What Are The Odds?

http://www.funny2.com/odds.htm

Ever wondered what the odds of injury from using a chainsaw were? Or the odds of you dating a supermodel?

Well apparently it’s 4,464 to 1 and 88,000 to 1.

Of course you’d be assuming that all human beings were exactly the same, looked the same and went about life in exactly the same way all the time, but hey, this still makes for a bit of interesting reading…

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this fella knows all about it

How Strong Is Your Password?

http://www.passwordmeter.com/

If you’re like me then you have 7 or 8 different passwords that you have to remember on a daily basis. Some passwords are weak and some are strong. Generally speaking, passwords should have a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols to be really strong. However if the letters spell out a word or a name, or the numbers are sequential then things like that serve to weaken your passwords.

Some passwords can easily be guessed – especially if you actually know the person the password belongs to, and, if not then there are such things as dictionary attacks or brute force attacks which try different combinations of characters at the speed of the hacker’s computer.

This page tests the strength of your passwords, gives you a strength percentage figure and allows you to see the weaknesses present in your passwords. Awesome!

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Yogi Berra

http://www.rinkworks.com/said/yogiberra.shtml

Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra is a former major league baseball player who was voted into the Hall of Fame. Berra, who quit school in the eighth grade, has a tendency toward malapropism (substitution of an incorrect word for a word with a similar sound, usually to comic effect) and fracturing the English language in highly provocative, interesting ways. Simultaneously denying and confirming his reputation, Berra once stated, “I didn’t really say everything I said.”

This page is a collection of his most notorious quotes…

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Work For Obama!

http://www.change.gov/page/s/application

“This website is designed to provide prospective applicants with
information to help them apply for positions in the Obama-Biden Administration. President-Elect Obama will make appointments throughout the federal government. Some positions will require Senate confirmation while others will not. Some appointments will be made during the transition process and others during the early part of the new
Administration.”

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the man himself

125 Questions – What Don’t We Know Yet?

This link was first posted on this blog on October 28th 2007

http://www.sciencemag.org/sciext/125th/

We already know a helluva lot about our world – and science in general
is so much more advanced now than it was just 100 years ago. This scientific site contains lectures on the stuff that we do not yet know about i.e. the mysteries of our universe which have still not yet been unlocked. Should keep the researchers busy for years to come.

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A Black Hole