Man gets 5,000 calls for YouTube posting

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Ryan Fitzgerald is unemployed, lives with his father and has a little bit of time on his hands.
So, he decided to offer his ear, to anyone who wants to call. After posting a video with his cell phone number on YouTube on Friday, the 20-year-old told The Boston Globe he has received more than 5,000 calls and text messages.
Fitzgerald said he wanted to "be there," for anyone who needed to talk. "I never met you, but I do care," a spiky-haired Fitzgerald said into the camera on his YouTube posting. Yahoo has more.

Pirate Bosses Order a Hit on DVD Sniffer Dogs

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Malaysian movie pirates have put a bounty on the heads of two sniffer dogs who busted a fake DVD ring with a seizure of discs worth about $3 million, media and officials said on Thursday.
Lucky and Flo, two female black Labradors deployed by Malaysian authorities in their crackdown on pirated movie DVDs and music CDs, carried out their first major successful operation in Johor state on Tuesday. ExtremeTech

Is Your Child A Computer Hacker? ;-)

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Nice fun read found by the Inq 3. Has your child asked for new hardware? If your son has requested a new "processor" from a company called "AMD", this is genuine cause for alarm. AMD is a third-world based company who make inferior, "knock-off" copies of American processor chips. They use child labor extensively in their third world sweatshops, and they deliberately disable the security features that American processor makers, such as Intel, use to prevent hacking. AMD chips are never sold in stores, and you will most likely be told that you have to order them from internet sites. Do not buy this chip! This is one request that you must refuse your son, if you are to have any hope of raising him well. Whole story here

Star Trek's 'tricorder' realized

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Purdue University researchers have demonstrated a portable instrument that they claim can identify any substance in less than a second, much like the "tricorders" used by the crew of the Enterprise in the Star Trek series. The 20-pound, battery-powered unit combines a mass spectrometer with a desorption electrospray ionization (DESI) source.
"The detection is done in an ion trap?an RF device that traps ions, then lets them out on the basis of their masses, enabling you to be exactly sure what compound you are sensing," said Graham Cooks, Henry Bohn Hass distinguished professor of analytical chemistry at Purdue's College of Science EE-Times

Man sues Microsoft over porn surfing history

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A US citizen is suing Microsoft for $200,000 after Internet Explorer failed to delete his history of pornography sites.
Michael Alan Crooker bought an HP computer running Windows XP and Internet Explorer from retailer Circuit City, and said that he was assured it would protect his privacy.
But when he was arrested on firearms charges, police cracked the PC's security and found his internet surfing history, along with videos of himself and his girlfriend engaged in sexual acts. More of this at Vnunet

$10 wok keeps TV station on air

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Found it on Why pay $20,000 for a commercial link to run your television station when a $10 kitchen wok from the Warehouse is just as effective?
This is exactly how North Otago's newest television station 45 South is transmitting its signal from its studio to the top of Cape Wanbrow, in a bid to keep costs down.
45 South volunteer Ken Jones designed the wok transmitter in his spare time last year when he wanted to provide wireless broadband to his Ardgowan home. Read on

New Operton CPU discovered on SETI@HOME ?

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On Boincstats a new CPU has been discovered which is much faster than anything else which is listed with 2 cores.
The web rumours that this CPU could be the new Barcelona CPU from AMD.
It´s listed as following: AMD Athlon(tm)/Opteron(tm) CPU-model unknown Who knows who knows...............(maybe it´s an alien CPU ?)

DMCA takedown notice for BackupHDDVD at SourceForge

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I just got a message from SourceForge informing me that they were issued a DMCA takedown notice for BackupHDDVD and have complied. I'm pretty sure BackupHDDVD doesn't violate much of anything so any info (NO legal advice) as to what exactly my options are would be much appreciated...... More: doom9

Steve, show us the code !

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An open letter to Steve Ballmer Your repeated claims that Linux violates Microsoft's intellectual property has come to the attention of the Linux community. Not only that, but it's been reported Microsoft has convinced businesses to pay for a Linux patent that you can't provide.
Therefore, this website will serve as a response to this accusation, and within it, a request. The request is simple, since you, Microsoft, claim to be so sure of yourself: Show Us the Code. Show us the Code and Show Us the Patents. Lets make this crystal clear. The whole letter at ShowUsTheCode

Name the Game Contest

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We?ve teamed up with PowerColor to bring you a fun new contest. This month, thanks to PowerColor, we?re giving away a PowerColor X1650XT Graphic card! This card has some firepower and we don?t want it to reach to the wrong hands, so you will have to prove that you deserve it.

Man sues IBM over adult chat room firing

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A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal.
James Pacenza, 58, of Montgomery, says he visits chat rooms to treat traumatic stress incurred in 1969 when he saw his best friend killed during an Army patrol in Vietnam..... Read the whole story at

When DRM dies what happens to my restricted songs?

