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Tweet from Gimlet

2016 Aug 29, 11:40
So there's also this...📺 https://twitter.com/podcaststartup/status/770430060448714752 
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Tweet from David_Risney

2016 Jan 27, 9:15
Whatever happened to sitcom couples? Conspiracy and death. https://medium.com/@iamchrisscott/whatever-happened-to-television-s-most-famous-couples-c9d569a892ea#.w2wijr6he … Had to recheck URL I wasn't on clickhole
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Tweet from David_Risney

2015 Jul 1, 11:26
I had an ophthalmic migraine this morning. Black and white zig zags forming a crescent took 20mins expanding across my left field of vision.
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Fish vs Fish in Street Fighter II

2014 Aug 20, 6:22

Fish vs Fish in Street Fighter II - Computer vision translates the location of two fish in an aquarium into SF2 moves.

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From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot: Wizner had...

2014 Jun 23, 7:04


From Inside Edward Snowden’s Life as a Robot:

Wizner had to jump on a phone call during a meeting with his whistleblower client. When he got off the phone, he found that Snowden had rolled the bot into civil liberties lawyer Jameel Jaffer’s office and was discussing the 702 provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. “It was kind of cool,” Wizner says.

It is neat but they’re marketing video is at times strangely terrifying. Put different music on when the Susan-bot comes up behind the unknowing Mark and this could be a horror movie trailer.

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Changing Windows Live IDs

2012 Jun 6, 2:54

Use of my old Hotmail account has really snuck up on me as I end up caring more and more about all of the services with which it is associated. The last straw is Windows 8 login, but previous straws include Xbox, Zune, SkyDrive, and my Windows 7 Phone. I like the features and sync'ing associated with the Windows Live ID, but I don't like my old, spam filled, hotmail email address on the Live ID account.

A coworker told me about creating a Live ID from a custom domain, which sounded like just the ticket for me. Following the instructions above I was able to create a new deletethis.net Live ID but the next step of actually using this new Live ID was much more difficult. My first hope was there would be some way to link my new and old Live IDs so as to make them interchangeable. As it turns out there is a way to link Live IDs but all that does is make it easy to switch between accounts on Live Mail, SkyDrive and some other webpages.

Instead one must change over each service or start over depending on the service:

Xbox
In the Xbox 360 system menu you can change the Live ID associated with your gamertag. This worked fine for me and I got an email telling me about the transfer of my Microsoft Points.
Zune
There's no way to do this for the Zune specifically, however changing over your Xbox account also transfers over all your Zune purchased content. I don't have a Zune Pass so I can't confirm that, but all of my previously purchased television shows transferred over successfully.
Windows 7 Phone
To change the main Live ID associated with your phone, reset your phone to factory default and start over. All purchased applications are lost. Had I purchased any applications I would have been pissed, but instead I was just irritated that I had to reset my phone.
Mail
I don't use my Hotmail account for anything and it only sits and collects spam. Accordingly I didn't attempt switching this over.
SkyDrive
I didn't have much in my SkyDrive account. I downloaded all files as a zip and then manually uploaded them to the new account.
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Diagramly

2012 Apr 20, 3:38

Web app for making diagrams like Visio.  Export your results as SVG, PNG, PDF and others.

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A VC: The Twitter "Patent Hack"

2012 Apr 18, 6:19

Specifically Twitter has said that they will only used these assigned patent rights defensively to protect themselves against hostile actions. And further that any company that acquires these patent rights from Twitter will need the inventor’s consent to use them in an offensive action. Twitter has also provided the inventor with certain rights to license the patent to others for defensive purposes. You can read the entire set of provisions on GitHub.

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No Copyright Intended

2011 Dec 9, 4:31

“How pervasive is it? There are about 489,000 YouTube videos that say “no copyright intended” or some variation, and about 664,000 videos have a “copyright disclaimer” citing the fair use provision in Section 107 of the Copyright Act”

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Indicating Character Encoding and Language for HTTP Header Field Parameters

2011 Nov 24, 7:45

From the document: ‘Appendix B. Implementation Report: The encoding defined in this document currently is used for two different HTTP header fields: “Content-Disposition”, defined in [RFC6266], and “Link”, defined in [RFC5988]. As the encoding is a profile/clarification of the one defined in [RFC2231] in 1997, many user agents already supported it for use in “Content-Disposition” when [RFC5987] got published.

