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Sunday, March 02, 2008
Screen clipping taken: 3/23/2008, 10:45 AM
With Last.fm on your computer you can scrobble(?) your tracks, share your music taste, listen to personalised radio streams, and discover new music and people.
Last.fm is open source software and contains no spyware / adware. (We hate that stuff as much as you do.)
Also, if you use Skype, you can use Last.fm to set your Skype mood message to the track you're currently listening to.
Programmers can download the source code from our Subversion repository here:
svn://svn.audioscrobbler.net/clientside/Last.fm (grab latest version)
Interested in developing new player plugins? Our Win32 ScrobSub library can be found here:
Source Tarball: last.fm-220.127.116.11102.src.tar.bz2
Q: Last words of a frontier man to his son right before they are stampeded by Buffalo.
Q: What is the difference between the Rolling Stones and a Scottish Man?
A: The Rolling Stones Said ,"Hey you get off of my cloud". And the Scottish man said "Hey McCloud get off of my ewe".
Q: What is the difference between a snowman and a snow woman?
Q. What is long and green and smells like pig?
A. Kermits finger.
Q: What is the difference between a Harley and a Hoover?
A: The location of the dirt bag.
Q: What's a wicker box?
A: Thats what Elmer Fudd wanted to do to Madona.
Q :Why did Liberachi play the piano?
A: Because he sucked on the organ.
Q: Why did Lisa Marie want a divorce from Michael Jackson?
A: He was spending too much time with the boys.
Q: Why do all Texans have 2" balls?
A: So they can tow each others trailers.
Q: Why does a pilgram's pants always fall down?
A: Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat.
Q: Why do eskimos was their clothes in tide?
A: 'cause it's to cold out tide.
Q: What do you get when you cross an insomniac, a dyslexic, and an agnostic?
A: Some one who sets up all night wondering if there really is a dog.
Q: What is the difference between a pig and a fox?
A: About a 12 pack.
Q: What is the difference between a Hobo and a Homo?
A: A Hobo is lonely, and a Homo has friends up the ass.
Q:What's the difference between a bad golfer and a bad skydiver?
A: A bad golfer goes, WHACK! "Damn." A bad skydiver goes, "Damn." WHACK!
Q: What is grey and comes in quarts?
A: An elephant.
Q: What's the difference between Rush Limbaugh and the Hindenberg?
A: One is a over inflated nazi gas bag and the other is a dirigible.
Q: Why does it take three Women with PMS to change just one lightbulb?
A: IT JUST DOES!! OK?!?!?
Q: How do you keep sexual deviants from committing homosexual acts?
A: Put them all in straight jackets.
Q: WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS A JACK-ASS AND AN ONION?
A: SOME ASS THAT WILL BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES.
Q: What does a 500 pound parrot say?
A: Polly wants a craker - NOW!
Q: What's the state bird of Kentucky?
A: The housefly
Q: What did they say to the woman who won the beauty pageant in Kentucky?
A: "Smile and show your tooth"
Q: What do you have when there are 2 rows of 16 Kentuckians?
A: A full set of teeth
Q: Why did the sheep jump off the cliff?
A: He didn't see the 'ewe' turn.
Q: Who was the worst golfplayer of all time?
A: Adolf Hitler, he never got out of the bunker.
Q: Where does a one armed man shop?
A: At a second hand store!
Q: Why did God make only one Yogi Bear?
Q: Because when he tried to make a second one he made a Boo-Boo.
Q: What did the bald man say when he got a comb for his birthday?
A: "Thanks, I'll never part with it!"
Q: Why do golfers always bring two pairs of pants?
A: In case they get a 'hole in one'.
Q: What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?
A: A Doberman.
Q: What has four wheels and flies?
A: A garbage truck.
Q: How many of Kelly's customers does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Two. One to hold the lightbulb, and one to drink 'til the room spins.
Q How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Only one, but the light bulb has to WANT to change.
Q: How many months have 28 days in them?
A: 12 they all have at least 28 days.
