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Thinking of my favorite martian.

Posted 07-25-2013 at 04:18 PM by peonuser

More experimentation with ota hdtv antennas. Decided to try this one:
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downloading videos from youtube via online java websites

Posted 07-25-2013 at 09:59 AM by sumeet inani

I keep a collection of videos available at and

You can catch the videos from or
Then I use this script for continuous downloading
while true
	echo 'enter URL (q to quit):'
	read   downloadlink
	if [ "$downloadlink"
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base 64 encoding via c

Posted 07-25-2013 at 09:04 AM by sumeet inani

I came across some anti-virus in windows that detect programs like cmdow , fgdump etc. as threat & quarantine/remove it without asking.

So I wrote this c program that takes a byte from input-binary & writes it to ascii-hex-text-file while encoding .
In decoding takes two alphanumeric characters from input-text & writes it as single char to output-binary.

Compile it in your distro using
gcc program-file-name.c

Here is the code...
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tor as an...availability service?

Posted 07-24-2013 at 06:26 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Last night my wife complained to me that facebook was taking forever to load. I figured it was just a hiccup somewhere between facebook and our home network, so I waited a bit to see.

An hour or so later, she was getting impatient, so I fired up a tcpdump session on the firewall and watched her desktop exchange a pretty funny set of packets (well, you had to be there, I suppose), loaded with PUSH, URG, and FIN packets back and forth between her desktop and facebook. I laughed and...
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LightZone Professional-level digital darkroom software

Posted 07-23-2013 at 05:20 AM by sridhar11

LightZone is professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Rather than using layers as many other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged,turned off and on, and removed from the stack. It's a non-destructive editor, where any of the tools can be re-adjusted or modified later even in a different editing session. A tool stack can be copied to a batch of photos at one time. LightZone operates in a 16-bit linear color...
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