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1) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: the mystery of violence in baltimore
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:37:37 AM »
White people have rednecks, Muslims have isis, hispanics have drunk people, etc.
There are a lot of ignorant people in the black community who seem to think owing a Mercedes equates success.

There are a lot of ignorant people in the world who seem to think owing a Mercedes equates success. - I have never found this variety of dick to be restricted to any particular race, they come in all shapes, sizes and indeed colors.

There are a lot of rednecks who are drunks... I'm pretty sure ISIS are just a bunch of rednecks from arab countries (although they probably drink less than our lot). These are all just cultural variants on the same theme: ASSHOLES.

Race has nothing to do with any of this. False inferences can be draw from the geographical reality whereby members of a given race are more or less likely to be brought up in a given culture, however the evidence has shown time and again that this has nothing to do with their genetic make-up.

There are assholes from every race .... which I think was kind of the point you were trying to make.

2) Server.War2.ru / Re: t shirt order warcraft ii tshirts
« on: August 21, 2017, 01:15:49 AM »
If you really want to sell t-shirts. Why not put a list of all active players on the back? I think most people will be 10x more likely to want one if their name is on it.

Personally I'm unlikely to buy one anyway, however I'm definately not paying to wear around a list of the gow gay club's circle-jerk champs. I know you guys are all pretty awesome so if you just want to make some shirts for yourselves, then gl and hf, but I wouldnt expect too many orders from other people.

Just saying, with love and apologies...  :blank:


EDIT:

OK, re-reading that I probably could have explained my point a bit better:

If you want to sell T-Shirts, even if not for profit, then your primary customer group is going to be the people who are still actively playing the game. As mentioned, i believe most people would be far more likely to get a shirt if their name is on it. This is going to be the most effective way to circulate the most shirts.

ALSO: As advertizing for the server (and the game), I think it would be effective to have a larger list of account names on the back, perhaps with a title of "2017 top players" or something, and the server address. Then a list of the most used accounts from this year... maybe the top 30 or 40 or whatever... as many as you can fit.

Then when people see the shirt, they get the message that there is a large group of people still playing WC2 at war2.ru in 2017. This is going to be the most effective way of using the shirt to raise the profile of the game and bring in new players.

... if that is what you want from the shirt - but if a sub-set of people just want to produce a shirt for their WC2 group, well that's fair enough and I'm sure it will be a cool thing.

3) Server.War2.ru / Re: Special Icon for Sword:
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:36:10 AM »
I already have an icon with 2 swords on it! .... pwned  ;D

4) General Discussion / Re: This Isn't A Newbie Friendly Environment.
« on: August 18, 2017, 04:29:33 AM »
I used to have people over and we'd play over and over til 4 am having an awesome time! Yes, I'm a nerd, thanks.

OMG That looks so awesome  :-*  I'd be seriously angling for an invite to your next game - but living in AUS is a bit of a logistics problem...

5) General Discussion / Re: This Isn't A Newbie Friendly Environment.
« on: August 17, 2017, 11:21:12 AM »
I did once learn a complicated and amazing board game by the name of Agricola....

I just read this entire page and all I can think is man, I so want to play the complicated and amazing board game..

I know this is an old post, but I just noticed it, and it's an interesting topic, so here's my 20c..

Firstly I know very little about Apple stuff specifically, I'm a PC guy and I have never owned an iPhone.

Android vs. iPhone security.

I am quite sure that iPhone security would be 1000000x better than Android. In fact I'm pretty sure that a Commodore-64 would have better security than an Android phone.

Android is open-source, but the project was instigated, supported and guided by Google. Google's #1 business is data-mining, that's where they came from and that's how they make billions. Android is pretty much designed to have all of your personal information fed straight to Google and anybody they want to sell it to - this isn't a secret, read the fine print.

I still use Android phones (they are really cool and handy) I just don't use them to access my personal secure info. Email ... NO, Facebook NO... none of that TYVM.

Philosophically, I think Apple are at least trying to make their stuff reasonably secure. Mainly because apart from their brand appeal, that's pretty much all they have to offer that you can't get from an Android phone for 25% of the cost.

So to the core question here:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE A SECURE PHONE?


The answer is most definitely YES.

Apple (or anybody) could make their phones 100% secure ... and release the source code ... and even the people at Apple would still not be able to get into them. The fact that Apple can get into them is simply because they have built in back doors for themselves.

NOTE: I am talking about the device being shut down/sleeping and it being impossible to access without the correct password; if you are accessing some network resource, there is always the chance of that communication being intercepted, although if properly encrypted that should still require compromising one of the devices involved in the transaction (phone/modem/server..)

