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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:53 am

We just had someone busted for browsing child porn on a work device. Never underestimate stupid.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:07 am

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More recently than that, even. Back when I was folding on my personal systems I know people here were installing it on work machines where they were the IT admin. I think they got approval first, but I know it happened.


Back in the folding days, I remember a story about a guy who convinced his employer to let him run it on the all the work machines.

It runs in the background! Priority levels! Your CPU is mostly idle, and when you do need it F@H won't get in your way! Etc...

YOU WON'T NOTICE! PROMISE!

Which is of course essentially true for computation. It's not so true for memory.

At some point, probably not long after the guy got permission and did all the installs, Pande Lab put out a work unit that had dramatically higher required working set than what this guy had ever seen before.

You *DO* notice swapping. :lol: :P

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:31 am

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We just had someone busted for browsing child porn on a work device. Never underestimate stupid.

I never personally encountered that, thankfully. But I did know one guy who was given a choice to retire or be fired for cause after he was caught browsing porn for the third time. His defense, verbatim, was: "I have to do it here! If I do it at home and my wife catches me, she'll divorce me!"
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:30 am

I used to know a guy like that too. I'll never forgot that one day he outlined how the genitals of some animals were very similar to human females. Some people are a little bit broken.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:17 am

Well......if we look on the bright side, I'd guess I'd rather have malware creators trying to steal computing resources than engaging in more damaging activities. At least a percentage of them will change their focus in that direction.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:41 am

Chuckaluphagus wrote:
notfred wrote:
We just had someone busted for browsing child porn on a work device. Never underestimate stupid.

I never personally encountered that, thankfully. But I did know one guy who was given a choice to retire or be fired for cause after he was caught browsing porn for the third time. His defense, verbatim, was: "I have to do it here! If I do it at home and my wife catches me, she'll divorce me!"

Many jobs ago, I heard (3rd hand) that someone had gotten fired for storing a rather sizable porn collection on the departmental file server.

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I used to know a guy like that too. I'll never forgot that one day he outlined how the genitals of some animals were very similar to human females. Some people are a little bit broken.

I'd say that more than a "little" broken. Though I guess it's all relative, there's way more broken stuff than that.

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Well......if we look on the bright side, I'd guess I'd rather have malware creators trying to steal computing resources than engaging in more damaging activities. At least a percentage of them will change their focus in that direction.

I wouldn't bet on it being an either-or type of thing. It probably just convinces more people to write malware.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:47 pm

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The Egg wrote:
Well......if we look on the bright side, I'd guess I'd rather have malware creators trying to steal computing resources than engaging in more damaging activities. At least a percentage of them will change their focus in that direction.

I wouldn't bet on it being an either-or type of thing. It probably just convinces more people to write malware.

Somewhat disagree --- if it attracts more malware creators, then it's attracting them directly to the cryptomining field, rather than others (at least initially). For existing malware creators, some types can't co-exist, so it depends. For instance, you wouldn't want to alert the user with scareware if you're looking to covertly steal computing resources, and likewise, you wouldn't want to hose the system if you're from the "just cause as much damage as possible" demographic.

So I think it does draw away from other (possibly more damaging) types of malware; maybe not greatly, but measurably.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:58 pm

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just brew it! wrote:
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Well......if we look on the bright side, I'd guess I'd rather have malware creators trying to steal computing resources than engaging in more damaging activities. At least a percentage of them will change their focus in that direction.

I wouldn't bet on it being an either-or type of thing. It probably just convinces more people to write malware.

Somewhat disagree --- if it attracts more malware creators, then it's attracting them directly to the cryptomining field, rather than others (at least initially). For existing malware creators, some types can't co-exist, so it depends. For instance, you wouldn't want to alert the user with scareware if you're looking to covertly steal computing resources, and likewise, you wouldn't want to hose the system if you're from the "just cause as much damage as possible" demographic.

So I think it does draw away from other (possibly more damaging) types of malware; maybe not greatly, but measurably.

What makes you think other types of malware will check for the presence of crypto-mining software before installing itself? They're coming from different authors, and there's no incentive for them to coordinate with each other.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:44 pm

https://xkcd.com/1957/

The mouseover text makes this one.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
https://xkcd.com/1957/

The mouseover text makes this one.

That, and the fact that the first bug on the list is real.

