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|Jun-10-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> I appreciate the kind note on chessgames.com chessforum.|
You are more than welcome to come to my forum to discuss Chess and Mathematics anytime.
It should also be noted that <agb2002> is an applied mathematician: User: agb2002
|Jun-11-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> I appreciate you posting this on my forum!! I will be honest with you and tell you that, although I love the problem-solving element of Mathematics, I don't understand what the Goldberg conjecture and the Riemann hypothesis mean.|
I therefore will refer your question over to <agb2002> and see if he can help in elucidating this.
|Jun-12-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> I received a reply from <agb2002>. Here it is,|
<agb2002: Hi LTJ, thank you for thinking of me for this question. However, my math background and professional experience are much closer to numerical and statistical analysis (mainly applied to industry) than number theory, a branch of pure maths.>
|Jun-15-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> Thank you! In return, I have a gift for you:|
Book 7 - Rodrigo Flores
|Jun-16-12|| ||Alien Math: A Google-a-Day Puzzle for June 7 http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2012/0...|
Our good friends at Google run a daily puzzle challenge and asked us to help get them out to the geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle will task your googling skills a little more, leading you to Google mastery. Each morning at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzle, and the previous day’s answer (in invisitext) posted here.
We leave the comments on so people can work together to find the answer. As such, if you want to figure it out all by yourself, DON’T READ THE COMMENTS!
|Jun-16-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> Thank you!|
|Jun-16-12|| ||Alien Math: 10 Terrible Tech Laws That Have You in Their Bull's-Eye http://www.pcworld.com/article/2572...|
|Jun-17-12|| ||Alien Math: Composers Names in Various Alphabets.
What is this collection about?
Whoever writes about chess problems will sooner or later face the question of how to write in his own alphabet composers' names whose original writing is in a different alphabet. Various approaches, with a variety in linguistic precision, have traditionally been used to answer this question.
|Jun-18-12|| ||Alien Math: ## Are your friends or family who use Internet Explorer patched? |
IE remote code execution vulnerability being actively exploited
A critical Internet Explorer vulnerability, announced and patched by Microsoft in June's Patch Tuesday, is being exploited in the wild.
The vulnerability is CVE-2012-1875 (don't expect any detail - this link is just boilerplate stuff), patched in MS12-037.
So much for the hackers' efforts.
Your response is easy: if you haven't patched already, do so right away!
|Jun-21-12|| ||Alien Math: Poisoned Search Results: More of a Malware Threat Than You Probably Think | http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-...|
Preview before clicking — "Google now has a 'preview' feature, where text-search results have a little button to the right. If you hover your mouse on it, it will display an image of the page. This lets you see if the page 'looks legit.'"
Use protection — It's always important to protect your computer with antivirus and antimalware software, which will block many of the malicious infrastructures that run search engine poisoning attacks.
|Jun-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> Hi! For all intents and purposes, it is WC Paul Morphy Day today! Don't forget to stop by Paul Morphy and write something wonderful on this very special day for Chess!|
|Jun-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: <Alien Math> I agree with you that what one learns when going through/studying his games is incredibly good for one's own Chess!|
He is a terrific player to learn from!
|Jul-04-12|| ||Alien Math: Jelly Bean Widget Google Sound Search Comes To ICS | http://thedroidguy.com/2012/07/jell...|
Jelly Bean features, what is called Google Ears” or Google Sound Search. This feature is utilized via a homescreen widget on a phone running Jelly Bean. The task of this widget is the same as that of those third party music recognition apps, Shazam and SoundHound.
Thanks to a XDA-developer member, asdfzz, the “What’s This Song” is now available even on phones running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
All you have to do is download the Google Sound Search APK http://www.mediafire.com/?41mu57uje... and install it like you install any third party application. Add the widget to your home screen and you are ready to go.
|Jul-05-12|| ||Alien Math: How can you detect if your computer has been violated and infected with DNS Changer? | http://www.dcwg.org/|
This page describes how you can determine if you are infected, and how you can clean infected machines. To check if you’re infected, Click Here http://www.dcwg.org/detect/ . If you believe you are infected, here are instructions on how to clean your computer.
If you are not affected by DNS Changer then do nothing.
If the Check-Up Site indicates that you are affected then either follow the instructions on that site or go to the “FIX” page. http://www.dcwg.org/fix/
|Jul-05-12|| ||WannaBe: According to http://www.internetworldstats.com/s... there are about 2.267+ billion internet devices in the world (That's Billion!) and according to http://news.yahoo.com/virus-could-b... about 250,000 internet capable devices or PCs around the world will be affected.|
That works out to be 0.01% of the world's devices. That's correct, one hundredth of one percent of all the internet devices.
|Jul-05-12|| ||Alien Math: <WannaBe> Thank you for links also numbers, if one friends gather help from http://www.dcwg.org/detect/ one less loss from DNS Changer trouble, one more friends to continue the internet|
|Jul-09-12|| ||WannaBe: Here is a follow-up to the DNS-Doomsday: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout...|
|Jul-10-12|| ||Alien Math: DNSChanger: Removing the virus just got a lot harder (+video) http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation...|
If you didn't act fast enough to the DNSChanger scare, fixing the problem will be a lot more difficult today.
