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Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on June 06, 2024, 09:19:41 AM »
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Subject: Your personal data has leaked due to suspected harmful activities.

Body: Hi there! I am a professional hacker and have successfully managed to hack your operating system. Currently I have gained full access to your account. In addition, I was secretly monitoring all your activities and watching you for several months. The thing is your computer was infected with harmful spyware due to the fact that you had visited a website with **** content previously. ╰-⋃-╯ Let me explain to you what that entails. Thanks to Trojan viruses, I can gain complete access to your computer or any other device that you own. It means that I can see absolutely everything in your screen and switch on the camera as well as microphone at any point of time without your permission. In addition, I can also access and see your confidential information as well as your emails and chat messages. You may be wondering why your antivirus cannot detect my malicious software. Let me break it down for you: I am using harmful software that is driver-based, which refreshes its signatures on 4-hourly basis, hence your antivirus is unable to detect it presence. I have made a video compilation, which shows on the left side the scenes of you happily ****, while on the right side it demonstrates the video you were watching at that moment..ᵔ.ᵔ All I need is just to share this video to all email addresses and messenger contacts of people you are in communication with on your device or PC. Furthermore, I can also make public all your emails and chat history. I believe you would definitely want to avoid this from happening. Here is what you need to do - transfer the Bitcoin equivalent of 1290 USD to my Bitcoin account (that is rather a simple process, which you can check out online in case if you don't know how to do that). Below is my bitcoin account information (Bitcoin wallet): [bitcoin address] Once the required amount is transferred to my account, I will proceed with deleting all those videos and disappear from your life once and for all. Kindly ensure you complete the abovementioned transfer within 50 hours (2 days +). I will receive a notification right after you open this email, hence the countdown will start. Trust me, I am very careful, calculative and never make mistakes. If I discover that you shared this message with others, I will straight away proceed with making your private videos public. Good luck!
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News / Six Easy Ways To Make A PERFECT Heart In Blender
« Last post by kat on June 05, 2024, 03:27:23 PM »
Light Emitting Materials in Blender

"Six Easy Ways To Make A Heart In Blender" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/hearts-blender/ there are loads of different ways to make hearts in Blender! Example available. Beginner friendly.
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Blog / Use respectful, inclusive, and professional language in Coding, or else...
« Last post by kat on May 30, 2024, 05:21:07 PM »
Code of Conducts in Coding

There are so many questions that probably should have been asked in the round-table meeting Epic had on this before they instituted this 'language policy' to govern use of Unreal Engine & respective tech.

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When you work in the Unreal Engine codebase, we encourage you to strive to use respectful, inclusive, and professional language.

According to archive.org the "Coding Standard (inclusivity policy)" guidelines have been live since March this year (2024), so they're a pretty new addition. At the very top of the page it states;

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At Epic Games, we have a few simple coding standards and conventions. This document reflects the state of Epic Games' current coding standards. Following the coding standards is mandatory.

Code conventions are important to programmers for several reasons:

80% of the lifetime cost of a piece of software goes to maintenance.

Hardly any software is maintained for its whole life by the original author.

Code conventions improve the readability of software, allowing engineers to understand new code quickly and thoroughly.

If we decide to expose source code to mod community developers, we want it to be easily understood.

Many of these conventions are required for cross-compiler compatibility.

The coding standards below are C++-centric; however, the standard is expected to be followed no matter which language is used. A section may provide equivalent rules or exceptions for specific languages where it's applicable.

[Bold emphasis added]

There is no explicit waiver to the Coding Standards mandatory declaration where the 'inclusivity policies' are outlined, so developers are meant to consider them as being of equally weighty importance.

But has been discussed before ("Be Nice (while you dismember your enemies) Code of Conduct" and "Code of Conflict or the complicated Ethics of VR/AR/MR"), Code Of Conduct documents in this context seems utterly oxymoronic, they are such a juxtaposition to the content they assert to govern as to seem to be nothing more than deliberately disruptive non-sequiturs, put in place for the sole purpose of who knows what (beside the aforementioned).

