Category: From the Tubes

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Apple 7th Gen iPad + Smart Cover Fix

Perhaps the most frustrating part of using the Apple Smart Cover with the 7th Gen iPad is that the keyboard just randomly stops working from time to time with no real rhyme or reason as to why. After lots of searching around and not getting anywhere I finally found a solution that works like a…

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Fakes abound!

Its already making the rounds in various online news outlets that Reddit banned deepfakes (AI assisted fake pornograph videos), and naturally its causing all manner of consternation as people on every side of the issue get all twisted up and yell at each other incoherently.  Whats slipping through the cracks however is that there is…

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Youtube slow to start videos?

So I have noticed recently that in Chrome running uBlock Origin that videos on Youtube would take several seconds before they would start playing, just showing a black screen where normally there would be ads. This had been going on for several weeks and I would look off and on for anybody else running into…

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Thin is in again

Or at least it is when talking about laptops. Apparently according to the code on Facebook the Acer Swift 7 is all the rage because its so sleek and thin, but I cant help but wonder what possibly makes it any more desirable than my Asus UX305FA which is feature for feature a peer to…

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You are a mobile sensor package!

“You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all times, because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off,” he said. “You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should.” Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/cia-gus-hunt-big-data_n_2917842.html That is a quote from the chief technical officer for the Central Intelligence…

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Spam Highlight Reel!

So here I am sitting here bored as hell because there is nothing to do that wont piss off the filters at work, when I realized that I had lots of spam comments sitting here just collecting dust which could be loaded with gold (and honestly I never check them so there could be valid…

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iPhone Tracking? No Thanks!

So unless you ignore technology completely you are probably at least remotely aware that news broke recently that any 3g capable Apple device is now tracking you. As a bit of a paranoid person (that might or might not be an understatement) I can safely say that things like this cropping up are unsettling at…

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Imgur.com as a CDN?

First let me lay out the issue, then I will explain the title.  I help manage a small niche site for a community in NYC which I happen to host out of a NearlyFreeSpeech.net account that also is home to a few other projects of mine.  So far the numbers show that the site uses…

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Awesome things from 2010

The end of the year is almost here, and over the course of it I’ve come across some things that are either enjoyable, indispensable or just plain awesome which I figured I would share with the world even if nobody really is reading. YouTube Options (Chrome Plugin) This extension is simply amazing, not only does…

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