Saturday, December 31, 2005

Proof that RadioShack tells it's employee's to lie to you.

Proof that RadioShack tells it's employee's to lie to you.

..It's in your best interest to sign up new activations. RadioShack doesn't make any money by keeping you happy with your wireless provider.

Well Duh! They been doing this type of business practice at the shack Since day one! There is a reason why everyone called its by it real name Shit Shack!

Friday, December 30, 2005

"0-day vulnerability" Workaround from Steve Gibson

"0-day vulnerability" Workaround from Steve Gibson

This link was all ready submitted but there's nothing in the post about the workaround on Steve Gibson's site that ALL WINDOWS USERS should do in place of an official patch from Microsoft. IMPLEMENT THE WORKAROUND IMMEDIATELY IF YOU USE WINDOWS!!!

MAME .103 - The Largest MAME Resource on the Net

MAME .103

You didn't really think we'd end the year without another release did ya? MAME .103, told ya!

Optimised builds -

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Slashdot | Microsoft Leaving MSNBC TV Partnership

Slashdot | Microsoft Leaving MSNBC TV Partnership

The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft and NBC have announced that they will be dissolving their joint cable TV news channel, MSNBC, with NBC retaining control. From the article: "NBC has completed a deal to assume majority control of the channel immediately, with an 82 percent stake, and it will become the sole owner within two years, NBC executives said yesterday. The two companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal. But the partners will continue their 50-50 ownership of the MSNBC Web site, which, partly as a consequence of its affiliation with Microsoft, is the most-used news site on the Internet."

Festivus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Festivus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Festivus is a nondenominational holiday featured in an episode of Seinfeld, a popular American television sitcom of the 1990s. The holiday was a plot device in episode number 166 of the show, entitled "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Many people, influenced or inspired by Seinfeld, now celebrate the holiday, in varying degrees of seriousness. Some do it religously, others do it in good tidings in their respect to Seinfeld.

According to Seinfeld, Festivus is celebrated each year on December 23, but many people celebrate it other times, often in early December. Its slogan is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" An aluminum pole is generally used in lieu of a Christmas tree or other holiday decoration. Those attending participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity for all to vent their hostilities toward each other, and after a Festivus dinner, The Feats of Strength are performed. Traditionally, Festivus is not over until the head of the household is wrestled to the floor and "pinned." Originally a Scandinavian holiday celebrating the day before the "Present" and the "Future" filled with hope

Friday, December 23, 2005

Microsoft Buys Out Opera

Microsoft Buys Out Opera

At the moment, the deal is almost through with Microsoft and Opera planning on locations for the browser’s research and development centers throughout the world. One of such locations includes India; other locations at this time are unknown.

If this story is true There Will one less Alternative Browser to the Evil Blue E!!! I am going to Dump Windoze XP for Linux.

Update: Patriot Act extended for only one month | | CNET

Update: Patriot Act extended for only one month | | CNET

it's been unclear what would happen as the Dec. 31 expiration date neared for portions of the controversial law, enacted a few weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 - Millions struggle as transit strike ruled illegal - Dec 20, 2005 - Millions struggle as transit strike ruled illegal - Dec 20, 2005

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Millions of New York commuters are preparing to battle their way home in near-freezing temperatures during a strike by transit workers, which Tuesday afternoon was ruled illegal by a judge.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out at union leaders for "thuggishly" turning their backs on the city, adding the strike could cost the city more than $400 million a day.

Let the Gridlock of the Century of Grand Fun BEGIN!!!!

CBS News | Iran's Leader Bans Western Music | December 19, 2005 22:40:27

CBS News | Iran's Leader Bans Western Music | December 19, 2005 22:40:27
CBS) Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned all Western music from Iran's state radio and TV stations — an eerie reminder of the 1979 Islamic revolution when popular music was outlawed as "un-Islamic" under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Today, though, the sounds of hip-hop can be heard blaring from car radios in Tehran's streets, and Eric Clapton's "Rush" and the Eagles' "Hotel California" regularly accompany Iranian broadcasts.

No more — the official IRAN Persian daily reported Monday that Ahmadinejad, as head of the Supreme Cultural Revolutionary Council, ordered the enactment of an October ruling by the council to ban all Western music, including classical music, on state broadcast outlets.

Note That Anyone who have Any Real Musicial Taste Would elected that ALL Eric Crapton's Music should Be BANNED!!!

