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I wanted to share a daily news service with you I receive each day, free of charge, from Tim Anater.  How he is able to produce this every day, I have no idea.  The guy is incredibly smart, for sure, but if you check out his @bfbcping twitter stream your first reaction might be fear and trepidation.  Yet like me, you may over time find his tweets to be one of the highlights of your day.

If you want to receive your own copy of Tim’s Daily, send an email to  Look for a new title each day in your inbox.  Recent title samplings are Daily Thriller, Daily Wrist Breaker, and Daily Walk it Off.

Below is Tim’s "Daily Sustained Gs" for July 6, 2009.

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded. – Tyne Daly


MySQL for Windows 5.1.36
The MySQL database server is the world´s most popular open source database. Over six million installations use MySQL to power high-volume Web sites and other critical business systems

SecureCRT 6.2.2
SecureCRT software combines the secure login and data transfer capabilities of Secure Shell (SSH) with the reliability

Vistumbler 9.6 
Vistumbler is a wireless network scanner for Vista. Vistumbler is written in AutoIt

Son of Snoop on Steroids
Son of Snoop on Steroids (SOSOS) is a system information utility that inventories computer hardware, software, configuration, and security-related information

Wine 1.1.25
Wine is a project to allow a PC running a Unix-like operating system and the X Window System to run x86 programs for Microsoft Windows

Gmail Notifier
Tired of checking your Gmail ? Have more than one account ? Gmail Notifier is the perfect solution for you – and its free

AudioGrail (K-MP3) is the swiss army knife for everthing that is related to audio files

XnView 1.96.2
XnView is a multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats, e.g. gif, bmp, jpeg, png, targa, multipage tiff, mpeg, avi, quicktime, and many more

LimeWire for Windows 5.2.4 Beta
LimeWire enables individuals to search for and share computer files with anyone on the Internet. It is compatible with the Gnutella file-sharing protocol

Nokia PC Suite Final
Nokia PC Suite is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones

PowerStrip 3.85.646 Beta
PowerStrip 3.46 provides advanced, multi-monitor, programmable hardware support to a wide range of graphics cards



Apple fixing iPhone root vulnerability
Apple is working to fix an iPhone SMS exploit that could give an attacker root access to vital phone services

SMS security hole found in iPhone OS 3.0
Although this is more Apple news it seems that there is a flaw (everyone stop to gasp) in the new iPhone OS 3.0 Software. This flaw revolves around how the iPhone handles SMS messaging

Will AES crypto go the way of MD5?
The AES (Advance Encryption Standard) (Define:AES) is a standard encryption mechanism in use by the US Government and many others -  and it is now at risk from a very theoretical attack.

‘Jailbroken’ iPhones leave users more vulnerable
Jailbreaking an iPhone leaves users vulnerable to attack by stripping away most of the handset’s security protections, a security researcher warned Thursday.

The exaggerated fears over digital warfare

Hospital hacker’s ‘massive’ DDoS averted
The leader of a malicious hacker collective who used his job as a security guard to breach sensitive Texas hospital computers has been arrested just days before his group planned a "massive DDoS" attack for the July 4 Independence Day holiday.

New Tool Exposes Stealthy Metasploit Hack
Researchers will demonstrate forensics tool, technique for unmasking attacks using Metasploit’s stealthy Meterpreter anti-forensics function



Sprint details its 2010 census win
Next year the United States Census Bureau will announce the headcount from its once-a-decade nationwide census

Acer’s X960 Windows Mobile smartphone
Overall, the Acer X960 has a nice spec sheet and plenty of features. However, its usability just doesn’t stack up against the competition, and it feels rather outdated by comparison

TracFone Debuts $45 Unlimited Plan Via StraightTalk
TracFone recently added a new calling plan to its list of pre-paid services. StraightTalk offers unlimited calling and messaging plus 30MB of data for $45 per month

How Much Data Do People Really Use?
At least some people do worry about usage caps, whether for fixed broadband or mobile.

Prepaid Wireless Site Visits: Who is Up? Who is Down?
If changes in traffic to mobile prepaid sites are a reflection of the amount of consumer interest,

Cisco Founder Pushes for DIY Optical Networks
Remember when routing and switching in local area networks was something that enterprises paid service providers to manage for them?

Sprint says it will be first to launch 3G femtocell technology
Sprint says it will be the first to bring its 3G femtocell technology to the market, according to Vice President of Device and Technology Development Mathew Oommen.

