Monday, July 30, 2007

Ordinary World

Its a boring world we live in. Everythings is cut, dried and packaged for mass consumption.People get born, grow up and die.Spend 1st 15 - 20 years studying, then find job, business whatever, fall in love, get married, have kid(s), raise them , grow old and one day die. SOmetimes you die earlier or the stuff has minor variations but its more or less same everywhere. 
Its been happening since..well..its the stuff that happens. But the time between getting born and dying couldnt be more boring.
We have fast cars, planes, rockets, internet, phones, cameras, billions of books, music, movies, more food than we can eat, ...etc etc..everything. Life is good, safe and clean. (Not for everybody, but everybody aspires to have that)
You live in cearly defined boundaries(more or less), know and abide by rules, get ruled by certain people, crib about it sometimes, make some noises and move on to do just what everybody is

But its not what I'd say fun or satisfying. May be its satisfying to some people...being cozy, safe and warm. It can be pleasurable...indeed it is pleasurable, bit how can you enjoy it if its all thurst upon you?

Living in a cocoon, abiding by rules that somebody else thought are good for you,(not saying go break rules for fun). Feeling delirious with fervour if some leader says, you have to fight for your country, religion and whatever stuff that gets you charged up. Everything is so predictable.

Even your passion is controlled by men in power. People are supposed to live like sheep, some guard dogs to put them in order and protect them from harm, and a shepherd to guide them. Sheep is harvested for wool and meat and it clothes and feeds its masters. Sheep don't have any mind of their own and they'd run off a cliff, walk meekily to slaughter.
It all depends on the whims of their master.
Since time immemorial people have been like that and will always be like that. A few strong men rule the stupid mob. Everybody is happy to be sheep as long as they are safe.

 Why cant there be more adventure ?
1000s of unknown planets to explore, great missions to be accomplished, doing things that'll be unique and worthwhile.....I know, I know, its childish....but normal existence is tooo boring.

Many people have these kind of fantasies, but more often that not, they limit it to war heroics, religious extremism(bull shit) etc etc.
 Earlier explorers like Livingstone, Columbus and countless others who dedicated thier lives to discover new horizons. There was suspense and a sense of expectation.
Now that feeling is missing. theres nothing on earth that hasnt been visited by man , well may be except for a few oceanic trenches.
Humanity hasnt set its foot upon any other planet yet and its unlikely to happen in my life span atleast.
Nothing else???

Why cant life be like story books
. Something like Lord of the Rings,(just an example) some adventure to be had, hazard, pain, courage, love, fear, anger, joy, exultation, wonder, new discoveries..feeling everything as much as its possible...Being involved in something worthwhile and either finish it and exult in joy of something really glorious well done or to die accomplshing it. Both scenarios good enough, eh??

But this world isn't like that. Theres still a lot of stuff to be done, but nothing like above.
I can't be an great big evil overlord any more than anybody else being a ultra nobel, powerful good looking hero/heroine

Damn, its childish
Who cares!!!

Nuke all who wait..let them be.just make them follow the herd.

Damn... I talk like I have everything ...


lifes unfair..another reason to say this  ;)

Duran Duran sang in Ordinary World ::

Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue thought I heard you talking softly
I turned on the lights the TV and the radio but still I can't escape the ghost of you
What is happening to me crazy some would say
Where is the life that I recognize, gone away

And I won't cry for yesterday there's an ordinary world somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence once prompted you to say pride will tear us both apart
Well now pride's gone out the window cross the rooftops runaway
Left me in the vaccuum of my heart
What is happening to me crazy some will say where is my friend when I need you most gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday there's an ordinary world somehow I have to find
And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world I will learn to survive

Fuck it tooo...why survive in this ordinary world..
You all know how it ends..don't you ;)

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Female authors

(If there are spelling mistakes, guess the closest word possible. I don't use any spell check and am in hurry, so thats all you gonna get)

I finished reading latest book in Harry Potter series a few day ago.
Now call me sexist, male chauvinist or whatever, I really beleive female authors suck.

Now, just for record, I aint no fucking male chauvinist. I hate all machismo and all that stuff. So spare me abuse related to that
I respect women and I don't consider them inferror in any way.
I RESPECT them. I really do.
(By the way, if you still think am sexist, go fuck yourself)

But female authors suck.
They really do
Agatha Christie, Ayn Rand, J.K. Rowling aand a few thriller writers; these form majority of female authors that I've ever read...and they all suck
Suck bigtime

Am talking about Harry Potter right now.

Disclaimer: This text may contain spoilers about last about Harry Potter series, Dont read if you dont want any info in advance

Harry Potter lives.
That aint so bad.
But the thing is that he died. He really did. And he had no business coming back to life
He was just another Horocrux. He was just destroyed. HY DID HE CAME BACK TO LIFE???
He had no possible reason.
But trust female mind, theres LOVE, that conquers all
Fuck the world
There aint any thing called love

The book would have been great if Harry Potter had died

It'd have been great too, if he had lived, but not in this manner
This looks like lifted staright out of some Bollywood Movie.
Considering the no. of Non Resident Indians in UK and US, it aint impossible that Rowling had her brain fucked up by all that Bollywood crap.
Simple thing is that; It'd have been better, if Harry died; going by the plot in last chapters. But he lived due to very stupid reasons. It seems like Rowling bowed to demands of genral publin in this case and found some lame reason for Potter to live at last moment.

Well, I could go on and on and on and on.
But I'd leave that to intelligence of the reader.
Its not that I trust it(intelligence), but still........
There are still some fre intelligent people that I know

Now, since am on it, lets analyse Ayn Rand.I've been reading Fountainhead.


This aint no novel
No story

Characters are like 3 feet tall guys with 6 feet tall heads.
They have brains..loads of it.. but ZERO intelligence.
Roark, hes a genious...but stupid

Geniuses are ridiculed, scoffed at and lots of nasty things happen to them before rest of stupid population realises its inferiority. But still, Roark, He isnt posssible
Neither are rest of the characters

Even if ROark is possible, the story aint.

I've read more than half of the story and am so sick of it, I'm searching for excuses to not to read it any further

Heroine gets raped, and she likes it.

Damn it..deviant sexuality, go enjoy it if you like it, but don't bother me with it

Some good folks offer hero some million dollar kinda project and just "request" the architect some minor addition that'll make the building look more contemporary. Architect whos really bankrupts chooses to starve rather that add something that his clients "requested"

That'd still be digested if it wasnt for the trial.
I lost all patience after that

Fuck the world who says Ayn is a genius

Shes just a modern artist

You just try to find meanings in the so called arts when there isnt any

People are just stupid


damn her too
Half of her stories were full of explanations about curtains and whether the print matched with bedsheeets ir not
Absolutely unrelated to story

Her heros/heroines..

An elederly woman defeats villain just by syringes full of pesticide.
Fuck her too!!!

Poriot(whatever) was one of the least credible detectives .


Finish this crap
Am getting angry


Saturday, July 28, 2007

Being Evil Overlord

You see, I have all the talents of being a really big, ultrapowerful evil overlord. But all evil dudes get defeated sooner or later. Every great guy failed due to some simple mistake...
But I know everything...

Being an Evil Overlord seems to be a good career choice. It pays well,
there are all sorts of perks and you can set your own hours. However
every Evil Overlord I've read about in books or seen in movies
invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end. I've noticed that
no matter whether they are barbarian lords, deranged wizards, mad
scientists or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic
mistakes every single time. With that in mind, allow me to present...

The Top 231 Things I'd Do
If I Ever Became An Evil Overlord

1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass
visors, not face-concealing ones.

2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.

3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not
kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.

4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.

5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on
the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the
Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same
applies to the object which is my one weakness.

6. I will not gloat over my enemies' predicament before killing them.
7. When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you
kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll
say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought I'll shoot him
then say "No."

8. After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married
immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in
three weeks' time during which the final phase of my plan will be
carried out.

9. I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely
necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button
labelled "Danger: Do Not Push". The big red button marked "Do Not
Push" will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid
enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will not
clearly be labelled as such.

10. I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum -- a small
hotel well outside my borders will work just as well.

11. I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need
to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my
weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.

12. One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any
flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before

13. All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least have several
rounds of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the
bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as
any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the
aforementioned disposal.

14. The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any
other form of last request.

15. I will never employ any device with a digital countdown. If I find
that such a device is absolutely unavoidable, I will set it to
activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting
his plan into operation.

16. I will never utter the sentence "But before I kill you, there's
just one thing I want to know."

17. When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to
their advice.

18. I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned
attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would provide a fatal
distraction at a crucial point in time.

19. I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was
evil, but one look at the hero's rugged countenance and she'd
betray her own father.

20. Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in
maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss
unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could
adjust to accordingly.

