Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Divorce cakes

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12,978,189-digit prime number discovered by UCLA researchers

yeah right!! I passed that number ages ago trying to fall asleep!
clipped from www.tgdaily.com
Los Angeles (CA) - Mathematicians at UCLA discovered the 45th known Mersenne prime with almost 13 million digits. The discovery makes the group eligible for a $100,000 prize, which was promised for discovering the first prime with more than 10 million digits.
The UCLA researchers said that they found the 45th known Mersenne prime on a 75 computer network running Windows XP. The number was then verified on a different computer system that was running a completely different algorithm.
clipped from www.fotosearch.com
Clip Art - man counting sheep <br />in bed. fotosearch <br />- search clipart, <br />illustration, <br />drawings and vector <br />eps graphics images
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here...have a heart attack!

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Monday, September 29, 2008

hacked my secure wireless network: here’s how

ultimate Guide to Cats

you tube - funny funny and informative
clipped from www.youtube.com
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Overclocking the Intel E8200 Core 2 Duo

lower house of the US Congress has voted down a $700bn (£380bn) plan

The vote followed a day of turmoil in the financial sector.

* Wachovia, the fourth-largest US bank, was bought by larger rival Citigroup in a rescue deal backed by US authorities
* Benelux banking giant Fortis was partially nationalised by the Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourg governments to ensure its survival
* The UK government announced it was nationalising the Bradford & Bingley bank
* Global shares fell sharply - France's key index lost 5%, Germany's main market dropped 4% while US shares plunged after the vote result was announced.

As news of the vote came through, traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange stood dumbfounded.
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Washington's massive bailout of Wall Street has been rejected by members of
Congress amid dramatic scenes, after strong objections by the public to the $700 billion rescue plan.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walks on Capitol Hill in Washington
rank and file members of both the Republican and Democratic parties
rebelled, after many received complaints from their constituents
about the deal to use taxpayers’ funds to buy devalued assets of
major Wall Street firms.

All 435 members of the lower House of Representatives face re-election

on Nov 4.

With just a simple majority needed to pass the bill, 94 Democrats joined the
rebellion, defeating the bill by 228 to 205.

The bill was defeated by an unlikely alliance of conservative Republicans who
viewed the bill as “socialism” and left-wing Democrats who resented the fact
that the bill did not contain more provisions to help struggling homeowners.

US investors were also unnerved by the buyout of the country’s sixth largest
bank Wachovia by Citigroup--
stocks fell by nearly 9 percent on Monday — the worst single-day drop in two decades---setting off a fresh wave of anxious selling--The broadest measure of the American stock market, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, fell 8.77 percent, its biggest drop since October 1987.--The fear was most pronounced in the world’s credit markets--Banks were charging enormous premiums for short-term financing; the difference between the cost of a three-month loan from a bank, and a three-month loan from the government, rose to the widest point since at least 1984. Other lending rates stayed high.--

the Federal Reserve moved to increase the amount of liquidity it makes available to major players in the world financial system. The Fed will triple the size of its regular auctions for banks and work with nine other central banks to increase the flow of credit.---hoping to combat a hoarding mentality that has arisen among banks, whose reluctance to lend — even to healthy institutions — has jammed up critical financial arteries that many small businesses depend on.

No wonder Congress slapped it back. It was never credible and would have delivered only temporary relief had US legislators embraced it. The left saw it as welfare for Wall Street and the Right derided it as a menace to free and efficient markets. It was both.

Already, the Wall Street banks were concocting plans to ``game'' the regulators, to make off with as much of that rescue loot as they could. As investment bankers do. Goldman Sachs was speculating last week how it and other investment banks could make a killing out of the deal. There was just about to be $US700 billion handed out after all, with no conditions or oversight on how it might be spent. Goldman was to swap assets into the Treasury which had already been written down. That way, the bank could book a profit on the deal--. the thinking was that $US700 billion might represent a price of 70 US cents in the dollar for delinquent assets. If the firm had already written down those assets to 50 US cents, said Goldman, there was a tidy 20 US cents profit!


This will now spill over into the real economy now, not in a trickle but in a flood. Asset prices have plunged so far that many more financial firms will hit the skids.There will however be buying opportunities for those with any money left. Forget bottom-picking the likes of bombed out financials. Resources stocks are likely to fall on global recession concerns.However, the volatility will be such that over the next few days there will be unprecedented opportunities to pick up defensive stocks on 10%-plus yields - only those with cash, low leverage and pricing power that is.

