Latest Articles: Computers-Hacking
Supercomputers Break Petaflop Barrier, Transforming Science
Post Date: 2008-11-19 09:31:32 by A K A Stone
A new crop of supercomputers is breaking down the petaflop speed barrier, pushing high-performance computing into a new realm that could change science more profoundly than at any time since Galileo, leading researchers say. When the Top 500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers was announced at the international supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday, IBM had barely managed to cling to the top spot, fending off a challenge from Cray. But both competitors broke petaflop speeds, performing 1.105 and 1.059 quadrillion floating-point calculations per second, the first two computers to do so. These computers aren't just faster than those they pushed further down ...
Post Date: 2008-08-21 08:01:47 by A K A Stone
ProduKey is a small utility that displays the ProductID and the CD-Key of MS-Office, Windows, Exchange Server, and SQL Server installed on your computer. You can view this information for your current running operating system, or for another operating system/computer by using command-line options. This utility can be useful if you lost the product key of your Windows/Office, and you want to reinstall it on your computer. Other editions: ProduKey (64-bit) Download at source Click for Full Text!
WebCam Monitor v5.01
Post Date: 2008-06-08 17:37:13 by A K A Stone
WebCam Monitor is a motion detection software that monitors your home, office, or any premise. The software records action triggered by motion or noise as it happens. It is as simple as connecting a USB camera to your PC or selecting an IP camera and using WebCam Monitor to turn your computer to an inexpensive video surveillance system that is on guard 24 hours a day. You can view activities monitored by your camera from anywhere with an Internet connection. Download here http://www.afterdawn.com/software/dawnload.cfm?mirror_id=0&version_id=10928&software_id=1680
Surfing As GoogleBot - Their IP, Their User-Agent, Their Bot Characteristics
Post Date: 2008-01-29 08:43:21 by A K A Stone
Google to Offer Drivers Help at Gas Pump
Post Date: 2007-11-07 16:34:29 by A K A Stone
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Lost drivers soon will be able to Google for help at the pump. As part of a partnership to be announced Wednesday, the online search leader will dispense driving directions at thousands of gasoline pumps across the United States beginning early next month. The pumps, made by Gilbarco Veeder-Root, include an Internet connection and will display Google's mapping service in color on a small screen. Motorists will be able to scroll through several categories to find local landmarks, hotels, restaurants and hospitals selected by the gas station's owner. After the driver selects a destination, the pump will print out directions. Eventually, Gilbarco Veeder-Root ...
Buckeroo threatens to attack my email account
Post Date: 2007-10-07 12:00:13 by A K A Stone
I could fuck your email if I chose, while you begged God for deliverance.
Poster Comment:Buck that would be a crime. Are you a criminal?
100% Proof Google is Keeping Alternative Media Sites Down
Post Date: 2007-08-14 09:19:41 by A K A Stone
As if it were not bad enough that we are censored by the main stream media, now there's a new type of suppression being implemented upon conspiracy related websites and alternative media sources. It's called Link Relevance Suppression, and it's being used on most of the alternative media websites to lower traffic being driven to them by the popular search engine Google. It's also being used in the opposite way to "Promote" Neo-Con supporting websites by giving them double the "Link Relevance" Let me explain how Google indexes sites that go into the search cue when someone types in certain keywords relating that site. Google has many different criteria ...
Google enables face recognition in Image Search?
Post Date: 2007-06-02 03:23:32 by A K A Stone
Reader Dennis writes in with a juicy tidbit regarding Google Image Search: When you add &imgtype=face to the picture search string, only photos with faces are showing up. This feature has not been officially announced yet and I have no idea how reliable it works. For example, a regular Google Image Search for "paris" returns lots of photos of the city. The modified search returns lots of photos of Paris Hilton. The same technique works for "Trapani" - a regular search turns up photos of the Sicilian city of Trapani, the modified version gives you photos of people's faces with the last name Trapani. Freaky! Thanks, Dennis!
Microsoft unveils revolutionary device
Post Date: 2007-05-30 13:58:39 by A K A Stone
In the next year, Bill Gates will manage one of the highest-profile transitions in American business history hell leave his day job as chairman at Microsoft, the $300 billion company he co-founded 32 years ago, and will move full time into philanthropy. But before he leaves, Gates has a few more high-tech projects to finish. Until this morning, one project almost five years in the making and code-named 'Milan, was top-secret. In a TODAY exclusive, I had a chance to talk with Gates at Microsofts Redmond, Wash., campus about a revolutionary new device Microsoft now calls Surface. http://(MSNBC.com is a Microsoft-NBC Universal joint ...
