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Encryption in Gmail !!!


Me and bla have been drewling aver possibility of doing this forever. I even tried to tie PGP or GPG to Gmail but it does not support their transferring protocol :( Well, now it's possible.

The encryption is not super tough but it's enough to hide things from an average observer.

Its implemented using a Greasemonkey script (It's a Firefox extension). The only thing that you need to do past that is generate your key pair: public key so that other could encrypt messages for you and private so that you could decrypt messages sent to you by others. It's a fairly easy implementation for it.

My public key is: 1817047:17

Here you can get the actual script.

Send me an email to check, you can also post your public key in the comments for all those that wanna try it out.

posted by denis on Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Evolution of Dance

This guy is amazing.... and very funny...

posted by denis on Thursday, May 25, 2006

The BMW Concept


"As the 2006 edition of the Mille Miglia historic auto race prepares to kick off, BMW has unveiled this stunning concept car to commemorate its involvement with the classic road races..." (more here)

posted by denis on Saturday, May 20, 2006

The End of The Earth

This is how it's going to end unless ofcourse we find a team of oil diggers and send it to blow the damn thing up :)

posted by denis on Friday, May 19, 2006

how would you like to drive to europe from the US!

and I don't mean through alaska!! check this out! now i want me one of these bad boys =] im telling ya, its the future! think about it, no more traffic jams! =]

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/05/17/flying.car/index.html

posted by Goga on Friday, May 19, 2006

Amazing Video Projections

Check this out, they projected different videos onto a building to create some amazing effects!

posted by bla on Monday, May 15, 2006

This one's for Mr. Memin

Here you go you punk. Enjoy! lol (don't shoot me :P)

posted by bla on Monday, May 15, 2006

Detention CS Style!

Another proof that all of us CS people are lazy slackers, and we find ways around the system!




I would like to give credit to the douchebag that found this picture and showed it to me - Rob (from the webcenter)

posted by bla on Monday, May 15, 2006

USB drives that "show" (literally) the capacity!

Ever wondered how much space you have on your flash drive, but didn't have a computer to check? Or just didn't want to plug it in, just to find out you don't have enough space for whatever it is that you keep on there (we won't go into the details of just what that data is... hehe). Well check out the Flashbag! It actually inflates as you put data in it, so you can tell just how much crap you have loaded on that thing!

posted by bla on Monday, May 15, 2006

Firefox 2.0 alpha 2

The next big release of Firefox is going far beyond even the yet to be released IE 7. So after the summer of 2006 we will have 3 big players on the market.

  • IE7 (no customization and/or speed)
  • Opera (speed)
  • Firefox (Customization)
Jump into the review and see for yourself, maybe you'll find some features that you waited for for years :)

Review of new Firefox 2.0 alpha 2

posted by denis on Sunday, May 14, 2006

Looking for a new email?

So many email providers nowadays each offering something unusual, but all in all they're all pretty much offering the same crap. Not counting Gmail of course, Gmail is above all of the rest! However if you're looking for something, say extra and out of ordinary, check out this email provider:

yourusername@abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijk.com

posted by bla on Friday, May 12, 2006

MPAA Hires a New Crew in Their Fight Against Pirated DVDs

Well that's it we're in trouble now. MPAA has finally found a crew that will crack down and put a stop to the pirated dvds! Who are these mysterious super agents of MPAA? Well they're simply none other than your local Bobiks and Totos! Forget sniffing drugs, bombs, etc. The new generation of sniffers will be sniffing for DVDs! Here's the full article on slashdot:

MPAA dogs

posted by bla on Thursday, May 11, 2006

Graduation time !!!

Me and Emanuel walked on the 28th of April with degrees from BYU. We're finally ready to start living :D

(Left to right: Emanuel, a professor, Denis)

posted by denis on Monday, May 08, 2006

Computer Stupidities

Ok I guess today is a computer science article day, because this next one is about stupidities that programmers and "programmers" perform and those of you who have TA-ed at one point or another will know EXACTLY what a lot of them are:

Computer Stupidities

posted by bla on Thursday, May 04, 2006

Know your CS history

I stumbled on this site today and figured it definately deserves a post on our blog. It's a list of rare images of the founders of many core companies that are now giants in the computer world such as Microsoft, Google, HP, etc. With every picture there is also a piece of interesting information about the foundation of the company. Anyways check it out:

Link

(:

posted by bla on Thursday, May 04, 2006