How the PS3 hypervisor was hacked « root labs rdist

31 01 2010

George Hotz, previously known as an iPhone hacker, announced that he hacked the Playstation 3 and then provided exploit details. Various articles have been written about this but none of them appear to have analyzed the actual code. Because of the various conflicting reports, here is some more analysis to help understand the exploit.

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Three years later, the PS3 gets hacked

31 01 2010

After over three years on the market, the PlayStation 3 has finally been hacked. Famous iPhone hacker George Hotz, aka “GeoHot”, has become the first to achieve the feat, though what this means for the PS3 modding community remains to be seen.

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Photoshop Fail: 15 Hilariously Botched Images | Design + Ideas on WU

31 01 2010

Forget silly things like human anatomy and the laws of physics. When it comes to Photoshop, reality needn’t apply – just clone, rotate, skew, blur and hope nobody notices.

via Photoshop Fail: 15 Hilariously Botched Images | Design + Ideas on WU.





Ditch the Granny Knot to Tie Your Shoes More Efficiently – Knots – Lifehacker

23 01 2010

The difference between shoes tied with a balanced, neat, and self-tightening knot versus those tied with an unbalanced, sloppy, and loose knot, is all in how you make your first loop.

via Ditch the Granny Knot to Tie Your Shoes More Efficiently – Knots – Lifehacker.





PayPal vs Fake PayPal: Can You Tell the Difference? [PIC]

2 01 2010

Back in October, we wrote about a new policy approved by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ICANN that will allow non-Latin domain names to be registered in early to mid 2010. This is really exciting for Internet users in areas that use non-Latin alphabets like Arabic, Japanese, Chinese and Cyrillic, who have spent the last fifteen years without full domain opportunities.

via PayPal vs Fake PayPal: Can You Tell the Difference? [PIC].





The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century – NPR

29 12 2009

Throughout the year 2000, NPR presented the stories behind 100 of the most important American musical works of the 20th century. These special features cover music from a wide variety of genres — classical, jazz, rock’n’roll, country, R&B, musical theatre and film scores. NPR 100 stories aired on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and NPR’s weekend news magazine programs.

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10 Biggest Printer Problems — And How To Fix Them – PC World

19 12 2009

Printers: Can’t live with them, can’t nuke them. You could always toss a misbehaving inkjet or laser out the window, but where would that leave you? Truth be told, we need our printers, despite their maddening quirks. Here’s a saner idea: Take a deep breath, channel your inner tech support rep, and repair that which has failed you. Cue sitar.

via 10 Biggest Printer Problems — And How To Fix Them – PC World.