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Intel won't touch Vista

According to a memo circulating a few weeks ago, it looks like Intel is taking a wise decision and avoiding the Broken OS entirely. Yes, Intel is not going to use Vista on its corporate machines... ever.

When a company as tech savvy as Intel, with full source code access and having written several large chunks of the OS, says get stuffed, you know you have a problem. Well, everyone knows MS has a problem, but it is nice to see it codified in such a black and white way though. Reassuring, like a warm cup of tea, or a public kick to the corporate crown jewels.

The real question is what are they going to use? The official answer is 'nothing yet', the one where they try not to offend is 'likely Windows 7', delivered with a pained smile. Since that is shaping up to be Me II SP1a, I am not sure Intel will bite there either unless they suddenly develop a GPU that can run it in that time frame.

So that leaves two other choices, Linux and Mac. Linux is a distinct possibility, they already have an in-house distro that causes employees look nervously around the room when you talk about it. Although it is not a desktop variant, there is no reason that they could not roll one given two years.

The other one is the big white horse in the corner, Mac OS. If there was ever a company that is loyal to Intel, it is Apple. If there was ever a company that could make MacOS work internally, it is Intel. While any marriage with the turtlenecked sociopath is a match made in hell, don't count this one out either.

In the end, you have Intel flipping MS the bird, and telling them what they already know, Vista in undeployable by anyone with a grain of common sense. The impressive thing is that it just might lead to a waving off of MS entirely, they are the underdog for the next round of upgrades.

Credit - Charlie Demerjian from theinquirer.net

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Minimize Your Firefox to the Tray

Now you can minimize your Firefox to the tray using this add-on:

Firefox Minimize to Tray

To install, just open the file using Firefox, you will find a familiar pop-up window.

Credit - fariz from Lowyat.net

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"Get Smart" Movie Review

As promise, I will give my thoughts on this movie that I'd recently watched, I'll try to be not too biased on the movie as I personally really love it :)


THE STORY OVERALL

The synopsis for Get Smart looks something like this: “Bungling secret agent Maxwell Smart, also known as Agent 86 for CONTROL, is on a mission to battle the forces of their evil crime nemesis known as KAOS with his more-competent partner Agent 99, (whose real name is never revealed) at his side. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreams of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23. Smart will do whatever it takes to thwart the latest plot for world domination by KAOS.”

MY REVIEW

First of all, let's talk about the story, yes, the story line and plot was good, like I said, I really love the movie. Many well-known actor are cast for the movie, Steve Carell as Max, you may recognize him as the Boss in the comedy show "The Office", Anne Hathaway as Agent 99 and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as Agent 23, seems like he's more into comedies nowadays.

The story really did a good job in balancing the "Action" and the "Comedy" part of the movie and sometimes you just need the face-reaction of Steve Carell to laugh, he really did a good job at his "serious" comedy like he did in "The Office". Anne Hathaway was/IS HOT and I just can't take my eyes of her, she really has shown maturity in her acting.

The movie was really "made" by all the cast of the movie (obviously) but then again, without a proper casting, a good story will turn out bad. Therefore, I salute all the "casters" out there. Although, the hero and heroin have an obvious age difference but it will be covered by the story and the comedy of the movie.

There are many scenes that not only funny but it will tickle your funny bone just thinking about it, (hahaha, thinking about one now).

I'm not going to give any spoilers for this movie but I recommend it anyone who are in the mood for laughs right now or if you are in a different mood, surely this movie will change it.

Personally, I'll give the movie a 10 out of 10 but it was just me, go and watch the movie and rate it yourself.

Credit - The Movie Blog

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The Same Old Night

Haha, just another boring night, went to church in the morning and watched a movie with my friends in the afternoon, but as usual, there's nothing much to do at night, the petrol hike has limited our "strolling" during night time.

Well, there's a lot of things that I can do right now but am too lazy to do it, maybe I'll do review for the movie that we'd watched today, the title was called "Get Smart". If you had watched the movie, you will know how funny the movie was, Steve Carell just can't get out from his role as the boss in "The Office".

