A Basic Guide to Installing Linux For Beginners Part 1: Choosing Your Distribution

So , you've decided to finally make the switch over to Linux? Well, you've come to the right place. This is the first installment of articles that I will be posting over the next few days/weeks, showing you how to go through a Linux install. I'll cover all the basics. Though I will cover how to install Ubuntu in this guide, I'll try to remain general, since the concepts when installing Linux Ubuntu are more or less the same for other Linux Distributions as well. So, with that out of the way, lets get to it! You've decided to make...


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Zen and Technology; Opposites or Twins?

Technology has long been criticized as a disturber of the peace. From blaming shootings and violence on Video Games, to the antics of Social Media, surely technology cannot be used in a beneficial way for relaxation, and to clear the mind rather than fill it, right? What slips through the minds of many, however, is that technology is simply a tool. Video games, social media and the Internet are by-products of such a tool. Therefore it becomes our responsibility to use these tools in ways that we see fit. Using the Internet and Social Media, for example, can be detrimental...


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Creating Bitcoin Security--How Will We Prevent Bitcoin Theft in the Future?

Everyone knows the story of the Bitcoin giant, Mt. Gox crashing and many people loosing their Bitcoin. Since it's inception, Bitcoin has been known as a highly volatile internet currency, but one which has the potential not only as the "Currency of the Future", yet also as a way to play the Bitcoin market and potentially gamble yourself some money. Bitcoins susceptibility to fall has been proved yet again, however. Recently, Bitstamp reported that unknown attackers had successfully entered their systems, and confirmed that they stole over 19,000 Bitcoin. The equivalent of which is around 5 Million US Dollars, it...


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Deskjobs--We All Hate Them. Lost Cubert tells us why

In November, SadPenPusher Motion Pictures released their "Lost Cubert" Sketch. Claiming many awards at short-film festivals around the world, this Kafka-esque animation shows us all why we hate desk jobs.  They are repetitive, boring, constricting and generally not fun to work in. Lost Cubert takes this to it's own level. I explain my thoughts further, but for now here is the beautifully animated short: Lost Cubert from Lost Cubert on Vimeo. I'm not running a blog for nothing! As a 17-year-old; I really hope to avoid the boring desk life. I'm not totally sure where life will take me after...


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Increasing your Following on Twitter, the Tech Way

Twitter is one of the largest Social Networks around nowadays, and it seems everyone is trying to get more followers. I see it all over the message boards, forums, and blogger places I go, not to mention, I myself am looking for ways to do this too! Let's do it together shall we? I asked some users over at MyBlogU how they increased their Twitter/Social Media following. Here is the hardcore way to get lots of twitter followers, with a tech-kinda angle. Now, obviously, not everything to get your followers can be done with software. You will need to formulate your own...


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