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  1. I've had a huge problem logging in for ages, don't even ask for how long! I couldn't even contact anyone to fix it because there was no contact links anywhere unless you're logged in -catch 22! So, somehow I've now managed to log in. However, can I be seen ok or am I the only one that can see me post? Secondly, will this post show "resistor X" like it should or will it show incoherent letters as it did when I googled my old posts (while not logged in) and saw it looked that way? Hey, if anyone reading this can let me know about these things I'd appreciate it. Sorry for making a test post but what else can I do.... Thanks. Edit : I just posted this & see those odd letters I just mentioned. Do you people see that too?
  2. I haven't thought about it in a while but I see the usefulness of a program like you said but a while back I tried getting a program for what you mentioned but wasn't been able to find one. I'm using Linux which is good since from what I've seen a while back any programs work on it, but I had some issue(s) and don't recall now what it was. In any case I'd be interested in looking into it since you brought up how it can come handy with certain things.
  3. Can you believe this statistic? 45% of American internet users in 2015 stopped buying online and posting about controversial topics due to security risks and privacy concerns :



    What will become of the internet then?

  4. Personally, I prefer hand scanning since any software cannot do for me what manual scanning does such as enabling me to at the spur of the moment change what number to scan, for example I may start with 303-232-0000 through 303-232-0100, find an interesting one then suddenly decide to try scanning other possibilities around it and with added digits at the back end of it like this : start with 303-232-0000 then try 303-232-0000* then try 303-232-0000# I've done this more than once, so for me I cannot have a program make sudden unexpected decisions like this, only a manual scan works for it.
  5. No new avatar !

