Cyber Crime Cell - ‘College Students Misusing Orkut’

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Cyber Crime Cell has issued a statement which says that College Students are allegedly using Orkut and other social Networks

to target people they don’t like and indulging in character assassination.

Times of India covers the complete article.(ReadMore)

Highlights from the Article

Cyber Crime Cell - college students are allegedly using sites like Orkut, Facebook and MySpace to target people they don’t like by creating fake profiles, posting abuses, obscene pictures of their friends or giving out personal detail like telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail ids. In other words, character assassination.

Police - More often than not, the perpetrator is a boy who wants to get back at a girl who has spurned his affections.

Cyber Crime Cell - We get at least one case a month from a popular networking site who’s privacy levels are known to be a little lax.

> The IP addresses will enable the Cell to track down people who have posted messages and book them if the need arises, police officials said.

Thanks to indiatimes and orkut+


Google Earth 5 Plus the Ocean & Mars

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Google Earth 5, the latest version of Google's 3D geo-browser, brings an important feature from the discontinued Google Earth Plus, which used to cost $20/year. You can now read tracks and waypoints from a GPS device like Magellan and Garmin and you can import GPS files in GPX and LOC format.

Another interesting new feature is the ability to visualize geographical changes over time. Google Earth shows historical imagery that goes back to the 40s in some places like San Francisco.

If you find an interesting way to visualize a location, there's a new "record a tour" option that saves the places you visit in Google Earth and lets you replay the tour. Unfortunately, you can't export a tour in a video format using the free version of Google Earth, but the good news is that you can record a voice commentary.

Google Earth is no longer just about the Earth and stars, now you can use it to view imagery and terrain of Mars by clicking on the planet icon.
While all these additions useful, you'll most likely download Google Earth 5 to explore the ocean. "Dive beneath the surface and visit the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana Trench. Explore the ocean with top marine experts including National Geographic and BBC. Learn about ocean observations, climate change, and endangered species. Discover new places including surf, dive, and travel hot spots and shipwrecks."

Google Earth 5 for Windows, Linux and Mac can be downloaded from earth.google.com. The Windows version is not download directly: you first install Google Update, which downloads the setup and then installs the application. For those who can't use Google Update, here's a direct link to the Windows client.

Tip: Before installing Google Earth, read the user guide.


Answer.Im: Be always online in your Instant Messengers!

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Have you ever thought of staying online on Instant Messengers eventhough you are at class or out of pc ? surly your answer comes to yes .So www.answer.im had done the job for you to stay online almost 24 hours a day, but cannot do so because of time constraint, then Answer.Im is in your rescue. It will set your status as ‘online’ for 24 hours a day (of course if you want) and will reply to all your instant messages with a customized answer that you will set by logging into answer.im with your Gtalk/ Yahoo/ MSN/ ICQ messenger login details.

Follow these steps to set your automated reply that your friends get when they ping you.

Setting automated replies:

  1. Log into Answer.im with your instant messenger login details
  2. Choose your status as busy or available and set your reply message on the form below it.

  1. After setting your reply message, just save the changes and exit the application.
  2. If ever you need to cancel the automated reply service, then login to answer.im and set your status as offline.
    It will set back your status as offline.

- ThaX to be with us , keep updated always ;-)


Mobile phone - an emergency tool for survival

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Here are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. Check out the things that you can do with it:

The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile; network and there is an emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out.

Have you locked your keys in the car?
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their mobile phone from your cell phone.
Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk).
Note: It didn't work fine! I tried it out and it did not unlock my car!

Hidden Battery Power
Imagine your mobile battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370# Your mobile will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your mobile next time.
Note: This too didn't work fine!

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone?
To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following digits on your phone * # 0 6 #
A 15 digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones.


How SMS Works ?

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BTS - Base Transceiver Station (Antenna)
BSC - Base Station Controller
MSC - Mobile Switching center
HLR- Home Location Register
VLR - Visitor Location Register
SMSC - Short Message Service Center

When a user sends an SMS, the request is placed via the MSC. The MSC forwards the SMS to the SMSC where it gets stored. The SMSC queries the HLR to find out where the destination mobile is and forwards the message to the destination MSC if the destination mobile is available. If the mobile is not available the message gets stored in the current SMSC itself. In most installations If a mobile is not available for SMS delivery the SMSC will not retry. Instead the destination MSC will inform the SMSC when the mobile comes back in range.SMS handling is a store and forward operation unlike USSD.

