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McDonald’s WiFi Guide – 2008 vs 2011

McDonald’s (Australia) free WiFi instructions manual 2008 version –

McDonald’s (Australia) free WiFi instructions manual 2011 version –

Mission: Shopping

Mission: Shopping

Break… what?!

Break it

SWAP… simply… ancient trading (Pandamatru murai)

Swap, basically is a marketplace for trading just about everything. You can take your unwanted “trash” (like bad presents or old books) and turn it into “treasure”.

This is just like the old saying “One’s trash is another’s treasure”

The good thing that I find is that it is also location based. You can find swappers in and around your city. So friends, if you have something you can’t find a good use for, check out Swap.com to see if someone else needs it. You could also save yourself some money for stuff you actually want!

Check your email usage in 2011 with this new app

ToutApp‘s got an interesting year-end tool that scans your Gmail account and gives you a year-end inventory of stuff that’s happened in your account. Among the useful things they provide are total emails sent/received, what percentage of your emails got replied to and what percentage do you reply to emails.

ToutApp also gives stats like your top 10 most contacted people, and arranges all your contacts into 3 different circles in order of closeness. It’s free, so if you’re at all curious about your email habits, give it a shot.

Click here for the app

Try out this new Facebook Gimmick

Throw away your old emoticons — now you can communicate your emotions with the profile image of any page or user on Facebook.

FacebookThat means you could use Mark Zuckerberg’s face to convey some kind of emotion about being awkward or Chuck Norris’ face, if you are feeling particularly awesome. Here’s how to do it:

  • First, start chatting with someone. (Though that might be a challenge with Facebook chat.)
  • Whenever you need to dump some of your feelings into the chat, find the appropriate page or profile of someone you feel conveys that perfect emotion.
  • Grab the code at the end of the profile or page — it can be custom, like “MattLynley.” but it’s probably a string of numbers like 171108522930776
  • Paste that code into your chat surrounded by double brackets, like so: [[171108522930776]]

Boom! You just destroyed the notion that you can’t convey sarcasm or emotion over the internet. John Constine over at TechCrunch has a big list of codes that might be useful in everyday chat.

(Thanks to James Plafke of Geeko System for digging this one up.)

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/stop-everything-you-are-doing-and-try-out-this-new-facebook-gimmick-2011-12?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Falleyinsider%2Fsilicon_alley_insider+%28Silicon+Alley+Insider%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

If you had subscribed to profiles, then your name will appear instead of ID. To find your ID, just follow these steps –

  • After logged in to your Facebook account, copy and paste the url below associate with your facebook username: https://graph.facebook.com/your_user_name
  • Replace your_user_name with your current Facebook username, if you have already customize your Facebook Profile URL.
  • Example, my Facebook username is hoanhuynhtrong, so simply access the url below, after logged in successful: https://graph.facebook.com/hoanhuynhtrong
  • You’ll get the answer with most of your details:


Read more: http://4rapiddev.com/facebook-graph-api/get-or-find-facebook-profile-id-number/

In 60 seconds

60 seconds V1

 

60 seconds V2

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/incredible-things-that-happen-every-60-seconds-on-the-internet-2011-12

Current kids

Naughty Kid

Doctors’ Strike (nice imagination)

Doctor's Strike

Remote car locking… HACKED???

Key Lock hacked

Few days ago, I received the following email from the Automobile Association of South India

CAR LOCK – VERY IMPORTANT INFO
 This is important.
Car lock – do it from the door control!!!
How to Lock Your Car and Why.
 I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times .. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation. I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police  station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend’s son had a similar happening….
 While traveling, my friend’s son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase……you name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic — there is a device that robbers are using now to clone your security code when you lock your doors on your car using your key-chain locking device..
 They sit a distance away and watch for their next victim.  They know you are going inside of the store, restaurant, or bathroom and that they now have a few minutes to steal and run. The police officer said to manually lock your car door-by hitting the lock button inside the car — that way if there is someone sitting in a parking lot watching for their next victim, it will not be you.
 When you hit the lock button on your car upon exiting, it does not send the security code, but if you walk away and use the door lock on your key chain, it sends the code through the airwaves where it can be instantly stolen.  This is very real.
 Be wisely aware of what you just read and please pass this note on. Look how many times we all lock our doors with our remote just to be  sure we remembered to lock them — and bingo, someone has our code…and whatever was in our car.
 Please share with everyone you know!!  
 Note:  The receiving device is known as a “Spectrum Analyzer” and the signal can be recorded and played back to unlock the car door.  True!

To find the truth in this issue, I just set out a google search and found a few interesting items.

  • First, the technology/encryption being used in all our cars is DAMN old (KeeLoq encryption adopted in the late 90’s).
  • Second, the hacking/security threat has been around for some years now. It seems that the above said hacking is POSSIBLE.. However, not at the rate mentioned above.

If you guys could spare some time for your vehicle security, check that out –

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2007/08/researchers-cra/

However, since this news is as old as 4/5 years, I hope someone could have refined it to the above mentioned level.

Any thoughts…

– written by Gsk

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