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Interesting question...As the music industry transforms and ultimately ditches DRM?and it will happen probably sooner than we think?one question is left hanging: What happens to the tunes you bought already with DRM restrictions?
On a feature at RealMoney (subscription required) called Columnist Conversation Michael Comeau asks an interesting question:
"If DRM gets abolished, I wonder if Apple (AAPL) will allow people to download songs they've already purchased in the unrestricted mp3 format." Read the answer here

Nvidia 'delays' key Vista driver release ten months ;-)

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Nvidia inadvertently - we hope - yesterday told its customers they will have to wait until 6PM Pacific Time on 30 December for a crucial Windows Vista driver update for its GeForce line of GPUs. Reg Hardware readers looking for the software last night were presented with the following screen... Reg has more

More ATi R6xx Rumors

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The latest rumor out there revealed that R600 is 80nm process technology and is entering mass production soon . R600's Z no-AA performance is 2.5x, FP16 blending & filtering performance is 2.7x, FP32 blending & filtering performance is 3.9x, FP16 filtering performance is 8x of R580. R600 final clocks could be at 814MHz and has 64 unified shaders. [This could imply 32 ROPs]. According to the rumor, it seems that low end RV610 will be on 65nm process, Digital PWM, 8 layers PCB, 256MB/128MB 64bit DDR2. For the mainstream RV630, it will be on 65nm process, bi-directional PWM for GPU and uni-directional PWM for memories, support 2x256MB 128bit GDDR4. Source: VR-Zone

More information on ATI's R600 'Ruby' demo

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Elite Bastards send some words about new Ruby Demo informations.
Here´s what they saying: The only real news here (which will undoubtedly spark off all kinds of inappropriate fantasies) is that Ruby in fact has a younger sister - Jade. To tie in with the whole AMD/ATI acquisition, Jade will be dressed in green compared to Ruby's red. It appears that the plot of this demo will involve Jade being kidnapped to lure Ruby into action to save her sister. Cliched perhaps, but are you really looking forward to watching a DirectX 10 technology demo for the plot?! Sadly, there is really nothing new in the way of technical details about the demo (nor of course R600 itself), but at the moment we're grateful to grab any tidbit we can about ATI's next-generation plans. Elitebastards has more.

XPSP2 will limit your max. connections/sec

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Just found this in my event-log after starting emule:
"EventID 4226
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts"

This is what I get from a M$-Guy when i asked him why XPSP2 slows down programs like emule which open many connections to different destinations:

"Thanks very much for responding. This new feature is one of the stack's
"springboards", security features designed to proactively reduce the
future threat from attacks like blaster and Sasser that typically spread
by opening connections to random addresses. In fact, if this feature had
already been deployed, Sasser would have taken much longer to spread.

It's not likely to help stop the spread of spam unless spammers are
trying to reach open email relays in the same way, by opening
connections on smtp ports of random IP addresses.
This is new with XP SP2 and we're trying to get it right so that it does
not interfere with normal system operation or performance of normal,
legitimate applications, but does slow the spread of viral code. New
connection attempts over the limit for half-open connections get queued
and worked off at a certain (limited rate)."

If anyone knows how to switch it off please leave a comment...

Online Penition to stop the release of doom3

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Some people wishes to stop the release of doom 3 since it contains satanistic symbols. There has started an online petition containg the following text...
Read more.


Published by [NT] 3 has caught yet another person posing as a hardware reviewer and trying to obtain expensive hardware illegally. This time the young man was trying to get some expensive Twinx 1024-3200ll Pro modules from Corsair.

Here is the forum topic where I lay out all the information on what happened.

RIAA Claims Music On Car Radios Meant Only For Original Vehicle Owner

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Please only read on if you understand satire Another great idea from the RIAA:

The Recording Industry Association of America announced today it would be expanding its crackdown on copyright infringement by suing family members, hitchhikers and carpoolers.

Linus Torvalds: SCO Is ''Just Too Wrong'' also

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In an interview here to Businessweek Online , Linus Torvalds has called Rats with rabies and Wrong in any imagined position. I think , he is pissed off by SCO tactics of mud-slinging LINUX in enterprise community without any independently proven proof on paper.

Digital Rage @ PETA Strikes Again

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As Editor-In-Chief of, I give my opinion on a lot of things. Normally, I don't comment on ideas outside of the "Geek Universe." However, recently PETA moved me to do just that. With a single graphic image and the slogan "YOUR MOMMY KILLS ANIMALS," PETA succeeded in getting my attention. Have the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals gone too far?

