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Linux/Wii Hack – How to Use Wiimote with Linux!

Here’s another great linux/wii hack that alows you to use a Wiimote with linux games.  The author uses a linux HTPC which projects HD onto his wall using a projector, thus using Wiimote as control device not only a necessity, it also allowed protectiong against damages to expensive HDTVs.

When I had to decide on a remote control for it, it didn’t take me long to see a wii-mote would be ideal. It is wireless, has en

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Samsung TV Hack – How to Hack Samsung’s Linux Firmware!

The new Samsung LCD TVs run Linux for their firmware I guess and here’s some guy who has hacked it so the Samsung TV can do other things such as networking and file share.

Their modified Samsung firmware is available as SamyGo but you will first have to learn to enable telnet into your Samsung TV.

I think this opens a lot of doors for people like me who love hacking linux-b

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FREE Linux GNOME Wallpapers!

GNOME is a popular GUI choice for linux users, here’s a bunch of free linux GNOME wallpapers you can download.

Of course, you don’t need to use to download these, you can also simply use FTP to download to your Mac/Windows computer too.

First you need to create a directory in your home directory, lets call it Wallpapers mkdir ~/Wallpapers

Now you need to connect to gnome.org ftp servers ftp ftp.gnome.org Next you will be asked

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Password Hack – How to Hack Windows, Linux, or even Mac Passwords!

For those of you who are into hacking passwords (because you are an IT guy and people at your company have really bad memories), you might want to read up on Joe’s guide to hacking Windows, Linux, or even Mac passwords here.  Also, don’t forget you can hack Firefox passwords too here.

Windows is still the most popular operating system, and the meth

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Firefox DIY – How to Shutdown Your Computer Automatically After Downloads are Finished!

For those of you looking for a solution to download all your files off the web and shut down your computer automatically when they are finished, you are in luck as there’s Firefox Autoshutdown plug-in that works on all types of computers including Windows, Mac, and linux.  (Of course, linux, you could probably script something instead or just leave it on as linux is a lot more secure than everything else out there.)

For detailed instructions on how to use this plug-in,

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Linux DIY – How to Build your Own Open Source DropBox Storage Server!

Here’s a great way to  build your own open-source storage server just like the commercial version DropBox. (btw, is a great service!)

Basically this will allow you to build easy-to-use linux storage server for private companies as an example.

If you like tinkering with Linux like me,  you might be very interested in this, so take a look!

So a few months ago they made headlines on supporting Linux as they re

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SMB Hack Makes Your Windows Vista and Windows 7 Vulnerable to Blue Screen of Death!

One of the main reasons I don’t use Windows Vista or even Windows 7 is because they simply suck.  I know that people have been telling me that Windows 7 is actually quite better but the latest SMB hack proves that they are all still vulnerable as with any other Windows products.  I don’t blame Bill Gates though, he’s already filthy rich making Windows vulnerable but still, he did make PCs ever more popular than Apple ever was/will be.  I still remember rooti

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Linux Hack – How to Resume SCP Transfers after Interruption!

For those of you who need to “resume” SCP file transfers that have been interrupted, there’s an easy way to resume them using rsync command.

Use this:

alias scpresume="rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

For Ubuntu or Debian add sudo:

alias scpresume="sudo rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh"

This is great since you won’t have to restart your file transfers if you happened to be transferring files around 100GB.

Perks include understanding the same user@host:path syntax as scp as well as being able to resume a broken scp download (Note:

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Linux Ubuntu DIY – How to Setup DDNS on your Ubuntu!

I have a nice little Linux Ubuntu box I setup here in my apartment with a KVM switch but most of the time, I use command lines to SSH into my linux box.

When I am away from from home and I want to access my linux box, I can access it (SSH into it) using DDNS (dynamic DNS).  This is great since I have my own backup server plus I can test out my web servers on my linux box before going live.

Anyways, if you are looking for easy solution on how to setup DDNS on your Ubuntu machine, ddclient is probably the easiest.  You can

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Amazon Hack – Kindle 2 Hacked to Run Ubuntu Linux!

It looks like Jesse Vincent has hacked an Amazon Kindle 2 to run a custom version of Ubuntu Linux! Well, the Kindle 2 does run on ARM, there’s a lot of linux software out there that’s running on ARM including the Palm Pre but this is pretty amazing indeed.

I could not find any further details on how to accomplish this but I can say one thing, if you can make use of Kindle 2’s EDVO connection, you might just have hacked a “free” per-say, linux computer that uses very litt

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