In a nutshell, who is making the judgement calls on language here? If Epic decides particular words are okay that are later determined to be 'bad', who is liable for the consequences of that decision?

Similarly, are developers who make the most blood lusty 18+ rated games, gibs galore, going to get dinged for inappropriate words found in their code, that no one will actually see, or UI no one pays much attention to, but not the bloody nature of their games?

There's a certain irony to the ESRB not being able to touch self-published, digital games over their content on First Amendment grounds, at least in the USA, but Epic asserts with the implementation of this Code of Conduct for coding it can simply because their platform is being used.

Here's a video discussing the issue by @BadgerArcade "Epic Games is FORCING BEHAVIORS! Coders Must Change their Language to Avoid Triggering Weirdos | HBA".

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News / Eevee & Light Emitting Materials
« Last post by kat on May 29, 2024, 05:54:05 PM »
Light Emitting Materials in Blender

"Eevee & Light Emitting Materials" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/eevee-light-emitting-materials/ taking a look at the basics of light emitting (emissive) materials in Blender. Examples available.
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Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on May 21, 2024, 09:23:08 AM »
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Subject: Your personal data has leaked due to suspected harmful activities.

Body: Hi there!</br>
</br>
I am a professional hacker and have successfully managed to hack your operating system.</br> Currently I have gained full access to your account. </br> </br> When I hacked into your mail_account, your password was: [scraped password]</br> </br> In addition, I was secretly monitoring all your activities and watching you for several months. </br> The thing is your computer was infected with harmful spyware due to the fact that you had visited a website with **** content previously. &#9581; &#5198; &#9582;</br> </br> Let me explain to you what that entails. Thanks to Trojan viruses, I can gain complete access to your computer or any other device that you own.</br> It means that I can see absolutely everything in your screen and switch on the camera as well as microphone at any point of time without your permission. </br> In addition, I can also access and see your confidential information as well as your emails and chat messages.</br> </br> You may be wondering why your antivirus cannot detect my malicious software. </br> Let me break it down for you: I am using harmful software that is driver-based, </br> which refreshes its signatures on 4-hourly basis, hence your antivirus is unable to detect it presence.</br> </br> I have made a video compilation, which shows on the left side the scenes of you happily ****, </br> while on the right side it demonstrates the video you were watching at that moment..&#7508;.&#7508;</br> </br> All I need is just to share this video to all email addresses and messenger contacts of people you are in communication with on your device or PC. </br> Furthermore, I can also make public all your emails and chat history.</br> </br> I believe you would definitely want to avoid this from happening. </br> Here is what you need to do - transfer the Bitcoin equivalent of 1290 USD to my Bitcoin account </br> (that is rather a simple process, which you can check out online in case if you don't know how to do that).</br> </br> Below is my bitcoin account information (Bitcoin wallet): [bitcoin address]</br>
</br>
Once the required amount is transferred to my account, I will proceed with deleting all those videos and disappear from your life once and for all. </br> Kindly ensure you complete the abovementioned transfer within 50 hours (2 days +). </br> I will receive a notification right after you open this email, hence the countdown will start.</br> </br> Trust me, I am very careful, calculative and never make mistakes.</br> If I discover that you shared this message with others, I will straight away proceed with making your private videos public.</br> </br> Good luck!
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News / Simple 'Shadeless' (Flat Lit) Materials In Blender
« Last post by kat on May 17, 2024, 04:52:35 PM »
Shaderless Materials in Blender

"Simple 'Shadeless' (Flat Lit) Materials In Blender" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/shadeless-materials/ Blender doesn't have a 'Shadeless' option so it has to be fudged now... here's how (+simple toon outline effect). Example available.
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Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on May 11, 2024, 04:32:18 PM »
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Subject: Your personal data has leaked due to suspected harmful activities.

