Category: ‘Geeky Stuff’


Компания Mozilla разработала технологию TraceMonkey, позволяющую в несколько раз увеличить скорость работы JavaScript и веб-приложений при использовании браузера Firefox, сообщается в блоге разработчиков Mozilla.

TraceMonkey уже включена в альфа-версию браузера Firefox 3.1. Однако по умолчанию технология TraceMonkey не доступна, так как еще не полностью отлажена и работает нестабильно. В будущем TraceMonkey станет частью бразуера Firefox, что позволит значительно ускорить его работу.

В частности, в ряде тестов Firefox 3.1 с TraceMonkey работает с JavaScript почти в 40 раз быстрее, нежели Firefox 3. Также тесты показали, что TraceMonkey делает новый браузер Firefox более чем в два раза быстрее Apple Safari при работе с JavaScript.

Ожидается, что TraceMonkey позволит значительно ускорить работу браузера со сложными специализированными веб-приложениями. В частности, было продемонстрировано, что TraceMonkey делает обработку изображений через веб-интерфейс более быстрой.

В настоящее время альфа-версия браузера Firefox 3.1 доступна для скачивания на сайте Mozilla. Разработка TraceMonkey заняла у Mozilla около двух месяцев.


A poster-sized calendar with a bubble to pop every day.

Долго лежал этот пост в draft-ах.. все никак дописать не мог..

Bookmarklet, в двух словах, это JavaScript, который прописываеться в поле “Location” у Bookmark-a или вместо адреса внутри тэга <a>, и который выполняет какое-то одно действие. Но это лично моё “понимание” того, что они такое. – там, впринципе, тоже самое написано.

Resize Не трудно, думаю, догадаться, меняет размеры окна на 1024 х 768
Другие (если надо): 800×600 , 1152×864 , 1280×1024
Resize to… – универсальный resize boolmarklet.

* Эти bookmarklet-ы работают только при default-ном значении для “dom.disable_window_move_resize”“false”

Как сохранять bookmarklets?

1. Просто "перетянув" в "Bookmark Toolbar" (Left click & Hold -> Move to Bookmark Toolbar & Release)
2. Right click -> Bookmark This Link...

Почему именно “Bookmark Toolbar”? Потому что так ими удобней всего пользоваться. По крайне мере, мне так удобней всего. Когда что-то надо – делаю toolbar видимым, когда нет в них надобности – прячу.
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CGI remake of the epic fight between Optimus Prime and Megatron as was seen in the classic movie. Excellent sequence, even though the animation is a little stiff, its still an amazing sequence.

Буагага! )))

We all have to admit it, this year’s Olympic opening ceremony was of epic proportions… but there was only one thing that wasn’t so epic.


Right at the moment when Chinese gymnast Li Ning was flying to light up the giant Olympic torch, someone took this picture. And if you think that this was Photoshopped, other people were able to take the shot from other angles.



Если коротко и по-русски: Американские спецслужбы получили право изымать на неопределенный срок ноутбуки и другие электронные устройства у путешественников, пересекающих границу США. Для конфискации не требуется никаких оснований.

С террористами они так бороться, аха..

Susan Gurley, executive director of the Alexandria, Va.-based ACTE, said that international travelers need to be aware of and prepared for such border searches, even though they are relatively rare. This is especially true because so far little is known about the DHS’s policies relating to the practice and what it does with the information collected during searches of electronic devices, she said.

“We think people should know that they basically are leaving their right to privacy at the door when they cross the U.S. border. There is no assumption of privacy [at a port of entry].”
said Gurley.

“This is by far not an epidemic of any sort,” Gurley said. “But we think people should know that they basically are leaving their right to privacy at the door when they cross the U.S. border. There is no assumption of privacy,” at a port of entry, she said.

Here are five factors Gurley says travelers should know about:

1. No evidence needed to take your laptop

Border agents do not need any evidence or suspicion of illegal activity to examine a laptop or other electronic device.

Every time you cross the border, customs officials have the right to look at anything in your possession, including the content on your laptop, handheld device, cell phone, USB memory stick and digital cameras, Gurley said. They have the right to both view that information and to download or mirror it if they think it’s necessary, she said.

2. Anything can be searched

Everything on an electronic device is open to search. This includes personal photographs, personal banking, any business documents and stored or unopened e-mail, Gurley said.

3. Your PC might not be returned right away

Seized devices may be kept for an indefinite period of time. Carry only a laptop or electronic device you can afford to lose or hand over for an unspecified period of time.

