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  1. So heres the short version. Used car dealers sell cars to people with bad credit and install 'kill switch' black boxes into the cars, in case the owner is late in a payment. So this guy gets laid off and access the system and puts out the kill command to 100's of cars. And he would of kept going if the company hadn't changed the passwords for all employee accounts. Imagine if this happened to the 'On-Star' system. And if you have On-Star? Read the privacy agreement. http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/03/hacker-bricks-cars/
  2. My guess is they got lost or misplaced in the data base crash if they were a very recent signup. They could see if their name is registered and then do a email recovery of password to re-register if their user name already exists.
  3. So users on Telesat satellite have been noting that there are new rules in place to more or less stop people from experiencing the Internet that they purchased access too. Make a note that 128Kbps download speed on satellite is pretty well useless. Next satellite with higher speeds and higher bandwidth limits(hopefully) will be after mid 2011 launch of the ViaSat1. http://www.viasat.com/broadband-satellite-networks/viasat-1 Edit: changed thread title.
  4. Or http://www.google.com/webhp#hl=en&source=hp&q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.testmy.net++krlcuevas&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=f&oq=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.testmy.net+&gs_rfai=&fp=f8bc9ba0718e9555
  5. But if you live in the best time zone, no need to change the time. Actually the pacfic time zone has had a better winter this year than the rest of North America. I really miss last years 6 feet to 8 feet of snow(all powder), when we only got about one foot this year. Snowblowers rock! And the occasional gravel on the roof is a side effect.
  6. Rant mode on...... So our canadian credit cards were made nice and safe with a "contact chip" and pin number needed for transactions. So now the a-holes have added one of those RFID 'paypass' chips in it(to go with the contact chip). And I can't find The damn RFID in it, since it may now be really tiny, instead of the older large flat style, or else it's incorporated into the contact chip. Anyone got one and successfully disabled the RFID? I can't nuke it, since I need the contact chip to work. From what I've read of real tech on the paypass, and not the "oh you need it within 4 inches of the reader", is they can transmit at least 2 feet away, and that is in one of those cheap faraday cage sleeves, that come with them on occasion. The disclaimer for the paypass? If there is strange spending habits on your card via paypass, the machine will disable the paypass from working(at the system reading level, I guess and not the RFID itself). Or in laymens terms, If you keep paying for the person's items in front of you, then it will be deactivated. Oh and the terminals receive strength will be reduced by a tech visit. Heres a layout pic of the configuration inside the 'contact chip'/'rfid' card. http://cardhy.en.ecplaza.net/9.asp It shows the antenna going around the outside, but this card is a bit dark to see it. But the pics I've seen, it shows the RFID's on the right hand side in either or both corners. Still got to call in to see if I can get one that is just contact chip. Or find a supplier of a good Faraday cage sleeve. Rant mode off...... When I get my next drivers license in the next few months, I am going to nuke that bugger for 3 to 5 seconds to make sure our government is not sneaking them in(it's voluntary at the moment). Been practicing with my old drivers license. It can take 5 seconds without over heating the 'magnetic strip'. And I am not defacing the license, so it's perfectly OK. And other than the accident with the magnet to the 'magnetic strip' when I got the card, the 'magnetic strip' probably don't work anyways. But if there is a pop on the card at 5 seconds, then the shit shall flow. Oh and a side note with our Government. Our digital drivers license pictures are stored in a data base. The police are taking pictures of protesters and using that data base to identify everyone of them. And the police are even going as far to call some of the protesters by name. That sure seems like a mis-use of the data base. Or illegal use, as is the better term. Meanwhile the police really hate it when you video them, and can become quite angry.
  7. Will this do? http://www.websiteop...rvices/analyze/ It gives some pointers on the size of the page and how it affects various page loading speeds of users connections. Easily managed by the webpage owner. http://www.google.co...8bc9ba0718e9555
  8. I can't remember when this board was synced with the old one, but it must of been one or two months ago when it got created. there is a setting to disable signatures from your viewing perspective. It is in "my settings", and then "forum", "View/Posting/Email Prefs". Profile(name) is at the top right corner of the forum and click the little drop down arrow to make various changes. Edit: and I don't know if ca3le increased the default attached file size yet, otherwise people may not be able to attach pics, if they are over the limit of 500k.
