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Archive for August, 2006

Opera Is Easily The Best Browser Available

Posted by Alex Bailey On August - 25 - 2006

Everyone these days seems to be raving about Firefox, and how it should be used over Internet Explorer. I totally agree with these people, however Firefox isn’t anywhere near the best browser out there. Opera outperforms Firefox in basically all tests. The goal of this article, isn’t to get you to switch. I simply wanted to write a quick article giving facts on why Firefox isn’t the best. If you want a detailed report, stop reading. This is just a few quick facts. Which browser... (more...)

How I For A Free Hard Drive From Maxtor

Posted by Alex Bailey On August - 24 - 2006

Well first of all Maxtor hard drives just plain suck. There is no other way to describe them. Anyways I bought a brand new Sata2 200 Gig Maxtor hard drive from Fry’s Electronics. Switched the jumper to 1.5 Gbps because my Gigabyte K7 Triton motherboard doesn’t support Sata2. Popped the hard drive in, and went to install Windows XP. Windows couldn’t find the hard drive. That was no big deal, I didn’t expect it to. Went to the Gigabyte website and downloaded the... (more...)

200 Gig 7200 RPM 3.5″ USB Drive For $.42 USD.

Posted by Alex Bailey On August - 14 - 2006

Welp it appears there was an awful error on eCost.com allowing those hard drives to be bought for .42-.58 cents. I picked up one of them before the site got the Digg effect. Then later on after they didn’t change it I used google checkout and picked up five more. Someone called them two hours before I purchased the last five and they said they were aware of the mistakes. Well if they were aware and did nothing to fix it, that is false advertising. They will be forced to honor the price... (more...)

Dualboot Gentoo + Windows XP On A Dell Inspiron E1505

Posted by Alex Bailey On August - 13 - 2006

Well I finally got both operating systems successfully configured. Windows XP was obviously a breeze to install, and I did that first. Installed gentoo last with minimal issues. Originally I installed XP on sda1 and moved it to sda4 so I needed to repair boot.ini which was easy. The steps to repair a missing or corrupt boot.ini can be found at About.com. Most of Dell’s parts are fairly compatible with Linux. The wireless card which I regret not upgrading requires ndiswrapper to work properly,... (more...)

AOL Leaks Search Data

Posted by Alex Bailey On August - 8 - 2006

AOL has “accidentally” leaked the search queries from 500-600 thousand of its users over the last three months. The data was posted on a research website of AOL’s. “This was a screw-up, and we’re angry and upset about it. It was an innocent enough attempt to reach out to the academic community with new research tools, but it was obviously not appropriately vetted, and if it had been, it would have been stopped in an instant.” says AOL. No IPs or AOL user IDs... (more...)