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Journal Journal: 170419 (almost)

Took a leap of faith and left my bags buried under a freeway overpass. This gives me the mobility to walk around. The world is a nasty place these days. The security guard is everywhere. If you didn't arrive in a car, park in the lot, and make your way to the front door then you are a person of special interest. Especially if you look homeless. There are plenty of pretendo homeless people, fakes. Rich kids on the street because they like it, they've been assigned there, or they don't w

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Journal Journal: 170418 (budz)

j0 t4i5 is l33t-h4x0rz.h. 25k for j00 to pwn4g3 teH w3rld. hooks and tricks to be included, 465 tetris building blocks that work on nearly any platform that uses it.

you are a re-rolled sack of sh*t. those ones have three hands and are x-tra k-leet perfect.

you have the same 20 thousand mile chance as anybody else. predestination takes it all to hell.


Submission + - OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set v3.0 released

dune73 writes: The OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set v3.0.0 release is now available. The OWASP CRS is a widely used Open Source set of generic rules designed to protect users against threats like the OWASP Top 10. The rule set is most often deployed in conjunction with an existing Web Application Firewall (WAF) like ModSecurity. Four years into the making, this release comes with dozens of new features including: reduced false positives (by over 90% in the default setup), improved detection of SQLi, XSS, RCE and PHP injections, the introduction of a Paranoia Mode which allows to assign a certain security level to a site, and better documentation that takes the pain out of ModSecurity. We are so excited about this, we want to make it into movie. In fact, we have already started the project with a poster.
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Journal Journal: 160906 (terrible) 2

Today is Tuesday the sixth of September in 2016, the day of the grace and peace of our Lord, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. The day of salvation, grace, blessing and redemption. If not today, then what other day?

Been away from computers for a few years. Most libraries have committed to photo identification. So, a quick recap since the last time I remember posting.

Comment Facebook is killing them. (Score 2) 174

Twitter is dying because of its open structure and limited message size. Facebook is eating their lunch. The basic difference? Message size. So, Twitter thinks they can out FB Facebook. I dunno. I don't bother with twitter because of the 140 char limit. Hmmmmm... This might lure me into bothering with it. But can I control who follows me? No. Nemmind.

Comment Re:Shoot the messenger (Score 0) 402

"Why should it ever "meet the designs that the public wants?" Seriously, why would anyone consider that as a goal?"

Are you making software for the public to use or not? If no, then fine - go back to text based interfaces. If you're making software for others to use, and these others may not be as smart and savvy as you, then fuck off - grow up and design what the public wants and needs.

Comment Let an old geezer splain some stuff (Score 1) 125

I used to work for Macromedia - from 1995 - 1998. I was there when they bought Flash (It was called "FutureSplash") and yes, it was originally supposed to simply do vector based animation, because bandwidth back in the mid 90s sucked balls. Fairly quickly it became painfully obvious that Macromedia's flagship product, Director was doomed. Director did pixel based animations and a lot of other things thanks to its programming language, Lingo. A HUGE portion of the development cost for Director went into Lingo. Now with Director made (mostly) redundant by Flash they had to figure out what to do with the people. So, what better way to fuck it up than to shoehorn some crazy language into it and give it superpowers like Director? Enter ActionScript.

There was no reason to think about security - it was a tool to make stupid games and animations on the interweb thingie. And, like Director it became increasingly bloated and complex and pointless. Flash was dead long before the security gremlins appeared. Then Adobe bought the whole mess, hook, line, and sinker. Suckers. Between the headache that was Flash and the eye watering bilge that was ColdFusion, Macromedia got even with Adobe by serving them a hot buttered plate full of digital poo. The only thing, IMHO, that was worth a right flying fuck from Macromedia that Adobe got was FreeHand, and, Adobe, in it's infinite wisdom, killed FreeHand, even though it was a demonstrably better product.

Macromedia was poorly run by a bunch of wolverines. They got bought by the Borg. And now there's basically nothing left of value except Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere, and inDesign. And I'm not that certain about Premiere....


Comment OR: (Score 1) 365

" Nonetheless, the results indicate that either humanity really is the only intelligent species in this part of the universe, or advanced civilizations are far more efficient in their use of energy than is reasonable to assume."


Advanced species abandon or never develop the human invention of "civilisation". These other species may be the dominant species on their planet, they just know how to live in harmony with its biospere and have no need to invade other planets, much less each other's social groups.

Comment Didn't the Apple Menu precede this? (Score 1) 270

I coulda sworn that prior to OSx there was this Apple Menu Item thingie and you could pretty much modify it to your heart's content. But hey - that was 1990s before CSS turned everything into rounded edges and HTML5 turned everything into swingie woo woo stuff and httprequest made bilge like Facebook possible....

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