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  1. In Topic: New Minecraft Thread

    Posted 26 Jul 2014

    I reinstalled my OS this week and forgot to back up my minecraft world.


    edit: @alapee, you can just pay for it online and download it. Why bother getting it at the store?
  2. In Topic: The best parental control

    Posted 26 Jul 2014

    View Postccubed, on 25 July 2014 - 04:17 PM, said:

    Or, you could not be a creep, talk to your kids and have them come tell you when they encounter these things. Because scraping facebook is quite honestly the creepiest kind of parental control. What are you going to do? Get on their facebook and block the person? Take them off facebook? Tell that mean cyber bully to stop? Tell me your intentions.

    Well, on the basis that I can't be everywhere at once, I want to not be on my kids facebook pages at all, ever, UNLESS I know there is a specific issue that I should be concerned about. In other words, it's up to me to teach them the rules, but it's up to them to learn to interact with other kids and resolve their differences without me acting on their behalf- but if somebody is at the point of telling them to kill themselves, I want to know who, when, where, etc., because at that point I'll intervene.

    And the same goes for phones- the parental controls B9 talked about seem like a great idea, but I have NO intention of staying in the US, and so the second-rate phone systems here don't provide me with a real solution (hence my interest in developing something on this end also).

    And, without having to look at every picture, just outright banning the upload of pictures and networked cameras (so no skype, no snapchat, etc) seems like a decent ground rule that removes the need for my oversight without seriously limiting interaction- they can skype with me around, for example, and they can manipulate pictures that are already online to do what they want- meme generators and so on- but they can't upload stuff privately (so no sexting, when they get to that age, and if my kids try cyber bullying, this keeps them from taking pictures of victims, and so puts a limit on that)

    just so this is clear: they can take pictures, and store them on their phones, but the idea would be to 'lock' these so they can only be uploaded to a specific computer- mine- and only with a password enabling this- also mine.
  3. In Topic: The best parental control

    Posted 25 Jul 2014

    When I was 13 or so, my dad started trying to block the internet. First with something called "Integrity Online", which was the christian fundamentalist version of "Jesus Web", and was a monthly subscription service- you could browse unblocked if you had the admin password, and you could request that blocked sites be unblocked.

    Naturally, my first solution was to use the early proxies- such as babelfish translate- but these were slow, and a real pain to use. Not much later, I figured out that I could get to the admin console and request the password- which would be emailed to my dad, on his (non-password-protected) computer. So I'd click "resend my password" at like 1 AM, well after the family was in bed, get the password, delete the email, and browse unhindered until the next time he got suspicious and changed it.

    So I'm kind of preparing for my kids- my son is at the age where he's just starting to read, and I know I've only got a year or two before he has a facebook page and all that shit. I've screen scraped facebook before, and I have some idea of how I'd go about 'snooping' in an ethically defensible way with the major social media stuff, so I might throw a project like this together and open source it. Just something to throw up red flags for parents when, eg, porn, cyber bullying (yeah, yeah, whatever), and so on happen. Seems pretty simple to do a facebook app and android app track this stuff, and I don't plan on getting my kids iShit.
  4. In Topic: What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

    Posted 16 Jul 2014

    I'm at various points in all of these, currently:
    • Code Complete
    • People and Places (Santayana)
    • The Prince (Machiavelli)
    • Hamlet (Shakespeare) (reading it in German)
    • The Lean Startup (Eric Ries)
    • Four Hour Chef (Tim Ferriss)
    • Daily Rituals: How Artists Work (Mason Currey)

    Santayana has probably grabbed me the most on this list. The 4-hour Chef is probably the most useful the most quickly.
  5. In Topic: What Are You Working On Today?

    Posted 15 Jul 2014

    Today I made the unpleasant discovery that my python 3 codebase needs to be python 2 compatible to work on amazon. So I spent a long time downgrading today.

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28 years old
March 30, 1986
Programming graphics, programming data management systems, designing guns, building things.
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    modi123_1 Icon

    11 Aug 2012 - 22:00
    Reminds of something you said once..
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    Shane Hudson Icon

    19 Mar 2012 - 04:25
    I am not the owner of Duck Duck Go!! That is Yegg, who is an investor so did not need to find money from elsewhere.
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    Shane Hudson Icon

    09 Mar 2012 - 04:25
    Haha nice to see you used Duck Duck Go. Did not realise my site is not at the top of it though... strange!!
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    17 Jul 2011 - 21:50
    Hey there, I was just curious if you would check out my programming forum. If your active and interested, you may become a moderator early on. We are a new forum, powered by IPB... check us out!
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    Sayid Ahmed Icon

    16 Sep 2010 - 16:15
    You love the city of new york? sorry I couldn't help noticing your signature
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    Nykc Icon

    09 Jul 2010 - 11:12
    Everyone else refers to me as "Nike" or Nick C. It is N.Y.K.C. but Nukes is pretty cool
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