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Can't find post about infosec/hacking challenges

I could have sworn that a few months ago someone posted an FPP to a webpage made by a couple of guys who designed some interesting "real world" infosec/cryptography/hacking exercises meant to expand awareness of internet security, and now I can't find it anywhere. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Nov 18, 2016 - 4 comments

Is it possible to request a 'Force SSL' option in the User Preferences?

The EFF offers HTTPS Anywhere, but it's not available for all browser, and fails on some script calls. As a feature this would be amazing. Thank you!
posted by four panels on Jan 31, 2016 - 49 comments

This post ruled

I would like to call attention to this post, which links to a single comment in a youtube video thread, about one person's experience watching a teenage sword-wielder doing "moves" to a Sabbath song in 1979. I think it's a stellar post. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 21, 2016 - 81 comments

Unavailable from comcast?

I have a weird MeFi availability issue. Can't establish a connection to it from home, but I can get to it using work's VPN. I'm not driving in to work today to verify, but I'm willing to assume it works from my desktop at work too. [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Sep 27, 2014 - 67 comments

Adrian Hon on the BBC

Mefite Adrian Hon was a guest on the BBC's Start the Week. The episode is a discussion of various topics around technology's impact on society (pic).
posted by philipy on Sep 24, 2013 - 7 comments

We Need a Hero

@mathowie: "I think RSS is so important that I'd take a job (leaving MeFi) at any startup aiming to make an improved Google Reader (w/ social features). [...] I'm serious, and feel free to email me. MetaFilter can continue with the employees running things."

I think that this maybe merits some serious discussion here, pronto. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 14, 2013 - 203 comments

there's a good chance the VideoSift might not have survived without that spark.

The History of VideoSift Part 1 details the founding of a popular video site by a couple of MetaFilter members, Dag Maggot and Sourbrew. MetaFilter and Our Glorious Leader are heavily credited.
posted by lazaruslong on Dec 28, 2012 - 53 comments

The Joy of FPPing

To people who have done this; why did you create Front Page Post(s) on MetaFilter? The motivations are interesting in themselves, and may also provide positive reasons for people to cross the rubicon from lurker to poster. [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Dec 7, 2012 - 122 comments

Looking for a specific askme post about small, income generating websites.

Looking for an askme post that I am unable to locate. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 29, 2012 - 20 comments

As happy an ending as we're going to get.

I have to say that I disagree with this deletion. [more inside]
posted by griphus on Apr 19, 2012 - 83 comments

Are you on GetGlue

How many other MeFites are on GetGlue? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 23, 2012 - 24 comments

The mystery continues...

The Phantom Gifter strikes again. [more inside]
posted by jonmc on Dec 7, 2011 - 44 comments

mathowie interviews CmdrTaco

"I was a daily reader of Slashdot from about 1997 onwards, and it was a key inspiration for me starting MetaFilter." Matt Haughey interviewed Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda, Slashdot founder.
posted by hat_eater on Dec 1, 2011 - 43 comments

Normal feedback?

So, yay me, first post. But wow, is this what I should expect? [more inside]
posted by kinsey on Jul 25, 2011 - 172 comments

Where oh where did my little bookmark go?

Did someone here once link to a site that disables your browser temporarily? I had it bookmarked for a while, but lost it. [more inside]
posted by bunji on Feb 16, 2011 - 12 comments

Our eyes are watching YouTube

Hey Ask Me: What are the most inexplicable internet videos you know of? The results? Awesome
posted by The Whelk on Dec 29, 2010 - 30 comments

Can't access Metafilter

Suddenly I can't access metafilter.com any more. [more inside]
posted by turkeyphant on Dec 10, 2010 - 50 comments

Giraffe-Update

Giraffe-Update! The project to collect one million giraffes has succeeded!
posted by gubenuj on Sep 21, 2010 - 31 comments

What's wrong?

I don't understand what's wrong with my post linked to here: Unethical AC. Members have been assaulting that post with derogatory comments. As an old woman, I feel I require explanation.
posted by susanharper on May 25, 2010 - 83 comments

More Google Wave

More Google Wave invites here. Come and get 'em. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Nov 24, 2009 - 265 comments

What online fora molded you?