Monday, December 19, 2005

House sets digital TV transition for Feb. 2009 | | CNET

House sets digital TV transition for Feb. 2009 | | CNET
The House approved the deadline as part of a broader budget bill that passed by a slim 212 to 206 margin early Monday morning. The Senate must still approve the measure before it becomes law.

By 2009, only about 7 percent of television viewers--still several million--will be relying solely on analog, "over-the-air" broadcasts, according to Consumer Electronics Association estimates. The bulk of TV viewers rely on cable or satellite services, which intend to take care of reformatting their programs for digital viewing.

But the bill allocates up to $990 for a subsidy program that would permit those who still rely solely on over-the-air television to request up to two $40 coupons for a digital-to-analog converter box.

Slyck News - P2P Population Nears Record High

Slyck News - P2P Population Nears Record High: "P2P statistical information is gathered by BigChampagne, an emerging leader in gauging the strength of this community (you can read their gathering techniques here.) These statistics are in close parallel with those monitored by In addition, it's noteworthy to mention the approximately 9 million individuals connected to various P2P networks at any given time do not include those participating on BitTorrent. Due to the nature of the BitTorrent community, it's extremely difficult to garner any exact number of total participants."

Thursday, December 15, 2005

How The Evil Grinch Stole The Quakes and then Move them To lame Houston TX! - News - MLS Approves Earthquakes Move To Houston

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Earthquakes will relocate immediately to Houston, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Thursday.

Garber said the team's owners, Anschutz Entertainment Group, were attracted by the chance to play in their own stadium and for an ethnically diverse population willing to support a professional soccer team.

"We've always believed that the city has great potential to be a soccer market," Garber said. "We're excited about what our opportunities are there."

San Jose will keep the Earthquakes team name, logo and colors, and the city has already signed a letter of intent with the hopes of attracting a MLS expansion team, perhaps as early as 2007.

"It is our intent to return to San Jose as early as possible," Garber said.

MLS officials said AEG has entered "positive discussions" about finding a soccer stadium in Houston.

"It is with great regret that we were unable to find a solution to our facility issues in San Jose," AEG President and CEO Timothy J. Leiweke said in a statement. "It was not for lack of effort."

Garber said all the coaches and contracted Earthquakes players will transfer to Houston.

"We've worked long and hard for several months to try to bring MLS soccer here," Frank Michel, a spokesman for Houston Mayor Bill White, said Thursday. "Houston is a great sports town and the fan base for soccer is a great one."

San Jose officials had worked hard to keep the team from leaving, even considering subsidizing a new stadium. The Earthquakes have played at Spartan Stadium on the campus of San Jose State University.

Silicon Valley Sports and Entertainment, the San Jose Sharks' parent company, had expressed interest in buying the Earthquakes, but only with the city's help building a stadium. A deal could not be reached.

The Quakes were MLS champions in 2001 and 2003.

Slashdot | Google to Buy Opera?

Slashdot | Google to Buy Opera?

Opera Watch writes Google is planning to buy the Opera browser. The source of the claim is Pierre Chappaz, the former president of Yahoo Europe. Google obviously can't buy Firefox, so Opera might be the next possible candidate."

San Jose Earthquakes May Be Leaving

San Jose Earthquakes May Be Leaving
SAN JOSE (KRON) -- It's looking more and more like the San Jose Earthquakes will be leaving the city and moving to Houston.

The Los Angeles Times reports the owner of the city's major league soccer team will announce a move on Friday.

Other media reports claim that an official with the company that owns the Earthquakes told employees Thursday morning the team will be moving.

An Earthquakes spokesman would not confirm those reports, but he did say an announcement about the team is planned for Friday in Texas.

"There's an announcement tomorrow regarding the Earthquakes," team spokesman Jed Metee said. Asked where the announcement would be made, Metee replied, "Houston."

The Major League Soccer franchise began life in 1996 as the San Jose Clash, changed its name in 1999, and won the league championship in 2001 and 2003.

Attempts by the City of San Jose and the owner of the San Jose Sharks to come up with plans for a new stadium fell apart on Monday.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Topic list: Mr. Hanky the Xmas Poo Saids if you you use firefox get Google Safe Browsing extension now! - Leoville Town Square

Topic list: Mr. Hanky Saids if you you use firefox get Google Safe Browsing now! - Leoville Town Square: "
Google Safe Browsing is an extension to Firefox that alerts you if a web page that you visit appears to be asking for your personal or financial information under false pretences. This type of attack, known as phishing or spoofing, is becoming more sophisticated, widespread and dangerous. That's why it's important to browse safely with Google Safe Browsing. By combining advanced algorithms with reports about misleading pages from a number of sources, Safe Browsing is often able to automatically warn you when you encounter a page that's trying to trick you into disclosing personal information.
For more information, see the FAQ."

