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BlackCross
25th May 2007, 12:51
Porn.com bought for $9 million

I’ve just came over this little older message about selling Porn.com domain for $9 M after the tip from one of our readers in my emailbox. At a sale on Tuesday the rights to Porn.com brought in the second-highest payment for an address since the web’s creation, with closely held MXN Ltd forking out $US9.5 million ($11.4 million) - not a bad return for a domain that sold for a reported $US47,000 in 1997. But Porn.com could not rival the name Sex.com, which Boston firm Escom bought last year for more than $US11 million in cash and stock. The Porn.com deal is one of many in the past two years in which common nouns were exchanged for uncommon money. The name cameras.com sold for $US1.5 million, and scores.com fetched $US1.2 million.

Like Porn.com, they were sold by domain broker and manager Moniker. The resurgence of simple domain names comes even though most people get to new places on the web through such search engines as Google and Yahoo. The idea is to put ads in front of internet surfers who type www.porn.com (http://www.porn.com) into their browsers, curious to see what’s there. Detroit’s MXN was mum on its intentions for Porn.com. But Moniker chief executive Monte Cahn said the site was a proven earner, even without much content, getting more viewers clicking on ads than Sex.com enjoyed. “People are very specific about what they’re looking for,” Mr Cahn said. Do you still wonder why these domain speculants buy every stupid address?

:rofl:

Apple iPhone official start date: June 29

t’s official… Apple Computer has announced starting selling its eagerly awaited iPhone in the US from the 29th of this month. The release date was announced amidst 3 television commercials showing off the phone’s large touch screen, its video-watching, music-playing, and photo-displaying capacities. And, Apple posted all 3 TV commercials on its Web site, it is learnt. Apple’s combination of cell phone, media player, and wireless Web surfing device will cost around $500 to $600, depending on the amount of memory included. And it will be sold through online and physical stores of Apple and AT&T, which is the exclusive service provider for the device.

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The iPhone does not have a keypad, instead sports a touch-sensitive screen. The device was unveiled to a packed audience in early January this year by Steve Jobs, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. Jobs had said the iPhone would appear in stores in June, but had given no specific date at the time. During the keynote, Jobs described the iPhone as ‘revolutionary’ and demonstrated its features, including Multi-Touch, a touch screen display system that can differentiate between and react to simultaneous touch from two fingers. The iPhone features a 3.5-inch display, 2-megapixel camera, headset and audio jacks, and an iPod dock. The first iPhone model would be quad-band GSM, meaning it would work in almost every major country in the world. And data transmission would be supported by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and EDGE.

SOCOL
4th June 2007, 15:28
Apple iPhone official start date: June 29

t’s official… Apple Computer has announced starting selling its eagerly awaited iPhone in the US from the 29th of this month. The release date was announced amidst 3 television commercials showing off the phone’s large touch screen, its video-watching, music-playing, and photo-displaying capacities. And, Apple posted all 3 TV commercials on its Web site, it is learnt. Apple’s combination of cell phone, media player, and wireless Web surfing device will cost around $500 to $600, depending on the amount of memory included. And it will be sold through online and physical stores of Apple and AT&T, which is the exclusive service provider for the device.

http://uk.gizmodo.com/iphone%20and%20jobs.jpg

The iPhone does not have a keypad, instead sports a touch-sensitive screen. The device was unveiled to a packed audience in early January this year by Steve Jobs, Apple’s Chief Executive Officer. Jobs had said the iPhone would appear in stores in June, but had given no specific date at the time. During the keynote, Jobs described the iPhone as ‘revolutionary’ and demonstrated its features, including Multi-Touch, a touch screen display system that can differentiate between and react to simultaneous touch from two fingers. The iPhone features a 3.5-inch display, 2-megapixel camera, headset and audio jacks, and an iPod dock. The first iPhone model would be quad-band GSM, meaning it would work in almost every major country in the world. And data transmission would be supported by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and EDGE.

заибчак. но я себе другй коммуникатор присмотрел уже, а брать только ради 40 гигового харда особого смысла не вижу.

BlackCross
4th June 2007, 23:32
но я себе другй коммуникатор присмотрел уже,
Like what?

Angie_Magpie
5th June 2007, 04:45
заибчак. но я себе другй коммуникатор присмотрел уже, а брать только ради 40 гигового харда особого смысла не вижу.

Как 40?? вроде был на 4 и восемь. А я бы только из-за гироскопа взял:curse:

BlackCross
5th June 2007, 14:08
Yeah, eu tot cred că iPhone va fi telefonul meu următor.

Qwerty
5th June 2007, 19:46
На ресурсе unwiredview.com недавно появилась информация о том, что компания Sony Ericsson запатентовала новое устройство, известное пока под кодовым названием PSP-Phone. По сути, это портативная игровая приставка PSP, совмещенная с мобильным телефоном (или смартфоном).


Известно пока немногое - лишь то, что устройство будет оснащено поворачивающимся на 90 градусов дисплеем и специальными игровыми клавишами для удобства игрока. Кроме этого, пользователю будет доступен и "мобильный" функционал. Более пока неизвестно - будем следить за развитием событий.

http://club.opm-2.com/e107_images/newspost_images/sony_phone_psp.gif

ХОЧУ:rofl:

Angie_Magpie
5th June 2007, 20:32
На ресурсе unwiredview.com недавно появилась информация о том, что компания Sony Ericsson запатентовала новое устройство, известное пока под кодовым названием PSP-Phone. По сути, это портативная игровая приставка PSP, совмещенная с мобильным телефоном (или смартфоном).


Известно пока немногое - лишь то, что устройство будет оснащено поворачивающимся на 90 градусов дисплеем и специальными игровыми клавишами для удобства игрока. Кроме этого, пользователю будет доступен и "мобильный" функционал. Более пока неизвестно - будем следить за развитием событий.

http://club.opm-2.com/e107_images/newspost_images/sony_phone_psp.gif

ХОЧУ:rofl:
Борьба между эпплом и сони началась:nowai:

BlackCross
6th June 2007, 02:30
Neah, îmi iau PSP aparte şi iPhone aparte. :chant:
All-in-one kinda sucks imho.

Qwerty
6th June 2007, 11:52
Neah, оmi iau PSP aparte şi iPhone aparte. :chant:
All-in-one kinda sucks imho.

It'll be kind'a odd to have these two machines in your pockets.....too much space for this is needed

Carrot
6th June 2007, 12:28
It'll be kind'a odd to have these two machines in your pockets.....too much space for this is neededзато если сломаешь одно, то другое будет работать XD

BlackCross
6th June 2007, 18:00
It'll be kind'a odd to have these two machines in your pockets.....too much space for this is needed
Nu, PSPul oricum nu-l porti peste tot cu tine.
Adica vei avea la tine un telefon relativ mic, si casual cand vei sti ca vei avea timp liber vei avea PSPul in rucsac cu tine.

Angie_Magpie
7th June 2007, 02:07
It'll be kind'a odd to have these two machines in your pockets.....too much space for this is needed
i have a psp & a motorola i-tunes, the latter is bit smaller i suppose, but it`s not really a problem, unless u wear large geans))). Although, lately i`m carring the psp in a bag(?), u know, the small kind that u put over the shoulder

BlackCross
7th June 2007, 02:24
i have a psp & a motorola i-tunes, the latter is bit smaller i suppose, but it`s not really a problem, unless u wear large geans))). Although, lately i`m carring the psp in a bag(?), u know, the small kind that u put over the shoulder
Чехол? Case, pouch...

Teacher on trial after cyberporn school lesson

We all know that the world of internet anonymity, especially this sexual one may be a bit dangerous. But you can be in contact with adult content even on places where you would never expect it: A US judge has ordered a retrial of a schoolteacher found guilty of computer porn charges after a sustained campaign by internet specialists proclaiming her innocence. Julie Amero, 40, was convicted in January of causing a series of sex advertisements to pop up on a classroom computer, which were seen by pupils in October 2004. She faces up to 40 years in jail. But the defence filed a motion for a retrial, and at a sentencing hearing on Wednesday Judge Hillary Strackbein granted the application. The prosecution at the trial in Connecticut had alleged Amero must have clicked on porn websites for the pop-ups to begin appearing. But after the trial 28 computer science academics in the state sought to prove that the rapid-fire sequence could have appeared automatically.

Sympathetic campaigners argue such pop-ups are one of the scourges of the internet and say she is the victim of a witchhunt. The computer was sent to a state laboratory after the trial, and Judge Strackbein said its report might contradict evidence presented by the state computer expert, a police detective. “The jury may have relied, at least in part, on that faulty information.” The prosecution did not oppose the defence motion for a retrial. Neither the prosecution nor the jury appear to have been fully aware of the extent to which computers can be infiltrated, especially old ones that do not have firewall protection. I think this is little overreacted - honestly, how many of you can see an accidental popup on your company from time to time? And noone think you are a perv…

Kratos
7th June 2007, 23:45
i have a psp & a motorola i-tunes, the latter is bit smaller i suppose, but it`s not really a problem, unless u wear large geans))). Although, lately i`m carring the psp in a bag(?), u know, the small kind that u put over the shoulder

PSP..ah..de ce n-am si eu una..ASA vreau Metal Gear nou p/u PSP doar, adic exclusiv :giveup: , mdea Let's keep dreaming :omfg:

Black Cross....It's sad to read this...the world is imperfect that's true...(ma refer la post)

Qwerty
8th June 2007, 00:09
PSP..ah..de ce n-am si eu una..ASA vreau Metal Gear nou p/u PSP doar, adic exclusiv :giveup: , mdea Let's keep dreaming :omfg:

Hehe smb dream's other finished it a long time ago:hehehe:
Well if you want i can say you how does it feel:whisper:
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40 years in jail for just some porn pop-ups:omfg:

Kratos
8th June 2007, 12:02
Hehe smb dream's other finished it a long time ago:hehehe:
Well if you want i can say you how does it feel:whisper:
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If you ever have two PSP , would you lend me one ? :sohappy:

Qwerty
8th June 2007, 14:59
_______________________________________________

If you ever have two PSP , would you lend me one ? :sohappy:

Of course but you know the chances are miserable:sarcastic:

Kratos
8th June 2007, 16:13
Of course but you know the chances are miserable:sarcastic:

I wanna bye one, but don't have necessary amount of ...let us say - MINERALS :notagain: ...like in StarCraft or Zen like in MU...or GIl like in FF...I don't like to say just - MONEY....:atsui:

RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION

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The third and final installment of the $100 million "Resident Evil" hits, "Resident Evil: Extinction" is again based on the wildly popular video game series and picks up where the last film left off. Alice (Milla Jovovich), now in hiding in the Nevada desert, once again joins forces with Carlos Olivera (Oded Fehr) and L.J. (Mike Epps), along with new survivors Claire (Ali Larter), K-Mart (Spencer Locke) and Nurse Betty (Ashanti) to try to eliminate the deadly virus that threatens to make every human being undead... and to seek justice. Since being captured by the Umbrella Corporation, Alice has been subjected to biogenic experimentation and becomes genetically altered, with super-human strengths, senses and dexterity. These skills, and more, will be needed if anyone is to remain alive.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Writer: Paul W.S. Anderson
Starring: Milla Jovovich, Mike Epps, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Iain Glen, Debra Marshall, Ashanti Douglas, Ali Larter, Chris Egan
Studio: Sony Screen Gems

Iata acest movie eu il astept tare-tare, ard de nerabdare :love: Sunt total shocat..au implimentat noi personaje din RE the game : Clair Redfield(RE 2, RE: Code Veronika) si Carlos (RE3: nemesis)

Carrot
8th June 2007, 21:05
Kratos, тебе нужно создать больше рабочих XD

Kratos
8th June 2007, 21:09
Kratos, тебе нужно создать больше рабочих XD

:snicker2:

:?: da, dar dac serios -pai vreau PSP tare-tare:loves: ....si "minerale" n-am :snicker2: si nu prea se prevede in scurt viitor :oy:

SOCOL
9th June 2007, 05:09
Like what?

qtek iMate

BlackCross
9th June 2007, 11:20
qtek iMate
Links ffstudiyu! :happy:

SOCOL
13th June 2007, 18:06
Links ffstudiyu! :happy:

google it ;)

Haniball
13th June 2007, 19:20
i-Haniball is curently being in stage of modernisation .All the Global new report that they will have it live at the 32 december of this year.All the world is waiting for this momment !))

BlackCross
23rd June 2007, 01:08
Sony promises 380 new games for PS3 soon

If you buy a next-gen console, you probably want to play some cool games on it, right? Although this is a pretty simple logic, Sony seem to overlook this little detail while they offer still a bit limited amount of games for their console. But that’s likely to change in next 12 months: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. president and CEO Kaz Hirai will bring 380 games to the platform internationally by March 2008, reports the Japanese news service Nikkei. If accurate, the report marks a big ramp-up in development for the console, which currently sees a dozen or less new releases a month. Hirai told Nikkei that Sony will release 200 new retail games and 180 download-only titles, although he did not name any titles or developers. According to the GameSpot database, around 150 retail and download titles are currently slated for release before the end Q2 2008 in the US, Europe, and Japan.

http://www.vidaextra.com/archivos/images/ps3black08.jpg

Hirai also reportedly promised that Sony would work with third-party developers to help promote their PS3 efforts by “coordinating such marketing plans as advertisements, events, and in-store promotions.” According to The Nikkei, Sony shipped 5.5 million PS3s worldwide in the fiscal year ending March 2007–slightly fewer than the six million the company had forecast. The company is expecting to ship 11 million units in this financial year started in April. Nintendo, on the other hand, shipped 5.84 million Wiis during the same period.


NVidia moves into supercomputing

http://xataka.com/images/nvidia-logo.jpg

Nvidia, known for graphics processors designed for video gaming, is expanding into the market for high-performance computing processors. Nvidia today introduced the Tesla line of processors, which it bills as making high-density parallel processing capabilities available in workstation computers. The Tesla graphics processing unit (GPU) features 128 parallel processors and delivers up to 518 gigaflops of parallel computation. A gigaflop refers to the processing of a billion floating point operations per second. Nvidia envisions the Tesla being used in high-performance computing environments such as geosciences, molecular biology or medical diagnostics.

Nvidia also will offer Tesla in a workstation, which it calls a “Deskside Supercomputer,” that includes two Tesla GPUs, attaches to a PC or workstation via a PCI-Express connection, and delivers up to 8 teraflops of processing power. A teraflop is the processing of a trillion floating point operations per second. A Tesla Computing Server puts eight Tesla GPUs with 1,000 parallel processors into a 1U server rack. The list price for the Tesla GPU would start at US$1,499 and the deskside computer at $7,500. Both will be available beginning in August. Qualification samples of the Computing Server, with a list price of $12,000, will be available in September. The product will be fully available in the November-December time frame, Nvidia said.

SOCOL
23rd June 2007, 03:20
Sony promises 380 new games for PS3 soon

If you buy a next-gen console, you probably want to play some cool games on it, right? Although this is a pretty simple logic, Sony seem to overlook this little detail while they offer still a bit limited amount of games for their console. But that’s likely to change in next 12 months: Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. president and CEO Kaz Hirai will bring 380 games to the platform internationally by March 2008, reports the Japanese news service Nikkei. If accurate, the report marks a big ramp-up in development for the console, which currently sees a dozen or less new releases a month. Hirai told Nikkei that Sony will release 200 new retail games and 180 download-only titles, although he did not name any titles or developers. According to the GameSpot database, around 150 retail and download titles are currently slated for release before the end Q2 2008 in the US, Europe, and Japan.

http://www.vidaextra.com/archivos/images/ps3black08.jpg

Hirai also reportedly promised that Sony would work with third-party developers to help promote their PS3 efforts by “coordinating such marketing plans as advertisements, events, and in-store promotions.” According to The Nikkei, Sony shipped 5.5 million PS3s worldwide in the fiscal year ending March 2007–slightly fewer than the six million the company had forecast. The company is expecting to ship 11 million units in this financial year started in April. Nintendo, on the other hand, shipped 5.84 million Wiis during the same period.


NVidia moves into supercomputing

http://xataka.com/images/nvidia-logo.jpg

Nvidia, known for graphics processors designed for video gaming, is expanding into the market for high-performance computing processors. Nvidia today introduced the Tesla line of processors, which it bills as making high-density parallel processing capabilities available in workstation computers. The Tesla graphics processing unit (GPU) features 128 parallel processors and delivers up to 518 gigaflops of parallel computation. A gigaflop refers to the processing of a billion floating point operations per second. Nvidia envisions the Tesla being used in high-performance computing environments such as geosciences, molecular biology or medical diagnostics.

Nvidia also will offer Tesla in a workstation, which it calls a “Deskside Supercomputer,” that includes two Tesla GPUs, attaches to a PC or workstation via a PCI-Express connection, and delivers up to 8 teraflops of processing power. A teraflop is the processing of a trillion floating point operations per second. A Tesla Computing Server puts eight Tesla GPUs with 1,000 parallel processors into a 1U server rack. The list price for the Tesla GPU would start at US$1,499 and the deskside computer at $7,500. Both will be available beginning in August. Qualification samples of the Computing Server, with a list price of $12,000, will be available in September. The product will be fully available in the November-December time frame, Nvidia said.

ууууу) нагло тыришь новости пс3 темы XD

BlackCross
23rd June 2007, 03:42
ууууу) нагло тыришь новости пс3 темы XD
Fuck (torrentsmd) PS topic, eu le iau din alta parte.

Blu-Ray takes a lead in HD battle

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Neither side is close to conceding, but the death match over which format will dominate the next generation of movie disks is swinging in favor of Blu-ray, the technology backed by Sony and most of the studios that produce the flicks themselves. Blu-ray was outselling Toshiba-backed rival HD DVD by 2 to 1—though sales for both are still slight—before recent word that Blockbuster, the movie retailer, would not bother stocking HD DVDs. Since the first high definition players began appearing last year, the battle for hearts and wallets has been on a level. Last week, however, video rental group Blockbuster tipped the scales in Sony’s favour.

By mid-July, the number of US stores renting Blu-ray films will be expanded to 1,700, from 250. HD DVD, meanwhile, will remain available in just 250 stores and from Blockbuster’s much smaller online rental business. The picture is the same in the UK - 50 stores stock HD DVD, 490 have Blu-ray. Sales of pure high definition players in either format are negligible so far. Consumer electronics researcher GfK says that in the UK, 1,038 Blu-ray players have been sold since September last year, compared to 2,625 HD DVD machines. PCs with high definition drives have likewise contributed little to the overall total. Blu-ray has been built into a small number of PCs, including Dell’s, and HD DVD will from this summer be available in all Toshiba’s PCs. The computer-maker has already shipped 1m laptops with HD DVD drives. It looks that the winneris almost clear, but the future may be so unpredictable that we had better wait for final resume.

Source: USnews, Telegraph

REDDEVIL
25th June 2007, 00:17
Blu-Ray takes a lead in HD battle

http://www.aeropause.com/archives/Blu-ray-cover_plat.jpg

Neither side is close to conceding, but the death match over which format will dominate the next generation of movie disks is swinging in favor of Blu-ray, the technology backed by Sony and most of the studios that produce the flicks themselves. Blu-ray was outselling Toshiba-backed rival HD DVD by 2 to 1—though sales for both are still slight—before recent word that Blockbuster, the movie retailer, would not bother stocking HD DVDs. Since the first high definition players began appearing last year, the battle for hearts and wallets has been on a level. Last week, however, video rental group Blockbuster tipped the scales in Sony’s favour.

By mid-July, the number of US stores renting Blu-ray films will be expanded to 1,700, from 250. HD DVD, meanwhile, will remain available in just 250 stores and from Blockbuster’s much smaller online rental business. The picture is the same in the UK - 50 stores stock HD DVD, 490 have Blu-ray. Sales of pure high definition players in either format are negligible so far. Consumer electronics researcher GfK says that in the UK, 1,038 Blu-ray players have been sold since September last year, compared to 2,625 HD DVD machines. PCs with high definition drives have likewise contributed little to the overall total. Blu-ray has been built into a small number of PCs, including Dell’s, and HD DVD will from this summer be available in all Toshiba’s PCs. The computer-maker has already shipped 1m laptops with HD DVD drives. It looks that the winneris almost clear, but the future may be so unpredictable that we had better wait for final resume.

Source: USnews, Telegraph

HOHOHO! :evillaugh: PS3 WILL ROCK!

BlackCross
28th June 2007, 00:44
iPhone will cost you at least $60 a month

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Apple and AT&T have revealed their pricing plans for iPhone service. Plans range from about $60 to $220 per month. Each plan includes unlimited Web access and e-mail, which will allow users to take advantage of the device’s heavily touted Internet capabilities without having to keep tabs on how much data they’re transferring. Text messages, however, are limited unless the user buys a step-up. The packages also include rollover minutes and unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling. However, those who use their mobile phones for extensive text messaging might be unimpressed with the 200 monthly SMS messages that the plans include. Increased message limits are available for more money, the companies noted. There’s also a one-time activation fee of $36, and Apple said signing up can be done easily through iTunes, a free download for both PCs and Apple computers.

iPhone service plans require a new two-year service agreement with AT&T, the companies said. In addition to the least expensive, $59.99-per-month plan, which includes 450 minutes, there is a $79.99 plan that buys 900 minutes, a $99.99 plan with 1,350 minutes, a $119.99 plan with 2,000 minutes, a $169.99 plan with 4,000 minutes and a $219.99 plan with 6,000 minutes. Family packages are also available, ranging in price from $80 for 700 shared minutes to $310 for 6,000 shared minutes. Each additional phone costs $29.99. The most unusual aspect of the service packages is that all iPhone plans include Visual Voicemail, which the companies call an industry first. A feature found in most Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) packages, Visual Voicemail will show iPhone owners a list of their voice mail messages. They’ll be able to choose which to hear without having to first listen to any that came first.

Source: Apple, Techworld


Fuck... :sigh:

Haniball
28th June 2007, 01:34
hahaa)) 60$ a month)) well these prices are normal for US)) but for our country is GG ))

Carrot
28th June 2007, 10:43
это ж больше минимальной зарплаты у нас в стране в разы XD

BlackCross
23rd July 2007, 00:18
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Google bid at least $4.6 billion for WiFi project

Google has pledged to bid a minimum of $4.6 billion for the upcoming wireless spectrum auction run by the Federal Communications Commission. In an open letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, Google’s Eric Schmidt said that the company would bid, if the FCC mandates open connectivity for the winners. Specifically Schmidt wants the winners of the 700 MHz band auction to allow mobile devices to be able to connect anywhere and use any application. In addition, he wants third party mobile phone providers to be able to buy access at wholesale rates. Currently mobile phone services are controlled by a small group of companies (namely AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, etc). Google also wants the winners to allow broadband providers to link up with the wireless spectrum at “technically feasible” points.

The FCC hasn’t set a date for the auction, but some think it could happen as early as January. The auction could raise almost $20 billion, but so far no concrete rules have been set for bidding. The FCC has released some draft proposals, but those don’t include all the points that Google wants. Keep in mind that Schmidt pledged a minimum of $4.6 billion and Google has enough cash on hand to completely dominate the auction if Verizon or any of the other carriers decide to get into a bidding war. If Google wins the auction, it will essentially become a wireless carrier – perhaps that often rumored Google Phone will eventually become a reality. While it’s a really good idea to offer a free WiFi for everyone, many people think this is just another plan of Google to become a worl-dominant internet giant, which can allow the company to turn from good to evil side within seconds…

Source: TGDaily, Forbes

Carrot
23rd July 2007, 10:27
evil google XD

а вообще - если будет халява, то будет здорово..

BlackCross
24th July 2007, 02:38
Free net for the masses!!! :punch:

Apple iPhone security hole is now official @_@

According to a security consulting firm, the iPhone can easily be taken control of by hackers, leaving your personal information out in the open. According to the Maryland-based firm Independent Security Evaluators, hackers can take over an iPhone if a user accesses a Web site designed by the hacker. For example, an attacker can send an iPhone user an e-mail that says, “‘Check this link out. It’s great,’” Charles Miller, the firm’s principal security analyst, told ABCNEWS.com. If the user then clicks on the link to the site, the person controlling the site can access anything on the user’s iPhone, including text messages, e-mails, phone numbers and address books. In other words, hackers can access “stuff you don’t want people to know about,” Miller said.

If hackers connect the server to a computer, as the security firm did, then they can download all of the information. The firm began looking into potential security issues last Monday when the company’s founder, Avi Rubin, was showing off his iPhone, Miller said. “He gave us the proposition,” Miller said. “‘If you guys think you can do it.’ He gave us a week and an iPhone to play with.” When the firm made the discovery last week, it called Apple to warn about the issue. “They haven’t said a whole lot to us,” Miller said. “They basically acknowledged that they were looking into it.” Apple said that the company is looking into the firm’s report. “We always welcome feedback on how to improve our security,” said Lynn Fox, an Apple spokeswoman. The security firm also found that the iPhone could also be hacked using a public Wi-Fi connection, for example at an airport or a coffee shop, if the hacker set up an additional wall between users and the connection. Not everything looking perfect is actually that cool in these days…

Source: ABC, Register

MySpace purged 29000 accounts of sex offenders

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MySpace, the social networking website immensely popular with young people, has deleted the profiles of 29,000 convicted sex offenders. This is more than four times the 7,000 the company said it had deleted in May, and marks a significant tightening of its defences against online predators, following criticism from US authorities. All of those barred are thought to be based in the US. The company, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, said it hoped other social networking sites would follow its lead. “We’re pleased that we’ve successfully identified and removed registered sex offenders from our site and hope that other social networking sites follow our lead,” said Hemanshu Nigam, MySpace’s chief security officer.

The new total was released yesterday by two state attorney generals in the US who have been at the forefront of the campaign to protect children on the internet. “The exploding epidemic of sex offender profiles on MySpace - 29,000 and counting - screams for action,” said Richard Blumenthal, the Connecticut attorney general. A series of high-profile legal actions brought by the parents of teenagers abused by people they met on MySpace appear to have convinced the Los Angeles-based firm of the need for tighter restrictions. Last year, the service made it impossible for members aged 18 or older to contact 14- to 15-year-old members without knowing their email addresses. Huh, that’s really sophisticated. May be they would need to fax copy of your passport before confirming the registration?

Chinese police busted $500m illegal software

Chinese police have busted up two criminal organizations and seized pirated software worth half a billion dollars, the culmination of two years of work with the FBI, officials from both countries said yesterday. The gangs pirated Microsoft Corp.Symantec Corp. software and sold it around the world, including in the United States, said Gao Feng, of China’s Ministry of Public Security. Gao said police arrested 25 people and seized property worth about $8 million. Chinese police also confiscated counterfeit software with an estimated retail value of $500 million, according to an FBI statement.

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Gao said police discovered in 2005 that the Chinese gangs were colluding with suspects in the United States and notified the FBI’s Beijing office. China has long been the world’s leading source of illegally copied goods, including designer clothes, movies, and music. The country has been under pressure to crack down. The Business Software Alliance, a trade group, said software counterfeiting in China has dropped in recent years. But the group says global piracy took a $40 billion bite out of worldwide software revenue in 2006. According to the FBI, Chinese police arrested 11 people in Shanghai. In Shenzhen, a boomtown just over the border from Hong Kong, 14 people were arrested for making fake Microsoft programs. Even the scene groups already realized what these Chinese pirates overlooked: warez is made for fun, not for profit!

Source: ABC, Boston globe


Digg chooses Microsoft for ad serving

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News aggregator Digg has chosen Microsoft to serve up display and contextual ads on its Web site where people share and rank their favorite news items, the companies announced Wednesday. Microsoft replaces Google as Digg’s main advertising partner, although Digg will continue to collaborate with Federated Media Publishing, which links up advertisers with blogs and other sites looking to monetize their content. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed, but the deal is a three-year contract. The revenue-sharing deal is a win for Microsoft, which last year snagged a similar deal with popular social-networking site Facebook shortly after losing the MySpace.com ad account to Google.

For three years, Microsoft will deliver ads - mostly small, contextually relevant text links - on Digg.com. More than 9.5 million people visited the site in June to read, suggest a story or help vote a favorite onto a list of top news, according to data from comScore World Metrix. The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal. Google declined to comment. Digg is the first high-profile customer for Microsoft’s adCenter platform since the company signed up Facebook, a popular social networking site, last summer. Digg’s decision to defect may not dent Google’s balance sheet, but it’s still a blow to lose such a hot Web 2.0 property, said Chris Winfield, president of social media marketing company 10e20 LLC.

Source: Forbes, ZDnet

NASA astronauts drunk in the space!

It was yet another jolt for the agency which has had a rocky year from the start, beginning with the arrest of an astronaut accused of attacking a rival in a love triangle. That scandal was followed by a freak hailstorm that tore into a space shuttle on the launch pad that set back the year’s flight schedule. Then there was a shooting at Johnson Space Centre in Houston by an employee who ultimately killed himself. News of the two latest bombshells broke within just a few hours. Aviation Week & Space Technology reported on its website that a panel studying astronaut health found that on two occasions, astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so drunk they posed a safety risk.

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The independent panel also found “heavy use of alcohol” before launch, the magazine reported, although that drinking was within the standard 12-hour “bottle-to-throttle” rule. At a news conference to discuss the upcoming space shuttle launch set for August 7, Nasa’s space operations chief was asked repeatedly about the drunken astronaut report. Bill Gerstenmaier would only say that he had never seen an intoxicated astronaut before flight or been involved in any disciplinary action related to that. But he revealed that an employee for a Nasa sub-contractor had cut the wires in a computer that was about to be loaded into the shuttle Endeavour for launch. Can you imagine vomiting in the space?

Source: Channel 4, Inquirer

Japanese Blu-Ray porn supported by Sony

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Shortly after Blu-ray’s launch last year the word got around pretty quickly that Sony was blocking the adult entertainment industry’s access to distributing pornography on Blu-ray. According to his experience on the frontlines, the real problem was getting the Blu-ray discs pressed in quantity, as all the major replication facilities were contractually obligated to not touch any adult material. Smaller facilities reportedly feared retribution from Sony. As such, adult entertainment in the States has seriously favored HD-DVD, leading to many analogies to the VHS / Betamax format war in which porn played a major role. Times seem to be changing however, at least in Japan. According to several producers at the recent Adult Treasure Expo 2007 in Chiba, Japan, Sony has begun offering extensive technical support to the domestic adult entertainment industry.

Various restrictions exist on how discs can be replicated in Japan as well as the US, but a workaround has been engineered in which Taiwanese replicators have been granted licenses and equipment from Sony to press adult Blu-ray releases and send them back to Japan. Mass production is slated to begin in August. It wouldn’t be surprising to see a similar solution engineered for America, and there are, in fact, already a few Blu-ray releases available here. Now the only hurdle left for Hentai fans looking for some tentacle action in 1080p is finding a reliable exporter in Japan. Stuffing your luggage full of the stuff on your next vacation won’t work, as the Japanese like to keep their homegrown porn all to themselves, and they’ll confiscate anything they find when you try to leave the country. Damn, who would think this Blu-Ray / HDDVD battle may be decided by porn!

REDDEVIL
1st August 2007, 01:11
:want: SUGOI!:love:
P.S.HEIL TENTACLES!:yells:

Carrot
1st August 2007, 10:14
pr0n pwns world.. :omfg:

BlackCross
2nd August 2007, 12:22
California voting machines vulnerable to hackers

Hackers hired to evaluate the security of e-voting machines used in California found serious flaws that could allow for vote tampering in all three systems studied. The defects included the ability to overwrite firmware, install malicious applications, forge voter cards and gain access to the inside of voting machines by unfastening screws that were supposed to be inaccessible. The defects were found in machines provided by Sequoia Voting Systems, Hart Intercivic and Diebold Elections Systems. The e-voting machine assessment was part of a “top-to-bottom” review that Secretary of State Debra Bowen undertook earlier this year into all ballot machines used in the state, whether or not they are computerized. Several “red teams” were given access to the source code and user manuals of e-voting machines and directed to hack them if possible.

“The red teams demonstrated that the security mechanisms provided for all systems analyzed were inadequate to ensure accuracy and integrity of the election results and of the systems that provide those results,” wrote Matt Bishop, the study’s principal investigator and a professor at the University of California at Davis. He said the teams probably could have uncovered additional vulnerabilities had they not encountered significant delays in obtaining information and tools from the three vendors involved. Many documents didn’t arrive until July 13, just seven days before the five-week study was concluded. Other software was never delivered at all. Funny, it reminded me of the final episode of tv show Heroes where Micah also helped a bit to manipulate the results of e-voting machine. I guess we will need few more years to apply these machines on a broader scale.

