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Piracy Free!

MEGA beta has just been launched. The home page reads:

For a split second, I read it as "THE PIRACY COMPANY". Well, that must have to do with my impression with Mr. Kim's other service, MegaUpload... I remember the old days (not too old though) when I would download some package from MegaUpload or RapidShare and install software for free... Being able to do that and joining sites like UpdateSofts (mentioned here) or SoftVnn are huge... No matter how expensive a program is, we will just spend a few minutes (or hours, more likely) to download it, extract, install and apply "magic" to make it work!

Growing up, studying to be a software developer, I learn more about piracy and at some point a few years ago I have decided to avoid piracy as much as possible. The process probably started with me buying my first laptop (DELL 1510) by myself: it cost about 15m and came with Windows XP OEM preinstalled. For the first time, I was being able to upgrade Windows without wor…

Auto invite friends to Facebook group

Quite a few Facebook friends of mine sent me some Facebook group invite these days. The target group is always bullsh!t in some way or another (e.g.: making friend, life story, love group). I didn't pay much attention until today... Too lazy to work so I spent a while to investigate the case.

Most of the groups tell you to copy and paste some script to Google Chrome's console to get list of people who visit your profile. I have made a copy of the script here.


Turned out they use the first degree link to get your friends list then fetch the invite dialog with each friend and finally trigger a mouse event programmatically to send our the invite. Pretty clever! However, the script kiddie is unethical in two ways: After finishing the job (inviting your whole gigantic friends list) which may take a while, they don't show the list of friends in first degree as advertised -- false advertising! And secondly, the first degree is not about people who stalk you, it orders people by h…