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Ballot Monkeys

The upcoming Philippine presidential elections looks like a big circus of freaks. Big time corrupt politicians hailing themselves as the only hope of the country after breaking away from the current administration. Random people appearing from nowhere with questionable mental capacities and much more. Looking at the current list of presidential candidates, I noticed one thing… Unlock the hidden character I still need to unlock one hidden character. @credit  goes to Cedric Cababahay

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Get Go Card

I remembered a special delivery mail from Cebu and just opened it now after 2 weeks in my important mail bin. I was surprised to see a Get Go card with my name on it. I was not expecting the card specially that it was first class mail delivered to my new home (which I am still about to move in). A Get Go card is a perk/reward system for passengers using Cebu Pacific which convert purchased amounts as points. Don’t get spooked by thinking that Cebu Pacific is sending random Get Go cards to their customers, you won’t get...

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Fallout Shelter for Android

Welcome to your own Vault as the elected Overseer. Your job is to make sure that everyone in the Vault lives happy and prosperous lives. Fallout Shelter is another game from Bethesda using the same themes the epic game franchise of Fallout gives. A fallout shelter is an enclosed space specially designed to protect occupants from radioactive debris or fallout resulting from a nuclear explosion. Many such shelters were constructed as civil defense measures during the Cold War. During a nuclear explosion, matter vaporized in the resulting fireball is exposed to neutrons from the explosion, absorbs them, and becomes radioactive....

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Facebook Optimizes Android Bytecode

In order to improve the mobile performance of its social network, Facebook, exert more focus on their Redex project in order to optimize the applications DEX file. Dex stands for Dalvik Executable. Facebook engineers Marty Greenia, Bert Maher, and Shane Ney emphasized a responsibility to “keep things fast, particularly in developing areas where devices stay in the market longer.” At the beginning of our optimization project, we decided that the best place to do our optimizations was after the .dex files were created and before assembling the .dex files into an APK. The advantage of doing our optimizations at the...

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Smart Launcher for Minimalist

Tired of your bloated and slow launcher? Here is one sleek and fancy launcher that I was using for years which offer fast interface and a very small footprint and memory usage. Things can be easily set up on the home screen for fast launch or even double tap action. The app drawer breaks down your apps into “category drawers” for you. Unlike any other launchers out there that resets your app drawer each time they restart or even lacks the ability to let you reorder your apps, Smart launcher remembers your setting and offers you full freedom on how...

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How to Install Virtual Box

VirtualBox allows you to create virtual computers within your physical computer, enabling you to run multiple operating systems without dealing with dual booting or hardware configurations. Setting up VirtualBox is very straightforward, and most of your time will be spent performing the standard operating system installation. Download Virtual Box Visit https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and select the correct version for your computer.  If you are using Windows (which is probably the case), click “VirtualBox for windows x86/amd64”. If you worry that you are using Intel 64 bit and the choice is for amd 64 bit, fear not, amd 64 bit is for both Intel and...

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Cool Things Virtual Machines Can Do

Running virtual machines are no longer for the geeks and person who run powerful servers. In fact, if may be using one yourself without knowing it. Did you ever wonder how cloud storages work? There are really virtual machines stored in the “cloud”. I will restrict myself with running a “guest” operating system on your windows computer since more advance topics can be covered later. Virtualization currently is dominated with VMware and Oracle which offer services like running a full server on the “virtual” environment. A server inside a server with no physical or tangible part. Both company offer FREE...

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New Stagefright Bug Found

There’s a new round of Stagefright vulnerabilities that allows attackers to execute malicious code on more than one billion phones running ancient as well as much more recent versions of Google’s Android operating system. Stagefright 2.0, as it’s being dubbed by researchers from security firm Zimperium, is a set of two bugs that are triggered when processing specially designed MP3 audio or MP4 video files. The first flaw, which is found in the libutils library and is indexed as CVE-2015-6602, resides in every Android version since 1.0, which was released in 2008. The vulnerability can be exploited even on newer...

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Metro Manila has ‘Worst traffic on Earth’

Philippines backs the worst traffic city based on Waze statistics with a score of 0.4 for the city of Manila. The experience with EDSA worsen the score which is really evident when you travel the 23.8km highway. No wonder Manila bags the “Gateway to Hell” name. Indonesia bags the most number of  cities with the worst traffic with 8 entries. The Waze Driver Satisfaction Index is based on six key factors: Traffic Level by frequency and severity of traffic jams Road quality and infrastructure Driver safety based on accidents, road hazards and weather Driver services like access to gas stations...

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Hello world!

Hello world, I am the coder in the box and this stub is just a marker on when I reconstructed my server and restarted my website. At first, I was using the domain vhortex.com but later on decided that I should be using a more nicer one. In the span of 2 years, coderinthebox.com acts as an alternative domain for vhortex.com until recently I have decided to separate the two. Who I am? I am an opensource developer which practices AI development and currently move to building online servers and facing the dreaded issues attached to online servers. Fighting DDOS,...