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Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

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Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names

Network and computer names are visible to anyone within the respective environment. Hence they make great subjects for sending messages, confusing other people in the network, or showing off your geekiness. Why use a default SSID or follow a boring name convention, if you could have some fun? Ever since I bought my first laptop in 2003, I named my devices after a life goal or a geographical destination.

12-06-2013
Trip Up A Nerd With These WiFi Network & Computer Names
The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]

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The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]

With this edition of Sound Sunday, I present you the transition from last week’s chiptune & video game music to different variations of the electronic genre, including classical and ambient music. It goes without saying that this edition covers a broad range of genres, despite what may seem like a narrow focus.

09-06-2013
The Great Transition: 13 Free Electronic Classical & Ambient Albums [Sound Sunday]
10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]

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10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]

Sound Sunday is often inspired by readers like yourself. The material for this edition was collected over several months, following the request of Luca in January this year. All of the albums demonstrate skill and passion for the chiptune genre. My personal highlight this week is Viking Guitar Productions’ expression of hard rock and metal with 8-bit music. It’s the chiptune flavor I can best identify with.

02-06-2013
10 Free Chiptune & Video Game Soundtrack Albums [Sound Sunday]
Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things

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Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things

I have two ageing digital SLR cameras, my first originally purchased Nikon D50 from 2005 and a Canon EOS-5D which I came across second-hand a few years ago. Despite being an entry-level camera that’s getting close to its tenth birthday, the D50 is still very close to my heart being the first digital SLR I owned and learned on, as well as being the first camera with which I was able to make some money out of my photography.

30-05-2013
Got An Old Digital Camera? It Can Still Do Magical Things
Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]

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Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]

This edition of Sound Sunday sends you off to experience electronic music. Worlds of sound, artificially created, yet skilfully composed, decorated with beats, dubsteps, glitches, drums, basses, and embedded in soft ambiance. Fantastic soundscapes that stimulate the senses beyond reality.

26-05-2013
Electronic Dubstep Madness: 10 Free Album & EP Downloads [Sound Sunday]
5 Funny Or Die Web Series Worth Watching

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5 Funny Or Die Web Series Worth Watching

Funny Or Die is a comedy website focused on videos, which means you can add it to the list of worthy YouTube alternatives. The name of the site comes from the very simple idea that something should either be funny or die. If a piece of content isn’t funny then let it pass away, quietly, without a funeral. And you, the viewer, gets to choose its fate.

16-05-2013
5 Funny Or Die Web Series Worth Watching
5 Awesome DIY Tablet Mounts For Bed: Vote For The Best And We’ll Build It

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5 Awesome DIY Tablet Mounts For Bed: Vote For The Best And We’ll Build It

I love my iPad so much, I take it to bed with me – and I don’t think I’m alone (69% of British iPad owners also do, it seems). But resting it on my chest is far from ideal – I get neck cramps trying to look at the peculiarly angled screen, I certainly can’t type, and any attempt to move knocks the thing right over. Since my significant other usually doesn’t care for being face-palmed by an iPad while half asleep, it’s about time I did something about it.

10-05-2013
5 Awesome DIY Tablet Mounts For Bed: Vote For The Best And We’ll Build It
Rethinking The Business Card

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Rethinking The Business Card

The business card is a ubiquitous sight in any business meeting. The first documented use of them can be tracked to Japan in the 15th Century. These formal royal announcements, known as ‘meishi’, were distributed amongst the local community as a sign of a potential visit. The use of cards as formal announcements was later adopted by aristocrats in 17th Century France.

09-05-2013
Rethinking The Business Card
6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia

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6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia

Wikipedia is often mocked for its perceived lack of truth. Because it’s an encyclopedia built entirely on the contributions of random people, it has a reputation for not always being accurate and truthful. In some ways this assertion is fair… little-known entries (such as those for people you’ve likely never heard of) can be manipulated by pranksters or editors with an agenda, but it’s far from the norm, especially on popular, oft-visited entries.

09-05-2013
6 Unsolved Mysteries Solved On Wikipedia
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

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The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far

Short films can be truly amazing. Like the best short stories, short films often pack more meaning into their brief running times than full-length movies (or novels) do. There’s something about the genre that compels those who revel in it to make one really strong, overarching point, and to do so in a very short space of time. Short films can be anything up to 40 minutes long, but most are considerably shorter than that.

08-05-2013
The Best Twitter Vine Videos Created So Far
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

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Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?

This is by no means a legal document and don’t think that this substitutes for the opinions of an officer of the court. Let me be clear – I’m going to present to you the research that I’ve done and what it means to me. It is NOT legal advice. Now that is out of the way, lets get to the heart of the matter on whether buying second-hand software legal or illegal.

03-05-2013
Is Buying Second-Hand Software Legal?
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