Saturday , 21 October 2017
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G(w)eekend @ Sunil’s

Warning!: Geek Porn. Unless you are a Level 1 Geek Initiate, you may experience drowsiness, deja-vu and confusion. Trying to do the steps below without Geek supervision might result in disassembled computer, lost data and unbootable Windows. Call a geek to put it back. I have been thinking about getting new hard disk for my computer. It has been running for 2 years and 10 months (powered on) and while this 160GB disk had survived a much younger 500GB hard disk and would probably outlive the 1TB external HDD, I didn’t want to push my luck. I haven’t lost data due to hard disk failure since 2003 and I didn’t want to start now. Moreover, I needed more space for Windows 7 and Ubuntu installation, steam games, pictures that were digitized and the slowly growing “digital photography collection”. In short, I bought a 2TB internal hard disk. For those who …

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Why machines will overtake humans

I am a huge fan of Sci-Fi and there are quite a few posts on my blog where I refer to Doctor Who, Star Trek and other Sci-Fi series. But just because I like those TV shows, does not mean I believe everything in it. However, watching those has expanded the horizons of my mind. One of the questions I have wondered about is will robots and computers overtake mankind? I came across this post, Why machines will never overtake Humans? from Akshat Goel where he stated his view on the same. Some of the points that he mentioned helped me in forming my own opinion on the same and as usual I have a different view on things. He thought about this because of a movie that he saw, but I am not going to dissect the movie. But I will say this much. I don’t consider it to be …

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Invites to Quora

I have invites for Quora, a social search site launched earlier this year by a bunch of ex-Facebookers (including former CTO Adam D’Angelo andCharlie Cheever (who previously led Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect)–and which was just funded at an $86M valuation. If you would like an invite to Quora, just ask for in the comment. Make sure you are putting your correct e-mail address in the e-mail field so that I know where to send the invite to. If you put your email address in the comments, you might get an invite from some generous fellow, but you might get a lot of spam from even more generous fellows. You will have to use either your Facebook or Twitter account to authenticate to Quora first time. To make my life easier, I have created the following form. This will ensure your email stays out of public eyes and I don’t have to copy …

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Geekspeak

Rebooting your computer is like girls. Necessary evil. Reinstalling OS is like marriage. Only if you have to. Replacing your computer is like divorce. Only if it doesn’t work out.

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How to prevent malware infection on your computer

I work on other people’s computers, removing virus, spyware, Trojans and a lot of other trash. In most cases, I would also help fix some small issues with Windows or other programs on the computer. Day in and day out, I see people coming in with their computer infected with the latest malware. Ever since I got my first computer, almost 10 years ago, only once have my computer been infected. That happened when I tried to run a program that came from a very bad website (I was trying to download a crack while half asleep.) 😉 Until now, I tried to keep my work away from my blog, but since this might be helpful to many people, I have decided to post some suggestions. Anti-Virus: I have never had a happy relationship with these programs. They slow down my computer and sometimes are temperamental. Most of the time, …

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Download of the day – MediaMonkey

Are you still using the default Windows Media Player that came with Windows? Or have you moved on to Winamp? Maybe it is time to give MediaMonkey a try. The feature I like most about it is the ease at which I can add songs to various playlist, add ratings, download Album Art, Lyrics and Tag information from the web. This is not a product review and so there is not going to be an in depth analysis on the benefit of using MediaMonkey versus other media players. But this is a software I changed to after using Winamp for almost 10 years. Trust me, if you use it for a few days and utilize its features, then you will not be able to go back to Winamp. MediaMonkey

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