Saturday, March 31, 2007

Virus links in Orkut Scrapbook and testimonials

These are some of the links used by the viruses which spread though Orkut.

If you see such a link on your scrapbook or testimonial , don't click on it. Tell everyone who sent that scrap or testimonial that their computer is infected and they need to remove the virus.

Get a free Norton Security Scan, Spyware Doctor Starter Edition from the Google Pack on my blog sidebar !
This is the screensaver version

Uses links
To remove it
Disable screensaver first.
Search and delete a file called imagens_site.scr

This is how to remove the virus :

Google OS ? Yahoo browser ? Operating system - just bots really ?

Did the Google operating system finally come into being ? Was it made to compete with the Microsoft's Vista OS ? Did Yahoo also make an operating system ? And browsers !!! (Ok - browsers I can believe)

Making a complete operating system to compete with Windows XP and even Vista ( and who knows - even with Mac Os X and Linux) was one of the rumours going around the Google gossip stream. And this image from a visitor statistics tool suddenly made me think they were already out. In the frenzied moment of panic (?), I realized that these were just the bots- Googlebot and Yahoobot (Inktomi bot, I guess)

So, is the Google OS really out there ? Is it coming ? Well, I guess we'll all be waiting ...

Google is taking over the Earth and we know it. We know that the Google OS will come. The Google browser first, then the Yahoo browser, finally the OS.
Hey, is Google gonna buy Firefox ? That'll make it a Google browser , would it not ?

We'll just wait and see ....

Friday, March 30, 2007

Testimonial and scrapbook orkut viruses

Testimonials and Scrapbooks affected by virus spreading via Orkut

Opa , como está? Olha, vazou na internet imagens amadoras do garoto João Hélio que foi cruelmente morto por assaltantes do RJ ao ficar preso ao cinto de segurança do carro de sua família que fora roubado. O Brasil todo está comovido com o ocorrido, rezemos por ele!
Para ver as imagens, copie o link e cole no navegador:
Tenha uma ótima semana!!!Chdd\ arZro`^ cn`rghm\tinshm^`m`+sm_rq).mjboY44.kgi

Got this message in a scrap ? It's from a virus. Tell the person who sent it to you that their computer is infected.

Use an antivirus ! Update it freequently - Use the Google Pack to install Norton Security Scan & Spyware Doctor Starter Edition - Available as free download from my blog sidebar - Look on the right !

Remove Orcu virus from your computer as given here :

This is what you get translated from Portuguese !
The gibberish from the automatic web traslater at google or Babel fish looks like :
Opa, how are you? It looks at, leaked in the Internet amateur images of the boy João Helium that was cruel died for assailant of the RIO DE JANEIRO when imprisoned being to the belt of security of the car of its family that it are stolen. Brazil all is comovido with the occurrence, prays for it! To see the images, it copies link and it glue in the navigator: Has an excellent week! Chdd \  arZro `^  cn `r  ghm  \ tins  hm  ^ `m `+sm_rq) .mjboY44.kgi
It's a bad translation- I'll get the proper one later ...
Can anyone translate for me ?

Another one :
(Using of "Você" suggests Brazilian )

Você é uma pessoa especial.
Deixo este depoimento aqui para expressar minha amizade, com uma mensagem linda que serve como lição de vida para qualquer pessoa.
Viva a vida enquanto pode!
"You are a special person. I am leaving this comment here to express my friendship, with a nice message which serves as a life lesson to anyobe.
(website address given)
Live life while you can!! (i.e. Live life to the full!)
More :
Oi , como vai? Olha só, encontrei umas fotos do seu perfil num site de encontros, mas com o nome de outra pessoa, é bom vc dar uma olhadinha nisso, pois é realmente muito estranho. Tirei uma foto da página, para caso ela seja removida antes que veja.
O link da página é
Copie-o e cole no navegador para visualizar.
Assim que tiver visto, me confirme se não é um equívoco.

"Hi, how's it going? Look, I found some photos from your profile on a meeting site, but with someone else's name, anyway, just take a look at it, it's really weird. I took one photo from the page just in case it got deleted before you see it. The link for the page is

Tries to install imagens_site.scr WHICH IS A VIRUS !!!!

This virus virus is more dangerous than the earlier ones as it has not only entered not only our scrapbooks but testimonials as well......

How does it spread?
It spreads through infected contacts. An orkut account gets infected once you click on the link. The Trojan posts a message in your friend's scrapbook area or a testimonial of the Orkut system. The message text is chosen by the attacker and can be a random sentence written in Brazilian Portuguese

Name of the Trojan: Infostealer.Orcu

Norton’s Description: Infostealer.Orcu is a Trojan horse that attempts to steal confidential information, such as bank and Paypal accounts. It may arrive as a message spammed across the Orkut network.

Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Hackers are trying to steal Orkut users' bank account information by inserting an automated information theft worm, according to security researchers. The worm, known as MW.Orc, is propagating through Orkut when users launch an executable file disguised as a JPEG.

Only one thing we can do is prevention, ie not to open such files and delete it from ur scrapbook, inbox or testimonial ...... If somehow this virus gets into someones PC then i suggest u run an antivirus as fast as u can......

Plus u can always spread awareness about these viruses and spamming....

By the way tinyurlcomyompks is now blocked by when they found out it is a virus.

Remove Orcu virus from your computer as given here :

There are so many viruses out there - look at the Yahoo messenger virus which may even affect the photo album.

