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IainB

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1175 on: March 16, 2016, 04:19:49 AM »
@Arizona Hot:
Re: New York Attorney General Targets Supplements at Major Retailers - The New York Times

Very interesting about the fraudulent sale of supplements - in an unregulated (read "ungoverned") sector reliant on a so-called "honour" system for authenticity - in the US.

No surprises there then, except perhaps at the apparent level of gullibility of the average suckers consumers who must apparently be buying that "snake oil" in the entirely unfounded belief or expectation that it is all kosher - there is such a thing as Caveat emptor "let the buyer beware", after all.
The nanny State can only go so far, though it looks like it might have responsibly and albeit belatedly intervened in this case, to protect consumers from snake oil salesmen (the companies selling the products to consumers). Still, if it is invited to sort it out, it could do so at cost to the taxpayer - so at least some benefit might come out of that (employment for more government officials).

From a Consumer Justice perspective, I would recommend that there might be some justice in retrospectively and punitively fining the companies that have been selling the products to consumers, for having (corruptly) perpetuated a fraudulent process that they must have been able to determine was, or had known or suspected to be a fraud, but turned a blind eye to the matter because of the potentially huge profits that were to be made. - e.g., think of Volkswagen diesel "tests".

However, from past experience, I'd be none too sanguine of that coming about - this being "Merika" that we are talking about, after all - due to the actors in this arguably all being likely to be in each others' pockets already anyway.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1176 on: March 16, 2016, 11:03:03 AM »
Amazing news from the UK: The UK just struck oil
Somehow I never envisioned that I'd be reading such a headline. It seems to be true though. And where once one oil-strike is made, there could likely be others. Oh dear.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1177 on: March 16, 2016, 11:55:55 AM »
Amazing news from the UK: The UK just struck oil


Yeah but it was in Iran, and they're planning to strike that oil again and again. :P


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« Reply #1178 on: March 17, 2016, 08:46:09 AM »
Pretty impressive security CCTV footage. Three men distract the shop teller and place a skimmer device on the EFT-POS terminal. Takes about 8 seconds.

Raw Video: Men Place Card Skimmer on ATM Store Machine! - YouTube

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« Reply #1179 on: March 19, 2016, 10:03:32 PM »
New ''Stagefright'' Hack Exposes 275 Million Android Phones.jpgInteresting "stuff"

New “Stagefright” Hack Exposes 275 Million Android Phones - Fortune

Nexus Devices getting a Second March 2016 Security Update

Do you have a Nexus or antivirus protection?

Malware Exploits Apple DRM to Infect iPhones.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Malware Exploits Apple DRM to Infect iPhones Malware

The Apple has been bitten again. Did you feel it?


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« Reply #1180 on: March 19, 2016, 10:06:27 PM »
Endless Mini review - Just how good is a $79 computer.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Endless Mini review: Just how good is a $79 computer?

Would anyone here want a $79 computer?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1181 on: March 21, 2016, 12:01:23 AM »
Would anyone here want a $79 computer?

Sure! But not that one. I'd much prefer a $74 computer with 8 cores, 2GB RAM, gigabit ethernet. :)


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1182 on: March 23, 2016, 12:31:00 PM »
Quote from: Arizona Hot on March 19, 2016, 10:06:27 PM
Would anyone here want a $79 computer?

Sure! But not that one. I'd much prefer a $74 computer with 8 cores, 2GB RAM, gigabit ethernet.

Of course! But the Endless Mini was designed for people with CRTs and no internet or less aspirations.

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« Reply #1183 on: March 23, 2016, 02:58:32 PM »
Sphere.gifInteresting "stuff"    Illusion.gifInteresting "stuff"

Sphere

You don't see many animated GIFs like these. Too big to attach here. They would bog down the system (especially if people started playing with the interactive Flash one).

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« Reply #1185 on: March 31, 2016, 10:11:46 PM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1186 on: March 31, 2016, 10:36:12 PM »


Zootopia Official US Trailer #2 - YouTube

Zootopia.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Zootopia

I saw the movie on Monday and want to recommend it.

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« Reply #1188 on: April 06, 2016, 08:03:14 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1190 on: April 12, 2016, 02:37:35 AM »


Google owned Schaft unveils new bipedal robot

12 Strange-But-Real Ice Cream Flavors.jpgInteresting "stuff"

12 Strange-But-Real Ice Cream Flavors

How about pear and blue cheese ice cream?

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« Reply #1191 on: April 16, 2016, 01:06:25 AM »

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« Reply #1192 on: April 17, 2016, 10:55:36 PM »
Apple Leak Reveals 'All Glass' New iPhone.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Apple Leak Reveals 'All Glass' New iPhone

Would an all-glass iPhone be easy for the FBI to crack?

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« Reply #1193 on: April 22, 2016, 01:44:48 AM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1194 on: April 25, 2016, 11:57:05 AM »
Ryan Reynolds donates $5,000 to Brewvies’ ‘Deadpool’ defense

It takes 3 cops to find out if Deadpool has nudity?  Hmmm... there's a joke in there somewhere.  I'm sure Deadpool would find it.


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« Reply #1195 on: April 25, 2016, 12:06:49 PM »
14 Dangerous Travel Destinations That Are UNREAL.jpgInteresting "stuff"

14 Dangerous Travel Destinations That Are UNREAL

The walk goes to a dead end vista point, so we had to go back the way we came. This was really fun because a dozen or so people were now coming.

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« Reply #1196 on: April 25, 2016, 12:38:29 PM »
9 Women Your Won’t Believe Are Real.jpgInteresting "stuff"  9 Women Your Won’t Believe Are Real 2.jpgInteresting "stuff"  9 Women Your Won’t Believe Are Real 3.jpgInteresting "stuff"

9 Women Your Won’t Believe Are Real

Must take her a long time to do her nails (in more than one way).



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« Reply #1197 on: April 25, 2016, 09:27:55 PM »
Humans 'may accidentally send aliens a computer virus'
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In September, the UK research network for SETI (the search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) voted in favour of trying to reach out to alien life forms. But they are still undecided what exactly to send and are worried that they could inadvertently send viruses into space which could infect the technology of other civilisations.

 :huh:


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« Reply #1198 on: April 26, 2016, 08:53:18 AM »
Humans 'may accidentally send aliens a computer virus'
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In September, the UK research network for SETI (the search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) voted in favour of trying to reach out to alien life forms. But they are still undecided what exactly to send and are worried that they could inadvertently send viruses into space which could infect the technology of other civilisations.

 :huh:

surely, that story originates from the 1'st of April?    

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« Reply #1199 on: April 26, 2016, 01:10:33 PM »
Humans 'may accidentally send aliens a computer virus'
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In September, the UK research network for SETI (the search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) voted in favour of trying to reach out to alien life forms. But they are still undecided what exactly to send and are worried that they could inadvertently send viruses into space which could infect the technology of other civilisations.

 :huh:

surely, that story originates from the 1'st of April?    


I recall extraterrestrials actually doing this to *us*:

In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye.