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The Bad Guys Are Stopped Only By the Good Guys...

damn_registrars (1103043) writes | about a year and a half ago

First Person Shooters (Games) 10

The NRA and others keep telling us

The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

Well, this weekend, three good guys with guns injured 5 people at different gun shows in the US - on gun appreciation day.

The NRA and others keep telling us

The only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

Well, this weekend, three good guys with guns injured 5 people at different gun shows in the US - on gun appreciation day.

So if licensed "good guys" with guns can't safely handle their weapons, how are they supposed to prevent "bad guys" from killing people?

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10 comments

Anecdote (1)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about a year and a half ago | (#42642977)

Counter-anecdote.

All bullshit, all around.

You want to save children's lives? Abolish super-wealth, and end all wars.

Or fuck-off with your liberal pose.

Re:Anecdote (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42644035)

The image this title brings to mind is of a mighty military commander, one who can at a mere word summon rank upon rank of protective power. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20081010142651AAPvMox [yahoo.com] you will observe the reaction to http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5851:apk-hosts-file-engine-64bit-version&Itemid=74 [start64.com]

* :)

Re:Anecdote (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42644649)

Can you use a hosts file to automatically block any sites frequented by APK?

Re:Anecdote (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42646245)

Can ya answer a question ya avoid here, Jeremiah Cornelius http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3384873&cid=42635813 [slashdot.org] ? Posting as ac now in reply to 'defend yourself' isn't working out too well when you run from that question as you repeatedly have. Keep reacting JC, keep reacting.

Mighty military commander alright (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42649731)

"You've been asleep Cap for almost 70 yrs." - Nick Fury -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2-VaFMk9-M [youtube.com]

Well...NOT anymore -> http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5851:apk-hosts-file-engine-64bit-version&Itemid=74 [start64.com]

YOU, in particular, are MORE THAN WELCOME to disprove the points in favor of custom hosts files usage listed there, Jeremiah Cornelius... go for it!

(Good Luck - you'll NEED it, as your fellow TROLL webmistressrachel found out, here -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3373637&cid=42572023 [slashdot.org] & she RAN from that!)

* To quote the character Howard Stark from that excellent film "Captain America", in regards to hosts files acting as a shield (and basically, also a free turbo-charger for speed/bandwidth + FAR more in terms of reliability, privacy, etc./et al)?

'It's as strong as steel, & a third the weight..." - Howard Stark

(Especially vs. competing solutions like AdBlock, Ghostery, & even DNS servers... the latter of which it actually can compliment + overcome shortcomings it has as well!)

APK

P.S.=> 1st ware I've released since the tail-end of 2004, & that's what? 7 yrs.?? Taken into account what I call "internet time" (things change here 10x as fast as 'the real world')? That's about right... I was "asleep" for that long, but again - NOT anymore, per the app above!

... apk

You've got it all! (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year and a half ago | (#42650073)

Wow, you start with a bizarre egotistical overstatement of your relevance, close with a tremendous math error, what more could we ask for from an AC?

My day was pretty boring today, but you've added a much needed injection of humor! Thank you!

Glad to be of service (what've YOU done? Zero) (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42650271)

"Wow, you start with a bizarre egotistical overstatement of your relevance" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @02:39PM (#42650073) Homepage

It was merely a "video/film analogy" to go with the "Lord of Hosts" quote -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3395131&cid=42644035 [slashdot.org] is all!

Fits QUITE well, considering the "mighty military commander" I used (Capt. America) uses a shield too!

(Much as I use custom hosts files for, as a shield vs. malicious threats online, and a LOT more, which you, just like Jeremiah Cornelius, are welcome to ATTEMPT to disprove as to what I list are positive benefits they yield to end-users of them, here -> http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5851:apk-hosts-file-engine-64bit-version&Itemid=74 [start64.com] )

Go for it, & GOOD LUCK - you'll NEED it...

Yes - Just like webmistressrachel (Jeremiah Cornelius' fellow TROLL) ran from, right here -> http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=3373637&cid=42572023 [slashdot.org]

(Regarding our debate on hosts vs. AdBlock (which doesn't even BLOCK ALL ADS ANYMORE by default - they ought to call it "almost all ads blocked", lol... now you mentioned HUMOR? There's some, right there!))

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"close with a tremendous math error" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @02:39PM (#42650073) Homepage

What would that be?

AHEM: Did you read my ENTIRE post to its termination??

(That's what I suspect you speak of here, but... I'll let YOU state your thoughts there anyhow!)

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"what more could we ask for from an AC?" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @02:39PM (#42650073) Homepage

LMAO - Listen chump - on your "superiority of being a registered 'luser'":

The day you can show us ALL reading that YOU PERSONALLY have done MORE, BETTER & EARLIER especially than I have in the art & science of computing (which I strongly suspect I did before you were breathing, or in DIAPERS @ best on YOUR end)?

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"My Name is Ozymandias: King of Kings - Look upon my works, ye mighty, & DESPAIR..."

