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WinXP Hacks

Deleting System Software

XP hides some system software you might want to remove, such as Windows Messenger, but you can tickle it and make it disgorge everything. Using Notepad or Edit, edit the text file /windows/inf/sysoc.inf, search for the word ‘hide’ and remove it. You can then go to the Add or Remove Programs in the Control Panel, select Add/Remove Windows Components and there will be your prey, exposed and vulnerable.

Creating Shutdown Icon or One Click Shutdown

Navigate to your desktop. On the desktop, right-click and go to New, then to Shortcut (in other words, create a new shortcut). You should now see a pop-up window instructing you to enter a command line path.
Use this path in “Type Location of the Item”
SHUTDOWN -s -t 01
If the C: drive is not your local hard drive, then replace “C” with the correct letter of the hard drive. Click the “Next” button. Name the shortcut and click the “Finish” button. Now whenever you want to shut down, just click on this shortcut and you’re done.

Increasing Band-Width By 20%
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Posted by | Computers, Internet, Windows XP Tips and Tricks | 4 Comments

You know it’s true

Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan show off Grammys. (mymalaysia)
Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan show off Grammys.
 Milli Vanilli on film (read on to see videos)

A Las Vegas woman who forced the Milli Vanilli scandal to go public hopes a planned film “will be some kind of vindication.”

Jodie Rocco and her twin sister, Linda, were backup singers for the German-produced dance-pop duo that was stripped of a best new artist Grammy in February 1990 when the lip-synching scam was exposed.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Issues, Music, Music Videos, News, Videos, You Tube | 1 Comment

Software for Starving Students


Software for Starving Students is a free collection of programs organized for students (but available to anyone). We’ve gathered a list of best-in-class programs onto one CD (one disc for OS X, one for Windows), including a fully-featured office suite, a cutting-edge web browser, multi-media packages, academic tools, utilities and more.

What software is on the CD?
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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | Computers, Internet, Recommended Services, Software and Utilities, Windows XP Tips and Tricks | 5 Comments

Malaysia: A Haze of Secrecy

Report by ARTICLE 19 and the Center for Independent Journalism examining the level of access to environmental information in Malaysia.

 

Executive summary

 

The Malaysian public are being denied access to vital information about the environment. This is not only in breach of international standards, but also places both citizens and the environment at risk. Greater environmental openness would enable more effective participation in environmental stewardship and decision-making, promoting a truly public interest approach in terms of providing an appropriate balance between competing interests reducing corruption and breach of the rules, and leading to greater protection for the environment. It would also help individuals safeguard themselves against environmental hazards.

 

Malaysia is home to one of the world’s twelve areas of mega-biodiversity. Yet pollution and habitat loss – very often the consequence of big development projects – are taking their toll on local communities and are threatening the country’s abundant natural richness. The government’s approach has been characterised by undue secrecy and the withholding of information, seriously undermining the ability of citizens to participate in decision-making around issues which affect the environment.

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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | Commentary, Issues, News, Politics | Leave a comment

Malaysian Army Set to Strike

Malaysia’s military is fighting a formidable foe – termites.

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Many of Malaysia’s 80 army bases are believed to be plagued by the pests, forcing authorities to assign special officers to tackle the problem, newspapers reported Saturday.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | News | Leave a comment

Malaysia – an endemic surveillance country!

2006 International Privacy Survey

Privacy International (PI) is a human rights group formed in 1990 as a watchdog on surveillance and privacy invasions by governments and corporations. Recently, it issued the 2006 results of the ranking assessment of the state of privacy in the world. 

The aim of this survey was to find countries with nurtured privacy protection and respect for privacy. The survey does not want to humiliate the worst ranking countries but to show that good privacy environment is possible.

The best ranking countries are Germany and Canada with the healthiest privacy environment. The worst ranking countries of the survey are Malaysia and China. In EU, it is the United Kingdom.

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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | Commentary, Culture, General Info, Issues, Lifestyle, News, Politics | 1 Comment

Zulhaidi seeks to renounce Islam

Malaysian Chinese man seeks to renounce Islam
By SEAN YOONG

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) – An ethnic Chinese Malaysian mistakenly given by doctors to a Malay Muslim couple at birth nearly three decades ago is bracing for a possible legal battle so he can renounce Islam, an action that can be considered a crime in parts of Malaysia.

Zulhaidi Omar, 29, who now goes by the name Eddie to his family and friends, said he discovered his true identity by chance and met his biological parents in 1998 after years of being teased about his Chinese features.

“I want to get my life back in order now,” Zulhaidi told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from his southern home state of Johor.
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Monday, February 26, 2007 Posted by | Islam, Issues, Melayu, News | 4 Comments

Most Beautiful Object

CAPE TOWN, Feb 23 (Reuters Life!) – A South African device that claims to put a condom on a man with ease in less than three seconds has been named the “most beautiful object” at a design show in Cape Town.

Roelf Mulder’s plastic condom applicator won top prize at the Design Indaba Beautiful Objects exposition in the tourist resort city, beating out 14 other products, including an ultra-modern pre-fabricated house.
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Saturday, February 24, 2007 Posted by | Culture, Lifestyle, News, Others, Science, Trivia | 1 Comment

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