To make a device secure, you only have to have all the user data saved to encrypted storage then use the user's password to encrypt the full encryption key for that storage device. I've never looked it up, but I assume this is how it is done.

Without going into too much nerdy detail, modern encryption algorithms are secure because of the amount of time it takes to calculate very large prime numbers, which is considerable, so once the encryption key becomes sufficiently large, the amount of time required to reconstruct the key exceeds the age of the known universe... You have a better chance of success getting your cat to type in random passwords for you.

There is no getting around this, it is a mathematical fact. Nobody has ever reversed this kind of encryption, it is beyond the knowledge of mankind.

All that stuff on TV where someone finds some encrypted hard drive and some actor pretends to type something on a keyboard, then magically the plans to the death-star appear..... it's all just complete and utter garbage.

All of the hacks and exploits that are used to breach security do it by attacking faults in the hardware/software that is handling secure transactions - i.e. where some machine somewhere already knows what the decryption key is, that machine is tricked into either decrypting the data for an unauthorised user or supplying the key to them so they can decrypt it themselves.... but actually reverse engineering the key? No sir. No way. Never happening.... not without a quantum computer ayway.

There is no need for a local encryption key to ever be transmitted or leave the device. If the encryption process was not in any way deliberately compromised by the manufacturer, or some malicious software installed on the device (keyloggers trojans etc.) there would simply be no possible way that anyone could ever access it.... unless your cat got REALLY lucky.

Attempts at hacking it would have to involve trying to exploit vulnerabilities in the OS to get it to supply information, but this could ONLY be done when the user had unlocked the phone with their password. If you phone was not compromised, and you switched it off, then the FBI, Apple and Santa-Claus all working together could never get into it.

Even if you assume that people aren't stupid enough to use their kid's birthdays or the name of their goldfish or whatever,  social hacking techniques are a real threat. People are more aware these days than in the past, but for serious security the most dangerous types of attack remains someone tricking a user into entering their password under a spycam or into a compromised device and simply recording what they type in etc.

... but anyway .... could they make their phones totally secure? YES. Have they done this? NO. Because they themselves can break into their own phones, so if the FBI or whoever do manage to break in, they will do it by hacking the back doors Apple have built in themselves.

... and any manufacturer will always cave in the end and give the FBI what they want – although not before getting a whole lot of security publicity by making a big deal out of it in the media.

                                                                                                :critter:


KIDDIES CORNER: Want to hack the entire world's security and become a Cyber-GOD? Just develop a fast algorithm for calculating large prime numbers ..... easy right?
;)

7) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: the mystery of violence in baltimore
« on: August 17, 2017, 06:14:44 AM »
lambchops = idiot + whore


LOL ... come on, man ... you can do so much better.

8) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: the mystery of violence in baltimore
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:43:17 AM »
Your word of the day is:

Statistics    ;D

... as for Ad personam, I have made no comment on your character or motivations - I find no sport in a barrel of fish.

EDIT: and OMG mate .... I know you love trolling, but do you seriously think anybody in the world has an obligation to prove your opinion wrong? Really??

Europe was the birthplace of civilized thinking, thousands of years ago, that is why these concepts have Latin names.

"...is a fallacy in informal logic. It asserts that a proposition is true because it has not yet been proven false."

You are an intelligent man, I know that the only reason you would not understand a simple concept like this is because you don't want to.

The instinct to want to blame people who are different from oneself for our misfortunes is a very common one. I suspect it would be the cause of both the anecdotal evidence of violence you might use to justify your assertions, and also your desire to assert them.

You are doing yourself a disservice with this line of thinking, no amount of hating any ethnic group will improve your situation, and I believe giving in to hatred is detrimental to your own welfare - most certianly expressing such views is as that will make people walk away from you in droves.

Believe it or not I'm trying to help...


9) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: the mystery of violence in baltimore
« on: August 17, 2017, 04:26:35 AM »
Here ya go mate .... add it to the list of other things you should have learned in grade school.

argumentum ad ignorantiam

 :critter:

10) Server.War2.ru / Re: Guys help me out here
« on: August 17, 2017, 03:05:01 AM »
https://www.ambitiousgamer.com/?post_type=forum"


fix the time on your computer newb. no cert issues for me.


It's not a clock issue, it's a domain issue.

Perhaps your browser is automatically rechecking with the "www." sub-domain added however my current browser (Firefox 43.0.1) does not, and is quite correctly raising an exception for an invalid certificate.

This is occurring only on the links which don't include the "www." as this is the domain that the certificate was registered for.

