Friday, February 6, 2015

UPDATE: Donations To James Robertson, Man Who Walks 21 Miles To Work, Reach £200,000



On Tuesday, we reported the story of James Robertson, a man who was forced to walk 21 miles to work every day after his car broke down a decade ago.
At the time, donations were already at $130,000. Now almost $300,000 (£200k) has been raised for Robertson as his story went global.
Even with enough money to buy a Lamborghini, Robertson plans to purchase a Ford Taurus, a very understated vehicle.
"They do look dull on the outside but really strong on the inside," he said. "And that probably describes me best."
But he may not even need to buy it. The Detroit Free Press say offers of free cars have flooded in since their initial story was published.
The remaining money from the GoFundMe page will provide Robertson with years of auto insurance, gasoline, maintenance, and medical and dental expenses.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zero Day Vulnerability in FancyBox for WordPress

A serious zero day vulnerability has been discovered in the FancyBox plugin for WordPress. An initial fix has been released so if you use this plugin on any of your sites, please update immediately to at least version 3.0.4 of this plugin. 


CHANGE YOUR TWEET TO A POEM - ITS REALLY FUNNY

Here's mine:

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Do yours here:

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HILARIOUS: MAN ORDERS LAPTOP ON eBAY AND GETS A PHOTOCOPY OF IT INSTEAD

A surfer bought a laptop on eBay for hundreds of pounds – but was sent a photocopy picture of it instead.

Paul Barrington, 38, fell victim to the scam after winning the auction for an Apple MacBook.

His winning bid was £300 for the top-of-the-range machine that can cost up to £1,500 when bought new.

But the bargain proved too good to be true when a feather-weight package arrived a few days later in a small, square box.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

PDO TUTORIAL SERIES 4

The last time we made our database class better, and implemented some of the database class methods.

If you haven't read the past tutorials, you can do so if you find it difficult to understand this one:

1. Tutorial 1
2Tutorial 2
3Side Tutorial: Preparation for Tutorial 3
4. Tutorial 3

For today, we are going to improve our database class even more.

I made some changes, see below:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

This Book Uses Facial Recognition to Judge Whether You Deserve to Read It

You might not want to admit it, but deep down every bookstore shopper knows that picking a new book to read is a fairly superficial process. We’re tuned to judge books by their covers, despite the advice of clichés. But what happens when the tables are turned, and the covers are judging us?

Why you shouldn’t share your iPhone or iPad with your young child

While smartphones and tablets might be helpful when it comes to keeping your kids entertained or teaching them various skills, you may want to hold off on letting your kids use them until they’re at least 30 months old. The Guardian, citing Boston University School of Medicine researchers who talked to the Pediatrics journal, says that use of smartphones and tablets at that age might have significant adverse effects.

VIRUS OR NOT? : New Adware Found In Google Play Apps With Millions Of Downloads

new report from security firm Avast out this morning reveals the discovery of a new form of malware on the Google Play store, which begins to display advertisements disguised as warning messages to end users when they unlock their Android smartphones. What’s interesting about this malware – or adware, as it’s better known – is that some of the applications where it was discovered already have a large number of installs. For instance, a card game app called Durak has 5 to 10 million installs, according to the data on Google Play.

WHAT THE HECK IS SAMSUNG UNVEILING ON MARCH 1ST?

The event will be held on March 1st, in Barcelona, at the annual Mobile World Congress event. MWC, as it is known, is a convention where tech companies show off their latest mobile goods –– smartphones, smartwatches, Bluetooth earbuds, training potties with iPad stands
Now look at the photo above: What is Samsung about to unveil? 
Based on the invitation alone, I would say: a recently discovered piece by turn-of-the-century Minimalist sculptor Constantin Brancusi. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Samsung Galaxy SBird in Space 2.

Doctors confirm: SCREEN TIME AFFECTS YOUR SLEEP..

Paris (AFP) - Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep -- especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.
The evidence is so strong, the experts said, that health watchdogs should overhaul guidelines for electronic device use by youngsters.

Monday, February 2, 2015

WHY MORE TEENS ARE DITCHING FACEBOOK

A new survey finds that Facebook use is declining among teens.
A large number of users between the ages of 13 and 17 dropped off the social media site last year, according to the annual Internet survey by Magid Associates.
Eloise Lobenthal is a high school senior and she is so over Facebook. She de-activated her profile. "Most my friends were deleting it," the 17-year-old told CBS News' Marlie Hall.

Meet James Robertson: THE MAN THAT WALKS 21 MILES TO WORK EVERYDAY AND BACK (8 HOURS DAILY)

It takes James Robertson eight hours to make the 46-mile commute to and from work. He walks 21 of those miles every day.
Robertson, 56, is an injection molder at Schain Mold & Engineering, a plastic-parts manufacturer located in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He lives in Detroit, and for the last decade, after his 1988 Honda Accord quit on him, he has had to rely on limited public transportation, occasional rides from others and his own two feet to make the daily trek, the Detroit Free Press reported. He is unable to afford the cost of buying and maintaining a car earning just $10.55 an hour, and he hasn't moved closer to work because his girlfriend inherited the house where they live.

Windows 10 won’t be as free as you might have hoped

Microsoft revealed during its January 21st Windows 10 event that customers currently running Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge once the operating system is released. But not all current Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners will be entitled to free upgrades, as it turns out, and Microsoft explained why in a recent blog post.