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Harvard age detection Apr 24, 13, 9:13 a.m.
So this study by Harvard is interesting.
It correctly identified my age by me clicking on the red dots. I'm intrigued as to how accurate it is on other people:
Left or right eared? Feb 21, 13, 7:02 a.m.
Do you have a dominant ear? I think I'm right eared. Wearing one headphone on the left side is fine because I'm comfortable having my right ear to listen out for ambient sounds. But the other way around freaks me out. Pretty sure my hearing is 20:20 or whatever the equivalent is.
WWII Pigeon Code Jan 4, 13, 5:35 a.m.
So this has been taking up some of my spare time since just before Christmas.
So guy found a dead pigeon in his chimney. Attached to the pigeon's foot in a plastic canister was a coded message, evidently from WWII
GCHQ (the UK equivalent of of the US's NSA) have tried and failed to crack the code, so they publicised it and asked for help.
I find it cool that there's this hidden message that no one has read since the early 1940s, that contains info about the war. Obviously it's probably impossible to crack but that doesn't stop anyone trying. GCHQ seem to think it's a 'one time pad' code, which is truly impossible to crack unless you have a the pad it was encoded with.
A few weeks ago a guy in Canada said he'd cracked it, but it turns out he 'solution' was rubbish, he just cherrypicked the parts he wanted and made up silly acronyms.
So it remains a mystery.
I used to be quite into cryptography so wanted to play around with it and see what patterns etc I could find. It's addictive.
So it anyone here wants to have a go, it's a fun problem to work on.
AOAKN HVPKD FNFJU YIDDC RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH NLXKG MEMKK ONOIB AKEEQ UAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH LKXGH RGGHT JRZCQ FNKTQ KLDTS FQIRU AOAKN
iphone remote lock question Dec 17, 12, 2:40 a.m.
I have lost my iphone.
I used Find My iPhone on iCloud (but I don't have the specific app installed on my phone). So I know where it is now.
My question is, if I lock the phone remotely from the icloud website how much is it still accessible to someone that picks it up. Like can they see missed calls and messages on the lock screen etc?
I already have a passcode set as it is. So does remotely locking add any extra security etc?
Stacked logos Dec 6, 12, 5:05 a.m.
A little help please!
Can you think of a logo that is broken onto two lines, ie, stacked?
Hometaping IV Nov 1, 12, 3 a.m.
Each year I run a project with a few friends called Hometaping. Some Qoobers have done the project in the past.
If you're a budding musician, or you know someone who either plays or records their own music, pass on the word about Hometaping!
This is the 4th year we've run the project and over the past four years hundreds of albums have been recorded as part of the project.
The idea is simple: Record an album at home during the month of November and when you're finished, upload it to the site to share with others. It's not a competition, there's no prize, other than your own satisfaction in having finally recorded that album you always meant to record.
It's cold and wet outside. Stay in and record your music!
The website to sign up is:
Venice Oct 22, 12, 6:58 a.m.
Ok, bit a of a long shot, since I doubt any QBNers live in Venice (Italy not CA). I'm off there this week.
Any recommendations from anyone who's been recently for things to do outside of the usual touristy stuff?
Peacing Together Sep 13, 12, 8:30 a.m.
So, I'm doing this project with some friends to help raise awareness of International Peace Day (an international ceasefire on 21st Sep).
If any or all of you Quoobers could have a go at making 'P' and spread the word that would be awesome:
G4S corporate song Jul 19, 12, 6 a.m.
This thing is too good to be true. Sounds like Bon Jovi:
Google down? Jul 7, 12, 6:06 p.m.
I don't think I've ever seen google down before, but it looks like it's down at the moment:
Introducing Bernhoft Jul 5, 12, 2:41 a.m.
My Norwegian friend bought me an album by this guy named Bernhoft for my bday last week. I was dubious about a Norwegian singer. But I'm really enjoying the album, he's got a great voice for a geeky white guy, is a great multi-instrumentalist too. Live he loops a lot of stuff on his own. Just thought I'd share my new discovery.
Emil Olsson Layers WP Apr 4, 12, 2:06 a.m.
Paging anyone who's worked with Emil Olsson's Layers wordpress template.
I'm thinking specifically of gramme:
I've installed it and so far it's all ok, aside from the images filing the info area. If anyone can think of why this is happening, I'd appreciate the help, since Emil doesn't offer any support.
(screenshot of what I'm talking about):
should look like this:
simple project management Mar 22, 12, 4:26 a.m.
So, I'm working on a project for a large international client. Our main client is an extremely busy man who it's almost impossible to get time with. We need a nice way of giving him access to our work, the development of the project, our inspiration, even timelines etc.
I was thinking that even though we're not a web company (nor is this a web project) something like Basecamp would be great to give him access and keep him update when it suits him.
However, I'm slightly worried that basecamp would be a bit too advanced for him, if he didn't get how to use it etc, then he'd never look at it.
Can anyone suggest slightly simpler alternatives to Basecamp? Someone suggested Minigroup to me https://minigroup.com/
which seems ok, pretty clean and simple, but maybe not enough features.
Any suggestions would be most welcome!
Good bars in Soho/central London Feb 20, 12, 6:15 a.m.
Help, need to find a nice bar to take a date in central London this week. Probably Soho kind of area.
I have a few places that I know/like but was hoping for any London based QBNers tips too.
people with Inner Strength Feb 16, 12, 4:28 a.m.
What do you think of when you hear the phrase 'Inner Strength'?
Do any people come to mind, famous or otherwise. Having trouble visualising the concept.
Cheers for any help or opinions
Crap brief Jan 31, 12, 6:36 a.m.
My mum just emailed me this:
"We are getting annoyed here because people are letting their dogs crap outside the house and along the pavement. More today and yesterday apart from Saturday night's decoration of the pavement. Revolting for walkers, not to mention the road sweeper who I chatted to this morning. It occurs to me that a poster which is amusing and attracts attention might be more effective to stop it than horrible notices and might shame dog owners into being more thoughtful.
Any ideas from you would be very useful."
such is the life of a graphic designer, always a useful person to know.
Anyone got any fun ideas to shame people?