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Before I write anything further, it is to be noted that this post is not sponsored by anyone or any company, and this article does not represent any company or entity I am involved in. Please use the techniques shown in this article on your own discretion as they are for educational purposes and should not be used to hack someone’s system.
I am a Pillar Project Ambassador as of present, and I have a solid hope for this project, and in the whole blockchain concept.
So I recently joined a technology group in Telegram. No, they are not a blockchain group. I don’t know what else to call them, wait, they are Holochain.
To some extent, blockchain is very effective. There are already solutions like Holochain, and I am not sure how things will turn out for Pillar Project, or any other project like Bitcoin, or the Ethereum itself, or the holochain ( which is not a blockchain ).
I am a technology enthusiast, academically a graduate in Electrical Engineering. I learn a lot about emerging projects and technologies. In search of a solution that is not decentralized but distributed and a solution that does not need to store copies of all the records in the system ( which all blockchain technology does ), I came across Holochain. I do not know anything more about this project as of today, as I am from the blockchain world at the moment. I am learning slowly though. As a business consultant, I need to know many things that are happening in the technical world, and as an author, I need to learn the implications of such happenings on the world we live in.
So, I saw a post in the Holochain private group,
I have a 1111 PROE challenge. (Price $0 currently, ~$100 at IEO) This challenge has unlimited future potential to increase in value as the goal is priceless to me.The goal of this challenge will be completed by finding a particular YouTube video that was posted two days ago(Aug 29) and is 13:16 minutes long. This video describes a path of research Gregg Braden mentions following a “rarely translated ancient Hebrew text, only about 2k lines, extending from Egypt to Machu Pichu to Tibet.” The interview was with George Noory. Gregg said, “It took me 12 years to find this out.” The first to find it and post it here, will win the PROE and will be offered a 0.1 ETH bonus with an opportunity to share how they found it based on offered clues. I will use your technique to design a program for asynchronous market updating.Post your guesses here. In reply to this post for the opportunity to win this challenge.When you see a “Denzel Smiles” gif that means you have won! All incorrect guesses will get a “But why?” gif asking for more proof that it fulfills the challenge.
Happy Bounty Hunting 👌
This video once found will change your life for the better in many ways. 😍
That’s a search problem I figured out, as I knew some simple google dorks.
I tried it but it did not help.
So, I used Google Advanced search, to search videos that were 4–20 minutes long (the hint was 13 minutes long video), and the keywords were Gregg Braden, George, noory, and the platform was youtube.com
So with site:youtube.com , Google would search for those keywords on that site. Also, with videos length option , you could find all the lengthy and shortest video on the site. Also, there is an option to specify the date of publishing, but since I knew it was within last week, I did not have to bother about entering a particular late ( but doing so would have made it more accurate).
I accidentally won the contest in 10 minutes! I never won something so fast, which is why I feel like writing it. It was an exciting contest.
I received 0.1 ETH as the prize, and another ERC-20 tokens which have not been yet offered for the public. Thanks lucklight from Telegram for the contest.
The brag ends here.
Here are some interesting stuffs about google dorks.
For example, if you wanted to find all the PDF documents related to blockchain or any topics , you could simply enter the following text in google and see your yourself,
filetype:pdf blockchain basics
Similarly, one could search files of any extension.
Try intitle: index of mp3
and you will get a list of all sites that host music.
inurl:top.htm inurl:currenttime will give a list of all sites that host IP cameras. With some cameras, you could even tweak it to peek around.
filetype:xls inurl:”email.xls” will give you a list of Excel files that have emails in them.
intitle:”index of” inurl:ftp will give you a list of all the open ftp servers.
Implications of google dorks :
- It lets you find document, articles, books of your choice easily in google. This is how I search for documents in PDF format and research papers on certain topics.
- It lets you find videos, music files.
- It lets you find exposed servers, cameras, and sometimes even emails and passwords, but I do not suggest or advice you to make a misuse of them.
- Well, you can use google dorks to find google dorks!
Now you know something about advanced google searching techniques. The path from here is like a rabbit hole once you start digging around what you could achieve from google dorks. Remember that Google is a clever beast, it won’t let you use dorks frequently to search, but maybe inside google, people are free to unlimited google dorks and extensive access to features that we can not publicly access. Anyways, they still gave some of the handy tricks.
Do not want to use google, and are you privacy oriented? try duckduckgo
This is not the only contest I won, but it became the most easily won prize in my life.
From Bitcuriousmom, I had to design her a T-shirt for the ETH Berlin show, I could not satisfy her, and both Brian and I won some free PLR gift from her. My takeaway was learning the advanced features of Krita and Inkscape for this task. The contests were open to all the 2500+ members in the main room, but it was a very few people to try. I believe, it is more about how busy someone is.
Why hold contests like these?
- Engage people actively.
- Grab people’s attention, after all contests is about grabbing attention and then engaging people for something, if we speak in the language of business.
- It is a way of marketing, but it is not really invasive as there is an incentive for people. It is not a zero-sum game where someone else’s gain is another one’s loss. The balance can grow for everyone in the game as both parties might learn something together and move ahead.
- It is also a way of educating people. Incentivized education I would say, but it does not work everywhere but really good for some use-cases.
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