Thursday, November 17, 2005

Intellectually Stimulating Game ( How Fast Can You Think? )

See if you can beat my high score of 674. To be fair to yourself try it just once and see how fast you can think. Post your high score in the comments for everyone to ogle at. Cheers!

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Reset Windows XP password

Uses install disc and a hole in the installation screen.

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)

2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be “Press any key to boot from cd”

3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.

4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now

5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.

6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.

It should read something like “If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it”

Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.

7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.

8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating “Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds”

9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of “pressing any key” to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.

10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.

11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.

12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).

13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Is Gravity Leaking From Our Universe?

A mysterious force is ripping through physics and astronomy departments these days. It has splintered long-cherished theories and has caused otherwise rational scientists to latch onto a weird and ugly notion.

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Marines Get Brutal New Weapon

The Marines have begun using a weapon that is easily capable of turning buildings�and humans�into bits of rubble. This is called the SHAW-NE (shoulder mounted assault weapon � novel explosion) and it uses a thermobaric mixture that produces a shockwave in the air easily crushing walls and sending entire buildings collapsing to the ground.

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iPod nano now does video too !!!!

iPod hack allows you to watch video on the Nano and iPod photo.

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WRT54G Explore its true potential

Everyone and there mothers have a Linksys WRT54G. This is the best write up I have found on the different types of firmware upgrades that are out there for this router. Thank you LINUX for making this all possible.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Meditation can boost your gray matter

Meditation alters brain patterns in ways that are likely permanent, scientists have known. But a new study shows key parts of the brain actually get thicker through the practice.

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Google Maps Beer Hunter

" is a Google Map that shows Beer stores - as well as their open and close times closed stores are shown with 50% transparent icons" "( currently only lists outlets in Toronto)"

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Tutorial: How to re-calibrate your Laptop Battery!

I�ve noticed that my battery life sucked! After 15 minutes my (less than a half year old) laptop computer kept automatically shutting off because it claimed the battery was dead� but it wasn�t.

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EvilLyrics - Awesomest Lyrics Program

Displays lyrics for the current song in Winamp, iTunes, Foobar, QCD, WMP etc. Special Karoke Mode that highlights the current line being sung. I love the program--been using it for years.

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Google Analytics is live now

Google is offering Urchin website analysis tool for free now.

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Man's body cured itself of HIV AIDS

Doctors are planning further tests on a British man whose body has reportedly cured itself of HIV....there is real hope for a cure now...

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Get Free Anthlon XP Bezels, Banners, and Posters from AMD

Get free schwag from AMD, just enter your info and item numbers. Limit is six items per address.

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