Filed Under (news, piracy, Sony) by Abbas on 17-02-2011
Sony finally changed its stance on tackling piracy and has decided that taking every single pirate to court wasn’t such a good idea and hence started banning consoles and accounts relating to hacking consoles instead. This is a rather welcomed move as it keeps hackers off bay from going online on PSN, as well allowing owners to do whatever they want to do with their PS3s offline.
The whole argument by hackers is the fact that when they paid for their PS3, they got complete ownership and sony has no right to dictate what the users can and cannot run on their machines. Now Sony can monitor and administer access to PSN whereas hackers will be able to run homebrew on their machines freely.
Over the last few hours, users have received two types of emails. One email is just a warning where sony detected homebrew and piracy applications on the PS3s that didn’t try to access PSN in the last 15 days, whereas the second email is sent to offenders who got on PSN with hacks and different circumvention methods, in which case the PS3 is banned from PSN.
Filed Under (storage) by Abbas on 08-02-2011
So I recently upgraded my notebook’s internal hard disk from a 160GB Toshiba to a 500GB Toshiba one. It was getting harder for me to maintain my downloaded stuff like movies and games on the 160GB small hdd so the upgrade was inevitable.
After some thinking I purchased the 500 gb hard drive and spent some time trying copy the windows installation partition from the old hard drive to the new one via different partition image making applications. Majority of the these partition making applications work from within the operating system and you cannot make a copy of the current Window’s partition from within the operation system so you need to boot the PC with a bootable media and run the partition cloning application from there. Anyway I never got to that stage and I was tired enough to let go the idea of making copy of the operating systems partion.
The next plan was to install a fresh copy of Windows into the new hard disk. Up til this point, I was running the new hdd externally from a USB enclosure. Near the end of the partition copying plan, I started hearing a strange clicking sound and Read the rest of this entry »