Oct 31, 2003

Microsoft Goes After Google

Pcwprld.com: Microsoft has reportedly approached Google about a potential buyout of the search technology company.

AP- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami speaks during a Basiji students gathering, as his bodyguard tries to remove a praying mantis from his turban in Tehran, Iran on Tuesday Oct. 28, 2003. The Basiji are a volunteer islamic militia. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

Oct 30, 2003

Simpsons parody upset Fox News, says Groening

Guardian: Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Channel threatened to sue the makers of the Simpsons over a spoof news ticker, the show's creator Matt Groening has claimed. Mr Groening said Fox News raised the unlikely prospect of suing a show broadcast by its sister channel, Fox Entertainment, because it wanted to stop the Simpsons parodying its famously anti-Democratic party agenda.

Tiny Peewee aims for big time
BBC: A hamster so small he could fit into a match box could well find his way into the Guinness Book of Records. The tiny creature - called Peewee - is fully grown and yet measures less than one inch in length, weighs less than one ounce and is no higher than a 50p piece.

Even Microsoft wants G5s

It looks like somebody over in Microsoft land is getting some new toys…

Read and check the picture out!, he also got fired at microsoft because of his post.

Oct 29, 2003

'Price Is Right' announcer dies
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Rod Roddy, the flashy-dressed announcer on "The Price Is Right" whose booming, jovial voice invited lucky audience members to "Come on down!" for nearly 20 years, died Monday. He was believed to have been 66.
Gadget may wreak traffic havoc
In-car device lets drivers change stoplights; officials fear gridlock, seek to block signal
Tired of sitting at endless red lights? Frustrated by lights that turn from green to red too quickly, trapping you in traffic?
Now anyone can breeze through congested intersections just like the police, thanks to a $300 dashboard device that changes traffic lights from red to green, making nasty commutes a thing of the past and leaving other drivers open-mouthed at your ability to manipulate traffic. But what if everyone had one? That's the fear of traffic control officials, who believe chaos would take over the roads.

Oct 28, 2003

I got Redhat 9

So I will be blogging yooohoo!

Download Redhat and other opensource Operating systems
Lack of access of computer!
As you guys might have seen I haven't blogged for a couple of days, that's because I tried windows longhorn on my computer! It was the worst operating system I have ever seen, after windows it self. So then I tried to reformat but it messed everything up. I will be back soon with more blogging.
Longhorn M5 4015 Screenshots

Another leak in microsoft or is it made by microsoft themselfs?

click here

Related: 'Longhorn' Out of the Microsoft Corral?

Oct 25, 2003

Rescuers pull out miners from flooded shaft
MSNBC: Oct. 25, 2003 - Rescue workers find 46 miners that were trapped inderground in a flooded mine shaft in southern Russia. NBC's Thomas Bonifield reports from Moscow.

Oct 24, 2003

Jesus actor struck by lightning

Actor Jim Caviezel has been struck by lightning while playing Jesus in Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion Of Christ. It was the second time Michelini had been hit by lightning during the shoot.
Effects of big solar storm reach Earth on Friday

(CNN) -- Satellites, pagers, cell phones and electrical grids could be affected Friday afternoon by a powerful stream of energized gas and particles from the sun.

Spam 'turning people off e-mail'

BBC: The waves of spam flooding into inboxes are beginning to turn people off e-mail, a study has found.
Some 25% of people said they were using e-mail less because they were receiving so much junk, according to US think tank Pew Internet.
How spammers are targeting blogs

BBC: Technology analyst Bill Thompson has been getting lots of comments on his weblogs, unfortunately most of the want to sell him Viagra. He has been "flyblogged".

Oct 23, 2003

cox and forkum:

AP reports today: Iran Turns Over Nuclear Documents to U.N. .

Iran on Thursday turned over to the U.N. nuclear agency documents on its past atomic energy activities, but the dossier apparently did not include the origin of traces of weapons-grade uranium found in the country.

N-Gaage Nokia

Smartmobs:N-gage handheld gaming splashes the market
Nokia's long anticipated N-Gage handheld device has hit the market and made a splash. The company claims selling perhaps half a million units so far, while others see smaller gains.
N-gage ambitiously combines cell phone and handheld, networked gaming, and MP3 player, with radio thrown in to boot. The strategy, energetically marketed, is based partly on yoking together two powerful social technologies, mobile phones and networked gaming.

Amazon.com: Search Inside the Book

How It Works
A significant extension of our groundbreaking Look Inside the Book feature, Search Inside the Book allows you to search millions of pages to find exactly the book you want to buy. Now instead of just displaying books whose title, author, or publisher-provided keywords match your search terms, your search results will surface titles based on every word inside the book.

Pictures from Tehran taken by a British tourist, a visit that took nine days.
Macromedia MX 2004 Launch Events - Canada

Macromedia Flash mx2004 Luanch event!!!! I'm going

More information

MIcrosoft introduced it's new product at Gitex 2003 Show in U.A.E. (Dubai)

Click here for more

Official website for Gitex
More pictures of this event
And more pictures of that event
I got iTunes to work on Windows

Microsoft Profit, Revs Up on Strong Sales
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. on Thursday said its quarterly profit rose on strong consumer sales of Windows and other products and raised its outlook for personal computer demand, but said corporate technology spending was lagging consumer sales.

