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maybe try this one
http://html2text.sourceforge.net/

besides there should be enough perl modules too

and yes, links2 does it too

easy to get a batch script using those

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Living Room / Re: Unprotected Wireless Lans?
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:17 AM »
none, mine is save, and i disabled my cousin's wifi next door
and i live pretty much in the country side ;)

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Living Room / Re: size-changing USB flash drives
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:12 AM »
http://www.plusminus.ru/flashbag.html :-*
(gotta be a joke, though)

i dont think it's a joke
i dont even think it's a bad idea "just because"
i just think it not practical

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Living Room / Re: Earth. Overpopulated or not?
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:08 AM »
hehe, it was mentioned several times, but for all your comp sci peeps
the whole thing in simple words:

ressource conflicts lead to deadlocks
and scheduling to starvation

;)

tho i _think_ right now there would be enough food to feed everyone
since a DAMN lot of food produced in the "western world" is unused and thrown away.

i'm not implying anything with that, having enough ressources doesn't mean having a blanco cheque for population growth

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Living Room / Re: Anyone actually use rewriteable media?
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:03 AM »
i've never used a RW CDR or DVDR, never ever since i got my first burner
the write-once media is just dirt cheap, so i dont have to bother about spending time on formatting the RW media

there's only one downside to the USB stick drive thingy
like all flash based storage it ages pretty fast
a single cell (bit) of the flash survives for something like 10000 write cycles, then it dies (the cell, not the whole memory)

compared to a the usual RW media, that's a _very_ long lifespan tho ;)


anyways, a little side note:
all that hype about "boot <XYZ OS> from usb" is non-trivial
eg. for linux you have to use a special filesystem that prevents repeated writes into the same cell by distributing data over the whole memory.
you also have to disable logging facilities like syslogd etc, to prevent (in most cases) useless writes
now if you want to do the same with windows, be my guest and watch your stick age waaay faster

but that's just a little note that basically says: usb drives aren't the solution for everything ;)

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