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 πŸ™‚
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 πŸ™
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 πŸ™‚
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.”

Strange Sounds Heard In Allen, Texas

http://bit.ly/2BQuuyY

“Located in Allen, Texas about six years ago, strange sounds were heard.
These sounds were distinctively loud in the video. These occurrences
have continued to happen for many years. People have been scratching
their heads, trying to figure out what exactly all of this is.”

“This isn’t the only location where unusual noises have consistently been
heard. All around the world, people have reported hearing these types
of sounds. One thing is, they are all comparably loud, having screeching
type sounds. In some locations, the noises have intensified. It is
difficult to imagine, that these sounds are just some kind of natural
occurrence happening….”

400 Metre Deep Salt Mine in Romania Attracts Millions of Visitors

http://bit.ly/2oaXtoU

“An
old abandoned salt mine in Turda, Transylvania, Romania, has been
transformed into a tourist complex that attracts thousands of visitors
from all over the world.

“Salina
Turda is a salt mine located in the Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda,
the second largest city in Cluj County, Romania. Since its opening to
tourists in 1992, Salina Turda has already been visited by around 2
million Romanian and foreign tourists.”

“Salina
Turda was placed by Business Insider at the top of her list of the ten ‘best underground places in the world”. Similarly, Salina Turda was once
ranked among the “25 gems hidden all over the world that are worth the
walk’.”

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Artist Merges Faces of People With Plants

http://bit.ly/2stVfWS

Pascal Dupont is a
French photographer and creative-retoucher who presents himself on his
website and social networks as Cal Redback. According to the Twisted
Sifter website, he decided to manipulate the portraits he makes with his
models, merging their faces with plants through the use of image
editors, and the result could not be more disturbing and at the same
time surreal.”

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Unusual Necks

http://bit.ly/2DZbOzg

“Most people don’t pay much attention to other people’s necks. But if you would look closely you would see that no neck is the same.
Some people have long necks, others don’t. In either case they can be
attractive or less attractive, depending what you like. Some necks look the way they do from birth; others are altered through all kinds of methods and reasons, like religious ones. These are some of the most bizarre necks.”

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I believe the neck ring culture exists in Burma

The Legend of London’s Time-Traveling Tomb

http://bit.ly/2rfU3Gh

“The Victorians have always been fascinated by the idea of time travel.
It seems that one place has left people puzzled. Located in west London,
is Brompton Cemetery, it remains a wondrous curiosity of sorts.”

“Decorated with ancient hieroglyphics, is a mausoleum within the confines
of the cemetery. It was once believed, that the Egyptian pharaohs had
discovered many secrets and one of them was a portal used to teleport
through time much like a gateway.”

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