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19in Laptop

Okay, I thought this thing was big... Apple 17in Laptop. My Boss has one, it's the biggest thing I've ever seen, I don't know how he stands it. I have a 15in Powerbook, and I think it's the perfect size, but 17!!

But no... The M590K Emperor is a 19in Laptop. Two SLI video cards, it weighs 14lbs!!! Are you kidding me?

It appears to be x86 based, so you can run Linux, Unix, Windows.. maybe OSX someday, but that thing is just enormous.
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When you're in orbit, which way is Mecca?

And how can a Muslim astronaut pray five times a day when a "day" in orbit lasts just 90 minutes? Worship in space presents some unique challenges

I would guess, down? I really don't understand all there is to understand about Muslim and Islam. But, if someone could respond and tell me why they have to pray towards Mecca (don't they have to pray towards somewhere else at a different time of day?)



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19in Laptop

Okay, I thought this thing was big... Apple 17in Laptop. My Boss has one, it's the biggest thing I've ever seen, I don't know how he stands it. I have a 15in Powerbook, and I think it's the perfect size, but 17!!

But no... The M590K Emperor is a 19in Laptop. Two SLI video cards, it weighs 14lbs!!! Are you kidding me?

It appears to be x86 based, so you can run Linux, Unix, Windows.. maybe OSX someday, but that thing is just enormous.
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When you're in orbit, which way is Mecca?

And how can a Muslim astronaut pray five times a day when a "day" in orbit lasts just 90 minutes? Worship in space presents some unique challenges

I would guess, down? I really don't understand all there is to understand about Muslim and Islam. But, if someone could respond and tell me why they have to pray towards Mecca (don't they have to pray towards somewhere else at a different time of day?)



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Great Freeware Squeezes More Out of Windows

Ten free programs put Windows on its best behavior and teach the old OS useful new file and interface tricks.

But it doesn't erase the underlying fact that Windows is an insecure, slow moving, piece of crap. Stick with something else, doesn't matter what, but just use something else. Apple, Linux, BSD, whatever. Just Something else.



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What Makes a Good Blog?

This non-blog, blog layout article from Spring 2005 NY-Times discusses in brief good blogging strategies. Personality is key, single focus is not as important as *interesting* content. Reader comments build traffic, ya just gotta have 'em, no way around it. Urbansurvivor agrees that comments and the resulting traffic come very s l o w l y.

You also have to be linked from places. If other people link to your blog for information, people follow links, it's nature. Everyone knows the deal, you click on this link, then this one, then this one. Eventually you are looking up how the symbolism of a dollar bill is imporant...

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Whoops on the whole "Sponsor" Thing...

So, I was watching this report on Apple, and it's 30 year anniversary, and how Apple is doing so well, and all this happy stuff... However, I look down in the bottom there, and what do I find? "Sponsored by Microsoft"

Whoops.




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Great Freeware Squeezes More Out of Windows

Ten free programs put Windows on its best behavior and teach the old OS useful new file and interface tricks.

But it doesn't erase the underlying fact that Windows is an insecure, slow moving, piece of crap. Stick with something else, doesn't matter what, but just use something else. Apple, Linux, BSD, whatever. Just Something else.



read more | digg story

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What Makes a Good Blog?

This non-blog, blog layout article from Spring 2005 NY-Times discusses in brief good blogging strategies. Personality is key, single focus is not as important as *interesting* content. Reader comments build traffic, ya just gotta have 'em, no way around it. Urbansurvivor agrees that comments and the resulting traffic come very s l o w l y.

You also have to be linked from places. If other people link to your blog for information, people follow links, it's nature. Everyone knows the deal, you click on this link, then this one, then this one. Eventually you are looking up how the symbolism of a dollar bill is imporant...

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Whoops on the whole "Sponsor" Thing...

So, I was watching this report on Apple, and it's 30 year anniversary, and how Apple is doing so well, and all this happy stuff... However, I look down in the bottom there, and what do I find? "Sponsored by Microsoft"

Whoops.




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Sourcefire does it again

Sourcefire Exceeds Expectations For Q1 2006 With Sixteenth Consecutive Quarter of Record Revenue Growth; Company Becomes Cash-Flow Positive; Snort(R) Reaches 3 Millionth Download

COLUMBIA, Md. --(Business Wire)-- April 19, 2006 -- Sourcefire, Inc., the world leader in intrusion prevention, today announced that the company beat all of its business goals for the first quarter of 2006, with revenues for the twelve months ending in Q1 growing more than 68 percent over the prior year period. Sourcefire also generated significant positive cash-flows for the quarter. Contributing to the company's success in Q1 were new orders from leading global organizations including the Australian High Tech Crime Centre and Lockheed Martin.


