Friday, November 7, 2008

Sulking Web Server

Ever see a web server sulk if you request a page that's not available instead of giving you native 404 error?

click here then and enjoy~!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

And Our Olympics 2008 Special Guest Appearance Is...

The BSOD!

Lol this is hillarious~! Microsoft showing their OS real capabilities in front of almost 2billions people!


The BSOD make it's first sudden appearance on the Beijing 2008 Olympics opening ceremony


According to the owner of this pic, the BSOD appeared again on the left side of the stadium's roof after the opening ceremony.


Oh, for those who dont know what BSOD is, its the blue screen of death that appear whenever it like on almost every Windows system. LoL.

Source : Flickr

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New Encryption Chip That Will End Game Piracy

Speaking at Wedbush Morgan Securities annual Management Access Conference,
Atari founder said that gaming piracy will soon be a thing in the past thanks to this new chip


"There's a new stealth encryption chip that will be on most of the computer motherboard that are coming out now" he said.


According to him, the game developer will be able to encrypt their game with an absolutely verifiable private key which is uncrackable by people.

"What that says is that in the games business we will be able to encrypt with an absolutely verifiable private key in the encryption world - which is uncrackable by people on the internet and by giving away passwords - which will allow for a huge market to develop in some of the areas where piracy has been a real problem."


He however thinks that piracy of movies and music are unstoppable.

"if you can watch it and you can hear it, you can copy it."

"Games are a different thing, because games are so integrated with the code. The TPM will, in fact, absolutely stop piracy of gameplay."

Wow that looks like a challenge XD. I would like to see the outcome

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Shape-Shifting Malware Hits the Web

Stony Stevenson writes to tell us that in a recent interview, Marc Henauer has revealed that security researchers are falling behind now that malware is starting to be able to change its signature every few hours.


Unfortunately the know-how and construction kits used to create this shape-shifting threat are now readily available and are unleashing a wave of malware based on social engineering techniques. [...] Sweeney believes that a non rules-based monitoring process must be set up to defend all ingress and egress points covering SMTP, DNS, HTTP(s), IM etc.





Source Slashdot

Sunday, May 4, 2008

10 Ways to know if your child a hacker? really? maybe not...



If you want to visit the website to read the article further.. here's the link.. LoL

Lunix? what teh hell is that?
Flash? damn >_<

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Dell Will Continue to Install XP Past of Cut-off Date

Some facts from the Article


Fact 1: As of June 30, large computer manufacturers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard can no longer offer Windows XP preinstalled on new computers, though Microsoft has said it would consider re-evaluating the deadline if there's enough customer demand.



Fact 2: Anyone who buys a copy of either the Business or Ultimate versions of Vista is entitled to also get Windows XP Professional .* Each computer manufacturer decides whether, or how, to implement this.



According to CNet, Dell will continue to install Windows XP for you on their PC even after the date given by Microsoft.


When selecting your operating system, you will see an option called "Genuine Windows® Vista Business BONUS" and "Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate BONUS." With these options, you may...have Dell factory install Windows XP Professional. You will also receive a backup media disc for Windows XP Professional, as well as the media for Windows Vista.



In other words, Dell provides optical discs for both XP and Vista, so you can change over at any time. This is not like

Apple's Boot Camp
, however; the computer can have only one operating installed on the hard disk at a time. But Dell provides technical support for both XP and Vista. Whether its tech support is worthwhile is another matter.

I hope other company will follow their steps to continue supporting XP at least until it became "more stable and worthy" (well.. even XP got their own problem back then when Microsoft first release it).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

not to you.. especially not to you

Drathos writes "From MTV Movies Blog by way of WoW Insider: Everyone's least favorite director, Uwe Boll approached Blizzard about making a World of Warcraft movie. Their response? "We will not sell the movie rights, not to you ... especially not to you.""


Source : Slashdot

Well I'd say thank god! For anyone who didnt know who's Uwe Boll, he's a director, producer and screenwriter that has created lots of bad films (yes! i mean it.. BAD) based on video games.. here's a some of his films :

  • Alone In The Dark
  • House of The Dead
  • Bloodrayne I & II (and currently making the 3rd)
According to wikipedia..

