Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

Two minutes silence for Armistice Day: Remembrance Day

Please join with me in 2 minutes silence today at 11:00am (11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year 2011) to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day and Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to

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China is likely to have military divisions devoted to sifting through social media

Anyone watching James Bond or 1950’s war documentaries may be led to believe that in order to receive useful intelligence, a foreign agency or home-grown threat needs a network of all-charming, ever-discreet spies. Well, you’d be wrong. The chances are – you’re already feeding them all of the information they need via your social media profiles. Foreign Governments and terrorist

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Top 10 Search Keyphrases for October 2011

6306 different keyphrases were used to find my site in October 2011, here are the top 10 with the amount of times they were used plus their overall usage percentage. As you can see my “Minecraft” posts played a keypart in driving traffic to this site. If you fancy checking out my minecraft server YAMS short for “Yet Another Minecraft Server” you can

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Epic Games and Train2Game to Host Make Something Unreal Live

Epic Games, Inc., creators of the billion-dollar “Gears of War” franchise and the award-winning Unreal Engine 3, announce Make Something Unreal Live, an independent game development competition co-sponsored by Train2Game, the UK’s premier game development distance learning resource. This unprecedented event will take place over the course of six months and culminate in a spectacular real-time conclusion at Gadget Show

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Secunia Launches Independent Vulnerability Reward Programme

Vulnerability researchers are being invited by Secunia, the leading provider of vulnerability intelligence and vulnerability management tools, to participate in a new programme launched today under which Secunia, independently of any software vendor, will confirm vulnerability discoveries and handle coordination with the vendor on the researchers’ behalf. The programme, entitled The Secunia Vulnerability Coordination Reward Programme (SVCRP) is open to

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Yet Another Minecraft Clone Crafted

Believe it or not, at this moment in time there’s a Minecraft Clone called Crafted on the Apple App Store, the game is a cross between Minecraft and Terraria, in the sense that it’s basically Minecraft but in 2D and it can be yours 69p / 99c. I’ve added some screenshots below that I’ve taken. I wonder if anything will be filled