Update, 2020/12/01
Please see announcement in Forum Stuff for details.

SECURITY ADVISORY!
Today, 2020/11/18, suspicions have been expressed that there has been a data breach.
At least some DisMembers' login data may have been compromised.
While the facts behind those suspicions have not yet been established, your Administerrerr is treating them as credible. He is looking into this. He will try and beef up security.
Even if you did so only recently:
Please change your password!
Please click here, or use the menu ( button) to navigate to the the User Control Panel, therein to the Profile Tab, and there click Edit Account Settings. You should get it from there on.
For a safe password that will resist brute-force attempts (which we have been subject to in the past), please use upper and lower case letters, AND numerals, AND symbols, and make it as long as you feel feasible. 16 characters seems to be recommended these days.
DO NOT use a password you also use elsewhere.
While your Administerrerr tries to keep this place safe. Get real. Security here is mostly by obscurity, that is, no one serious enough to crack us like a rotten egg is likely to even bother. But if one does, you don't want the safety of your email of facebook or whatever to depend on one mostly blind, mostly clueless autodidact who can't work at this more than a few hours at a time, if that much.

If you used a password here that you also used elsewhere, you must set a new password there, also!
A different password, this time. If someone did breach us, the first thing they are likely to do with your login credentials is to try them out elsewhere. Login credentials compromised here are compromised everywhere else, also. If you did reuse a password, but with a different email, your administerrerrerr strongly urges you NOT rely on that different email keeping you safe. This whole thing runs on a database. That means your half-blind administerrerrerr can operate a database. Do you honestly think identity thieves, and those who sell them passwords by the ten-thousands, won't?
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Every form you can debauch is on a time limit. Even if you feel you've been reasonably quick, some browsers seem to think otherwise.
Recommendation: type your password in something like a text editor or word processor, highlight (making sure not to highlight any leading or trailing spaces), copy, then reload the account settings page, paste, paste, debauch, and be all quick about it. Like Dan said, back in the when. Be like the housefly, and see the events of the world unfold in liquid slowness, or something to that effect.
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If you cannot reset a forgotten password, click here.
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The "I forgot my password" function has been buggy for a while, I apologize. I will look into that, also, over the next few days.
UPDATE: I have looked into this. I think it should work now, but I can't test it all with my admin accounts. Anyone who tries it, please do let me know whether it works or not.
You yourself, meanwhile, might look into your SPAM folder. I know, I know, but humor me, please.
Also, if you have been around for a bit, try and remember whether the email you entered there was also the email you registered with back in the when. I'm sure the email addresses associated to some user-accounts are still hotmail.
If none of that solves your confound, hit me through the contact form, or grab me via dm on the Facebooks, or if none of that works, speak up in the Midget Circus. I will look out for you there, but I can't guarantee nothing.

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DerGolgo
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Re: Random Pics

Post by DerGolgo » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 pm

Jaeger wrote:
Bigshankhank wrote:If I had 45 minutes I would definitely watch, I am fascinated by lockpicking.
Find the 45min. It's not about lockpicking, it's about Dirty Tricks.

--Jaeger
Indeed. Ollam isn't event the most wicked of the pen-testers. I sometimes like to watch this stuff and the tales they got are generally at least entertaining, if not outright enlightening.
There's another talk somewhere, where they explain their efforts to try and find a way to destroy a harddrive to the point that data-retrieval is impossible. They ended up on the bomb-squad blasting range, with shaped charge devices. It's really easy to get lost in youtube there, when it'll just auto-queue one talk after the other.

Also
Jaeger wrote: Men in Blues
--Jaeger
When I scrolled down here, I stumbled upon this. Had totally forgotten about it.
Can't wait for when commodity AV software and processing reach the point that someone can make them speak and do things they didn't in the og film, to make something totally new. And cobble together a 90 minute feature. That day is coming. There's (I'm told) software that will "learn" the face of someone out of video, so that you can put a celebrity's face onto actors in a porno. Obviously, that's the first thing that technology is used for.
But goshdangit. Hollywood is gonna have to come up with some seriously novel stuff to compete with all the small indy shops that can just make movies on a desktop computer, and it looks like someone actually shot something with actors on a stage.