"When rumors surfaced that Boll had expressed interest in a Metal Gear Solid movie, and claimed to have been given a script to read, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima responded in his audioblog HIDECHAN, "Absolutely not! I don't know why Uwe Boll is even talking about this kind of thing. We've never talked to him. It's impossible that we'd ever do a movie with him.""

Read more about him on wikipedia

Friday, April 18, 2008

PayPal Plans To Ban Unsafe Browsers

Alternative Details brings news that PayPal is developing a plan to stop users from accessing its financial services if they aren't using browsers with anti-phishing protection. PayPal is recommending the use of blacklists, anti-fraud warning pages, and EV SSL certificates. Browsers without anti-phishing features will be considered "unsafe." It seems likely Safari will be included in this category given PayPal's warning about the Apple browser last month.

"'At PayPal, we are in the process of reimplementing controls which will first warn our customers when logging in to PayPal of those browsers that we consider unsafe. Later, we plan on blocking customers from accessing the site from the most unsafe--usually the oldest--browsers,' he declared. Barrett only mentioned old, out-of-support versions of Microsoft's Internet Explorer among this group of 'unsafe browsers,' but it's clear his warning extends to Apple's Safari browser, which offers no anti-phishing protection and does not support the use of EV SSL certificates."



Source: Slashdot

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Dreamworks Acquires Rights for Ghost in the Shell


Anonymous GiTS fan noted a Variety story informing us that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to Ghost in the Shell and has plans to produce a "3D Live Action" version of the popular anime. This happened apparently because Spielberg is a fan. He says "'Ghost in the Shell' is one of my favorite stories ... It's a genre that has arrived, and we enthusiastically welcome it to DreamWorks." I hope they add a talking donkey.


Source: Slashdot

Friday, April 4, 2008

Microsoft Extend XP through 2010 for Ultra Low Cost PCs

Microsoft confirmed Thursday that it will extend the sales of Windows XP Home to OEMs beyond the current deadline of June 30, 2008, to accommodate a new class of ultra-low-cost PCs (ULCPCs) that are just beginning to pepper the market.

Windows XP Home will be available for OEMs to install on ULCPCs either until June 30, 2010, or one year after the availability of the next client version of Windows, code-named Windows 7 -- whichever date comes later. The IDG News Service previously reported that Microsoft would extend XP's life for these machines.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Neighbours Steal Ur Wi-fi? Have Fun With Them!

so, you find out that your neighbours are using your network without your permission.. Kill the links or you can have fun with them~!

Link

Edit: Link Fixed >_<

Saturday, March 29, 2008

60% of Photoshop User are PIRATES~!

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Image Credits to ICanHasCheezeBurger

So here it is… the one week results from our previous poll on software piracy. In that short time, we’ve had nearly 500 photographers cast their votes and the outcome is quite interesting. It looks like Adobe’s high-end photo editing software packages (like Photoshop and Lightroom) are hot items in the pirated software market.

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Well.. my comment is... YARRR~! XD

Thursday, March 27, 2008

NVIDIA Quad SLI Dissapoints

Vigile writes

"While the death of PC gaming might be exaggerated, it's hard not to see the issues gamers have with the platform. A genre that used to dominate innovation in the field now requires a $1200 piece of graphics technology just to participate, and that's just plain bad for the consumer. NVIDIA's SLI technology was supposed to get a boost today by going from two GPUs to four GPUs with the introduction of Quad SLI but both PC Perspective and HardOCP seem to think that NVIDIA drastically missed the mark by pushing an incredibly expensive upgrade that really does nothing for real-world game play and performance. If PC gamers are left with these options to save them from consoles, do they even have a chance?"

Source: Slashdot

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The World Lightest Phone

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Image Credit to CrunchGear

According to CrunchGear, The Guinness Book of World Records has named the Modu mini phone “the lightest mobile phone in the world.” The phone, which we saw at MWC this year, weighs a mere 1.4 ounces and is .3 inches thick. Modu received a $100 million cash infusion last week.

Source : CrunchGear

Go to Modu's Official Website for more info about this phone.

The Most Disturbing Teddy Bear Ever!!

uh.. i can only say... "what the hell?!! put it back on!!"

link

Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Real Reason We Use Linux


Vlad Dolezal writes

"We tell people we use Linux because it's secure. Or because it's free, because it's customizable, because it has excellent community support... But all of that is just marketing BS. We tell that to non-Linux users because they wouldn't understand the REAL reason."


