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Convert multiple flac files to mp3
make sure that flac and lame are installed sudo apt-get install lame flac

Recording the desktop and an application audio source for webcast
You will have to use the sound preferences (record) to choose the audio source and set it to internal.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Bring the word under the cursor on the :ex line in Vim
Very handy to bring the word currently under the cursor into a :s command in Vim. Example: If the cursor was on the word "eggs": :s/ ==> :s/eggs

Create a thumbnail from a video file

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Create a tar file with the current date in the name.

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Checks throughput between two nodes
This will show the throughput between two nodes. Thanks to szboardstretcher, who posted it here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/quick-and-easy-way-to-measure-throughput-between-two-nodes-868998/

Check if the LHC has destroyed the world
This says if the LHC has destroyed the world. Run it in a loop to monitor the state of Earth. Might not work reliable, if the world has actually been destroyed.


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