Sensitive data should be sent by e-mail before crossing the border in case the data becomes unavailable if the device is seized, she said.

4. Don’t take anything you don’t want to share

Don’t carry anything on these devices that could potentially embarrass you or that you don’t want others to see, Gurley said.

If it’s information you don’t want to share, don’t carry it. That includes data such as personal banking information, photos, correspondence, health and password information. If the device is a company-owned computer, don’t carry proprietary business information or personnel records on it, the ACTE advised.

5. Be cooperative

Cooperate with customs officials. Ask for a receipt and a badge number if your computer is seized. Try and get whatever information you can on the reason why it was seized.


The “spam king” was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison, with a ruling that the court hopes sends a message to other online criminals.

Robert Soloway, the man known as the spam king for the massive volume of spam he sent out, pleaded guilty to fraud, spamming and tax evasion after being indicted in May 2007. After an unusually long sentencing hearing lasting two-and-a-half days, Judge Marsha Pechman handed down her sentence in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle.


The prosecution argued that Soloway should get more prison time than any of the previous spammers, asking for a sentence of seven to nine years. “None of those cases, not one, comes close to this case in terms of the duration of the maliciousness, the harassment techniques, the high level of spamming activity that we have in this case,” said assistant U.S. attorney Kathryn Warma.

However, compared with some other notorious spammers, Soloway deserved some leniency, his attorneys said. Soloway didn’t damage anyone’s computer, he didn’t send out malicious code, and he never directed people to pornography, as some spammers have done, his lawyer Richard Troberman said. Jaynes, for example, had millions of AOL e-mail addresses that were stolen from the ISP (Internet service provider), and he was earning as much as US$700,000 a month from his activities, Troberman said. By comparison, the government figured conservatively that Soloway earned more than $700,000 in three years.


Soloway apologized to the judge and to his family, admitting that his actions were wrong. “There is no one else to blame but myself,” he said, before the judge handed down her sentence.

Soloway has apologized for his activities before. After he was investigated in 1999 in California for spamming activities, he told detectives that he was sorry and learned a lot, Warma said. “He then moved on to another state and immediately engaged in the same behavior,” she said.

It has been more typical for Soloway to boast about his techniques than to apologize for them. In online forums he would brag that he would never have to pay the millions of dollars the civil courts ordered him to pay.

He claims he lived in a modest household growing up but went to school with kids who were wealthier. He didn’t have friends and always figured that if he earned a lot of money, people would like him, he said. “The only time people ever talked to me was when I made money or spent it,” he said. “It was completely wrong. I’m very embarrassed and ashamed.”

Microsoft attorney Aaron Kornblum attended the hearing and said he was pleased with the results. “Soloway repeatedly broke the law. He defied a federal judge and he made a lot of money. This sends a strong message.”

Soloway was one of the first spammers Microsoft sued when, in 2003, the company decided it was time to try to put a stop to spam using legal means. At the time, Soloway was known as the third-most-prolific spammer in the world, Kornblum said.

In addition to the prison term, Soloway will serve three years of probation and must do 200 hours of community service.

© PCWorld

Upd.: если меня не проглючило, то судя по всему вместе с капчей убрали и таймер ожидания!

Вот бы еще убрали это долбанное время ожидания после скачивания 1 файла..

By eliminating the captchas we simplified the use of RapidShare’s free services significantly. In addition, free-users can now upload and download bigger files (up to 200 megabyte). Anyhow, to protect RapidShare from congestion caused by automated downloading, we limited the maximum download speed for free‐users to 500 kilobit per second. To compensate for that, they do not have to wait anymore until starting a succeeding download.

Premium-users now profit from more flexibility regarding the download volume: It used to be limited to 10 gigabyte per day and can be “saved” now to a maximum of 50 Gigabyte. As a consequence, the volume that was not used is transferred to the following day automatically, up to a maximum of 50 gigabyte. If the complete download capacity is used up during one day, the premium-user is able to save another 10 gigabyte the following day.

Смотреть до конца :lolishe: :grin:

Former swordplay trainer to the stars and Star Wars fanatic Jeremy Flynn recently opened “Jedi Gym”, a fitness center in Torrance, CA where members channel characters from the Star Wars film series to work out, meditate, and improve their lives.

“Star Wars is all about the Hero’s Journey, and so is working out,” says Flynn, ” you leave home, battle your demons, and hopefully return home stronger.”

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