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#31 User is offline   Joshua Pack 

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:08 AM

hahahaha, i love it.
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 12:04 AM

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/misc/print/0,100000...9001068c,00.htm

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Software companies could be held responsible for the security and efficacy of their products, if a new European Commission consumer protection proposal becomes law.

I think this is a good idea, it's kind of unsettling realizing that people are paying hundreds of dollars on software that isn't even guaranteed to work.

http://news.cnet.com...0236469-16.html
another frankly disgusting article about how everyone caters to google so much these days it might as well be synonymous with 'internet'.

http://www.computerworld.com/action/articl...p;taxonomyId=18
and last, a rather disturbing article about how the digital life is slowly changing the analog one.
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#33 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 25 June 2009 - 03:10 PM

UPDATE!

http://www.networkworld.com/cgi-bin/mailto...2009/062409-exp

this is why I don't use antivirus, and a must-read for anyone who doubts that they're safer without it.
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#34 User is offline   aotsukisho 

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Posted 17 July 2009 - 09:41 AM

an interesting article on the importance (or lack thereof) of version numbers of software.

http://technologizer...ersion-numbers/

also, for the lulz: http://www.wired.com...ills-for-geeks/
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:31 PM

View PostShonen, on 17 July 2009 - 09:41 AM, said:



"There's no place like 127.0.0.1" - epic xD
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#36 User is offline   Joshua Pack 

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:24 AM

View PostShonen, on 25 June 2009 - 03:10 PM, said:

UPDATE!

http://www.networkworld.com/cgi-bin/mailto...2009/062409-exp

this is why I don't use antivirus, and a must-read for anyone who doubts that they're safer without it.



this may be true for those who aren't stupid. but truthfully AV's do help protect some stupid people. even then though, they get viruses. . . wanna know why? i'll tell you. Downloading music illegally and porn.

I do however use AV. Avast and threat fire. I have firewalls on my routers. however, with vista's new annoying control, as long as you are not yes happy, you can bock stuff you don't want, and that is built in.

I of course secure browsers with blocking known websites with host editing, thanks to spybot.

I have only caught maybe one virus through my email with avast, and 1 from an iframe on myspace within 5 years. but it's free, and avast isn't that much of a memory hog.
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Posted 20 August 2009 - 02:44 AM

I run Spybot every now and then just to make sure, but 99% of the time the search turns up nothing. Gmail and UH email scans for viruses automatically, so I don't need any client side antivirus.

On a different note, another top-ten list. This time it's the top ten epic fails of the tech industry.

http://www.pcworld.c.../printable.html
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 08:28 AM

http://www.livescien...robots-lie.html
kinda scary article about how robots can learn how to lie when given an opportunity to fight for the top.


http://www.internetn...cle.php/3836201
and less scary article about how Windows 7 pwns netbook batteries.
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Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:50 PM

awww sad times, if I got a netbook, I wanted to put 7 on there. rawr.
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 10:26 AM

haha, an article for the programmers out there...

http://www.gamasutra...cks.php?print=1

tricks used when deadlines are pressing and situations seem impossible.

and another article about Google's 'secret' server hardware setup.

http://news.cnet.com...0209580-92.html


edit: and a glimpse back in time, look at screenshots you may have seen irl back when certain web giants were new.

http://www.telegraph...y-launched.html
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#41 User is offline   Joshua Pack 

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Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:34 AM

lol i liked "Meet My Dog, Patches "
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Posted 09 September 2009 - 01:50 PM

^ haha yeah, that was a good one. Occam's Razor at work.

http://blogs.zdnet.c...ardware/?p=5319
An article about Windows 7, apparently it's much better at extending battery life than Vista. Power management is very much improved, an extra hour or so of battery life was found in a test laptop.

http://www.datingish...one-loves-love/
humorous article about a gheyfone app lol

http://infoworld.com/print/89909
interesting article about how software companies try to skeeze people
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 05:10 AM

Fanboys just kill me. I hate their arguing, it's a big waste of time, I wish I could stick all the fan boys into a room and blow them up. Stupid Microsoft,LINUX,MAC fanboys, Computers are for doers not complainers.

anyway, I actually think Iphones are very good. They have helped make phones better. Especially with 2 touch apps, and OSes.

Software companies suck, which is why i will never make money designing software.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:25 AM

I will admit that they are great ideas, but they implemented it poorly and their commercials are beyond irritating.

here is a definite 'down' for technology, apparently two girls were trapped in a storm drain and instead of calling police or rescue service...they updated their facebooks. |:

http://www.telegraph...ing-police.html
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#45 User is offline   Joshua Pack 

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 01:12 PM

wow. 10 and 12. . . . . . and they didn't know to dial 000(or 911, if they were in america)

Personally i don't think it was their fault but their parent's fault. Their parents should teach them about that stuff, I mean i was! :-\
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Posted 10 November 2009 - 10:31 AM

more sad face from facebook
http://news.cnet.com...0393823-26.html
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 06:22 PM

http://www.techradar...-crumble-648736
interesting new EU law on cookies, apparently they want explicit permission given for each cookie that is to be placed on a client computer.
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Posted 17 November 2009 - 04:45 PM

http://www.itworld.c...-ugly-code-ugly
another interesting article, allegedly there's a correlation between grammatical perfection in comments and elegance of the code itself.

