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Proof that Internet Explorer is evil. :)
Tyler Vigen has tens of thousands of Spurious Correlations at his site, including this one:
The Spurious Correlations site also lets you explore and discover new correlations.
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Thank you Grinning Cat. I hope everyone is doing well.
Thanks for the wireless warning G Cat.
I didn't know they were called wall warts or dongly things, but I would like to see them standardized as well, along with batteries, hardware, and a dozen other things. Non-standardization has always irritated me greatly.
We would still need several sizes for different power requirements, but not as many as they make.
Some of my electronic devices are labeled with the voltage, power, and polarity, but many are not, which should change also. A few years ago, I finally started labeling those that are not labeled, and made things much better.
On a totally unrelated subject: it turns out Douglas Adams had declared war on the proliferation of wall warts, those "dongly things", all different, all incompatible: http://www.douglasadams.com/dna/980707-03-a.html
"Half the little dongly things I've got, I don't even know what gizmo they're for. More importantly, half the gizmos I've got, I don't know where their little dongly thing is.... The usual method of finding a little dongly thing that actually matches a gizmo I want to use is to go and buy another one, at a price that can physically drive the air from your body."
Thank you Grinning Cat.
Wireless mice leave "billions" at risk of being hacked: http://newsdaily.com/2016/03/wireless-mice-leave-billions-at-risk-o...
An attacker "can send data to the dongle, pretend it’s a mouse but say ‘actually I am a keyboard and please type these letters’" -- gaining access as if they were sitting at your keyboard, being able to install malware, reconfigure your internet settings to intercept traffic, etc.
"...some companies are starting to offer firmware updates to correct the security issues. Bluetooth devices are not vulnerable to this type of attack."
Speaking of Fallout 4 earlier, there's so much just ... random dialogue between all sorts of NPC's in the game. It's pretty amazing. Here's one of my favorite exchanges between two raiders.
I recommend pulling it up on YouTube itself, since it's in 1080p.
Sorry about the multi-post. I kept screwing up the sizing of the embed.
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