21. I will hire a talented fashion designer to create original
uniforms for my Legions of Terror, as opposed to some cheap
knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman
footsoldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually
defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.

22. No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I
will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.

23. I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my
troops in their use. That way -- even if the heroes manage to
neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue
energy weapons useless -- my troops will not be overrun by a
handful of savages armed with spears and rocks.

24. I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strengths and
weaknesses. Even though this takes some of the fun out of the job,
at least I will never utter the line "No, this cannot be! I AM
INVINCIBLE!!!" (After that, death is usually instantaneous.)

25. No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any
sort of machinery which is completely indestructible except for
one small and virtually inaccessible vulnerable spot.

26. No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are,
there is probably someone just as attractive who is not desperate
to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a
prisoner sent to my bedchamber.

27. I will never build only one of anything important. All important
systems will have redundant control panels and power supplies. For
the same reason I will always carry at least two fully loaded
weapons at all times.

28. My pet monster will be kept in a secure cage from which it cannot
escape and into which I could not accidentally stumble.

29. I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies
into confusion.

30. All bumbling conjurers, clumsy squires, no-talent bards, and
cowardly thieves in the land will be preemptively put to death. My
foes will surely give up and abandon their quest if they have no
source of comic relief.

31. All naive, busty tavern wenches in my realm will be replaced with
surly, world-weary waitresses who will provide no unexpected
reinforcement and/or romantic subplot for the hero or his

32. I will not fly into a rage and kill a messenger who brings me bad
news just to illustrate how evil I really am. Good messengers are
hard to come by.

33. I won't require high-ranking female members of my organization to
wear a stainless-steel bustier. Morale is better with a more
casual dress-code. Similarly, outfits made entirely from black
leather will be reserved for formal occasions.

34. I will not turn into a snake. It never helps.

35. I will not grow a goatee. In the old days they made you look
diabolic. Now they just make you look like a disaffected member of
Generation X.

36. I will not imprison members of the same party in the same cell
block, let alone the same cell. If they are important prisoners, I
will keep the only key to the cell door on my person instead of
handing out copies to every bottom-rung guard in the prison.

37. If my trusted lieutenant tells me my Legions of Terror are losing
a battle, I will believe him. After all, he's my trusted

38. If an enemy I have just killed has a younger sibling or offspring
anywhere, I will find them and have them killed immediately,
instead of waiting for them to grow up harboring feelings of
vengeance towards me in my old age.

39. If I absolutely must ride into battle, I will certainly not ride
at the forefront of my Legions of Terror, nor will I seek out my
opposite number among his army.

40. I will be neither chivalrous nor sporting. If I have an
unstoppable superweapon, I will use it as early and as often as
possible instead of keeping it in reserve.

41. Once my power is secure, I will destroy all those pesky
time-travel devices.

42. When I capture the hero, I will make sure I also get his dog,
monkey, ferret, or whatever sickeningly cute little animal capable
of untying ropes and filching keys happens to follow him around.

43. I will maintain a healthy amount of skepticism when I capture the
beautiful rebel and she claims she is attracted to my power and
good looks and will gladly betray her companions if I just let her
in on my plans.

44. I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who
work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even
the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.

45. I will make sure I have a clear understanding of who is
responsible for what in my organization. For example, if my
general screws up I will not draw my weapon, point it at him, say
"And here is the price for failure," then suddenly turn and kill
some random underling.

46. If an advisor says to me "My liege, he is but one man. What can
one man possibly do?", I will reply "This." and kill the advisor.

47. If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I
will slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting
for him to mature.

48. I will treat any beast which I control through magic or technology
with respect and kindness. Thus if the control is ever broken, it
will not immediately come after me for revenge.

49. If I learn the whereabouts of the one artifact which can destroy
me, I will not send all my troops out to seize it. Instead I will
send them out to seize something else and quietly put a Want-Ad in
the local paper.

50. My main computers will have their own special operating system
that will be completely incompatible with standard IBM and
Macintosh powerbooks.

51. If one of my dungeon guards begins expressing concern over the
conditions in the beautiful princess' cell, I will immediately
transfer him to a less people-oriented position.

52. I will hire a team of board-certified architects and surveyors to
examine my castle and inform me of any secret passages and
abandoned tunnels that I might not know about.

53. If the beautiful princess that I capture says "I'll never marry
you! Never, do you hear me, NEVER!!!", I will say "Oh well" and
kill her.

54. I will not strike a bargain with a demonic being then attempt to
double-cross it simply because I feel like being contrary.

55. The deformed mutants and odd-ball psychotics will have their place
in my Legions of Terror. However before I send them out on
important covert missions that require tact and subtlety, I will
first see if there is anyone else equally qualified who would
attract less attention.

56. My Legions of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any
who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be
used for target practice.

57. Before employing any captured artifacts or machinery, I will
carefully read the owner's manual.

58. If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose
dramatically and toss off a one-liner.

59. I will never build a sentient computer smarter than I am.
60. My five-year-old child advisor will also be asked to decipher any
code I am thinking of using. If he breaks the code in under 30
seconds, it will not be used. Note: this also applies to

61. If my advisors ask "Why are you risking everything on such a mad
scheme?", I will not proceed until I have a response that
satisfies them.

62. I will design fortress hallways with no alcoves or protruding
structural supports which intruders could use for cover in a

63. Bulk trash will be disposed of in incinerators, not compactors.
And they will be kept hot, with none of that nonsense about flames
going through accessible tunnels at predictable intervals.

64. I will see a competent psychiatrist and get cured of all extremely
unusual phobias and bizarre compulsive habits which could prove to
be a disadvantage.

65. If I must have computer systems with publically available
terminals, the maps they display of my complex will have a room
clearly marked as the Main Control Room. That room will be the
Execution Chamber. The actual main control room will be marked as
Sewage Overflow Containment.

66. My security keypad will actually be a fingerprint scanner. Anyone
who watches someone press a sequence of buttons or dusts the pad
for fingerprints then subsequently tries to enter by repeating
that sequence will trigger the alarm system.

67. No matter how many shorts we have in the system, my guards will be
instructed to treat every surveillance camera malfunction as a
full-scale emergency.

68. I will spare someone who saved my life sometime in the past. This
is only reasonable as it encourages others to do so. However, the
offer is good one time only. If they want me to spare them again,
they'd better save my life again.

69. All midwives will be banned from the realm. All babies will be
delivered at state-approved hospitals. Orphans will be placed in
foster-homes, not abandoned in the woods to be raised by creatures
of the wild.

70. When my guards split up to search for intruders, they will always
travel in groups of at least two. They will be trained so that if
one of them disappears mysteriously while on patrol, the other
will immediately initiate an alert and call for backup, instead of
quizzically peering around a corner.

71. If I decide to test a lieutenant's loyalty and see if he/she
should be made a trusted lieutenant, I will have a crack squad of
marksmen standing by in case the answer is no.

72. If all the heroes are standing together around a strange device
and begin to taunt me, I will pull out a conventional weapon
instead of using my unstoppable superweapon on them.

73. I will not agree to let the heroes go free if they win a rigged
contest, even though my advisors assure me it is impossible for
them to win.

74. When I create a multimedia presentation of my plan designed so
that my five-year-old advisor can easily understand the details, I
will not label the disk "Project Overlord" and leave it lying on
top of my desk.

75. I will instruct my Legions of Terror to attack the hero en masse,
instead of standing around waiting while members break off and
attack one or two at a time.

76. If the hero runs up to my roof, I will not run up after him and
struggle with him in an attempt to push him over the edge. I will
also not engage him at the edge of a cliff. (In the middle of a
rope-bridge over a river of molten lava is not even worth

77. If I have a fit of temporary insanity and decide to give the hero
the chance to reject a job as my trusted lieutentant, I will
retain enough sanity to wait until my current trusted lieutenant
is out of earshot before making the offer.

78. I will not tell my Legions of Terror "And he must be taken alive!"
The command will be "And try to take him alive if it is reasonably

79. If my doomsday device happens to come with a reverse switch, as
soon as it has been employed it will be melted down and made into
limited-edition commemorative coins.

80. If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my
best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger
ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.

81. If I am fighting with the hero atop a moving platform, have
disarmed him, and am about to finish him off and he glances behind
me and drops flat, I too will drop flat instead of quizzically
turning around to find out what he saw.

82. I will not shoot at any of my enemies if they are standing in
front of the crucial support beam to a heavy, dangerous,
unbalanced structure.

83. If I'm eating dinner with the hero, put poison in his goblet, then
have to leave the table for any reason, I will order new drinks
for both of us instead of trying to decide whether or not to
switch with him.

