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Big Brother is watching you!
19-05-2016

Cameras everywhere. People being monitored in every single action of their lives. Someone controlling everything everyone does. Does that sound familiar to you? No, this is not about that popular TV show. But it is somewhat related to it. Or should I say the other way around? The reality show got its name from the novel […]

Big Brother is watching you!

by Alan Borges

Cameras everywhere. People being monitored in every single action of their lives. Someone controlling everything everyone does. Does that sound familiar to you?

No, this is not about that popular TV show. But it is somewhat related to it. Or should I say the other way around? The reality show got its name from the novel called “1984”, written by George Orwell. The book tells the story about Winston Smith, a man who lives in a world that’s monitored and controlled by a supreme leader. In this world there’s no free will. Everyone must abide to the Big Brother’s rules. And he’s watching everyone’s every single move. And all around, there are posters reminding people that “The Big Brother is watching you!” and this means you should behave well.

In this world full of censorship, Winston wants to break free. Is there a way? How do you think he can do it? Have you read this book? What were your impressions? Leave your comments!

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1337 sp34k
02-05-2016

h3y, h4v3 y0u 3v3r 533n 50m30n3 7yp1n6 l1k3 7h15?   Could you read that sentence? That is called 1337 sp34k – leet speak. It originated back in the 1980’s Internet bulletin boards and became really popular in the end of the 1990’s and the beginning of the 2000’s. It was created by hackers to cryptograph […]

1337 sp34k

by Alan Borges

h3y, h4v3 y0u 3v3r 533n 50m30n3 7yp1n6 l1k3 7h15?

 

Could you read that sentence? That is called 1337 sp34k – leet speak. It originated back in the 1980’s Internet bulletin boards and became really popular in the end of the 1990’s and the beginning of the 2000’s. It was created by hackers to cryptograph messages. They would use numbers and symbols in place of letters in order to make reading more difficult. In some variations of this speak, they even take all the letters away, leaving only numbers and symbols! Nowadays it’s used to mock newbies (newcomers) on websites or gaming communities.

d0 y0u 7h1nk y0u c4n wr173 1n l337? 61v3 17 4 7ry! l34v3 4 l337 c0mm3n7 b3l0w! ;p

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