News for April 2008

How to check condition of Panasonic GH2 Camera

You need to enter the TEMPORARY Service mode (there also exists PERMANENT service mode). For GH2 do the following:

1. Make sure you have a NON-EMPTY (with some images) memory card in the camera.
2. Set the Drive mode lever to Single position

3. On a TURNED OFF camera push DISPLAY and AF/AE LOCK buttons simultaneously. While holding these two buttons turn on the power.

Now the camera should be in the temporary service mode. To make sure it is, enter the Setup menu (the one marked with “wrench” icon) and look at the very last page. In the service mode there will be a new item ROM BACKUP. This item is for saving the user settings to and restoring them from a memory card.

4. Push simultaneously LEFT ARROW and MENU/SET buttons. A menu can pop up or some settings show – don’t pay attention to that now. While holding these two buttons push AF/AE LOCK. You can now release all three buttons. The screen will now show a table with the last 16 error codes and their dates. Table navigation is done with the arrow buttons. Error codes are explained in the Service Manual.

5. Repeat the actions from item 4 once more. Now you will see CAMERA INFO screen. There is the most interesting info:

VER: full software revision number

No.: motherboard’s serial number

PWRCNT: Number of power on cycles (including exits from the Sleep mode)

SHTCNT: Number of shutter activations

STBCNT: Number of flash activations

6. If you now push DISPLAY button you will see CAMERA INFO 2 screen. There are several more counters there: Total number of clock settings (ClockSet Cnt), and two more (UnderCut Cnt и RTC Read Err).

7. By repeating actions from item 4 return the camera into the initial state. The camera can work as usual despite it is still in the service mode.

Complete exit from the service mode is done when the camera is powered down.

Posted: April 28th, 2008
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Seperated at Birth? 1.0

Janice and Donatella
Designer Donatella Versace and Janice, of the Electric Mayhem Muppet band.

Posted: April 20th, 2008
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Stolen military equipment found on Ebay

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WASHINGTON — Stolen and sensitive U.S. military equipment, including fighter jet parts wanted by Iran and nuclear biological protective gear, has been available to the highest bidder on popular Internet sales sites, according to congressional investigators.

Using undercover identities, investigators purchased a dozen defense-related items on the auction site eBay and the online network Craigslist from January 2007 through last month and received the items “no questions asked.”

The Defense Department regards much of the stolen equipment to be on the U.S. Munitions List, meaning there are restrictions on their overseas sales, the Government Accountability Office said Thursday.

The equipment could land in international brokers’ hands or be transferred overseas, said the GAO, Congress’ investigative arm.

“Many of the sensitive items we purchased could have been used directly against our troops and allies, or reverse engineered to develop counter measures or equivalent technologies,” investigators said in their report.

Among the items purchased include two components from F-14 fighter jets, bought from separate buyers on eBay. The warplanes, now retired by the military, could easily be purchased and transferred to the Iranian military, which is seeking its components, the report said. Investigators couldn’t determine where the sellers had obtained the F-14 parts.

They also purchased from a Craigslist seller a used Nuclear Biological Chemical protective suit, other protective accessories as well as an unused chemical-biological canister, which contained the mask filter used to guard against warfare agents. The property was likely stolen from the Defense Department, the report said.

Investigators also purchased military stolen goods that were sold for personal profit. The Defense Department regards sale of certain items issued to military personnel, such as body armor, theft of government property, the report said.

“Although not all of the stolen property items available on eBay and Craigslist were sensitive, each item was purchased with taxpayer money and represents a waste of resources,” investigators said.

The Army recognizes that the U.S. military has had “property accountability and visibility challenges,” said Sarah H. Finnicum, director of supply at the Office of Deputy Chief of Staff for the Army, in testimony to a House subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.

To correct the problem, the Army started a program in 2006 to account for all of its inventories. To date the Army has accounted for more than 20,000 items worth more than $135 million, she said.

Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., chairman of the subcommittee, said he was startled by the fact “that it took the Army and DoD six years to get the system in place that probably should have been in place by 2001.”

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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Heroiamy Crackhouse, at least get healthy…

Heroaimy Crackhouse
before you go on another drug binge.

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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George Clooney just started a fashion label…

George Clooney
Actually, Italian police are investigating alleged fraud in the case of two men that have launched a fashion line in Milan with actor George Clooney’s name on them. It appears that the business enterprise was news to Clooney. “If someone tries to sell you clothes or watches that are based on me, don’t buy them” Clooney said. The actor/director, 46, was in Rome to promote his new film”Leatherheads”.

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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Free Ras Kass! again…

Free Ras Kass!
According to Mister Lepht, who runs his website, he got 3 years and got it down to 1 year and hes lucky they let him run it concurrent. So hes been in since october and will get out in october, but he only had 2 months of parole left, so lets see if he just gets released, and not paroled.

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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Demonoid is back!

Demonoid
Get your torrent on, hit me up for an invite code to register.

Posted: April 14th, 2008
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MRR ADM feat. Malcolm Catto 10″ Vinyl Cover

MRR ADM feat. Malcolm Catto 10

THE BEST VINYL COVER I’VE EVER SEEN!!!! 

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You can’t really see it that well, but this cover and record has some of the coolest artwork I have ever seen….  No vocals, no super catchy melodies, but other than those two variables, this titiliates the senses with quality sounds of an original and intense drum driven psych grimy audio voyage…  Perfect for a soundtrack, or just to soak up and step your game up. 

Below are samples of the audio tracks, courtesy of stones throw records… 

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EP White Label MRRADM001 

Description: 10-inch red vinyl, red inner sleeve, red & silver tip-on sleeve. Last remaining copies found here. More Info & Photos 

‘6ix’ available only on the 10″ vinyl EP. 

 

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Digital MP3 Downloads: 320 kbps, non-DRM, playable in any mp3 player.

 


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Posted: April 5th, 2008
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The dumbest scam I’ve seen in a long time

DJ AM Ebay Auction 1
DJ AM Ebay Auction 2
So I’m surfing ebay, and I come across this listing for an external hard drive with what at first appears to contain my man DJ AM’s music library, listed with DJ AM’s name and likeness. Strange- I know my man Adam isn’t handing out his library to strangers, and sure enough, he isn’t. Peep the description. The seller claims that this particular drive USED to have AM’s collection on it. Hmmm, does this really make the drive more desirable? Anyway, this particular drive was in fact never posessed by AM, and as far as I know, he doesn’t even use an external drive when he djs. But suppose for an instance that he had indeed owned and used this drive, and you wanted to buy it. After it arrived at your house, would you plug it in, turn it on and watch it’s blinking activity light flashing, imagining how amazing it must have been when attached to AM’s computer, or Riz’s, or Flex’s? I don’t care if the drive once had naked pictures of the Pope on it, it’s still just a damn drive. WTF?

Posted: April 3rd, 2008
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Mecca and the OX

Cannibal Ox and Pete Rock

New Cannibal OX track produced by Pete Rock. Click play button below to listen.

Mecca And The Ox (feat. Vordul Mega) (Produced by Pete Rock) by Vast Aire on Grooveshark

Posted: April 3rd, 2008
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