Archive for the ‘News’ Category

WordPress 2.7 So Far

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 18th, 2008 - 11:03 am Filled Under: News

As we approach the release of WordPress 2.7, Ryan Boren has posted a list of features added to 2.7. These are the features that have already gone into 2.7, expect more from WordPress. :-D

  • New admin UI based on the crazyhorse experimental UI branch with new menus and navigation
  • New edit post page that allows dragging and dropping of meta boxes. Boxes can be expanded and collapsed as before and now also completely hidden.
  • Ability to hide columns on the content index pages
  • Inline editing of posts and pages on the content index pages
  • Comments XMLRPC API (Who wants comment moderation on the iPhone? Me.)
  • Reply to comments from the admin
  • Keyboard hot keys for managing comments
  • Threaded Comments and new wp_list_comments() API
  • Sticky Posts
  • Automatic plugin install and integrated plugin browser
  • Automatic upgrade of WordPress
  • HTTPOnly auth cookies
  • New HTTP request API
  • A new SSH2 filesystem abstraction for updates and installs over sftp


New iPod Nano!

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 13th, 2008 - 6:34 am Filled Under: News

Yet another new iPod, Looks like crap IMO. :-|



Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 10th, 2008 - 11:48 am Filled Under: News

As I saw on a UAE news site, tremors were reported in all cities. We’re gonna get earthquaked half way to hell!! O.O J/K, if 1 died and 15 were injured in Iran (main source of earthquake), then its safe to say the we won’t be effected :-)

BTW — new layout! :-D


Earth Destroyer Machine Conducts Successful Test

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 10th, 2008 - 9:10 am Filled Under: News

Are we dead yet…? :-|

From: Yahoo!

GENEVA - The world’s largest particle collider passed its first major test by firing a beam of protons around a 17-mile (27-kilometer) underground ring Wednesday in what scientists hope is the next great step to understanding the makeup of the universe.

After a series of trial runs, two white dots flashed on a computer screen at 10:26 a.m. (0826 GMT) indicating that the protons had traveled the full length of the 4 billion Swiss franc (US$3.8 billion) Large Hadron Collider — described as the biggest physics experiment in history.

“There it is,” project leader Lyn Evans said when the beam completed its lap. Read the rest »


Wordpress 2.6.2

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 9th, 2008 - 10:11 am Filled Under: News

I just finished updating Wordpress on here and Big-Show.NET and according to the WP development blog, nothing major was added, just important fixes. :-)

Stefan Esser recently warned developers of the dangers of SQL Column Truncation and the weakness of mt_rand(). With his help we worked around these problems and are now releasing WordPress 2.6.2. If you allow open registration on your blog, you should definitely upgrade. With open registration enabled, it is possible in WordPress versions 2.6.1 and earlier to craft a username such that it will allow resetting another user’s password to a randomly generated password. The randomly generated password is not disclosed to the attacker, so this problem by itself is annoying but not a security exploit. However, this attack coupled with a weakness in the random number seeding in mt_rand() could be used to predict the randomly generated password. Stefan Esser will release details of the complete attack shortly. The attack is difficult to accomplish, but its mere possibility means we recommend upgrading to 2.6.2.


End of The World!

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 3rd, 2008 - 2:41 pm Filled Under: News

We die in 7 days :-)

From: The Sun

SCIENTISTS are trying to stop the most powerful experiment ever – saying the black holes it will create could destroy the world.

Dubbed by some the Doomsday test, it will be carried out next week in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), located 300ft underground near the French-Swiss border.

The machine is 17 miles long and cost £4.4billion to create.

When its switch is pulled on September 10, this atom-smasher will become a virtual time machine, revealing what happened when the universe came into existence 14 billion years ago. Read the rest »


World’s Tallest Building — Gets Taller!

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on September 3rd, 2008 - 10:40 am Filled Under: News

Woopee! This is in the same country I’m from (And currently living in) :mrgreen:

Maybe when it’s completed next year, I’ll post some photos :-D More tutorials coming soon ;)

From: Yahoo!

DUBAI (AFP) – The world’s tallest building just got taller — the Burj Dubai tower in the booming Gulf emirate of Dubai has now reached a height of 688 metres (2,257 feet) and is still growing, developers Emaar said on Tuesday.

It now boasts 160 storeys, the highest skyscraper in the world, Emaar said in a statement.

The skyscraper, set for completion in September 2009, is one of several mega projects taking shape in Dubai, which is a member of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) federation.

Burj Dubai, which was started in 2004, overtook Taiwan’s Taipei 101 tower as the world’s tallest building when it reached 512 metres (1,533 feet) in April 2007.

It became the tallest man-made structure on the planet, when Emaar announced in April that it has surpassed the 629-metre (2,063-foot) KVLY-TV mast in the United States.

Its eventual height remains a closely-guarded secret, though there is speculation it will reach a final height of 900 metres (2,953 feet).

It had been due for completion in the bustling city state at the end of 2008, but Emaar said in June that “finishing touches” had pushed back the date until September next year.

The skyscraper is being built by a consortium involving Arabtec Construction LLC of the UAE, Samsung of South Korea and Besix of Belgium.

Many building projects in Dubai, which is going through a construction frenzy, have been facing delays caused by shortage of building materials and skilled labour.