The answer to his question probably won't surprise you.


Source: Slashdot

Windows Vista SP1 Meeting Sour Reception In Places


Stony Stevenson writes

"A day after it was released for public download, Windows Vista SP1 is drawing barbs from some computer users who say the software wrecked their systems. 'I downloaded it via Windows Update, and got a bluescreen on the third part of the update,' wrote 'Iggy33' in a comment posted Wednesday on Microsoft's Vista team blog. Iggy33 was just one of dozens of posters complaining about Vista Service Pack 1's effect on their PCs. Other troubles reported by Vista SP1 users ranged from a simple inability to download the software from Microsoft's Windows Update site to sudden spikes in memory usage. To top it all off, the service pack will not install on computers that use peripheral device drivers that Microsoft has deemed incompatible."


Source: Slashdot




Well I guess for those who still planning to upgrade to vista would think twice now...

Anyway, here's someone who posting his experience trying vista.. Link

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What are the best Web 2.0 apps? The finalist are waiting for your vote~!

I voted in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards
Have you vote for this year Webware 100 Award yet? if no I please do so~! XD

For those who don't know what's Webware is.. here's a little description I "stole" from the website LOL:

There's a shift underway in how people use computers and the Internet. Every day more utility is being delivered over the Web. Full applications can now be run in a browser, accessible from any computer. Software? It's no longer required. Software is becoming Webware.

There are different types of Webware.

  • Productivity applications. Microsoft may own the desktop, but not the Web. Online, Google has solid productivity apps. And there are dozens of upstarts in this market too.
  • Data-driven applications. Many new online services rely on real-time data that simply could not be encapsulated into software. Examples include Google Maps, Zillow and Farecast.
  • Community services. Webware enables people to network, share their lives, and work together. Examples are MySpace, LinkedIn, YouTube, and SmartSheet.

Webware.com is the site where computer users can learn about new and useful Web applications.

Look for more new features to roll out in Webware.com, too. Stay tuned!



and now here's the last year winners

so... hurry up~! and vote! Photobucket





Webware 100 votes cast so far: 1,632,285

Monday, March 17, 2008

Google Sky Now Available Through Your Browser

Ars Technica brings word that Google Sky, formerly only available as an extension of the Google Earth software, is now accessible through your web browser. The interface of Google Sky is quite similar to that of Google Maps, complete with search and alternate views by spectrum. The story also mentions (and more importantly, links) ten of the more interesting sights. We discussed Google Sky's initial release last year. Quoting: "Visible light only shows us a small picture of the entire universe; non-visible spectra such as ultraviolet (UV), infrared and X-ray hold a whole other world of information. Here is where Google Sky becomes very cool. There are three more sections that highlight fantastic images from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory, the GALEX Evolution Explorer (UV), and the Spitzer Space Telescope (IR). What makes these very cool is that under each selected body there is a slider that will change the displayed image back and forth between the visible and invisible spectrum.

Source: Slashdot

Friday, March 14, 2008

Intel Confirm 160GB Flash Drive Will Ship In 2nd Quarter 2008!

the company confirmed that it is close to unveiling a new line of solid-state drives for laptop and notebook PCs that will feature a storage capacity up to 160GB.

An Intel spokesman said that the chip maker will introduce 1.8-in. and 2.5-in. solid-state drives offering between 80GB and 160GB diskless storage during the second quarter of 2008.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Find Information About Ram on Your Pc - wikiHow


How to Find Information About Ram on Your Pc


from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit

When a computer feels slow it sometimes needs some more RAM (random Access memory). This is easy to obtain but you have to use the right type for your PC.

Steps


  1. Go to the website: http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/loader.asp?agree=yes&tabid=AM&pagename=index%2Easp
  2. Follow the prompts, and agree for the scanner to scan your pC.
  3. Record the data about your memory it provides.
  4. Buy RAM accordingly.


Tips


  • Record the data for future use.
  • Make sure the RAM is suited to your PC before opening the packet.


Warnings


  • PC can only hold a limited amount of RAM


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Friday, February 22, 2008

Cool Music using ONLY sounds from windows xp and 98!



Whoever he is.. me must really freakin genius (and having too much free time i guess) to come out with this music

Thursday, February 21, 2008

This is a computer o.O

yep..~! your eyes didn't deceive you... and its running windows vista ultimate OMG!

