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28Feb/11Off

HDD Kicker

Posted by sque

Circuit Overview

Last month I experienced one of the worst but most common feeling of people relying too much on computers. I had a hard disk failure. It started with a few bad sectors and like a cancer, HDD became almost inoperable. I used ddrescue to backup the contents of the disk to another one, but quite often the disk stuck, and every following action resulted only to a new entry at /var/log/messages with "Hardware Failure" KQC. The only solution was to unplug the power from the HDD and replug it, so that ddrescue could continue backing up the disk. After 30 times doing this, I understood that due to the frequency of this hardware failures, it was impossible for me to monitor the system and reset hard disk.

20Feb/11Off

MicroLab

Posted by sque

MicroLab

Its early morning, I woke up and I crawl to the kitchen. The only thing that comes in my mind is a warm milky coffee! I start making the coffee, and heat up some milk at the microwave oven. I don't know the reason but this would not be an ordinary day for me. Suddenly, the microwave oven does a weird sound, the light starts to flicker and a nasty smell came out of this fucking piece of metal! No warm milky coffee for this day!

4Jan/11Off

Cables intelligence

Posted by zero

Wikileaks started publishing leaked cables from US embassies around the globe. They say that a total of 251,287 cables will be made public. 0x0lab started looking at the contents!!

1Nov/10Off

Iraq War Logs In Numbers (2004-2009)

Posted by neuro

From Wikileaks.org web site:

"At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports ('The Iraq War Logs'), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a 'SIGACT' or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout."

In this post I present this endless insane war in numbers (again). All numbers were taken from "Iraq War Logs" and manipulated using a MySQL database. It must be noted that "Iraq War Logs" was the largest classified military leak in history.

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2Aug/10Off

Afgan War Diary in Numbers

Posted by neuro

Wikileaks has released a document set called the Afgan War Diary, on July 25, 2010, an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. For more information visit http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Afghan_War_Diary,_2004-2010.

In this post I present this endless insane war in numbers. All numbers were taken from "Afgan War Diary" and manipulated using a MySQL database. It must be noted that 75.000 over 91.000 reports were released.

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29Mar/103

How to stop Google Analytics

Posted by cirrus

Yes I know google owns us, yes I know we are using analytics as well.

What you need:
- a web server
- place the two files in this file in the root of the web server
- edit your hosts file and add this entry (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP of your web server):
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx www.google-analytics.com ssl.google-analytics.com

Now every time you visit an analytics-enabled page, the two files from your web server will be included, and all javascript will be executed properly, but google will not track you.

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