Monthly Archives: October 2005

Nmap madness at MSU continues…

Well, it seems that the two machines in the GA office were employed in some extensive port scanning. In fact, they managed to DoS the mailserver so the IT took them off the network. Brilliant! At least I know that … Continue reading

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Happy Haloween!

Monster Jackson, originally uploaded by maciakl. Well, it’s almost Halloween so I figured I post this here. I found this mask on display in a Halloween store on Bloomfield Ave in Montclair. I don’t know about you, but I find … Continue reading

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Logan, what were you thinking!

Early Wolverine Outfit (note the whiskers!) courtesy retroCRUSH Holly poop on a stick! Is that Wolverine? OMG! What is he wearing! Did you see that mask? He has freakin whiskers on it! I know that first attempt at superhero costume … Continue reading

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Pictures found on teh Internets

Allright, I was bored… Since I have nothing good to say here are some pictures found on the web that cracked me up: Funniest exchange Evar! Was this guy in one of my 109 classes? I do not recognize the … Continue reading

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This is Awesome!

Holly crap! This is awesome! Some guy does a perfect Mario tune on a Chapman Stick. I don’t know why but hearing this just makes me smile :) Tags: music, mario, super mario, mario music, mario tune, guitar, bass, chapman, … Continue reading

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Grace has a fansite :)

First Good Grace Park Fansite Well, it seems that Grace Park got herself a decent and up-to date website :) I was thinking that I will have to make one myself since no one was going to do it. But … Continue reading

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Anti Blogging Practices in Forbes

Wow… I’m really surprised that Forbes published what can only be called the official guide to harassing innocent bloggers. I always thought that this type of stuff was done by unscrupulous, shady companies. I thought that forbes was a decent, … Continue reading

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Unsigned Primitives

Why doesn’t Java have unsigned primitives? I can never wrap my head around this. How hard would it be to implement unsigned arithmetic? Every single other strongly typed language out there has them! I love Java, but this always bothered … Continue reading

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Disney DRM’s the Oscar Review Copies

It seems that Disney does not trust the movie reviewers. According to slashdot, they will now be sending all the pre-release reviewer DVD’s encrypted and watermarked, and only in a format playable in a Disney issued DVD player. Apparently each … Continue reading

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Nmap Madness

Dr. Robila showed the class nmap recently, and asked us to do a port scan on some of the campus machines as part of our assignment. For me this was a good excuse to run an exhaustive port scan on … Continue reading

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Googling for Grace Park

Every once in a while, I visit fubar – mainly because Justin likes to post pictures of Jessica Alba, Kristin Kreuk, Scarlett Johanson and Grace Park (even though he claims to hate all of them except Scarlett :P). Anyways, recently … Continue reading

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Call of Duty Multiplayer Crashing on Startup

Call of Duty Program Folder So I have been playing COD online the last few days. Yesterday we had a small power surge around here. Nothing big, but enough for my machine to die and reboot. It came back just … Continue reading

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Slacking off

Recently I helped my brother to buy a new computer (he is clueless about these things). Nah, we didn’t build it up from the ground – I’m to damn lazy for that. He had this machine for few weeks now, … Continue reading

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Thompson is going down!

This is too funny! Apparently Jack Thompson is under investigation by the Florida Bar Association. I say it’s about time! This is what happens when you mess with people running a popular website – you get trapled by spontaneous net … Continue reading

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MSU needs to start thinking about security…

It turns out that my university was keeping private information (including names and ssn’s) about over 9,100 of undergraduate students on a publicly accessible server for several months. The information was apparently indexed by google and easily accessible to anyone. … Continue reading

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WTF is Chimaerat???

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Tool for EULA phobes

Heh… I was just blogging about the EULA poll yesterday, and now I discovered the EULAlyzer from Javacool Software.! I haven’t tested this thing, but it seems like a grand idea :) It is a solution to an very real … Continue reading

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Thompson Backs Out!

I don’t want to say I told you so, but… On Saturday I blogged about Jack Thompson and said: You know, I kinda hope that some game company answers this challenge, makes that game, pays for the distribution of few … Continue reading

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Who reads EULAs?

How do you read your EULA? I found the new slashdot poll amusing. I’m including the screenshot showing the state of the poll when I saw it first. I think this poll illustrates how most people look at these things. … Continue reading

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Vanishing Bill of Rights Mug

Vanishing Bill of Rights Mugs Wow! I want one of these mugs! They are awesome! You pour hot water (or coffe) in them and you can watch the bill of rights vanish right before your eyes. Kinda like what is … Continue reading

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Jack Thompson is Crazy!

It’s official. Jack Thompson has officially came out of the closet and openly admitted that he is a sick, abusive, violence obsessed fart! I mentioned him here before. This nut is essentially offering to give $10k to charity if a … Continue reading

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Ndiswrapper is driving me nuts!

Last time I installed ndiswrapper from source, and that was a mistake. When the time came to update the kernel headers and swap out the newest linux image apt was choking on the ndiswrapper module. I have been putting away … Continue reading

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Grace Park Hi Res

Grace Park Fubar has some nice hi-res pics from Grace Park’s maxim photoshot. The pictures are old but these are nice big copies that can be made into wallpaper or whatnot. And this seems to be the most complete set … Continue reading

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Verbalizing Nonverbal Communication

There is this thing called non-verbal communication. Human brains are naturally wired to pick up non-verbal clues during conversation and assign meaning to them. This way we can distinguish irony and sarcasm from sincerity and etc… Written word does not … Continue reading

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The Joy of Java

Don’t you love how Java can take a simple concept and make it unbelievably complex? For example take this simple comparison of C and Java code: C Code: printf(“%10.2f”, x); Java Code: java.text.NumberFormat formatter = java.text.NumberFormat.getNumberInstance(); formatter.setMinimumFractionDigits(2); formatter.setMaximumFractionDigits(2); String s … Continue reading

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