Light Memory Experiment Affects Mice Brains Like An MIB Neuralyzer

Remember when Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones used the neuralyzer to erase people’s memories with blue light in Men in Black? Well, we can’t do that yet, but some scientists have done something remarkably similar. On October 9th, UC Davis announced that researchers there have “erased specific memories” within mice using light.
The secret to the technology lies in a fascinating field called optogenetics, and it’s already started to change how we think about the brain.
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Multiple RDP Sessions on a PC –legal or not

Originally posted on LAN-Tech Network Management:

There are many web sites outlining how to reconfigure windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 to allow multiple concurrent Remote Desktop Sessions, basically making a desktop PC a terminal server. On many occasions I have pointed out doing so is a licensing violation, however I confess I have never seen this specifically stated in any ELUA.  I have been privy to discussions with Microsoft where this has been discussed, and Microsoft employees and support site personnel have often posted it is not permitted on various  sites.

Having been asked to verify this I reviewed various EULAs (End User Licensing Agreements) and it seems Microsoft more often explains in detail what is allowed than what us not.  Much like your insurance company doesn’t state in your home owners policy you are not permitted to have bonfires in your basement.  Some ELUAs such the one for Windows 7 mentions; “The single primary…

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How do I open a remote desktop session on a secondary monitor?

I don’t know if this helps, but in my experience, Windows tends to remember the monitor on which the app is maximized. Try opening RD on the second monitor, maximize it, close it, and see if it opens on the second monitor when you open it again.


Open the RDP file in a text editor




Windows 7 – How to Delete Files Protected by TrustedInstaller

Did you know that a lot of files in Windows 7 are not owned by you, even if you are the Administrator? They are instead owned by an entity called the “Trusted Installer”. Such a wonderful sounding name eh!

So that’s not a problem most of the time, unless you need to delete certain system files and folders. You’ll end up getting a message like:

You do not have permission to perform this action.

or something like:

You need authorization from TrustedInstaller in order to perform this action.

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Enable Concurrent Sessions on Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP (Termsrv.dll)

What is Concurrent Sessions?

Concurrent sessions is a feature in server editions of Windows that lets more than one user to log on remotely and use the server at the same time. By default in Vista when you connect to a remote computer using Remote Desktop it will force the user who is physically sat at the computer to log off, this concurrent sessions hack allows you to Remote Desktop in to a computer without logging the current active user off, this will allow two people to use the resources on the same computer at the same time.

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Reddit Comments about Cops

Because the cop didn’t do anything wrong and is actually engaging in a common tactic to get you to admit some other wrong doing.

The officer clearly says “You understand you’re free to go and everything but you wouldn’t have a problem with me looking through your car?”

If you are free to go, GO! This ‘chit chatting’ is just an attempt to get you to talk yourself into an arrest. Basically the cops are using the Comcast/AOL cancellation tactics but instead of using them to keep you from cancelling service the police are using them to try and arrest you.

When talking to the police keep your answers short, simple, and clear. The more you say the more likely you are to talk yourself into an arrest.

If the office asks ‘Why do you think I pulled you over?’ ALWAYS answer ‘I do not know.’

If the officer ask to search you or your car, POLITELY say ‘No officer, I do not consent to a search.’ (they will likely search you anyways but without consent you have a much better chance challenging anything they find in court). DO NOT RESIST THE SEARCH.

The officer should ask for your ID, tell you why the stopped you, verify you are who you say you are and then either let you go, write you a ticket/warning, or arrest you.

If the officer keeps asking you questions ask if you are being detained. If the officer says ‘Yes.’ CLEARLY STATE YOU ARE INVOKING YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT AND SHUT UP IMMEDIATELY UNTIL YOU HAVE A LAWYER WITH YOU.

If the officer says ‘No’. Ask if you are free to go. The officer will likely try to give you some kind of vague answer and keep asking you questions. DO NOT ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. Keep asking if you are being detained and/or are you free to go until you get a clear ‘you are free to go.’ and then SHUT UP AND GO!

And remember people, it is perfectly legal for officers to lie to you about evidence, what others have said, and their ability to cut you deal with the DA/prosecutor/court.



If I do not consent to a search, but they continue or demand searching me anyways, at what point or by what wording would I know as a citizen that I have to comply and cannot keep legally refusing the consent to search?

There is no point or wording that can make you stop refusing to consent to a search. Absolutely continue refusing. They will try all kinds of psych and pressure games to try to get you to either consent to a search or to trip you up enough they can claim Probable Cause.

