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  1. Monroe

    Proxomitron Reborn

    There was a new post from Amy at the 'The Un-Official Proxomitron Forum - Proxomitron Reborn' on Oct 29th. She mentions working with certificates and the newer version will be released in the future as 4.6 ... this may be in November. http://prxbx.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=2331&page=6 Oct. 29, 2018, 03:05 AM Post: #84 - amy RE: Proxomitron Reborn I have been testing the cert generation/caching for over a month, unlike ProxHTTPSProxyMII I've chosen to cache the last 1000 certificates in memory only and not bother writing to disk --- so if you restart Proxomitron it'll generate new ones again. (I also initially tried generating a new cert every time, which wasn't noticeably slower and I might've chosen to do that if it weren't for a bug in a certain browser which causes a crash if it sees two requests for the same hostname return different certificates...) Let me know if you see any problems with doing it this way, otherwise I'll soon (within a month) release 4.6 with this and the other features listed above. (Sep. 26, 2018 05:33 AM)rasczak Wrote: When using half-ssl with proxo reborn there's a bug where the Host header contains the half-ssl proxy prefix. For example, this site's Host header appears: Host: https-px-.www.prxbx.com You can reproduce the bug using sidki's latest config set, sidki_2011-12-22rc1, and turning on the half-ssl filters https://www.prxbx.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=1870 Will be fixed in 4.6, but if you really want to, I can add the fix to 4.5.2.0 and release 4.5.2.1 (which will only differ from .0 by this fix.) Your choice. ...
  2. Just finished reading all the information at the links ... I use to get PC Magazine in the early 2000's after getting my first computer in 1998. Knowing very little about computers back then, it was a good magazine for me to read for some computer knowledge. I remember reading the articles by John C. Dvorak ... surprised to read he was just fired Sept. 20th, 2018 ... not even a month yet. Thanks for the article link on Wayback Machine ... don't know what to make of it, his firing. Maybe he was making too much money and it was a way to cut costs ... who knows. All those 'mini cell towers' needed for 5G, that doesn't sound good. I wondered about the one sentence in the article that I posted about: 'The new cell network uses high-band radio frequency millimeter waves to deliver high bandwidth data to any device within line of sight.' 'within line of sight' ... so that explains all the 'mini cell towers' placed everywhere ... I'm not crazy about all the 'high-band radio frequency millimeter waves' coming in all directions. Living in the 'country' in a nice underground cave or home could be the answer ... but then you have radon gas to worry about and other possible radiation ... it's not an easy life in the new century. Tripredacus ... that last link in your post has good information. I always use the speakerphone when possible, don't like having the phone near my head ... but then for years (before cell phones) we all had cordless phones emitting radiation into your head. It maybe wasn't the strength of today's cell phones but it was something going into your head. ...
  3. I have a 'tin foil hat' ... do we also need a 'tin foil suit'? I just post this for reading but could there be something to be concerned about? "Among the many potential problems with exposure to 5G radio waves are issues with the skin, which is interesting when you consider that this technology is already being used in the military for crowd control purposes." "This kind of technology, which is in many of our homes, actually interacts with human skin and eyes. The shocking finding was made public via Israeli research studies that were presented at an international conference on the subject last year. Below you can find a lecture from Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics at Hebrew University. He goes through how human sweat ducts act like a number of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths that are put out by the devices that employ 5G technology." "The U.S. military developed a non-lethal crowd control weapon system called the Active Denial System (ADS). It uses radio frequency millimeter waves in the 95GHz range to penetrate the top 1/64 of an inch layer of skin on the targeted individual, instantly producing an intolerable heating sensation that causes them to flee." https://www.naturalblaze.com/2018/10/5g-network-uses-same-emf-waves-as-pentagon-crowd-control-system.html 5G Network Uses Same EMF Waves as Pentagon Crowd Control System October 7, 2018 - Natural Health News By Terrence Newton The global rollout of 5G is well underway, and we soon may see new small cell towers near all schools, on every residential street, dispersed throughout the natural environment, and pretty much everywhere. But the safety of this technology is in serious question, and there is a raging battle to stop the taxpayer funded implementation of 5G. The new cell network uses high-band radio frequency millimeter waves to deliver high bandwidth data to any device within line of sight. Today’s cellular and Wi-Fi networks rely on microwaves – a type of electromagnetic radiation utilizing frequencies up to 6 gigahertz (GHz) in order to wirelessly transmit voice or data. However, 5G applications will require unlocking of new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above 6 GHz to 100 GHz and beyond, utilizing submillimeter and millimeter waves – to allow ultra-high rates of data to be transmitted in the same amount of time as compared with previous deployments of microwave radiation. [Source] One of the ways 5G will enable this is by tapping into new, unused bands at the top of the radio spectrum. These high bands are known as millimeter waves (mmwaves), and have been recently been opened up by regulators for licensing. They’ve largely been untouched by the public, since the equipment required to use them effectively has typically been expensive and inaccessible. Among the many potential problems with exposure to 5G radio waves are issues with the skin, which is interesting when you consider that this technology is already being used in the military for crowd control purposes. This kind of technology, which is in many of our homes, actually interacts with human skin and eyes. The shocking finding was made public via Israeli research studies that were presented at an international conference on the subject last year. Below you can find a lecture from Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics at Hebrew University. He goes through how human sweat ducts act like a number of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths that are put out by the devices that employ 5G technology. The U.S. military developed a non-lethal crowd control weapon system called the Active Denial System (ADS). It uses radio frequency millimeter waves in the 95GHz range to penetrate the top 1/64 of an inch layer of skin on the targeted individual, instantly producing an intolerable heating sensation that causes them to flee. This technology is becoming ubiquitous in top world militaries, demonstrating how genuinely effective this radio frequency energy can be at causing harm to humans and anything else. U.S., Russian, and Chinese defense agencieshave been active in developing weapons that rely on the capability of this electromagnetic technology to create burning sensations on the skin, for crowd control. The waves are Millimetre waves, also used by the U.S. Army in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial Systems. Final Thoughts The fight over 5G is heating up at the community level, and awareness of this important issue is spreading fast. For more background on 5G, watch this video from Take Back Your Power, featuring Tom Wheeler, Former FCC Chairman and corporate lobbyist, who delivers a rather intimidating and presumptuous speech praising this new technology. The fight over 5G is heating up at the community level, though, and now is the time to speak out against it. .... also this article from California: https://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/09/12/city-blocks-5g-cell-tower-implementation-over-claims-that-it-can-cause-cancer/ City Blocks 5G Cell Tower Implementation Over Claims that it Can Cause Cancer September 12, 2018 ...
  4. Monroe

