Terms of Use 2.0

If you access this website (log ins are disabled) these Terms of Use are in force and you are considered to be using this website.

Use of this website is offered to you on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. Your use of this website or of any content presented in any and all areas of the website indicates your acknowledgment and agreement to these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this website. If you do not agree to be bound by and comply with all of the foregoing, you may not access the website. The owners have the right, at their sole discretion, to modify, add or remove any terms or conditions of these Terms of Use without notice or liability to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use shall be effective immediately following the posting of such changes on this website.

This website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide specific commercial, education, computer, financial, investment, accounting, tax, or legal advice. It is provided to you solely for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may link to and refer to this website freely. You must, when linking to this website, thrust your fist into the air and yell “Hack ALL THE THINGS.” This site is not responsible for hacking things or any other negative activity except for the yelling which we do not condone except in this context.

This website does not guarantee the accuracy of any information and users cannot sue us for stupidly believing everything they read. Most of what is on this website is bullshit and should be treated as such. Moreover, use of the word “bullshit” shall not constitute an insult to any users of this website or any person living or dead except Hitler. Accordingly, we do not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, reliability or completeness of any of the information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website.

The performance of this website and all information contained on, downloaded or accessed from this website are provided to you on an “as is” basis, without warranties of any kind whatsoever, including any implied warranties or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of the rights of third parties. If something weird happens to your computer because you accessed this website, you cannot blame us in any way. We will tolerate one nasty note and nothing more. You are allowed other actions, legal or otherwise, only if you stand in the middle of the Chicago Zoo (Illinois) naked and scream the words: “I am not insane. I can hear these animals begging to be released.” You must do this for one hour or until your arrest. We will not bail you out, but will likely mock you on this website.

We reserve the right to modify, disable access to or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any part or all of this website or any information contained thereon without liability or notice to you. We tell you this for no particular reason since you cannot do much about it anyway. We really do not care what you think the supposed rules of blogging, web writing, or other silly things are. We will do what ever we want and you will just have to deal with it. Get over yourself.

As a visitor to our website, you acknowledge and agree that any reliance on or use by you of any information available on this website shall be entirely at your own risk. In no event shall this website nor any of its data providers, friends, allies or hangers-on be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or exemplary damages arising from the use or the performance of this website. And don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out!

Privacy Policy

We do not do pop-ups, sell advertising, or use visitor tracking tools. WordPress does use some tracking cookies so if you have a problem with that don’t access this website. We do not give a rat’s ass about your personal information and we are not going to protect it so we don’t collect it. To whit we collect only the technical details to facilitate access as required to administer the technology of the website. Tracking information includes EVERY IP address, geo-location data of the IP, whether it is being referred, is a hop point/proxy, or is behind a service IP like NAT/PAT. We block most TOR/Proxy/hostile proxy garbage by default. This website costs the owners money to operate and maintain and there is no cost or commercial gain from maintaining the website.

We don’t allow comments or other than owner posts on this website. If you are a jerk online, attack the website, attack the host, dox the owners, or slander someone and they want your IP address they can have it. If you are scoping out the website and attack it we will drill down on the IP address, hand it over to law enforcement and even post it in a public area as a hostile IP address. If it isn’t you to bad. We are not here to protect you from lawsuits. This may (not likely) change, as noted above.

GDPR Statement

As of May 1, 2018 all non-owner user comments and articles have been affiliated with a contributor account and pseudo anonymized. Similarly all future sign ups to comment or post articles have been disabled. The user database has been deleted and wiped from various archives and back ups. Textual data found in comments or articles remains currently but is being reviewed for possible deletion in the future. File storage of documents and pdf’s are being reviewed and will be deleted where consent to post was not a requirement at the time. Some names, user names, email addresses that may lead to identity can be found in article contents at this time. Those are being reviewed and deleted where/when found. Cross posted content with various commercial providers (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) has been deleted as thoroughly as possible. Various social media profiles listed as “selil”, or “Sam Liles” have ceased publication and requests have been generated to delete the profiles on the providers servers.

Comment on University and Employer Affiliation

The owners of this site have previously been affiliated with specific universities and employers. However, the site, the content, the links provided are not to be associated with any specific university or employer policies or positions. The materials as presented are the expression of the specific authors. People may be directed to this site for materials, find out information about the owners, have their materials posted with their permission by the owners, but they will never be graded or assessed on the materials located here. All materials are available through a variety of means. Social, political, personal opinions are not to be construed as the position of the owners employers. This website is NOT a university resource as it is paid for exclusively by the owners and as such not subject to any university or employer controls on content or politics. The owners and other contributors are acting as private individuals when writing on this website with the full protection of First Amendment Rights (Renken v. Gregory & Gorum v. Sessoms).

Comment on Students Accessing

Since two of the owners of this website were at times professors the students (of either owner/professor or other professors) should know that normal FERPA protections do not apply, and while using or otherwise accessing this site FERPA does not apply. Continued use within the Terms of Use is tacit agreement to this and knowledge as such waiving future expectations of special privacy as a student. This website is maintained by the former professors but not affiliated or supported by either professors previous university or current employer.