Whether or not some browsers may have a built in kludge to work around this, any site developer would want to know if their site is attempting to use an invalid certificate as this can (a) scare off new users and (b) just looks unprofessional.

www.script-kiddie.com != script-kiddie.com
Just because real programmers dumb stuff down so script-kiddies can understand them doesn't change the facts.

If you had actually read my post and/or had the slightest clue what you were talking about you would have realised this.... newb.


11) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: the mystery of violence in baltimore
« on: August 17, 2017, 02:48:11 AM »
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Mental Retardation
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Definition
Mental retardation is a developmental disability that first appears in children under the age of 18. It is defined as an intellectual functioning level (as measured by standard tests for intelligence quotient) that is well below average and significant limitations in daily living skills (adaptive functioning).
Description
Mental retardation occurs in 2.5-3% of the general population. About 6-7.5 million mentally retarded individuals live in the United States alone. Mental retardation begins in childhood or adolescence before the age of 18. In most cases, it persists throughout adulthood. A diagnosis of mental retardation is made if an individual has an intellectual functioning level well below average and significant limitations in two or more adaptive skill areas. Intellectual functioning level is defined by standardized tests that measure the ability to reason in terms of mental age (intelligence quotient or IQ). Mental retardation is defined as IQ score below 70-75. Adaptive skills are the skills needed for daily life. Such skills include the ability to produce and understand language (communication); home-living skills; use of community resources; health, safety, leisure, self-care, and social skills; self-direction; functional academic skills (reading, writing, and arithmetic); and work skills.
In general, mentally retarded children reach developmental milestones such as walking and talking much later than the general population. Symptoms of mental retardation may appear at birth or later in childhood. Time of onset depends on the suspected cause of the disability. Some cases of mild mental retardation are not diagnosed before the child enters preschool. These children typically have difficulties with social, communication, and functional academic skills. Children who have a neurological disorder or illness such as encephalitis or meningitis may suddenly show signs of cognitive impairment and adaptive difficulties.
Mental retardation varies in severity. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the diagnostic standard for mental healthcare professionals in the United States. The DSM-IV classifies four different degrees of mental retardation: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. These categories are based on the functioning level of the individual.
Mild mental retardation
Approximately 85% of the mentally retarded population is in the mildly retarded category. Their IQ score ranges from 50-75, and they can often acquire academic skills up to the 6th grade level. They can become fairly self-sufficient and in some cases live independently, with community and social support.
Moderate mental retardation
About 10% of the mentally retarded population is considered moderately retarded. Moderately retarded individuals have IQ scores ranging from 35-55. They can carry out work and self-care tasks with moderate supervision. They typically acquire communication skills in childhood and are able to live and function successfully within the community in a supervised environment such as a group home.
Severe mental retardation
About 3-4% of the mentally retarded population is severely retarded. Severely retarded individuals have IQ scores of 20-40. They may master very basic self-care skills and some communication skills. Many severely retarded individuals are able to live in a group home.
Profound mental retardation
Only 1-2% of the mentally retarded population is classified as profoundly retarded. Profoundly retarded individuals have IQ scores under 20-25. They may be able to develop basic self-care and communication skills with appropriate support and training. Their retardation is often caused by an accompanying neurological disorder. The profoundly retarded need a high level of structure and supervision.
The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR) has developed another widely accepted diagnostic classification system for mental retardation. The AAMR classification system focuses on the capabilities of the retarded individual rather than on the limitations. The categories describe the level of support required. They are: intermittent support, limited support, extensive support, and pervasive support. To some extent, the AAMR classification mirrors the DSM-IV classification. Intermittent support, for example, is support needed only occasionally, perhaps during times of stress or crisis. It is the type of support typically required for most mildly retarded individuals. At the other end of the spectrum, pervasive support, or life-long, daily support for most adaptive areas, would be required for profoundly retarded individuals.
Causes and symptoms
Low IQ scores and limitations in adaptive skills are the hallmarks of mental retardation. Aggression, self-injury, and mood disorders are sometimes associated with the disability. The severity of the symptoms and the age at which they first appear depend on the cause. Children who are mentally retarded reach developmental milestones significantly later than expected, if at all. If retardation is caused by chromosomal or other genetic disorders, it is often apparent from infancy. If retardation is caused by childhood illnesses or injuries, learning and adaptive skills that were once easy may suddenly become difficult or impossible to master.
