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May
31
comment Can I make a video not downloadable?
Make no mistake - such a protected video can still be stolen by skilled experts. However, it will prevent theft by almost all normal users. -- Of course, normal users will just go to thepiratebay.sx and get a copy made available by the skilled experts.
May
31
comment Can I make a video not downloadable?
@Izkata: it's not that linear, if you're talking about software screen recorders. Since Windows Vista, there's Protected Media Path which ensures (barring kernel-level cracks) that the video can't be intercepted by other software or displayed on non-HDCP-enabled devices. Of course, there's always the analog hole, but that requires recording hardware.
May
3
comment Why do ISPs change your IP address?
If every home user had a static IP, they'd be more inclined to abuse such terms of service. - Would it really? I'd think that most people running a server would know to get a free dynamic address. I certainly saw a lot of such addresses back in the centralized P2P times (e.g. eMule, DC++).
Mar
15
comment What is the advantage of using 'tar' today?
@PPC: that's what PAR files are for. Tar is an unix utility; as such, error correction is best left to dedicated tools.
Jun
19
comment License for website article
Not sure whether that includes that its not my fault-disclaimer though. - It does, in the full legal text. See section five: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/legalcode Personally, I'd go with CC-BY.
Mar
20
comment modify 128 bytes
@Xander: I suggest encoding them with Base64 (PHP has base64_encode and base64_decode for that) and sending them over POST. Don't forget proper authentication!
Mar
2
awarded  Editor
Mar
2
revised Secure Free Proxy?
typo
Jan
9
comment Can I close a firefox tab through the console?
@Marvin: No, a single plugin-container will be launched per plugin, regardless of on how many tabs it is used. So if a Flash video is unresponsive, killing the process will kill all other Flash components in all tabs. It doesn't kill the whole tab, though, just the Flash part.
Jan
9
comment Can I close a firefox tab through the console?
@karlphillip: if you have paused the process (and possibly even if you hadn't), the TCP connection to the server(s) has probably timed out already, so even if you get Firefox to work again, it might tell you that "filename could not be saved, because the source file could not be read".
Jan
9
comment Can I close a firefox tab through the console?
@Marvin: "one misbehaving java/flash/whatever site will bring down all your browser sessions" ← actually, that's not quite right: since version 4, Firefox has a new file called plugin-container which launches a new process with the plugin, instead of embedding it in the main process. Usually you can actually kill this process without affecting the browser itself. The problem here is that Cool Academy doesn't actually use a plugin, but JS which is implemented by Firefox itself.
Dec
13
comment Would a USB hub work in reverse?
@Tim: are the devices networked? Because you could install a VNC server in each one (there are VNC servers for Android too) and then a single PC with all the client windows. Then you could use e.g. AutoHotKey to multiplex a single keypress to all the VNC windows. It's hacky, but it should work.
Nov
20
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Aug
11
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Aug
11
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Aug
11
comment What applications use Java on a desktop?
Just like to point out that despite common misconceptions, {Libre,Open}Office is actually mostly written in C++; only certain features (particularly Base) require Java.
Jun
29
comment Software to switch between OS
@dmckee: "hypervisors allow one to run multi OS on the same hardware without software virtulization." - Not exactly. I mean, hypervisors are software; CPUs nowadays do support hardware virtualization, but you still need software to emulate I/O.
Jun
5
comment Is there any software that a freelancer can install that'll take screenshots at random intervals?
A google search returned HiveDesk, seems it does what you want.
Jun
5
comment Is there any software that a freelancer can install that'll take screenshots at random intervals?
You won't be able to find a Web App for it, try Super User for a desktop app.
May
30
comment Can I prevent packet monitoring on LAN?
@bboyreason: with sslstrip you get an HTTP connection; it 'strips' the HTTPS. So as long as you make sure you're using HTTPS it should be fine.