Nintendo DS Lite

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“Nintendo President Satoru Iwata today announced Nintendo DS Lite, a slimmer version of the best-selling Nintendo DSâ„¢. Also featuring brighter screens, Nintendo DS Lite will launch in Japan in March. Nintendo DS Lite will be less than two-thirds the size of the original Nintendo DS and more than 20 percent lighter.

Nintendo DS has enjoyed extremely strong sales in Japan and around the world, selling more than 14.4 million units worldwide. The Japanese sell-through of the existing Nintendo DS hardware exceeded 5 million within 13 months, which made Nintendo DS the fastest-selling video game system there.

Nintendo will announce more information about the availability of Nintendo DS Lite in North America and other territories in the future.”

Product Name : DS Lite
Japanese release date : March 2nd of 2006
Manufacturer desired retail price : 16,800 Yens (~$145 USD)
Dimensions : (Side) 133.0 x (length) 73.9 x (thickness) 21 5mm
[ Current ] : (side) 148.7 x (length) 84.7 x (thickness) 28. 9mm
Weight : 218g
[ Current ] : 275g

From here.

[tags]Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite[/tags]

Google Video Frontpage Makeover

But it still sucks…

[tags]Google, Google Video[/tags]

Nyxem.E

Following the news over the F-Secure site, I’ve noticed that the Nyxem.E worm has been ranked as a Level 2 Alert (meaning that is only one level below the highest alert level). This guy is spreading like mad all over the world from the USA to Australia. The web counter used by the Nyxem worm now shows over 510,000 infections and keeps rising.

The ‘Nyxem.e’ is a mass-mailing worm that also tries to spread using remote shares. It also tries to disable security-related and file sharing software as well as destroys files of certain types. It is similar to the ‘Email-Worm.Win32.VB.bi’ that was found a few days ago.

The worm’s destructive payload is activated on every third day of the month and replaces the content of user’s files with a text string “DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5]”. Among these files are: DOC, XLS, MDB, MDE, PPT, PPS, ZIP, RAR, PDF, PSD and DMP.

You can get more info on Nyxem.E here.

[tags]Nyxem.E, virus, trojan, worm, DATA Error [47 0F 94 93 F4 K5][/tags]

Ubuntu Misadventures

I updated my Ubuntu box today. Everything went smooth until I noticed that the system was slower. My 686 SMP kernel was replaced by a 386. 😐 Being used to surprises like this one with the Ubuntu updates, I downloaded and installed the lastest SMP kernel. After installation, the darn thing booted up slower than a snail… One way to fix this is to add “idle=halt” in the kernel boot options ( gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst ). This happens because of a bug in the ACPI CPU power states and affects HT processors as well as dual processor systems.

[tags]Ubuntu, SMP, Kernel, dual processor, HT[/tags]

Have Fun with Windows Live

Just past the url down bellow in your browser and have fun changing the error message…

http://ideas.live.com/ErrorPage.aspx?ErrorCode=3&Prg=Because%20you%20suck%
20BIG%20TIME!%20Please%20use%20Linux%20and%20GMail

More MSH Resources

Microsoft Monad

I found out today via Rui that Microsoft launched a beta version of the Monad or Microsoft Shell. This comes in handy since I’ve been on a quest for a decent shell / unix utilis for Windows. For what I’ve seen the MSH includes lots of commands / utils found in *nix and more. The MSH is close connected with the .NET framework, allowing advanced scripting and close integration with COM and the OS. This can be quite usefull but at the same time quiet dangerours. Nevertheless, it’s a big step for Microsoft to include an application so… “Unix”. 😛

You can also check these webcasts on the MSH

[tags]Microsoft, Monad, MSH, Microsoft Shell, Windows, scripting[/tags]