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  1. Hello

    Hello railroadman44, Welcome to CyberPhoenix I hope you enjoy your stay and come back often Please follow CyberPhoenix Rules and if you don't see something you want then use Search We also have a Request Section if you can't find something you want Become a CyberPhoenix VIP for Premium Accounts and alot more Administrator
  2. Robyn (Completed)

    Here is the post http://www.cyberphoenix.org/forum/topic/599586-cp-upload-robyn-discography-1997-2011/
  3. todays music video is-------------------

    Please don't make y'all videos clips so big - Thank you
  4. How I went dark in Australia's surveillance state for 2 years In the modern city, anything and everything is open to surveillance. August 1, 2016. The day I'd been dreading. Sydney had finally abolished paper train tickets and I was getting ready to erase my identity. The Australian state of New South Wales had been gradually transitioning away from paper tickets for more than two years. In the interests of entering the digital era, Transport NSW introduced the new 'tap-on, tap-off' Opal card. A contactless travel card, named after Australia's distinctive rainbow-hued Opal gemstone, it's similar to London's Oyster card and the San Francisco Clipper. Welcome to the future! No more paper tickets! Top up your Opal card online! Set up a direct debit, download the accompanying app and track your spending, you mouth-breathing luddite -- this is the 21st century! But if this was my ticket to the future, I was not on board. I'm not against going digital. I have an email account. I use internet banking. I have even foregone my family's tradition of using a cool, damp sack to store milk in favor of putting it in the "refrigerator." But in the context of an increasingly pervasive culture of state-sanctioned digital surveillance in Australia and across the world, this smart card smarted. Surveillance state In 2015, during the transition from paper to Opal, Australia passed sweeping new data retention laws. These laws required all Australian internet service providers and telecommunications carriers to retain customers' phone and internet metadata for two years -- details like the phone number a person calls, the timestamps on text messages or the cell tower a phone pings when it makes a call. Suddenly, Australians were fighting for the right to stay anonymous in a digital world. On one side of the fence: safety-conscious civilians. They argued that this metadata was a powerful tool and that the ability to track a person's movements through phone pings or call times was vital for law enforcement. On the other side of the fence: digital civil libertarians. They argued that the data retention scheme was invasive and that this metadata could be used to build up an incredibly detailed picture of someone's life. And sitting in a barn two paddocks away from that fence: me, switching out burner phones and researching VPNs. When it emerged that police had the power to search Opal card data , track people's movements and match this to individual users, it was the last straw. August 2016 rolled around, paperless tickets were phased out and I hatched my plan. The Black Opal. Here be monsters: A guide to the dark web Going off the grid The concept of the Black Opal is simple. Buy your transport card. Pay cash. Top up with cash (preferably in a new location each time). Never register it. Never link it to your credit or debit card. Live off the grid. Stay away from The Man. I went dark in early 2016, when I needed to catch a train through the city. It was simple enough. Most Opal cards are sold at newsagents or corner stores -- the card itself is free, and you fill it with credit in increments of AU$20 or AU$50. I bought a card, added credit and walked away into the night. I tapped on at Central Station, just another faceless commuter. But as I walked through the meatspace, jostling with peak-hour travellers and being thrust into the armpits of sweat-addled corporate lackies on my packed train, I knew I was safe. Deep in the Transport NSW matrix, I was unidentifiable. A few weeks later I needed to top up. No problem! I jumped off the train at [REDACTED] station and filled my card at the [REDACTED] across the road. I paid [REDACTED] for one Opal top-up, two [REDACTED] bars and a copy of the weekly [REDACTED] Times. Faceless, nameless bliss. Then the problems started. Always bet on black I'm all for escaping the Orwellian nightmare of the modern surveillance state. But when you rage against the machine, you still have to associate with the bulls on parade. All the top-up machines at train stations, light rail stops and ferry terminals were card-only affairs. One tap on that baby and you were back in the system. So, if I was busing downtown for a work meeting, I'd have to factor in extra time to get to an ATM, get cash out and then find somewhere to top up my card. Running for the train with friends, I was the one who had to divert three blocks, change jackets, burn off my fingerprints and find a nondescript corner store to top up. Here's what I learned. No one likes the paranoid one. I constantly harass my friends for signing up for rewards cards that track their spending. My email address (that is, my real email address, not my burner address) doesn't use my birth name. I am no fun at birthday parties, but you'd never know it... mostly because