Thursday, March 27, 2008


"Captain?" one of the DCPJ agents now called from across the office. "I think you better take this call." He was holding out a telephone receiver, looking concerned.

"Who is it?" Fache said.

The agent frowned. "It's the director of our Cryptology Department."


"It's about Sophie Neveu, sir. Something is not quite right."



Usually detached and cool under pressure, Fache tonight seemed emotionally engaged, as if this were somehow a personal matter for him.

Not surprising, Collet thought. Fache needs this arrest desperately. Recently the Board of Ministers and the media had become more openly critical of Fache's aggressive tactics, his clashes with powerful foreign embassies, and his gross overbudgeting on new technologies. Tonight, a high-tech, high-profile arrest of an American would go a long way to silence Fache's critics, helping him secure the job a few more years until he could retire with the lucrative pension. God knows he needs the pension, Collet thought. Fache's zeal for technology had hurt him both professionally and personally. Fache was rumored to have invested his entire savings in the technology craze a few years back and lost his shirt. And Fache is a man who wears only the finest shirts.

Tonight, there was still plenty of time. Sophie Neveu's odd interruption, though unfortunate, had been only a minor wrinkle. She was gone now, and Fache still had cards to play. He had yet to inform Langdon that his name had been scrawled on the floor by the victim. P.S. Find Robert Langdon. The American's reaction to that little bit of evidence would be telling indeed.


"Where's Langdon?" Fache demanded, exhaling the last of a cigarette as he paced back into the command post.

"Still in the men's room, sir." Lieutenant Collet had been expecting the question.

Fache grumbled, "Taking his time, I see."

The captain eyed the GPS dot over Collet's shoulder, and Collet could almost hear the wheels turning. Fache was fighting the urge to go check on Langdon. Ideally, the subject of an observation was allowed the most time and freedom possible, lulling him into a false sense of security. Langdon needed to return of his own volition. Still, it had been almost ten minutes.

Too long.

"Any chance Langdon is onto us?" Fache asked.

Collet shook his head. "We're still seeing small movements inside the men's room, so the GPS dot is obviously still on him. Perhaps he feels ill? If he had found the dot, he would have removed it and tried to run."

Fache checked his watch. "Fine."

Still Fache seemed preoccupied. All evening, Collet had sensed an atypical intensity in his captain.

Friday, March 14, 2008


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Thursday, March 13, 2008


This time out, Allan has created seven new project-based tutorials that push the built-in Particle Flow particle system to the limit and beyond. With a running length of over 6 hours, this training DVD is aimed at intermediate and advanced users. Allan starts off with easier effects like creating a DNA strand out of particles, then ramps up to more complex natural effects including procedural lava and particle fire, as well as building a crumbling iceberg, splashing barrels and exploding tanks.

To achieve several of these effects, Allan spends time showcasing two Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-ins: AfterBurn 3 and Particle Flow Tools: Box 1 and discusses how they can extend what the core PFlow particle system can do.

Finally, Allan illustrates how to set up your render passes and through the use of Eyeon's Digital Fusion compositing application, blends the various layers together to achieve the final effects.

Just look at this course outline:

Project 1: DNA Strand
Particle Flow Setup
Total Running Time: 19:03

Project 2: Point Fire
Project Overview
Particle Flow Setup
Digital Fusion Composite
Alternate Point Fire: Fire On Ground
Total Running Time: 19:58

Project 3: Oozing Lava
Project Overview
Particle Flow Setup Part 1
Particle Flow Setup Part 2
Materials Part 1
Materials Part 2
Lava Lights
Render Pass Setup
Digital Fusion Composite
Total Running Time: 1:19:40

Project 4: Barrel Splash
Project Overview
Particle Flow Setup
Using LockBond (PFlow Tools)
Splash Setup
Splash Material
Foam Setup
Foam Material
AfterBurn Setup
Digital Fusion Composite
Total Running Time: 1:57:53

Project 5: Icebergs
Project Overview
Particle Flow Setup Part 1
Particle Flow Setup Part 2
Total Running Time: 41:30

