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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: January 07, 2022, 02:34:19 PM »
Welcome to early IT. It doesn't get better.

Nope.  In fact, you got lucky: someone knew something.
Now imagine a situation where the british guy knew as much as you.

Holy Crap, now I see what's going on when I call someplace for tech support.

What kind of money are these people being paid?

I could deal with a lot of bullshit for the right price and if some company wants to pay me enough, I could enjoy spinning my wheels in meaninglessness.  I'll take all the money they want to waste.

Of course, I'd have to develop some weird persona to fit in. I could be 'that dude who wears an ascot' or 'the old hippie with the Ramones screensaver."

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Asking some friendly questions :)
« on: January 06, 2022, 10:24:08 PM »
Even if we could mathematically or physically discern The Matrix(see the edge,) there would still be no evidence that it wasn't a naturally occurring grid array of the quantum mechanical universe.

We may not be in 'THE' matrix, we may just be in 'A' matrix.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Asking some friendly questions :)
« on: January 06, 2022, 09:46:00 PM »
A perfect cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator would create output that is indistinguishable from the background noise of our universe.
False, see https://ethw.org/Cosmic_Background_Radiation

Even if it were true, so what?  This would not be evidence for being in the matrix but merely of the lack of our understanding of the earliest stages of the universe.

Excellent link, well played.

However a map is a static image of the background radiation. If we just listen to the sound of the cosmos as it washes over us or convert it to stream of digits, it would be random. ( we have to move far enough away from the stars planets and galaxies so we don't detect their cyclical movements.)

There is an argument that says if we are in a matrix, there would be no way for us to prove it or know it because we could get nothing from an external frame of reference.

It may be that the quantum mechanical nature of our universe simply lends itself to a digital representation. The quantum mechanical states of the things around us are just variables in a fixed array.




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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Asking some friendly questions :)
« on: January 06, 2022, 08:41:01 PM »
A perfect cryptographically secure pseudo-random number generator would create output that is indistinguishable from the background noise of our universe.

Is it real or is it a matrix?

I couldn't remember if you're supposed to take the red pill or the blue pill, so I took them both and now I'm tripping balls.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: January 05, 2022, 02:44:54 PM »
This thing is a nothing burger.
I don't care about other people.

This is spooky. That's the same thing that the guy I knew in the ICU said.

Then his wife and children ended up in the same hospital on a different floor.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: January 05, 2022, 12:55:40 PM »
I've been around so many peeps for the holidays, close quarters, even kissed a women vaccinated who got it. I should of tongued her. Daughter unvaxxed got it same crowd, sore throat and headache, tossed her some Ivermectin early with C and told her to man up. 4 days now, over it. This thing is a nothing burger.

Yeah I know a guy that said the same thing. Of course, he spent five days on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit while the doctors he accused of being charlatans saved his life.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: January 04, 2022, 06:06:59 PM »
I'm finding the vaccinated not to be the compassionate and loving people they profess to be. It seems they aren't interested in my welfare at all. They are only interested in being right and if my death proves that, it's a good thing. Pious bastards.   >:(

I don't know where you get your information about vaccinated people but we are not compassionate and loving people concerned about being right or concerned about your welfare.

We're taking up arms to defend our communities and families against a zombie horde of ignorant rednecks spreading disease because they believe stupid crap on the internet.

We must do whatever we can to stop the unvaccinated before they succeed in breeding their ultimate variant to wipe us all out.

It's kind of the same way you feel about homosexuals.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: December 31, 2021, 07:42:35 PM »
There are two level 3 remote workers from Pakistan, probably being paid $5 an hour for way more advanced work. They manage all of the ESXi machines in the office.

They took mah job!!!

Anytime I have call for support on any computer, application, or software platform, I know the guy answering the phone is 3 or 4 levels below the guy I need to talk to.

Taking Security + in a couple of weeks...  I'll be qualified for some $10 an hour Pakistani job.


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Technology & Information / Re: What's it like in the Cloud?
« on: December 27, 2021, 11:31:19 PM »
In fairness, 175 GB file is pretty big.  Might be a limit of their OS.

I would be ok with it if they said "All You Can Eat In 3  Hours - $3.99" or "All You Can Eat (up to 18 pounds) - $3.99"
BUT THEY SAID "ALL YOU CAN EAT!"

It's a typical Linux web server split up into dozens of small webhosts. I could have my 175 Gb if some people would just scoot over a little.

I've been looking at the arithmetic and I may be able to cobble together an AWS solution affordably.

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Technology & Information / Re: What's it like in the Cloud?
« on: December 27, 2021, 06:28:53 PM »
You can do that stuff with a traditional VPS provider too. That's my preference for my personal servers, including the one that runs this forum, because I don't have the requirements of scale to justify proper cloud infrastructure.

Yeah, that's where I'm getting screwed. The thing is my web host package is not an actual VPS. It is a shared VPS. Nobody on the server has any root privileges.

But here's the fucked-up twist. They have a VPS web hosting package but it is literally 10 times the cost and you only get 120 gig of disk space.

I may just need to search traditional web hosting services more thoroughly.
I saw a hosting special package from Brave that was $99 for a lifetime web hosting. The specs look similar to what I have but at $99 for life, it wouldn't piss me off as bad.