Q: Why did the blond climb the glass wall?
A: To see what was on the other side.
Q: What did the banana tree say to the coconut tree when he heard a hurricane was coming.
A: You better hang on to your nuts because your about to get a hell of a blow job!
Q: Hear about the Polish milk carton? It has a childproof lid.
Q: Where is Saddam Hussein going to end up?
A: On scud row!
Q: What two things in the air can make a woman pregnant?
A: Her legs.
Q: How do you know when a blonde's been at the computer?
A: There's rat poison on the mousepad.
Q: Why did the man, trying to kill himself, tie a rope around his waist?
A: Because it got too tight around his neck.
Q: How far can a person walk into a forest?
A: Only halfway, because after that he would then be walking out of the forest.
Q: If a tree falls in the forest with noone to hear it then who will notify the next of kindling?
Q: What do you call a deer with no eyes?
A: No eye-deer.
Q: What do you call a cow with no legs?
A: Ground beef!
Q: What is long and green and smells like pig?
A: Kermits finger.
Q: What do dentures and the moon have in common?
A: They both come out at night.
Q: What is the first question OJ asked the prosecutors after he had heard the verdict?
A: Can I have my gloves back now?
Q: What do elephants use as tampons
Q: What's the difference between a hooker and a computer?
A: A computer can take a 3 1/2 floppy.
Q: How do you escape from the inside of an elephant?
A: Run around until you get pooped out!
Q: How many divorced men does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: None, the sockets go with the house.
Q: How does a mail chauvinist change a light bulb?
A: "Let the bitch cook in the dark."
Q: Why doesn't mexico have an olympic team?
A: Because all the ones that can run, jump,or swim have already left the country.
Q: What does the hot dog say when he crosses the finish line?
A: "I'm the WEINER!!"
Q: What is the difference between a pigeon and a goat?
A: One mucks up fountains.
Q: What do you call a man with a seagul on his head?
Q: What do you call a man with a car on his head?
Q: What does OJ stand for?
A: Orange Jumpsuit.
Q: Why did they get rid of OJ costumes?
A: Cuz the gloves dont fit.
Q: If you are an AMERICAN when you go into the bathroom and you are an AMERICAN when you come out of the bathroom....What are you WHILE you are in the bathroom?
Q: How many seconds are there in a year?
A: 12 .... (Jan 2, Feb 2, Mar 2 .... etc.)
Q: What did George Washington say to his men before they got into the boat to cross the Potomac River?
A: Men .... get in the boat.
Q: What do are those little bumps around a woman's nipple?
A: Braille Q: How do you catch a unique rabbit?
A: Unique up on it!
Q: How do you catch a tame rabbit?
A: Tame way, unique up on it!
Q: What do you call a boomerang that won't come back?
A: A stick.
Q: Why won't a shark eat a lawyer?
A: Professional courtesy.
Q: How is a lawyer different from hooker?
A: There are just some things a hooker won't do.
Q:What gets wetter and wetter as it drys?
A: A towel.
Q: What do you get when you cross Lee Iacocca with Count Dracula?
Q: why is a woman like a parking space?
A: because all the good ones are taken, the only free ones are handicapped, and once you get one you have to keep feeding money into it.
Q: Why did the woman cross the Road?
A: Who cares why wasn't she in the kitchen.
Q: One day an Indian chief drank 12 gallons of tea. The next day they found him drowned in his teapee.
Q: What does an Englishwoman say to her husband when she wakes up after a night of lovemaking?
A: "Get off!"
Q: How are a Christmas tree and a priest alike?
A: They both have ornamental balls.
Q: Why is Christmas just like a day at the office?
A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.
Q: What's the best way to eat a frog?
A: Hook one leg over each ear.
Q: How many seconds are there in a day?
A: That depends. How good were you the first time?
Q: What did the leper say to the prostitute?
A: Keep the tip.
Q: What animal should you never play cards with?
Q: What's the difference between a genealogist and a gynecologist?
A: The genealogist looks up the family tree... And the gynecologist looks up the family bush.
