Get rich in seven easy steps

Get rich in seven easy steps

Paul has published a small tips collection titled as – “The easiest way to get rich”

From the article:
Judging by their behavior, most people have an obsession with wealth. Politicians promise to create it, most popular magazines are filled with gossip about those who have it, and the average person spends much of their adult life trying to obtain it. We are creatures obsessed with money, partly for what it can buy, but also as a thing of value in itself.

But most people misunderstand money. They don’t really know how to obtain it, or how to hold onto it once they have it.

Read more at The easiest way to get rich [paulstips.com]

How to develop more secure windows code – 8 simple rules

These are the 8 simple rules for developing more secure windows code.

This article discusses:
=> Using analysis tools and experts to review your code

=> Reducing risk using fuzzing and threat modeling

=> Keeping bad input out of your applications

=> Learning all you can about security concepts

How to develop more secure windows code - 8 simple rules

Contents

Habit #1: Take Responsibility
Habit #2: Never Trust Data
Habit #3: Model Threats against Your Code
Habit #4: Stay One Step Ahead
Habit #5: Fuzz!
Habit #6: Don’t Write Insecure Code
Habit #7: Recognize the Strategic Asymmetry
Habit #8: Use the Best Tools You Can

Read more at Microsoft MSDN web site…

Download Free best Windows antivirus software

Download Free best Windows antivirus software

These are three free guardians antivirus software for your computer system.

Softpedia has a small review of three anti-virus software that are free to use, complete with screenshots. Consider using Microsoft’s or Adaware’s anti-spyware utilities too to keep your XP healthy.

From the article:
Yesterday was a Friday 13th indeed, because I was just about to have some electrical cables inside my house melted, and I don’t want to think about what could have happened if this problem hadn’t been detected in time but let’s move to the computer world. Fortunately, no viruses here, and apart from one over voltage problem that gave a little work to my UPS, everything’s just fine. Having these in mind, I thought about giving you a hint on some excellent antiviruses that are also completely free, and which are pretty easy to find.

Read more at softpedia

What do Lions Eat – an elephant?

Information about Lion including lion pictures, lion pics, lion images, lion facts, and their eating habits. Find out What do lions eat?

The lion is a large mammal. It originally lived in Africa and Asia. Lions are mostly found in Africa and in a small reserve in India. They can live in cool areas, very hot areas or in thick forests. In the past, there were wild lions in Europe. Today, many live in zoos around the world.

A Mail Lion Picture
A Mail Lion Picture

Lions live in groups that are called prides. 10 to 20 lions may live in a pride. Each pride has a home area that is called its territory. Lions do not allow strange animals to hunt in their territory. A territory can be as large as 260 square kilometres (100 square miles). Lions live for 25 years in captivity.

Baby Lion with Father
Baby Lion with Father

Lioness

A female Lion Picture
A female Lion Picture

A lioness is a female lion. The female lions hunt the animals for the prides. They are ready to have young when she is 2-3 years old. Baby lions are called cubs. Cubs are born after 3 1/2 months. Lions do not have a den (home) where they would live for a long time. The mother moves around with the cubs.

Lions
Lions

What do Lions Eat?

Lions hunts many animals, for example, gnus (wildebeest) and antelopes, and eat a lot of meat. Male lions usually weigh 159 to 180 kilograms (350 to 400 pounds), but they can weigh more. It is the only cat with a mane.

The prey consists mainly of large mammals such as wildebeest, impalas, zebras, buffalo, and warthogs in Africa and nilgai, wild boar, and several deer species in India.

Occasionally, they take relatively small species such as Thomson’s Gazelle or springbok. Extensive statistics collected over various studies show that lions normally feed on mammals in the range 190–550 kg (420–1210 lb). Wildebeest rank at the top of peferred prey (making nearly half of the lion prey in the Serengeti) followed by zebra. Most adult hippopotamuses, rhinoceroses, elephants, and smaller gazelles, impala, and other agile antelopes are generally excluded.

