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Title: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: MikeCindi on March 20, 2008, 08:50:36 pm
Earlier this evening (~1900-2100 -6GMT) I could not connect to the forum as the turkey hacker hijacked the url. I was very pleased to see everything intact when I came back about 2215. How can we stop this @!#&^$ or other @!#&^$ from doing this?
(I call it the "turkey" as it broadcasts being Turkish.)
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 20, 2008, 08:57:13 pm
We got gayed again I guess
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: newt on March 20, 2008, 09:14:10 pm
at least there was a tasty track to listen to this time ;D ... reminded me of some tracks on the world according to rza
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: metvas on March 20, 2008, 09:30:26 pm
We are working on a solution for security now.
metvas
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Sivatheja on March 20, 2008, 10:07:58 pm
Actually this Turkey fellow should be made security advisor of some site, useless fellow, does'nt know how to better utilize his time.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: tomh38 on March 20, 2008, 11:29:27 pm
This reminds me of something a rabbi wrote, which I think is wise whatever religion you may have, including no religion at all.

What the rabbi wrote was something like, "It's not what you have that's important, it's what you do with what you have."

The context was intelligence.  Clearly this "hacker" could use his intellect and possibly considerable skill to better use.

Tom
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 21, 2008, 12:29:38 am
The context was intelligence.  Clearly this "hacker" could use his intellect and possibly considerable skill to better use.

True, but it also looks like we're an easy mark for some reason
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: tomh38 on March 21, 2008, 12:42:40 am
You're right of course, EFG.  I wonder why that is.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: MikeCindi on March 21, 2008, 07:23:39 am
I just noticed the the PayPal icon/link is gone. Is this a result of our nemesis?
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: M0E-lnx on March 21, 2008, 07:39:04 am
I just noticed the the PayPal icon/link is gone. Is this a result of our nemesis?

Are you talking about the forum or the main site?...
I never noticed a paypal button on the forum site

There is one still on the website though
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: nightflier on March 21, 2008, 08:19:37 am
For a while there was a Paypal icon close to the "Logout" link above.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: M0E-lnx on March 21, 2008, 08:37:31 am
Huh!... never noticed it
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: nightflier on March 21, 2008, 09:14:05 am
Huh!... never noticed it

Selective vision: filters out any request for donations.
Kinda like selective hearing: filters out requests to do housework.  ;D
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 21, 2008, 04:53:07 pm
Actually this Turkey fellow should be made security advisor of some site, useless fellow, doesn't know how to better utilize his time.

Neither do I tbh

I wish I could have the faith to believe there's such a things as 'constructive' things to do with your time. Unfortunately ... I have a memory.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: nightflier on March 21, 2008, 05:00:36 pm
I would say that if, in the future, your memory of what you did makes you happy, it was constructive use of time.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 21, 2008, 05:38:27 pm
I would say that if, in the future, your memory of what you did makes you happy, it was constructive use of time.

Well that's a source of ambiguity isn't it

The Turkish h4x0rz, for instance, must be very pleased with themselves now.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: tomh38 on March 21, 2008, 06:47:03 pm
Okay, I'm going to Godwinize this thread.

I'm sure that Hitler at some point felt happy about what he did by sending millions of people to their deaths.  So I suppose that was a constructive use of his time.

Tom
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 21, 2008, 07:05:05 pm
lol

lim n->infinity P(H) = 1, where n is number of posts and P(H) is probability of a Hitler comparison
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: nightflier on March 21, 2008, 07:24:16 pm
Hey, your perception is your reality. I just hope you find other sources of pleasure besides sending millions of people to their deaths.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: tomh38 on March 21, 2008, 08:23:23 pm
nightflier,

I hope you realize I was joking around with the Hitler thing.  I do agree with you though that one's perception is one's reality.

Tom
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: MikeCindi on March 21, 2008, 09:48:06 pm
Is it possible to be PC and sarcastic at the same time and not be offensive to someone?  ::)
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 21, 2008, 09:51:29 pm
Hey, your perception is your reality. I just hope you find other sources of pleasure besides sending millions of people to their deaths.

I also like the Song of Fire and Ice novels
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: nightflier on March 22, 2008, 05:48:24 am
Tom, I was joking back.  ;D  Text is an imperfect form of communication. Like just now, I realize I wrote "pleasure" where I meant "happiness".
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: tomh38 on March 22, 2008, 12:49:09 pm
nightflier,

Dude, I'm glad we're cool.

Tom

"Let it cool ... let the coolness get into your vertebrae." - Mel Brooks' History of the World: Part I
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 22, 2008, 02:38:47 pm
History of the World: Part I was pretty funny. I haven't seen it in a while
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Joe1962 on March 24, 2008, 10:40:38 am
History of the World: Part I was pretty funny.
Hell, yeah! I remember translating this to spanish for subs way back then, when I was in Uni.

I haven't seen it in a while
Me neither, and never even got to see part 2 actually.
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 24, 2008, 12:00:13 pm
I watched part of Spaceballs (also with Mel Brooks) yesterday

"That ring is nothing! It's a piece of junk! I found it in a Crackerjack box!"

And then John Hurt ridiculing himself seals the deal

"Not again!!!"
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: GrannyGeek on March 25, 2008, 05:58:20 pm
also with Mel Blanc

Mel Brooks? Mel Blanc did the voices for Looney Tunes.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: Triarius Fidelis on March 25, 2008, 07:09:58 pm
Yeah

My mistake  :-[

I'm sure about the name John Hurt though, he's my favorite actor
Title: Re: What happened to the Forum?
Post by: MikeCindi on April 01, 2008, 06:35:46 pm
I just noticed the the PayPal icon/link is gone. Is this a result of our nemesis?
First time to quote myself...I notice the the PayPal icon/link is now back.