April fools - first some 1st class successful pranks

The Swiss Spaghetti Harves
1. The Swiss Spaghetti Harvest

In 1957 the respected BBC news show Panorama announced that thanks to a very mild winter and the virtual elimination of the dreaded spaghetti weevil, Swiss farmers were enjoying a bumper spaghetti crop. It accompanied this announcement with footage of Swiss peasants pulling strands of spaghetti down from trees. Huge numbers of viewers were taken in, and many called up wanting to know how they could grow their own spaghetti trees. To this question, the BBC diplomatically replied that they should "place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best." Check out the actual broadcast archived on the BBC's website (You need the RealVideo player installed to see it, and it usually loads very slowly)
Sidd Finch
2. Sidd Finch

In its April 1985 edition, Sports Illustrated published a story about a new rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. His name was Sidd Finch and he could reportedly throw a baseball with startling, pinpoint accuracy at 168 mph (65 mph faster than anyone else has ever been able to throw a ball). Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had never even played the game before. Instead, he had mastered the "art of the pitch" in a Tibetan monastery under the guidance of the "great poet-saint Lama Milaraspa." Mets fans everywhere celebrated at their teams's amazing luck at having found such a gifted player, and Sports Illustrated was flooded with requests for more information. But in reality this legendary player only existed in the imagination of the writer of the article, George Plimpton.

3. Instant Color TV
In 1962 there was only one tv channel in Sweden, and it broadcast in black and white. The station's technical expert, Kjell Stensson, appeared on the news to announce that thanks Instant Color TVto a newly developed technology, all viewers could now quickly and easily convert their existing sets to display color reception. All they had to do was pull a nylon stocking over their tv screen, and they would begin to see their favorite shows in color. Stensson then proceeded to demonstrate the process. Reportedly, hundreds of thousands of people, out of the population of seven million, were taken in. Actual color tv transmission only commenced in Sweden on April 1, 1970.

4. The Taco Liberty Bell
In 1996 the Taco Bell Corporation announced that it had bought the Liberty Bell from the federal government and was renaming it the Taco Liberty Bell. Hundreds of outraged citizeThe Taco Liberty Bellns called up the National Historic Park in Philadelphia where the bell is housed to express their anger. Their nerves were only calmed when Taco Bell revealed that it was all a practical joke a few hours later. The best line inspired by the affair came when White House press secretary Mike McCurry was asked about the sale, and he responded that the Lincoln Memorial had also been sold, though to a different corporation, and would now be known as the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial.

5. San Serriffe
In 1977 the British newspaper The Guardian published a special seven-page supplemeSan Serriffent in honor of the tenth anniversary of San Serriffe, a small republic located in the Indian Ocean consisting of several semi-colon-shaped islands. A series of articles affectionately described the geography and culture of this obscure nation. Its two main islands were named Upper Caisse and Lower Caisse. Its capital was Bodoni, and its leader was General Pica. The Guardian's phones rang all day as readers sought more information about the idyllic holiday spot. Few noticed that everything about the island was named after printer's terminology. The success of this hoax is widely credited with launching the enthusiasm for April Foolery that then gripped the British tabloids in the following decades.

6. Nixon for President
In 1992 National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation program announced that Richard Nixon, in a surprise move, was running for President again. His new campaign slogan was, "I didn't do anything wrong, and I won't do it again." Accompanying this announcement were audio clips of Nixon delivering his candidacy speech. Listeners responded viscerally to the announcement, flooding the show with calls expressing shock and outrage. Only during the second half of the show did the host John Hockenberry reveal that the announcement was a practical joke. Nixon's voice was impersonated by comedian Rich Little.

7. Alabama Changes the Value of Pi
The April 1998 issue of the New Mexicans for Science and Reason newsletter contained an article claiming that the Alabama state legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi from 3.14159 to the 'Biblical value' of 3.0. Before long the article had made its way onto the internet, and then it rapidly made its way around the world, forwarded by people in their email. It only became apparent how far the article had spread when the Alabama legislature began receiving hundreds of calls from people protesting the legislation. The original article, which was intended as a parody of legislative attempts to circumscribe the teaching of evolution, was written by a physicist named Mark Boslough.

8. The Left-Handed Whopper
In 1998 Burger King published a full page advertisement in USA Today announcing the introduction of a new item to their menu: a "Left-Handed Whopper" specially designed for the 32 million left-handed Americans. According to the advertisement, the new whopper included the same ingredients as the original Whopper (lettuce, tomato, hamburger patty, etc.), but all the condiments were rotated 180 degrees for the benefit of their left-handed customers. The following day Burger King issued a follow-up release revealing that although the Left-Handed Whopper was a hoax, thousands of customers had gone into restaurants to request the new sandwich. Simultaneously, according to the press release, "many others requested their own 'right handed' version."

9. Hotheaded Naked Ice Borers
In its April 1995 issue Discover Magazine announced that the highly respected wildlife biologist Dr. Aprile Pazzo had discovered a new species in Antarctica: the hotheaded naked ice borer. These fascinating creatures had bony plates on their heads that, fed by numerous blood vHotheaded Naked Ice Borersessels, could become burning hot, allowing the animals to bore through ice at high speeds. They used this ability to hunt penguins, melting the ice beneath the penguins and causing them to sink downwards into the resulting slush where the hotheads consumed them. After much research, Dr. Pazzo theorized that the hotheads might have been responsible for the mysterious disappearance of noted Antarctic explorer Philippe Poisson in 1837. "To the ice borers, he would have looked like a penguin," the article quoted her as saying. Discover received more mail in response to this article than they had received for any other article in their history.

10. Planetary Alignment Decreases Gravity
In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes. The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earth's own gravity. Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation. When 9:47 AM arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room. - Orkut testimonial (virus or not - dunno )

Another orkut testimonial with a link ...