Novell applies for Unix SystemV code copyright ,which Sco claims ownership ,and

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As said here , Novell has registered for the copyrights on UNIX System V 2, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2/386, 4.0, 4.1, 4.1ES, 4.1ES/386, 4.2, and 4.2MP with the U.S. Copyright Office. Which SCO has already claimed for ownership and is trying to spam Fortune 1000 linux using companies to seek damages for IP infringement. I remember getting all cozy on reading Novell's take-over of Ximian (a linux developer) for 200 millions (approx.) and also about rumours of IBM thinking of getting Novell.
But if this news by is true, then all hell might break loose in the linux world and that makes me sick. But Guess who is happy with this news? For complete synopsis on Novell's SystemV code registration warp2..

XGI so-called optimisations

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The news posted here earlier about XGI optimising their drivers from benchmarks have been flatly denied on XBitlabs :

go check it out: Xbitlabs

XGI using application specific 'optimising' ?

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Martin Malik from has found a file in Reactor drivers for XGI Volari VPUs that refers to numerous game and benchmark titles. The purpose of the file is not clear, but we may suggest that the file is made with the purpose to activate specifically created presets for every game or benchmark software used.

Currently the file xrvkp.sys contains the following executable files:

note: This is still rumours, unconfirmed by more reliable sources, article babelfish'ed from french.

MSI To Join ATI Graphics Partner List?

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µ is reporting that MSI is set to join ATI's graphics partner list. If this turns out to be true, it will be the second big (first tier) Nvidia graphics provider after ASUS to start supplyng its own ATI products. ATI is winning its battle one - after - one. First it dethroned Nvidia as the owner/provider of cutting-edge-fast graphic card provider by releasing the R300 line of AGP cards. Then Microsoft announced they have selected ATI (graphic) along with IBM (core processor) to make the upcoming XBOX 2 consoloe, and now 2 big taiwanese AGP manufacturers (ASUS & MSI (no radeon product yet))will supply its products. The official announcement should come in January where many market analysts await a new wave of next-gen product announcements.

XGI launches 'Double up with Volari' contest

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To celebrate the launch of their first graphics cards XGI launched a new marketing campaign. They have initiated two different contests: one is a puzzle, and the other you need to forward buddies to the contest.
Guess its all about spreading the word.

More info here

PS3 Concept Image Hits The Web

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A picture purporting to be concept art of Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, has been circulated on the Internet, showing a sleek silver console with a slot-loading DVD drive.

Weh, Weh, Weh!

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Unsere reale wie unsere virtuelle Welt ist perfekt geschützt - nur dumm, wenn man mal das Passwort vergisst. Ein Erfahrungsbericht Von Matthias Matussek, Rio de Janeiro Mehr dazu auf Spiegel Online, viel Spass ;-)

Matrix Spoof Leaks Online

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Finally GeekNewz has found a version of the COMDEX Matrix Spoof to share with you all. This is the clip that was shown at after the COMDEX Keynote featuring Bill Gates as Morpheus and Steve Ballmer as Neo.

Microsoft Bob

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Huh, whats that?

Today got to have a look at Microsoft Bob again, this time running on an XP machine. It Installs perfectly and runs without a hitch.

Its an official MS product, released in 1995. "Bob" was designed to replace the desktop of Windows 3.1 and 95 with an interface designed mainly for novices and children.

Its actually pretty cool.

You can check it out Microsoft Bob

Pixel Shaders

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The boys at K5 have posted a look at Pixel and Vertex shaders used in todays video games. Its a bit technical, so if you get bored easily steer clear of this one. If you program or play computer games or even recently attempted to purchase a video card, then you will have no doubt heard the terms "Vertex Shader" and "Pixel Shader". What do they mean, other than that marketdroids will never cease to invent crappy technology jargon? Hear all the noise about "Hardware T&L" a couple of years ago? It's all related and this article will attempt to describe it all neatly for you.

RIAA files 80 more file swapping suits

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According to this story the RIAA has files 80 more law suits against file swappers. The action marks a second round of suits against computer users who, record label investigators say, have made hundreds or even thousands of copyrighted songs available for download through peer-to-peer services such as Kazaa. The first round, filed in early September, targeted 261 individuals accused of putting "egregious" amounts of music online.

Mac fan fired for G5 pic

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According to this story on Slashdot, a full time temp at Microsoft was fired for posting a picture of some G5's coming into Microsoft's office on his blog. Is this right?

Enterprise to Mach 5

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Thanks to Slashdot for the story, the University of Queensland laser diagnostics dept has a page where they test Star Trek's Enterprise (not TNG) to Mach 5 in a wind tunnel. You can see how it did here. For StarTrek fans we tested the USS Enterprise in our super-orbital expansion tube - X2. A scale model was placed in the test section and the facility used to generate a high speed gas flow of around 6.6 km/s. This was passed over the Enterprise for a duration of approximately 100 microseconds.

Warp2 Phusion

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Hello warp2search readers. I would like to mention to all of you that I am a new member of the team. Also, it seems I'm the first American to be a part of Warp2Search. If you've been around for a while you might remember me from The-Ctrl-Alt-Del which was sold to a few years ago. I'm going to do my best to bring you the latest news and in the future some game reviews. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.

