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April 29, 2010

android on iphone

Filed under: Uncategorized — mokjay @ 8:41 am

Android, one of the best phone operating systems on the market has just been ported to the iphone. This is a big deal, similar to running OS X to a PC.

As I have said before, Android is completely open source, so people can do what they wish with it, while iPhone OS is limited heavily by apple.

As it is still very buggy, it should be not be used as an everday OS for the iphone just yet. I took the risk of installing android on my iphone and i was rather pleased with the results. It took all of 6 hours and a waste of my sunday to do, but now I can boot both Android and iPhone OS on my phone.

Some of the problems include

– no edge
– no android market
– no way to shut off the screen
– the iphone only has one button while android handests usually have 4

The phone runs extremely hot and the battery drains really fast.
Right now, it is just a gimmick, but one day, it will become a viable option for people who do not want the hardware of an Android phone but the great operating system.

April 28, 2010

DIY crossbow

Filed under: Uncategorized — maiq09 @ 11:14 pm

So if you ever find yourself bored out of your mind but with lots of extra time in your hand, try this simple yet effective home made cross bow to ease the boredom. You should already have these materials at your disposal and all it takes is a few minutes to construct this. WARNING: you can still harm your friends and family with this device! Shoot responsibly!

However I found a small flaw in this design since it requires you to shoot a stick? I have no idea what they are using as ammo and my best guess is a piece of chopstick. But instead of a piece of chopstick you can shoot with a uncooked string of spaghetti noodle!

Anyways, If this crossbow doesn’t satisfy your destructive needs, try this Altoids catapult, Altoids trabuchet , or Sharpie rocket. Again please play safely don’t want you to spend the night in jail during the summer :] Enjoy!

full link to the home made crossbow [link]

Irony

Filed under: Uncategorized — softblubber @ 3:38 pm

Life is full of it.

April 27, 2010

Shifting Fingers One Key to the Right for easy password

Filed under: Uncategorized — maiq09 @ 3:12 am

So you know how important it is to have a good and strong password, since it’s the medium that keeps you and only you from accessing important information and data. However having a weak password will allow potential havoc bringers to share these information and use it with ill intention.

Websites encourage users to include number, characters and long words to enable a strong password strength. Passwords like “theredcarrunsrun” is a great example but eventually hackers can still get a hold of the encryption. Passwords like “password” surprisingly is the most common password everyone uses and is the easiest to encrypt so please don’t get lazy and use one worded passwords. However passwords like “4ks2cobrazz4” is the ideal password and is nearly impossible to encrypt. But memorizing such a tedious letters and numbers is impractical, heck you’ll probably forget it after creating it unless written down.

But there is an easy way to have a strong password yet is very simple. Just shift your fingers one key to the right and type how you would normally type. This method is effortless and makes passwords looks like gibberish without memorizing complex letters and numbers.

For instance:
the word password would turn into “[sddeptf”
as easy as pie! here are some more examples.
firetruck -> gotrytivl
dragonball => ftshpmns;;

these passwords may not be perfect as secure password generator but it sure beats a lot of people’s go-to password.

GoodPhil 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — maiq09 @ 2:42 am

So this video is a bit late but during the end of Spring Break UTD’s FSA participated in an event called GoodPhil which is huge event where Filipino Student Associations from UH, UTA, UT, UTSA, A&M, and A&M Corpus Cristi come together an compete with one another. Some of the competition includes Basketball, volleyball, soccer or football, but the main competition begins with an intense performance from each school that performs a cultural, spiritual, and modern dance.

Although UTD has been one of the underdogs in the event, I believe that we put ourselves in the map this year with our stunning performance. Even though Spring Break consist of numerous practices and even all-nighters, our work has finally paid off since other schools were shocked that we had such an outstanding and unexpecting piece. However we felt a very devastating blow when they didn’t placed us in the top three. But one of choreographers told us that we had a chance at second or third place if we didn’t include  the piece at 3:47 since the judges recognized the same piece from another crew. Honestly we had no idea it was already used but it was an innocent mistake and will be sure to check twice before putting it in our performance.

All in all knowing that we could have placed instill great confidence within our group and hopefully we will concoct a mind-blowing masterpiece for GoodPhil 2011. So watch out first place winner U of H, we might take your spot next year. :]

ENJOY THE VIDEO and you can try to spot me but I doubt you will.
(hint I’m wearing a hat and most of the time I’m on the far right side)

April 26, 2010

Costruction Allusion to Campus

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mariana Sáenz @ 9:39 pm

We are not the only ones that have to deal with this construction. One of my favorite Animation Studios is having some done as well! ^o^

April 24, 2010

John Morris (Andy)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Mariana Sáenz @ 2:17 pm

This is the actor whom playes the role of Andy in the Toy Story films. Come check him out!  ^o^

Experiences for One’s Life

Filed under: Uncategorized — Keynes @ 1:04 am

One’s life is a sum of his or her whole experiences. Many people always want to be occurred only good things for them. However, the life is not always bad or good, but the sum of both. At every opportunity, I have endeavored to be the best possible version of myself. That is the reasons why I am not only studying, but struggling at every moment in the United States.

I never forget the very first day of this semester, at the rhetoric class. I was even got scared by her lecture with worrying about missing a lot. As the semester goes by, I have become familiar with the lecture and what I am doing in a class. Although there still are predicaments for being a good student, I have got some confidence to make myself happy.

The spring semester will be closed soon. I still have some regrets such as not expressing my thought enough in a class. However, I believe that I can deal with  all the matters well, as my language skill is getting better. Also, I strongly believe the value of whole experiences that I have gained at UTD.

April 23, 2010

Tobacco in the U.S.

Filed under: Uncategorized — toryjohnson30 @ 5:49 pm

Recently Obama has signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act into play which will place the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in charge of regulating tobacco. This was brought about because tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and this new law will help stop this. The FDA will gain control of tobacco companies by regulation the sale, distribution, manufacturing and importation. This is a bad move by the government in my opinion. Because these new restrictions will occur in tobacco companies they will lose business and many people could possibly lose their jobs because tobacco companies will no longer be successful. In this day and age, everyone growing up knows exactly what they are getting into when they smoke cigarettes. All that needs to be done is educate the people about what is detrimental about cigarettes and not force tobacco companies to conform to the new standards. Cigarettes are a major source of income and jobs in the U.S.. Because of this new legislation tobacco companies will lose money and and thousands of people will lose jobs. Education is key, not legislation that will eventually put tobacco companies out of business.

Injuries

Filed under: Uncategorized — softblubber @ 4:24 pm

Be careful!

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