Distraught couple wake up to worst nightmare after robot vacuum mishap 

 Posted by on 2016-08-16 at 16:37  home, home improvement, humor, irobot, Reblog, robotics, robots, roomba, tech, Technology, wtf  Comments Off on Distraught couple wake up to worst nightmare after robot vacuum mishap 
Aug 162016

It’s been dubbed ‘The Poopocalypse’, ‘The Pooptastrophe’ and ‘The Pooppening’. Jesse Newton said ‘every conceivable surface’ was left covered in his dog’s poo after it was picked up by his Roomba, an automatic robot vacuum cleaner.

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GM President Says Driverless Cars Coming “Sooner Than You Think”

 Posted by on 2016-04-17 at 16:41  ai, cars, Reblog, tech, Technology, transit  Comments Off on GM President Says Driverless Cars Coming “Sooner Than You Think”
Apr 172016

The car industry is on the verge of its biggest transformation in more than a century, with a fleet of fully self-driving cars coming “sooner than you think,” according to General Motors President Dan Ammann.

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[SOLUTION] iPhone not being recognized by Windows 7 – Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

 Posted by on 2013-01-27 at 02:01  Technology  Comments Off on [SOLUTION] iPhone not being recognized by Windows 7 – Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Jan 272013

Earlier I was attempting to sync the photos from my Apple iPhone 5 to my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. This had worked many times before, but now it wasn’t. iTunes sync worked fine, but my iPhone wasn’t being recognized by Picasa or Windows Explorer. This had me concerned, and I assume that it may be related to some testing of a Kaspersky AV package I was doing the previous day for work. Regardless, I was doing my research and checked the Windows 7 device manager, and found the iPhone device with an error reading:

"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

I was able to resolve the above error by following the procedure listed below. Please exercise caution when editing the registry. I am not responsible for any problems you cause your system.

  1. Open Regedit (start, run, regedit)
  2. Navigate to the following: hkeylocalmachinesystemcurrent control setcontrolclass
  3. Locate {EEC5AD98-8080-425F-922A-DABF3DE3F69A}
  4. Within that key, on the right hand side locate "UpperFilters" and right click on it, then select delete
  5. Close regedit, then reboot your computer

When the system comes back up, be sure that your iPhone is connected, hopefully it will now work. I also, to be thorough, had uninstalled the drivers for the iPhone from device manager previous to rebooting after the regedit. This step may or may not be necessary.

Aug 182012

So this week I had a client having massive problems connecting to SMB shares on their Mac Mini Server running Lion Server 10.7.4 using their Windows 7 workstation. This has happened several times to various clients running multiple versions of Windows and Mac OS X. This happens when attempting to connect to SMB shares on the OS X device from the Windows device. The error displayed on Windows is generally “The specified network password is not correct”. Of course you’ve checked the passwords, permissions, and verified that all other settings appear to be correct.

I was able to get the Windows workstation to connect to the Mac SMB share by altering the following settings on the Windows side:

If running the Pro versions of Windows 7 or Vista:

1. Click Start ---> Run --> secpol.msc
2. Browse to the following path: Local Policies --> Security Options --> Network Security: LAN Manager Authentication
3. Change NTLM2 responses only to LM and NTLM - use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated

If running the home version of Windows, there is no secpol.msc, so you must edit the registry instead using the following procedure:

1. Start --> Run --> regedit
2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlLsa
3. Find the Key "LMCompatibilityLevel" and change the 3 to 1
4. Reboot your machine

The reason this is necessary is because of the way Vista, Windows 7, and newer versions of Windows handle NTLMv2 authentication. Other/older implementations of SMB/SAMBA don’t support this method of authentication and will return a password failure.

These instructions may also work when attempting to connect Windows systems to shares hosted by other NAS devices or Linux SMB shares.

Video: How the Protect IP Act Will Destroy the Internet

 Posted by on 2011-10-29 at 13:21  Economy, Internet, News, Politics, Technology, Video  Comments Off on Video: How the Protect IP Act Will Destroy the Internet
Oct 292011

When I found out Fight for the Future needed help with their campaign against a new bill called PROTECT-IP, I had to take a little time away from Everything is a Remix Part 4 and produce the video above. PROTECT-IP is the latest piece of legislation aiming to chip away at your online rights in the name of protecting the entertainment industry’s business model. It’s legislation that won’t work, will give us yet more lawsuits, and will make the net worse.

Whether you lean right and hate business regulation, lean left and hate censorship, or lean neither way but hate useless legislation, PROTECT-IP is a bill everyone should oppose. I encourage you to head over to Fight For the Future and contact congress.


VIDEO: Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

 Posted by on 2011-07-13 at 11:29  Hacking, Internet, Technology, Video  Comments Off on VIDEO: Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus
Jul 132011

Below you will find a very well made and interesting video giving some background on the Stuxnet virus that infected some of Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.

An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia’s ABC1

Direction and Motion Graphics: Patrick Clair www.patrickclair.com
Written by: Scott Mitchell

Production Company: Zapruder’s Other Films.

Jun 102011

At the risk of totally ruining it for everyone, I’ve decided to type up some hints as to how to bypass the annoying MLB.TV blackout restrictions. I know it angers many people that pay upwards of $200 per year for a premium subscription and are then unable to watch games in their local market. This article is not going to be a step-by-step howto as I feel that if you want it bad enough, you can figure it out on your own. I aim to provide some guidance and assure that it is possible to watch your home team’s games.

I feel that this workaround is much better than using some paid proxy or shady proxy service. For the PC and Mac this workaround requires the following software:

  • Firefox
  • Foxyproxy plugin for Firefox
  • Tor – Vadalia

Install Firefox.  Then install Vadalia.  Run and connect to the TOR network with Vadalia. Install Foxyproxy in Firefox (not the Firefox that comes with Vadalia) and configure for use with TOR.  I would recommend that in the Foxyproxy settings you define to only use Tor for *mlb* addresses.

It’s as simple as that. There will be a little more work, but it really is that easy.  Good luck with all that.

For the iPhone you will need a jailbroken iPhone.  In Cydia install the location spoofing app called LocSpoof or Location Spoofer.  Set to use with the MLB Live app on the iPhone.  Place your location somewhere in Africa, Asia or Antarctica.  Enjoy the game.

One final comment or statement.  I realize that using TOR in this manner is not the most judicious use of the network.  Please consider contributing to the TOR network by operating a relay or exit node.