84. I will not have captives of one sex guarded by members of the
opposite sex.

85. I will not use any plan in which the final step is horribly
complicated, e.g. "Align the 12 Stones of Power on the sacred
altar then activate the medallion at the moment of total eclipse."
Instead it will be more along the lines of "Push the button."

86. I will make sure that my doomsday device is up to code and
properly grounded.

87. My vats of hazardous chemicals will be covered when not in use.
Also, I will not construct walkways above them.

88. If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate
them for incompetence then send the same group out to try the task

89. After I captures the hero's superweapon, I will not immediately
disband my legions and relax my guard because I believe whoever
holds the weapon is unstoppable. After all, the hero held the
weapon and I took it from him.

90. I will not design my Main Control Room so that every workstation
is facing away from the door.

91. I will not ignore the messenger that stumbles in exhausted and
obviously agitated until my personal grooming or current

entertainment is finished. It might actually be important.
92. If I ever talk to the hero on the phone, I will not taunt him.
Instead I will say this his dogged perseverance has given me new
insight on the futility of my evil ways and that if he leaves me
alone for a few months of quiet contemplation I will likely return
to the path of righteousness. (Heroes are incredibly gullible in
this regard.)

93. If I decide to hold a double execution of the hero and an
underling who failed or betrayed me, I will see to it that the
hero is scheduled to go first.

94. When arresting prisoners, my guards will not allow them to stop
and grab a useless trinket of purely sentimental value.

95. My dungeon will have its own qualified medical staff complete with
bodyguards. That way if a prisoner becomes sick and his cellmate
tells the guard it's an emergency, the guard will fetch a trauma
team instead of opening up the cell for a look.

96. My door mechanisms will be designed so that blasting the control
panel on the outside seals the door and blasting the control panel
on the inside opens the door, not vice versa.

97. My dungeon cells will not be furnished with objects that contain
reflective surfaces or anything that can be unravelled.

98. If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully
monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and
affectionate, I will ignore them. However if circumstance have
forced them together against their will and they spend all their
time bickering and criticizing each other except during the
intermittent occasions when they are saving each others' lives at
which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately
order their execution.

99. Any data file of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb in

100. Finally, to keep my subjects permanently locked in a mindless
trance, I will provide each of them with free unlimited Internet

101. I will not order my trusted lieutenant to kill the infant who is
destined to overthrow me -- I'll do it myself.

102. I will not waste time making my enemy's death look like an
accident -- I'm not accountable to anyone and my other enemies
wouldn't believe it.

103. I will make it clear that I do know the meaning of the word
"mercy"; I simply choose not show them any.

104. My undercover agents will not have tattoos identifying them as
members of my organization, nor will they be required to wear
military boots or adhere to any other dress codes.

105. I will design all doomsday machines myself. If I must hire a mad
scientist to assist me, I will make sure that he is sufficiently
twisted to never regret his evil ways and seek to undo the damage
he's caused.

106. If my supreme command center comes under attack, I will
immediately flee to safety in my prepared escape pod and direct
the defenses from there. I will not wait until the troops break
into my inner sanctum to attempt this.

107. Even though I don't really care because I plan on living forever,
I will hire engineers who are able to build me a fortress sturdy
enough that, if I am slain, it won't tumble to the ground for no
good structural reason.

108. Any and all magic and/or technology that can miraculously
resurrect a secondary character who has given up his/her life
through self sacrifice will be outlawed and destroyed.

109. I will see to it that plucky young lads/lasses in strange clothes
and with the accent of an outlander shall REGULARLY climb some
monument in the main square of my capital and denounce me, claim
to know the secret of my power, rally the masses to rebellion,
etc. That way, the citizens will be jaded in case the real thing
ever comes along.

110. I will not employ devious schemes that involve the hero's party
getting into my inner sanctum before the trap is sprung.

111. I will offer oracles the choice of working exclusively for me or
being executed.

112. I will not rely entirely upon "totally reliable" spells that can
be neutralized by relatively inconspicuous talismans.

113. I will make the main entrance to my fortress standard-sized.
While elaborate 60-foot high double-doors definitely impress the
masses, they are hard to close quickly in an emergency.

114. I will never accept a challenge from the hero.

115. I will not engage an enemy single-handedly until all my soldiers
are dead.

116. If I capture the hero's starship, I will keep it in the landing
bay with the ramp down, only a few token guards on duty and a ton
of explosives set to go off as soon as it clears the blast-range.

117. No matter how much I want revenge, I will never order an
underling "Leave him. He's mine!"

118. If I have equipment which performs an important function, it will
not be activated by a lever that someone could trigger by
accidentally falling on when fatally wounded.

119. I will not attempt to kill the hero by placing a venomous
creature in his room. It will just wind up accidentally killing
one of my clumsy henchmen instead.

120. Since nothing is more irritating than a hero defeating you with
basic math skills, all of my personal weapons will be modified to
fire one more shot than the standard issue.

121. If I come into possession of an artifact which can only be used
by the pure of heart, I will not attempt to use it regardless.

122. The gun turrets on my fortress will not rotate enough so that
they may direct fire inward or at each other.

123. If I decide to hold a contest of skill open to the general
public, contestants will be required to remove their hooded cloaks
and shave their beards before entering.

124. Prior to kidnapping an older male scientist and forcing him to
work for me, I will investigate his offspring and make sure that
he has neither a beautiful but naive daughter who is willing to
risk anything to get him back, nor an estranged son who works in
the same field but had a falling-out with his father many years

125. Should I actually decide to kill the hero in an elaborate
escape-proof deathtrap room (water filling up, sand pouring down,
walls converging, etc.) I will not leave him alone five-to-ten
minutes prior to "imminent" death, but will instead (finding a
vantage point or monitoring camera) stick around and enjoy
watching my adversary's demise.

126. Rather than having only one secret escape pod, which the hero can
easily spot and follow, I'll simultaneously launch a few dozen
decoys to throw him off track.

127. Prison guards will have their own cantina featuring a wide
variety of tasty treats that will deliver snacks to the guards
while on duty. The guards will also be informed that accepting
food or drink from any other source will result in execution.

128. I will not employ robots as agents of destruction if there is any
possible way that they can be re-programmed or if their battery
packs are externally mounted and easily removable.

129. Despite the delicious irony, I will not force two heroes to fight
each other in the arena.

130. All members of my Legions of Terror will have professionally
tailored uniforms. If the hero knocks a soldier unconscious and
steals the uniform, the poor fit will give him away.

131. I will never place the key to a cell just out of a prisoner's

132. Before appointing someone as my trusted lieutenant, I will
conduct a thorough background investigation and security

133. If I find my beautiful consort with access to my fortress has
been associating with the hero, I'll have her executed. It's
regrettable, but new consorts are easier to get than new
fortresses and maybe the next one will pay attention at the
orientation meeting.

134. If I am escaping in a large truck and the hero is pursuing me in
a small Italian sports car, I will not wait for the hero to pull
up along side of me and try to force him off the road as he
attempts to climb aboard. Instead I will slam on the brakes when
he's directly behind me. (A rudimentary knowledge of physics can
prove quite useful.)

135. My doomsday machine will have a highly-advanced technological
device called a capacitor in case someone inconveniently pulls the
plug at the last second. (If I have access to REALLY advanced
technology, I will include a back-up device known as a battery.)

136. If I build a bomb, I will simply remember which wire to cut if it
has to be deactivated and make every wire red.

137. Before spending available funds on giant gargoyles, gothic
arches, or other cosmetically intimidating pieces of architecture,
I will see if there are any valid military expenditures that could
use the extra budget.

138. The passageways to and within my domain will be well-lit with
fluorescent lighting. Regrettably, the spooky atmosphere will be
lost, but my security patrols will be more effective.

139. If I'm sitting in my camp, hear a twig snap, start to
investigate, then encounter a small woodland creature, I will send
out some scouts anyway just to be on the safe side. (If they
disappear into the foliage, I will not send out another patrol; I
will break out the napalm.)

140. I will instruct my guards when checking a cell that appears empty
to look for the chamber pot. If the chamber pot is still there,
then the prisoner has escaped and they may enter and search for
clues. If the chamber pot is not there, then either the prisoner
is perched above the lintel waiting to strike them with it or else
he decided to take it as a souvenir (in which case he is obviously
deeply disturbed and poses no threat). Either way, there's no
point in entering.

141. As an alternative to not having children, I will have lots of
children. My sons will be too busy jockeying for position to ever
be a real threat, and the daughters will all sabotage each other's
attempts to win the hero.

