Monday, January 30, 2012

δημοσιογραφοι και λοιποί αρθρογράφοι παρακαλούνται να σταματήσουν να γράφουν υπερβολές και φανφάρες. Οι αναγνώστες τους βαριούνται θανατερά και οι δημοσιογράφοι χάνουν την όποια αξιοπιστία είχαν. Θέλουμε ειδήσεις που να είναι ειδήσεις και σχόλια ειδήσεων που να είναι σχόλια ειδήσεων. Όχι σχόλια ειδήσεων μεταμφιεσμένα σαν ειδήσεις.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Είναι σχεδόν αστείο. Όταν τα γενέθλια σου δεν είναι καταχωρημένα στο Facebook κανείς δεν σε θυμάται...!
Ε καλά ας μην λέω και υπερβολές. Λίγοι και καλοί, αλλά ρε γαμώτο είναι και κάποιοι που ξέρεις ότι το ξέρουν και όμως λάμπουν δια της σιωπής τους. Anyway μην γίνομαι τελείως κακός. Σας πάω όπως είστε.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

security issues and fax machines

A few days ago I was walking down the street and I found a fax machine on the sidewalk waiting for the garbage truck to collect it. Of course the truck arrived too late and I got home with a fax machine to play with. This was a heavily used Panasonic model which had a lot of dust in every place possible. I left it in the storage room for about 8 days before I decided to play with it a bit. And then after tinkering with it for 10 minutes it occured to me that this fax machine could pose a serious security threat for its previous owner for the following reasons:

Since it is still pretty much operational,
1. I could listen the recorded incoming messages on the answering machine.
2.I could hear the recorded message of the answering machine.
3.I could read all the faxes that had been received on the roll of ink paper that was stored in the fax. Thats a LOOOOONG roll of paper to read.
4. I could read the 30 last numbers that had called this particular fax machine.
5. Could access all the stored numbers in the fax's telephonebook.

Now malice is not in my playbook, but if it was, I could make the life of the person owning this fax quite interesting by having so much data about the contacts and the business. Of course such an attack would be considered kinda analog and not as interesting or in depth as getting access to an email account for example but still troublesome. Of course if the fax hadn't been operational or had been off the AC for longer period not all the data would be accessible. But electronics can be fixed if there is need to.

All I can say is: Take care when disposing an old fax machine you dont know what a dumpster dive might reveal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

TERRA NOVA: our (almost) militarized present transported to the past...

I watched with high interest the 1st episode of Terra Nova expecting something more than what was eventually offered.But then again this is hollywood so guns and sex goes hand in hand.
not to mention the veteran military personel with avatar experiense...

also WDF (who da f@ck) designed the following CGI ?

Wind turbines work better on high places cause there is more wind there. They do not work as well at the bottom of bowls or valleys cause there is not as much air there. So the best place to position them would be high on the hills we see in the picture. Then again if you come from the future you could use inovative windturbine designs, not yet commercially deployed.

not to mention the numerous questions left ananswered. For example, how did she delivered a baby without anyone noticing? Did she delivered at home with a midwife? Who told the authorities about the kid? The midwife? etc etc.
And the IRON ORE? Exchange medicine for iron ore? Cant they send scrap steel from the future? Damn them script authors.