the site maintained by the previous owners of the domain name, name that had expired by the time the current owner registered it.
Anyway, it's a proof that "XboxOne" was already used by someone else in the context of computer games related stuff even since the year 2002 and IMHO should have not been awarded as a registered trademark to MS...
well, NOW it's parked after Microsoft brought the lawyers out of leashes and sicked them on the domain owner(s)...
looking on archive.org it seems it used to have an active site on it, for example this snapshot:
OR this one, from the YEAR 2003
The only problem with Avast is that you have to re-register every year. Minor, I know, but a pain nonetheless.
the bonus with avast's system is that it doesn't actually make you PROVE that the email address is YOURS (code/link sent via email), it only asks for an email address and that's where it stops, so i've taken the habit of using @avast.com email addresses.
The first thing i used was postmaster@avast (
+1 for Google Groups, it removes A LOT of the hassle of managing forum for a site, especially for spam management (spam prevention logic is global across all the forums they host, if someone is detected spamming in one forum it can be nuked from everywhere at once).
I use it quite successfully for a few sites.
Google even allows EMBEDDING the page via an iframe, with an url that will not load the usual Google Groups page header:
use this in iframe src:
(replace hxxps with https)
Make it an executable offence for law enforcement of any type to fail to uphold the public good.
This is already the norm in North Korea:
PS: the password field itself allows more than 16 chars, but if you enter more characters, when you try to login you get back a message telling you that the password is wrong. I can only login if i enter ONLY the first 16 chars.
this has also been happening to Technet & MSDN logins for a while now
trying to access https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/securedownloads/default.aspx (or the equivalent technet downloads page) you get redirected to a login page that starts with https://login.live.com/login.srf and that form only alows 16 chars
i went bonkers when it started to happen, a few months ago, but then i got used to it... this is the regular crap that's pulled by MS these days.
well, i figured it would be some problem with the graphics drivers and that's why i switched to using the kubuntu 12.04 LTS dvd instead of the normal ubuntu/unity one, i've been having weird issues with unity lately (invisble mouse cursor and ignored keyboard input on a fujitsu siemens Amilo La1703 notebook - but KDE works perfectly)
( for those that fell recently into the linux soup and don't know what this is, this is practically the same thing as ubuntu 12.04 LTS but with the KDE interface as default instead of unity. )
Perhaps the WorldCon could claim breach-of-contract and sue to have their money refunded. That might be a possible avenue they could win.
Even if they win, the refund in this case would be ZERO because that's exactly how much WorldCon paid to ustream for streaming the event. There was no special contract with ustream, WorldCon CHOSE TO USE a free anonymous streaming account and that comes automatically with copyright-enforcement protection, this was explained by ustream on their blog:
As background, our system works like this in order to support a large volume of broadcasters using our free platform. Users of our paid, ad-free Pro Broadcasting service are automatically white listed to avoid situations like this and receive hands-on client support.
translation: since WorldCon was not white-listed that means they decided to stream the live event without signing and paying for a dedicated contract with the broadcaster and as a result were applied the regular copyright filter that regular anonymous broadcasters were subjected to.
An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"