Q: What do you get when you cross a yeast infection and an achy breaky heart?
A: An itchy twichy crotch.
Q:Why are there locks on bathroom doors in the Soviet union?
A: So people don't Russian when European.
Q: What did the math mermaid wear?
A: An algebra.
Q: What do you get when you cross an elephant with a rhino?
Q: What do you get when you cross a potato and a penis?
A: a dictator.
Q: Do you know why they acquitted O.J. when they did?
A: Thanksgiving was just around the corner and he was the only one in the family who knew how to cut up the white meat.
Q: Why does Scots wear kilts?
A: Because the sheep can hear the zipper miles away.
Q: WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU FIND AN EPILEPTIC IN YOUR SWIMMING POOL?
A: THROW IN A LOAD OF WASH !
Q: WHAT DO YOU CALL A VEGATERIAN WITH DIAREEHA?
A: A SALAD SHOOTER !
Q: Why was John Elway being questioned in the O.J Simpson trial?
A: Because they were talking about a Slow, White, Bronco.
Q: What do you call skydiving lawyers?
Q: What's the difference between humor and odor?
A: Humor is a shift of wit.
Q: Why don't you throw rocks at mexicans riding bikes?
A: It might be your bike!
Q: What happens when I short-legged cow tries to jump a fence?
A: It's an udder disaster.
Q: How can you tell a blind man at a nudist camp?
A: It's not hard.
Q: Why is a fire engine red?
A: Cause if someone pulled your hose out in public you'd be red too.
Q: What goes clop, clop, clop, bang, bang, clop clop clop?
A: An Amish drive-by shooting"
Q: What would you do if you had 6 months to live?
A: Move in with my mother in law it would seem like an eternity!
Q: If Adam and Eve were standing naked in a crowd of one million other naked people, how could you recognize them from the others?
A: Easy, they would be the only two without belly buttons.
Q: Why was Mr. Taste, CPA, shunned on the job?
A: Everybody knows, "There's no accounting for taste!"
It takes a sharp tongue to perform oral surgery.
Q:What do women and a trophy fish have in common?
A. You can mount them or eat them.
Q: Why do cowboys make poor lovers?
A: Because they think eight seconds is a good ride.
Q: How are a Texas tornado and a Tennessee divorce the same?
A: Somebody's gonna lose a trailer.
Q: How do you get a lawyer out of a tree?
A: Cut the rope!
Q: Whats the most exercize men get at the beach?
A: Sucking in there tummys when they see a bikini.
Q: What did Captin Hook die of?
A: Jock itch.
Q: How many Harvard students does it take to change a tire?
A: 2, one to hold the drinks & one to call dad.
Q: How much dirt can you get out of a 4 Cubic foot hole?
A: NONE , It's a hole .
Q: What does NASA stand for?
A: Need Another Seven Astronauts
Q: How many perverts does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Only one, but it takes 8 emergency room staff to remove it!
Q: What is 1 mile long and has an asshole in the middle?
A: A radar trap!
Q:Why did the cookie visit the doctor?
A: He felt Crummy.
Q: What do you call an Eskimo lesbian?
Q: What's the name of the ninth reindeer?
A: Olive as in all of the other reindeer.
Q: If your dog's barking at the back door, and your wife's barking at the front. Who do you let in?
A: Tthe dog will stop barking when you let him in.
Q: When do the Vietnamese consider their dog spoiled?
A: When it is left out of the refrigerator too long.
Q: Why don't ducks fly upsidedown?
A: They're afraid they'll quackup.
Q: How do you tell a male chromosome from a female chromosome?
A: Pull down its genes.
Q: How can you tell a male shellfish from a female shellfish?
A: Simple. You ask them a question. If HE answers, it's a boy. If SHE answers, it's a girl. Unless, of course, they clam up on you.
Q: Why are seagulls called seagulls?
A: Because if they flew over the bay, they'd be called bagels!
Q: What do you call two doctors?
Q: Whats the difference between the James Last Orchestra and a reindeer?