Source: BetaNews, Register

Teen Arrested for Recording 20 Second Movie Clip

Jhannet Sejas, a 19 year old girl was immediately arrested by the police after she recorded a 20 second clip from the movie “Transformers” that she wanted to show to her little brother. She now faces up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

Sejas was celebrating her 19th Birthday with her boyfriend in a local theater in Arlington. A few minutes after she taped the short clip the police came rushing in and took her into custody on the charges of “being a pirate”.

Sejas and her boyfriend were promptly escorted out of the movie theater, still confused about what just happened. “I was crying, I’ve never been in trouble before.”, she later said in a response to the trip to the police station.

Of course Sejas had no intention to sell the 600 millisecond clip, she wasn’t even planning to put it on YouTube. The only thing she wanted to do was show it to her 13 year old brother, who was dying to see the movie himself. Unluckily theater owners just introduced their new zero-tolerance policy since everyone can be a pirate.

Kendrick Macdowell, a representative National Association of Theater Owners said in a response: “We cannot educate theater managers to be judges and juries in what is acceptable. Theater managers cannot distinguish between good and bad stealing.”

Good and bad stealing? Nuts!, the guy obviously has no clue what he’s talking about. If all theater owners treat their customers like this they will start to lose even more money than they already do now. And guess who they will be blaming? Right, Pirates.

Sejas will go to trial later this month for recording a motion picture without permission, and is facing up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. Seriously unbelievable.

Psycho
3rd August 2007, 12:27
Fuckin american bastards...

kiyo
5th August 2007, 00:01
but in the focking Amerika, u can also sue someone for sexual harressment and "earn" lots of money :want: lol

BlackCross
13th August 2007, 17:23
Google cancels its own video sales

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The power of YouTube destroyed Google Video. Or at least some of the features which this service previously offered to visitors. Google, after buying video-sharing site YouTube nine months ago for $1.65 billion, plans to stop selling television shows on its homegrown video site. The company will stop offering download-to-own and download-to-rent programs Aug. 15, according to an e-mail sent to customers Friday. The Mountain View company, owner of the most-used Internet search engine, started selling shows such as “Survivor” in January 2006. Google’s decision to close the retail part of its video site indicates the company had less success selling content than attracting advertising spending, which accounts for 99 percent of revenue.

The purchase of San Bruno-based YouTube, whose videos are all free, catapulted Google from seventh to first among video-sharing providers on the Web. Visitors to Google’s sites watched 1.8 billion clips in May, accounting for 22 percent of videos viewed in the nation, according to Reston, Va.-based researcher ComScore. News Corp.’s Fox Interactive unit, which includes social-networking site MySpace, was second with 8.1 percent, followed by Sunnyvale-based Yahoo at 4.6 percent. Well you can’t expect money in the business where you can get the same thing for free, do you.

Source: Afterdawn, Mercury News

Carrot
13th August 2007, 17:30
монополизация продолжается XD

BlackCross
14th August 2007, 16:02
Toshiba recalls more explosive batteries

If you own a Toshiba laptop with Sony batteries and this machine has symptoms of overheating, you should probably do something about it. Toshiba Corp. has recalled more defective laptop batteries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said last week, the latest move in a long-running problem with lithium-ion batteries made by Sony Corp. According to a warning from the CPSC, batteries in some of Toshiba’s Satellite A100, Satellite A105 and Tecra A7 notebooks built between January and April 2006 pose a fire hazard from overheating. Approximately 1,400 portable computers are affected by the recall, said the CPSC.

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The batteries due for call back are a subset of a recall issued by Toshiba less than four weeks ago that wasn’t publicized by the CSPC. Then, the Japanese computer maker listed 17 different laptop lines as potentially equipped with defective batteries. An update to the Toshiba support document a day after the initial July 17 alert added the three systems called out by the CPSC last Thursday. The agency gave no explanation for the weeks-long delay between Toshiba’s admission and the CPSC recall warning. “Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries and contact Toshiba to receive a free replacement battery,” the agency urged. Toshiba has posted a Windows utility that sniffs out recalled batteries; it can be downloaded from the BatteryCheck link.

Source: Toshiba, PC World, CIO

Foldable paper-thin battery. Revolution?

US researchers say they have invented a lightweight paper battery that could serve as an enhanced power storage device for the next generation of consumer electronic devices. The battery produces electricity in the same way as the conventional lithium-ion batteries that power so many of today’s gadgets, but all the components have been incorporated into a lightweight, flexible sheet of paper. An early prototype of the device, just big enough to be held between thumb and forefinger, kicks out 2.5 volts, enough juice to power a small fan, or illuminate a light, and its inventors say the battery can be easily scaled up to provide enough power to run any number of electronic gadgets.

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“You can stack one sheet on top of another to boost the power output,” said Robert Linhardt, a biology and chemistry professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and a project team member. “We’ve already experimented with 10 sheets, but there’s nothing to stop you using 500, and they can be rolled, bent or folded into any shape or space you like. There are endless design possibilities.” The device can function in temperatures of 300 degrees Fahrenheit and down to 100 below zero, and was engineered to function as both a battery and a supercapacitor, a device that charges almost instantaneously and is often used for industrial applications. Wow, can you imagine iPod Pico with that?

Pirated version of Simpsons tracked to Australia

The first known pirated copy of “The Simpsons Movie” uploaded on the Internet was tracked to a home raided by Australian police Friday, a film industry group said. An international operation involving the movie’s owner Fox, Australian police, and the private investigation group Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft resulted in the copy’s removal from the Internet, the Motion Picture Association said in a statement. Police ordered a 21-year-old man in Sydney suspected of having uploaded the movie to appear in a Sydney court in October when he will be formally charged, the Australian Federal Police said in a statement. Details of the likely charge and penalties have not been made public.

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AFACT said the illegal “Simpsons” copy was the first on the Internet and was recorded by a cell phone in a Sydney cinema on July 26 — hours before its release across most of the world. The movie was uploaded to a United States-based global streaming Web site before it was screened in U.S. theaters. “Within 72 hours of making and uploading this unauthorized recording, AFACT had tracked it to other streaming sites and P2P (peer-to-peer) systems, where it had been illegally downloaded in excess of 110,000 times, and in all probability, copied and sold as a pirate DVD all over the world,” AFACT executive director Adrianne Pecotic said. Similarly, Czech police announced today they busted another 19-year-old who made the very first copy of the movie which appeared on torrent networks worldwide. This young guy is facing up to 5 years in jail.


iPhone battery subject to second lawsuit

A second class-action lawsuit argues that Apple Inc. and AT&T Inc. failed to tell early buyers of the iPhone that annual fees of more than US$100 would be needed to replace the iPhone battery and maintain service. Filed Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by Sydney Leung on behalf of a group that could reach into hundreds of thousands of iPhone users, the suit seeks more than $5 million in compensatory and punitive damages. A court conference on the matter was set for Nov. 28.

The nine-page complaint was filed on behalf of Leung by Oakland-based attorney H. Tim Hoffman, and argues that Apple and AT&T committed fraud by not fully informing customers about the costs and procedures for replacing the battery. The complaint argues that the battery “must” be replaced after 300 charges, anticipating a replacement at one year or less by a qualified technician, since the battery sits inside a sealed compartment. In its defense, however, Apple has stated on its Web site that the lithium-ion battery when properly maintained will hold up to 80 percent of its full charge at 400 charge and discharge cycles. Replacing a battery out of warranty costs $79, plus $6.95 for shipping. This whole stuff reminds me of buying a new ink printer: you often buy a dirty cheap printer, but then pay double the original price for first set of new cartridges…

Source: PC World


CD is 25 years old!

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An obsolete form of optical media known as the “Compact Disc” celebrates its 25th birthday tomorrow. In a press release issued Thursday, Philips said a staggering 200 billion of them were produced (194 billion accounted for by AOL signup disks) since the first one was stamped off the production line on Aug. 17, 1982. The first CD to be manufactured at the plant was “The Visitors” by ABBA. By the time CDs were introduced on the market in November 1982, a catalogue of around 150 titles – mainly classical music – had been produced. The first CDs and CD players – including Philips’ CD100 – were introduced in Japan in November, followed by a US and European market introduction in March of 1983.

The Compact Disc was created from a partnership between Philips and Sony. Philips created most of the core technology while Sony helped with digital encoding for smooth playback. The two would later square off against each other in the 1990s as Sony’s MiniDisc went in direct competition with Philips’ Digital Compact Cassette. Though MiniDisc gained more widespread adoption, neither format was considered a success. At the time, there was no emerging technology really competing against the CD format. Its biggest battle was against vinyl records, an institution by the 1980s, whih still remains the longest-running home audio format in the United States. Damn, do you still remember these times of new games and appz on tens of floppy discs and 1.44 MB archives? I feel a bit of nostalgy here…

CIA, FBI Edited Wikipedia Entries On Iraq, Guantanamo

People using CIA and FBI computers have edited entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on topics including the Iraq war and the Guantanamo prison, according to a new tracing program.The changes may violate Wikipedia’s conflict-of-interest guidelines, a spokeswoman for the site said on Thursday. The program, WikiScanner, was developed by Virgil Griffith of the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and posted this month on a Web site that was quickly overwhelmed with searches. The program allows users to track the source of computers used to make changes to the popular Internet encyclopedia where anyone can submit and edit entries. WikiScanner revealed that CIA computers were used to edit an entry on the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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A graphic on casualties was edited to add that many figures were estimated and were not broken down by class. Another entry on former CIA chief William Colby was edited by CIA computers to expand his career history and discuss the merits of a Vietnam War rural pacification program that he headed. Aerial and satellite images of the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were removed using a computer traced to the FBI, WikiScanner showed. CIA spokesman George Little said he could not confirm whether CIA computers were used in the changes, adding that “the agency always expects its computer systems to be used responsibly.” The FBI did not have an immediate response. Computers at numerous other organizations and companies were found to have been involved in editing articles related to them. Griffith said he developed WikiScanner “to create minor public relations disasters for companies and organizations I dislike (and) to see what ‘interesting organizations’ (which I am neutral towards) are up to.” It was not known whether changes were made by an official representative of an agency or company, Griffith said, but it was certain the change was made by someone with access to the organization’s network. It violates Wikipedia’s neutrality guidelines for a person with close ties to an issue to contribute to an entry about it, said spokeswoman Sandy Ordonez of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia’s parent organization. However, she said, “Wikipedia is self- correcting,” meaning misleading entries can be quickly revised by another editor. She said Wikimedia welcomed the WikiScanner.

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US job-searching gov website hacked

A Ukrainian hacker group that initially hacked Monster.com has also broken into a well-known government job website. According to the Office of Personnel Management, the hackers extracted an estimated 146,000 names and other private information from usajobs.gov. USAJOBS.gov is run by Monster.com and hosts almost all of the federal government’s job openings. Job seekers generally upload their resumes and fill out profile sheets that are then available to government recruiters. This information is obviously a treasure trove for both legitimate marketers and scam artists and the Ukrainians allegedly made off with names, mailing addresses, phone numbers and email address of the victims.

The government says Social Security numbers were kept in a separate database and were not comprised, but it probably doesn’t take a genius to dig up a Social Security number if you have all the above information along with a complete resume. The Ukranians initially attacked Monster.com by gaining access to a recruiter subpage within the job website. After entering the recruiter page, the group siphoned off an estimated 1.3 million user profiles and resumes. The private information was then used to send out financial phishing emails to the victims.

Source: Reuters, TG Daily


Thailand unbanned YouTube after 5 months

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After nearly four months, the Thai government has lifted the ban on Google’s YouTube as the management of the Web site has finally agreed to block all videos that violate the country’s laws or are deemed offensive to the Thai people. The access to YouTube was blocked on April 4, after Google turned down Thailand’s request to delete the ‘insulting’ 44-second ‘offensive’ video clip. The video clip in question showed grainy pictures of Thailand’s most revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch, with a pair of shoes with soles pointed towards the king’s face.

The clip was considered a case of ‘lese majeste’ or insulting the monarchy, which in Thailand is a serious crime with offenders liable to punishment of up to 15 years of imprisonment. At the time, Google removed the original offensive content from YouTube. However more and more such ‘mocking’ videos continued to appear on the site, creating a brouhaha of sorts. Finally now, YouTube has agreed on blocking clips breaking Thai laws, including sweeping legislations prohibiting comments deemed as ‘offensive’ to the monarchy. Meanwhile, video clips banned in Thailand will continue to be available to Internet users in other parts of the world. Additionally, Thai government officials have created a program for blocking all sensitive video content from being accessed within the country. Damn, can you imagine 5 months without YouTube?


Google starts its own News service

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Internet search leader Google Inc. on Friday began hosting material produced by The Associated Press and three other news services on its own Web site instead of only sending readers to other destinations. The change affects hundreds of stories and photographs distributed each day by the AP, Agence France-Presse, The Press Association in the United Kingdom and The Canadian Press. It could diminish Internet traffic to other media sites where those stories and photos are also found - a development that could reduce the online advertising revenue of newspapers and broadcasters.

The new approach doesn’t change the look of Google News or affect the way the section treats material produced by other media. Although Google already had bought the right to display content produced by all four news services, the search engine’s news section had continued to link to other Web sites to read the stories and look at the photographs. That helped drive more online traffic to newspapers and broadcasters who pay annual fees to help finance the AP, a 161-year-old cooperative owned by news organizations. Now, Google visitors interested in reading an AP story will remain on Google’s Web site unless they click on a link that enables them to read the same story elsewhere. Google doesn’t have any immediate plans to run ads alongside the news hosted on its site. If you don’t know this service, I highly recommend it for getting informed about the latest developement in the whole world on one place.

Source: AP, Forbes

Carrot
2nd September 2007, 10:15
гугл продолжает захватывать наш моск.. а украинцам +1 XD

BlackCross
7th September 2007, 18:42
Apple introduces new iPod Touch, lowers prices

Apple Inc. slashed the price of the top iPhone by $200 Wednesday to bolster holiday sales, but also angered loyal customers who paid top dollar in the gadget’s first 10 weeks on the market. The company also revamped its iPod media player lineup, introducing a model called iPod Touch that incorporates the iPhone’s touch-screen and adds the ability to wirelessly download songs directly. It introduced a new version of the best-selling iPod, the Nano, that plays video. And it announced a partnership with Starbucks: Starting in October, the coffee chain’s icon will light up on the Touch whenever a user nears a shop that has Wi-Fi access. Users can then download the song that’s playing in that Starbucks shop or get a list of the 10 most recent songs played.

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The new iPod Touch looks exactly like the iPhone. It has the same size, but 8mmis thinner, according to “We think it’s one of the Seven Wonders of the World.” said Jobs. “We’ve built WiFi in and we’ve made it USABLE. We’re REALLY excited about this.” Similar to iPhone, the iPod touch’s battery lasts for 22 hours of audio playback and five hours of video playback per charge, according to Apple.

Analysts expect Apple’s new iPods will help the company clinch yet another blockbuster holiday selling season. But it will also have to deal with investors who love Apple’s meaty profit margins and customers who are suffering from a bit of buyer’s remorse. The eight-gigabyte iPhone will now cost $399 - one-third cheaper than when it went on sale June 29. The four-gigabyte iPhone, which sold for $499, will be phased out. By comparison, the iPod Touch will sell for $299 for the eight-gigabyte model and $399 for the 16-gigabyte one. The steep price cut less than three months after the iPhone’s launch is a surprise from Apple, which usually keeps prices steady while adding new features and offers discounts only when a product begins to get old.

Qwerty
12th September 2007, 18:34
Вчера компания Sony представила свой Rolly SEP-10BT – девайс, точное определение которому дать довольно сложно. Он великоват для МР3-плеера, маловат для бумбокса, тем не менее, имеет 1 Гб встроенной памяти, способен воспроизводить музыку в форматах MP3, ATRAC и AAC, в т.ч. и по Bluetooth, и обещает кристально чистый звук. Более того, этот яйцеподобный плеер может танцевать в такт музыке, и вы даже сможете сами придумывать для него схемы движений. А благодаря датчикам на его поверхности, для управления им будет достаточно его поворачивать и перекатывать с бока на бок. Полного заряда батареи хватит на 5 часов прослушивания музыки или 3,5 часа прослушивания, использования Bluetooth и «танцев» одновременно. Вот такой странный девайс :) Для тех, у кого возникло желание им обзавестись, сообщаем, что обойдется Rolly в примерно в 350 у.е. и в продаже (правда, сперва только в Японии) появится уже 29 сентября.
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BlackCross
12th September 2007, 18:55
Interesting, dar 350 bucks pe aşa un device IMHO e cam mult...

Qwerty
12th September 2007, 18:59
Я тоже так думаю,но помоему цены быстро снижуться:)

Вот здесь и клипы!

BlackCross
13th September 2007, 19:56
Free iPhone unlocking application released

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A team of hackers attempting to unlock Apple Inc.’s iPhone for use with GSM-based wireless carriers other than AT&T appear to have finally succeeded in their efforts, and last night began distributing their solution as a free download via several websites. Dubbed “iUnlock,” the SIM unlocking tool represents the fruits of a multi-month effort on the part of the unofficial “iPhone Dev Team” — a community of independent contributors who’ve banded together to discover and develop additional uses for the inaugural Apple handset. Unlike commercial efforts from groups such as iPhoneSIMfree and UniquePhones, iUnlock was released Tuesday evening as a free download, and has since begun to spread rapidly across the web. Several iPhone owners and members of Apple online communities claim to have tested and verified the solution as genuine.

In its current state, however, the iUnlock solution is not for the technically-challeneged or faint-of-heart. It requires a “jailbroken” iPhone, rudimentary knowledge of using a unix terminal, experience with SFTP and some patience. Some tutorials on how to apply the hack have also begun to crop up, but they’re currently rough around the edges. Because the iPhone is GSM-based, U.S. consumers who unlock the phone will be limited in their alternative wireless carrier choices to just T-Mobile, the only other national GSM-based service provider outside of AT&T. Internationally, however, the unlocking solution would seem more compelling due to the proliferation of GSM-based networks and carriers overseas.

REDDEVIL
14th September 2007, 01:48
Hooray! At last

BlackCross
14th September 2007, 19:05
Prince strikes back with a copyright lawsuit

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He gave away his last album free with a newspaper, but Prince has now taken a stance to defend the rights of the artist by launching a legal action against internet sites that he claims have infringed his copyright. The singer has announced he is taking the action to protect copyright “not just for himself, but for all artists in the digital age”. He wants, he says, to “reclaim his art on the internet”. In the first phase of his legal action, the musician will target a number of commercial and pirate internet sites including YouTube, eBay and PirateBay. It is alleged that these sites have infringed Prince’s copyright by failing to filter out unauthorised content.

Prince has recently played to rave reviews at The O2 arena in London. Although fans were banned from taking photographs or video footage on their mobile phones, many have still posted clips on sites such as YouTube. The artist is also targeting eBay and other sites for selling unauthorised merchandise. Prince has instructed Web Sheriff, a company which specialises in tackling internet piracy and copyright infringement, on his behalf. Over the past few days, Web Sheriff has succeeded in removing more than 2,000 unauthorised Prince clips from YouTube, but Mr Giacobbi said: “As soon as they are taken down, more spring up the next day. The onus is on the artists as opposed to YouTube itself.” Come on boy, you can’t win this battle and you should know it…

Source: The Independent


Google moves into space challenges

That’s at least a surprising move from the internet giant: Google recently announced plans to offer up to $30 million to the first private organization that is able to safely land a robotic spacecraft on the Earth’s moon. Working alongside the X Prize Foundation — a foundation known for offering challenges for monetary reward — the contest will be open to any “nongovernmental entity” that is able to complete the mission. Specifically, the craft will have to travel at least 500 meters on the Moon’s surface before sending at least one gigabyte of images and videos back to researchers from the moon. All spacecraft must have high-definition video and still cameras equipped to meet minimum requirements. The first team to complete these tasks will receive the top prize of $20 million.

“The Google Lunar X Prize calls on entrepreneurs, engineers and visionaries from around the world to return us to the lunar surface and explore this environment for the benefit of all humanity,” said Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation. “Having Google fund the purse and title the competition punctuates our desire for breakthrough approaches and global participation,” he added. All teams entering the contest face an expensive, daunting task. To accompany the construction of a spacecraft able to withstand the travel and photography portions of the contest, competitors must also pay to use or build a launch vehicle to get the craft to the moon. Once there, remotely controlling the spacecraft to take photographs and videos will also prove to be difficult. It lookes like they got too much money to spend…

Source: Dailytech, CNN

Scientists developed nonsticking chewing gum

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I know this is little too offtopic but I simply couldn’t resist to post such a milestone: Stepping in gum on the sidewalk won’t be such a sticky situation anymore — scientists have invented non-stick gum. Clean Gum, as it is called, supposedly can be easily removed from shoes and pavement (as well as from hair, skin, and clothes). So walk down the street without fear of ruining your favorite shoes. Results from preliminary tests, announced today at the annual BA Festival of Science held at the University of York in England, also indicate that the gum will degrade naturally in water.

“The advantage of our Clean Gum is that it has great taste, it is easy to remove and has the potential to be environmentally degradable,” said Terence Cosgrove of the University of Bristol in England and a scientist for the company, Revolymer, that created the gum.

Researchers pitted Clean Gum against commercial gums by sticking them both to the sidewalks on local streets and seeing which gums were easier to remove. The trick to decreasing the stickiness of the gum was to add a polymer that made it less adhesive to most of the surfaces that the chewy stuff tends to stick to. Revolymer plans to market Clean Gum commercially and launch the product in 2008.

Source: Fox, BBC


Apple gives money back to iPhone users

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Apple Inc. has begun allowing people who bought iPhones before the higher-end model’s price was abruptly slashed to apply for a $100 store credit. The company said the credit would be available for people who bought either the $599 8-gigabyte, iPhone or the $499, 4-gigabyte model before Aug. 22. People who bought the phones more recently are eligible for refunds. Those early buyers must fill out a form on Apple’s Web site to have the retail or online store credit delivered to them electronically. The credit can be redeemed only inside the United States, and cannot be used inside the iTunes store or for Apple store gift cards, according to terms listed on the company’s Web site.

iPhone customers will first be required to go to Apple’s website and enter in their iPhone serial number and phone number. After that time, an SMS text message will be sent to the phone with an access code to redeem the $100 credit. The access code can then be used in combination with your phone number to generate an electronic store credit of $100 to use towards any Apple Store purchase. Customers must request the credit before November 30, 2007 or forfeit their rights to the $100. It’s good to see Apple keep their promises at least…

Source: ABC, Dailytech

iPhone hits Europe on November 9

Apple Inc. will partner with U.K. mobile carrier O2 (UK) Ltd. when it rolls out the iPhone in Great Britain on Nov. 9, the company said today. Contrary to speculation, however, the smart phone will not use the faster 3G data network common in Europe. CEO Steve Jobs announced the partnership with O2 UK at one of Apple’s London retail stores, and set the price of the iPhone at $537, which includes value-added taxes. O2 will offer three different subscriber plans, called “tariffs” in the U.K., that range from $70 to $110 monthly. Those plans include 200 to 1,200 calling minutes, and 200 to 500 text messages in their allotments.

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The price of the iPhone will be the stickiest problem Apple faces in the U.K., said Gartner Inc. analyst Carolina Milanesi, speaking from London after Jobs’ presentation. “We’re terribly spoiled in the U.K.,” she said, talking about handset subsidies. “Here, a 400 to 500 euro phone becomes a 100 to 150 euro device [with subsidies]. I really think that consumers will need to be educated about the iPhone” before they’ll buy. As in the U.S., the iPhone accesses the Internet using its built-in Safari browser, and pulls e-mail from multiple accounts. All three O2 tariffs offer unlimited data access. To plug the data gap, O2 said it had partnered with Wi-Fi provider The Cloud, and would provide unlimited free access to 7,500 public access points at the iPhone’s November debut. An unlimited account with The Cloud is currently priced at $13.95 monthly.

Source: Dailytech, Computerworld

Kuroda
20th September 2007, 03:39
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Eu nu vad nimic deosebit in acest celular. Ash spune ca este chiar oribil!
Permimetrul "cromat" lucios shi lacul cu care este acoperita suprafatza neagra a celularului, imi lasa o impresie de "Made In China". Fara prea mult gust. Forma este chiar prea laconica!!!!. Intzeleg eMac, miniMac, .... da, sunt ca idee interesante! insa nu shi telefonul. Touch screen are shi LG KE 850 + semnat "Prada"[pentru cei care conteaza Brand'ul].
Telefonul este inca "crud" ca design shi forma.

REDDEVIL
21st September 2007, 15:10
Eu nu vad nimic deosebit in acest celular. Ash spune ca este chiar oribil!
Permimetrul "cromat" lucios shi lacul cu care este acoperita suprafatza neagra a celularului, imi lasa o impresie de "Made In China". Fara prea mult gust. Forma este chiar prea laconica!!!!. Intzeleg eMac, miniMac, .... da, sunt ca idee interesante! insa nu shi telefonul. Touch screen are shi LG KE 850 + semnat "Prada"[pentru cei care conteaza Brand'ul].
Telefonul este inca "crud" ca design shi forma.

Nu uitam de IMHO :)

BlackCross
21st September 2007, 17:18
Nu uitam de IMHO :)
+1

BlackCross
21st September 2007, 18:56
MTV launches own social network

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Viacom today launched a new social networking site under the MTV name, with the distinctive characteristic of being devoted to youth activism. ThinkMTV.com today moved out of beta and is open to the public. Though it may be tough to compete against giants like Facebook and Myspace, MTV is taking a different approach to set itself apart from the basic friend-connecting style of the existing sites. ThinkMTV will be a place for users to meet and discuss political and economic issues. MTV’s “Think” brand is used to promote awareness for things like the power of the youth vote.

At its core, ThinkMTV.com will be a social networking platform just like countless other sites. MTV hopes its core message will be heard, though, and will bring something different to the table. The Think platform creates an umbrella to be able to talk about a number of issues at a time,” said MTV president Christina Norman in a Reuters interview. ThinkMTV.com has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Case Foundation (set up by AOL founder Steve Case), and a couple other charitable groups. The new site launches in the middle of the most widely discussed early presidential campaign in history. The elections will be a major part of the site, according to MTV. Who doesn’t have a profile at at least 10 social networks sucks, that’s the message…

Source: TGD

USB 3.0 boosting the speed 10 times


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The “SuperSpeed” USB Promotions Group was announced Tuesday at the Intel Developer Forum. The promotions group will get together with contributors over the next year to finalize a USB 3.0 spec that will, they hope, take care of our wired peripheral and syncing needs for another five years or more. USB 3.0 is built upon, and is backwards-compatible with, the USB 2.0 “High Speed” spec. It would be generous to even call the specifications “early” at this stage, but the group still had lots of information about how USB 3.0 will work and what features it will provide. The spec should be finalized sometime in the middle of 2008, with initial devices available in ‘09, and broad deployment by 2010.

The main two goals of SuperSpeed USB are to provide a 10X boost in transfer rate (from 480-Mbits/s in USB 2.0 to 4.8 Gbits/s in USB 3.0), while dramatically lowering power consumption. One example of their speed goals is to transfer a 27GB HD movie to a portable device in 70 seconds. The same thing would take 15 minutes or more with HighSpeed USB (2.0). The SuperSpeed devices will use the same connectors and the same programming and device models as existing devices. Consider that it takes maybe one or two tenths of a second to transfer a typical 4 Mbyte song to a portable music player with today’s USB 2.0. That’s “fast enough” for some users, but just try to fill up that 80-Gbyte iPod and you might as well walk away and cook dinner while you wait: 3,000 songs would take perhaps 400 to 600 seconds – up to 10 minutes. Anyway, that’s still a good time considering today’s speed, isn’t it.

Source: Extremetech



Google builds communication under sea

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Google is planning a multi-terabit undersea communications cable across the Pacific Ocean for launch in 2009. The Unity cable has been under development for several months, with a group of carriers and Google meeting for high-level talks on the plan in Sydney last week. Google would not strictly confirm or deny the existence of the Unity plan today, with spokesman Barry Schnitt telling our North American correspondent Patrick Neighly that “Additional infrastructure for the Internet is good for users and there are a number of proposals to add a Pacific submarine cable. We’re not commenting on any of these plans.”

Although it may not be obvious at first look, it’s very profitable for Google to join with other carriers to build a new multi-terabit cable. Google would get access to a fibre pair at build cost handing it a tremendous cost advantage over rivals such as MSN and Yahoo, and also potentially enabling it to peer with Asia ISPs behind their international gateways - considerably improving the affordability of Internet services across Asia Pacific. The exact route for the cable is not yet finally determined although there are plans for a configuration using two separate routes to provide network diversity. It would potentially also be able to service Australia via interconnect to new and existing cables in Guam and Hawaii. What started as a search engine is now quickly growing into a multifunctional giant. Where do you plan to stop, mighty G?

Source: Commsday

Carrot
22nd September 2007, 22:31
гугл рулит XD

Kuroda
26th September 2007, 02:29
In data de 17 Septembrie, 2007 intr'un accident aviatic, s-a stins din viatza renumitul pilot de curse, Colin McRae.

Accidentul a avut loc in Scotzia, nu departe de orashelul Lanark.
Elicopterul detzininut de Colin McRae s-a prabushit, in rezultatul careia a explodat. Totzi pasagerii care se aflau la bord au decedat. Din cauza incendiului cadavrele nu au putut fi identificate.
In urma investigatziilor, s-a constatat ca McRae se afla la carma elicopterului. Mai mult de atat, in elicopter se afla fiul de 5 ani John, shi un vechi prieten a lui McRae impreuna cu copilul sau.
Intregul echipaj a decedat.

Pe site'ul companiei McRae Motorsport, se pot lasa codoleantze familiei McRae.
Click AICI (http://www.mcraemotorsport.com/condolences.asp)

:whyyy: :abandoned2:

BlackCross
27th September 2007, 00:20
FBI investigating security breaches into DHS

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The FBI is investigating allegations that foreign hackers repeatedly attacked dozens of computers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), two Democratic lawmakers and an aide said on Monday. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson has asked for an inquiry into the data breaches and questioned work done by information systems provider Unisys Corp to protect DHS from hackers. A Thompson aide said the FBI investigation is based on a committee probe that has been going on for several months. “The results of our investigation suggest that the department is the victim not only of cyber attacks initiated by foreign entities, but of incompetent and possibly illegal activity by the contractor charged with maintaining security on its networks,” the two lawmakers said in a statement.

In a September 21 letter to DHS, Thompson and Langevin said the committee’s inquiry found that “dozens of Department of Homeland Security computers were compromised by hackers” and that hackers removed data from DHS systems to a Web hosting service connected to Chinese Web sites. The letter alleged that the data was removed “despite the Department of Homeland Security’s assertions to the contrary,” and that network protection devices were not up and running when the data breaches occurred. Time to clear your own mess guys before you start hassling with someone else…

Source: Reuters

REDDEVIL
27th September 2007, 00:39
FBI investigating security breaches into DHS

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The FBI is investigating allegations that foreign hackers repeatedly attacked dozens of computers at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), two Democratic lawmakers and an aide said on Monday. Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson has asked for an inquiry into the data breaches and questioned work done by information systems provider Unisys Corp to protect DHS from hackers. A Thompson aide said the FBI investigation is based on a committee probe that has been going on for several months. “The results of our investigation suggest that the department is the victim not only of cyber attacks initiated by foreign entities, but of incompetent and possibly illegal activity by the contractor charged with maintaining security on its networks,” the two lawmakers said in a statement.

In a September 21 letter to DHS, Thompson and Langevin said the committee’s inquiry found that “dozens of Department of Homeland Security computers were compromised by hackers” and that hackers removed data from DHS systems to a Web hosting service connected to Chinese Web sites. The letter alleged that the data was removed “despite the Department of Homeland Security’s assertions to the contrary,” and that network protection devices were not up and running when the data breaches occurred. Time to clear your own mess guys before you start hassling with someone else…

Source: Reuters

http://www.torrentsmd.com/pic/smilies/sarcastichand.gif bunch of fuckin nerds!