Project 6: Tank Explosion
Project Overview
AfterBurn Explosion Setup
Particle Flow Setup
Re-purpose of Preset (PFlow Tools)
Total Running Time: 1:08:30

Project 7: Particle Tanks
Project Overview
Particle Flow Setup
Using MAXScript to control the Tanks
Total Running Time: 26:05


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byJohn Pierce (ed)
Microsoft Press 2007 (1312 pages)
Packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds, this guide will help you navigate the new features and capabilities in the Office programs you use everyday.
Book Description
This book packs hundreds of time-saving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for using the 2007 release of Microsoft Office. Whether you are upgrading from Office 97 or Office 2003, youll be able to dig in to the work-ready resources that help you take your Microsoft Office experience to the next level. This comprehensive guide to the 2007 Microsoft Office suites helps you navigate new features and capabilities in the Office programs you use everyday, including the new, easy-to-use user interface and new formatting and editing capabilities. Youll learn how to use the new graphics features in Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Office PowerPoint, create a database with Microsoft Office Access, and manage tasks by using Microsoft Office Outlook and more.

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01-Lesson 1...Basics
02-Lesson 2...Basic Phrases
03-Lesson 3...Transportation Nouns
04-Lesson 4...Transportation Phrases
05-Lesson 5...Money
06-Lesson 6...Hotel
07-Lesson 7...Important Words
08-Lesson 8...Directions
09-Lesson 9...Numbers
10-Lesson 10...More Numbers
11-Lesson 11...Big Numbers
12-Lesson 12...Very Big Numbers
13-Lesson 13...At the Restaurant
14-Lesson 14...Shopping
15-Lesson 15...Time, General
16-Lesson 16...Time of Day
17-Lesson 17...Questions

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01-Lesson 18...Shops
02-Lesson 19...Nouns
03-Lesson 20...Adjectives and Adverbs
04-Lesson 21...Verbs
05-Lesson 22...Prepositions
06-Lesson 23...Prepositional Pronouns
07-Lesson 24...Possessive Adjectives
08-Lesson 25...Conjunctions and Similar Words
09-Lesson 26...Sentences and Phrases, General
10-Lesson 27...Sentences and Phrases, Negative
11-Lesson 28...Forming Questions
12-Lesson 29...Sentences and Phrases, General
13-Lesson 30...Sentences and Phrases, Transportation

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01-Lesson 31...Sentences and Phrases, Money
02-Lesson 32...Sentences and Phrases, Hotel
03-Lesson 33...Sentences and Phrases, Getting Around
04-Lesson 34...Sentences and Phrases, Directions
05-Lesson 35...Sentences and Phrases, Conversation
06-Lesson 36...The Verb Ser (to be), present tense
07-Lesson 37...The Verb Estar (to be), present tense
08-Lesson 38...The Verb Tener (to have), present tense
09-Lesson 39...Typical Regular Verb with 'ar' ending, present tense
10-Lesson 40...Typical Regular Verb with 'ir' ending, present tense
11-Lesson 41...Typical Regular Verb with 'er' ending, present tense
12-Lesson 42...The Near Future Tense
13-Lesson 43...Speaking With The Infinitive of a Verb
14-Lesson 44...Speaking In The Past Tense With 'ar' Verbs (Preterit)



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Bewildered, Langdon looked at the image. The close-up photo revealed the glowing message on the parquet floor. The final line hit Langdon like a kick in the gut.


O, Draconian devil!

Oh, lame saint!

P.S. Find Robert Langdon



"He has some fairly persuasive reasons to suspect you." Sophie's expression was grim. "There is a piece of evidence here that you have not yet seen. Fache has kept it carefully hidden from you."

Langdon could only stare.

"Do you recall the three lines of text that Saunière wrote on the floor?"

Langdon nodded. The numbers and words were imprinted on Langdon's mind.

Sophie's voice dropped to a whisper now. "Unfortunately, what you saw was not the entire message. There was a fourth line that Fache photographed and then wiped clean before you arrived."

Although Langdon knew the soluble ink of a watermark stylus could easily be wiped away, he could not imagine why Fache would erase evidence.