"Our continued ability to grow and achieve aggressive business goals, even during the recent period of uncertainty, is a true testament to the high caliber of Sourcefire personnel," said Wayne Jackson, CEO of Sourcefire. "By continuing to focus on what…

Apple releases Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3

Apple has released Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3. Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers.

Cool. I had some problems with my windows bonjour machines connecting to a printer plugged into one of my macs..

Possibly because Windows sucks?

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Apple releases Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3

Apple has released Bonjour for Windows 1.0.3. Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of computers, devices, and services on IP networks. Bonjour uses industry standard IP protocols to allow devices to automatically discover each other without the need to enter IP addresses or configure DNS servers.

Cool. I had some problems with my windows bonjour machines connecting to a printer plugged into one of my macs..

Possibly because Windows sucks?

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Air Force One tagged under full security. Video and Statement.

Air Force One tagged by graffiti artist-entrepreneur Marc Ecko. This was done at Andrews Air Force Base while under full security. I have no idea how he did this without getting shot.

At first glance it looks like this dude tagged Air Force One with some graffiti. The video is totally fake. (read the disclaimer by clicking on the hippo), There is absolutely noooo way you can get that close to Air Force one without being shot on sight.

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Air Force One tagged under full security. Video and Statement.

Air Force One tagged by graffiti artist-entrepreneur Marc Ecko. This was done at Andrews Air Force Base while under full security. I have no idea how he did this without getting shot.

At first glance it looks like this dude tagged Air Force One with some graffiti. The video is totally fake. (read the disclaimer by clicking on the hippo), There is absolutely noooo way you can get that close to Air Force one without being shot on sight.

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OSX Leopard to be unveilied at WWDC2006 August 7-11

According to ADC (Apple Developer Connection) it looks like Mr. Jobs and Apple will be unveiling OSX Leopard at this years WWDC Conference August 7-11 in San Francisco. FTA: "Join the thousands of Mac Developers who will be attending WWDC 2006, and be one of the first to preview Mac OS X Leopard." Mr. Jobs said during his keynote prior to the launch of Tiger that Leopard will be launched approx the same time as Windows Vista.

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OSX Leopard to be unveilied at WWDC2006 August 7-11

According to ADC (Apple Developer Connection) it looks like Mr. Jobs and Apple will be unveiling OSX Leopard at this years WWDC Conference August 7-11 in San Francisco. FTA: "Join the thousands of Mac Developers who will be attending WWDC 2006, and be one of the first to preview Mac OS X Leopard." Mr. Jobs said during his keynote prior to the launch of Tiger that Leopard will be launched approx the same time as Windows Vista.

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PC World adds Apple Macintosh to their Top Desktop Windows PC Charts

" We're interested in having you there, that is, if your systems can make the grade. Until now, the fact that Macs didn't run the same operating system as Windows-based PCs made it nearly impossible to make comparisons between Apple and other brands."

Awesome. Now maybe we'll see Windows get the ass-stomping it deserves. However, until you still have to buy Windows Seperate. (cost). Apple doesn't support it. (duh).... So we'll see.

OSX.



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TWiT Turns 1 Today!

A year ago a group of disgruntled ex-TechTV employees sat down and recorded The Revenge of The Screen Savers. Little did they know the journey it would take them on and the cult following they would create. Now they have turned one and are showing no sign of slowing down with over 50 episodes and around 10 other shows.

Too bad Leo Leporte has .50 of a clue, John Dvorak has .25 of a clue, and their constant guest Steve Gibson has -.75 of a clue.

*Joel runs to get his Clue bat.* Turds.

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PC World adds Apple Macintosh to their Top Desktop Windows PC Charts

" We're interested in having you there, that is, if your systems can make the grade. Until now, the fact that Macs didn't run the same operating system as Windows-based PCs made it nearly impossible to make comparisons between Apple and other brands."

Awesome. Now maybe we'll see Windows get the ass-stomping it deserves. However, until you still have to buy Windows Seperate. (cost). Apple doesn't support it. (duh).... So we'll see.

OSX.



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TWiT Turns 1 Today!

A year ago a group of disgruntled ex-TechTV employees sat down and recorded The Revenge of The Screen Savers. Little did they know the journey it would take them on and the cult following they would create. Now they have turned one and are showing no sign of slowing down with over 50 episodes and around 10 other shows.

Too bad Leo Leporte has .50 of a clue, John Dvorak has .25 of a clue, and their constant guest Steve Gibson has -.75 of a clue.

