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How To Hack Facebook In less than 1 Minute

March 30, 2008 Comments off

Umm… yea… the title says it all, non-harmfull but it still screams hours of fun… enjoy 🙂

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Twitter

March 27, 2008 Comments off

OK, so apparently I Twitter now! After hearing Leo and those guys on TWiT (No affiliation between the two) talk about it so much over the past few weeks I figured I would give it a look see. I’m not a big fan of social networking sites like My Space, but I guess in all actuality even blogging is a form of social networking and that’s what this seems like… kinda like a micro-blog; a place to post quick little one or two sentence comments so that people can keep up with what you’re doing.

I’m still trying to work out all the issues with my laptop situation, so if you find yourself in need of your daily dose of Th0r4z1n3 and I haven’t updated my blog check me out on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Th0r4z1n3

So Long & Farewell

March 26, 2008 Comments off

3GP your days are numbered! You’ve been a great little proggy for a long time, but unfortunately I’ve strayed and tasted the fruit of another. Don’t’ get me wrong, I plan on keeping you around for a little while and stringing you a long, just in case things don’t work out as well as I hope with this new video converter, but to be honest I think we‘ve simply grown apart… and we both know it.

It’s not you, it’s me… oh who am I kidding? It’s you that I have a problem with. I’m tired of you constantly letting the audio and video fall out of sync with each other; I know it’s not on a consistent basis, but enough is enough. We’ve been together for a long time, since the first week or so after the Sony PSP came out, and I’ve kept you around long after I made my move to the iPod, but I think it’s time that we went out separate ways.

I’ve kept you around for a long time and been loyal when it came to video conversion, but I have to tell you… this new proggy, Jodix, is just more dependable than you. Although I’ve enjoyed your ease of use, simply being “easy” is not a good reason to keep someone around. So it is with great sadness that I remove you from my hard drive.

A Little g33k Fun

January 30, 2008 1 comment

I can’t help but find the humor in this:

The other day I had to rest my router back to the original factory setting. I was having trouble getting my laptop to connect after messing around with the port forwarding option, and figured it would be easier to start over than try and figure out what I had messed up. Simple enough right? But what fallowed has filled me with amusement for the past few weeks, and gives me a chuckle every time I think about it.

Normally when I make changes on my router I’ll use my PC, but for whatever reason I used my laptop this time… no biggie. Almost immediately after resetting my router my laptop detected a wireless network named “linksys”, witch is the default name for my router. So without thought, I logged in using the default password “admin”, and just out of curiosity I decided to look at the log to see if anyone else had connected to my network. To my surprise, I found four other people who had connected to it.

So rather than kick them off I decided to have a little fun with them. I immediately changed the access password, changed my network name from the default “linksys” to “FBI Mobile 934”, and sat back to have a little chuckle to myself as I pictured all the police and highway patrol officers who live in my neighborhood befuddled as they started to wonder why there was a mobile FBI unit within wireless range of their houses. LOL!

Not to mention the building down the road, full of collage students who must have surly started to panic as they noticed that they were illegally downloading music on an FBI server… good times! I left it that way for a while, and went on about my business.

Anyways, after the amusement wore off, I decided to go in and actually set my router up; turn off the SSID and turn the encryption on. For those of you that don’t know, when you do this, your laptop will immediately disconnect, and reconnect to your network using the new settings. The only problem was that when my laptop reconnected, it connected to “linksys” again, I quickly looked at my available wireless networks and seen that the one I had just set up was still in there, but the signal strength wasn’t what it should have been… I hadn’t just set up my router; I had inadvertently changed all of the settings on one of my neighbors’ routers. LMAO!

I could have been the nice guy, went back in and changed all of the settings back to “default“, but… well… that didn’t happen.

After thinking about it for a while, the building full of collage students was the most likely owner of this router; given how many computers were connected to it, and they were probably the only ones in the neighborhood in need of a large unsecured wireless network anyway; one person paying the bill or all of them chipping in for one connection while the whole building mooches off of it. So again I just sat back and laughed my ass off as I thought about this entire building full of collage students unable to connect to the internet and not know why. My head quickly filled with the image of everybody in the building clambering to get a hold of that one motherfucker who owned the router, bitching because they can’t get connected, and him not knowing how to fix it, because he wasn’t even smart enough to change the password from the factory default.

