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Old 01-16-2014, 04:32 PM   #15
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I heard it only works on the IPhone 5 with retina display though.... another good reason to upgrade my Iphone.

You do know that Apple, at first, had another name for the "Retina" display that more closly reflects, and sounds a bit like, the mentiond application area. Someone in marketing didn't think that that body part would sell well as a part of the name.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:50 PM   #16
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I do keep my web cam turned toward the wall this is mostly because I do not EVER want to forget and answer a Skype call without realizing it is a video call. No need for anyone's idol to topple or for someone to be forced to scrub their brain with a wire brush to get the image of me in "house casual" mode out of their mind.

That said it is worth noting that one has to run software to make a web camera do anything, if someone can run software on your computer you probably have worse issues than frumpy pictures of you showing up on the internet. Can you say online banking, email accounts, amazon passwords.....? If nothing else your computer might be the "source" of a remote hack that leads the law enforcement community to come knocking.

On the hacking a refrigerator, sure why not. These consumer devices typically run a version of Unix/Linux as do many servers and the hackers. If it uses the internet and you don't protect it then it can be scanned and just shows up as another computer.

One hack that is surprisingly simple is called a "candy drop" simply drop an infected usb jump drive outside an office in a parking lot and wait for some lucky soul to find it and plug it into a computer. Largest hack of a secure defense network was traced back to just such an approach.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:59 PM   #17
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I do keep my web cam turned toward the wall this is mostly because I do not EVER want to forget and answer a Skype call without realizing it is a video call. No need for anyone's idol to topple or for someone to be forced to scrub their brain with a wire brush to get the image of me in "house casual" mode out of their mind.

That said it is worth noting that one has to run software to make a web camera do anything, if someone can run software on your computer you probably have worse issues than frumpy pictures of you showing up on the internet. Can you say online banking, email accounts, amazon passwords.....? If nothing else your computer might be the "source" of a remote hack that leads the law enforcement community to come knocking.

On the hacking a refrigerator, sure why not. These consumer devices typically run a version of Unix/Linux as do many servers and the hackers. If it uses the internet and you don't protect it then it can be scanned and just shows up as another computer.

One hack that is surprisingly simple is called a "candy drop" simply drop an infected usb jump drive outside an office in a parking lot and wait for some lucky soul to find it and plug it into a computer. Largest hack of a secure defense network was traced back to just such an approach.
OMG... and I thought all those "pics" of my ex (AKA: Crazy Carmen), on USB's being dropped off in my driveway, were just her sending me a message about what I was missing.

Finding out that it might only be hackers, I am greatly relieved..... whew...
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Bob, your life sounds as complex as mine.
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I found when I reduced my RV fleet from five to two that life got a lot simpler. Perhaps it was because of the lady that was attached to two of the three? Who Knows?
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Now how about On Star- wonder what they do if all that info they collect as to your whereabouts each every time you drive you car
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There is no such thing as privacy. All computers can be hacked. Your phone, car, fridge,... I guess we can only hope that this is not used in a corrupt manner by those who access this information. (yeah right) I should just become a Luddite.
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There is no such thing as privacy. All computers can be hacked. Your phone, car, fridge,... I guess we can only hope that this is not used in a corrupt manner by those who access this information. (yeah right) I should just become a Luddite.
"Just Become...."?
I thought that the Trillium logo was the same as that of Old King Ludd hisself.....
Maybe your subconcious knows something you don't know..
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Well, my smart phone is not so smart, I buy my computers from the the city of Calgary when they dispose of their old ones, my car is a 95 Firefly, (my second 95 fly). Yeah, I guess I qualify.
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Well, my smart phone is not so smart, I buy my computers from the the city of Calgary when they dispose of their old ones, my car is a 95 Firefly, (my second 95 fly). Yeah, I guess I qualify.
Well if it works, and does the job you need then does it really need to be any smarter than that?

I'm still waiting for them to develop a hammer with a thumb avoidance system. I sure hope Europe does not beat us to the technology.
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I have a portable webcam, I plug into my laptop and use it, to backup my trailer. WORKS GREAT
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