In about 35% of cases, the cause of mental retardation cannot be found. Biological and environmental factors that can cause mental retardation include:
Genetics
About 5% of mental retardation is caused by hereditary factors. Mental retardation may be caused by an inherited abnormality of the genes, such as fragile X syndrome. Fragile X, a defect in the chromosome that determines sex, is the most common inherited cause of mental retardation. Single gene defects such as phenylketonuria (PKU) and other inborn errors of metabolism may also cause mental retardation if they are not found and treated early. An accident or mutation in genetic development may also cause retardation. Examples of such accidents are development of an extra chromosome 18 (trisomy 18) and Down syndrome. Down syndrome, also called mongolism or trisomy 21, is caused by an abnormality in the development of chromosome 21. It is the most common genetic cause of mental retardation.
Prenatal illnesses and issues
Fetal alcohol syndrome affects one in 600 children in the United States. It is caused by excessive alcohol intake in the first twelve weeks (trimester) of pregnancy. Some studies have shown that even moderate alcohol use during pregnancy may cause learning disabilities in children. Drug abuse and cigarette smoking during pregnancy have also been linked to mental retardation.
Maternal infections and illnesses such as glandular disorders, rubella, toxoplasmosis, and cytomegalovirus infection may cause mental retardation. When the mother has high blood pressure (hypertension) or blood poisoning (toxemia), the flow of oxygen to the fetus may be reduced, causing brain damage and mental retardation.
Birth defects that cause physical deformities of the head, brain, and central nervous system frequently cause mental retardation. Neural tube defect, for example, is a birth defect in which the neural tube that forms the spinal cord does not close completely. This defect may cause children to develop an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid on the brain (hydrocephalus). Hydrocephalus can cause learning impairment by putting pressure on the brain.
Childhood illnesses and injuries
Hyperthyroidism, whooping cough, chickenpox, measles, and Hib disease (a bacterial infection) may cause mental retardation if they are not treated adequately. An infection of the membrane covering the brain (meningitis) or an inflammation of the brain itself (encephalitis) cause swelling that in turn may cause brain damage and mental retardation. Traumatic brain injury caused by a blow or a violent shake to the head may also cause brain damage and mental retardation in children.
Environmental factors
Ignored or neglected infants who are not provided the mental and physical stimulation required for normal development may suffer irreversible learning impairments. Children who live in poverty and suffer from malnutrition, unhealthy living conditions, and improper or inadequate medical care are at a higher risk. Exposure to lead can also cause mental retardation. Many children have developed lead poisoning by eating the flaking lead-based paint often found in older buildings.
Diagnosis
If mental retardation is suspected, a comprehensive physical examination and medical history should be done immediately to discover any organic cause of symptoms. Conditions such as hyperthyroidism and PKU are treatable. If these conditions are discovered early, the progression of retardation can be stopped and, in some cases, partially reversed. If a neurological cause such as brain injury is suspected, the child may be referred to a neurologist or neuropsychologist for testing.
A complete medical, family, social, and educational history is compiled from existing medical and school records (if applicable) and from interviews with parents. Children are given intelligence tests to measure their learning abilities and intellectual functioning. Such tests include the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, and the Kaufmann Assessment Battery for Children. For infants, the Bayley Scales of Infant Development may be used to assess motor, language, and problem-solving skills. Interviews with parents or other caregivers are used to assess the child's daily living, muscle control, communication, and social skills. The Woodcock-Johnson Scales of Independent Behavior and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) are frequently used to test these skills.

If you have trouble with any of the big words, ask an adult to help.  ;)


13) Flame Wars & Offtopic / Re: these flames are pathetic
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:44:21 AM »
Blah Blah Blah ... race religion ... blah blah .... I have a tiny penis ..... blah blah blah....


14) Server.War2.ru / Re: Guys help me out here
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:35:54 AM »
Just had a quick look. First thing I noticed was if I click on the FORUM link I get a security alert for and invalid certificate.

This appears to be because the site certificate is for "www.ambitiousgamer.com" but the link is to "https://ambitiousgamer.com/?post_type=forum"

I believe if your certificate was for "ambitiousgamer.com" it would cover sub-domains like "www." etc.

For now if you change the link to "https://www.ambitiousgamer.com/?post_type=forum" it still works and makes the certificate valid for the domain.

The "VIDEO GAMES" link is the same.

I'd fix these up as they could scare people away.




Otherwise it's a good looking site. Should be nice with more use and content. 

 :critter:

15) Server.War2.ru / Re: What is the server; and to what shall it be likened?
« on: August 15, 2017, 06:54:13 AM »
serioiusly tho, when was the last time any of your posts contributed to anything?

Starting to sound less racist, and more just sad and angry at the world. Cheer up buddy ;)

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