Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The best way to Hack a Windows XP Password!

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How a BlackBerry Works

When the BlackBerry debuted in 1999, carrying one was a hallmark of powerful executives and savvy technophiles. People who purchased one either needed or wanted constant access to e-mail, a calendar and a phone. The BlackBerry's manufacturer, Research in Motion (RIM), reported only 25,000 subscribers in that first year. But since then, its popularity has skyrocketed.

Mythbuntu 7.10 hits 20,000 downloads in one week

The Ubuntu based MythTV distribution, Mythubuntu 7.10, released on Monday 22nd October 2007, and in less then a week tracked hit it’s 20,000th download.

What is Mythbuntu?

Eye-Fi Adds Wi-Fi to Almost Any Digital Camera

The Eye-Fi. It's an SD memory card that adds Wi-Fi to any camera. Plus the free Eye-Fi service supports automatic uploads to 20 different web photo sites (like Flickr) as well as a computer on your home network. [more]

8 Halloween Costumes Sure To Piss Everyone Off

via Cracked

"Halloween is fast approaching and all over the internet we've seen lists of the most played out costumes, the best costumes, the cheapest costumes. But we know you're probably a sick bastard who doesn't care about having a "cool" costume…you just want to be like Bill Maher and piss people off. Well, then…do WE have a list for you!"

The World's Most Ridiculous Sports Team Names

It used to be easy to name your sports team; just pick a dangerous animal and go. Unfortunately, there are way more sports teams in the world than there are cool animals, and the result is a lot of names that range from lame to laugh-out-loud retarded.

10 Awe-Inspiring Interactive Websites

via You The Designer

"We have scoured the web for 10 of the best flash websites we could find. We hope you find these flash websites as inspiring as we did!"

50 Tips to Unclutter Your Blog

Tied to the internet productivity movement is the internet uncluttering movement. There are a slew of new websites dedicated to helping you unclutter your home, your work and your life.

The art of sharpening pencils

Welcome to the world of pencil sharpening - this may sound like a dull topic but there is actually a lot more to it than you think. There are a number of different sharpening styles and methods; all good artists should know them. The trick is using the right one at the right time.


Famundo is changing the way families connect to the community around them. Their goal is to make your life a little easier so you can spend more time enjoying it!

AppSnapp Installer for 1.1.1

KOOL IM is a web messenger application that allows you to stay connected with your favorite Instant Messenger almost anywhere. You need a computer with just a browser only.

Docstock Launches

docstoc is a user generated community where you can find and share professional documents. Find free legal documents and free business documents. Upload your documents for all the world to share.

The Best Jazz Ever Released on CD

via Austarnet

"Here you will find jazz lists based on comprehensive statistical surveys of critics, record stores and popular polls. Our primary aim is to build lists that will appeal to popular sensibilities and, as such, casual listeners should find it a useful place to start when setting out to build the ultimate jazz collection (albums, collections & compilations)."

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

13 Lame Superpowers

via Scifi Chick

"I didn’t make any of these up. Each of these powers came from actual heroes or villains from comic books and/or cartoons.
I give you 13 of the lamest superpowers ever."

Where would you like your office?

Googleplex - California USA
Googles work ethos sets it apart from other employers. Free meals, a swimming spa, and free doctors onsite. Google engineers can spend 20% of time on independent projects. No wonder the Googleplex gets 1,300 resum├ęs each day! [more]

How to Travel the World on $35 a Day: 100 Resources for Broke Globetrotters

Probably the best time for traveling the world is when you’re young. You’ve got little to no real responsibilities and you’re still spontaneous enough to try almost anything. The down side? You’re probably pretty broke.

Rebuild Your Mac with 20 Useful Downloads

via Lifehacker

" Mac OS X only: So you erased your hard drive to install Leopard, and now you've got to load your Mac up with all your essential software. I kept a detailed inventory of the downloads I hunted down all over the internet to load on my Mac this weekend, so I thought I'd save you a few clicks."