Now all I need is an iPod

Selling you a new past
Independent.co.uk: You've eaten a chocolate bar and you didn't really like it. Can a commercial afterwards persuade you that you did? 'Memory morphing' could be a powerful weapon for advertisers. But, asks David Benady, will they dare use it?
Muscleman Put in Charge of World's Fifth-Largest Economy 10/23

Onion.com: SACRAMENTO, CA—Political observers are struggling to understand exactly how, on Oct. 7, Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born, movie-star muscleman with no political experience, was elected to govern the state of California, the world's fifth-largest economic region. "We're a bit baffled as to exactly how this happened," said David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. "Poll results show that the strongman received 1.3 million more votes than the next candidate—that much is clear. We just can't determine precisely why people believed that the bodybuilder was qualified to lead the socially and economically complex state of California." According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, California is an economic region with an annual gross domestic product of $1.36 trillion—an amount equal to one-sixth of the U.S.'s total gross national product. Considered internationally, California's GDP ranks fifth in the world, behind the U.S., Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Oct 22, 2003

Reuters: A file photo shows Cambodian Sek Yi smoking a large, hand-rolled cigarette which he swears is the secret of his longevity as he sits in his bamboo hut in the village of Tuk Young some 200 km (125 miles) east of the capital Phnom Penh in this October 14. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
MSN 6 Skin! Penguin MSN

msn-programs.co.uk: A icy cool MSN Messenger 6 skin based on the linux penguin and the msn butterfly . Here's a Screenshot, Visit Roland Underground for more information and compatibility with older MSN Messenger versions .


More skins and cool stuff for your msn
beaker:Steve Bartman Blues

Just how bad is life going to be for Steve Bartman, the Chicago Cubs fan that knocked the foul ball away from Moises Alou in Game 6 of the Cubs / Marlins Series? It's now bad enough that Fark has a photoshop contest about him.

Students Find $100 Textbooks Cost $50, Purchased Overseas

thenewyorktimes: Richard Sarkis and David Kinsley were juniors at Williams College, surfing the net for a cheap source for their economics textbook, when they discovered a little known economic fact: the very same college textbooks used in the United States sell for half price — or less — in England.
Special Report: Cyber-Attack on Warbloggers

Windsofchange: This update from reader Ken Barnes checks out... there appears to be another round of DoS cyber-attacks in progress against a number of prominent warblogs. I suppose it surprises no-one here that Hesiod at Counterspin posts to approve. Idiot.

Instapundit is was down (but Instabackup is up and working!), ditto Citizen Smash (backup site here), LGF, Tim Blair, The Command Post, and Iran's blogfather Hossein Derakhshan...
Blog on
Evan Williams the creator of blogger

Cnet: Forget whistling while you work. Many Googlers are blogging while hard at work on the world's largest search engine, thanks to a simple technology Evan Williams developed.
iTunes messed up my computer!

I rather download something better then somrthing that is full of bugs.

Google server error!I went to google.com it doesn't work it says it's a server error!
Try it http://google.com but when you go to http://www.google.com it works.
I will show the screenshot of what I'm getting in our computers at our Highschool. It might be fixed by now so if you don't see the error that means it's fixed.
Here is the page and the screenshot: Click here

Oct 21, 2003

Wireless society

A special report from CNN
Feds, states question XP's music link
Cnet: Federal and state regulators have voiced concern that a feature in Windows XP that involves online music purchasing may violate terms of Microsoft's antitrust settlement.The issue surfaced in a court-mandated briefing filed jointly by Microsoft and federal and state regulators. The compliance update says there are ongoing discussions over the "Shop for Music Online" feature in the operating system.

Police to charge man who survived plunge over Niagara Falls
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) -- A man who survived a plunge over Niagara Falls with only the clothes on his back will be charged with illegally performing a stunt, Niagara Parks Police said Tuesday. Kirk Jones, 40, of Canton, Michigan, is the first person known to have gone over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls without safety devices and lived. He could be fined $10,000.

Iran agrees to nuclear checks

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran has agreed to snap inspections of its nuclear sites and to freeze uranium enrichment in what visiting EU foreign ministers have hailed as a promising start to removing doubts about Tehran's atomic aims.


PRINCESS DIANA claimed there was a plot to kill her in a car crash in a handwritten letter only 10 months before she died. She gave it to her butler Paul Burrell with orders that he should keep it as "insurance" for the future.

Oct 20, 2003

Say Hello to Asimo

Techtv: When will robots walk the Earth? They already are, thanks to Honda.
You've probably seen the Honda commercial where a robot walks upright, emerges from a garage, greets the paperboy, and fetches the morning paper. It's an amazing sight to see. After all, when was the last time you saw an actual paperboy?

Via ehsany
Tears as Blaine leaves London box

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Illusionist David Blaine is in a hospital after ending his 44 days suspended in a box over the River Thames in London with only water for sustenance.

Thousands of fans cheered the 30-year-old American who burst into tears as he emerged from the box, saying: "I love you all forever."
Blaine smiled as his transparent box was lowered to the riverbank by Tower Bridge on Sunday night.
"This has been one of the most important experiences of my life," he said.

My conclusion of what he did:

1. Locked in a plastic box
2.Drinking water from a tube
3.Took dippers with him! (he did- why did he needed them anyways if he wasn't eating anything?)
4.Not eating food of course
5.44 days until it was finished

At the end all he did wasn't magic or illusion but self torturing!
Overall I found this funny and entertaining.

Update: Blaine: I choose to not be bored
What's Conservative About the Weblog Form in Journalism?

Ten Things Conservative About the Weblog Form in Journalism.

A Dislike Unlike Any Other?
Writer Jonathan Chait Brings Bush-Hating Out of the Closet
The words tumble out, the hands gesture urgently, as Jonathan Chait explains why he hates George W. Bush.
It's Bush's radical policies, says the 31-year-old New Republic writer, and his unfair tax cuts, and his cowboy phoniness, and his favors for corporate cronies, and his heist in Florida, and his dishonesty about his silver-spoon upbringing, and, oh yes, the way he walks and talks...