Dr Van Nostrand reviews iBrave lifetime webhosting.

I tried for days to reach a human being on the phone. They only respond to support tickets. I guess it saves wasted time with low level support people.

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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 24, 2021, 01:53:48 PM »
Is that Morpheus wearing a watermelon suit?



It's Joker's old suit. Morpheus bought it at Adam West's garage sale.


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Sun is alive and conscious and hates us.

It's face is twisted with rage as it curses our existence. It's long term goal is to destroy us.

It will swell until it consumes our entire solar system and sanitize all planets of biological pathogens.

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Technology & Information / log4j
« on: December 19, 2021, 06:06:19 AM »
The Chinese servers supporting my smart toilet app have plugin, developer, indexing extensions that have dependencies connected to databases managed by frameworks that once ran Java!                     We're fucked!




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Huge walls of text.
Middle eastern Religious based discussions.

Levee/shadokan?

What about the poster of Abrahamic blood suckers?

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Coronavirus Vaccine and You
« on: December 17, 2021, 06:38:32 PM »
For me this isn't about government mandates. This is a private sector thing.
In my factory, I'm paying for health insurance. I'm responsible for the safety of the people here. I have to breathe in your pathogens.
If you want to work here, you get vaccinated.

I don't give a crap what the government or the Book of Revelations or Vladimir Putin says.

If you have some problem with getting vaccinated, this isn't the job for you. Just like a vegetarian Hindu is not going to work in a slaughterhouse.

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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: America's healthcare isn't broken....
« on: December 15, 2021, 07:14:21 PM »
Part of the problem is fat people being fat. You can increase your life expectancy by 10 years if you stop double fisting Big Macs.

Yep, people say that coronavirus has some big Pharma type conspiracy agenda behind it. But 70% of our health care expenditures are dealing with issues of lifestyle that we brought upon ourselves. They don't need coronavirus to attack us, they have TV and junk food.

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Technology & Information / Re: What's it like in the Cloud?
« on: December 15, 2021, 04:35:42 PM »
You can do that stuff with a traditional VPS provider too. That's my preference for my personal servers, including the one that runs this forum, because I don't have the requirements of scale to justify proper cloud infrastructure.

Yeah, that's where I'm getting screwed. The thing is my web host package is not an actual VPS. It is a shared VPS. Nobody on the server has any root privileges.

But here's the fucked-up twist. They have a VPS web hosting package but it is literally 10 times the cost and you only get 120 gig of disk space.

I may just need to search traditional web hosting services more thoroughly.
I saw a hosting special package from Brave that was $99 for a lifetime web hosting. The specs look similar to what I have but at $99 for life, it wouldn't piss me off as bad.

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Technology & Information / What's it like in the Cloud?
« on: December 15, 2021, 01:32:39 PM »
Ok, so Suckgator has pissed me off big time again and I'm thinking it may be time to leave the old school webhost-server model and move my entire web presence to the cloud.

Who's doing what in the cloud? Does it suck more? is it more expensive?

The cool thing about a cloud service is that I could spin up cool servers. I would have root privileges to install cool software. I could close off thousands of unused ports that the Russians are pounding on night and day. I could back it all up in a massive image.

The uncool thing is that it is still expensive per gig and I'm handling about 160 Gb. I don't use a lot of bandwidth so I could go cheap on that angle of it.

Also, I need DV certs for the actual websites and I'm guessing that I may be on my own dealing with some CA to get them instead of a host providing them.

Anybody running webservers from a cloud service?




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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: America's healthcare isn't broken....
« on: December 13, 2021, 03:48:41 PM »
^Written by a citizen of a shithole country that will place its own members of its legislature in quarantine, even if said member tests NEGATIVE!

FUCK AUSTRALIA and every single person that lives there.

Is there any country,  person or anything that isn't approved by Fox news that you don't curse with vile anger?

What about the island nation of Palau? How about gummy bears? Chocolate milk? Is there absolutely anything in your world that doesn't suck and piss you off?
I imagine it is a short list.

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Technology & Information / Re: I Hate Linux Distros
« on: December 10, 2021, 01:18:32 PM »
I finally decided to accept a job at an MSSP. Their official requirements were 3 years work experience in IT and a BS in computer science or IT. I don't have any of those yet. Do these companies just put really high requirements and hope someone more qualified will take the bait?

That's really encouraging. I'm going to be leaving my current job in a couple of years and want to make my "red team hobby" into my full time job.

I think certifications are starting to carry as much weight as college degrees. I run a small manufacturing facility and I do all the IT in the building including managing half of the corporate VPN. If I had to hire someone to do the IT part of my job, a person with some Cisco and Microsoft certs would be in a much better position to hit the ground running than a fresh graduate with just a BS in computer science.

When I get into IT full time, I'm assuming that I will be competing with bright, young people who have degrees and certs. But hopefully, I can pitch my certs, my real world experience and almost twenty years of experience managing websites to get something cool. Also, without a bunch of student debt, I can beat them out with a cheaper salary requirement.

Maybe, you just beat out all those candidates that had three years of IT and a degree, fair and square.

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