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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

"Knowing" - a great mystery, drama and Sci-Fi story

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"Knowing" is a quite old movie, from 2009, which brings Nicolas Cage and Chandler Canterbury in the center of a story categorized by some critics as a thriller, but in fact nothing scarier than just a very exciting combination of mystery, Sci-Fi and some of a drama.

Anyway, the movie presents the story of a teacher which opens a time capsule with drawings of the future made 50 years ago by some old students and gives an envelope with a drawing to every pupil at that school. An astro-physics professor's son gets a "drawing" with a lot of numbers, apparently random, which proves to be a...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

How to download an entire photo album from Facebook?

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I'm sure that sometimes you needed to download an entire album from Facebook and your only solution was to manually download every single picture, but today I'll show you 2 quick methods to solve this problem:



  1. PICK 'n ZIP it's a simple online software which downloads albums from your Facebook account, your friends' accounts or other accounts' albums in which you're tagged. You don't need to install anything on your computer, just log in to Facebook through picknzip.com and follow the steps there.

  1. If you navigate with Google Chrome (and if you don't, today it's a great day to start) download from the Chrome Webstore the DOWNLOAD Fb ALBUMS extension.

Friday, August 17, 2012

C++: The "strcat" and "strcpy" functions

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Today I'm going to introduce you 2 new functions from the "string.h"  library: "strcpy" which copies the content of a string in another one and "strcat"  which concatenates 2 strings.
I can't show you the syntax of these to functions better than with an example, so let's try to solve the following problem: In the input file there are 2 strings, "x" and "y". You have to create a "z" string with the content from the "x" string, followed by the content from the "y" string and between them the word "and". After that, print on the screen the 3 strings
problem.in

apples
pears

problem.out

the x string is apples
the y string is pears
the z string is apples and pears

Here you are the source-code for the problem, using the 2 functions:
#include <string.h>
#include <stdio.h>
int main ()
{
         freopen("problem.in", "r", stdin);

         freopen("problem.out", "w", stdout);
        char x[1000],y[1000],z[1000];
        int i;

        //now we'll read the 2 strings from the input file
        gets(x);
        gets(y);

        //in the next we'll copy the string "x" in the string "z"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World", only in IMAX

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Sea Rex is a documentary movie which brings the T-Rex of the seas in the most amazing 3D technology, in IMAX theatres. The movie its not quite a documentary, giving you the chance to experience a wondrous adventure from the dinosaur age in a more real way and so, to immerse yourself in a lost age, 200 million years back in time...
This movie has unbelievable effects and lets you see science come alive in an entertaining way, so I can say that Sea Rex deserves attention even just for its effects and technology.


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Saturday, August 4, 2012

This fall redefines technology

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Seems like the most expected operating systems and devices are coming one after each other in September and October, when is announced the beginning of a new age of technology, because these are not just some little steps forward from the same main design idea: they represent a radical change of the appearance and main utilities with which we have already got used from the biggest companies, Apple and Microsoft, adapted to the change of modern man's lifestyle and also to the younger generation, which uses gadgets full-time.
Ending the generalization, let's see the spectacular releases concrete:

  • iPhone 5 running iOS 6
iPhone 5  may have a curved design...
iPhone 5 is a very expected smart-phone, since before the release of iPhone 4S. As we already know, Apple doesn't show its creations before the official release, so we need to wait until September 12th, when it will see the light of stores. Of course, that there are enough rumors about how will it look like, so let's see some of them:


...or it may be transparent!




Friday, August 3, 2012

Words in English that are often confused

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Here you are a list with some usual words, in English, that use to be confused. It's very helpful for all of us to read this list, but also interesting, because we see how some different groups of letters are pronounced in the same way.


  • accept verb: Please accept this gift.
except preposition: every day except Friday.

  • advice noun: He always gives good advice.
advise verb: I wouldn't advise doing that.

  • affect verb: Tiredness affects concentration.