Cheater Faces In-Game Death Penalty

Guild Wars 2 is a popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) which is sold over 3 Million copies worldwide. It’s also one of the places where usage of exploits is not tolerated. DarkSide, in-game character faced sweet justice after he was caught playing by unfair means like teleporting, survive coordinated attacks by other players and dominate player-versus-player combat. After other players complained and submitted proof videos, Security lead Chris Cleary executed the character and deleted all the avatars linked to the account. All the other accounts owned by the same player are were shut down.

“We do not need to see it in-game, sometimes good video evidence is enough for me to track down who it was. In this case, the video was enough for me to find out who it was and take action.” said Mr Cleary “Oh yah, he’s also banned” 

YouTuber Shazbawt has posted a video named ‘RIP DarkSide’ showing the last moments of the character. He is stripped in public then waves and kills himself by jumping off a high bridge.

If cheaters are served justice in similar way that comes with Humiliation, some day there won’t be anymore. This move was appreciated by fans as “That’s pretty gangster” on the forums and it is actually pretty cool though. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.

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Pizza Hut App Saves Hostage and Children

Emergent uses of technology spring up all the time but rarely in a way that is life-saving, such was the case for Florida woman named Cheryl Treadway.

According to a press release from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, May 4th, Treadway was being held against her will by her boyfriend, Ethan Earl Nickerson, in their home following arguments that had lasted throughout the day. Nickerson, armed with a knife, had forcibly taken Treadway’s cell phone prior to accompanying her to pick up the three children from school. When they returned to the residence Treadway managed to convince the man to allow her to use her cell phone to order a pizza and with the order she left comments reading, “Please help. Get 911 to me” and “911hostage help!”. Nickerson took the cell phone back shortly after but, with the order placed, employees at the restaurant quickly responded and the Sheriff’s Office was sent to investigate.

Nickerson was arrested and given an array of charges, all thanks to the quick thinking of Cheryl Treadway and the restaurant’s mobile app.  According to WFLA.com’s article covering the story, the parties involved seemed just as impressed as I am:

“We’ve never seen that before, I’ve been here 28 years and never, never seen nothing like that come through.” – Candy Hamilton, restaurant manager

Lieutenant Curtis Ludden was one of the first responders to the hazardous situation and seemed to echo the sentiment.

“I don’t know if I ever would have thought of it. I mean it’s just something that she did so naturally. The boyfriend never knew about it until he saw us coming around the corner,” Lieutenant Curtis Ludden, Highlands County Sheriff’s Office

I personally don’t think I would have been as clever as Cheryl Treadway. Have you ever used a mobile app to get out of a dire situation? Tell us in the comments below.

Batman vs Superman Trailer Leaked!

Well it’s finally starting, leaked trailers of THE superhero film. Yes we have The Avengers which is awesome, but this is just something that will stir inside us. Back in the day, at one time or another; we all thought about “What if Superman fought Batman/ Wolverine/ Ironman/ Thor?” Obviously Superman is pretty much indestructible, so first thought is Batman is going down and hard.

Now this isn’t the first trailer for the new film, we have the official teaser, but this one seems a lot darker and sinister.

Very dark stuff indeed. It has been doing the rounds on Twitter, some mocking how dark it is. At points during the trailer, you can hear the chanting of “Go Home, Go Home!” over and over, something that really resonated with me. It seems like this film is all about a public uproar and how heroes should be banding together, but are instead ripping each other apart.

How do you feel with the new film and how this trailer portrays it? Do you think that the only way to get reactions from the target audience is to turn everything into a dark thriller? Heck even Disney are going down the dark path with some of their newer live action films.

Let us know your thoughts on this in the comments.

Thank you to MoviePilot for providing this information

Reeven Justice (RC-1204) CPU Cooler Review

Introduction


Reeven are still a fairly new company based in Asia that focus on cooling products and also fan controllers. It’s hard to find any Reeven products in the UK as they don’t seem to have any resellers over here, which is a real shame. The products really do look very nice and I think there is certainly a place for them here. It’s been a while since we have had any products from Reeven, almost 2 years, so it’s great to finally get some more to put on our bench and see how the company is evolving and expanding. We have been sent 3 of the latest coolers to come from them and we are going to look at the first one, the Reeven Justice, today.

The Justice is a mid-tier single tower CPU cooler made for 120mm fans. As you can see from the box the actual unit looks very nice, there are 6 heat pipes to take away the heat from the CPU to the tower and you also can get a sneak peak of the fan attachment clips which we will take a closer look at later. Also on the box you can see that the Reeven Justice will fit all of the popular Intel and AMD sockets.

Inside the box, which incidentally is very well packaged, we get this beauty of a cooler. The 120mm black and yellow fan is pre-attached and there is no need to remove it during installation so it is pretty much ready to go straight from the box.

Also in the box we have everything that is needed to attach the cooler to the motherboard and an instruction manual to help you along. There are also 4 more yellow clips, these are to allow you to add a second 120mm fan to the cooler using the nifty little attachment system if you wish. The clips just fit into the holes where the screws would normally go, then simply push onto the cooling tower. As well as all the fittings they actually give you a small spanner too. Now this is something you will need if you don’t have access to a long screwdriver, which will become more apparent shortly.