Since the publication of [RFC5987], two more popular desktop user agents have added support for this encoding; see http://purl.org/
   NET/http/content-disposition-tests#encoding-2231-char for details. At this time, only one major desktop user agent (Safari) does not support it.

Note that the implementation in Internet Explorer 9 does not support the ISO-8859-1 encoding; this document revision acknowledges that UTF-8 is sufficient for expressing all code points, and removes the requirement to support ISO-8859-1.’

Yay for UTF-8!

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Telex

2011 Jul 18, 2:38Neat idea: "When the user wants to visit a blacklisted site, the client establishes an encrypted HTTPS connection to a non-blacklisted web server outside the censor’s network, which could be a normal site that the user regularly visits... The client secretly marks the connection as a Telex request by inserting a cryptographic tag into the headers. We construct this tag using a mechanism called public-key steganography... As the connection travels over the Internet en route to the non-blacklisted site, it passes through routers at various ISPs in the core of the network. We envision that some of these ISPs would deploy equipment we call Telex stations."PermalinkCommentsinternet security tools censorship technical

Conan 2.0 - Fortune Tech

2011 Feb 11, 4:15On the more web aspects and behind the scenes of Conan getting kicked off NBC and returning via TBS and the web.
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WikiRebels, A Documentary on WikiLeaks

2010 Dec 14, 11:21Documentary on WikiLeaks: "From summer 2010 until now, Swedish Television has been following the secretive media network WikiLeaks and its enigmatic Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange."PermalinkCommentswikileaks technical video

Joss Whedon (and Angel) react to the new Buffy reboot [Buffy]

2010 Nov 22, 9:39Joss Whedon and David Boreanaz respond to the news about the new Buffy movie.
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The death of a meme: Donald Glover calls a truce with the new Peter Parker [Spider-man]

2010 Nov 21, 9:00PermalinkCommentsSpider-man Andrew Garfield Comic Books Dancing donald glover Movies Peter Parker Reality TV Superheroes Television technical

Revision 60.000, first bits of the URL API and pingin’ the anchor « Peter Beverloo

2010 Sep 27, 3:08Adam Barth's URI API draft starts to appear in webkit: "One of the things Adam Barth is currently working on is an URL API. Citing it, the API can be used for constructing, parsing and resolving URLs through scripting, easening up tasks like getting and setting parameters. Today the first part landed in WebKit, which added the “origin” property."PermalinkCommentswebkit adam-barth uri url api javascript dom html html5 browser webbrowser technical

Hulu Desktop Integration Brings Hulu to Windows 7 Media Center

2010 Sep 25, 7:46PermalinkCommentswmc hulu win7 windows7 media television tv video

DVD Ripping and Viewing in Windows Media Center

2010 Aug 17, 3:05

I've just got a new media center PC connected directly to my television with lots of HD space and so I'm ripping a bunch of my DVDs to the PC so I don't have to fuss with the physical media. I'm ripping with DVD Rip, viewing the results in Windows 7's Windows Media Center after turning on the WMC DVD Library, and using a powershell script I wrote to copy over cover art and metadata.

My powershell script follows. To use it you must do the following:

  1. Run Windows Media Center with the DVD in the drive and view the disc's metadata info.
  2. Rip each DVD to its own subdirectory of a common directory.
  3. The name of the subdirectory to which the DVD is ripped must have the same name as the DVD name in the metadata. An exception to this are characters that aren't allowed in Windows paths (e.g. <, >, ?, *, etc)
  4. Run the script and pass the path to the common directory containing the DVD rips as the first parameter.
Running WMC and viewing the DVD's metadata forces WMC to copy the metadata off the Internet and cache it locally. After playing with Fiddler and reading this blog post on WMC metadata I made the following script that copies metadata and cover art from the WMC cache to the corresponding DVD rip directory.

Download copydvdinfo.ps1

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ENVISION : Step into the sensory box on Vimeo

2010 May 21, 8:32
This is actually happening. Video of projecting light onto boxes looks very pretty.

ENVISION : Step into the sensory box from SUPERBIEN on Vimeo.

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Conan O'Brien presents "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour" | teamcoco.com

2010 Mar 11, 3:48Conan is doing a tour entitled "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour". Coming to Seattle mid April...PermalinkCommentsconan-obrien humor tour
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