I could not access the link - there was a 403 error -

"Você conhece as pessoas que o esquecem. Você esquece das pessoas que você encontrou.Mas às

vezes você conhece pessoas que você não pode esquecer. Esses são seus amigos.
Não há maior prazer que o de encontrar um velho amigo, exceto o de fazer um novo
A vida é em parte o que nós fazemos dela, e em parte o que é feito pelos amigos que nós escolhemos"
Da uma passadinha ai na minha comunidade e faça um novo amigo,desde ja um forte abraço!


You don't have permission to access /comunity.html on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Apache/2.2.2 (Fedora) Server at Port 80

Looks suspicious, but not sure it's a virus ....

If anyone has information on this do let me know ....

Check out the info about the other orkut viruses and worms which spread through scraps and testimonials ...

Stumbleupon stumbles to Firefox Add-ons: Discuss StumbleUpon

Very strange .... does not want people to register at their site ?

When trying to register at, it redirects to Firefox Add-ons: Discuss StumbleUpon

I registered, but that was on Firefox's site ...

How do you register on ???

Visit for more ideas, fundas, tips and tricks
Don't forget to check back here

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows US Cover Jacket

The cover jacket of the US edition of Harry Potter 7 (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ) is here !

The UK cover is here

The hallowed cover of the deathly hallows has risen from the hallows. All ye Potter fans rejoice !
The clues have started to pour out. The plot is oozing out of the cauldron. Can't wait for the day.

Release Date: July 21, 2007
Title: Announced on Dec. 21, 2006

Cover jacket of the UK edition of Harry Potter 7
(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows )

What do you think of the images on the cover ? Where are Harry, Ron and Hermione ? What are they doing ???

Is Ronald Weasley or Hermione Granger going to die ? Is Harry Potter going to be killed on the Deathly Hallows ?

More questions ? Wait and see ....

For life is waiting ...

Wait and see ...

Contagion - Worms spreading via

Firstly, let me tell you it's not Orkut's Fault.

By blocking the virus, Orkut will have to make it tougher to use the features it offers.

But I still can't understand, how the worm bypasses the CAPTCHA (or something like that) that is the Image Verification feature required for posting links !!!

Just browsing through orkut wont spread virus. But once you click the link - U're done for ....

These are some of the links the virus used (now blocked by

Oi , como vai? Olha só, encontrei umas fotos do seu perfil num site de encontros, mas com o nome de outra pessoa, é bom vc dar uma olhadinha nisso, pois é realmente muito estranho. Tirei uma foto da página, para caso ela seja removida antes que veja.
O link da página é
Copie-o e cole no navegador para visualizar.
Assim que tiver visto, me confirme se não é um equívoco.

Click here to learn How to remove the Orcu virus (Orkut virus or worm )...

1.Check your machine for "minhasfotos.exe," "winlogon_.jpg" and "wzip32.exe," . and if it is there scan your system with ewido,spybot,adaware and antivirus

To reduce virus or worm infections

1. Use antivirus

2. Use of browser other than IE will be better ( Firefox - Download Firefox from my sidebar )

3. also use followinf scanners

Contagion - Worms spreading via

1. Ewido - or

2. Adaware -

3. Spybot -

try the removal tools

if you dont have an antivirus in your system try any of the following they are free

1. or

2. avast -

use crap cleaner (To remove unwanted files like temporary folder contents and etc, also it have some registry issue fixes also)

download it from

Cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The hallowed cover of the deathly hallows has risen from the hallows. All ye Potter fans rejoice !
The clues have started to pour out. The plot is oozing out of the cauldron. Can't wait for the day.

Release Date: July 21, 2007
Title: Announced on Dec. 21, 2006

What do you think of the images on the cover ? Where are Harry, Ron and Hermione ? What are they doing ???

Is Ronald Weasley or Hermione Granger going to die ? Is Harry Potter going to be killed on the Deathly Hallows ?

More questions ? Wait and see ....

For life is waiting ...

Wait and see ...

Flaoting images scrapbook trick - orkut and all websites with pictures

Here's an orkut script which will work on all pages with images. Just copy and paste this script into the address bar ( where u type the website address ) and press Enter (or Return)

The pictures on the webpage you were on will float around in a smooth fashion. (smoothened by using the sine and cosine functions to calculate a curving path)

Cool to just see the script work. If u are jobless and need more scripts, try

javascript:R=0; x1=.1; y1=.05; x2=.25; y2=.24; x3=1.6; y3=.24; x4=300; y4=200; x5=300; y5=200; DI=document.images; DIL=DI.length; function A(){for(i=0; i-DIL; i++){DIS=DI[ i ].style; DIS.position='absolute'; DIS.left=Math.sin(R*x1+i*x2+x3)*x4+x5;*y1+i*y2+y3)*y4+y5}R++}setInterval('A()',5); void(0);

More orkut scripts, tips tricks and javascripts at

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Orkut testimonial virus worm

Again ! Another testimonial virus in orkut !

Você é uma pessoa especial.
Deixo este depoimento aqui para expressar minha amizade, com uma mensagem linda que serve como lição de vida para qualquer pessoa.
Viva a vida enquanto pode!

I guess this also will go to both testimonials and scrapbooks ...

Got this message in a scrap ? It's from a virus. Tell the person who sent it to you that their computer is infected.

Remove Orcu virus from your computer as given here :

Hasta la Vista Baby ! Windows Vista - Big brother !

The NSA (the USA National Security Agency) worked with MicroSoft to build Vista

if you think they didn't add some kind of privacy- destroying, email tracking, watching behind your shoulder and tracking your every move on Earth kind of stuff to it to keep tabs on you then you're definitely INSANE. (I guess they don't trtack insane people anyway)

There is an option in the browser ( Internet Explorer , what else- use Firefox - just download from this page itself and install - try Mozilla Firefox - U'll like it) for Advanced AdBlock etc, which runs through MS severs.

