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Crazyteeth 41 points ago +41 / -0

edit the hosts file and set * to patriots.win

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Paxelmania 1 point ago +1 / -0

what is that, like the homepage?

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MahaYoshi 18 points ago +18 / -0

It’s basically like an address book for websites.

When you visit a website, like patriots.win, the computer reaches out to a special computer on the internet and asks, “how do I get to patriots.win”?

And the computer responds with an IP address that looks like a bunch of numbers and dots, which your computer uses to locate patriots.win on the internet, kind of like a house address.

But every computer also has its own address book that it looks at before it asks the internet for the address. That’s the hosts file.

The joke here is to change that computer’s address book (the hosts file) so that every single website URL (whether it’s CNN.com or Google.com or whatever) will have the address of patriots.win instead, so no matter what URL anyone tries to load, they can only see patriots.win.

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Americanapplepie 6 points ago +6 / -0

I read this with joyful glee with a hint of malfeasant chaos. 😬

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DoozerChuck 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thanks for this explanation!

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MerlynTrump 2 points ago +2 / -0

can an ordinary user access the hosts file?

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TheDespotofCartoons 1 point ago +1 / -0

Absolutely!

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vegaspatriot1776 2 points ago +2 / -0

how do we do it. i am up for this challenge!

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DC_loves_little_boys 2 points ago +2 / -0

nah, it's usually constrained to Administrator / root.

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MerlynTrump 1 point ago +1 / -0

wow, I thought that would've been blocked. So basically any website would redirect to patriots.win if we set it to?

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StrangeQuark 21 points ago +22 / -1

I work for a cabin company and do this to all the smart fridges I come in contact with

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BigMikesIke 3 points ago +3 / -0

Just did this at a Best Buy last week lol

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StrangeQuark 1 point ago +1 / -0

Samsung has a monopoly on this shit. No one knows how to work them.

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VoteRepublicanAgain 18 points ago +18 / -0

Screw Best Buy, they have "diversity & inclusion" horse shit everywhere AKA replace white people.

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Eatinglue 7 points ago +7 / -0

You….you can still walk in the store and try some of the merchandise without buying anything. Just saying.

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CornPopII [S] 12 points ago +12 / -0

when i uploaded photo it wasn’t sideways! sorry lol

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zooty 9 points ago +9 / -0

Most phones are putting it in the exif data now and many sites don't process that.

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Quietam_Unum 1 point ago +1 / -0

Most phones are putting it in the exif

Makes me wonder if the netpbm tools have been ported to droid/iOS

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zooty 2 points ago +2 / -0

No idea. I've always used imagemagick. But I don't think that matters anyway, it's the upload site that would need to handle it. It either needs to pass through the data or perform the roatation. Then there's the question of whether browsers correctly deal with the metadata (my guess is the mainline ones do).

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Quietam_Unum 1 point ago +1 / -0

it's the upload site that would need to handle it.

I was thinking re-encode (imagemagick is a good choice) to remove the metadata before uploading. programs like xv, netpbm, GIMP, and I assume imagemagick will/may leave "encoded by" or similar in the image but your phone's metadata == gone.

At least that's the theory...

(You can guess from that list I'm a bit of a UNIX geek -- BSD...)

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zooty 2 points ago +2 / -0

You could but really, you can't depend on someone doing that so the upload site should take care of it.

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4cdarth 8 points ago +8 / -0

You madlad. You beautiful, absolute madlad.

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sentient-potato 7 points ago +7 / -0

KEK

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inspir3dgenius 7 points ago +7 / -0

The Leg of Kek

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Demig80 7 points ago +7 / -0

Based Buy

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zooty 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm thinking it might be fun to have a thumb drive that boots up to running some kind of MAGA app. (Most of the computers I run across are locked)

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MythArcana 5 points ago +5 / -0

By knocking the store on its side? We should have sent you to the Olympics!

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Gmelindag 3 points ago +3 / -0

I love it I don’t ever go to Best Buy and never will! Keep spreading the word!

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Chilen 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks to you putting that on a (Cr)apple, OP, we are now going to have a wave of new gay users coming to the site.

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jamboo 3 points ago +3 / -0

But you can't rotate a photo?

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RoofKorean 3 points ago +3 / -0

I do this all the time, too.

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EnoughisEnough45 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes!!

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Patriotedd 3 points ago +3 / -0

You is da man!

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InsectOverlord 3 points ago +3 / -0

If only you could have rotated it before posting.

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Bunniefuzz 0 points ago +2 / -2

We got the idea

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TheSaltyVet 3 points ago +3 / -0

Spread that love!

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noobcontrol 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nice one but if you use a Mac you are probably already lost.

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