SMS has got a validity period, for which it will wait for the destination mobile to the available. After that time the SMSC will delete the message. The validity period can be set by the user. Normal validity is 1 day.

Article idea:http://www.kenneyjacob.com/2007/06/19/how-sms-works/


3-Player Chess~~~~interesting!!!

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Recently I came across this fascinating version of chess(passed on to me by my friend Karthikeyan). I didn't have an opportunity to play it. You need a different chess board to play it, but the concept itself is beautiful!3-way chess is a chessboard on which three people can play. The same rules apply except for some slight variation on moves made through the center of the board.

The regular chess rules are used, although the shape of the board is obviously different.

General rules:

1. The players take turns clockwise. The right of the first move is determined randomly.
2. The player who makes first check-mate wins.
3. The pawns move straight forward. Accordingly half of the pawns goes to the right, and the other half goes to the left.
The main characteristic of the game: if two players don't like the third, he is doomed.
The funny part of the game: the two players must compete for the privilege to check-mate the third.
I still prefer the 2 player chess which I am familiar with!


Be CareFUll !!

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Latest survey undertaken by Career Builder shows that over 20% of employers in the U.S. use social networking sites to help hire potential future employees.

According to Carrier Builder Study, hiring managers they spoke to used popular social networking sites like orkut, facebook to check up on future potential employees.

Interestingly, these managers frequently drop the potential employees from their list because of what they saw on their profiles.

So don’t create a chill out orkut profile next time. Be sober and classy. Who know’s, your future Boss may be spying on your habits already :P


Orkut 3 Times Bigger Than Facebook in India - Social Networking Report

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Thanks to the report by orkutplus, we now know who stands where in the social networking race.

Though Facebook seems to take the advantage globally, Orkut is being loved by Indians way more than Facebook.
-THX orkutplus


How to remove the Orkut virus MUHAHAHA!!”

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The next time you get the message :“Orkut is banned you fool, The administrators didnt write this program guess who did?? MUHAHAHA!!” don't panic. Remove it by using the steps I mention in this article

MUHAHAHA!! is a W32.USBWorm virus which displays such messages while opening Orkut and Youtube.The very first step: Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl + Alt + Del and go to processes tab .
Locate svchost.exe under the image name. There will be many processes by that name but look for the ones which have your username under the username.
Just kill these processes by pressing Del key.Only kill those which have your username under the username and leave the rest
Open the run command and type C:\heap41a and press enter. This is a hidden folder. Delete all the contents of this folder.
Open the registry by typing regedit in the run box.
Search for heap41a in the registry by using the find command
You will get something like this “[winlogon] C:\heap41a\svchost.exe C:\heap(some number)\std.txt“. Just delete the entries by pressing the del key.
Close the registry editor. Now the virus will be gone.


Yahoo Messenger Virus

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There is a very bad virus attack on Yahoo Messenger where it will take control of your messenger and without your knowledge sends some messages with a website links which contains the virus, to your friends list, remind you without YOUR KNOWLEDGE so be careful, try to do the following things to remove if your are effected.

Start Menu >> Run

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableRegistryTools /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

copy & paste in run & press enter

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

copy & paste in run & press enter

& delete the files svhost32.exe from ur comp & temp folder after killing the process


Micro$oft Encarta Premium 2009

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Want to watch wildlife? Explore Mars? Travel the globe from the comfort of your home? Microsoft Encarta Premium 2009 has the visual tools to help. See historic events and places with 2- and 3-D virtual tours. Get a new perspective on the past with the unique Dynamic Timeline, which illustrates key events from geologic time to the present day. Enjoy captivating videos from the Discovery Channel which let you view a range of topics in detail.

The latest Microsoft Encarta Premium 2009 multimedia encyclopedia combines more than 62,000 detailed articles, immersive research experiences, and thousands of trusted Web links to some of the most relevant—and age-appropriate—sites on the Web, all maintained by a team of dedicated editors.

Encarta Premium 2009 offers:

- Immersive videos, sound clips, interactive maps, and more.
- Virtual historical event tours in 2-D and 3-D.
- The Dynamic Timeline, which illustrates key events from geologic time to now.
- A variety of interactive maps, including geopolitical, climatic, and topographical.
- Frequent updates and article revisions to ensure current information.
- Encarta Kids—a special area created for younger learners, ages 7 to 12, and designed for age-appropriate and imaginative discovery.