A: A reindeer has its horns at the front and its assshole at the back.
Q: Where do cows buy their clothes?
A: From Cattle-logues.
Q: Why don't the Chinese have phone books?
A: Because there are so many Wings and so many Wongs they're afraid they'll wing the wong number.
Q: Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A: Because 7 ate 9.
Q: If a plane crashes on the border of Canada and Usa where do you bury the survivers?
A: You dont bury survivers!
Q: Where do sadists and masochists go for fun?
A: The Abusement Park
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Note: much of the information in this tutorial is taken from the book, "Hacking the Cable Modem"
This is the original (revising) uncapping tutorial that was published in early 2001. It includes every step necessary to remove the bandwidth restrictions on older cable modems, such as the popular Surfboard series (models SB4200 and older with their original firmware installed). While it is now obsolete, it is still important to understand how this hack works, because it may still come in handy. And of course, no cable modem hacking book would be complete without it.
Basically, this hack has you send the cable modem your own config file instead of the one that the modem downloads from the service provider using a common hacking technique called ARP poisoning. By setting up your own TFTP server on the same IP as your service provider’s TFTP server, you overwrite the CACHE table in the modem forcing it to download the registration config from you instead of the service provider.
I have tested this exploit on Surfboard models SB2100, SB3100, SB4100 and SB4200 with factory loaded firmware, as well as the 3com Sharkfin modem. If your modem has newer firmware installed, you will need to downgrade your firmware before continuing.
Step 1: Know your ISP
Before you continue you need to know a few things about your service provider (ISP). First, you need to know the filename of the config file that your cable modem downloads each time it is powered on. Second (and most importantly), you need to know the IP address of your service providers TFTP server (the server of where the config file is located).
This knowledge is very basic and well known to any experienced cable modem hacker. To find this information for your self, try looking for it from your cable modem's diagnostic pages (http://192.168.100.1) or use OneStep's SNMP utility.
Step 2: Retrieve the config files
The config file the modem downloads when registering contains the modem’s service parameters which may include information such as the SNMP’s community string. It is important to have your original config file, as well as any additional config files available.
Download your modem's config file
You can use the Step 2 software to accomplish this or you can use the TFTP client feature from TFTPD32 to “GET” the config file as shown in the above picture. You can also run "tftp -i <TFTP_IP> GET <CONFIG_NAME>" from the command prompt, filling in the values for the italicized information with the information you gathered from Step 1. Executing this command will download the config file and save it in the root directory of your hard drive.
If you are having problems downloading your config file, try to spoof your modem’s HFC IP. To do so, use the Ethernet MAC changer in the Coax Thief software to change the IP of your Ethernet card’s interface to that of your modem’s HFC IP. This, will, in turn, change the IP in your UDP packets that contain the TFTP “GET” request, thus bypassing one way that a service provider can block certain TFTP sessions.
Step 3: Change your config
The purpose of this step is to change the config that the modem will download. You may first want to open your config using a config editor such as the Step 3 software or DiFILE: CPE as shown in the image below, change the MaxRateDown and MaxRateUp values, and save the revised file. However, since most service providers prevent you from editing your own config file, it is usually more useful instead to select a copy of a config that you downloaded in Step 2.
The speed values for DOCSIS 1.0 configs are specified in the config files themselves, under the Class of Service marker. After downloading config file variants, open them in the config editor to view the upload and download values, which are represented as bits per second. Usually there will be one or two config files whose values are faster than the values in your regular config file. For example, the image below shows the config file “DEF005.cfg” in a config editor. The download speed is 3 Mbits per second and the upload speed is 300 Kbits per second.
Use a config editor to check each configs speed
Step 4: Change your IP
A network controller, such as an Ethernet card, usually receives an IP address from a DHCP server and configures itself accordingly; however the purpose of this step is to temporarily configure your network controller yourself by changing the IP address to a specific one.
