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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1150 on: February 25, 2016, 02:36:38 AM »


Passive Wi-Fi - YouTube

'Passive Wi-Fi' researchers promise to cut Wi-Fi power by 10,000x  Macworld

But is it passive-aggressive?

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Microsoft’s Xamarin acquisition opens door to truly universal Windows apps

It can't be truly universal until it runs in your brain. How would you like to have Microsoft in your head?  If it was truly universal, you could blame Microsoft for the weather.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1151 on: February 25, 2016, 11:34:56 PM »
Remix OS beta - Install Android variant on any PC and Mac.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Remix OS beta Install Android variant on any PC and Mac  ZDNet

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A Google researcher has been reporting severe vulnerabilities in security suites from Kaspersky, Trend Micro, MalwareBytes, FireEye, AVG, ESET and now Comodo.

Research shows antivirus products vulnerable to attack  ZDNet


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1153 on: February 26, 2016, 11:46:54 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1154 on: February 27, 2016, 10:59:34 AM »
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For increased security, some banks, such as Bank of America and Chase even offer dual factor authentication by which when you enter your user name and password to access your account, a random password is sent to your smartphone that must be used to gain access your account.  This seems like it would be foolproof, but never underestimate the power of a fool.

Scammers are now calling their victim’s mobile service providers posing as their victim and telling the provider that their victim’s phone has been damaged, lost or replaced and that they need to reactivate their mobile number to a new SIM card in a phone controlled by the criminal.

A SIM card is an integrated circuit that stores information used to authenticate subscribers on smartphones.  Once the SIM cards have been swapped, when the criminal uses the already stolen user name and password to begin the access to the victim’s account, when the bank sends the one time password to access the account, it is sent to the new SIM card in the phone of the criminal.  Better use of security questions before service providers will change SIM cards can help to reduce this risk.

Online banking on your computer or smartphone can be safe if you take the right precautions.  As with so many things, the best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

E-banking tip: Mom's maiden name? Say 'grapefruit'

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1155 on: February 27, 2016, 12:45:53 PM »
Vampire Repellent.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Vampire Repellent Pepper Spray

Monster Repellant Spray Prescription Labels.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Amazon.com Monster Repellant Spray Prescription Labels

Try these unless all your friends are zombies and vampires.

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« Reply #1156 on: February 27, 2016, 12:54:33 PM »
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Zombie Repellent! 4-6 oz bottle. A must have for you Walking Dead lovers, a gag gift perhaps but the properties in this spray are not a joke - Rosemary has been discovered to be quite useful in dementia patients during studies done the last few years...juniper berry is a great hangover helper and helps to ward off nightmares, and green chai tea protects against malevolent spirits. This spray can be used as a "no more monster" spray for your child's bad dreams by just spraying around and under the bed to assist in easy sleep. (Lavender also can be used in this way).

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Zombie Repellent Spray

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1157 on: February 28, 2016, 04:31:16 PM »
...E-banking tip: Mom's maiden name? Say 'grapefruit'
Interesting link, thanks.
It's to USAtoday.com that seems to be one of those sites that has an annoying pop-up telling you what you are "agreeing to" by default:

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Note the instruction: "By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Notice and Terms of Service."

/RANT ON:
Unfortunately, having someone instructing me like this is almost guaranteed to spark the immediate thought in response:
"No I don't agree, and you can't make me agree in a free society, so you can shove it where the sun don't shine." - and I'd avoid using that website in future.
I mean, why do they have to take such a silly dictatorial stance - one which is almost guaranteed to put some people's backs up?
Why the heck can't they be polite, respectful and apologetic - like so many other sites are - about the fact that they are obliged to treat the website access as a tacit agreement and to tell you about it, due to some (stupid) bureaucratic ordinance?
Well, the answer is likely to be that their editorial staff either haven't got a polite and respectful attitude towards their readers (unlikely), or have had their editorial control in this matter taken away from them by corporate lawyers who certainly don't possess a polite and respectful attitude towards any readers.

I say this because I couldn't care less about reading the Privacy Notice or Terms of Service, and I am unlikely to ever read either of them, and furthermore there is a well-established rule of law in Contract that "Silence does not constitute agreement" to any contract - particularly relevant, for example, in the case of the formerly prevalent unethical practice of some companies that would send people unsolicited goods (Encyc. Brit. being one of the prime offenders as I recall) and then demand payment.

