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25 Oct 2018:
pi update what has bmw got the raspberry for
Time for a Raspberry Pi HiRes Project update

The video is done, but not uploaded yet.
The Raspberry Pi HiRes Project is work-in-progress but is quite far along.
The final .blend file has yet to be compiled. That just means tidying up and packing the textures (and testing).

I came across an interesting issue while building the video. The Raspberry Pi trademark is prominently shown as part of the textures and so is the chip manufacturer's.

From what I can gather (for UK and USA laws/precedents) as long as I do not claim to own or be associated with the trademarks/brands I can distribute my artistic creations.

There seem to be a lot of artists that do distribute 3D models with trademarks included who do not include disclaimers. I intend to make clear that as a user of my Model you are bound to your local laws regarding copyright and trademark usage.

Famously BMW had all the 3D car models removed from turbosquid, but did not go after the BMW model in the Blender demo files. Many believe that this is because on turbosquid the models were being sold.
BMW Trademark Turbosquid search results(DuckDuckGo)

The next problem is how/where to distribute the model.
08 Oct 2018:
linux pries open the seedy windows underbelly wtf rtf
I get a lot of spam and I ask my ISP not to filter it, I am interested in what is getting thrown about. I have addresses going back to the late 90s. Some days I get nothing other days 10s of different spams.

In the past I have got hundreds, but I am guessing they are finally filtering out really old emails. Not to mention the number that arrive with a single character replaced/missing. I think they have a real problem with data corruption. But what does it matter when you are sending a scatter shot of tens of thousands and not expecting too many to stick?

It is quite rare that I get obvious malware attachments and I normally just make them as spam. This time I decided to see what I could see.

The email attachment was a .doc file on the end of a short story about how I should check the supplied product list.

I save the attachment and ran

file Product_list.doc
This told me it was and RTF Rich Text File and the internet said I needed the rtfobj.py Python script to interrogate it.

rtfobj.py -s all Product_list.doc
Where -s all saves all the embedded files in the RTF file.

There were six files all malware, couple of .cmd files that setup the windows registry to run the rest were .exe files.

Using file again showed they were windows executables PE32.
After running strings a few times I realised I needed something more focused on windows binaries.

pip install -U oletools

gave me objdump and nm

objdump --no-show-raw-insn -x -s -h -g -C -d -M intel Product_list.doc_mondi.exe | less
(read the help, all those options do make sense)

But sadly no fun URLs/API end points to poke at.

And all references came up as known malware so a bit of a dead end, but I did have have exploring.

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