If they have Probable Cause they do not need your consent. If they don’t have probable cause then they need a search warrant or your consent. Slogan: Just Say No. :)

Last time I was profile-stopped, the cop really really wanted to search my car. He had a rookie ride-along and wanted to show him the ropes. He tried:

Reading my license back to me wrong, “Do you live at 12346 Any Street?”
“Where are you coming from / going to?”
“What do you have in that Slurpee cup? Alcohol? No? Then why do I smell alcohol?”
“Do you have any knives, guns, drugs or anything else in the vehicle I should know about?”, “No, sir, I have nothing like that in the car.”
{he walks around entirety of car peering very intently into each window, even using his flashlight in broad daylight}
“Do you mind if I have a look for myself?”, “Yes, I do, sir. I would rather you not search my car, I’d like to be on my way.”
“Okay, step on out of the car please. Come around to the back of the vehicle.”
{begins searching my pockets while explaining that he’s doing it for his own protection. Examines and places my stuff on trunk lid.}
“Step over to the curb and have a seat.”
“Is there anything in the trunk I need to know about?”, “No, sir and I do not consent to a search.”
“Why don’t I just have a look and you can be on your way?”, “Because there’s nothing in there that concerns you and I don’t consent to a search.”
“Why won’t you let me search your car? What are you afraid I’ll find?”, “Nothing, I just never consent to a search. It’s a personal policy.”
{He gathers up my license and registration again and for the second time goes back to his car and is there for a good 5 minutes.}
{He comes back and stares off into the distance, thinking}
“I think I’ll have a K9 unit come down here and check things out.”, “That’s fine. I’m still not consenting to a search.”
{He walks back to his car for a minute. Comes back displaying anger.}
“If you force me to I’m going to have to call my Sergeant down here.”, “That’s fine. I’ll tell him the same thing, I do not consent to a search.”
{He mumbles something about a Lieutenant and goes back to his car. Eventually comes back with my license and registration.}
“I’m letting you go this time. Get that license plate light fixed immediately.”

Post Script: That was his “excuse” for pulling me over. My license plate light was “broken” (it was not). Which he somehow could tell in broad daylight. When my lights were off. And I have two separate plate lights, tucked up underneath the trunk lid. Invisible to casual inspection.

So, yeah. Never give consent. If they didn’t need it, they wouldn’t be trying to get it.



That’ll happen, unfortunately, but because you did not consent to the search, anything they find plant will be easier for your lawyer to dismiss as invalid evidence because it was not obtained with a warrant or your consent. It’s not a guarantee, but it can help.

My grandfather was a Trooper for 30+ years, and I just follow his advice. Be respectful/polite, keep your hands visible and don’t make quick movements, answer questions as simply as possible. Don’t volunteer information, do not consent to any search, even if there isn’t a damn thing in the car. And if they tell you to get out of the car, do it and be cooperative. Anything else carries a risk of escalating the situation, and it’s easier for your lawyer to do his job if you aren’t dead or injured from “resisting arrest”.

The one time I deviated from this was after a highschool dance. It’s like, 2:00am, I just dropped my date off at his place, and I got pulled over because the cop said I didn’t look old enough to be driving that late (curfew. I was old enough, but I’m tiny and don’t look my age). Then after verifying my age, he changed his mind and said he suspected I had been drinking because I was driving too slow (it was deer season and back roads, so I was driving cautiously). He kept trying to get me to admit to having a drink or so, and then he wanted me to get out of the car and perform a field sobriety test. I was exhausted and it was fucking cold, and annoyed and said, ” Officer, I’m wearing four inch heels that I’ve been dancing in all night and I’ve been awake since 5:00 am. I couldn’t walk a straight line even if I wanted to. Give me a Breathalyzer.”

He was confused and then annoyed and said the field sobriety would “be good enough,” and I just repeated myself twice more that I wanted a Breathalyzer.

Ended up getting a ticket for “hazardous driving” and “failure to maintain lane”, but I just let the lawyer deal with those.


This is all perfect but if a cop says “do you mind if I…” It’s best to rephrase the answer as “I do not consent” since the phrasing of the question allows them a loophole “yes I don’t mind of you search my car” “no I don’t mind if you search the car”



If they didn’t need it, they wouldn’t be trying to get it.

This is not necessarily true, it could also just be covering their asses. They could have all the Probable Cause in the world, and it could still be challenged in court. If they get you to consent, then they can be absolutely sure that you won’t get off on a technicality.

So even if they’re going to search without your consent anyway, it makes sense to try to get your consent first. From their perspective, there’s no downside to getting consent if they didn’t need it, but if they needed consent and didn’t get it, you get off on a technicality.

So I wouldn’t be surprised if, after asserting my rights and refusing the search, I was (legally) searched anyway. But you still refuse consent, because that’s the only way to have a chance of challenging anything in court.


What does C$ mean when entered in Windows/Run while accessing remote drive?

Shares with a $ are hidden shares (also called “Administrative shares”) and thus not visible when requesting the share list of a device.

There are several default hidden shares active by default on your system:

  • One for every drive available:
    • (A$)
    • C$
    • (D$)
    • etc.
  • Printer sharing: print$
  • IPC (Inter-process communication) interface: IPC$

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Direct link to the latest open source version : here

What is Nintendont?

Nintendont is obviously not a modification of the MIOS, like DIOS MIOS (lite), because the vWii does not have a MIOS.
It is neither a emulator, because the vWii is not powerful enough to emulate GameCube games.
Nintendont is more like an interpreter which runs Gamecube games natively.
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Download Zip of Two Kinds comic

Twokinds is a webcomic created by Tom Fischbach, following the adventures of Trace Legacy and his companions, Flora, Keith and Natani. The story focuses around a love interest between Trace and Flora, with side plots ranging from Keith and Natani’s relationship to the internal and external obstacles that they all face on their travels together.


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