142. If I have children and subsequently grandchildren, I will keep my
three-year-old granddaughter near me at all times. When the hero
enters to kill me, I will ask him to first explain to her why it
is necessary to kill her beloved grandpa. When the hero launches
into an explanation of morality way over her head, that will be
her cue to pull the lever and send him into the pit of crocodiles.
After all, small children like crocodiles almost as much as Evil
Overlords and it's important to spend quality time with the

143. If one of my daughters actually manages to win the hero and
openly defies me, I will congratulate her on her choice, declare a
national holiday to celebrate the wedding, and proclaim the hero
my heir. This will probably be enough to break up the
relationship. If not, at least I am assured that no hero will
attack my Legions of Terror when they are holding a parade in his

144. I will order my guards to stand in a line when they shoot at the
hero so he cannot duck and have them accidentally shoot each
other. Also, I will order some to aim above, below, and to the
sides so he cannot jump out of the way.

145. My dungeon cell decor will not feature exposed pipes. While they
add to the gloomy atmosphere, they are good conductors of
vibrations and a lot of prisoners know Morse code.

146. If my surveillance reports any un-manned or seemingly innocent
ships found where they are not supposed to be, they will be
immediately vaporized instead of brought in for salvage.

147. I will classify my lieutenants in three categories: untrusted,
trusted, and completely trusted. Promotion to the third category
will be awarded posthumously.

148. Before ridiculing my enemies for wasting time on a device to stop
me that couldn't possibly work, I will first acquire a copy of the
schematics and make sure that in fact it couldn't possibly work.

149. Ropes supporting various fixtures will not be tied next to open
windows or staircases, and chandeliers will be hung way at the top
of the ceiling.

150. I will provide funding and research to develop tactical and
strategic weapons covering a full range of needs so my choices are
not limited to "hand to hand combat with swords" and "blow up the

151. I will not set myself up as a god. That perilous position is
reserved for my trusted lieutenant.

152. I will instruct my fashion designer that when it comes to
accessorizing, second-chance body armor goes well with every

153. My Legions of Terror will be an equal-opportunity employer.
Conversely, when it is prophesied that no man can defeat me, I
will keep in mind the increasing number of non-traditional gender

154. I will instruct my Legions of Terror in proper search techniques.
In particular, if they are searching for escapees and someone
shouts, "Quick! They went that way!", they must first ascertain
the identity of this helpful informant before dashing off in hot

155. If I know of any heroes in the land, I will not under any
circumstance kill their mentors, teachers, and/or best friends.
156. If I have the hero and his party trapped, I will not wait until
my Superweapon charges to finish them off if more conventional
means are available.

157. Whenever plans are drawn up that include a time-table, I'll
post-date the completion 3 days after it's actually scheduled to
occur and not worry too much if they get stolen.

158. I will exchange the labels on my folder of top-secret plans and
my folder of family recipes. Imagine the hero's surprise when he
decodes the stolen plans and finds instructions for Grandma's
Potato Salad.

159. If I burst into rebel headquarters and find it deserted except
for an odd, blinking device, I will not walk up and investigate;
I'll run like hell.

160. Before being accepted into my Legions of Terror, potential
recruits will have to pass peripheral vision and hearing tests,
and be able to recognize the sound of a pebble thrown to distract

161. I will occasionally vary my daily routine and not live my life in
a rut. For example, I will not always take a swig of wine or ring
a giant gong before finishing off my enemy.

162. If I steal something very important to the hero, I will not put
it on public display.

163. When planning an expedition, I will choose a route for my forces
that does not go through thick, leafy terrain conveniently located
near the rebel camp.

164. I will hire one hopelessly stupid and incompetent lieutenant, but
make sure that he is full of misinformation when I send him to
capture the hero.

165. As an equal-opportunity employer, I will have several
hearing-impaired body-guards. That way if I wish to speak
confidentially with someone, I'll just turn my back so the guards
can't read my lips instead of sending all of them out of the room.

166. If the rebels manage to trick me, I will make a note of what they
did so that I do not keep falling for the same trick over and over

167. If I am recruiting to find someone to run my computer systems,
and my choice is between the brilliant programmer who's head of
the world's largest international technology conglomerate and an
obnoxious 15-year-old dork who's trying to impress his dream girl,
I'll take the brat and let the hero get stuck with the genius.

168. I will plan in advance what to do with each of my enemies if they
are captured. That way, I will never have to order someone to be
tied up while I decide his fate.

169. If I have massive computer systems, I will take at least as many
precautions as a small business and include things such as
virus-scans and firewalls.

170. I will be an equal-opportunity despot and make sure that terror
and oppression is distributed fairly, not just against one
particular group that will form the core of a rebellion.

171. I will not locate a base in a volcano, cave, or any other
location where it would be ridiculously easy to bypass security by
rapelling down from above.

172. I will allow guards to operate under a flexible work schedule.
That way if one is feeling sleepy, he can call for a replacement,
punch out, take a nap, and come back refreshed and alert to finish
out his shift.

173. Although it would provide amusement, I will not confess to the
hero's rival that I was the one who committed the heinous act for
which he blames the hero.

174. If I am dangling over a precipice and the hero reaches his hand
down to me, I will not attempt to pull him down with me. I will
allow him to rescue me, thank him properly, then return to the
safety of my fortress and order his execution.

175. I will have my fortress exorcized regularly. Although ghosts in
the dungeon provide an appropriate atmosphere, they tend to
provide valuable information once placated.

176. I will add indelible dye to the moat. It won't stop anyone from
swimming across, but even dim-witted guards should be able to
figure out when someone has entered in this fashion.

177. If a scientist with a beautiful and unmarried daughter refuses to
work for me, I will not hold her hostage. Instead, I will offer to
pay for her future wedding and her children's college tuition.

178. If I have the hero cornered and am about to finish him off and he
says "Look out behind you!!" I will not laugh and say "You don't
expect me to fall for that old trick, do you?" Instead I will take
a step to the side and half turn. That way I can still keep my
weapon trained on the hero, I can scan the area behind me, and if
anything was heading for me it will now be heading for him.

179. I will not outsource core functions.

180. If I ever build a device to transfer the hero's energy into me, I
will make sure it cannot operate in reverse.

181. I will decree that all hay be shipped in tightly-packed bales.
Any wagonload of loose hay attempting to pass through a checkpoint
will be set on fire.

182. I will not hold any sort of public celebration within my castle
walls. Any event open to members of the public will be held down
the road in the festival pavilion.

183. Before using any device which transfers energy directly into my
body, I will install a surge suppressor.

184. I will hire a drama coach. The hero will think it must be a case
of mistaken identity when confronted by my Minnesota accent (if
everyone sounds American) or my Cornwall accent (if everyone
sounds British).

185. If I capture an enemy known for escaping via ingenious and
fantastic little gadgets, I will order a full cavity search and
confiscate all personal items before throwing him in my dungeon.

186. I will not devise any scheme in which Part A consists of tricking
the hero into unwittingly helping me and Part B consists of
laughing at him then leaving him to his own devices.

187. I will not hold lavish banquets in the middle of a famine. The
good PR among the guests doesn't make up for the bad PR among the

188. I will funnel some of my ill-gotten gains into urban renewal
projects. Although slums add a quaint and picturesque quality to
any city, they too often contain unexpected allies for heroes.

189. I will never tell the hero "Yes I was the one who did it, but
you'll never be able to prove it to that incompetent old fool."
Chances are, that incompetant old fool is standing behind the

190. If my mad scientist/wizard tells me he has almost perfected my
Superweapon but it still needs more testing, I will wait for him
to complete the tests. No one ever conquered the world using a
beta version.

191. I will not appoint a relative to my staff of advisors. Not only
is nepotism the cause of most breakdowns in policy, but it also
causes trouble with the EEOC.

192. If I appoint someone as my consort, I will not subsequently
inform her that she is being replaced by a younger, more
attractive woman.

193. If I am using the hero's girlfriend as a hostage and am holding
her at the point of imminent death when confronting the hero, I
will focus on her and not him. He won't try anything with his true
love held hostage. On the other hand, the fact that she has been
weak, slow-witted, naive and generally useless up to this point
has no bearing on her actions at the moment of dramatic climax.

194. I will make several ludicrously erroneous maps to secret passages
in my fortress and hire travellers to entrust them to aged

195. I will not use hostages as bait in a trap. Unless you're going to
use them for negotiation or as human shields, there's no point in
taking them.

196. I will hire an expert marksman to stand by the entrance to my
fortress. His job will be to shoot anyone who rides up to
challenge me.

197. I will explain to my Legions of Terror that guns are ranged
weapons and swords are not. Anyone who attempts to throw a sword
at the hero or club him with a gun will be summarily executed.

198. I will remember that any vulnerabilities I have are to be
revealed strictly on a need-to-know basis. I will also remember
that no one needs to know.

199. I will not make alliances with those more powerful than myself.
Such a person would only double-cross me in my moment of glory. I
will make alliances with those less powerful than myself. I will
then double-cross them in their moment of glory.

