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I am the Black Ninja

Daily tech news, reveiws, and booze. Scratch the booze, it's got some cool stuff, though.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Microsoft buying AOL, how would it affect you?

There has been talk that Microsoft is wanting to buy AOL. Most people wouldn't really care, but more concern needs to be made. The main reason may be that MSN isn't doing too well, but there is a lot that people need to think about.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

New Orleans Doctors: We had to kill our patients

Rather than leave their terminal patients at the mercy of gangs of rapists and looters or death from neglect, they gave them massive doses of morphine and a dark place to die.

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Xbox, PS2, GBA Video Game Clearance $1 to $10 ea. @ BestBuy

BestBuy (in stores only) has a clearance on Xbox, PS2, GC, GBA games. Many titles for $1 to $10. It is a clearance so your mileage may vary. Follow the link for the list of discounted games.

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Bluetooth Router (Too good to be true)

Enustech has introduced a Bluetooth device (model: Access Point STAP-1000), which connect Bluetooth cell phone to PSTN(public switched telephone network). If you place STAP-1000 at home, with just one Bluetooth cell phone you can use it as a general telephone inside while using it as a cell phone outside.

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Hackers Admit to Wave of Attacks

With their ringleader on the run, two cybervandals own up to using an army of compromised PCs to take down sites for commercial gain.

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How to bypass those annoying automated recordings at most major companies

Strategies and how to get directly connected to someone with a pulse instead of listening to a damn recording at most major companies. Very interesting and helpful.

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Mozilla offers temporary fix for Firefox flaw

Responding to the disclosure of a serious Web browser flaw, the Mozilla Foundation offered on Friday a temporary fix to protect Firefox and Mozilla users.

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Private Display Only you can See

This is a display that only a person wearing the special glasses can see.

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eBay buys Skype

Online auction site eBay has agreed to buy internet telephone company Skype Technologies in a $2.6 billion deal.

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"The Simpsons" Movie In Production?

We've been hearing about it for years and it's finally coming.

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How to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password

This article describes how to log on to Windows XP if you forget your password or your password expires and you cannot create a new one.

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Alarm Clock that Runs Away

Hit the snooze button on this carpet covered Clocky and it will scoot off on its pram wheels, seeking out a suitable hiding place (which will inevitably be right under the bed). When your snooze time is up, Clocky's alarm will make merry hell under you, panicked and disorientated, locate its hiding place and switch the alarm off.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The US Army contemplates building an aircraft the size of a football field

THE REVOLUTION BEGINS

The notebook does not employ a Hard Disk and is completely based on solid state AtomChip® optoelectronics [except the mechanical Optical Drive: DVD Super Multi].

The new non-volatile Quantum-Optical RAM increases the speed of the system, since there is no need to refresh information after every cycle of reading of information, unlike regular RAM.

The new AtomChip® Quantum® II processor with 256MB on-board memory has a high speed with very low consumption of electrical energy.

This notebook has a wireless function, high CPU speed and large memory capacity with extremely low power consumption. Absence of the hard disk increases system stability under low temperatures, vibration and acceleration.

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End of an era for Zelda?

Eagerly-awaited Gamecube title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess will mark the end of an era for the hit series, according to a transcript of a recent radio interview with Shigeru Miyamoto.

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Court orders KAZAA owners to block pirated content

A federal court ruled Monday that the popular file-swapping program Kazaa infringes on copyright and gave its purveyors two months to alter the system so its users can no longer engage in music piracy.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

"High School Hackers" Felony Charges Dropped, Only Community Service Given

Always glad to see common sense prevail.

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Blu-ray players to �punish� users who hack their gear?

The new, Internet-connected and secure players will report any �hack� and the device can be disabled remotely.

WTF - this goes to far

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HD-DVD Delayed Into 2006

There are a number of reasons Sony's Blu-Ray has the one up on Toshiba's next-generation media format HD-DVD, but an early launch was one point HD-DVD had over its competition. It doesn't have that anymore; BetaNews says Toshiba's on the verge of making an official delay into 2006.

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1.5 million Napster Songs Free All Labor Day Weekend

From Sept. 2nd-5th Napster is allowing you to listen to it's entire catalog of 1,500,000 full length songs for free. No credit card is required. Just log into Napster Light with a free account and click play on any song and you will hear the full songs all weekend.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005

Doom trailer - including FPS sequence.

The DOOM trailer has popped up with some interesting First Person Shooter scenes and a better look at the creatures featured in the movie. Not sure if I should really get excited by this movie or not.

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"open source DRM?"

Sun has launched an "open source DRM" project called "Open Media Commons."

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Hitachi unveils world's first terabyte DVD recorder

.. enough to record about 128 hours of high-definition digital broadcasting.

It's the first recorder to be able to record 2 HD programs at the same time.

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Advice to iPod thieves: do not bring to an Apple retailer

Story from Engadget: iPod thief takes the stolen iPod to an Apple retailer, that is managed by the iPod's owner.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I'm on Google Talk right now.

Google Talk = Google's new IM service that they're announcing tomorrow. All you need is a Jabber client, and a GMail address... read this and hop on the service today! (I'm not sure how long this will work, though.)

