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Deleting lots of old tweets

I recently realized that it would be safer to delete thousands of old tweets than allow a determined hacker access to them. I don’t know how good Troll Boy’s skills are. So I set about finding a way to delete … Continue reading

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Circumventing the NY Times paywall

From http://mashable.com/2011/03/28/how-to-bypass-new-york-times-paywall/:- To circumvent the NY Times paywall, just pick one from this incredibly easy list:- remove ?gwh=numbers from the URL clear the browser cache use a different browser Or, of course, you can use the NYT-prescribed methods.

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Defeating WSJ subscriber-only locks

It’s stupendously easy. I swear, I found this out by accident. browse to the (locked, subscriber-only) URL on WSJ.com for your desired article. copy the entire title of the article, exactly as-is. paste that title straight into Google, and search. … Continue reading

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Installing foreign VPN with Boxee on AppleTV using Mac

The hacking adventures (minor as mine are!) continue. There are many sets of instructions online for getting AppleTV working with Boxee on an arbitrary foreign VPN, but all of the easily Googlable ones I found are incomplete. So here is … Continue reading

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Hacking AppleTV via Mac

The instructions looked easy enough. But my machines chose not to cooperate with the instructions at http://lifehacker.com/5138423/cut-the-cable-for-good-with-boxee-and-apple-tv and http://code.google.com/p/atvusb-creator/. The problem presented itself as a nonfunctional Software Menu – the entire part the hack was supposed to install. Turns out … Continue reading

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