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Notes About Botting on Instagram


Like many social media platforms, there’s a good chance that many interactions you have on Instagram are not with other people but simply automated software otherwise known as Bots.  Now these programs are not exactly well liked in Instagram, indeed most platforms spend a load of money detecting and blocking them for obvious reasons.  …

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Using Cport with the Serial Communication Ports


Sometimes you need to look back in archives to find the information you want especially when using tools which might not be as popular today.  Here’s an article saved from the archives on a component called Cport. CPort is a Delphi component created by Dejan Crnila. it provide interfaces for Delphi programmers to use the…

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Using Delphi Components for Serial Communication


CPort is a Delphi component created by Dejan Crnila. it provide interfaces for Delphi programmers to use the serial communication ports. If you need to utilize serial modem or any other serial communication devices in your Delphi application, you should use this component. It’s obviously doesn’t take much to install and use a modem however…

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Can Developing Code Improve Our Lives?


Can technology make a better life for us all? Does improving and developing new systems, writing new code really bring a positive improvement to our lives. It seems a trite argument, of course technology is good – but sometimes it’s difficult to balance the improvements against the problems it causes. Don’t get me wrong: (transparently)…

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Wireless Protection – Key is Encryption


Wireless is great, it allows you to access your internet connection from anywhere. For years people had to sit within a cable length of their modem, but the onset of available Wifi options freed us from that restriction.  There are caveats of course, one of the major ones is security – your wireless signals are not…

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Why You Should Secure Your Home Wireless


We have a tendency to presume that ordinary people have no need to bother with computer security. After all sitting in at home just browsing the web it’s easy to feel pretty safe, after all who would want to hack them.   You might think that you’ve noting of real value, but the reality is…

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A Brief Primer on the MP3 Format


The internet has transformed our entertainment options in so many ways. As the sad demise of the last Blockbuster store shows, there is little need for us to physically leave our homes in order to get the latest movie or album. The successful companies like Netflix have developed with the technology, moving on from their…

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Common Wireless Security Terms Explained


Here’s some useful wireless and security terms that you may have come across and a brief definition. IEEE 802.11: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) family of standards for wireless LANs, which was first introduced in 1997. 802.11b is a standard that is endorsed and branded as Wi-Fi* by the Wi-Fi Alliance. IEEE…

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The Wireless Future of Metropolitan Area Networks


The most common 802.16a configuration consists of a base station mounted on a building or tower that communicates on a point to multi-point basis with subscriber stations located in businesses and homes. 802.16a has up to 30 miles of range with a typical cell radius of 4 – 6 miles. Within the typical cell radius,…

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What does the Future Hold for XML


Binary XML has been one of those concepts that’s been bandied about for the last couple of years, though not without a huge amount of action. The principle here is simple – with XML as it exists now, text based content can readily be parsed on any platform into an internal binary representation (a DOM),…

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