Monthly Archives: September 2010

When Opportunity Knocks Make Use Of It.


Once a robber went to and robbed all the money at gun point. After finishing his duty, he turned to a nearby customer and asked him “Did you see me rob the bank”, the customer replied “yes sir”. Hearing this the robber shot him killing him immediately. Then he turned to a nearby couple and asked them did you see me robbing the bank. The man replied

“Sir I didn’t but my wife did”

Moral of the story: When opportunity knocks make use of it

New Security Measures In Twitter


Image representing OAuth as depicted in CrunchBase

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Over the coming weeks, Twitter will be making two important updates that will impact how you interact with Twitter applications. There are over 250,000 applications built using the Twitter API. To use most applications, you first authorize the application to access your Twitter account, after which you can use it to read and post Tweets, discover new users and more. Applications come in many varieties, including desktop applications likeTweetDeckSeesmic, or EchoFon, websites such as TweetMemefflick, orTopsy, or mobile applications such as Twitter for iPhoneTwitter for Blackberry, or Foursquare.

Update 1: New authorization rules for applications

Starting August 31, all applications will be required to use “OAuth” to access your Twitter account.

What’s OAuth?

  • OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.
  • Desktop and mobile applications may still ask for your password once, but after that request, they are required to use OAuth in order to access your timeline or allow you to tweet.

What does this mean for the users ?

  • Applications are no longer allowed to store your password.
  • If you change your password, the applications will continue to work.
  • Some applications you have been using may require you to reauthorize them or may stop functioning at the time of this change.
  • All applications you have authorized will be listed athttp://twitter.com/settings/connections.
  • You can revoke access to any application at any time from the list.

Update 2: t.co URL wrapping

In the coming weeks, Twitter will be expanding the roll-out of new link wrapping service t.co, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.

You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared on Twitter.com or third-party apps will be wrapped with a t.co URL.

What does this mean for the user ?

Reasons Why Cars Are Better Than Women


You can look at pictures of nice cars all you want to and not feel like a pervert.

You can lust after another car and your current car won’t care.

You can hang any kind of car picture in your dorm room and not get in trouble.

Women can’t go 200 miles per hour.

You can replace your car any time you want and not feel bad.

A car doesn’t have girlfriend cars that will talk about you and tell her that you are not good for her.

You can’t install sub-woofers in a woman.

Car’s don’t care if you leave them in the garage overnight.

Cars don’t care if you go on a trip for three weeks and don’t call them.

Car’s don’t get mad at you for no reason every 28 days.

You can have two cars at once and they won’t be jealous of each other.

Cars don’t have relatives that you have to be nice to.

Car’s come with an owners manual.

Your car does not care if you get fat and walk around with no shirt on.

You have 100% complete control over the direction of that car at all times.

You can stare at nice cars in a parking lot and your car won’t care.

There are 50 year old cars that still look good.

Go means go, stop means stop, left means left, right means right. Nothing is implied.

The tyre bill is considerably less than a woman’s shoe bill.

If you take good care of it, it’ll look the same as the day you got it.

You can give it accessories whenever you feel like it, irrespective of birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

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