Blockchain Tomato


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    @laoc football, army, and drones...sounds like :flag_us: to me



  • @heterodox said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Which is ironic because hacking, at least in my rare red team experience, certainly doesn't involve quick typing

    Only if you connect through enough hops that the trace can't reach you before you log out.


    Filed under: uplink is scientifically accurate, right?


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    @maciejasjmj said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Filed under: uplink is scientifically accurate, right?

    Hacknet's worse; unless they specifically set a system to relock itself, you just disconnect before the trace hits and then immediately reconnect to the box, and you have admin access without the trace running if you successfully porthacked before.

    Hackmud is fun though.


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    @maciejasjmj TRUST IS A WEAKNESS.



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    lol



  • @dkf said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @adynathos said in Blockchain Tomato:

    If Bitcoin's bandwidth is any indication, by the time the blockchain transaction is confirmed, the tomatoes will be rotten.

    That's why we need a new cryptocurrency, tomatocoin! Coming soon to a pyramid scam near you…

    Just for that, I think I'll use that as the name for the (purely internal, and in theory non-convertible) credit-balancing units I plan to use in one of my projects.



  • @dcon said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Don't worry. Next week everyone will sell.

    Do you really think it will take that long? I'd have said five hours, tops.



  • @bb36e said in Blockchain Tomato:

    all these crypto people talk about salts and hash browns, seems to me that this can only be unhealthy for us and should be banned

    This line deserve it's position at "quote of the day".



  • @scholrlea said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @dcon said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Don't worry. Next week everyone will sell.

    Do you really think it will take that long? I'd have said five hours, tops.

    I wanted to be generous. And you know that's in one of the spammed 'buy this now!!!' emails... which means a longer delay before the crash.



  • @heterodox said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @pie_flavor said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @the_quiet_one To the average American, hacking involves quick typing, terminals, code, and incomprehensible jargon. The two-people-on-one-keyboard thing is actually moronic, but most of the other shit they pull is just to be expected.

    Which is ironic because hacking, at least in my rare red team experience, certainly doesn't involve quick typing, it sometimes involves code (which you stare at until your eyes bleed), but it's more taking notes, diagramming, reading through the vast amounts of data collected (99% of which is totally worthless) looking for that fatal flaw or at least a foothold... so basically the opposite of the media perception.

    My understanding is that it mostly involves digging through dumpsters to find papers someone was too lazy to shred, making calls to secretaries claiming to be a rep from a 3rd party technical support company who needs to confirm their password, and bulk emailing messages from the former President of Nigeria.

    Also, these days (say, after 2003 or so, probably a lot earlier)? Most crackers aren't wearing tee shirts and shorts and working out of their mom's basement, they are wearing a suit and tie and working in an office with the name of a consulting firm on the door. Most of them are legitimate consultants, and do non-cracking work as well (because the money is often better, oddly enough) though as often as not their expertise is in psychology rather than IT. Most draw paychecks from several parties, some of whom are otherwise legitimate corporations or organizations who need to keep their industrial espionage at arms'-length for the purposes of plausible deniability. Other customers are likely to be organized crime groups who noticed how lucrative phishing, spyware, and ransomware are and want to up their game from street crimes to white collar ones. Most of these offices are in places like Bulgaria, the Philippines, and Kenya, but they can just as easily be in San Jose, Leeds, or Kyoto.

    And oh yes, a lot of the real work is done by low-paid clerks in the same kind of boilerrooms used by telemarketing companies and outsourced helpdesk firms (there's probably a fair amount of overlap, I imagine).

    Filed Under: Having worked in ones for both telemarketing and help desk, I cannot overstate how much boiler rooms suck.


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    @scholrlea said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Most crackers

    Flagged for racism.


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    @the_quiet_one said in Blockchain Tomato:

    If, on the other hand, someone said, "We should use XCode to mipmap the splines on the midi files and see if that will fool the hacker into thinking it's connecting to our live 686 Pentium Megabyte." then it's worthy of mockery never seen since MST3K's Eegah! riffing.

    What if someone says, with all possible earnestness,

    GUI interface using visual basic to track the killers IP address CSI – 00:15
    — xerohour

    ???



  • @scholrlea said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @dcon said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Don't worry. Next week everyone will sell.

    Do you really think it will take that long? I'd have said five hours, tops.

    Why, the mystery is the fun part. If anyone knew when a bubble is going to pop, it wouldn't be a bubble.

    It's a reverse lottery. You buy, hold for a while, sell. You have a 90% chance of making big cash and a 10% chance of losing and having to pay for everyone else's prizes.



  • @laoc said in Blockchain Tomato:

    The insulting assumption here is just that Windows for Submarines will evolve into Windows for Starships in the next 240 years.

    Well, if we somehow manage to get copyright laws down to something reasonable, then Windows XP/7/8 will become public domain. Meaning that people will immediately start their own "community maintained forks" and it will pretty much replace Linux's market within a couple months. I could see it becoming the "eternal OS" that still exists centuries from now (like COBOL still does today) that way.



  • @masonwheeler my quote was inspired by that scene.



