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Scraping High-Res images from the MoMA and the Van Gogh Museum websites

MoMA res= {1,2,3..} is the resolution.Use res = -1 for the max available resolution, but beware of a shipload of lawyers, ...
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What information is sent to Wolfram Research when loading or working with Mathematica?

There is a setting in Mathematica that controls whether it can access the internet. Go to Preferences -> Internet Connectivity and uncheck "Allow the Wolfram ...
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YouTube Video inside Mathematica 13?

We know Mathematica supports communication with different programming languages via external connectors. I will show a way with Python here. Main idea is to import the YouTube streaming link using an ...
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Making a website with Mathematica

In my opinion, Mathematica's XML template feature makes this quite easy. You'd write your HTML code for each page using XML templates, and then populate the templates with data as necessary using <...
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Scraping High-Res images from the MoMA and the Van Gogh Museum websites

Van Gogh Museum Here is the same for the tiles structure of the Van Gogh Museum at @bills' request. Note that the structure is completely different. I preserved the same resolution convention: ...
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Google Image Search in Notebook?

Mathematica now supports a native connection to GoogleCustomSearch API. To use image search you can do: ...
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More complete "MutipartData" POSTs using URLFetch

This is a hack, but it works. ...
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How to obtain the distance (in Km/Miles and in minutes) by road ?. for example using googlemaps

You can use TravelDistance and related functions to find the distance by road. Example: ...
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Poor (network) performance of Interpreter["Time"]

Two solutions: Use the listability of Interpreter to parallelize calls to WR servers: ...
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Making a website with Mathematica

This is not an anwser to produce live/production code for websides. (yet) I guess it's not what you want because its not very sophisticated but one could use MMA to make a good html code emitter ...
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Making a website with Mathematica

This small note describes the method I use. I've been using this method for years. (all of my web site is written in Latex actually, and converted to HTML. First I used to use latex2html then switched ...
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Temporarily simulate being offline programmatically

You can set $AllowInternet to False (or just turn off your WiFi or unplug the cable).
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Mathematica equivalent of a curl snippet

You can use a program like Fiddler to compare the requests being generated by both: Your call to curl generates a request like this: ...
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How to test upload speed?

The easiest method I can think of to get an estimate is to upload a file to a server and measure how long it takes. Should give a reasonable guess, but like all of these things, it can only be a guess....
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Making a website with Mathematica

I thought I'd just briefly lay out what I do so people don't have to go to the link to my blog post in the question. The packages for all this junk are here, here, and here. Look for the things with <...
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Creating a hyperlink graph from Wikipedia

Yep, as @Sjoerd mentions in the comments, 10.1 includes the WikipediaData functionality. You can use like this: ...
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Using SendMail with new Google Security Rules

If you are regularly sending email back and forth to a small number of people, then SendMail with the Google “less secure apps” setting is a very good solution. On the other hand, if you send or ...
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Security of SendMail

Computers communicate with each other through protocols. For example, web servers communicate with browsers using HTTP – the Hypertext Transfer Protocol. Another protocol is HTTPS – the Hypertext ...
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YouTube Video inside Mathematica 13?

I think the issue might be with the nature of the content in this URL. It's not that you are not been able to access the URL, as you can check yourself with running either ...
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Temporarily simulate being offline programmatically

A general solution for Windows is to run an application (such as Mathematica) inside a Sandboxie sandbox, for which Sandbox Settings > Restrictions > Internet Access has been set to "No program can ...
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What information is sent to Wolfram Research when loading or working with Mathematica?

Some services provided by Mathematica require Mathematica to access our servers through the internet. The privacy policy on this topic can be found here: http://www.wolfram.com/legal/privacy/wolfram-...
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Incorporating photos into a Mathematica-made web page

I haven't seen a clear cut solution listed anywhere even though this question is quite old. Thus, I will post my solution here. The easiest solution is to use SVG format rather than to fiddle with ...
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How to tell (sub)kernels on a cluster not to try to access wolfram servers on startup?

As an alternative it can also be done programatically following this link $AllowInternet = False Or to the frontend You can use: ...
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Downloading a number of images from a web site as a list

I wrote this in the comment, but the code did not come out properly formatted. So here it is again: Import["https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematica", "Images"]
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Reading data from Google Docs

This seems to work: ...
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MathLink: How to change the default listening IP address?

Use the undocumented LinkHost option, e.g.: LinkCreate[LinkProtocol -> "TCPIP", LinkHost -> "127.0.0.1"] yields: ...
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Print only when webpage updates

Your approach is the only viable option: You have to download the website to see if it has changed. I wrote some sample code just try it, and I didn't think this solution presented a performance issue....
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Is there a way to turn off paclet updating altogether?

You can open Preferences > Internet Connectivity and uncheck Allow the Wolfram System to access the Internet. Alternatively ...
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webmathematica to share my game?

This applies to any Wolfram Cloud based web application, not simply to your question, but there are say 4 steps involved in creating a web app. Hopefully some of this carries over from WC to ...
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How to force Mathematica to interpret a file as HTML?

I suspect this is in the documentation, but just in case it is not obvious, one can indicate the import format as the first element of an array in the 2nd argument to ...

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