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Originally aired on December 13th, 2011.
Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu.
Episodes › Season 5 › Episode 221
- Robbie Ferguson and Rachel Xu present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
- Introducing the new live viewing page for Category5 Technology TV.
- Viewer Question: Are you using a green screen?
- Santa Claus pays a visit and extends a very special greeting to Rachel Xu, courtesy of magicsanta.ca.
- Viewer Comment: Greeting from India.
- Greetings to new viewers.
- Viewer Question: How can I connect to a Windows share on my NAS from my Linux computer and output a list of all the files in that share?
- Connecting to a Windows share the typical way from within the Linux GUI.
- Installing smbfs on Linux using the apt-get command.
- Creating a mountpoint in Linux to connect your NAS to.
- Mounting a samba (Windows) network share to your Linux machine using the mount command and smbfs.
- Demonstrating a few of the different "simple" commands to list files in Linux.
- Piping bash (Linux terminal) commands into a text file using either overwrite method or append.
- Viewer Question: Which movie software is better, Moovida or XBMC?
- Viewer Question: Can you explain what the speed of SD memory cards means?
- Using Google to quickly convert megabits to megabytes.
- The effects of SD card speed on both video and still digital cameras.
- Understanding the class rating of SD cards.
- Top Stories from the Category5.TV newsroom.
- What "sandboxing" means.
- Rachel's Question: Is the Pogoplug simply USB storage?
- Remeniscing when flash drives were more than $100 for less than 100 MB.
- Robbie's use of a Brother MFC scanner to scan directly to USB flash drive, and then plug the drive directly into the Pogoplug to share and backup.
- Viewer Comment: The star over your head needs to be turned down.
- Viewer Comment: The Pogoplug software is not working on my computer.
- The advantages and disadvantages of Pogoplug software vs Pogoplug hardware.
- Important Notice: Apparently some cashiers have been ringing through orders at the checkout with "cash advance", and then pocketing the money. Check your receipts as you check out.
- When forwarding email, use BCC to protect yourself, friends and family from viruses and spammers.
- Why Robbie always checks the ATM before inserting his debit card.
- Feature: Making your Internet faster ... for free.
- What DNS is and what it does for you.
- Why DNS really matters: it's not just about getting to the page, but every single http request required to generate and navigate the web site.
- Obtaining GRC's free DNS Benchmark tool, which works on Windows, or via wine in Linux or Mac OS.
- Running DNS Benchmark on Linux using wine.
- Generating a custom name server list in DNS Benchmark.
- Understanding the "orange" redirecting DNS servers generated by DNS Benchmark.
- Running a DNS Benchmark to determine the fastest DNS servers for your Internet connection.
- Using Linux Network Connections tool to edit your DNS settings directly on your Linux computer. Note: this can be done on both Windows and Mac OS, but the process is simply a little different. Simply use a search engine and search for change dns windows xp, change dns windows 7 or change dns mac os according to your needs.
- GRC DNS Benchmark's advantage over other products such as namebench: it not only offers the fastest servers, but also lets you see their reliability.
- Christmas gift for Rachel Xu: a Christmas pickle.
- Contest: Click Race. Congratulations to Jot who won the Pogoplug and Knightstarr who won 250 Category5 Viewer Points as the runner up.
- Viewer Comment: The reason I'm so good at clicking the mouse is from playing Planet Calypso.
Links to Relevant Web Sites:
- Category5 Mobile Site: mobile.cat5.tv
- Magic Santa: magicsanta.ca
- Video Bitrate Info on Wikipedia: wikipedia.org
- HD - H.264 High Definition (901.48 MB)
- SD - H.264 Standard Definition (293.65 MB)
- LD - H.264 Low Definition / Mobile (176.54 MB)
- MP3 - Audio Podcast (53.59 MB)
- JPG - Episode Still
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