5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen

via Cracked

We found out recently that if you try to leave a little kid in a graveyard late at night, he'll freak out. Even if you offer to leave him a gun to protect himself. Why? It's because on some instinctual level, all humans know it's just a matter of time until the zombies show up.

Halloween Photography Tips

There are plenty of subjects around to photograph at Halloween ranging from the traditional jack-o-lantern through to people in costume, to trick or treat ‘treats’ etc. It’s a time of color, emotion and lots of interesting subjects.

In Pictures: The Most Notable Notebooks of 2007

via PC World

"We test many notebooks throughout the year, so we see some pretty interesting portables. We picked out the extremes in the products we've tested since the first of the year--the fastest, the slowest, the biggest, the smallest, and the most stylish."

Customer Feedback Central: 100 Places to Find Reviews for Every Product

Whether you're preparing to buy a car, a computer, or even a new toy for your child, it's important to conduct some background checks and do your research on the product beforehand. Gas mileage, recalls and reliability are just a few issues to consider. Where can you find that sort of information? Below is a large list of sites that offer real customer feedback on practically every product out there.

Cool inventions

LINKEDIN TOOLBOX: Top 10 LinkedIn Tools

Following the footsteps of Facebook, LinkedIn is set to develop its API for developers soon. Until then, we can make use of some cool tools, scripts, and plugins to manage this popular social network better and easier to use.

Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) on *nix GTK based systems.This document will present the procedure to install Mac4Lin pack & tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OS X like desktop.

Tourist Remover

Remove moving objects such as tourists or passing cars from your photos. Take multiple photos from the same scene and the «Tourist Remover» blends them into a composite photo without any interfering elements.

Reinstall Windows and outfit your system with all freeware programs

via Freeware Genius

"I recently clean installed Windows XP on my laptop, and this meant that I had to re-install all the essential software that I use. It also presented an opportunity to write a posting about how you can outfit your computer with all the essential (and non-essential) software you need using strictly 100% freeware and/or open source titles."

Instant Jailbreak for iPhone and iPod touch

A crew of hackers have introduced a one-touch instant jailbreak for both iPhone and iPod touch. The jailbreak opens your iPhone for full disk access and installs so you can add pretty much any third party application you like.

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: the Ars Technica review

This review will cover all of those angles, in varying degrees of depth. Like all other Mac OS X releases before it, Leopard is too big for one review to cover everything. As in past reviews, I've chosen to delve deeply into the aspects of Leopard that are the most interesting to me while also trying to provide a reasonable overview for the non-geeks who've decided to take the plunge into an Ars Technica review.

64 Interview answers you need to know

Q1 Tell me about yourself.
Q2 What are your greatest strengths?
Q3 What are your greatest weaknesses?
Q4 Tell me about something you did – or failed to do – that you now feel a little ashamed of.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Fun: Chuck Norris vs. Linus Torvalds

via Linux Screw

"I'm sure everybody remembers facts on Chuck Norris, and here are Linus Torvalds facts!Look at the picture, do you see any differences, don't you?"

Stupid Things People Have Done

Have you ever done something stupid or known someone who has? Whatever reason we choose to excuse our silly slip ups, we will all make at least one blundering blooper in our lifetime. Unfortunately the people in the stories below put themselves in the predicament of either being or ending up in the public eye.

And Your JLA Wonder Woman is…

According to Moviehole, Teresa Palmer has been offered the role of Wonder Woman in the George Miller Justice League film.


21 of the coolest hidden treasures in Halo 3

Only a hidden heaping of nudity, public indecency, love letters, coded symbols, mysterious music, creepy characters, pop culture references (Mario? Seinfeld?) and other inside jokes - some hilarious, some plain bizarre - left behind by the game's sneaky creators.

Faster USB 3.0 Is Coming

Intel and other companies have formed a group to promote the USB 3.0, which should deliver more than ten times the speed of the existing USB 2.0 standard. [more]

Hottest act in town, and on BitTorrent: Mac OS X Leopard

via Ars Technica

"Both last night and today we sent out scouts, into worlds both real and virtual, to gauge the buzz about Leopard on the street and on the Intertubes. What we found was plenty of activity, a lot of very high expectations, and a healthy (is that the right word?) collection of pirated copies already online."