  • @ben_lubar said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @laoc Remember when "cyber" as a verb used to mean "sexting"? We're gonna cyber all over that enemy military organization!

    You're making me long for the days when "owned" was spelled with a "p," when if (this.dirty) could save many valuable CPU cycles, and tumblr, dubstep and "inbox" as a verb all did not yet exist.



  • @anonymous234 said in Blockchain Tomato:

    Well, if we somehow manage to get copyright laws down to something reasonable, then Windows XP/7/8 will become public domain.

    The Steamboat Willie Principle of Ever-Extending Protection makes that difficult. Especially since Windows 10 wants to be the last version.

    Meaning that people will immediately start their own "community maintained forks" and it will pretty much replace Linux's market within a couple months. I could see it becoming the "eternal OS" that still exists centuries from now (like COBOL still does today) that way.

    I doubt many of the neckbeards will give up what they have out of principle. So in addition to the fifty billion Linux distros with petty ideological differences, we'll get another fifty billion Windows "distributions" with equally petty differences, and whether any old program will run on any given system becomes a roll of the dice, something that Microsoft has actually tried pretty hard to prevent. Wonderful.



  • @masonwheeler Savvy people mock CSI on general principles anyway.


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    @anonymous234 Eh. Microsoft will never hork up the source. Therefore the only uptake route would be reverse engineering, and it's unlikely anyone would put in that level of work to make such a codebase usable.


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    @weng ReactOS



  • @pie_flavor You must not have noticed the last word there, the one starting with "u". It's kind of important...





  • @jazzyjosh Um...OK?


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    @pie_flavor said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @masonwheeler said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @pie_flavor said in Blockchain Tomato:

    depictions of all massage parlors as being brothels

    You mean they're not? :trolleybus:

    My mother would probably throttle youviolently massage your neck for that.

    FTFY :tropical_drink:


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    @jazzyjosh said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @boomzilla

    What does Enron have to do with this? I see no correlation.



  • @tsaukpaetra said in Blockchain Tomato:

    What does Enron have to do with this? I see no correlation.

    No one else watches Mr. Robot? Y'all suck.


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    @heterodox said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @tsaukpaetra said in Blockchain Tomato:

    What does Enron have to do with this? I see no correlation.

    No one else watches Mr. Robot? Y'all suck.

    I watched a few episodes, unless it gets really exciting later on I just stopped after the boredom set in.



  • @tsaukpaetra said in Blockchain Tomato:

    I watched a few episodes, unless it gets really exciting later on I just stopped after the boredom set in.

    Yeah, it starts slow it sure does get exciting later on. I found some of my old complaints from when I started season 1: "I don't understand why everyone's been telling me I need to watch this-- the writing is completely disjointed and it feels like they don't know what they want to get out of the plot." I was told, "Remember the protagonist is an unreliable narrator and stick with it." Got a few more episodes in and replied to myself, "I fucking love this show."

    Season 2 is a little less fast-paced and focuses more on characterization -- it looks like Season 3 is raring right up to Season 1 levels of action and planning on introducing some new elements; they're either going to knock it out of the park or completely jump the shark (like my little rhyme there?).

    If you're still interested in watching it, I'd keep at it through the end of Season 1; it's worth that much at least. I'd also avoid any interviews, post-episode commentary, or reviews. It's drawn some comparisons to other major works that completely spoiled the twist in Season 1 for me (there's at least one freaking major twist each season which will blow your mind).


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    @magus said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @blakeyrat Interestingly, after reading that post, I started moving on from there, and found a post about some people here :p

    :question:



  • @pie_flavor I could have said 'black hat hackers', but I would have gotten the same response, and felt dirty for saying something so twee and childish.

    Filed Under: And I like twee and childish, so that's saying a lot.


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    @scholrlea said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @pie_flavor I could have said 'black hat hackers', but I would have gotten the same response, and felt dirty for saying something so twee and childish.

    Filed Under: And I like twee and childish, so that's saying a lot.

    I would absolutely like to see some people hack other people's hats, black or no.



  • @heterodox said in Blockchain Tomato:

    @tsaukpaetra said in Blockchain Tomato:

    I watched a few episodes, unless it gets really exciting later on I just stopped after the boredom set in.

    Yeah, it starts slow it sure does get exciting later on. I found some of my old complaints from when I started season 1: "I don't understand why everyone's been telling me I need to watch this-- the writing is completely disjointed and it feels like they don't know what they want to get out of the plot." I was told, "Remember the protagonist is an unreliable narrator and stick with it." Got a few more episodes in and replied to myself, "I fucking love this show."

    Season 2 is a little less fast-paced and focuses more on characterization -- it looks like Season 3 is raring right up to Season 1 levels of action and planning on introducing some new elements; they're either going to knock it out of the park or completely jump the shark (like my little rhyme there?).

    If you're still interested in watching it, I'd keep at it through the end of Season 1; it's worth that much at least. I'd also avoid any interviews, post-episode commentary, or reviews. It's drawn some comparisons to other major works that completely spoiled the twist in Season 1 for me (there's at least one freaking major twist each season which will blow your mind).

    I just finished the first season and I'm hooked.


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