Monday, 25 February 2008

Metropolitan Police Careers Website Hacked

It seems those crazy hackers were at it again. I got on the internet this morning and browsed my usual forums and found that someone had found that the Met Police careers website had been hacked. It took them until 9am to eventually sort it out. Now if you go to the website it seems they have taken the whole thing down...good thing i got a screenshot 'eh.

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Sunday, 17 February 2008

The Best Paid Survey Sites

Ok, so recently i've been looking around the net for good survey sites that pay good money and because i haven't done a post for a little while i thought i'd put up a little review of the best ones that i come across.

I will have to mention though that all of these sites have a one-time membership fee. But you know...all the good ones do as all the free ones only pay pennies whereas these sites all pay $25 !
Another good thing that comes with the one-time membership is that you know that they will pay you unlike some of the free sites that do this (and i know as i've done things like this and not been paid) :'(

I'll try to add as much information as i can about each of these survey let's get on with the list!

# - Paid Surveys Etc

Paid Surveys Etc is an awesome site and i could tell this by just looking around the internet at all the other reviews and testimonials for them...although, i have no idea why they have "Etc" in their name...seems pretty weird to me. But anyway, Paid Surveys Etc has a directory of over 500 paid survey companies!

It's pretty expensive though, as it costs $69. But for a limited time only there is a half price coupon on the site which you can freely use. There's another thing about the price get given your first assignment straight away and this pays around $25 so really it's a pretty damn good deal if you ask me.

So what's special about Paid Surveys Etc?
  • You get access to the largest directory of paid survey companies on the internet.
  • Access to the members' only paid survey resources.

  • 3 bonus products which will teach you how to get paid to read emails, get paid to drive your car, how to make money with information products and just generally how to make immense sums of money on the internet!

  • Free consultation with your own success advisor when you sign up!
  • Well organised directory and an easy to use interface.
  • Frequently updated directory.
  • 100% no-questions-asked money back guarantee for 8 weeks!

My Opinion:

To be quite honest, Paid Surveys Etc is the best paid survey sites out there and if you are new to this industry, this is probably the best place for you to start. You can head over to their site and see other people's testimonials and see how much money they make and i think that speaks for itself.

Only downside i can see with Paid Surveys Etc is that the membership is pricey. But like i get it half price at the moment and you also get a high-paying survey as soon as you sign up!. Hope i didn't ramble on too much and i hope you liked my review of Paid Surveys Etc.

# - Survey Scout

Survey Scout is yet another reliable paid survey site with over 400 directories. Survey Scout enables you to take surveys that range from $5 to $75!, participate in focus groups and make up to $150 an hour, take phone surveys and earn up to $120 an hour, get paid to try new products (and keep them!), get paid to preview new movie trailers for up to $25 an hour.

As you can see, with Survey Scout you will earn a lot of cash if you put some work into it and even if you can only do it in your spare time then it doesn't can still make hundreds of dollars a month!

You can even head over to their site and take a test survey to see what it's like. Survey Scout is yet another pretty expensive site and costs $69.95 but you can get 50% off if you sign up to them by 17th February 08 (tomorrow as of writing this!)

So why should i use Survey Scout?
  • Access to a huge directory of paid survey companies which pay up to $75 or more.
  • All the extra information i said in the opening paragraph of this review! (just checking to make sure you read it and are still with me ;))
  • 100% money back guarantee for 8 weeks!
  • An easy to use website which looks pretty good too.
  • Access to a directory that is kept up to date.

My Comments:

I'd say it's probably a bit of a coin toss between Survey Scout and Paid Surveys Etc if i'm honest. So there it is...i hope you enjoyed my review of Survey Scout.

# - Paid Surveys Online

Paid Surveys awesome! Seriously...they have a huge directory of over 700 companies and their surveys pay up to $125 and i've even seen someone say on a review that a disadvantage of Paid Surveys Online is that they had too many surveys and they had to turn some down!

Paid Surveys Online also have a really good members area and also have surveys that are from the UK as well as the US so it's a great site no matter where you are from. In another review i saw someone mention that they got 2 free plane tickets but i have no idea what that's all about! (sounds pretty cool though eh?). When you join them you will also be given $74.85 worth of free programs. You also get a survey worth $20 as soon as you sign up!

The price of Paid Surveys Online is normally $59.95 but is currently on offer for $34.95

Why choose Paid Surveys Online?
  • A directory of over 700 paid survey companies.
  • Free stuff!
  • Get paid $1000 to $3000 a month for just driving your car.
  • You get to try new products and get paid $10 to $25.
  • Take telephone surveys for up to $125 an hour.
  • Get paid to take offline surveys for $5 to $95!
  • Get paid to travel and earn $100's each month for travelling!
  • Sample survey on their site.
  • Available in the UK.

My Comments:

While writing the review for Paid Surveys Online it's got me wondering why i'm even recommending anyone else! Just look at all the stuff thrown in with the package and at the discounted price of $34.95 it's a steal!. The website is pretty well layed out and easy on the eyes aswell which is always a bonus. I hope you found my review of Paid Surveys Online helpful.