Confidentiality and Transmissions over the Internet

The transmission of data or information (including communications by e-mail) over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks is not secure, and is subject to possible loss, interception or alteration while in transit. Accordingly, we do not assume any liability for any damage you may experience or costs you may incur as a result of any transmissions over the Internet or other publicly accessible networks, such as transmissions involving the exchange of e-mail with us (including those which may contain your personal information). We don’t care. We make no efforts to safeguard the privacy of the information you provide us, period. All submissions to this website via email or otherwise becomes our property to make life easier, on us. You accept this and live with it. It’s too much work otherwise. In no event will the information you provide to us be deemed  confidential, create any fiduciary obligations to you on our part, or result in any liability to you on our part in the event that such information is inadvertently released by us or accessed by third parties without our consent. .

User Conduct and Obligations

You agree to follow all applicable laws and regulations when using this website and further agree that you will not transmit junk mail, chain letters, or other unsolicited bulk e-mail or duplicative messages to any email address listed on this site without agreeing to pay to Samuel P. Liles the sum of US$10,000 per item not to exceed the GNP of China.

By uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting through or to our website any content, you grant to us, our successors and assigns, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free, perpetual, non-revocable licence to use or distribute such content in any manner otherwise than as stated in our Privacy Policy.

Indemnification by User

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our friends, spouses, children, and agents harmless from any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, or expense (including any legal fees) asserted by any third party or government relating in any way to your use of this website or breach of these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, which shall not excuse your indemnity obligations. In other words, find someone else to sue.

Third Parties and Links

No matter how much we say we love these sites, consider it Bullshit (see reference to “Bullshit” above). As far as you are concerned links or pointers to other websites and references to products and services offered by third parties are provided to you for convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement or approval by us of (i) the organizations that operate such websites; (ii) the content, privacy policies or other terms of use on such websites; or (iii) such third party products and services. As we have no control or responsibility over websites or content maintained by other organizations, or for products and services offered by third parties, we do not assume any liability for your use of any of the foregoing, which use you acknowledge and agree shall be at your own risk. If you want the owners to review a product or service you must provide that product completely free of charge. Any review will be very truthful in nature. If you want an in depth engineering level review of a product because some object you built is so… so… special. Send the product free of charge to the owners, engineering services start at $1000 and hour, with a hundred hour minimum. The only output from this kind of review is a an approximate 1000 word blog entry with a title that starts “This is a paid for review..”

Intellectual Property Rights

Our policy is to comply with all intellectual property laws and to act quickly upon receiving any notice of claimed infringement. If you believe that your work has been reproduced on this website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please let us know immediately by sending email to webalert@selil.com.

All content posted on this website belong to the owners with the exception of guest authors who retain their rights of secondary and tertiary use. As of May 1, 2018 all articles by former guest authors are labeled as “contributor” and their details were wiped along with the user database. There is NO AGREEMENT to allow for reposting of content from this webpage to include articles, photographs, diagrams, or any other content stored or displayed on this website anywhere else on the Internet. The owners can count on one hand the individuals who have been given permission to post pictures on their personal websites.

Please note there are jerks and assholes all over the Internet (duh). Content from this website is copied by robot agents on several SPAM and aggregation websites. Entire articles, sections of pages, phrases, titles, and other content are continuously infringed on by students, academics, governments, and corporations. Get a freaking clue before telling me an article posted by Sydney is infringing when it was posted a full year before a particular agency copied much of her content. Your inability to not jump to conclusions is not my problem.

Limited Copyright Agreement

Any work, materials, comments, posted by administrators, moderators, contributors, authors, users, commentors, or other roles to be defined in the future is agreement of limited copyright to the use of in the present, future, or other dimensions as decided by the owners of this site as they see fit. If you can not agree to this do not use the site. If we find you are posting our content on other websites or in ways we find objectionable we have the unlimited right to mock, taunt, and in general make fun of your idiocy.

Grammar and Typo’s

The owners are busy people. They post articles, take the time out to do research, go on adventures, suggest courses of action and in general try to make the world a better place. The world is filled with critics and if you feel the need to critique a free service, done by people in their minimal free time, and you want to take some kind of moral superiority because you found an extra letter, a their/there/they’re issue, a mixed up subject/clause, run on sentence, or some other bullshit. If you feel the need to ignore whatever message because the grammar or typo got in the way of your ability to perceive content and message. If you feel you have to say something snarky on Twitter or a blog. If you are such a small person needing to detract or pull down others. If you need to act on your “I can write better” perception even if it is a lie. Then kindly go fuck yourself and never visit this website again.

If you do not like cursing why are you still here?


This website was made as an experiment in radical transparency in 1997 and was overtaken by the political processes of another nation in 2018. For that reason content is going to slowly start disappearing forever. I don’t know how long it will take, but it is going to happen. Since much of the content is time/topical that should not cause to many issues. The website is no longer indexed by any of the Internet archives.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held invalid or unenforceable in any respect by any court having competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision of these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the States of Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Florida, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and the laws of the United States of America. The parties consent to the exclusive jurisdiction at a place to be determined by the owners at the last-minute. Even if that state is a state of denial.

Many thanks to John C. Dvorak for the original.

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