    Tips for improving performance?

    sdfox7 ... agree about the forum ... I would like to own another ThinkPad or two but I will stop at three. Several members there have made their own FrankPads and some are for sale from members. They sound interesting with better stuff installed. Some of those people there really own a lot of ThinkPads ... there is a thread titled: How many ThinkPads is too many? https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=125215 One member says he has 32, another says 20 ... that's a lot of ThinkPads !!! ...
  5. Monroe

    Tips for improving performance?

    Further down the ThinkPad Forum home page that I listed in my earlier post, there are sections for various OSs .... perhaps you will find information there also. Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7) Operating System, Common Application & ThinkPad Utilities Questions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Operating System Discussions Windows 10 Windows 10 on Lenovo hardware Windows 8 Windows 8 on ThinkPads Windows 7 Windows 7 on ThinkPads Windows OS (Versions prior to Windows 7) Operating System, Common Application & ThinkPad Utilities Questions... Linux Question Linux on ThinkPads ...
  6. Monroe

    Tips for improving performance?

    I own some old ThinkPads myself (three) and they are still in use in 2018. They are my main computers for everyday use ... I rotate their use. If you are not aware of the IBM ThinkPad forum, I will post here about it. The people there are very friendly and will jump in to help with any problem. I had to replace a fan on one machine and with help from the forum and Youtube videos ... everything went smooth. My only problem was that initially ... I hadn't yet discovered the ThinkPad forum and I ordered the wrong fan from an eBay seller. I found the forum on Google and went there for assistance. Got help right away ... was told there are 'long fans' and 'short fans' for various models. The picture on eBay seem to look like my fan but it was a "long fan' and my T41 takes a 'short fan'. Very glad I discovered the forum, had the fan problem fixed in two weeks. There are also members there that repair ThinkPads and have parts for sale ... some also sell ThinkPads known as FrankenPads ... A mix of everything but great machines. ThinkPad Forum https://forum.thinkpads.com// ... they also have a special section for ThinkPad T30 laptops ... ThinkPad T2x & T3x Series. NOT for T25-Retro https://forum.thinkpads.com/viewforum.php?f=28 ... my ThinkPads are all T4x models, so much of my time is spent there but there are many interesting sections. Maybe you already knew about the forum ... there might be others that didn't. ...
  7. Monroe