I hope you have found this post a helpful aid to making you extra cash!

Wednesday, 13 February 2008


Ok, so this is totally unrelated to this blog...but i just made a picture that i thought was pretty funny and decided to post it. So on a light-hearted note:

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

PS3 Hacked? Update!

The PS3 seems to have been the hardest console to hack at the moment...but they all get there in the end, right?

It has been reported that hackers have found a way to play retail games from off of an internal and external HDD. This is a pretty nice breakthrough, but I'm sure just by looking at various torrent sites that you all know the games are averaging around 25GB a game. The bad news of this story though is that even these games have to be patched and have their encryption taken away before they can be run.

I reckon it's going to be a while until anything is released to the public so i'd leave your PS3 pirating fantasies locked away for a while. Keep checking back though for more updates.

If you have an opinion on this, or think you know of a way in which Sony can protect against this...shoot me a comment.

Saturday, 9 February 2008

The Funniest Sites On The Internet


Ever wonder where all of the lolcats come from?

Icanhascheezburger is a hilarious site that organises and tags the funniest pictures of user-generated lolcats and other lol-animals. They even have a lolbuilder where users can caption a picture and submit it. Lolspeak is not required but is obviously recommended because WE NEED MOAR LULZ!

How to build a lolcat:
  • Go to icanhascheezburger’s lolcat builder.

  • You can then either upload your own picture or choose one to caption from the gallery.
  • Write a caption.

  • Submit it!
  • If you are lucky your lolcat may be put on the voting page and then possibly on the home page.

Site: icanhascheezburger


Do you has a hot Dog?

Ihasahotdog was created by the powers that be over at icanhascheezburger but for dogs. When asked why lolcats and loldogs speak the same language they reply:

“As it is early on, we think it r natural that the loldog is derived from lolcat and that the true loldog dialect will branch out with grammar and rules. Only time and loldog creations will tell!”

^That's pretty deep, man.

There is, of course, a loldog builder and to create and submit it is the same process as over at icanhascheezburger.


The Best Page In The Universe

The Best Page in the Universe is a personal site kept by self-proclaimed pirate ‘Maddox’. This site all started when he wrote about 50 things that pissed him off.

The layout of the site is pretty minimalistic and he states the reason being to save costs on bandwidth. Maddox’s banner is of a bust of Che Guevara with Maddox’s face on it and in the image he is wearing an eye patch and donning a beret emblazoned with the Jolly Roger.

Maddox also has an online store which sells merchandise such as stickers, hooded sweatshirts, and t-shirts with controversial messages such as "For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three" and "Littering kicks ass.”

Maddox’s site is free of advertisements and the reason for that is because “I want to say whatever I want to without having to worry about offending advertisers".

So what does Maddox write about?
Pop culture mainly. Oh, and masculinity. His guide to masculinity is also available and is titled The Alphabet of Manliness. Some great pages for you to have a look through on Maddox’s site include “The iPhone is a piece of shit, and so is your face”, “Fashion tips for women from a guy who knows dick about fashion”, “One thing that PC users can do that Mac users can’t”, “How to kill yourself like a man” and many more.

Another great thing about Maddox's website is the hate mail page where people who are offended by his posts email him and he puts his reply (which is always pretty damn funny)

Site: The Best Page In The Universe

I think i need to get something cleared up before i talk about Engrish. Engrish is not in any way a website that is created to have a dig at any of the people from across the world. After all, English is said to be the most complicated language...

So what is displays a collection of hundreds of incorrect variations of the English language. There are many categorys on which include Signs, Product Packaging and Buildings.

There's not a lot i can say really about as it speaks for itself. So here's an example:


Hope this list has found some ways to make you laugh!

Other funny sites:
Mullets Galore
Funny or Die
You're The Man Now Dog!

Monday, 4 February 2008

Best Free PSP Download Sites

So...I decided that it would be a good idea to make a good list on the best sites to get PSP downloads because since the PSP is so awesome and pretty much everyone has one I thought it would be helpful.

One thing i need to mention though...all of these PSP (like all other great sites providing legal content) require a small one-time free. When this free payment has been done can download to you heart's content! (or your ISP's ;))

I will also try to add as much information as i can about each site. So...let's roll on the list!

#1 - PSP Blender

PSP Blender is an awesome site. If you ask people for the best legit PSP download site...they will more than likely recommend this site to you. PSP Blender have been around for a pretty long time and their lifetime membership only costs $37 and they also accept PayPal!

Why PSP Blender?
  • Content ranges from games, movies, music, software, wallpapers, music and much much more.
  • There are literally millions of downloads on this great site!
  • You get what you pay yes, they are the full games and the full movies!
  • 60 day money-back refund
  • 24/7 customer service
  • They will even show you how to hook your PSP up with all these goodies if you are having trouble!
  • Lots of cheats for games are also available!
My Comments:
In my opinion, PSP Blender is the best there is and if you don't want to carry on paying $37 per game this site is for you!