Did I feel bad? For a second, then I thought about how I almost got into a fight with some of them at the beginning of the year, because they tried to steel my daughter’s bike off of my front porch… so “fuck em”, fuck them and their term papers… bitches.

Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Rant Part 2

January 26, 2008 1 comment

Following my recent “Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Rant” I stumbled across this video on the Liberty for Life site. I’m not too sure what to make of it, but it definatly is enough to make you think. Check it out:

Concentrations Camps in USA

Paranoid Conspiracy Theory Rant

January 25, 2008 4 comments

I think as a member of the younger generation, we tend to look at things a little differently. We are the “Global” generation, the first generation to have the opportunity to take advantage of the internet and embrace the global community at our fingertips.

In our parents eyes it may seem like we have abandoned religion, but what we have done is become more tolerant of other religions and cultures. We don’t feel the need to force our beliefs on others. We value freedom, but in a different way than our parents. We value knowledge, and the knowledge that we can obtain through freedom of speech, trough the internet. We are a generation that has taken a simple tool that our parents used to trade “email chain letters” and to look at porn, and turned it into a tool vital to the growth of our nation and us as a people. We grow exponentially, at a rate that our forefathers struggle to keep up with. Government struggles to keep up with the pace of the World Wide Web, and as a consequence they try to restrict it. They pass laws and legislation that take away our freedoms rather than encouraging us to grow, and that is what influences me the most… the loss of freedom. Not just freedoms related to the internet, but us as a people… as a whole.

I can remember way back, in what would now be considered the early days of the internet now, hearing about a government project to secretly monitor personal email and phone calls both domestically and abroad. The government of coarse denied the existence of such projects and said that they would never use such a technology on its own people even if it did exist… now we have “The Patriot Act”, and nobody wonders where that technology came from. Instead we just volunteered our privacy away without any questions, but just a few short years earlier the entire internet was in an uproar over the rumors or projects “Echelon” and “Carnivore” who were just simply renamed and incorporated into Homeland Security. The NSA now has the right, and ability, to listen to our phone conversations, and read our email without even having to obtain a warrant. *link here*

I’m not some “conspiracy theory nut”, but I’m also not a fan of “Big Brother” being able to snoop though my personal life without being checked. There’s an old saying: “Power corrupts, and absolute power absolutely corrupts.”

Our system of government was set up with a series of “checks and balances” to protect us from any branch of the government, or person, gaining too much power and becoming corrupt, but the events of the past few years have made us afraid to question our leaders and their actions for fear of being persecuted as “unpatriotic”.

I used to think that all those “militia guys” were a bunch of fruit cups, but now more than ever I do have a fear of the government coming into my home one day, confiscating anything they deem unacceptable, and assuming total control of our lives. 1984?

Everybody likes to talk about all the power the government has been able to usurp under the Patriot Act and throw things out there about them being able to hold people indefinitely without charges, the “Black Op” sights, phone taps, and stuff like that… but nobody really takes notice the really sinister stuff, because it’s so subtle.

How many people do you know that carry a cell phone? Almost everybody, right? Did you know that the FCC regulated that in 2001 all cell phone had to have a GPS device installed inside of them, for “safety reasons”. The reasoning behind this was that in the event of an emergency, when you dialed 911, they would be able to locate you. What they didn’t tell you is that they were already able to do this before the GPS, all they had to do was triangulate your signal from the nearest cell towers and they could locate within a few feet, but they needed the help of your cellular provider to do so. Now why would they want every American to carry a device that would allow them to track you without anyone else’s knowledge? Your guess is as good as mine, but the better question is: “Why would you willingly wear a tracking device on you everywhere you go?”

VeriChip, the company that makes those little ID chips for your pets, recently petitioned the government to start human trials on military personnel. *link here* This company wants to implant microchips under the skin of people! They want to replace dog tags with a small RFID chip that contains all of your personal information on them! That sounds just a little too apocalyptic for comfort too me. On the surface it may seem harmless enough, but the potential for misuse far outweighs the potential good that may come of it.