Skyfire Debuts Alpha Version of Its Browser for BlackBerries
Skyfire is conducting very limited, closed alpha testing of a BlackBerry-compatible version of its browser

40- & 100-Gbit/s Systems
We have tried to make the listing as complete as possible in the time available for its compilation, but this is where you, Dear Reader, can help with any companies that have been missed

iPhone OS 3.1 Beta Available for Developers
Well what do you know iPhone developers! Apple has apparently released iPhone OS 3.1 Beta for you guys

HIGHSCREEN PP5420 Android Phone
There’s a new Android phone available out there and I don’t mean any new HTC phone

iPhone has limited operating temperature threshold
Apple issued a temperature warning for their 3G and 3GS iPhones this week. Perhaps the summer heat was killing a few of the fancy phones in North America.

Hybrid Satellite-Cell Pocket Phone
TerreStar Networks plans to launch a mobile phone service this year that offers a mix of satellite and cellular service

White iPhone Discoloration Problem Solved
Apparently the discoloration we previously thought was permanent damage due to overheating is really just caused by contact to 3rd party iPhone cases

Sony Ericsson Android Smartphone
As usual Sony Ericsson is playing catch-up, but could this latest step forward prove a hugely important one for the company

LG GC900 Viewty Smart
All told, then, the LG Viewty Smart GC900 is a difficult beast to pin down. Its camera isn’t quite good enough to make it a true camera phone

3GS Launch Was AT&T’s Best Day
All this is just more evidence of how badly AT&T needs the iPhone to stay exclusive to them

HTC Hero: FCC approved with AT&T 3G bands
Last week, HTC officially announced its new Hero Android smartphone that will hit the market in Europe later this month starting via Orange UK, and Orange Spain

Hacker jailbreaks the Iphone 3GS
THE TEEN HACKER who unlocked the original Iphone claims to have created an app that can ‘jailbreak’ Apple’s recently released Iphone 3GS.

10 hot touch-screen phones compared
Keeping tabs on the latest cell phone models can be a full-time job, especially given the number of cell phones announced by Apple, Palm, Nokia, and HTC



Battlefield 1943 Coming to Consoles
DICE has announced that Battlefield 1943 will be released July 8 on Xbox Live Arcade then July 9 on the PlayStation Network, priced at $15 (1200 Microsoft Points).

Asteroids Movie Plans
The Hollywood Reporter has word on plans for an Asteroids movie, odd enough news to stand out in the world of movie adaptations for video games, which are known for inspiring head-scratching

Steam is now offering digital distribution of Trine, Frozenbyte’s action/platformer with a fantasy theme

Splinter Cell Conviction
The first developer diary for Splinter Cell: Conviction sees the team at Ubisoft Montreal discussing their plans to push the stealth-action series "further" while staying true to it.

Triple Buffering
We often neglect to get too involved in the discussion of what options people should always enable when they play games

EVE Bank Robbery
Billions stolen in online robbery reports a huge bank robbery is the latest cataclysm in EVE Online, CCP’s sci-fi MMORPG where such intrigues are intrinsic to the game

HL2 Zombie Panic
A new version 1.61 of the Zombie Panic modification for Half-Life 2 is now available. The new version offers a few fixes as described in the change log.

Americas Army 3 Patched
Steam News announces the availability of another new automatic update for America’s Army 3, the first-person shooter from Uncle Sam and the American taxpayer

PSPgo’s 480MHz clock speed references USB, not CPU
Looks like all that excitement over PSPgo’s faster (but likely to be underused) 480MHz processor is all for naught

Source Code of Several Atari 7800 Games Released
Remember Dig Dug or Centipede or Robotron? They used to be favorites when Atari’s 7800 series was still around.



Viliv X70 reviewed
A Finnish fellow reviews Viliv’s X70 for JKKMobile. It’s half an hour long, but my takeaway is that it’s much better than the Viliv S5.

SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive
SanDisk’s Ultra Backup USB flash drive fuses fast write speeds with a consumer-friendly backup program, but is unfortunately hindered by the neglected U3 platform and high cost of ownership

OCZ Throttle eSATA Flash Drive 32GB Review
The OCZ Throttle may not be the most rugged or desirable-looking USB flash drive and nor is it the cheapest, but its addition of an eSATA port means that data transfer is much faster than most competing drives, so for that reason we recommend it.

