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for: ‘December, 2010’

Didn’t See The Lunar Eclipse, Make One!

Last night was a lunar eclipse meaning that most people would have been out gazing up at the sky watching it. For some the eclipse evaded them using cloud cover, but instead of giving up, they got innovative. [Garrett] decided to build a moon simulator to keep track of the eclipse using a few spare …

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Bi-color LED matrix clock uses point-to-point construction

[Daniel] wanted his child to stay in bed until a semi-decent time each morning. The problem is the kid doesn’t know how to read a clock, so [Daniel] built him a clock. Yeah, doesn’t make much sense to us either, but we’ve used our own shaky premises for projects so who are we do judge? …

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Add explosive power to your hi-five

It’s been a while since there was any advances made in the field if celebratory high-five-ing. [Eli Skipp] just finished her contribution, moving the art forward by adding the sound of explosions to her high-fives. Ignore the audio sync problems in the video after the break to see her Arduino and Wave Shield based offering. …

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Hacker threatened the US Vice President

A US BLOKE hacked into his neighbour’s WiFi network and made threats to kill the Vice President of the United States.

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A malicious addition to a Facebook link

In the last few days we have discovered that spam messages with malicious links are being sent via instant messenger services. It turns out that the mailings were carried out by the Zeroll IM worm. A bot generated various messages depending on the lang…

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Wi-Fi hack threat man pleads guilty

US neighbourhood feud turns nasty
A US man has pleaded guilty to hacking into his neighbour’s wireless network before setting up counterfeit webmail accounts in the innocent man’s name and sending death threats against the Vice President, Joe Biden.…

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Alarm and wake up light

On the shortest day of the year wouldn’t it be nice to wake up to a bright room? This alarm clock with an integrated wake-up light is one way to do just that. It has some nice features, like a wood veneer that allows the seven-segment display to shine through, but hides it when the …

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School caretaker harassed after Islamists hack EDL

Duped by hooligans’ fake ‘support the troops’ button
A school received hatemail targeting its caretaker after he was wrongly identified as a fascist by opponents of the English Defence League, based on data stolen by an Islamist hacking group.…

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Government’s Ley Sinde Internet download law defeated

The law would have given the Government power to close down internet sites with download links to copyright content One of the most controversial parts of the Government’s legislation, the so called – ” Ley Sinde – ” has been defeated in Congress.

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