Category Archives: Technology Fails

#Evergreenship #meme collection

By | April 13, 2021

Now that the Evergreen ship is finally freed and the coffee and toilet paper crises is no longer at the horizon we can marvel at how the Internet turns every bad thing into a meme. Here is my the best of Evergreen meme collection.

Remove Brother MFC 7640DN “replace drum unit” annoying message

By | December 8, 2019

Brother like any other printer producers what you do perform unnecessary costly replacements to components. We all know the lame affirmation: “quality parameters will no longer be met if producer recommendations are not followed”, but do I really need to replace the drum unit (like 80EUR) of a 200EUR printer after some 1000 pages ?… Read More »

Technology fail: When #Lidl asks you to login to a #Linux terminal to find the price of an item :)

By | June 29, 2018

This was spotted in the wild by a coworker 🙂 After some research you can easily find that the device is a Scantech SG15c price scanner. See here the manual User’s Manual SG-15Plus . Interesting extract from the manual: “The login password is default blank.” Manual even gives instructions on how to modify prices 🙂… Read More »

Follow-up to “Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR”, first GDPR related fine

By | May 24, 2018

Follow-up to the Vodafone case, they got owned. Vodafone was fined because of the dishonest campaign, which tried to circumvent the new GDPR regulations. See the article in romanian: Vodafone ia amendă de la ANSPDCP pentru o campanie de obținere a consimțământului pentru utilizarea datelor cu caracter personal. Basically, several people and news outlets contacted… Read More »

Vodafone #Romania and #GDPR, or how to trick customers to circumvent #GDPR

By | April 22, 2018

Yesterday I received two weird SMS messages from Vodafone. They are basically trying to trick me in accepting a contract that is invalidating some of my rights that I will get due to the new European GDPR regulation. First message: Buna! Iti oferim cadou 5 GB trafic national,valabil 30 de zile; pentru aceasta te invitam… Read More »