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Simply, a lot of modern HTML features we take for granted did not exist back in those days. There are attempts to build 'modern' browsers for older OSes - classilla, for example. You can easily load up linux onto a suitable PII or PIII system and still be able to handle a basic modern webpage. On the other hand This is google on OS/2 warp 4.52, on a ...


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from the wget manual (1.12): "Actually, to download a single page and all its requisites (even if they exist on separate websites), and make sure the lot displays properly locally, this author likes to use a few options in addition to ‘-p’: " wget -E -H -k -K -p url Also In case robots.txt is disallowing you add -e robots=off


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HTTP does not care about—and is independent of—any of the lower-level protocols used to transport itself, even though it is itself stateless. The transport technology can be TCP, or Novell’s old SPX, or SCTP, or whatever else you can dream up, and HTTP will still work the same. HTTP does require a streaming or connection-oriented protocol—and depends on ...


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Starting with Windows 7, I believe there's one single method that hasn't been mentioned yet that's easy: bitsadmin /transfer mydownloadjob /download /priority normal http://path/to/file c:\path\local\file


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Aside from allowing you to create unique, complex passwords for each site, we also offer free second factor authentication: Grid. So your username and password are not enough to access your data when Grid is used. In addition, your passwords are not stored in Firefox's or IE's password managers which are generally insecure (just run our installer and watch ...


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Yes, this is a extremely common practice it is called a Shared Web Hosting In name-based virtual hosting, also called shared IP hosting, the virtual hosts serve multiple hostnames on a single machine with a single IP address. This is possible because when a web browser requests a resource from a web server using HTTP/1.1 it includes the requested ...


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It is to keep the address hidden from simple email scrapers. Spammers sometimes just scan for an email address regex to gather targets for their spam. Doesn't work on more complex email scrapers, but useful to keep some spam out of your inbox.


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Use Tor Use Firefox with Adblock and Noscript Uninstall all plugins and extensions you don't need, things like Flash, Silverlight, Java, etc. If a site offers a HTTPS version, use it. (HTTPS is encrypted, unlike HTTP) Delete your cookies between sessions. Don't give any personal information away. If your ISP offers a dynamic IP address, use it. Release ...


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Windows 7 includes PowerShell and there's pretty much nothing you can't do with PowerShell. Native alternative to wget in Windows PowerShell?


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To follow a link after it's found in search, press Esc followed by Enter. Chrome Search Cheat Sheet Ctrl+F to open the search box. Ctrl+G or Enter moves through all highlighted results. Ctrl+Shift+G or Shift+Enter reverse move through all highlighted results. Esc closes search box, turns off all highlights, selects the focused text/link Enter to follow a ...


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The answer is the internet simply uses more resources on a computer. More CPU processing, more RAM, more disk I/O, and newer instructions required by the OS. It is not one thing, it is all things that a modern browser can do that end up taxing every aspect of the computer. (Open a static html site and I bet the computer will be as fast as ever; but what ...


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Shared web hosting is also for the case of different people, each with one or many different domain names, in addition to the cases of one or more different sub-domains. For example, I have about 30 domain names on a single web hosting account. The files for my "First" domain name are located in the root of my "public_html" folder. This folder is in my ...


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No. See IBM SSL overview The SSL client sends a "client hello" message that lists cryptographic information such as the SSL version and, in the client's order of preference, the CipherSuites supported by the client. The message also contains a random byte string that is used in subsequent computations. The SSL protocol allows for the "client hello" to ...


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What makes it secure is simply that they cannot tell anyone what your passwords are, even with a gun to their head. Even when using the web interface, your passwords are encrypted locally before being transmitted. Yes, it is true that it provides a "single point of failure" unless Grid is used. However, you could have a ridiculously strong master password - ...


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You might want to consider using OpenDNS (http://opendns.com/), though it's strictly not based on content but on domain names.


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ffmpeg is very good and works on Windows. You'll need something like: ffmpeg -y -i file.avi -acodec mp3 -ar 22050 -f flv file.flv


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Go to Insert - Quick Parts - Field... In Field Names, select "InsertPicture". In the field "Filename or URL", put the URL to your image. Check "Data not stored in document". And eventually the 2 "Resize..." checkboxes if the size of the online image can change. That should do the trick.


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Building on Dan has said, you won't get any additional security by adding complexity. You need to additional factors of authentication. Check out Two-Factor Authentication for a list of various solutions and a general description on the practice. Autentication breaks down into 3 main categories: Have something (keyfob, smartcard, cell phone) Know something ...


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I'm not aware of an interactive browser with js support but you should have a look at PhantomJS which is defined as: PhantomJS is a headless WebKit with JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG. To get the page's content after it's been rendered: $ phantomjs ...


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I have a 9 year old P4 desktop at home, with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. It has a 500GB hard disk, 3GB RAM, and a 512MB video card. I use it as home server, for backup, file sharing, and for batch scanning negatives. I don't know how it would work with XP now, but I suppose it would not make much difference in speed. It can do almost anything. YouTube videos ...


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You're probably hitting an 'in-between' redirection page, generally they are a blank page designed to load fast enough that you barely noticed they have done anything. These pages are often used when submitting forms or when the website is logging how and when you left the previous page without needing a form submitted. You can read about some of the ...


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"HTTP is stateless" means that each HTTP transaction (request-response pair) can be processed independently of any state from previous request-response pair. To transport the particular request-response pair you need a protocol that is able to carry arbitrarily large block there and arbitrarily large block back, and to do that over a layer with limited ...


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Irfanview supports several image formats and is capable of resizing images to any required dimensions. It's pretty lightweight, and if you need additional formats to be supported, it has plug-ins that can be installed.


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If you like vim, you can use an extension for your current browser. All such extensions aim to bring vim-like keyboard browsing to a particular browser, although the implementation of each differs considerably. Chrome Vimium Vrome Keyconfig Firefox Pentadactyl Vimperator VimFx Opera VimOperate Safari Vimari


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There is an other way to make firefox remember the password thanks to Firebug: just change the value of autocomplete to "on", and save the form. Firefox will show the "remember" pop-up as usual. Details are given here: install Firebug on the page with the faulty password field, open Firebug. use the blue mouse pointer in Firebug toolbar to select ...


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Evernote is the best alternate for Remember The Milk.


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I found a way of doing it, but really, just install Wget. You can use Internet Explorer from a command line (iexplore.exe) and then enter a URL as an argument. So, run: iexplore.exe http://blah.com/filename.zip Whatever the file is, you'll need to specify it doesn't need confirmation ahead of time. Lo and behold, it will automatically perform the ...


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three uses: testing web pages for logical structure for search engines testing web pages for accessibility to screenreaders (e.g. for visually impaired users) fast, safe access to text-based web sites.



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