Use Scroogle not Google
Post Date: 2007-05-29 08:56:28 by A K A Stone
Purpose revealed behind the 2038 expiration date for Google's cookie! On 2004-02-26 Larry Page told Reuters: "On the more exciting front, you can imagine your brain being augmented by Google. For example you think about something and your cell phone could whisper the answer into your ear." At the Search Engine Strategies conference on 2004-03-03, Craig Silverstein said that in the future people will have "search pets": Silverstein sees search pets as being able to find to the correct answer to these tricky interpretive questions. Will searching as we know it be completely replaced by search pets? "We'll still search for facts," he says, "but in ...
A WISP with Vision
Post Date: 2007-03-26 19:22:24 by cwrwinger
A WISP with Vision By Gerry Blackwell John Scrivner, president and CEO of Mt. Vernon Net, a wireless ISP in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, just east of St. Louis, is one of those salt-of-the-earth guys that every industry needs but not every industry is blessed witha visionary, an activist, a tireless organizer and a successful entrepreneur. Besides running his company, a pioneering WISP serving over 3,000 customers in and around Mt. Vernon, a city of about 16,000, Scrivner is also the current president of WISPA, the Wireless ISP Association, an organization he helped form. He is also a long-time critic of and lobbyist on behalf of the industry to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). ...
Adobe Tackles Photo Forgeries
Post Date: 2007-03-09 10:25:54 by A K A Stone
A suite of photo-authentication tools under development by Adobe Systems could make it possible to match a digital photo to the camera that shot it, and to detect some improper manipulation of images, Wired News has learned. Adobe plans to start rolling out the technology in a number of photo-authentication plug-ins for its Photoshop product beginning as early as 2008. The company is working with a leading digital forgery specialist at Dartmouth College, who met with the Associated Press last month. Click here for a gallery of famous fake photos. The push follows a media scandal over a doctored war photograph published by Reuters last year. The news agency has since announced that ...
FinalBurner Free v18.104.22.168
Post Date: 2007-02-18 23:18:51 by A K A Stone
FinalBurner is a freeware alternative to expensive CD and DVD burners. This application enables you to create data, audio, DVD disks and burn them onto any type of media, such as CD R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD DL. You can also create an ISO image of a disk. FinalBurner combines all the elements of a professional CD recorder, delivered with a convenient user interface that pleases the eye. Click for Full Text!
Poster Comment:Go to the site for the download. Just found it and it works great.
Spammer Slammer Targets Politics
Post Date: 2006-12-14 11:16:04 by A K A Stone
The brains behind a doomed antispam service are turning their technology into an online swarming tool for activists, hoping to subject politicians and government agencies to the kind of mass pressure Blue Frog once inflicted on spammers. With its Blue Frog software, Israel-based Blue Security made it easy for spam victims to automatically send opt-out requests to advertised websites, either in e-mail or through online order forms on the sites being promoted. In practice, that meant that some sites were deluged with thousands of such messages simultaneously, prompting critics to charge that the service was little more than a vigilante denial-of-service tool. Controversial or not, the ...
Why You Don't Need Vista Now
Post Date: 2006-12-13 09:35:39 by A K A Stone
Windows Vista will have a major impact on the personal computing experience of millions of users worldwide during the coming years, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's latest operating system is a killer product, nor something you necessarily need or want. Wired News recently obtained a copy of the final RTM, or Release to Manufacturing, build of Windows Vista Ultimate from Microsoft. This edition of the operating system is the most powerful and advanced of the four editions Microsoft will make widely available Jan. 30, 2007. Other editions of Windows Vista are made for home users (Windows Vista Home Basic, $200, $100 upgrade), users who want a better entertainment experience ...
RSS Delivers Web's Best Deals
Post Date: 2006-12-11 21:19:46 by A K A Stone
The holiday season is in full swing, and more and more people are using the web as a giant shopping mall. Thankfully, the proliferation of Web 2.0 technologies is giving birth to a new breed of shopping site that can help navigate this crowded marketplace. Sites like Offertrax, StyleFeeder and Mpire don't sell anything at all. Rather, they improve purchasing intelligence by keeping an eye out for bargains and sending electronic alerts when it's time to swoop in for the kill. Instead of wasting time browsing the virtual aisles at dozens of sites, just tell Offertrax what you're shopping for. The site aggregates price-change notifications and special offers from various online ...
Azureus' HD Vids Trump YouTube
Post Date: 2006-12-04 06:53:10 by A K A Stone
The file sharing company Azureus on Monday launched a new distribution platform for downloading high-quality video, which the company hopes will become the next YouTube -- but for high definition, DVD-quality video on the internet. Available at Zudeo, users can upload, download and comment on videos in a manner similar to other video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe and Revver. But instead of the low-resolution video offered by competing services, the Azureus system promises internet video at better than DVD quality, thanks to BitTorrent's ability to distribute huge video files speedily. "Try watching a YouTube video in full-screen mode," says Azureus CEO Gilles ...
