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Many, many, many things happen

While everybody and their grandmothers write about Vista release – I’ll write of other important things. First – there is this totally geeky thing that I would love receive from somebody. I cannot even reiterate how much I would love to see it on my table.

Another thing was this absolutely hilarious video. I can’t stop laughing and it took me around 5 attempts to just finish watching the damn thing.

While you’re on YouTube, watch this – it’s nowhere near funny, but actually is a very good prototype of the “next-gen” interface. I’d love to see it implemented when I’ll be buying my next ThinkPad.

Maybe I’m getting my hopes too high in terms of schedule availability, but I plan to attend one-day start-up school.

We’ll have a range of experts speaking on all the things you need to know to start a company: what makes a good startup idea and where to get them; what to look for in a co-founder; how to get angel and VC funding; how to incorporate a company and what agreements founders should have among themselves; when and how to apply for patents; what can go wrong in a startup; what acquirers look for; and how the acquisition process works.

Loved this presentation. You will, too, if you haven’t seen it before.

And just before this post was out – found this interview with Lee Dodd, forum owner, who

once famously posted a check in excess of $220k for 3 months of earnings

Stay tuned.

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Security through ignorance?

It’s nice to see that a list of passwords hasn’t changed much since 1997.

Common Passwords: The top 20 passwords are (in order):

password1, abc123, myspace1, password, blink182, qwerty1, fuckyou, 123abc, baseball1, football1, 123456, soccer, monkey1, liverpool1, princess1, jordan23, slipknot1, superman1, iloveyou1 and monkey

Although as I recall, top 3 admin passwords back then were password, god and superadmin.

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HD DVD & Blue-Ray DVD encryption bypassed

A virtual interview with muslix64, who created a proof-of-concept program that bypasses encryption on both formats.
This passage is especially good:

I’m just an upset customer. My efforts can be called “fair use enforcement”!