First, here are several clean-up programs listed by the DNS Changer Working Group. These programs should remove the virus and related programs, but you'll need to get them onto the infected machine through a USB drive, CD/DVD, or some other way that does not involve the Internet. You can do that on your own, or have a computer professional do it for you.
Hitman Pro (32bit and 64bit versions)
Kaspersky Labs TDSSKiller
Microsoft Windows Defender Offline
Microsoft Safety Scanner
Norton Power Eraser
Trend Micro Housecall
Once your computer is set with a legitimate DNS, you will want to check your router, if you have one, to make sure it is also using the proper address.
You will want to check all of your financial accounts, and other sensitive information sources, to make sure they have not been affected. You will also want to change your passwords.
If you still find that you are not clear of the problems hatched by DNSCharger, experts encourage you to call your Internet service provider for help.
<WannaBe> Thank you, have found some or more pages of news of the after,
|Jul-10-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Hanh> thanks for additional valuable information about Russia Wiki protest- did you check Russia wiki today?|
|Jul-11-12|| ||Alien Math: Microsoft patches critical drive-by IE9 bug, Windows zero-day
Fixes 16 flaws, picks up IE update tempo
Computerworld - Microsoft today patched 16 vulnerabilities, including one in Windows that's been exploited for weeks and two in Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) in the first-in-years back-to-back browser update.
Of Tuesday's nine security updates, three were rated "critical," Microsoft's most-severe threat ranking, while the others were pegged as "important," the next-most-serious label.
"It's being leveraged in the wild, so [MS12-043] has to be at the top of everyone's list," echoed Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security.
"The security updates for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 are unavailable at this time," Microsoft said in the accompanying write-up.
July's nine security updates can be downloaded and installed via the Microsoft Update and Windows Update services, as well as through WSUS.
|Jul-13-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Thanks for the heads up on the updates- I got them and I reset my computer to download microsoft updates automatically now.|
|Jul-15-12|| ||Alien Math: XBMC For Android http://xbmc.org/ Video of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc6...|
XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, and Windows. Created in 2003 by a group of like minded programmers, XBMC is a non-profit project run and developed by volunteers located around the world. More than 50 software developers have contributed to XBMC, and 100-plus translators have worked to expand its reach, making it available in more than 30 languages. http://xbmc.org/about/
|Jul-15-12|| ||Alien Math: Symantec antivirus software update crashes some PCs |
Bug in software used by businesses caused some Windows XP-based machines to crash repeatedly with a "blue screen of death."
An update earlier this week to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 antivirus software for businesses caused some Windows XP-based computers to crash repeatedly with a "blue screen of death," the company revealed on its Web site.
"On July 11th, 2012 Symantec Security Response started receiving reports of customers experiencing blue screens after applying the July 11th revision 18 definitions," Orla Cox, of Symantec Security Response, wrote in the post. "Machines may continue to blue screen after they reboot. This problem only appears to occur on Windows XP machines."
In an update, the company said the crashes were limited to XP machines running Endpoint Protection 12.1 and certain software from Norton. Once the cause was identified, Symantec issued a rollback of signatures on Thursday, the company said.
|Jul-17-12|| ||Alien Math: Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany
Collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years | http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/201...
A whole new world of magic animals, brave young princes and evil witches has come to light with the discovery of 500 new fairytales, which were locked away in an archive in Regensburg, Germany for over 150 years. The tales are part of a collection of myths, legends and fairytales, gathered by the local historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth (1810–1886) in the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz at about the same time as the Grimm brothers were collecting the fairytales that have since charmed adults and children around the world.
Von Schönwerth compiled his research into a book called Aus der Oberpfalz – Sitten und Sagen, which came out in three volumes in 1857, 1858 and 1859. The book never gained prominence and faded into obscurity.
|Jul-18-12|| ||Alien Math: Firefox 14 Contains Vulnerability Patches, Security-related Features |
Version 14 of the Mozilla Firefox browser, released Tuesday, offers several new security-related features as well as patches for numerous vulnerabilities.
The release of Firefox 14.0.1 was accompanied by 14 security advisories, five of which were rated as critical by Mozilla.
Another security-related feature in Firefox 14 is the opt-in activation for plug-ins. Also known as "click to play," this feature requires user approval for the playback of plug-in based content like Flash or Java when it is enabled.
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