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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1275 on: July 27, 2016, 04:44:35 PM »

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« Reply #1276 on: July 27, 2016, 04:48:28 PM »
Gionee's M6 smartphones tackle security in a different way.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Gionee's M6 smartphones tackle security in a different way

But does it use English also?

Pokémon Go Plus delayed to September.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Pokémon Go Plus delayed to September


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« Reply #1277 on: July 29, 2016, 12:22:06 PM »
Only in Sweden…

Seems an off/duty policewoman was quietly sunbathing with friends in a park when somebody tried to steal one of her friend's cellphones from their beach blanket. So she gave chase and took him down while wearing a rather nice bikini.

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Hmm…almost makes it worth getting arrested in Sweden. And nobody got shot and killed either. Amazing!

And Officer Kellner? I just wanted to let you know that if you're ever in my neck of the woods, you're welcome to drop by and kick my ass anytime you'd care to.  ;)

Full story here courtesy of the BBC.



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1278 on: July 29, 2016, 03:37:34 PM »
Dear Hustler, I never thought it would happen to me...but one day in the park while borrowing a cellphone...

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« Reply #1279 on: July 29, 2016, 05:21:01 PM »
Dear Hustler, I never thought it would happen to me...but one day in the park while borrowing a cellphone...

You're insane!  In a good way!  And I don't think he likes the view too much.

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« Reply #1280 on: July 30, 2016, 12:37:31 AM »
JavaScript keeps its spot atop programming language rankings.jpgInteresting "stuff"

JavaScript keeps its spot atop programming language rankings

7 programming languages we love to hate -- but can’t live without.jpgInteresting "stuff"

7 programming languages we love to hate -- but can’t live without

These are not flamebait. If you don't like them, let me know where to post such articles (if not the Basement). I wanted to ask them what their favorite language was, but I couldn't register. Can anyone else do that?
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« Reply #1281 on: July 30, 2016, 11:24:26 PM »
116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts.jpgInteresting "stuff"

116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

These are some of the "Facts" in the list. I have not verified anything. These are a preview of what is there.

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The first webcam watched a coffee pot. It allowed researchers at Cambridge to monitor the coffee situation without leaving their desks.

The actor who was inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3PO, calling him "the rudest man I've ever met."

When Disneyland opened in 1955, "Tomorrowland" was designed to look like a year in the distant future: 1986.

The German word kummerspeck means excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.

The collective noun for a group of pugs is a grumble.

In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.

In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month on rubber bands just to hold all their cash.

The Vatican Bank is the world's only bank that allows ATM users to perform transactions in Latin.

At Fatburger, you can order a "Hypocrite"—a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.

Obsessive nose picking is called rhinotillexomania.

In the early stage version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.

Sorry, parents. According to NASA's FAQ page, "There are no plans at this time to send children into space."

God and Jesus are the only characters on The Simpsons with a full set of fingers and toes.

Only one McDonald's in the world has turquoise arches. Government officials in Sedona, Arizona, thought the yellow would look bad with the natural red rock of the city.

Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-a-like contest—and lost.

Before settling on the Seven Dwarfs we know today, Disney also considered Chesty, Tubby, Burpy, Deafy, Hickey, Wheezy, and Awful.

Before Stephen Hillenburg created SpongeBob SquarePants, he taught marine biology.

In a study by the Smell & Taste Research Foundation, the scent women found most arousing was Good & Plenty candy mixed with cucumber.

In 1958, Larry King smashed into John F. Kennedy's car. JFK said he’d forget the whole thing if King promised to vote for him when he ran for president.

Until 1954, stop signs were yellow.

Furbies were banned from the National Security Agency's Maryland headquarters in 1999. It was feared the toys might repeat national security secrets.

When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in the mid-1970s, it was issued a passport. Ramses' occupation? "King (deceased)."

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1282 on: July 31, 2016, 02:08:32 AM »
^yeah, wouldnt trust many of them - but an entertaining list (quoted) all the same :up:
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« Reply #1283 on: August 03, 2016, 03:06:30 PM »
Can you find the feline Cat photo stumps the internet.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Can you find the feline Cat photo stumps the internet

It's much more conspicious once you know where it is. Location shown below picture in article. Be careful if you don't want to cheat.

There's nobody like that here, is there?     ;)
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« Reply #1284 on: August 08, 2016, 08:20:17 PM »
Quadrooter - the latest Android security flaw.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Quadrooter: the latest Android security flaw

How many scanned positive? Mine were 1 out of 2.

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« Reply #1285 on: August 12, 2016, 08:40:11 PM »

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« Reply #1287 on: August 15, 2016, 03:35:22 PM »

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« Reply #1288 on: August 16, 2016, 06:42:30 AM »
Interesting "stuff"There’s a new way to make strong passwords, and it’s way easier


Excellent timing! It's just what I needed to drive a nail through a "discussion" that's been plaguing me for weeks.

Thank you!

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« Reply #1289 on: August 16, 2016, 10:13:33 AM »
Interesting "stuff"There’s a new way to make strong passwords, and it’s way easier


Excellent timing! It's just what I needed to drive a nail through a "discussion" that's been plaguing me for weeks.

Thank you!

Obligatory XKCD Post: https://xkcd.com/936/

This is not new.  I use the XKCD Password Generator with my own settings to do this all the time.

https://xkpasswd.net/s/

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« Reply #1291 on: August 16, 2016, 11:24:54 AM »
Exceptional use of a GoPro by a squirrel.


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« Reply #1292 on: August 16, 2016, 10:00:15 PM »
Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Duo, Google's super-simple video chat app, arrives today

How many people will install and use this?   
Why does a white person have a black phone and a black person have a white phone?

Black olives matter.jpgInteresting "stuff"

New Mexico restaurant selling 'black olives matter' shirts

Something anyone here would want?


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« Reply #1296 on: August 19, 2016, 05:22:54 PM »
Rare Apple 1 is up for auction, and bids are topping 170,000.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Rare Apple 1 is up for auction, and bids are topping $270,000

Can you imagine what it is like to have bought(or to be given)one of those and have thrown it away?

Man builds huge 30,000 litre aquarium in his living room so he can swim with his own fish.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Man builds huge 30,000 litre aquarium in his living room so he can swim with his own fish

Would this fit in your living room?

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« Reply #1298 on: August 22, 2016, 01:27:39 AM »
Foldable Samsung Smartphone.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Foldable Samsung Smartphone

Would you want a foldable smatphone/tablet you could carry in your pocket?

Google is working on a new OS called Fuchsia, but what is it for.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Google is working on a new OS called Fuchsia, but what is it for?
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« Reply #1299 on: August 23, 2016, 12:11:14 PM »