Archive for August, 2007

t’s high noon, Apple and AT&T — we really hate to break it to you, but the jig is up. Last night the impossible was made possible: right in front of our very eyes we witnessed a full SIM unlock of our iPhone with a small piece of software. It’s all over, guys.

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The first demonstration of the APEC protest season saw more media representatives than activists at the steps of the New South Wales Premier’s office. But they are warning we can be tough mate! This includes a total shut down of the CBD (giving the entire CBD a day off). So far so good.

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Not seen this til now. A fanboy of HTC that I am I am not 100% sure if the UMPC will ever be the way.

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James Espey, VP of DeLorean Motor Company: “Job one will begin the third quarter of this year, with delivery by Q1 of 2008. We’re aiming for $57,500 as the sale price.” The body will not change but everything else will be updated, engine, interior etc.

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Discover the sky and cosmos with Google sky part of Google earth 4.2

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Wanna know who else performed that song? What songs are these producers sampling? This the best site of its kind ever !!

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Loads of new tweaks, New Front End, Complete Rebuild in C++. If you haven’t tried it this great FREE program now is a good time

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How would you change Windows Vista?

Posted: August 20, 2007 in Misc Tech

What do you get when you take a product used by hundreds of millions of people every day, add a few new features / polish up the interface, and then try to get everyone to shell out a grip of money for this delay- and bug- plagued upgrade?

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Not making fun of the crime just the picture used by crime stoppers. If you see this man don’t look into his eyes.

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Watch This Space..

Some of these updates include:

Update 30 August

Some new updates this am

KB939159An update to prevent a Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) crash on a Windows Vista-based computer. Essentially a problem when vista updates, updates. This is the update for that.

KB933360An update for daylight savings time though this is for the US, if you manage any systems remotely t may be worth doing. I cannot see any reason not to though. It replaces update KB931836, released in January 2007.

KB938952Changes the name of the Chinese language pack in ‘Hong Kong’ s.a.r to ‘traditional Chinese’

Some of these updates include:

KB933579 – Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
KB936021 – as above
– as above

KB936782 – Media Player Vulnerabilites
8123 – Vulnerabilites in Windows Gadgets
KB938127 – Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution
KB937143 – Looks Like IE7 Spyware Issue
KB890830 – Windows Malicious Tool Removal Update

Also NVIDA Vista Drivers,
XML Core Service Pack 2, Office 2007 Updates and more.

Check Back for a more detailed review shortly or Google the KB numbers til then.

Great Site for Everything Tequila

Posted: August 15, 2007 in Misc Tech

Good funny and useful site for that margarita receipe that is a bit different. Listen to the commercial

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Why is eBay Not Addressing Fraudulent Activity ?

Between recently being scammed (attempted to be) as a seller (by fake buyers) and the refusal of eBay to remove a shop that is openly  scamming folks. This question seriously needs to be asked again.I bumped into a buyer that has been ripped off and it amazed me eBay allows this.

This is where the item is not sold but a “list” I was a bit shocked that eBay doesn’t see it as their job, to address these. I am not talking about the fraud being caught before it happens; I am talking about a site in this case that has been going on for 3 years apparently.

The scam goes like this:

  • The seller sells an item (call it a 4gb micro sd card WHOLESALE LIST!) for $29.

  • The seller then sends you if you ‘win’ an email of where you can buy a 4gb micro sd card (for RRP).

  • Now the buyer thought (as it shows a picture of a 4gb card,) that they are buying a card not an email.

  • The ad says no refunds and in small print it is selling a list

  • Not rocket science, and not too hard to catch if you are extra careful, but for newbies out there, they are ripe for the picking (and some others). So In my case being ‘fake bought’ on 2 occasions back to back scared off a legit potential buyer for a mobile I sold privately (with receipt thank you) . That is the point. I feel sorry (a bit) for the newbies out there. But for all intent and purposes eBay is encouraging the deception and encouraging fraud by not acting AFTER the sites are set up.Surely, (hope you mind if I call you that) an eBay seller cannot have an eBay shop doing this for 2-3 years, and not have eBay aware of it.Oh, to off set the negative ratings sellers on these sites will then sell dozens or hundreds of 1 cent items on the same site to give them a good rating.

    Far form a perfect crime … unless eBay is openly encouraging fraud.

Oh, as a Good Samaritan I have reported the above ‘scams’ to eBay, but to date have received no response.









Revamp Time !

Posted: August 10, 2007 in Misc Tech

Intermediate Guide to BitTorrent

Posted: August 9, 2007 in Misc Tech

Today I’ll show your how to set advanced bandwidth allocation, ensure a good share ratio, and guard your computer against anti-BitTorrent nasties that want to spy on your downloads.

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The strange problem is depending where you live, UK, USA, or here down under, availability varies greatly.
I even had some folks here in oz ( at phone giant HTC, and SanDisk themselves) say they would not work with the same phone that 4gb are being sold with in the UK. How bizarre.

If you have access to 4gb microsd at a shop near you (in australia) let me know.

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Not bad. A couple of cute actors, a goodie, a baddie and a couple in between. The pilot is good and seems to be set just right.
For those that accidentally download the screener.. it is pretty enjoyable. The Pilot has some good cred as it is directed by David Nutter that has directed everything from the Sopranos, X-Files to Smallville.

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