BlackCross
1st October 2007, 19:04
Sony launches OLED TV sales


Sony Corp. said Monday it will begin selling the world’s first ultra-thin flat-screen television based on organic light-emitting diode technology in December, as the race to develop next-generation televisions heats up. The technology, known as OLED, uses organic chemicals that can emit light. That means the new TV set doesn’t require a backlight like conventional liquid-crystal display televisions. Televisions using this technology can be thinner and show crisper images with less energy. LCD technology will still dominate the television industry for awhile, with LCD TV shipments more than doubling to about 110 million sets in 2009 from 46 million in 2006, according to market research firm DisplaySearch.

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Sony said an 11-inch model with a 3-millimeter screen will go on sale first in Japan on Dec. 1 for ¥200,000 (about $1,700). It didn’t provide details on when it would be available overseas but similar launches are expected in the near future. Sony will market the initial model as a personal television for bedrooms, home offices and corporate offices though it aims to eventually develop larger-screen OLED televisions. Leading next-generation television development is doubly important for Sony, which is nearing the end of a three-year turnaround plan under Chief Executive Howard Stringer. That’s because it was late to market in introducing LCD televisions.

Source: WSJ, Marketwatch

Kuroda
3rd October 2007, 02:44
'neatza!:attention:
Torrents.MD poate fi gasit AICI (http://torrentsmd.hack.md)
Insa nu shtiu dac' se poate de incarcat ori descarcat ceva.:?:

Carrot
3rd October 2007, 18:29
уже работают торренты :)
а через torrentsmd.hack.md заходить не стоило :yellow:

BlackCross
3rd October 2007, 21:12
уже работают торренты :)
а через torrentsmd.hack.md заходить не стоило :yellow:
Breached the accounts, eh? ^_^

BlackCross
3rd October 2007, 21:20
Adobe debuts with new media player

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Adobe has launched the beta version of its new media player, using the same format and streaming technology seen in YouTube and other video sharing sites. CBS, PBS, Yahoo, and several other Internet companies have already pledged support for Adobe’s new endeavor. The player will include embedded advertising either through forced-play video clips or permanent banners around the video window. According to Adobe, the Media Player will be supporting digital rights management, based on the currently offered protected streaming to Flash Player from Flash Media Server.

The player is able to play .FLV files, the format used in YouTube and other similar sites. It will require a 9 MB plug-in from Adobe. It is a move for Adobe into a market that is already highly concentrated. Microsoft’s Windows Media Player currently holds the most digital player market share, with Real Player and Quicktime also remaining computer staples. Microsoft also has Silverlight, a new Web-based media format. Adobe’s main focus with the new player is solely on the playback of Flash video. The final version of Adobe Media Player had been set for March 2008, but that has been changed to a more vague deadline of “before July 2008″. Now there’s an important question: Do we really need another useless media player?

Source: TGDaily


Microsoft rolls out new Zune player

Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday unveiled three new models of its Zune portable digital media players featuring touch-sensitive buttons for navigating the device, the ability to sync with wireless networks, and flash memory in two of them. The company plans to have the three new Zunes out by mid-November, in time for them to compete against Apple Inc.’s iPods among holiday shoppers. Microsoft trails behind the market leading iPod. The company said it has sold about 1.2 million of its first-generation Zune players that were launched last November. In contrast, more than 100 million iPods have been shipped since it was introduced in 2001.

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The company also launched Zune Social, a beta online music community that gives people a place to share their music tastes, knowledge and experiences with others. It has also restocked and redesigned its Zune Marketplace online store to include over 1 million MP3 files that are not protected by DRM (digital rights management), and can be played on the Zune and other devices. The three new Zunes include at the high-end an 80G byte hard-disc drive (HDD) model that carries a suggested retail price of US$249.99. The other two models use flash memory. The 4G byte model, described as ultraportable, is priced at $149.99, while a 8G byte version is $199.99. Current Zune owners will automatically receive new software features, the redesigned PC and device software and access to the new Zune Marketplace when they are released to the public in mid-November. Still, the role of iPod seems to be dauntless.

Source: PC World, TGD


Real numbers about RIAA anti-p2p campaign

During an occasionally testy cross examination, a Sony executive said what many observers have suspected for a long time. The RIAA’s four-year-old lawsuit campaign is costing the music industry millions of dollars and is a big money-loser for the record labels. The revelation came during the first day of Capitol Records v. Jammie Thomas, the first file-sharing case to go to trial (it was formerly known as Virgin v. Thomas. One of the biggest bombshells from the cross-examination was Pariser’s admission that the RIAA’s legal campaign isn’t making the labels any money, and that, furthermore, the industry has no idea of the actual damages it suffers due to file-sharing. The admission came during questioning over the amount of damages the RIAA is seeking in the case. Toder asked Pariser how much Sony was suing the defendant for, and she replied that the amount was for the jury to decide and that the labels weren’t suing for actual damages. More info about that particular case from AP (aka can you sue someone with wireless router).

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As is the case with the other file-sharing lawsuits, the record industry is only seeking the punitive damages available via the Copyright Act, which can range from $750 to $150,000 per song. “What are your actual damages?” asked Toder. The next line of questioning was how many suits the RIAA has filed so far. Pariser estimated the number at a “few thousand.” “More like 20,000,” suggested Toder. “That’s probably an overstatement,” Pariser replied. She then made perhaps the most startling comment of the day. Saying that the record labels have spent “millions” on the lawsuits, she then said that “we’ve lost money on this program.” The RIAA’s settlement amounts are typically in the neighborhood of $3,000-$4,000 for those who settle once they receive a letter from the music industry. On the other side of the balance sheet is the amount of money paid to SafeNet (formerly MediaSentry) to conduct its investigations, and the cash spent on the RIAA’s legal team and on local counsel to help with the various cases. As Pariser admitted under oath today, the entire campaign is a money pit. Now everyone knows how useless you guys are, so why not stop it at all? It would be better life on the Earth…

Source: Wired, Arstechnica

SOCOL
4th October 2007, 02:21
бла-бла-бла... Лучше нафоткай англицких борделей =)

BlackCross
5th October 2007, 13:31
OMG: RIAA wins, woman has to pay $220k

A Minnesota woman must pay $220,000 to six of the top music labels after a federal jury found on Thursday that she violated their copyright. Accused of encouraging the illegal sharing of more than 1,700 songs, Jammie Thomas, 30, elected to fight it out with the recording industry instead of settling out of court for far less money. The ensuing legal battle marked the first time the recording industry has argued a file-sharing case before a jury. Since 2003, many of the 26,000 persons sued by the Recording Industry Assoc. of America (RIAA) have avoided litigation by agreeing to pay a few thousand dollars. Thomas, who could not be reached for comment, has always maintained her innocence. Accused of sharing music through the use of peer-to-peer service, Kazaa, she told the jury that she didn’t even own a Kazaa account.

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The jury didn’t buy her argument. Thomas was ordered to pay $9,250 for each of the 24 songs that the RIAA concentrated on. She was initially accused of sharing 1,702 songs. The decision is important in that it sends a message to file sharers that Internet anonymity won’t protect them from lawsuits, said Chris Castle, a copyright attorney and longtime music industry executive. This is likely not the end of the case, according to Fred von Lohmann, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a group that advocates for Internet users. Late Thursday evening, von Lohmann said that he had heard from several copyright attorneys who had expressed interest in representing Thomas should she want to appeal the decision. “There are a lot of copyright lawyers who would be interested in helping her if she wants to continue this,” von Lohmann said. “I’d imagine that she doesn’t want to pay $200,000. We’ll see what she wants to do.”

The recording industry has claimed that Internet piracy has cost the industry billions of dollars. Ever since the original Napster emerged in the late 1990s, the RIAA has been playing–and some say losing–a game of cat and mouse with file sharers. The RIAA has always said that suing individuals is a last resort. The group battles file sharing through a combination of tactics, including educational programs and taking legal action against sites that help file sharers locate unauthorized music files. When the RIAA does sue individuals, any money it receives from settlements and judgments are generally reinvested into the group’s antipiracy program, said Jonathan Lamy, an RIAA spokesman. “This is not a money-making venture,” he said. Yeah, sure, we all believe in this. Anyway, this sucks, I can imagine many more companies will decide to start filling lawsuits against filesharing people…

Source: CNN, Zdnet


Google updates business email features


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Google’s acquisition of e-mail security vendor Postini is paying off for Google Apps enterprise users, who Wednesday are gaining access to extra security and compliance features. The Google Apps Premier Edition will remain at its current price tag of US$50 per user, per year, despite significant upgrades based on Postini’s software-as-a-service offerings, Google officials say. Google is also upping Gmail capacity for Premier Edition users from 10GB to 25GB. Both moves could help Google compete against the Microsoft Office set of workplace tools, which has long dominated the business market. Google is quickly ramping up the feature set for Apps Premier Edition, says Gartner analyst Tom Austin, who says he counted 37 significant enhancements to the software-as-a-service platform between February and June.

Google added a presentations application last month to Apps, which already included e-mail, calendaring, instant messaging, voice chat, documents and spreadsheets. Gmail already had spam and virus blockers, but now Google Apps Premier Edition gives businesses new configurable options, such as a whitelist and centrally managed content policy to filter messages that contain certain words or attachments. The Postini features also let administrators add footers to every outbound message, so you don’t have to rely on employees adding text describing e-mail confidentiality policies. I understand these extra features may be interesting for certain users, but Gmail’s free mailbox is already so powerfull and feature-rich I don’t really see a need for paying for something you can get for free.

Source: PCworld, Arstechnica


Californian Gov website redirects to porn

The U.S. federal government took steps earlier this week to shut down Web sites in California in order to protect the public from hacked Web sites, but new incidents show that the problem is not going away any time soon. On Thursday, compromised pages hosted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Superior Court of Madera County, California, were still hosting inappropriate content. Brookhaven had links that redirected visitors to pornographic Web servers, and the Madera County court site featured ads for porn and Viagra.

The security of U.S. government Web sites has been front-page news in California this week after the U.S. General Services Administration, which administers the .gov top-level domain, temporarily removed California’s state servers from the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure, apparently because of a security problem on the Web site of a small state agency, the Transportation Authority of Marin. Hanacek credits the GSA with doing its job in identifying there was a problem. But he said the agency shut down California’s domain apparently without first consulting any authorities in the state. “It was like using a shotgun to kill a flea,” he said. Forget about terrorists, fight against hackers!

Source: Reuters


Teh parrot dies with style: I love you

Kind of offtopic news but I simply couldn’t miss this one. Alex, a parrot that could count to six, identify colors and even express frustration with repetitive scientific trials, has died after 30 years of helping researchers better understand the avian brain. The cause of Alex’s death was unknown. The African grey parrot’s average life span is 50 years, Brandeis University scientist Irene Pepperberg said. Alex was discovered dead in his cage Friday, she said, but she waited to release the news until this week so grieving researchers could get over the shock and talk about it. “It’s devastating to lose an individual you’ve worked with pretty much every day for 30 years,” Pepperberg told The Boston Globe. “Someone was working with him eight to 12 hours every day of his life.”Alex’s advanced language and recognition skills revolutionized the understanding of the avian brain.

After Pepperberg bought Alex from an animal shop in 1973, the parrot learned enough English to identify 50 objects, seven colors and five shapes. He could count up to six, including zero, was able to express desires, including his frustration with the repetitive research. He also occasionally instructed two other parrots at the lab to “talk better” if they mumbled, though it wasn’t clear whether he was simply mimicking researchers. The last time Pepperberg saw Alex was Thursday, she said. They went through their back-and-forth goodnight routine, which always varied slightly and in which she told him it was time to go in the cage. She recalls the bird said: “You be good. I love you.” She responded, “I love you, too.” The bird said, “You’ll be in tomorrow,” and she responded, “Yes, I’ll be in tomorrow.” Now forget about cats, puppies and similar lame pets, that’s a real gangsta parrot!

Source: AP


Google partners with IBM on cloud computin

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Google and IBM on Monday announced an initiative to advance large-scale distributed computing by providing hardware, software, and services to universities.The two companies aim to reduce the cost of distributed computing research, thereby enabling academic institutions and their students to more easily contribute to this emerging computing paradigm. The first university to join the initiative is the University of Washington, located not far from Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Carnegie-Mellon University, MIT, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Maryland are also participating in the program. Large-scale distributed computing, also known as cloud computing, has been touted as the future for years now. In a July 2003 paper, Microsoft researcher Jim Gray — who was reported missing at sea earlier this year — noted that IBM and Microsoft were pushing Internet-scale distributed computing as a new model.

The first university to join the initiative is the University of Washington, located not far from Microsoft’s corporate headquarters in Redmond, Wash. Carnegie-Mellon University, MIT, Stanford University, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Maryland are also participating in the program. As part of the initiative, Google and IBM are providing a cluster of several hundred computers — Google’s custom servers and IBM BladeCenter and System x servers. Over time, the companies expect the cluster to surpass 1,600 processors. The Linux-based servers will run open source software including Xen’s virtualization system and Hadoop, an open source implementation of Google’s distributed file system that’s managed by the Apache Software Foundation. It’s all nice, but where’s this small homy internet-oriented company? I don’t see it anymore…

Source: Infoweek, TGD

Real punishment: Russian Viagra spammer murde
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We all know how annoying can spam be. Although there are highly sophiscated tools nowadays, which can reduce the amount of spam in your mailbox to the minimum, it’s still at least unpleasent to see all those “penis enlargement” mails. But people working in this “business” aren’t safe anymore: Alexey Tolstokozhev (btw, in Russian his name means ‘Thick Skin’), a Russian spammer, was found murdered in his luxury house near Moscow. He has been shot several times with one bullet stuck in his head. According to authorities, this last head shot is a clear mark of russian hit men (known as “killers” in Russia). Tolstokozhev was a famous spammer who sent millions of e-mail promoting viagra, cialis, penis enlargement pills and other medications.

Links in these e-mails usually led to some pharmacy shop, which paid Tolstokozhev a share of its revenue. This is a well known affiliate scheme employed by spammers worldwide. Tolstokozhev is estimated to be responsible for up to 30% percent of all viagra and penis enlargement related spam. In order to send millions and millions of unsolicited letters, Tolstokozhev employed a network of infected computers (so-called “botnet”), which he rented from hackers. How profitable is spam? Well, the authorities say that Tolstokozhev has likely made more than $2 million in 2007 alone. (in comparison: average russian monthly salary is $400). This is a second murder of a spammer in Russia. Another russian spammer, Vardan Kushnir, was assassinated in 2005. Didn’t your momma tell you that sending spam is bad?

Source: Alex Loonov


Jaiku: Another day, another Google’s company

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The latest addition to Google’s massive acquisition portfolio is Jaiku, a Finnish start-up specializing in mobile and Web-based intant messaging. In addition to providing a platform for users to chat, Jaiku has an exhaustive social tracking interface. In other words, it allows users to post their upcoming schedules, upload photos, create recommendations, and other information that is accessible by the user’s list of friends. Most striking about the acquisition, though, is that Jaiku has a strong mobile presence as well. There are cell phone-based versions of the same PC platform that Jaiku offers, and this adds fuel to speculation that Google is seriously considering expanding into the mobile arena.

Jaiku has temporarily suspended new account sign-ups, although existing users will be able to continue using the service. They will also be the first to be able to invite new users when Jaiku relaunches under the Google brand. In its homepage, Jaiku states, “While it’s too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you’ll find interesting and useful.” Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. What does the mighty G plan? They already have GTalk, are they going to launch something bigger?

Source: PC World, TGD


Mozilla works on new mobile browser

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I really like Mobile version of Opera in my smartphone/PDA, but this is most likely going to change: Mozilla announced this week that it is ramping up efforts to bring Internet and software platforms to cell phones, including a mobile version of Firefox. Mozilla VP of engineering Mike Schroepfer wrote in his official company blog this week that Mozilla is expanding its mobile presence because the time and place are finally right. “Up until very recently device limitations required writing new mobile browsers from the ground up. Being able to leverage all the investments in the Mozilla platform across both desktops and devices is the right approach,” he said.

Schroepfer announced that Mozilla is adding mobile devices to the tier 1 platform set for Mozilla2, meaning that cell phones and similar products will be treated as “first-class citizens” in future platform decisions. The company has also planned to increase full-time staff positions in the mobile department. Most interesting for consumers is the announcement of Mobile Firefox, which will be able to run extensions and other XUL-based applications that make it a much richer experience than traditional stripped mobile browsers of the past. The Nokia N800 is currently acting as a test phone for Mozilla’s new mobile initiative, with a Mozilla browser available on that handset. Other manufacturers and mobile operating system platforms are in the works, but Schroepfer says the company has not yet determined its target platforms for mobile applications.

Source: TG Daily

Qwerty
11th October 2007, 19:27
И такое бываеть:petrified:
Блин но я не вижу смысла убивать его и за какихто писм в твои email...

BlackCross
14th October 2007, 15:21
Google getting even richer: new jet

Google is reportedly expanding the fleet of private jets that has privileges to take off from a small, Nasa-operated airfield near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. As part of an agreement with the space agency, the company’s top executives can already drive the mere four miles up the road to Moffett Field, which is generally closed to private aircraft, and board any of the three jets that they keep there. Now Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google’s billionaire founders, are adding a fourth aircraft to the fleet which, for $1.3 million a year, they park at the airfield in return for assisting Nasa with its information-gathering activities.

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The plane that will join the Boeing 767-200 and two Gulfstream Vs already in Google’s hangar is, according to the New York Times, a Boeing 757, which is large by corporate jet standards. Google, whose offices are a seven-minute drive from the airfield, already has a broad research agreement with Nasa, and in August, the agency’s scientists used one of the company’s planes to observe a meteor shower. Local residents expressed opposition to the idea that Nasa open up its runways as a means of helping pay for facilities. “The Google flights represent the possibility that the camel’s nose is under the tent,” one was quoted as saying when news of the agreement broke last month. Damn, I would so use a private jet too!

Source: NY Times, Times

Hacked version of Leopard runs on PC


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The cat and mouse game between hackers and Apple takes another move, with news that Apple’s new Leopard operating system has already been successfully installed on Windows PCs. The OSx86 Scene forum (http://forum.osx86scene.com/) has released details of how Windows users can migrate to Apple’s new OS, without investing in new hardware — even though installing Leopard on an PC may be counter to Apple’s terms and conditions. The forum is offering full instructions on how to install the system, including screenshots of the installation process.
Not all the features of Leopard function with the patch — Wi-Fi, support, for example, is reportedly inoperable. Historically, Apple’s likely next move will be to track down and act against those behind the hack. The move to make Leopard work on a PC is just the latest in Apple’s continual struggle with the hacker community. Also this weekend a crew of hackers unleased Jailbreak Me (http://www.jailbreakme.com/), an online service iPod touch and iPhone users can navigate to in order to break into these devices in order to install applications on them. Apple has encountered similar trials each time it releases a new version of its operating system, as PC-using hackers want the OS, but not necessarily the Mac.
Source: PC World

Two students charged with hacking into system, changing grades

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Is 20 years in prison really worth the risk?

29-year-old John Escalera and 28-year-old Gustavo Razo were indicted on October 25 for hacking their way into the California State University, Fresno computer system and changing their grades.

According to the charges, Escalara worked in CSUF’s information technology department and was able to slip into the grading database fairly easily. He allegedly used the password of his supervisor to gain access to some of the university’s most sensitive data banks.

Charges included in the indictment include unauthorized computer access, wire fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft. If convicted they could each serve as much as 20 years in prison, with fines totaling $250,000.

The indictment also specifies that the students’ grades were changed several times between January and June 2004. Razo allegedly paid cash to Escalera to bump up his grades, while Escalera also increased his own scores.

The IT staff became aware of the problem during a routine audit.

Source -TGD


Kid punches mother over Halo 3; fights with police

An Indian River County youth has been accused of assaulting his mother and attacking police, all because he was ordered to stop playing Halo 3. According to TCPalm, trouble began when the youth (whose name and age cannot be stated for legal reasons) was told by his mother to turn off his Xbox 360 as it was getting late. After he refused, his mother took his “air card” (Wi-Fi adaptor) from the 360, preventing him from playing online and prompting a fit of rage that would see the child frantically search through the house, before punching his mum in the face.

The kid then retreated to his room, but soon had to deal with local Sheriff’s deputies, whom his mum had called following the assault. The deputies entered his room using a key kept by the mother, but also fell foul to the youth’s rage: he managed to punch one deputy square in the face before being restrained and handcuffed. He would later be turned over to the state juvenile authorities of charges of battery-domestic violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.

Toshiba sold 100 000 HD DVD players in 2 days

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Toshiba has announced that it sold 90,000 HD DVD players between last Friday and Sunday, thanks to sub-$100 players offered by Best Buy and Wal-Mart, according to trade publication Video Business. Toshiba’s HD-A2 is the lowest priced standalone high-def disc player, and last weekend that was made even more evident when Wal-Mart announced a special one-day sales to bring the price down to $98. The discount retailer normally sells the player for around $200. In a seemingly immediate reactionary move, Best Buy decided to clear out its existing stock of HD-A2 players, marking the price permanently down to $100. However, most locations sold out within hours.

Media reports said that other, more local retailers also marked down their price to match Best Buy and Wal-Mart. Because of its price advantage, sales of specific standalone HD DVD players have consistently been ahead of similar Blu-ray sales numbers. For example, Video Business reports the three-day sales of HD DVD players was greater than Sony’s BDP-S300 Blu-ray player over the past several months. The S300 is the top-selling Blu-ray player aside from the Playstation 3. If course, because of the PS3, Sony has been more easily able to convert people into Blu-ray adopters and has handily taken the lead in overall HD disc market share.

Source: TG Daily

Qwerty
10th November 2007, 20:40
Поболтать с кошкой? Пожалуйста!
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Кошки — милые и пушистые, но вместе с тем и загадочные существа. Понять их под силу далеко не всем, но есть специальное устройство, которое переводит с кошачьего языка на человеческий. Уникальный приборчик, Meowlingual, который планируется выпустить в Японии, анализирует кошачьи «мявы», распознавая около двух сотен фраз, и по мере возможности дает хозяину понять, чего же хочет его четвероногий пушистый друг. Понять кошку можно будет, заплатив за Meowlingual порядка 75 долларов. Впрочем, это в Японии, а у нас кошачье-человеческий переводчик будет стоить подороже. Сдается, что скоро общение между домашними животными и их владельцами станет такой же обычной вещью, как разговор по телефону. А японцы как всегда впереди планеты всей.

BlackCross
10th November 2007, 23:59
Hacker pleaded guilty after infecting 250 000 computers

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A hacker has pleaded guilty to infecting hundreds of thousands of computers with malware in order to steal money from Paypal accounts. He could spend 60 years in prison and face a US$1.75 million fine. John Schiefer, 26, admitted that he and some associates developed malware that allowed them to create botnet armies of as many as 250,000 computers (!). Schiefer was able to collect information sent from the infected computers, including usernames and passwords for Paypal accounts. He and his associates were then able to make purchases using the Paypal accounts. They also shared the password information with others. This is the first prosecution of a hacker for this type of activity, according to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. The Federal Bureau of Investigation pursued the case.

Schiefer says he also found Paypal usernames and passwords using malware that could access usernames filed in a secure storage area on the computers. The malware would send that information to Schiefer, who used it to access the accounts. Schiefer also acknowledged fraudulently earning more than $19,000 from a Dutch Internet advertising agency that hired him as a consultant. He was supposed to install the company’s programs on computers after receiving consent from computer owners. Instead, he and his associates installed it on 150,000 computers that were infected with his malware. Schiefer is scheduled to appear in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Nov. 28 and be arraigned on Dec. 3.

Source: PC World, Techweek

New MSN trojan spreading quickly

A disturbing news appeared few hours ago at eWeek: A new Trojan is introducing malware into thousands of computer systems worldwide, and the number is growing by the hour. The malware is being introduced by MSN Messenger files posing as pictures, mostly seeming to come from known acquaintances. The files are a new type of Trojan that has snared several thousand PCs for a bot network within hours of its launch earlier on Nov. 18 and is being used to discover virtual PCs as a means of increasing its growth vector.

The Trojan is an IRC bot that’s spreading through MSN Messenger by sending itself in a .zip file with two names. One of the names includes the word “pics” as a double extension executable—a name generally used by scanners and digital cameras: for example, DSC00432.jpg.exe. The Trojan is also contained in a .zip file with the name “images” as a .pif executable—for example, IMG34814.pif. The files are infiltrating new systems by using either known contacts from which the Trojan has harvested instant messaging names, as well as from the systems of unknown users. Doublecheck every file you receive through your MSN or your computer could easily end up as a zombie in some huge botnet…


Amazon’s Kindle to change world of ebooks

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Consumers have long been able to download audio and partial-text versions of books. But now, with a simple button click, a new electronic reading device is poised to do for books what Apple and the iPod did for music. It’s called the Amazon Kindle, and for three years Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has worked diligently to produce the completely wireless device, which launches in stores today. “When people see it in person for the first time they do a double take,” Bezos said. The 10-ounce gadget can hold up to 200 books at a time. And while the mechanism has no monthly fees or wireless bills for purchasers to worry about, Bezos said the added value means consumers should not expect to see a drop in the Kindle’s $399 price tag.

The Kindle not only allows users to download books, but also newspapers and magazines, and they can subscribe to blogs in less than a minute. Bezos said it will revolutionize the way people read, and it’s simple to use. “When you’re ready to buy this book, you just scroll up to the buy button and you click on your scroll reel,” he said. “The book will be wirelessly downloaded to your device.” Part of the Kindle’s charm is that it aims to read like a real book with a paperlike display. But unlike old-school periodicals, users control the settings on the eBook. I’m not really sure if such a device can succeed in today’s market, but one thing is clear: reading ebooks on your computer isn’t definitely flawless and the ol’ good paper still matters.

Source: ABC

Apple’s Leopard vulnerable to security flaw

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Intego, makers of VirusBarrier and other Mac OS X security software, on Wednesday issued an alert regarding a flaw in the way that the Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard” handles files that have been downloaded from the Internet. This affects Mail attachments, according to Intego. The problem was identified on Tuesday by U.K.-based Heise Security, which says it’s identical to a security flaw that first came to light in Tiger Mail back in March, 2006 — a security flaw that Apple actually patched in Tiger, but has apparently reappeared in Leopard (causing Heise to refer to it as “the same old error”).

Heise says that a file downloaded from the Internet can contain a resource fork that will cause the Mac to open the file (if it’s double-clicked by a user) in Terminal, automatically executing a shell command sequence. The file is “disguised” as another type of enclosure; in Heise’s example, a JPEG image. Apple has not yet released a security update for this issue, according to Intego. Intego has updated the virus definitions file used by its VirusBarrier X4 software to work around the issue. The definitions file is dated Nov. 21, 2007. A popular argument of almost every Apple fan saying that Mac considers no security risk is becoming a history…

Source: Macworld

SP3 for Windows XP speeds up the whole system

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the update scheduled to release next year, runs Microsoft Corp.’s Office suite 10% faster than XP SP2, a performance testing software developer reported Friday. Devil Mountain Software, which earlier in the week claimed Windows Vista SP1 was no faster than the original, repeated some of the same tests on the release candidate of Windows XP SP3, the service pack recently issued to about 15,000 testers. “We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP SP3 delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS,” said Craig Barth, Devil Mountain’s chief technology officer, in a post to a company blog Friday. According to the Office performance benchmarks, Windows XP SP3 is also considerably faster than Vista SP1. ”

None of this bodes well for Vista, which is now more than two times slower than the most current builds of its older sibling,” said Barth. Microsoft has at times struggled to wean users from the six-year-old Windows XP and get them to migrate to Vista. During 2007, for example, it made several XP concessions, including adding five years to the support lifespan of the Home edition and extending OEM and retail sales of XP through June 2008, as it recognized that customers wanted to hold on to the older OS. That’s definitely good news for all users like me who decided to stay with not so problematic Windows XP. I guess Vista will become usable too, but it will take few Service Packs…

Source: PC World

US broadband will reach maximum capacity in 2010

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Nemertes Research recently predicted that the broadband infrastructure in the United States will reach maximum capacity by 2010. The study says that the system will collapse because of this overload, but, more importantly, says the situation is inevitable unless there is a 60 to 70 percent increase in investment in broadband infrastructure. The report, titled, The Internet Singularity, Delayed: Why Limits in Internet Capacity Will Stifle Innovation on the Web, says that, although the dynamic nature of the Internet will prevent a total breakdown, users will experience “Internet brownouts,” which are defined as periods of low connectivity speeds. According to Nemertes Research, the situation will definitely hurt innovation on the Internet — a lack of reliability of connection speeds, will likely mean another Google orYouTube will have difficulty making inroads.

The study points out that the lack of investment could be holding back the time at which the internet reaches a ‘singularity’ (a point at which accelerating change creates an unpredictable outcome, such as the Internet becoming independently sentient). Nemertes Research expects the corporate and personal demand for Internet connectivity to grow exponentially during the next two years. Nemertes estimates that the financial investment required by access providers to bridge the gap between demand and capacity ranges from $42 billion to $55 billion, or roughly 60-70 percent more than service providers currently plan to invest. Damn, may be it’s a good time to start talking about this issue - or ban every YouTube-like website. :)

Source: TMCnet

“w00t” crowned word of the year

“w00t,” an expression of joy coined by online gamers, was crowned word of the year on Tuesday by the publisher of a leading U.S. dictionary. Massachusetts-based Merriam-Webster Inc. said “w00t” — typically spelled with two zeros — reflects a new direction in the American language led by a generation raised on video games and cell phone text-messaging. It’s like saying “yay,” the dictionary said. “It could be after a triumph or for no reason at all,” Merriam-Webster said. Visitors to Merriam-Webster’s Web site were invited to vote for one of 20 words and phrases culled from the most frequently looked-up words on the site and submitted by readers.

Runner-up was “facebook” as a new verb meaning to add someone to a list of friends on the Web site Facebook.com or to search for people on the social networking site. “w00t belongs to gamers the world over. It seems to have been derived from the obsolete ‘whoot’ which essentially is another way to say ‘hoot’ which itself is a shout or derisive laugh,” Think Geek said on its Web site. “But others maintain that w00t is the sound several players make while jumping like bunnies in Quake III,” it added, referring to a popular video game. I’m looking forward to day when every dictionary will list ROFL or OMFG…

Source: Reuters


Symantec: 3 out of 4 emails in November were spam

According to Symantec’s December State of Spam Report, which took 450 million inboxes worldwide into consideration, 72% of November emails were spam. Spammers and anti-spam programs fought hard in the ongoing battle of what gets to the user’s inbox. Throughout November, spammers employed tactics such as: Thanksgiving holiday captions in subject lines, advertisements of replica products, mass e-mail address collection using an animated snowball .gif image, “free” gift-cards from well-known companies, and seasonal lotto scams.

Companies behind anti-spam products released updated versions of their products, shared information between each other, and once again employed more advanced filtering techniques. More details available in December 2007 State of Spam Report (PDF). - http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/Symantec_Spam_Report_-_December_2007.pdf

400 MB/s FireWire 3200 announced

The 1394 Trade Association announced today a new specification, one which will quadruple the speed of FireWire to 3.2 Gbps, or a theoretical maximum 400 MB/s transfer rate. Dubbed “S3200″, the faster communication technology is fully backward compatible and builds upon the existing 1394b standard ratified in 2002. S3200 will also use the same cabling and equipment as FireWire 800, making for fast adoption and industry uptake. S3200 will begin the ratification process in January, 2008, and is expected to be ratified in February, 2008. FireWire 800 products today deliver 90 MB/s of sustainable throughput. With the anticipated 3% overhead, FireWire 3200 could deliver nearly 390 MB/s of usable data bandwidth, though a straight-forward 400% increase would be 360 MB/s. That is enough to drive full 1920 x 1200 HDTV signals at up to 50 fps.

FireWire hard drives can move data on FireWire 800 nearly three times as fast as with USB 2.0. With FireWire 3200, the advantages eSATA has today will be made moot. FireWire also capable of providing much more electrical power for remote device operation than USB. As a result, FireWire 3200 will be capable of not only communicating with a hard drive at eSATA speeds, but it will also be able to completely power it remotely at those speeds. Current cable solutions, including long distance cables used for 100+ meter communications, will be used with the new protocol. With full backward compatibility, the internal hardware components will be the only required upgrade parts necessary for system maker adoption. Provided an equal sized unit can be created, it will literally be drop-in upgradeable. As such, FireWire 3200 products should be available very soon after final ratification.

Source: TG Daily


Does anybody read this or should I stop posting these news...

november
18th December 2007, 21:07
:shy:I do

Qwerty
18th December 2007, 21:10
I read only a half of them,but continue posting)

REDDEVIL
19th December 2007, 03:08
keep posting BC! It's a gr8 job! THX!