200. During times of peace, my Legions of Terror will not be permitted
to lie around drinking mead and eating roast boar. Instead they
will be required to obey my dietician and my aerobics instructor.

201. All giant serpents acting as guardians in underground lakes will
be fitted with sports goggles to prevent eye injuries.

202. All crones with the ability to prophesy will be given free
facelifts, permanents, manicures, and Donna Karan wardrobes. That
should pretty well destroy their credibility.

203. I will not employ an evil wizard if he has a sleazy mustache.

204. I will hire an entire squad of blind guards. Not only is this in
keeping with my status as an equal opportunity employer, but it
will come in handy when the hero becomes invisible or douses my
only light source.

205. All repair work will be done by an in-house maintenance staff.
Any alleged "repairmen" who show up at the fortress will be
escorted to the dungeon.

206. When my Legions of Terror park their vehicle to do reconnaissance
on foot, they will be instructed to employ The Club.

207. Employees will have conjugal visit trailers which they may use
provided they call in a replacement and sign out on the timesheet.
Given this, anyone caught making out in a closet while leaving
their station unmonitored will be shot.

208. Members of my Legion of Terror will attend seminars on
Sensitivity Training. It's good public relations for them to be
kind and courteous to the general population when not actively
engaged in sowing chaos and destruction.

209. I will not, under any circumstances, marry a woman I know to be a
faithless, conniving, back-stabbing witch simply because I am
absolutely desperate to perpetuate my family line. Of course, we
can still date.

210. All guest-quarters will be bugged and monitored so that I can
keep track of what the visitors I have for some reason allowed to
roam about my fortress are actually plotting.

211. If my chief engineer displeases me, he will be shot, not
imprisoned in the dungeon or beyond the traps he helped design.

212. I will not send out batalions composed wholly of robots or
skeletons against heroes who have qualms about killing living

213. I will not wear long, heavy cloaks. While they certainly make a
bold fashion statement, they have an annoying tendency to get
caught in doors or tripped over during an escape.

214. If a malignant being demands a sacrificial victim have a
particular quality, I will check to make sure said victim has this
quality immediately before the sacrifice and not rely on earlier
results. (Especially if the quality is virginity and the victim is
the hero's girlfriend.)

215. If I ever MUST put a digital timer on my doomsday device, I will
buy one free from quantum mechanical anomalies. So many brands on
the market keep perfectly good time while you're looking at them,
but whenever you turn away for a couple minutes then turn back,
you find that the countdown has progressed by only a few seconds.

216. If my Legions of Terror are defeated in a battle, I will quietly
withdraw and regroup instead of launching a haphazard mission to
assassinate the hero.

217. If I'm wearing the key to the hero's shackles around my neck and
his former girlfriend now volunteers to become my mistress and we
are all alone in my bedchamber on my bed and she offers me a
goblet of wine, I will politely decline the offer.

218. I will not pick up a glowing ancient artifact and shout "It's
power is now mine!!!" Instead I will grab some tongs, transfer it
to a hazardous materials container, and transport it back to my
lab for study.

219. I will be selective in the hiring of assassins. Anyone who
attempt to strike down the hero the first instant his back is
turned will not even be considered for the job.

220. Whatever my one vulnerability is, I will fake a different one.
For example, ordering all mirrors removed from the palace,
screaming and flinching whenever someone accidentally holds up a
mirror, etc. In the climax when the hero whips out a mirror and
thrusts it at my face, my reaction will be "Hmm...I think I need a

221. My force-field generators will be located inside the shield they

222. I reserve the right to execute any henchmen who appear to be a
little too intelligent, powerful, or devious. However if I do so,
I will not at some subsequent point shout "Why am I surrounded by
these incompetent fools?!"

223. I will install a fire extinguisher in every room -- three, if the
room contains vital equipment or volatile chemicals.

224. I will build machines which simply fail when overloaded, rather
than wipe out all nearby henchmen in an explosion or worse yet set
off a chain reaction. I will do this by using devices known as
"surge protectors".

225. I will explain to my guards that most people have their eyes in
the front of their heads and thus while searching for someone it
makes little sense to draw a weapon and slowly back down the

226. I will have a staff of competent detectives handy. If I learn
that someone in a certain village is plotting against me, I will
have them find out who rather than wipe out the entire village in
a preemptive strike.

227. I will never bait a trap with genuine bait.

228. If the hero claims he wishes to confess in public or to me
personally, I will remind him that a notarized deposition will
serve just as well.

229. If I have several diabolical schemes to destroy the hero, I will
set all of them in motion at once rather than wait for them to
fail and launch them successively.

230. I will not procrastinate regarding any ritual granting

231. Mythical guardians will be instructed to ask visitors name,
purpose of visit, and whether they have an appointment instead of
ancient riddles.



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Friday, July 27, 2007

R.E.M. -- What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

"What’s the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
I was brain-dead, locked out, numb, not up to speed
I thought I’d pegged you an idiot’s dream
Tunnel vision from the outsider’s screen
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh

I’d studied your cartoons, radio, music, TV, movies, magazines
Richard said, "Withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy"
A smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh

"What’s the frequency, Kenneth?" is your Benzedrine, uh-huh
Butterfly decal, rear-view mirror, dogging the scene
You smile like the cartoon, tooth for a tooth
You said that irony was the shackles of youth
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
I never understood the frequency, uh-huh
You wore our expectations like an armored suit, uh-huh
I couldn’t understand
You said that irony was the shackles of youth, uh-huh
I couldn’t understand
You wore a shirt of violent green, uh-huh
I couldn’t understand
I never understood, don’t fuck with me, uh-huh

This song is one of the great examples of effect that media hype can have on people

Its based on following a maniac ;)

The title refers to the question one of two unknown assailants (one later identified as William Tager) asked CBS anchorman Dan Rather while assaulting him on Park Avenue in Manhattan in October 1986. The phrase Rather reported actually hearing was "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

R.E.M. vocalist Michael Stipe said of the incident: "It remains the premier unsolved American surrealist act of the 20th century. It's a misunderstanding that was scarily random, media hyped and just plain bizarre." On June 22, 1995, at Madison Square Garden, Rather accompanied the band during soundcheck to perform the song. The clip was shown prior to R.E.M.'s performance of "Crush with Eyeliner" on Late Show with David Letterman the following night.

Tager later claimed that he had come from a parallel universe some 200 years in the future. He also claimed that because everyone in the future had a double in the past, he had mistaken Rather for his future double, Vice President Kenneth Burroughs, and that he attacked Rather in an attempt to recover the information needed to stop the television signals being sent to his brain and return to his own time. [1]

In 1997, the New York Daily News identified Tager as Rather's assailant based on a tip from a psychiatrist. Tager apparently was convinced that the news media was beaming signals into his head, and demanded that Rather tell him the frequency of the signals. He is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence for killing NBC stagehand Campbell Montgomery outside the Today show studio in 1994. New York never indicted Mr. Tager for the assault on Rather, and many skeptics remain unconvinced, although Rather accepts the Tager theory. [2]

The incident also inspired a lesser-known song called "Kenneth, What's The Frequency?" by the band Game Theory in 1987, as well as appearing in the title track for the 1995 album Junior Citizen by Poster Children.

This phrase was also used by cartoonist Daniel Clowes in his graphic novel Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, which was originally serialized in his comic book Eightball. In Eightball #4 (October 1990) the character Billings says this to Clay Loudermilk, after Clay shows him the "Mister Jones" symbol that two corrupt cops carved into his heel after beating him.

The song is great though :D

Vijay Divas

It was Vijay Divas today..I mean 26th AUgust
The day remembers its brave men who died in Kargil war of 1999

Heres the list of Soldiers who received Gallantry Awards. There were many others who didnt get any medal. Still, their sacrifce is as great as who did

Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja (Vir Chakra)

Squadron Leader Kambampati Nachiketa (Vayusena Medal)

Lt. Saurabh Kalia (Kargil's first Hero)
(Brutally tortured to death by asshole pakis :X)

Capt.Vikram Batra (Param Vir Chakra)

Grenedier. Yogendra Singh (Param Vir Chakra)

RFN .Sanjay Kumar (Param Vir Chakra)

Major Padmapani Acharya (Maha Vir Chakra)

Lieutenant Balwan Singh (Maha Vir Chakra)

Major M Saravanan (VirChakra)

Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya (Sena Medal)

Captain Saju Cherian (Sena Medal)

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum (Maha Vir Chakra)

Captain R Jerry Prem Raj (Vir Chakra)

Major Sonam Wangchuk (Maha Vir Chakra)

Captain Vijayant Thapar

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Capt. Vijayant Thapar

A friend just posted this link

Capt. Vijay Thapar

He died fighting for the country. He was 22.
Heres the last letter he wrote to his family

Heres what his father wrote


The brave way you left this world, at the age of 22 is a measure of how you lived your short life and what you valued. In meeting the stark challenges of capturing Knoll against all odds, during the battle of Three Pimples with heroic coolness and single minded devotion to duty, you have achieved immortal honour. In death you have epitomised the spirit of national pride - an honour which makes every sacrifice worthwhile. Your actions will forever inspire generations of Indians to come. You have left us with pride for being the parents of a worthy son and a lifetime of pain for having lost a child we loved.
-- Col. V.N. Thapar

Heres some thing about Ruksana, the kid he mentioned in the letter:

Ruksana lost her speech when her father was brutally murdered by militants in front of her eyes in her village in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and it took all of Kargil martyr Captain Vijyant Thapar's love to get it back. The six year - old's world had come crashing down around her after her father Mohammad Akbar was gunned down by foreign mercenaries, but she was soon to discover her knight in shinning armour when a company of two Rajputana Rifles moved into her school in Kandi village. The 22-year old officer met her through the principal of the school and started loving the child immensely. Capt. Thapar and his "sahayak" Sepoy Jagmal Singh Shekhawat, who also died next to his "saheb" in the battle to capture the "Knoll" feature in Drass sub-sector, used to steal away from the unit and visit Ruksana each evening and take sweets and toffees for her, soldiers in the battalion say.

