Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Okay, now that I've tried it a bit here are some impressions! 1.5 looks pretty much as always on the GUI side but I have noticed that all the prompts and error messages have gotten a very Flock feel to them. Almost all of your favorite extensions work; the exception being SwitchProxy tool which is really annoying. For now an alternative extension is xyzproxy but it has its' limitations and is an eyesore. The movable tab function is still a bit sticky if you ask me. I like the "clear private data" function but again it all reminds me a bit of Flock.
"Firefox 1.5 is out, you can download it right here. You can find more info about it in the release notes. Highlights are: Automated update, drag and drop reordering for browser tabs, improvements to popup blocking, better accessibility and better support for Mac OS X
The "final" version of firefox for a linux platform has been released. This is very good news as the Windows and OS X releases are sure to follow soon. OR ELSE! >.<
Monday, November 28, 2005
Sunday, November 27, 2005
"A gamer fed up with his new Xbox 360 crashing every 20 minutes has fixed the problem by raising the power supply off the ground with some string. Goldeneyemaster over at the GameSpot forums indicates that the main reason for his Xbox 360 freezing up is the power supply overheating. The solution is to lift the power supply off the floor and allow the air to circulate better around it."
Friday, November 25, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
"There have been several postings over at Xbox-scene complaining of crashing Xbox's on new games, with default settings on single player. Crashes on Xbox Live and on startup have been reported too, and Project Gotham Racing 3 crashes before finishing the first lap. Screenshots and video are available showing the crash.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Disc Delay (10:08 AM EST): It's ever changing dates for this title but according to an update from Right Stuf, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children now has a street date of 03/28/2006. It was originally solicited for a November 2005 release date and then started showing a January release date on several sites.
There's gotta be someone who still cares right?
Monday, November 21, 2005
On November 19th a store focusing exclusively on Paradise Kiss opened in Tokyo's Odaiba district. The store will remain open until March 31st and carries items related to the Paradise Kiss anime and manga, including a clothing line inspired by the manga.
This is a career taken to a whole new level. Six-figure salaries doing what you've been doing all your life? I'll take it!
Classifying competative gaming as a sport is stretching it a bit, though. Like fishing, and golf.
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) president Benjamin S. Feingold today announced that authoring has been completed on the first Blu-ray Disc (BD) to contain a full-length, high-definition feature film. Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle was compressed and authored in MPEG 2 full high-definition (1920 x 1080) by Sony Pictures’ Digital Authoring Center (DAC) and is now being shipped to BD hardware companies for player testing.
Couldn't they choose a better movie that Charlie's Angels? No offense to Lucy Liu but WTF is sony thinking nowadays?!
Friday, November 18, 2005
1. Gundam for Engineers (EGN 101): Minovsky particle physics, lagrange point destruction, beam technology, and GUNDAM OS programming. Prereq. Coordinator Typing 40.
2. Gundam for non-Engineers (LGN 1): Humanities and political science in the dynamic world of naturals and coordinators. Focus on the social implications of the "Destiny Plan". Introduction into the many faces of Char Aznable.
3. Theology of Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA 1): The conflict between man, angels, and God after 2nd Impact. Analysis of the sephirothic tree of life and critical analysis of Eve vs. Lillith.
4. Psychology of Neon Genesis Evangelion and Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou (EVA 2): Freudian psychological theory and psychoanalytic practice among adolescent subjects. Focus on the psychological "self" and relationships with the "other".
5. Tenchi Muyo and Feminist Theory (FEM 110): Discuss the roles and problems facing modern women, cats, and aliens.
6. Alchemy 101: Fundamentals of the alchemy array, law of equivalent trade, ethics, and career paths in State institutions.
AND MUCH MUCH MORE, ENROLL TODAY!!!
IPv6 is not a pipedream. Founder of the IPv6 Forum Latif Ladid took time out from the IPv6 summit in Canberra to talk to Computerworld about why the new Internet Protocol is a pie to be consumed here and now
The implications of IPv6, from someone who may or may not know what s/he is taking about. Find out for yourself by reading...
You can bet your horses I'm gonna get some of these, which should hit shelves either just in time for the holidays or around Febuary.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Patrick Stach has announced the availability of his source code for finding MD5 collisions and MD4 collisions (Coral cache links provided to prevent slashdotting). MD4 collisions can be found in a few seconds (but nobody uses that any more), while MD5 collisions (still being used!) take 45 minutes on a 1.6 GHz P4.
Yeah, it's kinda old news; but MD5 is still used extensively in the realm of bittorrent! The fear is that fakes will flood torrents and render them useless (I wonder who's a big enough jerk to do that... One name comes to mind). Fear not, however, a lot of clients including Azureus and BitComet use SHA-1 hash functions.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Type Manager - November 16th 2005I would like to introduce you to the future of desktop applications, the Type Manager.
