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Sunday, November 19, 2017

How to hack a Facebook account in 2017

What happens when you see your grandmother's most recent facebook post with a link leading to a harmful site? It is up to you to consider if your friend, grandmother or loved one actually posted this link or it was the work of a sneaky hacker. If you wish to learn how to differentiate a legit post from a post made by a compromised account, then you better read on.

Do You Think Your Friend Will Post Something Like That?

If you look at it carefully, do you think your grandma or your friend can definitely post a link that will direct you and all the other individuals on their friends list? If you clearly think about it, that's just not your friend or grandma. If you click on these uncommon links, you will probably end up being directed to a porn or phishing site.

Proper Use Of The Language

One way for you to know if the post actually came from its user is the language used in the post. Hacking an account located offshore can be achieved by a good hacker. However, as they are not native to the place, they generally fail to effectively use the normal language within the place where owner of the account is found. You must therefore, check the language used on the post if you wish to find out if it actually came from the user or from a hacker.

Asking For Money or Private Information

There is a popular scam on Facebook where a hacker using a compromised account impersonates someone and posts that they need money since they're lost in a foreign country or stuck someplace without their passport, wallet, etc. They can be very convincing when it comes to impersonation since they know how to hack a Facebook password and they can convince others to lend them the money that they need, for example. Ask your friend's parents or siblings if the post is valid. Ask them a "secret question if you can not reach them individually.

Strange Looking Link

Avoid strange looking links. These may come in the form of shortened links utilizing This service is normally used by hackers who also may use services such as It enables them to deceive the other users into clicking it. Why? The shortened links are could be posted in Facebook or any other social networking sites simply. Since this service offers a shortened and different link, known malicious companies are given the opportunity to mask their real link to their site to deceive more Facebook users.

Is The Post Private or Public?

If the uncommon post is made public then that is definitely be very uncommon. You can compare it to a virus because it will be posted on a lot of walls. Your mutual friends may even be victimized. It can even be shared by your common friends thus, spreading it even more.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pleygo is Netflix for our favorite building brick

Good buddy, +Mark Heckler shared this one with me as he knows of my love for LEGO.

From Gizmag:
“Netflix users will find Pleygo’s system very familiar. More than merely shipping out chosen Lego sets, it also requires subscribers to rank several selections in a queue to determine which sets they receive. Pleygo offers three monthly subscription plans: a US$15 Fan one for small and medium-sized sets, a $25 Super Fan one that adds some large sets, and a $39 Mega Fan subscription that includes the biggest sets the company offers. Browsing the website, it looks like the sets range in size from the simple 31-piece Duplo Number Train to the massive 3,803-piece Death Star from Star Wars.”

Learn more at Pleygo.

I’m not too sure about this business model. Have to say, part of the fun for me is collecting those bricks to build my own bigger and better MOCs, so not sure I love this idea. Do believe I would rather take the money to OWN my own bricks. Sound off in the comments and let me know your thoughts. If nothing else, it’s a great conversation piece.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

LEGO Apple Store

Three of my favorite things come together in this image from Scott Beale below:

This image was taken during a book signing for the Arduino and LEGO Projects book shown. I must see about getting a copy for review.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

LEGO trailer for this year's blockbuster film is SUPER

Checkout the original and then the scene-by-scene LEGO recreation, by Antonio Toscano, of the trailer for this year's blockbuster, The Man of Steel.

Now check out the LEGO version after the click below.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in the Classroom

We introduced EV3 yesterday and today we have video highlighting the educational aspects of the upgrade. Even more impressive.

Monday, January 07, 2013

LEGO Mindstorms getting upgrade to EV3

This is a serious upgrade to our favorite robotics platform. Check out all the new functionality in the video below:

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

All 2012 advent; all the time

Looking for a quick way to view all of our 2012 LEGO Star Wars and City Advent posts?

You can review them all by clicking the Advent 2012 link at the top of the BimP homepage. You can also visit the 2012 Advent Pinterest page and view them all without the extra verbiage.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas from BimP and the entire 2012 LEGO Advent crew

Monday, December 24, 2012

Day 24: 2012 LEGO Star Wars & City Advent Calendar: The Odd Couple

On this final edition of the 2012 Star Wars and City advent post (Merry Christmas Eve BimP Readers!), we conclude with a very unlikely couple to share the holidays. See our final advent post after hitting the link below.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

A great way to spend Christmas: LEGO Build Together

We are not entirely sure how we missed this, but LEGO released a great site along with a TV/online marketing campaign to promote LEGO building as a family event. Of course, most readers of BimP don’t need this nudge, however, this might be a great thing to share with families whose children are huge fans; however, their parents are currently in their AFOL “dark period.”

After a click below, you will find a video from their online campaign as well as a link to the Build Together site that includes some great ideas for building together along with some additional instructions for those spare parts that parents jamming into their feet in the middle of the night.

Day 23: 2012 LEGO Star Wars & City Advent Calendar: Frosty the snow droid

Merry Christmas Adam everyone! At least that’s what our family calls the day before Christmas Eve. Get it? Adam before Eve? I know...groaner; however, as we draw closer to Christmas, the models in the Star Wars and City advents are very festive and we must say, with regards to the Star Wars advent anyway, very unique. Check ’em out after the click o’ the brick below.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Classic Photos in LEGO

We just love when famous scenes from theatre, movies and books are recreated in our favorite building block, but Mike Stimpson takes this a bit further by recreating famous photographic moments.

You will find a couple of examples after the click below, but to truly enjoy his work, be sure to click the link to his site below the images.

Day 22: 2012 LEGO Star Wars & City Advent Calendar: Time for repairs

Only two days left until the our final Advent and the fact that Christmas is only three days away is beginning to sink in. So we aren‘t to surprised that today’s models are not the best of the bunch and that LEGO is saving the good ones for the next couple of days. After the click below, see the Star Wars micro and City transport we received today. Then see how we had a bit of fun by combining them with earlier Advent models.

Friday, December 21, 2012

LEGO® CUUSOO Summer Review Results in Back to the Future Set

LEGO® CUUSOO is a chance for the LEGO fans everywhere to submit their own ideas/prototypes and vote on ideas for new models and sets. In the video below, Tim Courtney shares the winner from the summer submissions – Back to the Future! And it looks “all kinds of 80s nostalgia!”

Day 21: 2012 LEGO Star Wars & City Advent Calendar: Barriers

Long day for us so not much in the way of narrative today; however, our Star Wars model does seem to have a bit of a logic issue. See why after the click below.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

LEGO® Holiday Story on the YouTube Channel

Let’s face it, we here at BimP are HUGE fans of LEGO and no Christmas is complete without a few bricks under the tree each year; however, this short video from the LEGO YouTube Channel is a great way to add some holiday spirit to any home before the big guy in the red suit makes his delivery. Enjoy!