...which is interesting, cause that means my code sucks ass. All of my comments are in pidgin, lol
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Posted 01 December 2009 - 06:15 PM

http://www.itworld.c...ck-screen-death
so apparently the 'b' in 'bsod' has been redefined, 'blue' is so 2009 so now Windows XP/Vista/7 can bsod black for the new year

http://news.cnet.com...0406134-93.html
another article how people are more of a bitch online than irl.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/8380265.stm
and a hacker that irl rickroll'd people with a gheyfone worm landed a job as a software developer, lol.

edit: found more articles.

http://news.bbc.co.u...ogy/8388737.stm
the leader of a spam gang fetches a 10 million Euro fine.

http://www.computerw...le_input_device
title says it all... a '3D squeezable input device'. I rofl'd irl since the site that linked to this article had a caption 'I thought that was a girlfriend?'

edit again: found a couple more

http://arstechnica.c...f-it-pixels.ars
apparently someone had enough time and resources to calculate how much data we consume every year. they even translate analog data (ie. reading a newspaper).

http://arstechnica.c...ays-analyst.ars
also, controversy over 'heavy users' of bandwidth. the author of this article claims ISP's are targeting these people simply becaue they are 'heavy users', not because they are causing slowdowns of network traffic for everyone....and he even challenges ISP's to release data for him to analyze.
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Posted 29 December 2009 - 10:07 PM

more top ten lists lol.

http://infoworld.com...09-309?page=0,0
top ten dumbest moves in the industry this year

http://www.computerw...to_kill_in_2010
top ten things to make obsolete
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Posted 13 January 2010 - 03:34 PM

here's an older article I must have missed, as it's quite impressive.

http://www.whistle.g...03/500ghz.shtml

wut. da. fuk. 500GHz on standard silicon processor architecture?
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:36 AM

found this article last week but I never got around to putting it up here til now.

http://www.engadget....ing-cpu-of-ele/

They found out how to crack RSA-1024 by fluctuating the CPU's supply voltage and reading the errors produced.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:25 AM

http://blog.seattlep...ives/198959.asp
Symantec says Seattle is the most risky city for cybercrime...? Srs bzns, considering Honolulu is #11 on the list.

http://latimesblogs....onnections.html
China still being lame

http://jeffmatthewsi...ftlike-car.html
an iDiot ranting about Microsoft, almost thought it wasn't worth reading but look for the comment by the user bustem. All these Apple fans throwing their money away for a first gen ipad. I was talking with Pakza yesterday, a Macbook user, and he told me straight that he thought the article I posted was hilarious, and that Apple does indeed take four or five generations of its shit to iron out the bugs.

http://gizmodo.com/5...traffic-cameras
the most geekily/nerdily badass thing I've ever seen.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:49 PM

http://www.computerw..._7_in_2_minutes
So much for Windows 7 security....both IE8 and Firefox 3.6 were busted. The hackers responsible each got 10 grand to boot.

http://webworkerdail...trong-password/
tips on password creation

http://techdirt.com/...806018708.shtml
Facebook being a whiny bitch lol. Apparently they don't like it when people tweak their site browser-side.
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 04:58 AM

i love the car with the dropping of a table, hahaha.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:04 PM

^ lol yeah. my favorite of all time.

http://www.cnn.com/2...nd.south.korea/
South Korea > us

http://infoworld.com...es-262?page=0,2
SQL queries and how they can be made faster!

http://lifehacker.co...ur-head-quickly
and for shits and giggles, how to square numbers easily in your head
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 08:10 PM

Yea, we need more competition in US in order to get faster and cheaper internet.

And wow, i am bad a databases :( I use SELECT * all the time when i do not need to. it's just faster in programming, but would make my programs so much faster if i didn't.

The squaring thing is cook too. but idk if it's any easier.
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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:48 PM

haha I use SELECT * too but then again my databases only have two dozen columns max, most have only ten or so.

edit: an article about the growing size of hard drives, and issues they will have with Windows XP (and possible workarounds and future developments). XP really is starting to become obsolete despite its compatibility.
http://arstechnica.c...or-xp-users.ars
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 03:20 PM

http://www.infoworld...-cracked-be-591
info about HTML and the obsolecence of flash, and why it's a good thing.

http://www.physorg.c...s193317154.html
and I figured this would fit here as well, lol. caffeine is good for your brain.
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

http://news.bbc.co.u...gy/10158517.stm
the first 'live computer virus', basically an infected RFID implant. pretty interesting.

http://www.kevinwill...oy-programmers/
top ten list of things that annoy programmers, lol

http://www.techradar...t-faster-691771
make Windows boot faster from both a software and hardware standpoint

http://www.techradar...49623?artc_pg=2
taskman tips for Vista/7

http://blogs.hbr.org...multitaski.html
why multitasking is bad

http://blogs.techrep...0things/?p=1535
if you're desperate for internet, here are some options...

http://nand.net/~demaria/hollywood.txt
the 'Hollywood OS' hahahahah

http://www.theage.co...00524-w4bi.html
rediculously small transistor
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