Five Things You Should Know to Keep the Man from Snooping on Your Digital Stuff "Think of it it like leaving your doors and windows open and complaining when someone looks inside." I find this to be an iffy comparison. I understand what you guys are trying to explain but it misrepresents the problem. I'm entitled to leave my windows and doors of my house open, if someone steps onto my property to have a look without my permission than in most countries that's trespassing. If they were trying to take a peek from the sidewalk then sure, by all means, go ahead.
70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question.
The PC Repair Toolkit in your Pocket: Boot CD on a USB Stick It has been around for a long time, but I still know a lot of techs who don’t know about it. Ultimate Boot CD includes memory checkers, CPU stress testers, system information tools, boot managers and tools for hard drives, partitions, password resets, and more. For a full list, check out the UBCD page. Typically, this is burned onto an ISO and you boot using a CD. But isn’t that so “last year”? Putting it onto a USB Drive makes it much more portable and it can sit side by side with your other portable tech tools. #3038363 SOPA Emergency IP list: So if these ass-fucks in DC decide to ruin the internet, here’s how to access your favorite sites in the event of a DNS takedown tumblr.com 126.96.36.199 wikipedia.org 188.8.131.52 # News bbc.co.uk 184.108.40.206 aljazeera.com 220.127.116.11 # Social media reddit.com 18.104.22.168 imgur.com 22.214.171.124 google.com 126.96.36.199 youtube.com 188.8.131.52 yahoo.com 184.108.40.206 hotmail.com 220.127.116.11 bing.com 18.104.22.168 digg.com 22.214.171.124 theonion.com 126.96.36.199 hush.com 188.8.131.52 gamespot.com 184.108.40.206 ign.com 220.127.116.11 cracked.com 18.104.22.168 sidereel.com 22.214.171.124 github.com 126.96.36.199 # Torrent sites thepiratebay.org 188.8.131.52 mininova.com 184.108.40.206 btjunkie.com 220.127.116.11 demonoid.com 18.104.22.168 demonoid.me 22.214.171.124
100+ Google Tricks That Will Save You Time in School – Eternal Code [via onlinecolleges.net] With classes, homework, and projects–not to mention your social life–time is truly at a premium for you, so why not latch onto the wide world that Google has to offer? From super-effective search tricks to Google hacks specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time. Search Tricks These search tricks can save you time when researching online for your next project or just to find out what time it is across the world, so start using these right away. Without a Trace: Turn Your Flash Drive into a Portable Privacy Toolkit @parabellum2000: Here, Here! While I might get frustrated from time to time with the limitations of web access at my school (I have to download a YouTube video from home and bring it in if I want to use it in a lesson), I understand why they exist and, frankly, I work too hard and too much to have time to putz around with tunneling through the firewall. Not to mention that I like my job, I like the IT guys, and they know I know what I'm doing. I wouldn't be surprised, if a student set up a SSH tunnel on a library computer, if they came to me to ask if I knew anything about it.
Google's Safe Browsing Diagnostic Tool A week ago Google announced the release of a safe browsing diagnostic tool. To use the tool, just append a URL to the end of For example, to test this site, you would enter Google will then return four sets of security information about that page. (1) The current listing status of a site and also information on how often a site or parts of it were listed in the past. (2) The last time Google analyzed the page, when it was last malicious, what kind of malware Google encountered and so fourth. (3) Did the site facilitated the distribution of malicious software in the past? (4) Also, has the site has hosted malicious software in the past? Google has shown an example of a site that has malicious results.
Roll Your Own DIY Security System This Weekend SExpand these is my security system. D‑Link DCS 930L mydlink‑enabled Wireless, i use to live view and the little option to set up my spam email to send all pictures to my Real account. Then i have a filter in my real email call it security just to see the pictures from that day, if you want you could also set up your phone to get alerts but it gets annoying ! also have a fake camera with a little working red LED to warn intruders of the camera. offers really storage options but i prefer free live preview and keep all my data in my email .
Hypertext Style: Cool URIs don't change. What makes a cool URI? A cool URI is one which does not change. What sorts of URI change? There are no reasons at all in theory for people to change URIs (or stop maintaining documents), but millions of reasons in practice. In theory, the domain name space owner owns the domain name space and therefore all URIs in it. Except insolvency, nothing prevents the domain name owner from keeping the name. Detect How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer? An industry wide team has developed easy “are you infected” web sites. They are a quick way to determine if you are infected with DNS Changer.
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your money. You get to decide how much to contribute (I do $10/month, but for example you can do $2/month if you prefer).