    Proxomitron Reborn

    Not 100% sure this is the correct place for this but it is a 'software' program I guess. For anyone using 'The Proxomitron' created by Scott R. Lemmon years ago ... Scott R. Lemmon - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_R._Lemmon Over at the 'The Un-Official Proxomitron Forum' there is a member by the name of Amy that has been working on Proxomitron for over a year looking for bugs and fixes ... the project has been named Proxomitron Reborn and she has released the latest update on Sep 04, 2018 ... http://prxbx.com/forums/showthread.php?tid=2331&page=6 ------------------------------------------------------------- Sep. 04, 2018, 02:45 AM (This post was last modified: Sep. 05, 2018 02:50 AM by amy.) amy RE: Proxomitron Reborn 4.5.2.0 has been released! This fixes a lot of latent bugs which Scott never got around to (and some, like the multithreading ones, which wouldn't have been visible nor easily reproducible on the single-core hardware of the time), so it can be considered the first improvement release of The Proxomitron since 2003! Quote:- Fix opening local file URLs - Fix buffer overflow in proxy test function - Stabilise and refine header filter ordering - URL: filters are now applied first, and also show first in the list. They are sorted respectively alphabetically. - Clarify file URLs for opening blocklists: URL commands must be enabled to do so, and if not, a warning message is shown. - Fix date checking for If-Modified-Since in local file requests. Original code would always respond with "not modified", possibly causing caching problems with local file replacements. - Fix Show URL in browser for https and add option to include scheme. When adding a URL to a blocklist, the menu option to open in browser was broken for https URLs. Now that has been fixed, and a checkbox added to allow you to include the scheme (https:// or http://) when adding to the list. - Fix unintentional sign-extension in base-64 encoding. Non-ASCII basswords and such should now encode and decode correctly. - Fix allow IP range comparison. This was accidentally introduced in the rebuild and not in 4.5j. - Fix duplicate load and image handle leak when loading textures - Fix tray icon tooltip (now it says Bypassed when... bypassed) - Fix memory leak in $STOP() - Fix memory leak in SSLeayShutdown() - Fix handling of FEXTRA and FHCRC for gzip format - Fix Allow for Session certificate dialog with multiple parallel connections. It will not continue asking the same host if you have multiple parallel connections and already said Allow for Session once. - Fix erroneous check of return value when setting OpenSSL certificate callback - Fix header filter count decrement race condition. No more erroneous "Filters In Use" with 0 active connections - Fix saving and restoring window sizes (for multiple-monitor users) - Fix multithreaded OpenSSL initialisation race condition crash - Fix positioning of context menus for multiple-monitor systems - Various cleanup/removal of dead-ends in code. Thanks for all the feature suggestions --- better SSL/TLS filtering support seems to be "most wanted" at the moment, but here's a list of things planned for 4.6: - Generate and cache appropriately-named certificates (like ProxHTTPSProxyMII, but integrated) - A way to better manage the Certificate Error exception list and make it persistent (how about in blockfile format? ) - Allow local.ptron and proxy itself to be accessed via HTTPS, although I'm not sure what browsers can make use of the latter - $REM() for comments in patterns (requested by mizzmona) The following 7 users say Thank You to amy for this post: soccerfan, mizzmona, prxymouse, zoltan, referrer, usr, Callahan ----------------------------------------------------------- I mention this for anyone interested in and still using Proxomitron. ...
  8. I hope New Moon will not have auto-updating in any near future. First it was to change the name to something else and now auto-updating. I personally don't trust it will be 100% complete every time and then months down the road with weekly updates, it could be a mess. Only takes a few minutes to update but I have some of my own settings ... I remove all the search engines except for DuckDuckGo and I have a link for Google in Favorites. If you decide to go with auto-updating in the future ... also keep the plain type New Moon updates as you have now being released every week. I like to see what is going on and have some control.
  9. Monroe

