Remove PLDTHOMEFIBR SSID prefix

After several months of poking around, it is now possible to remove PLDTHOMEFIBR prefix from the PLDT provided FiberHome ONU. Credits to the enterprising users at TipidPC for figuring out how to access the WebUI after PLDT locked everyone out, leading me to telnet access.

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Ten years of Core2Duo

Ten years ago, Conroe Core2Duo was released, superceding the P4 NetBurst architecture. This marked a change from the megahertz chasing era into the trend of more instructions-per-cycle (IPC) and efficiency. It kept the original LGA775 socket, moving pins from the more expensive processor to the less expensive motherboard, as first introduced with the Pentium 4 Northwood or Prescott family, if I’m not mistaken. This processor also marked a huge leap in performance, not seen again until Sandy Bridge.

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A standard set of software among users

I’ve met people from other countries, and sometimes, I get to see their desktop. I’ve noticed that there is a set of software commonly used by people of a specific country. Granted, this is behavior is not new because of market segmentation and all that, but hey, it’s nice to notice.

Koreans

  • GOM Player
  • Line
  • KakaoTalk

Chinese

  • 360 Security (eww!)
  • Tencent QQ
  • Sogou Input
  • QQPlayer
  • Weixin (WeChat for international users)

These observations are in no way rigorous and scientific and are solely based on experiences. Still a good topic to look at though.

Do you have a common set for your country?

Leave the thoughts to the mind