Author: Yousef Cisco

You might have heard about the Raspberry Pi and wondered why it matters or why anyone should care about a credit-card sized computer when an iPhone is more powerful. If you haven’t heard about it, the Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It costs $25 (or $35 for the slightly more powerful version), runs linux from an SD card, has a small amount of RAM and a tiny processor all squeezed into a single chip. Don’t expect anything glamorous because it comes as a bare bones printed circuit board with nothing…

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St.George’s Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, 01248716714 Living in North Wales doesn’t often give you a lot of great options when it comes to wining and dining. There are no recognisable brands around, other than fast food establishments, and sometimes it’s difficult to be able to tell the good from the bad when it comes to local restaurants. I came across this restaurant when I found their beautifully designed menu; two colour letter press print on fully recycled brown paper in my house, something I would never have expected to find in North Wales and had thought my housemate brought back…

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Was it poor marketing by Pontio or the apathy of students that caused the R1 night to be cancelled? So, this article was intended to be a review of the Nick Grimshaw night that was to be hosted by the highly controversial, vastly criticised and all-round success that is Pontio (sarcasm warning). However, due to what those in charge called an unexpected lack of interest, the night was unfortunately cancelled and handed over to the apparently more capable hands of Northampton University. But were the students really to blame or did the fault lie with Pontio’s marketing? Let’s discuss –…

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The Syrian government has taken its attempts to quash the opposition to a new level and is “now using its last card… the genocide card,” said activist Karam Abu Rabea. The government has enforced a siege on the city of Homs which has been under attack with constant shelling in what has been described as its fiercest attack in the 11-month uprising. Syrian army tanks have encircled opposition controlled suburbs and have started to target the life line of these areas. They have targeted bakeries, hospitals and mosques ensuring that residents don’t have access to food and healthcare. Internet and…

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Bangor was the first Welsh city to host Love Music Hate Homophobia (LMHH), a national event that aims to raise awareness about homophobia and its effects. LMHH was able to add a political message to the one club night a month that caters to the LGBTQ+ population. Contrary to popular belief we do not live in a post-homophobic society and homophobia is still rampant within our society. Most recently this was seen in Bangor when an LMHH poster was vandalised to say “Love Music Hate Queers.” This soon became a conversation when gay rights activists changed the poster to say…

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