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More info on "Google Talk" IM with Voice

e-Week gives more information about the new google im

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Brand New Call for Help Website

The Call for help website has been redesigned with a "G4" look. And since the show will now be airing in the U.S., the site is now at CallForHelpTV.com instead of at G4techTV.ca.

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Microsoft's Secret Files On Your Windows

Step by step guide on how to delete those annoying microsoft's hidden files that are invisible to DOS & Windows Explorer.

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Google Talk, an IM client, ready to launch

It appears that Google is ready to launch Google Talk, an instant messaging application. Rumors point to it having a Jabber backend and voice chat features. Look for it as soon as Wednesday.

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Instantly see what company controls a phone number

This tool will tell you instantly which company a particular phone number was assigned to. Give it a try!

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Canada's Big Brother Plan Unmasked

Last week's reports on new Canadian Internet surveillance were short on details. This article reveals the full extent of the plan including access to Internet user information without any judicial oversight and real-time surveillance capabilities.

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Google Sidebar is out

Google has just launched a new service called �Sidebar�, It will be used to display information on the desktop like email, RSS headlines, weather, stocks, and desktop search in addition to any other content the users are viewing like photos or websites, or even a scratch pad.

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Google IM Coming Wednesday?

"Rafat details a tantalizing clue about the possible launch of a Google IM this wednesday in this this NYT story." check comments for more

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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Prank Calls to the Geek Squad

Here's a forum thread with links to mp3s of some guys that have been making prank calls to the Geek Squad. Expect things such as Gay Porn Removal and Hacking Gibsons. Worth a few laughs!

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Is your site blocked in China?

Because of the "Great Firewall of China", many websites are blocked by the chinese government. Using this tool, you can find out if your site is being blocked by them! Very interesting.

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Download classic games like Kings Quest

Great site that has many of the classic games available for download!

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Hacking the US Postal Service

Testing the boundaries of snailmail. Some of these are amazing.. I like that the wrapped brick was delivered as a pulverized brick courtesy of the DEA.. you'd think they'd owe you a brick.

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Greatest Easter Eggs In Gaming

From the very first gaming easter egg to some of the wackiest, this list compiled by Gamespot may very well be nostalgic to many gamers.

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Friday, August 19, 2005

Make A Million Saving From 16 - 21 years old.

Start early and hit it big.

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Meetro (The Location Aware IM Client) Is Coming to the Nintendo DS and PSP

It has been revealed that Meetro software is being developed for the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP. The software will allow users to access AIM, ICQ, YIM, MSN, and Jabber. Meetro could help to not only bring WiFi (gaming and otherwise) to the masses, but also help give Meetro's network the kick it needs to get off the ground and establish a userbase.

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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Man modifies Hybrid to get 80 miles per gallon!

Politicians and automakers say a car that can reduce greenhouse gases and free America from its reliance on foreign oil is years or even decades away. Ron Gremban says such a car is parked in his garage. This is wild. He put 18 batteries in his trunk and gets incredible mileage.

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Virtual mugging is here!

A man has been arrested in Japan after on suspicion using a bot to beat up and rob characters in the online computer game Lineage II

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PS3 299!!!@ AMAZON.COM!!!


Amazon.com Product Description
The Sony PlayStation 3 console is described by Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. (SCEI) President and CEO, Ken Kutaragi as a "supercomputer for computer entertainment." This next-generation Sony video game console is rumored to be available in Spring 2006...

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NES Controller TV Remote


Ever wanted to control your TV with an old school Nintendo controller? No? Well, I have and now I do. Make your own remote control out of an NES pad - tutorial with video!

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Gmail Drive 1.0.7 released

GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google Gmail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your Gmail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag'n'drop files to.

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Hidden Windows Apps

Some of the apps are hidden or not, depending on whether you are using XP Pro or Home, but a lot aren't listed in the applications folder.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2005

DVD Shrink Is No More


DVD Shrink is now officially dead. According to the website, "DVD Shrink is no more" and they have removed all of the download links as well.
You can get it from a mirror here.

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iPodderX Windows Public Beta Released!


A digg.com exclusive! Yes its true, you can now finally download the public beta of iPodderX for Windows. For those that don't know, iPodderX is a full featured media aggregator for RSS feeds, great for grabbing podcasts, newsfeeds, and IPTV shows like Systm, Diggnation! & CommandN!

[File hosting graciously provided by libsyn.com!]

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College Majors That Pay Out the Most

Did you graduate with the right major? If money is an issue, you better have majored in engineering.

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Holla~

Well, I would just like to let everyone know that I'm a new editor here.
My name is Matthew Sanders and I'll be giving you all some interesting content from time-time.

Peace!

Matt

Convert OEM Windows XP disc to Retail Windows XP

A retail Windows XP disk can be converted to a OEM disk by simply editing one file on the CD.
You have to copy all (or most of) the files from the CD to your hard drive, edit the file, then burn them to a new CD, being sure to make it bootable.
Here is what you need to do to convert between OEM and retail CDs.

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