25 Reasons You Didn’t Get The Gig

via Freelance Folder

"These are some personal observations, reasons
I probably would click away, not hire someone, not call back. Combined with some personal experiences, and some reasons I believe I didn’t get a gig at some point. Gotta learn from our mistakes.

I Have a New Favorite Web Browser: Flock

via PC World

"More than two years ago, I blogged about the preview version of Flock, a browser, built with Mozilla Firefox at its core, with a social bent. I said it showed promise and said I'd keep an eye on it."

Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films!

MGM president Harry Sloan has confirmed that they're bringing back Daniel Craig for four more James Bond films, making him the star in at least five total. How does he shape up to the other Bond actors over the years?

8 Little-Known Ways to Think More Effectively

Whether you’re having trouble concentrating at work or you just need an extra mental kick to make it through your finals, there are some easy tricks that can improve your memory, concentration and focus. [more]

Natural Architecture

There is an emerging art movement that is exploring mankind's
desire to reconnect to the earth, through the built environment.
referred to as 'natural architecture', it aims to create a new,
more harmonious, relationship between man and nature by
exploring what it means to design with nature in mind.

The Last Supper (in detail)

How to Get Paid for your Flickr Photos

Photo users are browsing Flickr and they’re not just taking Creative Commons-licensed images (or stealing protected photos). They’re contacting photographers and offering to pay usage fees.

Friday, October 26, 2007

The Top 10+ Reasons to Own a Cat

Cats are Playful

Dangling a yarn strand for your cat and watching as they chase the string can help keep human's from sitting in front of the television frozen for hours at a time. When the household cat decides to catch a mouse and puts it out of its misery that is also a plus. [more]

The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Driving is one of the most exciting activities (available to an average person), but sometimes nothing depends on a driver and his driving technique, there are such roads that are better not to drive at… Look at the following list, thus, you will know, what places to avoid or improve, if you happen to have a lot of money. [more]

The Cult of Personality: A Case Study on Popularity on the Social Web

Social networking has become the most powerful promotional tool in the modern age. Despite this, it has only been successfully utilized by niche and fringe groups. Since the peak of in 2003, a range of people- comedians, authors, bands, and models- have used social networking in diverse ways to advance, create, and even propel their careers. [more]

Anime That!

"Anime That! is an Anime streaming website where you can Watch Anime Online. We have 250+ different Animes for you to watch and enjoy, we currently have over 5000 Anime Episodes! We add new Animes daily! Every Anime here will stream flawlessly!"

How To Build a Light Saber

These instructions hopefully are so simple (and I hope, elegant) that even a Gungan can build one. It's not the fanciest light saber in the galaxy, but my goal is to help all you Jedi out there with serious time constraints. Do it yourself, or do not – there is no ‘try’!

10 Kick Ass Facts About Bruce Lee

1. Bruce Lee’s Family Gave Him a Girl’s Name: "Little Phoenix"
Bruce’s family never called him "Bruce." They preferred to call him by his nickname "Sai Fon" or "Little Phoenix." It was a girl’s name, deliberately chosen by his parents because they believed that evil spirits did not like boys in the family (their firstborn was a son who died in infancy).


4 Classy External Backup Drives To Pair With Time Machine

via Glenn Wolsey

"With the release of Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard just over 24 hours away, if you’re like me you’ll be eagerly preparing for the new operating system. I’ve been asked a few times over the weeks leading up to the launch announcement of Leopard on which external hard drives would be good to hook up for use with Time Machine." [more]

Mark Zuckerberg, the $5 billion man

via Valleywag

"One thing has been overlooked in today's Facebook valuation announcement -- how much the major players can now claim to be worth. A source tells us that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg owns about 30 percent of the company, meaning that the 23-year-old Harvard dropout is now a paper billionaire, four times over." [more]