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Gadgets IT Phones

Moneto

I am looking forward to see payment options appear worldwide if it picks up in the US.
http://www.moneto.me/

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Gadgets IT

OnLive Desktop

I have blogged about the OnLive gaming before. It works really well provided you have unlimited traffic and good internet connection. Now they release another great streaming solution, http://lifehacker.com/5874348/onlive-desktop-streams-desktop-apps-to-your-ipad

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IT

RoboForm -> 1password

I am leaving RoboForm for 1password
The RoboForm guys can blame no support for Android in offline mode 🙂
I gave them one month to fix it, so my conscience is fine

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Gadgets IT

Computer generated faces, cloud gaming and new wireless standards

If it works, will revolutionize the cloud gaming as well as wireless data reception as we know it. Mind-boggling, no other way to describe it.

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IT

Using Linux command line arguments containing spaces in a variable

Last days had some trouble with space characters used in file names and the consequences of passing parameters using those file names to Linux programs.
Consider the following example:
test1.sh:
cmdline="-DMyTest=\"1 2 3\" -some \"./Arguments.test\" -testpath=\"/my test\" \"my test\""
echo ----------------------------------------------
./test2.sh $cmdline
echo ----------------------------------------------
./test2.sh -DMyTest="1 2 3" -some "./Arguments.test" -testpath="/my test" "my test"

test2.sh:
echo Using '"$@"';
for p in "$@";
do
echo "[$p]";
done

Calling test1.sh, the result is:
----------------------------------------------
Using "$@"
[-DMyTest="1]
[2]
[3"]
[-some]
["./Arguments.test"]
[-testpath="/my]
[test"]
["my]
[test"]
----------------------------------------------
Using "$@"
[-DMyTest=1 2 3]
[-some]
[./Arguments.test]
[-testpath=/my test]
[my test]

– where the first part is an issue as it does not read my arguments as expected.
The solution was very simple, in the first call use
eval ./test2.sh $cmdline
instead. Although the solution is really simple, it was difficult to Google anything useful thus this post.
Finally found a hint in http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/bash-preserving-whitespace-using-set-and-eval

P.S. If you need to call a Linux shell command using Java – Runtime.exec() method, use an array as the input and DON’T try to wrap every argument in spaces. It works on Windows but not Linux.

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Gadgets IT

Emotiv presentation from Tan Le

I hope this does indeed change the interface of the human – electronics communication.
If it does – bye keyboard, mouse, multi-touch, whatever – control the stuff with your thoughts (well brainwaves actually).

http://www.emotiv.com/

P.S.
F… I would like to live in US to order this gadget and try it out. Just to fell like a jedi you know 🙂

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Funny IT

Ron Wayne


Meet Ron Wayne, 3rd founder of Apple. Who sold his 10% stock for $800 in 1976 – estimated today’s worth $22 billion.
Full story: http://gizmodo.com/5574809/the-forgotten-apple-founders-unforgettable-mistake

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Funny IT

LMGTFY

The next time anyone asks a question that has an easy-to-find answer in Google, I will use this:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Use+Google+Before+Posting+Questions+In+This+Forum

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IT

Some good news about Latvia

Since recently Latvia has been famous for storming the bottom-line of the country-comparing lists (even bad PR is still PR?), it is a good feeling to occasionally make it to the top of some.
1. Second place worldwide with regard to internet upload/download speed, according to speedtest.net results:
http://www.speedtest.net/global.php#0
2. Latvia has “lowest retail prices for mobile voice services in the EU with just €0.04 average price per minute compared to an EU average of €0.13” according to an European Commission report released yesterday.

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IT

Prima guide pdf password crack (encryption key crack)

If anyone has trouble with the awful Prima PDF reader (it’s incredibly slow), just locate the PDF file from the program files entry of the guide. It is open-password protected. Fortunately, for now they use 40-bit encryption, which is no problem for
“Advanced PDF Password Recovery v5 0 Pro DOA rar”
Pass key found in ~12 hours of processing on my PC. Enterprise version of the soft could do it in some minutes, ElcomSoft claims.

Btw. – the developers/sellers of the password recovery programs maybe should rethink their selling model. Now they try to sell a program that does crack passwords, for a relatively high price (price range 49eur – 399eur for this particular product). As most users (like myself) need to crack just 1 document, or some documents at most, it would be nice to have an option that cracks a password/key for a given document, for a smaller price (5 euros or so). I mean they can now use cloud computing solutions like Amazon EC2
The only problem with the model is that password protected documents are usually sensitive – which was not the case here.