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Forum: Lounge 2020-03-28, 17:52
Replies: 408
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Posted By retina
[/QUOTE]That is the same thinking as the IoT and...

[/QUOTE]That is the same thinking as the IoT and various other devices like phones and tractors. The majority of the public seem to be perfectly okay with the corporations keeping control of the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-27, 17:44
Replies: 408
Views: 13,896
Posted By retina
I don't know about the UK, but I would assume...

I don't know about the UK, but I would assume that the palace has it's own PBX. And many PBX systems still accept pulse dialling and convert it to DTMF for the outgoing line. Or convert it to digital...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-03-27, 13:31
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By retina
How come?

How come?
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-27, 09:57
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By retina
We will be forced to stop when we run out of...

We will be forced to stop when we run out of exponents to test.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-26, 21:36
Replies: 408
Views: 13,896
Posted By retina
Those things are a stupid idea anyway. Pure...

Those things are a stupid idea anyway. Pure vanity, zero brains.
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-03-26, 19:50
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By retina
And B - A - 1 = B

And B - A - 1 = B
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-03-26, 19:27
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By retina
Very good. If we assign: A = 1 + 1 + 1...

Very good.

If we assign:

A = 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ...
B = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ...

Then B - A = B, since pairwise subtraction gives 0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + ... = 1 + 2 + 3 + ...

Therefore...
Forum: Other Mathematical Topics 2020-03-26, 17:57
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By retina
Is (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ...) less than (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ...) ?

Is (1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + ...) less than (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ...) ?

It would seem not.

Because 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + ... = -1/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww

I'm not...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-26, 01:33
Replies: 408
Views: 13,896
Posted By retina
Have you heard of Typhoid Mary...

Have you heard of Typhoid Mary (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoid_Mary)?

Maybe this virus can remain contagious after someone has contracted it, displayed symptoms, and subsequently diagnosed...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-25, 19:40
Replies: 408
Views: 13,896
Posted By retina
At the very least, all that is known, is that the...

At the very least, all that is known, is that the number of people identified has doubled each 3 days. But that probably has very little relation with the number of people that have contracted the...
Forum: Forum Feedback 2020-03-24, 06:17
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By retina
Are you using the fancy JS editor? I have...

Are you using the fancy JS editor?

I have no trouble with the normal non-JS text box. Enter is what one expects. Spaces are what one expects.

It all just works.

And I even put two...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-24, 02:42
Replies: 278
Views: 11,880
Posted By retina
And the "funny" part is that most people seem...

And the "funny" part is that most people seem completely okay with allowing the manufacturers to retain complete control over "their" purchased product.

Normally I wouldn't care about what others...
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-23, 22:09
Replies: 75
Views: 2,662
Posted By retina
That isn't a skill I care to develop.

That isn't a skill I care to develop.
Forum: Soap Box 2020-03-23, 21:55
Replies: 75
Views: 2,662
Posted By retina
Haha, yeah. Separating liquids is easy, everyone...

Haha, yeah. Separating liquids is easy, everyone can do it with just a bread knife and an old slipper.

In exactly that same way, how to get free energy: Collect sunlight.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-23, 09:44
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
Also email them to yourself and see how your...

Also email them to yourself and see how your client handles them.

Would they easily fool you or your friends? What about when you are tired, drunk or distracted, then could they fool you?
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-23, 00:11
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
Try these links, if you dare: http://aoI.net...

Try these links, if you dare:

http://aoI.net
http://aoI.com
http://rnicrosoft.com
http://wikipеdia.com
http://googlе.com

Moderator's note: Please examine them, but do not click on them. ...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-22, 21:57
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
If might not be aol.net either. Check for Unicode...

If might not be aol.net either. Check for Unicode characters, perhaps the o is a Cyrillic o, or some other spoof domain.

Haven't you guys been reading anything in this thread!
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-22, 17:58
Replies: 408
Views: 13,896
Posted By retina
I think that question is a good illustration of...

I think that question is a good illustration of how meaningless the current figures are. The values we have now can't answer that sort of question.

Wait until there has been testing of everyone,...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-22, 06:06
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
I tried this example. Try emailing it to yourself...

I tried this example. Try emailing it to yourself and see what behaviour you get.
...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-21, 21:02
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
Your email client isn't so bad in this case. ...

Your email client isn't so bad in this case.

But your screenshot shows another technique. Using a legitimate address to redirect to a hacker address. The "ClickedUrl" page is just a redirect page...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-21, 16:38
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By retina
It isn't mentioned anywhere that I can see but...

It isn't mentioned anywhere that I can see but might it be because of efficiency concerns?

It would be more efficient to have Alice receive all the keys B-Z and then she can simply compute...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-21, 06:40
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
I can make that URL cloaking example better: ...

I can make that URL cloaking example better:

http://legit.looking.domain.com/fluffy_bunnies.html_random_characters_blahblahblahFKJAIJIFJwejiEDJjkefjEJIEFjO@hackers.evil.domain.cc/virus.cgi

And...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-20, 22:48
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
But those remote images will tattle on you...

But those remote images will tattle on you opening the message, and get you put on ever more spam lists.

And that embedded JS doing its dirty deeds in the background ... yuck. :yucky:
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-20, 22:36
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
IMO allowing html view is asking for trouble....

IMO allowing html view is asking for trouble. Plain text only is safest.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-20, 22:23
Replies: 31
Views: 613
Posted By retina
There are a few ways that addresses can be made...

There are a few ways that addresses can be made to look like something else with the @ prefix. Lame example, but I hope you can see the technique:
...
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