"The last line of the message," Sophie said, "was something Fache did not want you to know about." She paused. "At least not until he was done with you."

Sophie produced a computer printout of a photo from her sweater pocket and began unfolding it. "Fache uploaded images of the crime scene to the Cryptology Department earlier tonight in hopes we could figure out what Saunière's message was trying to say. This is a photo of the complete message." She handed the page to Langdon.


Langdon had no idea how to respond.

"They tagged you with GPS because they thought you might run." She paused. "In fact, they hoped you would run; it would make their case stronger."

"Why would I run!" Langdon demanded. "I'm innocent!"

"Fache feels otherwise."

Angrily, Langdon stalked toward the trash receptacle to dispose of the tracking dot.

"No!" Sophie grabbed his arm and stopped him. "Leave it in your pocket. If you throw it out, the signal will stop moving, and they'll know you found the dot. The only reason Fache left you alone is because he can monitor where you are. If he thinks you've discovered what he's doing..." Sophie did not finish the thought. Instead, she pried the metallic disk from Langdon's hand and slid it back into the pocket of his tweed coat. "The dot stays with you. At least for the moment."

Langdon felt lost. "How the hell could Fache actually believe I killed Jacques Saunière!"


Langdon felt his apprehension rising. Look in my pocket? It sounded like some kind of cheap magic trick.

"Just look."

Bewildered, Langdon reached his hand into his tweed jacket's left pocket—one he never used. Feeling around inside, he found nothing. What the devil did you expect? He began wondering if Sophie might just be insane after all. Then his fingers brushed something unexpected. Small and hard. Pinching the tiny object between his fingers, Langdon pulled it out and stared in astonishment. It was a metallic, button-shaped disk, about the size of a watch battery. He had never seen it before. "What the...?"

"GPS tracking dot," Sophie said. "Continuously transmits its location to a Global Positioning System satellite that DCPJ can monitor. We use them to monitor people's locations. It's accurate within two feet anywhere on the globe. They have you on an electronic leash. The agent who picked you up at the hotel slipped it inside your pocket before you left your room."

Langdon flashed back to the hotel room... his quick shower, getting dressed, the DCPJ agent politely holding out Langdon's tweed coat as they left the room. It's cool outside, Mr. Langdon, the agent had said. Spring in Paris is not all your song boasts. Langdon had thanked him and donned the jacket.

Sophie's olive gaze was keen. "I didn't tell you about the tracking dot earlier because I didn't want you checking your pocket in front of Fache. He can't know you've found it."


"I wanted to warn you, Mr. Langdon..." Sophie began, still catching her breath, "that you are sous surveillance cachée. Under a guarded observation." As she spoke, her accented English resonated off the tile walls, giving her voice a hollow quality.

"But... why?" Langdon demanded. Sophie had already given him an explanation on the phone, but he wanted to hear it from her lips.

"Because," she said, stepping toward him, "Fache's primary suspect in this murder is you."

Langdon was braced for the words, and yet they still sounded utterly ridiculous. According to Sophie, Langdon had been called to the Louvre tonight not as a symbologist but rather as a suspect and was currently the unwitting target of one of DCPJ's favorite interrogation methods—surveillance cachée—a deft deception in which the police calmly invited a suspect to a crime scene and interviewed him in hopes he would get nervous and mistakenly incriminate himself.

"Look in your jacket's left pocket," Sophie said. "You'll find proof they are watching you."


Langdon stood beside the sinks, staring in bewilderment at DCPJ cryptographer Sophie Neveu. Only minutes ago, Langdon had listened to her phone message, thinking the newly arrived cryptographer must be insane. And yet, the more he listened, the more he sensed Sophie Neveu was speaking in earnest. Do not react to this message. Just listen calmly. You are in danger right now. Follow my directions very closely. Filled with uncertainty, Langdon had decided to do exactly as Sophie advised. He told Fache that the phone message was regarding an injured friend back home. Then he had asked to use the rest room at the end of the Grand Gallery.

