PsypherX

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  1. I've got an old PII that runs great with DSL (HD install). Still have a bunch of stuff to configure on it, and setting up XFree86 was a pain, but it's working, and it's fast.
  2. BORDERLINE, STROM?!?!?!? BORDERLINE?!?!?!?!? I hate you.
  3. Um, they did. And what's up with the autoresponder-esque post?
  4. Thanks Riscphree!
  5. But what do you learn by doing that? You forget all that information in a day or two.
  6. As far as the MCSE goes, which track are you studying; 2000 or 2003? I went through a tech school myself for the 2000 track, and all I have to show for it so far is my MCP. I still need an elective (Network Infastructure) to get my MCSA, then it's three more exams to pick up my MCSE. Finally, I have the books for CCNA and CCDA, but that's going to be a royal pain in my ass. If you're studying the MCSE 2000 track, let me know and we can get together in chat or something and help each other study. EDIT: I also have some interactive practice exams for most of the MCSE requisite exams that I could transfer to you.
  7. It's so damn hard to infer that sometimes with text. Better safe than sorry, I guess.
  8. That schematic just kicked my ass, Strom. Anything involving microFarads is waaaaay over my head.
  9. That would never happen. If it can be built, it can be broken.
  10. http://www.whizatpc.com/Kbase%5CKA10118.html
  11. For starters, I like the look of the site - the theme is sweet and it looks like you've got something good there. However, take what I say next with a grain of salt. You'll be glad you did, because it's going to save you a lot of pain and heartache in the future. Ask any forum admin who's been around for a while and he'll tell you the same: You have way too many categories to have any hope of efficiency. For instance, you've got your Operating Systems forum and the Toolbox forum, which contains a bunch of different categories for operating systems you have in the former forum. Why not have an OS forum with "General Discussion" and "Security" as categories? It'd be easier to maintain, track, and back up (and more importantly, restore). This way you don't have that unsightly "Other" forum, which is the bastard child of all poorly-designed boards everywhere. Now, if someone has a question about Plan9 or OS/2, they can simply post in the General OS Discussion category and be done with it, instead of trying to hunt down an elusive, specific category. Also, people tend to mistake "Other" forums as "Post whatever the fuck you want" forums, which is never a good thing. This will also help with moderation, which I'm sure Stank and the moderation crew can attest to, isn't fucking easy in the slightest, even with just a few different forums and categories. The simple truth is, most board-goers are dumbasses (except here at BinRev ) and will post shit where it doesn't belong. That will be the most time-consuming part of your job as an admin/moderator; moving shit to its proper place. Now, which would be easier: moving something to one of, say, 10-15 different categories, or 48? Yes, I counted. So, that all being said, read up a bit on what it takes to run a forum, join a few forum admin boards yourself for some knowledgeable discussion, and prepare for the long road ahead. Those boards alone are going to take up a lot of your time if your board/hosting/Half Life 2 modding site takes off (which I'm sure you want to see happen). I'm not saying all this to be a dick or to fucking call you out or anything. Even with origins of dubious veracity (see Stank's post above), it's nice to see someone get out there and give it a go. The whole reason I'm writing this is so that you will, hopefully, become successful and HHSP will stick around for a while. Hacking/Phreaking sites come and go at in the blink of an eye, so it's nice when you finally find something like BinRev and Old Skool Phreak. Maybe in a couple years people will be able to talk this way about HHSP... and I hope they do. Best of luck to you!
  12. Yeah, that's just great. I'm sure IT departments all over the world are going to be receptive to chucking old machines with classified information on them simply because Bill Gates said it was safe to. "Let's trust Microsoft with our national secrets!" Dumbasses. EDIT: Dumbasses = MS.
  13. Can anyone hook me up with some good non-RIAA, independent music sites where I can download songs for free? I love most of the songs that play at the end of the radio show and would like to start searching for some more on my own. Any help will be greatly appreciated - thanks!
  14. You can find some good freeware WinRAR alternatives at http://www.7-zip.org/ and http://www.ultimatezip.com/. And as far as prefacing each post with something alluding to your "n00bness", don't worry about it man. Everyone was a n00b at some point or another, as no one is born "l33t" (although some may have you believe that). Besides, even the most experienced hacker is a n00b in certain areas. It's simply impossible to know everything about everything. That being said, the search for that knowledge is, in fact, part of what defines a hacker. Welcome to the club! EDIT: Apparently Ultimate Zip isn't freeware anymore. 7-zip still is, however.
  15. That... is... so... fucking... awesome! I'm in shock. Well, it serves them right for doing something as idiotic as letting the public dictate their programming, even if it seemed as insignificant as some CG. Great find, man, great find.
  16. Not only that, but the user/pass also corresponds to a residence address if the disc was sent to your house. And that's just scary.
