Forked Forkbomb Tattoo

Guy on Stack trying to figure out why the forkbomb he tattooed on his arm doesn’t actually run. Bless.

Forked Forkbomb

Microsoft Research IllumiRoom

Windows 8 might suck balls but this is fucking awesome. I wonder what Ballmer will suggest to fuck it up….

Google Handwrite Mobile Search

Long overdue. Works too, me likey!

Handwrite enables you to search by just writing letters with your finger most anywhere on your device’s screen—there’s no keyboard that covers half of the screen and no need for hunt-and-peck typing.

Game Deaths

It’s just bizarre to think these were cutting edge when we played them.

How many do you recognise?

Open Source Vuvuzela Killers

This is why I love open source. Vuvuzela’s bugging the shit out of you while you’re trying to watch the match on your comp? Start VLC with this command line, or stick it in a batch file:

vlc –audio-filter=param_eq –param-eq-f1=233 –param-eq-f2=466 –param-eq-f3=932 –param-eq-gain1=-20 –param-eq-gain2=-20 –param-eq-gain3=-20 –param-eq-lowf=100 –param-eq-lowgain=15 –param-eq-q1=10 –param-eq-q2=10 –param-eq-q3=10

Or in Mplayer:

mplayer -af an=1:0.5:0.5, sinesuppress=233:0.01, sinesuppress=466:0.01, sinesuppress=932:0.01, sinesuppress=1864:0.01, sinesuppress=232:0.01, sinesuppress=465:0.01, sinesuppress=931:0.01, sinesuppress=1863:0.01, sinesuppress=234:0.01, sinesuppress=467:0.01, sinesuppress=933:0.01, sinesuppress=1865:0.01

Via Ghacks.

Google Public DNS

Could spell trouble for OpenDNS. I’m jealous of their netblocks.

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

To try it out:

  • Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers or
  • Read our configuration instructions.

If you decide to try Google Public DNS, your client programs will perform all DNS lookups using Google Public DNS.

Revenue Bouncy Castles

When renewing my Revenue On-Line Service digital certificate, I was presented with the following:

In order to renew your ROS digital certificate, ROS requires that you run third-party software provided by the Legion of the Bouncy Castle. The Legion of the Bouncy Castle is a well-respected supplier of security software that is approved by the Office of the Revenue Commissioners for use with ROS.

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I’m sure the Legion produces wonderful software, and I applaud the Revenue for using open source software for security, but you’d think they’d be able to afford a developer to hack the source and change the bloody issuer to something a teeny bit less dodgy-looking…