Sophie stood before him now, still catching her breath after doubling back to the rest room. In the fluorescent lights, Langdon was surprised to see that her strong air actually radiated from unexpectedly soft features. Only her gaze was sharp, and the juxtaposition conjured images of a multilayered Renoir portrait... veiled but distinct, with a boldness that somehow retained its shroud of mystery


Robert Langdon felt light-headed as he trudged toward the end of the Grand Gallery. Sophie's phone message played over and over in his mind. At the end of the corridor, illuminated signs bearing the international stick-figure symbols for rest rooms guided him through a maze-like series of dividers displaying Italian drawings and hiding the rest rooms from sight.

Finding the men's room door, Langdon entered and turned on the lights.

The room was empty.

Walking to the sink, he splashed cold water on his face and tried to wake up. Harsh fluorescent lights glared off the stark tile, and the room smelled of ammonia. As he toweled off, the rest room's door creaked open behind him. He spun.

Sophie Neveu entered, her green eyes flashing fear. "Thank God you came. We don't have much time."

Saturday, February 23, 2008


"A man of faith deserves the highest."

"Excellent. Then I understand. Silas and I shall not speak until this is over."

"I do this to protect your identity, Silas's identity, and my investment."

"Your investment?"

"Bishop, if your own eagerness to keep abreast of progress puts you in jail, then you will be unable to pay me my fee."

The bishop smiled. "A fine point. Our desires are in accord. Godspeed."

Twenty million euro, the bishop thought, now gazing out the plane's window. The sum was approximately the same number of U.S. dollars. A pittance for something so powerful.

He felt a renewed confidence that the Teacher and Silas would not fail. Money and faith were

powerful motivators.



"It is for your own safety," the Teacher had explained, speaking in English with a French accent. "I am familiar enough with electronic communications to know they can be intercepted. The results could be disastrous for you."

Aringarosa knew he was right. The Teacher seemed an exceptionally careful man. He had not revealed his own identity to Aringarosa, and yet he had proven himself a man well worth obeying. After all, he had somehow obtained very secret information. The names of the brotherhood's four top members! This had been one of the coups that convinced the bishop the Teacher was truly capable of delivering the astonishing prize he claimed he could unearth.

"Bishop," the Teacher had told him, "I have made all the arrangements. For my plan to succeed, you must allow Silas to answer only to me for several days. The two of you will not speak. I will communicate with him through secure channels."

"You will treat him with respect?"


The verses told of a prisoner named Silas who lay naked and beaten in his cell, singing hymns to God. When the ghost reached Verse 26, he gasped in shock.

"...And suddenly, there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken, and all the doors fell open."

His eyes shot up at the priest.

The priest smiled warmly. "From now on, my friend, if you have no other name, I shall call you Silas."

The ghost nodded blankly. Silas. He had been given flesh. My name is Silas.

"It's time for breakfast," the priest said. "You will need your strength if you are to help me build this church."

Twenty thousand feet above the Mediterranean, Alitalia flight 1618 bounced in turbulence, causing passengers to shift nervously. Bishop Aringarosa barely noticed. His thoughts were with the future of Opus Dei. Eager to know how plans in Paris were progressing, he wished he could phone Silas. But he could not. The Teacher had seen to that.


The priest touched his bloody lip. "It is I who am thankful, my friend."

When the ghost awoke in the morning, his world felt clearer. He gazed up at the crucifix on the wall above his bed. Although it no longer spoke to him, he felt a comforting aura in its presence. Sitting up, he was surprised to find a newspaper clipping on his bedside table. The article was in French, a week old. When he read the story, he filled with fear. It told of an earthquake in the mountains that had destroyed a prison and freed many dangerous criminals.

His heart began pounding. The priest knows who I am! The emotion he felt was one he had not felt for some time. Shame. Guilt. It was accompanied by the fear of being caught. He jumped from his bed. Where do I run?

"The Book of Acts," a voice said from the door.

The ghost turned, frightened.

The young priest was smiling as he entered. His nose was awkwardly bandaged, and he was holding out an old Bible. "I found one in French for you. The chapter is marked."

