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Galaxy Tab Sales Ban Lifted, Samsung Sues Apple Over iPhone 5

webanish ping-pong (196 comments)

(wait, does china have a patent on *that*?)

about 2 years ago
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Indian Government To Track Locations of All Cell Phone Users

webanish time to get that ham radio license! (151 comments)

on a more depressing note, most govt-regulated mass-communication systems are open to this type of abuse :-/

more than 2 years ago
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I like to watch the stars ...

webanish Aperture fever is... (106 comments)

...when your 'eye-dressing' is bigger than you. I'm an innocent victim of this malaise ;-)

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook, Google Argue Against Web Censorship In India

webanish (political) Shooting of someone else's shoulder (160 comments)

An analysis here suggests that the target of Internet censorship was against political blasphemy rather than any generic web censorship. Its worse than a state trying to censor the web as consistent with their national policies; in this case the 'ruling government' is molding laws as it sees fit to its political advantages. Only one of the so called complaints by the ministers was deemed a national security threat.

more than 2 years ago
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China Trials Its First 3D TV Channel

webanish Great! (48 comments)

Big-time censorship in three dimensions.

more than 2 years ago
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The oldest hard drive I'm still using is ...

webanish Well... (272 comments)

Does using the stepper motors from old Floppy Disk drives count?

more than 2 years ago
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The Ups and Downs of Being a Twitter Fraudster

webanish That's what happens when... (101 comments)

...you don't sign each other's gpg keys!

more than 2 years ago
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Virginia May Help People Pay For Space Burials

webanish Hey! (145 comments)

Don't just dump me in some random orbit around earth. I wanna rise from the ashes on Ganymede.

more than 2 years ago
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MS To Build Antivirus Into Win8: Boon Or Monopoly?

webanish Uh... (748 comments)

Windows IS the virus!

more than 2 years ago
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Songbird Drops Linux Support

webanish Once upon a time... (356 comments)

There was amarok 1.x ...which was brilliant. ... Then for some f****** reason, they decided to make 2.x and that signaled the end of that. Then began the great linux-music player search. Everything from mplayer to xmms to rhythmbox to *songbird* to banshee was tried. Since the songbird UI looked cool,it was given a real go till it choked the system to multiple near-death experiences. So, I turned to banshee and been using it ever since. Long story short... no one gives a shit!

more than 4 years ago
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Checking your mail

webanish Slide it out! (2 comments)

Add a sliding something to the base of your mailbox so you can simply pull it out. ...or you can always assign a robot to do the job.

more than 4 years ago

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Piratebay, Vimeo blocked in India

webanish webanish writes  |  more than 2 years ago

webanish (1045264) writes "Vimeo and The Pirate Bay have been blocked in India. The current ruling coalition has been looking to censor the internet ever since social media triggered mass movements hit it badly during the anti corruption agitation in Aug-2011. Then we had the alleged 'sex-scandal' where a senior cabinet minister was videographed having sex (for favor) in his high-court chambers, a story blacked out by main stream media (a.k.a. paidmedia), but went viral on twitter, facebook. Are we heading into dark times, where information flow is increasingly controlled by the high and mighty?"
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Google to be default search engine in Ubuntu-Lucid

webanish webanish writes  |  more than 4 years ago

webanish (1045264) writes "A post on ubuntu-devel[1] seems to suggest that Google (and not Yahoo) will be the default search engine in the upcoming Ubuntu — 10.04 LTS [Lucid Lynx]. Now if only we could move some stuff from left to right [2][3].

[1] https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-devel/2010-April/030589.html
[2] http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/23899/
[3] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/light-themes/+bug/532633"

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MaSheD | What to do next...

webanish webanish writes  |  more than 5 years ago I recently developed a python script that allows me to execute commands remotely on my machine. Say for example, if I was on Mars and wanted to encode a movie stored on my home computer, I could simply send an email to myself and a script running on my computer will parse the email and do the required stuff. This is particularly useful, if your machine is behind a firewall that has no access to ports that ssh, vnc etc use (basically for use in an office environment).
The reason I'm posting this is because, I have developed an initial working version and am looking for direction. I am not sure what to add to it next. I don't know if I am posting this at the right place. My python skills are limited so I am also looking for suggestions on how to improve the code. All slashdotters are welcome to contribute to this project .

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