Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Protect you pr0n!!

Killjoy Trojan deletes warez and smut.

In an article over at The Register , there is warning of a new trojan working it's way through the P2P networks.

From the article:

Virus writers have created a Trojan that deletes illicit files from compromised Windows PCs in addition to harvesting data from infected machines.

Erazer-A is spreading (albeit modestly) across P2P networks, where it poses as useful program files, or through chat programs.

Read more here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code and the madness that surrounds it is indicative of one thing – the fact that in the 21st century mankind is still in the dark about a great many things.

We may have sent rockets into space; we may be able to develop nano-technology and we can even heat up food with micro-wave radiation, but we are still no closer to the truth about our own religions and the secretive organisations that surround them.

The most powerful of them all is of course the Catholic Church and it is this Empire building religion that lies at the heart of the book. To begin with we do need to take a look at the claims made in the Da Vinci Code in relationship to the Holy Grail in-order to understand what the reality of the matter really is.

Read more here.

Rare Mirage Lasts for 4 Hours off East China Shore

Thousands of tourists and local residents witnessed a mirage of high clarity lasting for four hours off the shore of Penglai City in east China's Shandong Province on Sunday.

Mists rising on the shore created an image of a city, with modern high-rise buildings, broad city streets and bustling cars as well as crowds of people all clearly visible.

Read more here

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Japanese develop 'female' android

Japanese scientists have unveiled the most human-looking robot yet - a "female" android named Repliee Q1Expo.

She has flexible silicone for skin rather than hard plastic, and a number of sensors and motors to allow her to turn and react in a human-like manner...

Read More here

video glasses

This new technology looks pretty nice. I'm still waiting for the day when these type of glasses get cheap enough for even the average geek to wear.

Read more about them here.

Friday, May 05, 2006

My new 2TB storage for work: The Yellow Machine

When I set it up I will return with a review.

You can find information on this network appliance here.
Sent from my HP6515

Edit: Updated 08 May 2006

I brought the machine home and found it to be very stout. It has a robust administration interface, either from the installed software on the admin computer or the web interface. I wanted to see how it would reconfigure the Raid, so I configured it to RAID 0+1. The unit calls it RAID 1+0 for some reason. It took about 4-5 hours to complete the transformation. As we are looking for the maximum disk space with a bit of redundancy I reconfigured the YM back to the default RAID 5. If you ever get one of these machines and change it from the default and decide to go back, I suggest you start it and walk away for along time. Try 26-28 hours for completion of the RAID5 configuration.

Tomorrow I bring it back to work and hook it into the network. I had it hooked into my network at the house, but I couldn't see the large share the YM boasts about. I'm sure it is because of the network protocol that I use at home. I remember reading about being able to use the different networking protocols in a few reviews. I just need to play with the YM allot more to find all the settings for such things. All-in-all, I am very impressed with this tiny, breadboxed sized network appliance. I am sure the boss will like it as well, as soon as I get it up and running at the office.

I will post more about the Yellow Machine as I find new and interesting things.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bohemian Rhapsody Music Video

This is what happens when a geek rocker has six minutes to spare in his life. I found his creativity very funny and I give him a nine out of ten for performance. Its a rather funny video and reminds me of myself during my youth when I used to jam to this song.

Rock on lil' guy!!