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Windows NT Magazine (now Windows IT Pro) April 1997 "BACK OFFICE PERFORMANCE" issue, page 61

(&, for work done for EEC Systems/SuperSpeed.com on PAID CONTRACT (writing portions of their SuperCache program increasing its performance by up to 40% via my work) albeit, for their SuperDisk & HOW TO APPLY IT, took them to a finalist position @ MS Tech Ed, two years in a row 2000-2002, in its HARDEST CATEGORY: SQLServer Performance Enhancement).

WINDOWS MAGAZINE, 1997, "Top Freeware & Shareware of the Year" issue page 210, #1/first entry in fact (my work is there)

PC-WELT FEB 1998 - page 84, again, my work is featured there

WINDOWS MAGAZINE, WINTER 1998 - page 92, insert section, MUST HAVE WARES, my work is again, there

PC-WELT FEB 1999 - page 83, again, my work is featured there

CHIP Magazine 7/99 - page 100, my work is there

GERMAN PC BOOK, Data Becker publisher "PC Aufrusten und Repairen" 2000, where my work is contained in it

HOT SHAREWARE Numero 46 issue, pg. 54 (PC ware mag from Spain), 2001 my work is there, first one featured, yet again!

Also, a British PC Mag in 2002 for many utilities I wrote, saw it @ BORDERS BOOKS but didn't buy it... by that point, I had moved onto other areas in this field besides coding only...

Being paid for an article that made me money over @ PCPitstop in 2008 for writing up a guide that has people showing NO VIRUSES/SPYWARES & other screwups, via following its point, such as THRONKA sees here -> http://www.xtremepccentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=ee926d913b81bf6d63c3c7372fd2a24c&t=28430&page=3 [xtremepccentral.com]

It's also been myself helping out the folks at the UltraDefrag64 project (a 64-bit defragger for Windows), in showing them code for how to do Process Priority Control @ the GUI usermode/ring 3/rpl 3 level in their program (good one too), & being credited for it by their lead dev & his team... see here -> http://ultradefrag.sourceforge.net/handbook/Credits.html [sourceforge.net] or here http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2993462&group_id=199532&atid=969873 [sourceforge.net]

AND lastly: http://g-off.net/software/a-python-repeatable-threadingtimer-class [g-off.net] where I got other programmer's work WORKING RIGHT (in PyThon no less, which I just started learning only 2 week ago no less) by showing them how to use a "Dummy Proxy Function" as I call it, to make a RepeatTimer class (Thread sub-class really) to take PARAMETERIZED FUNCTIONS, ala:

def apkthreadlaunch():
                                      getnortonsafeweb(sAPKFileName = "APK_1_NortonSafeWeb360Extracted.txt".rstrip())

a = RepeatTimer(900, apkthreadlaunch) # 900 is 15 minutes... apk

Where it was NOT working for many folks there, before (submitted to the maker of the RepeatTimer class no less, & yes, it WORKS!)

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What do I have to say about that much above? I can't say it any better, than this was stated already (from the greatest book of all time, the "tech manual for life" imo):

"But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me." - Corinthians Chapter 15, Verse 10

(And, because I got LUCKY to have been exposed to some really GREAT classmates, professors, & colleagues on the job over time as well)

====

So, again:

You show us you've done MORE, BETTER, & EARLIER in the art & science of computing than I have, from a partial list of SOME of my "favorites" over time?

THEN You can talk & act "superior"... but not until then.

APK

P.S.=> Otherwise? Well, you know... lol, that I've just GOTTA say it, as-is-per-my-usual "inimitable style":

THIS? This was just "too, Too, TOO EASY - just '2ez'" & it always is, vs. "armchair quarterback" truly "ne'er-do-well" types online, such as yourself!

... apk

Re:Glad to be of service (what've YOU done? Zero) (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year and a half ago | (#42652623)

Wow, just wow. I haven't seen an AC this amusing in a long time.

(Much as I use custom hosts files for, as a shield vs. malicious threats online, and a LOT more, which you, just like Jeremiah Cornelius, are welcome to ATTEMPT to disprove as to what I list are positive benefits they yield to end-users of them, here -> http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5851:apk-hosts-file-engine-64bit-version&Itemid=74 [start64.com] )

Did you read what I said? I said you dramatically overstated the significance. I did not say it is not useful. Indeed, I have used modified HOSTS files myself at times to deal with specific sites. But the notion that it can solve all problems is just absurd (to be kind).

That said, the screen shot for the page selling that program shows it using a stupid amount of memory. If your HOSTS file is so bloated that you are using that much RAM you should really switch to a more efficient way of handling it so that you don't drive users away from it by virtue of its bloat.

"close with a tremendous math error" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @02:39PM (#42650073) Homepage

AHEM: Did you read my ENTIRE post to its termination??

I did, at you closed by stating that 2004 was 7 years ago. Hence your tremendous math error. What kind of programmer can't handle simple integer subtraction?