In shorter words:
This guy hates everything about Goerge.w.bush and the whole personality it self.
New al-Qaida video threatens U.S.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 — A new videotape obtained by NBC News and broadcast for the first time Monday includes previously unseen footage of Osama bin Laden and a chilling message delivered in English by terrorists who died in a bombing in May.
[washingtonpost.com] U.S. Troops Order Comfort, With Fries on the Side
Soldiers Looking for a Taste of Home Make for a Booming Business at Iraq's First Burger King

BAGHDAD -- Welcome to Iraq, home of the Whopper.
Deep inside Baghdad International Airport, past a vehicle search, a body search and four checkpoints, soldiers are lined up for burgers and fries. They have come by plane from Mosul, 220 miles north, for onion rings. They have picked up Chicken Royale sandwiches while picking up buddies flying back from a two-week home leave. They have begged and borrowed Humvees, making up any excuse for a trip to the airport and a reminder of what the pink mixture of ketchup and mayonnaise oozing from a fresh Whopper tastes like.

What do you guys think when the troops come back and they have gained 20 pounds! There kids or wives or even their children would be terrified.

Oct 19, 2003

Bush's 'spirit' cursed with black magic, tossed into river
SMH: The spirit of US President George W Bush has been trapped in a clay pot and tossed into a river in northern Thailand after being cursed by hundreds of farmers protesting US agriculture policy.A photograph of the US leader was sealed inside a pot amid black magic mantra chants, then tossed into the Ping River on Friday by demonstrators after they rallied at the US consulate in Chiang Mai, a farm group leader said.

CD copy protection trumped by Shift key

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- A Princeton graduate student said Monday that he has figured out a way to defeat new software intended to keep music CDs from being copied on a computer -- simply by pressing the Shift-key.

So what if they take that option, should we press on all of the buttons on our keyboard? it would be a big boom for makers of keyboards for computers, with all that jammed up buttons.

Audio cd's are digital copyrighted? first time I'm hearing about this, never saw them.
Telescope Hubble pictures from day one until now

Click here, more from here. Today's picture
Microsoft launches 'leak-proof' e-mail

BBC:The latest version of Microsoft's popular Office software will, the company claims, allow users to send e-mails that will "self-destruct" after a set time.The development is designed to improve security - and avoid potentially embarrassing messages coming back to haunt senders.

Internet Cleaner 3.0

Internet Cleaner helps you remove all traces of your online and offline activity, including the list of recently visited sites, browser cache and cookies (IE, Opera and Netscape Navigator are supported), Start menu history, lists of recent documents in various applications (MS Office, Paint, Media Player, WordPad, Acrobat Reader, ACDSee and more) and free up the hard drive space by erasing the Scandisk file fragments and emptying the Recycle Bin.

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I recovered 235 MB from my hard drive.

Oct 18, 2003

Blaine 'suffers heart palpitations'

BBC: David Blaine's spokespeople say he has suffered heart palpitations and breathing problems only two days before the end of his London starvation stunt. The US magician, 30, was said to be "not in the best of health". David Blaine's first proper meal in 44 days could kill him,

50,000 years Later
The Faraway Children , Of Your Children … Of Their Great Grand Children …
Who You Would Never Have known…
Would Have loved To Know You.
What Would You Like To Tell Them?
KEO is a satellite built to return to Earth 50 000 years from today. It shall bring back to our far away descendants every message that each and every one of us is invited to put on board.


Oct 17, 2003

Windows iTunes sparks mixed reactions

Cnet:A large number of Windows users have jumped at the chance to try Apple Computer's iTunes jukebox software--and reactions are ranging from unabashed praise to complaints of bugs.
Odd mishaps cause computer grief

BBC: A man so angry with his laptop that he shot it has topped an annual league table of the oddest computer mishaps. Data recovery experts say although machine failure is blamed for the majority of lost files, humans are getting more careless too. But while ways to rescue files are increasingly sophisticated, people have to do more to protect and back up data. The list of the strangest ways data was lost was compiled by recovery experts Kroll Ontrack.

Kid's play!
Would today's tykes tolerate the classic games you grew up with? Kids do say the darndest things in this uncut version of an EGM article—now with a bonus game not included in the original story!

Your average gamer these days is in his late 20s—young enough to still find new ways to destroy brain cells, old enough to worry about bills and 401ks, and wise enough to reminisce about the good ol' days of videogames. But was the age of Pong, Atari, Mattel handheld football, and Donkey Kong really all that great, or are we just blinded by fuzzy, warm nostalgia?

Continue reading this

Oct 16, 2003

New Internet speed record set

GENEVA, Switzerland (Reuters) -- Two major scientific research centres said on Wednesday they had set a new world speed record for sending data across the Internet, equivalent to transferring a full-length DVD film in seven seconds.
VeriSign to revive redirect service

Cnet: VeriSign will give a 30- to 60-day notice before resuming a controversial and temporarily suspended feature that redirected many .com and .net domains, company representatives said Wednesday.
Mozilla Firebird 0.7

This is the best second browser I have ever installed on my windows computer.

Discription: Mozilla Firebird is a speedy, full-featured browser that makes browsing more efficient than ever before. Firebird includes:

# comprehensive popup controls to keep unwanted advertising off your desktop;
# a tab browsing mode that lets you open several pages in a single window, allowing you to load links in the background without leaving the page you're on
# integrated Google search
# industry leading accessibility with Find As You Type - find links and page text by simply typing
# optional automatic download of files
# open bookmarks in sidebar panels
# simplified privacy controls that let you cover your tracks more effectively
# a streamlined browser window that lets you see more of the page than any other browser while at the same time being more configurable
# a large variety of free downloadable extensions and themes that add specific functionality and visual changes to the browser


Update: Mozila new website beta
Chemical found in jars of baby food
The Scotsman- BABY food manufacturers are being urged to change their packaging methods amid concerns about a potentially dangerous chemical.
The universal appeal of a national hero
Beijing-Before the launching of the Shenzhou 5 spacecraft, the Chinese Government took what might be called the squeezing-water-from-a-rock approach to disclosing details about the mission: reporters squeezed, but little came out. And much of what did appear was confusing and contradictory.

