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Networking 400: Secret TCP three-way handshakes

TCP secret three-way handshakes

So we all know that IP addresses allow us to communicate across the network by telling us source and destination layer 3 addresses.  But that’s just one bitty part of network communication. If you’ve been following my blog you know IP addresses

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Could NetEase be the next Grooveshark alternative?

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I remember the first time I heard about Napster.  I was a senior in high school and my curly headed eccentric friend introduced me to music piracy.  I didn’t care that I was stealing music.  Heck, I rationalized that I was

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First look at Spartan in Windows 10

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Windows 10 build 10051 leaked to the web a few days ago.  The most salient detail about this build is that it has the new Spartan web browser.  Before you glower at me for praising Microsoft’s latest browser I need

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What is a .crdownload and .partial file and can I delete them?

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If you ever started a download in Chrome or Internet Explorer and flipped open the Downloads folder before the download finished, you probably saw an enigmatic file with a .crdownload or .partial extension. Today I want to tell you exactly what these

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Chrome is getting better

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Google knows everything. Just admit it and stop trying to opt out of omniscience.  There’s nothing you can do to run from Google. But this isn’t always a bad thing.  Let me explain what I mean.

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