Rip DEFCON videos from YouTube

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Have you never attended DEFCON and want to watch hours upon hours of conference talks? You could always go the the DEFCON YouTube playlist and click your way around the hundreds of videos or you could download the videos. You could go search for a addon or extension for your favorite browser or search the myriad of software options. Downloading videos from YouTube can be simple, complex, free, or costly depending upon your experience, time, and resources. Years ago, I purchased a MacBook Pro and I also started learning more about Linux distributions such as Kali and Ubuntu. Moving away …

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Shooting water landscapes with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM lens

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Recently I picked with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras and I must say that I could not be more pleased with this lens. Now I must warn you that this is not a low cost lens by any means and the cost is $1,349.00 from Amazon. I set out to see if I could find this lens at a cheaper price and I learned that Canon sets the price and what I found was many vendors had the exact same price. Yes I could have possibly turned to eBay, but I …

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Geeks and nerds need a hobby

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For years my wife has told me that I need a hobby and step away from the computer. I decided that I would take up photography and after a bit of research, as well as speaking to others, I decided on purchasing the Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera and DIGIC 4 Imaging with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens as my entry into digital photography. I also picked up an additional telephoto lens which was the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras. One thing that I am very quickly learning …

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PlayLater: A Digital Video Recorder For PlayOn

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PlayLater is a digital video recorder that gives you the freedom to record your favorite online videos and enjoy them on your schedule. As more and more of you are getting your favorite shows online, we felt that it was high time the rest of your entertainment technology caught up. After all, the same reasons that apply to recording TV shows and movies in the old world apply to the new world, right? Convenience, access, and frankly — sometimes you don’t have an Internet connection available and that shouldn’t bar you from watching your favorite shows. The future of entertainment …

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Are Traditional Cable Providers Becoming Extinct

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Just the other day I was visiting Best Buy to pick up a Wii game for my daughter when a gentleman from Direct TV approach me about their service. Little did the salesman know that I walked away from traditional cable providers well over six months ago and I have never turned back. Anyhow I let the sales rep throw out his sales pitch and once he finished I asked a very simple question. I asked him why should I pay Direct TV any amount of money for a service that I can easily locate for free or even for …

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How To Use ScreenFlow To Capture Netflix Streaming Media

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First things first, I am not advocating violating copyright laws and you should clearly understand the Digital Millennium Copyright Act surrounding digital media before you try capturing media. Previously I wrote about How to Backup DVDs with Handbrake and this article is very different in nature. Because you do not own the content that you wish to capture you will likely find yourself in a legal battle should you distribute such content. That being said since I am a paying NetFlix subscriber there are often times that I may be traveling and I don’t have access to the internet. Because …

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