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V.T. Eric Layton

=== OFF TOPIC ===

 

Erik, you seem to be having a bit of an issue with your sig image. :(

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abarbarian
13 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

=== OFF TOPIC ===

 

Erik, you seem to be having a bit of an issue with your sig image. :(

 

No idea what is going on. That " ibgZOQ5k8Ub3IN.giff~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~" when I click it takes me to a site selling beds and mattresses. Which is neat as I have been thinking of buying a new mattress lately. 

So I am thinking that there is either a gremlin around or the site has been hacked. 😱

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securitybreach

Odd, it's not a clickable link for me.

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2 hours ago, securitybreach said:

Odd, it's not a clickable link for me.

 

Ahhh it seems to be connected with the picture to the side of " ibgZOQ5k8Ub3IN.giff~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"S3tjfZn.png

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abarbarian

Did a bit more digging and it seems there are two links,

 

E8YE0vi.png

 

HkxdlPj.png

 

I have no idea what is going on as I can not track down the location of either image.🤔

 

 

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V.T. Eric Layton
4 hours ago, securitybreach said:

Odd, it's not a clickable link for me.

 

Same for me.

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V.T. Eric Layton
2 hours ago, abarbarian said:

I have no idea what is going on as I can not track down the location of either image.🤔

 

I'll see what I can do...

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V.T. Eric Layton

Split off the off topic conversation about abarbarian's signature line issue to this location to continue the discussion.  ~E.

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V.T. Eric Layton

MAN! That was totally weird!

 

Erik's sig was totally polluted with some carp. I don't know how this happened, but my guess is it had something to do with whatever site was hosting his sig image.

 

Here's the code of his sig line before I changed it:

 

Quote

<p>
    <span style="color:#000080;"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>Install</strong></span></span></span><span style="color:#000080;"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:18px;"> </span></span></span><a href="https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Main_Page" rel="external nofollow">ARCH</a>
</p>

<p>
    <span style="color:#000080;"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>You&#39;ll never need to install it again</strong></span></span></span>
</p>

<p>
    <span style="color:#000080;"><span style="font-family:'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>&quot;I did and I&#39;m really happy&quot;</strong></span></span></span>
</p>

<p>
    <img alt="ibgZOQ5k8Ub3lN.gif" data-munge-src="http://i.minus.com/ibgZOQ5k8Ub3lN.gif" src="https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?app=core&amp;module=system&amp;controller=redirect&amp;url=http://i.minus.com/ibgZOQ5k8Ub3lN.gif&amp;key=2c6f16659ff29a57ee50971824b4ec04395e99afe3e639438b679b643c792119&amp;resource=1">~~~~~~~~~~~~~<img alt="Cr5xhhM.png" data-munge-src="http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png" src="https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?app=core&amp;module=system&amp;controller=redirect&amp;url=http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png&amp;key=102ffea0abf2d610036f30d3e3a6186bfe318b2909b6c499e44db1dc16169145&amp;resource=1">
</p>

 

I used "Quote" instead of "Code" because the code block doesn't use line breaks and the text runs a quarter mile to the right of the screen. Anyway...

 

Notice all the links to something called. "i.minus.com".  Weird stuff here...

 

- there's a Reddit domain called i.minus.com: https://www.reddit.com/domain/i.minus.com/ Just looks like a bunch of carp postings

 

- i.minus.com won't load (server down) --> http://i.minus.com/ also --> http://issitedownrightnow.com/status/i.minus.com

 

So, since the entire sig was so polluted with ca-ca, I just deleted ALL and recreated the sig line completely. Erik, I couldn't even copy the image that you were using. I actually had to screenshoot it and save it to my system then upload to my Imgur to put it in your new sig line... more weirdness.

 

I couldn't find much about i.minus.com via search engines. Can't even do a whois. It's evidently not even a valid domain.

 

vtel57@ericsbane07~:$ whois i.minus.com
No match for "I.MINUS.COM".
vtel57@ericsbane07~:$ ping -c2 i.minus.com
ping: unknown host i.minus.com

Another interesting link found via Google Search: http://i.minus.com.w3snoop.com/

 

I would advise everyone here to inspect the source code of their own sig lines to make sure that this pollution has not affected you, also.

 

I'm off...

 

~E.

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securitybreach

Very odd

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V.T. Eric Layton

Er... to say the least.