Their love developed into trust and Capt. Thapar's persistent efforts paid off when Ruksana started speaking again. He used to contribute a small amount of money each month to the girl's poor family towards her education. Minutes before going on his 'last' operation, the young officer, probably on a premonition, wrote to his family and asked them to take care of her. "Contribute some money to an orphanage and keep sending some money to Ruksana every month."he wrote minutes before he was going to lead his men into battle on that fateful night of June 28. He had told his mother about Ruksana on the phone and described his beautiful relationship. Now his parents have decided to send money to her regularly.

Brave men like him keep dying almost everyday, just because of fucking fanatics.
These terrorists are nothing but plague on earth

Backtrack Fixed

Finally, I got Backtrack up in VMware witha wroking internet connection



Heres what happened. This is the stuff that I posted in BackTrack forums.

1st Post

MY PC config is

2.66GHz P-!V
nVidia 6200TC (64MB onboard + 64 MB shared RAM)
Onboard ULi PCI Fast Ethernet Controller
Onboard Soundmax HD Audio COntroller
2 Hard discs (Both IDE PATA, one 40GB (master with XP installed) 2nd =20GB)
2nd HDD contains BackTrack image and all related files
Sony DVD combo as 2ndry master

Windows XP SP2 (+all patches)
Avast Antivirus
Comodo Personal Firewall (+ Windows Firewall On too)
VMware Player
VMX Builder
VMware Diskmount

After many trials and errors including Microsoft Virtual PC, booting from CD, I finally managed to get Backtrack running using VMware Player and a VMX script downloaded from Irongeek

Now the only problem that I am facing that I cant connect to the internet/network.
I have a standalone PC with DSL connection that requires authentication on ISPs site. It works fine with windows.
But I cant seem to connect while running backtrack in VMware
I tried all the commands
ifconfig eth0 ipaddrs subnet
ifconfig eth0 up etc etc. listed in threads here
along with the IP address setting utility in BT.

At first I tried setting my IP , DNS and gateway etc to same as windows(ipconfig /all), then to other IP addresses in the subnet that were not occupied.
But I couldnt even ping the gateway. Though running ifconfig command showed some outbound packets, there were none inbound.

I tried modifying settings using vmnetcfg.exe utility in VMware player folder. modifying NAT for different interfaces,, setting DHCP same as my ISP etc etc.
Modifying VMware scripts to use modified interfaces.
Enabling/disabling different interfaces..NAT/DHCP/Bridge from VMware window have no effect either

Ping command runs well only for localhost
Also BT shows l0 as the listed ethernet interface

I've disabled my firewall too.

But still cant get it running.
I think I'm unable to configure vmnetcfg.exe utility properly..or is it something wrong with default config of BT that prevents network connections?

I've tried searching in VMware forums too without any success.
CAn anyone help me with this?
Sorry for this very long post. If am unclear somewhere, please tell me.


2nd Post

m using BT ver 2 and VMware ver2 Downloaded them fresh from the site

I cant use live CD. As soon as i get first boot prompt(unloading stuff), my screen goes black and stays that way. Using alt-ctrl- - doesnt work
May be it hates my graphics card or resolution is unsupported. Cant even get to login prompt

My monitor is a 15 inch Samtron. Max resolution supported is 1024x768 at 60Hz. I use it at 960x600 at 85Hz (max flickerfree) in windows,
While using VirtualPC, i couldnt use my mouse, and graphics were terrible.

Now for original query,
I have an ADSL modem with one ethernet interface. NAT is disabled.
I've tried setting my ip address as per one of the guides, using DHCPCD etc, but it didnt work. I cant even ping my gateway, that I set manually.
Am training for CCNA and so I have fair bit of idea about subnets etc. and am providing them correctly too.
Can anybody post me the link for proper usage of VMware ethernet adapters , VMX Builder and BackTrack ip config.
Theres nothing in help files either, and I could find only one tutorial about setting ip config in BackTack. But I suspect its more to do with VMware. But not sure .

3rd Post

This thread, additionally, I used GUI utility in BT too.
Also I read up linux commandline reference, nothing really special there too


I start it like this

First I boot into WIndowsXP. Connect to internet, as my DSL modem provides the PC with IP automatically. Only thing remains is to authenticate at the ISP's site with my user id and password using a browser

Now I start VMware and load the modified vmx file that I got from irongeek site.
It all works fine till I get to connecting to internet.
Also I tried to make a "hard disk"
using VMX builder. Its same problem in both cases.
Can you point me to any step by step tutorial regarding ip configuration in Backtrack and VMware?

4th Post

Sorry to bother you again folks...but I just cant avoid it.

I've tried everything with VMware..that I could think of, editing various virtual network adapters, enabling disabling various settings etc etc.
But I can't get my Backtrack session to connect to internet.
I tried using multiple ethernet cards (virtual) in BT too, but without any success

Then, I borrowed a friends laptop to run the Boot CD. Guess what, I got the same problem there. Bt boots up fine but still no internet connectivity
(CD wont run on my system, I just get a blank screen after boot: prompt)
So that leads me to think, theres some issue with my ISP.
Let me explain about my connection, all that I know

It uses a Chinese made UTStarcom ADSL router/modem
Connection is provided through a CAT cable with 4 pairs. Only one pair is used to provide internet connection. This company provides telephone service too. In some cases, telephone shares the same pair as internet service (uses a splitter then) while in other cases phone and internet service are both on different pairs.

It has LEDs for PPOE, WAN, LAN and Power

The IP is dynamic and ipconfig command shows a single DHCP server, 2 DNS servers.
Subnet mask is 21.

Connection speed is 75kbps (yeah yeah, I know its very lame, but thats what I can currently afford )
To start using the internet, I have to first put in my user id and password in the login page of the isp.
That page comes on by default everytime I try to open any site.. (what else?)

I've tried putting in IP address(same as well as different unoccupied address in subnet), gateway IP and DNS server address manually but I cant even ping the gateway even when the BT accepts the IP I provided.

I cannot login to my router/modem whatever( it says ADSL modem ). I just get a class A ip in range 123
I tried calling customer care, but they said that it isnt possble to change settings by logging in, either through browser or telnet.
This thing doesnt have NAT either
Ip shown in ipconfig command and external tools like site are same.

I tried running ppoe setup // command(from this forum), but that didnt help either. I see some data traffic outgoing /incoming, but thats all theres to it.
I havent installed it on HDD yet. Just using Laptop and more often VMX builder to play around with various settings on my PC.
Can anybody tell me about
E100 and
AMD Lance
settings in Network Adapter Type drop box in that? Does it have any influence?
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5th Post

I finally managed to get DHCP service running and got ip address and everything.

Got it by trying a lots of stuff at once, resetting my modem using a small reset button, turning it on and off and running dhcpcd command with -h and -r switches
Now I have a working ip config.
But theres another hitch
I now get to login page of ISP, but on entering password, it says, Authentication Failed

Has it something to do with following excerpt
3.10.7. I have followed all the steps but still my machine is not able to connect

The cable modem will usually memorize the ethernet address of your network card so if you connect a new computer or switch network cards you will somehow have to "teach" your cable modem to recognize the new computer/card. Usually you can turn of the modem and bring it back up while computer is on or you will have to call tech support and tell them that you have changed a network card in the computer.

from this page
I had same problem when I tried to use laptop (XP). But resetting and switching the modem on and off fixed it.
BUt its not working here.
I've done it 2-4 times.