BlackCross
22nd December 2007, 00:15
Researches developed battery with 10x longer charge

A great news for all owners of mobile phones which batteries become empty in few hours appared today: Stanford researchers have found a way to use silicon nanowires to reinvent the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power laptops, iPods, video cameras, cell phones, and countless other devices. The new version, developed through research led by Yi Cui, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, produces 10 times the amount of electricity of existing lithium-ion, known as Li-ion, batteries. A laptop that now runs on battery for two hours could operate for 20 hours, a boon to ocean-hopping business travelers. “It’s not a small improvement,” Cui said. “It’s a revolutionary development.” The greatly expanded storage capacity could make Li-ion batteries attractive to electric car manufacturers. Cui suggested that they could also be used in homes or offices to store electricity generated by rooftop solar panels. “Given the mature infrastructure behind silicon, this new technology can be pushed to real life quickly,” Cui said. The electrical storage capacity of a Li-ion battery is limited by how much lithium can be held in the battery’s anode, which is typically made of carbon. Silicon has a much higher capacity than carbon, but also has a drawback.

Silicon placed in a battery swells as it absorbs positively charged lithium atoms during charging, then shrinks during use (i.e., when playing your iPod) as the lithium is drawn out of the silicon. This expand/shrink cycle typically causes the silicon (often in the form of particles or a thin film) to pulverize, degrading the performance of the battery. Cui’s battery gets around this problem with nanotechnology. The lithium is stored in a forest of tiny silicon nanowires, each with a diameter one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper. The nanowires inflate four times their normal size as they soak up lithium. But, unlike other silicon shapes, they do not fracture. Research on silicon in batteries began three decades ago. Candace Chan, a graduate student of Cui, explained: “The people kind of gave up on it because the capacity wasn’t high enough and the cycle life wasn’t good enough. And it was just because of the shape they were using. It was just too big, and they couldn’t undergo the volume changes.” This sounds really promising…

Source: Sciencedaily


Porn industry supports Blu-ray format

A major porn movie studio today announced that it will be releasing its first Blu-ray title on January 4. “Pirates”, says director by company founder Joone, will be the largest epic in the history of adult films. About one year ago, it seems, the porn industry had decided to go with HD DVD in the high-definition age. An industry that tends to be always on the forefront of video technology, had selected the Toshiba-developed technology as its favored format, mostly due to the high production cost of Blu-ray movies. Some producers back then also complained that there was virtually no support provided by the Blu-ray camp to the porn industry.

Now it appears that this situation is changing, even if this change may still be in its infancy. The 129-minute long “Pirates” will be the first adult movie to be released on Blu-ray in early January and the reasons for that move may not be surprising, if you have been following the market development surrounding HD. Director Joone told CEPro that consumers asking for adult films that can be played on their Playstation 3 have had a major impact on the studio’s decision. While the Playstation 3 is still trailing the other two game consoles, it may very well become a decisive force to move the porn industry closer to Blu-ray – due to the fact that, because of the PS3, there are millions of Blu-ray players in the market right now, compared to hundreds of thousands of HD DVD players. Is the porn going to decide the HDDVD vs Blu-ray war? I wouldn’t wonder…

Source: TG Daily

Scientists stuffed Bible on supersmall chip

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Researchers in Israel say they have succeeded in putting a version of the Bible on a chip smaller than a pinhead. Its 300,000 words in Hebrew were inscribed on a silicon surface at the Haifa Institute of Technology. Scientists say the aim of the project is to increase young people’s interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The record for the smallest copy is held by a Bible measuring 2.8Ч3.4Ч1cm (1.1Ч1.3Ч0.4in), weighing 11.75g (0.4 ounces) and containing 1,514 pages. The 0.5sq-mm (0.01sq-in) nano-Bible was written on a silicon surface covered with a thin layer of gold (20nanometres thick - 0.0002mm).

It was written using a device called Focused Ion Beam (Fib). “When we send the particle beam toward a point on the surface, the gold atoms bounce off of this point, thus exposing the silicon layer underneath,” Ohad Zohar, one of the project’s managers at Technion, said. “By sending a particle beam towards various points on the substrate, we can etch any pattern of points, especially one that represents text.” The next step for Technion researchers is photographing the Bible and displaying it on a giant wall within the Faculty of Physics.

Source: BBC


Cartea cu poveşti nr 1 este deja pe nano-chips... XD

november
25th December 2007, 01:21
haaa, deci voi avea o biblioteca mai mare ca ccea din alexandria intr-o palma.. science is great!

BlackCross
25th December 2007, 02:29
Apple plans iPods with automatic volume control

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Future versions of Apple’s MP3 player are to be adapted to prevent users from playing tracks at full blast through their earphones for too long. Amid growing fears that listeners could cause irreversible damage to their hearing - the highest setting is as loud as a chainsaw - Apple is developing an automatic volume control. A new patent reveals that the next iPods and iPhones could automatically calculate how long a person has been listening and at what volume, before gradually reducing the sound level. The device will also calculate the amount of “quiet time” between when the iPod is turned off and when it is restarted, allowing the volume to be increased again to a safe level.

Listening to volumes below 70 decibels is considered safe. But iPods can currently reach volumes of over 100 decibels - the equivalent to standing 10ft from a pneumatic drill - and enough to cause permanent damage after just 15 minutes. Some MP3 players can even exceed 120 decibels. In April, Apple revealed it had sold more than 100million iPods worldwide and was expecting, by the end of this year, to have sold more than 4.5million iPhones. Of those 200,000 will have been bought in Britain. Its patent application, however, is the first time Apple has acknowledged concerns over the risk the iPod poses to hearing and comes after a series of damning studies highlighted the potentially damaging effects. I appreciate the effort, but isn’t it little weird? I want to be master of my mp3 player and not to be annoyed by automatically decreased volume…

Source: Daily Mail

Nais, eu tot în ultima vreme simt că surzesc... :chinewyearm:

Dead
25th December 2007, 03:12
Nais, eu tot оn ultima vreme simt că surzesc... :chinewyearm:

:rofl:

BlackCross
1st January 2008, 16:41
Album sales down by 21% in 2007

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Music sales during the Christmas shopping season were down an astounding 21% from last year. From the week of Thanksgiving up through the day before Christmas Eve, 83.9 million albums were sold, a decrease of 21.38 million from 2006’s 105.28 million. The recent news suggests that people are turning away from the CD as a Christmas present, due in large part to the rise of online music services like iTunes, eMusic, and the Amazon MP3 shop. Now that non-DRMed music is widely available from many popular artists, giving the gift of digital downloads can be an attractive option for holiday shoppers. Certainly it’s becoming more mainstream; even my local supermarket now stocks iTunes gift cards.

Music buying has certainly been migrating online, and the spectacular decline of CD sales is putting extra pressure on labels to move more online copies of the music they publish. This is clearly one of the reasons that Warner, traditionally a staunch DRM defender, agreed to strip DRM from its tracks offered on Amazon; it needed to do something (anything) to shore up flagging sales. But as albums move online, the “album” is also losing its luster. Download services let consumers pick and choose, and many buyers seem to do just that, snagging the hits and leaving the rest behind. While digital distribution enables this, it’s hard to blame digital for the common perception that most top 40 albums contain their share of filler…

Source: Variety, Ars Technica

Haniball
1st January 2008, 17:46
Porn industry supports Blu-ray format


Now it appears that this situation is changing, even if this change may still be in its infancy. The 129-minute long “Pirates” will be the first adult movie to be released on Blu-ray in early January and the reasons for that move may not be surprising, if you have been following the market development surrounding HD. Director Joone told CEPro that consumers asking for adult films that can be played on their Playstation 3 have had a major impact on the studio’s decision. While the Playstation 3 is still trailing the other two game consoles, it may very well become a decisive force to move the porn industry closer to Blu-ray – due to the fact that, because of the PS3, there are millions of Blu-ray players in the market right now, compared to hundreds of thousands of HD DVD players. Is the porn going to decide the HDDVD vs Blu-ray war? I wouldn’t wonder…

Source: TG Daily

Mi se pare a fi un lucru rau...Copii se joaca in PS ... si se vor avea posibilitatea de a face 2 lucruri XD si din pacate porn-industria creste =(

BlackCross
1st January 2008, 22:38
De ce "din pacate"?

Haniball
1st January 2008, 23:23
DI asea ca societatea degradeaza ... si tare

BlackCross
1st January 2008, 23:32
DI asea ca societatea degradeaza ... si tare
De ce degradeaza? De ce tu crezi ca privind porno degradezi?

Haniball
1st January 2008, 23:43
Nu te faci educat ... desigur ca da (astai parea mea ...)
Convinge-ma ca nu am dreptate.

BlackCross
1st January 2008, 23:49
Educatie este diferita, inclusiv sexuala, dar eu nu asta am avut in vedere. Omul face multe actiuni care au putin comun cu educatia, si oamenii sunt liberi sa faca orice vreau pana nu incalca libertatile altora, asa ca if you know what i mean - fiecare alege ce sa priveasca, sa asculte, sa manance etc.

Haniball
2nd January 2008, 00:01
Da ... ai dreptate.
fiecare alege ce sa priveasca, sa asculte, sa manance
nu intodeauna,uneori esti in diferite situatii in care tu nu esti regizorul ...dar asta-i dam alta tema.

ps:WHY CTRL+ENTER DOESN'T WORK ?!

BlackCross
2nd January 2008, 00:38
ps:WHY CTRL+ENTER DOESN'T WORK ?!
Is it supposed to?

BlackCross
4th January 2008, 13:29
China plans to control all video sites

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Enjoy your streaming videos while you can, Chinese YouTube fans. The Chinese government announced new rules Thursday that could block all but a few video sites from reaching Chinese viewers. The regulations, posted to Web sites of China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Ministry of Information Industry, require that effective Jan. 31, all online video outlets avoid politically or morally objectionable content and obtain a government-issued permit. While the statute could limit online video to state-controlled media sites and ban foreign-owned video-hosting sites like YouTube and MySpace, it may also go unenforced, serving more as a threat to coerce video-hosting sites to police themselves.

Because the government lacks the technology to filter video as selectively as it filters text, Edelman says, it may hope to scare sites into censoring the content that the government wants banned. That digital contraband would include politically sensitive messages about racial minorities and human rights as well as sexual images. If foreign video sites are forced to cooperate with a repressive regime rather than lose their Chinese audience, they could face the same public relations disasters as other tech companies that have ventured into China. Google, for instance, was pilloried by human rights groups for censoring search results on its Chinese site in January 2006. The Chinese economy miracle discloses its darker side once again…

Source: Forbes, AP

Storm creators offer their botnet for lease

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For nearly a year, cyber-security researchers have tracked the Storm worm as its malicious code spread across the Internet, drawing computers into a growing botnet of hijacked computers. Now, they’ve found evidence that segments of its zombie army are being rented to the highest bidder. Over the past week, researchers at Finnish security company F-secure have identified what they say is the first use of Storm’s massive “botnet”–a collection of hundreds of thousands of computers hijacked with hidden software–to steal users’ banking information.

Tracing the physical location of phishing sites that impersonated pages from U.K.-based Barclay and Halifax banks, F-secure’s researchers found that they were hosted on the same Russian server used for distributing Storm in recent weeks. F-secure’s researchers also report the software used to mimic Barclay’s and Halifax’s banking sites is a primitive phishing kit from 2004–a sign that Storm’s innovative creators are renting out their real estate to less savvy cyber-criminals. More than other strains of malicious code, the Storm worm has proven itself difficult to outsmart since it was discovered in January 2007. Researchers have struggled to keep up with its quick metamorphoses and smart spam campaigns that use attached PDFs, e-cards, and even YouTube invitations to infect users with malicious software.

Unlike other botnets, Storm has no single command-and-control point–it functions as a peer-to-peer system where any hijacked computer can give and receive commands. That means shutting it down isn’t as simple as alerting the Internet service provider where the botnet is hosted. “Storm is so well written that we have no idea of how to make it go away,” Schneier says. “Usually, we find the controller and nuke it. This thing has no controller” says Bruce Schneier, a security researcher for BT Counterpane. Until now, Storm’s creators have been focused on growing its ranks: Infected computers have sent out spam, drawing users to compromised Web sites that hijack more PCs. If Storm’s zombie army is shifting into mercenary mode, researchers say, it could mark another step in the evolution of cybercrime. Update your firewall and antivirus today!

Source: Forbes


Panasonic introduces the world’s biggest TV

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A 150-inch high-definiton plasma TV unveiled by Panasonic is the world’s largest to date, the Japanese consumer electronics company claimed Monday at the International Consumer Electronics Show. The plasma panel features an 8.84 million pixel image resolution. Its screen is the equivalent of nine 50-inch sets, with an effective viewing area of 11 feet, the company said. It’s a step up from Panasonic’s 103-inch version, which cost $70,000 when it launched. The company did not say in a news release how much the 150-inch panel will cost.

Panasonic’s other prototypes introduced at CES include a 42-inch panel that uses half the energy but stays as bright as its predecessor, and an ultra-thin 50-inch panel that is less an inch thick, the company said. Both plasma and LCD TVs have been selling well in the U.S. as consumers are switching out their old tube sets so they can watch high-definition TV and movies. Panasonic also said it plans to bring videos from Google Inc.’s YouTube directly to its line of Internet-enabled high-definition plasma TV sets. The new Viera HDTVs also provide access to Google’s photo sharing site, Picasa. Man, this monster wouldn’t even fit in my room!

Source: ABC, Cnet

adrian1369
10th January 2008, 15:44
Intersting:crafty:

UTStarcom Reveals the Circular Screen Mobile Phone

From the mobile industry perspective, the 2008 edition of CES is clearly a successful one, and it couldn't have been otherwise since all the big names are there with impressive
presentations. UTSarcom, the US communication giant, is also presenting its latest products and, among them, a unique mobile phone has been spotted.

Called UTStarcom HSM 180, the device is a GSM/GPRS/EDGE handset that also works on DCS 1800, PCS 1900 and HSDPA 2100. It has an integrated MP3 player, and no wonder, since it looks like one (well, a magnified one, but still). The phone comes in an oval case, resembling Helio Ocean's, but being much longer. Instead of packing a normal keypad, HSM 180 has two circular keypads like the ones used on old telephones. The upper one has 6 numeric keys, while the lower one has 4 numeric keys, plus the "*" and "#" buttons, and that's about all. Above the keypads we have a circular screen, which is the single screen the phone has.

While the device's design is very interesting, I'm not sure about how practical this phone can be. First of all, its round display is way too small, considerably limiting the navigation possibilities. Also, with such a tiny display, it's obvious that Internet browsing is an undesirable experience. That is if the phone supports browsing, because there are no details to confirm this ability. There are no details about any built-in camera either, but from the picture we're 99.99% sure the phone lacks one.

We don't know yet if this UTStarcom unique device will be commercially available or if it's just a concept. However, if the producer would somehow integrate a bigger display in the handset and a photo camera, the ovaloid HSM 180 has some good chances to becoming a popular mobile phone.
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By: Florin Tibu, Audio Editor Softpedia

BlackCross
14th January 2008, 15:38
Porn industry struggles because of YouTube clones

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Steve Hirsch’s Vivid Entertainment, the biggest name in the $12 billion-a-year adult video industry, filed a lawsuit last month against PornoTube, one of a handful of popular video-sharing sites styled as the dirtier cousins of YouTube, Redstone’s legal nemesis. Similar to the Google-owned video juggernaut, PornoTube has become a destination for free porn by letting anyone post sex videos without filtering out clips that might be copyrighted. Hirsch believes PornoTube doesn’t do enough to keep his content off its site, and, like YouTube, it has leveraged the traffic it now delivers into marketing deals with other sex video producers. It has left Hirsch, a leader in an industry that has welcomed new technologies like the VCR and VOD much more than its Hollywood equivalents, with little choice but to sue the pants off the free sites.
“How do we survive?” Hirsch asks. “We don’t produce videos just because it’s fun. As DVD sales decrease, we need to look to other revenue streams.” Domestic DVD spending for mainstream fare was off 3.6% in 2007, but Hirsch told Portfolio magazine recently that Vivid’s DVD sales are down 50% since 2004. VOD is the future, he says, but he can’t compete with free. PornoTube and its brethren YouPorn and XTube continue to draw mass amounts of traffic, and they don’t seem to care about monetizing the eyeballs. North Carolina-based PornoTube didn’t respond to a request for comment. But Vivid’s critics, much like those criticizing Viacom in the YouTube case, argue that most of the porn on the sharing sites is created and distributed by amateurs. It will be interesting to see how this case develops, but there are already tens if not hundreds of similar sites so shutting down one of them will not change much, the pretty same way as closing one bittorrent website doesn’t solve a thing.
Source: Reuters


Apple unveils ultra-thin MacBook Air

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Looking to build on the success of its iPod and iPhone devices, Apple Inc. introduced several new products including an ultra-thin laptop computer, dubbed the Macbook Air, and a much-anticipated online movie rental service. The new Apple notebook computer’s major attribute is its sleek profile: it’s about three-quarters of an inch thick and weighs three pounds. The Macbook Air features a full-sized keyboard, a 13-inch screen, a built-in camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, all powered by an Intel Corp. dual core chip. Appearing on stage at the company’s Macworld expo, Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs said the computer, which he called “world’s thinnest notebook,” will cost $1,799 and is scheduled to ship in about two weeks. Ultramobile notebooks represent about 6% of the 270 million notebooks expected to the sold this year. Apple may benefit from good timing. Asus International Ltd.’s recently introduced Eee PC has topped sales charts at Amazon.com and is usually sold out at retail stores.
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Apple’s CEO also launched the computer maker’s much-anticipated online movie rental service and unveiled an updated Apple TV device that will let viewers bypass their computers and rent movies directly from their widescreen TVs. Mr. Jobs said iTunes users can rent new-release movies to watch over their computers, iPods or iPhones for $3.99 for a 30 day period. Older titles will rent for $2.99 for the same time period. The service has the support of all major Hollywood studios including Walt Disney Co., Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal, Sony Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, News Corp.’s Fox, Lionsgate and New Line, Apple said. Mr. Jobs also disclosed Apple had sold more than four million iPhones worldwide in the 200 days since the company’s trend-setting smartphone was launched. Is this going to be an another year of big success for Apple? It seems so right now…
Source: Zdnet, Macworld, WSJ

Man’s embryo successfully cloned in US

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This might be a little too much offtopic piece of news but it’s such an achievement I’m sure most of you will find it interesting anyway: US scientists say they have produced embryos that are clones of two men, in an attempt to produce patient-specific stem cells. Researchers removed DNA from donated human eggs, and replaced it with DNA from the skin cells of two volunteers. They produced embryos with genetic material that matched the men’s, but did not go on to extract stem cells. The team at Stemagen Corporation in La Jolla, California, says the work could be an important step to developing embryonic stem cells for patients. They produced five embryos called blastocysts from 25 donated eggs. DNA fingerprinting proved that at least one of these was a clone.
“We’re the first in the world to take adult human cells and then document that in fact we were able to clone embryos from them,” lead researcher Dr Samuel Wood told the BBC. He said the embryos were destroyed in the process of verifying they were clones, but they were now working on creating stem cell lines. Dr Lyle Armstrong of Newcastle University is one of a handful of other researchers who have made cloned human embryos using a technique known as nuclear transfer pioneered in Dolly the sheep. Unlike the US team, the Newcastle group used DNA from embryonic rather than mature tissue. Dr Armstrong said the US study showed that the objective of using cells from an adult person to make individual stem cells might one day be possible. Are you ready for Me, Myself v2.0?
Source: BBC

november
18th January 2008, 02:53
as vrea sa fiu crimata dupa moarte - dar ar trebui sa las nishte material genetic totushi.. se va creea oare vreo banca pt astea? ;)

BlackCross
22nd January 2008, 02:30
Turkey banned access to YouTube again
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A Turkish court has again blocked access to the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube, and reports Sunday suggested the ban was a response to clips that allegedly insult Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the country’s founding father. Users trying to access the site from Turkey were met with notices in English and Turkish saying access to the Web site was banned under an Ankara court’s order. The notices said the court order was issued Jan. 17. In March, another court blocked access to YouTube, which is owned by California-based Google Inc., for two days after a complaint that some clips insulted Ataturk, a war hero who founded Turkey from the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The ban was lifted after YouTube removed the offending videos.
Vatan newspaper said Sunday the current ban was also imposed because of videos that were allegedly disrespectful of Ataturk. It is illegal in Turkey to insult Ataturk, a revered figure whose portrait still hangs in nearly all government offices almost 70 years since his death in 1938. It was not clear how long the current ban would last. The state-run Anatolia said YouTube officials issued a statement saying the company hoped access would be re-established quickly.The YouTube bans in Turkey have highlight the country’s troubled record on free expression. Several prominent Turkish journalists and writers — including Nobel literature prize winner Orhan Pamuk — have been tried for allegedly insulting “Turkishness.” And this country wants to join the European Union…
Source: Fox

devil may cry
14th February 2008, 21:48
Etajul 4 in Jumbo a zburat in Aer !!!

(32)O.D.
14th February 2008, 22:32
Etajul 4 in Jumbo a zburat in Aer !!!
In ce sens?

devil may cry
14th February 2008, 22:37
In sens direct, a fost o explozie

(32)O.D.
14th February 2008, 22:45
jertve sunt?

devil may cry
14th February 2008, 23:00
jertve sunt?

yep

(32)O.D.
14th February 2008, 23:04
yep
ian daca ai ceva informatie , pune pe forum ... nii interesant ... sau poveste6te mai detaliat

SOCOL
14th February 2008, 23:30
http://users.livejournal.com/_portishead_/175866.html?nc=10

у меня там на 7 столик был забит. БЛЯ, КАК Я РАД ЧТО ОПОЗДАЛ!

(32)O.D.
14th February 2008, 23:33
у меня там на 7 столик был забит. БЛЯ, КАК Я РАД ЧТО ОПОЗДАЛ!
Ну все пацан ты попал ... смотрел трилогию
Пункт назначения ? :D:D:D:D:D осторожней ... подальше от компа - может током ударить )

SOCOL
14th February 2008, 23:47
Ну все пацан ты попал ... смотрел трилогию
Пункт назначения ? :D:D:D:D:D осторожней ... подальше от компа - может током ударить )

скажи это тем 13ти пострадавшим :one:

BlackCross
16th February 2008, 03:35
50% Of All BitTorrent Downloads are TV-Shows

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Reports show that 50% of all people using BitTorrent at any given point in time do so to download TV-series, quite an impressive number. In total, over a billion TV-shows are downloaded every year, and this number continues to rise.

It is safe to say that BitTorrent is slowly replacing Tivo. Some episodes of popular TV-shows such as “Lost”, “Prison Break” and “Heroes” get up to 10 million downloads per episode, spread over hundreds of sites. This number is getting awfully close to the average number of viewers on TV in the US. However, the major difference is that the BitTorrent “viewers” come from all over the world.

In January TorrentFreak published the list of “most downloaded TV-shows“, where we showed that the most popular episode of “Heroes” was downloaded 2.5 million times on Mininova alone. Even more impressive -across all BitTorrent sites- more than a billion episodes are downloaded every year worldwide.

The graph below shows the percentage of .torrent files per category downloaded on Mininova over the last 2 years - over 40 percent are TV-shows. To support this, we analyzed a sample of 400,000 torrents earlier this year. That data indicated that approximately half of all the people using BitTorrent at any given point in time, were using it to download a TV-show.

The popularity of TV-torrents hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, there are reports of TV-studios that allegedly use BitTorrent as a marketing tool, by leaking unaired pilots intentionally. While the movie and music studios continue to fight their “war on piracy”, most of the TV-studios lay low.

On the contrary, Anne Sweeney -the president of the Disney-ABC television group- admitted that she was “inspired” after seeing a pirated copy of the hit-show “Desperate Housewives”. The pirated copy of this popular TV show was the main reason (besides the money) for Disney to sell their shows online. “Coming ‘face to face’ with the high-quality, commercial-free pirated version (of Desperate Housewives) told Disney that it was not just competing with other broadcasters, but with digital pirates and as such was an experience that prompted us to do the iTunes deal with Apple.” Sweeney said at the time.

BitTorrent’s popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed by actors either. Masi Oka who plays Hiro Nakamura in the popular show “Heroes”, made some pro-BitTorrent comments earlier this year. When he was in France to promote the series (before they aired), he was surprised to see how many people had already seen the show thanks to BitTorrent. Oka said that BitTorrent is a great promotion tool, but added “Hopefully, if they can buy the DVD after they watch it on BitTorrent, that would be great.”

One of the members of EZTV, the leading TV-torrent distribution group, told TorrentFreak in an earlier interview that he doesn’t think their work has a negative impact on the TV-industry either. “The only possible impacts can see are positive ones,” Boggibill said “it is free publicity, which may lead to higher ratings when people “discover” new shows and also larger numbers of DVD purchases - it is my understanding that many of the people that download TV shows from us are avid TV fans and will usually buy DVD boxsets of shows they like.”

A factor that plays a role in the rise of unauthorized downloading of TV-shows is that most people simply don’t see it as stealing. It is a signal that customers want something that is not available through other channels and it’s more about availability than the fact that it’s free. It’s not a threat, but more an opportunity. Seems as if the majority of our visitors come here for the movies. Since %50 of torrents are tv shows, what do our readers suggest to attract this segment who could find our site useful ?

source, author: Ernesto

REDDEVIL
16th February 2008, 04:53
Judecand dupa diagrama se vede ca shi animeul este destul de popular in comparatzie cu alte categorii, asta inspira :crafty:

BlackCross
18th February 2008, 21:56
Last year with analog TV in US, free coupons
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In exactly one year (365 days), the world of television will be blacked out forever for viewers with analog sets in the US. Fortunately, however, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration agency is overseeing the $1.5 billion coupon program to subsidize converter-box costs, estimated to run between $40 and $70. The agency announced Friday that it will begin mailing out $40 coupons this week to consumers to help pay for converter boxes that will save their analog sets from becoming obsolete. The process of switching from analog to digital signal is now taking part in most European countries as well.
More than 9,700 stores, including those operated by Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Best Buy Co. Inc., Circuit City Stores Inc., Target Corp. and RadioShack Corp., will be selling the special equipment in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Consumers have 90 days to use the coupons, which resemble plastic gift cards, or they expire. Every household, regardless of whether it needs a box, is eligible to receive two coupons. Initially, $990 million will be used to pay for coupons and cover administrative costs, which are capped at $110 million. An additional $510 million could be allocated, but those coupons are reserved for households that only have over-the-air television. Consumers can apply online at dtv2009.gov (http://www.dtv2009.gov/).

GPS tracked express pizza delivery

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Picture this: you order a pizza and you’re really hungry but you have no idea how long you’ll have to wait. Couple of minutes later, your stomach starts to growl twice as loud and you start cursing the guy who’s working his ass off to get your high fat-low nutrition junk food to your doorstep. So, how do you settle your unsettling stomach and your throbbing desire to shoot down the pizza guy? Well the answer, like always, is GPS tracking. As if it isn’t hard enough to try and eat low-calorie foods, pizza chains are starting to attract customers by offering GPS technology so we can track the progress of how our pizza order is going. An 11-store chain of Papa John’s restaurants in northern Alabama have been using an online-tracking system created by a startup business called TrackMyPizza. In this case, customers can watch online as their deliveries move street by street to their front doors.
Domino’s, on the other hand is planning to allow its customers to go to its web site and see when their pizza has been prepared, cooked and sent out the door. But, alas, there’s no tracking of the pizza delivery driver. According to Information Week, the TrackMyPizza company and technology was developed by two telemetry scientists who spent 10 years tracking U.S. military missiles, but they’ve gone from war and peace to a piece of the pizza pie. These two guys, Randy Younger and Ken Blankshain, are looking into other tracking possibilities. They own the URL, TrackMySchoolBus.com, which I suppose will attract a lot of worried parents whose lives are made hell from running down the street, dragging their kids behind, screaming, “For the love of everything holy, I beg you, wait up!”

Pakistan banned YouTube, 2h global outage

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Pakistan’s government has banned access to the video-clip website YouTube because of anti-Islamic movies posted on the site, an official said yesterday. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority told the country’s 70 internet service providers that the popular website would be blocked until further notice. The authority did not specify what the offensive material was, but a PTA official said the ban concerned a trailer for an forthcoming film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders. The film portrays Islam as a fascist religion prone to inciting violence against women and homosexuals. The unnamed official said the PTA had also blocked websites showing the controversial Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The drawings were originally printed in European newspapers in 2006, but were reprinted by some papers last week. The PTA urged internet users to write to YouTube and request the removal of the films, saying that the authorities would stop blocking the video-sharing site once that had happened.
What’s more, Pakistan’s attempts to block access to YouTube have been blamed for a near global blackout of the site on Sunday. The nearly two-hour long blackout was almost certainly connected to Pakistan Telecom and internet service provider PCCW. A leading net professional told BBC News: “This was probably a simple mistake by an engineer at Pakistan Telecom. There’s nothing to suggest this was malicious.” It is believed Pakistan Telecom “hijacked” the web server address of the popular video site. IP hijacking involves taking over a web site’s unique address by corrupting the internet’s routing tables, which direct the flow of data around the world.
Source: CNN, BBC

devil may cry
26th February 2008, 13:43
Федерация КЭНДО в РМ и Kangaroo проводят международный чемпионат Кубок Дружбы.

1 марта 10:00 - 17:00
2 марта 10:00 - 14:00

Спорткомплекс Юность (зал тенниса)
Trandafirilor 13/2

BlackCross
3rd March 2008, 23:56
Intel launches super small Atom processors

Intel Corp. is launching a branding campaign for a forthcoming family of ultra-small chips, hoping to drive demand for two emerging categories of computing devices. The company will use the name Atom in marketing a new microprocessor line that has two variants. One chip, previously known by the code name Silverthorne, is designed to be the calculating engine for pocket-sized gadgets that Intel calls MIDs, for mobile Internet devices. The other chip to carry the Atom brand, code-named Diamondville, is designed for low-end laptop and desktop computers expected to cost around $250.Intel, of Santa Clara, Calif., also plans to introduce the brand Centrino Atom for a “platform” of technologies for mobile Internet devices, including a Silverthorne chip and a companion Intel chip that includes graphics functions.

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The phrase extends the Centrino brand that Intel introduced in 2003 for technology used in laptop computers. The chip measures less than 25mm square and is packed with 47 million transistors. “This is our smallest processor built with the world’s smallest transistors,” said Intel Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Sean Maloney. “This small wonder is a fundamental new shift in design, small yet powerful enough to enable a big Internet experience on these new devices. We believe it will unleash new innovation across the industry.”
Source: Intel, WSJ


Nine Inch Nails Uploads New Album on Torrent Sites

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Nine Inch Nails has just released the first volume of their new album “Ghosts” on BitTorrent sites as a free download. The band encourages its fans to share the album with friends, post it on websites and play it on podcasts
“Ghosts” is released under a non-commercial Creative Commons license and can be shared freely, something their fans weren’t allowed to do when the band was held back by a record label.
In the release notes the band writes: “Now that we’re no longer constrained by a record label, we’ve decided to personally upload Ghosts I, the first of the four volumes, to various torrent sites, because we believe BitTorrent is a revolutionary digital distribution method, and we believe in finding ways to utilize new technologies instead of fighting them.”
This sounds is music to our ears, in more ways than one. For now, only the first volume has been uploaded onto BitTorrent sites, but the entire collection is available for download on the official website (http://ghosts.nin.com/main/order_options) for only $5.
“Ghosts I is the first part of the 36 track collection Ghosts I-IV. Undoubtedly you’ll be able to find the complete collection on the same torrent network you found this file”. They further write in the release notes “But if you’re interested in the release, we encourage you to check it out at ghosts.nin.com, where the complete Ghosts I-IV is available directly from us in a variety of DRM-free digital formats, including FLAC lossless, for only $5.”
Trent Reznor, the frontman of Nine Inch Nails has always been a supporter of sharing music via BitTorrent, even when it’s copyrighted. He isn’t frightened of talking about file-sharing. Back in May 2007 he admitted to sharing himself: “I steal music too, I’m not gonna say I don’t” he said. Later that year, when OiNK was pulled offline he admitted that he was a member there ,and said , : “If OiNK cost anything, I would certainly have paid, but there isn’t the equivalent of that in the retail space right now.”
The new Nine Inch Nails album including artwork is available for download on the official site (http://ghosts.nin.com/main/order_options), as well as on The Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/tor/4059158/Nine_Inch_Nails_-_Ghosts_I_%282008%29) and other BitTorrent sites. This is exciting for all us hard-core p2p users. While you’re waiting to try this new album make sure to play Fuck The Mpaa by the Futuristic Sex Robots.
source: torrentfreak.com (http://torrentfreak.com/nin-uploads-new-album-on-torrent-sites-080303/), Ernesto

Carrot
4th March 2008, 14:42
Nine Inch Nails вообще ребята со скрытым смыслом))

BlackCross
4th March 2008, 20:27
Nine Inch Nails вообще ребята со скрытым смыслом))
Definetly, o trupă originală şi revoluţionară, în orice perioadă a existenţei sale. Defapt prin trupă eu îl aveam în vedere pe Trent. :)

Text messages behind 6 million injuries in UK

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Chatting and texting on the cell phone accounted for about six million injuries in Britain last year, according to a new survey. William Ostrom of phone directory service 118118, which conducted the survey 1,055 adults, revealed that many subjects admitted to getting hurt crashing into lampposts, bollards and bins while texting or talking on their mobiles. The injuries ranged from cuts and bruises to broken noses, cheekbones, and even a fractured skull.
According to the surveyors, 63 per cent of people get immersed in sending SMSes so deeply that they become forgetful about their surroundings. The surveyors also said that one-forth of the people surveyed would support “mobile lanes” on pavements to highlight the increasing number of hazards, while about 50 per cent would back the use of protective pads around them. “Britons are clearly text addicts so we need to make sure they are protected on the streets,” British tabloid The Mirror quoted Ostrom as saying. I guess it’s still better to be hurt while texting than die after your cell phone explodes (http://www.rlslog.net/exploding-motorola-cellphone-killed-man-in-china/)…
Source: Yahoo News

november
6th March 2008, 01:54
kinda silly..))