Ah yes, the type manager; how I know thee. Seriously I have sold out to iTunes after my music became too much to manage but I still retain control over my own music hierarchy at least. In all seriousness, most type managers suck, i.e Picasa and amorok. The type manager is in and of itself a glorified evolution of the Unix pipe which takes all the separate apps that worked on one type of file and chunked them together with a GUI. It'll be interesting to see innovation in this branch of software; but I won't give up control of my "perfect" file system!
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Microsoft to remove Sony CD code Sony's controversial anti-piracy CD software has been labelled as spyware by Microsoft
Sunday, November 13, 2005
(Adults only, highlight to see the text ;)
iPod Killers for Christmas 2005 Part IBy Richard Menta 10/5/05: When Sony execs crowed a few weeks ago that their latest MP3 players were THE iPod Killers one thing was obvious. They were oblivious to the fact that the term "iPod Killer" had already gone from clever market-speak to running joke
Friday, November 11, 2005
http://www.shoujoai.com/fanfics/ (for the girls).
As a little caveat, here's a Yale compiled list of 100 essential anime words which anyone who takes their anime seriously already knows and regards as material for toddlers.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Advent Children Delayed, Possible Theatrical Release (2005-11-10 13:22:22)GATV reports that Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children has been pushed back to January 10, 2006 in order to facilitate a possible limited theatrical release.
2. Rubiks Records: The world champions of Rubix cubing have been weighed, measured, and still wanting of a social life? :(
3. Tommy February 6: Highlight of the singer for Paradise Kiss's opening theme "Lonely in Gorgeous" the single of which comes out 11/30. Please note, this publisher is Sony so expect DRMs.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
2. Linux Gaming: A newer version of Cedega which makes your windows games such as Halo and WOW work on Linux and openGL is available.
3. Japanese Heated Bra: To help with high levels of fuel consumption a company has unveiled a microwavable heated bra and panty set O.o!
Could Apple have possibly gone into the ROKR project with a hidden agenda to sabotage the final product’s success? Why not? It may serve to sway public opinion of mp3 cell phones. If the Apple iTunes cell phone flops, how great could mp3 cell phones really be? Might potential mp3 cell phone buyers take a step back and choose to stick with carrying their iPod in tandem with their cell phones? It might be worth another few million iPod units sold before someone comes along with the killer mp3 phone. Maybe. Maybe?
Just put those poor pet rocks to sleep people!
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
To Heart 2, Canvas 2, Rozen Maiden Traumend, Lamune, Solty Rei, Mushishi, Jigoku Shoujo, Blood+, Paradise Kiss, ARIA the Animation, and Karin!
Monday, November 07, 2005
Fanboy in spaceEnomoto is a self-described fanboy of the popular Japanese anime series “Gundam” — a futuristic cartoon where humans wage battle wearing giant robot suits. In previous interviews, Enomoto has said that with Russian approval, he would like to dress up as Char Aznable, a popular Darth Vader-like character on the show.
CHAR IS NOT DARTH VADER, NOOOOOOOOOO!!!! P.S. I wanna be Athrun Zala, I wanna :3
Sunday, November 06, 2005
Microsoft hails 'strategic shift'Bill Gates presenting Windows and Office LiveSoftware giant Microsoft has announced a major push into online software services, in what is seen as a move to counter rivals like Google and Yahoo.
Looks like Microsoft is playing one of Sony's cards and jumping on the Online bandwagon; we all remember Sony's mp3 "innovations"? This move from Microsoft, however, isn't quite too late as Microsoft can still certainly buy their way into the software hosting service. The trick is the implementation and smooth switch between installed software to hosted software. Done right and coupled with Microsoft's Palm OS, this could present another strong online competitor.
Friday, November 04, 2005
1. Water Lily: Photoshop of a bishoujo with a lotus flower in the background, the flower was shot in Beijing, China.
2. Starbucks: And speaking of Beijing, China did you know there was a Starbucks in the Forbidden city? No, joke and no photoshop!
That's all folks for the pretty, and on to todays headlines:
3. MIT $100 Laptop: Revealed a model of the mini-miracle for underprivilged children of third world countries.
4. RIAA 2 Years LaTeR: Don't you hate the alternating CAPS? Well not as much as some people dislike the RIAA. Read how America's coping with their anger issue two years down the line.
5. Firefox Fanfare: Mozilla high in market share of web browsers shown by BBC analysts, but still far behind Microsoft IE.
6. Sony Screw-Up: Sony's hidden rootkit installation on music CDs is seriously screwing up the company reputation especially with males 18-30, i.e. the BIGGEST marketing demographic. Can we ever trust Sony again? Let's just say the PS3 had better be gooood...
Thursday, November 03, 2005
1. Princess Power: The succession of the next generation of Japanese Empresses is being called into question as debates still continue.
2. Google Print: The first of the Google book scan projects are online and, well not very interesting...
3. Doki Doki School Hours: Geneon to release Sensei no Ojikan: Doki Doki School Hours starting November 8th, waku waku desu!
4. Franz Ferdinand: Great singer who's single "Do You Want To" is the ending theme for Paradise Kiss.