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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Almost Every Music Video Now Availible Free

  Video giant <YouTube> has been making lots of music videos available among their other user submitted videos. Using <Fire Fox> browser <add-ons> like <Fast Video Download> and automated web sites like <> (formerly, you can download a nice video/music collection from YouTube.

  The once popular music video cable TV station <MTV> has replied to YouTube by opening it's own video site which is likely to host most every music video produced, <MTV Music>. YouTube does host remixed and modified videos, user posted music videos, and home made videos that you wouldn't expect to find on MTV Music, but MTV is likely to have a consistent quality collection. MTV doesn't appear to openly allow downloading, but like with YouTube; if there is a will, there is a way.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New hosting

Update: Lock still in effect Oct 28, 2008
We have hosting at <> and have imported the blog to Wordpress. This transition might take some time. We are still looking for the right domain name.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008

[Link] Russian researchers achieve 100-fold increase in WPA2 cracking speed

Security and the Net(Oct 12, 2008)
(Distributed cracking with GPUs.)

Microsoft's open source multi-touch SDK

  Microsoft released (Oct 6 2008) <Microsoft Office Labs: Touchless>. Touchless is a multitouch software that uses a regular webcam to track color based markers (like on a dry erase marker board). It's sort of a low-end version of <Microsoft's Touchwall technology> you may have seen <demo videos> of.

  The project has <4 demos and the SDK>. The project is open source (at quick glance it looks to be mostly C#) and isn't a revenue-bearing product. This is a significant change of pace for the maker of proprietary software solutions, although Microsoft has been expressing interest in open source recently. Some people argue that the term 'open source' implies more than just the availability of source code which isn't consistent with the restrictive nature of the <Microsoft Public License> it's released under.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Google Project: Obfuscated TCP

From the <Obfuscated TCP Project's Home>,

"Obfuscated TCP is a transport layer protocol that adds opportunistic encryption. It's designed to hamper and detect large-scale wiretapping and corruption of TCP traffic on the Internet."

View the <quick YouTube explanation>:

[Link] Microsoft programming contest hacked, defaced

Monday, October 6, 2008