Sunday, November 13, 2011

More malware spam on facebook via private message

Just saw this sent via facebook private message DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK (JUST DELETE THE MESSAGE) 99 Percent Of People Cant Watch This Video For More Than 15 Seconds. Can you? shows.rain01.info << suspect site.


Facebook scare in Bangalore.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/10754012.cms 

 

Facebook profile spam porn -- Anonymous Fawkes malware?

http://blogs.computerworld.com/19282/facebook_profile_spam_porn_anonymous_fawkes_malware

Facebook newsfeeds hit with animal-cruelty, Bieber spam

3http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/facebook-confirms-images-of-porn-and-violence-is-investigating/5330

 

 

another spam facebook video link

I Lost ALL Respect For MILEY CYRUS After Watching THIS Video!! very disturbing you will be really shocked at the video hxxp://www.facebook.com/pages/BBC-News-Videos/195437220536463?sk=app_190322544333196%2F it goes to some app . i wonder what this app does? I did not bother to investigate further

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SVG Viewer Plugin Installation


This page explains how to install the tools necessary to display SVG images using a web browser for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The information contained within this page is valid from the date of this document.

1) SVG for Windows

There are various tools to view SVG under Windows, including a special build of Mozilla, plugin from Corel, the Squiggle tool from the Apache Batik project, and finally the Adobe SVG Viewer plugin. At the time of writing, only the Adobe plugin is complete enough in order to use all the functionalities of the Navimages viewer. It is available as a 3.0.1 final release and as a 6 preview 1 release. Both versions work, but version 3.0.1 is more stable although the 6 preview 1 version has a few more features, including cursor support.
Most of computers with a Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin installed already have the Adobe SVG Viewer also installed, but an update may be necessary.
To install or update the Adobe SVG Viewer, you only have to download the installer (version 3.0.1 or 6 preview 1) and execute it. You may note that if you install more than one SVG plugin, the SVG Switcher tool may be useful for activating or deactivating the various versions.
When you make this installation, only the Internet Explorer will know about the plugin. If you wish to use it with a recent version of Mozilla or Firefox, you must copy the two files C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 6.0\Plugins\NPSVG6.dll et C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 6.0\Plugins\NPSVG6.zip in the plugins folder of your Mozilla/Firefox installation folder, and then restart it.

2) SVG for Linux

Adobe, Mozilla and the developers of GNOMEand KDE are actively working on the development of such tools.
A number of tools exist for viewing SVG images on Linux platforms. Some of these tools are: Squiggle,the viewer from theApache project. However, at the moment, the only web browser able to display SVG images is Mozilla (and its recent extension tools like Firefox).
A SVG engine is currently being developed by Mozilla for inclusion into the suite of products. This engine is completely independent of Adobe's SVG-Viewer. The goal of the project is to produce a SVG engine which respects closely the SVG standard. The current versions of Mozilla do not contain an active version of this SVG engine . However, it is still possible to install this engine. In order to do so, you must download the sources of the web browser and compile it with the necessary options. This is explained on the Mozilla SVG project website (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/svg/#get_it).
The KDE development team is currently working on KSVG to interface with their their web browserKonqueror. At the moment, it is simply a viewer.

2.1) Adobe SVG-Viewer for Mozilla

The best way to view SVG images is to use Adobe's SVG-Viewer. The windows installer is simple to use, but two files from this installation, C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\SVG Viewer 6.0\Plugins\NPSVG6.dll and NPSVG6.zip, must be copied in to the "plugins" folder of you Mozilla installation. You must restart Mozilla for these changes to take affect. Adobe's SVG Viewer 6 Beta is the latest version.
The installation for Linux is more difficult. The viewer plugin available for Linux is only version 3 beta which should be easy install according to the Adobe documentationdocumenation. However, you could encounter a few problems which the documentation does not address.

2.1.1) Installation

While using: Linux 2.4.22. Mandrake 9.2. Mozilla 1.7 and Firefox 0.8. SVG-Viewer for Linux RedHat 3.01beta3 (December 2003).
  1. Download the plugin from the Adobe website : http://download.adobe.com/pub/adobe/magic/svgviewer/linux/3.x/3.01x88/en/adobesvg-3.01x88-linux-i386.tar.gz
  2. Login as "root"
  3. Copier the tar.gz archive to /usr/local

    Note

    Normally, we could install the plugin in any desired location, but the Adobe documentation clearly indicates that intensive tests were not carried-out in this area .
  4. Decompress the tar.gz archive : tar xzvf adobesvg-3.01-linux-i386.tar.gz
  5. Execute the installation script : ./install.sh
    Which will create a folder /usr/local/adobesvg-3.01 and a symbolic link pointing to/user/local/adobesvg/ .
    The script will then copylibNPSVG3.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins, the default Mozilla "plugins" folder.
    If you have a standard Linux/Mozilla installation, you shouldn't have any problems. Otherwise, follow these steps:
  6. Copy the file /usr/local/adobesvg-3.01/libNPSVG3.so into the "plugins" directory of your web browser : {web browser installation directory}/plugins.
    For example : /opt/mozilla/1.7/plugins/ or /opt/firefox/0.8/plugins.

