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Credit Card Numbers Are Not Random: How To Read & Understand Them Yourself

Web Culture

Credit Card Numbers Are Not Random: How To Read & Understand Them Yourself

You may have heard before that credit card numbers follow a certain pattern and structure so that they can be validated before a transaction is accepted. However, it’s one thing to know that the structure is there and another thing entirely to understand how it all works. Why would this knowledge be useful? Well, if you run a small business that doesn’t process credit card payments immediately, you could save yourself money.

18-10-2012
Credit Card Numbers Are Not Random: How To Read & Understand Them Yourself
Optimize The Power Of Your Raspberry Pi With Raspbian

DIY

Optimize The Power Of Your Raspberry Pi With Raspbian

As befits a man with too much tech on his hands, I’ve been playing with my Raspberry Pi recently, configuring the device so that it works to its fullest potential. It continues to run as a media center, although I have no doubt that this use will be added to it in the very near future. However, installing an OS and adding XBMC is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using the RPi.

18-10-2012
Optimize The Power Of Your Raspberry Pi With Raspbian
Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter

Gaming

Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter

Assuming you play online then you’re guaranteed to have met certain types of online gamer. It’s unavoidable. There are a wide range of them out there, but they can all be pared down to just five main types (and their opposites). You can try and ignore them, but they’re there regardless, plying their trade as an annoying n00b, an incessant talker, a quiet quitter, a tiresome cheat, or an unwilling team player.

18-10-2012
Know Your Enemy: 5 Types Of Online Gamer You’re Guaranteed To Encounter
The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party

Gaming

The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party

The LAN party is an event that started out of necessity. PC gaming was a thing well before the Internet, and no Internet meant no multiplayer – unless you took your machine to a friend’s house. Geeks had no choice but to descend on each other’s homes to play games togethers. The Internet has made local play somewhat obsolete, but LAN parties are still a lot of fun.

18-10-2012
The Ultimate Guide To Setting Up An Awesome LAN Party
Use Custom Styles For Any Website With Stylish [Chrome]

Browsers

Use Custom Styles For Any Website With Stylish [Chrome]

Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Web designers and developers have to live with this curse every day. And when you happen to work for a major website like Facebook, even the slightest change has the potential to cause an outcry among users. In web design, like everywhere else, it’s impossible to appeal to everyone. But what if you are one of those annoyed users? Is there anything you can do?

17-10-2012
Use Custom Styles For Any Website With Stylish [Chrome]
Track & Predict The Path Of Satellites Live Using Gpredict [Windows]

Windows

Track & Predict The Path Of Satellites Live Using Gpredict [Windows]

I have to admit that I’m a sucker for cool, high-tech displays that constantly update with interesting data in real-time. It’s one reason that I wrote about real-time display widgets and tried to use those to create a whole page filled with cool looking do-hickeys with data and graphics scrolling across. My obsession with visual data also transformed into the article on visualizations.

17-10-2012
Track & Predict The Path Of Satellites Live Using Gpredict [Windows]
How To Sync Windows Live & Google Calendar

Windows

How To Sync Windows Live & Google Calendar

Both Google and Windows Live calendars can be synced with the other calendar service, allowing you to see your calendars in one place. This can be useful for effortless syncing – for example, if you add your Windows Live calendar to your Google Calendar account, it will appear in the Android calendar app with no additional account setup required. The same goes for Windows Live applications.

17-10-2012
How To Sync Windows Live & Google Calendar
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