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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 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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How does the router know which device to send packets to?

my question does not concern how it moves through the internet, but how it moves through the router to a certain device. All devices connected to a router in a home network have the same external IP. ...
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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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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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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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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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“Unsplit” article pages on the web

Many articles on the net are split up into multiple pages (commonly called "pagination"). However, this can be quite annoying to read - I would rather have the whole article on my screen at once. In ...
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downloading complete web pages (not sites)

I often use offline time (e.g. when on the car/train/plane) to read articles pulled from the web. To store the content, I currently use Firefox's Save Page As. (Note that's not recursively downloading ...
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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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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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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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Web Hosting at home on Old Hardware [closed]

This is a re-make of this interesting question. I've rephrased it slightly to avoid pulling aggro and to provide some quality information, as I've pondered this before, but only JUST ran the numbers.. ...
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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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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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WebFront for sharing diskspace

I just set up an Ubuntu server with 4 TB of Raid 5 space and a public IP, and I would like to share it with my family and friends. Is there any easy Web Frontend, with authentication and quotas, to ...
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Cannot access apache webserver running on home network from internet

I am trying to setup apache web server in my home network. I followed the instructions found at http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/creating/hostmyown.html. I have a d-link dir-601 router with a cable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Web based library management (FOSS) application [closed]

I'm looking for a FOSS web-based library management application. I want to manage the few books we have at our company, and I'm looking for applications that provide a simple web interface to: Add ...
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Batch download pages from a wiki without special pages

From time to time I find some documentation on the web that I need for offline use on my notebook. Usually I fire up wget and get the whole site. Many projects however are now switching to wikis, and ...
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How to customize screen resolution reported to a JavaScript application by a web browser?

window.screen.availHeight and window.screen.availWidth values let web applications to know my actual screen resolution while I don't always want them to know it. Can I set my own values for these ...
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Is there a browser based interface for running command line on your host?

I know I can manually run it through PHP's exec() command but I was hoping if there was a ready to download and deploy PHP-based system that could act as a bridge and terminal and you can run commands ...
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Set preferred language in Chrome and other Google services

Whenever I'm abroad and access Google's search (via Chrome browser, on my own laptop) or other Google services, they are presented to me in the local language. How can I get Google services displayed ...
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Journey of a Web Request

I was just curious about how a "web request packets" travels from my browser (as soon as I type www.google.com) to the Google server and back. Please answer me in the two possible scenarios; one ...
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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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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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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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Web fonts not displaying correctly in some browsers

When I view certain sites I get text that looks outlined like the image below: The first font in the font-family css for this is helvetica neue. I'm on a windows machine and don't have this font, ...
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Unable to access certain websites

I am unable to access certain websites from my PC viz. google.com, gmail.com , stackoverflow.com, etc. However, I am able to access facebook.com, twitter.com, infoq.com etc. Currently I am accessing ...
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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Why are some websites not accessible from one computer on a network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why can't I traceroute or access certain websites in my browser even though I can ping them from terminal? I'm running a MacBook Pro connected via WiFi to my home ...
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assign router ip address to web server [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: assign router ip address to web server Port forwarding my router I have apache web server installed on my computer and I have a static ip address but when I open that ...
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Options for web video conferencing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best video conference software I have web site and i want to video converefence with my customers.. What you will suggest ?
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Internet Work; Yet Browsers Don't

My friend is having a problem with his web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Firefox, yet he his internet is active. He is currently talking to me on msn, which kinda proves that ...
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Why is the U.S. version of Bing better than the versions for other languages? [closed]

I'm pretty sure that most of you noticed the difference in the Microsoft search engine Bing when switching between languages on the top right corner! Actually the ones other than the United States are ...