ARCHOS 9 PC Tablet
I’m not certain if the UMPC (Ultra-mobile Personal Computer) market has been overshadowed by the netbook industry


Operating Systems

Install Firefox 3.5 on Ubuntu with One Command
If you’re hungry to give the latest Mozilla browser a go, here’s the command you can paste into your standard terminal

Mac OS X, Linux May be Exempt From Green Dam
You can’t hide from the Green Dam, unless you’re a Mac or a… penguin.

Eyecandy Themes for Ubuntu
Eventhough there is a number of good quality themes available for Ubuntu through various sites like gnome-look or deviantart

Emulated PC Enables Linux Desktop In Your Browser
The latest JPC, the fast 100% Java x86 PC emulator, is now available with online demos and downloads

Microsoft yanks 10 old patches down; smells like anti-Linux FUD
Microsoft pulls old patches down that distributed the Microsoft Java Virtual Machine

Why Ubuntu has become the flag bearer for Linux
The well-marketed distro that’s easy to install and use

London Stock Exchange to abandon failed Windows platform
Anyone who was ever fool enough to believe that Microsoft software was good enough to be used for a mission-critical operation had their face slapped

Vista Ultimate users fume, rant over Windows 7 deals
‘Suckers that bought Vista Ultimate, myself included, are screwed,’ says one user


Legal News

MI6 chief blows his cover
wife’s Facebook account reveals family holidays, showbiz friends and links to David Irving

Green Dam Project Will Go Ahead
The Chinese government has confirmed that its plans to roll out filtering software on all PCs sold in mainland China has not been canceled.

Psystar bounces back from Chapter 11
Everybody’s favorite fuzzy little Apple clone maker is back from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Top British judge suggests ban on ‘cruel’ killer roboplanes
A retired top-ranking British judge has suggested that unmanned aircraft are "so cruel as to be beyond the pale of human tolerance", and should be banned.

Leading Clerics Defy Ayatollah on Disputed Iran Election
The most important group of religious leaders in Iran called the disputed presidential election and the new government illegitimate on Saturday

Tax Bill Appeals Take Rising Toll on Governments
Homeowners across the country are challenging their property tax bills in droves as the value of their homes drop

DOJ Confirms Google Antitrust Investigation
On Thursday afternoon, the Department of Justice officially notified Google that it is investigating its book deal for violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act


Web News

Internet Explorer Lost 11.4 Percent Share To Firefox, Safari, And Chrome
But we are in the midst of a major upgrade cycle simultaneously across IE, FireFox, and Safari (with the Chrome wild card thrown in).

ABC Content Comes To Hulu, Starting With Grey’s Anatomy
Last April, Hulu made the major announcement that The Walt Disney Company had acquired an equity stake in the online video site.

Bing beats Google to the punch, launches Twitter search
As search wars heat up, Microsoft’s Bing takes another swing at rival Google



New Class of Black Hole Found?
An extraordinarily bright object in a galaxy 290 million light-years away could be a new type of black hole—one that Goldilocks would approve of

US nuclear recycling faces the axe
Earlier this week, the administration of President Barack Obama quietly cancelled plans for a large-scale facility to recycle nuclear fuel

FDA May Take Vicodin And Percocet Off The Market
Bad news for Dr. Greg House and other, non-fictional chronic pain patients.

Snowfall on Mars?
The first batch of papers resulting from the Mars Phoenix Lander mission have appeared in the new issue of Science

Top 10 Possible Reasons Sarah Palin Resigned as Governor of Alaska
She’s fulfilling a lifelong desire to travel the globe, hoping to visit all three continents by the end of 2009

AK-47: An Assault Rifle for Everyman
Born out of Kalashnikov’s obsession to create a weapon capable of driving the invading Germans from his motherland, the Soviet weapons designer produced an assault rifle renowned as much for its simplicity as for its effectiveness.

HIV/AIDS Vaccine To Begin Phase I Human Trials
An HIV/AIDS vaccine developed in Ontario has applied for Phase 1 human trials

Enthusiasts Convene To Say No To SQL, Hash Out New DB Breed
The inaugural NoSQL meet-up in San Francisco during last month’s Yahoo! Apache Hadoop Summit had a whiff of revolution about it

Lunar Probe Sends First High-Res Images
NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sent its first images back to Earth after activating its cameras June 30.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.