    Blue Light from Electronics

    A couple of little extras I found about 'blue light' and then I will move on. For anyone here with a ThinkPad, there is a program that looks interesting ... not for XP, however. This looks to be like f.lux but for a ThinkPad only. Limiting Exposure to Blue Light - Lenovo Vantage Eye Care Mode https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/blue-light/ and also the Windows 10 people probably already know about this program, but in case someone doesn't. I found this on Google: "Microsoft has added a blue light filter option in its Windows 10 operating system. This feature was added in Windows 10 Build 15002. To use this option, you need to go to the display settings and look for the Blue light setting. Here, you get the choice to let Windows reduce blue light automatically or choose the settings manually." ...
  10. Monroe

    Shotcut Software Program

    Yes, I was also calling it 'Shortcut' when I labelled some download folders, even before I posted the first time I did a check and had to do a correction. I had found the same information as you posted about ... that it seemed never to really work on XP, but I thought someone may have found a version to actually work. When some web sites say in 2018 ... 'Windows - All Versions' ... they really don't mean XP anymore. The terminology still fools me into wasting time to try a program out. I have a movie recorded from TV and I wanted to take out the commercials without having to encode it again. I have already encoded it to .avi, so I don't need to do that again just to do 'time settings' to remove commercials. I read with Shotcut you can do this but I can't find the information that I found last week. The program looks a bit complicated in 'learning' mode and for just removing commercials for one movie, probably not worth the time to do it ... but I was interested in experimenting. A couple of reviews ... might be a useful progam to someone with a newer computer. Shotcut review A free, open source video editor that makes movie making straightforward By Cat Ellis 2018-04-09 https://www.techradar.com/reviews/shotcut and ... Shotcut review: This open-source video editor is impressive Its documentation is spotty, so don't expect any hand-holding. By Samuel Axon - Contributor, PCWorld | Dec 11, 2017 https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240934/software/shotcut-review.html ...
  11. Does anyone here use this program with Windows XP? File Hippo and some other sites say ... Windows - All Versions ... but I have tried the portable versions and am not able to have it work. Also tried installing it, doesn't install. I get this message and can go no further ... seems like it might relate to Windows 7 ... Shotcut v18.08.14 The procedure entry point GetActiveProcessorCount could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll. Is this something related to WinXP? Found an older version from 2015 but the link doesn't work. Anybody have this program on their computer? http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Shotcut-Portable.shtml ...
  12. Monroe