Uncertain, the ghost took the Bible and looked at the chapter the priest had marked.


"Thank you, my friend," the priest said in awkward French. "The offertory money is tempting for thieves. You speak French in your sleep. Do you also speak Spanish?"

The ghost shook his head.

"What is your name?" he continued in broken French.

The ghost could not remember the name his parents had given him. All he heard were the taunting gibes of the prison guards.

The priest smiled. "No hay problema. My name is Manuel Aringarosa. I am a missionary from Madrid. I was sent here to build a church for the Obra de Dios."

"Where am I?" His voice sounded hollow.

"Oviedo. In the north of Spain."

"How did I get here?"

"Someone left you on my doorstep. You were ill. I fed you. You've been here many days."

The ghost studied his young caretaker. Years had passed since anyone had shown any kindness. "Thank you, Father."


The light came slowly, and the ghost wondered how long he had been dead. A day? Three days? It didn't matter. His bed was soft like a cloud, and the air around him smelled sweet with candles. Jesus was there, staring down at him. I am here, Jesus said. The stone has been rolled aside, and you are born again.

He slept and awoke. Fog shrouded his thoughts. He had never believed in heaven, and yet Jesus was watching over him. Food appeared beside his bed, and the ghost ate it, almost able to feel the flesh materializing on his bones. He slept again. When he awoke, Jesus was still smiling down, speaking. You are saved, my son. Blessed are those who follow my path.

Again, he slept.

It was a scream of anguish that startled the ghost from his slumber. His body leapt out of bed, staggered down a hallway toward the sounds of shouting. He entered into a kitchen and saw a large man beating a smaller man. Without knowing why, the ghost grabbed the large man and hurled him backward against a wall. The man fled, leaving the ghost standing over the body of a young man in priest's robes. The priest had a badly shattered nose. Lifting the bloody priest, the ghost carried him to a couch.


Yo soy un espectro... palido coma una fantasma... caminando este mundo a solas.

One night the ghost awoke to the screams of other inmates. He didn't know what invisible force was shaking the floor on which he slept, nor what mighty hand was trembling the mortar of his stone cell, but as he jumped to his feet, a large boulder toppled onto the very spot where he had been sleeping. Looking up to see where the stone had come from, he saw a hole in the trembling wall, and beyond it, a vision he had not seen in over ten years. The moon.

Even while the earth still shook, the ghost found himself scrambling through a narrow tunnel, staggering out into an expansive vista, and tumbling down a barren mountainside into the woods. He ran all night, always downward, delirious with hunger and exhaustion.

Skirting the edges of consciousness, he found himself at dawn in a clearing where train tracks cut a

swath across the forest. Following the rails, he moved on as if dreaming. Seeing an empty freight car, he crawled in for shelter and rest. When he awoke the train was moving. How long? How far? A pain was growing in his gut. Am I dying? He slept again. This time he awoke to someone yelling, beating him, throwing him out of the freight car. Bloody, he wandered the outskirts of a small village looking in vain for food. Finally, his body too weak to take another step, he lay down by the side of the road and slipped into unconsciousness.


And he felt like a ghost... transparent... floating from seaport to seaport.

People seemed to look right through him.

At eighteen, in a port town, while attempting to steal a case of cured ham from a cargo ship, he was caught by a pair of crewmen. The two sailors who began to beat him smelled of beer, just as his father had. The memories of fear and hatred surfaced like a monster from the deep. The young man broke the first sailor's neck with his bare hands, and only the arrival of the police saved the second sailor from a similar fate.

Two months later, in shackles, he arrived at a prison in Andorra.

You are as white as a ghost, the inmates ridiculed as the guards marched him in, naked and cold. Mira el espectro! Perhaps the ghost will pass right through these walls!

Over the course of twelve years, his flesh and soul withered until he knew he had become transparent.

I am a ghost.

I am weightless.