I'll need some time to do the review, but eventually (???) I'll get it done.

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Highway Jam

I just got back from my aunt's house and I arrived at my house 1 hour longer than it usually is, why? because of the traffic jam that occurred at the highway, I don't even know what was the cause of the event, there was an accident involving a Myvi and ???? but the line was stretch farther than the accident scene, I mean much much farther than the place of event :?



Well, there's was another thing that made the traffic jam, it was the late night work for patching up the road, and there was two large trailer that was blocking one of the lane of the road.

However, the traffic was smoothed out after passing the trailers and everybody was like from 40km/h to 110km/h and just whoosh away, I was no exception :), managed to get home in few minutes.

My legs were very tired from the traffic jam as I was driving a manual but I am grateful that nothing bad happen during that time, did I mention that I was rather sleepy during the incident?

Picture - Taken from oneduasan

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Intel shows Cache-Quadding Technology

If you’ve been following Intel’s achievements over the past few years, you’ll have noticed that Chipzilla is they are repeatedly reaching the design limit on a few elements in their chips. The latest example had been the leaky 45nm process, which they bathed in Hafnium and gave high-K metal gates. Now Intel is trying to push cache to a guesstimated 3 to 4 times its current capacity by using Floating Body Cells (FBC).

Floating Body Cells have nothing to do with corpses bobbing up and down in the Hudson River. It’s all about SOI, and although Intel didn’t like IBM/AMD’s SOI back in the daze they like it enough now that they need it. The FBC (your bit of storage) hangs under the gate and over the 10nm thin buried oxide (BOX) layer, meaning its small, simple (ie: cost effective) and – from what we garner, won’t suffer from the electric shortcomings of current DRAM designs. Intel also says it’s a bit more scalable than previous caches. This would also, potentially, lead to a new species of DRAM some time down the line, but Intel’s business isn’t about building DRAM, it’s about building CPUs.

Intel is plugging this as the next-gen of cache, with lower costs and higher density. The technology itself has been discussed and worked on by other companies for a few years now (the oldest we can remember was Tosh presenting the same FBC tech, albeit with fewer refinements, at VLSI 2003).

One of the missionaries also presented the next transistor technology: High-K + Metal Gate strain-enhanced. Intel is counting on this tech to improve yields and shave some costs off CPU production – an all-round win-win situation, we guess.

Unfortunately the above techs are still a work-in-progress, and Intel didn’t talk timelines – the slideware, however, does say that FBC is suitable for “15nm node and beyond” (about 3-4 years in our calendar) and High K+strained metal gate is the “best transistor results for any published 45nm or 32nm technology" , which sounds like right about… uhmm… now? So you'd expect the Nehalem family to feature this tech as it launches.

Credit - Paul Taylor from theinquirer.net

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Double Your Firefox Speed

Here are some Tips & Tricks that may help you to double the speed of the Firefox (all versions):

1. Go to the configuration file of Firefox:

  • Type about:config in the address bar and then press Enter
2. Configure the pipelining feature:
  • In the filter search bar, type network.http.pipelining. Be sure the value field is set as True, double-click to do so. Pipelining reduces the page loading time, however not all servers support this feature.
  • Then, go back to the filter search bar and type network.http.pipelining.maxrequests. Double-click the option and set its value to 8.
  • In the filter search bar again, type network.http.proxy.pipelining. Double-click the option and set it to True.
3. Type network.dns.disableIPv6 in the filter search bar and set this option to True by double clicking on it.