First it starts with the military personnel, and after the public becomes comfortable with the idea it’s expanded to include all people in government service like police, firemen, and all other public servants. From there we’re only a short step away from having every American implanted at birth. They say that it would only be for identification purposes, but what’s to stop them from strategically placing small RFID readers all over and being able to track your each and every movement?

I for one have no desire to be “Red Flagged” because I frequent the same 7-11 that a suspected terrorist works at, lol.

Here’s a little food for thought, the government wants to know what you’ve been searching for on Google. They don’t just want to know where you’re going and what you‘re doing, but they want to know what you’re learning. If they know what you’re reading and what you know, then that makes you easier to control.

I also remember, once upon a time, long long ago… when a movie called “Enemy of the State” came out and raised a lot of questions about the government’s ability to spy on it’s own people and it’s potential for misuse. The government of coarse denied that they had such technology, and had no intent of ever developing anything along those lines. That of coarse was in a pre-9/11 America, now the technology that they openly admit to having makes that stuff look like shit you can buy at Radio Shack.

Lockdown

January 22, 2008 Comments off

OK, yea I’m still alive. *lol* So where have I been you may ask. Well that’s not such a long story, and I aim to tell ya… those fuckin iPods are evil! I’ve spent the better part of a month building my iToons library, obsessively ripping every DVD I own, editing the ID3 tags for damn near every goddamned Mp3 I have, and manually getting the album art for every fuckin movie and song in my library (before I realized that iToons will do that for you automatically if you register an account).

I’ve neglected almost everything in my personal life, my office is a shambles, I haven’t so much as dusted my toy collection, and other than checking the stats to my blog every once and a while, I haven’t done anything on the computer in weeks. Seriously: Why the fuck do I need to have every episode of Babylon 5 in Mp4 format? Do I really need to carry around all seven seasons of Deep Space 9 in my pocket? And I just finished watching every episode of Entourage, in order, less than a month ago!

*Fuckin OCD*

Geeezus, if you have OCD or even OCD-like tendencies, seriously stay the fuck away from these things they’ll destroy your life. I’ve turned into some sleep deprived audio/video-phile fruit cup. I stay up all night, until I can’t keep my eyes open anymore, ripping movies, I haven’t shut my laptop off since x-mas, and whenever I’m away from it; I have my iPod on… I sleep with the damn thing on for fucks sake!

So what snapped my outta my self imposed iPod isolation? Go-Bots! That’s right, those little generic half-assed transformer wannabe toys from the 80s. While waiting for a movie to download (legally, of coarse), I found an auction on eBay for the Go-Bots Power-Suit Combiner: Grungy with the box, Styrofoam, and enough bots to fill the suits for what I thought was a good price, so I did the “Buy It Now” and now I’m eagerly awaiting a package in the mail (LOL). But that got me thinking about some of the Go-Bots I had as a kid, and started looking for some of them too.

That brings me to my current dilemma. Much like Transformers, Go-Bots were originally sold under another name in Asia, Machine Robo, before they were re-branded and brought over to the States. I found the Japanese version of one of my favorite Go-Bots, Mint In the Box (MIB), from a toy store in Asia for a decent price and now I’m trying to figure out how to finagle enough money to snag him up before somebody else does. I don’t have too many bots that I want to part with, but I’ve been playing with the idea of selling my G.I. Joe collection to get enough money to buy him. I’ve got the entire 25th Anniversary line (Mint On the Card) all the way up to wave 5, including all of the variants except Snake Eyes with the black Timber, that should net me enough to pay for it plus some.

I really haven’t had much of an interest in them lately, but I don’t know if it’s because I haven’t been able to find them for a while or if it’s because I’ve genuinely lost interest in them. I originally wanted to get the complete line and keep them all MISB/MOSC, but I’ve been looking at all of the planned releases for the line, and those little buggers are gonna break me. It was fine when I thought they were just going to be a filler line until the next line was ready for production, but they’re starting to look like they may be Hasbro’s main line for a while. I’ve got the entire line pre-ordered through BBTS all the way up to wave 7, along with all the comic book 2 packs, and I can see these getting really expensive in the future.

On the other hand, I’ve got a really good start on the line and if I sell what I’ve already got, I may never be able to afford to get them back.

It’s a stupid thing to have to worry about, especially with the economy the way it is and all, but… DAMN IT, I REALLY WANT THAT BOT!