Smash my iPod! (not literally… since I don’t have, and don’t want one!)

Arh, to all those iPod haters out there (including me!), watching this iPod being smashed up makes me feel satisfied!
 
You can get the video here:
 
Or, direct .torrent link:
 
Nice…

The Three Question Personality Test

I didn’t think this would work at first, but once I’ve actually done it, it’s kinda amazing to see how accurately that test depicted me!
 
Below is my result:
 
Your Personality Is
Rational (NT)

You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas.
You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy!

Intelligence is important to you. You always like to be around smart people.
In fact, you’re often a little short with people who don’t impress you mentally.

You seem distant to some – but it’s usually because you’re deep in thought.
Those who understand you best are fellow Rationals.

In love, you tend to approach things with logic. You seek a compatible mate – who is also very intelligent.

At work, you tend to gravitate toward idea building careers – like programming, medicine, or academia.

With others, you are very honest and direct. People often can’t take your criticism well.

As far as your looks go, you’re coasting on what you were born with. You think fashion is silly.

On weekends, you spend most of your time thinking, experimenting with new ideas, or learning new things.

 
You can take the test here:
 
What do you think?  Am I really like what the test suggested?  Is the test accurate for you as well?

Remote controlling humans!?

I was reading my yahoo RSS feed today and came across this article about remotely controlling the way someone walk via galvanic vestibular stimulation (please the article for more information):
 
 
Remote controlling a human
 
If I have the chance, I’d definitely love to try that out!
 
How weird / cool would that be to control yourself using a remote you are controling…  Or is that just me…?

“Bricking” a PSP video!

OMG!  F-Secure have posted a live demonstration of the trojan that "bricks" the PSP!
 
For those of you who don’t know what the hell I’m talking about, basically, there’s a trojan out there (Trojan.PSPBrick) that, when installed onto the PSP (PlayStation Portable), will delete several system critical files needed for it to boot-up.  And… well… the result need not saying…
 
Anyway, here’s the link to the video:
 
WARNING: DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU CAN’T STAND WATCHING A PSP BEING BRICKED!
 
(I have to say, I did ask myself after watching the video, can’t they just give me that PSP instead of destroying it!?)
 
You can find more information about this trojan here:
 
I really hope someone finds a way to cheaply fix all those PSP that have been bricked…

Ever wondered how snails can cross over gaps?

If you’ve ever wondered how snails ever cross over gaps without falling into the gap itself, well here’s how they do it:
 
Snail crossing over gap
 
 
Now you know  !

DBDesigner connection problem to MySQL database solved!

For those of you who are having trouble using DBDesigner (-Ver 4.0.5.6-) to connect to a MySQL database (-Ver 4.1.14- or higher), I’ve managed to find a solution.
 
 
 
Problem:
Always receive "Invalid Username/Password" error message when connecting to an existing MySQL database from DBDesigner, even if username and password is correct:
 

DBDesigner "connect to database" error message

 
Solution:
Change you password using the following command line:
mysqladmin.exe -u root -p old-password [pswd]
 
Where [pswd] is your new password.
 
For example:
mysqladmin.exe -u root -p old-password new_pswd
Enter password: ********
 
(new_pswd = new password you want to set to user "root")
 
 
 
Apparently, the problem lies in the way passwords are stored in MySQL…
 

Anyway, here’re some URIs that I’ve found when I was searching for this solution:
(Search for "old-password new-password")

Defragging the startup files

Apparently, there’s a hidden switch for the command line tool defrag that would allow you to defrag the boot files…
 
Anyway, here’s an example command:
defrag c: -b
 
However, I’m still not sure exactly what files are being defragged…  Since there’s very little "official" documentation about that switch (it’s not even listed on the Microsoft website as far as I have seen!).  Still, when I ran the command, it did something
 
As for the boot time?  Well… I’ve forgotten to time it… – I was doing my usual things while my computer is booting up – loo  ! (I’m sure you really needed to know that…)
 
Nevertheless, you might want to give that a try if your computer is starting up really slowly…
 
(And as usual, for those who cares, here’re some URIs I’ve found containing some information about this switch:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_b.htm (Search for "Bootvis – Explained by David Candy")
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