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Question #23: How hard is it to get a license to transmit amateur radio? How much does it cost?
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 21 2022, 9:49 PM

Response: It takes about 1-2 weeks to study the questions. There are three difficulty levels that determine your rank as an amateur radio operator. The passing score is forgiving so you can get some wrong. It's $15. It allows you to transmit over the radio pretty far away depending on your equipment and antenna. You don't need a license to receive radio signals. You can receive using a device such as the HackRF software-defined radio.

Question #22: Is it possible to intercept SSL connections on your own computer or server to see what traffic they contain?
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 21 2022, 9:47 PM

Response: Yes, using mitmproxy: It only requires adding a custom SSL root certificate to the operating system.

Question #21: Is it possible to sniff network traffic that's running through localhost ( and doesn't travel over the network?
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 21 2022, 9:46 PM

Response: Yes it is, on Windows:

Question #20: Why didn't you name this web app
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 21 2022, 9:50 PM

Response: It's already taken and sounds like asking Jesus Christ, which is beyond my expertise.

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Question #19: How can you run most Linux programs on Windows, including GUI programs?
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 21 2022, 9:46 PM

Response: Cygwin and Cygwin-X

Question #18: What happened to questions #3 and #6 to #12?
Asked by nofish (87.167.90.x) on May 20 2022, 6:25 PM

Response: This app runs MySQL database and ID's are not reusable. Those first questions were test junk and I deleted them. I might make it so that the question number is an incremented integer instead of using the MySQL autoincrement id primary key. Question # may change in the future versions.

Question #17: Are you a happy Linux user? What distro do you prefer as a daily driver? What makes you have to run Windows? Sorry that was 3 questions :D
Asked by Albi (79.221.236.x) on May 20 2022, 6:27 PM


  1. I'm a happy Windows user who sometimes uses Linux. I wait a while before upgrading between versions of Windows: XP -> 7 -> 10.
  2. I took the Linux Foundation Certified IT Associate exam on CentOS but now I also use Ubuntu/Debian because CentOS is being retired by Redhat. My router is running OPNSense which is based on FreeBSD.
  3. Some programs exist in Windows that are difficult to reproduce in Linux. It doesn't really matter that much given virtual machines are very good and hardware is fast. Linux has more features possible, but also more that can go wrong. I prefer to have Windows as the host and Linux on a guest VM.

Thanks for reminding me to turn off all the server details in the http response header.

Question #16: Are you Jesse Campbell, the singer???
Asked by Abhi (182.68.115.x) on May 18 2022, 10:09 AM

Response: No, but I wish I owned his domain name.

Question #15: What's brown and sticky?
Asked by Justin (71.167.52.x) on May 17 2022, 6:17 PM
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Question #14: What are the best OSes for running your own custom router?
Asked by Jesse (10.0.0.x) on May 18 2022, 10:14 AM

Response: I recommend OPNSense or pFSense. They are based on FreeBSD. Those two operating systems are packed with features, settings, plugins to do pretty much anything.


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