Legendary US daredevil Evel Knievel has died at the age of 69, his granddaughter has said.
Knievel gained cult status performing death-defying stunts in the 1960s and 70s, including an attempted motorcycle jump over Snake River Canyon in Idaho.
A really excellent article from Andy Beard on passing page rank / link juice, dangling pages and robots.txt
A pregnant woman was held down on her stomach and Tasered after an argument with a police officer outside the police station in Ohio.
“That very large majorities of the American public believe in God, miracles, the survival of the soul after death, heaven, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the Virgin Birth will come as no great surprise. What may be more surprising is that substantial minorities believe in ghosts, UFOs, witches, astrology, and reincarnation – the belief that they themselves were once another people. More than six in ten believe in hell and the devil. Overall, more people believe in the Devil, Hell and angels than believe in Darwin’s theory of evolution.”
How come the Devil, Hell are capitalised but Angels are not? Are Harris Satanists?
From the page: “The powerful chip at the heart of Sony’s PlayStation gaming console has been used to crack passwords faster than ever before.
Security researcher Nick Breese used a PS3 to crack supposedly strong eight-character passwords in hours.
Typically, previous attempts to crack such passwords took days to get the same result.”
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From the page: “I want to share everything Ive learned about how you can quickly and easily find Flickr’s best images to suit your needs, whether it’s for a blog post, an eBook, a design, an artwork or anything else. Secondly, I want to explain how Creative Commons works for Flickr images and what that means for you.”
Scorching heatwaves linked to climate change have caused thousands of Australian bats to drop dead after flapping their wings in a desperate bid to cool off, scientists say.
On one day alone in 2002, up to six per cent of the flying foxes in nine colonies in New South Wales, southeast Australia, died when temperatures hit 42C, according to the study. Most alarming, said the biologists, was the mortality rate among young bats, which was as high as 50 per cent.