If you are getting the error message “Failed to set up a loop device” while mounting Truecrypt media on Linux, especially in openSUSE, there’s a simple fix. Normally I have to browse through various forums to find different bits of information to fix a problem, and I normally post the full fix here. This fix is so simple that I’ll link directly to it on openSUSE’s support forum.
The UK’s nano satellite STRaND-1 has taken an Android smart-phone (Nexus One) where no other smart-phone has gone before, space! The satellite also contains a small computer running Linux in its payload.
During the summer of 2011, the STRaND team ran a competition to find apps to be loaded onto the phone. There selected winners were:
iTesa – will record the magnitude of the magnetic field around the phone during orbit.
The STRAND Data app - will show satellite telemetry on the smartphone’s display which can be imaged by an additional camera on-board.
The 360 app – will take images using the smartphone’s camera and use the technology onboard the spacecraft to establish STRaND-1′s position.
The Scream in Space app – will make full use of the smartphone’s speakers. Testing the theory ‘in space no-one can hear you scream, made popular in the 1979 film ‘Alien’.
The anatomy of STRaND-1
Salesforce web to lead form is a great way of collecting leads straight from your website into Salesforce CRM. The biggest problem is that Salesforce has not put in place a SPAM filtre for this, so once your form is out there anyone can cache it and send SPAM to your CRM as a new lead.
What about CAPTCHA
CAPTCHA alone won’t help. Since the form can be submitted from any server, once they get hold of your web to lead OID, they can cache your form, remove the CAPTCHA and continue to SPAM you.
At the moment I am using the following solution posted by Scott Hemmeter on his blog post “Stopping web to lead SPAM“. This solution is to setup a Validation Rule in Salesforce in order to avoid SPAM leads being created.
Let’s hope Salesforce will come up with a way of checking and stopping web to lead SPAM.
After moving a clients Associate-o-matic store to a new hosting, images have stopped showing. If we attempted to view the image the following error would appear:
Warning: file_get_contents() [function.file-get-contents]:… File(/aom/img.php) is not within the allowed path(s)
Even after updating to the new version of AOM I could not get it to work. The work around I found is to use cURL intead of file_get_contents(); To do this I followed these simple steps.
- Download and open file /aom/img.php
- copy the function CURL replacement for file_get_contents to the end of the file before ?>
- comment out the line echo file_get_contents($img); (just add # at the start of the line, do this for both instances of the line)
- add echo file_get_contents_curl($img); under both lines you have just commented out.
- Save and upload the file.
If you like finding use for new ideas or are just into checking out neat innovations. Well this may be just for you. Marblar.com is a new crowd-sourcing service to connect inventors and people who like finding homes for inventions.
“There are a lot of dormant inventions just gathering dust in research universities,” says Daniel Perez, Marblar’s CEO
The team, formed by three UK-based PhD students (one American, one German and one British) is planning to launch their beta near September.
Is Marblar for you?
(Extracted from Marblar.com )
So who are you? You might be a current scientist, a recovering scientist, a revolutionary, or just really into checking out neat innovations. Well, Marblar’s a right-brained buffet – and we’re about to open the kitchen.
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