How does food look like around the world? well this guy has been to different countries and seen some.
Food and drink
Inspiration Behind James Bond Dies
LONDON (Reuters) - A British war hero, said to have been the inspiration behind secret agent James Bond, has died aged 90, British newspapers reported Wednesday.

Oct 15, 2003

Bin Laden Son Plays Key Role in Al Qaeda
Washingtonpost: Saad bin Laden, one of Osama bin Laden oldest sons, has emerged in recent months as part of the upper echelon of the al Qaeda network, a small group of leaders that is managing the terrorist organization from Iran, according to U.S., European and Arab officials.

Oct 14, 2003

Shirin Ebadi at Tehran's airport

Click here to see the picture of her return.

Many soldiers, same letter

Newspapers around U.S. get identical missives from Iraq
WASHINGTON -- Letters from hometown soldiers describing their successes rebuilding Iraq have been appearing in newspapers across the country as U.S. public opinion on the mission sours...
Researchers: Monkeys use mind to move objects!!

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Dr. Miguel Nicolelis knew he had nailed it when the monkey stopped using her arm to play the computer game. An implanted device had allowed the monkey to control the game using only her thoughts, Nicolelis and colleagues report in the Public Library of Science Biology journal on Monday.
Turn That PC Into a Supercomputer

Wired: A small chip-design firm will unveil a new processor Tuesday it says will transform ordinary desktop PCs and laptops into supercomputers. At the Microprocessor Forum in San Jose, California, startup ClearSpeed Technologies will detail its CS301, a new high-performance, low-power floating-point processor.

Free games: Enemy Territory

This is a free online first person shooter, you can downlaod it over here for linux or for windows.
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Oct 13, 2003

Matrix Revolutions To Be Released On Imax

Posted by timothy on Sunday October 12, @07:58PM
from the still-bitter-about-missing-lotr-trilogy-tickets dept.
captain igor writes "IMAX.com is reporting that Matrix Revolutions is going to be released at select IMAX theatres on November 5th, with a wider range of theatres picking the movie up shortly thereafter. (Link includes list of IMAX theatres that will premier the movie.)" We mentioned earlier this year that the Matrix sequels would be Imax-sized.
Guess Who's Back? Napster - Sort Of

Napster's premium subscription service will include unlimited streaming and downloading, 40 commercial-free interactive radio stations, and the capability to e-mail songs and swap playlists with other subscribers...
S.Korean president says may quit

Reuters: SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun says he favours holding a referendum in mid-December on his rule and will step down if the vote goes against him and conduct a fresh presidential election in April.
Hasta la vista, Alberta?

Province's film industry worried about Schwarzenegger promise

Alberta's motion picture industry hopes big-time Hollywood studios will stop the Governator from terminating any of the province's movie business. Recently elected California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said during the campaign he wanted to protect California jobs and bring back movie productions being shot elsewhere to save money, meaning potentially fewer movies being shot in Canada.

Oct 12, 2003

Chinese kitchen

Watch this humor Flash animation, this flash animation is called Chinese kitchen. Watch this one too, it's called Yes and No.
Metal Gear Solid : The twin Snakes

Watch the preiviews
Konami's presence at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

Xplay for more on Tokyos game show 2003
30 dead in Belarus hospital fire

MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Thirty people were killed Sunday after a patient in a mental hospital in Belarus set fire to the building, officials said.
This sux

Blogrolling is out of service for two days now I hope it's not one of those things that they go offline forever.

This is what it says on their website:

Blogrolling is moving to it's new home today!
All Blogrolling services are suspended during the duration of the move and will be off until late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Sorry for the inconvenience but things will be better after the move :-)

For up to the minute info go to my blog.

- The Management -
Thy rod and thy staff...

Read this article on guns and how it saved a family, if it wasn't for gun policy in U.S. this event wouldn't have happened in the first place!
Many soldiers, same letter
Newspapers around U.S. get identical missives from Iraq

WASHINGTON -- Letters from hometown soldiers describing their successes rebuilding Iraq have been appearing in newspapers across the country as U.S. public opinion on the mission sours.
And all the letters are the same. continue

A war crime or propaganda!
Freedom Fighters

Read this review on Freedom fighters a new game for Pc
Review By: Charlie Sinhaseni

Let's quit "Stalin," time to get on with it...
Admit it; killing Nazis is getting a bit repetitive. Even the series that’s most notoriously known for Nazi cleansing, Medal of Honor, is taking a different approach with its next installment. It’s time for a new enemy and no, the Chinese just won’t cut it anymore. Leave it to IO Interactive and Electronic Arts to deliver the oppressive Communist Soviet Union for our killing pleasure. To give more credit where it’s due there’s an excellent reason for you to kick some Communist ass as well. In this alternate universe the Russians beat the Americans to the Atom Bomb and thus held all of the world’s power. In the years following the Second World War the Communist regime spread, eventually ending up in Mexico. Castro was polite enough to provide the Russians with ample space to build Nuclear Silos within striking distance of the US from Cuba. As you may have learned in your 8th grade history class this is a bad thing. When the game begins the Russians have invaded the United States and it’s up to you, a plumber in New York City, to lead the resistance and send the commie bastards packing. Continue reading this

Oct 11, 2003

Funny clips!

Pepsi Commercial Roberto Carlos in China

Nike comercial for Soccer with Brazilian national team.

Pepsi Sumo with Soccer players

A reason not to pierce, for drinking reasons

Chocolate bar: Jamacian driver

Zazoo condoms
OpenOffice 1.1

Nema at Iranska writes:
OpenOffice.org 1.1 gives you everything you'd expect in office software. You can create dynamic documents, analyse data, design eye-catching presentations, produce dramatic illustrations, and open up your databases. You can publish your work in Portable Document Format (.pdf), and release your graphics in Flash (.swf) format - without needing any additional software. International users are not forgotten, with support for complex text layout (CTL) languages (such as Thai, Hindi, Arabic, and Hebrew) and vertical writing languages.

