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Is it possible to download using the Windows command line?

Without using any non-standard (Windows included) utilities, is it possible to download using the Windows command line? The preferred version is Windows XP, but it's also interesting to know for ...
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Why can't old PCs view modern sites? [closed]

The reason for this question is that many times clients, friends and parents ask me why their perfectly working old PC cannot be used online anymore. I am looking for a good answer to those people ...
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php.net listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer

When I access php.net through Google search i get the following message saying The Website Ahead Contains Malware! See the screenshot attached below: Is it same for you guys? How can I avoid ...
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Save a single web page (with background images) with Wget

I want to use Wget to save single web pages (not recursively, not whole sites) for reference. Much like Firefox's "Web Page, complete". My first problem is: I can't get Wget to save background images ...
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What makes LastPass so secure?

I can't simply understand how using LastPass is secure. All an attacker need to do is to compromise the single LastPass account and then he has also compromised all other websites. What's so good ...
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Surfing the web anonymously

What is the best, fastest, safest way to surf the web anonymously, and how much anonymity can you really achieve?
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Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address?

Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address? For example, www.xjtl.com, www.fmie.com, sdmfl.com, etc. Hundreds of domain names share just one IP – when you do a DNS query for each of ...
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Why is @ in email address sometimes written as [at] on webpages?

Why is @ sometimes in webpages written as [at]? Does it have any specific reason ?
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Chrome: Selecting a link by doing search on its text

I'm trying to use my computer using the keyboard exclusively, without touching the mouse. When browsing the web it can get hard. I use Tab to select links, but there are often dozens of links on a ...
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Get Firefox to ignore HTML 5 autocomplete tag setting?

With HTML 5 there is a new attribute called autocomplete. If it's set to autocomplete=off, then the browser does not store the password. How can I override this setting, short of modifying the ...
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Lynx web browser usage [closed]

Does anyone still use the Lynx text-only web browser? It would seem useful for certain classes of low-end mobile devices, especially if one is billed per KB of data transfer.
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Do web browsers cache SSL certificates?

Do any web browsers cache SSL server certificates? For example, if I change the SSL certificate on a web server, will all of the web browsers pick up the new certificate when they connect via SSL, or ...
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Command line browser with js support

Does anybody know good command line browser with js support? Ideally I need following ability: some-browser http://example.com > ~/page.html It means that cli browser download html, execute js ...
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Make chrome webpages available offline

I'm travelling today and want to do some work on the plane/train etc. I won't have access to the internet but there's a few web pages I'd like to have available for reference. Is there anyway to ...
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What's that web browser diagnostic site?

A while ago I ran across a web site that prints basic diagnostic information, such as what browser you're using and whether cookies / Javascript are enabled. What was that site? (Or do you know of a ...
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How can I filter my internet connection based on content?

I have a WinXP PC that my children (4-14 years old) use but want to restrict some internet activity to prevent them from being exposed to some of the questionable and adult content that is available. ...
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Can I set up a website on a wifi router? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hotel like Wifi manager Sounds like a silly question, but bear with me.. If you go into Peet's Coffee and access the wifi, you're taken to a web page that requires a ...
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What is the best cross platform keyboard based web browser? [closed]

What is the best cross platform keyboard based web browser? I have tried Conkerer only so far, but would like to try others if there are any.
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I need a good split-screen WYSIWYG editor?

Not Dreamweaver or anything else like that. I have Dreamweaver CS5. It is NOT what I'm looking for. I want something like http://HTMLedit.squarefree.com/ which I can install on my computer. Windows ...
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Web-based, open-source, schedule application for small team? [closed]

A friend of mine works in a small team (5 people) and they don't have any application to keep track of who is working on what. There are a lot of questions asked here about application for project ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth controllable power outlet

I am looking for some sort of thing that I could plug a lamp into that would then plugin into the wall that would allow me to control it (ie turn it on and off) via a web interface, or via a web API ...
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Wget 1.12 binary for Windows, can anybody find it?

I've been trying to find a Wget v1.12 binary for Windows as it parses CSS. No success. I successfully compiled for OS X but can't do the same for Windows. Is anybody else able to find or compile?
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How do I get a remind for emails I sent that remain unanswered after a period of time?

Here's a simple scenario I can't find any free solutions to: I am sending an email to a client to which I want to get a response within 3 days. If I get a response, I don't want to be bothered with ...
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Is there any way to prevent just popunder windows?

One of the greatest annoyances I experience almost daily while browsing the intertubes are popunder advertisment windows. Usually, they are triggered by clicking on the window somewhere, thus ...
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How do I convert a .avi file to a .flv file?

I've been sent a .avi file that I need to convert to flash format to put online. What free software is there that will do this? I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 to work with so any software for either ...
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In Microsoft Word how can I link to an image from the web which updates?

