Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last-minute Conficker survival guide : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech

Last-minute Conficker survival guide : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech:

"Tomorrow -- April 1 -- is D-Day for Conficker, as whatever nasty payload it's packing is currently set to activate. What happens come midnight is a mystery: Will it turn the millions of infected computers into spam-sending zombie robots? Or will it start capturing everything you type -- passwords, credit card numbers, etc. -- and send that information back to its masters?
No one knows, but we'll probably find out soon."

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wanna see Jupiter within a Coronal Mass Ejection?


Video shows Jupiter and its moons as they move behind the sun.

LEDit App for iPhone and iPod Touch

2dayBlog - Technology Journal, New Gadget everyday! » LEDit App for iPhone and iPod Touch

Great for meetin' chicks on the interstate too!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Nirvana Catalog To Be Re-Released On Vinyl

Nirvana Catalog To Be Re-Released On Vinyl:

March 20, 2009 05:48 PM ET
David J. Prince, N.Y.

The bulk of Nirvana's catalog is set for a high-fidelity do-over this year as the Original Recordings Group (ORG) prepares to release 'Nevermind,' 'In Utero,' and 'MTV Unplugged' on 180-gram, audiophile quality vinyl for the first time ever. All three records will be released in 2009, with 'Nevermind' coming first, says Monti Olson, a senior VP of Universal Music Publishing Group/Interscope Records and founder of ORG, who will announce the deal at South By Southwest tomorrow (March 21).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Make your own Mii

Does this mii look like me?
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Friday, March 13, 2009

notepad 2 : a small, fast and free text editor

notepad 2 : a small, fast and free text editor: "Notepad2 is a FANTASTIC app, improving greatly the original Notepad shipped with Windows! Notepad2 follows the basic Notepad principle, keeping it small, fast, without frills, but it improves it greatly! Notepad2 is a fast and light-weight Notepad-like text editor with syntax highlighting."

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Movable Power by Jeff Carter

Movable Power by Jeff Carter » Yanko Design:

Actually furniture! A new electronic item at home usually means finding an appropriate place where you can aesthetically place it and find an empty power source. Who wants messy wires! A difficult situation, but yes sometimes it does mean rearranging some stuff. Movable Power looks to be that handy option where you just move the power strip according to your convenience and do the jiggy! As Jeff puts it, “This power strip allows you do change the strip, not your space.

Designer: Jeff Carter

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reboots DaMachina!: DP10-T1 Flexible neck USB pc camera?


Reboots DaMachina!: DP10-T1 Flexible neck USB pc camera?

Ala. gunman left list of those 'who done him wrong'

Ala. gunman left list of those 'who done him wrong' - USATODAY.com

SAMSON, Ala.. — Authorities said Wednesday the Alabama gunman who killed 10 people and himself in a killing spree fired more than 200 rounds of ammunition from two assault rifles and a handgun and had once trained as a police officer.

Alabama Bureau of Investigation Chief Jerry Connor said at a news conference Wednesday that 28-year-old Michael McLendon briefly went through officer training in 2003, but didn't complete the requirements to join the force.


A glance at some of the worst U.S. mass shootings in recent years:

March 10, 2009: Michael McLendon, 28, killed 10 people, including his mother, four other relatives and the wife and child of a local sheriff's deputy, across two rural Alabama counties. He then committed suicide.

Feb. 14, 2008: Former student Steven Kazmierczak, 27, opened fire in a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, fatally shooting five students and wounding 18 others before committing suicide.

Dec. 5, 2007: 19-year-old Robert A. Hawkins opened fire with a rifle in Omaha, Nebraska at a Von Maur store in the Westroads Mall, killing eight people before taking his own life. Five more people were wounded, two critically.

Oct. 7, 2007: 20-year-old Forest County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Peterson went on a shooting rampage at a Crandon home where seven young people had gathered for pizza and movies. Peterson killed six and injured the other before fatally shooting himself.

April 16, 2007: Cho Seung-Hui, 23, fatally shot 32 people in a dorm and a classroom at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, then killed himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Oct. 2, 2006: Charles Carl Roberts IV, 32, shot to death five girls at West Nickel Mines Amish School in Pennsylvania, then killed himself.

March 21, 2005: 16-year-old student Jeffrey Weise killed nine people, including his grandfather and his grandfather's companion at home, and then five fellow students, a teacher and a security guard at Red Lake High School in Red Lake, Minnesota, before killing himself. Seven students were wounded.

March 12, 2005: Terry Ratzmann, 44, gunned down members of his congregation as they worshipped at the Brookfield Sheraton in Brookfield, Wisconsin, slaying seven and wounding four before killing himself.

Dec. 26, 2000: Software tester Michael McDermott, 45, killed seven people at a Wakefield, Massachusetts, Internet consulting company, Edgewater Technology Inc.

Nov. 2, 1999: Copier repairman Byran Uyesugi, 40, fatally shot seven people at Xerox Corp. in Honolulu, Hawaii.

July 29, 1999: Former day trader Mark Barton, 44, killed nine people in shootings at two Atlanta, Georgia, brokerage offices, then committed suicide.

April 20, 1999: Students Eric Harris, 18, and Dylan Klebold, 17, opened fire at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 12 classmates and a teacher and wounding 26 others before committing suicide in the school's library.

July 12, 1976: Edward Charles Allaway, a custodian in the library of California State University, Fullerton, fatally shot seven fellow employees and wounded two others.

Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Whitman opened fire from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin, killing 16 people and wounding 31.

Source: Associated Press

Secure deletion: a single overwrite WILL do it - The H: Security news and Open source developments

Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it - The H: Security news and Open source developments: "Secure deletion: a single overwrite will do it

The myth that to delete data really securely from a hard disk you have to overwrite it many times, using different patterns, has persisted for decades, despite the fact that even firms specialising in data recovery, openly admit that if a hard disk is overwritten with zeros just once, all of its data is irretrievably lost."

Like I've been saying for years... Noone is going to spend the money to try and retreive your 'secrets'....

GLOBE at Night - 2009 - 3/16 - 3/28

GLOBE at Night 2009
16 - 28 March

GLOBE at Night - Home page: "Once again, the GLOBE community is invited to participate in the annual global sky observation known as GLOBE at Night. GLOBE at Night brings people outside to observe the constellation Orion from 16-28 March 2009. Participants simply choose a clear night on which stars are visible, take measurements of stars in this portion of the sky using GLOBE's Magnitude Charts, and enter observations into the GLOBE at Night Web site. Students — alongside teachers, parents and community members-- amass a data set from which they can begin to explore the concept of light pollution and to research the patterns of light pollution across the globe.

Participation in GLOBE at Night is open to anyone who lives or works in one of the 110 GLOBE countries and can get outside and look skyward during 16-28 March. You can enter your observations on the GLOBE at Night Report web page from 16 March - 7 April."