Friday, February 17, 2006

Transform an Xbox into the ultimate media center (the complete guide)

This step-by-step guide (complete with pictures) that walks you through the steps how to easily soft-mod your Xbox. Don't throw away your old Xbox as it can still be converted into arguably the best media streamer on the market. Follow this guide to turn your virgin Xbox to a pimped out, play-anything-you-throw-at-it media monster.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

Home Media Center Dilemma

I previously posted about possibly using an XBox with XBox media center on it, or building a Linux box to use MythTV on. Well, I decided that the primary feature that I want is the ability to record television. AFAIK, this is not possible using XBMC so that option is out. Also, the price of building a Linux box for MythTV will be far greater than if I were to just get a PVR from my television provider. Not the nerdiest solution but maybe I can hack up the PVR...

21 times more likely to get spyware with IE!

'In May and October, Levy and colleague Steven Gribble sent their crawlers to 45,000 Web sites, cataloged the executable files found, and tested malicious sites' effectiveness by exposing unpatched versions of Internet Explorer and Firefox to drive-by downloads." Here are their results...

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

What to do when they ask for your Social Security Number..

Many people are concerned about the number of organizations asking for their Social Security Numbers. They worry about invasions of privacy and the oppressive feeling of being treated as just a number....

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

NMAP 4.0 Released

Nmap has undergone many substantial changes since the last major release (3.50 in February 2004) and they recommend that all current users upgrade.

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