Comic 1775 - Drone Launch

23rd Nov 2022, 12:00 AM
Drone Launch
Average Rating: 5 (7 votes)

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Centcomm 24th Nov 2022, 1:59 PM edit delete
Happy thanksgiving to one and all!!!
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Lurker314 23rd Nov 2022, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
It's good to have friends. Rich, generous friends...
Ryu Santos 23rd Nov 2022, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
As they say, "The more. The merrier."
mjkj 23rd Nov 2022, 1:39 AM edit delete reply

Hmmm, I just hope the nice trader got reimbursed...

@alt text: thank you for the reminder
robnot 23rd Nov 2022, 6:23 AM edit delete reply
this is Mr. Lambert, an if I know "Mister Lambert.",,, he is a firm believer of TANSTAAFL,. and covering his ass..
SO.. his 'free' just brought him a "get out of jail" card,, with NT,SAR.!
Ictuan 23rd Nov 2022, 3:27 AM edit delete reply
When I switched to HTTPS everywhere mode the TWC images broke on DC pages. When I inspected the source code I saw that they were HTTP instead of HTTPS. I tried loading the image as HTTP and it works. Could you please fix the HTML for that code to be HTTPS instead of HTTP?

Just_IDD 23rd Nov 2022, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
I see the exact same issue. My mobile browser has an issue with inline insecure content served on a secure page. There is no way to change that behavior. From a security standpoint, that makes sense because the insecure transferred content could be used to track the activity of a person by a third party on the wire.

I know in context that this is not an issue for your content, however the browser can't make that assumption.

On the main page that means that the navigation buttons at the bottom of the page have broken image pictures, and all of the pictures on the banner sub pages fail to load. They can be still loaded manually by long pressing and selecting view image, which works because then the only thing on the resulting page is "insecure content"

On a desktop browser the same effect can be achieved by looking in "about:confg" for a setting to allow insecure content on a secure page and setting it to false. Easiest way to find it is searching for 'insecure'. This mixed mode browsing was initially allowed when most sites were not secure to not break functionality.

The way to fix it is to search and replace on your template files and replace "http:" with "https:". By having the colon on the end of your replacement string, it prevents recursive applications of the change which would completely break things.
Some Ed 23rd Nov 2022, 5:07 PM edit delete reply
@Just_IDD: actually, with unencrypted traffic, you never know if the packets you receive actually came from the person who you were talking to. It's not quite fundamentally impossible to safeguard against man in the middle attacks with plain text communication, but it's hard enough I'm not aware of anyone with the necessary skills having made a serious attempt at it.[1] I mean, if you're going to cryptographically sign all of your packets, why not just encrypt them? So just because you know the site's safe, unencrypted traffic is still potentially dangerous.

That said, most crackers have enough avenues to get at random targets that they usually won't go to that much effort to get a rando. If you've made yourself a target, the level of paranoia I have about these things is more likely to be needed.

I didn't mention this issue before because I've gotten so used to navigation buttons and stuff being broken basically everywhere. I can confirm it's a thing here. I hadn't even realized that one of the broken images was TWC. I think I've been using HTTPS everywhere since before I came across DataChasers. Back when I started using it, CPU cycles were still expensive enough a lot of people had concerns about doing encryption "needlessly".

1. Just to be clear, I do know a number of people who made serious attempts at it without the necessary skills. But said serious attempts resulted in gaining those skills, and with that understanding came an understanding of how unhelpful it would be: actually encrypting the traffic gives a much better level of security and doesn't cost much more. The biggest cost in encrypting is generating the keys used and that same cost is needed either way. If anything, you need to generate more keys with the actual payload in clear text, because it's a lot easier to determine the algorithm and inputs used to sign something if you have the original text.
Centcomm 23rd Nov 2022, 9:39 AM edit delete reply

ill have a chat with the person that does coding.. i dont know anything about it
megados 23rd Nov 2022, 5:59 AM edit delete reply

Surprise drones are a nice surprise! Thanks, Mr. Lambert! TeeDee's obviously having fun with this!
Just_IDD 24th Nov 2022, 5:06 AM edit delete reply
They are a gift that keeps on giving definitely!
Gilrandir 23rd Nov 2022, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Mr. Black does not desire to rule … but he is willing to be the power behind the drone. ^_^
Deanatay 25th Nov 2022, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
More to the point, he will sell goods (which may or may not include weapons) to the person on the throne, as well as those persons who seek to overthrow them. As long as their money is good. Heck, he might buy goods from the rebels cheap, sell them at a significant markup to the rulers, buy guns, sell the guns at a markup to the rebels, wash, rinse, repeat. War is good for business, after all.
megados 24th Nov 2022, 3:22 PM edit delete reply

Happy Thanksgiving to the DC Creative Team, and to everyone who celebrates! (Also those who don't; they should have happiness too) :D
Rashala 24th Nov 2022, 11:44 PM edit delete reply

We are 100 percent sure teedee and that cassian are not copy sisters right cause the seem awfully cloney to me in personalities
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