  9. This is the new board that is in testing and tweaking mode. There will be a synchronization of the information and posts from the old boards to this one eventually. And hopefully the few posts made here will be saved as well. ca3le is busy updating the main forum right now, so it is still down as of this posting. The speed test site is up again. https://testmy.net/ And is pointing here as the "community forum home".
  10. I would like to see it be open by default too. Shows the latests posts that way to new peoples without having to dig.
  11. how about this YouTube video. See the 3 little windows in blue and red colors? thats for embedding the media from YouTube.
  12. If you click 'reply' at the bottom of the last post, you get the quoted. If you click 'add reply' at the bottom of the page, you don't get the quote.
  13. The area you are in is in the convergence of 3 beams with the Anik F2. The WildBlue1 satellite has a much better spotbeam coverage(beam 102) of your area. I am only going to guess, if you were on the Anik F2, is that the equipment had to keep ramping up the power to make a good connection. And thus burning out early. And maybe you got the 'one month good speeds' and then it dropped back? That has to be the best part about satellite.
  14. The speed graph does bounce a bit up and down. YouTube has some kind of detector of the connection speed me thinks. And I know why attachments don't work. You have used 14.41MB of 500K 100% You have 214 attachments (100% used) I'll post a note in the main forum for ca3le to see.
  15. If you use a bandwidth monitor on your desktop, you should be able to see what the stream is trying to run at. Heres some quick examples. I also use a flash blocker to stop videos from instantly loading before I click to allow. This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCriOea4hD4 Spiked to about 3.8Mbps then tapered off quick as it was done loading. This one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3dkEBtxWo0&NR=1 spiked at 3.2Mbps then dropped to about 1.4Mbps stream This one had initial peaks at 3.2Mbps and ran at about 1.8Mbps stream. Note that the loading stream will run slightly faster than the viewing. So it prevents buffering.
  16. If ya got Mod powers there should be a delete trail in the thread, me thinks. Unless they were permanently deleted. Look Under 'edit thread'. I'm going to try and post a picture again of a head banging into a computer. Upload failed.
  17. Unless you mean threads... Then again I is sick today, so maybe there were some other posts I forget. tdawnaz Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:28 AM he's still working on getting the pics to show...like in sigs and posts...funny thing is tho...if you look at your profile...the pictures are in the sigs... btw dimples...i love your new picture... ----------------------------------------------------- Coknuck Posted 30 January 2010 - 09:57 PM Need to fix the signature link or script.
  18. Maybe you clicked 'ignore' on those members. Posts are still there.........
  19. YouTube has issues sometimes if a lot of people are watching the same video or whatever server it's on is congested. The only issue I have with Youtube is it will load halfway and then stop(the progress bar). Not all the time, but occasionally. I have a little tiny glitch in my line that causes that. Getting a new drop in a couple of months to see if it goes away. Not enough to bother with instantly. Maybe we will get a VDSL2 upgrade this year. So what I do is move the cursor to slightly ahead of the stop and it starts to load again, then just back up the cursor to the last viewed spot. Whats your Internet connection anyways? ISP and are you connecting wireless or Ethernet. Mine is 6Mbps and before that 3Mbps. It used to be having about 350Kbps was good to stream, but that has gone to about 600Kbps. And the high def stuff can be abouts 1.5Mbps.
  20. test test test test tickle
  21. Adjusting default settings in FireFox should only cause firefox to speed up or slow down and should not affect your connection via other browsers http://kb.mozillazine.org/Resetting_preferences FireFox available here. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
  22. This should go good with extra monitoring of a users connection for the pocket books of the copyright mafia. http://techdirt.com/articles/20100125/1533037892.shtml
  23. Is your router locked down that it needs the MAC address of wireless computers? Thats part of the security so neighbors don't steal your wireless signal. And along with a passphrase too.
  24. Just like Phorm and Nebuad before them, yet another illegal monitoring of users Internet traffic for either 'ad revenues' or 'monitoring of users data' for the Copyright Mafia to detect and eject filesharers from the Internet. Including Grandma with the unsecured wireless router. All this deep monitoring and data retention is illegal. And will constantly be ruled to be illegal. So why do companies keep resurrecting illegal methods of violating users privacy and Rights. http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1588665/virgin-fingered-eu
  25. Maybe he's found another, better forum software to play with? I've noticed the forum was down here the other day. And a couple of access glitches after the changeover.
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