implicat intr-un scandal FARA PRECEDENT in Romania!

Alerta de scam pe Facebook

Umbla vorba printre americani ca se incearca tepuirea utilizatorilor de Facebook printr-o reclama care socheaza la prima vedere. Textul tradus suna cam asa: Nu vei mai folosi samponul Head & Shoulders dupa ce vei vedea acest video

De fapt nu este niciun clip, ci doar o imagine contrafacuta care arata ca o pictograma de videoclip. 

When I was about to say I like Jewish music...

Although I'm a Romanian native, I can say I enjoy listening a few Jewish songs.

Not so long ago, I found out that the Israeli national anthem has it's origins in Greater Romania (Iasi, RO and Ungheni, MD). The original song is called Cucuruz cu frunza-n sus or maybe Carul cu boi. Both are almost sure inspired from a medieval song, Fuggi Fuggi Fuggi, but the anthem author heard it for the first time in Romania, he said.

Today I was curious to find out the origin of probably the most popular Jewsih song, Hava Nagila. Well, guess what? It's from Bucovina, the historic county in Northern Romania, where I live now. The original name is Hora.

Where to report telephone scams?

It's 2 A.M. and your mobile phone rings. You barely wake up and answer. A voice with heavy accent at the other end of the line is telling you:

- Hello, Mr. John! My name is Patel Kapur from Microsoft and we detected a problem with your computer. Will you please install a program we give you to let us fix it remotely?
- F*** off, mate! I'm using Linux.

This fictional dialogue could be real, and if you use some fancy operating system you're a lucky one. However, these pranks use social engineering by guessing you're using Windows, like 80% of the rest.

I'm 100% sure it's happened to you as well. Got a harrasing phone call from an unknown number? Of course you did. But did you think, for goodness sake, to report the scammer's number on a dedicated phone call complaints website?

Most of us use the Internet to search for a missed call or unknown number. If you report a phone call with a short comment, people like you will find out about your previous experience. Eventually, they won't fall into the trap.

One of the newest places to report a disturbing phone call is It's a fast growing community of users who constantly report unwanted phone calls to help the others. Give it a try!

How can you spend $35 the most profitable way?

Little money savings

Today I came across a nice topic on Quora, where Leonard Kim, Corporate Strategist. Marketer gives the following answer, which I think it's the best one.

1. Go to Google.  Type in Godaddy.  Click on the 99 cent ad.  Buy a web domain for 99 cents.  

2. Go to One Dollar Hosting.  Sign up for 12 months for $12.  

You're at $13 now. 

Iulius Mall Suceava, un exemplu de cap fara... cap

OK, ma asteptam sa faca asta mai devreme sau mai tarziu, adica sa ma dea afara dupa o zi de stat cu 2 laptopuri aici. Dar totusi, prin acest gest, consider eu necugetat, si-au fugarit nu un singur client, ci pe toti cei pe care-i cunosc, pentru ca nu am de gand sa tac. Asadar, pierederea este incalculabil mai mare pe termen lung.

Pai sa vedem niste cifre:

Check if your site has Heartbleed vulnerability

Heartbleed Logo

According to The Heartbleed Bug website, 

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

Apel către frații moldoveni cu cetățenie română

Sustineti-l pe Iulian Capsali la europarlamentare

Frații mei români, de dincolo de Prut,

Fac un apel către voi, deși sper să nu fie prea târziu!

După cum probabil știți, în zilele de 24-25 mai 2014, România va trimite în Parlamentul Europei 32 de aleși să ne reprezinte, ca popor, în fața Europei. Este un moment crucial pentru noi să trimitem pe cine trebuie, acum, când suntem la doi pași de posibila legalizare a căsătoriei între persoanele de același sex.

Magento error fix: "Cannot retrieve payment method instance"

Thinking about upgrading and optimizing Magento? Think again if you have plenty of extensions installed and later on, you want to get rid of some of them, especially when they are payment methods. I don't know if it's Magento's fault or some extensions are poorly written, but believe me, some errors can drive you nuts when you don't know where to start debugging.

Cat consuma aparatele electronice si electrocasnice?

Factura energie electrica

V-ati intrebat vreodata cat consuma REAL aparatele electronice si electrocasnice pe care le aveti in casa? De exemplu cat consuma un frigider? Sau cat consuma un televizor? Acest articol va incerca sa lamureasca unele intrebari.


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