In wake of the DDOS attack on /b/ that I reported on a few minuets ago. It has taken only twenty seven minuets for the moderators at 4chan to take down /b/. At 7:27PM EST /b/ was reported as 404’d.
While browsing one of my favorite sites I found that the internet war between 4chan.org‘s Anonymous and a young, quite annoying girl from youtube named Boxxy has began to reach what a sociologist would call ”Critical Mass.” There is a large movement amoung 4chan.org users to perform a DDOS attack on the site at 7:00PM EST tonight. If you also brows the website be sure to expect delays or even a total server crash from 7PM onwards tonight.
The group of users are calling the attack under two codename: Operation Valkyrie and Operation Clampdown. The goal of the attack is to, according to the boards at 4chan, “stop the spread of the boxxy cancer.”
I will keep you updated on this situation as it develops throughout the night.
UPDATE 6:45PM EST: Just fifteen minuets before the attack an image is found of DDOS program aimed at 4chan.org. It appears to be a program commonly used called Low Orbit Ion Cannon. The interesting thing from the screen shot is that the programs are set to broadcast a message to the 4chan.org mods to destroy boxxy or else it seems the attack will be endless. More information to come.
Images regarding the DDOS attack: (these have been edited to make them more family friendly and as to not promote illegal actives as is against dtgeeks.com policies.)
They are offering Process, normally $39USD, for free
Mac Heist three began today. They are offering Process, normally $39USD, for free just for logging in. Beware, the web server is buckling under the load of people. So it may take a long time to get anywhere.
Head over to www.macheist.com to join the fun!
UPDATE: It appears that the next piece of loot is MacDust
And it’s been quite illuminating. Before I go on, however, I should note that this post contains images, and that if you’re using dial-up you should take a moment to remember that you are accessing the internet using the telephone line, which although may have sufficed in a bygone era, is a preposterous thought in this day and age. You should then go get something to drink because this page will take a while to load, what with you calling it up and asking it what it looks like instead of using broadband like civilized people.
For starters, I found a minor display bug in iTunes.
I also found that glossy displays are better than matte. All matte advocates are hereby committed to a mental institute for their choice, which is wrong by virtue of differing from my choice.
Lastly, I’ve found that the mobile web is more fun the larger the display gets.
The interesting thing that I’ve noticed is that, despite coming from a dual-monitor setup, I feel more like an evil genius now than I did before. There’s something about a guy hunched over in front of a huge panel that exudes the feel of 1960s evil.
And this concludes the last content-free post I’ll be making.
There really isn’t any other way I can think of to introduce an entry where I talk about Windows 7.
So, after seeing a run-down of the new taskbar in 7, I have to say that I’m cautiously optimistic. On one hand, there was the somewhat bad decision to eliminate separation of open applications and shortcuts in the taskbar, as well as remove the titles from view. On the other hand, some of the other enhancements, such as the Jump Lists, the pinning applications in position, and the Peek slab sounds like a useful feature in theory, though it hasn’t yet been implemented. This is one situation where Microsoft’s position on deprecating old features can be appreciated, as it appears the current style can be chosen over the new one. I do like the direction Microsoft has taken with the system tray, which will, by default, suppress all third-party icons and notifications.
Aero Snaps could actually catch on like hot corners have on other operating systems. I can see myself making use of the left and right edges often, though I do wonder how it’ll handle dual-monitor situations. Gadgets should have retained the sidebar as I preferred them that way, and the new theme manager is a nice, if small, upgrade.
More screenshots here.
And now for something completely different…
To round out this post, I’m going to do something crazy: admit that I was wrong. When Google Chrome first came out, my reaction was the same as all other internet…
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