This might be too chat-filter-y, but I get the impression that a lot of people on mefi put in serious time in other internet fora before settling here. Just kind of curious if there's a lot of common denominators (Compuserve, The Well, etc?), and if they influenced what you expect from a 'good' online community and that's why you ended up here. [more inside]
posted by empath on Jul 17, 2009 - 171 comments

Please help me find a specific FFP

I'm looking for a particular FPP. It was within the last three months, and it was about how to be skeptical of science/things you read on the internet. It was really good, but I didn't have time to read it all then (and I was drunk), and I just now am regretting that I never finished it. I've tried searching, but things like "skeptical" and "science" return a lot of results. Can someone point me in the right direction?
posted by Damn That Television on Jul 7, 2009 - 8 comments

Big thanks to a helpful MeFi-ite

Big ups to DarlingBri who struggled through our phone tree and stepped in to give me some much needed advice and context about ECommerce. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Feb 11, 2009 - 19 comments

Getting it from the horse's mouth.

This is why I still read MetaFilter.
posted by timeistight on Dec 2, 2008 - 52 comments

IAALBIANYL

This article gives some insight into the issues surrounging giving legal advice on internet forums, which we occasionally deal with on AskMe: The Dangers of Virtual Cocktail Parties. [more inside]
posted by jewishbuddha on Dec 21, 2007 - 138 comments

Internet Arguments for charity

Back in April you guys posted and commented on a cartoon I did called "Internet Argument." Matt's allowed me to mention here as a follow-up that I am now auctioning off the original cartoon with all proceeds going to charity. [more inside]
posted by XQUZYPHYR on Nov 29, 2007 - 37 comments

xkcd's internet map tool implemented. Can we have?

Someone went and implemented xkcd's internet map - it generates pictures like this. Matt, would you be willing to dump a couple days worth of access_log IPs into this tool?
posted by dmd on Sep 4, 2007 - 63 comments

Can we get some more specific categories in AskMe than "Computers & Internet?"

Can we get some more specific categories in AskMe than "Computers & Internet?"
posted by Edible Energy on Jul 28, 2005 - 17 comments

Why do people engage in Google-bombing?

Why do people feel so thoroughly justified about engaging in Google bombing?

Why is your opinion about something so important as to justify monkeywrenching the best search engine (if not the best thing) on the net? Why is your self-righteous indignation more important that leaving well enough alone?

If it is so important to you, why don't you build something equivalent with the specific aim of "educating the people" and stop piggybacking off of Google?

I am interested in Matt's opinion on this, since he's one of the ones that set this whole thing off.
posted by Irontom on May 15, 2002 - 76 comments

What should be done to separate rational differences of opinion from hateful propaganda?

According to Friedman of NYT, "thanks to the Internet and satellite TV, the world is being wired together technologically, but not socially, politically or culturally. We are now seeing and hearing one another faster and better, but with no corresponding improvement in our ability to learn from, or understand, one another. So integration, at this stage, is producing more anger than anything else. As the writer George Packer recently noted in The Times Magazine, 'In some ways, global satellite TV and Internet access have actually made the world a less understanding, less tolerant place.'" In some ways, I tend to agree. What can be done? What should be done to separate rational differences of opinion from hateful propaganda?

posted by semmi on May 12, 2002 - 17 comments

The internets are disappearing

There appears to be some serious bad juju going on out on the net. Yahoo, for example, has been wiped off the map. It appears to have had its IP address wiped off all the root name servers. I've tried traceroutes from six different places around the globe, and nslookups from a several servers, and they're all like, "Ya-Who?" Plus all lookups for all sites on my local DNS server have become snail-slow. Anyone know more about what's up?
posted by aaron on Mar 19, 2002 - 15 comments

What are some good photo blogs?

(Not too be a brown nose but) Matt's use of photographic images in a.wholelottanothing.org is beautiful (and central to the content it seems to me ?) Besides photographica.org, any other photocentric weblogs anyone would recommend? Thanks. PS Do you think there will there be more of these? Will soundtracks happen too?
posted by Voyageman on Mar 4, 2002 - 25 comments

WinerLog has moved.

WinerLog is no longer being hosted on EditThisPage. Film at 11.
posted by rcade on Jan 29, 2002 - 22 comments

Micropayment idea.

Idea for a web content payment system (more inside)
posted by owillis on Nov 12, 2001 - 17 comments

Internet Explorer Registry Entries

How exactly does the IE 6.0 registry entries work, once applied?
posted by presto on Oct 26, 2001 - 5 comments

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