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Google whistles a new tune | CNET

Google whistles a new tune | CNET

Google was set to launch on Thursday a new service intended to give searchers fast links to song lyrics, musical artists and CD titles on the main search results page.

Google Music will allow a user to type in the name of a band, artist, album or song in the main Google search bar special, and results will appear at the top, accompanied by icons of music notes, said Marissa Mayer, vice president of search products and user experience at Google.

Items that can be purchased will have links to merchants for online ordering or downloading, she said. Initial merchant partners include Apple Computer's iTunes service, RealNetworks Rhapsody, eMusic, | 12/14/2005 | The (city here) Earthquakes | 12/14/2005 | The (city here) Earthquakes

The (city here) Earthquakes
By Mark Purdy
Mercury News Staff Columnist

The Earthquakes are gone.

No, wait! They are staying.

Nope, outta here.

Hold on! Just got word! They're staying!

Oops, maybe not. Don't turn off your cell phone, OK?

Earthquakes followers have always been among the Bay Area's most loyal fans. Now, they are definitely the most confused.

That has been especially true over the past month, with the soccer team's operators threatening a pullout to Houston even as a furious effort to keep the team in San Jose unfolded.

This week the situation took a turn for the even more confusing. Monday night, a soccer-stadium plan concocted by city officials behind closed doors went kaput before the doors even opened on the exact details.

However, my information is that the proprietors of the Sharks, who were interested in buying the team if the stadium plan materialized, simply could not make the finances work. With the city providing significant subsidies, the two parties hoped the stadium could be constructed for between $60 million and $70 million -- but as the proposal underwent further scrutiny, the figure moved up to $90 million. Also, the Sharks would have been responsible for any cost overruns, a risk they were loathe to take.

Thus, the Sharks' plug was pulled. But does this mean the Earthquakes are packing for Texas?

Not necessarily. The team's investor/operator, the Anschutz Entertainment Group, has talked about leaving town since 2003. And the Earthquakes are still here.

Pentagon admits mistake in spying on Americans, vows to expunge database.

Pentagon admits mistake in spying on Americans, vows to expunge database.

The Pentagon has built a massive security database to help protect U.S. military interests that includes unwarranted information on war opponents and peace activists in the United States. A DOD official now says it had mistakenly swept up and kept information on citizens who were not really threats.

And there still people out there that still want to give more power to National and Local authorities for more servaence and spying on it citizens?? What wrong with these people anyways??

Gmail now has a vacation responce!

Gmail now has a vacation responce!

Going on vacation? No access to the Internet? No problem! Use Gmail's vacation responder to let people know you won't be able to get back to them right away.

That means I can now setup Gmail vacation response on my non active gmail accounts to sent spam each other back and forth to spam them self to death until each one of the account runs out disc space!!!

Google home pages get even more personal | CNET

Google home pages get even more personal | CNET

Google on Wednesday released tools developers can use to create small applications modules that can be added to people's Google home pages.

The Google Homepage API (Application Programming Interface) page has information and software that developers can use to create modules, or "widgets," that people can then use to spice up their personalized home pages on Google.

Currently, it's possible to add to a Google home page content such as news, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, recipes, stock quotes, movie times and quotes of the day.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 | (BW) AMD Wins the Dual-Core Duel; Competition Refuses to Step into the Ring; Industry Benchmarks Validate Victory | (BW) AMD Wins the Dual-Core Duel; Competition Refuses to Step into the Ring; Industry Benchmarks Validate Victory

(BW) AMD Wins the Dual-Core Duel; Competition Refuses to Step into the Ring; Industry Benchmarks Validate Victory

By Business Editors
(c) 2005 Business Wire
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2005--AMD has been validated as the victor in its dual-core duel challenge issued in August. Thanks to the true dual-core technology from AMD available today, the Dual-Core AMD Opteron(TM) processor leads in key published industry-standard benchmarks as well as holding a significant lead in overall performance-per-watt versus its competitor's products. Details about the challenge and results are viewable at

