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[#] Sun Sep 27 2015 05:58:43 EDT from dothebart

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Drunk on facebook:

(from the team that brought you the "we did the varoufakis finger-fake"-fake)

[#] Wed Dec 02 2015 19:51:27 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I guess everyone was too drunk and/or using facebook to watch that video.

[#] Mon Dec 14 2015 04:15:09 EST from dothebart

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UTF-8-Character of the day:



[#] Mon Dec 14 2015 09:05:47 EST from zooer

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One of my favs, and the link was better.

[#] Fri Jan 22 2016 14:27:01 EST from zooer

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Complex but correct.

[#] Tue Jan 26 2016 13:44:18 EST from fleeb

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That's kind of ironic.

Science seeks to find the simplest explaination that fits observation.

One could come up with several other more complicated views of the problem, but the simplest one wins.

Yet, people perceive it as 'complex'. Heh.

[#] Mon Feb 08 2016 16:32:02 EST from zooer

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I saw a new error code on the internet today.

A 451 error.  (From Wikipedia)

In computer networking, HTTP 451 Unavailable For Legal Reasons is an error status code of the HTTP protocol to be displayed when the user requests an illegal resource, such as a web page censored by a government. The number 451 is a reference to Ray Bradbury's 1953 dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, in which books are outlawed.[1] 451 could be described as a more descriptive variant of 403 Forbidden.[2]

Examples of situations where an HTTP 451 error code could be displayed include web pages deemed a danger to national security, or web pages deemed to violate copyright, privacy, blasphemy laws, or any other law or court order.

However, some sites may be forced to produce HTTP 404 (File Not Found) or similar if they are not legally permitted to disclose that the resource has been removed. Such a tactic is used in the United Kingdom by some internet service providers utilising the Internet Watch Foundation blacklist, returning a 404 message or another error message instead of showing a message indicating the site is blocked.[3][4]

The status code was formally proposed in 2013 by Tim Bray, following earlier informal proposals by Chris Applegate[5] in 2008 and Terence Eden[6] in 2012. It was approved by the IESG on December 18, 2015.[7]



I hate when 404 errors redirect me to a search engine, but this was the first time I came across this.  It was for a bakery/cafe that recently changed name/owners, the website was under the new owner's/business name and I clicked on it from Google maps.

[#] Mon Feb 22 2016 14:55:13 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yeah, we're pretty much there. The conventional wisdom is "the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it" but the moment the UN takes over, we'll have to worry about blasphemy laws.

[#] Mon Feb 22 2016 22:34:19 EST from zooer

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So if the "new" internet and the UN took over and said that all users must identify themselves with their real names and that uncensored must be censored to comply with UN approved comments what would become of uncensored? 

[#] Tue Feb 23 2016 00:03:24 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I'd shut it down.  Or move it to the darknet.  And I'd remodel my bathroom so that the toilet faces 31 degrees northeast and put green tile on the floor.

[#] Sun Feb 28 2016 23:46:35 EST from zooer

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Elevator video.

Old electric/mechanical elevator control unit, for those who like elevators.  (12 mins)


[#] Mon Feb 29 2016 13:27:54 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Nice.  I'm a fan of Big Clive ... I love watching him take apart LED stuff :)

[#] Thu Mar 03 2016 11:37:20 EST from zooer

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I am sure you know about this site.

[#] Thu Mar 03 2016 12:28:07 EST from vince-q

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2016-02-23 00:03 from IGnatius T Foobar
I'd shut it down.  Or move it to the darknet.  And I'd remodel my
bathroom so that the toilet faces 31 degrees northeast and put green
tile on the floor.

I'm sure that moving the entire CitaNet to the dark web might actually be an improvement, and just possibly could re-introduce the flavor and excitement of the Golden Age (1982-1991)!!

I, for one, say Let's Do It!! <evil grin>

[#] Thu Mar 03 2016 13:02:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Hey, you can't call it the CitaNet, because that name is trademarked by some dude in New Jersey who doesn't like other people using it.  :)

So ... I know how to connect to the Darknet ... what I don't know is how to navigate the Darknet.  I don't know how we would get the word out that there's a new destination people can try.

[#] Thu Mar 03 2016 13:03:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print] is DieselDucy (Andrew from VA) ... yeah, he's the uncontested biggest name in the elevator fan scene.  He's been doing it longer, and does it more, than anyone else out there.

[#] Fri Mar 04 2016 01:10:01 EST from ax25

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Set up a Veronica-2 server to crawl it (or something sorta like it)?

- i.e. indexing the dark web question from I.G.

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