Thus, it is a contractual matter. The law was eventually changed such that (I think) the recipient of such unsolicited goods had no liability except maybe for a temporary duty of care only for the goods, allowing sufficient time for the senders to retrieve them at their own cost.

/RANT OFF.

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The potential for retrospective irony in using ad hominems in a debate.
« Reply #1158 on: February 28, 2016, 05:12:05 PM »
One sometimes thinks "They might regret making that logical fallacy". Nowhere more satisfying to see than in political debates that have been reduced to slanging matches.

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UK Conservative Party poster from 1929 warning of the threat of Ramsay MacDonald's Labour party proclaims "Socialism Would Mean Inspectors All Round", and depicts a beleaguered Englishman in his home surrounded by officials prying into his affairs.
Date:     1929
Source: DailyMail.com
Author:  Conservative Party
Refer: https://upload.wikim...alism_Would_Mean.jpg

Somewhat ironic in view of the current UK Conservative-led government under Cameron pushing legislation to enforce State surveillance for all.
Hat tip to George Orwell.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1159 on: February 29, 2016, 06:49:00 AM »
Interesting "stuff"3 other hacks FBI could use on killer's iPhone besides an Apple key

Apparently the feds had a forth option of not screwing up the phone in the first place..

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1160 on: February 29, 2016, 01:05:05 PM »


The ROAR project - YouTube

Unmanned store runs on honor code, smartphones.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Unmanned store runs on honor code, smartphones

I think matching this with a surveillance camera will produce interesting videos even if it doesn't shame people into honoring the system.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1161 on: February 29, 2016, 01:07:40 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1162 on: March 03, 2016, 03:58:11 PM »
BYTE # 1.jpgInteresting "stuff"

BYTE # 1 cover

Computers: The worlds greatest toy!

How the Raspberry Pi 3 Benchmarks Against Older Models.jpgInteresting "stuff"

How the Raspberry Pi 3 Benchmarks Against Older Models

I put this here rather than in the Raspberry Pi thread, because I thought it would get noticed more here.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1163 on: March 04, 2016, 01:43:47 AM »
BYTE # 1.jpgInteresting "stuff"
BYTE # 1 cover
Computers: The worlds greatest toy!
Very nice.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)
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Re: Interesting "stuff" - effects of large IT projects gone wrong.
« Reply #1164 on: March 04, 2016, 05:15:34 AM »
I was reading this article about Reports Coming in of Big IBM Layoffs Underway in the U.S. - IEEE Spectrum, and saw down the RHS of the page several interesting articles about the effects of large IT projects gone wrong.
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Re: Interesting "stuff" - understanding the DRAM market.
« Reply #1165 on: March 05, 2016, 04:49:37 PM »
I learned quite a lot about the supply and demand and pricing of DRAM by reading this very informative article at anandtech.com. Thought it was very interesting - especially about the predicted shift towards DDR4 technology as the likely de facto standard - so am passing it on for those who might be similarly interested: Price Check: Price Gap Between DDR3 and DDR4 Memory Almost Gone

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« Reply #1166 on: March 05, 2016, 09:46:59 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1168 on: March 07, 2016, 11:47:19 AM »

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« Reply #1169 on: March 08, 2016, 11:02:40 AM »

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« Reply #1170 on: March 09, 2016, 10:01:20 AM »
Here's How You Can Replace Your Rusty Brake Lines
Good article about replacing unsafe corroded hydraulic brakepipes, but what puzzles me is that the replacement brakepipe they use seems to be the same corrodable type as the original. I thought copper pipe had been the normal replacement for 20+ years now - in the UK, at least. Maybe not in the US?

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« Reply #1171 on: March 10, 2016, 02:22:53 PM »
The colours only God could create ….jpgInteresting "stuff"

The colours only God could create …

A colorful bird ?! (No interobang available)

Clipboard01.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Getting bored of dull life - Google Drive

It's 9.20 MB in size so it can't be attached. Source references are at the last pictures.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1172 on: March 12, 2016, 08:44:57 PM »


DOFUS le film – Bande-annonce DOFUS – Livre I  Julith - YouTube

Warning: French only.

EEK a mouse.jpgInteresting "stuff"

EEK a mouse

A quiz for technophobes you know.


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1174 on: March 16, 2016, 03:41:09 AM »
Every Cartoon Character Ever!

>>http://raysumser.com<< attention!: 5500 Pixels x 4268 pixels = 10MB = slow


thumbnail version:

RAY SUMSER 640.jpgInteresting "stuff"
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