Okay, I have been reading this article at which says that the guys at 3D Realms have released a new image for Duke Nukem Forever. If this is their idea of keeping the gamers on the edge of their seats, with saliva dripping from their mouth waiting for anticipation, they must be crazy as hell.

For those of you who don't know about Duke Nukem Forever's story, this game has been in development for over a Decade. Yeah its been 11 years now since the game first started its development. The game has changed many engines leading to long delays.


Here are some of my favorite comments made by site visitors on Bit-tech.

  • I love it. This game is so overdue that it gets a news article when an IMAGE is released! -Jordan Wise
  • Maybe this is the game? We're playing it right now. Each pic is the next level and we will be playing Forever! :) -StephenK
  • Basically this game will have to look better than Beowulf, run maxed out on a 486, have no DRM on it, cost £5 and be the greatest game of all time.... Or people will be pissed and it'll die on it's arse.- Joeymac


Windows Vista Bullshit Edition

I was using Windows Vista for over two months now. Yeah, I know even after all the criticisms about it, I just had to try it once. This is what happens when you are tech geek!

So, initially Vista worked great for me. It had many new features and security improvements too. But then, over time it got slow, too slow for my preferences. I thought installing Service Pack 1 would do something for me. It did, increase the size of my Vista installation to nearly double of what it was before! My Vista partition started to bloat mainly because of installing Service Pack 1 and because (of what I believe) hibernation. At its peak, it reached 19 GB! that too in just 2 months! In contrast, my XP installation never crossed 8 GB.


I have a five year old Pinnacle PCTV tuner card installed which refused to work with the appropriate drivers - which were not available for Vista. The latest drivers dated to 2004, which obviously, which were not for XP.

Pinnacle PCTV 


And then there was Vista's UAC, do I need to say anything else more about it? Well, yeah actually. I am all for security, but when security starts to being a hindrance in your daily life, I would prefer no security at all. If UAC asks me to confirm whether I want to install a specific driver or a software then that's fine with me. But when it asks me whether I want to go to the Control Panel, WTF is that?

The Dammed UAC


But I must admit, that UAC was at least a wee bit helpful. How do I know that? Well mainly because, if I had listened to my UAC the last time it tried to help me, my Vista would not have crashed. I wanted to install Alcohol 120% on my PC to get a boot image to work, and Vista UAC warned me that it was trying to install some drivers and other bullshit which I didn't pay attention to. It turned out - BIG MISTAKE. It crashed my PC so bad, that it became impossible to recover it after that. Yeah, no system restore, no backup, no rescue disk, no nothing. I couldn't even get into safe mode without Vista crashing in on me again.

Vista BSOD Crash


So, what did I do then?  Well, I think the image below answers it all.


Windows XP Service Pack 3


Have you ever received a mail from a unknown person or from a friend with an attachment that you are unsure whether you should open it or not?

Now some might think, if they have an anti-virus software sitting on their desktop, it might still be safe to open the attachment, even if there was a virus in it. But that would really be taking a big risk. Because it could be an entirely new virus or the latest variant of an old virus or a trojan that your anti-virus is not prepared to fight, thus resulting in your pc being affected. 

Here is how you can take your PC protection one step forward. 

Virus Total lets you forward your messages with attachments to them where they will freely scan your mail attachments to find out if there is any virus or trojan in it or not. All you have to do is, forward your mail to with the subject SCAN. Virus Total will scan your mail for viruses and then send you back the results.


Virus Total scans your mail with 38 different anti-virus and anti-malware products including Avast!, AntiVir, Norton Antivirus, TrendMicro, PCTools and Kaspersky. (You can check out the entire list here) So just imagine, its one anti-virus sitting on your pc against 38 anti-virus engines on the web. Which one is the safer bet?  With so many anti-virus engines running, you simply cannot go wrong.

Virus Total has been awarded as the one of the 100 best products of year 2007 in the Security Web Site category. So you can imagine how good and useful this service really is.

Tip: The good thing is, you don’t even have to remember the email address. Just add this address in your contacts or in the quick links tab in Gmail (You have to activate this from Gmail Labs) and you can use this service at your convenience.

Virus Total also has a file uploader which enables you to directly send files from your system using the context menu. The uploader is only a 80 kb in size and serves the same function.




Here’s a list of 10 search terms that have risen the fastest in 2008 as compared to 2007.

1.    obama
2.    facebook
3.    att
4.    iphone
5.    youtube
6.    fox news
7.    palin
8.    beijing 2008
9.    david cook
10.  surf the channel

Obama being on the top of the list was really a no-brainer. And Palin too is on the top-10 list along with iphone which made a lot of noise this year. But Youtube being on the list really surprised me considering how long it has been since it has launched and become popular.


Now-a-days all the major TV networks are making available their TV shows freely available on their websites. But it can be a little difficult and time consuming to find out which shows are available and which network own the show.

So Prime Time Rewind makes this easy for you by showing you a list of which shows are available to view and the number of episodes/seasons available to view.

Info for nine major networks available right including, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, CCOMEDY CENTRAL:, TNT, USA, CW and BRAVO.

Here is an example of what info you will find if you click on a particular show.


So for all the convinience in the world, visit Prime Time Rewind and start getting your daily dose of television.

There are times when you are not able to visit a particular site because it is either blocked, or there might be a network problem from your side or there might be a problem from the website itself.

So how do you know who’s fault it is that you are not able to visit that website? Downforeveryoneorjustme is a website that lets you check if the site is currently up and running.

For example, if I want to find out if my site is up and running, all I have to do is type in the url of my website in to the box provided and click enter


And if the site is up and running it will show the following message.


So keep this in your bookmarks, you never know when this might be helpful. And if you want an alternative site, you can check too.

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