I don’t want to make a big to do of this, but this is either intriguing or sinister!
I have used a 32 gb SD card for my car-cam over several years. This particular card stopped working, couldn’t access it on the computer, and I put it to one side, I think in 2014, hoping that one day I’d be able to resuscitate it.
I haven’t resuscitated it but today have retrieved from it 56gb’s worth of 71,969 files of all sorts - jpg, avi, mov, mpg4, etc on this one SD card! Where they came from, I have no idea, except for those which were video car cam journeys, which I expected to find.
More importantly a jpg folder appeared containing 865 ‘lost name’ thumbnail size photos, and again where they came from, I have no idea, except that I began to recognise some faces!
Can anyone explain why I have clearly recognisable, thumbnail photos of people whose ID photos are on SF? How on earth did their faces get onto my car-cam SD card?
I upload them up here as they appear as retrieved files. I’m sure we all recognise them.
You’d be surprised what gets into a web cache. Or maybe you wouldn’t
Every thread you look at has the avatar images for each user that has posted, they are regular rectangular images, the circular viewing port added by the software - look at a couple of long threads, or multiple threads and you will quickly end up with the thumbnail images for all the regularly active SF users.
Quite what decided to transfer them to the SD card if it has only ever been in your dash cam and as an external drive in the PC is less clear, but it must have been something on the PC.
I don’t have any murderous intent towards anyone recorded on my car-cam except those motorists that come so close to the white line in the middle of the road – ON A BEND - that I have to brush the grassy verge to avoid a crash! Buggers!
Anyone have experience of an iPad Pro, the older bigger version? I put in on charge and nothing happened for 3 days. I tried several chargers, other cables, tried connecting it to the computer, but it seemed as dead as a dodo.
I tried once more this morning and when I checked it this afternoon it was 50% charged and still charging.
Can temperature have an effect? I’ve noticed in the past when I’ve tried to charge it, and it doesn’t respond, yet in the morning it’s 100% charged, overnight!
I’ve downloaded a programme called iMazing, which can look into apple devices and assess the battery condition, so I’ll try that when it’s fully charged.
Don’t worry yet, things Mac are a bit different. Most replies are perhaps from windoze users? Although I have to say battery failure is one of Apple weaknesses (my graphic designer will kill me for that!) but then us Mac users don’t suffer from spam and other weaknesses. Horses for courses and all that…
I will ask him tonight and see if he has any thoughts as he in also an Apple Level 1 engineer. You never know…
Mine was a IPhone 6S, can’t remember the type of charging socket.
I’d use a sharp tooth pick (using a blunt one may cause damage) very gently to get a hold of the fluff and oik it out, I too was surprised to see the amount of jank that came out.