Archive for September, 2007
Changelog for patch 4.2:
- Made Tawni quest show failure at once and added Tourette condition.
- Reconstructed Bertram’s pc and incooperated text of unused emails.
- Added inaccessible Blood Heal and Blood Buff infos to loading tips.
- Restored over twenty unused lines for several NPCs, thanks to mzz.
- Translated russian words and fixed Boris’ and Chunk’s fight scenes.
- Updated BSPEdit tool and fixed laser beams, thanks to RobinHood70.
- Made Milligan leave after Intimidation and Pisha react accordingly.
- Fixed clipping and blocking Venture Tower debris, thanks to MooCHa.
- Removed last respawning at Giovanni mansion and alert state error.
- Corrected clerk adressing women “Sir” and some badly placed decals.
- Repaired possible syntax issues for many dialogues, thanks to mzz.
- Corrected Mitnick’s position, some subtitles and more text details.
- Made SM blueblood stay dead and cop cars on pier vanish correctly.
- Fixed some dialogue problems of Knox, Skelter, LaCroix and Heather.
- As usual, prior installation of official patch 1.2 is mandotory if you want to upgrade to version 4.2.
- A revised copy is now available, which fixes two broken graphics files.
Chris Rock- View on Love and Relationships
Chris Rock about the War on Terror
Chris Rock On Strippers
Chris Rock about Rap Music
Chris Rock about Abortion
Chris Rock- How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police
Update: Firefox itself has it fixed now.
Fixed in Firefox 126.96.36.199
MFSA 2007-28 Code execution via QuickTime Media-link files
On June 4, 2007, information and download links for QuickTime Alternative have been removed from the website of its developer, codecguide.com, at the request of Apple. The latest version, 1.81, released on May 2, 2007, can still be found on many download sites, and as part of some other programs that incorporate it. It is presumed that no further versions of QuickTime Alternative will be developed.
This beta uses a 1,7 MB installer, which downloads the actual program parts. In theory. I made sure every activity for this file was allowed in my firewall, the older beta was deinstalled and so on. After several runs I gave up (during which I tried several tricks, which I’m too lazy to list now), the installer wasn’t able to run without error. Either a red error text showed up, or nothing happened. The window, where the optional parts could be selected, just offered the button “finish” – which, of course, closed the program, without any activity… I know it’s just a beta, but even the installer doesn’t work? If this trend continues, soon the only programs able to access MSN, will be alternate clients.
That’s why Chad opened his Miranda client. Unfortunetly he didn’t know that his contact used MSN Messenger 7.5 on Windows Vista x64. But even if he had known this, he would’ve been surprised by the result, that Miranda crashed the Messenger 7.5 on Vista x64 simply by starting a chat. When starting a chat. Yes. In the only way possible by opening a window and typing something in it.
Since Chad couldn’t talk to his contact, he decided to install Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1238.0601, the newest version. For enhanced compatibility. 2 WLM clients should do the trick. Chad hoped that his contact would still be online, after he finished downloading the 19 MB necessary for WLM, because his Internet connection was so slow. Maybe after installation, chatting would finally work. But no. Because Chad used Windows XP (32 bit). And on Windows XP (32 bit), the WLM 8.5.1238.0601 crashes when – guess when: When trying to talk to a contact (ANY contact) by opening a chat window and typing something, anything, whatever… But even if it would’ve worked, after all this time his contact wasn’t online anymore, which Chad, of course, could only verify by starting the at least non-crashing Miranda.
Eventually Chad killed himself, because he couldn’t take it anymore.
With 3.10, some icons in the new toolbar are displayed as grey blobs, when inactive.
 Toolbar now correctly disables images according to type of entry selected and if URL is populated
An easy workaround is to use the classic toolbar. A further explanation can be found here.
New version is out, install it.
What I’m missing, is a real self-update option. The definitions can be upgraded with the software, but the client itself must be de-installed and the new version re-installed. There’s no other way. It doesn’t even recognize that it’s an update/that the program is already installed in an earlier version. The installer only tells that there’s already a folder with that name. Then everything is installed beside the previous version. Meaning 2 de-installation routines with all the left overs the new version hasn’t overwritten.
But other than that, the program is great. I recommend it. The newest defs scan for almost 80.000 different spyware incarnations. The version history is not yet up to date. I’ll be back for the history later, because I would really like to know what’s new. Except for some GUI changes I don’t see much of a difference.
Woah! It’s not patchday, but yet a new patch is distributed. Must be something important then. Like a fix for the most critical security hole ever! Otherwise it could wait 4 weeks, like all the other security fixes always have to.
Installing this update enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries.
Oh! It’s about clock adjustment… Well, I guess that can be critical too! The one thing you never have enough of. Time. Like when an exploit used a security hole to compromise your system and you have to fix it, because it wasn’t patched. And then you may be missing the most important moments of your life… sitting there and wondering why, WHY wasn’t that exploit fixed in time? Right, patchday was still weeks away…