Toshiba / Vestel Engineering Menu – 4725

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A blue screen full of debug information.

Here’s a quick guide to hacking investigating your TV’s engineering menu. This works on all Vestel TVs – including modern Toshiba screens. I’ve also written about Telnet control of Toshiba Smart TVs. If you manage to break your TV using this forbidden knowledge, please don’t come crying to me for help. Turn on your TV.…

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The Proximity To Genius Effect

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The student approached the master. “Master!” The student wailed, “My code always crashes when I reach this point!” The master was deep in thought. “Show me,” she muttered. The student ran the code once more. Lo! It did not crash. “Thus,” whispered the master, “is the proximity to genius effect demonstrated.” And the student became…

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