Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Computers. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Why Don't Bittorrent Trackers Use IP Blocklist


As I looked at all the lawsuits that seemed to be brought against people for sharing information on Bittorrent and other P2P networks. I was wondering why Bittorrent trackers don't use IP blocking.

For example, Peer Guardian offers a program that blocks IP addresses from connecting to your computer and vice versa. As well as this I also know that Bittorrent trackers have the ability to block IP's for various reasons (Eg, Bad Seeding, Bad Upload ratio etc). How come then these trackers don't implement the Peer Guardian block list into the tracker. This would stop people IP addresses being snooped in alleged file sharing scandals. As the snooper could not connect to the tracker network. This could solve the problem.

Of course this would just create a round robin of different IP to add to the tracker that these companies use, as well as this it would probably put tremendous strain on the tracker as it would have to manage every IP address. There would probably be a limit as well.

End note: I do not support illegal file sharing, this was just an idea that popped into my head.

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Microsofts Releases New Keyboard

Microsoft has just released a new keyboard. The best ever. Check it out.
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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Google Analytics is Going to Rock


Edit: Just today i changed over to the new Google Analytics and it does rock. Go Google.

Wow, I just found this post over at Modern Life is Rubbish and looks like the new version of Google Analytics is gonna rock. Look at those screen shots. Its a lot better improvement to the current version.

Old Version

Old Version of Google Analytics
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New Version

New Version of Google Analytics Click to Enlarge

It is almost like waiting for Christmas. I cant wait.

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Bill Gates - 11 Life Rules

Bill Gates - 11 Life Rules

I found this searching on the internet. Should learn his rules. See how wealthy he got.

"Love him or hate him, Bill Gates sure hits the nail on the head with this! To anyone with kids of any age, here's some advice.

Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school.

He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world."

Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make £60,000 a year right out of secondary school. You won't be a prime-minister with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into terms or years. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Things You Do Not Want Your System Adminstrator To Say

There are times in life when computers don't work. Here is a collection of funny sayings that you do not want your system admin to say.

Note: Most of the commands shown are UNIX if you don't no what they mean.

There is over 90 of them.

  1. Uh-oh.....
  2. Undelete, UNDELETE
  3. What the hell!?
  4. Go get your backup tape. (You do have a backup tape?)
  5. That's SOOOOO bizarre.
  6. Wow!! Look at this.....
  7. Hey!! The suns don't do this.
  8. Terminated??!
  9. What software license?
  10. Well, it's doing something.....
  11. Wow....that seemed fast.....
  12. I got a better job at Lockheed...
  13. Management says...
  14. Sorry, the new equipment didn't get budgeted.
  15. What do you mean that wasn't a copy?
  16. It didn't do that a minute ago...
  17. Where's the GUI on this thing?
  18. Damn, and I just bought that pop...
  19. Where's the DIR command?
  20. The drive ate the tape but that's OK, I brought my screwdriver.
  21. I cleaned up the root partition and now there's lots of free space.
  22. What's this "any" key I'm supposed to press?
  23. Do you smell something?
  24. What's that grinding sound?
  25. I have never seen it do *that* before...
  26. I think it should not be doing that...
  27. I remember the last time I saw it do that...
  28. You might as well all go home early today ...
  29. My leave starts tomorrow.
  30. Ooops.
  31. Hmm, maybe if I do this...
  32. "Why is my "rm *.o" taking so long?"
  33. Hmmm, curious...
  34. Well, my files were backed up.
  35. What do you mean you needed that directory?
  36. What do you mean /home was on that disk? I umounted it!
  37. Do you really need your home directory to do any work?
  38. Oracle will be down until 8pm, but you can come back in and finish your work when it comes up tonight.
  39. I didn't think anybody would be doing any work at 2am, so I killed your job.
  40. Yes, I chowned all the files to belong to pvcs. Is that a problem to you?
  41. We're standardizing on AIX.
  42. Wonder what this command does?
  43. What did you say your (l)user name was...? ;-)
  44. You did what to the floppy???
  45. Sorry, we deleted that package last week...
  46. NO! Not that button!
  47. Uh huh......"nu -k $USER".. no problem....sure thing...
  48. Sorry, we deleted that package last week...
  49. [looks at workstation] "Say, what version of DOS is this running?"
  50. Oops! (said in a quiet, almost surprised voice)
  51. YEEEHA!!! What a CRASH!!!
  52. What do you mean that could take down the whole network?
  53. What's this switch for anyways...?
  54. Tell me again what that '-r' option to rm does
  55. Say, What does "Superblock Error" mean, anyhow?
  56. If I knew it wasn't going to work, I would have tested it sooner.
  57. Was that your directory?
  58. System coming down in 0 min....
  59. The backup procedure works fine, but the restore is tricky!
  60. Hey Fred, did you save that posting about restoring filesystems with vi and a toothpick? More importantly, did you print it out?
  61. OH, SH*T! (as they scrabble at the keyboard for ^c).
  62. The sprinkler system isn't supposed to leak is it?
  63. It is only a minor upgrade, the system should be back up in a few hours. (This is said on a monday afternoon.)
  64. I think we can plug just one more thing in to this outlet strip with out triping the breaker.
  65. What is all this I here about static charges destroying computers?
  66. I found this rabbit program that is supposed to test system performance and I have it running now.
  67. Ummm... Didn't you say you turned it off?
  68. The network's down, but we're working on it. Come back after diner. (Usually said at 2200 the night before thesis deadline...)
  69. Ooops. Save your work, everyone. FAST!
  70. Boy, it's a lot easier when you know what you're doing.
  71. I hate it when that happens.
  72. And what does it mean 'rm: .o: No such file or directory'?
  73. Why did it say '/bin/rm: not found'?
  74. Nobody was using that file /vmunix, were they?
  75. You can do this patch with the system up...
  76. What happens to a Hard Disk when you drop it?
  77. The only copy of Norton Utilities was on THAT disk???
  78. Well, I've got a backup, but the only copy of the restore program was on THAT disk....
  79. What do mean by "fired"?
  80. hey, what does mkfs do?
  81. where did you say those backup tapes were kept?
  82. ...and if we just swap these two disc controllers like this...
  83. don't do that, it'll crash the sys........ SHIT
  84. what's this hash prompt on my terminal mean?
  85. dd if=/dev/null of=/vmunix
  86. find /usr2 -name nethack -exec rm -f {};
  87. now it's funny you should ask that, because I don't know either
  88. Any more trouble from you and your account gets moved to the 750
  89. Ooohh, lovely, it runs SVR4
  90. SMIT makes it all so much easier......
  91. Can you get VMS for this Sparc thingy?
  92. I don't care what he says, I'm not having it on my network
  93. We don't support that. We won't support that.
  94. ...and after I patched the microcode...
  95. You've got TECO. What more do you want?
  96. We prefer not to change the root password, it's an nice easy one
  97. Just add yourself to the password file and make a directory...

  98. There is going to be more computer related stuff coming up. So sit tight.

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