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  • Geek

    "I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code." ~ Mitchell Kapor
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Geek

The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, or socially awkward". Although often considered as a pejorative, the term is also used self-referentially without malice or as a source of pride. Its meaning has evolved to connote "someone who is interested in a subject (usually intellectual or complex) for its own sake".

Whether you like it or not, Online security is essential and simply part of our all encumbering digital centric lives we have created for ourselves. From our work or private email account to the mobile app store we use or a social media platform or our Internet banking account, we all need and depend on some level of Online security and trust (to varying degrees) the people behind the services we use daily. These services require us to use a password to access our accounts and profiles and herein lies the conundrum; password complexity and the ability to remember them are indirectly proportional to one another. And that is a problem.

In order to try and find the 'sweet spot' between having a password that scores well in terms of its complexity and strength, while still being able to easily memories it, I have worked on various methods to do so. Here is one such example which shows how to create (and remember) a 16 character password.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015 13:06

4 TED Talks every gamer should see

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With 2000+ videos uploaded and over a billion views, TED is a not just an idea it is a movement. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and was the brainchild of Richard Saul Wurman, who observed a convergence of these fields in 1984. With the slogan “Ideas worth sharing” TED has become the 'go to' for information and inspiration from the world's leaders in the fields of not only technology, entertainment and design but also for science, culture, medicine and academics among others.

The very core of what TED is, is what can define video games; technology that is designed to entertain. But, video games are far more than just entertainment and today, more than ever before, video games are being accepted into our everyday life and are proving to exceed most gamers wildest imaginations. The following TED Talks by respected individuals in their particular fields of interest highlight just how dynamic and influence video games are and will continue to be beyond the realms of entertainment.

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