Slick Modern Buttons: PSD This is a free set of modern 9 web buttons that you can use in website interfaces, call-to-action buttons, web forms, etc. The PSD file is organized and can be easily modified to suit your needs. Enjoy! untitled Operator Operator YAPO is a new incarnation of an award-winning portable Opera package. You can run Operator on any computer you want (company, library, your friend's computer) and without administration privileges as long as it's a Windows PC. Plus, unless you choose otherwise, no data will be stored at the host computer. Changes in the current release
Grungy Cardboard If our freebies have benefited you personally or have helped you earn a profit please consider donating via paypal. Donate Now This week, I’ve got some grungy cardboard textures for everyone to download. Charges Against the N.S.A.’s Thomas Drake On June 13th, a fifty-four-year-old former government employee named Thomas Drake is scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Baltimore, where he will face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen. A former senior executive at the National Security Agency, the government’s electronic-espionage service, he is accused, in essence, of being an enemy of the state. According to a ten-count indictment delivered against him in April, 2010, Drake violated the Espionage Act—the 1917 statute that was used to convict Aldrich Ames, the C.I.A. officer who, in the eighties and nineties, sold U.S. intelligence to the K.G.B., enabling the Kremlin to assassinate informants. In 2007, the indictment says, Drake willfully retained top-secret defense documents that he had sworn an oath to protect, sneaking them out of the intelligence agency’s headquarters, at Fort Meade, Maryland, and taking them home, for the purpose of “unauthorized disclosure.”
Auto-generate Custom Bitmap Fonts for XNA Home > Development > Auto-generate Custom Bitmap Fonts for XNA UPDATE: The tool mentioned here is made by the fine folks at NUBIK I recently spent many an hour trying to create a glow-effect for fonts in XNA using the XNA Bitmap Font Maker tool and Photoshop only to discover that it is yet another thing beyond my feeble artistic and technical ability. I thought I understood alpha-channels…what was a XNA noob to do? Enter the free, rather schmick tool – SpriteFont 2 that generates bitmap font sheets with glow, drop shadow, outline effects and more. It’s wizard-style interface allows you to quickly pick a font, size, style, effects all while displaying a rather nice preview of what is to come.
‘MegaSearch’ Aims to Index Fraud Site Wares A new service aims to be the Google search of underground Web sites, connecting buyers to a vast sea of shops that offer an array of dodgy goods and services, from stolen credit card numbers to identity information and anonymity tools. MegaSearch results for BIN #423953 A glut of data breaches and stolen card numbers has spawned dozens of stores that sell the information. The trouble is that each shop requires users to create accounts and sign in before they can search for cards. Enter MegaSearch.cc, which lets potential buyers discover which fraud shops hold the cards they’re looking for without having to first create accounts at each store. This free search engine aggregates data about compromised payment cards, and points searchers to various fraud shops selling them.
XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh is a programming environment that allows you to use Visual Studio to create games for Windows Phone, Xbox 360, and Windows. XNA Game Studio includes the XNA Framework, a set of managed libraries designed for game development based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. This documentation collection contains technology overviews, tutorials, and reference material related to XNA Game Studio. Introduction to XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh Shopping Centre Tracking System Faces Civil Rights Campaigners’ Wrath Civil rights campaigners have spoken out against a technology used by several shopping centres in the UK to track consumers using their mobile signals. The shopping centres claim that the technology helps them provide better services to consumers and retailers without compromising privacy. The system, called the Footpath, allows them to know how are people spending time in a shopping centre, which spots they visit the most and even the route they take while walking around in a shopping centre. Footpath has been developed by Hampshire based Path Intelligence.
Tutorial 4: Make a Game in 60 Minutes This tutorial helps you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game. The code in this tutorial illustrates the technique described in the text. A complete code sample for this tutorial is available for you to download, including full source code and any additional supporting files required by the sample. Understanding the basics of game coding is the single most-difficult step for a beginning game programmer. While it is easy to find samples that show completed games, tips and tricks, or tutorials that show you how to do specific techniques, there are very few that help you through the process of game construction.
Can the NSA and CIA use your phone to track your location? July 26, 2011, 12:43 PM — There's no need to panic, or start shopping for aluminum-foil headwear, but the super-secret National Security Agency has apparently been thinking frequently enough about whether the NSA is allowed to intercept location data from cell phones to track U.S. citizens that the agency's chief lawyer was able to speak intelligently about it off the cuff while interviewing for a different job. "There are certain circumstances where that authority may exist," even if the NSA has no warrant to investigate a the person whose privacy it is invading or global permission to eavesdrop on everyone, according to Matthew Olsen, the NSA's general counsel. He didn't come to talk about that particularly; he said it yesterday in response to a question from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which was considering whether he'd be a good choice to run the National Counterterrorism Center. So far, though, no law.
Composite Formatting The .NET Framework composite formatting feature takes a list of objects and a composite format string as input. A composite format string consists of fixed text intermixed with indexed placeholders, called format items, that correspond to the objects in the list. The formatting operation yields a result string that consists of the original fixed text intermixed with the string representation of the objects in the list. The composite formatting feature is supported by methods such as the following:
Microsoft Online Surveillance Guide - Cryptome Leak Cryptome, a whistleblower site that regularly leaks sensitive documents from governments and corporations, is in hot water again: this time, for publishing Microsoft’s “Global Criminal Compliance Handbook,” a comprehensive, 22-page guide running down the surveillance services Microsoft will perform for law enforcement agencies on its various online platforms, which includes detailed instructions for IP address extraction. You can find the guide here (warning: PDF). not anymore. Microsoft has demanded that Cryptome take down the guide — on the grounds that it constitutes a “copyrighted [work] published by Microsoft.” Yesterday, at 5pm, Cryptome editor John Young received a notice from his site’s host, Network Solutions, bearing a stiff ultimatum: citing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA), Network Solutions told him that unless he takes the “copyrighted material” down, they will “disable [his] website” on Thursday, February 25, 2010. So far, Young refuses to budge. So, briefly: