Downloading entire playlists from YouTube

YouTube doesn't allow downloading their content but lets you save some of the videos for offline viewing. If you're travelling and doubt your Internet pack would be sufficient it always a good idea to be on the safe side and download the videos you might need during your journey. How?

I use YMUSIC for the said purpose.
You can Google the term or click here.
Just sign in with your YouTube account and you'll be able to access all your playlist and YouTube history. You can download single videos as well as the entire playlist. 


For quick instruction, there is a small video below.


For downloading the playlist, you can follow the instructions here.

Samy Smart TV for just Rs. 4999 is Bullshit and here's why!

So I just stumbled to a very refreshing news of Samy selling a smart TV for just Rs. 4,999. Now before we get all hyped up I want you guys to understand this is the booking phase and you're just throwing in your money at a product with no users as of now.
The fun part is, this smart TV is not even going to cost you Rs. 4,999 it's going to cost you more like Rs. 7500 to Rs. 8000 depending on your location as they are charging a massive delivery fee of up to Rs. 1800.

Smart Smart TV 32 Inch for Rs 4,999



Massive delivery charge 




The actual cost of Samy Smart TV


That's all.

Now, why should I buy a Smart TV with a very absurd resolution for its size when there are significantly better options readily available on Amazon and other shopping portals.

Take a look at the following TV for instance.

https://www.amazon.in/Candes-32LEDSTV-Inches-Smart-Television/dp/B07GZTWPS7/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1549023727&sr=8-25&keywords=32+inch+smart


Not only this. I'd like to bring to your attention this piece daylight scam features a 512 MB of ram. And I don't expect it to be carrying a decent interface either. I've had an opportunity to try Kevin Smart TV of 40-inch size and its interfaces straight o
ff sucks. It's an abomination.

So please do a little research before buying this scam-spam-boosted product in the name of Make in India.
There is nothing fascination with this TV.  Samy 32 inch for 4,999 or should I say Rs 8,000 including all taxes and hidden fees.

There are much better options available for slightly over this price.


How to transfer your Domain to CloudFlare

Cloudflare recently came into Domain Registrar Business and they're probably the best when it comes to pricing. Why?

No markup. No surprise fees."

That's right. 
Apparently, there is not much of a service you need once you registered a domain and it pointing to right name servers. 

Now in order to transfer your domain from a different registrar to CloudFlare, you need to open the dashboard on your current registrar and make sure there is no Registrar-Lock on your domain.



Once confirmed you'll need to get an EPP Code which you'll be entering in the CloudFlare panel where you transfer a domain.


Now when transferring a domain you need to make sure your domain is supported by CloudFlare. To check that head to TLD Policies by CloudFlare here.

https://www.cloudflare.com/tld-policies/

For anyone concerned .in domains don't come in this policy yet. So if you're having trouble transferring a .in domain to CloudFlare there is no way to do it as of now.




Once you see Transfer in progress all you can do is wait. It could take up to 14 days for the transfer to complete.

Samsung Galaxy M20 and M10 GSMArena Full Phone Specifications

Samsung recently announced two new phones that'll target the budget phone market for them.



Samsung Galaxy M20 will be sold starting at 10,990 Indian Rupees and Samsung Galaxy M10 will be starting at just 7,990 Indian Rupees.

The sale will go live at 5th of February, 2019 at 12pm at Amazon.in




Here are full phone specifications from GSM Arena on both the phones.



Model Samsung Galaxy M20 Galaxy M10
Launch Announced 2019, January 2019, January
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, February 5 Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, February 5
Body Dimensions 156.4 x 74.5 x 8.8 mm (6.16 x 2.93 x 0.35 in) 155.6 x 75.6 x 7.7 mm (6.13 x 2.98 x 0.30 in)
Weight 186 g (6.56 oz) 163 g (5.75 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Display Type PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.22 inches, 96.6 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density) 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
Platform OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5 Android 8.1 (Oreo); Experience 9.5
Chipset Exynos 7904 Octa (14 nm) Exynos 7870 Octa (14 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver) Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-G71 MP2 Mali-T830 MP1
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot) microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 32 GB, 3 GB RAM or 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
Main Camera Modules 13 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.8", 1.12μm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/6", 1.12μm, depth sensor
13 MP, f/1.9, 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5", 1.12µm, depth sensor
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected] [email protected]
Selfie Camera Modules 8 MP, f/2.0 5 MP, f/2.0
Features HDR HDR
Video [email protected] [email protected]
Sound Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Comms WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Infrared port No No
Radio FM radio, RDS, recording FM radio
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector microUSB 2.0
Features Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Accelerometer, proximity
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
Misc
Colors Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black Ocean Blue, Charcoal Black
SAR 0.24 W/kg (head)    
SAR EU 0.25 W/kg (head)     1.59 W/kg (body)    
Price About 150 EUR About 100 EUR

Some great quotes that can help you move on

Moving on can sometimes be troublesome. It takes time and not an easy thing to do.
Moving on quotes could help you keep focused, sometimes inspire you and keep you motivated.

Here are some of the quotes meant for the broken hearts to help move on in their life.

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

When people treat you like they don't care, believe them.

When things aren't adding up in your life, start subtracting.

Relationships are worth fighting for but don't be the only one fighting.

It takes two to tango, Two.

Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.

