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> Increase Broadband Internet Speed

There is no magic or hacking here. Its a simple tweak on your available resource.
Windows XP by default reserves 20% of the overall available bandwidth. Thus reducing a portion of you available broadband limit.

Here are some quick steps that will remove this restriction by overriding the default reserve and get optimum value for your money. It will hardly take minutes if you are well versed with Windows.

To start with, make sure you have all rights to change your system settings. For this, you will need to log in as a Primary Owner or Administrator.

Once this is done, just follow these steps:

1) Go to Start > Run > type gpedit.msc
2) Here you will see [Local Computer Policy]
3) Expand the [Administrative Templates] option
4) Expand the [Network] option
5) Click on [QoS Packet Scheduler]
6) On Right pane Double-click [Limit Reservable Bandwidth]
7) Check [Enabled]
8) Change [Bandwidth limit %] to 0 %
9) Click [Apply] [OK]
10) Restart your system

Effects are immediate.

> List of RUN commands in Windows

The "RUN" command in your system becomes a very useful utility. It can be accessed by going to START > RUN or by pressing a combination of Windows Key + R.You may use a lot of commands with this utility. If you could master some of the commands, it could save a lot of your time.

Here is a list of all commands that work with "RUN" command.

Accessibility Controls - access.cpl
Accessibility Wizard - accwiz
Add Hardware - Wizardhdwwiz.cpl
Add/Remove Programs - appwiz.cpl
Administrative Tools control - admintools
Adobe Acrobat (if installed) - acrobat
Adobe Designer (if installed)- acrodist
Adobe Distiller (if installed)- acrodist
Adobe ImageReady (if installed)- imageready
Adobe Photoshop (if installed)- photoshop
Automatic Updates - wuaucpl.cpl
Bluetooth Transfer Wizard - fsquirt
Calculator - calc
Certificate Manager - certmgr.msc
Character Map - charmap
Check Disk Utility - chkdsk
Clipboard Viewer - clipbrd
Command Prompt - cmd
Component Services - dcomcnfg
Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
Control Panel - control
Date and Time Properties - timedate.cpl
DDE Shares - ddeshare
Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)- directx.cpl
Direct X Troubleshooter- dxdiag
Disk Cleanup Utility- cleanmgr
Disk Defragment- dfrg.msc
Disk Management- diskmgmt.msc
Disk Partition Manager- diskpart
Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)- control color
Display Properties- control desktop
Display Properties- desk.cpl
Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility- drwtsn32
Driver Verifier Utility- verifier
Event Viewer- eventvwr.msc
File Signature Verification Tool- sigverif
Files and Settings Transfer Tool- migwiz
Findfast- findfast.cpl
Firefox (if installed)- firefox
Folders Properties- control folders
Fonts- control fonts
Fonts Folder- fonts
Free Cell Card Game- freecell
Game Controllers- joy.cpl
Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)- gpedit.msc
Hearts Card Game- mshearts
Help and Support- helpctr
HyperTerminal- hypertrm
Iexpress Wizard- iexpress
Indexing Service- ciadv.msc
Internet Connection Wizard- icwconn1
Internet Explorer- iexplore
Internet Properties- inetcpl.cpl
Internet Setup Wizard- inetwiz
IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /flushdns
IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration) - ipconfi/all
IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig/showclassid
IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)- ipconfig /displaydns
IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)- ipconfig /setclassid
IP Configuration (Release All Connections)- ipconfig /release
IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)- ipconfig /renew
IP Configuration(RefreshesDHCP&Re-ipconfig/registerdns
Java Control Panel (If Installed)- javaws
Java Control Panel (If Installed)- jpicpl32.cpl
Keyboard Properties - control keyboard
Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc
Logs You Out Of Windows - logoff.....
Malicious Software Removal Tool - mrt
Microsoft Access (if installed) - access.cpl
Microsoft Chat - winchat
Microsoft Excel (if installed) - excel
Microsoft Frontpage (if installed)- frontpg
Microsoft Movie Maker - moviemk
Microsoft Paint - mspaint
Microsoft Powerpoint (if installed)- powerpnt
Microsoft Syncronization Tool - mobsync
Microsoft Word (if installed)- winword
Minesweeper Game - winmine
Mouse Properties - control mouse
Mouse Properties - main.cpl
Nero (if installed)- nero
Netmeeting - conf
Network Connections - control netconnections
Network Connections - ncpa.cpl
Network Setup Wizard - netsetup.cpl
Notepad - notepad
Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)- nvtuicpl.cpl
Object Packager - packager
ODBC Data Source Administrator- odbccp32.cpl
On Screen Keyboard - osk
Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed) - ac3filter.cpl
Outlook Express - msimn
Paint - pbrush/mspaint
Password Properties - password.cpl
Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc
Phone and Modem Options - telephon.cpl
Phone Dialer - dialer
Pinball Game - pinball
Power Configuration - powercfg.cpl
Printers and Faxes - control printers
Printers Folder - printers
Private Character Editor - eudcedit
Quicktime (If Installed)- QuickTime.cpl
Real Player (if installed)- realplay
Regional Settings - intl.cpl
Registry Editor - regedit
Registry Editor - regedit32
Remote Access Phonebook - rasphone
Remote Desktop - mstsc
Removable Storage - ntmsmgr.msc
Removable Storage Operator Requests - ntmsoprq.msc
Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof) - rsop.msc
Scanners and Cameras - sticpl.cpl
Scheduled Tasks - control schedtasks
Security Center - wscui.cpl
Services - services.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
Shuts Down Windows - shutdown
Sounds and Audio - mmsys.cpl
Spider Solitare Card Game - spider
SQL Client Configuration - cliconfg
System Configuration Editor - sysedit
System Configuration Utility - msconfig
System Information - msinfo32.
System Properties - sysdm.cpl
Task Manager - taskmgr
Task Manager - taskmgr
TCP Tester - tcptest
Telnet Client - telnet
Tweak UI (if installed) - tweakui
User Account Management- nusrmgr.cpl
Utility Manager - utilman
Windows Address Book - wab
Windows Address Book Import Utility - wabmig
Windows Backup Utility (if installed)- ntbackup
Windows Explorer - explorer
Windows Firewall- firewall.cpl
Windows Magnifier- magnify
Windows Management Infrastructure - wmimgmt.msc
Windows Media Player - wmplayer
Windows Messenger - msmsgs
Windows Picture Import Wizard (need camera connected)- wiaacmgr
Windows System Security Tool - syskey
Windows Update Launches - wupdmgr
Windows Version (to show which version of windows)- winver
Windows XP Tour Wizard - tourstart
Wordpad - write