One tiny bit more..
whats with multiple keystroke?
It just keeps on typing even if I just touch the keys
Happens sometimes. Though quite often.
Is it a bug?

6th Post

Guess hwat??
I got it fixed and to think of it, there was never any problem with Vmware settings.
It was my frigging modem afterall. All I had to do to get internet working on BT was to release IP from windows. Then switch off the modem and wair for 2-3 minutes to get rid of the binding with MAC that ISPs do
Then switch on the modem and run dhcpcd command.
I was able to logion to my ISP then and off to work

Finally, leant something.

Should've thought of it long time ago. Had smae problem in lab when I was once training for managing Windows Domains

Quote:Originally Posted by Funnyman
I think the reason why LiveCD didn't boot on your PC is something to do with your Graphic Card. Because BT and Auditor did boot on my Laptop but did on my PC. card is N'Vidia 6200 made by XFX.
Screen goes blank after first boot prompt.



Heres the link of BackTrack forums..of my post

Backtrack Fixed

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Personality Tests..loads of them ;)

Your Quirk Factor: 74%

You're so quirky, it's hard for you to tell the difference between quirky and normal.
No doubt about it, there's little about you that's "normal" or "average."

You Are Pretty Happy

You generally have a happy, fulfilling life.
But things could be a little better, and deep down, you know it.
Maybe you need more supportive friends or a more challenging career.
Something is preventing you from being totally happy. You just need to figure out what it is!

You Are 70% Weird

You're so weird, you think you're *totally* normal. Right?
But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!

You've Experienced 36% of Life

You have the life experience of someone in their early 20s.
You've seen some of what life has to offer - but you have a long ways to go.

You're a Little Stupid

You got 9/10 questions right!
Or at least careless. Better go back and recheck your answers!

You Are Destined to Rule the World

You have the makings of a very evil dictator...
Which is both kind of cool and kind of scary!
Will you rule the world? Maybe. Maybe not.
But at least you know that you could.

There's a 47% Chance That You Need Therapy

If you think you need therapy, you probably do. But there's a good chance you don't.
Like everyone else, you have your fair share of problems. And unlike most people, you're fairly good at solving them yourself.

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You see yourself with pretty objective eyes. How you view yourself is almost exactly how other people view you.

Your near future is a lot like the present, and as far as you're concerned, that's a very good thing.

For you, falling in love is all about flirting and feeling playful. You couldn't fall in love with someone who took life too seriously.

You Are 80% Gentleman

You are definitely a gentleman. You're very considerate and you have excellent manners.
Occasionally, you slip and do something foolish... but usually no one notices!

Your Russian Name Is...

Boryenka Alek Morozov

You Are 48% Cynical

Yes, you are cynical, but more than anything, you're a realist.
You see what's screwed up in the world, but you also take time to remember what's right.

You Belong in Amsterdam

A little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam.
Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great novelist, Amsterdam has all that you want in Europe (in one small city).

Your Vampire Name Is...

Leonardo of the Crypt

Your Mexican Name Is...

Don Toraidio

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are calm and rational person with a good deal of balance in your life.
Friends consider you to be kind, caring, and truly loyal.
You are easy going and trusting. However, you are too sensible to fall for mind games.
Open to the world, you are not afraid to be yourself.

If you don't get enough sleep, you are: Able to cope

It's hard to sleep next to you because: You're a bed hog

You Are 40% Nerdy

You're a little nerdy, but no one would ever call you a nerd.
You sometimes get into nerdy things, but only after they've become a part of mainstream culture.

What Your Bathroom Habits Say About You

You are very independent and self-centered. You don't solve other people's problems - and you don't expect them to solve yours.

Your idea of fashion is jeans and a t-shirt. Clean, if you're lucky.

You are a little shy and easily embarrassed. You often wonder if you are normal.

In relationships, you are practical and realistic. You have a romantic side, but you only let it out when it's appropriate.

You Are Barney

You could have been an intellectual leader...

Instead, your whole life is an homage to beer

You will be remembered for: your beautiful singing voice and your burps

Your life philosophy: "There's nothing like beer to give you that inflated sense of self-esteem."

Your EQ is 80

50 or less: Thanks for answering honestly. Now get yourself a shrink, quick!
51-70: When it comes to understanding human emotions, you'd have better luck understanding Chinese.
71-90: You've got more emotional intelligence than the average frat boy. Barely.
91-110: You're average. It's easy to predict how you'll react to things. But anyone could have guessed that.
111-130: You usually have it going on emotionally, but roadblocks tend to land you on your butt.
131-150: You are remarkable when it comes to relating with others. Only the biggest losers get under your skin.
150+: Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.

You Are Not Addicted to Gossip

You're not a big fan of gossip.
Not when it's about your enemies or friends.
If you're going to say something about someone...
You'll just say it to their face!

You Should Be a Science Fiction Writer

Your ideas are very strange, and people often wonder what planet you're from.
And while you may have some problems being "normal," you'll have no problems writing sci-fi.
Whether it's epic films, important novels, or vivid comics...
Your own little universe could leave an important mark on the world!

You Are 10% Extrovert, 90% Introvert

You avoid people at all costs
You aren't one for social interaction
And you limit your interaction to a select few
Thank God for self checkout!

Your Psyche is Blue

You are deeply emotional and very connected to everything (and everyone) around you.
By simply understanding other people, you are able to help them heal and let go.
While you are a very deep and thoughtful person, you do have a very silly, superficial side.

When you are too blue: the weight of the world's problems hangs over you

When you don't have enough blue: you lack perspective and understanding

You Are an Iced Coffee

At your best, you are: hyper, modern, and athletic

At your worst, you are: cheap and angsty

You drink coffee when: you're out with friends

Your caffeine addiction level: medium

Your Sloth Quotient: 47%

You're definitely lazier than the average person, but you're able to live a somewhat normal life.
All your life needs is a little more effort and variety, and you might see that doing hard things is actually fun!

You Probably Look Younger Than Your Age

You live a healthy lifestyle and know how to take care of yourself.
You'll probably have a youthful glow for many years.

Your Pride Quotient: 39%

You're a little prideful, but nothing out of the norm.
Like everyone, you enjoy attention. But you're also good at sharing the spotlight!

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from Romeo + Juliet

"Has my heart loved 'till now? Forswear it, sight! For I never saw a true beauty 'till this night."

There's a 8% Chance You've Been Abducted By Aliens

There's virtually no chance you've been abducted by aliens.
But there's always hope for the future!


Your Envy Quotient: 30%

You are an occasionally envious person, but jealousy doesn't usually get the better of you.
You're wise enough to know that envy feels horrible - and does nothing to improve your life.
A little jealousy is normal: so go ahead and let yourself feel it. But don't let it bum you out!

What People Think of Your Mouth

People see you both as mysterious and exotic.
You definitely have cultivated your own unique interests and lifestyle.
Brainy and quick witted, you aren't one for superficial friendships.
But if someone can make you laugh or think, they'll likely be your friend for life.

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!

You Can Make 61% of Your Crushes Fall in Love With You

Your seduction skills are practically legendary. You know how to close the deal.
Just don't let someone you're really into get the better of you!
As long as you keep up your end of the flirting game, you'll get the prize at the end.

Your April Fool's Day Prank Should Be

Putting eyeballs in your friend's coffee


Your April Fool's Day Prank Should Be

Putting eyeballs in your friend's coffee

Your Values Profile


You value loyalty highly.
You're completely devoted to your friends and family.
Even if they totally screw up, you're still there for them.
Just make sure they're equally loyal to you!


You value honesty a fair amount.
You're honest when you can be, but you aren't a stickler for it.
If a little white lie will make a situation more comfortable, you'll go for it.
In the end, you mostly care about "situational integrity."


You value generosity highly.
So much so that you often put your own needs last.
There's nothing wrong with having a caring heart...
But you may want to rethink your "open wallet" policy.


You value humility highly.
You have the self-confidence to be happy with who you are.
And you don't need to seek praise to make yourself feel better.
You're very modest, and you're keep the drama factor low.


You value tolerance highly.
Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you...
You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends.
You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.

Your IQ Is 125

Your Logical Intelligence is Below Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Above Average

You Are Beer!

You don't need to get totally wasted when you hit the bars.
More of a social drinker, you just like to have fun with your friends.
And as long as the beer keeps flowing, you're a happy camper.
But don't mix things up: "Beer Before Liquor, Never Been Sicker!"

You Are a Powdered Devil's Food Donut

A total sweetheart on the outside, you love to fool people with your innocent image.
On the inside you're a little darker, richer, and more complex.
You're a hedonist who demands more than one pleasure at a time.
Decadent and daring, you test the limits of human indulgence.

Your Dating Purity Score: 97%

You are an innocent dater.
You're either lacking in dating experience or have had a long serious relationship.
Either way, there's still plenty of fish in the sea out there for you to sample!