Encarta Premium 2009 makes searching for information faster and more fun than ever. With the Encarta Search Bar, information is readily accessible and results include trusted information from both Encarta Premium 2009 and the Web.

Whether you’re searching online or offline, it’s the trusted way for everyone in the family to easily find relevant and reliable information on just about any subject.
Encarta Premium 2009 features a look and feel that makes it easy to use. You’ll be able to get started right away exploring scholarly knowledge from one of the world’s most trusted encyclopedias.
Microsoft Encarta Premium 2009 helps families and lifelong learners explore a world of knowledge.

To ensure that the information stays current, every time you go online Encarta Premium 2009 content is updated with automatic downloads that add new information directly into existing articles.

To use the Microsoft Encarta Premium 2009 multimedia encyclopedia, you need:
Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
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1.6 gigabytes (GB) of available hard disk space.
DVD-ROM drive.

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Mobile 3GP Movies Collection

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Here is a kit of ever hit english movies mobile versions collection,Watch out :


Gtalk Keyboard Shortcuts

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Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + E - It centralizes the selected text, or the current line.
  • Ctrl + R - It justifies to the right the selected text, or the current line.
  • Ctrl + L - It justifies to the left the selected text, or the current line.
  • Ctrl + I - The same thing does that Tab.
  • Tab - It is giving the area to each of the windows opened by Google Talk.
  • Ctrl + Tab - The same thing does that Shift + Tab .
  • Shift + Tab - The same thing does that Tab but in reverse.
  • Ctrl + Shift + L -Switch between points, numbers, letters, capital letters, roman numbers and capital roman numbers
  • Ctrl + 1 (KeyPad) - It does a simple space between the lines.
  • Ctrl + 2 (KeyPad) - It does a double space between the lines.
  • Ctrl + 5 (KeyPad) - A space does 1.5 between the lines.
  • Ctrl + 1 (NumPad) - It goes at the end of the last line.
  • Ctrl + 7 (NumPad) - It goes at the begin of the last line.
  • Ctrl + F4 - It closes the current window.
  • Alt + F4 - It closes the current window.
  • Alt + Esc - It Minimize all the windows.
  • Windows + ESC - Open Google Talk (if it's minimized, or in the tray)
  • F9 - Open Gmail to send an email to the current contact.
  • F11 - It initiates a telephonic call with your friend.
  • F12 - It cancels a telephonic call.
  • Esc - It closes the current window


Get Into Free Sites Without Registering

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ARE YOU TIRED of having to register on a free Web site just to read a news article or view some pictures of your relatives? Rather than registering on such sites (and risking a barrage of annoying spam), many people forget about the news item or put off seeing how their nieces and nephews are doing until their next vacation. But I have an easy way to get members-only content without enduring the hassle of signing up for an account. Whenever family and friends send me links to registrationrequired sites, I turn to Bug- MeNot (www.bugmenot.com) to slip past most of these requirements. BugMeNot is a free site that stockpiles user-generated account logins and passwords so that users don’t have to provide their own personal info. If you use Internet Explorer, go to the BugMeNot Web site and type in the URL of the site that you’d like to log in to. BugMeNot will return a list of user names and passwords that you can use to log in successfully. The BugMeNot Firefox Ex - tension automates the service for Firefox users. On the in - stallation page (find.pcworld. com/62311), click Add to Firefox. Click Accept and Install, and a new window will open. When it does, click Install Now. Then restart Firefox. After you install the Bug- MeNot extension, the next time you encounter a re - quired log-in prompt for a free site, right-click the username or e-mail address box and select Login with BugMe- Not. Re peat the process if the initial attempt doesn’t work; the plug-in might have used old information the first time around. Otherwise, you should slide into the registration-required content without a hitch.
—Zack Stern(Pc World)
A Similar site : http://www.logingear.com/


Airtel free gprs (ucweb browser)

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Do you want to get free airtel gprs on your mobile ?
So here is a new trick for you .

Things needed :
(1)JAVA compatible mobile phone
(2)Airtel live
(3)UCWEB browser
processor : download UCWEB from the given link
install it in ur phone.
it don't require any proxy. use it with ur default "AIRTEL LIVE" settings.
u can acess both wap and web sites on this browser without even paying a single rupee
who cares for 20Kb/30paisa charge of airtel live

To Get your mobiles suitable browser then send me a mail with your mobile model zuhaircmr@gmail.com

Req1 : nokia n73

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