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Alternatively, get a hot glue gun.

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Always nice when in the middle of something fucking annoying, events conspire to make it largely someone else's problem.

Then you can direct all your 'fixing it' efforts to making it excessively annoying for that person to not resolve things.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Windows 9.
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:04:45 am »
I have seen a surprisingly reasonable justification for why they used 10 instead of 9 being that a buttload of software checks your windows version and if it starts with "Windows 9" it decides you're on Windows 98 or Windows 95 and adjusts its functionality accordingly.

Of course, they could just have the OS return "Windows Nine" or similar to identify it uniquely...

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EMBRACE THE FUTURE.

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If you've got an altar to Eris, the best thing to add to it is an apology.

If you're looking to construct an altar to Eris and nothing will dissuade you, I suggest making it a safe, writing 'No, I didn't mean it, please don't give me more fun than I really wanted' and then locking yourself inside and waiting it out.

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I recently discovered a Snape and Teletubbies erotic fanfic.   :horrormirth:

I mentioned this to Signora Paes and she was familiar with it.

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Have gone through and deleted my real name/URLs including my real name from the few posts I mentioned it in, which Google will hopefully pick up.

Not too worried about it, but our elections are going hilariously and I may have drawn attention to myself by a) finding vulnerabilities in the National Party (leader of our government)'s website while our Prime Minister was trashing the opposition by saying that they stupidly 'left the security' off their own website.

And b) there are currently a series of hacked emails being leaked anonymously implicating National in various smear campaigns against the left, involving abuse of privileged information to embarass political rivals... and the hacker was hosting things on pastebin well in advance of actually linking to them, so I linked to files on pastebin before the hacker did.

So our elections are being ridiculous and I have some people Googling me wondering if I'm behind any of this madness. WHAT ARE Y'ALL DOING?

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I'm seeing people claim the idea is to donate $10 if you do the challenge, $100 if you don't. But because it's being passed around on Facebook, most of the time the point is lost and it's just "HEY <tag 5 friends> PUT ICE WATER ON YOSELF." One person has claimed it's to simulate the shock you feel when you find out that you have a life-threatening illness.

Most of the time it's "Ha, I did the ice thing, now this list of people need to do it also or pay $100" followed by weird shaming for people who don't freeze themselves or have a spare $100.


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On Friday I published a blog detailing security issues with the website of NZ's most litigious politician which result could result in total compromise of the server it's on. This week I have a coffee dates with infosec recruitment directors and there has been mention of a first annual "COME AT ME, BRO" award at NZ's yearly hacker convention.

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Writing process documentation at work. If at any stage of the process the user clicks "SUBMIT" instead of "SAVE" everything will break forever, so after every step of the process it says:

DO NOT SUBMIT.

Feels a little bit like brainwashing. I think I'm going to have to go through and flavour it up.

RESIST THE URGE TO SUBMIT.

YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO NOT SUBMIT.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Syria reported to have use Chemical Warfare
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:25:25 am »
I've been reading David Kilcullen's 'The Accidental Guerrilla' so find America injecting itself again especially eyebrow raising as he makes the argument there, mainly with regards to Al Qaeda, that a large part of the objective presently is not necessarily to defeat the West but to further gain the East by establishing fanatical cells within the territory of people who would just like to get on with their lives, then provoke the West into attacking and use this interference and military inconvenience to radicalise or at least partially mobilise the locals against the intruders, as the locals will side with the devil they know over American military interference, creating a much larger enemy than actually represents the movement.

Does ISIS employs a similar system? (I don't know, this may just be me stuck on what I'm reading at present, I'm yet to gain more than a shallow understanding of ISIS) It seems like moving in again with a very remote impersonal miltary presence seems likely to help such efforts, if they do.

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