World Backup Day

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Yeah!! Its World Backup Day today. Get more details at http://www.worldbackupday.com/. I wonder sometimes how they have a day for almost every minor thing we have in our lives and virtual-lives. Backups are important, do keep backups of production machine, development and any other machine that you will regret loosing of later. You can either get a backup service from one of the many providers or buy a cheap dedicated (with say ATOM processor) to rsync data there, either way, Do keep backups, you won't regret it. There is an interesting discussion going on at LowEndTalk, do read the thread when you have time time.
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Microsoft Censors Links in Windows Live Messenger

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As reported by TorrentFreak.com The Pirate Bay is not only the most visited BitTorrent site on the Internet, but arguably the most censored too. Many ISPs have been ordered to block their customers’ access to the website, and recently Microsoft joined in on the action by stopping people sharing its location with others. Microsoft’s Windows Live Messenger (MSN) now refuses to pass on links to The Pirate Bay website, claiming they are unsafe. Imagine that you found this great new band sharing their music on BitTorrent for free. You’re actually so excited about this find you want to share the experience with friends, so you paste them a link to the official torrent file via Windows Live Messenger. Although this might sound like a good idea to some, Microsoft appears…
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cPanel announces PHP 4 End of Life

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cPanel, the leading web hosting control panel for Linux has announced end of life for PHP 4 support within cPanel. cPanel to End Support for PHP 4   cPanel announces that EasyApache will no longer support PHP 4 beginning May, 2012.   PHP 4 has not been actively developed, or supported by the PHP developers, for several years. Many CVEs reported against newer versions of PHP are also applicable in version 4, but remain unaddressed by the PHP developers.   EasyApache will soon warn administrators that PHP 4 has reached End of Life when PHP 4 is selected. As early as EasyApache 3.12, PHP 4 will be removed from EasyApache. For an indeterminate period PHP 4 will be available as a Custom Option Module on http://easyapache.cpanel.net. This Custom Option Module…
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Dust Storm in Lahore

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Today, its really hard to breath in Lahore because I see the second dust storm in my life span in Lahore. Its not as bad as in Karachi but still, its hard to breath. Last year on 25th May, 2011, there was also a Sand storm (and since I saw/felt it for the first time) it was a difficult experience [caption id="attachment_1007" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Dust storm in Lahore"][/caption]
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