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Dec
25
comment Block download of YouTube videos
There are tools to record whatever is playing on your screen. So even if the stream is encrypted, it can be re-recorded with a lower quality though it can't be downloaded
Nov
28
comment Copy raw link found by Google search, not the one with extra redirect added
This worked for me in IE 11 & Chrome 46 on Windows 8.1
Sep
24
comment Playing YouTube videos at half speed?
It is possible to play YouTube videos at custom speed by running this in a developer console while a web page with a YouTube video is open - document.getElementsByClassName("video-stream html5-main-video")[0].playbackRate = 3 webapps.stackexchange.com/a/78669/2356
Aug
14
comment I suddenly can't see the tweets older than today
@al-e The answer was as of the date posted.
Oct
8
comment How can I prevent the Google Maps Country Redirect?
@pnuts I was able to switch from google.com/maps to google.co.in/maps but once I switched, there is no link to revert back to google.com/maps. Clearing cookies will probably set the default again to google.com/maps
Oct
8
comment How can I prevent the Google Maps Country Redirect?
@pnuts yes, for some places the maps may be shown differently. For example, check the boundaries of the top most part of India in the maps from two country specific Google Maps sites - google.com/maps/@17.4123487,78.4080455,4z & google.co.in/maps/@17.4123487,78.4080455,4z
Sep
5
comment Mobile version of Outlook.com not working properly on my Android
m.mail.live.com opens a sign-in page on the desktop browser that is different than the normal page i.e. it doesn't have an image on the left of the login form that . It however opened up the full version after logging in. So there currently doesn't seem to be a mobile friendly version of Outlook.com similar to Google's m.gmail.com
Aug
27
comment Bing search for exact phrase containing “@”
Because there are choices and Google isn't what it used to be mvark.blogspot.in/2014/08/big-fat-google.html
May
24
comment Why is ReCaptcha sometimes really easy and sometimes really hard?
Related: mvark.blogspot.in/2014/05/…
Mar
17
comment Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions
Looks like the subtitles can be fetched only if captions are manually transcribed i.e. not automatically generated. The video link you shared has only automatic captions.
Mar
17
comment How do I download subtitles from a YouTube video?
The new URL is youtube.com/api/timedtext?lang={LANG}&v={VIDEOID}
Mar
17
comment Downloading auto-generated YouTube transcriptions
Try youtube.com/api/timedtext?lang={LANG}&v={VIDEOID}
Feb
1
comment How to open Google Cached version of a URL
There is a bookmarklet here - moz.com/blog/30-seo-bookmarklets-to-save-you-time called "GG Text Cache" that can be used to avoid typing out the query each time. Once you've accessed the original URL click on the bookmarklet and it will run the cache:url query with the URL inserted & redirect you to the cached page.
Jan
7
comment Can I send an email that will reach a Twitter account?
I wish too that Twitter supported such a scenario, but I don't think posting to someone else's Twitter account is possible without an account as Twitter & the recipient will not know who sent the message. The email sent from would need to be validated and it would also change the rules of their game.
Nov
28
comment What bookmarklet converts Google search into YouTube search?
@jeromy-anglim I've updated my answer with the link & code for the bookmarklet
Sep
28
comment Google Chrome shows “Get @username's tweets emailed to you” and Mozilla doesn’t
I don't see that message in Chrome either. It could be random or country specific. Do you still see it?
Sep
14
comment How can I be certain that a URL-shortened link I click isn't going to send me to a dangerous or unwanted site?
URLs converted by Twitter's link service are checked against a list of potentially dangerous sites, and when there's a match, users will be warned before they continue - according to this link support.twitter.com/articles/78124-how-to-shorten-links-urls
Sep
14
comment Click statistics with Twitter's t.co URL shortener?
Does your answer pertain to regular t.co links that you see in your timeline or Promoted tweets? I did not find any Analytics link after I logged into ads.twitter.com for the first time.
Aug
24
comment How can I make YouTube always select 240p?
Try YouTube "Feather" Beta youtube.com/feather_beta "This is an opt-in beta for "Feather" support on YouTube. The "Feather" project is intended to serve YouTube video watch pages with the lowest latency possible. It achieves this by severely limiting the features available to the viewer and making use of advanced web techniques for reducing the total amount of bytes downloaded by the browser. It is a work in progress and may not work for all videos."
Aug
13
comment Is there any web-app to monitor my internet usage?
+1. As of August 2013, Google Toolbar is only available for Internet Explorer. If you're using Chrome, all of the features of Google Toolbar are built into it.