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US data center catches fire, 9000 servers down

US data center catches fire, 9000 servers down

H1, one of the data center owned by The Planet in Houston, Texas has caught fire resulting in thousands of websites being offline. According to an estimate 9000 servers are affected and they are currently down. The Planet one of the largest privately held dedicated server hosting provider, has six wholly owned and managed state-of-the-art data [...]

Captain Obvious: “Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all”

Captain Obvious: “Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all”

This article could have also been titled: "Study concludes that dudes don't want to lose half their stuff" Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage. Weisman, 49, conducted a [...]

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

HOWTO: Steal $5,000 in Fuel…

Talk about a gas guzzler... Police seized a truck and trailer equipped with a trap door that was used at least three times to siphon thousands of gallons of BP diesel fuel from underground storage tanks at a Tic Toc Food Mart in Mercer County. "You got to have a little respect for this," Hermitage police Deputy Chief Edward Holiga said [...]

SDTV vs HDTV

SDTV vs HDTV

How much should enlightenment cost?

How much should enlightenment cost?

“Piracy PSA” with Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Another PSA from Judd Apatow with Superbad's Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Made for the "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit for Autism Education...

HOWTO: Catch Script Kiddies

HOWTO: Catch Script Kiddies

It Really Does Happen…

Is your son a computer hacker?

Is your son a computer hacker?

This is just too good... Try and read the whole thing, I dare you. As an enlightened, modern parent, I try to be as involved as possible in the lives of my six children. I encourage them to join team sports. I attend their teen parties with them to ensure no drinking or alcohol is on the premises. I keep a fatherly eye on the CDs they listen to [...]

Clean Room Implementation of Google Page Rank Algorithm

Clean Room Implementation of Google Page Rank Algorithm

Finally a clean-room implementation of Google’s Page Rank Algorithm in Java, reverse-engineered from their numerous commentary on Page Rank. public static int getPageRank(url) { // start off with a random low PR int pageRank = rand.getInt(0, 3); if ( isHostedOn('google.com', url) ) { pageRank++; } else if ( [...]

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

Microsoft just got pwned by Rupert Murdoch

News Corp in talks to join Microsoft on Yahoo bid SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and News Corp are in talks about a joint bid for Yahoo Inc that would add MySpace to the Yahoo-Microsoft combination proposed by the world's largest software maker, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The talks with News Corp, which [...]

…and we wonder why people, pirate…

…and we wonder why people, pirate…

loopback.girlscouts-hawaii.org is the new ftp.warez.org

Back in the 20th century, someone propagated the IP address of ftp.warez.org to be 127.0.0.1 -- the same address as localhost, your own computer. So when kids would pop onto the Internet and ask "where can I grab free games?" folks could tell him to ftp to ftp.warez.org, and then giggle at the thought of some kid FTP'ing himself. Ok, it wasn't [...]

Server Room In A Rain Shower

Whoever decided to put the server room there is an idiot.

Sony BMG’s hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Sony BMG’s hypocrisy: company busted for using warez

Sony BMG is no stranger to piracy. As one of the most vocal supporters of the RIAA and IFPI antipiracy efforts, the company has some experience hunting down and punishing consumers who don't pay for its products. The company is getting some experience on the other side of the table, however, now that it's being sued for software [...]

HOWTO: Change the mood of any user on Facebook who has the Moods application installed

This "hack" has already been patched but the method is still useful to any good script kiddie. In fact, it's barely a "hack." You are only modifying the information being sent to a 3rd party that is used within a Facebook application. LOL. Personally, I don't want to be responsible for putting someone in a bad mood.

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

Mukasey: ZOMG Piracy Funding Terror! NOES!!!1!

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups. In remarks to Silicon Valley executives at the Tech Museum of Innovation, Mukasey said the economy and national security of the United States are [...]

UPDATE: With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

UPDATE: With Vista breached, Linux unbeaten in hacking contest

Does anybody know what distribution was used? Something like RedHat or Fedora is pretty significantly hardened right "out of the box", where there are other distros that aren't as locked-down. The MacBook Air went first; a tiny Fujitsu laptop running Vista was hacked on the last day of the contest; but it was Linux, running on a Sony [...]

60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES!

60% of Photoshop Users are PIRATES!

So here it is… the one week results from our previous poll on software piracy. In that short time, we’ve had nearly 500 photographers cast their votes and the outcome is quite interesting. It looks like Adobe’s high-end photo editing software packages (like Photoshop and Lightroom) are hot items in the pirated software [...]

More TSA Stupidity

More TSA Stupidity

Nipple ring search procedures faulty, TSA admits LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- The Transportation Security Administration said Friday its officers at a Texas airport appear to have properly followed procedures when they allegedly forced a woman to remove her nipple rings -- one with pliers -- but acknowledged the procedures should be [...]

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