*Joel runs to get his Clue bat.* Turds.

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Word Yo.

Classic

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Word Yo.

Classic

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The Dell-Decrapifier

Go here

Cut and Paste from article:
It’s a sad state of affairs when you buy a new computer these days and it comes pre-loaded with a ton of garbage software that brings your new machine to a crawl. If anyone’s bought a Dell PC in the last few years, you probably know what I’m talking about. Just recently, I was helping a friend set up his brand new Inspiron 1300 and it took FOREVER for it to boot up. It’s a very dissatifiying experience to pull a brand new computer out of the box and be spammed with a bunch of trial software. After removing all of the crap, (wich took a significant amount of time) it booted much faster and performed like it should. I kept thinking it would be nice to have an automated way to remove all this stuff. Thus was born the Dell De-Crapifier script.

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The Dell-Decrapifier

Go here

Cut and Paste from article:
It’s a sad state of affairs when you buy a new computer these days and it comes pre-loaded with a ton of garbage software that brings your new machine to a crawl. If anyone’s bought a Dell PC in the last few years, you probably know what I’m talking about. Just recently, I was helping a friend set up his brand new Inspiron 1300 and it took FOREVER for it to boot up. It’s a very dissatifiying experience to pull a brand new computer out of the box and be spammed with a bunch of trial software. After removing all of the crap, (wich took a significant amount of time) it booted much faster and performed like it should. I kept thinking it would be nice to have an automated way to remove all this stuff. Thus was born the Dell De-Crapifier script.

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Burning Brain Cells, (and why the Focus-IDS mailing list is a waste)

Okay, I choose not to respond on Focus-IDS basically, because there are a bunch of tools on there that just, don't get it (TM).

.. And quit writing "Snort" in all caps. It's not "SNORT". Get it right. If you must, check the patents.

But it starts with this:
"Snort also has a lot of unique signatures that people have designed for highly specialized purposes. That is definitely a benefit to some organizations. But, those signatures are only useful in those unique situations. And all the commercial products support custom signatures - so you can do the same thing for your TP or ISS box."

Um, and what "unique situations" are you talking about? All of our signatures can be deployed on any network, and they will work just as well. We have a global impact now, despite how much people are refusing to admit that we are the most widely deployed IDS. Oh yeah, and I can review all my Snort signatures. Can you review all of ISS's? No. Cisc…

Nepenthes and fun with WINS Exploits

Recently I installed Nepenthes on one of my machines. Just so I can capture some malware, reverse engineer it and fun stuff like that. (It's fun, really)..

However, Being that WINS is one of the exploitable things in nepenthes, and that apparently some host on my ISP is infected with some sort of auto-spreading WINS exploit. Nepenthes is even able to emulate reverse shells.

Dump:



So apparently, whatever host tried to infect me, apparently is running Windows 2000. and if I really wanted to, I could control that machine. However.. I'll just have pity on him for running Windows.

No, I will not post his IP.

Nepenthes and fun with WINS Exploits

Recently I installed Nepenthes on one of my machines. Just so I can capture some malware, reverse engineer it and fun stuff like that. (It's fun, really)..

However, Being that WINS is one of the exploitable things in nepenthes, and that apparently some host on my ISP is infected with some sort of auto-spreading WINS exploit. Nepenthes is even able to emulate reverse shells.

Dump:



So apparently, whatever host tried to infect me, apparently is running Windows 2000. and if I really wanted to, I could control that machine. However.. I'll just have pity on him for running Windows.

No, I will not post his IP.

Reflecting on Check Point

I read an article today that basically stated that the aquisition of Sourcefire by Checkpoint was "overrated", and that Sourcefire wasn't going to contribute much to Checkpoint's bottom line.

Apparently we are being underestimated over there in Isreal. And while i have nothing bad to say about Checkpoint, for it would have been a good opportunity for Sourcefire to get a hold of Checkpoint's Customer list, but I don't like to see the press trying to downplay it to make us look bad.

Don't underestimate "The Future" aka Martin Roesch.

Reflecting on Check Point

I read an article today that basically stated that the aquisition of Sourcefire by Checkpoint was "overrated", and that Sourcefire wasn't going to contribute much to Checkpoint's bottom line.

Apparently we are being underestimated over there in Isreal. And while i have nothing bad to say about Checkpoint, for it would have been a good opportunity for Sourcefire to get a hold of Checkpoint's Customer list, but I don't like to see the press trying to downplay it to make us look bad.

Don't underestimate "The Future" aka Martin Roesch.