I guess if you need to display those characters, you're using it wrong...
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:48 pm

I figured at least one of them had to be.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 pm

The joys of marketing your product to the government: https://www.fedramp.gov/

I had never even heard of FedRAMP before today. I guess I will be learning more about it in the weeks to come.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm

I saw a presentation about OpenVMS today that had multiple slides about "blockchain"

I was very sad.

(luckily, it was all BS marketing: there was nothing really blockchain about this "blockchain")
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:37 pm

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The joys of marketing your product to the government: https://www.fedramp.gov/

I had never even heard of FedRAMP before today. I guess I will be learning more about it in the weeks to come.

The V2.0 nationwide multi-state licensing system (the reason for my recent NoLa trip) for non-bank state-licensed lenders/brokers/etc is being built on an Amazon cloud and is subject to FedRAMP as there's criminal background info in the system. Accordingly, I've been learning about FedRAMP as well. Get ready for acronym city, but I'll bet you already expected that. It'll be just like going back to DoD.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:11 pm

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I was supposed to be driving to SW Missouri today for a user group tomorrow, but I was around a half hour from home when I got a call that it was canceled since there's supposed to be freezing rain/ice falling in the area tonight again. At least I wasn't there already. :D

Did the meeting online this morning. Glad I did, too, because Springfield on south got some **** weather. I did not reference the blockchain, so I feel pretty good about it. :lol:
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Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:24 pm

:lol:
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:39 pm

My employer distributed free e-books of their own customized version of "Blockchain For Dummies" to everyone. People were pissed off that it wasn't a generic intro to blockchain, since our corporate spin-meisters obviously had a hand in editing it. They got the actual "For Dummies" publisher involved, so it has the official branding and everything; but the author and content are different from the version you can buy on Amazon.

It's kind of like when you get a recipe off the web, and discover that it recommends specific brands of all the ingredients, because the recipe was published by (say) Kraft Foods...
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm

That's actually kind of creepy when you think about it. Sort of like their own corporate sponsored indoctrination into a particular thing.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:49 pm

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That's actually kind of creepy when you think about it. Sort of like their own corporate sponsored indoctrination into a particular thing.

Yup. That's part of (well, mostly...) what pissed people off.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

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TechReport recommends what?

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Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:27 am

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Oh, I'd love to parse your search history... mmm hmmm... /said in sassy yet sarcastic voice
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:45 am

If you can figure out what triggered that, let me know, because I have no idea. I had been researching auto parts for an upcoming strut job. The "TR recommends" heading was a pretty wild touch, though.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:06 pm

Right now TR recommends a high-speed 8' x 4' printer (that is not a typo).

Now that I've clicked the link I'm sure I'll be seeing more of that in the future.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:28 pm

Right now TR is recommending me DotNetNuke hosting providers. I really hate DotNetNuke, but this is not a thing to blame on TR.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:12 am

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Well......if we look on the bright side, I'd guess I'd rather have malware creators trying to steal computing resources than engaging in more damaging activities. At least a percentage of them will change their focus in that direction.


Was reading an article on that last week, it has already escalated to some advanced counter-malware warfare where if one mining malware app gets into a system, it will first search for and destroy other known mining malware already on the system before setting up shop. Only a matter of time before they bundle in anti-malware scanners into their malware, to keep infected systems clean and running quickly for their mining. :lol:
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:20 am

this post is over three years old. I link that because...

This morning I checked my Yahoo mail, as I will occasionally, and since I was logging into the TR fantasy baseball league anyway, and I am STILL getting this guy's Discover statement
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:15 am

Odd on two accounts.

1. That you're still getting the statement
2. That anyone still uses Discover
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:19 am

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Odd on two three accounts.

1. That you're still getting the statement
2. That anyone still uses Discover
3. That anyone still uses Yahoo

FTFY. :wink:
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just brew it! wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
Odd on two three accounts.

1. That you're still getting the statement
2. That anyone still uses Discover
3. That anyone still uses Yahoo

FTFY. :wink:

Honestly, I wanted to say that too, but I know Ned (and all other leagues here?) uses Yahoo for some mind-boggling reason so I left it alone. Yahoo products are just sub-par. And yes, I mean their fantasy sports leagues too.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:07 am

Inertia, I think. The leagues have been there for many years, since the start of fantasy sports on TR, back when there were like four regular NFL leagues plus the keepers. I wouldn't use it at all except for fantasy sports.
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