OpenOffice 1.1 Is Free, Download it for your specefied OS now.
Official website
Screenshots and features
Tweaker and programs that tweaks

Here is a list of program tweakers I use to make my computer better and more fun.

Internet Explorer tweakers:
IEMate (Freeware): Change your Internet Explorer settings such as title bar description, start page, download directory, web page save directory, spinning animation, skin, etc.
more information + Download

AddaButton (freeware): Add buttons to your IE toolbar very easily.
Info and download

IEtweak 2 (Freeware) : IEtweak 2 is designed to configure and personalize settings of Microsoft Internet Explorer browser in versions 5-6. Program allows to change:
*toolbar's background
*animation in the right upper corner
*IE's title bar text
*Desktop icon
*number of simultaneously downloaded files from the same server (IE 6 only)
*default IE's browser engine
*default IE's download folder

More information and download

Internet tweekers:

Download Accelerator Plus:
Downoads.com:Download Accelerator is a download accelerator/manager that can increase download speeds by up to 300 percent. It features multiserver connections to provide the best possible performance from your dial-up or broadband connection. Download Accelerator can also recover from lost connections, computer shutdowns, and other errors. This program even searches for mirror sites to maximize your download performance. It integrates fully into Netscape (including Netscape 6.x, 7.x), Internet Explorer, and Opera, plus it supports proxy servers, features automatic hang-up after download completion, download scheduling, and dial-up configuration.

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Speed optimizer 1.5:Download it after you update your Download accelerator plus and get the crack from here.

Windows tweakers:
Best windows tweaker in my opinion is FreshUI, download it for free, you have to register it. You can register the program by only an email and then your done.

Sites that I use to get some of the registry codes, the best one I recommend is winguides.
New Yorker p2p Cover [26 Sep 2003; 14:00]

sean: The RIAA Wants Your Lunch Money.

GameCube outsells PS2 in the USA following pricecut
Ninty takes both gold and silver, but how long will it last?
Nintendo has shot to the top of the class in America, with the GameCube outselling the PS2 by 20 per cent to become the best selling home console in the USA last week following a price reduction in late September.According to a statement from Nintendo of America, the Cube was the second biggest selling console in the country (after the Game Boy Advance, which consistently outsells all of the home consoles) for the week ended October 4th.This achievement saw it outselling the PlayStation 2 by a 20 per cent margin, and racking up more than twice the sales of the Xbox - with a 145 per cent lead over Microsoft's console.

Newspapers around the world today!

Updated Saturday, October 11, 2003. 225 front pages from 29 countries presented alphabetically

You can't miss the pictures of the nobel peace prize winner Shirine ebadi around the newspaper headlines.
click here

Student who revealed CD copying secret could be sued

LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Three days after a Princeton graduate student posted a paper on his Web site detailing how to defeat the copy-protection software on a new music CD by pressing a single computer key, the maker of the software said Thursday it would sue him.

Oct 10, 2003

Favourite quotes by people I can't remember!

There is no room for second place, ther's only one place and that's first place.

I wish I knew has who said this.
Nobel Peace prize 2003 (2)

Shirin Ebadi
b. 1947

Watch the announcment for Mrs.Shirin Nobel peace prize it's very inspiring to me, it makes me feel happy that an Iranian won the nobel peace prize!


Read on this
Related: Iranian Woman Lawyer Ebadi Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Iranian Reformers Hail Nobel Prize Winner
JPEG 2000

JPEG 2000: Image Compression Fundamentals, Standards and Practice (Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science, Secs 642), by David S. Taubman and Michael W. Marcellin JPEG 2000 is a new image coding system that uses state-of-the-art compression techniques based on wavelet technology. Its architecture should lend itself to a wide range of uses from portable digital cameras through to advanced pre-press, medical imaging and other key sectors.

An example and download, Xerox official Jpeg2000 website
Wildlife author killed, eaten by bears he loved
KATMAI: Many had warned Treadwell that his encounters with browns were too close.
A California author and filmmaker who became famous for trekking to Alaska's remote Katmai coast to commune with brown bears has fallen victim to the teeth and claws of the wild animals he loved.
TIMOTHY TREADWELL'S Web site, with photos of Alaska bears, is at www.grizzlypeople.com/
Iranian lawyer wins nobel peace prize
(Reuters) - Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for a fearless defense of human rights in an award designed to spur wider democracy in the Islamic world. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Ebadi -- Iran's first female judge before the 1979 Islamic revolution forced her to step down in favor of men -- for battling to defend the rights of women and children.

Oct 9, 2003

Watching webcast of bloggercon

You can watch day one and day two of the conference. click here
Angry Moroccan teacher throws pupils out of window

RABAT, Morocco (Reuters) -- Two Moroccan schoolboys were injured Monday when their teacher threw them out of a first floor classroom window for being too noisy, an Education Ministry official said.
Canadian film industry worried
Globe and mail: Schwarzenegger's election may result in productions staying in U.S.
The election of Arnold Schwarzenegger as California's governor has sent a shiver through the Canadian film industry, which is worried the superstar and former body builder could flex his new political muscles to try to keep movie production in his home state.
Nobel Peace Prize: You Got A Shot?

CBS News: (CBS/AP) It's that time of year again — time to cross your fingers, rub your rabbit's foot and hope that the secretive, five-member committee that awards the Nobel Peace Prize decides it's your turn. Finally.
Sure, Pope John Paul II, with his 25 years of advocating for peace, is considered a top contender for the prize, to be awarded Friday. And yeah, former Czech president Vaclav Havel, who led his country out of communism, is a leading candidate.
You've still got a shot, right?

chaos or propaganda?