Click Here

!~TaGGeD~!

What do you miss the most?
Uh.. My late grandmother? Photobucket

What do you do if you meet the person you hate?
Do nothing.. just pretend that I don't hate him Photobucket

One item you really want?
Katana~!Photobucket

What do you do if you're talking to a stupid person?
Draw the Katana and cut their head Photobucket.... jokingPhotobucket

Last book you read?
Uhh.. Walter Benjamin i guess

The person you're thinking of?
My late grandmotherPhotobucket

Last gossip you heard?
Nuffnang HD Crash?

Last testimonial from?
Unknown someonePhotobucket

Last person u talked to, about what?
Awakkk~! sapu lagi counterpain~!Photobucket

Last 5 places you've visited today.
  • Kitchen
  • Balcony
  • Toilet
  • Artemisu Room
  • Kitchen again
Last text message you received from..
Artemisu : Oke tak yg nieh? *link*

Last cousins you've met?
Joe

What did you do this weekend?
Take out cmos battery and put it backPhotobucket

Last person who kissed you?
MiyuPhotobucket

Last person who hugged you?
Certain someone~!Photobucket

Last person who pinched you?
ArtemisuPhotobucket

Last item you bought?
A box of mandarin orangePhotobucket

What is the reason you last cried?
My grandma passed awayPhotobucket

What is your mood now?
Bored

Who did you meet 3 days ago?
Shuun, DS and ArtemisuPhotobucket

3 items that are near you?
  • Mug
  • Laptop
  • Joypad

Who is your hero?
Nobody

What are your plans for next weekend?
Nak balik jb~! Woi bile ako dpt balik jb nieh? PiuuPhotobucket

Why are you filling this survey?
Coz i'm boredPhotobucket

5 person you are tagging?
  • Kak Mielah!!
  • Zypnox~!
  • Ain~!
  • Anyone who got much time to spend~!
  • Anyone who bored as hell like me~!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Lineage 2 Kamael

finally~! I got the chance to try the new lineage 2 expansion.. Kamael~! so here's some screenie I capture XD~ click the view all images button for the high resolution image... enjoy da screenie X3



that's all for today~! ja neh~!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shutdown Your Computer Remotely

Today i will teach you how to shutdown your computer remotely from another computer on your network (let say you're using computer 1 upstair and want to shutdown computer 2 downstair)

first thing first...

You need..

  1. Administrator account on the target computer
  2. The target computer ip address or the computer name
  3. windows xp or vista
Now the method..

1st Method

  • Click start >> Run and type cmd
  • Type shutdown -m \\computername -s
  • The -s tells the computer to shutdown.. you can change it to -r for restart

2nd Method

Click Start >> Run and type shutdown -i

this one is easier and you can shutdown more than 1 computer at once...

note that this method require you to put reason why you want to shutdown the computer



that's it.. as for 1st method.. you can also make a shortcut and put the command on the shortcut path.. then double click the shortcut to shutdown the target computer :p

next time i'll tell you how to shutdown your computer by using cellphone :p

WTF Ads Of The Day

Well.. i dunno what to say... just watch it >_< click on this post title to watch

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Unbreakable Monitor

alright.. this one looks cool.. who can translate it for me?



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Some Disposable E-Mail Services

Tired of getting spam after you register an account on some website? Let me introduce you some Disposable E-mail Services.

It's a service where you can use this temporary e-mail address to receive emails and the best part is.. the address will expired after some time (up to 1 month) so you don't have to worry about spam after you register your account on some unknown website because.. the e-mail address will be unavailable by the time the spam try to reach it~!

Mailinator
You can create a widget that access to your temporary inbox directly from your web page with this one, but I don't know how long the website will hold your email address though.. the bad thing is.. anyone can access your temporary e-mail inbox as long as they know your temporary email address.

Spaml
This is the typical disposable e-mail address website where you create or use the autogenerated e-mail address and keep the page open to receive your e-mail.

Jetable
This is my favourite~! even though you can't customize the email address, you can choose the email lifespan (from 1 hour to 1 month) and the received e-mail address will be automatically forwarded to your real e-mail address.

