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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1350 on: November 11, 2016, 04:45:26 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1351 on: November 19, 2016, 09:31:31 PM »
12 Foods and Beverages Banned Around the World for Reasons Both Sane and Silly.jpgInteresting "stuff"

12 Foods and Beverages Banned Around the World for Reasons Both Sane and Silly

McDonald's Latest Burger is a Sweet Surprise.jpgInteresting "stuff"

McDonald's Latest Burger is a Sweet Surprise

Turducken 11-20-16.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Anyone here eaten this meat?
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1353 on: November 22, 2016, 12:18:07 PM »
This new bug could mess up your iPhone big-time.jpgInteresting "stuff"

This new bug could mess up your iPhone big-time

Another chance for iPhone mischief like this:

Messages bug crashes texts app, reboots iPhone

Enjoy your malware, sucker.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Enjoy your malware, sucker!

A security pro is fooled and uses Malwarebytes afterwards among other things.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1355 on: November 27, 2016, 12:13:27 AM »
Money Puzzle - Brain Teasing Maze For Cash or Gift Cards - By Bilz.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Money Puzzle - Brain Teasing Maze For Cash or Gift Cards - By Bilz

If you have to give money or a gift card, at least do it this way.

Qiyun Money maze Puzzle.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Qiyun Money maze Puzzle

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1356 on: November 27, 2016, 12:16:35 AM »
locked birthday gifts with money.jpgInteresting "stuff"

I found all these using this Google search.

Money Maze.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Money Maze

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1360 on: December 01, 2016, 12:42:26 PM »
Cozmo.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Cozmo

Piper Computer Kit.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Piper Computer Kit

For those wanting to give or get a Raspberry Pi for Christmas.
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1362 on: December 05, 2016, 09:59:24 PM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1364 on: December 06, 2016, 02:32:56 AM »
This tablet is perfect for paper lovers

Odd there's zero info in text form, (not even a name), and no links for the relevant tablet.
I see it only has 4 views. Is it your upload?
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1365 on: December 06, 2016, 08:41:04 AM »
...This tablet is perfect for paper lovers

Yes, when I first read about that pad/tablet on another website, I was seriously interested - that is, until I saw the price of US$700plus.    :o

UPDATE 2016-12-07 0407hrs: More information from:
their website getremarkable.com
their blog post: Better Paper. Better Thinking
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1366 on: December 06, 2016, 12:12:01 PM »
They are just one of many startups that you'll be seeing coming from Norway in coming years. If I'm not wrong they "graduated" from StartupLab Oslo and moved to their offices fairly recently. They are going after both hardware and software. It'll be an interesting one to follow.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1367 on: December 12, 2016, 04:40:32 PM »
Lima Bean Ice Cream.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Lima Bean Ice Cream?

Lima Bee Ice Cream recipe

Anybody planning to bring this to their office Christmas party?


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1368 on: December 13, 2016, 10:42:30 AM »
On The Lighter Side 1.jpgInteresting "stuff"   On The Lighter Side 3.jpgInteresting "stuff"

Pictures from my email. You probably could find them online, but that's where I got them.

The archive below has all 6 pictures.


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Re: Interesting "stuff" - FilmScan 35i
« Reply #1369 on: December 13, 2016, 10:46:35 AM »
I'm wondering whether there would be any use for this - or if it could somehow be repurposed.
Hate throwing what might be potentially useful stuff away.
Not "broken" per se, but simply doesn't seem to be able to be got working.
(Text is in spoiler below the sharpened image.)

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Spoiler
Device: FilmScan 35i (a 35mm Film Scanner - the Epson V330 scanner can probably do this better).
 I saw this unbranded device had been thrown away in a rubbish skip, together with:
   • a plastic slide carrier
   • a USB cable.
   • (I discovered later that the device comes as standard with a 35mm negative film carrier as well, but that was not with this device.)

