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2013-03-21 11:46:32 AM
The internet loves us and wants us to be happy
 
2013-03-21 11:55:04 AM
Since there's no boobies tag or NSFW warning, I know for a fact that link has nothing to do with the reason the internet was put on this earth.
 
2013-03-21 11:57:11 AM

rumpelstiltskin: Since there's no boobies tag or NSFW warning, I know for a fact that link has nothing to do with the reason the internet was put on this earth.


Wait...the internet wasn't created specifically for Fark Politics threads?
 
2013-03-21 11:57:23 AM
That is too much fun.
 
2013-03-21 12:04:27 PM
 
2013-03-21 01:10:17 PM

bearded clamorer: Approves


The funniest thing about this video is the racist flamewar right under it. Because YouTube.
 
2013-03-21 01:15:29 PM

Earpj: That is too much fun.


Yeah... I'm going to have to go ahead and... agree with you.

/Soooooooo goood
 
2013-03-21 01:17:38 PM
Please don't tell my cat about this. I removed all of those things in my home because it's annoying when the cat plays with them.

Yes, I am a very cruel person to deprive my cat of one of the simple joys in life, but fark it, I gotta sleep sometimes.
 
2013-03-21 01:17:50 PM

BKITU: The funniest thing about this video is the racist flamewar right under it. Because YouTube.


Wow that was ridiculous even for YouTube!
 
2013-03-21 01:18:29 PM
I lol'd
 
2013-03-21 01:18:33 PM

BKITU: bearded clamorer: Approves

The funniest thing about this video is the racist flamewar right under it. Because YouTube.


I so wanna post, "At least the cat's not black OR an arab..."

/but I know better
//so I post it here! DERRRR
///the cat MIGHT be part Persian, though...
 
2013-03-21 01:22:01 PM

Happy Hours: Please don't tell my cat about this. I removed all of those things in my home because it's annoying when the cat plays with them.

Yes, I am a very cruel person to deprive my cat of one of the simple joys in life, but fark it, I gotta sleep sometimes.


You mean like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTagDSnclk
 
2013-03-21 01:24:04 PM
That was dumb as hell.

/did it 4 times
 
2013-03-21 01:28:48 PM
s3.jspenguin.org
 
2013-03-21 01:30:34 PM

slayer199: Happy Hours: Please don't tell my cat about this. I removed all of those things in my home because it's annoying when the cat plays with them.

Yes, I am a very cruel person to deprive my cat of one of the simple joys in life, but fark it, I gotta sleep sometimes.

You mean like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTagDSnclk


No, it was more like the first time someone posted that link in this thread, but I'll give you a C for effort despite not paying attention
 
2013-03-21 01:30:39 PM
When you tire of that there's always the classic Virtual Bubble Wrap
 
2013-03-21 01:34:28 PM
Heh, cool.
 
2013-03-21 01:36:08 PM
I always enjoy flicking while people watch.
 
2013-03-21 01:37:48 PM
I flicked it a few times.
 
2013-03-21 01:39:13 PM
You know what would be fun?

Remote into a coworker's computer that has speakers while they're at lunch (make sure the monitor is off), bring that thing up and flick it every so often. Watch the reaction of the cubemates.
 
2013-03-21 01:47:42 PM
Minus 50 points for "Reason the internet was put on this earth" and not being porn.

Plus 60 points for being fun and addictive.

Minus 20 points for being motherfarking Flash instead of HTML 5.  Flash REALLY needs to die, almost (but not quite) as badly as Java applets.  Hell, there's even an applet so they have a non Flash version already.

So, net zero points.
 
2013-03-21 01:49:52 PM
Well...that and zombo.com
 
2013-03-21 01:51:17 PM
Why is this so satisfying?
 
2013-03-21 01:51:40 PM

St_Francis_P: rumpelstiltskin: Since there's no boobies tag or NSFW warning, I know for a fact that link has nothing to do with the reason the internet was put on this earth.

Wait...the internet wasn't created specifically for Fark Politics threads?


Nope. The Internet is for Porn.
 
2013-03-21 01:54:14 PM

UberDave: Well...that and zombo.com


Really? What can you do there?
 
2013-03-21 01:57:57 PM

Happy Hours: No, it was more like the first time someone posted that link in this thread, but I'll give you a C for effort despite not paying attention


I wasn't paying attention...now I see bearded clamorer's post.
 
2013-03-21 01:58:01 PM

Ctrl-Alt-Del: UberDave: Well...that and zombo.com

Really? What can you do there?


Anything.
 
2013-03-21 02:10:13 PM
That makes me happier than it has any right to.
 
2013-03-21 02:20:38 PM
I hate it when you guys spring things on me like that.
 
2013-03-21 02:20:58 PM

make me some tea: You know what would be fun?

Remote into a coworker's computer that has speakers while they're at lunch (make sure the monitor is off), bring that thing up and flick it every so often. Watch the reaction of the cubemates.


CSB

back in the mid '90s I was working as a sys admin/jackass of all trades related to anything even remotely technical.

