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URL X-ray: Find out where shortened URLs lead to without clicking

URL X-ray: Find out where shortened URLs lead to without clicking
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6 Terrifying User Agreements You've Probably Accepted How many user agreements have you clicked through in your life without reading them? We're going to guess it's one for every single piece of software you've ever used, and every gadget, and Lord knows what else. You've probably signed off on thousands of pages of dense, unread legal jargon in your life. Well, guess what, you've all but signed away your soul. We're not saying that the below companies intend to screw you over. All we're saying is that their legal teams have gone to great lengths to reserve the right to ... and to make sure you can't do a damned thing about it. For example ... #6. So you just had a great weekend with your friends, and you decide to upload the pictures to your Flickr, Twitpic, Instagram and other sites that allow instantaneous uploading and incessant Internet exhibitionism. "I don't remember having tits, but thanks to Xanax that means next to nothing." Because you didn't read the terms of service you agreed to when you joined those sites, that's how. #5. Yep.

W3 Who - Web Publisher Database, Identify Website Networks 99 Resources To Research & Mine The Invisible Web College researchers often need more than Google and Wikipedia to get the job done. To find what you're looking for, it may be necessary to tap into the invisible web, the sites that don't get indexed by broad search engines. The following resources were designed to help you do just that, offering specialized search engines, directories, and more places to find the complex and obscure. Search Engines Whether you're looking for specific science research or business data, these search engines will point you in the right direction. Turbo10: On Turbo10, you'll be able to search more than 800 deep web search engines at a time. Databases Tap into these databases to access government information, business data, demographics, and beyond. GPOAccess: If you're looking for US government information, tap into this tool that searches multiple databases at a time. Catalogs If you're looking for something specific, but just don't know where to find it, these catalogs will offer some assistance. Directories

In a Single Tweet, as Many Pieces of Metadata as There Are Characters Reuters To understand big data, look no further than a single tweet. At 140 characters a tweet seems tiny, but it can yield a wealth of information. According to Elasticsearch, a startup that builds software to help companies mine data from social media, there are 150 separate points of so-called metadata in an individual tweet. Metadata loosely refers to information that can be gleaned about a piece of content. For a tweet, metadata includes a unique numerical ID attached to each tweet, as well as IDs for all the replies, favorites and retweets that it gets. The sheer amount of information in just a single tweet is an example of how quickly the volume of data generated by individuals and businesses is growing. Metadata became a hot-button issue after documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden alleged that the National Security Agency was analyzing that kind of information in Americans’ telephone calls and emails.

La "i griega" se llamar "ye" La i griega será ye, la b será be (y no be alta o be larga); la ch y la ll dejan de ser letras del alfabeto; se elimina la tilde en solo y los demostrativos (este, esta...) y en la o entre números (5 o 6) y quorum será cuórum, mientras que Qatar será Catar. La nueva edición de la Ortografía de la Real Academia Española, que se publicará antes de Navidad, trata de ser, como dice su coordinador, Salvador Gutiérrez Ordóñez, "razonada y exhaustiva pero simple y legible". Y sobre todo "coherente" con los usos de los hablantes y las reglas gramaticales. Con todo, al director del Departamento de Español al Día de la RAE no se le escapa que los cambios ortográficos provocan siempre resistencias entre algunos hablantes. La i griega será ye. Ch y ll ya no son letras del alfabeto. Solo café solo, sin tilde. Guion, también sin tilde. 4 o 5 y no 4 ó 5. Catar y no Qatar.

60 Awesome Search Engines For Serious Writers June 20th, 2010 Finding the information you need as a writer shouldn’t be a chore. Luckily, there are plenty of search engines out there that are designed to help you at any stage of the process, from coming up with great ideas to finding a publisher to get your work into print. Both writers still in college and those on their way to professional success will appreciate this list of useful search applications that are great from making writing a little easier and more efficient. Professional Find other writers, publishers and ways to market your work through these searchable databases and search engines. Writing These helpful tools will help you along in the writing process. Research Try out these tools to get your writing research done in a snap. Google Scholar: With this specialized search engine from Google, you’ll only get reliable, academic results for your searches.WorldCat: If you need a book from the library, try out this tool. Reference Need to look up a quote or a fact? Niche Writers

Most Common Passwords Roleplay. Learn to play songs by ear! Free Ear Training.[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions Update: See my analysis of the most common passwords from and other hacked databases. Most people are clueless as to how accounts are hacked and their passwords reflect that. Most Common Passwords 123456, 123, 123123, 01234, 2468, 987654, etc123abc, abc123, 246abcFirst NameFavorite BandFavorite Songfirst letter of given name then surnameqwerty, asdf, and other keyboard rollsFavorite cartoon or movie characterFavorite sport, or sports starCountry of originCity of originAll numbersSome word in the dictionaryCombining 2 dictionary wordsany of the above spelled backwardsaaa, eee, llll, 999999, and other repeat combinations Common Extensions Some sites force you to have passwords with both numbers and letters. Years are usually added in different ways: football85, football1985, football04 instead of football4. My opinion on an Ideal password Words in the Dictionary Numbers

CSS Infographic – Interesting Facts and History Do you know much about CSS? Well ok, we admit you may know a lot about how to work with it and how to make your website look really stunning with various useful CSS features. But what we’re sure you don’t know about CSS is its major historical milestones as well as some facts related to CSS functionality. This infographic will also be interesting and useful for CSS beginners and will help them learn the very basics of this technology. And now please go ahead and see the CSS infographic itself. We will also be happy to know your thoughts about it in the comments. About the Author Edward Korcheg Edward has been with TemplateMonster blog since 2009 and is a great fan of social media and web development trends (especially jQuery and HTML5).