The download speeds there are generally pretty great but can take a little longer to download (I guess it depends on your Internet connection!)

Their customer support sometimes won't reply back straight away (a couple of hours max!) but i guess you can't blame them...they have so many other members to deal with!. Hope you liked my review of PSP Blender.

#2 - AllPSPGames

AllPSPGames currently have one of the most easy-to-navigate websites that i have come across. They provide the best quality PSP movie downloads and also games!. Heck, the only reason thee guys aren't number 1 on my list is because their lifetime membership is $44.95 and is slightly more expensive than PSPBlender. The upside though is that they also offer a 1-year membership for only $34.95 which is great for if you just want to get your feet wet and see if the water is nice over at AllPSPGames!

So why is AllPSPGames so hot i hear you ask?
  • More than 20 MILLION files to choose from.
  • Choose from DVD quality movies, games, software and music.
  • Lifetime membership fee is $44.95 and a 1-year membership fee is $34.95.
  • Zero spyware and adware...
  • VIP technical support!
  • Regular updated database.
  • 60 day money-back guarantee!
  • THOUSANDS of PSX games.
  • Gameboy and Super Nintendo aswell!
My Comments:
I'd have to say that AllPSPGames would have to be my personal choice of site to download my PSP files from but as i does cost extra (but you pay for quality, right?)

I still haven't found any legit negative comments about AllPSPGames yet but i guess you could research that yourself to look.

#3 - PSP Wizard

PSP Wizard ranks highly in the PSP download sites but i have to admit that i don't know much about it from my own experience!

PSP Wizard were also rated as the best PSP download site by CNN and other large organisations!

The website for PSP Wizard is extremely well-built and is easy to navigate which will make downloading those files just that much sweeter!

Why you should join PSP Wizard:
  • Choose from the hottest games, software, movies and music to fill your PSP with!
  • Over 20 MILLION files.
  • No bandwith limits!
  • Easy to install and use!
  • 24/7 technical support.
  • 100% free of spyware and adware.
  • Great members area.
My Comments:
I personally think that PSP Wizard may end up being the best PSP site to get your content from in the future. You can also go check out the testimonials on their site from other users! I also believe that PSP Wizard may be cheaper than all other PSP sites.

#4 - MyPSPDownload

MyPSPDownload is one of the newest kids on the block as far as PSP sites go. Don't let this fool you though, they pack a lot of content into their new site and claim to be much faster than other PSP sites.

I have to admit, the only reason this rated so low as number 4 on my list was because i hate websites with too much Flash on them!

MyPSPDownload features:
  • MILLIONS of downloadable content available.
  • 24/7 technical support.
  • Lifetime membership is $34.95 or $29.88 for 1 year (how weird is .88?)
  • 8 week refund!
  • 24 hour downloading.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

How To: Play MKV files on your Playstation 3

Ok, so I’m constantly seeing forum posts all over the place where people are asking if they can play MKV files on their PS3 to be answered by “No”. While this is not wrong, it’s also not true, you can play MKV files on your PS3 and I will show you how to do this in this guide.

What you will need:
- An MKV file
- A PS3 (duh!)

What MKV2VOB does is remux an MKV file with x264 video and AC3 audio into a VOB file which is playable on your Playstation 3. Before you ask…no, this will not result in the loss of quality because the audio or video are not touched. The streams are split and mixed into the VOB file.

So you’ve got your MKV file now and you are ready to start remixing it:

- First, you have to open MKV2VOB and select the file which you would like to work on and then select where you would like to save the finished file. When you have done this, click “Save”.

- You will then have a dialog box pop up that asks if you want to enable automatic MPEG2 transcoding. It is recommended that you click “Yes”.

- Another box will then pop up when you start the whole process. Do not close this box. Wait for it to complete what it is doing.

- When that box has closed, another box will open. Again, do not close or mess with this box. Wait for it to complete what it is doing.

- When that box has finished doing what it is doing, yet another box will open. Leave this alone and do not close it.

- When that box has closed the task is complete and you should be presented with a “Remuxing Complete” box.

You're probably thinking "Oh no, but my Playstation 3 can't store/play files with a size this large"..well, for some can!

I hope this guide is somewhat helpful for those who are not sure about how to play MKV files on their PS3.

Friday, 1 February 2008

Macbook Air Dissected

It seems that those hackers and slashers have already been to work with Apple's latest addition to the Macbook family, the Macbook Air.

Anyway, remember the non-user-replacable battery that Apple mentioned? Well, it can be replaced...if you like the idea of removing 19 screws that is.

Another interesting thing that was found inside the Air is that the trackpad uses the same technology as the iPhone does. This makes it seem like there is awesome potential for future trackpad gestures through possible software updates.

You should also check out the link below if you want all the gory details and pictures to boot!