Category Archives: Technology Fails

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 »

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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 »