Windows 2000 and higher
Newer versions of Windows have a built in function for reassigning an IP address in real-time without restarting. Additionally, the native console application “net.exe” can be used to change the IP address of a network adapter. But try this way:
1. Right click on “My Network Places” and select properties.
2. Select the connection for your Ethernet card (default is: Local Area Connection), to bring up a window similar to the image below.
3. In the scrollable box, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) then click Properties. This is where you can change the IP address of your network interface card.
Changing the IP address of an Ethernet card
4. From this window, select “Use the following IP address:” then enter the IP address of your service provider’s TFTP server, the subnet mask of “255.255.255.0” and the gateway “192.168.100.1”. Then click “OK” twice to close out of these dialog boxes.
Windows 98 / 98SE / ME
1. Right click on “My Computer”, and then select properties.
2. Go to the Device Manager’s tab and find your NIC card under the drop down section labeled “Network Adapters”.
3. Right click on this and select properties. Under the section labeled “Device Usage”, check “Disable in this hardware profile” and click “OK” then click “Close”.
4. Go to your TCP/IP protocol properties under your network properties and find the “IP Address” tab.
5. Click the button “Specify IP Address” and enter the IP of your service providers TFTP IP and subnet mask “255.255.255.0”, then go to the “Gateway” tab and add the gateway “192.168.100.1”.
6. Click “OK” and when prompted to restart, click “No”.
7. Finally, return to your “Device Manager” and re-enable your NIC card under the network adapter properties.
Step 5: Upload your own config file
The final step is to trick your cable modem to download its config file from you instead of your service provider. After your modem downloads your config file it will register with that file instead of the file it would normally download.
1. Install and setup a TFTP server (for example: TFTPD32 or OneStep) and copy the config file you chose from Step 3 into the root directory of the TFTPD software.
2. Rename this config file to match the name of the original config file that you learned from Step 1.
3. Unplug your cable modem and plug it back in. The modem will connect and download the config file from your PC instead of the real config file from your service operator. If everything is successful, your cable modem will register online with the config file you sent it. If your modem requests the config file multiple times from your TFTP server, this usually indicates that it could not register the config file on your ISP and you will need to try another config file.
4. Finally, in order to browse online, change the IP address of your network controller back to its original settings.
The speed of the modem is now the rate values specified inside the alternate config file. Your modem’s new speed will only last for the duration of its online cycle. If the modem is rebooted it will reregister with your service provider and download the config file from the original TFTP server, unless the modem has been modified with a firmware enhancement such as SIGMA.
The term “uncapped” is often used to describe a modem which has had its normal speed restrictions modified. When a cable modem is fully uncapped, it can download and/or upload at its physical limit, which is usually the result of a combination of the local line noise and the bandwidth available at the head-end office. The use of a drop amp (a.k.a. broadband amplifier) can often increase speeds for modems that suffer from frequency interference.
The upload speed of an uncapped modem varies between 50 and 250 KB/s, while the download speed varies between 350 and 1000 KB/s. The below image is shows the effect of using an uncapped cable modem to download a series of files at well over 500 KB/s. At this rate, it will only take a couple of minutes to download an entire 42-minute episode of “CSI”, whereas it would normally take close to an hour (on average).
An “uncapped” modem downloading at over 500 KB/s
Using an uncapped cable modem has many advantages, such as the ability to download a complete DVD-movie in about two hours, but it also has adverse effects. For one, operating a cable modem in an uncapped state may cause the upload and download speeds to be asymmetrical. This means that uploading and downloading files at the same time can greatly affect the overall speeds of both. One reason is because when a cable modem is transmitting data, line noise and the low-level protocol overhead are increased, which decreases the receiving speed.
Another potential effect of downloading on an uncapped cable modem is network saturation. The coax cable is shared by many individual cable modems. A CMTS can only transmit data to one modem at a time. As more requests for data are received, the CMTS may not have enough downstream bandwidth available and may be forced to drop packets which will reduce the overall download speed for all users served by this CMTS.
Pasted from <http://www.tcniso.net/Nav/Tutorials/Uncapping/>
The term EtherBoot is often used to describe the process of temporarily booting firmware into a cable modem via Ethernet. The main purpose of going this it to change firmware of the device or to install a third party modification, such as SIGMA.