    Blue Light from Electronics

    Good article from the 'other side' of blue light information. In doing more reading since I first posted and also my own thoughts ... I decided to get some glasses that reduce or almost eliminate the the blue light plus I installed f.lux on my laptops to see how it all works out. There seems to be something about eye fatigue and blue light ... maybe other long term problems ... I wonder about the kids of today already on computers at 5 or 6 years of age and what if anything will show show up in 20 or 30 years.
  13. Why Some Computer Viruses Refuse to Die 14 August 2018 https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44564709 There are zombies on the internet - odd, undead lumps of code that roam endlessly seeking and finding fresh victims to infect that help keep the whole ugly horde staggering on, and on. Most of these shambling data revenants are computer viruses and the most long-lived of all are worms. "Most of those worms are self-spreading - that's why we still see them moving around," said Candid Wueest, principal threat researcher at Symantec, who has hunted viruses for years. Typically, he said, when these malicious programs infected a machine, they kicked off a routine that scanned the entire net looking for other computers vulnerable in the same way as their current host. When they found one, they installed a copy that also started scanning. "All it takes is a few machines to get them moving around again," he added. The Living Dud ... One of the most active zombie viruses is Conficker, which first struck in November 2008. At its height, the worm is believed to have infected up to 15 million Windows PCs. The French navy, UK warships, Greater Manchester Police and many others were all caught out by Conficker, which targeted the Windows XP operating system. The malware caused so much trouble that Microsoft put up a bounty of $250,000 (£193,000) for any information that would lead to the capture of Conficker's creators. That bounty was still live and, Microsoft told the BBC, remained unclaimed to this day. Dr Paul Vixie, from Farsight Security, was part of the Conficker Working Group, set up when the malware was at its feverish peak. The group had managed to stem the tide of infection, said Dr Vixie, because of the way the virus worked. One of the ways it spread was by it checking one of a handful of net domains for instructions or updates every day. And the first two variants of Conficker picked one domain from a list of 250 randomly generated names. But some clever software reverse engineering worked out how the daily domains were generated. In 2008, Dr Vixie helped to run the net's Domain Name System so was able to co-ordinate a global effort to register every day's possible domains before the malware's creators did the same. And data sent from infected machines was then "sinkholed" almost neutering Conficker's ability to spread. "We got it from 11 million down to one million," said Dr Vixie. "That sounds like progress but one million is still a pretty big number." That zombie virus was still wandering around, said Dr Vixie. Statistics gathered by Symantec suggest there were 1.2 million Conficker infections in 2016 and 840,000 in 2017. India suffered the highest number of infections last year. "The population is gradually reducing in size because eventually computers wear out or they get upgraded or replaced," Dr Vixie said. And that is just as well because the concerted efforts to directly combat Conficker are all but at an end. Dr Vixie and some others still block a few of the domains its variants seeks out but only to sample the traffic they send to get an idea of the viral load Conficker places on the net. The good news was that Conficker had never been "weaponised", said Dr Vixie. His theory is that Conficker escaped too early and was too successful for its creators to risk making it more malicious. Data of the Dead ... But Conficker was not alone in persisting long after its initial outburst, said Mr Wueest, from Symantec. Its network of sensors across the net regularly catches a wide range of malware that has lasted for much longer than anyone expected. Symantec regularly sees the SillyFDC virus from 2007, Virut from 2006 and even a file infector called Sality that dates from 2003. "We do see Dos viruses now and then," he said. The disk operating system (Dos) is more than 36 years old and dates from the early days of the desktop PC. Even older versions ran on mainframes. "Our guess is that sometimes it is researchers that have found an old disk and its gets run and gets detected," said Mr Wueest. There were many others, said Martin Lee, technical, lead for security research at Cisco. "Malware samples can be long-lived in that they are continued to be observed 'in the wild' many months or years after they were first encountered," he said. One regularly caught in the spam traps by Cisco is another worm, called MyDoom, that appeared in 2004. "It's often the most commonly detected malware we get in our traps," said Mr Lee. But many viruses lived on in another fashion, he said, because of the way the cyber-crime underground treated code. "Malware is rarely static," he said, "computer code from older malware families can be shared, or stolen, and used in the development of new malware." One prime example of this, said Mr Lee, was the Zeus banking Trojan, whose source code was leaked in 2011. That code had proved so useful that it was still turning up seven years later, he said. The trend of zombie malware was likely to continue if more modern viruses were any guide, said Mr Lee. Mirai first appeared in 2016 but is proving hard to eradicate. "It has features suggesting that it will be exceptionally long lived," Mr Lee said. The bug infects networked devices unlikely to be running anti-virus software. Some cannot be upgraded to run any kind of decent protection. As the net grows and starts to incorporate more of those dumber devices, Mirai, like Conficker will probably never be eradicated. "With the source code of the malware leaked, and a simple method of propagation using default usernames and passwords to compromise devices, it is something that will be with us for years," Mr Lee said. ...
  14. Monroe

    Blue Light from Electronics

    Yeah! Some things never die... I still think that may have been to prevent eyestrain ... a little light in the room did seem better. However, it may just be one of the 'mysteries of the universe' ... or some might say 'the ocean' ! Now I have noticed something with that f.lux software program ... after being installed, it's always trying to connect to the internet. In Options I removed the checkmark to check for Updates but it still makes an attempt every so often. I have it being blocked by the firewwall. In the 'About f.lux' there is a line with an X that I removed also. It's kind of nonsense ... about sharing your f.lux settings with others, I see no need for that. However, it still occasionally makes an attempt to connect. Also, the main f.lux folder is a 'hidden folder' ... since I could not find it anywhere until I checked to see if it was possibly hidden ... that's strange. Just a heads up on this program ... a good firewall should stop it trying to connect to the internet but the question is why ... after the checkmark and X are removed? It does seem to do the job with making the computer better for the eyes. A person will have to decide if they want all the hassle. There aren't many programs out there like it that work with WinXP. One program requires NET Framework, which I removed several years ago. Another program requires Win 7 and above ... the only three programs I can find with f.lux working with WinXP. ...
  15. Monroe

    Blue Light from Electronics

    Found several sites that offer a 'test' of blue light coming out of your computer and if your glasses or screen filters actually work. Can't say for sure this is accurate but it's interesting. Just posting about two of them here: Blue light filter Test ... and How to check if my Monitor emits Blue light? https://iristech.co/blue-light-filter-test/ Another Way to Test Your Blue Light Filtering Eyewear Posted by Siriya Mitsattha on July 21, 2016 https://blueblockglasses.com/blogs/news/the-rgb-color-model-test-how-effective-is-your-blue-light-filter-eyewear ...
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