I won't reveal my actual birthday. But I'm not alone. For someone who was mostly educated through the received wisdom of Hollywood movies, I learned a lot about what The State could do to me. I watched "The Net" as if it were a documentary. I didn't brush my hair for weeks after watching "Gattaca." I spent months walking around my house, narrating my life after watching "The Truman Show," just to give Ed Harris more material to edit. I wish these stories weren't true. But in the grim near future of "Demolition Man" I know I would be the one hiding in the bathroom, away from the countless surveillance cameras, trying to stop people stealing my eyeballs. (At least I'll have plenty of time to work out how to use the three seashells.) End game I finally came undone last week. Racing for a flight, I forgot about my Black Opal. I'd had an unusually busy week on public transport, and my balance was low. On the train to the airport terminal, it hit me. Did I have enough money on my card to pay the AU$17.76 tap-off fee that they use to gouge tourists at the airport? As I rode up the escalators and the exit turnstiles came into view, my heart sank. No ATM. No cash in my wallet. Just a row of bright green Opal readers and a top-up machine. Card only. With one trip, my years of off-grid living were undone. (And yes, it was two years, not three. My how time flies when you're madly tweeting like a paranoid vagrant at the airport.) I slumped against the top-up machine and swiped my debit card. I was just 9 cents short, but it cost me so much more than that. My Black Opal was dead. $19.84 I bought a new Opal last Monday. Hidden in my wallet, it represents the freedom to traverse the city undetected. I'll use the last few dollars on my Tainted Opal, but even though you'll see my human suit on the train, that won't be the real me. The real me is already beneath the mainframe: stockpiling cash, buying a collection of cheap nylon wigs and mapping out a network of newsagents with red string so I put all my money on Black. I know my spending can be tracked on my debit card. I know virtually all my personal information is now in the system, thanks to driver's license records, electricity bills and that government-sponsored data sweep they call "the census." Hell, I even know my telco can hand over a map of every cell tower ping my phone makes as I cross the city on the train. But as long as I'm carrying my Black Opal, there's that little shred of liberty. If this the hill I die on, at least you'll never know how I got here.
  5. Mystery Sea Creature Washes Up on Georgia Beach A man from Waycross, Georgia, has been left scratching his head after he discovered a “Loch Ness-type thing” washed up on a beach while out his with his son. Jeff Warren said he found the strange sea creature after going boating at Wolf Island National Wildlife Refuge in Golden Isles, Georgia, reports Action News Jax. He initially thought the animal was a dead seal, but upon closure inspection he saw it resembled something from prehistoric times. The mystery creature, which had already started being devoured by birds on the beach, stretched to around 5ft and appeared to have an elongated neck. According to First Coast News, Warren recorded the creature and spoke about it at the nearby Skipper’s Fish House, where he was told of a legend called “Alty,” or Altahama, the local equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster who is said to roam the seas in the area. However, when Action News Jax the contacted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for help in understanding what the creature could be, they offered an alternative explanation. According to the Director Dan Ashe, many sea animals have a way of decomposing which means they resemble a Plesiosaur, a long-necked marine dinosaur that first existed more than 200 million years ago. Ashe said there have been examples of 30ft-long basking sharks decomposing in such a way that they look as if they have a long neck and small head, in a similar way to a prehistoric creature. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has so far been unable to sufficiently determine what the creature Warren found on the Georgian beach is. There was similar confusion last September in the wake of Hurricane Harvey after Preeti Desai found a mysterious fanged creature washed up on a beach in Texas City. Desai posted a picture of the animal onto Twitter along with the caption: “ Okay, biology twitter, what the heck is this??” According to biologist and eel specialist Dr Kenneth Tighe, it was likely that the creature was a fangtooth snake-eel or a garden or conger eel as “all three of these species occur off Texas and have large fang-like teeth," he told the BBC. https://twitter.com/preetalina/status/905578912348024834/photo/1
  6. All My Sons (1948) (Completed)

    Oh and let me know after you get it, So I can delete it off the download sever
  7. All My Sons (1948) (Completed)

    Ok here it is: http://cutt.us/EpFfE http://cutt.us/VoLnD I hope this is right - I like doing Torrents better when the person that wants it give me the magnet link as it's from them and I'm not getting the wrong thing But I think this is what you wanted
  8. All My Sons (1948) (Completed)

    Oh I think I found it and I'm downloading it now and will update this post soon
  9. All My Sons (1948) (Completed)

    I found it on Youtube I think
