Steam Music Goes into Open Beta

Steam Music Goes into Open Beta - Don’t reinvent the wheel!

Source: PCGamer

Hardly makes news, but I thought I would mention it.

Yes, Steam have released an open beta for their in-app music player that can be accessed from the in-game overlay (the one you get when you press shift + tab).

IMHO this is pretty pointless for PC users who can easily have their standard media player – i.e. Spotify, iTunes etc. – running in the background and map some key bindings to it to…

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More Taxpayers Money Wasted on Spam Email

More Taxpayers Money Wasted on Spam Email - Are @PiratePartyUK the only ones with their heads on straight?

Four of the biggest ISPs will now be spamming their users who use their connection to torrent. BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky, using £3.5 million sanction under Gordon Brown’s parliamentary reign, will send out “copyright alerts” to subscribers identified as illegally downloading copyrighted content.

These copyright alerts are used for the purpose of:

  • Making account holders aware that unlawful…

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League of Legends Cinematic: A New Dawn

A new League of Legends cinematic, featuring Ahri!!!

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Riot have released a cinematic featuring some of my most favourite, and most hated – damn you Nautilus – champions; including my current favourite, Ahri!

The animation is absolutely brilliant, looking almost realistic at some points; I even got goosebumps at one point! This video absolutely 100% made my day. On the downside, I don’t have my desktop here anymore as it has been sent back home to…

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Monday Morning Blues 34

For the cat fans

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For the believers

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BONUS: This is how comp-sci-people see non-comp-sci-people

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Response to: AdBlock Plus is paid ‘protection money’ to allow Google ads to pass filters

Response to: AdBlock Plus is paid ‘protection money’ to allow Google ads to pass filters

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Yesterday I wrote that AdBlock Plus’ is paid money by large companies like Google  to allow their ads to pass filters. After posting this, I read more into it and realised that though what I said was not entirely untrue, it was grossly misleading. Unfortunately I have not been able to correct my mistakes until now and I have since received a comment on the original post from Jessica Ciesielski, a…

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AdBlock Plus is paid ‘protection money’ to allow Google ads to pass filters

AdBlock Plus is paid ‘protection money’ to allow Google ads to pass filters

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It has came to light that Eyeo, the people that own AdBlock Plus, are paid money by large firms like Google to allow their ads to pass through filters. If you don’t understand why that is extremely wrong, let me explain.

Many people rely on advertising as their sole source of income. These people include YouTubers, streamers, broadcasters, bloggers and more. When you use AdBlock Plus on these…

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A Full Guide On How to Encrypt Your Emails - Hardcore Style

How to #encrypt your #email - Hardcore Style - A step by step guide on retaining your right to #privacy

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Whether you believe it or not the NSA and GCHQ are storing your emails, calls browsing history and God knows what else this is total breach of your right to privacy. Even GMail scans each email your send and receive to create ads target at what you and your friends talk about. In an ideal world this post would not need to exist at all but thanks to our ‘dear leaders’ around the world there has…

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An Open Letter to OUR Members of Parliament: Don’t Pass Emergency Data Retention Laws

An Open Letter to OUR Members of Parliament: Don’t Pass Emergency Data Retention Laws

Artwork, allegedly by Banksy, found near GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham

This is a copy of the email I sent to my local MP and I am now making it a public, open letter to all MPs in England. I emphasise OUR in the title, because the government is there of US not for themselves and they need to remember that.

Dear [Members of Parliament],

On 8th April 2014 the European Union’s highest court invalidated the data retention directive (directive 2006/24) due to the fact it…

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E3 - Aftermath: Ubisoft’s Co-op Multiplayer Obession

E3 - Aftermath: Ubisoft’s Co-op Multiplayer Obession - PLEASE stop forcing co-op on me, I don’t like people!

At E3 we saw some big titles from Ubisoft that all had one thing in common, co-op multiplayer and man did Ubisoft love shove it down our throats.

Assassins Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 will contain their usual single player mission but will contain extras that can only be accessed if you’re doing co-op multiplayer. That’s kinda okay, but I don’t want to be locked out of things I’ve paid for just…

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Old but Gold - traceroute Star Wars IV

Old but Gold – traceroute Star Wars IV

This one is definitely an oldie, but it is still super, epic, mega nerdy on every level possible.

1) Open a terminal window

2) Type traceroute -m 255 216.81.59.173

3) Commence nerdgasm

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