Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The most common passwords of 2016 - some people never learn...


Looking at the list of 2016’s most common passwords, we couldn’t stop shaking our heads. Nearly 17 percent of users are safeguarding their accounts with “123456.” What really perplexed us is that so many website operators are not enforcing password security best practices.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

U2's "40" - A Song of Thanksgiving


I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he inclined to me and heard my cry.

He drew me up from the desolate pit,
    out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
    making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
    and put their trust in the Lord.



Saturday, 14 January 2017

What's the best Rukka motorcycle suit for me?


So, you're a policeman, a courier, a blood-runner, or perhaps a high-mileage commuter; and you've decided that the only gear that's up to the job is made by the Finnish maker.

Or you're somebody who likes to push the boat out and buy the best. And there's little doubting that, on a number of scores, Rukka does make some of the best gear on the market.

It's not for everybody, but it's incredibly well constructed from the toughest materials. With its laminated construction, it will keep the rain out for longer, and when it does get wet it will dry out faster than a traditional jacket and trousers equipped with a drop-liner waterproof membrane. For some, the icing on the cake is Rukka's unique six year warranty.

Click here to find out more at: www.motolegends.com

Friday, 13 January 2017

Prelude to Axanar


This is a brilliant 20 minute crowdfunded fan-made film, set in the Star Trek universe. This is (was?) to be followed up by a full length feature film. However, Paramount Pictures and CBS Studios are the plaintiffs and are suing Axanar Productions and Alec Peters for alleged copyright infringement. The case is ongoing...

The Story: Axanar takes place 21 years before the events of “Where no Man Has Gone Before”, the first Kirk episode of the original Star Trek.  Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero.  We met Garth in the third season TOS episode Whom Gods Destroy.  Kirk called Garth the role model for all future Starfleet Officers.  Garth charted more planets than any other Captain and was the hero of the Battle of Axanar, the story of which is required reading at the academy.

Axanar tells the story of Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart.  Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.


Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Quality car and van rental in Hampshire with 10% discount!


Practical car & van hire in Havant, Hampshire - by A1 Recovery.
Their fleet of self-drive hire cars are always handed over in top condition and are replaced often enough that the mileage is always low. 
Whether you are looking to hire for a single day, a few days or for a fortnight Practical self-drive can meet your car & van rental needs.

Call Rob Doody on 02392-244722 & say that Don sent you for a 10% discount!



The End of Yahoo: Marissa Mayer To Resign; Yahoo To Change Its Name To Altaba


Marissa Mayer, the CEO of perennial drain-circler Yahoo!, will step down from its board of directors, along with five other members, after Verizon finishes gobbling up most of the internet portal.

And once the acquisition is over, the remaining carcass of Yahoo! will change its name to Altaba Inc.

In an SEC filing today, Yahoo! stated that once the Verizon takeover is complete – presumably after the US telco haggles Yahoo! down from its $4.8bn price tag following some serious brand tarnishing – Mayer will quit Yahoo!'s board of directors.


Monday, 9 January 2017

MacBook Pro saves man's life during Fort Lauderdale airport shooting


An eyewitness and near victim of the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport described how his backpack and laptop may have spared his life from the gunman's rampage Friday afternoon.

"The backpack saved my life," Steve Frappier said, speaking on CNN's "AC360." "[I] dropped and the backpack was still on my back and I was turned in such a way where that at one point when the shooter shot toward my direction ... there was a bullet that ricocheted."

Frappier went on to describe the frenetic scene in which he said he was sheltered on the ground "like a tortoise with the backpack on me" when the gunman's bullet struck.

"I felt something hit my back," he said speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper. "It was only later when I went to the bathroom to check myself out that the bullet had entered my backpack, hit my laptop and then later when I gave my backpack over to the FBI for investigation they found the bullet in the pocket of my backpack."