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Scott Cowie

BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics

CET206 Showcase and Game On 2.0

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Hi guys I made the following video yesterday but due to the internet upload speed being terrible it had to be an overnight job. Essentially we had our CET206 showcase and then an award ceremony that was rigged but the prizes weren’t that great anyway so I’ll live with the injustice… haha joking aside we then went to Game On 2.0 in Newcastle at the Life Centre. It was quite fun seeing old consoles through to new ones with some odd looking games. Here’s the video of what I thought and some pictures in there too.

 

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It should be said that even thought O live quite near to Newcastle its the first time I’ve actually been to the Life Centre and it was nice the only issue was that all the games were taken up by kids, maybe when they were at school it might have been nicer to appreciate the games rather than watching inexperienced gamers die every 2 seconds >.< that aside me and my friends had fun so it was worth going.

 

Update and Unboxing The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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Hey everyone Scott here, so as Uni is coming to a close for me with only a showcase left on the 28th of May to mark the end of my study for the year and soon moving onto my Placement at Accenture…Yes I got it! Very excited but what to do in the meantime? Well gaming of course here is me and my joyous unboxing of my new game!

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Anyway I am looking forward to playing the game also got a lot of time coming up to catch up with get some recordings done I think still havent started kingdom hearts remix even after spending ages of time getting the game and the images ready. But it should be great fun and because I can’t describe very well here is the trailer for the game:

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Thanks for watching and stay tuned I’ll be here all summer!

Cyber-Bullying and the Power of Social Media

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

Hey guys,

So tonight after I had another great meeting with my professional mentor, me and Becca decided to go to the pictures to see a new film called “Unfriended”. We came out of the cinema not knowing what to think- we didn’t really know what to make of the film I mean it was jumpy in places, but it was good overall.

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Basically, the plot is about this girl in an American high school committing suicide  as a result of a video being uploaded to YouTube, and when a group of friends are messaging each other on Skype, an unexpected visitor appears. They are unable to hang up, and despite a student sending a Trojan remover tool, they were unable to hang up and thus one by one were forced to confess their sins….to the victim. Here’s the trailer:

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Whilst this film was good, it has made an impact on how I now see social media, and I thought that it is important to post a little something about CYBER BULLYING . Cyber-bullying has become increasingly common where people are posting pictures in spite of others, or generally saying nasty stuff about someone over the internet. However, people seem to forget that what you say online, can impact you later in life. Below are a few little tips to help you guys preserve yourselves online and to put a stop to cyber bullying:

 

  1. Report posts that are inappropriate or know will offend someone-Cyber-bullying will not stop if we just scroll past offensive posts on social media….you never know what might happen. 
  2. Only post pictures/status/tweets that you would be happy an employer seeing- Remember guys, more and more employers are looking at what sort of person you are BEYOND AN INTERVIEW! that means that they  definitely don’t want to see your drunken night out pictures or see you slagging someone off.
  3. If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say it at all– sometimes words are better left unsaid…..
  4. Don’t let yourself become a victim- If you are a victim of cyber-bullying remember that there is help out there! The worst thing ANYONE could do is to suffer alone….tell someone!
  5. Never take naked selfies!!!! I mean why do it in the first place… only your doctors and your partner should see you naked… just because your a celebrity don’t make you immune to that stuff being spread like butter on warm toast!

 

Remember! Social media can be fun……if you use it properly!

speak soon guys,

Group Project Video

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Hey everyone so I had to make a video to add to the Menu of our group project and I thought I’d show you it too. Essentially it is a brief tutorial on how we have set up our learning toolkit. If you have any comments or advice on it I’d be grateful to hear it even though we are handing it in soon any feedback will help our development.

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Thanks for watching!

Movie Review : The Avengers – Age of Ultron

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Today me and the missus’ decided to go to the cinema considering it was going to be quiet first thing in the morning, so we booked online after a million attempts on the website to go and see Age of Ultron. Here’s the official trailer:

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Definitely a must see film if you like these Marvel films, you kind of need to know about the first film and the second captain america films but its best to see them all as there are some subtle hints back. It may be a spoiler but I think its also necessary to see the Guardians of the Galaxy… don’t ask why though ;p

 

If you don’t want to know about the film, then skip this little bit as I am going to briefly explain it. Essentially they spend some time recovering Loki’s staff who unfortunately doesn’t make an appearance from a special hidden base where the “twins” were genetically modified you know the ones from the trailer. Tony Stark and Bruce Banner spend time analysing it realising it contained A.I they try to use it to make a world wide defence network, unfortunately the “Ultron” goes bad as he see’s the only way to protect humanity and bring peace is to exterminate the humans. That’s us!!! Lots of stuff happens but I’m not going to ruin anymore of it for you, you’ll just have to go and see it! Definitely a must watch! 5/5 as I genuinely enjoy these films. We seen it in IMAX 3D definitely worth the extra.

And as always make sure to stay after the first set of short credits to see a teaser for the next movie, not sure if there’s a one right at the very end like the first one (when they’re all at the shwarmer king lol). Enjoy!

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Accenture Application Day Self Reflection

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Hey everyone, May the Fourth be with you! So I made’s a little video which sort of outlines the day I had at Accenture.

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So to break it down… I got there way to early so I was sat bricking it a little n Starbucks further into Newcastle with Becca as it was out day off anyways. Then headed back, spotted a few other Sunderland Uni students so I went in with them. Hey to any of you reading this by the way! And I won’t name and shame the late person… haha you know who you are.

Continuing on we had an introduction from Stella the main recruiter woo go Stella ;p, we got split into groups and because there was so many Sunderland students compared to others I knew I’d have at least one. The group activity was manic we had 30 minutes to shout out answers and hope we’d been heard but we did quite well, with some good ideas. To be honest i think we should have patented the idea!

Anyway you’ll have to wait and see to find out how I did!

  • Name: Scott Cowie
  • Age: 25
  • Studying: Computer Forensics BSc (Hons)
  • Hometown: Birtley, UK
  • Ambitions: I want to go far in the Computer Forensics Industry and help create a world with a safe computer environment for everyone.
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