First heart attack for Yaser Arrafat now Stomach canser? is this another one of those propagandas!

Arafat's Illness
TIME Exclusive: A source inside the compound says that Arafat is believed to be suffering from stomach cancer.

Here is from a Israel news agency:
Arafat's Health is Failing
(IsraelNN.com) Rumors that the PA leader died circulated yesterday, as well as other reports ranging from tumors, heart attacks, and that he is in good health.

Now here is from a source from Ramallah west bank:

Arafat Diagnosed With Stomach Ailment
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Yasser Arafat has a minor stomach ailment and is responding
well to treatment, two of his doctors said Thursday, denying reports that ...

You see what I mean?!

Realated: Doctors deny Arafat's heart attack
Arafat Aids Deny He Had Heart Attack

Guardian: Arafat has suffered heart attack, admits aide

A Little Perspective on $87 billion.
or "A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon it starts to add up to some real money."
On September 7th, 2003, President Bush announced on national television that he was asking the Congress to grant him an additional $87 billion dollars for the next fiscal year, beginning October 1, to continue the fight on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. But $87 billion is an impossibly high number for anyone to visualize. Let's have a look....

Check how big is 87B$ can be.

Check ths photoblog by an American soldier who brings us intresting pictures from Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.
Kim Jong II

While G.W.Bush blogs Kim Hong II blogs too!
If you don't know who is Kim Jong II is North Koreas Dictator.

Thanks for the link Javood, check Javoods blog. Javood had a comment on the background music, sure I will make it manual for the play button.
Sony Puts $719 Tag on PSX Game/Entertainment System
Reuters:Sony Corp displays the new game machine 'PSX DESR-7000,' the next generation PlayStation, during the CEATEC JAPAN 2003 technology trade exhibition at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo Oct. 7, 2003. Sony said on Tuesday it would begin selling the 'PSX,' an all-in-one game console and entertainment system, in Japan by year-end, in a bid to boost the company's sagging electronics sales. (Issei Kato/Reuters)

Sony| Meet the PSX: for more information on PSX
Low price, big band for PSX?

Oct 8, 2003

Coming soon: Schwarzenegger's transition team

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger told reporters at his first news conference as California governor-elect Wednesday that the members of his full transition team will be announced Thursday.

Related: Davis concedes, Schwarzenegger wins
Resident Evil: Apocalypse

[daily dose of imagery]: last night, a block down from where we live, they were shooting Resident Evil 2 (and still are). city hall, toronto. you can recognize the city hall buildings from our window's angle in this post as well. most of...

Check the pictures
Official website

Here is a list of Shareware and freeweres for WYSIWYG HTML Editors.
Introducing Winguides

This website is so helpfull for customizing you Pc I recomend it to everyone who like to play around their computer a lot.

Goerge blogs!

GeorgeWBush.com :: Official Blog (Campaign blog)
Who has taken this domain!

I wanted this domain so bad but who has taken Sassan.com? it seems VeriSign has to do something with this.
The registry code for Blogthis! right clicking in IE6

This source doesn't work anymore until I found it, except this one works and since the registry on the bloggers website doesn't work no more I went here and I downloaded it. If you are a blogger freak here you go download it and enjoy right clicking blogging.

Go here and download it
Blog softwares

Take a look at these shareware and freewere softwares for bloggers! some of them are good and some of them are just a waste.

Click here

Oct 7, 2003

Answers please, Mr Bush
Guardian: Michael Moore fired his opening salvo against George Bush and his rightwing cronies with his bestseller Stupid White Men. Now the president is in his sights again. In this second extract from his new book he asks his old enemy seven awkward questions

Michele moor:I have seven questions for you, Mr Bush. I ask them on behalf of the 3,000 who died that September day, and I ask them on behalf of the American people. We seek no revenge against you. We want only to know what happened, and what can be done to bring the murderers to justice, so we can prevent any future attacks on our citizens. Continue reading the questions.
“No Big Deal”
Americans want to see people succeed.

Intresting article, read it.
GAO: Pentagon sold biolab gear

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Defense Department sold equipment to the public that can be used for making biological warfare agents, according to a draft report by the General Accounting Office.

"Many items needed to establish a laboratory for making biological warfare agents were being sold on the Internet to the public from DoD's excess property inventory for pennies on the dollar, making them both easy and economical to obtain," the GAO draft report said.
Operation Give: Sending smiles to Iraq one toy at a time
This is the not list plus more!
What to give:
You should definitely not send:

NO Guns of any kind
NO Violent action hereos
NO Violent toys
NO Barbie dolls or dolls scantily dressed
NO Toys that shoot something, no projectiles
NO Water guns
NO Makeup

Click here
Spywere destruction!

I added the spywere detection and remover programs in my list.
Geekstyle: If he was a bit smarter...

...., he could have taken down the internet in 3 hours. Seriously.
Having a look at decompiled source for Blaster virus, you will find out that this simple program could be an evil but it is not.
Networkers know the power of "TOS" and "Precedence" bits in IP header. All routing information packets and control information in a network have tweaked TOS and Precedece in their layer 3 header. It means they will not be delayed in queues and are transmitted on the network with the highest priority. Now assume that this worm has tweaked TOS and Precedence to the highest priority, and boooommm!

Got the idea?
Altavista toolbar

After Google's nice and great toolbar, Altavista has decided to do the same so they came up with theirs, it's pretty nice, It even comes with a popup blocker.

Click here to Download

Stream Down 2.7
CoCSoft Stream Down is a streaming media download tool. It supports not only HTTP and FTP download, but also streaming media download such as RTSP, MMS, MMSU, MMST.
Streaming media is a kind of multimedia file which transports on a network using streaming technology. Streaming media is the most popular way to play online, including streaming audio, streaming music, streaming media, streaming movies etc. You can listen or watch it online.But if you don't have enough bandwidth or if the quality of transfer is not good, you can not play the streaming media which you want to watch or listen. Do you therefore think about downloading streaming media? Or after you have enjoyed it online do you want to play or download your favorite streaming media and add it to your private collection? Do not worry! CoCSoft Stream Down now enables you to download streaming media on the internet. For only $39, you can get any file you want from internet, especially streaming media.