SLOT
7th March 2008, 02:14
CeBIT is a place where you might get some freebies, but also a place where you might see things you’ll never be able to afford. Two Geforce 9800GX2 cards in SLI mode on Skultraill board with two overclocked Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors, packed into a powerful Thermaltake case, would set you back about ?30.000.

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Add a professional Eizo FlexScan SX3031W monitor, a bunch of Raptor disks and other pricey peripherals and what you get is nothing less than a “Rig From Hell” (Höllenmaschine 3).

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PC Welt is the sponsor of this beast, and it will be given to a lucky gamer who wins a game organized by PC Welt.

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The paint job on the case is excellent and it seems as if there’s a fire raging within. We’re not going to laugh because two 9800GX2 cards really do spew fire, so this hole is actually a convenient ventilation shaft.

BlackCross
10th March 2008, 21:04
“Superman” camera sees through clothes
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A British company has developed a camera that can detect weapons, drugs or explosives hidden under people’s clothes from up to 25 meters away in what could be a breakthrough for the security industry. The T5000 camera, created by a company called ThruVision, uses what it calls “passive imaging technology” to identify objects by the natural electromagnetic rays — known as Terahertz or T-rays — that they emit. The high-powered camera can detect hidden objects from up to 80 feet away and is effective even when people are moving. It does not reveal physical body details and the screening is harmless, the company says. The technology, which has military and civilian applications and could be used in crowded airports, shopping malls or sporting events, will be unveiled at a scientific development exhibition sponsored by Britain’s Home Office on March 12-13.
“Acts of terrorism have shaken the world in recent years and security precautions have been tightened globally,” said Clive Beattie, the chief executive of ThruVision. “The ability to see both metallic and non-metallic items on people out to 25 meters is certainly a key capability that will enhance any comprehensive security system.” The technology works on the basis that all people and objects emit low levels of electromagnetic radiation. Terahertz rays lie somewhere between infrared and microwaves on the electromagnetic spectrum and travel through clouds and walls. Depending on the material, the signature of the wave is different, so that explosives can be distinguished from a block of clay and cocaine is different from a bag of flour.
Source: Reuters

Tiny huge 1TB optical disc

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It is called the TeraDisk and it is really small, like a ordinary CD/DVD. But it’s really huge in terms of space. 1 TB (1000 GB). How can this be done? The process is easy (or not). All existing optical media record data on semitransparent layers. A regular CD has 1 layer and a Blu-Ray disk has up to 8. The reason nobody can add more layers on a regular CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disk is because when the light passes through these layers it becomes distorted and by the time it reaches the final layers it becomes almost impossible to read/write on the disk.
TeraDisk achieved the 1TB limit by using 200 layers, each storing 5GB of data. So basically the data support stay the same (TeraDisk will be made out of the same plexiglas like material used in other disks) but the write/read laser technology is completely new. They (http://www.mempile.com/TeraDisc%E2%84%A2+Technology/) say it’s going to be cheap and it will be available for the public in 2010.
For more info on how this is done visit here (http://www.mempile.com/Two-photon+optics/) or here (http://www.mempile.com/The+Chromophore/).
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Source: The Tech Don (http://thetechdon.com/tiny-huge-1-terrabyte-optical-disk/)

SLOT
10th March 2008, 21:22
Girls beware!!! Soon they'll make a miniature copy of that camera!!!

adrian1369
10th March 2008, 22:54
Some freaky maniacs :hehehe:

BlackCross
10th March 2008, 23:07
Girls beware!!! Soon they'll make a miniature copy of that camera!!!
Goggles ftw! XD

BlackCross
13th March 2008, 02:09
iPod Nano cought on fire in Japan

Reports of iPod Nanos shooting sparks while recharging have government officials in Japan investigating reported incidents. The iPod in a question in an older-generation iPod Nano that is specific to the Japanese market. Its model number is MA099J/A, reports the Reuters news agency. The cause of the sparking, it is believed, is tied to the lithium-ion batteries used in the iPod Nano. Faulty lithium-ion battery technology has been linked to massive numbers of laptop recalls in the past. Cell phones have also been recalled for faulty lithium-ion batteries. Macworld UK reports Apple has shipped 425,000 iPod Nanos of the same model number as the ones being checked out by Japanese investigators.
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According to the trade and economy ministry of Japan incidents of sparking Nanos were reported in early January. According to reports Apple fessed up to the problem to the ministry in March. Japan’s trade ministry now says it’s launched a “safety investigation.” There are no reports of injuries from the sparks, which would suggest the incident was minor. Owners of this iPod model, however, should keep their eye out for a recall. We reported about explosive batteries in Toshiba laptops, Motorola and now even the mighty Apple seems to have some problems…
Source: PC World

Anonymous comments may become illegal in Kentucky

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Although it’s not exactly clear how the law could be enforced, the lawmaker said outlawing anonymous posting could curb online bullying. Kentucky Representative Tim Couch introduced the bill in the state’s Legislature last week. Under the policy, anyone who contributes to a Web site will have to submit a name, e-mail address, and mailing address. This essentially would ban anonymous posting, as the contributor’s name would have to be listed with the post. If the site still decides to allow for anonymous posting, a $500 fine would apply for the first offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense.
Couch seems to be directing his ire at sites like the increasingly popular JuicyCampus.com, which encourages students to post anonymous, and most times slanderous, comments about others. He says that the bullying problem is significant in his own district in eastern Kentucky. However, at the same time he says the bill could be difficult to enforce if signed into law. A local news station said it polled residents of Couch’s district and found mixed results. While some saw it as a method to combat online harassment, others saw it in violation of the First Amendment. I guess this is an interesting attempt to make internet a safer place, but it’s impossible to keep an eye on every single website yet every comment.
Source: Betanews


Hackers already jailbroken iPhone 2.0

It hasn’t even been released yet, but iPhone hackers claim to have already figured out a way to jailbreak Apple’s iPhone 2.0 software. The iPhone Dev Team said yesterday it has figured out a way to hack into the iPhone’s bootloader by taking advantage of the way the iPhone authorizes code that can be written to memory. After some modifications, this apparently allows any code to be written to the iPhone, such as applications that haven’t been authorized by Apple, and it should work with any new software version Apple releases, according to the team. The team released a screenshot of what is supposedly an iPhone running external applications on the beta 2.0 software, which can be obtained by downloading the iPhone SDK. It’s hard to tell exactly which version is shown in the screenshot, although the inclusion of the App Store is a pretty big hint.
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Unlike previous hacks, this one isn’t specific to the latest firmware version, it exploits the way that Apple designed the iPhone’s main bootloader. According to the iPhone Dev Team (http://iphone-dev.org/news:pwnage), the iPhone verifies whether or not firmware code has been signed with an RSA certificate before allowing it to be written to memory. The team has apparently figured out a way to disable that check and allow unsigned code to be written to memory. A detailed explanation of the exploit can be found here. The hacking community believes this jailbreaking method (which will also let you unlock your iPhone) can’t be fixed by Apple in a production version of the 2.0 software.
Source: Cnet


BlackCross: Fuck yeah! :caramelldansen:

Carrot
13th March 2008, 17:58
вербовать хакеров надо крупным фирмам XD

adrian1369
13th March 2008, 18:28
Great news :evillaugh:
Hackers are the best , Dev Team rules XD

BlackCross
17th March 2008, 13:56
Airport security couldn’t believe MacBook Air is a laptop

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The TSA has been known to take issue with products designed in Cupertino before, but for one particular traveler, it was Apple’s thinnest laptop ever that caused the latest holdup. Upon tossing his ultra-sleek slab of aluminum underneath the scanner, security managed to find enough peculiarities to remove it from the flow, pull it aside and wrangle up the owner for some questions. Apparently, the TSA employee manning the line was flabbergasted by the “lack of a drive” and the complete absence of “ports on the back,” and while hordes of co-workers swarmed to investigate, the user’s flight took off on schedule.
Thankfully, said owner was finally allowed to pass through after some more in-the-know colleagues explained in painfully simple terms what an SSD was, but the poor jet-setter most definitely paid the price for trying to slip some of the latest and greatest under the sharp eyes of the TSA (and cutting it close on time, of course).
Source: Engadget (http://www.engadget.com/)

China banned YouTube for Tibet violence

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China has blocked domestic access to YouTube after videos showing the violence in Tibet appeared on the site. The Chinese government has not officially commented on the move, but internet users in China trying to access YouTube get a blank screen. Other sites, such as the web pages for the BBC, The Guardian and Flickr, have also been blocked. There have also been reports that internet cafes in Tibet are being shut down by the army, eager to avert a repeat of the footage that leaked out of Burmese protests against the ruling junta in that country.
“In terms of the media there is no question that the Chinese Government has imposed a lockdown of what they consider sensitive information or video footage, ” Ying Chan, journalism and media studies director at the University of Hong Kong, told Al Jazeera. Video sharing sites based in China such as Tudou.com (http://www.tudou.com%20/) and 56.com (http://www.56.com/) are not hosting content about the Tibet unrest, which has already claimed many lives and appears to be spreading. At the start of the year the Chinese government announced that video sharing sites would have to be state controlled but backed down after a week of heavy lobbying and said that the new laws did not apply to existing web sites.
Source: Vnunet, AP

adrian1369
21st March 2008, 00:48
Google SafeSearch Showing XXX Picture

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The all-knowing and all-algorithm writing Google has failed utterly in what it has been bragging to do so well: keeping children from having access to pornographic material. Their SafeSearch option missed a very explicit photo of a woman’s vagina, and, as beautiful as it might be or not, there was no reason for it to show on top of the web search results, where the Google Universal Search returns are shown.

The image was there no matter what filter was checked in the Preferences page, even the one that was supposed to block both explicit text and explicit pictures wouldn’t change anything. The query I’m talking about is "hot celebrities," but unfortunately I wasn’t able to capture a screenshot of the results, I was too busy changing the filters back and forth. In the meanwhile, Google either dropped the image from its index or just modified its algorithm for the better, but you can still see their goof-up on The Blog Bryn blog, here.

This comes just after Google responded to the founder of the world’s biggest pornographic movie producer that by its filters and every other action it does, the children are being kept away from the explicit material. I guess they were wrong, and if memory serves me right, I can remember two other cases when the Mountain View based company was involved in similar scandals. The images back then were on Google News, and related to a story entitled "Employee of the Month": Big-box banality. In that situation, the image was removed and even now there’s no picture attached to the article on the Seattle Times’ online edition.

Feel free to try the query that caused the trouble, you will now find that instead of the vagina photo, there’s one of Michelle Anderson, that’s much more… viewable, to say the least.


Yahoo! Video Considers XXX Clips to be “Health and Beauty” Material

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Never ever, in the history of Internet videos, has a user-generated video hosting site been avoided by those who wanted to share their triple X rated clips with the world. The rules are already classic and have been around ever since man climbed down from trees and discovered
the power of marketing: the first to come is the first to be served. Abiding by them, the latest video site to surface is the latest one to have been ‘given’ the not safe for work (NSFW in short) clips. Drumrolls, please… it’s Yahoo! Videos to have the dubious honor!

The filter problems that YouTube experienced when it first opened its doors – its servers, actually – have come back to bite Yahoo! in the rear, just because it is young and inexperienced. Two clips are now hosted on the Sunnyvale based company’s video sharing service, and have received all the attention: one is of Jenna Jameson, a woman, a star that needs no further introduction, and the second is equally provocative and enticing, but the protagonists are not as well known.

The clips seem to have been around for quite a while, judging by their number of views (above 6,000 as I write this), and are viewable by accessing the "Health and Beauty" tab in the Category view of the video sharing site. The screenshot shows that they’re not difficult to get to, kudos to them for making top page. Others can be found via the related videos section, but I decided to single out just the two based on the above argument.

As one user commented on Valleywag, there’s a new XXX video site to browse when at work, and it’s got the Yahoo! logo up and visible, so there’s a perfectly good excuse for those caught watching. Just hit the button and scroll up to where the Y! is placed and there’s no need to worry.

BlackCross
21st March 2008, 01:23
Study: Europe has faster broadband than USA

Eight European countries have broadband penetration higher than 22 percent, putting them ahead of the U.S., according to the European Commission’s 13th Progress Report on the Single Telecoms Market. Denmark tops the list with 35.6 percent of households having access to broadband services. In Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden it exceeds 30 percent. The U.K., Belgium, France and Luxembourg are also ahead of the U.S., according to the Commission. Bulgaria has the lowest broadband penetration of the E.U. member states, with 7.6 percent. 19 million broadband lines were added during last year, landing overall penetration at 20 percent.

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But fixed-line broadband isn’t the only communications service that grew during last year. Mobile penetration grew to 112 percent, compared to 103 percent in 2006. At the same time 3G mobile penetration doubled and mobile data services grew 40 percent. The EU plays an important role, and can take some of the credit for continued growth, according to Viviane Reding, the EU’s Telecoms Commissioner. But she also says her work isn’t done. Incumbent carriers can expect to be put under more pressure. “Competition is limited for access to the fixed network which is still provided to 86.5% of customers over the incumbent’s infrastructure,” said Reding, in a statement.
Source: PC World

adrian1369
25th March 2008, 01:54
Looking for a hot babe? Then go directly to the sad girl at the party. The sexual tigress lurks inside her. A new research published in the British Medical Journal shows that women who experience from mild to moderate depressions have with up to 30% more sex than women with
a more balanced psyche.

The study was made on 107 female subjects, depressed and non-depressed. Depressed women had more sex no matter if they were in a committed relationship, from kissing and affective displays to foreplay and intercourse.

"The results may indicate that the women use sex as a treatment for the depression. When people are depressed they feel more insecure about their relationships and concerned that their partner may not care about them or find them valuable. Having sex helps depressed women find the sense of closeness and security they seek," said co-author Dr. Sabura Allen, from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

The team also found that depression was connected to more libertine sexual behavior and proneness to adventures; lonely women having depressions had a higher number of sexual partners and a higher rate of casual sex.

Sex and mood: other investigations

In fact, other researches show that people who are involuntarily celibate or abstinent often exhibit depressive feelings (like anger, frustration, self-doubt, and even proper depression). And what's more interesting, a 2007 research made at University of New York in Albany shows that semen exposure improves mood in women!

In another research made three years ago, women practicing sex without condoms were more likely to exhibit depressive signs once they experienced sexual halts than those who stopped an intense sexual active period but whose previous partners employed condoms. Anyway, protected or not, sex and orgasm do provoke a release of endorphins, the "happiness" brain hormone that brings mood up and numbs the pain.
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Other researchers believe the touch from a spouse or other trusted lover can trigger hormonal boosts. People who touch and are receptive to touches are more likely to be happy and have fewer problems with depression and anxiety. Especially in a committed relationship or marriage, sex provides more opportunity for touching.

Carrot
25th March 2008, 15:23
вау, прочитав это мне стоит поменять подпись на go fuck yourself XD

BlackCross
30th March 2008, 18:28
Adobe launches free online Photoshop

Adobe has released its Photoshop Express (https://www.photoshop.com/express/landing.html) web-based imaging application as a public beta. Photoshop Express uses much of Adobe’s image editing technology and has been repurposed as a web-based application. Users can store up to 2GB of images online for free, make edits to their photos and share them online. Photoshop Express also allows users to download and upload photos from popular social networking sites like Facebook. The application provides ’standard edits’, such as removing blemishes and red-eye, converting to black and white, cropping and resizing.
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Photoshop Express also offers tricks like Pop Color which selects an object in an image, mutes the background colour of the photo and allows the user to swap the object’s colour so that it “jumps off the page”. Sketch effects make photos look like drawings, and a Distort feature allows users to distort facial features or objects for a comical or artistic effect. Adobe said that even users with limited photo editing knowledge can simply select what looks best from a line-up of sample photos with visual hints showing different variations of the added effect. During the public beta period, Adobe will solicit user feedback on product features and functionality which will “continue to evolve over time”.
Source: Vnunet

Dell launches Blu-Ray notebook for sub-$1000

Dell this week introduced a notebook with a Blu-ray disc player for less than $1,000, and has dropped the price of some of its high-end XPS models by $699. Dell is offering its Blu-ray Inspiron 1525 for $879 at a time when consumers are expected to embrace high-definition DVDs, now that Sony-backed Blu-ray has won the format battle with Toshiba-backed HD DVD. Movie studios and consumer electronics retailers recently dropped support for HD DVD. With consumers no longer having to choose between the two competing formats, Dell apparently wants to jump-start interest around the winner with the Inspiron 1525, which has a 15.4-inch display and an HDMI port for connecting to high-definition displays and HDTVs.
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The Inspiron player can burn files, such as digital photos and videos, to a Blu-ray disc, as well as play and burn traditional DVDs and CDs, Dell said. A Blu-ray disc can hold as much as 50 GB of data versus 8.5 GB on a standard DVD. The top-of-the-line Inspiron includes a 1.83-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5550 processor, Windows Vista Home Premium, 3 GB of memory, and a 320-GB hard drive. Dell introduced the Blu-ray Inspiron on Thursday and cut prices by $699 on Friday on select XPS notebooks. Dell is offering the XPS M1330 and M1530 for a starting price of $1,029 and $999, respectively. The basic M1330 and M1530 come with a 1.66-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 processor, Vista Home Premium, 1 GB of memory, and a 120-GB hard drive.
Source: InfoWeek

MacBook Air hacked in less than 2 minutes

Mac OS X’s reputation for security was tarnished Thursday when a team of researchers from Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) (http://securityevaluators.com/index.html) managed to hack a MacBook Air in two minutes using a zero-day vulnerability in Apple’s Safari 3.1 Web browser. The ISE security researchers — Charlie Miller, Jake Honoroff, and Mark Daniel — were participating in the “PWN to OWN” competition at the CanSecWest (http://cansecwest.com/) security conference, which began Wednesday in Vancouver, British Columbia. “Pwn” is computer gaming slang for “own,” as in conquer. The “p” typo serves to heighten the humiliation of defeat by emphasizing that the loss came at the hands of a youth who can’t even spell or type correctly. The term has also come to be used in security circles.

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Contest participants had their choice of trying to hack an Apple MacBook Air running OS X 10.5.2, a Sony Vaio VGN-TZ37CN running Ubuntu 7.10, or a Fujitsu U810 running Vista Ultimate SP1. During the first day, when attacks were limited to network attacks on the operating system, no one managed to compromise any of the systems. That changed Thursday when attacks on default client-side applications — Web browser, e-mail, IM — were allowed. The ISE team won $10,000 from security firm TippingPoint Technologies for compromising the MacBook Air. The undisclosed vulnerability in Safari 3.1 has been shown to Apple and no further information about it will be revealed until Apple can issue an update, TippingPoint said.
Source: CRN, InfoWeek

Crashing Vista: nVidia drivers responsible for 30%

http://www.yourdailymedia.com/i/u/3cqHqHyR.jpgNearly 30% of logged Vista crashes were due to NVIDIA driver problems, according to a Microsoft data included in the bundle (http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/03/3-27-08-vista-crash.jpg). That’s some 479,326 hung systems, if you’re keeping score at home, and it’s in first place by a large margin — Microsoft clocks in at number two at 17.9 percent, and ATI is fourth with 9.3 percent. The data points in the table cover an unspecified period in 2007, and Microsoft makes no attempt to break the aggregate data down into which device drivers, specifically, returned the highest number of crashes. If the number of failures were split by month and then graphed, we’d presumably see the number of NVIDIA driver failures per month decreasing as the company slowly brought its driver issues under control.
The data clearly indicates that NVIDIA had a driver problem, but it’s impossible to quantify the scope of that problem given the numbers above. NVIDIA holds a greater percentage of the market than ATI, which means that there will inevitably be a higher percentage of NVIDIA driver crashes than ATI driver crashes; however, the degree to which such market share considerations have affected the results above is hard to determine in the absence of more data. There’s also the matter of data collection; Microsoft’s charts do not clarify if multiple crashes from a single system each counted as separate events. In theory, NVIDIA’s proportion of total driver crashes could be inflated by a relatively small handful of systems with severe driver issues.
Source: Neowin

adrian1369
31st March 2008, 02:04
Hah i knew that new Windows is better to insatall after at least 2 years
Macbook Air hacked this maked me sad

New Procedure Removes Appendixes Through Vagina
Two weeks of hospitalization and months of recovery before going to gym because of an appendix removal surgery? All these may be gone for women. For the first time in U.S., on March 26, 2008, a team at UC San Diego Medical Center removed an inflamed appendix through a patient’s vagina.

The procedure lasted just 50 minutes, and the patient, Diana Schlamadinger, a third-year graduate student at UC San Diego, experienced just minor discomfort.
She had classified her pain as a ‘1’ on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Using body’s natural openings, like mouth or vagina, for removing ill organs, like inflamed appendixes or gallbladders, translates into a short recovery, low pain, and, in a world of image, no scars. This does not mention the lack of more severe risks, like abdominal hernia, following a classical procedure.

Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is based on newly-developed minimally-invasive laparoscopic tools. The only surface incision, a tiny cut through the belly button, is used for introducing a two mm camera into the abdominal cavity, which allows the surgeons to access the surgical point, while avoiding organs and blood vessels.

"The path to innovation is dynamic, requiring quick response from the companies developing the tools. Partnership with industry keeps us rolling from one success to another. The evolution of surgery to incisionless techniques is on the horizon," said Dr. Santiago Horgan, director of the UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery Horgan and president of the Minimally Invasive Robotics Association. He is a world leader in minimally invasive surgeries, with 14 NOTES procedures performed in the U.S. and Argentina.

"Imagine a day when surgery requires no incisions or just one tiny incision that is only millimeters in length. Scarless, painless techniques are what the UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery is setting the stage for right this minute. Patients deserve it," said Dr. Mark A. Talamini, professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego Medical Center.

The UC San Diego Medical Center has performed fourth NOTES so far, the first one in September 2007. The team used RealHand High Dexterity tools, developed by Novare Surgical. RealHand tools track the surgeon’s hand movements and have been adapted for transvaginal NOTES. The images from inside the body were delivered by a flexible, high-definition digital endoscope made by Olympus America.
:whisper:

Mozilla is currently making headway with the development of Firefox 3.0, having released the fourth beta development milestone at the beginning of March and pressing on for the delivery of Beta 5 by the end of this month. Version 3.0 of the open source browser is set to be ready for general adoption, and will be made available by the end of June 2008. At the same time, Mozilla is already hard at work on Firefox 4.0, the next iteration of the open source browser designed to replace version 3.0. Chris Beard, Vice President of Mozilla Labs, revealed to Webware that Firefox 4.0, as well as
the general evolution of Firefox, is heading in a direction designed to take the product in the playground of platforms and out of the browser corner. At this point in time, Mozilla pointed to a period beyond 2008 for the delivery of Firefox 4.0. Microsoft has just dropped Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 earlier this month and is getting ready for IE8 Beta 2 by summer.

The vision that Mozilla has over Firefox is of a platform intimately connected with the desktop machine, but also stretching into the cloud and being able to support both applications, as well as web-based services and programs. In this regard, Mozilla is exploring the next-gen Firefox with two projects Prism and Weave. Prism, for example, is designed to bring to the table cross-platform functionality that will enable the end user to run web-based programs directly onto the desktop, ripping them out of the browser.
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"We believe that the Web is a powerful platform for innovation, and our goal with Prism is to drive the development of enhancements to that platform that bring the advantages of desktop apps to the Web. To that end, Prism is not a new platform or product but rather a vehicle for Mozilla Labs to experiment with new technologies to extend the capabilities of the Open Web. Web developers shouldn’t have to lift a finger to desktop-enable their web applications (although they can specify settings to enhance the experience), while users have the choice to use their favorite web apps in their browser, on their desktop of choice, or in both places," revealed Mark Finkle, Mozilla Platform Evangelist.

Weave is a project set to keep up the pace with the general tendency of the migration of traditional content online. Weave means nothing less than to make the browser the critical connection between the desktop and cloud-based applications. "This project will be known as Weave and it will focus on finding ways to enhance the Firefox user experience, increase user control over personal information, and provide new opportunities for developers to build innovative online experiences. Just like Mozilla enables massive innovation by making Firefox open on many levels, we will aim to do the same with Weave by developing an open extensible framework for services integration," Beard explained.:omfg:

BlackCross
6th April 2008, 16:18
Rumours: Microsoft Windows 7 in 2009

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Microsoft Corp. has dropped two strong hints in the past two days that the next version of its Windows operating system will arrive in 2009, shaving up to a year off previous expectations. It could also be a signal that Microsoft intends to cut its losses with Windows Vista, which has been poorly received or shunned by customers, especially large companies. Microsoft has long said it wants to release Windows 7 about three years after Vista, which was released to manufacturing in November 2006 but not officially launched until January 2007. Given Microsoft’s recent track record - Vista arrived more than five years after XP — most outsiders had pegged sometime in 2010 as a safe bet for Windows 7’s arrival.
Microsoft is targeting the middle of next year for some sort of release milestone for Windows 7 — the only codename known at the moment — though whether that would be a final release to consumers or an RTM, which allows businesses and resellers to start installing it, is unknown. Gates also said that he was “super-enthused about what [Windows 7] will do in lots of ways” but didn’t elaborate. What could those be? Microsoft has divulged a few things. Responding to criticism that Windows has become unnecessarily bloated, the company has 200 engineers developing a slimmed-down kernel called MinWin that uses 100 files and 25MB, compared to Vista’s 5,000 files and 4GB core and is so small it lacks a graphical subsystem. Microsoft has also confirmed that the operating system will come in consumer and business versions and in 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
Source: Computer World

Blogging may lead to death

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It’s a real shame we couldn’t publish this article earlier - it would be an awesome April Fools’ prank together with a message about the end of the RLSLOG. Some of the blogging community are worried that blogging could be bad for your health. The constant need to publish new and exciting facts is putting stress on successful bloggers, and the recent deaths from heart attacks of three popular writers is causing something of a rethink in the industry. “I haven’t died yet,” Michael Arrington, founder and co-editor of TechCrunch, told The New York Times. “At some point, I’ll have a nervous breakdown and be admitted to hospital, or something else will happen. This is not sustainable.”
Arrington claimed that he has gained 30 pounds and developed a severe sleeping disorder over the past three years as a result of his job. Two other technology bloggers, Russell Shaw, 60, and Marc Orchant, 50, have died of heart failures. While blogging has not been directly linked to their deaths, the stress of churning out thousands of words a day may have been a factor. “There is no time ever, including when you’re sleeping, when you’re not worried about missing a story,” said Arrington. “Wouldn’t it be great if we said that no blogger or journalist could write a story between 8pm Pacific time and dawn? Then we could all take a break. But that’s never going to happen.” You don’t have to worry though, RLSLOG is going to continue in bringing you hot news about latest scene releases no matter what…
Source: Vnunet, NY Times





Domain Pizza.com sold for $2.6 million

http://www.robertossluggos.com/images/pizza.jpg

A US man has sold the domain name pizza.com for $2.6m - after maintaining the site for just $20 a year since 1994. Chris Clark, 43, accepted the offer from an anonymous bidder after a week-long online auction. It’s crazy, it’s just crazy,” Mr Clark, who lives in North Potomac, Maryland, was quoted as saying by the Baltimore Sun newspaper. “It will make a significant difference in my life, for sure,” he added. Mr Clark registered the domain name in 1994, when the world wide web was just starting. He had hoped that pizza.com would help to get a contract with a pizza firm for his consulting company.
He sold his business in 2000, but kept paying the $20 annual fees for maintaining the domain, which he also used to sell advertisements. In January, Mr Clark decided to sell it after hearing that another domain - Vodka.com - was sold for $3m in 2006. “I thought, ‘Why don’t I just try to see what the level of interest is?’” Mr Clark said. “If someone’s willing to pay that much for Vodka.com, maybe there’s more interest in pizza.com.” The online auction was launched on 27 March. The first bid was $100, jumping to $2.6m a week later. Having accepted the latter offer, Mr Clark hopes to get his windfall in a few days’ time when the transaction is completed.
Source: BBC


Demonoid back online under new admin

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A famous BitTorrent tracker Demonoid (http://www.demonoid.com/) is back online after months of downtime. The former administrator of the site, Deimos, had to shutdown the project in Canada. There were numerous attempts in relaunching Demonoid under different hostings all over the world, but it always failed after few days. It’s just a few moments since a new administrator took over the site after Deimos stepped down from his function due to personal reasons and relaunched it.
A quick look into WHOIS discovers that Demonoid is now hosted by American server hosting company Softlayer - I could probably imagine a better country for hosting a torrent website or tracker because of legal climax regarding peer to peer websites in the USA, but it seems to work fine now. And as we know the importance of reliable trackers in the BitTorrent community, I’d like to wish Demonoid team on behalf of our whole staff a very long uptime and a good luck in eventual legal battles.


Nikon introduces P80: 10Mpx ultrazoom camera

Nikon introduced three new digital cameras to its COOLPIX series including the P80, S52 and the S52c. The COOLPIX P80 (http://press.nikonusa.com/2008/04/nikon_zooms_in_on_performance.php) is a compact camera with a massive 18x optical zoom NIKKOR lens. The P80 also features a 10.1 megapixel image sensor. The zoom lens covers focal lengths from 27mm to 486mm and uses Optical Vibration Reduction to reduce blurry images caused by hand shake. Several shooting modes are featured with shutter-priority, aperture-priority and full manual modes. Nikon also offers a Sport Continuous mode that allows 30 consecutive shots at 4, 6 or 13 frames per second. The P80 also has ISO sensitivity to ISO6400. The camera has a 2.7-inch LCD on the rear and it will be available in April for $399.95.

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Nikon also introduced the S52 and S52c COOLPIX cameras (http://press.nikonusa.com/2008/04/nikon_introduces_the_new_coolp.php) today. The only difference between the S52 as the S52c is that the S52c camera has Wi-Fi connectivity. Both cameras feature 9.0 megapixels and a 3x 38-114mm Zoom-NIKKOR lens. Vibration reduction is included to compensate for image blur and the camera features up to ISO2000 sensitivity. The rear LCD is a 3-inch high resolution display. The cameras have an auto ISO control that selects the optimal sensitivity from a range of ISO 100 to ISO800. The Wi-Fi connection of the S52c allows users to email images directly from the camera and supports Nikon’s my Picturetown. Image storage for both cameras is to SD or SDHC cards. The S52 and S52c will both be available in May. The S52 will sell for $249.95 and the S52c will retail for $279.95.
Source: Nikon, Dailytech

Carrot
12th April 2008, 14:11
yaay! demonoid is back! :love:

Kratos
12th April 2008, 14:23
yaay! demonid is back! :love:

AE :want:
So many staff dlded from there...very good tracker.

