[How-To] Drop down of US States and countries using PHP and jQuery

[How-To] Drop down of US States and countries using PHP and jQuery

The following code can be reused to generate a dropdown of state and countries. When user selects the country as "United States", the state input automatically turns to a dropdown with a list of States in US. Additionally it remembers the input inside the state box.

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[SOLVED] The git:// protocol is read-only. when doing git push on gitorious

[SOLVED] The git:// protocol is read-only. when doing git push on gitorious

The error occurs when you try to push a commit to Gitorious. It occurs because the push url in .git/config is incorrect. You can follow the following steps to fix the issue.

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Get turn-by-turn voice navigation for Google maps in India on Android

Get turn-by-turn voice navigation for Google maps in India on Android

By default, for some unknown reason, Google has disabled turn by turn navigation on Android for most countries including India. However a member of XDA-Developers by the handle Brut.all hacked Google Maps and enabled turn by turn navigation for all the countries.

Installation is fairly easy as well:

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[Solved] MD5 mismatch! error on clockworkmod

[Solved] MD5 mismatch! error on clockworkmod

I encountered "MD5 mismatch!" error while trying to restore a nandroid backup from clockworkmod. It means the md5sum stored in the file nandroid.md5 isn't same as generated md5sum.

The fix is quite trivial. You can simply regenrate the md5 by copying the backup folder to your computer and executing the following in terminal.

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World’s cheapest tablet – Aakash to be sold for $35. Specifications released.

World’s cheapest tablet – Aakash to be sold for $35. Specifications released.

Finally the much awaited tablet for the Indian masses - Aakash will be available in retail stores by the end of November for Rs. 2,999 ($60). However, around 10 million government subsidised tablets would be sold to students at only Rs. 1750 ($35).

The technical specifications of the tablet are:

OS - Android 2.2 froyo...

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Ubuntu 12.04 named Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu 12.04 named Precise Pangolin

Scheduled to release on 13th October, 2011, Oneiric Ocelot is just around the corner. Mark Shuttleworth just named the Ubuntu 12.04 on his blog; it's called Precise Pangolin.

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[HowTo] Update Nexus S from 2.3.4 (GRJ22) to 2.3.6 (GRK39F) manually

[HowTo] Update Nexus S from 2.3.4 (GRJ22) to 2.3.6 (GRK39F) manually

Google finally fixed the tethering bug with earlier released 2.3.6 build GRK39C and released a new OTA update for Nexus S. You can either wait for the OTA or you can manually update the phone. Here are the step by step instructions to update Nexus S to 2.3.6 (GRK39F) from 2.3.4 (GRJ22).

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[Solved] “fedora-release conflicts with epel-release-5-4.noarch” on Fedora 15

[Solved] “fedora-release conflicts with epel-release-5-4.noarch” on Fedora 15

I encountered the error "fedora-release conflicts with epel-release-5-4.noarch" on Fedora 15 when trying to add and enable EPEL repository.

You can fix the error by manually extracting the rpm file and copying files in corresponding directories. Click on "Read More" for full instructions.

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[HowTo] Install latest node.js on Ubuntu

[HowTo] Install latest node.js on Ubuntu

Node.js is an implementation of javascript engine which can be run on server side.

The nodejs package offered by default Ubuntu PPAs is quite old. To install latest nodejs on Ubuntu, go through the following steps:

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[HowTo] Use SSHFS to mount remote directories via SSH

[HowTo] Use SSHFS to mount remote directories via SSH

Using SCP to copy files and folders to a remote server is often not very convenient. I feel copying and pasting something is best done by mouse. SSHFS is one such utility. It mounts a remote server's filesystem over SSH.

To install SSHFS on Ubuntu, do the following:

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