"Based on our growing market share and momentum among Global 2000 companies, it is evident that enterprises are demanding the performance and performance-per-watt that can be delivered by the innovative Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor with Direct Connect Architecture," said Marty Seyer, senior vice president, commercial and performance computing, AMD. "The performance benchmarks are in and our competitor's lack of response to our challenge is further validation of AMD's multi-core leadership - News - Talks To Keep Earthquakes In San Jose Collapse - News - Talks To Keep Earthquakes In San Jose Collapse

Talks To Keep Earthquakes In San Jose Collapse
Team To Decide Final Location Thursday

POSTED: 11:46 am PST December 13, 2005
UPDATED: 11:58 am PST December 13, 2005

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Earthquakes professional soccer team could be a step closer to moving out of San Jose after city officials say talks to keep the team in the city collapsed.

San Jose officials were trying to strike a deal with the owners of the San Jose Sharks hockey team that could have kept the Earthquakes in San Jose.

The owners of the Sharks had indicated interest in buying the Earthquakes if the city would help build a new soccer stadium.

But a city official says talks have come to an end because of disagreements over how to finance the deal.

The Earthquakes' current owner -- Anschutz Entertainment Group -- has received permission from Major League Soccer to move the team to Houston.

The commissioner of Major League Soccer has given the Earthquakes until Thursday to make a decision on a final location.

Now That Really Lamecastic Guys!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Worst ADSL offering in the world?

Worst ADSL offering in the world?

Here in South Africa ADSL users have to pay exorbitant rates for both line rental and ISPs. So it works out that buying both services + phone line rental from the state owned monopoly, Telkom, you pay about R549 ($86) per month for a 192 kbps 2GB cap shaped account. Once you have reached the cap you have to couch up +- $12 extra per GB

I wonder if the South Africa versions MPAA and RIAA are in cahoots with Telkom?? This is one way to curve illegal pirated trading of music and movies. Anyway you look at this. Its lamecastic!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

AP Wire | 12/10/2005 | Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

AP Wire | 12/10/2005 | Comedian Richard Pryor dies at 65

LOS ANGELES - Richard Pryor, the caustic yet perceptive actor-comedian who lived dangerously close to the edge both on stage and off, has died. He was 65.

Pryor died shortly before 8 a.m. of a heart attack at a hospital in the San Fernando Valley, according to his business manager of 14 years Karen Finch.

When contacted Saturday afternoon, Pryor's ex-wife also confirmed the comedian's death

Slyck News - End of the Road for Overpeer

Slyck News - End of the Road for Overpeer: "Loudeye announced yesterday the discontinuation of Overpeer. With Overpeer gobbling potential profits and yielding no tangible benefits for the music industry, Loudeye stated they are “restructuring” their business and will “focus our business on growth opportunities with digital

Friday, December 09, 2005


OpenVPN is a full-featured SSL VPN solution which can accomodate a wide range of configurations, including remote access, site-to-site VPNs, WiFi security, and enterprise-scale remote access solutions with load balancing, failover, and fine-grained access-controls.

OpenVPN y.ah.oo! y.ah.oo!

We're proud to announce that has joined the Yahoo! family. Together we'll continue to improve how people discover, remember and share on the Internet, with a big emphasis on the power of community. We're excited to be working with the Yahoo! Search team - they definitely get social systems and their potential to change the web. (We're also excited to be joining our fraternal twin Flickr!)

So new web address soon will be ?? for Japan and UK Canada and Germany yada yada yada....

Tuesday, December 06, 2005 enters the Twilight Zone enters the Twilight Zone seems to be having issues with almost every aspect: from IT to shipping to customer service to PR to crashing stock. All stemming from the personal battles the CEO is waging against Kroll and the Sith Lord...

When I first started to see all of those ad for the BIG O everywhere in the cable dial, I knew something was going a stray with this company. Pud F'd hall of fame here we come.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Linux's TUX invades a microsoft event

Linux's TUX invades a microsoft event

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Linux User Group dropped $150 to get two Penguin suits for a pretoest of the Microsoft event on campus which featured Steve Ballmer. They also handed out linux cds at the event.

IP addresses and files ARE NOT PROOF! RIAA is *WRONG*

IP addresses and files ARE NOT PROOF! RIAA is *WRONG*

An article about the mistaken and fraudulent role the RIAA is trying to use IP addresses and files or lists in. These should be ruled inadmissible! Posted in Ray Beckerman's (lawyer for the case involving the single mother vs. RIAA) blog.

