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05/22/2010 09:49:53 PM · #26
I love this site, but it sure is easy for people to get their panties in a bunch around here...
05/22/2010 10:13:49 PM · #27
Originally posted by smardaz:

I love this site, but it sure is easy for people to get their panties in a bunch around here...

I'll second that, but to keep with the OP, I think this would be a sweet option to have. Let me know if I can be a tester if you need more help. Thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Nobody.

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05/22/2010 10:58:02 PM · #28
sign me up
05/22/2010 11:32:05 PM · #29
What if I get a virus from this?

;)
05/23/2010 03:15:23 AM · #30
How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?

Message edited by author 2010-05-23 03:15:52.
05/23/2010 08:18:04 AM · #31
Originally posted by Simms:

How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?


Ok, now I'm feeling insulted.
05/23/2010 09:12:42 AM · #32
Originally posted by Nobody:

Originally posted by Simms:

How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?


Ok, now I'm feeling insulted.


Don't be. There are always the critics in any group and Simms
has a valid concern. Were I the owner my concern would be bandwidth if 188 people tried to D/L all the images of a 599 image free study at the same time. Send this idea to Langdon.
He might like it. He is the only critic you have to listen to.
I like the idea myself.
05/23/2010 10:00:01 AM · #33
Originally posted by Nobody:

Originally posted by Simms:

How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?


Ok, now I'm feeling insulted.


Why? - I dont know you from Adam and you`re asking me to download and test a program that obviously stores a record of my voting and then sends it to the internet afterwards. I am not insulting you personally. Its not like I just called you a twat or something.

Would you download a piece of software from me and run it on your system without asking valid questions about data protection? Of course you wouldn't.

Sorry if you took offence, try not to be so sensitive poppet.
05/23/2010 01:44:08 PM · #34
Originally posted by Nobody:

Originally posted by Simms:

How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?


Ok, now I'm feeling insulted.


I can say that was not a concern of mine, not like he's a new account, been around since '05, everybody knows nobody!
05/23/2010 02:31:39 PM · #35
Why am I reminded of that moment when the tribal elders first saw a cigarette lighter...
05/23/2010 02:38:04 PM · #36
I would also strongly advise you debug it before you put it in working order for the populous. You don't want to accidentally have votes going to the wrong images in the end, nor would you want your program to accidentally infinite loop and perform a denial of service attack on DPC unintentionally. Otherwise, so long as you wrote the program efficiently (and I gather you have), it seems as though it could be quite an effective program :)

Please make it open source, too. I'm not in favor of you stealing my password ^^;
05/23/2010 02:39:33 PM · #37
Why does change scare so many people?
05/23/2010 02:42:51 PM · #38
It may be better to just put an option which would allow to load all the pictures of the challenge in cache...
Same result, easy to do ...
05/23/2010 02:51:02 PM · #39
No good turn goes un-punished hey.... Too bad at the reaction..... Maybe that is linked to the dropping challenge entries and dropping active users... but what do I know. I appreciate nobody's efforts at improving the UI experience of the site... even though this is not one I would use.
05/23/2010 03:03:09 PM · #40
New, and for a limited time only!

With the DPC-Hackers Toolkit, you too can;

- Steal images!
- Mangle votes!
- Crash the DPC server!
- Hammer bandwidth!
- Open profile backdoors!

And it's free, free, free!
05/23/2010 03:10:55 PM · #41
I like the idea, too... but as GeneralE said, I would HIGHLY recommend coordinating such a thing with Langdon to be sure it's ok with him. No use putting effort into something and then find that it's a TOS violation.
05/23/2010 03:21:03 PM · #42
Originally posted by JH:

With the DPC-Hackers Toolkit, you too can;


Nothing here cannot be done off the existing pages.
05/23/2010 03:40:29 PM · #43
Originally posted by JH:

New, and for a limited time only!

With the DPC-Hackers Toolkit, you too can;

- Steal images!
- Mangle votes!
- Crash the DPC server!
- Hammer bandwidth!
- Open profile backdoors!

And it's free, free, free!


I can do most of those without this application..
05/23/2010 04:42:31 PM · #44
Originally posted by coronamv:

Why does change scare so many people?


Its not a case of change. Its a case of an application that will require your DPC password, has the potential to record your voting patterns and send them to a third party. I don't care if the person has been here since 2005 - hell I dont care if they have been here since 2002. This is why malware is so prevalent on the internet, too many people happy to think "well it looks kosher".. BANG!

But as I said, make it open source and the worries go away!

Is it Mac compatible as well?? ;0)

Message edited by author 2010-05-23 16:44:33.
05/24/2010 11:08:48 AM · #45
Originally posted by Simms:

Originally posted by Nobody:

Originally posted by Simms:

How can we be sure that our votes are not sent to yourself in the background? Obviously we will have to allow this app to work through our firewalls, thus it could easily send a few extras packets so you can see how people are voting? Will you be releasing the source so we can compile ourselves, safe in the knowledge that the executable doesn't have anything untoward bundled in?


Ok, now I'm feeling insulted.


Why? - I am not insulting you personally. Its not like I just called you a twat or something.

Sorry if you took offence, try not to be so sensitive poppet.


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