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pierom_qwerty

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  1. Funny
    pierom_qwerty reacted to Den-Fi in [Rumor] Prossor: Small Mac Pro and redesigned iMac   
    I would love to push one of these off of my desk.
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to BlueChinchillaEatingDorito in [Rumor] Prossor: Small Mac Pro and redesigned iMac   
    I'm a fan of the Rose Gold (if they call it that). Was always a fan of Rose Gold actually. But I was still expecting a clean sheet design rather than another face lift on the 2005 design...
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    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from metaleggman in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Did you seriously just compare yourself to being a war vet? TBH that is a little bit messed up...
  4. Agree
    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from metaleggman in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    I updated that, Blade of Grass pointed it out. 
    Hashes are one-directional. You can't store data in a hash, its impossible. The only thing stored as a 256 bit hash would be your password and then also your ssl connection to their servers. 
    The data was split between many many computers (in all somewhere in the neighborhood of 50-100 people helped download data) which allowed them to download everything at the speed they did. It wasn't a single internet connection, but many. Hell, a single gigabit connection would be able to do the job in less than 5 days. I don't doubt multiple gigabit connections were doing the work.  
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    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from Craftyawesome in Help: Minecraft being laggy on powerful computer   
    The MC launcher comes bundled with it, thats all.
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Mling in Apple ARM is superior?   
    the answer describes them playing catch-up, then concludes by claiming they are now 10 years ahead. Let's make up numbers to reveal fan boy bias.
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Pc6777 in Apple ARM is superior?   
    they optimize that cpu for their os and programs so a lot of it is just optimization. I dont care how fast macs get I will never use a closed system that reeks of apple drm. eventfully desktops will move on and maybe do arm or something else, and as long as it has backwards compatibility with old instruction sets im all for it. 
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to minibois in General rant about online accounts and password restrictions :P   
    except the user - like you - will complain to the company once you're 'hacked', meaning the requirements they set for making a password help both you and themselves too, through having less silly customer service tickets.
     
    I thought this thread would be the other way around. websites having 'maximum' requirements on passwords.
    for example, a website I recently made an account for has a max character limit on passwords of 20. wut?? that's quite short.
    that is not even the worst though they also don't allow for many special characters, but do not mention this! they only - on the next step - mention "there is something wrong". I had to find some forum post, where someone mentioned illegal characters in a password.
     
    that makes it even worse. first they have a low character limit and then you can't even make your password complicated and are basically restricted to:
    - lower case letters
    - upper case letters
    - numbers
    - couple special character (?,!, - and _ if I recall correctly)
     
     
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Arika S in Linus should stop his $GME "Investment"   
    you sound like a hedge fund manager.
     
    Stocks are a brutal game, if people can't handle "normal people" making more money than hedge funds, then maybe those hedge funds need to bow out.
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to ShrimpBrime in Installed new cpu and now DRAM error   
    Install the 3600X and be sure it posts. Then update the bios. After the bios, during the cpu swap, clear the cmos before posting.
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    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from SPARTAN VI in Oculus Quest 2 USB Cable Support?   
    Yeah I was going to do that til I remembered the 5GHz wifi drops off in my room and 2.4 wouldn't cut it. I'm debating about just getting a 5GHz WAP for my room which could also help my other devices but since it will just be cheaper to get something from anker/aliexpress im probably going to go that route
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    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from Senzelian in Oculus Quest 2 USB Cable Support?   
    I remember watching some video on the standards changing but got so confused I just changed if off. Thanks though!
  13. Informative
    pierom_qwerty reacted to Senzelian in Oculus Quest 2 USB Cable Support?   
    The USB forum introduced a lot of confusion within the tech communites with the introduction of USB 3.1 and 3.2
    Here's the thing tho, 5Gb/s is the bare minimum of any USB 3 standard, so you shouldn't worry.
     
    The longer answer involves the USB specification changes in recent months and years. We went from USB 3.0, 3.1 to USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 and then got rid of all USB 3.1 specification and are officially now at USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2. This is so ridiculous, that I added all the necessary specs into my signature.
     
    Now depending on when the product information was last updated, USB 3.1 Gen 1 either means 5Gbps or 10Gbps. Either way, you'll be fine, as only 5Gbps are required, which even the most basic USB 3.0 cable from 5 years ago can carry. Important to note is the length tho. Longer lengths can lead to signal loss, so a high quality cable is always advantageous.
     
     
    Current USB specs:
    05Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 1 (was known as USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen 1 before)
    10Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2 (was known as USB 3.1 Gen 2 before)
    20Gb/s - USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
    40Gb/s - USB 4.0, Thunderbolt 3, Thunderbolt 4
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to wkdpaul in A Parler archive is being converted into an interactive map   
    * thread locked *
     
    This might be a temporary lock, this subject is highly political in nature, and as such we are discussing if we will keep it locked or allow the discussion with heavy moderation.
     
    This message will be edited to reflect the decision.
    ***
     
    After evaluation, the lock will remain because of political meanings of the databreach and subsequent use of it. The discussion on such matter could be fine, if the context would be different (for example iCloud breach and using those images to map how people move).
     
    Thread has also been moved to Off Topic, because of said political context, and the fact that the tech used isn't news.
     
    - LogicalDream, moderation
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to CarlBar in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Disclaimer. I'm from Europe, and beyond a strong degree of "A pox on both your houses" sentiment towards both sides in the US right now i have no personal stake in this.
     
    What Parler was actually like overall is irrelevant. What matters is was there visible content of the types cited against which parler was taking no moderation action? If so then thats all the reason that Apple, Google, and Amazon need to stop supporting it. Doesn't matter if it was a few crazies only, it's still all the reason they need to take action.
     
