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General Discussion / MOVED: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:55:36 PM »
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News / Re: HAPPY 20 Years
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:43:06 PM »
56k modem? Shuddup.  Fast as.  14k is where the jizz is!   ;)
(that'd be early-to-mid-90's IIRC)

 I've joined in - using the 'ysu' alias - via one of the online shooters (Brit might be able to recall what it was, my memory is rather flaky - FEAR maybe? It was somewhere mid-2000's) where I've been able to cause some headaches even to the professional XGN team :D
Back then Diggazz was already somewhat distant,  Brit was running the show, Lube helping out quite a bit.    Then I think we've started to do the GTL section, and that kicked off the racing division (small part to my excellent rental system I hope! ;) )  I've been running it for a while, then Wally took over.

In any case; It's interesting to hear about the early days, many thanks for the historical look-back!
I'll make this into a news item; this post deserves it!

Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Tassie Storms
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:31:24 PM »
Oh ffs...typical of T.  My condolences, Phil.   They're only quick to react when you happen to be late with a payment, eh?

Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursday Server
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:28:23 PM »
Local Computer Policy ➞ Computer Configuration ➞ Administrative Templates ➞ Windows Components ➞ Remote Desktop Services ➞ Remote Desktop Connection Client

 I cant even find those settings :)  I am beyond help lol :D
I know where you are coming from Phil, I broke into a cold sweat just reading the response from Bird, let alone trying to implement it :o :o
If it's RDP then don't try to implement it.  It's only describing what to do with web (or rather apache) based access. 

Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Thursday Server
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:07:16 AM »
Access it how, Phil?  Browser (I guess)?   

In that case all you need is a new SSL certificate.  It could be the code that serves the html pages installed its own self-signed certificate and it's now expired. 
It can be regenerated, but you need to know a few details.   There's also a possibility that upgrading the code, or calling a reconfiguration in it will regenerate the certificate.

eg here's a page about "how to generate self-signed certificates".

It's nothing but a couple of files that resides somewhere in the file system, that the web server reads and uses for encryption.
You can call a command on linux to generate such a certificate.

Alternatively, you can get free signed certificates, eg https://letsencrypt.org/
It may look a bit easier, but you still need to find the originals to replace them, and of course give the certificate authority the same details to generate the cert - eg hostname.
In fact a lot of these require you to generate a key file called "CSR" (certificate sign request) via apache, upload it, and they'll give you the certificate files.

How to find the certificate?
In apache, you just look into the ssl.conf file, which usually resides somewhere like /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf, it's a few pages long, but will have a line like this:
SSLCertificateFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].crt

You need to replace a few files, mind, not just that one. That's simply the public certificate file.
There's also the private key
SSLCertificateKeyFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].key

And the certificate authority file:
SSLCACertificateFile /var/www/ssl/[filename].ca-bundle

They may not have the same extensions, and will probably reside elsewhere, not in /var/www/ nevermind that.

After replacing them, restart apache.

Do take backups of both config & certificate files, in case something gets fucked up!

There you go!

Bacchulum, you're fairly late to this party - it's been around the world for a while now :)  I've been wondering about this since I was a child and learned about million/milliard/billion.   
I wouldn't say I'm late, this is just the first time you've heard me rant about this.
I settled on this point of view in the 70's, just after I discovered why bicycles and tricycles are named what they are. ;)

Cool, so how do you like my solution?

Million=10^3 = 1,000  (like milli is 0.001)
Billion=10^6 = 1,000,000
etc...just add three zeroes.
Therefore decillion should have 10*3 zeroes.   Easy-peasy.

If we agree, we can start spreading this correct way about numbering! 

Bacchulum, you're fairly late to this party - it's been around the world for a while now :)  I've been wondering about this since I was a child and learned about million/milliard/billion.   

The other thing pricks me regularly is the "milli meter" - i.e. one-thousands of a meter, huh?    But million isn't a thousand, it's a thousand times thousand.   

In light of this, and reviewing the short scale, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_large_numbers) the only problem is with the thousand IMO.  That just should not be there. 
The long scale - used in Hungary, too - is just fucked up with the milliard added in, (and the other stuff).

Thursday Nights fun racing / Re: Tassie Storms
« on: May 11, 2018, 02:04:50 PM »
Does any smart person know if I can use an Ethernet cable to plug my laptop which I am hotspotting to my phone into my pc so I can use my PC or is it easier to just buy a wireless adapter ?

AFAIK you can't just connect 2 computers with an ethernet cable - it requires different wiring, called a crossover cable.   You'd need a switch in between, otherwise. 
I do not know how well the network sharing would work, never tried to set this kind up before, sorry.

General Discussion / Monaco GP '62 some nice quality footage
« on: May 05, 2018, 01:33:20 PM »

Assetto Corsa / Re: F1 2015 Free on steam
« on: April 29, 2018, 08:04:35 AM »
Could have been a mistake.   It's $40.

Assetto Corsa / Re: Racer Introductions
« on: April 27, 2018, 05:58:42 PM »
Hey GT, it's ysu in disguise here.
While I'm racing little these days, still, it's good to see you over here, too ;)

Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights / Re: Pat Phillips Cup
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:08:13 AM »

I think it'd be great to start engraving another side of the cup, instead of over-writing :)

Cars & Bikes / Re: Finally got my toy
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:47:08 AM »
Far out, that's really stripped down there.   Do you still know what goes where? :)

Assetto Corsa / Re: Humble Bundle sale - racing games
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:50:38 AM »
My Bookmark sends me to 'New Posts'.
Your loss!  The front page has the latest news as well as the latest post - and the shoutbox, etc.  I find this smf software is really good at presenting what we need on the front page.  But hey, it's up to you. ;)

But you can just click the banner to get there, too.

Anyway; anything worth getting on this sale?

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