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Month: August 2009

Mega SSD Review Part 3 – Super Talent’s Firmware Mystery

Mega SSD Review Part 3 – Super Talent’s Firmware Mystery

It has come to my attention that Super Talent had posted a new firmware version on its website (090508S), and I had missed out that update. Upon updating the drive’s firmware though, I found that the random write speeds have improved dramatically. Without further ado, here’s my findings. Looks like Super Talent got it right this time, and the firmware version string is updated. Interestingly, one of the SSD drives that was missing about 500MB had its full capacity restored,…

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Locking Down MediaWiki

Locking Down MediaWiki

Been wanting to post this, but I kept forgetting about it. Recently there has been activity on my wiki site, and I haven’t been paying attention much to the pages on my wiki, until I decided to check all the pages on a whim, and I found out that an automated web crawler had used my wiki site to store parts of an Ubuntu torrent data. Thankfully, it was done as a part of research conducted by a university, and…

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Da Vinci At The Science Centre

Da Vinci At The Science Centre

Wanted to post this earlier but didn’t have the time. So here it is. Well the prices are a tad bit expensive IMHO, but I guess its alright for an exhibition this size. Surprisingly the turnout was quite large, and its not even the last day of the exhibition. Went for the exhibition first, which was pretty much boring because I can bet with 99% confidence that they are all replicas. There were works of marvels, though, and I can’t…

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Knowing is Half the Battle

Knowing is Half the Battle

Caught GI Joe on the eve of National Day with a few friends from army days, and the turnout was quite big – 12 of us occupied one entire row in the movie theatre at Marina Square. The plot was OK, though some of the scientific stuff seems a bit stretched too far, but hey, it’s a movie. Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols were hot. Action was good, but not to the point of saturation. Overall a 7 or 8…

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