Usenet is still one of the best sources of binary files on the web, it’s proven in longevity what other P2P networks can’t seem to accomplish, you could say Usenet is Old School, but the tools and resources to get the job done have come a long way. You may be a die hard torrent fan, but heed my warning if you haven’t received notice already, they’re not safe. The major usenet providers don’t typically keep logs for longer than a few minutes and they have a good track record of not giving up their users information at the drop of a hat, additionally you’re dealing with a service provider that’s not going to compromise their business reputation and sell out it’s customers. This tooltorial is going to give you a good set of tools and service providers, in addition to directions on downloading, checking parity, and extracting binaries from usenet.
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There’s always that time when you need desperately to get into your home computer from work, be it to get financial or tax information or just to kick off a download of that great movie your buddy just told you about. Most of us bound behind the corporate firewall can’t get to much of anything outside of 80 or 443 as far as ports go, besides that a lot of us don’t even have rights to install new software on our computers. So we need a hack that doesn’t require any installation on our work computer, but will allow most of us to terminal into our home computer.

The hack is to allow a remote desktop connection to your computer over port 443, which is the standard http ssl port, and is typically left open for internet browsing by the sys-admin. The hack should work on most Windows 2000/XP/Vista machines. This hack will not work if you’re serving up an SSL website out of your house. Keep in mind this hack requires editing the registry and if you don’t know what your doing or modify the wrong key it could severely trash your computer, please perform at your own risk.

Step 1: Make sure Remote Desktop Sharing is enabled on your computer
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The biggest time-saver I’ve stumbled upon in Eclipse is the Open Resource Shortcut. Under the Navigate menu is the Open Resource command, shortcut Ctrl+Shift+R on Windows, or Commad+Shift+R on Mac, which opens a window that allows you to type a search for any file that exists in your workspace, in your search you can use the ? to replace a single character or * to replace an entire string, the search is amazingly fast.
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You wouldn’t leave the door to your house unlocked at night in the hopes that you’ll catch a thief red-handed, would you? Then why wait until thieves open credit accounts in your name before being notified that there’s a problem. Up until recently I was a big proponent of Equifax’s Credit Watch service, whereby an email notification is received whenever a change occurs to your credit report. You then have to sift through the changes and make sure nothing fraudulent has occurred.
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There are several sites such as and where you can sign up for free and start your blog right away. But if you’re like me, that’s not good enough, you want to express your individuality, make your own name, control your own destiny. You want your own domain and your own host so that you have everything you need to express yourself. This article will give you the down low on where to reserve your own domain name, set up hosting, install blogging software, all this at the low cost of $8.
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