Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Facebook Terms of Service Violation: Facundo Element, a Personal Facebook Profile

Facundo Element using a profile page instead of business - a direct Facebook terms of service violation and invasion of privacy.

Pages cannot “add” people as friends. However, your fans can suggest your page to their own friends to become a fan. 

It is written clearly in the Facebook rules as follows: “You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain”.

Speaking of community accountability, integrity, transparency and what not, why is Facundo Element operating this way? Because it is how they operate - unethical.


Personal Timelines, which we sometimes refer to as profiles, are for individual, non-commercial use. They represent individual people and must be held under an individual name. You can follow Timelines to see public updates of people you’re interested in but aren’t friends with.

Facebook Pages look similar to personal Timelines, but they offer unique tools for connecting people to a topic they care about, like a business, brand, organization or celebrity. Pages are managed by people who have personal Timelines. Pages are not separate Facebook accounts and do not have separate login information from your Timeline. 

You can like a Page to see updates in News Feed. (1) *Unlike the personal Profile, which is 2-way communication (i.e. When you friend someone through your Profile, you see their updates in your news feed, and they see your updates in their news feed), a Facebook Page is one-way only. This means that the person who likes your Page will see your Page updates in their news feed, but you will NOT see their Profile updates in your news feed. Facebook Terms of Service allow businesses to post updates from which they will financially profit because the people who have liked the Page have essentially “opted-in” to receive those updates from the business. They have given permission to have those business updates appear in their news feeds. Therefore, if you intend to post things like specials, opportunity calls, etc., then you need to have a business Page.




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Thursday, January 2, 2014

[success] The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (SM - 900A): Debricking Possible via Heimball Only


Just acquired the 900A a few weeks ago and dived into rooting, must have made an error along the way and ended up stuck in emergency download mode. Finally came across a nice set of instructions that brought my baby back to life. 

Before anything, this is my first exposure to the kn0x0ut bootloader security addition. Not that it is a concern for me, personally. I just want to learn to bypass that. Why not, right? After all, it's your stuff.

This was my first exposure to Heimball software compared to Odin and I found this one much more beneficial than Odin by quite a stretch. Not sure how I did not come over it before or probably I was subconsciously intimidated. 

The instructions are pretty straightforward except that if you do this more than once, you need to reinstall the SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.exe in order to replicate step #3. Because the "zadig.exe" replaces its drivers for Heimball use. In my case, I did not re-install. Instead, I used another laptop to flash step #3 via Odin whenever you need to redo the whole debricking process again. 

l cannot recall the original software that my phone came in with because I irresponsibly did not note the baseband. So anyway, you will get back to a stock MJ5 with no problems. 

If you want root, then extract the "RLV.zip" to the internal phone storage after flashing sec_csc.zip and 2400258.zip and you are good to go.


Instructions: XDA

Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

e39 Keys


(2) Project Nora: '97 BMW 528i 2.8L RWD e39 1997-2001

The first culprit was the car keys. Four of them. Two has a transponder chip in it unlike the ones in the market, this one has to be done by BMW. The other one is a regular key and a valet key (plastic key).

Anyway, I was told that I needed to go to the stealer and order new set of keys for $100 something because the battery are about to die. And one key was old, worn than the other that was working much better but I did not lile.

Battery, did you say? 
Oh, please.  All you need are Torx screws and forgot which store (CVS or Target) had that the batteries to swap-

Also, bought new rubber button covering from Ebay, $5 something.