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50 million ! The world is on fire

4 May

Firefox downloads have touched 50 million. Yes, 7 zeros following 5.
The world is on fire!

50 million downloads!

The Inexorable climb to the top!
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Beware of this hacker!

4 May

This is hilarious! A hacker was led into erasing his own hard drive!

So we have a dangerous hacker bitchchecker and the one being hacked and we have Elch.

From Total Illusions

Elch: You’re a real computer expert
bitchchecker: shut up i hack you
Elch: ok, i’m quiet, hope you don’t show us how good a hacker you are ^^
bitchchecker> tell me your network number man then you’re dead
Elch: Eh, it’s 129.0.0.1
Elch: or maybe 127.0.0.1
Elch: yes exactly that’s it: 127.0.0.1 I’m waiting for you great attack
bitchchecker: in five minutes your hard drive is deleted
Elch: Now I’m frightened
bitchchecker: shut up you’ll be gone
bitchchecker: i have a program where i enter your ip and you’re dead
bitchchecker: say goodbye
Elch: to whom?
bitchchecker: to you man
bitchchecker: buy buy
Elch: I’m shivering thinking about such great Hack0rs like you
* bitchchecker (~java@euirc-61a2169c.dip.t-dialin.net) Quit (Ping timeout#)

That’s one real smart hacker!

Backpack from 37signals

4 May

Backpack– the personal information manager from 37signals is finally out. I had been actually waiting for this ever since I read about it here.

So what does it do? On first impression, it lets you do all sorts of thing like managing to-do lists, ideas, notes with files and pictures. But there’s something new here: the concept of a page.

A page is just another leaf like in your notebook. Add your to-do lists, notes, even relevant images and files on it. So your backpack can become a collection of multiple pages on different topics with complete information about those topics in the form of notes, lists, links, images and files. These pages then can be shared and also updated via email. In many ways resembling a wiki. However, I feel there should’ve been a WYSIWYG editor atleast. Right now Backpack allows Textile reference.

I am not too sure if it’ll be all that handy but I’ll try it for a while with the “free”version, which unfortunately does not get you access to pictures and file upload.