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What is SNESbox.com?

SNESbox is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator, built on Adobe Flash technology and it can only be run directly in your browser’s window without installing any plugins. They have 1861 games and 11337 roms.

games snesboxThese will bring back old memories and frustrations as the games are just as tricky as they were back in the day. Every game you can think of is here and totally free, be ready to lose hours gaming (again)  Snesbox.com

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Have you ever needed a false identity, that sounds a bit sinister. Have you ever wanted a new identity for online activities, sorry still sounds a bit sinister. But anyway if you do find yourself needing a false identity fakenamegenerator.com can create you a full identity in seconds even down to your height, age and what car you drive:

identiySo I am Dominic Hope, Pipefitter from South East London…….mmmmmm not sure I feel like a Dominic.

Have ago it is quite fun.

We’ve seen hundreds of builds tinker around with the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. They’re great for bridging the gap between physical sensors and a virtual world, but there are a few more unused and ignored pins on the Raspberry Pi. The folks at the Raspberry Pi foundation are finally giving these unused pins a life of their own with the new camera module for our favorite single board computer.

The specs for the camera are fairly impressive – it can record H.264 video at 1080p and 30 frames per second. Best of all, it costs only $25.

There are a few more hurdles to pass before the Raspi foundation can send this board out to manufacturers. They still need to make sure the ribbon cable doesn’t emit any interference, but if all goes right the camera module should be available early next year.

You can see the camera in action in the video after the break. If you listen closely you can hear [Rob Bishop] of the Raspi foundation say they’re also working on a display add on for the other  unused pins on the Pi, something we can’t wait to see.

Caintech.co.uk

We all have a geek friend that has tried to teach themselves how to read barcodes and the below quote will give them a lot of joy. Also if you have a geeky boy/girlfriend pick one out and email it to them, they will love it

Feel free to post your own geek quotes below.

 

#1. Roses are #FF0000, Violets are #0000FF. All my base Are belong to you  — someone on SlashDot

#2. There is no place like 127.0.0.1

#3. Girls are like Internet Domain names, the ones I like are already taken

#4. Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning

#5. Computers are incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid; humans are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant; together they are powerful beyond imagination. — Albert Einstein

#6. There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary and those who don’t.

#7. If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0

#8. 1f u c4n r34d th1s u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d

#9. I’m not anti-social; I’m just not user friendly

#10. I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code

#11. My Software never has bugs. It just develops random features.

#12. The speed of sound is defined by the distance from door to computer divided by the time interval needed to close the media player and pull up your pants when your mom shouts “OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!

#13. The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it’s twice as big as it needs to be.

#14. Passwords are like underwear. You shouldn’t leave them out where people can see them. You should change them regularly. And you shouldn’t loan them out to strangers

#15. Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue…

#16. A Life? Cool! Where can I download one of those?

#17. I spent a minute looking at my own code by accident. I was thinking “What the hell is this guy doing?”

#18. Concept: On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape button.

#19. Alert! User Error. Please replace user and press any key to continue

#20. If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization. — Weinberg’s Second Law

Rovio’s latest game, Bad Piggies, is now available via Google Play and the App Store, and as a PC and Mac download, but it has not yet made its way to the Chrome Web Store. These pigs can indeed fly – “Bad Piggies,” the spinoff to the monster hit game “Angry Birds,” set a new record by soaring to the top of the charts just three hours after release.

Scammers have quickly taken advantage of this, introducing bogus versions of Bad Piggies into the Chrome Web Store that exist primarily to serve up in-browser advertisements thanks to a few plug-in permissions.
Barracuda Networks’ lab today discovered a knock-off of the new and wildly popular “Bad Piggies” game which includes a phishing plug-in that may have injected an aggressive adware program into more than 82,000 Chrome browsers.
The lack of a free online version for Bad Piggies left space for others to capitalize on the instant success of the game. Just days after the game launched, Jason Ding, a research scientist from Barracuda Networks, found seven free versions of the games in the Google Chrome web store.
Jason Ding notes that all of these games are being distributed by the same site: playook.info. After installation, the games insert their own advertisements into popular websites. Barracuda found that after deploying the games in a test environment, they inserted advertising from playook.com into sites like Myspace, eBay, IMDB, Yahoo and MSN among dozens of other sites on the Chrome browser.
If you have already installed, uninstall them immediately and change your passwords on other websites if possible,” Barracuda said. The firm also warned users to be wary of plugins that requires a lot of suspicious permissions.

So last week I finally got a Raspberry Pi motherboard and I have to say I am very impressed. I have a distro of Debian running at the moment called Raspbian “wheezy” which runs like a dream.

The only thing I was worried about is that the board comes with no case, this is of course to keep the price at £25 which is amazing in its self. So to give the board a little protection I thought I’d buy/make a case for it, and by the title of this post you can guess I found one and it is FREE \o/

The Punnet – a card case for you to print (for free)

https://i2.wp.com/www.raspberrypi.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Punnet.jpg

It’s any easy to create card case, its just up to you what card you use. Here is a link to a guy that printed his own case.

Here is an alternative case to print> Case.pdf

Here is a Visio version of the case so you can customise it to your hearts content> Caintech Visio Case

Send me in some of you pictures and I’ll post the best one

Matt Spencer has been an active player of “YoVille” since the Zynga-owned virtual world launched in 2008, but hasn’t played the game in about three weeks. He post a complaint on the gaming company’s forum that in late January, Spencer’s “YoVille” account was compromised and he lost much of his collection of virtual items, including millions of virtual coins and a pair of sunglasses that have become a collectors’ item.

Hackers infiltrate the social game affecting gameplay and stealing users’ virtual goods, but private and sensitive data isn’t compromised. Zynga is aware of the security problem and is addressing it, said Cadir Lee, the company’s chief technology officer. The company first started to get reports about it “a few weeks ago,” he said. The company investigated the issue and found that it was due to some “compromised administrative and moderation tools,” he said. Zynga has since fixed the problem, he said.

Spencer was among numerous “YoVille” players who contacted this newspaper after seeing their virtual items disappear in recent weeks and months. To resolve this Zynga has returned all the virtual property that was stolen during the YoVille breach and has also banned some players.

People hacking games to get free stuff is a long-standing problem”, said Lawrence Pingree, a security analyst at Gartner, a technology research firm. These days, hackers focus on scamming the game for free goods within it or to steal goods that they can sell to other players.Zynga itself is a past target. Last year, a British hacker admitted to stealing $12 million worth of poker chips from “Zynga Poker.”