4. Content Interrupt Passing
This preference controls if the application will interrupt parsing a page to respond to UI events. It does not exist by default.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter content.interrupt.parsing in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK.
  • When prompted to choose the value for the new boolean, select True and click OK.
5. Rather than waiting for a page to completely downloaded to display it to the user, Mozilla applications will regularly render what has been received to that point. This option controls the maximum amount of time the application will be unresponsive while rendering pages.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter content.max.tokenizing.time in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 2250000 and click OK.
6. Content Notify Interval
This option sets the minimum amount of time to wait between reflows.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window, select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
  • Type content.notify.interval in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.
7. Content Notify OnTimer
This option sets to reflow pages at an interval any higher than that specified by content.notify.interval.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Boolean from the pop-up menu.
  • Type content.notify.ontimer in the New boolean value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to choose the value for the new boolean. Select True and click OK.

8. Notify Backoffcount

This option controls the maximum number of times the content will do timer-based reflows. After this number has been reached, the page will only reflow once it is finished downloading.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter content.notify.backoffcount in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 5 and click OK.

9. Content Switch Threshold

You can interact with a loading page when content.interrupt.parsing is set to True. When a page is loading, the application has two modes: a high frequency interrupt mode and a low frequency interrupt mode. The first one interrupts the parser more frequently to allow for greater UI responsiveness during page load. The low frequency interrupt mode interrupts the parser less frequently to allow for quicker page load. The application enters high frequency interrupt mode when you move the mouse or type on the keyboard and switch back to low frequency mode when you had no activity for a certain amount of time. This preference controls that amount of time.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter content.switch.threshold in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 750000 and click OK.

10.
Since the start of a web page normally doesn't have much useful information to display, Mozilla applications will wait a short interval before first rendering a page. This preference controls that interval.
  • Right-click anywhere in the about:config window and select New and then Integer from the pop-up menu.
  • Enter nglayout.initialpaint.delay in the New integer value pop-up window and click OK.
  • You will be prompted to enter a value. Enter 0 and click OK.

Credit - slinix from Lowyat.net

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Zzzz....................

Hohoho...... Feeling sleepy and already starting the "catch a fish" mode. (for those who actually understand what I meant)

Sooo much to write about in this blog and yet there's so little energy in my body to do so, "To write or not to write, that IS the ultimate question", but I'll try to write anything that I can that comes out in my mind.

Truth to be told, I want to write anything about Technology, be it hardware or software, and maybe a little bit on animation and manga, but seeing how this blog has progressed, looks like I'll be sticking with "nonsense" for the time-being.

Blog, blog, blog..........

Again, what's up thhaaaaaat.............

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Another Update

Added two more sites that I just remembered:



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Updates

Added two of my favourite sites:





Both of the sites can be accessed at navigation menu on the right

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What a night!

I'd just came back hanging out with some of my classmates and it was a very wonderful 'event', well I'm not going to talk what kind of 'event' that was but I assure you that it was a typical 'hanging out' session and none of 'that' kind of things happen.

As always, there's things to share with your friends and tonight was one of those time that you wish to have everyday during your youth. (Not that I'm already old btw)

However, being with friends is the third thing that I treasure the most, apart from being with God and my families. I am very grateful for everything that I have/had in life right now, although there's always will be up's and down's in life but still life is very precious and I'm really enjoying it right now, as a average guy for now and not as a filthy rich man. (soon to be maybe?)

I know this is only my second post for this blog and the title already contradicted the content, but hey, as a person would say it "this is my blog and I can write whatever I want!" and such.

"Live Life to the Fullest and Never Regret Anything, Learn from It"

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My First Ever Post! (M.F.E.P)

This is basically my first ever post that I ever posted in/on/at a blog, hehe, for this is my first ever blog that I have decided to create during my free-time while undergoing the MCSA course.

Well, there's really nothing much to say for this post (just like any other M.F.E.P that was posted by many blogger before this), I really just do this out of boredom (yeah right! hehehe........).

Anywho, my so-called "free-time" is almost over and my labmate is busy"ing" himself in reading some online manga on the net. (and I'm going to join him, wahahaha!!!!)

So, anyone who had read this M.F.E.P, thank you and congratulation as YOU are one of the first readers/visitors to my blog.

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