Archive for August, 2010

Ubuntu 10.04 Free Disc Copy

I got my Ubuntu 10.04 free disc copy in the mail today.
Took a couple of weeks, but i’ll add it to my collection

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Web Designer Life

Someone showed me this, It’s hilariously true!
Full version at (number 11)

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IE9 Beta – No XP support

Microsoft has announced the release date for IE 9 beta as September 15

They have also announced that the browser will not be available for Windows XP users.
It will be for Windows Vista+.
Are you stupid Microsoft? 70% of your users are still using Windows XP!
I have a solution for everyone, go download Firefox or Chrome.
Chances are, it will be a memory whore and just as insecure as the other versions of IE!

Get Firefox here

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Script to reset system restore point (XP)

Don’t ask why 🙂
Can’t believe how easy it is in XP. Microsoft has securty issues!

$sEBuffer = “.”
$objwmiservice = ObjGet(“winmgmts:\\” & $sEBuffer & “\root\default”)
$obj_item = $objwmiservice.Get(“SystemRestore”)
$err = $obj_item.Disable(“”)
$err = $obj_item.Enable(“”)

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Windows XP Password Cracking

Generated a special character rainbow table, running it through ophcrack on ubuntu 10.04 can crack virtually ANY password in under 10 minutes!
(Click to enlarge picture)

Reverse Telephone Lookup Australia

Well yep, I uploaded my database of Australian Telephone numbers.
Please keep in mind, this database is about 5 years old and missing data.
To search with a wild card use %.
E.g Searching a street “%JOHN ST%”
E.g Searching a number “%9877%2122”


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Interesting Apollo 11 moon landing photos

Well today, I decided to have a closer look at this famous photo of earth that was taken from the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
You can download the 50.3MB .TIF version of this image from nasa’s website, here is the link.

Seems pretty normal huh? Let’s zoom in a bit (Click to enlarge)
When you zoom in on where the lunar surface meets the horizon on the right hand side, you can see a color difference.
Now that bakes an interesting question, is this a fake image? Possibly, but personally, I’m gonna go with the fact the image would have had to have been scanned from camera negatives that was used in 1969 to take the photo. The aging of the negatives could very easily distort some color and give this effect. Another alternative could be that NASA have edited these images to be more appealing to the public, considering they were taken 41 years ago!

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