Night Witches tabletop game

There was a night bomber regiment in World War Two composed entirely of women. Natural-born Soviet airwomen.

These 200 women and girls, flying outdated biplanes from open fields near the front lines, attacked the invading German forces every night for 1,100 consecutive nights. When they ran out of bombs they dropped railroad ties.

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Nobody expects the BIOS inquisition, so nobody patches them

Millions of flawed BIOSes can be infected using simple two-minute attacks that don’t require technical skills and require only access to a PC to execute.

Basic Input/Output Systems (BIOS) have been the target of much hacking research in recent years since low-level p0wnage can grant attackers the highest privileges, persistence and stealth.

LegbaCore researchers Xeno Kopvah and Corey Kallenberg revealed the threat to El Reg ahead of a presentation How Many Million BIOSes Would You Like to Infect? at CanSecWest tomorrow.

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[Updated] Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely

Ever set up a system and later try to Remote Desktop into it just to realize you forgot to enable Remote Desktop? Well, there’s a solution that doesn’t require walking or driving to the server. You’ll need PSTools installed to do this.

Open a cmd prompt as an admin that has access to the remote system. Usually this will be a domain admin account. Run the following commands. Replace ComputerName with the name of the system you’re trying to remote into. Replace DOMAIN\UserName with the information for the account you want to be able to log in with (assuming it isn’t an admin account, admins should have access automatically).

psexec \\ComputerName reg add “hklm\system\currentcontrolset\control\terminal server” /f /v fDenyTSConnections /t REG_DWORD /d 0

psexec \\ ComputerName netsh firewall set service remoteadmin enable

psexec \\ ComputerName netsh firewall set service remotedesktop enable

psexec \\ ComputerName net localgroup “Remote Desktop Users” DOMAIN\UserName /add

[Updated] Enabling Remote Desktop Remotely was originally published on Something Different

Removing Invalid Entries in the Add/Remove Programs Tool

The following steps remove only the registry entries related to a program as it appears in the Add/Remove Programs tool. To completely remove a program that was not completely removed by clicking the Change/Remove button in the Add/Remove Programs tool, you need to clean up the physical directory structure on disk and in the registry as well. Use extreme caution when you perform either of these tasks.

To remove a program reference viewable in the Add/Remove Programs tool:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall
  3. Locate the key to be deleted by locating the key name created by the program. If the name of the key is not apparent, browse through each key and note the value for DisplayName. This is the viewable string in the Add/Remove Programs tool.
  4. Using the Registry menu, export the selected registry key to make a backup. Store the .reg file in a safe location in case you need to import it at a later date.
  5. Delete the selected registry key and its values. Do not delete the entire Uninstall key.
  6. Quit Registry Editor.
  7. Verify that the reference in the Add/Remove Programs tool is no longer visible.

You may have to contact the manufacturer of the program that you want to remove if you need to clean up the disk and registry entries. The procedure described in this section does not remove all the files and registry entries used by the program; it removes only the reference in the Add/Remove Programs tool.

Removing Invalid Entries in the Add/Remove Programs Tool was originally published on Something Different

[Fix]Unable to delete section (Quick Notes) in OneNote2013 on SkyDrive

I had to look back at how I did this on my OneNote. Open OneNote. Go to File, then select Options. Choose Save & Backup on the left of the window that opens. At the top of this window there should be a Save section and you will see Quick Notes Section, Backup Folder and Default Notebook Location and the location.

Change Quick Notes Section to another existing section in your OneNote. I made Quick Notes section refer to my Daily notes section that I type daily notes into and a Quick Notes section tab never appears on it’s own anymore.

Hope this helps.

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[Fix]Unable to delete section (Quick Notes) in OneNote2013 on SkyDrive was originally published on Something Different

[/r/WritingPrompts] Mars is actually the planet that was flooded by God in the bible. Noah got on a space ship and came to Earth.

Noah strode purposefully across the Gertbridge, the light of the sun casting his tall and bearded shadow onto the impossibly green canopy, where it splintered into thousands of pieces on the shifting leaves a kilometer below. Here was God, seated in majesty in this grand monument to engineering excellence. The Geltbridge itself entered the tower of God barely a quarter of the way up its height.

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