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I caught a Pokemon!
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My drone flies and swims!
I just received my Walkera Runner 250 today. I discharged the battery inside the house during setup and testing. Then I recharged it for 3 hours and took it out for the first time.

I took it out across the lake and back. It flew shakey but well. I have heard the controls are touchy so I made sure to lightly press them so as not to upset the balance.

When it came back I slowly released the controls in preparation for a turn around. Suddenly it lost all power and dropped into my pool from 30ft in the air. I'm still waiting for it to dry.

+Jordan Keyes​​ any ideas why it would suddenly drop?
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I am a Certified Ethical Hacker
I just took the test and passed. I had been studying for CEHv8 and they recently changed to CEHv9, so I was surprised when I took the test and received several questions in topics for which I had not studied. Due to the changes, I got a 71%. But you know what they call the Certified Ethical Hacker who got 71%? Certified Ethical Hacker.

Feel free to ask any questions. I will answer.
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OPM just now responded to that huge hack several months ago. This is my first notice. 
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I just had a social engineering attempt from +Comcastcares​​​". I followed instructions in the My Account app to tweet about my continued service issues to @comcastcares. About an hour later, at 11:30pm, I got a scam call from people who did their research on me.

They called up and verified my name. Then asked me to explain the problem. So I told them I've had a tech at my house 8 times to fix the problem that occurs between 8:30-10pm where my service drops out or slows to a crawl. They stated they were able to see pornography usage from my account, late at night. They stated I was on the "hobo plan". At this point I thought it was legit, so I contradicted this with, I've got the most expensive plan you offer and no one here looks at porn late at night.

The guy told me I was being abusive, so he "escalated" the call to his "manager". He pressed a couple of buttons on his phone then started talking to someone else about me being a "f***ing a**hole, tweeting bad things about comcast and how he couldn't deal with me. Then the " manager" pressed a couple of buttons and addressed me as "Mr. Outler".

But then the "manager" referred to the other guy as his manager. I asked him about the conversation that I heard. Then he got stern and denied it. He told me he could send someone out to my house. I declined. He sent me to the "disconnect department". I was laughing at this point.

I decided to play along.. I mean, maybe this is for a YouTube video with prank calls or something. Or maybe I'm actually hitting Comcast gold.

A fake hold conversation with swearing and a denial of swearing occurred upon the end of the hold. The disconnect department acted like he wanted to keep me as a customer. Then he sent me back to the first guy.

So this went on and I talked to everyone for a second round. But this time I got the antivirus guy in the rotation to help fix my computer. Finally we decided to disconnect my service and he asked for some personal info. I laughed and said, OK, I'm not playing along anymore. He "escalated my call" and there was obligatory swearing with denial of it and claims that I was on hold and it wasn't them.

The "manager" joined back and explained that he would need my SSN and credit card info. I laughed and said, you want my mother's maiden name as well? At this point we were all laughing. They threw in some more jovial request, and big laughs were had by all. I asked if this was a prank recording or on YouTube. They denied it at first, but the other option was a scam. Then they claimed it was for a video. He told me to go to my computer and type in a URL. I told him I was, but really I was just looking up the information on the website they were giving me... Helpdeskcorperate.com

I told them I didn't trust the domain name. They said, "but you're live to 200 listeners, they said". "You have to go there", they said. They were all laughing like it was a big reveal... But the last laugh was had by me. I told them just tweet me the link and I will check it out later because I'm a trained security professional and this does not seem legit.

At this point one guy said " lets just f***ing hang up". They all did just that. They hung up.

This was a social engineering/phishing attempt. What makes this different is the utilization of Twitter APIs and matching that to a database of phone numbers. I have a feeling that many have fallen victim to this gig, but I found it to be absolute LMAO material. They were able to contextualize the scam to make it seem much more legitimate... And for that, I tip my hat to you, scammers. This was quite elaborate, but poorly executed. 

As a part of their "your internet is down" message, Comcast Customer Service won't let you talk to tech support and tells you to check their website for updates... Then they explicitly tell you not to call back for 24 hours.

This feels similar to a recursive divide by zero.

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The newest (and most important) member of the family! I really hope my Family Circle doesn't read this. :D
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I don't always have bad things to say about Comcast
As much as I dislike Comcast's customer service, quality of service, and policies like mandatory cable service to get the highest tier of internet, I must say the new video-bill is really cool. They actually render a review of the bill and explain each item step-by-step. Here is a screenshot of the 2nd screen of approximately 10 screens of my bill reviewed by some enthusiastic sounding guy in a free video sent to my account.


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I'm not entirely sure the new logo belongs on all home screens of the Google Now Launcher. It's just too kiddy. Maybe my opinion will change over time. I'm used to the minimal, mature look, now we have all the primaries. 
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Pocket now featured my Force Touch Demo app!
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