I remotely logged in to other co-worker's computers quite frequently and just for fun I made them play the sound effect of doors opening on the Enterprise whenever I did.

I wasn't spying on them. There were legit reasons to log in to some of those machines. One was to test security. One day I decided to test if a log was generated for failed password attempts. I telnet'd to Michelle's computer - one of only 2 in the whole company that had a modem at the time. I entered "Michelle" as the password fully expecting it to fail. To my surprise that was actually her password.

Well, that's not so surprising in retrospect. It was the mid '90s and she wasn't a techie. But a few years ago, I was farking around at work and for some reason I decided to guess a co-worker's password. The account would be locked if I made 3 unsuccessful attempts so I only had 2 chances to try without him noticing there was an issue. Well, I had root access anyway, so I could have fixed that. The object was not to hack into his account and do anything evil. This guy was actually a software developer and we were well into the 21st century by then - but I also thought he was an idiot and apparently he was. It actually took me 2 tries. It wasn't "abc123", but it was his first name.

I get frustrated by having to remember a million farking passwords too - and I do sometimes fall into the trap of poor password practices, but FFS, can't you at least be more imaginative than to use your name as your password?

And as soon as anyone reads this, Drew's logs will probably show people attempting to log in as Happy Hours using either "Happy" or "Happy Hours". Give me a little more credit than that. My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.
 
2013-03-21 02:28:29 PM
[IHaveTheWeirdestBoner.jpg]
 
2013-03-21 02:28:57 PM
:D
 
2013-03-21 02:30:05 PM

Riche: Minus 50 points for "Reason the internet was put on this earth" and not being porn.

Plus 60 points for being fun and addictive.

Minus 20 points for being motherfarking Flash instead of HTML 5.  Flash REALLY needs to die, almost (but not quite) as badly as Java applets.  Hell, there's even an applet so they have a non Flash version already.

So, net zero points.


I might be missing a joke here, but wouldn't that be negative ten points?
 
2013-03-21 02:31:56 PM

Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.


Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********
 
2013-03-21 02:32:39 PM

unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********


I'll be darned. What if my password was a common word, wouldn't people be able to guess it via context? That seems like a security hole, not a feature. :-/
 
2013-03-21 02:33:06 PM
Hm. It seems to break Chrome, but works in IE (ptui!)
 
2013-03-21 02:34:08 PM

unlikely: unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********

I'll be darned. What if my password was a common word, wouldn't people be able to guess it via context? That seems like a security hole, not a feature. :-/


How can you tell if it is going to work though?
 
2013-03-21 02:34:30 PM

unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********


That's not true, my password is ******* and I type that all the time!

...wait, what?
 
2013-03-21 02:36:31 PM

unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********


The trick also works for SSNs:

***-**-****

It doesn't work for obviously fake ones, like 123-45-6789 or 987-65-4321.
 
2013-03-21 02:36:45 PM
Flash based? Yeah, I'll pass.
 
2013-03-21 02:38:41 PM

hawcian: Riche: Minus 50 points for "Reason the internet was put on this earth" and not being porn.

Plus 60 points for being fun and addictive.

Minus 20 points for being motherfarking Flash instead of HTML 5.  Flash REALLY needs to die, almost (but not quite) as badly as Java applets.  Hell, there's even an applet so they have a non Flash version already.

So, net zero points.

I might be missing a joke here, but wouldn't that be negative ten points?


God damnit!

I forgot how to math.  Again.
 
2013-03-21 02:39:23 PM

Happy Hours: And as soon as anyone reads this, Drew's logs will probably show people attempting to log in as Happy Hours using either "Happy" or "Happy Hours". Give me a little more credit than that. My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.


Really? Let me try: HappyHoursBringsTheLulz
 
2013-03-21 02:39:47 PM

unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********


now wait for them to bite before you set the hook....
 
2013-03-21 02:40:40 PM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********

That's not true, my password is ******* and I type that all the time!

...wait, what?


Mine is ********. Lets see if this works.
 
2013-03-21 02:42:56 PM

unlikely: Happy Hours: My password is actually "********". I'm safe in admitting that because I know Fark's filters will translate my password into a bunch of asterisks.

Wait, seriously?

Filter Test: ********


No shiat? That works?

hunter4
 
2013-03-21 02:44:39 PM
Would have been funnier had it been a penis.
 
2013-03-21 02:46:21 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: That was dumb as hell.

/did it 4 times


This

/8 times
 
2013-03-21 02:46:22 PM

Happy Hours: can't you at least be more imaginative than to use your name as your password?


On my computer there's a folder that contains dozens of text files.  On one of them, there is a 31-word phrase (with punctuation) that is the passcode for a Word document.  The Word document contains several dozen strings of 50 or so random letters, numbers, and symbols.  One of those strings--minus a few at the beginning and a few at the end which are written nowhere, they are only in my head--is the password to my IMDB account.

No one rates movies for my account BUT ME.
 
2013-03-21 02:52:31 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: That was dumb as hell.

/did it 4 times


Yes it was, and only twice.
 
2013-03-21 02:53:25 PM
That was fun.

/I miss the original Internet coffee pot
 
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