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Cracking passwords using the power of your GPU

July 12, 2011

I read this article a few weeks ago and I just had to try it. The use of GPUs in high performance computing is becoming very popular nowadays because you get so much computing power at very little cost compared to CPUs. You can pretty much buy a workstation and put 8 NVIDIA Tesla GPU cards in it and you got yourself a nice little supercomputer that can compete with a big CPU cluster or …

How to recalibrate your Dell Streak’s touchscreen

February 21, 2011

A few days ago I was trying to unlock the screen on my Dell Streak and I was having a hard time dragging the lock icon, it wouldn’t go all the way through and not responding well. I thought my Dell Streak was busy at first, maybe a process was using up a lot of resources in the background, but when I was finally able to drag it all the way and at the screen …

How to upgrade your AT&T locked Dell Streak (Baseband GAUSB1A111231 Build 6601) to Android 2.2 Froyo

January 23, 2011

I’ve been patiently waiting for Dell to release the 2.2 version of the Android OS for my AT&T locked Dell Streak but they just keep pushing it back and there’s currently no specific release date. They’ve already released it for the non-AT&T locked versions but it seems like AT&T is preventing them from releasing it to the AT&T-locked ones. The Dell update package seems to check the baseband version of the device so even if …

How to unlock your Dell Streak for free

December 13, 2010

If you’ve searched around for “Dell Streak unlock” you’ve probably seen results to unlock it using a Rebel Simcard or some ridiculously priced unlock service where you give them your IMEI number and they’ll give you the unlock code within 24 hours after paying.

Luckily, I stumbled upon this post before I did any of that which told stories of customers who were able to get unlock codes for their Streaks by simply calling …

How to connect to your Netgear WGPS606 print server on Windows Vista or Windows 7

July 6, 2010

In Windows XP connecting to the Netgear WGPS606 wireless printer server is pretty simple, you connect to it the same way you connect to a Windows print server, using the UNC path (i.e. \\print_server_name_or_ip). In Windows Vista or Windows 7, however, this won’t work.

I actually first ran into this problem about a year ago when I upgraded to Windows Vista. I then did a fresh install of Windows 7 a few months ago and …