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[#] Fri Jun 14 2019 11:43:05 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm really a bigger fan of 1983-1985. 86-89 were rough years for me, all things considered, and I liked the music less and less every year... That whole dirty hippy thing was starting to catch on as New Wave and Punk moved out... it finally morphed into Grunge, but that was the early to mid 90s... which were also awesome times for me. 

 

 



[#] Sun Jun 16 2019 04:10:08 MST from TheDave

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I still love New Wave.



[#] Sun Jun 16 2019 11:43:25 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Well, new wave was awesome... There are some modern artists that capture a very 80s new wave sound on some of their tracks. 

 



[#] Mon Jun 17 2019 06:48:38 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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1987 happens to be the year that I and one of my friends invented the digital music player during some idle time in 11th grade.

We had been playing around with recording little sound clips and playing them on the computers of that era.  I owned a Commodore 64, whose volume control could be used as a 4-bit DAC, and an Amiga 1000, which had four 8-bit DACs.  We were sketching a bunch of different ideas and came up with a portable music player consisting of little more than a DAC and a headphone amplifier.  The only limitation we saw was storage density.  We envisioned music being distributed on ROM cartridges.  I'll be the record company pigopolists would have loved that.



[#] Tue Jun 18 2019 02:19:08 MST from TheDave

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Totally the wrong room for music lol but I'm super in love with this sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2pS9KN28U



[#] Sat Jun 22 2019 15:30:12 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Jun 17 2019 06:48:38 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

1987 happens to be the year that I and one of my friends invented the digital music player during some idle time in 11th grade.

We had been playing around with recording little sound clips and playing them on the computers of that era.  I owned a Commodore 64, whose volume control could be used as a 4-bit DAC, and an Amiga 1000, which had four 8-bit DACs.  We were sketching a bunch of different ideas and came up with a portable music player consisting of little more than a DAC and a headphone amplifier.  The only limitation we saw was storage density.  We envisioned music being distributed on ROM cartridges.  I'll be the record company pigopolists would have loved that.



That is pretty cool. But I bet a lot of people were coming up with these kind of ideas - and storage was the limitation for everyone at the time. I know when I heard the Purple Haze demo - I knew it WOULD happen - but I also knew that the demo took up an entire 800k floppy - and that was just a little loop with a lot of noise and distortion. But you could see what the future was going to bring. 

 



[#] Fri Jul 19 2019 06:36:27 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I invented it first and I want $$$$millions in royalties from teh Apple!!!!!!1



[#] Fri Jul 19 2019 10:23:26 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Apple has a long list of people wanting to sue them for stealing ideas. 



[#] Fri Jul 19 2019 14:22:32 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Like the Mac, which they stole from Xerox.

But it just didn't seem right for Xerox to sue someone for copying.

<rimshot>

 



[#] Fri Jul 19 2019 21:56:58 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Bwahaha!

Xerox *is* who I was thinking of when I posted this, though. ;) 

Also.. the company that made radios that look just like Macs. 



[#] Tue Aug 20 2019 06:29:02 MST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I had the pleasure of spending some time working with a Xerox STAR system in the early 1980's.  It had a level of sophistication in the UI that would take years for Apple to match, combined with networking that was so transparent, it made the network f eel like one big computer.

Many people in IT know that Apple stole most of their Mac ideas from Xerox, but only the most hardcore (and at this point, oldest) network nerds know that Novell stole most of the design for their network stack from Xerox as well.  IPX/SPX was based on XNS.



[#] Tue Sep 03 2019 21:17:27 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I didn't know that, but I've worked with Lantastic networks... and they were not a joy to behold. :)

[#] Tue Sep 03 2019 22:16:34 MST from TheDave

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I still can't believe that in 2019 Windows doesn't network well.  XP was probably the closest they ever got to a reliable home networking solution without paying for an enterprise solution.  Half the time I can't get my two computers in the same room on the same wifi to see each other.  It's maddening and makes me want to buy a network switch and a bunch of cat-6 cable and load linux onto my old laptop to control the network.



[#] Wed Sep 04 2019 19:11:42 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Windows has a maligned network stack. It actually works great for me most of the time - but the problem tends to be SMB/CIFS and evolving security standards that aren't consistent - and it makes connectivity a bitch in heterogenous networks. I got hired on at a Linux consulting place even though I was a Windows guy because I was the only guy they had ever interviewed that aced their SAMBA setup portion of their test. *Nix guys usually don't actually really understand SAMBA, SMB and CIFS - nor do they really like to play around with it in my experience. But, the kind of problems you describe - I see them. Machines that will only resolve by IP address or won't show up in the network neighborhood, or a persistent mapped drive that sometimes says it is already mounted under a different drive assignment requiring a reboot. The more secure the NT Network layer has become, the more these issues pop up.

[#] Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

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If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?



[#] Mon Dec 23 2019 13:30:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?



This one is good: 

https://www.udemy.com/course/penetration-testing/




[#] Mon Dec 23 2019 13:31:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Mon Dec 23 2019 13:30:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?



This one is good: 

https://www.udemy.com/course/penetration-testing/




And Kali is what you want to learn on. 



[#] Wed Jan 01 2020 20:12:58 MST from TheDave

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Mon Dec 23 2019 13:31:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions
Mon Dec 23 2019 13:30:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions 
Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?

This one is good: 

https://www.udemy.com/course/penetration-testing/

And Kali is what you want to learn on. 

What's Kali?



[#] Wed Jan 08 2020 17:27:35 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Wed Jan 01 2020 20:12:58 MST from TheDave

 

Mon Dec 23 2019 13:31:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions
Mon Dec 23 2019 13:30:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions 
Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?

This one is good: 

https://www.udemy.com/course/penetration-testing/

And Kali is what you want to learn on. 

What's Kali?



Kali is a Linux distribution geared toward penetration testing.  



[#] Sat Jan 11 2020 19:06:23 MST from TheDave

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Wed Jan 08 2020 17:27:35 MST from ParanoidDelusions

 

Wed Jan 01 2020 20:12:58 MST from TheDave

 

Mon Dec 23 2019 13:31:43 MST from ParanoidDelusions
Mon Dec 23 2019 13:30:50 MST from ParanoidDelusions 
Mon Dec 16 2019 01:43:37 MST from TheDave

If I wanted to learn white hat hacking, where should I start?

This one is good: 

https://www.udemy.com/course/penetration-testing/

And Kali is what you want to learn on. 

What's Kali?



Kali is a Linux distribution geared toward penetration testing.  



Awesome.  I'll switch my old gaming laptop over as soon as I've transferred all the old data off it.



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