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Forum: Security Awareness 09-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By cptkrf
This is quite a fascinating bug, even more so...

This is quite a fascinating bug, even more so that it took so long to become apparent. One wonders just how many more snakes are hiding in the grass for future strollers to find.

However…

It...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-25-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By cptkrf
Have you noticed any broken shell scripts? I...

Have you noticed any broken shell scripts? I ask because the OSX sh and Linux sh are slightly different.
Forum: Security Awareness 09-25-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By cptkrf
As Vansmith has said, any problems will probably...

As Vansmith has said, any problems will probably be at the server level. This is not a virus, nor is it malware - it is just some bad coding that hasn’t been noticed since it was written. ...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-25-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By cptkrf
You got it. But that is a given as of today. ...

You got it. But that is a given as of today. This bug has been around unnoticed for a long time and was just found, so all versions of OSX, Unix and Linux will have it if they are using standard...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-24-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,215
Posted By cptkrf
ShellShock bug in OSX and 'nix

A real bug was described today that will affect OSX and any 'nix's. There are no known exploits in the wild yet, but it is fairly serious. I can play with it on Debian and it is easy to use,...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 09-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By cptkrf
A runaway Flash will heat it up like a toaster. ...

A runaway Flash will heat it up like a toaster. My Air would stay at room temperatures no matter what I did, except on occasion, when the terminal command "Top" showed Adobe's finest taking 99...
Forum: Security Awareness 09-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By cptkrf
Actually, I have found it quite useful,...

Actually, I have found it quite useful, especially back when I was on a data capped satellite. It allowed for the easy detection - and blocking - of large apps that were told not to auto update, but...
Forum: Apple Desktops 08-30-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By cptkrf
I have a new Mini that started with the same...

I have a new Mini that started with the same problem a week ago. Won't wake from sleep with a key press or mouse. The attached Time Machine complains that the disk was unplugged without being...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-30-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By cptkrf
And mine. Except that I started back in 8080...

And mine. Except that I started back in 8080 days where you built everything by starting with a handful of sockets, chips and wire. And when finished, you had to write your own "OS". Man, it was...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By cptkrf
SAY WHAT!? That's a new one on me. In...

SAY WHAT!? That's a new one on me.

In fact, anyone who eats over or around my MBA are going to get themselves chopped. Must be some strange Mac owners in the world:D
Forum: Switcher Hangout 08-28-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By cptkrf
An interesting post from a person with experience...

An interesting post from a person with experience on both platforms. Or all three, if I read it right. Now, for my 67 cents worth (inflation means that 2 cents isn't what it was.)

What you are...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-27-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,928
Posted By cptkrf
I didn't laugh (probably too stunned by such an...

I didn't laugh (probably too stunned by such an asinine statement) but after that came out, anything else he said immediately went to my /dev/null as useless.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,928
Posted By cptkrf
Well, they aren't my provider, just one that I...

Well, they aren't my provider, just one that I was exploring. But here in rural East Texas, it isn't like you have pages of providers to choose from. Other than satellite, you Might have a local...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-26-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,928
Posted By cptkrf
Wow. SLOW? I will swap with you. Try $79 a...

Wow. SLOW? I will swap with you. Try $79 a month and 1 meg down and 200k up. No limit, however, but at these speeds what ISP would bother?
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-25-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,928
Posted By cptkrf
Gasp! A major and unknown threat for OSX

This is about security and antivirus, but since no one is likely to get any usable info from it, I have put it in the lounge.

My physical internet provider has become less than optimum lately, so...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-16-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By cptkrf
The last two days have seen the problem...

The last two days have seen the problem disappear, at least here. Tuesday it was really bad, got better on Wednesday, then Thursday seemed to be gone.

I met a friend (non-technical type) for...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-14-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By cptkrf
Not in this case. Working pretty good this...

Not in this case. Working pretty good this morning, EXCEPT…

for mac-forums.com and wikipedia. Could not reach either, starting from about 6:45am CST, from home , from Starbucks or from the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-13-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By cptkrf
Router table full problem?

Anybody else noticing that the 'Net is majorly broken this morning? Sites are coming and going, including this one. And Google? Ten zillion google servers and I can't hit one? Wikipedia and...
Forum: Community Suggestions and Feedback 08-06-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By cptkrf
I DO remember the phone booth. Now. But...

I DO remember the phone booth. Now.

But most of those in the examples are screenshots of this or that. Not really what I was thinking about as regard a pic. They are, of course, but...
Forum: Community Suggestions and Feedback 08-06-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By cptkrf
For Moderator - picture question.

I see very few pictures in the posts on this forum. (In fact, can’t seem to remember even one.) Also, I see nothing about use or restriction of imbedded pics in the guidelines.

So…

Sometimes...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-06-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By cptkrf
Yes. I am in total agreement with you on that. ...

Yes. I am in total agreement with you on that. The information availability now would have made that kid back in my youth think that aliens had landed and had given over their entire technology,...
Forum: Security Awareness 08-06-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By cptkrf
Loooooong password problem

I changed my important passwords (again) this morning in the wake of the latest hacking episode. No problem - I do it often enough that it is almost automatic. Except…

For Apple.

With...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-05-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By cptkrf
Ah yes. The magic of acoustic couplers and 300...

Ah yes. The magic of acoustic couplers and 300 baud - and, much later, as fast as 1200 baud. I remember those days also. And 8080s and the rich kid on the block that had an unheard-of 64k in his...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By cptkrf
The Future of Forums?

Anybody besides me thinking that Forums are slowly dying out?

The Astronomy forum (that was run by the magazine) that I have used for years, shut down without explanation, but I had noticed...
Forum: OS X - Development and Darwin 08-03-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,703
Posted By cptkrf
It ain't gonna work on Mavericks in native mode...

It ain't gonna work on Mavericks in native mode apparently - at least not without more work that I want to put in it, and to just get undone on the next update of OSX. And almost assuredly it won't...
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