The boy fled home but found the streets of Marseilles equally unfriendly. His strange appearance made him an outcast among the other young runaways, and he was forced to live alone in the basement of a dilapidated factory, eating stolen fruit and raw fish from the dock. His only companions were tattered magazines he found in the trash, and he taught himself to read them. Over time, he grew strong. When he was twelve, another drifter—a girl twice his age—mocked him on the streets and attempted to steal his food. The girl found herself pummeled to within

inches of her life. When the authorities pulled the boy off her, they gave him an ultimatum—leave Marseilles or go to juvenile prison.

The boy moved down the coast to Toulon. Over time, the looks of pity on the streets turned to looks of fear. The boy had grown to a powerful young man. When people passed by, he could hear them whispering to one another. A ghost, they would say, their eyes wide with fright as they stared at his white skin. A ghost with the eyes of a devil!


The light came long after the thunder.

His name was not Silas then, although he didn't recall the name his parents had given him. He had left home when he was seven. His drunken father, a burly dockworker, enraged by the arrival of an albino son, beat his mother regularly, blaming her for the boy's embarrassing condition. When the boy tried to defend her, he too was badly beaten.

One night, there was a horrific fight, and his mother never got up. The boy stood over his lifeless mother and felt an unbearable up-welling of guilt for permitting it to happen.

This is my fault!

As if some kind of demon were controlling his body, the boy walked to the kitchen and grasped a butcher knife. Hypnotically, he moved to the bedroom where his father lay on the bed in a drunken stupor. Without a word, the boy stabbed him in the back. His father cried out in pain and tried to roll over, but his son stabbed him again, over and over until the apartment fell quiet.


Release your hatred, Silas commanded himself. Forgive those who trespassed against you.

Looking up at the stone towers of Saint-Sulpice, Silas fought that familiar undertow... that force that often dragged his mind back in time, locking him once again in the prison that had been his world as a young man. The memories of purgatory came as they always did, like a tempest to his senses... the reek of rotting cabbage, the stench of death, human urine and feces. The cries of hopelessness against the howling wind of the Pyrenees and the soft sobs of forgotten men.

Andorra, he thought, feeling his muscles tighten.

Incredibly, it was in that barren and forsaken suzerain between Spain and France, shivering in his stone cell, wanting only to die, that Silas had been saved.

He had not realized it at the time.


Silas sat behind the wheel of the black Audi the Teacher had arranged for him and gazed out at the great Church of Saint-Sulpice. Lit from beneath by banks of floodlights, the church's two bell towers rose like stalwart sentinels above the building's long body. On either flank, a shadowy row of sleek buttresses jutted out like the ribs of a beautiful beast.

The heathens used a house of God to conceal their keystone. Again the brotherhood had confirmed their legendary reputation for illusion and deceit. Silas was looking forward to finding the keystone and giving it to the Teacher so they could recover what the brotherhood had long ago stolen from the faithful.

How powerful that will make Opus Dei.

Parking the Audi on the deserted Place Saint-Sulpice, Silas exhaled, telling himself to clear his mind for the task at hand. His broad back still ached from the corporal mortification he had

endured earlier today, and yet the pain was inconsequential compared with the anguish of his life before Opus Dei had saved him.

Still, the memories haunted his soul.

Ban Shutdowns : A trick to Play on Lamers

Ban Shutdowns : A trick to Play on Lamers

This is a neat trick you can play on that lamer that has a huge ego, in this section I teach you, how to disable the Shut Down option in the Shut Down Dialog Box. This trick involves editing the registry, so please make backups. Launch regedit.exe and go to


In the right pane look for the NoClose Key. If it is not already there then create it by right clicking in the right pane and selecting New > String Value.(Name it NoCloseKey ) Now once you see the NoCloseKey in the right pane, right click on it and select Modify. Then Type 1 in the Value Data Box.

Doing the above on a Win98 system disables the Shut Down option in the Shut Down Dialog Box. But on a Win95 machine if the value of NoCloseKey is set to 1 then click on the Start > Shut Down button displays the following error message:

This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.

You can enable the shut down option by changing the value of NoCloseKey to 0 or simply deleting the particular entry i.e. deleting NoCloseKey.

Instead of performing the above difficult to remember process, simply save the following with an extension of .reg and add it's contents to the registry by double clicking on it.