  10. I can get them if I have the magnet links and I will PM you High speed download links
  11. If you get me the Torrent (Magnet Link) I can get it
  12. How to make GIFs with Photoshop (or these free alternatives) Love sharing GIFs with your friends and peers, but wish you could make your own? Here's how to do so in Photoshop, or using a few other methods that don't require you to shell out a premium fee with each calendar year. If a picture says a thousand words, then an animated GIF probably says 10,000. Or maybe 50,000? A million? Okay, don't overanalyze the metaphor! The point is, GIFs are amazing. They're like the flip books of the internet — great for conveying thoughts and emotions that words can't describe, showcasing the antics of your adorable household pets, making abstract art, or just giving you a good chuckle. GIFs are also modest, generally rendered in low resolution and limited framerate, yet the format has become a darling of the internet. It served as an early example of something you could do online that you couldn't do in print, and has survived mostly unchanged since its inception in the late 1980s, remaining popular today despite the dramatic rise of high-quality web video formats. This, of course, only makes the humble GIF even more impressive. We're probably preaching to the choir. After all, if you're reading this, you already know how awesome animated GIFs are. Maybe you've used a GIF keyboard on your phone to send a funny animation to a friend, or have seen them pop up in comments on Facebook. But have you ever made your own? We all have ideas for the grandest of GIFs, miniature masterpieces just waiting for a chance at life — but maybe you just don't know how to make that dream a reality. No need to worry: This simple tutorial should guide you through the process of making top-notch GIFs, even if we can't definitively tell you how to pronounce it. How to make an animated GIF from a video (Photoshop) Before we jump right into the tutorial, we should address the elephant in the room. Adobe Photoshop is probably the best software available for making GIFs (or editing images in general). If you don't have Photoshop, there are programs that can give you some of the same functionality, such as GIMP, but if you want to get serious about making GIFs, Photoshop is the way to go. Step 1 — Find a good video sequence on the web that you want to turn into a GIF. This can be practically anything, but try to opt for a clip that is not too long, as brevity is the soul of the GIF. Step 2 — Save the video to your computer. Check out our guide on how to download YouTube videos if you need guidance on ripping footage from the Web. Trim the footage down to only the length you want the GIF to play. Two or three seconds is great, five is pushing it, and 10 or more is possible with the right chopping, but the file will be large and hard to work with. The general rule of thumb is to convey your idea in as few frames as possible. Step 3 — Open the video with Photoshop. To do this, just navigate to File > Import > Video Frames to Layers. Select the video file you want and Photoshop will open it as a series of still frames. You can choose to import the entire video from beginning to end, or use sliders to select a smaller portion of the clip. You can limit the import to every other (or every third, fourth, etc.) frame to make the file smaller, but this will also make the video choppier. Step 4 — Mess with the settings. You can adjust color balance and whatnot with Photoshop at this point if you'd like. When you have everything looking perfect, head to File > Save for Web. You'll then be met with a window that looks something like this: All of these settings can be tweaked to make your GIF smaller. Ideally, you'll want to make it no larger than 1MB so that it won't take ages to load on webpages. Play with all of these until you find a sweet spot. Colors: This limits the number of colors used to create the image, so the higher the better (GIFs are limited to a maximum of 256 colors). Only drop down to 128 or lower if you must, or if your GIF doesn't have much color to begin with Dither: Dithering scatters different colored pixels in an image to make it appear as though there are intermediate colors in images with a limited color palette. Higher settings will yield better looking images, but will also make the file larger Lossy: Use this setting to apply an intentional drop in quality. A lower setting is better, but some loss of quality might be necessary to make your file small enough Size: Changing the dimensions of your GIF can have a huge impact on the size of the file Step 5 — Save and share! Hit the save button to finalize your creation. Once that is done, you can upload it to a free image hosting site like Imgur to share it with your friends and embed it into blogs and websites. How to make an animated GIF using still images (Photoshop) You can also create animated GIFs in Photoshop by stringing together still images. This process consists of layering each frame from the bottom up and then sequencing the layers using Photoshop's animation/timeline tool. Step 1 — Collect the still images that you want to sequence for your GIF and put them in a single folder. Then, in Photoshop, click File > Scripts > Load Files into Stack. From there, click Browse and select the images on your desktop that you want to string together into a GIF. Select “OK” and