Kevin Mitnick's Security Advice
Post Date: 2006-11-16 07:53:41 by A K A Stone
Editor's note: Ex-hacker Kevin Mitnick came by his security expertise the hard way. In the 1990s, his electronic penetration of some of the biggest companies in the world made him a notorious tech boogieman, and ultimately landed him five years in prison. Now free and clear, Mitnick has reinvented himself as a computer security consultant and writer. He travels the world teaching organizations how to secure their information in a world of corporate spies and younger versions of himself. He took a break from his jet-setting to share some practical security tips. Clip them and stick them on your parents' refrigerator or your IT administrator's white board. --- Protecting yourself is very ...
A Tale of Two Web Browsers
Post Date: 2006-10-27 13:43:39 by A K A Stone
In the last two years, the web has gone through a truly vibrant period of innovation. We've seen advancements in file sharing, social networks and rich media presentation, as well as the proliferation of Ajax and full-fledged applications that run within the browser. Within the last week, two new browsers have been released -- both of which hope to be your first choice for bringing all of that new web content to your desktop. Firefox 2, the latest version of Mozilla's open-source browser, was released Tuesday -- less than two years since version 1 and about 11 months behind version 1.5. Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7, the first browser from the Redmond giant since IE6 arrived in October ...
Malware distributor DOUBLECLICK's toll free number. GIve them a call
Post Date: 2006-10-26 12:22:11 by A K A Stone
Sick of spyware on your computer. Well these morons at doubleclick are part of the problem. They have changed their name now, but same company. Here is their toll free number 1-800-793-6320 . Here are the email addresses of some of the assholes that work there. <>email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org <> email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org <>email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org<> PLEASE DO LET THEM KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR ...
Firefox 2.0 now available for download
Post Date: 2006-10-23 19:39:24 by A K A Stone
The official release date for Firefox v2.0 is scheduled for tomorrow, but the browser is already available on the Open Source Lab download server. Based on the User Agent details given by the browser, the official v2.0 release uses the same engine as the v2.0 RC3 (Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0). It is possible, although unlikely, that the installation packages could be updated before the official release. No change log has been provided for the v2.0 yet. It is possible that no changes at all have been made since RC3. In any case you can download the now released final version of Firefox v2.0 from http://Filepedia.com. Firefox 2.0 is available at: ...
Recording engineer develops everlasting glass CD
Post Date: 2006-10-22 12:51:10 by A K A Stone
A Japanese recording engineer has developed the world's first glass CD guaranteed not to warp, distort and of a beautiful design, according to its maker. Music critics who have tried out the CD said that it's outstanding and virtually like listening to a live performance. But high quality music to last forever comes at a price -- 98,700 yen apiece to be exact -- as glass CDs have to be made by hand. "I wanted to make a CD that could be passed on to grandchildren," the glass CD's inventor, Suenori Fukui, said. Fukui, 60, noticed that glass was a great receptor of sound and decided to try and create a CD from the material. He spent a decade developing the glass CD together with ...
Creative ditches Zen FM recording
Post Date: 2006-10-18 10:49:56 by A K A Stone
Creative is reported to have succumbed to recording industry pressure by releasing a Firmware update for a couple of its players which disables the FM recording feature. The firmware modification affects the company's Zen MicroPhoto and Zen Vision:M players. In the release notes, Creative gives no reasoning for the changes, simply noting, "this firmware removes your player's FM recording feature." In the past, the music industry has argued that recording audio from the radio harms music sales. More recently, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) dealt a lawsuit to XM Satellite Radio, alleging XM was guilty of "massive wholesale infringement" which was ...
Eighty percent of new malware defeats antivirus
Post Date: 2006-07-27 02:49:01 by A K A Stone
The most popular antivirus applications on the market are rendered useless by around 80 percent of new malware, according to AusCERT. At a security breakfast hosted by e-mail security firm Messagelabs in Sydney on Wednesday, the general manager of the Australian Computer Emergency Response Team (AusCERT), Graham Ingram, told the audience that popular desktop antivirus applications "don't work". "At the point we see it as a CERT, which is very early on -- the most popular brands of antivirus on the market
have an 80 percent miss rate. That is not a detection rate that is a miss rate. "So if you are running these pieces of software, eight out of 10 pieces of ...
FireFox v2.0 beta 1 released
Post Date: 2006-07-13 08:32:40 by A K A Stone
Mozilla Foundation has released the much-anticipated new version of FireFox web browser. The new version, FireFox v2.0 beta 1 is the first public beta of the "next generation" FireFox browser and provides massive amounts of changes over the 1.x version. The most visible new features for end users include: * Inline spell checking for text areas * Microsummaries provide a way to create bookmarks that display information pulled from the site they refer to, updated automatically. * Tabbed browsing enhancements include adding close buttons to each tab, adjustments to how Firefox decides which tab to bring you to when you close the current tab, and simplified preferences for tabs. * ...
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