So, in the interest of those of us who are poor college students and cannot afford good interwebs, or those of us who just moved into a new apartment and can’t get that internet up in time….
Here are the moderately idiot proof ways of cracking the WEP encrypted network of your neighbors, whom you should bake cookies for and give to them for their kind supplying of internets.
SpoonWep in BackTrack3. Boot into Backtrack 3, KDE Menu>Backtrack>Radio Network>Analysis>80211>cracking>SpoonWep
You need the channel and the BSSID which you can get from BackTrack>Radio Network Analysis>80211>Analyser>Kismet
What this pretty much means…DON’T USE WEP to encrypt your wifi! It keeps no one out, and its pretty much a useless and empty gesture.
Cheers and remember those cookies!
Due to the large number of presentations I’ve had to do these past few months, I’ve run into this problem a few times. You do your presentation, you’re all done, then you unplug your monitor and powerpoint is…stuck in the imaginary monitor. One might ask…why the hell would it happen?
I can offer….no reason. In any case, Sheepdog is a shepherd that will push these lost windows back onto your screen. Either through a hotkey or the system tray, you can have it shepherd any windows. It’s 20 kb and free….nifty?
It’s usually pretty painful to get the window back yourself, either reattaching the computer and moving it back, or changing internal settings, etc. In any case, I feel like SheepDog is a nifty little program to keep in your flash drive for that occasaion.
Once you start building up a library of music artists, actors or directors that you keep track off, its very easy to miss a release or event from them. Crap, I missed it! is a way to keep track of book authors, tv shows, albums, concerts, movies, sports, pretty much everything.
Register, add your interests and tracking, and it will notify you of anything.
It’s really quite useful. Check it out: Crap I missed it
As a partial reason/excuse for the low activity here these past weeks, a few of our affiliated pages have been developed and are currently in their nascent forms. We have been working on these rather hard and hope they will be become popular and useful.
Now, please keep in mind that both of these sites are for curiosity, information, and entertainment, not a license to go out and actually *do* them.
I am please to announce the beginning of the two sites: Explosiontheory.com and Explodes.us. These two sites complement each other. Explosiontheory.com has the theory, the mechanism of how explosives work, while Explodes.us provides you the stunning media, such as images and video of such explosions in action. We hope both of these sites will grow with time and become an entertaining and safe online compendium of the ever enthralling explosion.
You know, sometimes the weather report is just too much. You really don’t need to know that theres a 39.8% chance of rain with a standard deviation of 2, that the relative humidity is going to be 60%, and that, in the next hour, its going to change by 3 percent.
Instead…umbrella today? tells you a very simple thing. Do you need an umbrella today?
It can even send you text messages on the days you need an umbrella (kind of unnecessary).
Kind of useless, but heh, on some days, you just don’t want to mess around.
Check it out: Umbrellatoday.com
“Google Germany spokesperson Stefan Keuchel told The Local via email on
Monday that the change from www.gmail.com is a result of a trademark
lawsuit with German businessman Daniel Giersch, who owns the German
trademark for an email service called “G-mail…und die Post geht richtig ab” for his paid email service.
According to Keuchel, Google’s action stems from a German court
decision in July 2007, which ruled that Google could no longer use
“Gmail” for its email services based on Giersch’s trademark.”
Okay, I’m no German speaker, but Google Translation yeilded “and the Post is right from” when I entered “und die Post geht richtig ab, ” so I’m guessing that the german mail service is basically “G-Mail – the mails always right,” or some other positive phrase about the good quality of the companies mail service. I don’t have the exact translation, but I get the point. Its still a catchy advertising slogan, no matter what language its in. I’d actually be really interested to know how long Mr. Giersch has held the German trademark for “G-Mail.” For once, I’m actally tempted to argue that he’s got it, and that Google should simply continue calling their service “Google Mail.” Much as I like a good deal of what Google does, just because their bigger doesn’t mean they automatically get international trademarks because they want them.
Funny…Comcast High Speed internet is slowly throttling their bandwidth, cutting off their customers slowly, have crappy customer service, and what do they do?
Lets install a super high def video demo at our HQ of 10 million pixels and let the 1 person who walks in marvel at our awesomness 😛
But, enough with that, Comcast installed this “screen” of 10 million LEDS at their headquarters and demonstrates super HD video quality.
It includes an automated video room that handles the 27 terabytes of video that is required to fully use the thing.
Check it out at DVICE
I’m not sure if I should be saying, “great idea” or “you….are wierd” to the inventors of Blood soap dispenser.
Its a dispenser of liquid soap that looks like blood. When you try and wash it off, it looks like your desperately washing off blood 😛
I can see how this can come in very handy during Halloween or the like, but imagine going to some public restroom and have people come in while your washing your hands….From a contributor to Makezine
“You’ve seen cats flushing toilets, Will Ferrell and his toddler/landlord, Filipino prisoners dancing, and hot babes hosting gadget shows. But wait, and we mean wait, until you’ve seen this!”
From Slate V