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[H] Enthusiast Archives: March 2012Archive Listing


Friday March 30, 2012

Another Facebook Scam Making The Rounds

Another day, another scam on Facebook. Spread the word to your less than tech savvy guy friends. I say that because this scam involves a picture of a girl in a tiny bikini so chances are high they'll click on it. wink

This particular scam says something along the lines of "[Video] - Look what this girl is wearing at the beach in front of thousands of people!" followed by a fraudulent link. It also has the following description: "During the summer holidays, this girl took the opportunity to do something unheard of! I bet no one can do the same."

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Portal Case Mod in Progress

Although this Portal case mod project isn't finished yet, I sure like the direction it is going in. big grin

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Old School Hacktivists No Fans Of Anonymous

Does anyone actually like Anonymous anymore? Seriously, I can't think of a single person that supports these guys now, not even other hackers.

"We - the undersigned - strongly oppose any attempt to use the power of hacking to threaten to destroy the information infrastructure of a country, for any reason," the statement said. "One cannot legitimately hope to improve a nation's free access to information by working to disable its data networks."

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[H]ardware Round-Up

Cases: SilverStone Temjin TJ04 @ ocaholic

ETC.: Interview with Intel IT's Ajay Chandramouly @ TechSpot

PCPER Podcast #195 @ PC Perspective

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3 2133C9Q-32GXH @ OverclockersClub

Synology DiskStation DS1512+ NAS @ TechSpot

Video: AMD Radeon HD 7950 On Linux Redux @ Phoronix

Sapphire HD 7850 OC Radeon @ TechwareLabs

MasterCard, VISA Warn of Data Breach

According to this news item, VISA and MasterCard are alerting banks across the country that more than 10 million card numbers have been compromised. eek!

The card associations stated that the breached credit card processor was compromised between Jan. 21, 2012 and Feb. 25, 2012. The alerts also said that full Track 1 and Track 2 data was taken – meaning that the information could be used to counterfeit new cards. Neither VISA nor MasterCard have said which U.S.-based processor was the source of the breach.

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Best Kickstarter Video Of The Week

Remember Christian Allen's realistic squad based shooter on Kickstarter? Well, the game is now called Takedown and, with only a few days left to hit their goal, they released this video:

A little NSFW language in this video, you can watch the bleeped version here.

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Illegal File Sharing Isn't Stealing

Here we go again with the whole "illegal file sharing is / isn't stealing debate." Hit the comments link below to see why it is / isn't stealing.

The entertainment industry has spend countless millions attempting to convince the public that illegally downloading music or videos from the Internet is tantamount to sticking a gun in a person’s face and demanding his wallet. "Content theft," they say, is just as bad as any other type of "stealing." But according to Stuart P. Green, a Rutgers Law School professor and expert on theft law, copyright infringement isn’t really "stealing" at all.

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Google Employees Create Wind Map

A couple Google employees thought it would be cool to make a map of wind speeds in the U.S.. Looking at the map, you'd think that during election time all the wind would be originating from Washington DC. wink

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Lost Data May Have Exposed 800k People in California

The good news: California has a disaster preparedness exercise. The bad news: It caused a disaster.

A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California's child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children. Four computer storage devices for the California Department of Child Support Services went missing somewhere between Boulder, Colo., and Sacramento earlier this month while they were in the possession of IBM and Iron Mountain, Inc, the department announced Thursday.

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Microsoft Announces Quarterly Earnings Release Date

Microsoft Corp. will publish fiscal year 2012 third-quarter financial results after the close of the market on Thursday, Apr. 19, 2012 on the Microsoft Investor Relations website. A live webcast of the earnings conference call will be made available at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Time on the Microsoft Investor Relations website at http://www.microsoft.com/investor/. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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Inaugural Intel Marketing Innovation Awards Announced

Recognizing standout marketing campaigns within the Intel Inside® and Intel® Brand Advantage programs, Intel Corporation feted a handful of companies with the first Intel Marketing Innovation Awards. Fujitsu took the Grand Prix for its LIFEBOOK4Life campaign, being the best all-around entry among the various award categories. Fujitsu's campaign sought to increase brand relevance and drive sales for LIFEBOOK notebooks based on the second-generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family. The campaign targeted IT decision-makers in SMB, enterprise and the channel in 40 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. The campaign resulted in a 65 percent sales increase by integrating innovative social media activities via LinkedIn, Facebook, word-of-mouth, augmented reality and viral videos with standard advertising.

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