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RIP Net Neutrality

Well to be fair net neutrality (in US) was dead a month back when a court ruled down FCC’s anti blocking rule. The first major incidence happened few weeks back when Comcast was allegedly throttling Netflix traffic. This looks like direct extortion, but when can one do. Courts didn’t seem a viable option. The result? Both end up in an undisclosed agreement…

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Complete Guide to Asus N550JV-DB72T N550JV-DB71 Laptop

Reasons for buying Asus N550JV-DB72T (touchscreen) or Asus N550JV-DB71 (non-touchscreen) model. 4th generation 2.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4700HQ Haswell (Turbo 3.4GHz) 8GB DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) 3 x USB 3.0 port NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M with 2GB/4GB DDR3 VRAM 1TB HDD (upgraded to 240GB SSD) Sub $1000 range (SSD upgrade + 3 years ADP excluded) Asus N550JV-DB72T vs Lenovo Ideapad…

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The Inevitable eBay + Paypal Spam

eBay accepts multiple payment options, despite that almost all of them accept ONLY Paypal as the payment medium. Problem? Paypal sends payment to sellers, alongwith your real email-ids. Once they have your email id, spam spam spam bam! I myself prefer paypal over credit cards as payment options. But in past few months, while trying to save a few bucks I’ve resorted…

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Monitoring Twitter Keywords and Sentiment Analysis – BITS Pilani

Last year i did a small project – monitoring keywords on twitter, in hope to get better insight about my Alma mater. Unfortunately this lasted only for 9 months, before twitter axed IFTTT search support. 6311 tweets over the period of 9 months (January-August 2012). Sample data is filled with noise as expected, also users keep deleting their tweets later. Medium…

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Google Talk Authorization Flaw – Which was NOT

Last year around November, when i mailed Google security team regarding this issue, they rejected the idea. However while working on a side project of mine, i realized Google has fixed this one now. Problem Consider a scenario when user1 (google apps user) sends a google talk invite to user2 (non-google apps user). What happens next? Well user2 gets an email…

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