Cracking Wireless Security WEP in 10 Minutes

WEP cracking [In 10mins]

Ok, this is a tutorial explaining how to crack most WEP encrypted Access Points out there. The tools used will be as follows:
Kismet (any working version)
>= Aireplay 2.2 beta

>= Aircrack 2.1
you are going to want to load up your favourite live CD (i used Whoppix 2.7 final) or Linux OS, then stumble across a encrypted WLAN, use Kismet to do so. Make sure you have configured your kismet .conf file correctly to be able to use your card (locate your kismet.conf file and open with your favourite text editor, i used pico);
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Default Logins and Passwords for Networked Devices

Logins and Passwords for Networked Devices

NOTE: This listing
is only provided as a resource to network administrators and
security professionals. It is also meant to remind people that
a serious problem exists when people configure a network or
a computer system and do not change these passwords. The manufacturers
of the listed devices, software or systems are not to blame
for this problem, and we are not trying to discredit them or
their products. A default login is a means for an end user of
a product to complete the initial setup of the device or system.
Most manufacturers strongly recommend their end users change
these logins and passwords for security reasons.
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Saturday, September 27, 2008

upgrade your laptop/notebook cpu

clipped from www.pcworld.com
For instance, upgrading from a 1.66-GHz Intel Core Duo to a 2-GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 raised our laptop's WorldBench 6 score from 57 to 68. But this upgrade isn't as simple as most of our other notebook upgrades.
buy a CPU that will work with your portable. In fact, some laptops have nonreplaceable, soldered-in CPUs.
look at what CPUs have been sold with your laptop over the course of its life span, by googling "[your notebook model] CPU." We purchased a 2-GHz Intel T7200

Click on to see how we replaced a notebook's processor.

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Hawthorn rule!

clipped from www.theage.com.au
Premiers all... the victorious Hawthorn team with the 2008 Premiership Cup.
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US stops selling gold coins, running out

wanna make money...look for small gold and silver commodities producers!
clipped from arabianmoney.net
while the spot price is controlled by the futures guys the coin market is going bananas as the retail crowd buy up supplies…
The U.S. Mint is temporarily halting sales of its popular American Buffalo 24-karat gold coins because it can’t keep up with soaring demand as investors seek the safety of gold in these turbulent economic times.

Mint spokesman Michael White said Friday that the sales were being suspended because demand for the coins, which were first introduced in 2006, has exceeded supply and the Mint’s inventory of the coins has been depleted. The Mint’s catalog recently quoted a price of around $1,100 for the one-ounce Buffalo coin.

The Mint had to temporarily suspend sales of its American Eagle one-ounce gold coins on Aug. 15 and then later that month announced sales of the American Eagle coins would resume under an allocation program to designated dealers.

soon start distributing available Buffalo gold goins through a similar allocation program.
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Burj Dubai

clipped from arabianmoney.net
Burj Dubai - September Update!
already the tallest building in the world with just a year to go to completion. Nothing demonstrates the amazing ambition of this city better than this iconic building which is the centre piece of the new Downtown area adjacent to the Dubai International Financial Centre, the scene of some more architectural gems.
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PAUL NEWMAN 1925-2008

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

PAUL NEWMAN 1925-2008
Paul Newman
Screen legend Paul Newman has died from cancer, aged 83.

But he always doubted his own acting ability, once claiming that "I only got by on looks and energy."

Paul Leonard Newman was born on 26 Jan 1925 in the Shaker Heights suburb of Cleveland, Ohio.

His father, Arthur, who ran a successful sports goods store, was Jewish while his mother Theresa came from a Slovakian Catholic family.

He joined the US Navy, hoping to become a pilot but failed the physical examination when it was discovered he was colour blind.

Instead he trained as a radio operator and rear gunner, spending most of his military service flying in torpedo bombers over the Pacific.

He made his Broadway debut in 1953 in a production of William Inge's play Picnic which ran for nearly 500 performances.

His film debut, a year later, came in The Silver Chalice, a biblical epic,which Newman allegedly described as "the worst motion picture of the 1950s".

Paul Newman wedding
He had one of the most enduring marriages in showbusiness
Newman as Cool Hand Luke
Newman in The Sting
Paul Newman
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grape death

please don't squish me!!
clipped from kuvaton.com
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amusingly named places in USA and other

Little Horwood (England)
Nasty (England)
New Invention (Wales)
Puke (Albania)
Sexmoan (Philippines)
Shitlingthorpe (England)
Tittybong (Australia)
Wet Beaver Creek (Australia)
Windy Yet (Scotland)
Yak (Canada)

1. Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky

Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky

2. Hygiene, Colorado

Hygiene, Colorado
got its name from the sanitarium set up in 1882 to deal with tuberculosis patients

3. Enigma, Georgia

Enigma, Georgia

4. Sac City, Kentucky

Sac City, Kentucky
laden with innuendo
Pennsylvania is rife with them, featuring places like Beaverdale, Blue Ball, Jugtown, and Intercourse
for the sake of infantile chuckling
Gayville (SD), French Lick (IN), Mud Lick (KY), Humptulips (WA), Shafter (CA), Woodie (IL) and Bushland (TX

5. Felchville, Massachusetts

Felchville, Massachusetts

6. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
Originally called Hot Springs
town copied its name from a popular radio program in 1950

7. Dead Horse, Alaska

Dead Horse, Alaska
Home to the largest oil field in North America,
are no horses

8. Slaughter, Louisiana

Slaughter, Louisiana

9. Boring, Maryland

Boring, Maryland

10. Climax, Michigan

Climax, Michigan
Anus (Philippines)
Bastard (Norway)
Blowhard (Australia)
Bollock (Philippines)
Boysack (England)
Crackpot (England)
Crotch Lake (Canada)
Dikshit (India)
Dildo (Canada)
Great Snoring (England)
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