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Cops suspect Detroit fuel station was hacked before 10 drivers made off with 2.3k 'free' litres

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> Would that actually be a crime?

Technically? Probably not, but the public defender for the person busted for this kind of crime, won't use it for a defense lol...

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Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Russians sailed right through a 10 year old Sonicwall I begged somebody to replace...

Last time I heard, charges on their CC processing company was over $150k... smh

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Re: Only cracking I have done is

> They are DELLs locked with a boot password

Try a Panasonic Toughbook, it_is_not_the_same...

I had a (actually this one I'm on) Panasonic CF-53 I picked up on CL* for $200 and it was locked down to a fair-thee-well. Took it apart, motherboard is in three separate pieces, no matter what, it held on to it's password like it's life depended on it. After about two months of exclusive kitchen table priority(there is nada on web for Toughbooks btw), finally gave up and sent it off to Panasonic to clear the password. Cost me like $200.

*It was legit. Somebody used it to pay off a landscaper and the landscaper didn't know what he had so... It's a good machine lol.

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New Android P beta is 'very close', 'near-final' but also just 'early'

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huh... just got Oreo...

... Nothing dramatic to say, just wierded out that my Verizon Moto Z Force got Oreo... Odd for Verizon to update a phone *twice* in it's lifetime.

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Automated payment machines do NOT work the same all over the world – as I found out

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Re: Even Canadians that find themselves in the USA...

The system won't charge you until you finish the fuel delivery... Something I didn't know about until relatively recently and I'm Americanese... have been all my life pretty sure.

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Re: English?

Answering 'Tennessean' in a comforting Southern Drawl, in my experience, has shown to totally fuck up citizens of other countries... Never give them what they expect and don't be a dick about it, always gracious. Ain't my country, different rules.

Only time that has failed was in Bremerhaven, when I ran across a German Scooter Gang, similar to American Biker Gangs, leather, chains, tatts, attitude, but with 80-cc scooters. I_could_not_stop_laughing and they didn't take kindly. Polizei saved my ass that day lmfao...

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"Dope-addled Inbreds of the Mediterranean"

So Sicilian Rednecks... got it.

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Unbreakable smart lock devastated to discover screwdrivers exist

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Re: It happens with old school locks too

No, it does *not* happen with non-chinesium old school locks - your case was a dumbass installer, not a manufacturing design defect lol.

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Re: Where did you get that $20 padlock?

Master locks are easy in any case - sat down one day with a case of 50 new padlocks, opened 41 of them with a rock - without damaging the locks at all. Put a little tension on the hasp and tap either side of the body, back and forth, and the lock will most likely open - gets easier with older worn Master padlocks.

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Finally, San Francisco cleans up the crap from its streets – yes, all those fscking scooters

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Re: Old money vs new

Ever drive down through Murphy NC via Hwy 64? Good ride. I imagine you go across I-40.

I lived in Simi Valley in the early 70's, spent the majority of my time in Southern Arizona (pointy mountains dude..) though. Moved here in 03, favorite part of the country.

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Re: Old money vs new

If in the Rockies, sure, see your point.

If in Texas, fuck off > Texas doesn't have any mountains...low mesas max.

One thing to remember, if Burt Reynolds couldn't make it out of the Smokies in 'Deliverance', I don't think much of your chances ;)

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Re: Old money vs new

Appalachians and/or Smoky Mountains...

Hey neighbor!

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Re: Duh

EXACTLY what I was thinking... 'What's in 'em?'

Parts is parts....

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Stern Vint Cerf blasts techies for lackluster worldwide IPv6 adoption

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Re: Why?

The old boy, Vint Cerf, could come around and visit my clients to explain IPv6, but wouldn't get past the secretary... I'd get a call saying some crackpot speaking in tongues came by.

They are *not* going to spend the money unless it's broken.

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Overhyping AI doctors, language translation goes open source, and new jobs on the cards

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Ever get the idea we're doing this all wrong?

Datasets datasets datasets... essentially choices weighted with different probabilities which is good and fine, but it's the question that matters. How do you get AI to ask the right question to arrive at the correct answer?

Like a good 85% of IT is the strength of your Googlefu - some folks are very very good at it, most are not. Why? Some folks are better at the question and get better/correct results.

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Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Worth it to escape to Europe...

Just to clear the air... No way in hell will GDPR-like protections being enabled here in the Land of the... well, you've heard of it...

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Uber robo-ride's deadly crash: Self-driving car had emergency braking switched off by design

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"A normal human driven car would still have run over the cyclist/pedestrian/lemming so I don't see how they could have caused the death."

No. That road is brightly lighted up, video notwithstanding, I've driven down there myself at night.

If you've ever been to Scottsdale or Mesa, they have money there, lots of it, and they light up the roads.

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Sooo.... wait...

Uber turned off the emergency braking portion of the 'AI', and of all the options it probably should have been programmed with (avoidance, *some* braking, big fucking light/sound screaming at the driver, etc)..