Why a one account for all Streaming Services would be a great idea

Since 2011, Netflix has become one of the most powerful companies in the world, boasting a worldwide user base of nearly 150 million. Between 2011 and 2015, Netflix and other streaming services penetrated the global market so effectively that piracy plummeted roughly 50%.



However, for the first time in years, that trend line is changing. In 2018, global piracy went up.

Global piracy rate is a useful indicator for the health of the streaming market because it highlights a key value of streaming providers: convenience. Netflix proved that even in a world where piracy is accessible and relatively low-risk, users are willing to pay for convenience. No one wants to search dodgy corners of the internet to stream The Office if they don't have to.

The migration of users from streaming services back to piracy indicates that streaming services are no longer offering the same level of convenience they used to. There are two major reasons for this.

The first is market segmentation. If you want to watch WestworldAtlanta, and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, you'll need to subscribe to some combination of HBO, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. As major streaming services invest in exclusive content (Netflix budgeted $13 billion for original content in 2018), users are forced to sign up for multiple services or miss out. As producers like Disney launch their own exclusive streaming services, the problem only grows.

The second is international licensing. International licensing for media is a nightmare, and for streaming services, it presents a massive bottleneck. While Netflix users in the U.S. enjoy thousands of streamable movies, users in Portugal get by with a couple hundred. In countries with strict censorship laws like Saudi Arabia, numbers become even smaller.

These forces converge to make individual streaming services less convenient—and therefore less valuable—to users, making the trade-offs of piracy more worthwhile. And while that may not spell the end for streaming services, it does signal that we may be seeing the end of streaming's golden age.

There seems to be a need for One Account for all streaming services in this world. But such a program will require a lot of money to put it in action. Paying royalties to streaming services and playing it through their application (maybe). Such a thing seems only possible by a joint effort. Hopefully, someday these big players will realize and work together on something like it.

Five Greatest Monologues I've ever seen




A monologue is usually a long speech by a single actor. According to its definition, a narration can sometimes be considered as a monologue as well. But not necessarily. A monologue in its own term means a speech delivered by an actor as his thoughts rather than what's happening in the scene.

I've been researching over monologues and watching and learning as much as I can.
Here are some of the greatest monologues I found online.
This list is not actually just five monologues but five sources where I found the best monologues.

1. 12 Angry Men
This movie is mostly shot in one room only with 12 men who would decide the fate of a suspect on the basis of facts and figures presented in the court. This movie takes amazing turns and full of monologues.


2. Rajat's Speech | Pyar ka Punchnama
Even though it's a Hindi monologue, English audience can find the translated subtitles on YouTube here. Considering the definition it's a monologue and can be delivered in one go.

3. Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet): To be or not to be
I stumbled into this while searching for monologues and I find it great. Having no background knowledge of this play I find it hard to understand but the way it is executed makes me want to watch it again and again.




4. Game of Throne Tyrion's Speech during the trial
Game of Throne is an epic series with great acting perfectly put together. There are numerous dialogues and monologues that makes Game of Throne one of the best TV series ever made.
Apart from Tyrion's speech, you can look for Khalisi and Peter Bailish's monologues.

5. Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman
This whole movie hits you in the spot. It's Morgan Freeman guys. Best known for his voice. 




Some mentions worth taking a look.

Naseeruddin Shah in A Wednesday



Kevin Spacey in House of Cards


Monologue based game development

I've been working, I've been working really hard. But I was relaxed until now. 
Now, there's a sense of urgency. So I had to fast forward my progress. I've been working on a game which is mostly a monologue of a boy surviving the apocalypse. 




He lives in his room and doesn't go out much just to be careful.
I've formulated a script to work on and started watching monologues for better understanding and improving my acting skills.
I'll update here with all the resources I used to learn over time. 
I'll also be sharing my transcript when it's done. 
So how did go about developing a monologue based game? 
The reason behind this was putting my skills to best use. I wanted to make a video game, and a movie and a Full Motion Video Game (FMV) was the answer to this.
Now I was also short of manpower so I had to design a script/game with lowest possible number of characters and locations. Therefore a room based video wherein there's only one character.
I also found out that the keyword "monologue" isn't all the competing when it comes to search engines. It perfectly fits my needs. 


How to access Websites in Blocked in your Country

The short and simple answer is to use a VPN.
VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. Upon using a VPN your request to see a website is routed through a remote server located in a different country.

Opera Web Browser provides free VPN server and is the easiest way to access any blocked content.



You can download Opera Web Browser from their website here.

To use VPN in Opera Browse follow steps below.






  1. Open Opera Web Brower.
  2. Click on Menu at top-left of the browser and open Settings.
  3. In the search on right type VPN
  4. Enable VPN by clicking on the toggle.




The First Tree is on 50% off sale for 24 hours

The First Tree on Steam

The First Tree is an exploration game in which you play as a wolf trying to find it's Family.
Reviews are overwhelmingly positive and this great game is quite a tear jerker.



A lovely, 3rd-person exploration game focused around 2 parallel stories: a fox making an attempt to seek out her missing family, and a son reconnecting along with his alienated father in Alaska.
Uncover artefacts from the son's life as he becomes tangled within the fox’s journey towards the primary Tree.
The game got recently updated and its future seems bright.

Totally worth the value. It's on a 50% off sale for 24 hours.
Head to Steam and get it before the sale goes away.