     
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Kisai in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    A cesspool is a cesspool when it attracts people who are joined by their hatred of something. It's that simple. Many *chan spinoffs are that, and Parler fits the mold. 
     
    Likewise, anyone defending it, likely refuses to acknowledge the reality of the situation.
  17. Informative
    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from cm992 in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Disclaimer: Please do not talk about politics here! This post is meant to surround the data leak and the data leak only. It is again the rules of the forum to talk about politics!
     
    I have removed any mentions of political anything from my quotes, so again, I am doing my best to keep politics out of this. That is why some quotes seem to start and end in the middle of sentences.
     
    Summary
    I do good with bullet points so here goes:
    Parler is built on WordPress One of the WordPress plugins was vulnerable A Security researcher was able to use this plugin to create admin accounts on the platform These admin accounts were used to pull as much data from the platform as possible  
    Quotes
    Security researcher did the work. Now lets take a look into what they uncovered and how.
     
    So it seems like said researcher believes there is criminal evidence on this platform for an event which shall not be named.
     
    This is where it gets crazy. If you missed it, Parler failed to removed identifying metadata from the videos hosted on their platform, giving gps location data of each of the users. But wait, it gets worse... 
     
    Oof is really all i can say here. All I can assume now is that there will be people who will match driver's licenses with geolocation data of images to forward any criminal activity onto the FBI and/or local law enforcement.
     
    UPDATE: As @Blade of Grasspointed out, the archive pulled its data from a poorly created api. You can read about it in the tweet below:
     

     
    Beyond the privacy implications, we really don't know what will happen to those whose data is leaked. There is no doubt that a database of compiled data will be up for sale on the dark web within weeks, or even days for that matter.

     
    One final thing we can see here is that no data has ever been deleted from Parler, on top of their lax security. This is one of the reasons why the leakers could access so much information, even if it was deleted.
     
    My thoughts
    To put it simply, I am disappointed. I was not a user of Parler, but I do have to say if you market your platform towards a growing group of people not satisfied with their current social media options for one reason or another, you should do your best to make sure the security of your users is protected as much as possible. Who knows what will happen with the data, but we can for sure know that it is going to spread like wildfire.
     
    Sources
    Article 1: https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466
    Article 2: https://www.rt.com/usa/512152-parler-hacker-data-leak/
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to JZStudios in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Holy shit, seriously? That's laughable. I would've thought people used it because FB and Twatter are too invasive, but holy hell.
  19. Agree
    pierom_qwerty reacted to spartaman64 in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    again i agree they are not good at it but their official stance is that they will do it while parler's official stance is that they wont
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Lynx in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    This is really laughable. LMAO.
    People really are very stupid to trust such thing. Now, all your data is pretty sure in the dark web, ready for all the criminal to use.
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Video Beagle in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    While lawyers will try to make arguments, the basic answers are, to the Russian, yes they can, to StDragon doesn't (likely) apply.
     
    Law enforncement can't employ illegal means to get information. They can't comission, or deputize, or even asking can disqualify.....this was private citizens gathering information on their own behest, not on the behest of a L.E.O.  In legal terms, the "taint was purged"
     
  22. Informative
    pierom_qwerty reacted to bellabichon in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Yessir. Here it is on the Wayback Machine since AWS decided to nuke their servers. 
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    pierom_qwerty reacted to Jet_ski in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Thank you! I was just typing a response, didn’t know about that tweet.
     
    so yea, technically they did nothing illegal.
  24. Agree
    pierom_qwerty reacted to Jet_ski in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    She, the hacker, made a copy of publicly accessible files that anyone could have accessed using a crawler. She didn’t break in to copy the files.
  25. Informative
    pierom_qwerty got a reaction from leadeater in Former Social Network Parler has over 50TB of Data Leaked Online   
    Disclaimer: Please do not talk about politics here! This post is meant to surround the data leak and the data leak only. It is again the rules of the forum to talk about politics!
     
    I have removed any mentions of political anything from my quotes, so again, I am doing my best to keep politics out of this. That is why some quotes seem to start and end in the middle of sentences.
     
    Summary
    I do good with bullet points so here goes:
    Parler is built on WordPress One of the WordPress plugins was vulnerable A Security researcher was able to use this plugin to create admin accounts on the platform These admin accounts were used to pull as much data from the platform as possible  
    Quotes
    Security researcher did the work. Now lets take a look into what they uncovered and how.
     
    So it seems like said researcher believes there is criminal evidence on this platform for an event which shall not be named.
     
    This is where it gets crazy. If you missed it, Parler failed to removed identifying metadata from the videos hosted on their platform, giving gps location data of each of the users. But wait, it gets worse... 
     
    Oof is really all i can say here. All I can assume now is that there will be people who will match driver's licenses with geolocation data of images to forward any criminal activity onto the FBI and/or local law enforcement.
     
    UPDATE: As @Blade of Grasspointed out, the archive pulled its data from a poorly created api. You can read about it in the tweet below:
     

     
    Beyond the privacy implications, we really don't know what will happen to those whose data is leaked. There is no doubt that a database of compiled data will be up for sale on the dark web within weeks, or even days for that matter.

     
    One final thing we can see here is that no data has ever been deleted from Parler, on top of their lax security. This is one of the reasons why the leakers could access so much information, even if it was deleted.
     
    My thoughts
    To put it simply, I am disappointed. I was not a user of Parler, but I do have to say if you market your platform towards a growing group of people not satisfied with their current social media options for one reason or another, you should do your best to make sure the security of your users is protected as much as possible. Who knows what will happen with the data, but we can for sure know that it is going to spread like wildfire.
     
    Sources
    Article 1: https://gizmodo.com/every-deleted-parler-post-many-with-users-location-dat-1846032466
    Article 2: https://www.rt.com/usa/512152-parler-hacker-data-leak/
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