This van digitally went 'KIIIIIIYAAAA!' and ran the human over... Uber Fuck It Option. Damn.

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Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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The title is too long.

'Subtle changes over time in the way in which you attack your keyboard can indicate your degenerating cognitive and emotional state'

I'll tell you straight up I'm feeling a bit off...

Just ask me.

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You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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'There are frequency generator apps, and computer programs you could use.'

Those require 'smart' devices to use - they are not going to hurt their own people, thus the dumb generator...

I hate a lyin' computer.. don't tell me they don't know...

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As Tesla hits speed bump after speed bump, Elon Musk loses his mind in anti-media rant

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Re: People are saying he should stop tweeting and go back to work on the assembly line

The beatings will continue until morale improves...

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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Re: Simple explanation

Dr Syntax is correct.

I will also add the fact that business owners really don't care about IPv6 and will refuse to pay for the time it would take to convert their networks(s) over. I cannot afford to work for free either.

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Re: I can take a stab at it..

Fuck you dude - that dual stack creates all kinds of network inconsistencies on client networks, it's all or none, IPv4 baby!

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Comcast offers IPv6 in my area...

...and it FUCKS UP older Windows AD domain services. Had to disable IPv6 in order for the machines to find each other and the damn servers on clients' network... MAN I was pissed off that day.

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GDPR for everyone, cries Microsoft: We'll extend Europe's privacy rights worldwide

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Oh Yeah?

Prove it by making Windows 10 Enterprise available to the general public at your local Walmart/Staples/Amazon - Call it the Windows 10 Privacy Edition.

Lying bastards.

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Airbus windscreen fell out at 32,000 feet

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Re: Last time this happened...

There are machine screws. Not pointy.

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Fixing a printer ended with a dozen fire engines in the car park

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Re: Smoke/steam microwaves, fire alarms and power isolation equipment.

When I was 13, my dad let me drive his new 1977 Chevrolet Monte Carlo down the driveway. Didn't move 20 feet when a fan belt broke and for whatever reason, he blamed me. Never got to drive another car/truck owned by my dad... I'm 54 and he's 80 now...

404 - Breaker of Fan Belts.

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Let's kick the tyres on Google's Android P... It's not an overheating wreck, but UX is tappy

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Still waiting on Oreo...

... I imagine Verizon will get around to it - tired of looking at the 'Coming Soon in a Few Weeks' over the last few weeks... Moto Z Force smh.

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Congratulations, we all survived Star Wars day! Now for some security headaches

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Hard Knox

I know the system well - it's not to spec*, everyone here would point and laugh, and that's all I can say about that.

*not my fault, I told 'em.

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I've got way too much cash, thinks Jeff Bezos. Hmmm, pay more tax? Pay staff more? Nah, let's just go into space

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Re: giving plegde

Gates just gave a pretty nice $16M horse farm to his daughter for a graduation present - rich people problems - I got $50 at mine lol. I can admit I'm a bit jealous, that's a number I've never played with personally.

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Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties

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Re: Still using both Windows Home Server and Windows Media Center

VLC still works well too ;)

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NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede

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Re: Paper tape anyone?

"It's not Hedy, It's Hedley, Hedley Lamarr" ~ Hedley Lamarr

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US citizen sues France over France-dot-com brouhaha

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Re: Reasonable

Can you imagine? An Amazon Basics Peniship exploding above Rio to 'encourage' the leadership of Brazil to come to it's senses? Whew.. corporate wars. Like 'Friday' by Robert Heinlein.

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Failbreak: Bloke gets seven years in the clink for trying to hack his friend out of jail

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Re: 7 years for trying to get somebody out a few months early

/depends... Every_single_county around here did some upgrades and now take state long-term felons in for the extra cash. State pays more for incarceration, soooo $profit$

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Boss sent overpaid IT know-nothings home – until an ON switch proved elusive

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Re: Big red

That minute gets charged for two hours - just because they made me look. Stupid should always hurt in some way.

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Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Here buddy:

https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/moochs-recommended-batteries.7593/#subs

This is what I go by.

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Re: Chipset in the mod is decent

This will be easier and more helpful to you:

https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blog-entry/moochs-recommended-batteries.7593/#subs

Has a list of trusted vendors as well as battery tests and ratings

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Re: Yeah good luck buddy

I read the complaint pdf and looked the guy up - he's a 20 year old mechanic with tatts, an iPhone, can't fake sleeping for shit, and a thin porn 'stash - according to his GoFundMe, he saved his little brother and sister from the flames. What they were doing in his shorts is left to the imagination of the reader.

Currently, he has $20 of $20,000 donated with almost a year since the campaign was started.

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I have four sets of married 30Q's I rotate through on my dual 18650 mods, changed up and got four Sony VTC6's for my Hotcig RSQ. I'm liking the Sonys over the Samsungs, have a bit more power when used in the RSQ.