What does this mean?


A) When you visit a webpage it has to be allowed to appear by MicroSoft, so you're double redirecting for EVERY web page you visit.

B) MS knows EXACTLY which sites you're going to at all times.


The indexing system which was supposed to be one of the major assets to vista runs CONSTANTLY rather than just indexing once and adding index values as they become a part of your system.

This is a MAJOR reason why vista slows down and hogs an INSANE (they track normal people using insane software) amount of system resources.

Do your research. Google NSA Vista, VISTA indexing, VISTA holes.

Like I said, it's all up to personal taste but thank you very much I will stick with my streamlined XP SP2.


Good luck getting all of your drivers/devices/programs to work on vista.


This is not me speaking (except the crazy comments) - just something interesting I found

Monday, March 26, 2007

Super 8 match schedule - second stage world cup

Second Stage - Super Eight Match Schedule

A lot of people would like to have the updated schedule of the second stage matches - here it is : you might want to print it.

Do U want to printable version of it ? I'm working on it. Tell me if u need a printable one ...




Tue 27 Mar

Ireland v Australia

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Wed 28 Mar

South Africa v Sri Lanka

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Thu 29 Mar

Ireland v New Zealand

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Fri 30 Mar

West Indies v England

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Sat 31 Mar

Australia v Bangladesh

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Sun 01 Apr

Ireland v Sri Lanka

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Mon 02 Apr

Bangladesh v New Zealand

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Tue 03 Apr

West Indies v South Africa

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Wed 04 Apr

England v Sri Lanka

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Sat 07 Apr

Bangladesh v South Africa

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Sun 08 Apr

Australia v England

Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua & Barbuda

Mon 09 Apr

West Indies v New Zealand

Providence Stadium, Guyana

Tue 10 Apr

Ireland v South Africa

Queen's Park, Grenada

Wed 11 Apr

England v Bangladesh

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Thu 12 Apr

Sri Lanka v New Zealand

Queen's Park, Grenada

Fri 13 Apr

Australia v West Indies

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Sat 14 Apr

South Africa v New Zealand

Queen's Park, Grenada

Sun 15 Apr

Sri Lanka v West Indies

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Mon 16 Apr

Australia v Sri Lanka

Queen's Park, Grenada

Tue 17 Apr

South Africa v England

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Wed 18 Apr

West Indies v Sri Lanka

Queen's Park, Grenada

Thu 19 Apr

Ireland v Bangladesh

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Fri 20 Apr

Australia v New Zealand

Queen's Park, Grenada

Sat 21 Apr

Ireland v England

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Semi–Finals - Match Schedule


Semi Final 1

Semi Final 2


Tue 24 Apr

2nd Vs. 3rd

Sabina Park, Jamaica

Wed 25 Apr

1st Vs. 4th

Beausejour Stadium, St Lucia

ICC World Cup Final - Match Schedule




Sat 28 Apr

Semi-Finalist 1 Vs. 2

Kensington Oval, Barbados

Make good use of the world cup schedule above - and watch the matches live from these sites :

World Cup 2007 live video streaming of the matches...

Use the links at your own risk. I do not support any of those sites ...

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sunday is a holiday !

Sunday Holiday !

Who said this ?

We enjoyed our day without our computers so much that we decided to take Sunday off too!
We'll be back online on Monday.
The people at . They went back to their computer (which was not shut down on shutdown day in the first place) and changed the message to this.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 didn't shut down - no fair !!!

That's interesting ! didn't shut down today !

Not a good example to set for the 80,000 + people who said they'd shut down their computers.

It's a good thing didn't shut down either. Or I wouldn't be able to sit here commenting on what a shame it is that website didn't shut down !

"Practice what you preach", said somebody (who, I don't know - but somebody did). And the very website which started this campaign of shutting down other people's computers by a strange and complex manipulation of crowd mentality to supress the opinion of the individual and produce a peer pressure to act according to what the general public conciousness thinks is, let me say - quite interesting.
( I know the previous sentence is too long to be making any sense, but let me say the essense of what I mean is - mind control)

Yes, a massive attempt at world domination by controlling the minds of millions and millions of people (the world has more than 6 billion people right ?) to make them switch off their computers against their normal choices and thus take over the world !

So - mind control it is. The internet is like the matrix - all these humans plugged into the system and noone knows what is real.

What is real ?

If real is defined as the webpages coming through your browser with information you can choose to trust or not, as emails full of junk and spam telling you to provide your bank account number and credit card info, or messages coming across and IM, or files though FTP, then real is just electrical impulses passing through miles and kilometres of wires, optic fibre cables, even thin air.

They could be just fake - absolutely fake information. Spam emails from hackers and crackers. IM bots trying to chat you up - you can never be sure what the virtual reality is ...

Back to the shutdown day thingie ...

What do they say ?

Just popped out to the real world. Back in **** minutes.

Help make the next Shutdown Day even bigger !

Well, atleast they say it's for a good cause.
We've teamed up with the National Laptop Foundation, a new
non-profit organisation launching on World Earth Day, to help underprivileged
children, the elderly and schools and doctors in third world countries have
access to the internet, by recycling & refurbishing old unwanted &
broken computers. We want to raise $100,000 to help this cause and to start work
on the next Shutdown Day and organise events in cities around the world. Please
help be a part of this.

U decide. I'm not a part of this !

Boycott Global Shutdown Day !

boycott shutdown day don't shutdown

Dennis Bystrov and Michael Taylor from

wanted to see how many people could go without computers for a day. And shut down their computers - finda alternative uses for their laptops (believe me - somebody wants to play basketball with their laptop - there's a video of it on youtube !)

See what a dude in Engadget has to say about shutdown day - that is today !

