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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

script to copy user files to flash usb drive silently and automatically

Came across an interesting request recently and though I'd have to do my own batch scripting but quick search found me this site: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-flash-drive-that-copys-users-files-si/ so there's really not much more to explain, they did an excellent job I will just provide you with the files.

download this: archive.zip , extract and place all the files at the root (right at the top) of the USB flash or hard drive you want to use to gather your data. As an added bonus you can easily rename instead of the default name (usually the drive's manufacturer's name) to something like MARIO.

Now all you have to do is run launch.bat if the auto run doesn't do it's job (windows 7 and 8 probably don't do it automatically any more)

Of course as the site warns you shouldn't use this for anything illegal, this is informational use only and goes to show that you should have good physical security of your hardware at all times if you have important data on your computer or disable the USB connections on your computer.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Questions about Google self driving car

As all the fuss is about the new two passenger Google driver-less car there are many questions yet to be answered.

I thought I'd ask them now and search for answers later:

  • Who will get the first one hundred cars? 
  • What are the specs? I.e horsepower, range on battery, any air bags or other safety? Etc 
  • How does calling and setting locations work? Is Google maps involved? Maybe the new ubr integration? where can the car go? i.e. drivethrough? 
  • Is there going to be more apps connected? i.e. can you listen to music or watch youtube or netflix, etc
  • How does payment work? And pretty important how much does it cost? Assuming less than traditional taxis would be good competitive edge. 
  • Payment methods? maybe cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, etc
  • What kind of regulation is there or will there be? Does it simply pass a driver license to say it works? 
  • How many rides or how long can a customers retain the car? for example if I want to run errands could I stop and go in to the store and the car will wait? etc



Any more questions that should be interesting?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014