Official webiste | Download | crack | Screenshots| Crack mirror 2
Magic mix of October!

Magic mix of October 2003 from Eurodancehits.com

METALLIC GLIDE - Uinea ma tov
DJ ROSS - Emotions (Remix)
RIMINI PROJECT - Another Night
BARACUDA - Leave The World (Remix)
HAPPYMEN - Freed From Desire 2003
SONIC SOLUTIONS - Place On Earth (Remix)
DJ ISAAK - Go Insane
HADDAWAY - What Is Love 200#
ME AND MY - La La Superstar
LA CARA - Everytime
TATU - Not Gonna Get Us (Remix)
OVER CLOCKER - All Nite Long
MAAYA - Path To Paradise (Remix)
VANNI G - Punto G
PREZIOSO - Like A Prayer
REAL KK - Don't Tell Me Lies (Remix)
DJ LEE - Ready Or Not
STARSTRUCK - 4 Your Love
AUDRI - I Know
BLADE 21 - Someday
DHT - Uninvited
Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

I like pictures of astronomy just take at todays astronomy picture from Nasa's archive.

Oct 6, 2003

What Would Bill Clinton Do?
In a bind over tax cuts for the rich, President Bush should take a page out of Bill's playbook
A few weeks ago, Senator Joe Biden had a perfect little epiphany: Why not pay for the $87 billion that's needed for Iraq by asking the wealthiest 1% of Americans to forgo their Bush tax breaks for just a year—2010? The Bush breaks, after all, would be worth $89 billion that year. "I haven't found one single wealthy American" who wouldn't be willing to do that, Biden told Fox News. The idea has been gaining steam among his fellow Democrats in the Senate and may be introduced in the House by Congressman Tom Lantos of California. It probably won't pass, since Republicans control both houses, but Biden had found his way to the heart of the 2004 campaign: the notion that Bush's tax breaks for the wealthy could be put to better use.

Spying on your teens via satellite for $600

Tracking units to monitor children and teenagers - disguised as watches, mobile phones and belts - have hit Australia to the outrage of civil libertarians and parent groups.The latest in spy gadgets available in Australia are being marketed to anxious parents.

All I can say is puke all over the floor, talk about privacy, I mean who would do this? except I know Australians, I don't know why.

Game Biz Mystified by Code Theft

Wired.com: In one of the highest-profile cases of cybercrime to hit the gaming industry, the source code for Half-Life 2 -- one of the year's most-anticipated games -- was stolen and released over the Internet, developer Valve said Thursday. Valve went into radio silence Friday and did not offer any insights into the motive behind the theft...

President Bush pens a poem

CNN:WASHINGTON (AP) -- Laura Bush says her husband is a poet even if, uh, Americans don't know it. At a gala Friday night kicking off this weekend's third National Book Festival, Mrs. Bush celebrated the written word in an age of visual media, thanking American authors for their "tales of mystery, history and heroism." "A good book is like an unreachable itch; you just can't leave it alone," she said at the Library of Congress, repository of 126 million books, recordings, photographs, maps, manuscripts and more...
Blogging for Dollars

Read this bloggers story on blogs and money.
The Blogging Iceberg -
Of 4.12 Million Hosted Weblogs,Most Little Seen, Quickly Abandoned

Perseus Development Corp. randomly surveyed 3,634 blogs on eight leading blog-hosting services to develop a model of blog populations. Based on this research, Perseus estimates that 4.12 million blogs have been created on these services: Blog-City, BlogSpot, Diaryland, LiveJournal, Pitas, TypePad, Weblogger and Xanga...

Wow so many quitters!! or is this some sort of propaganda!

Oct 5, 2003

Computing net promises vast power

BBC:Scientists are currently constructing the world's largest particle accelerator. Its aim is to simulate the big bang that created the universe. When it is ready in 2007 it will run under the Swiss countryside in a huge circle. The particles fired down its length will generate enough data in a year to fill a pile of CDs the size of the Eiffel Tower.
Your Uninstaller 2003!

This is the version 3.2 I couldn't get the latest version with the crack.

What is Your Uninstaller ?
Your Uninstaller ! is the 1st smart Drag&Uninstall uninstaller and Startup Organizer in the world and very easy to use. Just like using the Recycle Bin!

Download | Crack | Screenshot
Cartoon creator of Shrek dies at 95
The Age - American illustrator William Steig, creator of the green monster Shrek and dozens of other cartoon characters, has died aged 95.

Web Attack Postpones Suicide Rock Show

TAMPA, Fla. Oct. 4 - A concert that was to feature an on-stage suicide of a terminally ill person was postponed Saturday because the Web site that was to broadcast the event was attacked, the operator of the site said Saturday. The Web site for the band Hell on Earth was attacked Saturday evening by a flood of data from computers somewhere in Hong Kong, said Jason Trindade, the operator of a San Diego-based technology company that hosts the site."There's been a huge amount of traffic which causes the server to lock up," Trindade said...

For ones web attacks do something good.

Pawn 1.02

Pawn is a small freeware chess program for Windows.
Download the latest version here.

Download | Screenshot
Am I on Fire or Is It Just TV?

Reuters: A German TV network's regular early morning film of a burning log is playing havoc with night owls and even tricked a woman into calling out the fire brigade.
Thais to Use Mice to Test APEC Summit Food

Reuters: Thailand is going to use mice to test food for poison before it is served to President Bush and 20 other Asia Pacific leaders at a regional summit in Bangkok this month, a top health official said on Friday.
Adding thing and fixing my template!
Permanent links now work! so please use the permanent link. I have added things to my link list on the bottom of the page on the left bar, and I also added few links that are blog related. Cartoons and comics have been added too.
The first Iranian made blogdex!
What is going on Iranain blogsphere?