Body: Hi there!</br>
</br>
I am a professional hacker and have successfully managed to hack your operating system.</br> Currently I have gained full access to your account. </br> </br> In addition, I was secretly monitoring all your activities and watching you for several months. </br> The thing is your computer was infected with harmful spyware due to the fact that you had visited a website with **** content previously. &#9581; &#5198; &#9582;</br> </br> Let me explain to you what that entails. Thanks to Trojan viruses, I can gain complete access to your computer or any other device that you own.</br> It means that I can see absolutely everything in your screen and switch on the camera as well as microphone at any point of time without your permission. </br> In addition, I can also access and see your confidential information as well as your emails and chat messages.</br> </br> You may be wondering why your antivirus cannot detect my malicious software. </br> Let me break it down for you: I am using harmful software that is driver-based, </br> which refreshes its signatures on 4-hourly basis, hence your antivirus is unable to detect it presence.</br> </br> I have made a video compilation, which shows on the left side the scenes of you happily ****, </br> while on the right side it demonstrates the video you were watching at that moment..&#7508;.&#7508;</br> </br> All I need is just to share this video to all email addresses and messenger contacts of people you are in communication with on your device or PC. </br> Furthermore, I can also make public all your emails and chat history.</br> </br> I believe you would definitely want to avoid this from happening. </br> Here is what you need to do - transfer the Bitcoin equivalent of 1490 USD to my Bitcoin account </br> (that is rather a simple process, which you can check out online in case if you don't know how to do that).</br> </br> Below is my bitcoin account information (Bitcoin wallet): [bitcoin address]</br>
</br>
Once the required amount is transferred to my account, I will proceed with deleting all those videos and disappear from your life once and for all. </br> Kindly ensure you complete the abovementioned transfer within 50 hours (2 days +). </br> I will receive a notification right after you open this email, hence the countdown will start.</br> </br> Trust me, I am very careful, calculative and never make mistakes.</br> If I discover that you shared this message with others, I will straight away proceed with making your private videos public.</br> </br> Good luck!
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News / MacOS, Blender 4 & IMVU Toolkit - Animated Furniture
« Last post by kat on May 11, 2024, 10:53:00 AM »
Bone Basics in Blender

"MacOS, Blender 4 & IMVU Toolkit - Animated Furniture" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/macos-blender-toolkit-animated-furniture/ basics of making animated furniture using the Furniture Tool in Blender. Example available.
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News / Armature & Bone Basics (Skeletons) in Blender
« Last post by kat on May 11, 2024, 10:50:00 AM »
Bone Basics in Blender

"Armature & Bone Basics (Skeletons) in Blender" https://www.katsbits.com/codex/armature-bone/ a look at the basics of an Armature and Bones, what they are and how they can be used generally.
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Blog / Re: SCAM WARNING - Bitcoin Sextortion & Blackmail Scams
« Last post by kat on May 06, 2024, 10:19:03 AM »
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Subject: Access to Your Operating System!!!! Follow The Instructions  . .

Body: Greetings,
I am sorry, but I have to start with the bad news.

A few months ago, I gained access to your accounts linked to your Operating System, and therefore to all the devices you use for internet browsing.
Then it was easy for me to install special software on all your devices that tracked your every keystroke and mouse movement.
After that, gaining access to your personal e-mail [scraped email] was no longer a problem.

I have accessed not only your browser history and files but also your webcam.

I hope you've begun to realize that I can turn your life into shame and embarrassment in one moment.
However, I am a rational person and I don't want to make anyone suffer for the sake of suffering, so we can make a deal.

You need to transfer $1000 USD bitcoin equivalent to this BTC crypto wallet: [bitcoin address]

After the transaction is successful, I will proceed to delete everything.

Be sure, I keep my promises.

You can easily buy Bitcoin (BTC) here:

https :// cex.io/buy-bitcoins
https :// nexo.com/buy-crypto/bitcoin-btc
https :// bitpay.com/buy-bitcoin/?crypto=BTC
https :// paybis.com/
https :// invity.io/buy-crypto

Or simply google other exchanger.

After that send the Bitcoin (BTC) directly to my wallet, or install the free software: Atomicwallet, or: Exodus wallet, then receive and send to mine.




P.S. Kind reminder: please be more careful about your internet security from now on, and then you will never run into such situations.