a new composition should open with these stills now rendered as individual layers in a single image. Arrange them accordingly; your first frame should occupy the very bottom layer and so forth. You can also create each layer individually in Photoshop itself, rather than simply batch uploading your stills as layers. Run Photoshop and create a new image by clicking File > New and then selecting “OK.” Then, unlock the background layer by double-clicking the lock icon, create a new layer by opening Layer > New… > Layer and design each frame accordingly. Again, string your animation from the bottom up. (This process works if you are using an older version of Photoshop that does not feature a “Load Files into Stack” option.) Simply load your stills into Photoshop, drag them into your new project, and resize the newly created layers accordingly using Photoshop's transform tool (Edit > Free transform or Ctrl + T, then drag the corners to resize the object). You want your end result to look like this, with each frame of the animation separated as a layer and arranged chronologically from the bottom up: Step 2 — Now that you've arranged your layers accordingly, you can began sequencing your layers. Again, this process will vary depending on what version of Photoshop you are using. If you're still running CS5 or lower (hey, we won't judge), access the animation window by opening Window + Animation. Likewise, click Window + Timeline in Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CC to access the Timeline window. For Photoshop CC, click the drop-down menu in the middle of the Timeline window and select “Create Frame Animation.” Once you've opened Photoshop's sequencing tool, click on small, right-facing arrow in the upper-right hand corner, and then select Make Frames From Layers. You can also click on the right-facing arrow to create a new frame manually (or you can simply use the hot-key command Ctrl>Shift>Alt>F). From there, use the eye icon next to each layer to hide the layers you don't want to appear in the frame you've created. From here, use the menu underneath each frame to toggle its duration. The menu in the bottom left-hand corner dictates how many times your GIF will replay — set it to Forever if you want it to loop endlessly. Step 3 — Congratulations! You've created an animated GIF using still images and now all you have to do is export it out of Photoshop using the process outlined above. For a quick recap: Head for File > Save for Web. Remember to keep your GIF no larger than 1MB. If necessary, tweak the color, dither, loss, and size settings until your GIF has been resized accordingly. Once you're happy, save your newly minted GIF. How to make an animated GIF using still images (for free) If you don't have access to Photoshop, there are free methods to make a GIF, although the quality of the final product may not be as high. There are various free programs (such as GIMP or Pixlr) that offer the basic functions of Photoshop, thus allowing you to create still images and play them in sequence, as well as websites that allow you to cut GIFs from video. Neither of these processes will be as effective as Photoshop, however they are cheaper and fairly straightforward. https://www.gimp.org https://pixlr.com/ Using still images There are several in-browser apps that allow you to make GIFs out of a series of still images. As an example, we'll use Ezgif. This site allows you to upload a series of images, arrange them, and turn them into an animated GIF. Of course, to do so will require a set of images that work in sequence. To do this, we'll need a free Photoshop substitute. We'll use Pixlr in this example. http://ezgif.com/ https://pixlr.com/ Step 1 — The first thing to do is create a new image. Choose the canvas size, but keep in mind that the larger the file size of a GIF, the more slowly it will load, so try to cut down on the amount of stuff you will be fitting on the canvas. Simpler and smaller is often better. Step 2 — Once you have a canvas, make the first frame of your GIF. For this example, we'll use the shape tool to create a person out of a circle, rectangles, and lines, saving this image to create the first frame. Animation consists of playing a series of images with slight changes to give the illusion of movement, so to make a GIF, you will need to make multiple images, each with a slight variation from the last one. For the sake of simplicity, this gif will only have a few frames, so it will not be pretty, but it should illustrate the concept. Step 3 — For the next frame, we'll make the figure raise his arms by erasing them and drawing new arms raised upward. Save the image to create the second frame. Step 3 — Next, we'll use the Type tool to make text appear, and save this image as the third frame. Step 4 — Then, we'll add some more text and save it as the fourth frame. Step 5 — With our frames ready, we will upload them to Ezgif. Select the tab labeled GIF Maker and click the Choose files button. Select all the image files associate with your GIF. Step 6 — Next, click the button labeled Upload. When the image files are done loading, make sure they are in the correct order. You can also set the delay time, which is the time between frames, and choose how many times (if at all) you want the GIF to loop. Step 7 — Once done, click the button labeled Animate it! Your GIF should then appear, along with buttons to edit it or save