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Cambridge, UK, Week 1


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 30th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Edit 7/1: And this is what happens during England national team soccer games in UK (I can't imagine what the finals would be like).


Edit 6/30: Just came back from the pub after watching the UKR-ITA game and hanging with the guys. Very upsetting game, horrible performance by the Ukraine, although I wasn't expecting anything good to come out of it anyway. On a brighter note, the weekend is finally here! Sleep time…..


Edit 6/29: I'm awake at 3am because some idiots outside the hotel are screaming their heads off, and one is running around yelling "Punch me in the face, punch me in the #$#%%#@#@ face!!". I truly, truly wish he gets what he wants.

The past 2 days …

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The Car Of The Future


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 28th, 2006 in Awesomeness

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Enter the new HY Wire. Scroll to 1:10 or so for the cool part. Looks more like a concept car from a futuristic movie, but it actually drives. Only 1 exists in the world, and it costs $5mln. Check it out.

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Ukraine Advances to 2nd Round of the World Cup


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 23rd, 2006 in Sports

Shevchenko scored on a penalty kick in the 70th minute, and the game ended with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia, making Ukraine the first former-Soviet republic to advance past the tournament's group stage. Great appearance, Ukraine! Keep pushing with the same force and win the FIFA!…

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Futurama Renewed for 13 New Episodes


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 22nd, 2006 in Awesomeness

Great news!
Comedy Central has ordered 13 new episodes of the animated series that Fox canceled two years ago. Billy West, Katey Segal and other stars signed deals this week to return the show to TV. In getting a second life, "Futurama" is following the path taken by "Family Guy," which also found post-cancellation success on DVD and cable reruns….

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Updated: July 15th, 2006

Edit: this has now been fixed, but I'm sure many sites are still vulnerable.

Here's the link: click here

Unbelievable! This exploit is claimed to exist on 250+ sites. Here's the quote from the guy who found it:

"Look by yourself – this is how citibank.com cares about phishing and password theft. I reported it 20 hours ago. Nothing happened. Maybe it's time to make it public? It is an active link to working exploit, ready to send YOUR data from citibank.com domain to attacker's server – so dont give your real login and pass please."

Reported on digg.com….

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Ukraine Dominates Saudi Arabia 4-0


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 19th, 2006 in Sports

Ukraine recovers and dominates SA 4-0 in the 2nd match of Group H after getting killed by Spain 0-4 a couple of days ago. Being a Ukrainian myself, I'm very proud for the team. GO UKRAINE!!

SI-com - Soccer - FIFA World Cup - Scoreboards - Jun- 19, 20061150743805078.png

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Some Funny and Awesome Soccer Videos (Vids)


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 19th, 2006 in Awesomeness, Humor, Sports

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Edit 7/5: One new video added with the dumb goalie.

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23


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 16th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Well, as of today I'm 23. Am I old? Yes, I'm extremely old [mature]. Am I young? Hell yeah and always will be [beer planet party?].

Some other things that are 23:

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Jail Bush


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 16th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Was driving on 19th Ave today next to Stonestown and saw a homeless (who else has the time to spend like this?) man (or woman? :?) holding up a BUMPER STICKER that read Jail Bush.

That's it, just standing there, alone, in between 2 parked cars, holding up a bumper sticker. These homeless people are getting intelligent. Perhaps he/she should take a step further and start accepting donations for the opposing party……

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The Silent Ringer!!


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 13th, 2006 in Awesomeness

This is the infamous ringtone that made its way to high schools so that teachers can't hear when phones ring while kids can. Are you OLD already? Can you hear this (use a relatively low volume)?

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OMG, I'm Done with Davis?


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 13th, 2006 in Personal

Updated: July 3rd, 2006

Edit 7/3: Ok, well, looks like I did graduate, with 190 completed units. The GPA averaged to exactly 3.40 :?. Could be better, but it's not that bad. I'm glad I moved out of Chi Phi on time, since a week ago somebody's room got broken into, and now there's a rodent problem (and I'm sure there's plenty of cockroaches too). I'll miss living there with all the guys, however. I'm sure they'll miss me too (read: my movies).

Now just to get a master's and I'll be set. The question is: when?


Wow, I just realized: I'm done with undergrad. I have a BS and a BA? Holy crap!?…

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AMD Plans Major CPU Price Drops Day After Conroe


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 13th, 2006 in Technology

Updated: July 15th, 2006

AMD is scared of the new Intel monster Conroe. GO INTEL!

According to memos recently obtained by DailyTech, AMD will drastically cut prices on its desktop processors after the July 23rd release of Intel’s Core 2 Duo Conroe processors. The memos that DailyTech has secured are between AMD and Japanese system manufacturers and indicate the following price cuts will become effective July 24th, 2006:

  • AMD Athlon 64 price cuts will receive price cut up to 30%
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 will receive price cuts up to 50%
  • AMD Sempron processors will receive price cuts up to 15%

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2800

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Rendr – a Live Awesome CSS/HTML Rendering Tool


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 12th, 2006 in Awesomeness, Programming

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Edit: updated link.

Rendr is a live CSS and HTML rendering tool. It displays what the page would look like as you type, making it great for rapid testing of page designs. Just paste some HTML and CSS and the page will change on the fly. The edit box is also movable and resizable….

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Beer Planet is Fast Again


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 12th, 2006 in Beer Planet

Updated: July 15th, 2006

Well, the site is fast again (as fast as it can get on Dreamhost). As many Dreamhost users know, sites hosted with them are often slow to load with a high initial lag. I'm hosting 3 sites with them, and there are speed problems with all 3.

So after looking into it some more, I discovered that the problem is not the servers used (they are actually dual core 2+Ghz Opterons), and not the amount of RAM (4GB), or server load (usually 1-3, which for a dual core system shouldn't be bad at all). It is actually the nfs (network filesystem). All of Dreamhost files are sitting on nfs, which is mounted on the hosting servers. The problem with …

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Server Problems


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on June 8th, 2006 in Beer Planet

Dreamhost is being very slow right now, each page takes 40-100s to generate. I'm trying to resolve it but with their endless deals they've got their hands full of so many customers that I don't know if anything will happen any time soon. 🙁…

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