Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Los ordenadores son inútiles - How useless can things get?

"Los ordenadores son inútiles. Sólo pueden darte respuestas."

 ... Translation: "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

This is one of the many perceptive sayings of Pablo Picasso.

Uselessness abounds:

Do you have any equally insightful references (about computers, or anything else for that matter)?

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

No, No, Nanette–A typical example of low-level ransomware

The mail message below was sent to a fictitious address at my mail domain, there's no Nanette here.

And if you're too young to get my subject line,
No no nanette.jpg

Anyway, I always keep my webcam pointed towards the ceiling, just in case!  ;-)

-----------------------  A PLEASANT MESSAGE TO RECEIVE -----------------------

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 4:54:50 +0000
From: "Bowen Leicht" <>
Reply-To: "Bowen Leicht" <>
To: nanette.kellyqz@my-maildomin-was-here

Subject: HOP: [nanette.kellyqz@my-maildomin-was-here] 21/02/2018 :47:10 I hope this is our last conversation

Ticket Dеtails: HOP-579-38273
Email: nanette.kellyqz@my-maildomin-was-here

Camera ready,Notification: 21/02/2018 06:47:10
Status: Waiting for Reply 94xuYaAy2A3f15wFnGmHkW5LrR0Wy65Mu2_Priority: Normal


If u were more vigilant while playing with yourself, I wouldn't write did message. I don't think that playing with yourself is very awful, but when all colleagues, relatives and friends receive video record of it- it is obviously news.

I adjusted virus on a porn site which you have visited. When the target tap on a play button, device starts recording the screen and all cameras on your device starts working.

Moreover, soft makes a remote desktop supplied with key logger function from ur system , so I could collect all contacts from your e-mail, messengers and other social networks. I'm writing on did e-mail cuz It's your working address, so you should read it.

I suppose that 320 usd is pretty enough for this little false. I made a split screen video(records from screen (u have interesting tastes ) and camera ohh... its funny AF)

So its ur choice, if u want me to erase ur disgrace use my bitcoin wallet address:  1Ddm7UWzMTrY1q51XhzAdwvkU15JW4nzk4

You have one day after opening my message, I put the special tracking pixel in it, so when you will open it I will see.If ya want me to share proofs with ya, reply on this letter and I will send my creation to five contacts that I've got from ur device.

P.S... U can try to complain to police, but I don't think that they can help, the investigation will last for 5 month- I'm from Estonia - so I dgf LOL

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Clever way to apply BAND-AIDs

Many of the best ideas can be simple to implement.

Here’s one that certainly is:

                   Attribution: unknown

Click the image to watch the video,

and be sure to share it around.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

CAN you believe these model cars?

See  Sandy's CanCars

There’s an associated hoax that's going around:
     Albert (Tapper) Torney and the Can Car Sculptures That He Did NOT Make

I was going to believe the tale about down-and-out Tapper Torney (received via a chain e-mail), but something smelt a bit off so I decided to check up on it and discovered Sandy’s fine model work.

While I'm at it, there's a bridge for sale, going real cheap!
Any takers?

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Weird pricing–Some very ordinary books that cost a fortune

I don’t understand how this can happen (but freely admit that there are many things I don’t understand).

This is what puzzles me. On occasion, while searching some book-selling websites, I’ve come across some quite ordinary books – not rare centuries-old manuscripts, or the like – that are being sold at exorbitantly high prices, hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Just a few minutes ago I stumbled upon an example of this, at no less than Amazon. Examine the two screenshots below:



Screenshot A is for a paperback sold directly from Amazon, while screenshot B is for what seems to be exactly the same paperback but sourced from outside Amazon. More than $1,300 for a paperback, what effrontery!

How and/or why does this sort of price-gouging happen, at Amazon or elsewhere? It beats me.