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Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router. Learn to code. 10 sci-fi novels that'll change how you look at the world forever. Call it SF, call it speculative fiction, call it slipstream – hey, we hear you can even call it structural fabulation.

10 sci-fi novels that'll change how you look at the world forever

We’re not going to quibble on the nitty-gritty of nomenclature. 70 Things Every Computer Geek Should Know. The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field.

A geek is one who isn’t satisfied knowing only the surface facts, but instead has a visceral desire to learn everything possible about a particular subject. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. Your source for research useful in everyday life. 8 Best Board Games of 2013. The 12 best Kerbal Space Program mods. Spend some time around the Kerbal Space Program community and you'll see a lot of parallels to Minecraft's early days.

The 12 best Kerbal Space Program mods

Here players are building spaceships and launching them into the universe rather than building home out of blocks, but both are great sandboxes full of creative potential for building, exploring and picking apart each new update. ScreenBid. [Gallery / Build Log] Ultimate Wall Mount Rig. Hey all, I just finished my wall mount water cooled rig.

[Gallery / Build Log] Ultimate Wall Mount Rig

Took me 4 weeks and 100+ hr of work to put together, and I'd like to share with you guys the completed build log and rig gallery. Enjoy! Gallery (Click to show) 10 Science Fiction Novels That Will Definitely Never Be Movies. By Charlie Jane Anders So they actually did it: They turned the sprawling, insane Cloud Atlas into a movie, one that actually makes the book look straightforward and uncontroversial.

10 Science Fiction Novels That Will Definitely Never Be Movies

It just goes to show, no matter how unconventional or sprawling a book is, there’s a way to adapt that sucker into a movie. Except sometimes, no. Here are 10 science fiction books, by some of the genre’s greatest authors, that we are pretty darn sure will never be made into movies. What Computers Should Look Like. What computers should look like is a bit of a bold statement.

What Computers Should Look Like

But what I mean by that is why should they just be contained in a box? The average computer case looks so dull and boring. Building a face-tracking robot (Headroid1) with Python in an afternoon. Import sys from optparse import OptionParser import time import math import datetime import serial import cv min_size = (20, 20)

Building a face-tracking robot (Headroid1) with Python in an afternoon

Setup OpenCV for Python in Windows. I have always struggled when trying to set up OpenCV for Python before.

Setup OpenCV for Python in Windows

So I decide to write this post to help myself in the future and share with you =). My setup is for OpenCV 2.2 but I think you can apply for any version of OpenCV.Step 1: Download and install Python 2.7 from You need to install the 32bit version of Python. OpenCV currently does not work with Python 64bit. Step 2: Download and install OpenCV 2.2 from Note that this version only supports Python 2.7 (not 3.x).

Step 3: Download and install NumPy 1.6.1 and SciPy 0.9.0 from: (you need to choose the files which support Python 2.7) How to Stream Videos and Music Over the Network Using VLC. VLC includes a fairly easy-to-use streaming feature that can stream music and videos over a local network or the Internet.

How to Stream Videos and Music Over the Network Using VLC

You can tune into the stream using VLC or other media players. Use VLC’s web interface as a remote control to control the stream from elsewhere. Bear in mind that you may not have the bandwidth to stream high-definition videos over the Internet, though. Tutorials. Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things. By pandodailyguest On April 5, 2013 Seemingly every day there’s a new article or blog post imploring you to learn how to code.

Ten websites that teach coding and a bunch of other things

“Those who code have the power to transform their dreams into reality.” “Coding will help you keep [your job], or help you make a case for a raise.” “You should learn to program because it’s easy, it’s fun, it will increase your skill set, and… it will fundamentally change your perspective on the world.” Typing lessons. This is keybr.com, a web application that will help you teach touch typing.

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Touch typing is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. A person possessing touch typing skills will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. It can improve any individual's typing speed and accuracy dramatically. This is a short tutorial that will explain how does this application work. You can use the left and right arrow keys to navigate through these slides. Five Anime You Should Be Watching This Season. Best-game-final-150dpi.jpg (JPEG Image, 800 × 3904 pixels) Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video) - Company Adds Robotics to Kid-Friendly Prototyping Truck for Ultimate Cross-Country Summer Maker Tour to Engage and Inspire Next Generation of Innovators - - Will Unveil New LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Maker-Inspired Bonus Models Throughout the Summer Tour - AI card game knows how to bend the rules.

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Full Movies. 521 of the best flash games. Big List! 10 awe inspiring short films every movie lover should watch. What exactly is a short film? These days, the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences in the US define a short film as a movie less than 40 minutes in length. The British Academy of Film, on the other hand, reckon they can’t be longer than half an hour, but back in the early days of the moving picture, all the films were short. While the advent of the features film has changed all that, these flash fictions of cinema can still pack a pocket-sized punch. Action Games - Play The Best Free Action Games Online - OfficeGameSpot.

Popular games. How To: DIY Arduino Balancing Surface. 20 Great Sites to Learn the Ins and Outs of Video Game Design. Download Final Fantasy - Endless Nova. Final Fantasy was made in 1987 by Hironubu Sakaguchi and was actually intended as a farewell “present” to Square Co. The 5 Best Board Games Of 2012. It’s Christmas, and we know what that means. Board games! Not the crap ones, though. 2012 saw board gaming continuing to grow from a greasy teenager into an intimidatingly gorgeous adult, with great games popping onto shelves every month like bones slotting audibly into their proper place. This was also the year that video games have decided they want in on the action.

In the last couple of months tie-in board games have been announced for Bioshock: Infinite, Crysis, Arkham City, even indie curio Sir, You Are Being Hunted. Injustice: Gods Among Us. On October 7, 2013 it was announced that the game will be re-released in an Ultimate Edition on November 12, 2013 in North America and November 29 in Europe and other territories for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, as well as Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The re-release includes all the previously released DLC.[9] Gameplay[edit] Electronic Projects For Beginners. Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking. Star Trek: The Next Generation Drinking Game. The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Books of 2012. Learn to Code for Free With These 10 Online Resources. How To Play Wii Games In High Definition, On Your PC. 20 free PC games you must play - Page 2 of 3. Top 40 best free games you should play today. 35. Top 5 Classic RPG Games of All Time! JP Brown's Serious LEGO.

Resonance of Fate is a Difficult Video Game. Exciting Links for Boring Days. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. Path of Exile. 10 Fun Things to Do While You Wait for Cyberpunk 2077. Ni no Kuni.