Your Birthdate: April 4

You have an extraordinary character - moral, responsible, and disciplined.
Your sincerely and honesty shine through in almost every situation.
Driven and focused, you rarely let your emotions get the better of you.
You're level headed and rational. People count on your to look at things objectively.

Your strength: Your unwavering loyalty and ethics

Your weakness: Your rock solid stubbornness

Your power color: Navy blue

Your power symbol: Shield

Your power month: April

You Should Get A Butterfly Tattoo

Sweet and sassy
For you, tattoos are a thing of beauty - not toughness

Your Animal Personality

Your Power Animal: Eagle

Animal You Were in a Past Life: Whale

You are active, a challenger, and optimistic.
Hard-working, you are always working towards a set goal.

You are 53% Aries

Your Average American Name Is...

Daniel Robert Moore

You Are 32% Sociopath

From time to time, you may be a bit troubled and a bit too charming for your own good.
It's likely that you're not a sociopath... just quite smart and a bit out of the mainstream!

You Should Be a Poet

You have a way with words... and a talent for drawing the pure emotions out of experiences.
Your poetry has the potential to make people laugh and cry at the same time. You just need to write it!

You Are 24% Weirdo

You're a little weird, but you'd be even weirder if you didn't have a few quirks.
You are just strange enough to know it, but nobody else seems to notice your weirdness.
That's because, deep down, everyone is a little freaky!

Your Love Song Is

Sitting, Waiting, Wishing by Jack Johnson

"Maybe you've been through this before
But it's my first time so please ignore
The next few lines cause they're directed at you
I can't always be waiting, waiting on you
I can't always be playing, playing your fool"

You've been waiting for love, and you're not going to wait any longer!

Your Extroversion Profile:

Activity Level: Medium

Assertiveness: Medium

Excitement Seeking: Medium

Cheerfulness: Low

Sociability: Low

Friendliness: Very Low

He He

You Are Somewhat Mature

You definitely act like an adult sometimes, but a big part of you is still a kid at heart.
While your immature side is definitely fun, you're going to have to grow up sooner or later.

You Are 24% Abnormal

You are at low risk for being a psychopath. It is unlikely that you have no soul.

You are at low risk for having a borderline personality. It is unlikely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at medium risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is somewhat likely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at low risk for having a social phobia. It is unlikely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at low risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is unlikely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

Your Stripper Song Is

Master and Servant by Depeche Mode

"There�s a new game
We like to play you see
A game with added reality
You treat me like a dog
Get me down on my knees"

Yawn, dancing is so boring without a little spice.

Damn..what was I thinking??

You Are 4% Phobic

Wow, you're scared of very little. And you're always conquering new fears that come up.
Have you considered a career as a stunt double? You should at least go on one of those crazy reality shows where you eat bugs!

Your Personality is 61% Addictive

You definitely have an addictive personality, and you're probably hooked on something.
Even if it's just peanut M&Ms or online shopping.

Your Seduction Style: The Natural

You don't really try to seduce people... it just seems to happen.

Fun loving and free spirited, you bring out the inner child in people.

You are spontaneous, sincere, and unpretentious - a hard combo to find!

People drop their guard around you, and find themselves falling fast.

Maroon 5 Shares Your Taste in Music

See their whole playlist here (iTunes required)

Your Famous Last Words Will Be:

"So, you're a cannibal."

Your 2005 Song Is

Beverly Hills by Weezer

"My automobile is a piece of crap
My fashion sense is a little whack
And my friends are just as screwy as me"

You breezed through 2005 in your own funky style!

Your Personality Profile

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

You Aren't In the Best Of Moods

While you aren't full on depressed, things aren't going your way.

You may be hurt, angry, frustrated... or all three.

Not to worry - you'll be feeling fine in no time.

You Don't Hold a Grudge

You're willing to give almost anyone a second chance, even if they've really wronged you.
Incredibly forgiving and compassionate, you understand that people sometimes change for the better.

You Don't Hold a Grudge

You're willing to give almost anyone a second chance, even if they've really wronged you.
Incredibly forgiving and compassionate, you understand that people sometimes change for the better.

You Are 64% Addicted to the Internet

In your opinion, life without the internet is hardly worth living.
Could be, but you probably need a bit more fresh air and sunshine to think clearly.

You Will Die at Age 73

You're pretty average when it comes to how you live...
And how you'll die as well.

You Are Best Described By...

Landscape With Butterflies
By Salvador Dali

You Are 60% Brutally Honest

Honesty is important to you, but generally, you try not to be brutal about it.
You'll sugar coat the truth when you need to... and tell a white lie when necessary.

Your Mind is PG-13 Rated

Your mind is definitely a little dirty. You're naughty, but not trashy.
You don't shy away from a dirty joke, and you're clearly not a prude.

Your Personality Is

Artisan (SP)

You are both grounded and flexible. You adapt well to new situations.
You are playful and free spirited - but you are also dependable and never flaky.

You don't do well in conservative, stuffy situations.
It's probably very hard for you to keep a normal job or stay in school.

You are always up for fun and adventure. Most people are too boring for you.
You take risks and bend the rules. And if things don't work out, you chock it up to life experience.

In love, you tend to take things quickly - but you have a huge problem with commitment.

At work, you need to make your own rules. You're best suited to be an entrepreneur.

With others, you are animated and physical. You prefer doing something with friends to just hanging out.

As far as your looks go, you tend to be buff and in good shape. Your spend more time on your body than your clothes.

On weekends, you need to keep active. From cooking up a storm to running a 5K, you wear yourself out.

You are a PC

You're practical, thrifty, and able to do almost anything.
Appearances and trends aren't important to you. You just like to get the job done.

Your Lust Quotient: 41%

You are definitely a lustful person, but you do a good job of hiding it.
Your friends would be surprised to know that your secretly very wild!

Your Dosha is Pitta

You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor.
You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader.
Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways.
But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical.

With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you

In love: You are picky but passionate

To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.

You Communicate With Your Ears

You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker.
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.

You're an Passionate Kisser

For you, kissing is about all about following your urges
If someone's hot, you'll go in for the kiss - end of story
You can keep any relationship hot with your steamy kisses
A total spark plug - your kisses are bound to get you in trouble

The Movie Of Your Life Is An Indie Flick

You do things your own way - and it's made for colorful times.
Your life hasn't turned out how anyone expected, thank goodness!

Your best movie matches: Clerks, Garden State, Napoleon Dynamite

What Your Face Says

At first glance, people see you as strong willed and stubborn.

Overall, your true self is passive and thoughtful.

With friends, you seem thoughtful and interested in ideas.

In love, you seem mysterious and interesting.

In stressful situations, you seem selfish and moody.

You Are 69% Tortured Genius

You are smart. Brilliant in fact. And while it's a blessing, it's also a curse.
Your head is filled with everything - grand ideas, insufferable worries, and a good deal of angst.

You Are the Thumb

You're unique and flexible. And you defy any category.
Mentally strong and agile, you do things your own way. And you do them well.
You are a natural leader... but also truly a loner. You inspire many but connect with few.

You get along well with: The Middle Finger

Stay away from: The Pinky

Middle Finger eh? ;)

Your German Name is:

Hanno Matthias

You Are 23% Selfish

In general, you are a very giving person who treats others very well.
But at times, you insist on getting your way - when it matters most to you.

You Are 72% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

You Are 72% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

Your Deadly Sins

Sloth: 80%

Wrath: 20%

Envy: 0%

Gluttony: 0%

Greed: 0%

Lust: 0%

Pride: 0%

Chance You'll Go to Hell: 14%

You will get bugs, because you're too lazy to shoo them off. And then you'll die.

Your Power Bird is an Owl

You are beyond wise. You are so smart, you're almost prophetic.
Your inner voice always speaks the truth, and you take the time to listen to it.
You are good at seeing who people are... including the darkness of others.
As a result, you tend to have a rather dark - yet realistic - outlook on life.

He he

Your Gemstone is Emerald

Balanced, liberated, and peaceful.
You bring luck into any situation.

You True Love Will Maybe Find You

But it's going to be tough! You're not really around to find.

You really need to get yourself out there if you're expecting to find love.

Go somewhere (anywhere!) new from time to time.

Or if you're really shy - at least join a dating site.

You Are 45% Passionate, 55% Compassionate

You possess an ideal balance of passion and compassion.
You definitely can get swept away and lose your head a little.
But you're rarely a fool for love!

Your Hidden Talent

You're super sensitive and easily able to understand situations.

You tend to solve complex problems in a flash, without needing a lot of facts.

Decision making is easy for you. You have killer intuition.

The right path is always clear, and you're a bit of a visionary.

I am getting tired.they just keep on and on......

For another day.

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