Republican/Democrat Delegates Receive Custom Zune Players

In the United States, the political candidates for the next presidential race have been holding their conventions the last 2 weeks. According to Zune Rama, Microsoft has been giving away specially engraved 4GB Zunes to the many hundreds of convention delegates.

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Gadgets / Devices

Crack/Keygen Sites That Are Safe To Use

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If you’re on the hunt for cracks, stay safe and work from a list of ‘safe’ and ‘clean’ crack/keygen sites.

FileShareFreak has the list with a little advice to reduce risk to infection.

Good luck you pirates! :-)

Web

10 Words That Will Help You Win at Scrabble

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It’s inevitable, you’re playing Scrabble and your mind draws a blank in how to leverage the letters you have, so you fall back on ‘of’ or ‘at’ which are weak attempts to stay in the game.

Mental Floss has a list of 10 great words to help you win at Scrabble. Words like: Cwm, Jo, Adz and many more that will stand the dictionary challenges sure to follow.

Stumble of the Day

Some NBC Shows to Open New Season Online Via Hulu

NBC plans to offer the season debuts of several top shows on the Hulu video site it co-owns with News Corp. before they air on television.

The shows that will air online a week early include Knight Rider, Lipstick Jungle, Chuck, Life and 30 Rock.

Announcement, Entertainment

Space Station Infected With W32.Gammima.AG Worm

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With a US$30 Billion dollars invested in the International Space Station, don’t you think NASA and the Russian Gov’t could pony up a couple of bucks to install antivirus software on the laptops and other computers?

Apparently they don’t, but are doing so now. Seems the ISS found itself infected with the W32.Gammima.AG worm.

W32.Gammima is a worm that spreads through removable media and steals information related to the MapleStory online game. This particular infection was in fact found on a compact flash card brought aboard by one of the astronauts.

The worm monitors Internet Explorer and steals the following information:

  • Accounts and passwords to the MapleStory online game
  • Role and item information in the game

The stolen information is sent to the author via email and HTTP

Systems Affected by this worm: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000

Software