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Setting up Yubikey

Adding Two-Factor Authentication With Yubikey


Recently I’ve been looking at “beefing” up the security on some of the web apps that I use on a regular basis. The first “app” that I looked at locking down was Dropbox. I’m quite a heavy user of Dropbox and it’s used for sharing and receiving files from clients as well as storing all of the files for projects…

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So, I was in a Lancaster bomber…


I’ve had the privilege of getting up close to the Canadian Lancaster bomber (CG-VRA), one of only two remaining airworthy Lancasters in the world, while it’s been on tour in the UK. My encounter with this magnificent aircraft started when I interviewed Chief Pilot Leon Evans at Humberside Airport for BBC Radio Humberside. You can listen to the interview below.…

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Want to buy a Nuclear bunker?


It is “one of the last and most technologically advanced Bunkers ever built”, and now the two floor bunker is up for sale…and who wouldn’t want it! Cultybraggan Nuclear Bunker once housed a BBC studio, and has over 50 rooms and space for up to 150 people, though apparently, it isn’t as secure as it could be, having being broken…

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Pine Cone Power!


It’s one of the most practical and multi-purpose gadgets I’ve seen for a long time, so allow me to introduce to you, the Biolite Camping stove! It’s a cool little camping stove that is powered by biomass fuel – so things like pine cones and wood – rather than gas or coal. Where things get interesting though, is that whilst…

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Streetview hyperlapse


Most people will have heard about if not used Google Streetview by now, but you might not have come across some of the really cool things you can do with it. Forget about Google taking over the world and invading your privacy, and watch this beautiful video from Teehan+Lex Labs using Streetview imagery and their hyperlapse source code. You might…

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