The process works as follows: you use a special cable known as a RS232 to TTL converter (also known as a console cable) to connect the serial port of your computer (DB9) to the clandestine console port inside your cable modem. Then you must use and install a console emulator program to communicate with your cable modem. Finally, you can halt the boot-up process of your cable modem and have it download firmware into RAM from a local TFTP server running on your computer.
This tutorial is ideal when hacking the following Surfboard cable modems: SB3100, SB4100, SB4101, and SB4200.
Step 1: Download the Software
To get started you need to have the proper software. The easiest way is to use the program EtherBoot which automatically does everything for you, however this software is only available to members of this website. Otherwise, you can use the free version of HyperTerminal (which comes preinstalled in all Windows based operating systems), FIP, the Fireball Boot Server, TFTPD and ELF32, which can be freely downloaded from our software section.
Step 2: Prepare the Firmware
The purpose of this step is to take a firmware file (such as one downloaded from here) and convert it into a format that is bootable. If you are going to be using EtherBoot, you can just skip this step because EtherBoot will automatically boot any compatible firmware.
Take your firmware image and decompress it using FIP. Then take the decompressed image and convert it into ELF using ELF32.exe. Finally, rename this file to vxWorks.st.
Step 3: Gathering the Hardware
You will need the following hardware: A T-10 screwdriver (to open your modem case), a soldering iron, solder (rosin core), and most importantly a RS232 to TTL converter cable. We have a professional cable available for sale in our shop (shown below), however if you want to spend more money building your own, you can do so by following this tutorial.
RS232 v2 from TCNISO
Step 4: Connect the console cable into your modem
Using a soldering iron, you need to solder the 4 wires of your console cable into the console port of your cable modem. If you had purchased the RS232 v2 board from us, you can just solder the enclosed 4-pin header into the port and connect the pin jumpers from it onto the board.
A RS232 to TTL converter has four connections: V (Voltage), G (Ground), R (Receive), and T (Transmit). You need to connect four wires from these connections to the four points shown below. For a larger image, just click on the picture.
Step 5: Halt the Boot Process
With the console cable connected properly to your cable modem and your Ethernet cable connected directly to the Ethernet port of your cable modem (do not use a router), start your console emulation software. If you are using EtherBoot, all you have to do is go to the Options tab and select which cable modem model you are using and select the firmware file you want to boot. However, if you are instead using HyperTerminal, connect using COM1, with a baud rate of: 9600 bps for SB3100 or 38400 bps for SB4100/SB4200, data bits 8, parity none, stop bits 1, and flow control none.
Now plug in the power of your cable modem which should cause the console window of the program you are using to fill up with boot-up information. If you are using EtherBoot, the boot process will automatically be halted. But if your using HyperTerminal, you need to wait until it says "Press any key to stop auto-boot..." and then immediately press any key on your keyboard.
At this point, you should have a console prompt that is similar to: "[SB4200 Boot]:". This also indicates that your console connection to your cable modem is working perfectly.
Step 6: Boot Firmware
For users using Etherboot, this step is easy; just press the "Boot From Ethernet" button. However, if you are using HyperTerminal you must start the TFTPD software with your firmware file (vxWorks.st) in the base directory. Now, you must type out the new boot string to tell the cable modem to connect to your TFTP server. To do this, type:
2 enetBcm(0,0)admin:vxWorks.st e=192.168.100.1 h=
With the ability to boot firmware into memory you can further hack the modem. One method is to boot a firmware loaded with SIGMA and then use the SIGMA interface to change firmware permanently using a copy of itself. Another method is to use to boot an older DOCSIS 1.0 firmware into memory and then use the software Open Sesame to change firmware.
If you are still having problems with this tutorial, just watch the official TCNISO video #1 (showing how to solder a home-made cable into a modem) or TCNISO video #4 (showing how to install the RS232 v2 board) from our Video Section.
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