Message In a Bottle

http://www.conwasa.demon.co.uk/miabix.htm

I’ve featured this site before and I’m blogging it again because I think it’s one of the best ideas for a website, and I wish I’d thought of it first :-p

You can order your own message to be put into a bottle and thrown into the sea or river – there’s some different locations around the world that you can choose from. Then just sit back and wait and see who finds it and where.

Well I think this is interesting anyway…

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Key West, Florida

How To Detect a 2-Way Mirror

http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/mirror.asp

“When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc. How
many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on
the wall is a real mirror, or actually a

2-way mirror (i.e. they can see you, but you can’t see them)? There have been many cases of people installing 2-way
mirrors in female changing rooms. It is very difficult to positively
identify the surface by just looking at it. It’s time to get paranoid.
So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty? Well, once again, I
am here to enlighten you..”

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the fingernail test works a treat 🙂

Impressive Aquaducts

http://bit.ly/29GB4wD

Water bridges are bridge-like structures that carry navigable waterway
canals over other rivers, valleys, railways or roads. Small ships and
boats ply on these waterways. The most popular water bridge is the
Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany, the longest and the most impressive
in the world. Although aqueducts has been used for supplying cities with water
since centuries, they were not generally used for traffic until the
17th century when modern canal systems started to appear. The 662-metre
long aqueduct carrying the Canal latéral à la Loire over the River Loire
was built in 1896, and remained the longest navigable aqueduct in the
world until the 21st century, when the Magdeburg Water Bridge in Germany took the title.

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How Long Would It Take To Crack Your Password?

http://random-ize.com/how-long-to-hack-pass/

Passwords can be brute-forced i.e. another computer or computers to try all possible combinations of numbers letters and punctuation including dictionary words and other likelies but also even seemingly random passwords can be cracked in  minutes according to this calculator.

Apparently my desktop PC user password could be done in 2minutes 30s – eek 😮

My strongest one would last 24 hours 25mins though which is a little more reassuring..

However it all depends on what computing power they are throwing at the job and the site doesn’t tell us that

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BTW there’s lots of little tools like this banging around the internet, just in case you weren’t aware