Is it possible in Microsoft Word (Word 2003 preferably) to insert an image from a url and have that image reloaded from url each time that document is opened? The image itself is a map, and I'd like ...
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Security Beyond a Username/Password?

I have a webapp that requires security beyond that of a normal web application. When any user visits the domain name, they are presented with two text fields, a username field, and a password field. ...
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Prioritize bit torrent traffic

I would like to know how to prioritize traffic from various applications. Specifically I want to know if there is a way to give web traffic higher priority over bit torrent traffic. OS : Windows XP ...
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Why do webpages sometimes appear as plain HTML before a refresh

this has started happening quite frequently since a week or so. It is far from a major problem, but more of a annoyance. Sometime, when I go on a webpage, the page seems to load as plain HTML. Then, ...
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How do internet speed optimizers work (if they do at all)?

Are applications that claim to improve web speeds effective? If so, how? I would have guessed they were scammy, but I suppose if they can reroute traffic to a closer datacenter it might be possible?
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Lock/disable the zoom on Chrome Browser

Is there a way to disable/lock the mouse/touchpad zoom in the Chrome browser? I find myself accidentally triggering ctrl-wheel or touchpad-two-finger far more often than do intentionally. As an ...
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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Is it possible for me to add a favicon to a site that doesn't have one, for the sake of my bookmarks bar?

My organization's Basecamp site lacks a favicon, which leaves my Chrome Bookmarks Bar looking messy (and means I can't leave the bookmark title blank for an icon-only bookmark). Is there any way I ...
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1answer
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I replaced httpd.conf in mountain lion and can no longer connect to localhost

I was trying to allow for my server to use the RewriteEngine in an .htaccess file so I went into /private/etc/apache2 and tried to edit the httpd.conf file, but did not have permission. So I ...
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Windows tool to resize / crop images before uploading to web site

I'm supporting some non-techie users on Windows XP who are occasionally required to upload images to a web content management system. The source images come in many forms: JPEG, TIFF, EPS, etc. Before ...
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How to get a perfect local copy of a web page?

No matter what browser I've tried (even Chrome), when saving a web page as local files, it's never quite exact. Lots of JavaScript & such seems to trip it up. I'm looking for some way to get a ...
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Block all third party domains from web pages

When I'm browsing the web, I'd like to not be tracked by any third party services like Facebook or Google. For instance, if I visit somepage.com I don't want my browser requesting things from ...
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Redirection sends me to the same page when I press “Back”

On some websites, when you hit the "Back" button, the browser attempts to go to the previous web page, but the current page opens up again. It happens even when the original page has finished loading. ...
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Is there a webmail client which can handle mutiple mail accounts? [closed]

Everyone here must be aware of mail clients which can handle multiple email accounts simultaneously(eg. Thunderbird or Outlook). These are desktop clients which should my installed on the clients ...
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Web based version control for documents [closed]

I originally asked this at Stack Overflow but it was closed due to it not being programming related, so... I'm looking for a Version Control system that has a pretty front end that I can customize to ...
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1answer
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Customer support ticketing software

I am looking for an open source (or relatively inexpensive) customer support ticketing solution. My friend has launched a new software tool to help people learn guitar and is looking for a web-based ...
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2answers
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Utilities to view web page as text only?

I'd like to view web pages as text only on occasion, without images or fancy css backgrounds appearing. Are there any Mozilla or IE plugins that allow this? I've used Readability, and it's not bad ...
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Web based simple interface for elderly user [closed]

I have an elderly grandfather who enjoys using his computer for email and games. He is unable to effectively use more advanced interface elements like the 'start menu' in windows. Currently he is ...
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Web log files analyzer

I already use Google Analytics on my page, but I'd like to get additional info from log files. I've looked at various packages during last days, but nothing impressed me so far. Some requirements: ...
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Why is web text distorted?

On various websites text is distorted, this is happening in both Chrome and IE, but only to certain parts of text - the same page can show both normal and distorted text. See the two screen grabs ...
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1answer
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Maintaining word order when copying Hebrew from and SE site to MS Word

When I try to copy text from Mi Yodeya (the Judaism SE site, which I usually render in Chrome) into a MS Word document (using Word 2007 on Windows 7), e.g. this one, I find that Hebrew text comes ...
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GUI program to locally analyze server / web logs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Web log files analyzer I have a web server log file locally that I would like to extract unique visitors and downloads from, possibly visualised on a time-line. However, ...
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What is the proper definition of software?

I sometimes see web based applications (eg Avairy, Google Docs) labeled as "software". Is this the true meaning of software? Isn't it supposed to mean applications that run natively on an OS, such ...
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Soft version of NoScript

I'm looking for a soft version of NoScript, by which I mean a Firefox extension that blocks most of the usual crap such as google analytics, without blocking unknown stuff by default. Basically I'm ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...