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sunrat

I've seen something like this happen at forums.debian.net . Mysterious spam links appear possibly related to the image server. I don't think it was ever solved totally, just reported to admins and they removed the spam link.

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abarbarian

Minus was a sort of picture hosting site that I used for storing some pics. The site morphed over the time I used it and I never got around to moving the pictures. Eventually the site folded.

As to the viking picture that is supposed to be on Imgur, I can not find it anywhere in my albums there. They did have a revamp of the site some time ago so maybe it was a casualty of the changes.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/imguralternatives/comments/3e195t/minuscom_a_social_networky_image_host/

 

😎

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V.T. Eric Layton

Looking at the source code of your original (before I edited) sig line data, I did see the Imgur link for your pic. Here it is here....

 

http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png

 

Don't worry about it, though, because I have that sig pic served on my Imgur account at this time. All's well.

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2 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

Looking at the source code of your original (before I edited) sig line data, I did see the Imgur link for your pic. Here it is here....

 

http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png

 

Don't worry about it, though, because I have that sig pic served on my Imgur account at this time. All's well.

Yeah I found that link too. However it does not lead to Imgur but by following the links given you end up here,

 

https://forums.scotsnewsletter.com/index.php?/topic/95897-full-throttle-remastered/

 

💣

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3 hours ago, abarbarian said:

However it does not lead to Imgur but by following the links given you end up here...

 

You REALLY need to check your browser there, my friend. If I copy/paste that link ( http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png )  into any browser on my system, it leads to this...

 

Cr5xhhM.png%20

 

... and only this. If it leads you somewhere else, you have some issues going on with your browser.

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13 hours ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:

 

You REALLY need to check your browser there, my friend. If I copy/paste that link ( http://i.imgur.com/Cr5xhhM.png )  into any browser on my system, it leads to this...

 

Cr5xhhM.png%20

 

... and only this. If it leads you somewhere else, you have some issues going on with your browser.

 

It is the old grey cell that needs a reboot. I was googling the link as opposed to copying it into the address bar. :worthy:

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V.T. Eric Layton

Dying neurons, synapse misfires... yeah... I know all about that. ;)

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securitybreach

Wow, thanks.

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sunrat

+1 on the Wow. Most bizarre.

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Cluttermagnet

Disgruntled pro-v*xx*rs defacing Scot's site because they don't like what Clutter

has written in the Coronavirus thread? Have we been hacked?

 

Hey- have I finally attracted an audience? And is that good or bad?:w00tx100:

 

:th_1sm168massbounce:

 

Clutter

 

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securitybreach

HIghly doubtful ;)

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Cluttermagnet

Good! I don't want to stir up trouble. No, really. I'm perfectly content to post to a

small (but sophisticated) audience of folks who I know to be decent and kind.

 

Clutter

 

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Cluttermagnet

Any progress fixing this problem page?

 

Thanks, Clutter

 

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securitybreach
2 hours ago, Cluttermagnet said:

Any progress fixing this problem page?

 

Thanks, Clutter

 

 

I sent him a PM when you notified us but he has yet to respond.

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On 7/26/2020 at 3:17 PM, securitybreach said:

 

I sent him a PM when you notified us but he has yet to respond.

 

He has been busy. As he has just retired his 10 year old flip phone and has had to do some intensive training on how to set up and use one of them there modern phones. Monumental task for an old git like me. 😜

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3 hours ago, abarbarian said:

 

He has been busy. As he has just retired his 10 year old flip phone and has had to do some intensive training on how to set up and use one of them there modern phones. Monumental task for an old git like me. 😜


Flip-phone?  What is this, 1995?

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On 7/29/2020 at 11:41 AM, securitybreach said:


Flip-phone?  What is this, 1995?

 

Well me flip phone cost me £29.99 plus another £3.99 for a replacement battery and running costs of approximately £ 15 per year for PAYG. An it did everything that I required and kept me happy. 😋

 

I wonder how much other folk spent on their phones over the last ten years ?  🤔

 

I would never have bought the flip phone as my earlier flip phone still worked ok but it did not have bluetooth which I needed for the voluntary driving. 😎

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sunrat

Hmm, no sig line issue now. Was it fixed? Was it just in that one thread? Or did it just vanish as mysteriously as it appeared?

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