Archive for the ‘Good Idea’ Category

Google Looking To Be A Little Less Evil

March 15, 2007

A little less <> not…remember that.

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Army to Test Paralysis Inducer for Crowd Control

February 23, 2007

This would be fun to play with.

“The United States military has been working for quite some time on advanced non-lethal weapons to use in combat situations. Non-lethal weapons can be effectively used against insurgents or unruly crowds of people that could pose a threat to troops.

In December, DailyTech reported on the USAF’s Active Denial System (ADS) which shoots millimeter waves at human targets causing their skin to feel like it’s on fire. The USAF likes to quip that the ADS has a “Goodbye effect” which causes its “victims” to instinctively run away from the source of the beam.

Now we hear that the US Army is working on a non-lethal weapon of its own to use for crowd control. The US Army has developed the Aviation Applied-Technology Directorate (AATD) which uses a 7.3 million candela strobe floodlight system to incapacitate crowds of people.”

Link

Probably the best monitor for work you’ll find

February 19, 2007

“If you like having lots of screen space to play with when you’re working, I’ve got your new monitor right here. It’s called the CineMassive MasterPlex 21T, and it’s comprised of a half-dozen screens stacks all on top of each other. In total, you’ll get 8,473,600 pixels of real estate to do with how you wish.”

Link with pictures

Here Come Some Lawsuits

February 16, 2007

“I mentioned in August last year that Google started to show malware warnings if you click on a search result from a harmful site. Now Google shows a message below the title of a search result: “This site may harm your computer.” Even if you click on the title, you won’t be able to visit the site: Google explains you once again that the site could be dangerous and recommends you to visit another search results or to change your query. The only way to visit the site is to copy the URL and paste it in the address bar, which is not an obvious or a trivial task for an ordinary computer user.”

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Firefox 3 to support offline apps

February 12, 2007

That thing is going to end up being an operating system before it’s over.  Some of the addons/extensions for Firefox add functionality that stole me away from Maxthon.  The ones I swear by are Adblock Plus, Filterset G. Updater for Adblock, DownloadThemAll, FireFTP, Flashblock, Forecast Fox, Go Up, IE Tab, Paste and Go 2, and definitely Tab Mix Plus.  This doesn’t even count ones like AllPeers, that allow you P2P filesharing with only those you want to share with.

I’ve even put together a Firefox Better Browsing extension that bundles all of these together that you can download on www.MissingBytes.net.
Firefox 3 info

If only I had 8 grand for every IE7 flaw I’ve come across…

February 9, 2007

“iDefense is looking to ferret out the vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7, as well as in its new Vista operating system. The cyberthreat analysis company announced on its Web site that it will offer up to $8,000 for each submitted vulnerability that allows an attacker to remotely exploit and execute arbitrary code on either Vista or IE7. The offer comes as iDefense’s quarterly challenge.”

Might wanna check this one out.

Paypal security keychain now available for order

February 8, 2007

 “You get a different security code every time you log in to your PayPal account, giving you peace of mind by knowing you’re protected against potential online threats.”

Details here

Got something you’d like to see changed?

February 8, 2007

Tell it to the world at Change.org.

Described as “Change.org is a social network for hundreds of social causes and over 1 million nonprofit organizations.”, they’re using the power of social networking and web 2.0 to get the word out on things that need changed like stopping global warming, recycling, universal health care, and so on.

Go give a shout out to the problems you think need fixed the most.

For gaming, does it get any better than this?

February 2, 2007

Let’s see, if one $600 card does well, and two $600 cards do really well, how do three $600 cards do?  We may just find out.

SLI x3

Try out Vista free, for 120 days

February 1, 2007

That should be long enough to help you decide if it’s for you. Note that this is officially supported, and not some hack to get around licensing terms.

Grab a copy of Vista, any copy, install it without the product key, and you’ll have 30 days to try it out. From there, you can open a command prompt and issue the following command to extend it for another thirty. You can do this three times.

slmgr -rearm

You’ll need to reboot for the change to take effect. For more information see CodingHorror.com.