Revolt
12th April 2008, 14:54
Oue!!!
Demonoid 4ever

BlackCross
12th April 2008, 16:44
Yeah, I'm very happy 'bout that too.

Stanly
15th April 2008, 00:29
ae for demonoid! :sweet:




*thx for thread! I've just watched it "от корки до корки" ^_^ very interesting!

adrian1369
23rd April 2008, 19:19
Please can someone send me an invitation to demonoid I tried to register but registration is closed !
Help plizzz :Help;

Revolt
23rd April 2008, 19:45
Please can someone send me an invitation to demonoid

+1000000:please:
Me too!!! ))

BlackCross
23rd April 2008, 22:00
adrian, Revolt, check PM.

adrian1369
24th April 2008, 13:59
THANKS BC:sweet:

BlackCross
25th April 2008, 23:35
THANKS BC:sweet:
You're welcome ^_~

China has most internet users in the world

http://afp.google.com/media/ALeqM5iU1G-YEu6NS5_L7yFIz1W66pehmg

China is one of the most heavily populated countries in the world, but it is also has a large proportion of poor citizens without access to technology. As a result of the huge numbers of Chinese citizens the number of internet users in China is growing rapidly. The Chinese government commonly censors the Internet and has only recently begun allowing Chinese citizens to have access to English-language websites. According to numbers released (http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5g11xR4Ye2CDGTs7E5xdg9J-kFnYA) from the Chinese Ministry of Information, China now has 221 million internet users. This number is up significantly from the end of 2007 when China reported 210 million internet users. At the end of 2007 the U.S. had 205 million internet users. The Chinese Xinhua News Agency quoted the Chinese Information Ministry as saying, “Despite rapidly increasing the Internet population, the proportion of Internet users among the total population is still lower than the global average level.”
The global average for percentage of Internet users in a country is 19.1%; China only has an average of 16%. Chinese authorities expect to have 280 million internet users by the end of 2008. The internet is an outlet for Chinese citizens to voice opinions in a country where traditional new media is strictly controlled. The lack of control over the internet compared to the control China exerts on other forms of media led Chinese President Hu Jintao to call for a purification of the internet in 2007.
Source: DailyTech

Lazarus
1st May 2008, 02:54
it is prognosed china to be the world most influencing country in near future. it's economy is growing in geometrical progression

but again, as u said, we must not forget that they are 1,8 mlrd bastards

BlackCross
1st May 2008, 14:02
Japan will pwn them anyway. :pissed:

HP researchers discovered intelligent memory

Researchers at Hewlett-Packard have developed a working unit of a memory circuit that has existed in theory for 37 years, which could ultimately replace RAM and make computers more intelligent by tracking data it has retained. The technology, called memristor, could allow computers to make decisions by understanding past patterns of data it has collected, similar to human brains collecting and understanding a series of events. For example, a memristor circuit could be capable of telling a microwave the heating time for different food types based on the information it has collected over time, said Stanley Williams, senior fellow at HP.
A memristor circuit requires lower voltage and less time to turn on than competitive memory like DRAM and flash, Williams said. “Because it [uses] less voltage and less time, of course, it uses much less power,” Williams said. Denser cells also allow memristor circuits to store more data than flash memory. Through prototypes, HP is trying to show circuit designers what memristor is capable of doing. “What we have done is confirmed a concept for a new electronic device that was originally proposed nearly 40 years ago,” Williams said. Memristor is the fourth fundamental circuit element, joining the other three — resistor, capacitor and inductor — that had been known for 150 years, Williams said. The element has properties that cannot be duplicated by any combination of the other three elements.
Source: PC World

BlackCross
6th May 2008, 15:38
McKellen to Play Gandalf once again! (http://www.rlslog.net/mckellen-to-play-gandalf-once-again/)

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This article might include some rather old news to all hardcore Tolkien fans out there. This will be especially true if you’ve been following the numerous blogs and websites out there that dedicate themselves to writing about the latest rumours and news regarding the upcoming film adaption of J.R.R Tolkiens epic masterpiece “The Hobbit”. I read an article about this on one of the “Paparazzi” websites in my country (the kind on which you can spend 32 weeks reading about how fat Britney has become).
Ian McKellen played the legendary Gandalf character in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. If at this point you have no idea what I’m talking about, you need to slap yourself in the face and pray to Tolkien for forgiveness. Since the release of the movies, I can’t see how anyone could have passed this trilogy by.
In any case, this is basically an update for those of you who were completely disconnected with the pre-production of the film “The Hobbit”. So here it all is in a nutshell (am I using that right? Well… when in Rome!). “The Hobbit” is a prequel to the “Lord of the Rings” saga and tells the epic tale of Bilbos journey for treasure. Expect a wizard and enough dwarves to pass around (that also sounds kind of wrong).


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“The Hobbit” is going to be split into 2 films, the first being released in 2010, the second in 2011. There have been rumours that the first film would be “The Hobbit”, but the second an untold story, not directly adapted from a Tolkien novel. This rumour was shot down on April 24th by Yahoo News, saying that the new films are based on the book ONLY.
Peter Jackson will NOT be directing this time around due to timetable conflicts (he is directing Tintin for Steven Spielberg). He will however be executive producer along with Fran Walsh. Confirmed director is Guillermo del Toro (Pans Labyrinth, Blade 2). The project will once again be shot in New Zealand and WingNut (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WingNut_Films) and WETA (Workshop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weta_Workshop) and Digital (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weta_Digital)) will make a return as well.


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McKellen has NOT been confirmed for the role of Gandalf, but has said that he loves playing this role and that “it is not a job you say NO to”. Peter Jackson has also noted that he could never imagine anyone else playing this role.
Well thats pretty much it. I guess I got a bit excited, so I did a bit of research. Hope you’re looking forward to these films as much as I am.

Slade
6th May 2008, 23:05
I really like his acting .
Even in X-Men he was great !
I really hope i will see more from him.
---

Daca am auzit corect , un grup de oameni homosexuali si lesbiane sau gay formind o organizatie non governamentala Genderdoc doresc aceleasi drepturi ca un cetatean al Republicii Moldovei.Dupa ce am privit la televizor pe canalul N4 , am vazut un discurs de un reprezentant ce sustinea ca platesc impozitele si sunt aceeasi oameni ca si noi si de ce nu pot avea aceleasi drepturi.
Daca am inteles corect , ei doresc sa faca un parad pe data de 8 mai impotriva ameliorarii discriminarii.
Ei hai... chiar inainte de 9 mai ? ce oameni... XD

Ce zice Biserica ? Este un pacat ce nu poate fi admisibil , Quote by Parohul de la Sihla " daca un grup de homosexuali vor naste un copil eu cu mare bucurie ii voi cununa "

----
Mi-am amintit de un filosof ce a zis o data " Iubirea trebuie sa fie intre barbati adevarati iar femeia este doar pentru a continua neamul sau."
Example :
Alexander Macedoniu

In fine... nu stiu , sunt si ei oameni , mi-i jale de ei , ei nu sunt vinoveti daca se nasc cu asa minte . Primaria a zis ca va revizui aceasta problema.

P.S
I'd kill them with my own hands...

now's your chance cross :evil:
XD XD

P.S.S
Пусть 9го выйдут - я посмотрю новый фильм - "Фарш на улицах Кишинёва"
:rofl:

Shing
6th May 2008, 23:48
I really like his acting .
Even in X-Men he was great !
I really hope i will see more from him.
---

Daca am auzit corect , un grup de oameni homosexuali si lesbiane sau gay formind o organizatie non governamentala Genderdoc doresc aceleasi drepturi ca un cetatean al Republicii Moldovei.Dupa ce am privit la televizor pe canalul N4 , am vazut un discurs de un reprezentant ce sustinea ca platesc impozitele si sunt aceeasi oameni ca si noi si de ce nu pot avea aceleasi drepturi.
Daca am inteles corect , ei doresc sa faca un parad pe data de 8 mai impotriva ameliorarii discriminarii.
Ei hai... chiar inainte de 9 mai ? ce oameni... XD

Ce zice Biserica ? Este un pacat ce nu poate fi admisibil , Quote by Parohul de la Sihla " daca un grup de homosexuali vor naste un copil eu cu mare bucurie ii voi cununa "

----
Mi-am amintit de un filosof ce a zis o data " Iubirea trebuie sa fie intre barbati adevarati iar femeia este doar pentru a continua neamul sau."
Example :
Alexander Macedoniu

In fine... nu stiu , sunt si ei oameni , mi-i jale de ei , ei nu sunt vinoveti daca se nasc cu asa minte . Primaria a zis ca va revizui aceasta problema.

P.S


now's your chance cross :evil:
XD XD

P.S.S

:rofl:

чёрт)) :nowai: - я уже и не знаю что ответить))) :dunno: - уже отвечено :evillaugh:

Slade
6th May 2008, 23:55
Всё . окончательно решенно .
Primaria a acceptat XD

Insa, nu pe 8 , dar pe 11mai .

Ну что ...я думаю знаю когда след пэйнтбольный офф :evil:
XD

Shing
7th May 2008, 00:03
Всё . окончательно решенно .
Primaria a acceptat XD

Insa, nu pe 8 , dar pe 11mai .

Ну что ...я думаю знаю когда след пэйнтбольный офф :evil:
XD

эххх) - вот бы 9го числа мясо было бы :want: :evillaugh: :rofl:

REDDEVIL
7th May 2008, 00:57
Ну что ...я думаю знаю когда след пэйнтбольный офф :evil:
XD

Pe mine tot inscrietzime la offline!
BTW does anybody knows how much costs an AK47 now days? :evil:

BlackCross
7th May 2008, 01:27
Fuckkk... my baseball bat hungers... Damn plaster-of-paris.. >_>

adrian1369
7th May 2008, 19:16
Swedish Man Found Guilty for File-Sharing


Although file-sharing is not necessarily an illegal activity as long as you share your own files and don't infringe the copyright laws, some people get fined
and are sent to prison for file-sharing. Such a case occurred some time ago when a 31-year-old Swedish file-sharer, Andreas Karlsson, was sent to court, being accused of sharing copyrighted content over the web. A few days ago, the judge found Andreas Karlsson guilty and announced a suspended sentence and a fine of more than 1,000 euros, AFP informs today.

According to the same source, the Swedish man shared no less than 4,500 music files and approximately 30 movies on the web but even so, he denied the accusations and sustained he's not guilty for sharing files on the Internet. What's interesting is that in this case, the plaintiffs were still famous companies such as Warner and IFPI, which have started a powerful campaign against services suspected of copyright infringement.

And because we were talking about IFPI, copyright infringement and Sweden, several copyright organizations struggled to shut down The Pirate Bay, a BitTorrent website which was heavily accused of distribution of pirated material. However, the dispute between The Pirate Bay and the copyright holders has a long history as both parties accused one another and filed complaints to support their cases.

However, The Pirate Bay still exists and even if it has a lot of enemies, including here copyright holders, law firms and other organizations, its traffic is continuously growing up, reaching new milestones every new month. A few days ago, The Pirate Bay announced that it had recorded more than 12 million visitors on its website which underlines, once again, the fact that file-sharing is one of the most popular activity among Internet users, no matter if it's illegal or not.

Lazarus
7th May 2008, 19:43
hehe piratebay, sa vad ei ce se face pe tmd ap pipets XD

BlackCross
7th May 2008, 21:26
hehe piratebay, sa vad ei ce se face pe tmd ap pipets XD
TMD e o parodie rusinoasa comparativ cu Pirate Bay.

Haniball
7th May 2008, 22:41
TMD e o parodie rusinoasa comparativ cu Pirate Bay.
agree:one:

BlackCross
9th May 2008, 20:36
Gore Verbinski to Direct BioShock Movie

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Universal Pictures has signed Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy helmer Gore Verbinski to direct and produce an adaptation of the popular video game BioShock. Aviator screenwriter John Logan is in talks to pen the script. Logan’s filmography also includes Any Given Sunday, Gladiator, The Last Samurai and Sweeney Todd.
Take-Two Interactive is getting a multimillion-dollar advance against gross points on the film. It is believed to be the biggest video game-to-movie deal since the infamous aborted Halo movie deal between Universal and Fox, for which Microsoft got $5 million against 10%. The BioShock deal is structured in a way ensuring the movie won’t end up in turnaround. Verbinski plans to start pre-production as soon as Logan’s script is finished and approved.
Since it’s release in August, Hollywood has eyeing a big screen adaptation of this popular first-person shooter. Praised for its morality-based storyline, immersive environment and Ayn Rand-inspired dystopian setting, the game has received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and ranks as the thirteenth best video game on Game Rankings. Set in an alternative history 1960, BioShock follows the story of a plane crash survivor named Jack, who must explore the underwater Objectivist-dystopian city of Rapture, and survive attacks by the mutated beings and mechanical drones that populate it. Jack is drawn into a power struggle during which he discovers that his will is not as free as he’d thought. I have also included the trailer for the video game below, so that you can get a better idea of what the game is about.

devil may cry
9th May 2008, 23:06
BTW does anybody knows how much costs an AK47 now days? :evil:

Aproximativ 350$ , da depinde si de unde cumperi

BlackCross
14th May 2008, 00:39
FBI discovers fake Chinese hardware in US gov

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The FBI announced Friday that an investigation into counterfeit network components made in China and sold to the U.S. government has recovered about 3,500 fake devices with a value of $3.5 million. The criminal probe, code-named Operation Cisco Raider, was prompted by concerns that counterfeit network components could give hackers access to government databases. But one U.S. official told Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSN0952813820080510?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews&pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true) that the components discovered by the FBI are not believed to have made government computer systems more vulnerable. The existence of the probe came to light after an unclassified FBI PowerPoint presentation in January on the agency’s efforts to counter the production and distribution of counterfeit network hardware showed up on Abovetopsecret.com (http://www.abovetopsecret.com/).
“This unclassified briefing was never intended for broad distribution or posting to the Internet,” James Finch, assistant director of the FBI’s Cyber Division, said in a statement. Operation Cisco Raider involved 15 investigations at nine FBI field offices and the execution of 39 search warrants, the bureau said. The FBI release did not mention if any arrests had been made. Components included pirated versions of Cisco Systems routers as well as switches, interface converters and wide area network interface cards, Reuters reported. The People’s Republic of China has not been accused of orchestrating the counterfeit sales, but for several years, U.S. officials have been investigating a wave of government computer breaches thought to have originated in China.
Source: ABC, Cnet



Brand new BlackBerry Bold 9000 introduced

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Research In Motion Ltd. on Monday is introducing its first major new BlackBerry model in more than a year: the Bold, a high-end model that further demonstrates the company’s desire to make tools for both work and play. The Bold, or 9000, has twice the screen resolution of the current Curve model, making for a very sharp display. It matches the resolution, but not the size, of the screen on Apple Inc.’s iPhone, which has emerged as a potent competitor in the “smart phone” category. It also has much more internal memory, a glossy metallic look, and adds corporate-strength Wi-Fi capabilities to third-generation cellular and Bluetooth radios. Otherwise it stays close to the formula of the Curve, with a horizontal screen above a trackball and a keyboard with one letter per key.
Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM didn’t announce a price for the Bold, nor agreements with specific carriers. It said the phone would be available from various carriers this summer. The initial model would support GSM networks, the kind employed by AT&T Inc. and T-Mobile USA. Later models could work on the Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless networks, according to RIM co-chief executive Mike Lazaridis. Like the Curve and the Pearl, BlackBerry’s consumer-oriented phones, the Bold has a full-size headset jack and a camera that can also capture video. At the same time, it has dual-band Wi-Fi, a feature previously only found on a model aimed at the corporate market. The Bold will also have exchangable back plates in different colors, a first for a BlackBerry. RIM also was set to announce a $150 million fund that will invest in companies creating software for BlackBerrys and other mobile devices.
Source: AP, Cnet

SOCOL
16th May 2008, 14:34
http://monk.com.ua/article.php/2008042813572035

бляяяяя, хачу в гугл!

Shing
17th May 2008, 14:17
http://monk.com.ua/article.php/2008042813572035

бляяяяя, хачу в гугл!

+1)) - едем ^_^

хаха лол)))
вспомнил серию из South Park'a где ребята в Guitar Hiero играют, а им отец Стэнли говорит что на настоящей круто играть - а они ему "пап это отстой" XD
http://www.torrentsmd.com/imagestorage/768038_fa2.jpg

BlackCross
17th May 2008, 15:36
Even Google play on XBOX360. ^_^

Google finally gets ahead of Yahoo in US

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The bad news just doesn’t seem to end for Yahoo. As the Internet portal prepares to fend off a proxy fight by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, new research from comScore concludes that for the first time, Google has overtaken Yahoo as the most-visited Web site in the U.S. Google reached the pinnacle of the Top 50 U.S. Properties in April, with an audience of 141 million visitors, according to data from comScore’s monthly analysis. In April, more people used Google’s job search, career resources, and television sites, according to comScore.
Yahoo sites ranked second, with 140.6 million visitors, followed by Microsoft sites with 121.2 million visitors. Superpages.com Network, the online directory for local businesses, and jobs Web site CareerBuilder both jumped ahead eight spots to come in 18th and 30th, respectively, according to comScore. “April was a very active month. Google took the top property position, thanks to continued search growth and rapid growth at YouTube,” said Jack Flanagan, executive vice president of comScore Media Metrix, in a statement. “The return of the network television programs after the writers strike sent fans to a variety of sites to get information on their favorite shows, catch up on episodes they may have missed, get refreshed on plotlines, and to stream new episodes.”
Source: Infoworld

Nintendo loses $21m case over controllers

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Nintendo of America Inc. was ordered to pay a small East Texas gaming company $21 million Wednesday for infringing on a patent while designing controllers for its popular Wii and GameCube systems. A federal jury found in favor of Anascape Ltd. in the lawsuit that was originally filed in 2006. Nintendo spokesman Charlie Scibetta said the company will seek an appeal and expects the court to reduce the award “significantly.” The jury found that Nintendo infringed on Anascape’s patent while designing its Wii Classic, WaveBird and Gamecube controllers.
Scibettra said Nintendo was pleased no infringement was found with the motion-sensing technology used in its wandlike Wii and Nuncheck controllers, which mimic movements by users in games such as tennis and boxing. Attorneys for Anascape did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Tyler-based Anascape also sued Microsoft Corp. for patent infringements on game controllers but reached an agreement with the company before the start of the trial against Nintendo, The Lufkin Daily News reported. Microsoft said in a statement that terms of the settlement reached May 1 were confidential.
Source: CNN, AP

adrian1369
20th May 2008, 01:00
SpamAssasin and Traffic Control to Reduce Spam by 75 Percent


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SpamAssasin, a very popular open-source application which tries to block spam on the web, will become more powerful in the near future as the developers
announced the integration of Traffic Control 3, a traffic-shaping solution, Network World revealed today (http://www.networkworld.com/news/2008/051908-spamassassin.html?page=1). According to the same source, MailChannels, Traffic Control's parent company, said their technology is able to block nearly 75 percent of the spam for SpamAssasing users which is quite a high percentage considering the amount of unsolicited messages delivered these days on the web.

"Our technology is a software package that slows down spam from suspicious sources like spam bots. Our research shows that 90% of spammers will give up before delivering spam if the data rate of the connection is slowed down," Ken Simpson, CEO of MailChannels, stated according to Network World. "SpamAssassin supports hundreds of millions of users. But SpamAssassin is limited because it is just a content filter."

It seems like no less than 150,000 websites currently use the open-source SpamAssasin, so such an addition would be welcome by all of them. Moreover, numerous clients have already bought the paying version of Traffic Control - an alliance between the two anti-spam solutions should bring a new and powerful weapon in the fight against unwanted content.

Traffic Control is free and can be downloaded from our Linux section, using the following link (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Email/Traffic-Control-37940.shtml). In case you encounter difficulties installing and configuring the application, you can use the installation guide written on the program page. In addition, you can also find the latest version of SpamAssasin, namely the 3.2.4 release, right here on Softpedia (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Communications/Email/SpamAssassin-2456.shtml).

However, please note that "a license is required for sites that process more than 10,000 messages per day," as it is mentioned on the website. "If a valid license cannot be found, Traffic Control restricts the number of connections it will open with your mail server, limiting performance for high volume applications."

BlackCross
22nd May 2008, 15:08
$100 laptop introduces new modern design

The wraps have been taken off the new version of the XO laptop designed for schoolchildren in developing countries. The revamped machine created by the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) project looks like an e-book and has had its price slashed to $75 per device. OLPC founder Nicholas Negroponte gave a glimpse of the “book like” device at an unveiling event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The first XO2 machines should be ready to deliver to children in 2010. Mr Negroponte said he hoped the design would also be used by other manufacturers. The new version loses the green rubbery keyboard, sporting instead a single square display hinged at its centre. This allows the device to be split into two touch screens that can either mimic a laptop with keyboard or the pages of a book. The idea is for several children to use the device at once, combining the functions of a laptop, electronic book and electronic board.



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The new machine will also be more energy efficient, half the size of the first generation device and lighter to carry. “The XO2 will be a bit of a Trojan horse,” said Prof Negroponte. Initially it will be promoted as an e-book reader with the capacity to store more than 500 e-books. The launch of the XO2 is being seen as an effort by OLPC to revitalise adoption of its machines. Initially, Prof Negroponte set a target of selling 100 million machines by 2008. So far OLPC has only sold about 600,000 machines. Prof Negroponte said he expected a further 400,000 orders in the next “60 to 90 days”. Many countries have been reluctant to buy the machines because they did not run Microsoft’s Windows operating system. In mid-May OLPC announced a deal with Microsoft to make Windows available on the XO machine. Previously the machines used a version of open source Linux operating system.
Source: BBC

Teenager arrested for posting naked pics of ex

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Meet Alex Phillips. The Wisconsin teenager is facing felony child pornography charges for allegedly posting naked photos of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend on his MySpace page. When contacted by police about the two images, Phillips, 17, balked at removing the pictures of the girl. Warned that he could face jail for publishing images of the minor, Phillips told an investigator, “Fuck that, I am keeping them up,” according to a criminal complaint (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0521081myspace2.html) filed yesterday in Lacrosse County Circuit Court.
Phillips, pictured in the below mug shot, told cops that he posted the photos last week “because he was venting.” The cell phone camera photos had been taken by the girl, who provided them to Phillips. Along with posting the photos, Phillips added explicit captions like, “Yo, U see how big her hole is! Its from me!” While claiming that his goal was not to harm the girl, Phillips acknowledged that, “he probably should not have done this,” according to the May 20 court filing. Along with the child porn count, Phillips was charged with defamation and sexual exploitation of a child.
Source: Neowin

Haniball
24th May 2008, 23:44
Teenager arrested for posting naked pics of ex

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Meet Alex Phillips. The Wisconsin teenager is facing felony child pornography charges for allegedly posting naked photos of his 16-year-old ex-girlfriend on his MySpace page. When contacted by police about the two images, Phillips, 17, balked at removing the pictures of the girl. Warned that he could face jail for publishing images of the minor, Phillips told an investigator, “Fuck that, I am keeping them up,” according to a criminal complaint (http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0521081myspace2.html) filed yesterday in Lacrosse County Circuit Court.
Phillips, pictured in the below mug shot, told cops that he posted the photos last week “because he was venting.” The cell phone camera photos had been taken by the girl, who provided them to Phillips. Along with posting the photos, Phillips added explicit captions like, “Yo, U see how big her hole is! Its from me!” While claiming that his goal was not to harm the girl, Phillips acknowledged that, “he probably should not have done this,” according to the May 20 court filing. Along with the child porn count, Phillips was charged with defamation and sexual exploitation of a child.
Source: Neowin

People are on autodistruction mode today ... :attention:

Stanly
25th May 2008, 19:08
wanna c those pics ... I'm curios!

SOCOL
26th May 2008, 22:33
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Особо опасный Лукьяненко

В том, что Тимур Бекмамбетов с максимальной ответственностью подошёл к вопросу локализации своего голливудского фильма Wanted для российского рынка, вы уже могли убедиться лично — для это достаточно посмотреть три последних русских ролика с озвучкой от Сергея Безрукова и Галины Тюниной. Пропасть, отделяющая эти трейлеры от 99% остального «дублированного» (кавычим, ибо это, как правило, не дубляж, а издевательство какое-то) рекламного видео — огромна, если не сказать — бесконечна.

Не стоит забывать и о вполне логичной, но до недавних пор так никем толком и не реализованной идея перевода сюжетно важных надписей в фильме на Великий и могучий. Казалось бы — не такая уж и невыполнимая миссия, коль скоро куча текста генерируется вместе с остальными спецэффектами. Ан нет — додумался до этого почему-то лишь Бекмамбетов.

А теперь вот ещё одна новость (ну, строго говоря, уже не совсем новость, просто раскрыть эту информацию раньше было бы не очень красиво с нашей стороны) — оказывается, литературную обработку русской версии делает не кто иной, как писатель-фантаст Сергей Лукьяненко, автор «Ночного дозора», «Дневного дозора» и десятков других замечательных книг.

Оно, опять же, вполне разумно: Тимур и Сергей уже работали вместе (и не раз), общий язык найти способны в два счёта, так почему бы не избавить зрителя от необходимости переваривать все эти идиотские американизмы и криво построенные фразы, которыми так и пестрит львиная доля отечественных дубляжей? Не лучше ли поручить доводку переведённого текста до вменяемого состояния человеку, который с красивым русским языком − на «ты», а не на «Вы»?

Вот и нам кажется, что лучше.

И ещё немного о русской версии для тех, кто не в курсе: «Особо опасен» будет отличаться от Wanted не только озвучкой и, образно выражаясь, буквами на разнесённой в клочья клавиатуре, но и монтажом (у нас будет больше сцен с Константином Хабенским), а также вроде бы немного саундтреком — так, по крайней мере, заявили люди, имеющие прямое отношение к фильму, на последнем Кинорынке.

BlackCross
28th May 2008, 19:43
Gates demonstrated “touchable” Windows 7

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Microsoft’s next operating system (OS) will come with multi-touch features as an alternative to the mouse. It is hoped the successor will have a better reception than the much-maligned Vista OS, released last year. Scheduled for release in 2009 the new fingertip interface lets users enlarge and shrink photos, trace routes on maps, paint pictures or play the piano. “The way you interact with the system will change dramatically,” said Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego, the Microsoft Chairman said Windows 7 would incorporate new forms of communication and interaction. “Today almost all the interaction is keyboard-mouse. Over years to come, the role of speech, vision, ink - all of those things - will be huge.” Chief executive Steve Ballmer described the limited demo of the multi touch screen at the conference as “a small snippet” of the next version of Windows after admitting he wants “to do better” than Vista.
Even though Vista has suffered from a poor public image and a lukewarm welcome from many firms and users, Mr Ballmer said the company has shipped 150 million copies of the programme. Industry watchers say Microsoft is hoping that Windows 7 can change the way people interact with PCs in the future. “Touch is quickly becoming a common way of interacting with software and devices,” writes Windows product manager Chris Flores in a blog post. “Touch-enabled surfaces are popping up everywhere including laptop touch pads, cell phones, remote controls, GPS devices and more.” When challenged as to who will get to market first with a new touch screen device, Microsoft or Apple, Mr Ballmer said it was not much of an issue. “We’ll sell 290 million PCs and Apple will sell 10 million Pcs.”
Source: BBC, AP

SOCOL
28th May 2008, 22:24
Video games activate "reward regions of brain in men more than women"

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According to some highly capable dudes in the Stanford University School of Medicine, men activate the reward regions of brain" more than women, when they are playing video games. This would probably explain why my boyfriend is so hooked onto Halo while I'd rather watch Notting Hill. Cutting to the chase, the bottom line is that males have neural circuitry that makes them more liable than women to feel rewarded by a computer game with a territorial component and then more motivated to continue game-playing behavior.

source (http://www.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-1/Video-games-activate-reward-regions-of-brain-in-men-more-than-women--Stanford-study-finds-10927-1/)

Angie_Magpie
2nd June 2008, 22:49
Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire will produce and may star in a film based on the classic science fiction anime Robotech, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Warner Brothers Pictures picked up the rights to Robotech, which features giant robots known as mechas. Maguire is producing through his Maguire Entertainment banner and is eyeing the lead role in what the studio plans as a sci-fi franchise a-la Paramount's hit Transformers.

Drew Crevello also is producing through his Supercool Hollywood BigTime Productions. Craig Zahler has been tapped to write the screenplay. Robotech was a cartoon series during the 1980s from Harmony Gold USA and Tatsunoko Productions. It was re-edited and re-dialogued to combine three ...

BlackCross
6th June 2008, 01:45
Study: Hong Kong domains are most dangerous

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When surfing the Internet for safe Web sites, not all domains are equal. Companies that assign addresses for Web sites appear to be cutting corners on security more when they assign names in certain domains than in others, according to a report to be released Wednesday by antivirus software vendor McAfee Inc. McAfee found the most dangerous domains to navigate to are “.hk” (Hong Kong), “.cn” (China) and “.info” (information). Of all “.hk” sites McAfee tested, it flagged 19.2 percent as dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors; it flagged 11.8 percent of “.cn” sites and 11.7 percent of “.info” sites that way. A little more than 5 percent of the sites under the “.com” domain — the world’s most popular — were identified as dangerous.
More spammers, malicious code writers and other cybercriminals can establish an online presence when domain name registry businesses cut requirements for registering a site in order to boost their profit and profile. What McAfee’s “Mapping the Mal Web” report, now in its second year, tries to do is identify the domains that are populated with the highest concentration of risky sites. The servers for “.hk” and “.cn” Web sites don’t have to be in China; Web site operators can register sites from anywhere to target different geographies. Other risky domains include “.ro” (Romania), with 6.8 percent, and “.ru” (Russia), with 6 percent of sites flagged as dangerous. The McAfee report is based on results from 9.9 million Web sites that were tested in 265 domains for serving malicious code, excessive pop-up ads or forms to fill out that actually are tools for harvesting e-mail addresses for sending spam.
Source: AP

adrian1369
7th June 2008, 02:51
Hideo Kojima Enters the Guinness World Records Book


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The people that are compiling the Gamer's Edition of the Guinness World Records Book are clearly hard at work because 2008 is set to be one of the most interesting and busy years of the videogame industry. A slew of great games is set to launch this year and there are records to be broken, either by man or by game. Recently, Sid Meier (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Sid-Meier-Inducted-into-Guinness-World-Records-86895.shtml) has been honored by the company
and now another legendary games designer is getting the Guinness treatment.

Much of the focus of the games-related media is now on Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Metal-Gear-Lives-on-After-Guns-of-the-Patriots-85997.shtml), the latest game in the series and the last to feature Solid Snake. As the game is nearing its launch date, Hideo Kojima (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Metal-Gear-Mania-in-North-America-and-Japan-81163.shtml), the creator of the series and the leading producer of this last one, has received two accolades from the World Record Academy.

On one hand, Hideo Kojima was recognized as having created the first game in the original Metal Gear that fully utilized stealth. On the other hand, he was also awarded a Guinness World Record for being the man behind the biggest selling stealth game for the PlayStation 2 gaming platform for Metal Gear Solid 2.

Keith Pullin, the editor of the Gamer's Edition of the World Records Book, is the one that presented Hideo Kojima with the record certificates, quipping that there are "hopes he breaks many more" and comes back to pick up even more.

As Metal Gear Solid 4 launches, we might see Kojima receive another accolade regarding the best selling stealth game on the PlayStation 3 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Analyze-That-Everybody-Wants-a-Controller-with-Motion-Tracking-87328.shtml) platform. And there's even a chance he might get an award for the biggest cutscene in a videogame ever, if reports of 90-minute cutscenes in MGS 4 are anything to go by.

BlackCross
7th June 2008, 02:55
Damn yeah, the man totally deserves it!!

Kratos
7th June 2008, 03:12
there's even a chance he might get an award for the biggest cutscene in a videogame ever, if reports of 90-minute cutscenes in MGS 4 are anything to go by.

:love: WoW. Now that's news for me. He's the man.
Da-ţi un box...pls

Angie_Magpie
8th June 2008, 22:19
На этой неделе сайт ShockTillYouDrop поведал миру любопытную и, наверное, всё же замечательную новость — студия Vertigo Entertainment («Проклятие», «Тёмная вода», «Отступники», «Глаз») усадила кинописак Власа и Чарльза Парлапанидесов за сценарий ремейка знаменитой японской «Тетради смерти» (Death Note). На этом новость заканчивается и начинаются сплошные домыслы.