Intel to build Indian fab??

Published by [NT] 0 is whispering that Intel might be thinking of building fab in India as, last week Craig Barrett, Intel's CEO, appeared to rule out China as a place , given that US export restrictions forbid very high tech ventures being built there. News-Source:- µ

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Stadium

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Want to know? what the Olympic Stadium will look like when China open the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008! then click on the photo to check out the proposed designs for the Stadium.

Linus Torvald :- ''SCO are smoking crack''

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Just read Linus torvald's interview on Here is a snip:-
"eWEEK: For its part though, SCO has said that there are so many lines of code, and a variety of applications and devices that use that code, that simply removing the offending code would not be technically feasible or possible and would not solve the problem. Do you agree?"
"Torvalds: They are smoking crack."

Microsoft website suffers DoS attack (MS claims not by blaster)

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Pcadviser reports suffered DDoS attack. But the blaster worm isnt to blame A Microsoft spokeswoman said "the site experienced a DoS attack at 8:45pm PDT on Thursday [4:45am Friday UK time], but that it was not due to the Blaster worm, nor caused by the major power outages that have affected the US east coast."

Windows Update Allready Down By Blaster ? Check Your System

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I recently noticed that the Mircrosoft Updatesite at WindowsUpdate.Com had some problems today.
I tried to reach the site serveral times a day to download a driver and most of the time the site does not load or is very slow.
It looks like that the site is affected by the W32.Blaster Worm or that thousands of people try to download the patch.
Several differned TV and Radio Stations have begun to warn the people about the Worm that may cause heavy access the Mircosoft Update site.

Also Mircrosoft has released a tool that can be used to scan networks to identify host computers that do not have the 823980 Security Patch (MS03-026) installed. Download the tool.

Google Gooing ... Goone?

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Apparently there are rumours running around web but not confirmed by Google itself that "Google might be running out of space". The article states: "A rumour is spreading like the plague over the infinite paths of the Internet: Google has reached overbooking. The most popular creature in the virtual universe has space problems, or, more precisely, it could have them in the future. In fact, is seems that the most popular search engine in the world is about to reach the limit of its capacity of listed pages: 4,294,967,296. A numeric problem that is mainly due to a calculation error." ... contd.

Nvidia Gets Bitch Slapped

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Thanks to G`Rilla at for the info and the links.

This is really funny and something to kick off the weekend with. Check this out. A forum user who goes by Alpha has a story board of the movie Matrix with a twist. You have got to read this thing. It's too funny! Next up is: 'When we thought we seen it all'. The PR department of VisionTek drops word of their new flash animation on their front page. I wonder who is under the paper bag? Probably Derek Perez! LOL and finally we have 'Cheating Drivers Hidden Dragon'. This one comes from the folks over this one is pretty unique as well. Thought you guys who enjoy some good humor (yeah I know it's at the hands of Nvidia) would appreciate it.

Germany Places Command & Conquer: Generals On Restricted List

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CNet reports here that "Electronic Arts, the nation's largest maker of video games, says it is caught in the crossfire between the German and United States governments over the Iraq war. This month, the German government listed a new game produced by Electronic Arts on an index of games the government considers violent. Such games may not be advertised or displayed on shelves in Germany, although they may be kept under store counters and sold to adults. The reason according to Elke Monssen-Engberding, director of the Ministry for Family Affairs: 'It portrays war as the only way to resolve conflicts." This is a sad news... ;(

256MB GeForce FX PRO Better Then ATI 9800?

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Spotted this post in Futuremark's forum posted by seizetheday4eva:

Sh** I just got of the phone to a contact that I have at PNY and he told me that Nvidia are releasing a 256mb Geforce 5800 FX Pro which will be even faster then the Geforce FX Ultra because it obviously has double the memory.

Stripper Aerobics

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Here's an article @ that should have you running to renew your gym membership.

Who knew stripping could be so sweat inducing - for the person taking it all off? Members of the Crunch gym chain in Los Angeles, New York and Miami have been hustling to get into the chain's hottest new class, Cardio-Striptease, a low-impact aerobic workout choreographed with actual strip-club moves. (Gold's Gym in Venice, California is planning to introduce a class called The Art of Exotic Dancing.) In addition to providing an excuse to wear boas and hobnob with real-life pole dancers, these classes provide a great workout.

The Current State Of Tech Sites @ Viper Lair

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As we approach the two year mark of being online, we now have a pretty good feel for what happens behind the scenes... Specifically, we have a few things we'd like to get off our chest.

P800 smartphone to be first to run mobile Opera

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Sony Ericsson's P800 smartphone is to be the first handset to run Opera's Symbian OS mobile browser. The browser will be available for free download for the P800,from Monday.