  17. You can find some excellent information here: http://windows.ittoolbox.com/documents/document.asp?i=1893
  18. Hahah... I'm in as well.
  19. The topic title is rather misleading - I was expecting to come in here and find information, about, well, Google Hacking. Granted, it's involved, but basically, the title of this post should be "Is it illegal to steal credit card information?" Like others have mentioned, yes, it is.
  20. Yes, but I believe they were highlighting the ones that had logins disabled - not the ones where the logins were on default. Definitely be careful about accessing that stuff - you don't know what's logged and what's not, even if it's on default.
  21. Creating a keygen is cool, and it's an admirable project for wanting to find out how keygens work and how to put them together, but creating a keygen for AOL specifically is like trying to find a better way to jump sack-first into a bathtub filled with scissors and vinegar.
  22. Well, if you think you can complete all their offers in less than 90 days (and the third tier offers get expensive), you're welcome to try it. It's just not my bag. Granted, you'll be spending hundreds less than if you were to out and buy a laptop, but chances are it'll be shit you don't need, have trouble cancelling, and so on and so forth. And then you have to wait 4-8 weeks for it to ship, after all your offers have been verified (which sometimes will take up to 4 weeks). Besides, if you're trying to get a laptop, you could probably find something comparable on eBay for about the same price you'd be paying to complete all those offers. EDIT: If you're dead-set on one of these "free laptop" schemes, I'd at least recommend this one. It only requires you to fulfill one offer, but you have to get more people to do the same (18). I don't think there's a time limit on it, so if you sign up and just wait a bit, it'll come to you. This particular program has been verified in the past - it's just hard to get referrals. Also, they say they're giving people $20 cash for signing up now, but you'd have to explore that a bit, as I haven't read the details. Yes, that's my referral link, so please hook a brother up if you're interested. If anything else, just check it out since it doesn't require you to forfeit an arm and a leg to fulfill your end of the bargain.
  23. I've never used it, but yes, they're essentially a scam. Read their TOS. And I quote (from an e-mail I sent a friend inquiring about the same, where I paraphrased the TOS verbage with my own, in parentheses): From their terms and conditions: "Specific Terms and Conditions for the ProductTestPanel.com (PTP) Membership Incentive Promotions: (Random bullshit to hide the fact that they're gonna fuck you) (d) acquire two advertiser action points from each of PTP's three Offer Groups for a total of six advertiser action points. Action points are earned when a PTP user fully completes an advertiser offer after accessing the offer by clicking on a link provided on the PTP website or from the PTP member area. Attempting to gain action points in any way other than clicking on the advertiser links provided by PTP will result in the cancellation of your PTP membership. Please understand that this means completing two offers from the Top Offers group, two offers from the Prime Offers group, and two offers from the Premium Offers group. (More "I'm gonna fuck you" bullshit) In cases of a financial offer such as a credit card, the card must be activated by making a purchase, balance transfer or cash advance in order for the offer to be considered "completed", and the user must remain a card holder for at least 60 days. For paid retail offers you must accept the item/service and pay in full. Additional terms and conditions may apply to participation in select marketing offers. You should read the terms of each offer as provided by the advertiser for an explanation of these terms where they exist. PTP reserves the right to require individuals to provide documentation demonstrating they have completed the advertiser requirements prior to incentive gift redemption in cases where that information is unavailable from the advertiser. (If you take more than 90 days to completely pay for SIX offers [sometimes ranging in the hundreds], you get fucked. If you do complete the offers in the 90 days, it may take up to two months for their "partners" to report that you fulfilled their offers, and THEN about a month for them to ship it out to you. Total waiting time, after spending a few hundred dollars: Three months.) You have up to ninety days from the original date of your membership registration to complete the membership incentive program and redeem your incentive gift. Your gift eligibility is secured as soon as you complete two offers from each of the three offer groups and submit your Redemption Request Form. Once you meet the offer completion requirements, we will phone you to request that you verify your shipping address. Once we have received your verification, your gift will be sent within thirty days. Gift redemptions are limited to one gift per household. If you have registered for multiple membership incentive gift promotions, you will be given your choice of gift items upon the submission of your Redemption Request Form. Please note that it may take up to eight weeks for our marketing partners to report to us that you have completed their offer. Please be patient while our marketing partners report back to us. BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT BULLSHIT
  24. It's certainly a trait that affects a lot of us, no doubt. After I got out of journalism school, I couldn't help but pick apart everything I read. I've gotten over it now, and have just recently gone back to chatting (IRC, AIM, etc.) without capitalizing and punctuating my sentences. Then again, I still don't talk so good sometimes.
  25. Were you ever a copy editor, Strom? You're a real stickler for grammer, it seems, that's all. Waits for it... waits for it... You were gonna bust me on GRAMMAR, weren't you?!