Saturday, April 22, 2017

ZeroNet --- Host your own websites uncensorably and for free

ZeroNet is an open, decentralized, uncensorable, and free Internet-like network of peer-to-peer users based on Bitcoin cryptography and BitTorrent network. It is more user friendly and easier to set up your own websites (with zero hosting costs) than the dark web, and also supports anonymity through the Tor network.

Download the client here: https://zeronet.io
Just unzip and run the exe, then you can visit ZeroNet websites like "http://127.0.0.1:43110/1DXq7dVTH2dir2ndUMyUSfNTESpYCSNanU/ (How to Create Your First ZeroBlog)" using any Browser. Note ZeroNet sites (zites) use a Bitcoin address (free) or .bit (cost Namecoin) as domain name.

To directly visit ZeroNet sites without using the client, try these ZeroNet proxies:
https://bit.surf:43110/
https://zero.arukascloud.io/
https://zeronet.korso.win/
https://zn.maly.io/
https://proxy.th3nd.com/
https://fuckcf.cf/
https://proxy1.zeronet.functor.xyz/
http://cvhb5yx2qdclb76m.onion.to/ (http://cvhb5yx2qdclb76m.onion tor only)
https://zero.acelewis.com/

So, for example, you can click the following links to visit the ZeroNet site "http://127.0.0.1:43110/1DXq7dVTH2dir2ndUMyUSfNTESpYCSNanU/" directly and as usual:
https://bit.surf:43110/1DXq7dVTH2dir2ndUMyUSfNTESpYCSNanU
https://zero.arukascloud.io/1DXq7dVTH2dir2ndUMyUSfNTESpYCSNanU

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How to browse dark web (.onion) sites directly (without Tor)

"Whenever you see a URL like http://duskgytldkxiuqc6.onion/, that's a Tor Onion service. Just replace .onion with .onion.to or .onion.city or .onion.cab or .onion.direct or any other domain made available by volounteers Tor2web operators..."
Example: Simply visit "etnkdf2jsvc7vi4u.onion" using https://etnkdf2jsvc7vi4u.onion.to/
However, you're unprotected when using this way provided by https://tor2web.org/. For anonymity, please install and use Tor Browser to visit the original address. You can find some .onion sites here: http://gizmodo.com/the-deep-web-is-mostly-full-of-garbage-1786857267 (as the title suggests, most of which are just garbage sites.)

Links:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.onion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darknet
https://tor2web.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor2web

Friday, March 31, 2017

Repair your Windows with the Media Creation Tool (Windows.iso)

If you have problems with your Windows, an easy fix that will keep all your installed apps, programmers and files is to repair (refresh/reset/update) your installed Windows using the official media creation tool. It is like a re-installation of Windows, so it can solve most problems, but you don't loss anything you already have.

Just go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10, download the tool, run it and follow the GUI instructions; remember to choose "Upgrade this PC now (Download and install updates)", and that is it.
For detailed steps of this repairing process, please refer to:
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/16397-repair-install-windows-10-place-upgrade.html

Other problems:
If you see the error "Setup couldn’t start properly, Please reboot your PC and run set up again", just rename the folders "$Windows.~BT", "$Windows.~WS." and "Windows.old", in your system drive, and try again, see http://www.thewindowsclub.com/setup-couldnt-start-properly-windows-10

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tabula --- Free tool to extract tables in PDF as CSV or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet!

"Tabula was created by journalists for journalists and anyone else working with data locked away in PDFs. Tabula will always be free and open source."
Want to copy a table in a PDF document and save it as a CSV file or Excel spreadsheet? Just try the free and open source tool Tabula! It has a very simple and nice user interface (clicking, dragging to draw the selecting box) and works well for most PDF files containing data tables (only text-based PDFs, not scanned documents, though). Tabula is available on Mac, Windows (no installation is needed, just unzip and run) and Linux.
Official Site: http://tabula.technology/
Source Code: https://github.com/tabulapdf/tabula
Links:
https://ropensci.org/blog/blog/2017/04/18/tabulizer (tabulizer: R bindings to the tabula-java library for processing PDF tables programmatically)