Hold on there, big guy. You want us to STOP using computers for a day? How about
we all decide to hold our breath for 24 hours, too? Yeah, that's right, we're
not giving up our gadgets for anyone. We know that some day our computers will
kill us (either by rising up against us or by getting us so sucked into a six
day-long WoW marathon that we forget to eat), but hey, you gotta die from
something right? At least we'll go out knowing we spent every waking moment
indoors doing something worthwhile like reading RSS feeds and downloading porn.
Those are truly the hallmarks of a life well-spent, wouldn't you agree? Anyway,
we're going to show the Blame Computers First crowd what's what and use our
computers TWICE as much on March 24th -- even if that means grabbing two
machines and then typing with our fingers and toes at the same time.

A few suggestions from the middle path :

(not my suggestions - just some that I found interesting. I don't endorse any view expressed here)

  • How about we meet halfway and put our computers on standby for 12 hours ?
  • If they have my favourite band playing that Saturday, I would support this initiative with my friends in the club and in the bar afterwards.Wait... I still need computer to buy tickets, print out directions and... nevermind
  • I don't see anything wrong with this. It's on a Saturday, so unless you're working you really have no reason not to at least give a halfhearted attempt to participate.Unless you live in some craphole like New York where there's nothing to do that isn't computer related.
  • I think we should all support this to our friends and relatives.And queue a LOAD of torrents the night before because that's going to be a good day for downloads.
  • Let's just kill off all our hospital patients who rely on monitoring and life support through computers as well.
  • I realize it's a Saturday and all, but do they just expect businesses to just come to a screeching halt or something? "I'm sorry, I can't check our inventory right now, I'm participting in Shutdown Day! Try back on Monday.""Oh, no, I can't take a credit card today. The company that validates them has decided to turn off all of their computers for a day."
  • so.... does my moto Q count or even an xbox360/PS3... cause those are nearly computers. so many items are in a grey area these days as to what they are, so how do you classify a computer anymore?

Friday, March 23, 2007

To search for downloadable music

type this {-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) ""} in the search bar and replace with your favorite band, and you will only find open indexes that contain downloadable music files.
Cool tip. Try it. Hope it works for you ! It's such a weel known trick it seems, a dude has a huge web page dedicated to the technique.

Shutdown Day - Did u shut down ? March 24th

It is obvious that people would find life extremely difficult without computers, maybe even impossible. If they disappeared for just one day, would we be able to cope?

Be a part of one of the biggest global experiments ever to take place on the internet. The idea behind the experiment is to find out how many people can go without a computer for one whole day, and what will happen if we all participate!

Shutdown your computer on this day and find out! Can you survive for 24 hours without your computer?

Thus says the message on .

By the time a good number of people read this, it is already past shut down day. Because it's just 3 hours from now !

What is shutdown day ?

It's a day (March 24th, 2007) when a lot of people shut down their computers for 24 hours just to see if they can live without computers for a day.

And what is the response ?
A lot of people said they can - 54007 and a few said they cannot 8561 at about 3 hours from t-0

3 hours from blast off ! t - 180 minutes !

Did you shut down your computer ?

I'll try not to turn mine on ...

Invisible flexible battery - crazy or what ?

invisible flexible battery see through

Yes, it is. Definitely crazy ! But what stuff can you do with an invisible battery ?

Made in Waseda University by who some may descibe as mad scientists, this is cool but probably useless.Gizmag reported that researchers at the University have developed a so-called "organic radical" battery that's flexible and transparent. The battery apparently takes only one minute to charge and can last over 1,000 cycles.

With transparent circuits and OLEDs also already in the works, it seems like it's only a matter of time before all our gadgets are invisible. Think of it, bumping into your car which is invisible.

And what about an invisible cellphone ? But who would want an invisible ceelphone anyway - they're already too small to be visible.

Let's wait and see how this develops.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 1 Rocket

Excellent ! Now space is not just a government only area. Privately owned space exploration company SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 1 rocket. The rocket was developed entirely by SpaceX without government funding or the related lack of government funding. According to company founder Elon Musk, who previously co-founded Zip2 and PayPal (wow, that's cool !), the Falcon 1’s success will drive the cost of space access down “ultimately by a factor of 10.”

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Nokia older phones secret codes, tips and tricks

To check IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) for Nokia mobile.
On the main screen type *#06#

Information you get from the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

TAC = Type approval code of your Nokia Mobile
FAC = Final assembly code of your cellphone
SNR = Serial number of your Nokia Phone
SP = Spare

To check the phones Software revision for Nokia Mobile.
On the main screen type *#0000#

To enter in the secret menu in Nokia Phone.
On the main screen type *#92702689# [*#war0anty#] it will take you to a secret menu where you may find some of the information below:
1. Displays Serial Number.
2. Displays the Month and Year of Manufacture
3. Displays (if there) the date where the phone was purchased (MMYY)
4. Displays the date of the last repair - if found (0000)
5. Shows life timer of phone (time passes since last start)

To restore Factory Settings for Nokia mobile
*#7780# reset to factory settings.

Taking picture without getting noticed.
Turn on/off the "click" sound made by the camera by selecting the 'Silent' profile or by turning warning tones on/off.

Hiding your Mobile/ Cellphone Number
Go to: Menu > Tools > Settings > Call > Send My
Caller ID > 'Yes', 'No' or 'Set By Network' to follow the default settings of your home network.
It works only with very few network who provide you facility of “Private Number”

Speed Dialing From Simcard contact (not stored in mobile phonebook)
Type number followed by #
Example: 1# or 2# or 21#

Security Alarm Trick
Change closed caller group (settings >security settings>user groups) to 00000 and your phone will sound the message tone when you are near a radar speed trap. Setting it to 500 will cause your phone 2 set off security alarms at shop exits.
Try this secret trick if you can handle the unexpected.
Note: This secret trick wont work with all Nokia phones Models.