Во-первых, непонятно, что именно ляжет в основу ремейка: манга, аниме-сериал или два «живых» полнометражных фильма? Сюжетный стержень у них, в принципе, одинаковый, однако кое-какие отличия всё-таки есть — манга и аниме более-менее дублируют друг друга, а вот создатели полнометражек выкинули последнюю, самую занудную треть первоисточника к такой-то япономатери и изменили кое-какие ключевые сцены. И правильно сделали.

Во-вторых, как товарищи сценаристы собираются уместить все хитросплетения сюжета в один-единственный фильм, если даже японцам пришлось делать две части суммарной продолжительностью в четыре с половиной часа и выпускать их с промежутком в полгода?

В принципе, вопросов ещё полно (например — где же всё-таки будут происходить события фильма — в Японии или в Штатах?), но какой смысл задаваться ими сейчас, если до премьеры фильма ещё полным-полно времени (IMDB намекает на 2010 год)? Вот и не будем. Лучше ещё разок вкратце опишем завязку оригинальной «Тетради смерти» для тех, кто о ней ни слухом, ни духом.
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Главный герой Death Note — японский школьник по имени Ягами Лайт, в чьи руки попадает Тетрадь смерти, ранее принадлежавшая шинигами (богу смерти). Если записать в нее подлинное имя человека, которого знаешь в лицо — тот умрет через 40 секунд от сердечного приступа. Если за это время указать причину смерти — получится некоторое разнообразие. А если потратить еще 6 минут на описание обстоятельств смерти — будет совсем-совсем весело. Не жертве, разумеется, а палачу. Получив в руки такой мощный инструмент правосудия, Лайт решает очистить мир от преступности, попутно возомнив себя богом нового мира. Урки и избежавшие справедливого наказания бандиты мрут как мухи, а полиция сбивается с ног — разыскать неведомого убийцу у неё никак не получается. Тогда за поиски Киры (так общественность величает карателя) берется L — таинственный детектив, который не оставил нераскрытым еще ни одного преступления.

Концепция, безусловно, роскошная, и при правильном подходе может получиться просто замечательный ремейк — как это случилось с первыми частями «Звонка» и «Проклятия». Нам же, в свою очередь, хочется, чтобы создатели американской «Тетради смерти» взяли самое лучшее и от аниме (саспенс, драйв, роскошный саундтрек), и от японских фильмов (более внятный сюжет и ещё кое-что по мелочи). Тогда выйдет самая настоящая конфетка. То есть, простите, яблоко.

В противном случае с нас ведь станется вписать имена всех причастных к проекту в скромную чёрненькую тетрадочку. Никого не пожалеем.
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BlackCross
8th June 2008, 22:59
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Fsck yeah!!!!!!! :punch:

Kratos
9th June 2008, 03:30
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! Fsck yeah!!!!!!! :punch:

Cam la aceeaşi mă gîndesc şi eu acum. :sweet:

BlackCross
10th June 2008, 01:10
RoadRunner, the world fastest supercomputer

A US military supercomputer has broken the petaflop speed record by performing one thousand trillion calculations per second. The ‘Roadrunner’ machine was developed at the Los Alamos Laboratory and uses AMD Opteron chips and the Cell processors found in PlayStation games consoles. It will be used to model climate systems before being classified by the Army to work on nuclear explosion modelling. “We replace our high-performance supercomputers every four or five years,” said Andy White, leader of supercomputer development at Los Alamos.



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“They become outdated in terms of speed, and the maintenance costs and failure rates get too high.” White explained that the use of two kinds of chips represents a revolution in supercomputing. ‘Roadrunner’ uses fewer than 20,000 processors while the next fastest computer, IBM’s Blue Gene/L, uses over 200,000 and runs at half the speed. The Los Alamos machine uses 7,000 multi-core Opteron processors and parses the data to 12,960 enhanced Cell processors using 57 miles of fibre-optic cabling. The device consumes three megawatts of power, enough to run 1,000 homes. Damn, can you imagine encoding a movie on such a machine? It would be done within few miliseconds. Warez scene dream.
Source: Vnunet

Omnia, competition for iPhone from Samsung

Samsung Electronics South Korea released on early Monday preview details on the company’s new smartphone, before the mania of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference begins in California. The Samsung Omnia (SGH-i900) is similar in looks and function to the Samsung Instinct (SPH-M800), but with a few more bells and whistles. For starters, it sounds like it has a very promising camera. With five megapixels and anti-shake technology, this may be the first camera on a phone that produces pictures you would actual think of printing, not just posting to Facebook. This is an improvement over the 2-megapixel cameras on both the first-generation iPhone and on the Samsung Instinct.
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The touch-screen smartphone, which runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 and features Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Opera 9.5 as its Web browser, will also have Wi-Fi. That’s something the Instinct also lacks. Like the Instinct, the Omnia has visual voice mail, 3G capability, Bluetooth, an FM radio, and GPS functionality. The smartphone, of course, also doubles as a music player and, with 16GB, will be able to hold up to 4,000 songs or 100 minutes of video, according to Samsung. More details on the smartphone’s specs will follow when the Omnia (SGH-i900) is officially unveiled on June 17 at Communicasia (http://www.communicasia.com/main.html), the 2008 Singapore Expo. The Omnia (SGH-i900) will become available in Southeast Asia first and then be launched to other markets over the second half of 2008, according to Samsung.
Source: Crave

adrian1369
11th June 2008, 02:34
Trio and Sci-Fi Develop MMO and Television Show


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Developer Trion, that currently has no game titles under its release belt, has announced that it is entering a partnership with the well known Sci-Fi Channel to produce an MMO. Seeing how, these days, everybody wants to turn every piece of intellectual property into a massive multiplayer world, this should not be big news. However, the project that Trion and Sci-Fi are developing is a revolution in the way a videogame and a
television show can be combined to create a whole new experience.

Basically, Trion is creating a massive multiplayer experience that's based on a television show that, in itself, is based on the massive multiplayer game. The feedback loop that I've just described is what Triton is counting on to make a truly great experience and what David Howe, the president of the Sci-Fi Channel, has described as "the Holy Grail for us, without a doubt; this is ground-breaking, and I don't say that lightly".

As the MMO debuts, and players draw in the background story and the initial setup of the universe, Sci-Fi will see which elements are the most interesting to players and will tailor the television show so that it showcases those elements and expands upon them, thereby offering information related to the MMO (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Turbine-Secures-40-Million-for-Future-Expansion-87522.shtml) to the players.

Howe wants the experience immersion to be total. He says that "a television show that is on once a week isn't enough. The fans today want the experience to go beyond that." He described one of the possible scenarios regarding the new game by saying that "we can tell them that there will be an alien invasion at a certain place in the game, at a certain time, and to be there with all their friends and be ready. The outcome depends on them. And then that battle will be part of the universe in the show."

The concept is great, but the success of this MMO and accompanying television show (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Gamers-Like-Jon-Stewart-83157.shtml) will depend heavily on the story that they will tell, as well as on the way the MMO gameplay will be developed. I, for one, am eagerly expecting more information from Trion and the Sci-Fi Channel.

adrian1369
14th June 2008, 18:27
Toshiba G810 Coming on June 20


Toshiba, the well-known Japanese high-tech products manufacturer, will release its latest smartphone, the Toshiba G810, on June 20. This launch date coincides with what the company has said back in February, when the G810 was first announced.
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To start with, it seems that the G810 will be released only in Taiwan and Hong Kong, but the Japanese company will surely also offer the smartphone in most parts of the global market later on. An explanation for this is to be found in the quad-band GSM (850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) and tri-band HSDPA (850 / 1900 / 2100 MHz) connectivity packed into the device, which makes it suitable for about any mobile network from most of the countries around the globe. Sure, the G810 won't work on CDMA networks, but since most of the countries have at least one GSM / HSDPA network, the smartphone can be commercialized, as I said, almost everywhere.

Toshiba G810 comes with a simple design but that suits it very well. The device weighs 120 grams and measures 110 x 58 x 14 millimeters – which is not much, considering the fact that it's almost a Pocket PC.

Among the features that Toshiba packed into the elegant G810, we have: a 2.8-inch touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels and 65K colors, an intuitive user interface, GPS plus A-GPS, Wi-Fi, a 3.15 Megapixel camera with auto focus and video recording, secondary camera for video calls, Bluetooth 2.0, Music player, FM radio (RDS included), USB and microSD card support.

The smartphone runs on Windows Mobile 6.1, therefore it brings applications like Pocket Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Windows Media Player.

In conclusion, Toshiba G810 looks like a good option for users in need of a nice-looking and high-featured Pocket PC. For the time being, its retail price is not known, but it will most probably be over $500 (325 Euros).


Sony Ericsson C902 Teleports People



Sony Ericsson C902, the most recently announced handset from the Cyber-shot series, is fresh on the European market, and brings a 5 Megapixel photo camera and several other cool features that will probably attract lots of users.

Together with the phone's availability also came a new commercial and it basically shows how the C902 can teleport people. You know, teleportation – that Sci-Fi term that describes the movement of an object or an entity from one place to another without actually covering the distance between the respective places. Well, thanks to its photo camera, Sony Ericsson can do that to people. Of course, that only happens in the new commercial. You can still try it though, but we can’t guarantee you'll actually manage to teleport anything.
http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Sony-Ericsson-C902-Teleports-People-2.png
Now, back to more serious business, the idea behind C902's commercial is quite nice: thanks to the phone's high-end camera you can take pictures and send them to your friends – and then they'll feel like sitting right next to the person or thing that you snapped with your phone.

Besides having 5 Megapixels, the camera of C902 also features auto-focus, flash, face recognition, image stabilizer, video recording and 8 illuminated dedicated keys. Also, the camera can be slided for a better usage. The rest of the specs included by Sony Ericsson in the new Cyber-shot phone look like this: a 240 x 320 TFT display with 256K colors, HSDPA connectivity (only in the C902i version), Media player, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, FM radio with RDS, push email, NetFron web browser and a 930 mAh battery that should be enough to keep the device "alive" up to 9 hours in talk-time mode, and up to 16 days in stand-by mode. Mix all these with a 10.5-millimeter thin candybar case, and you have a pretty and well-featured handset: the C902.

However, until you get to literally "have" the phone, check out the teleportation commercial I was talking about:



At least 6 dead, 8 missing after magnitude 7.2 quake jolts northern Japan

http://www.theonion.com/content/files/images/Earthquake-Sets.jpg

KURIHARA, Japan (AP) -- A magnitude 7.2 earthquake ripped across the mountains and rice fields of northern Japan on Saturday, killing at least six people as it sheared off hillsides, jolted buildings and shook nuclear power plants. At least eight people were missing.
Military helicopters swarmed the quake zone 400 kilometers north of Tokyo, ferrying in supplies and flying the injured to hospitals. Officials said at least 144 people were injured, and landslides trapped 100 bathers at a hot spring resort.
At a nuclear power plant in Fukushima, the jolt splashed 20 liters of radioactive water from two pools storing spent fuel, operators said. However, Trade and Industry Ministry official Yoshinori Moriyama said there was no leakage outside the plant.
The force of the quake, which was followed by some 153 aftershocks, buckled many roads, including one highway that was severed when a stretch of land collapsed, creating a cliffside. Electricity was cut to about 29,000 households, though service was mostly restored by Saturday night.
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said the government was mobilizing troops, police and "everybody we possibly can" to find the missing and rescue and treat the injured. He ordered rescue workers to continue their efforts through the night.
"Our most important task is to save as many lives as possible, and we are doing the best we can," he said.
The six dead included a man who ran out of a building in fear and was hit by a passing truck, four people buried by landslides, and a construction worker hit by a falling rock at a dam, officials said.
The 8:43 a.m. quake was centered in the northern prefecture of Iwate, and was located about 8 kilometers underground. It was felt as far away as Tokyo.
"It shook so violently that I couldn't stand still. I had to lean on the wall," said Masanori Oikawa, an Oshu city official who was at home near the epicenter when the quake struck. "When I rushed to the office, cabinets had been thrown onto the floor and things on the desks were scattered all over the place."
The quake also knocked down equipment and car parts at the Iwate factory of Kanoto Auto Works Ltd., a Toyota Motor Corp. subsidiary that assembles popular Corollas and other models, company spokeswoman Seiko Watanabe said. The company has not decided whether to resume production Monday.
A semiconductor subsidiary of Fujitsu Ltd. halted production "as a precaution" but there was no major damage to the building or equipment, company spokesman Yasuhiko Youdou said.
Rescuers said their top problem was the fractured road system, which stopped them from reaching isolated hamlets in the damage zone.
"We're getting growing reports of damage, but we can't even get out there to assess the situation with roads closed off because of landslides," said Norio Sato, a city official in one of the hardest-hit towns, Kurihara.
In that town, a landslide buried 15 construction workers. Twelve managed to dig themselves out, but two others were killed and one remained missing. Seven people at Komanoyu hot springs were also missing after a separate landslide hit the resort, said another city official, Katsuyuki Sato.
Nearly nine hours after the quake hit Kurihara, Marue Supermarket manager Kazuya Kikuchi was still cleaning up the damage.
"A lot of liquor bottles fell on the floor, and we are still cleaning up the mess," he said, adding that he was keeping the store open for customers who needed daily supplies. "(The quake) was really scary, and I'm worried because we continue to feel many aftershocks."
The Defense Ministry dispatched a dozen helicopters and patrol aircraft, and the disaster agency mobilized about 760 rescue workers for the rescue and relief operation. The government also sent a CH-47 helicopter carrying Disaster Minister Shinya Izumi to the region.
Local governors were asking for more troops.
Footage shot from media helicopters showed landslides on rural roads running along mountains separated by long stretches of rice fields. Videos aired by public broadcaster NHK also showed a bridge that collapsed. NHK said four people were seriously injured while riding in a bus on a bridge when the quake hit, but it was unclear whether it was the same one.
Videos from the closest large city, Sendai, showed the force of the quake shook surveillance cameras for 30 seconds. Still, Sendai appeared largely unscathed.
"So far we have not received any reports of damage or injuries. Everything is normal," Hideki Hara, a police official in Sendai, told the AP. "Phone lines, water and electricity are all working right now."
Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone areas in the world. The most recent major quake in Japan killed more than 6,400 people in the city of Kobe in January 1995.

(Mainichi Japan) June 14, 2008

BlackCross
15th June 2008, 00:12
Sad... :_:

adrian1369
15th June 2008, 22:06
Sad indeed but earthquakes are frequent in Japan so they are prepared for such cases compared to us :smoke: But if this strikes Moldova its Kaput@_@

REDDEVIL
16th June 2008, 00:15
WTf is that green object on that image??? O_o

Kratos
16th June 2008, 00:21
WTf is that green object on that image??? O_o

It's sad indeed, dar obiectul ăla OZN e damn suspicious and funny XD

REDDEVIL
16th June 2008, 02:40
It's sad indeed, dar obiectul ăla OZN e damn suspicious and funny XD

you saw it too? Too good, I already thought I have paranoia...

Stanly
16th June 2008, 18:58
На этой неделе сайт ShockTillYouDrop поведал миру любопытную и, наверное, всё же замечательную новость — студия Vertigo Entertainment усадила кинописак Власа и Чарльза Парлапанидесов за сценарий ремейка знаменитой японской «Тетради смерти» (Death Note).

yay! :moe:

BlackCross
16th June 2008, 19:54
Internet in Korea: 100 Mbit standard

http://2008technology.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/broadband.jpg

The majority of South Koreans rate their broadband services as ‘ordinary’ despite having the world’s fastest internet connections, according to a recent survey. Korean broadband providers typically offer speeds of 100Mbps. However, the government-sponsored Korean Communications Commission (KCC) found that no service provider consistently provides this level of service. The fastest ‘100Mbps’ service was delivered by LG Powercomm with an average speed of 91Mbps, the KCC found. The average speed of all 100Mbps service providers is just 46Mbps, but this compares to typical average broadband speeds of well below 10Mbps in most other countries.
Seven service providers offer high-speed broadband services in Korea to more than 15 million subscribers. Korea Telecom controls 44.2 per cent of the market, followed by Hanarotelecom with 24 per cent and LG Powercomm with 12.2 per cent. “By giving quality information to internet users, we expect customers to have more information when they choose products,” said KCC representative Lee Eun-hee, according to the Joongang Daily. “This encourages service providers to compete against one another to improve the overall quality of such products.” Kim Young-wan of Korea Telecom added: “The rate at which high-speed internet customers are increasing has slowed down a lot. “That is why internet service providers are looking for new revenue sources such as internet telephony and IPTV services.”
Source: Vnunet

SOCOL
16th June 2008, 20:10
Тридцатитрехлетний польский крестьянин Кшиштоф Азнинский стал лауреатом Дарвиновской премии 1996 года почти без борьбы. Ему отдали предпочтение едва ли не все принявшие участие в голосовании.Случилось это так.
Вместе с друзьями Кшиштоф отмечал свою скорую свадьбу. Когда кто-то из гостей предложил всем раздеться донага и "побеситься в последний раз", все немедленно согласились. Поначалу парни бегали друг за другом с замороженной репой в руках и старались побольнее ударить партнера. Однако потом кому-то под руку попалась бензопила. Будущий шафер Кшиштофа схватил ее и заявил, что покажет, что могут делать настоящие мужчины. Не успели друзья оглянуться, как он включил пилу и отхватил себе ступню.
Вот тут и настал звездный час самого Кшиштофа. С криком "Подумаешь, нога - это ерунда! А так слабо?" он в мгновение ока отрезал себе голову.

"Странно все это, - вспоминал потом один из друзей Кшиштофа. - В детстве он обожал ходить в белье своей старшей сестры. А погиб, как настоящий мужчина". Из-за этой фразы Дарвиновский комитет теперь с особым вниманием следит за сообщениями из Польши: там наверняка остались люди, способные сделать что-нибудь в стиле пана Кшиштофа.
Лаурят премии Дарвина 1996 г.

BlackCross
16th June 2008, 21:30
Is THAT real!? O_o

SOCOL
16th June 2008, 22:56
Is THAT real!? O_o

yeah

BlackCross
17th June 2008, 00:13
Wicked! Dacă era la nunta, there HAS to be a VIDEORECORDING! :nowai:

Kratos
17th June 2008, 00:30
Wicked! Dacă era la nunta, there HAS to be a VIDEORECORDING! :nowai:

Yep,agree. Şi eu aş vrea să vizionez. :frozen:

Stanly
18th June 2008, 23:32
Тридцатитрехлетний польский крестьянин Кшиштоф Азнинский стал лауреатом Дарвиновской премии 1996 года

похоже что инфа не верная ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates - тут его нет за 1996 год

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_laureates_by_country#Poland - тут его тоже нет ... а жаль, было бы весело! Х))

Jhoren
19th June 2008, 00:26
похоже что инфа не верная ...

Может о нём забыли?:dunno:

Stanly
19th June 2008, 23:10
о таком могли забыть? О_о

BlackCross
19th June 2008, 23:37
похоже что инфа не верная ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_laureates - тут его нет за 1996 год

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_laureates_by_country#Poland - тут его тоже нет ... а жаль, было бы весело! Х))
FAIL.

Learn 2 read.

Stanly
20th June 2008, 13:40
learn to be polite (=

and explain your point.

Mikey
20th June 2008, 14:01
learn to be polite (=

and explain your point.

Он стал лауреатом премий Дарвина а не Нобеля.

BlackCross
20th June 2008, 15:44
Он стал лауреатом премий Дарвина а не Нобеля.
Thank you Mikey. *is polite*

Stanly
21st June 2008, 00:23
2 Mikey точно Х)))


2 Blakie nice start XD

BlackCross
21st June 2008, 14:43
Firefox 3: 8 million downloads already

http://newtech.aurum3.com/images/firefox-3.jpg

Firefox 3, the recently released (http://www.rlslog.net/firefox-30-is-out-first-mirrors-dead-servers/) open source browser from Mozilla, has claimed that over 8 million copies of the software were downloaded on Download Day (http://www.rlslog.net/firefox-3-release-date-set-june-17/). The company stated early that their goal was to surpass the initial release of Firefox 2, at 1.6 million downloads in 24 hours, and hit 5 million downloads. The goal of the marketing campaign is to set a Guinness World Record for most downloaded software in a single day. A few days have passed and, barring the server downtime that plagued users for a few hours, the results look promising for Mozilla’s world record attempt. According to the official Mozilla blog, Firefox 3 easily cruised past 5 million user downloads. “We exceeded 8 million downloads in our 24 hour period,” the blog states. Downloads were tracked from 11:16am PDT on June 17th to 11:16am PDT on the following day.
The next step in the process is for Firefox 3 to be certified by Guinness World Records. To help get their audit logs in order, Mozilla has brought on two external judges: Paul Vixie, of the Internet Systems Consortium, and Corey Shields, of the University of Indiana’s University of Information Technology Services. Once the two judges and Mozilla feel confident that their download logs are in order, they will be handed over to the people at Guinness World Records for verification. If the attempt is verified, Firefox 3 will be the first recipient of the most software downloaded in a single day record. The process of having a record certified by Guinness can take two different paths. If Mozilla chooses not to expedite the service, the results will be released in four to six weeks. On the other hand, if the company opts for Fast Review, the results could be available in three days from the time the logs are submitted.
Source: CRN

SOCOL
22nd June 2008, 01:28
3:1

вротмненоги, они это сделали!

BlackCross
22nd June 2008, 03:21
3:1

вротмненоги, они это сделали!
So you too watch this bu11sh1t. O.o

adrian1369
22nd June 2008, 03:32
Nvidia Cards Don't Need Quad-Core Chips for Extreme PCs

http://news.softpedia.com/images/news2/Nvidia-Cards-Don-039-t-Need-Quad-Core-Chips-for-Extreme-PCs-2.jpg
A video posted by Nvidia on its website (http://blogs.nvidia.com/sli/2008/06/day-in-the-life.html) shows an experiment conducted in the Nvidia labs, in which the new GTX 280 chip, running in the overclocking mode and cooled down with lots of liquid nitrogen, does not need a quad-core processor to achieve extreme PC performance.

"A lot of people believe you need an Intel quad-core or Intel quad-core Extreme to build an extreme PC," says the post by "Steffee" on the Nvidia website. "Today I'm going to build a gaming PC using the Intel Core 2 Duo. That's duo. Got that? Duo, two cores."

The system used for testing featured only a dual-core processor, exactly as the blogger stated in her post. This is what she says on the blog: "Think you need a quad-core CPU for an extreme gaming PC with impressive 3DMark Vantage numbers and gaming performance?...I overclocked and hyper-cooled an SLI gaming rig using two of our latest and greatest GPUs--GeForce GTX 280...and a sub-$200 CPU." That CPU is an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU. The test was conducted on an NForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard using the new GTX 280 graphics card.

Using only a single GTX 280 board, 3DMark Vantage score is "X4796." Taking a "fun trip" through the Nvidia labs, the blogger ads a new GTX 280 SLI board and a liquid nitrogen cooling system, which allowed her to get the new test results to the 3DMark score "X10,282.".

To perform the test, the blogger, "Steffee", overclocked the Nvida GTX 280 core clock to 727MHz, while the shader was set to 1,458MHz. The normal value for the core clock is set at 602MHz and the shader clock at 1296MHz.

As we all know, Intel's opinion on this is a radically different one. "Most of what people do today with their computers requires powerful processors. Examples of processor-intensive applications include: creating content, viewing/editing high definition video, using social media sites, office tools, downloading music, and editing photos," Intel said in a statement.

And of course that Intel could have a response to this. The processor, E8400, is quite a speedy one, as it runs at 3.0GHz and features 6MB of cache. The best part is that, when overclocked and cooled with liquid nitrogen, this processor is able to get some top scores too. But the quad-core Extreme CPUs are a simpler and better solution.

The full system specifications of the testing machine include the nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard, two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 graphics cards running in SLI mode, Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU, 4 GB SLI-ready Corsair DDR3 memory and a PC Power and Cooling TurboCool 1200W power supply. The operating system used for the test was Windows Vista 32-bit.

BlackCross
22nd June 2008, 03:51
Teenager faces 38 years in jail for school hacks

http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9908/26/t_t/teen.hacker/teen.jpg

Graduation time is near for most students at Tesoro High School in Orange County California. However, two students are facing the prospect of beginning a prison term rather than walking across the stage to receive their diplomas. One of the teens faces the possibility of 38 years in prison.The two teens, Omar Khan and Tanvir Singh, have been charged with multiple felony counts. Khan’s chargers are by far the most severe with a total of 69 felony counts pending against him including identity theft, second degree burglary, computer access and fraud, removing and secreting a public record and altering and falsifying a public record.
The charges stem from Khan’s attempt to hack into his teachers computer using a stolen password to change his low grades to A’s and B’s. Khan is also alleged to have tried to install spyware to allow him access to the schools secure network remotely. In addition to attempting to change his own grades, Khan is also accused of trying to change the grades of 12 other students. Khan was found out when he requested a school transcript in order to appeal a denial of admission to the University of California for the coming fall semester. An investigation was started after school administrators noticed discrepancies in Khan’s grades. That investigation resulted in the officials finding Khan had original tests, answers and copies of his altered grades.
Source: DailyTech

SOCOL
22nd June 2008, 04:28
So you too watch this bu11sh1t. O.o

ты не поверишь мне! но не обязательно смотреть футбол, чтоб знать счет)

BlackCross
22nd June 2008, 12:34
ты не поверишь мне! но не обязательно смотреть футбол, чтоб знать счет)
Obviously, eu ieri eram in Karazhan in WoW, si la fiecare jumate de ora citeam in chat "GOOOL!"... XD

SOCOL
24th June 2008, 17:22
Save Money, Go Adventuring With Japanese RPG Piggy Bank

http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/game%2Fdocs/20080620/bq03.jpg

Japan's otaku-in-training can save up their pocket money this summer while going on an RPG adventure, thanks to BankQuest.

The fantasy-themed piggy bank from Takara Tomy includes a tiny LED screen that plays a tiny role-playing game, in which your hero fights a tower full of monsters.

The catch? If you want to equip your character to fight the beasts, you have to put money into the bank. You can use it to buy over 160 different items, which have a combined worth of 10,000 yen (about $100).

You'll encounter over 180 types of monsters, as you climb up the 100 floors of the tower of Gorudopia. But of course, you'll never defeat them unless you save up some cash first.

BankQuest will hit stores August 7th in Japan and sell for 3,990 yen (about $40).

Image: Takara Tomy

SOCOL
27th June 2008, 05:22
http://allo.kulichki.com/or/2007/07_07/meizu_m8.htm

http://en.meizu.com/userforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1676

вот эту дичку я себе возьму))

BlackCross
27th June 2008, 12:21
http://allo.kulichki.com/or/2007/07_07/meizu_m8.htm

http://en.meizu.com/userforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1676

вот эту дичку я себе возьму))
Liek eww... clones suck. X))

Revolt
27th June 2008, 12:31
http://allo.kulichki.com/or/2007/07_07/meizu_m8.htm

http://en.meizu.com/userforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1676

вот эту дичку я себе возьму))


Nice .

Cross clonurile poate si suuxxx dar citeodata poti da de un clon tare bun ))

Angie_Magpie
28th June 2008, 01:31
revolt, like who, Snake ??

BlackCross
28th June 2008, 01:59
revolt, like who, Snake ??
100% XD That's the only really good clone. XD

Revolt
28th June 2008, 09:43
Maybe.... :)

Stanly
29th June 2008, 11:17
2 SOCOL - looks nice! hope you won't be disappointed with quality =P


2 BlackCross - no no 'tiz gewd! more clones - smaller prices ^_~

Yuna-Ina
29th June 2008, 11:41
he he, somth like chinese iPhone. Nice :)

Qwerty
29th June 2008, 12:06
2 SOCOL - looks nice! hope you won't be disappointed with quality =P


2 BlackCross - no no 'tiz gewd! more clones - smaller prices ^_~

Куда ешё ниже?!O_o
Обладатели Iphone и так себя чуствують лохами и за Iphone3G.

BlackCross
29th June 2008, 16:47
Куда ешё ниже?!O_o
Обладатели Iphone и так себя чуствують лохами и за Iphone3G.
O rly!? Eu din potrivă mă simt mai bine, în primul rând ca să taie de cost ei folosesc piese mai ieftine în iPhone 3G, în al doilea, preţul rămâne acelaşi asta 300 + 70 prima luna + 70 ultima luna + 70 abonamentul, şi în final, who the heck needs 3G, în MD degrabă nu va fi...

Qwerty
29th June 2008, 17:52
O rly!? Eu din potrivă mă simt mai bine, оn primul rвnd ca să taie de cost ei folosesc piese mai ieftine оn iPhone 3G, оn al doilea, preţul rămвne acelaşi asta 300 + 70 prima luna + 70 ultima luna + 70 abonamentul, şi оn final, who the heck needs 3G, оn MD degrabă nu va fi...

В МД и простого Iphone ,,официально'' нету,честно говоря мне кажеться что они опят-же возмуть взломають и никакога абонумента не нузна будет платить,и если говорить о качестве то Apple никогда нас в этом не подвадили ну а насчёть причины чтоб его купить думаю даже искать не нузна :dunno:
Аппарат стал чуточку тонще, задняя панель более не металлическая,Поддержка сетей GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz) и UMTS бла бла бла.....

Да и честно говоря разве выбор у нас осталься?Ведь старыии Iphone уже прекратили создавать.
В краинем случае этот 3G будут неофиально стоить так-же скоко-же и простои Iphoneю
З.ы:Ты купил Iphone?