And here is the Another test page I have found.

Oct 4, 2003

Blogger now has a survey!
It's only for blogger users so it wouldn't work for non-bloggers.
Click here
Fixing my blog!
Save Afsane Noroozi's Life

A petetion
The first rule of Google AdSense is, don't talk about Google AdSense

Kottke.org: Have you noticed that Google is acting more and more like a stupid marketing/advertising company lately? It's one of the side effects of not really being a search engine company and seems to fly in the face of Sergey Brin's Google rule #1: "Don't be evil". continue reading this
"I will have my money for my fine and a joint in the other hand" - Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien

washingtonpost.com: Canadian PM Mulls Smoking Marijuana When He Retires...
Two Iraqi scientists shot after aiding U.S.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Two Iraqi scientists were shot, one fatally, after helping the United States search for weapons of mass destruction, according to chief U.S. weapons inspector David Kay.
Florida Dorms Lock Out P2P Users

Wired.com: The University of Florida has developed a tool to help extricate the school from the morass of peer-to-peer file trading, and early results show that it's succeeding.
War with Iraq

Study: Wrong impressions helped support Iraq war

WASHINGTON - A majority of Americans have held at least one of three mistaken impressions about the U.S.-led war in Iraq, according to a new study released Thursday, and those misperceptions contributed to much of the popular support for the war.
Yet Another Insult...

Payam wrote: Lt. Governor of Texas, Republican David Dewhurst got so upset at his buddy and fellow Republican,Texas House of Representatives Speaker Tom Craddick (probably for not being extremist enough) that he lashed at the Speaker and insulting him with the greatest of all the greatest insults and accusing the Speaker of negotiating like an "Iranian cabdriver." NIAC has called for an apology from the Lt. Governor.

Iranian cab driver is an insult!

Oct 3, 2003

Joke articles!

Here is a good joke article that was from Feb. 8, 2002, read it, it's on Canada and their warships.

"Canada Warship Seizes Tanker in Arabian Sea" -- Reuters, Feb. 8, 2002

Oh Right, and Switzerland Has Nuclear Weapons

Arabian Sea (SatireWire.com) — Canadian television reported Friday that a Canadian warship in the Arabian Sea had seized a tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iraq, leading many to suspect that the report was a hoax.
"You're kidding, right? Canada has a warship?" asked U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. "Like for war?
"Does Canada know?" he added.

Continue reading this

Satelite images of hurricane Juan

More devestating picture of Juan taken by my brother, and here is CBC's pictures.
List of sites and blogs with Hurricane Juan pictures.
More pictures of Hurricane Juan!

Click here these pictures are taken by my freinds, freinds. Check out my brothers blog for more Hurricane Juan pictures!
Google glossary and my Histrory homework!

As I'm looking for scientific definitions for some Mesopotamian words I searched for Persians in Google glossary and this is the only thing I got.

A breed of cats with long fur.

The Persians
By Aeschylus Written 472 B.C.E
Translated by Robert Potter

Also I on my History course Code of Hammurabi.
Behistun (Bisitun)
Monument of Darius, King of Persia

Read this article on Behistun munument, also read this one.

At the mountain of Behistun, Darius carved a huge billboard in the stone cliff to record the struggles he faced in gaining the throne. Darius' monument, displayed in a picture, and text printed in three languages, was critical to scholars who used the texts as a way to decipher the Persian and Babylonian languages. Two articles are provided here which describe the monument, the efforts required to examine it, and the history of its importance...

More on this

Oct 2, 2003

Check out these two blogs!

Bush welcomes probe of CIA leak
'I want to know the truth,' president tells reporters

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush said Tuesday he welcomes a Justice Department investigation into who revealed the classified identity of a CIA operative.

Oct 1, 2003

Take Action!
Online action center:
Raise Your Voice Against the Imminent Execution of Afsaneh Nouroozi in Iran

Afsaneh Nouroozi was arrested in 1997 after she killed the Head of Police Intelligence in Kish, Southern Iran. She allegedly acted in self-defense in order to protect herself from being raped. Afsaneh Nouroozi is now at imminent risk of execution after the death sentence against her was upheld by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, is the only authority able to grant clemency at this stage...

Congressman Introduces Legislation to Expel Iranian Visitors and Students from the U.S.

Washington, D.C. September 26, 2003 – Congressman Gresham Barrett (R-SC) has introduced a bill that would stop individuals from nations determined by the US State Department to be state sponsors of terrorism from entering the United States. Cuba, Libya, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria and Sudan have been designated as terrorist states.

My summary of this is that the congressman have said Iranian students = Terrorisms groups from terrorist estates!
What is BitTorrent?

BitTorrent is a tool for distributing files. It's extremely easy to use - downloads are started by clicking on hyperlinks. Whenever more than one person is downloading at once they send pieces of the file(s) to each other, thus relieving the central server's bandwidth burden. Even with many simultaneous downloads, the upload burden on the central server remains quite small, since each new downloader introduces new upload capacity. The files are in .torrent extentions.

more information plus download | suprnova.org
Iran's Capital Should Be Moved, Says Quake Expert

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's capital is in such a perilous location it should be moved, a leading Iranian earthquake expert told Reuters on Wednesday.The sprawling concrete jungle of Tehran is perched on lethal geological faults and experts estimate six percent of the population, or some 720,000 people, could die if "the big one" shakes its ramshackle buildings to the ground.

Check out the new pictures taken from space.
Napster's website is back!

Click here and check out the animations.

This is how napsters website looked like after they closed down.

The screenshot is from ghostsites