Spy calling trick
1. Activate the "Automatic Answer" in the headset profile and set the ringing volume to "Mute"
2. Short-circuit the left middle and right pins on the bottom of the phone with all connections touching each other this will activate profile "Headset".
If you cant do this just keep your earphone connected.
3. Now place it under a table in a room and call it. Now you can use your phone for checking out what people are talking about in a room. Just. The phone receives the call without ringing and you can listen to what people are saying.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Bob Woolmer passes away in Jamaica

Jamaica Bob Woolmer Kingston Interview

Robert Andrew Woolmer, (born May 14, 1948, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India - died March 18, 2007, Kingston, Jamaica), more commonly known as Bob Woolmer, was a professional cricket coach known for having coached the South African cricket team and Warwickshire. He was only the second non-Pakistani to coach the Pakistani cricket team, the first being Englishman Richard Pybus (1999-2000).

Bob Woolmer Pakistan cricket coach passes away Jamaica dies
He played English county cricket for Kent, initially as an all-rounder. He graduated to Test cricket with England in 1975 again, at first, as an all-rounder, having taken a hat-trick for MCC against the touring Australian cricket team with his fast-medium bowling. But he was dropped after his first Test, only reappearing in the final match of the series at The Oval where he scored 149, batting at number five, the slowest Test century ever for England against Australia. Further batting success followed over the next two seasons, including two further centuries against Australia, one in the Centenary Test.

But Woolmer's international career stalled after he joined the World Series Cricket break-away group run by Kerry Packer. Though he appeared intermittently in the Test team up to 1981, he never recaptured the form of the mid 1970s.

Woolmer was also a regular in England ODI cricket from 1972 to 1976.

He was a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1976.

Woolmer was found unconscious in his Hotel room in Kingston, Jamaica on the 18th March 2007 at the Cricket World Cup; he died in The University Hospital, Kingston later that day.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

World Cup 2007 live video streaming of the matches

Where can I see live webcast of ICC cricket world cup matches ? Can somebody provide list of links ?
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
Watch Live Video Streaming of all matches. Alongwith Interactive Highlights, On-Demand Produced Highlights and Replays, Mobile Ball-By-Ball updates and much more. Watch from ANY location (home or work) in high quality streaming video, on our fully redundant high-capacity network.

Live International Cricket Internet Telecast - India, England, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa all teams shown online.
Watch your favorite Indian channels right now. Do you have High Speed Internet connection? then you are all set to go. Just stream it right away!

Want SMS updates or IM (Yahoo Messenger) cricket updates ?
Live Flash Cricket Center : Animation of the Cricket Match (LIVE) !!!

Sony SET Max Free

The CBN package costs just $14.95

Saturday, March 17, 2007

NASA Apollo moon hoax

moon landing hoax NASA Apollo 13

Did man land on the moon in July, 1969 ? Time :
4:17 pm July 20 EDT

Several theories have been put forward saying it's just an elaborate hoax. And NASA has strongly refuted such claims too. So, what is the truth ? Did man (or human being to be more politically correct) land on the moon ?

Did man land on the moon ? Was it just an elaborate hoax ? On July, 1969 at 4:17 pm July 20 EDT , Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin supposedly landed on the moon. But there are several conspiracy theories which say that all the moon landings were probably faked in Area 51 on Earth !!!

Here are the theories and evidences to get you going.

... The spacecraft should be able to take with itself a minimum weight of ~175 tons. No such spacecraft were developed before the flight to the Moon, none even close to that; today's most powerful spacecraft's weight carrying capabilities couldn't approach even the numbers thrice smaller than this. (For example, one of the most modern Russian carrier rockets, Titan-4, which is approximately equal to the Space Shuttle carrier rocket by its parameters, is able to carry only about 17.5 tons of weight.) ...
More at
But there are others who say that the hoax theory is a hoax :


Most of the theories that concern the photographs are due to a failure to understand how photography works.

Photographs are only two dimensional records of light falling on a chemically treated sheet of plastic. They can easily give a misleading picture of the nature of an unfamiliar three dimensional world, especially if have already decided what you want to see and have no understanding of photography's strengths and limitations.


Millions, if not billions, of dollars were spent in equipping the Apollo missions. In order to successfully land on the moon, NASA needed to either buy in the absolute latest in technology, or develop it themselves. So it should come as no surprise that some of the equipment used was totally unheard of in the 1960s and, because it was designed to work in an alien environment, is still a novelty 30 years later. So most people don't have any experience of this equipment, or understand how it worked.

This lack of understanding is the source of many of the hoax theories. Rather than finding out how this equipment worked, many hoax proponents prefer to take a poor guess at how they think it might have worked, and then show how their own guess wouldn't work.

So why has NASA never been back in the last 30 years and why haven't the Russian's been ?

As the main driving force was political, once the first landings had been accomplished and the USSR soundly beaten, the government finance started to dry up. The Apollo missions were incredibly expensive and people were starting to wonder if it was worth it now we knew it was just a dry lifeless rock and that the Russians weren't in the running anymore. The USSR space program had hit a number of very explosive failures and weren't so keen to go either now. There's little glory in being second on the moon. Within a decade or so and the USSR had enough problems running the country and their nuclear reactors to even consider trips to the moon.

The military weren't so bothered either. The idea of some kind of missile base on the moon was never a consideration. By the time it took the missiles to reach Earth everything would be over anyway. What was much more practical was satellites, spy and otherwise, and any military developments could be achieved easier and cheaper in low orbit than on the moon anyway. So the military preferred the money to be spent on the Shuttles.