Disabling Display of Drives in My Computer

This is yet another trick you can play on your geek friend. To disable the display of local or networked drives when you click My Computer go to :


Now in the right pane create a new DWORD item and name it NoDrives. Now modify it's value and set it to 3FFFFFF (Hexadecimal) Now press F5 to refresh. When you click on My Computer, no drives will be shown. To enable display of drives in My Computer, simply delete this DWORD item. It's .reg file is as follows:




Friday, February 15, 2008


Billy Talent
128 Kbps.

Track List:
1. This Is How It Goes
2. Living In The Shadows
3. Try Honesty
4. Line & Sinker
5. Lies
6. The Ex
7. River Below
8. Standing In The Rain
9. Cut The Curtains
10. Prisoners Of Today
11. Nothing To Lose
12. Voices Of Violence


Billy Tallent II

Track List:
1. Devil In A Midnight Mass
2. Red Flag
3. This Suffering
4. Worker Bees
5. Pins And Needles
6. Fallen Leaves
7. Where Is The Line
8. Covered In Cowardice
9. Surrender
10. Navy Song
11. Perfect World
12. Sympathy
13. Burn The Evidence


Pezz-Watoosh! (Pre-Billy Talent)

Track List:
1. M & M
2. Fairytale
3. Nita Real
4. Mother's Native Instrument
5. Bird In The Basement
6. Recap
7. When I Was A Little Girl
8. Warmth Of Windows
9. Square Root Of Me
10. Absorbed
11. Silence
12. New Orleans is Stinking




    1. Long Time Gone
    2. Landslide
    3. Travelin' Soldier
    4. Truth No.2
    5. White Trash Wedding
    6. Home, A
    7. More Love
    8. I Believe In Love
    9. Tortured, Tangled Hearts
    10. Lil' Jack Slade
    11. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)
    12. Top Of The World



Image 1. Is This Love
2. No Woman, No Cry
3. Could You Be Loved
4. Three Little Birds
5. Buffalo Soldier
6. Get Up, Stand Up
7. Stir It Up
8. One Love / People Get Ready
9. I Shot The Sheriff
10. Waiting In Vain
11. Redemption Song
12. Satisfy My Soul
13. Exodus
15. Easy Skanking



Blind GuardiaN

Blind Guardian - Batallions Of Fear (1988)
1. Majesty
2. Guardian of the Blind
3. Trial by the Archon
4. Wizard's Crown
5. Run for the Night
6. The Martyr
7. Battalions of Fear
8. By The Gates of Moria
9. Gandalf's Rebirth
10. Into The storm

Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind (1989)
1. Inquisition
2. Banish From Sanctuary
3. Damned For All Time
4. Follow The Blind
5. Hall Of The King
6. Fast To Madness
7. Beyond The Ice
8. Valhalla
9. Don't Break The Circle (CD-Bonus)
10. Barbara Ann

Blind Guardian - Tales from the Twilight World (1990)
1. Traveler In Time
2. Welcome To Dying
3. Weird Dreams
4. Lord Of The Rings
5. Goodbye My Friend
6. Lost In The Twilight Hall
7. Tommyknockers
8. Altair 4
9. The Last Candle
10. Run For The Night (Live)

Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond (1992)
1. Time What Is Time
2. Journey Through The Dark
3. Black Chamber
4. Theatre Of Pain
5. The Quest For Tanelorn
6. Ashes To Ashes
7. The Bard's Song - In The Forest
8. The Bard's Song - The Hobbit
9. The Piper's Calling
10. Somewhere Far Beyond
11. Spread Your Wings
12. Trial By Fire
13. Theatre Of Pain (Classic Version)


'Jodhaa Akbar' Review: A True Form Of Richness

Film: Jodhaa Akbar
Rating: 3.75/5
Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood, Kulbushan Karbanda
Camera: Kiran Devhans
Stunts: Revi Dewan
Music: AR Rehman
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
Production: UTV
Direction: Ashuthosh Gowarikar
Released On: 15th Feb 2008

Historical stories need not be retold in text here. Same applies to Jodhaa Akbar. But there is enough of creativity injected in it. Messages get into the heads of people when that is told through well known characters. Ashuthosh has chosen a right historical character-set to narrate his message oriented theme instead of going with routine social characters. In other words, instead of taking social characters he has chosen social studies this time.

