http://www.precursorblog.com/content/google-chrome-we-dont-need-your-permission. Found this website discussing the Google Chrome web browser, the Google company are apparently using it to open a security hole in users machines, according to the blog. I am not sure about this, but Google Chrome is the most advertised web browser, you see the advertisements everywhere you look, out in the streets …

I have just found this and thought I would share this very useful information, a port of the Chromium browser for OpenBSD UNIX. http://sightly.net/peter/openbsd/chromium/ This should be very useful for those who are using that browser and who want a fast web browser for their UNIX desktop.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-03/03/c_13759948.htm China are designing a heavy lift rocket that will be used for a manned mission to the Moon and beyond. America have been cutting back on their space program, but at least China the new superpower on the world stage can deliver a space program to rival NASA in 1969 when they went all …

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/04/high-performance-computing-on-gamer-pcs-part-2-the-software-choices.ars Just reading on Ars Technica about the HPU4Science scientific computation cluster that runs Ubuntu server to provide supercomputing cluster services to it`s users. Linux is the one choice for high performance computing, with 92% of the worlds supercomputers running on Linux. Linux or UNIX is a much better choice for server computing than Windows, …

The Windows 8 alpha build apparently has claimed to have been leaked on the Internet, although the screenshots show a version of Windows 7 just renamed Windows 8. But they did a pretty good job with a very late April fools joke I must say. Although there are sites that say that it just might …

The first man in space was Yuri Gargarin who was born in 1934 the son of a carpenter, he went into orbit in 1961 beating the Americans and establishing the Soviet Union as a leader in the space race. The Americans made it to the Moon, but the Russians were the first to make it …

After watching the Blade Runner movie I am wondering why we never see movies like this these days. Nowadays the movies showing the future never show it like the Blade Runner movie ever did. The dystopian future shown in the Blade Runner movie with the crumbling buildings and dark rainy weather is very different to …

http://www.walkernews.net/2007/06/22/download-official-redhat-linux-iso-image/. The link above is to the Redhat 6.2 Linux distribution, the first version of Linux I used. It ran very well on a Celeron 600 with 64MB of RAM and integrated graphics. Linux has come so far since it was first released, the desktop has gotten even easier to use and with the release …

http://digiknow.ninemsn.com.au/digitalliving/digitalknowhow/8110823/the-password-problem. After reading this article about the weak passwords that users are still thinking up like ‘password’ for example, it is not surprising that so many Facebook accounts get cracked into and the data used for evil purposes. The users need to wake up and pay more attention to security. I have a very complex …

I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate alongside my Debian 6.0 install, as I wanted to try out Internet Explorer 9.0 and it is pretty good, rather like Firefox 4.0 in appearance. The performance of the Aero desktop is far ahead of the KDE 4.5 desktop. KDE is slow as anything running with Compiz enabled, but …

I have updated my Linux tips page with some information about the VLC multimedia player application and how to get sound when recording from a TV capture card. I worked out how to get sound recorded that way and I thought I would share it as some people are having trouble with that.

The computers belonging to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard have been compromised in a coordinated cyber-attack by Chinese terrorist hackers. This on top of the incident where all Internet traffic for a time was re-routed through China allowing Chinese authorities to sort through sensitive western data. The computers that were cracked into had very simple …

LEONARD NIMOY SINGS BILBO BAGGINS by super8monsters Leonard Nimoy who played the Vulcan character Spock in the Star Trek series is 80 years young today, Happy Birthday! He will always be remembered for this Spock character even though he had a singing career and hosted shows about ancient mysteries as well. He was a great …

I have just finished watching this incredible movie from the early days of cinema. the story of engineers from Europe and America that build a tunnel under the ocean from London to New York and the engineering challenges and relationships that are strained along the way. The views of the tunnel and the high speed …

“Some students from the Cockrell School of Engineering in Austin, Texas have built, developed, launched, and operated two historic satellites. The FASTRAC satellites make up the first small-scale satellite system which is composed of two separate spacecraft that can communicate to each other. On March 22, the single FASTRAC satellite successfully separated into two smaller …