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Internet is a Highway to PORN HELL


Content-control software, also known as censorware or web filtering software, is a term for software designed and optimized for controlling what content is permitted to a reader, especially when it is used to restrict material delivered over the Web. Content-control software determines what content will be available on a particular machine or network; the motive is often to prevent persons from viewing content which the computer’s owner(s) or other authorities may consider objectionable; when imposed without the consent of the user, content control can constitute censorship. Common use cases of such software, include parents who wish to limit what sites their children may view from home computers, schools performing the same function with regard to computers found at school, and employers restricting what content may be viewed by employees while on the job.

[source : wikipedia]

Pornography is now available to anyone with an Internet connection. Beside that, dangerous stalkers now have created new ways to entice and lure children on the Internet. What can a parent do?

In this case, my suggestion is Parental Control Bar. This toolbar is provided as a free public service by WRAAC.org, a non-profit organization. Our goal is to empower parents with greater control over the forms of content their family accesses online.


When your child attempts to access a website the toolbar first checks if the site is self-labeled, compares this site label to your parental settings and determines whether to block or allow access. If the site is not self-labeled, then the toolbar scans our extensive list of 3rd-party labels before deciding whether to block or allow. The toolbar also allows parents to add specific websites to a personal ‘always blocked’ or ‘always allowed’ list. Although no system is ever perfect and we cannot guarantee that all unwanted websites will be blocked, parents will be able to more effectively control the types of websites their children access with this tool. WRAAC continues to promote website self-labeling and is constantly 3rd-party labeling the most popular unlabeled sites on the internet, so that this tool remains an effective browser filtering tool.


Another community info by Xanda ;)

“Viagra” for old notebook


I’ve been using my IBM Thinkpad R40 for quite a long time already and now i have 2 problems with my notebook

  1. USB port
  2. LAN card

In order to solve these problems, I went to Low Yat Plaza and bought these 2 gadgets

Thanks to KEMEN@lelong for the picture


The PCMCIA to USB 2.0 card is only RM38 (the cheapest price so far). You can get it from Jayacom @ Low Yat. While the USB LAN card is only RM1 IF you buy it from www.lelong.com.my lah. hahaha…

Nice huh? I hope these “Viagra” will also help your notebook when they are getting older soon

Ubuntu 7.04


“The Ubuntu team is proud to announce version 7.04 of the Ubuntu family of distributions. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent software installed by default, an incredible variety of add-on software available with a few clicks, and professional technical support from Canonical Limited and hundreds of other companies around the world.”

Read the release announcement, check out the release notes and visit the Feisty Tour page for detailed information about Ubuntu 7.04

Howto: Installing Apache, PHP, MySQL


I’m taking Internet Computing this sem and many of my friend do not know how to setup Apache, MySQL, PHP on their machine. So i come out with this howto for the easiest way to setup those application.

This howto consist of 2 part:

1) Apache, MySQL, PHP on Windows

2) Apache, MySQL, PHP on Linux

Part 1 : Apache, MySQL, PHP on Windows

  1. Download WAMP [Get the latest version here]
  2. Run the setup file (just use default installation)
  3. Whenever you want thoe service run, just click Start > All Programs > Wampserver > Start Wampserver
  4. Make sure all services are running
  5. By default, your files that you want to publish should be placed in C:\wamp\www

Part 2 : Apache, MySQL, PHP on Linux

  1. Most people that use Linux is actually expert. So i know that you know you to setup it (emerge, apt-get, yum, rpm, deb)