"what more could we ask for from an AC?" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @02:39PM (#42650073) Homepage

LMAO - Listen chump - on your "superiority of being a registered 'luser'":

You completely missed my point there (not a surprise, really). I could reiterate but that is pointless (in part by virtue of the point that I was making which you missed).

Like I figured (you've done zero) & "U FAIL" 5 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42655639)

"I said you dramatically overstated the significance. I did not say it is not useful." - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @07:36PM (#42652623) Homepage

I was correct - You've done squat/zero, by way of comparison to myself, first of all/your 1st FAIL of 4 in fact...

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"I did, at you closed by stating that 2004 was 7 years ago. Hence your tremendous math error. What kind of programmer can't handle simple integer subtraction?" - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @07:36PM (#42652623) Homepage

BECAUSE THE YEAR NUMBERS INVOLVED AREN'T "WHOLE INTEGERS" (entire years), to wit:

* 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

By the way: That's 7 yrs. time (by 10x as fast)!

So, I am correct!

It never reached ALL of 2012 for 8++ yrs. of time (so might as well have been "70 yrs." I was 'asleep' per my 10x as fast "internet time" frame of change!)

I.E. -> Since you read the RAM figure (more on THAT below in my 'p.s.')? Let''s do a little computation, shall we?

E.G.-> I released my app near mid 2012

(However - It was ready for release in February 2012, the start of that year!)

1st though, I had to overturn McAfee, Symantec/Norton, Comodo, ArcaVir/ArcaBit and each of their "false positive" findings calling my app a "virus"!

Yes, that's right - simply since I used a compression scheme in 64-bit they did NOT UNDERSTAND, holding back its release to the security community...

(They have a DUMB RULE that says if an application uses executable compression, it's a virus!).

Feel free to check with Mr. Steven Burn of malwarebytes on this account - he helped me get it cleared in fact -> services@it-mate.co.uk ).

YOU ARE IN ERROR/YOU FAIL a 2nd time now of 5 total - read on!

Simply by "talking out your ass" like a typical armchair QB/"ne'er-do-well" critic... that's only 1 of 2 though, my p.s. has the rest!

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"Indeed, I have used modified HOSTS files myself at times to deal with specific sites. But the notion that it can solve all problems is just absurd (to be kind)." - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @07:36PM (#42652623) Homepage

QUESTION: CAN YOU SHOW ME EVEN ONCE STATING IT "SOLVES ALL PROBLEMS"?

(No, you cannot... you are in ERROR/YOU FAIL, a 3rd time of 5 total!)

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"I said you dramatically overstated the significance." - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @07:36PM (#42652623) Homepage

AGAIN - It was a video analogy is all, and was meant to be "dramatic" (for lack of a better expression here), but it does apply vs. "the mighty military commander" (Capt. America) who uses a shield (since hosts allow for that too, acting as one vs. malicious threats online)... in regard to the "Lord of Hosts" quote before it.

APK

P.S.=> Now? Your 4th & 5th "FAILS":

THIS "took the cake" outta YOU (who hasn't done squat you can show in computing even vs. my only PARTIAL list of some of my personal favorites over time):

"That said, the screen shot for the page selling that program shows it using a stupid amount of memory. If your HOSTS file is so bloated that you are using that much RAM you should really switch to a more efficient way of handling it so that you don't drive users away from it by virtue of its bloat." - by damn_registrars (1103043) on Monday January 21, @07:36PM (#42652623) Homepage

4th FAIL = IT IS FREE, not selling a thing here... I give it away!

5th FAIL = I routinely work with 350mb of custom hosts file data - that is only from the initial imports when you FIRST start out building one & yes, it goes up to 37++mb OF RAM consumption, no way around it, that is the dataset size!

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HERE ON THE DATASETS INVOLVED, pal... that much shows itself clearly!

Even the initial "grabs" of data a user does (that combine & merge with older data for custom hosts) comes in @

E.G,/I.E.-> My personal custom hosts file I've been building since 1997 currently has 1,925,072++ & GROWING entries in it, to the tune of 54mb size on disk (once that's 'double-buffered' for speed, & the lists used in memory are in operation? It EASILY hits the amounts of memory used noted, for me, into the 100's of mb of RAM usage - initial intakes will consume 37++mb easily...)

... apk

Norton/Symantec did same type of analogy (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42655697)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn2Xwoe72nk [youtube.com]

PERTINENT QUOTE/EXCERPT:

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"Get a behind the scenes look at Captain America in Behind the Shield. Brought to you by Norton, your shield against cybercrime. And see Captain America: The First Avenger in theaters July 22!"

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* NOW, what was that you said again?

APK

P.S.=> I'm not the ONLY one using that type of analogy buddy, as in "SHIELDS" & Capt. America!

However, I was the one "asleep for 70 yrs." -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2-VaFMk9-M [youtube.com] (7 yrs. x 10 times as fast as "the real world time" in terms of change out here in the art & science of computing), for sure!

HOWEVER/AGAIN: Not anymore -> http://www.start64.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=5851:apk-hosts-file-engine-64bit-version&Itemid=74 [start64.com]

... apk

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