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Re: 200W ???!!!

You can go either way with DNA boards, old and new - solder 18650 battery tray wire directly to the board or solder a LiPo connector in - gives you more options in case design.

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Re: Read the suit....

And no followback? Death to the Infidel! Total defilement of Twitter Canon...

Handchecks? (ugh) r/vaping101

You want shitposting? That would be the sister sub r/Vapistan - if you can handle it >;)

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Re: Chipset in the mod is decent

Since 4 June 2017:

Innokin 80w Kroma - not enough battery. Returned to B&M.

Smok AL85 - screen burned out RMA took seven months. Vaped Forward.

Smok AL85 - Vaped Forward.

Smok Alien 220w - battery tray busted up, gorilla-glued back up now on back shelf.

dripp3d DNA250w dual 18650 kit - home vape

Smoant Battlestar - 200watt dual 18650 beast of a mod

Smoant Battlestar - backup

Hotcig RSQ 80w squonker - found that fabled 'Flavortown' - even gave away one of my beloved Battlestars with a Reload RTA clone...

Now I'm casually looking for a dual 18650 squonker, might gut my DNA250 if I can find the right case.

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Re: Read the suit....

heh - I joined for a specific purpose, now lost... Good folks in r/ electronic_cigarette - it's not your usual Reddit sub like /politics /news /OMGTRUMPGONNAKILLUSALL subs.

It's a stable tech focused vaping forum. Shitposting kept at a minimum.

Oh yeah, you got a new follower - I'm everywhere and nowhere DC&H Consultants @justahobbit

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The good mods, yes. 200watts is average now days - usually in a two 18650 battery configuration and in reality, only hit 177watts depending on coil configuration. There is a whole industry dedicated to vaping with competing chipsets like Evolv's DNA series (the current standard top of the line), YiHi, Gene, etc, etc, and VandyVape just came out with a new chipset after much much controversy in the community (jury still out on quality of VV's chip). Battery cycles are generally gentle, with the mod cutting out when voltage reaches 3.5V before requiring a recharge. Note: It's best practice to charge your batteries on an external charger at 2A or less. Most mod chipsets don't balance well (again DNA chipset is King and does everything well, even has Escribe software to mess with the settings) and plugging a USB cable into the mini port wears them out until they break. On my current mod, an Hotcig RSQ single 18650 80watt bottom feed mod, I'll get around 250-300 puffs with temperature control 500F SS at 48 watts on a single staggered fused clapton coil Hcigar Maze v3 RDA before needing a battery change.

K, that being said, the best way to blow yourself up is with an unregulated mod - UNLESS YOU KNOW WTF YOU'RE DOING AND HAVE MEMORIZED (or have it tattooed somewhere on your body for instant reference) OHM'S LAW! I relatively know what I'm doing, yet won't touch an unregulated mod with a ten foot pole because I only need to screw up once for lasting injuries. Regulated mods fail due to hardware, flooding with juice, or junk/fake batteries - much much safer, I like my face/teeth ;)

So, knowing all this leads me to believe this guy is in contention for a Darwin Award, methodology still in paper napkin stages.

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Re: Health Hazard?

Folks like you annoy me - tax the fuck out of them, kick them out into the weather, and STILL bitch about smokers... I quit after 35 years of a two pack a day Camel Filter habit, I follow smoking protocols with my vaping, and don't bother anyone who matters (One of my cats is an antismoking nazi, does_not_care about my vape vapor, this says a lot - he matters lol).

How about this? Quit being so judgmental about other folks' business and have a beer, you'll be happier for it.

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Re: Read the suit....

Hang out in r/electronic_cigarette by any chance?

Bring Mooch* in here to stifle the battery commentards? lol

*Legendary Reddit Battery Guy

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Chipset in the mod is decent

So don't believe it was the issue, everything points to the batteries. There are only like four online merchants that are trusted for original 18650 cells and Amazon isn't one of them. This guy should lose for being a dumbass, it's not like there isn't ton's of information about battery safety.

Been smoke free since 4 June 2017 and squonking now with a Hotcig 80watt RSQ and Hcigar Maze v3.

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Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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Re: "Elon does not like the color yellow."

Elon becomes more like Mr. Burns from 'The Simpsons' every day...

Between Bezos and Elon... one of them HAS to become a Bond-style super criminal, to contemplate otherwise is plain folly and just no fun at all lol.

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Chrome 66: Get into the bin, auto-playing vids and Symantec certs!

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Re: So which versions carry site isolation?

I know - I'm the guy who sent you the correction ;)

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Motorola Z2 Force: This one's for the butterfingered Android lovers

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Re: Battery life for an "outdoors" phone

I have the original Moto Z Force (1.5 years old) and I don't think I've ever seen the battery under 30% after two days of operation even now. I totally forgot about the mods it can use lol.

I'm just really happy it's getting the Oreo 8.0 update soon ;)

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