Thursday, August 25, 2011

Source Code

Rented Source Code and have some buddies over and watched together (yes I am cheap and use redbox), feels like the good days back in college :-)

It is a good movie, good ideas (impossible in real life though) and I like the ending, although I think if the ending is 1 minutes early it will be a more artistic ending.

Very similar to Inception, but I would think Inception is more physically possible.

After the movie are some discussions on physics and string theory. I heard about string theory before but imagined the 12 dimension thing is totally crap. But after yesterday's discussion it sounds a bit plausible, acutely like the idea that all 5 different modules are just the 5 projections from the 12 dimension final theory (Still think it is more close to crap though, epically CERN didn't find the practical).

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cisco VPN service network troubles

Wife suddenly started to complain about trouble to connect to our server (at home). I thought a simple reboot will fix the problem but nope. Can ping other computer from server but can't ping the server from other computers.

Firewall is off, and after some research I found it is the Cisco VPN service. As long as the VPN service is started, even if VPN is not connected it will still prevent connections.

So problem solved :-)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MS security updates

Yesterday night I posted about how I got a virus by just using IE9 to view drudge report (even after I denied the UAC requests), MS released 13 patches, once of them is this:

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2559049)

Download size: 20.9 MB

You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

Update type: Important

Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a system that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

More information:

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Win 7 Internet Security 2011 – Unregistred Version scam

I was browse Drudge report and all of a sudden a UAC dialog popup, the details shows "File Operation". I know it must be a virus and closed it. Then another dialog popup as well, "File Operation" and there is GUID in details (too bad I didn't record it). I denied it as well.

To my surprise, a Win 7 Internet sccurity 2011 window appeared, definitely not from brower, and shows virus scanning in progress!!! I denied the UAC and IE9 still changed my computer??!!

On the internet, saw the blog with same problem. He run security scan (MSSE) and fixed the bug. I will try to do the same.

WOT 6.6 patching now

This morning wake up early and wanted to play WOT. To my surprise WOT is patching. I thought it will start patching at 7 like usual, I guess not. Can't wait for this patch, my Panhther will be changed and a PantherII will be added :-)