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Spirit – the jailbreak for the iPad

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Today the Dev-Team has released their latest stroke of genius: Spirit is the name of the latest untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Before you jailbreak your device you should take two steps:

  1. Save the SHSH blob of your device. To do so you either have to download the necessary tool for Windows or Mac or edit your hosts file (/etc/hosts) to point “gs.apple.com” to “74.208.10.249” (Saurik’s server)
  2. Perform a full backup with iTunes! Especially if you’re trying to jailbreak your iPad – the whole procedure as well as Cydia on iPad is still considered beta.

Then go to http://spiritjb.com/ and download the jailbreak application for Mac or Windows. The jailbreak itself is as easy as one single click.

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Written by eubolist

2010/05/03 at 15:46

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) Beta 2 released

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Ubuntu 10.04 Beta 2 Has just been released. Why don’t you head over to http://releases.ubuntu.com/10.04/ and download a copy?

If you want to upgrade your existing Ubuntu installation to the newest Beta version type “gksu update-manager -d” in a terminal.

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2010/04/08 at 15:01

Anki: An Intelligent Study Card System For Any OS

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A month ago I was looking for a new computer-based method to improve my study schedule. After a bit of searching in the endless depth of the web I discovered Anki, a flash card application that has several very useful features:

  • It is written in Python and available for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD – which means it runs on virtually any computer.
  • There are a lot of  “Decks” (=sets of flashcards built by other users) already available on the web
  • The interface is really nice and intuitive, adding sound, video or pictures to your cards is very easy, thus can be accomplished by people with little experience with computers. Also there are many options to adjust the program to your study habits.
  • Anki uses spaced repetition. After each card you have to say how well you remembered it – based on that Anki will set the interval after which the card will be brought up again. With this technique facts will be pushed into your long-term memory. That means you won’t experience black outs in exams anymore as the hormone cortisol, released by your body in situations of psychological stress, only affects the short term but not the long term memory.

If that made you curious, why don’t you give it a try! Here are the download links:

Windows

Ubuntu (you can also install it with apt-get/aptitude, but the version in the repositories is pretty old)

Linux

Mac OSX

FreeBSD

Written by eubolist

2010/03/14 at 21:10

Howto: RSS-Feed for TV Show Torrents

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I found this awesome page where you can simply create a list from virtually all available TV shows, feed the URL to an RSS capable BitTorrent client and enjoy fully automatic downloads of the most recent episodes.

The procedure is very simple:

1.) Go to http://showrss.karmorra.info/ and create an account.

2.) Add shows to your personal feed. Mine looks like this:

3.) optional: by clicking on the little gearwheel on the left list you can customize the settings for each show, eg. whether to download in HD or not:

4.) Get the feed address! Click on “feeds”, then adjust the settings as you wish and click “Generate”

5.) Feed the link you are given to your favourite BitTorrent application. Personally I use Miro, but you can also use Vuze (formerly known as Azureus) or µTorrent. For a good list of BitTorrent clients and their features  see Wikipedia.

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2010/01/15 at 10:09