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  1. Oliver_FF

    Current Project: "Eyeball v.4" C++ Linux

    I thought I'd share with you all my current project - a network traffic analysis tool I'm writing for Linux. Anyone who's been around for a while should have seen the FAQ I wrote ages (years?) ago about sniffing raw network traffic. In that thread I hinted at some of the possibilities that I'd...
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    q9400 bad sensor?

    I've just built my new rig and i'm checking out the temperatures - at full load I seem to have an 8c temperature difference between one of my cores: Would it be fair for me to assume that the other three are reporting correctly and core0 just reads high?
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    The Power of Linux

    The power of Linux...
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    SQL Injection FAQ

    WARNING - Performing SQL injection when you do not have permission to do so is ILLEGAL!!! Intro More and more services are appearing on the Internet, and most of these are connected up to databases containing vast heaps of data. Blogs, Wikis, Forums, Shops etc etc are all tied up to databases...
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    My new toy - UMPC

    Eee-pc 901, upgraded to 2GB's of ram and an extra 16GB high speed SD card... Running Ubtuntu 8.04 with Adam's kernel. Handles all the pretty desktop effects and everything :o The hardware is shockingly powerful. Oh yeah, the battery life is silly too: Taken with Amarok+Pidgeon open...
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    Speed up Vista boot time on dual/quad core CPU's

    One of my mates (total MS fanboy) found this on a Microsoft blog someplace: 1. Start -> Run 2. Type "msconfig" and hit Ok 3. Go to the Boot tab 4. Click Advanced Options 5. Tick the box by "Number of Processors" 6. If you're running a dual core, pick 2 - if you're running a quad, pick 4...
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    Java Programming Tutorial Part2 - Netbeans, Classes and Sample Project

    Netbeans Netbeans is a FREE java IDE that has loads of cool features (any many totally unnecessary, as with most IDE's these days). Netbeans is available for download here: http://download.netbeans.org/netbeans/6.1/final/ You want any bundle as long as it contains Java SE - thats Java...
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    Java Programming Tutorial Part1 - Ideology, Classes and Objects

    Foreword 1. Nothing annoys me more than people who spew out reams and reams of jargon just to make themselves sound clever. Hence, wherever possible in these articles i'll refrain from abusing them - HOWEVER for some of the more advanced concepts it's unavoidable - when these come around i'll...
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    HD4850 for £138 inc. vat at OcUK

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-099-HT&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=939&name=HIS%20ATI%20Radeon%20HD%204850%20512MB%20GDDR3%20TV-Out/Dual%20DVI/HDMI%20(PCI-Express)%20-%20Retail HD4850 - £138 10+ instock The GTX 280 is selling for £440 :o what a rip...
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    C/C++/C# Console Redirection with Sockets - Win32

    Here's another interesting thing that you can do with sockets in C or C++. If any of you are familiar with the concepts of SSH or Telnet you'll get this straight away. Every console application has three IO paths... 1. stdIn is the standard input - aka when you type something into the console...
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    Vista users, who has noticed this?

    Move your mouse to your system tray, go to the very bottom of your screen just after the first icon in the tray, and before the first system icon. Check the image for clarification ;) Now double click. Weird?
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    C/C++/C# Packet Sniffing FAQ and How-To

    C/C++/C# Packet Sniffing FAQ and How-To Win32 Foreword: The content of this article is intended for educational purposes only. Yes, there are lots of wierd and malicious things possible with raw sockets - any replies about those things will be ignored. What is packet sniffing? Well when you...
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    Something you probably didn't know about Java

    So when someone is talking about Java what pops into your head? Here's what I think people think of: 1. interpreted language 2. everyone knows interpreted languages are slow 3. mobile phone games :o - can't be *that* powerful a language And yes, interpretation is pretty slow. But Java is not...
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    ATITool HD3870 Anomalies

    I'm on Vista 32bit, with a HIS 3870XT, full system in my profile. I've found a few issues, not sure if some are bug or simply stuff that's not implemented yet, so here we go: 1. Fan speed is always at 0% according to the monitor... 2. When detecting artifacts, the first time it detected...
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    Evercool "Personal Computer Air Conditioner"?

    Ok so at the moment i've got a 120mm fan sucking air into my case through 3 unused 5.25" drive bays on the front of my case. I was just browsing around the net just now looking for something a little less tacky (gotta love bluetack and a bit of mechano) and I stumbled over one of these weird...
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    C/C++ Sockets FAQ and How-To Win+Linux

    Ok so many many programs these days make use of networking and the internet. Ever wondered how simple it would be to connect two programs together over such? Wonder no further :D What are sockets? Well sockets are used as an interface to access a network through your operating system. Imagine...
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    Video gaming's top 5 saddest moments

    Here's my top 5 saddest moments in video gaming history. What are your top 5 saddest moments? 1. Metal Gear Solid 1, where Snake has to leave Meryl to die... 2. Resident Evil : Code Veronica where Steve dies in Claire's arms.. 3. Final Fantasy 7, where Aeris dies... 4. Metal Gear Solid 2...
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    Overclock suddenly unstable?

    Well i've been running my rig oc'd to 3GHz for... oooh... 9 months? on stock voltage. So I got some spam email as per usual from a company called Maplin, they do electrical components and stuff. Anyway they're doing this amazing offer on a 500GB USB External HDD for £70 so I went out and...
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    Opinions on my e6600 OC

    See my system to the left. I'm still on "stock" volts - 1.3v. Idling around 22c, just a tad over room temperature. Northbridge is sat happily on 39c. I'm considering putting my spare 1GB of PC2-6400 in beside my current ram to give me 3GB's but it really is cheap 800MHz stuff so I can't...
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    Bioshock help needed

    I'm loving Bioshock, i've just finished Olympus Heights - the game's working great no glitches or crashes or anything. So i'm just leaving Olympus Heights heading through the door to Apollo Square, get the loading screen and about 2 seconds later the game just freezes. Considering how many...
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    Wierd networking problem...

    Ok, here's a wierd issue i'm having with my Gigabyte P35C-DS3R. I've got a fully wired home network, all the cables work plugs are good etc. It's all tested on my old rig so it's definately all ok. Whenever I boot my new rig, windows always fails to pick up my network, i get the network...
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    TPU Download servers struggling???

    I tried downloading NFS:Carbon from the TPU servers yesterday, and I was getting between 30kb/s and 60kb/s. It's definately not my line, as if I try to download from two TPU servers at once, they'll both go at around that speed... So, I hopped over to Gamershell and i'm now downloading at...
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    Fractal Generator FAQ and How-to

    Ok, so how many of you have heard of a Fractal Generator? XD When I first created my own fractal generator from scratch I did some reading about it, and nothing was really laid out simply enough for me to fully understand it with really basic maths understanding, so i'm gonna attempt to correct...
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    Vista Revelations...

    Well, I was on Vista a few months ago but the driver support was total balls, so I used XP... I upgraded my system a month back, formatted and put XP on. This morning I decided to have another go at Vista, so i installed it over XP, put my activation key in again, all was well... Then a...
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    Ubuntu 7.04 - Wow! - My Experiences

    Well I woke up one day and wanted to do something different, so I thought "I know, i'll try Linux again"... So 8 hours later and i'm dual booting Vista and Ubuntu 7.04 on my Asus Aspire 5610z laptop :D Who said anything about hardware incompatibilities? I stuck the disc in, it booted to a...
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