It's all about how Akbar wins the heart of his wife Jodhaa despite his hectic kingly responsibilities. The film can be understood even in mute. The expressions and emotional depth are rightly projected on to celluloid.

Everything has to be watched on screen and that brings a fabulous treat.

Hrithik justified his role with his macho look. It is sure that Akbar goes synonymous with Hrithik from now onwards. Aishwarya, although may not be synonymous to Jodha, she performed in a spirited role as brave prince.

Sonu Sood is ok in his shoes. Costume designer deserves good mention. Art direction is marvelous and stunt coordination is also dealt well which happens to be the seriously considerable aspect in this film.

Music by AR Rehman is on high score. He gave haunting tunes once again.

Ashuthosh Gowarikar made a fine film that goes in tune with the taste of tasteful audiences. But he would have worked on cutting down the length of the film especially in first half.


o be in with a chance of winning the PSP, all you have to do is purchase something from the brand new RS Shop and MP3 Store. The item can be anything on sale via this website. This means you could enter the competition for as little as £1.19, and get yourself a bassline mp3 download into the bargain!

All purchasing customers on the website during the competition period will be entered into the competition automatically, with the winner being selected at random in a live draw on Riplash & Sus's Force FM radio show (streaming live worldwide) - with a special guest picking the name out of the hat.


1st Prize: A Sony PSP with games, plus RS Music goodies.
2nd/3rd Prize: RS Music goodies.

The Rules

Everyone purchasing something from the RS Music MP3 store before Midnight on Saturday 26th April 2008 will automatically be entered into the draw.

The draw will take place on Sunday 27th April on the RS Music radio show, with an impartial special guest picking the names at random.

Prizes should be received within 28 days of competition close. Winners will be announced on this website.

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact us via the contact page.

You can find this competition listed on Contest House.

Win a Sony PSP with RS Music

Sunday, January 20, 2008


SIM card data recovery software has been developed to securely recover all deleted text messages (SMS) and contacts number from the Sim card of your cell phone which is most commonly used in mobile phones today. The software reads and scientifically examines the SIM Card with the help of USB sim Card reader (any PC/SC Standards or Phoenix Standards based Reader) and recover deleted information quickly and effectively. The valuable tool is now available to download for the users worldwide. If you have accidentally deleted all your important contact numbers, and favorite SMS from yours GSM/3G SIM card you must be wondering how to recover it. Our SIM card data recovery software will recover all yours deleted text messages with in less then a minute on yours windows operating system.

The software allows you to view information including deleted contacts numbers and text messages. The advance feature facilitates generating the report which allows viewing date and sending time of text message. The software is available exclusively for Microsoft windows operating system.

:: The software retrieves all deleted text messages.
:: The software recovers the lost numbers along with contact name.
:: Lost data is recovered with in minute time.
:: The data recovered only on windows operating system.
:: Support service of any SIM provider.
:: Read GSM/3G SIM of any country any network.
:: Software recovers 20 digit ICC Identification number printed on the SIM card service provider name.
:: Works with USB Sim Card Reader.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008


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Portable Windows XP Live USB Edition 2008 - V2.02 | 57Mb
Portable Windows XP Live USB Edition 2008 Did you ever want to boot up into Windows XP via a USB memory key? Well, now you can !!! This is a miniature version of Win XP enough to get you up and running so you can restore from backup, access your files, or do whatever you have to do. Instructions inside!

This is what you need :

-USB stick with 256 MB capacity. 512 MB Recommended.
-A system that supports booting from Usb stick.

Installation :

1. Rename USB stick through file HPUSBFW.exe and format with FAT file system.
2. Copy all the files from a folder on USB stick.

Start :

1. Reboot the computer.
2. In BIOS or through Quick-boot menu choose boot from the USB.

Download :