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First iOS Malware Discovered In Apple's App Store

dimer0 From you? (171 comments)

Was curious how these guys could send text messages to people looking like they came from you (because there's no way for an app to get its hands on your phone number) - but realized from TFA that the user was prompted to enter their mobile phone number into a text box (and no validation was done on that). So, for idiots, it might look like it was coming from you. But there's no F'in way I'm entering my phone number into an app I download from the app store.

more than 2 years ago

Statistician Cracks Code For Lottery Tickets

dimer0 The flaw in the "system" (374 comments)

After playing quite a few of these games, I have seen this pattern too. I can look at a ticket (I'm a fan of the crossword game), and look for the less-common letters, and know basically whether or not I stand a good chance of winning. The problem here though - let's say I buy 5 tickets and don't scratch them because they all appear to be losers. What gas station have you been to that will take them back, or exchange for other tickets? None. You're buying the next 5 tickets off the roll. So what if you know that 1 out of the 5 has a really good shot at winning - you already paid for the other 4 and lost.

more than 3 years ago

Auto Incorrect

dimer0 Whorehouse (86 comments)

Funniest autocorrect that happened to me (on iPhone 4, but I just checked and it's fixed in most currently release)... I was getting ready to go on a trip to Washington DC and my local representative is pretty active on twitter, so while I quickly posted a tweet:

"Hey I'm heading to DC tomorrow, any chance for VIP tickets to the Whitehouse"?

The problem was, Whitehouse autocorrected to 'Whorehouse'. I didn't realize this until the next day. My rep had a sense of humor when I deleted that tweet and sent another the next day (apologizing for the first)... Something like "Very peculiar typo"..

about 4 years ago

Goodbye, VGA

dimer0 Conference rooms (356 comments)

Only place I use VGA anymore (and have used in the past 4-5 years) is for overhead projectors in conference rooms.

more than 4 years ago

Police Arrest Man For Refusing To Tweet

dimer0 Re:Decisions, decisions... (550 comments)

Jim is my enemy. But Jim is also his own worst enemy. And the enemy of my enemy is my friend. So, Jim is actually my friend.


Since Jim is his own worst enemy, the enemy of my friend is my enemy. So Jim is actually my enemy.


more than 5 years ago

Spammers Choose GMail

dimer0 Spoken languages? (325 comments)

I'm baffled why it's so hard to put some dropdown on gmail (or a set of checkboxes) that say "Here are the languages I can speak/read:", and let me pick English. I'm getting a ton of Russian spam coming in with a character set I don't even know, ... seems like that would be incredibly easy way to filter some of this stuff.

more than 6 years ago


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