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Author: Geoffrey Barnes

The Truth About Inside the Deep & Dark Web

The Truth About Inside the Deep & Dark Web

Technology
The Dark Web is supposed to be the Internet's seedy back alley. But the real Dark Web is a lot more complicated than that. From TOR to the Silk Road and beyond, we investigate. If our popular culture is to be believed, most people assume there's a place online where the worst of the headlines you read about drugs, money laundering, murder for hire, and vast child pornography rings are born.It's called many things, though "Dark Web" is the most dramatic. Although it's true that this Dark Web exists, it's much larger and more diverse than merely these illegal activities. What's more, the same technology that makes it possible for such marketplaces to operate in secret is also protecting political dissidents overseas and hiding everyday Internet traffic from surveillance. It may ...
How to Browser the Internet Anonymously Using the Tor Browser

How to Browser the Internet Anonymously Using the Tor Browser

Technology
Need to hire an assassin, buy some contraband, view illegal porn, or just bypass government, corporate, or identity thief snooping? Tor is your answer. Tor, which stands for "The Onion Router" is not a product, but a protocol that lets you hide your Web browsing as though it were obscured by the many layers of an onion. The most common way to view the so-called Dark Web that comprises Tor sites is by using the Tor Browser, a modded version of Mozilla Firefox. Using this Web browser also hides your location, IP address, and other identifying data from regular websites. Accessing Tor has long been beyond the ability of the average user. Tor Browser manages to simplify the process of protecting your identity online—but at the price of performance. What Is Tor? If you're...
7 Tips for Landing Your First Client as a Freelance Developer

7 Tips for Landing Your First Client as a Freelance Developer

Personal Productivty
If you’re a software developer, you’ve probably felt at least a twinge of envy when talking to your friends who have switched to freelancing. As a freelance web developer, you can earn more than you would in a full-time job. You also have the freedom to be your own boss and enjoy flexible work times and many more perks. But it’s a bad idea to quit your job and strike out on your own if you don’t yet have a stable client base. And to build that client list, you first need to get noticed. The following are 7 tips that will help you get some attention as a freelance web developer, grab a few projects and begin to build your reputation. 1. Build an online portfolio One thing a client looks for in a potential freelancer is whether you’ll be able to deliver. If you’r...
The Top 17 Badass Computer Programmers Of All Time

The Top 17 Badass Computer Programmers Of All Time

Technology
The most influential software programmers of all time are the innovative and brilliant men and women who each contributed something ground-breaking to the software programming world. These are the pioneers of programming all having created, evolved or improved upon the foundations of modern computer programming. Selecting which software programmer is the absolute most influential is often a chicken and egg conundrum. Without the early programming languages like FORTRAN, created by John Backus, or the C programming language, created by Dennis Ritchie, newer languages would never exist. But newer programmers, such as Tim Berners-Lee, who created HTML, James Gosling, who created Java, or Rasmus Lerdorf, who created PHP, improved upon those early innovations to create bigger an...
Top 45 Best Comments In Source Code I Ever Encountered

Top 45 Best Comments In Source Code I Ever Encountered

Technology
In computer programming, a comment is a programmer-readable explanation or annotation in the source code of a computer program. They are added with the purpose of making the source code easier for humans to understand, and are generally ignored by compilers and interpreters. The syntax of comments in various programming languages varies considerably. Comments are sometimes processed in various ways to generate documentation external to the source code itself by documentation generators. They can also be used for integration with source code management systems and other kinds of external programming tools. In my life as a web developer, here are some of the 45 funniest source code comments I encountered. Have fun and feel free to add yours in the comments section. 1...