Mad World: Which One Is Your Favorite Version?

The song Mad World was written and originally recorded by English duo Tears for Fears (Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith) in 1982, produced by Chris Hughes, a former drummer with Adam And The Ants and was released in 1983 on their debut album, The Hurting.

Several covers of this song have been released, with the one by Gary Jules probably being the most popular. There are other covers worth mentioning; here I list some of them: which one is your favorite?

Italy Proposes An Entirely Illegal Google Tax

Shame, shame, shame on the italian government.

They’re squeezing their own citizens, looking under rocks and couches, wherever they can find a few cents. People don’t make it through the 3rd week of each month; pensions are granted after a minimum of 40 years of employment, and they give a misery to the recipients. Yet, it is enough to be part of their “circle of trust”, working in the government for only 3 1/2 years and be eligible to a golden pension, measured to a minimum of 5 times higher than a regular pension of 40 years employment, with no limit!
This is the same government that, at one point, also had the porno star Cicciolina (Ilona Staller). Her qualifications? She knew how to make all those crooks in the government smile.

Bitcoin, la moneta virtuale, ora ha anche il suo Bancomat

Bitcoin, la moneta ”virtuale” ha adesso anche il suo primo sportello Bancomat. Lo ha aperto martedì scorso in una caffetteria di Vancouver, in Canada, la società Robocoin, del Nevada. Un vero e proprio sportello dove scambiare il proprio denaro per comprare o vendere Bitcoin. Nel dettaglio il Bancomat consente di scambiare la valuta virtuale con dollari canadesi e viceversa. Funziona effettuando la scansione della mano dell’utente per far si che non venga superato un limite giornaliero di scambio di 3mila dollari canadesi, pari a quello previsto dalla legge anti-riciclaggio del Canada. Solo nel primo giorno, spiega Robocoin, sono state effettuate 81 transazioni per uno scambio di oltre 10mila dollari. Circa un terzo degli utilizzatori era alla sua ”prima volta”.

Facebook Changes Search Policy, Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy

Facebook will no longer allow you to keep your name hidden from searches within Facebook, taking out the “who can look up your Timeline by name” option from the site’s security settings. If you have the feature enabled, sometime in the coming weeks you’ll see a warning notice letting you know you’re now searchable.

Daft Punk – Get Lucky. Perfect for Michael Jackson

Get Lucky by Daft Punk is an incredibly casual, laid-back disco groove, one of the summer’s defining sounds: Gliding across a shimmering, instantly recognizable Nile Rodgers guitar riff and a light electronica pulsation courtesy of the robots, Pharrell Williams lays on his velvety smooth, if not slightly off-key vocals across the track.

HTML – Dynamic Background Colors

HTML Tips & Tricks – Change background colors at the push of a button.
Here is a way to let users change the background color of your web page. You can create buttons using the input tag with the type attribute set to button. Then, assign the JavaScript code that changes the background color to the one set by the button. The color of the background is stored in the JavaScript variable document.bgColor.

Disinstallare Office a Portata di Click

Per disinstallare completamente Microsoft Office devi scaricare ed eseguire gli strumenti messi a disposizione da Microsoft stessa.

Se hai Office 2010, scarica il file necessario (Microsoft Fix it 50450) da questo link ed esegui come amministratore .

Se invece hai Office 2007,

Svezia e Norvegia vogliono immondizia: “ci serve per scaldarci”

“Dateci i vostri rifiuti, altrimenti non sappiamo come scaldarci”.

Queste sono le contraddizioni della nostra epoca: quelli che per noi sono un problema, al Nord Europa sono una risorsa che scarseggia. Svezia e Norvegia infatti hanno realizzato uno tra i sistemi di raccolta differenziata più efficienti del Continente, ma ora non hanno la più pallida idea di come alimentare i propri termovalorizzatori che riscaldano le case di Oslo e Stoccolma.

.ASIA, .CN, .HK Domain Name Registration Scam

This has been going on for several years and still happening. Unfortunately, there are still domain owners that are falling for it. My intent here is to make more webmasters, domain names owners/investors, aware of such scams and lower the number of victims.

Yesterday I received the following message in my inbox, claiming to be from China Domain Registration Service and warning me that my company brand was in danger of being registered by a third-party.
Here is the message I received, which I’ve included divided into Internet Headers and Body:

WordPress Sites Targeted by Mass Brute-force Botnet Attack

IT Security experts are warning that an escalating series of online attacks designed to break into poorly-secured WordPress blogs is fueling the growth of an unusually powerful botnet currently made up of more than 90,000 Web servers.
Over the past 2 weeks, analysts from a variety of security and networking firms have tracked an alarming uptick in so-called “brute force” password-guessing attacks against Web sites powered by WordPress, perhaps the most popular content management system in use today (this blog also runs WordPress).