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Unlock your car using a tennis ball??

In Information, Uncategorized on February 28, 2007 at 3:06 pm

I found this great video on the Crooked Brains blog which shows how to recover keys locked in a car using only a tennis ball!

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It seems to work by forcing air into the lock mechanism, which in turn releases the catch within. I have to say, this doesn’t work on all cars, and obviously won’t stop an alarm going off, but it is handy for incidents of accidental key loss!

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Bye pod? How to get back at iPod thieves

In Information, Security, Technology on February 27, 2007 at 3:06 pm

GadgetTrak have developed a great free service to help track down the thief if your iPod (or other USB storage device) is stolen!
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The power of the people’s internet

In General, Information, Internet on February 24, 2007 at 4:19 pm

In November 2006, the UK Government launched the “e-petitions” system, which allows people to create petitions online and submit them to Downing Street without having to deliver them in person.
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I can hardly believe it!

In Announcements, Blogging, General on February 24, 2007 at 1:22 pm

After checking my site stats yesterday, I was so impressed to see a big increase in page views and visitors! On Thursday, there were over 11,000 hits on my site!


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Unlocking Nokia 6630/6680/N-Series etc.

In GSM on February 20, 2007 at 4:50 pm

EDIT: Some BB5/N-series handsets can now be unlocked using free software. Read the full article here!

I’ve had many queries asking how to unlock these handsets, so after doing a bit of research I’ve decided to post what I know about it.
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Kunoichi’s Riddle

In Announcements, Mind Games on February 20, 2007 at 1:22 pm

screenshot.jpgAfter enjoying online riddle games such as Zest and Dracula’s Riddle, I have decided to create my own: The Memory Palace.
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A very brief guide to password cracking

In Cryptography, Hacking, Security on February 19, 2007 at 12:32 pm

We all understand the need to protect our private documents, accounts and files with strong passwords. But what can you do if you forget your pass phrase and can’t decrypt the file? Or perhaps your friend needs your expertise to crack that password for them…

In this brief guide, I’ll explain the concepts of password cracking and point you in the direction of sites and downloads which may be of help in such situations.
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Download free applications, games, music and more for your mobile phone

In GSM, Information, Internet on February 17, 2007 at 11:02 am

Mobango is the best site I have yet found for free mobile applications, games, music, videos, etc.
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Forums Unleashed!

In Announcements on February 13, 2007 at 12:00 am

You can now participate in the new Urban Kunoichi Forums!

forums_avatar1.jpgYou can discuss anything here, from the latest blog developments to online riddles and GSM enhancements.
I thought it would be a good idea to introduce this, as I have had so many requests for information (particluarly regarding mobile phones) and believe that a forum community is a good way to handle this.
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How to recognise a scam

In Education, General, Information on February 12, 2007 at 4:38 pm

It seems to me that in recent months, the number of scams around has increased dramatically. Emails promising lottery wins, letters encouraging you to participate in get rich quick schemes, and even unwanted calls. Sometimes it’s hard to recognise what is genuine from what is not…
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