That just leaves scientific reasons. The scientists would love to go back to the moon as there's bound to be lots more to discover. Unfortunately the scientists aren't in charge of handing out the money. If you're American ('cos lets face it, they're the only ones who could afford it) and you want to go back to the moon, then tell your politicians that. They need convincing.

Bill Kaysing's We Never Went to the Moon

Other moon hoaxes:
First Man On The Moon
Flying The Flag
Landscape Backdrops?
Whistle Blowers
Good Reasons For Hoaxing

And NASA says :

The theorists point to supposed oddities in NASA moon shots to boost their claim. Among the most prominent: The U.S. flag should not be waving. Camera crosshairs should not be behind lunar features in the distance. Stars should be in the background.

Plait and other scientists dismiss such notions. Flags can ripple in a vacuum and the U.S. one is doing so because an astronaut is moving the pole to which it is attached.

Camera crosshairs appear to be behind white objects in some images because the images bled slightly during development, like overexposed film. And why are the stars absent? They are too faint for the camera to pick up, according to Plait.

"From the very first moment to the last, the program is loaded with bad thinking, ridiculous suppositions and utterly wrong science," he said.

NASA adds another line of defense. The program never raised the issue of more than 800 pounds (363 kg) of lunar rocks that astronauts brought back to Earth.

"Geologists worldwide have been examining these samples for 30 years, and the conclusion is inescapable. The rocks could not have been collected or manufactured on Earth," the NASA site said.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

PFW.pif virus or worm or trojan pfw.exe

PFW.pif was a hidden file I first saw in a pen drive (also variously called flash drive to thumb drive to thumbnail drive)

Anyway the hidden file is labelled as an MSDOS shortcut but it is a trojan or worm or virus or whatever.

How does PFW .pif spread ?
It has an autorun.inf file also in the root folder of the pen drive.

How do you remove it ...

If you have AVG free edition 7.5 installed and have the latest virus definitions, it is more than enough.

I'm not sure about Norton but if it is not updated, I guarantee that it will NOT catch this virus.

Manually remove the virus if you can !

  1. Right click and Open Pen Drive (Autoplay will run the virus - Don't double click)
  2. Delete Pfw.pif and autorun.inf from the pen drive
  3. Press Alt-Ctrl-Del End PFW.pif
  4. Tools> Folder options> View hidden files
  5. Delete C:\windows\system32\pfw.exe (it's a hidden file)
  6. Registry Go to > HKCU>Sofrware>Microsoft>Windows>Current version>Explorer>Mountpoints2>(crazy names)>Shell>
    1. Make backup of registry
    2. Delete the Subkeys Shell which have Autoplay as default value (I'll explain this in detail later)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Cricket questions !

live streaming video cricket world cup theme

With the opening ceremony of the ICC Cricket world cup over, people have many questions about cricket. Here are a few questions and answers, some of them wrong ; some right.

Where can I see live webcast of ICC cricket world cup matches ? Can somebody provide list of links ?
ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
Watch Live Video Streaming of all matches. Alongwith Interactive Highlights, On-Demand Produced Highlights and Replays, Mobile Ball-By-Ball updates and much more. Watch from ANY location (home or work) in high quality streaming video, on our fully redundant high-capacity network.

Live International Cricket Internet Telecast - India, England, Pakistan, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and South Africa all teams shown online.
Watch your favorite Indian channels right now. Do you have High Speed Internet connection? then you are all set to go. Just stream it right away!

Want SMS updates or IM (Yahoo Messenger) cricket updates ?
Live Flash Cricket Center : Animation of the Cricket Match (LIVE) !!!

The biggest playground which is being used in the icc cricket world cup 2007 (and its seating capacity) ?

Kensington Oval, Barbados
Hosted its first Test in 1929-30 and first ODI in 1984-85
Capacity: 32,000

Who is going to win ICC Cricket World Cup for 2k7 ?

A very nice question, but answering it is impossible !
Let's see what one cool Indian says
India have everything and more
The team of 2007 is very steady.
Factors helping India -
The best indian team going for the World Cup after the 1983 Presidential Cup. India has found good openers in Ganguly and Uthappa, with Sehwag in there too. Yuvraj, Dravid, Dhoni and Tendulkar steady the middle order to form one of the best middle order batting. Lower middle order of Kumble, Harbhajan, Zaheer can hit a few runs too.
As on bowling - Zaheer and Sreesanth/Munaf Patel will be opening and are not as bad. Kumble, Harbhajan and Sachin - Sehwag can bowl many spin overs between them. That leaves one guy extra. He can be employed as a strike bowler - Irfan/Sreesanth or Dinesh Kaarthick as the 11th guy. Irfan can bat as well.

It is a very powerful batting line-up, and make take a beating on their bowling lineup.
Quality Fielders are in plenty - Yuvraj, Uthappa, Sachin, Kaarthick. Fielders like Munaf Patel will have to be hided on the field.
There are all winning chances for India. India will reach the semi-finals for sure.

India have enjoyed a great run in previous world cups as well.
In 1979 we were almost through to semis. In 1983 we won the cup. In 1987 we were in the semis. In 1996 we were in semis (because of indian crowd, match given to Sri Lankans). In 1999 we beat Pakistan (who earlier beat Australia). Then in 2003 we reached the finals.

Somethings which India need to work on to improve for the World Cup 2007 in the Caribbean -
Every Indian Player Has To Think About The Country Not Individual.
Play As A Team
Making of Master Game plan before every match
Play Mind games With Every Team
Good Net Practice Before Every Match
Relaxation Techniques
Good Fielding
Players Should Be Absolutely Fit Before Every Match

What is the theme for the ICC WorldCup Cricket Championship 2007?
'The Game of Love & Unity'

More Questions ?
Ask them as comments !

