Smile Shutter

July 12, 2008

Found out about a funny feature in some of the new cameras from Sony: the Smile Shutter. It can measure the smile of your subjects and take a picture only they are properly smiling.

Smile Shutter

I wonder whether I can go over 100% 🙂 One of my friends has such a camera, so we will give it a try soon. Hope it doesn’t explode 🙂

I also wonder about the future evolution of this feature; what is it going to do? Detect fake smiles? sarcastic smiles? evil smiles? wistful smiles? retail smiles? stewardess smiles? …

(I found out about this feature from the blog of a friend)

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Two Hardware Hacks from Princeton

February 22, 2008

Cold Boot Attacks on Encryption Keys

The paper and more materials

 
 

Security Analysis of the Diebold AccuVote-TS Voting Machine

The paper and more materials

In more recent news: Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site


Buy a Mac, Get an iPod Nano

September 19, 2007

Now in Germany too

Buy a Mac, Get an iPod Nano


Got New MacBook Pro

September 3, 2007

MacBook Pro


Der Pechvogel

August 30, 2007

The bad luck with my MacBook continues, less than 24h before finally getting rid of it. The harddisk (a 80GB Seagate Momentus 5400.2) stopped working today while I was reinstalling the operating system so that my sister has a clean system. Fortunately, all my data is safely backed up. Still this made me really angry.


Life’s tough … Get a helmet !!

April 14, 2007

LIMAR F107


My Laptop Broke

February 22, 2007

again. The fourth time actually. I am so pissed off, probably I shouldn’t be posting anything until I calm down.

Feb 22 10:42:25 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
Feb 22 12:28:01 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
Feb 22 13:02:50 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
Feb 22 13:17:27 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
Feb 22 19:06:43 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3
Feb 22 20:02:14 localhost kernel[0]: Previous Shutdown Cause: 3

[Added 2007-03-03] My laptop restarted all by itself (instantaneously, like power was out) 3 times in 3 days, then for 5 days it worked without any problems. Don’t really know what to think, if this does not happen again it will be quite hard to convince the apple service guys that this is a real problem. Anyway, now there are even more problems with DVDs, and also the older unfixed ones related to sleep mode.