> Disposable Email Address

Internet is one great place to seek attention of a large audience. Spammers just love it. If you notice, as soon as you create a new email ID and happen to register with some online program, you start getting tons of mails. Most of which don't really make any sense to you and some bombard you with silly advertisements(spam). The problem here is that, most sites use an email confirmation method before you can log in to their site so you can't escape the process of giving out your email ID.

Now how do you avoid your email ID getting exposed to the world? Its very easy, just deceive the email confirmation system. Here is a list of sites where you can get auto disposable or fake emails that would be ideal for your purpose.

1. Mailinator - Disposable Email Address:
Mailinator lets you use any random name as you temporary email id. Just use any name and check the mail at their site. Since it's no way connected to you personal id, you are sure to avoid spam. Pls note, all mails received at Mailinator are public and anyone can see it if the same id is used. You can just create this id and forget, it will be disposed after some time.

2) Emailias - Disposable Email Address:
This service lets you create a disposable email addresses for online use. Emailias is a flexible and feature packed service, and it helps reduce the amount of spam you get.

3. Spamex - Disposable Email Address:
Spamex is meant to stop spam mails. It provides a robust, useful, and almost a complete interface for disposable email addresses.

4. Spamgourmet - Disposable Email Address:
In this service, you first have to register a temporary email address with Spamgourmet. You will also need to provide your personal email address. Once this is done Spamgourmet will redirect all mails to your personal ID. This way you won't have to disclose your personal ID to all sites. The temp ID can be disposed off later.

5. - Disposable Email Address: is a very useful fake email service that makes it easy to prevent spam to your personal email address. You can use your own domain with, but masking address in your replies becomes bit cumbersome. Auto expiring alias is not offered.

6. GishPuppy - Disposable Email Address:
GishPuppy is a disposable email address service which is simple on functionality. Unfortunately the functionality does not include replacing your real email address with the appropriate alias in replies.

> How to find Unprotected Website directories

How to find unprotected website is a question every tech savvy geek has in mind and most are searching for it at this moment including you.
How to find Unprotected Website directories or How to find unprotected files from a website is a popular search query in Google. I had been searching this for some time now. Finally that I have found it, thought of making a note. If you do like this post, please share it and do leave me a comment :)

As you know every site on the net is a well written and organized structure of files and folders that you see in a graphical format with hyperlinks linking each of them. Most of these folders are hidden or password protected so as to avoid direct public access to them. Those that are not can be classified as intended Public files or just Unprotected. Its silly, but true that there are several websites on the net that some of their contents unprotected and can be accessed by others to get best out of it.

You can get a variety of files that can be opened or downloaded without logging in.
How do you do this? You can't go to every website searching for the unprotected content :)

Don't worry, you don't have to.

Here is a command that queries a search engine, be it Google, Yahoo or any other to provide a list of sites that have unprotected files and displays the results based on your query.

Enter the following string in the search field:

-inurl(html|htm|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size

This will bring up a list of sites and you can hunt for whatever you can find. Something like the screenshot below.

Now once you get familiar with this, I'm sure you would want to search list of specific file types like 3gp or wmv or avi...etc

Just modify the string as below:

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(3gp|avi)

This query will look for 3gp or avi video files. You can easily change the file formats from 3gp|avi to extensions of your choice.

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(mp3|mov)
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(pdf)

There is so much to experiment in this, you will be hooked onto your file hunting :)

Further to this, if you want to search for some specific file names with desired extensions, you can modify the query accordingly

The string will read as:
-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(jpg|gif) "pamela"

Pls note: You may not get the exact results all the time, but sometime you may hit the bulls eye and have a gold mine (a long list of files you've always wanted ;)

Its fun to go searching around these unprotected files and yeah, for all those saints out there, pls don't consider this unethical. The files are on the World Wide Web and in an unprotected condition. Consider it to be meant that way, for being accessed by anyone, else why would someone put such crucial content on the web without password protecting it :)

I hope you go my point.