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Bitcoin Faucets and the Wild, Wild West

Capitalizing on the Gold Rush Thus far, Bitcoin has a storied history of historic highs and historic lows. While recent developments in the Bitcoin space have proved that the crypto-currency has reached a tipping point between a perceived illegitimate laundering mechanism and legitimate asset with real-world purchasing power, we are still very much in the […]

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Blogger Claims Eric S. Raymond has “Severe Mental Problems”

Internet blogger Saurav Sengupta has recently published an article titled: “The Distance Between a Hacker and a Criminal“, where he claims that hackers, specifically Eric S. Raymond, are living their lives with undiagnosed mental disorders that could lead to schizophrenia or criminal behavior. Seriously. these people are mostly unknown outside their cocoons, although they take pride […]

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Open Source Software Brings Classic Gaming To Your Browser

By combining multiple open source projects, some know how, and a love for retro gaming, developer Aleksander Guryanov has been able to bring the groundbreaking real time strategy (RTS) game Dune II into modern web browsers. While unquestionably a fun diversion for classic gaming aficionados, this project is more importantly an excellent demonstration of the incredible capability […]

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Ingress: Doing Google’s Legwork, Literally

If you’re at all plugged into the world of social networking and/or Android, you’ve almost certainly heard of Google’s latest experiment: the invite-only and Android exclusive meta-game, Ingress. Thanks to a fierce marketing campaign including multiple tie-in websites and heavy promotion on Google+, the buzz about Ingress is incredibly strong; especially considering most people don’t even know […]

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The Freedom to Innovate – Interaction Design for Plasma Active

I first learned about Plasma Active on a KDE User Experience sprint in April 2011.  Sebastian Kügler was talking about their new project called Plasma Active, which aimed to bring the KDE experience to devices other than desktops, laptops and netbooks.  It would provide a framework for application creators to easily adapt their UIs to different […]