UPC Speed Upgrade (for Free!)

So apparently UPC have given me a free speed upgrade, imagine my surprise when I noticed that a linux DVD (3GB) was downloading at 14.4MB/s. Did a quick speed test on my 50Mb connection and lo and behold this was the result: Meh. I may as well explain a common confusion here about MB versus…

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UPC (Ireland) upgrade [edit: Fuck UPC Technicolor]

I recently did a UPC package upgrade. They insisted on giving me a new modem. hopefully these Technicolor modems aren’t a pile o shite n start crapping out on me like the dodgy Cisco they tried to peddle to me until i got it replaced with an older model…

Micro$oft no longer supports Windows Gadgets

So apparently Microsoft no longer supports windows gadgets AKA windows sidebar AKA desktop gadgets. But why? The reasons stated are that they present the possibility of posing a security threat. (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ie/windows/gadgets) Upon further reading of the security threat posed (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/security/advisory/2719662) they basically describe the same threat that installing ANY PIECE OF SOFTWARE WHATSOEVER poses. Microsoft…

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Want to know what dd is doing?

From another terminal type kill -USR1 $pid, where pid=`pidof dd`. This causes dd to spit out data speeds and amounts transferred so far. you might wrap it up in something like:   pid=`pidof dd`  while [[ -d /proc/$pid ]];  do kill -USR1 $pid && sleep 5;  done Apparently pidof is deprecated or something?? If you…

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High Impedence Burnt Out My Soundcard?

So one channel on my laptop’s soundcard has gotten faded volume levels with no bass.I recently got a pair of KRK Rokit 8s but they are hardly the problem if functioning correctly no?I also did start using my AKG K601 headphones a little which have a high impedence @ 120 Ohms. Could this be the…

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Bricked my Galaxy Note (Soft Brick Phew!)

Very intense day today as I luckily only soft bricked my GT-N7000. Got stuck in bootloop after an unsuccessful rom upgrade when returning to nandroid backup. And no i didn’t use stupid stock ICS kernel. Reflashed stock rom with Odin and it decided to fail :-O, redid it and felt very lucky when it worked!…

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