I’m back!

l’ve got the site back up in a couple of days and if you follow this site regularly you’ll know I promised a fine and dandy look and feel of the site. This site has been serving the masses since 2007 (check out all the archives.). I know that recently the content has dwindled over the past year or so, Let’s just put it down to personal problems but now I’ve changed the colour and done a few other things in the background it’s still the same site as it always had been.!

Also the content has been suffering a hit as you will have noticed, but with TopPicks v2 its gonna be back to 25+ a month again and I’ve got more sources. I’ve allowed folks to sign in again but this rime i’m vetting the comments at the moment. It was the spams that killed this site last go round and as you know if you’ve been following for at least a few days TopPicks was all about a bit of random banter on a morning. Something in there for everyone somewhere.

If something starts you on a good surf or just catches your eye then  feedback, however brief and I’ve seen all the spam shit  and I will be deleted before it’s published

above all any suggestions welcome, as long as you’re not promoting your own product or trying to make money out of this it’s fine. This is a non-profit website with no ads for a reason – cos they’re spoiling the www and the vision that it was back at the take-off, of said www.

I literally provide this site as a service – I don’t even ask for donations but if you’ve got some cash to splash then please punt it over to Amnesty International…

I love you all loyal surfers, give me some ideas and the daily random link will once more be on your interwebs xx

BaanLiam

 

Japanese Snow Monkeys relaxing in a hot spring

https://app.bitly.com/Beaviy98Itu/bitlinks/1CAq4bK

in Norrthern Japan, in the province of Nagano, snow stays up to four months at a stretch. The average winter temperature here is -5 ° C, sometimes dropping to -15 ° C. Living at such extreme temperatures are the Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys. Thankfully for them, hot water springs are close at hand where the monkeys spend most of day to fight the biting cold.”

 

 

 

A Few Facts About Tattoos

https://klyker.com/facts-about-tattoos/

Well like most people I started smoking and drinking before the legal ages to do that but I also managed to get tattooed in the UK when I was 17,  a year before it was legal…luckily the lad knew what he was doing and made a decent job of my Marillion jester 🙂 Later on a few years someone introduced me to Jimmy Wong and he made some improvements for me and then we all went out and got roaring drunk iirc 😀

Seriously though there’s some very interesting facts about tattooing at today’s chosen site and well presented too..

See more..

Pink Himalayan Salt: Benefits and Uses

https://bit.ly/2HFMGum

Who was it said that salt was bad for you? Our bodies would die without it. There’s lots of benefits and usages to salt, but make sure it’s not the usual shop-bought table salt! That has got not so good things in it..instead try using this stuff – the World’s healthiest salt..it’s mined deep in the Himalayas foothills and is around 250 million years old…

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                                                    Pink Himalayan salt

Read more…

NEWS: Changes on this site coming soon

Well this blog has been going since 2007 and has gone through  2 server migrations and  2 or 3 Movable Type upgrades and each one caused a problem or 2 in the doings of it. (Mostly user error or  typos in crucial places) and that sort of thing. It’s all got too much – I’ve broke my website fatally now so it’s time for a total overhaul, preferably when I’m sober 🙂
This is just to day that in the coming weeks I’m going to be totally revamping the site so it will look different. So I won#’t be updating new posts until the new site is in place – so watch this space…and when it comes back it will be https://baanliam.com – it’s not working properly yet on that URL but will be when it’s sorted.
Also just to mention that back when I confirmed that Google was no longer classifying this site as an attack site and changed the colour of the site from red to green (it was a phishing link in a comment that somebody had posted I found in the end that was causing that status) a lot of people stopped coming here probably thinking it was dangerous and I was doing something underhand myself 🙁
Can I just say that this website is NOT an attack site of any kind and never has been – the new site will be properly administered 🙂
Anyway see you again in a few weeks when I have the time to get it together…
May your orbits never decay! as someone said to me once..
Cheers
/liam

Hackers stole a casino’s high-roller database through a thermometer in the lobby fish tank

https://bit.ly/2qAEZzZ

“LONDON – Hackers are increasingly targeting ‘internet of things’
devices to access corporate systems – everything from CCTV cameras to
air-conditioning units.

The “internet of things” refers to devices
that are hooked up to the internet to allow live streams of data to be
monitored. The term covers everything from household appliances to
widgets in power plants and everything in between.”

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so the thermometer is networked presumably so it can data back to ‘base’, nobody at the casino realized the significance of this, and the hackers got onto the network via the fish tank thermometer..

Most Feared Gambling Professionals In The Casino Industry

https://bit.ly/2H28UaD

“LAS VEGAS may be synonymous with Casinos or Gambling over the past few
decades. However, with the introduction of Online Live Casinos, Slots
and Lotteries, the profile of gambling and bookmakers has increased
significantly in recent years. The industry is now much more accessible
to the masses as compared to previously when only the rich and famous
had access to it. On one hand, Online Poker rooms and World tournaments
have become a blessing in disguise for skilled professional gamblers to
try their gambling skills. Whereas on the other,  Mobile apps and
websites have made it easier for the masses to have a flutter from a
wide range of options such as Lottery, Slots, Sports Betting sites as
well as online Casino games such as Poker, Baccarat, Roulette, and
Blackjack. Thus, unlike the High Rollers of the 90’s, more and more
gamblers are making their fortunes outside the walls of the highly
publicized Casinos and away from the prying eyes of the onlookers.”

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Dan Bilzerian

House In Australia Appears To Be Out Of A Star Wars Film

https://bit.ly/2FXFw9a

The house on the outside
has a very futuristic look that looks more like one of the films of the
Star Wars spaceships made by George Lucas in 1970.”

This building is a
spectacular futuristic house designed by Charles Wright architect in
Queensland, Australia. The mansion in the style of “Star Wars”, is
located on the farm of nearly 30 hectares and has six bedrooms. It is a
sustainable and energy-efficient house that generates energy through
solar panels and stores rainwater in a giant underground tank that has a
capacity of 250,000 litres.”

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People Who Cheated Death and Lived to Tell the Tale

http://bit.ly/2FmfTOZ

Do you know what luck looks like? While some may consider these
people more unlucky than most of us, primarily because they got
themselves into these situations in the first place, they sure are lucky
to have gotten out alive.”

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“My great-grandfather was shot in the chest by a German soldier
during World War I. Luckily, the coins in his breast pocket absorbed the
bullet and saved his life. You could say he didn’t need much money…
to survive.”