There's a lots of disposable email address out there.. just google it and you'll get thousands of the similar services website. Drop me a comment if you find a good one ;)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Fast Windows Fixes

here some fixes for windows i found on the Internet that you can apply to make improve your computer performance especially for the computer that have slow startup and shutdown problem

  1. Your computer might load the device or driver that you don't use anymore. To save on system resource, uninstall those drivers. I suggest you create a restore point on system restore before proceeding since some careless choice can make ur computer to not functioning normally.

    Normally, Windows Device Manager doesn't show devices that aren't currently connected to your computer. To make them visible, press Windows Key + R to open up the Run Box and type
    cmd and press Enter and a Command Prompt window will appear. At the Command Prompt type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 then press Enter and leave the Command Prompt window open.

    Now press Windows Key + R again and type devmgmt.msc and press Enter. After the Device Manager windows appear, click View --> Show Hidden Devices, now the devices that are not currently connected on your computer will appear with semi transparent icon on the Devices Manager.

    ­If you happen to find any device that you no longer use, right click on it and choose uninstall then follow the prompt to complete the uninstall process. When you done close the command prompt window to rehide the nonpresent device back.

  2. To make your computer start faster, you can also clear some unwanted or unnecessary program from your autorun list. I personally recommend you to use Hijackthis for this task. If you don't know which program is good and which program is useless, you can go to Paul Collins's Startup Applications List. A very useful website that contain list of common statup items with description and rating for each one.

  3. Vista's Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate Editions include Shadow Copies (I dunno if this is the correct name since I don't use Vista), which lets you recover a file's older version. Vista Home Basic and Home Premium lack this feature but save the data anyway, wasting CPU cycles and disk space. To stop the waste, put all of your documents and other files on a drive or partition other than your Windows disk. Then click Start, type SystemPropertiesProtection, and press Enter. In the list of disks, uncheck the one that contains personal data. Click Turn System Protection Off when prompted, and click OK to close System Properties. Note that having your data on a separate partition also speeds up backups by allowing you to copy only your own files rather than your programs, which change much less frequently and thus need fewer backup.

  4. For those who still use Internet Explorer and notice some drastic performance drop after a few months (or weeks? XD) using the new IE you can make it as good as new again by doing this...

    Go to Internet Options and click advanced tab, click Reset at the bottom of the program and then Click Reset again to confirm. Restart your Internet Explorer and enjoy your "brand new" IE Photobucket.

    Please note that by doing this, it will disable ur add ons, delete ur temp internet files, cookies, saved passwords, sites added to your trusted zones and some settings will be reverted to default back.

  5. To test the security of your applications, use the free online Secunia Software Inspector. You don't need to install anything; simply click Start and follow the instructions. The scan requires the Sun Java JRE version 1.5.0_12 or later. It works with Windows 2000 SP4 and later.

    The analysis identifies applications that are outdated. Click the plus sign next to an entry for more details, and for links to the latest version.

    To ensure backward-compatibility, many applications leave old versions on your disk when installing updates, so back up your PC before you begin deleting or uninstalling older versions of any applications.

  6. Most of today virus reside on thumbdrive and use autorun feature to help them spreading from one computer to another. You can disable the autorun feature to prevent the virus from infecting your computer, here's how:

    Windows XP Pro

    Press Windows Key+R to open run box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter. On the left panel, go to Local Computer Policy --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> System then scroll on the right panel and double click Turn Off Autoplay, click enable and choose all drives from the drop down list and click OK.

    Windows Xp Home

    Press Windows Key+R to open run box, type regedit and press Enter. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Windows --> CurrentVersion --> Policies --> Explorer. With Explorer highlited, double click NoDriveTypeAutorun, click Hexadecimal and type 95 then click OK.

    Note that this will disable autorun for the thumbdrives but still allow it for CD-ROM drives, to disable autorun on both, replace 95 with B5.

    Windows Vista

    Press Windows Key+R, type gpedit.msc, and press Enter. Click Continue when prompted by User Account Control.

    In the tree pane on the left, navigate to and select Local Computer Policy --> Computer Configuration --> Administrative Templates --> Windows Components --> AutoPlay Policies. Double click Turn off Autoplay. Click Enabled and OK. Next, double click Default behavior for AutoRun. Click Enabled, and choose Do not execute any autorun commands in the resulting drop-down list. Finish by clicking OK.


Most of the article from today's post are a portion of an article from PC WORLD website. Please do visit it if you want to read more since I skip a lots of it Photobucket