  6. Thanks. Now I feel whole again. The name is fine. I did have a space there but I'll just leave it since it's a minor thing and doesn't matter. Also thanks scratchytcarrier getting me the help.
  7. Ok. Lol I bet NSA would like to take credit though....anything helps when you're trying to appear menacing even if you have to lie about the cause & take credit for it.
  8. it's merging my posts. Do you see this post here below merged with one of mine above (it was a separate post): I don't see the world either just had to shed humor on the issue. ......................... Ok NSA, I'm not impressed. Perhaps that's the NSAs idea, merge some posts so the Census ones won't make sense anymore should anyone go looking. Sneaky yet obvious.
  9. scratchy Great. I forgot the obvious, NSA Maybe they've haunted my account because of a hack of the Census Bureau I once posted so this is why they're scanning my thread, to log my reaction. Speaking of a problem here, I now am having a posting issue. To post this I had to ignore what it kept doing which is quoting the post above yours where I last replied to you. It quoted it & to rid the text I had to hit backspace because copy/cut wasn't working. It even did this when I hit the quote button on your last post - it quoted the one above it instead. Bug city.... NSA Why pick on me? Like little old me can impact what you're doing..... ? if that's what this is.... just sayin.
  10. ? Thanks for letting me know. I'll just wait then. At least I can log in ok, I'm halfway there. ☺ I'll also wait to pm PurpleJesus who had messaged me while I couldn't log in & my name was correct. If I pm'ed now he'd probably say who are you. Lol. I'd better wait till he can recognize me or he may think it's someone pretending to be resistor X. No biggie, just wanted to explain why I couldn't reply back. I see this thread has over a hundred views so far... what's so interesting about a user with an account problem? Lol jk, thought I'd insert humor here.....
  11. I've tested my logging in & logging out just now because right after you posted this I accidently deleted my browsing history so it logged me out of here. I tried logging back in back then & saw I then had logged in ok twice in a row. I thought this over & just decided to act on what I saw then & just tested logging in & out several times. It appears the 2 successful logins I just mentioned means it was working ok when I posted this thread but I didn't know it because it's working fine. I bet when the fixes were done after the software change you mentioned did the trick. However it never fixed the name so is there a way you can change the name to resistor X as it was? Thanks.
  12. Thanks for that because I had hit the contact button at the bottom of the pages below trying to report this but got an auto reply emailed to me saying anything sent to it isn't read & is deleted by the server, so lucky for me my post here was visible & that should get this reported to someone, thanks again. As to what you asked me, if I can see the right name in the upper right I don't know since I have to temporarily use my Android to surf so I'm seeing a watered down version of binrev so it won't show me that area at all. When I log in I use that same funny text we all see here, jp3a75bm, lol. Funny the theme of my account issue is "log in" problem and post name is "log in" name...both are the "log in" topic. ? Also, did I mention there's no way to contact anyone if you can't log in? I mentioned this needs to be fixed too but then my message went to auto reply. Perhaps you could relay that one as well when you get a chance. Edit : Hey, I successfully logged in twice now without an issue. Funny bug.... ☺ I don't see the world either just had to shed humor on the issue. ?
  13. Here's the article
  14. Times like this I'm glad I never put my number in any accounts online and I don't have these apps on my phone. It's not just Facebook as you can see. Crazy.
  15. I got down repped one. Weird.
  16. But where will I get updated NXX lists from? Ugg. Edit: Forgot to add, "God damnit." Maybe nanpa has one. I always used bellsmind and forgot if nanpa has it or not. I'll have to go looking. Just looked - they have nada. God damnit again.
  17. Here's something I ran into from Bruce Scneier.............. Carrier IQ Spyware Spyware on many smart phones monitors your every action, including collecting individual keystrokes. The company that makes and runs this software on behalf of different carriers, Carrier IQ, freaked when a security researcher outed them. It initially claimed it didn't monitor keystrokes -- an easily refuted lie -- and threatened to sue the researcher. It took EFF getting involved to get the company to back down. (A good summary of the details is here. This is pretty good, too.) Carrier IQ is reacting really badly here. Threatening the researcher was a panic reaction, but I think it's still clinging to the notion that it can keep the details of what it does secret, or hide behind marketing statements and hair-splitting denials. Several things matter here: 1) what data the Carrier IQ app collects on the handset, 2) what data the Carrier IQ app routinely transmits to the carriers, and 3) what data can the Carrier IQ app transmit to the carrier if asked. Can the carrier enable the logging of everything in response to a request from the FBI? We have no idea. Expect this story to unfold considerably in the coming weeks. Everyone is pointing fingers of blame at everyone else, and Sen. Franken has asked the various companies involved for details. One more detail is worth mentioning. Apple announced it no longer uses Carrier IQ in iOS5. I'm sure this means that they have their own surveillance software running, not that they're no longer conducting surveillance on their users. or or or or,2817,2397156,00.asp Apple and Carrier IQ: or Excellent roundup of everything that's known about Carrier IQ:
  18. Many wwwwwwwww in the url etc. And look what it goes to.
  19. Don't know why because it's still working. I just tried it.
  20. Apple's founder partnership agreement sold for over $1 million Wow.
  21. i would have rather had the letter from washington... supprised that that is worth less to people than some document from some shit company... I'd rather have 1.6 Million, than either. Me too.
  22. would this work for all methods of encryption, or just weaker wifi security like WEP? this just brought up another related flaw... my cable provider offers free wifi hotspots all over the city - as does many other ISPs... the WiFi is open - no security, but until you enter your user name and password for your account you are stuck in a walled garden. sure you can store your devices MAC address to prevent you from having to log in every time, but would someone really question if they had to do it again? The problem with this method of authentication is it is extremely prone to MiTM attacks. anyone can set up an AP with the SSID that the ISP uses, and use a fake redirect page to require you to sign in. this not only grants the person running AP pretending to be from the ISP access to all of that ISPs WiFi hotspots at no cost (with activity being traced back to the account holder who he stole the credentials for) it also gives the person running the fake AP the credentials to log into that persons ISP account. I am not sure what could be done to close those security holes, but it seems that there is a risk in using these open hotspots. "...but would someone really question if they had to do it again? " I doubt it.
  23. Emergency hall and help line? Emergency? Ok....... 719-266-2837 It gives a menu of songs from Hall & Oates (80's group) you can listen to. When the songs done it just hangs up.
  24. I had Windows 7. Now I've migrated to Ubuntu and am staying there. All I regret is: 1) should've never used Windows, 2) should've at least migrated before spending $120 to upgrade to Windows 7 three months ago. Now all I need is a nipple ring.