An adult lioness requires an average of about 5 kg (11 lb) of meat per day, a male about 7 kg (15.4 lb)

A video has been shot recording what no one knew occurred before-that lions are capable of taking down full grown elephants.

Lions are among the animal kingdom’s most brutal and efficient predators but no one had heard of them hunting elephants before. The BBC’s Natural History Unit decided to send a film crew to try to capture a hunt on film.

The lions hunt elephants because they have discovered that they can. The dry season has always been a desperate time for wildlife in northern Botswana. One year, perhaps, water, and therefore prey, was scarcer than ever and a small or weak elephant was killed in a moment of bold opportunism. Then there was no turning back.

Lion Hunting Video

(Click play button to see video)

How secure is Windows XP desktop system

Windows is the favourite target of malicious and criminal hackers

If every hour a burglar turned up at your house and rattled the locks on the doors and windows to see if he could get in, you might consider moving to a safer neighbourhood.

And while that may not be happening to your home, it probably is happening to any PC you connect to the net.

This article from the BBC shows how vulnerable XP Home really is. Using a highly protected XP Pro machine running VMWare, the BBC hosted an unprotected XP Home system to simulate what an ‘average’ home PC faces when connected to the internet.

SEVEN HOURS OF ATTACKS
=> 36 warnings that pop-up via Windows Messenger
=> 11 separate visits by Blaster worm
=> 3 separate attacks by Slammer worm
=> 1 attack aimed at Microsoft IIS Server
=> 2-3 “port scans” seeking weak spots in Windows software

Wow! That is too much for normal home user. This is why you need to switch to Linux desktop system. Sure, geeks or experienced IT pro can use Linux easily but what about new people.

Not everyone can run Linux (no matter how hard you try). The solution is simple:
=> Purchase firewall enabled broadband/wireless routers.
=> Install Windows XP firewall and antivirus.
=> Don’t visit or open unknown emails; if possible use web based email system.

Found via Slashdot

How do I upgrade Windows 2000 or 2003 server nework card port speed?

I have already wrote how to upgrade port speed under Red Hat or Debian Linux. If you would like to upgrade or downgrade port speed under Windows 2003 server just use following guideline.

By default, most dedicated hosting service provider or your network administrator will provide you (hook you to) 10Mbps connection to Internet. If you would like to upgrade either of your port speeds to 100mbps or 1000mbps, you need to ask your network administrator to make port upgrade at network switch level. Once the network admin changed the port speed you need to make changes to Windows 2003 networking.

Please note that information outlined here also applies to Windows XP and other version of Windows operating systems.

=> Click on Start button
=> Open Control Panel
=> Select Network connections
=> Select the network interface (if you have multiple network cards) i.e. Local area connection #1.
=> Right click Properties
=> Click on Configure button
=> The driver properties window should open on screen.
=> Select the Advanced tab.
=> Select Link Speed & Duplex from the property list.
=> Select the Value tab to the right and set the port speed you are upgrading to WITH full duplex:

  • For 10 MBS Select: 10Mbps/Full
  • For 100 MBS Select: 100Mbps/Full
  • For 1000 MBS Select: Auto

=> Select the OK Button.
=> Save the changes and close, the network related windows. It may take upto 1 minute for new settings depend upon switch and traffic.

How do I upgrade Windows 2000 or 2003 server port speed?

How to survive an airplane crash

If you flay frequently, these tips may help you out.

Flying may be the safest form of transport, but many of the three million people who take to the air each day are terrified of crashing. Now more than ever, though, it’s possible to survive a plane crash.

Most people believe that if they’re in a plane crash their time is up. In fact the truth is surprisingly different. In the US alone, between 1983 and 2000, there were 568 plane crashes. Out of the collective 53,487 people onboard, 51,207 survived.

Read more at BBC news