Here you can see the clips that I mention above a little better, such a simple idea and they work very well. As you can see, the fans are black with yellow blades and details, this is something that we see a lot with Reeven. They have obviously chosen these colours as their brand colours and stuck with them. They do look very nice, however they will struggle to fit many colour schemes which could put people off buying them. The fans have a max RPM of 1500 and a max static pressure of 0.067inchH2O.

Going back to the cooler we can see that there are six heat pipes leading away from the CPU contact plate. This should help disperse the heat more effectively as it allows it to travel away from the CPU and into the tower where it can be moved on by the fan. Again, the contact plate really does have a quality finish and looks superb.

Speaking of it looking superb, this is just eye pure eye candy. It’s not often that a cooler makes me think “wow” but with the Reeven products they have this amazing brushed aluminium finish which just looks amazing. It just oozes quality. Even the branding fits in with the design, which is something that isn’t always easy to do.

Fitting the cooler wasn’t as easy as I had hoped. It wasn’t hard by any stretch of the imagination, but there were certainly areas that could be improved. For instance, I use a long 15cm screwdriver which fits into my trusty ratchet driver which gives it an extra 6 or 7cm. Even with this I wasn’t able to screw the cooler down properly as my ratchet driver is a little too thick to get into the holes that are provided, I had to use the spanner which is provided instead. This did make things a little trickier as you can only do quarter turns with the spanner. This is something that shouldn’t be a problem at all. There are 2 ways to solve it instantly, first, they could lower the overall profile of the cooler, as it stands, it is quite tall. Even easier, they could make the holes a little wider. The main issue was that the larger part of my screwdriver (which is a standard ratchet driver that I see used regularly when building computers) was simply too wide for the small holes that are available to use; as said though, this isn’t a deal breaker. They do give you the tools to let you combat the issue and when it is fitted it does look superb.

As you can see, low profile RAM has to be used if you want the fan on the same side as the fan. This could cause issues if you are using RAM such as Corsair Dominator or similar. It’s also the same story if you were to buy a second 120mm fan for this cooler, you would be limited to low profile ram. This is always something you should consider when buying a CPU cooler. On most boards, only using 1 fan is perfectly fine with any RAM as you can just put the fan on the opposite side of your ram slots. In this picture you can also see my last little problem with this cooler, the gap between the fan and the tower. Due to the tool-less fan clips there is a rather large gap. This could mean that the air is escaping around the sides of the tower rather than going through the fins and doing its job. This could cause problems when testing, but we will see how it handles that later.

Hidden from Google Website Details Just What Sites Google Search Is Blocking

Hidden From Google is a website that shows you exactly what its name suggests. The site now claims to have had hundreds of tip-offs from its users that highlight the pages that have been removed from Google’s search data base, most importantly would be that most of these articles are blocked due to a ruling in the European Court of Justice, which states people can have articles about them deleted from search results generated by certain search terms.

“There is an information gap there and, where you can verify examples, you can curate a list,” said Afaq Tariq, the US web developer who set up the site in June this year. “It is not as if the links are going away, it is just Google results within Europe that they are removed from, so you have this before-and-after picture with Google US. Some seem to have been removed, but are not any longer – that is part of the reason the list remains short. Until I can verify that an article is being censored consistently across European domains, I cannot put it on the list in good conscience,” he added.

It’s the start of something big, with scandals and cover-ups usually going hand in hand this site could soon be the hub for people who want to see what is being censored and more importantly, why it is being censored. Especially strange that articles from the BBC have been removed in relations to subjects like Carlos Silvino, who was convicted for abuse of children and procuring them for others. If he hadn’t admitted it and could have been innocent, perhaps there is a reason for removal of the article, but that isn’t the case here.

Obviously there are no doubt hundreds, if not thousands of articles out there that are being blocked, so it will take some time for them to be validated and sourced properly and who knows, maybe people will realise that you can’t hide from the truth just by removing a few links on Google, or that it would be best just leaving the original links in Google, rather than being ridiculed on sites like Hidden From Google.

Check out the rest of the block links on hiddenfromgoogle.com

Thank you BBC for providing us with this information.

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Uncovered Hacking Plot Points to China Buying Stolen US Military Data

The recent news reveals that the US authorities have charged a Chinese business man with hacking into the Boeing computer systems and other firms with large defense contacts, stealing their data and then selling it to China.

Mr. Su Bin has been arrested last month in Canada after being accused of working with two other suspects to steal data about military projects amongst other similar data. The prosecutors have stated that Mr Su was mostly targeting information regarding fighter jets, military cargo aircraft and weapons. The information does not come as a big surprise, given that the 2013 reports have revealed that industrial spying from China is continuously becoming a threat. Though no specific proof has been found that the Chinese government is involved in Mr Su’s case, the US still accuses China of systematically stealing American high-tech data.

“We have repeatedly made it clear that the United States will continue using all the tools our government possesses to strengthen cyber-security and confront cyber-crime,” spokesman Marc Raimondi said.

It is reported that Mr. Su runs a Chinese aviation technology company, having its office in Canada. On June 28, he apparently was detained while attempting to gain Canadian citizenship, being accused of attempting to sell the stolen data to state-owned firms in China. While the US justice department remains “deeply concerned about cyber-enabled theft of sensitive information”, Boeing has apparently released a statement in which the company admits it was co-operating with the US authorities to uncover industrial espionage hacking attempts against the US companies.

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