A duckgo search showed a list, the first item being a link to a blog article about the thing.
I dl, virus checked  and installed the file linked.
Installation seemed to work OK, but the device did nothing. Its USB connection was OK, and on first being plugged in, pressing the red button on top illuminated the lamp inside, but nothing happened. The lamp would not work after that, until the device was unplugged and plugged in again.
Per blog post: https://loosecanonbl...iver-and-review.html Driver dl: FilmScan35i Driver WinXP - WinVista - Win7 File on disk: FilmScan 35i - itns-300_driver_1.09.exe   
Found manual here: Manuals and Quick Start Guides+VEHO ARCHIVE - Discontinued Products+Scanners+FilmScan 35 I (VFS-001) Slide and Negative Scanner - Square Box+FilmScan35 I (VFS-001) Manual.pdf    
Link:
https://1ad006cbb306...FS-001)%20Manual.pdf

?    
Photo taken: 2016-11-02 2108hrs (actual item). (Shown with mouse for perspective.) Has: "FilmScan 35 I" on top, otherwise unbranded.    Otherwise identical to this branded item.
   Image from: https://loosecanonbl...river-and-review.htm
   
Photo taken 2016-11-02 2050hrs (base of unit).   
   
   TRANSONIC
   FilmScan35i
   PO#: 15424792
   Model No. SRO8146
   Z372
   Made in China
   
   S12A12M000093
   
FilmScan 35i - driver install:

Screen clipping taken: 2016-11-02 23:29


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Re: Interesting "stuff" - EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4× (Canon)
« Reply #1370 on: December 14, 2016, 08:02:30 PM »
Apparently, this is intended as an advertisement for an US$11,000 (or so) camera lens. I have always enjoyed taking mechanisms apart and putting them back together again (starting with an alarm clock when I was about 8 y/o to see what made it "tick" - much to my mother's horror) and later on I enjoyed working on CAD/CAM systems used to generate things like FEA, 3D solid models, CNC, and exploded component diagrams and the bill of materials for the components - so this video (below) is right up my alley. Beautiful stop-motion type of video simulating the component disassembly.

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Interesting "stuff" - Doco about a thief, made using the hacked phone he stole.
« Reply #1371 on: December 18, 2016, 02:03:28 PM »
An inadvertent but interesting study of human nature - the thief's and the man who made the documentary.



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Published on 13 Dec 2016
After my phone got stolen, I quickly realized just how much of my personal information and data the thief had instantly obtained. So, I let another phone get stolen. This time my phone was pre-programmed with spyware so I could keep tabs on the thief in order to get to know him. However, to what extent is it possible to truly get to know someone by going through the content of their phone?

In the Netherlands, 300 police reports a week are filed for smartphone-theft. Besides losing your expensive device, a stranger has access to all of your photos, videos, e-mails, messages and contacts.

Yet, what kind of person steals a phone? And where do stolen phones eventually end up?

The short documentary ‘Find My Phone’ follows a stolen phone’s second life by means of using spyware.

Although you’ll meet the person behind the theft up close and personal, the question remains: how well can you actually get to know someone when you base yourself on the information retrieved from their phone?

Do you want the full story behind the film? You can contact me in order to answer all of your questions by means of an interview (I’m proficient in Dutch and English), or to invite me to a film festival.

contact@anthonyvdmeer.nl
anthonyvdmeer.nl
#FMP
Dutch version can be found here: https://vimeo.com/191763814

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1372 on: December 22, 2016, 06:29:26 PM »
Energy Department issues a statement that they're not evil after Stranger Things.

https://energy.gov/a...ut-energy-department


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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #1374 on: December 25, 2016, 11:17:16 PM »
10 Crazy Ways People Have Tried To Smuggle Stuff.jpgInteresting "stuff"

10 Crazy Ways People Have Tried To Smuggle Stuff
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COMPUTERS AND EXTERNAL HARD DRIVES
You might be surprised by how often TSA agents find items concealed in the guts of a computer or external hard drive. In 2012, TSA agents in Jacksonville discovered a knife in a computer; the traveler, who had rented the device, taken it apart, and put it back together, didn't realize he'd left it there. The situation, Bob Burns wrote on the TSA blog, was "similar to when a surgeon stitches a scalpel inside a patient."
That was an accident, but many other incidents can't be explained away, like a 2-inch knife concealed in a laptop between the keyboard and the screen; a 3-inch knife found in a laptop's hard drive at Dayton International Airport; a knife hidden in an external hard drive; or a loaded 9mm handgun held in place inside a computer with duct tape and modeling clay.

10 Things You Didn't Know Chapstick Can Do.jpgInteresting "stuff"

10 Things You Didn't Know Chapstick Can Do