BlackCross
29th June 2008, 17:57
Well, I'm happy with mine. :)

IMHO, the new plastic body sucks. X))

Qwerty
29th June 2008, 22:55
Новые китайские часы-мобильный телефон
http://img.creep.ru/cr/posts/87/1212818087_chinavasionCVSL1050main.JPG
Я думаю в пятый раз описывать подобные девайсы не имеет сысла, дбавлю лишь одно - в эти "часы" умудрились запихнуть всё что только возможно, даже экран тачскрин + имеется стилус!, характеристики просто поражают. Примечательно другое - стоимость всего 180$ и заказать их можно уже сейчас.
http://img.creep.ru/cr/posts/87/1212818087_chinavasionCVSL1059use.JPG
China Manufacturer Specification
GSM Compatibility: 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
Screen: 1.3 inch TFT LCD Touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 128x160
Screen Palette : 260,000 Colours
Bluetooth Profiles: Handsfree, Headset, A2DP
Multimedia:
-Still Camera
Resolution: Still 640x480, 320x240, 128x160, 160x120, 80x60
Compression Rate: Low, Normal, High
Effects: Effects: Normal, Greyscale, Sepia Red, Sepia Green, Sepia Blue, Negative
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Flourescent, Cloud, Incandescence
Scene Mode: Auto, Night
Delay Timer: 5,10,15 sec
Continuous Shot, 1,3,5 shots
-Video Camera
Capture Format: MPEG 4 AVI
Resolution: 128x104
Quality (Compression Settings): Low, Normal High
EV: -4 to +4 in 8 steps
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Tungsten, Flourescent, Cloud, Incandescence
Effects: Effects: Normal, Greyscale, Sepia, Sepia Green, Sepia Blue, Negative
Night Mode
Banding: 50Hz, 60Hz
- Voice Recording: AMR, WAV
- Movie Formats Playback: MPEG4 (AVI), 3GP with audio
- Music Sound Formats Playback: MP3, WMA, WAV, AMR
- Picture Viewing: JPEG
Cell Phone Menu Breakdown:
- Phonebook
- Messages
- Call History
- Bluetooth
- MP3 Player
- Video Player
- Video Recorder,
- Camera
- Multimedia
- Utilites
- WAP
- Games
- Profiles
- Settings
- File Manager
- Display Characteristics
Support for WAP

Battery Life:
- Talk Time: Up to 150 minutes
- Music Play: Up to 150 minutes
- Stand By: Up to 100 hrs
Dimensions: 57x45x18mm (Main Body)
Manufacturer Ref.: MJ5GL3W69YD4

Other Features:
Tri Band Operation for Easy Roaming
Hide Away Stylus for precise navigation and character input
http://img.creep.ru/cr/posts/87/1212818087_chinavasionCVSL1052left.JPG

Le_Ra
30th June 2008, 00:55
O_______o....Я в шоке....скоро эти китайцы придумают топор с блендером или велосипед-машину.....я думаю всё должно быть по отдельности(но новость интересная :) )

BlackCross
30th June 2008, 01:55
EliteTorrents admin faces 10 years in jail

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26yo Daniel Dove has become the first person ever to be convicted by a jury for using BitTorrent to illegally distribute copyrighted material. It was on May 25th, 2005 that federal authorities first busted the famed EliteTorrents BitTorrent tracker site following the pre-release leak of a “Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith” workprint. Called Operation D-Elite, it was part of a nationwide federal crackdown against the illegal distribution of copyrighted movies, software, games and music over P2P networks. So far it’s resulted in the convictions of seven former leading members of EliteTorrents. Fellow admins, Scott McCausland, Grant Stanley, Sam Kuonen, and Scott Harvanek, all pleaded guilty to similar charges rather than take their cases to trial. Now Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich has announced (http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/June/08-crm-574.html) that 26yo Daniel Dove has become the eighth person to have been successfully targeted by the Department of Justice and the first person ever to be convicted after a trial by jury in the US for using BitTorrent to engage in criminal copyright infringement.
The jury was presented with evidence that Dove was an administrator of the site’s “Uploaders,” who were responsible for supplying pirated content to the group. The evidence showed that Dove recruited members who had very high-speed Internet connections, usually at least 50 times faster than a typical high-speed residential Internet connection, to become Uploaders. The evidence also showed that Dove operated a high-speed server, which he used to distribute pirated content to the Uploaders. Dove’s sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2008 where he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. At its height, EliteTorrents attracted more than 125,000 members and distributed about 700 movies, which were downloaded a total of 1.1 million times.
Source: USDOJ, Zeropaid

The end of Windows XP next Monday

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Software giant Microsoft will stop selling its ubiquitous XP operating system on Monday. But that doesn’t mean the seven-year-old software won’t continue contributing to the company’s financial performance for years to come. Terminating XP was expected. It comes just 18 months after Redmond, Wash.- based Microsoft introduced a new, more advanced operating system called Vista. While the new system is powerful, upgrading means spending lots of time and money to rework applications designed to run XP specifically. As a result, some companies, including Microsoft partner Intel Corp, have balked at adopting Vista, preferring instead to continue using XP.
Though Monday will be the last day Microsoft sells XP or provides free support for the “hundreds of thousands” of computers that are estimated to run on it, the company has come up with a novel way to wring money from the aging operating system: It is killing XP but isn’t letting it die. One way Microsoft will still make money from XP is by charging to provide support. Because the software continues to be popular, Microsoft’s “extended” support program is sure to generate lots more revenue. Microsoft will offer the program at least through 2014. That will likely attract lots of big corporate customers. Meanwhile, Microsoft will make more money by supplying XP to computer makers Hewlett-Packard Co., Dell Inc. and others. Because Vista has had trouble making headway in the corporate market, computer makers have asked for “downgrade rights” - the right to continue offering XP on their notebook and desktop computers after.
Source: CNN

Angie_Magpie
30th June 2008, 02:10
Yesterday some of the luckiest bastards from the movie making/reviewing industry were invited to a preview of the much hyped TDK. As you may know the movie opens in nearly three weeks, but already all the tickets have been sold out, and due to massive demand some theaters where forced to squeeze another 3:00 am screening on the premiere night.

"..That's all hunky-dory, peachy-keen, fine-and-dandy", you might say, "but is it what we expect??" Well, Kevin Smith(dir. of Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks and oth.) had this to say:

Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that's not an overstatement). It's the "Godfather II" of comic book films and three times more earnest than "Batman Begins" (and fuck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn't so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I'm not the first to suggest this, but he'll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor. Fucking flick's nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can't imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece.

http://p4p.skynet.md/files/6201/tdk-may9-15.jpg (http://p4p.skynet.md/files/6201/tdk-may9-14.jpg)

BlackCross
30th June 2008, 02:24
Oh sh~... :computer:

Psycho
30th June 2008, 09:01
Yep. *drowns in drool*

Must see at iMax.
And I will))

Angie_Magpie
30th June 2008, 11:47
son of a .. :computer:

BlackCross
2nd July 2008, 13:53
45% of internet browsers are not secure

http://www.musingsfrommars.org/images/browsers_dhtml.jpg

Computer security researchers from ETH Zurich, Google, and IBM believe computer software would be more secure if, like a perishable food product, it were labeled with an expiration date. In a newly published paper, Stefan Frei and Martin May of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory at ETH Zurich, Thomas Dubendorfer of Google Switzerland, and Gunter Ollmann of IBM Internet Security Systems make this recommendation because they found that 637 million (45.2%) out of 1.4 billion Internet users worldwide are at risk from their failure to use the latest, most secure version of their chosen Internet browsers. “Given the state of the software industry and the growing threat of exploitable vulnerabilities within all applications (not just Web browsers), we believe that the establishment of a ‘best before’ date for all new software releases could prove an invaluable means to educating the user to patch or ‘refresh’ their software applications,” the paper says.
The issue of browser security matters more these days because more and more malware is targeting Web browser vulnerabilities. Remotely exploitable vulnerabilities have been on the rise since 2000 and accounted for 89.4% of vulnerabilities reported in 2007, according to the study, which claims that “growing percentage of these remotely exploitable vulnerabilities are associated with Web browsers.” Among the various Web browsers studied — Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari 3, and Opera 9 — Firefox 2 is the most secure, according to the study. Firefox 2 is considered to be the most secure Web browser because 83.3% of its users worldwide are running the most current version. Second, third, and fourth places go to Apple Safari 3 (65.3% of users running the most current version), Opera 9 (56.1%), and Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (47.6%).
Source: InfoWeek

Digit
2nd July 2008, 14:53
~70% of internet users still use IE :puke:

Lopata
2nd July 2008, 23:38
Moldtelecom a marit viteza pe extern cu 1 mbps in periada 1 iulie - 31 august :)

Yuki
2nd July 2008, 23:39
неужели эти козлы хоть что то полезное сделали Х)

Lopata
2nd July 2008, 23:42
#221 da ce nu erai multumita cu 3 mbps :nowai: ?

Yuki
2nd July 2008, 23:45
Я вообще совершенно недовольна ими....но переключаться не буду

SOCOL
2nd July 2008, 23:58
~70% of internet users still use IE :puke:

ничего удивительного. секретутки и прочие бухгалтерши, которые кроме своего 1Цы ничего больше не знают вполне им счастливвы при проверке своей почты на рамблере))

Haniball
3rd July 2008, 00:01
ничего удивительного. секретутки и прочие бухгалтерши, которые кроме своего 1Цы ничего больше не знают вполне им счастливвы при проверке своей почты на рамблере))

i hate such ppl :yells:

BlackCross
3rd July 2008, 00:27
i hate such ppl :yells:
Yey for sociopaths! :dunno:

Stanly
3rd July 2008, 02:04
2 Lopata yay! gewd newz at lust!

TotalAnarchy
3rd July 2008, 08:32
ничего удивительного. секретутки и прочие бухгалтерши, которые кроме своего 1Цы ничего больше не знают вполне им счастливвы при проверке своей почты на рамблере))

Yep, those are the characteristics of Firefox users, IE users usually are redirected to msn...

SOCOL
3rd July 2008, 15:03
opera rawks

Kratos
3rd July 2008, 15:13
opera rawks

În caz că se face upload+download simultan FF se face uneori de cap, iar Opera rămîne neafectată (lucru observat de mai mulţi useri) :sick2:

BlackCross
3rd July 2008, 16:26
FF the best anyway.

Haniball
3rd July 2008, 21:15
does anyone uses netscape ? i tried it .. it's even better than ff , fr ex : when u type " , " it makes it to " . "

TotalAnarchy
3rd July 2008, 21:27
Illegal music file-sharers sent warning letters

Virgin Media stepped up its campaign to combat music piracy Thursday, when it issued letters to around 800 customers warning them against downloading illegal music files via file-sharing sites.

The record industry has long grappled with how to wrest back control of digital music.

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), the body which represents British record companies, confirmed the move in an interview with the BBC.

BPI teamed up with Virgin Media in June to launch an "education campaign" to stop customers illegally downloading music. As part of the campaign, customers whose accounts have been used to distribute music in breach of copyright will receive two "informative" letters -- one from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) and one from the BPI.

According to the BPI, the letters include advice on "how to prevent account misuse," "avoid the risk of legal action," and warn customers that peer to peer networks carry "increased threats from viruses and spyware."

Virgin stopped short of threatening any of its subscribers with disconnection, saying it first wants to "educate" customers during the 10-week campaign. However, the BPI will issue written warnings threatening both disconnection and a court appearance for those who continue to download illegally.

A Virgin spokesman said in a statement: "We want people to enjoy music online without infringing the rights of musicians and music companies. This campaign is about helping our customers understand how they can do this."

Although illegal copying has become widespread, the scale of the problem uncovered by a recent survey by the University of Hertfordshire left the music industry surprised. On average every iPod or MP3 digital music player contained over 800 illegally copied songs.

Users copy files illegally by downloading software from the internet to gain access to a file-sharing network. When the software is in use, and the user's connection to the Internet is open, the "file-sharer" can trade music files (by uploading or downloading) with others who are online.

The UK government has come under increasing pressure from the music and film industries to take action against users who download pirated files. Although piracy is illegal, prosecutions are rare.

While Virgin Media is the only ISP to have signed up to the BPI's campaign, the UK's other leading Internet providers -- BT, Tiscali and Orange -- have been in talks with the music and film industries on a joint voluntary agreement to share information on web violators.

However, under the legislation they could be forced to cut off customers. ISPs which fail to enforce the rules could face prosecution, and suspected customers handed over to the courts.

Source (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/BUSINESS/07/03/illegal.downloading/index.html)

PS: Partea interesanta este subliniata.

BlackCross
3rd July 2008, 23:48
Like the sharers gave a damn. X))

PS Studiile sunt cumpărate şi vândute.

Stanly
4th July 2008, 18:29
FF the best anyway.

+1

BlackCross
7th July 2008, 11:11
Google ordered to hand user data to Viacom

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A U.S. judge’s order to Google Inc to turn over YouTube user data to Viacom Inc sparked an outcry on Thursday from privacy advocates in the midst of a legal showdown over video piracy. Viacom, owner of movie studio Paramount and MTV Networks, requested the information as part of its $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against the popular online video service and its deep-pocketed parent, Google. Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Google on Tuesday to turn over as evidence a database with usernames of YouTube viewers, what videos they watched when, and users’ computer addresses.
Privacy activists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a blog post the order “threatens to expose deeply private information” and violated the Video Privacy Protection Act, a 1988 federal law passed after Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork’s video rental habits were revealed. Representatives of both companies said they were looking to work out how to comply with the court order to share video data while ensuring personally identifiable information is secure. Viacom responded in a statement that it needs the data to demonstrate video piracy patterns that are the heart of its case against YouTube. But it sought to diffuse privacy fears, saying it had no interest in identifying individual users. You gotta be kidding me.
Source: Reuters


Apple cuts price of MacBook Air by $500

Apple Inc. has quietly reduced the price of its most expensive notebook by $500, cutting the cost of the upper-end MacBook Air to $2,598. The MacBook Air, which Apple launched in January to some fanfare, has been sold in two configurations since then: with a traditional 80GB magnetic platter hard drive and a 1.6-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, or with a 64GB solid-state drive and a 1.8-GHz CPU. Solid-state drives (SSD) are built from flash memory and, unlike hard drives, have no moving parts.


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The MacBook Air with the solid-state drive is more expensive than the one with the hard drive, but several Apple-specific Web sites, including AppleInsider, noticed that Apple had dropped the price of the SSD-equipped model by 16% on Thursday, July 3. Prior to the price cut, the solid-state MacBook Air sold for $3,098. The less expensive hard-drive-equipped MacBook Air retained its $1,799 price tag, according to the Apple online store. The price cut came from changes on two of the MacBook Air options. Selecting the SSD now adds $599 to the price of the notebook, compared to $999 earlier. Also lowered was the 1.8-GHz processor option, from $300 extra to $200.
Source: Computerworld

SOCOL
7th July 2008, 22:12
«Кошечка» — мультфильм, нарисованный компьютером в 1968-м году

Мы живем в эпоху компьютерных мультфильмов. Один из них — «Кунг-фу Панда» — сейчас идет в кинотеатрах. Однако не многие знают, что один из первых (если не просто первый) компьютерный мультфильм был создан в СССР.

В 1968-м году, ровно 40 лет назад, группа под руководством Н. Н. Константинова на компьютере БЭСМ-4 создала мультфильм «Кошечка». Это было сделано в рамках создания программ, моделирующих механизмы. Что особо интересно, для создания собственно кинопленки с мультфильмом каждый кадр был распечатан на принтере, а роль пикселя играла буква «Ш» (привет, ASCII-art!).

Отрывок из статьи Константинова в журнале «Проблемы кибернетики» (1974 г.):

Интересно провести опыт использования программ, рисующих мультфильм, в качестве вспомогательной техники при создании художественных мультфильмов. Работу над одним монтажным куском длительностью от 10 до 30 сек можно представить себе так. Художник-математик должен записать действующих лиц этого куска в виде нашей или подобной информационной системы, а их движения в пределах этого куска — в виде дифференциальных уравнений. Затем машина печатает бумажную ленту — "папирфильм". После этого художники рисуют по папирфильму мультфильм. Таким образом, по-прежнему зритель увидит руку художника. Смысл же всего этого в том, что моделирование движения сделано машиной — это как раз та часть работы, с которой человек справляется плохо (сошлемся на одного из мультипликаторов — [1]; для того чтобы нарисовать танец лягушки, он заснял танец настоящей балерины и, используя этот фильм как модель движения, рисовал по нему фильм о лягушке).


А вот и сам мультфильм, опубликованный на YouTube. Кстати, очень хорошо заметна удивительная, невозможная для человека плавность анимации во фрагментах, созданных на компьютере:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYxbovw7PbU

Российским компьютерам быть?

Cnews сообщает (http://www.cnews.ru/news/top/index.shtml?2008/06/30/306828), что в текущем году начнутся поставки отечественных компьютеров «Эльбрус-3М» на основе одноимённых процессоров "Эльбрус".

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Разработка систем "Эльбрус" началась давно. Первый компьютер серии, "Эльбрус-1" был построен ещё в 1979-м году. В то время его производительность равнялась приблизительно 5,5 млн оп/с, а объём оперативной памяти - внушительные по тем временам 64 мегабайта. Технологически суперкомпьютер был выполнен на ТТЛ микросхемах.

В 1984-м году был создан "Эльбрус-2". Его производительность равнялась уже 125 млн операций в секунду, а объём ОЗУ - 144 мегабайта.

В 1991-м году появился процессор "Эльбрус-3". В это время уже стало возможно сотрудничество с зарубежными компаниями, чем вышеупомянутые компании не замедлили воспользоваться. Первой (в 1994-м году) "Эльбрусом" заинтересовалась SUN. В результате совместной работы был разработан "Эльбрус-2000", но в производство он не пошёл. В 2004-м контракты с SUN были разорваны и эстафету подхватила Intel, но по-своему. Она буквально скупила часть разработчиков процессора, чем обеспечила себе множество новых решений и, что немаловажно, возможность запатентовать их. В частности, в процессорах Intel Itanium использованы некоторые технологии, разработанные ещё для процессоров "Эльбрус".

Разумеется, уход части ведущих разработчиков серьёзно замедлили разработку процессора, но ЗАО «МЦСТ» продолжало существовать и выполнять государственные заказы. И вот, наконец, было объявлено о том, что "до конца 2008 г. заказчикам будет поставлено до 100 вычислительных комплексов". Комплексов, построенных на базе процессоров "Эльбрус".

По сегодняшним меркам, системы "Эльбрус-3М" - далеко не самые производительные, но применённые конструктивные решения позволяют достигать практически пиковых показателей производительности при решении некоторых задач (например, при перемножении матриц).
Процессоры "Эльбруса-3М" имеют совместимость с архитектурой x86 и могут выполнять до 23-х инструкций за один такт. Микросхемы производятся по довольно "грубой" 130-нм технологии, но,не смотря на это, имеют малое удельное тепловыделение из расчёта на единицу производительности - 0,4 Вт/Гфлопс. При этом пиковая производительность составляет приблизительно 9,6 Гфлопс.

Работать системы "Эльбрус-3М" будут под управлением операционной системы "МСВС" («Мобильной Системы Вооруженных Сил»). Заказчиков "МЦСТ" пока не называет, но, достоверно известно, что данные системы будут использоваться для нужд вооружённых сил Российской Федерации. Последнее мне кажется наиболее важным, так как для обеспечения обороны страны необходимы системы, конструкция которых полностью известна, чего невозможно достичь, используя зарубежные продукты. А разработка отечественным предприятием гарантирует отсутствие "чёрных входов".

Подводя итог, хочется порадоваться за отечественную электронную индустрию. Порадоваться, что она всё ещё жива, и надеяться, что этот успех не последний.

Устройство для скачивания вина

Вот такую новинку предлогают нам наши друзья французы:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRL1SeTJ1rk


Как видно из ролика, процедура покупки вина упростилась до нельзя.
Приобретаем usb-гаджет с кранчиком, выбираем либимое вино в специальном USB-wine shop'е, и вуаля - скачиваем поллитра отменного напитка.

P.S. ну и конечно же в качестве бонуса Вы получаете оригинальную этикетку, которую можно распечатать и наклеить на бутылку))

adrian1369
8th July 2008, 00:59
Устройство для скачивания вина

Вот такую новинку предлогают нам наши друзья французы:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRL1SeTJ1rk


Как видно из ролика, процедура покупки вина упростилась до нельзя.
Приобретаем usb-гаджет с кранчиком, выбираем либимое вино в специальном USB-wine shop'е, и вуаля - скачиваем поллитра отменного напитка.

P.S. ну и конечно же в качестве бонуса Вы получаете оригинальную этикетку, которую можно распечатать и наклеить на бутылку))


I don't belive it's a joke:nowai:

Stanly
8th July 2008, 02:36
2 adrian1369 ofcourse it is ^_~


2 SOCOL "... один из первых (если не просто первый) компьютерный мультфильм был создан в СССР ..." - жжесть! МЯУ!!!! XD~~~ интересный мульт на самом деле, ведь это одна из первых моделей рендеринга фактически ... вот бы ещё узнать как инфу заводили в "комп" и какие процессы он считал ...

BlackCross
8th July 2008, 11:00
12000 laptops lost every month in US airports


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According to the study (http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/services/dell_lost_laptop_study.pdf) commissioned by Dell, more than 12,000 laptop computers are lost in U.S. airports every week. That’s about 600,000 notebooks per year. What’s more, only 33 percent of the laptops found in airports are ever reclaimed. That’s not surprising if (as the survey found) 16 percent of business travelers said they would do nothing if they lost their laptops, while 58 percent said they’d contact their companies for advice before they did anything. Just 27 percent said they’d immediately retrace their steps and contact lost and found.

A question for those who said they would do nothing: what do you do when you show up to the big meeting sans laptop? Pretend to type on an invisible computer? Act like you’re suffering from amnesia? Seriously, who does “nothing” when they discover their laptop is missing? I know laptops are getting cheap, but this seems like a stunning lack of concern for the whereabouts of a machine worth several hundred dollars at least, and presumably storing important documents, valuable photos and so forth. Of course, Dell is using the startling findings to pitch its new laptop protection and data recovery services, so make of these findings what you will.
Source: Dell, Dallas News

400GB optical disc invented by Pioneer


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Got a big archiving project you’ve been itching to do? Pioneer’s latest development could help you keep all your data in one nice, little circular package. The Japanese electronics maker has been working on an optical disc, which, like Blu-ray, can store 25GB of data in a single layer. But Pioneer says it’s one-upped the high-definition format to the sixteenth degree. The company announced today that it has a single disc that contains 16 layers of storage, at 25GB each. That adds up to 400GB of data capable of being stored on a single disc.

Blu-ray comes in single layer (25GB) and dual-layer (50GB) flavors. Pioneer does say that because the lens specification for reading the discs is similar to Blu-ray, “it is possible to maintain compatibility” between its disc and Blu-ray discs. That’s not saying it will be compatible, but it would make sense since Pioneer is one of the original Blu-ray Disc Association members. However, plans for that archiving project will have to be put on pause if you want to use this technology. Pioneer is going to demonstrate it at an industry conference next week, but for now the disc is read-only. Eventually, they’ll add write capability as well.
Source: Cnet

adrian1369
9th July 2008, 19:52
iPhone 3G Compared to a Panda in Japan

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The first man from Japan to own an iPhone 3G (starting July 11)

New York (http://news.softpedia.com/news/iPhone-3G-Gets-Even-Babies-in-Line-89308.shtml) is not the only city where iPhone enthusiasts started waiting in front of the stores for the iPhone 3G. A queue is now formed in Tokyo too, in front of SoftBank's store from the Harajuku district, where the first Japanese iPhone 3G handsets will be sold.


Of course, Japan will only get the new iPhone at the same time as the other 22 global markets, on July 11, so there are still two more days to wait. But this has not stopped more than 20 people from already getting in line in front of the above-mentioned store to make sure they'll be able to handle an iPhone 3G ahead of most Japanese users.

According to Akihabara News (http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/news-16372-2+days+before+official+launch+of+iPhone+3G+in+Hara juku+%28Tokyo%29%2C+Japanese+are+queuing+up+%21.ht ml), the very first (future) Japanese iPhone 3G owner sits in front of SoftBank's store since yesterday morning, when he came from Nagoya, a city situated 265 kilometers (164 miles) South-West of Tokyo. The young man is a Computer Science student and a dedicated Apple fan, owning a MacBook Pro, an iMac, a Mac Mini, an iPod Touch and – as you can see in the picture – an Apple t-shirt too. The student says he will buy a 16GB white iPhone 3G, because its "back is white while the other face of the device is black. So, it makes me thinking to a Panda, and I like Pandas."

Although only the third largest mobile carrier in Japan (after NTT DoCoMo and KDDI au), SoftBank is the exclusive iPhone 3G carrier for the Asian country. The iPhone 3G will be available in Japan on July 11 early in the morning, starting at 7 AM local time.

With a contract agreement for two years, the 8GB iPhone 3G will have prices starting at 23,000 yen ($216 or 138 Euros), while the 16GB one will be offered for as little as 35,000 yen ($330 or 210 Euros).

BlackCross
12th July 2008, 13:53
(http://www.rlslog.net/iphone-3g-long-lines-activation-problems/)iPhone 3G: long lines, activation problems

The launch of Apple Inc.’s much-anticipated new iPhone turned into an information-technology meltdown on Friday, as customers were unable to get their phones working. “It’s such grief and aggravation,” said Frederick Smalls, an insurance broker in Whitman, Mass., after spending two hours on the phone with Apple and AT&T Inc., trying to get his new iPhone to work. In stores, people waited at counters to get the phones activated, as lines built behind them. Many of the customers had already camped out for several hours in line to become among the first with the new phone, which updates the one launched a year ago by speeding up Internet access and adding a navigation chip. A spokesman for AT&T, the exclusive carrier for the iPhone in the U.S., said there was a global problem with Apple’s iTunes servers that prevented the phones from being fully activated in-store, as had been planned.


http://newtech.aurum3.com/images/apple-iphone-3g-2.jpg

Instead, employees are telling buyers to go home and perform the last step by connecting their phones to their own computers, spokesman Michael Coe said. However, the iTunes servers were equally hard to reach from home, leaving the phones unusable except for emergency calls. The problem extended to owners of the previous iPhone model. A software update released for that phone on Friday morning required the phone to be reactivated through iTunes. When the first iPhone went on sale a year ago, customers performed the whole activation procedure at home, freeing store employees to focus on sales. But the new model is subsidized by carriers, and Apple and AT&T therefore planned to activate all phones in-store to get customers on a contract.
Souce: AP

SOCOL
12th July 2008, 17:51
«В рот мне ноги!», или Квентин Тарантино снимет большую «Уличную магию»

Год назад два лос-анджелесских бездельника решили приготовить номер для комедийного шоу Groundlings, которое базируется в одном из театров на Мелроуз-плэйс. Написав скетч, они сняли его на видео шутки ради. Шутка получилась грандиозной. Их ролик, размещенный на Youtube, в котором они пародировали знаменитого уличного мага Дэвида Блейна, издевающегося над двумя тупыми геями, посмотрело уже 18 миллионов человек. После первого ролика последовали еще несколько.

Во всех этих спотах квазиБлэйн преследует несчастных парняг, помимо их воли, показывая им свою «особую уличную магию». После каждого трюка он пялит в камеру свою физиономию, которая напоминает страдальца, болеющего многолетним запором, а несчастные содомиты вопят как умалишенные: «Святое дерьмо! Святое дерьмо!». Еще бы. То он портит им телефон и документы, то оставляет их без одежды, то превращает их машину в игрушечную модельку, а одного из парней, он и вовсе заставил мочиться орандж-содой.

В трех последних сериях этой магической эпопеи у Блейна появляется конкурент – маг Заоза, который намного сильнее Блейна и, в одном из спотов обращает его в бегство путем проявления на его правой ягодице татуировки «Заоза».

В России «уличная магия» появилась весной в переводе Андрея Бочарова, известного комика, участника шоу «О.С.П.-студия», исполнителя роли Андрюши Звездунова из сериала «33 квадратных метра». «В рот мне ноги!» - верещали ошеломленные жертвы Блейна голосом Бочарика. И вслед им сейчас, гогоча, вторит полрунета. «Ема, народ!», «Че-то мне сыкотно», «Сдрисни, вообще, отсюда», «Остановись, демон!» - самые горячие комедийные мантры сезона.

Феноменальный успех пародистов не мог не отразиться на их финансовом благополучии и карьерных перспективах. Вначале бонзы Sony Pictures соблазняли парней контрактом на производство 50 минисерий. А недавно, по неподтвержденным пока данным, молодым героям в студии DreamWorks предложили фантастический проект – полнометражную экранизацию приключений Дэвида Блейна и двух его закадычных жертв. Маркетологи студии просчитали вероятные сборы картины и пришли к ошеломляющему выводу. По их расчетам картина сможет собрать в мировом прокате почти миллиард долларов! На проект срочно перекинут Квентина Тарантино, которому придется отложить запуск своих «Бесславных ублюдков». Продюсером картины планируется Джерри Брукхаймер. На съемки и маркетинг DreamWorks готова потратить больше 150-ти миллионов долларов. Главные роли и сценарий – исполнят, понятно, сами ребята.

О сюжете известно, что Блейн будет по-прежнему терзать двух беззащитных перед его уличной магией идиотов. Только масштаб фокусов примет глобальные размеры.

Например, Блейн, демонстрируя свое волшебное мастерство переместит завод Honda в Тунис, Александрийскую библиотеку в Орегон, а московский Кремль на остров Лесбос. В одном из эпизодов парни будут спасаться от Блейна в Голливуде и тот будет превращаться поочередно во многих звезд, у которых будут просить защиты преследуемые. В конце фильма будет решающая схватка между Блейном и Заозой в туалете Эйфелевой башни.

На роль Заозы будут претендовать Куба Гудинг-младший, Марлон Уайанс и Эдди Мерфи. Рабочее название картины Street Magic.

adrian1369
13th July 2008, 23:57
Samsung i8510 – the 8 Megapixel Monster Smartphone

Samsung, currently the world's second largest handset manufacturer, In conclusion, Samsung might have a major hit in this new slider smartphone. Let's wait though for its official presentation and its commercial availability (which are both a mystery for now).
has prepared a multimedia monster smartphone that presents itself as a real threat to Nokia's N96 (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Nokia-N96-Limited-Edition-Available-for-1-200-89670.shtml), Sony Ericsson's C905 and all the other highly-featured camera phones that will be released this year.

Named Samsung i8510, the new handset was first spotted on a Vietnamese blog (http://samsungmobileblog.wordpress.com/2008/07/08/bat-song-samsung-primera-i8510/). In terms of design, the smartphone seems to be a mix between the 5 Megapixel G810 and the Soul U900, both of which are sliders – hence the new Samsung is also a slider and it looks pretty cool.

The features included in i8510 are quite impressive. First of all, there's an 8 Megapixel camera with auto focus, xenon flash and video recording at 120fps (in QVGA mode). Samsung i8510 is said to run on a modified version of Symbian 60 – if true, it's the first S60 smartphone to pack an 8 Megapixel camera.

i8510 can have a built-in memory of either 8GB or 16GB, so there will be two versions released – just like in the case of Samsung Omnia and iPhone 3G.
http://news.softpedia.com/images//newsrsz/Samsung-i8510-the-8-Megapixel-Monster-Smartphone-5.jpg (http://news.softpedia.com/newsImage/Samsung-i8510-the-8-Megapixel-Monster-Smartphone-5.jpg)
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A large 2.8 inch TFT display with 16 million colors and at least a QVGA resolution is packed in the new Samsung, to rival with the display of Nokia N96. Furthermore, the i8510 brings a set of features that, added to the ones already mentioned, makes it a true high-end smartphone: GSM and HSDPA connectivity (for data transfer speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps), Wi-Fi, internal GPS, DivX support, 3D graphics accelerator, TV out, 128MB of RAM, optical mouse and other goodies that for the moment are not known.

The i8510 measures 106.5 x 53.9 x 16.9 millimeters and includes a powerful 1200 mAh battery that should be able to keep the smartphone alive for up to 6 hours in talk-time mode, and up to 280 hours in stand-by time.

In conclusion, Samsung might have a major hit in this new slider smartphone. Let's wait though for its official presentation and its commercial availability (which are both a mystery for now).

In conclusion, Samsung might have a major hit in this new slider smartphone. Let's wait though for its official presentation and its commercial availability (which are both a mystery for now).

Lopata
14th July 2008, 08:57
#244 design-ul e aproape asemanator cu Nokia N96
in resti nimik deosebit, inafara de camera. :casual:

BlackCross
14th July 2008, 12:37
Fake Homer Simpson email spreading malware

http://sayhey.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/homer-simpson-3.jpg

A screen name once connected to animated TV dad Homer Simpson is being used to spread malware. In a 2003 episode of The Simpsons, writers revealed that Homer’s e-mail address was chunkylover53@aol.com (chunkylover53@aol.com). Prior to the episode’s airing, the address was registered by one of the show’s writers, who used it to answer hundreds of e-mails from Simpsons fans. Years later, the chunkylover53 screen name has resurfaced, and it’s now being used to distribute a trojan disguised as a Simpsons movie file.

According to FaceTime malware research director Chris Boyd, chunkylover53 is sending out auto-reply messages to users which promises a special exclusive episode of the show available for download. The link in the message leads to an executable file. Upon launching the trojan, the user is presented with a fake error message which is followed by several real error messages and, finally, a blank screen. Upon restarting, the system will run noticeable slower and be prone to crashes. Boyd found that the malicious payload delivered by the trojan includes a rootkit and remote control software which logs the user in a botnet. The malware was traced back to Kimya, a Turkish botnet which has been infecting machines for the last four months.
Source: Vnunet

SOCOL
14th July 2008, 23:35
Катастрофа вертолёта NH90 в Италии

http://pit.dirty.ru/dirty/1/2008/06/21/8206-185532-945a27742fe31984292bb903a4be271a.jpg

Пилот погиб и двое пассажиров получили ранения в результате вертолетной катастрофы (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/nh90-crashes-into-bracciano-lake-during-an-airshow/) во время авиашоу над озером Bracciano. Судьба людей на катамаране (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/cenciotti/Ali%20sul%20Lago/CRW_9491_wm.jpg) мне неизвестна.

REDDEVIL
15th July 2008, 00:26
Катастрофа вертолёта NH90 в Италии

http://pit.dirty.ru/dirty/1/2008/06/21/8206-185532-945a27742fe31984292bb903a4be271a.jpg

Пилот погиб и двое пассажиров получили ранения в результате вертолетной катастрофы (http://cencio4.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/nh90-crashes-into-bracciano-lake-during-an-airshow/) во время авиашоу над озером Bracciano. Судьба людей на катамаране (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/cenciotti/Ali%20sul%20Lago/CRW_9491_wm.jpg) мне неизвестна.

Awesome pics! The photographer is sooo fast! =)

SOCOL
15th July 2008, 00:27
Awesome pics! The photographer is sooo fast! =)

во-во)) нам единственным наверн пох сколько там людей укакошилось, главное что фотге прикольные))

REDDEVIL
15th July 2008, 00:32
во-во)) нам единственным наверн пох сколько там людей укакошилось, главное что фотге прикольные))

People day everyday but this kind of stuff remain for a loong time XD