I am still going to run peer guardian to keep out the other evil riaas and mpaas of the world from snooping around my p2p shared files folder.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Tech stocks end up, Nasdaq gains for 7th week | CNET

Tech stocks end up, Nasdaq gains for 7th week | CNET

U.S. technology shares rose on Friday, sending the Nasdaq Composite index to its seventh straight week of gains as investors bought semiconductor shares, including Intel Corp. amid signs of growth in the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average was down 35.06 points, or 0.32 percent, at 10,877.51. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.41 point, or 0.03 percent, at 1,265.08. The technology-laced Nasdaq Composite Index was up 6.20 points, or 0.27 percent, at 2,273.3

Slashdot | Nielsen Adapting To Modern TV-Watching

Slashdot | Nielsen Adapting To Modern TV-Watching

"CNET says that the Nielsen company is finally taking one of several steps aimed at adapting to the new television/TV audience (those who use TiVo or another service to record prime time shows for viewing later) on December 26th, 2005. Ratings will be broken out by how shows are watched--live, later in the day or within a seven-day period. Over time, Nielsen will also move to measure viewing that takes place via iPods, cellular/cell phones, laptops, and other digital devices that are gaining TV privileges. The company also will track audiences for on-demand fare. The steps are a radical change for Nielsen, reflecting an overall paradigm shift that's shaking up the television world. The audience is taking control. And TV companies are scrambling to catch up."

Nielsen Adapting To Modern TV-Watching |

Slashdot | PCWorld Dubs Firefox Best Product of 2005

Slashdot | PCWorld Dubs Firefox Best Product of 2005
PCWorld's list of the 'Best Products of 2005' is out and Firefox tops the list. Also notables are GMail at number 2, Apple OS X, Tiger at number 3, Skype ranks in at 8 and Ubuntu at 26!" From their Firefox article: "Are you sick and tired of Internet Explorer? Have you grown weary of the constant vulnerabilities and patches? Do you scratch your head at sudden program lockups and crashes? Are you dismayed that Microsoft hasn't lifted a finger to improve or enhance IE since it buried Netscape's Navigator browser at the dawn of the century? Yeah, me too."

Friday, December 02, 2005

10 things you should do to prepare a new Linux installation

No matter which Linux distribution you choose, there are at least 10 things you do to properly prepare the operating system for day-to-day operation.

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Ancient Computer Museum Apple Lisa Auction up No Reserve on Ebay

Carbon dating places this specimen circa 1984, and the presence of a small image of an apple tipped historians off to the idea that the device may have been used as a planting calendar. When turned on, the box groans and the 'screen' glows and comes to life with a cryptic message from the Gods: 'START FROM?,'

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Alek's Christmas Lights Webcam You can control!

Use the christmas webcam to view 26,000 christmas decorations & lights and also CONTROL them - i.e. YOU can turn them ON & OFF via your web browser - heck, you can even inflate or "melt" Frosty the Snowman ... but don't get the Santa Hulk angry.

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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Anti-DRM Protest Part II in NYC

Rootkits, viruses, DRM, and Trojans. Although very different from one another, in recent weeks they have become more synonymous. Thanks to the Sony-BMG XCP

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Owning the shares of Google is turning into a windfall for Stanford University.

After receiving nearly $2 million shares in a licensing deal after Google went public, Stanford has made $336 million from the stock.

A university official says the biggest portion of its windfall came in the second of two sales. Stanford won't say when it made its second sale, or what it got for the stock.

KRON 4 Home

KRON 4 Home: "Major Rainstorm Drenches Entire Bay Area
23,000 Lose Power; Flood, Wind Advisories Issued
The high winds and wet weather that hit the Bay Area have left thousands of people without power and have prompted the National Weather Service to issue wind advisories as well as an urban and small stream flood advisory. "

WoW! "Yahoo China" makes downloading pirated music so easy!

There has been plenty of diggs about the chinese search engine and how to download free music on it. Yahoo ( not only duped this site. But also made it easy to download free pirated music.

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Tivo Online Services officially launched

With the new TiVo Online Services you get a host of new broadband features and services that deliver timely entertainment and information directly to your living room.

I am glad I Never got DirecTV Tivo or PVR from Comcast. Unfortunately I am stuck for my TV with Comcast and Just raise their rates an whopping 8%. With their business model, to get this functionality from their PVR I would have folk over another $3 to Comcast! With Tivo they include these great new enhancement with their normal mouth service fee. Since I really paid for the lifetime service plan. They could raise their rates but the would be shot in the foot for tivo.

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