    Note

    Instead of copying the file, it is more useful to create a symbolic link.
  7. Create the environment variable ADOBE_SVG_VIEWER_PATH, set to the folder containing your Adobe SVG Viewer.
    Example : ADOBE_SVG_VIEWER_PATH = /usr/local/adobesvg-3.01/
    The environment variable can be create in the files : .cshrc, .profile ou .bashrc for the user.
    Example : for /home/{utilisateur}/.bashrc : export ADOBE_SVG_VIEWER_PATH=/usr/local/adobesvg-3.01
To test the installation, the Croczilla site of Mozillathe Mozilla project contains numerous SVG images.

3) SVG for Mac OS X

For Mac OS , you must use the Adobe SVG Viewer, version 3 plugin. For Mac OS X it works with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 5.2 , Safari 1.2, Mozilla 1.6 (Mozilla 5), Netscape 7 (Mozilla 5), Navigator 0.6 (Mozilla), and Camino 0.7 (Mozilla). For Mac OS 9 it works with the browsers: Internet Explorer 5 and Mozilla 1.0.3. The release notes from Adobe give more information about installation and support, although it is quite old now.

4) Testing

You may use the static examples of Navimages for testing your installations.

5) References

Some links to learn more and to stay abreast of current developments :
Adobesite for SVG
http://www.adobe.com/svg/main.html
The Mozilla Project
The MozillaSVG Project
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/svg/
TheMozilla site dedicated to SVG images
http://www.croczilla.com/svg
This site contains numerous SVG image examples. It is useful for testing your web browsers SVG support or plugin !
The SVG-Wiki site
http://www.protocol7.com/svg-wiki/ow.asp?GnuLinux
A generic SVG site containing a special section for each operating system.
The KSVG site
http://svg.kde.org/index.html

Friday, November 4, 2011

The reson for googles shitty search results in the past 6 months

I always wondered i type a very specific site xyz.com and it never came up on the first page of the search results for the past few month!!  This is really crazy logic

On the  blog 

If I search for [olympics], I probably want information about next summer’s upcoming Olympics, not the 1900

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/giving-you-fresher-more-recent-search.html


When i types olympics i wanted info on olympics in general not olympics 2012? But i would like to read a complete article like the wikipedia articles. There are times i would like to get the lastest info but not always 
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games




The aim is to return information about what users are actually searching for, rather than necessarily what they have typed in. --  Amit Singhal
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/8870052/Google-improves-search-results.html

The problem with this logic (from search results)
The algo is trying to find the related keywords info which just does not relate to the specific search query (even if they search bot find the latest article with that related keyword) . Google need to monitor how many google pages a user  before they click on a search result or just leave google in frustration 


Update 21st Jan 2012 The Mountain View search giant blamed unfavorable foreign exchange rates and some recent changes in its search and advertising algorithms for the failure to meet expectations. http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_19783297?source=rss

This was expected thank to amit and matt cutts

Google voice search experiments: desert




This acoustic experiment for Google voice search was conducted in the middle of the Australian desert by two Google Australia engineers, using a Samsung Galaxy S II Android smartphone and two Parabolic Mirrors (http://goo.gl/X0Z2P).

Watch the video to see if it worked. Then why not try Google voice search for yourself!

Download Google voice search for Android (http://goo.gl/8CwQT) or iPhone (http://goo.gl/TfQsZ)

Watch more experiments at http://www.youtube.com/googlevoicesearch

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why wikipedias citation process is flawed



Wikipedia is a Mess, Wikipedians Say: 1 in 20 Articles Bare of References


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2011-10-31/Opinion_essay


Sven Manguard,talks about citation

The word "source" in Wikipedia has three meanings: the work itself (a document, article, paper, or book), the creator of the work (for example, the writer), and the publisher of the work (for example, The New York Times). All three can affect reliability.
 .

Here is a recent example



 A metallica concert was cancelled in delhi but the media (papers ) reported that the concert took place

Reasons why youtube is becoming a troll infested site

In the early days of youtube ,accounts were not linked to gmail so if a viewer wanted to comment they really had to work hard to get their profile verified and then comment.

With the automatic linking and lack of moderation (super for freedom of speech ) the ratio of trolls to productive commenter's have gone up  .

The best example is on music videos .



Taking a random example enter sandman by metallica


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QP-SIW6iKY
likes, 3,509 dislikes 


 90% of videos have trolls who will comment like 


  • @xxx Bieber*
  • @xxx You're wrong, fucking bastard.

Google Sidewiki closing down

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You are receiving this mail because you have contributed one or more entries to Sidewiki. We have decided to discontinue Sidewiki ( blog post), so we want to make sure you have a chance to export your valuable contributions.

To export your Sidewiki entries, go to http://www.google.com/sidewiki/ and follow the instructions. If you wish to export your Sidewiki entries, you will need to do this before December 5, 2011, after which time we’ll be discontinuing support for Sidewiki and deleting all content.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for using Sidewiki and helping make it a compelling product.

Thanks,

The Sidewiki team

 googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-spring-clean.html

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