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Re: Random Pics

Post by Jaeger » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 am



(I think this is embedding properly, please let me know if it isn't... 'cause it's worth seeing. Really. :shock:)

--Jaeger
Bigshankhank wrote:The world is a fucking wreck, but there is still sunshine in some places. Go outside and look for it.
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Re: Random Pics

Post by DerGolgo » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 pm

Jaeger wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 am


(I think this is embedding properly, please let me know if it isn't... 'cause it's worth seeing. Really. :shock:)

--Jaeger
It's embedding properly.
Without the bleedin' media tags! Again, hadn't even occurred to me that this should be a thing. Once more, I hadn't even noticed doing that.
I impress myself with my genius yet again! :mrgreen:
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Re: Random Pics

Post by mtne » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:53 pm

Jaeger wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:21 pm
Bigshankhank wrote:If I had 45 minutes I would definitely watch, I am fascinated by lockpicking.
Find the 45min. It's not about lockpicking, it's about Dirty Tricks.

--Jaeger
I wouldn't call Deviants work dirty tricks at all. Like it's said, security through obscurity is not a valid approach. This is education and ways to observe and take corrective action. :mrgreen:

I helped a friend moving into one of the big local apartment places...... happened to notice the Linear access, and the quickset deadbolt for the storage area, and mentioned how to reverse engineer mastered key systems. Yeah, they liked hearing about that stuff.....
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Re: Random Pics

Post by Jaeger » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:03 pm

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Re: Random Pics

Post by DerGolgo » Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:48 am

A few weeks ago, I "fixed" my vegetable crisper. Or whatever you call it, it's the drawer at the bottom of the fridge where you're supposed to put lettuce and things.
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As you can see, big crack running down the front, and going under. I use it daily, since it's where I keep my coffee beans, so putting off repairing it only made matters worse.

My strategy:
Step the first, I make a big hole at the end of the crack. Cracks grow and get longer from, well, the end of the crack. That's a very small interruption in the material, which means that's where mechanical stresses are greatest. By making a big hole instead, and smoothing out the edges with my Dremel, the mechanical stresses there are no longer maximized. The crack lining up with one edge of the big hole was an accident. At some point, I had to stop making the hole bigger to fix new things I broke, so I just stopped there.

Step the second is where I did a dumb. Or six. Maybe seven.
My plan was to install the long steel bar you see, to distribute all mechanical loads across the width of the drawer. Drilling the holes for that, I a) managed to make some new cracking happen, and b) found I hadn't bought the right size rivets. I got some to stick, but they are a size to small, really. Seems to hold, though.

Step the third was stabilizing the lower section of the drawer with the shorter, wider plate. Right-size rivets this time.
Only almost every hole I drilled there produced nice big cracks spreading in opposite directions. Tried to drill some more stress-relief holes there... which created more stress and new cracks. So everything I tried made matters worse. So I stopped doing that and riveted that fucker in place and was done with it.

Since, the front of the drawer seems nice and stable, and I don't think I've seen any of the many cracks I created grow further. So for now, it seems to be okay.
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Re: Random Pics

Post by xtian » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 pm

remember when we used to talk about motorcycles. me neither. I fixed mine with a large panel of plexiglass i had in the basement that I formed with an angle grinder, covered it with acrylic mastic I had left like it's marmalade on a slice of bread and topped it with duct tape. it's even more mad max than yours.
I'm not really from around here.

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Re: Random Pics

Post by DerGolgo » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:25 pm

xtian wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 pm
remember when we used to talk about motorcycles. me neither.
Well, this is the part of the board specifically created by my predecessor(s) for non-motorcycle related conversations, and this is the Random Pics thread, not Bike Porn FTW, so...
xtian wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:00 pm
I fixed mine with a large panel of plexiglass i had in the basement that I formed with an angle grinder, covered it with acrylic mastic I had left like it's marmalade on a slice of bread and topped it with duct tape. it's even more mad max than yours.
:didnthappen:

Seriously, that sounds jangleplatz, I wanna see it!
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Re: Random Pics

Post by xtian » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:30 am

nothing personal, just funny how the discussion slowly and naturally went from drunken motorcycle mayhem to parental advice and gardening and suddenly the punkest thing about me is my rusting fridge. I guess you could read that as a good omen.
Anyone has a good advice about a new fridge ? wanna post photos of your fridge history ? I once had a giant american two door fridge, we had to give it away because we couldn't afford it's unrealistic mpg anymore and it was always empty anyway. I wish I had kept a photo.
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Re: Random Pics

Post by Jaeger » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:34 am

xtian wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:30 am
nothing personal, just funny how the discussion slowly and naturally went from drunken motorcycle mayhem to parental advice and gardening and suddenly the punkest thing about me is my rusting fridge. I guess you could read that as a good omen.
Anyone has a good advice about a new fridge ? wanna post photos of your fridge history ? I once had a giant american two door fridge, we had to give it away because we couldn't afford it's unrealistic mpg anymore and it was always empty anyway. I wish I had kept a photo.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

More than a decade later and we're all gettin' old 'n' shit. Gah! Linear time is a bitch!

(Now where's my applesauce?)

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