it to your computer. How to make an animated GIF from a video (for free) If you want to use a particular snippet of a video for a GIF, there are numerous sites that can help you make them with very little input on your part. Ezgif, Giphy, ImgFlip, Gfycat, and many other online services allow you to make GIFs without the aid of credit card, although the convenience comes with a sacrifice in the level of control you have. Step 1 — Using one of these online tools is incredibly straightforward. As an example, we will use Giphy. This site allows you to either paste the URL for a particular video, or upload a video file from your computer. Enter the URL or upload your video and continue to Step 2. Step 2 — Once you have done that, you will be able to choose the point in the video where the GIF will begin, and choose how long the GIF will run. You can also enter a caption, if you wish. Step 3 — Once you have decided on those elements, simply hit the Create GIF button and allow the site to take care of the rest. The process is more or less the same for other sites, including ImgFlip. If you want more control over the resulting quality of your GIF, however, you should probably stick with Photoshop. That said, for basic video-to-GIF functionality, sites like Giphy should work just fine. And that's it! You are now a GIF guru (or a GIF Jedi, if you prefer the soft g pronunciation), and your social media feeds are about to become infinitely more exciting. Although, we should probably caution you: With great power comes great responsibility, so choose your moments wisely and don't flood your friends with an overwhelming onslaught of low-grade cat GIFs, no matter how cute they may be. There is a time and place, and quality always trumps quantity. The GIF may be modest, but it is also legend; it deserves your respect. Study it, practice it, master it.
  13. iOS might have a backdoor that can be used to hack into any iPhone, even the iPhone X Apple has been advertising its focus on user data security and privacy for years now. Encryption ensures data security as long as you protect your devices with a password, pin, fingerprint, or face. Nobody should be able to access the contents of your iPhone without access to your password, and that's why the FBI tried to force Apple in early 2016 to create a backdoor into an iPhone belonging to the San Bernardino shooters. Ultimately, the FBI backed down because it discovered it could use a third-party's services to access the password-protected iPhone. In other words, someone found a backdoor into Apple's 2016 software and was able to use it to access the contents of encrypted iPhones. Fast forward to 2018, and it looks like a similar backdoor still exists and can unlock encrypted any device, including the iPhone X. The device in the following image looks like an Apple TV, but it is, in fact, a gadget that can decrypt iPhones. It's called GrayKey, first detailed in a blog post on Malwarebytes, and features two Lightning cables. Two phones can be connected for about two minutes. After that, they're disconnected, and the cracking begins. It all happens on the phone, as some sort of software is loaded on it using the GrayKey box. The software, which seems to jailbreak the phone, brute-forces its way into the password. After a period of time, the iPhone will show a black screen that contains the password needed to decrypt the phone. The company that makes these boxes is called Grayshift and claims that even disabled phones can be unlocked. Once the password is obtained, the full contents of the phone are downloaded to the GrayKey device. That includes the entire unencrypted contents of the keychain. The following image shows that no iPhone is safe. An iPhone X running iOS 11.2.5 was hacked using the same hardware. Malwarebytes explains that GrayKey comes in two flavors, including a $15,000 option that requires an internet connection and is geofenced to a single location. The $30,000 model will let you use the GrayKey without an internet connection, and you can move the device anywhere you want. It's unclear whether the iOS vulnerabilities used to crack the San Bernardino iPhone are what make possible these GrayKey hacks. Grayshift was founded in 2016, and it sells the device to law enforcement agencies. But if this report is accurate and the gadget can break into Apple's latest iOS release, it doesn't even matter. The fact remains that someone out there found a way to bypass Apple's encryption, a backdoor that can be exploited for as long as it takes for Apple to patch it. As long as only law enforcement uses these devices, you should not worry too much about it. But if obtained by malicious individuals, GrayKey may be used to spy on people — physical access to the device is still needed. And you can imagine how happy totalitarian regimes out there would be to find out they can spy on encrypted iPhones. What's worse, the device could help iPhone thieves reset stolen iPhones that are locked with a password and then sell them. It goes without saying that it's very unlikely that Apple built this backdoor into iOS. And if it did, we'd never know that such a backdoor officially exists. That's the point of backdoors. But the fact that someone not connected to Apple was able to unearth this vulnerability proves, once again, why backdoors should not be built into encrypted devices. Eventually, someone out there will dig them up.