Oddest Book Title ? Green Nazis ?

Here it is : a contest for the oddest book title !

The Bookseller/Diagram Prize for oddest book title.

How Green Were the Nazis ? is just one of the shortlisted books.

The book , published by Ohio University Press , written by Thomas Zeller, Franz-Josef Bruggemeier and Mark Cioc is billed as the first to examine the environmental policies of the Third Reich.

The other book titles in the list are :

* Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan

* How Green Were the Nazis ?

* D. Di Mascio�s Delicious Ice Cream: D. Di Mascio of Coventry?An Ice Cream Company of Repute, with an Interesting and Varied Fleet of Ice Cream Vans

* The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

* Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium

* Better Never To Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence

All are interesting, let's wait and see who wins ...

Anagrams mean true

I am lord voldemort - must not be named

What is an anagram ?

Word formed by rearranging the letters of another word; 'lager' is an anagram of 'regal', as too is 'large'.

Here are some to get you going.

When you rearrange the letters:

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Where can I make anagrams of my name or any words I specify ?
If you want to do it online go here :
Internet Anagram Server (I, rearrangement servant) :
Brendan's online anagram generator :

To download a software and do it on a computer :

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Use messenger without installing - meebo , iloveIM and the like

Oftentimes, you'll have to use a computer which does not have your preferred messenger is not installed. What should you do ? Downloading and installing the messenger may not work out if you are not logged in as administrator.

One option is to use that messenger's web service. I know that Yahoo and MSN have it. See the bottom of the page "Launch Web Messenger"

But these require Java to be installed and enabled and ther computer I'm using now doesn't even have Java or Flash installed.

That's when u use or or or others

I really don't know how trustworthy these sites are to give your password and login information and I would really appreciate it if anyone can clarify this.

By joining meebo, you'll have access to all of your previous IM conversations. You'll also be able to save preferences such as logging into multiple screen names at once, sounds and appearance customizations.

And it's completely free!

Here's what Danny says in their about page :
I’m Danny, and I wrote this quick and handy guide that should help answer some questions and get you started.

First off, what’s meebo? No, it’s not a Star Wars character, nor is it a tropical three-toed animal (kudos if you can make it one though…) meebo connects you with your instant messaging buddies from absolutely anywhere for free. Whether you’re at home, on campus, at work, or traveling foreign lands, hop over to on any computer to access all of your buddies and chat with them, no downloads or installs required!

So … who uses meebo? meebo users come from all walks of life and from all over the world. meebo users are high school and college students, soldiers stationed abroad, young professionals, librarians and teachers, and bloggers and techies. meebo lets you instant message your buddies everywhere. Hop on any computer, go to, with no download required, chat with your buddies on a bunch of IM networks. Yahtzee.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2007

The opening ceremony the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup is on 11 March 2007, that is today !

The official website is , but it just redirects to Does this happen only in India ? Or does it go to all over the world ?

And if you click the top banner in where it says , it just open the sponsor's page - Maruti Udyog.

Anyway, moving on to the more important things .

The event schedule :

Match Schedules

For a printable copy of this schedule, click here for the pdf file of the schedule .

*Note: All matches start at 0930 local time (1330GMT except Jamaica which is 1430 GMT).

Warm Up Matches

Date Group A
Trelawny, Jamaica
Group B
St. Vincent
Group C
Trinidad & Tobago
Group D
Mon 05 Mar West Indies
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Tue 06 Mar India
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Thu 08 Mar Kenya
The Netherlands
Fri 09 Mar India
West Indies
South Africa
New Zealand
Sri Lanka

Opening Ceremony

Date Activity

Group Stage

Date Group A
St. Kitts & Nevis
Group B
Trinidad & Tobago
Group C
Saint Lucia
Group D
Tue 13 Mar West Indies
Wed 14 Mar Australia
Thu 15 Mar Sri Lanka
Fri 16 Mar South Africa
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Sat 17 Mar India
Sun 18 Mar Australia
The Netherlands
Mon 19 Mar India
West Indies
Tue 20 Mar South Africa
New Zealand
Wed 21 Mar Sri Lanka
Thu 22 Mar Scotland
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Fri 23 Mar India
Sri Lanka
West Indies
Sat 24 Mar Australia
South Africa
Sun 25 Mar Bermuda

Second Stage - Super 8

Date Antigua & Barbuda Grenada Guyana Barbados
Tue 27 Mar D2 vs A1
Wed 28 Mar A2 vs B1
Thu 29 Mar D2 vs C1
Fri 30 Mar D1 vs C2
Sat 31 Mar A1 vs B2
Sun 01 Apr D2 vs B1
Mon 02 Apr B2 vs C1
Tue 03 Apr D1 vs A2
Wed 04 Apr C2 vs B1
Sat 07 Apr B2 vs A2
Sun 08 Apr A1 vs C2
Mon 09 Apr D1 vs C1
Tue 10 Apr D2 vs A2
Wed 11 Apr C2 vs B2
Thu 12 Apr B1 vs C1
Fri 13 Apr A1 vs D1
Sat 14 Apr A2 vs C1
Sun 15 Apr B2 vs D1
Mon 16 Apr A1 vs B1
Tue 17 Apr A2 vs C2
Wed 18 Apr D1 vs B1
Thu 19 Apr D2 vs B2
Fri 20 Apr A1 vs C1
Sat 21 Apr D2 vs C2

Semi - Final Round

Date Semi Final 1
Semi Final 2
Saint Lucia
Tue 24 Apr 2nd vs 3rd
Wed 25 Apr 1st vs 4th


Date Barbados
Sat 28 Apr Final

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