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Krepostnoi

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Something slightly odd about attempting to bring them back from extinction with a restoration project in the vicinity of a nuclear power station.
Well no bugger's going to want to eat them.
 

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Just lay in a drum of lemon juice and a few bottles of tabasco sauce: They’re the oyster’s only enemy in the wild.

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If you lie down in that, it might sting a bit.
 

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Forgive the schadenfreude, but this seems like positive news ...
DarkSide Ransomware Gang Quits After Servers, Bitcoin Stash Seized

The DarkSide ransomware affiliate program responsible for the six-day outage at Colonial Pipeline this week that led to fuel shortages and price spikes across the country is running for the hills. The crime gang announced it was closing up shop after its servers were seized and someone drained the cryptocurrency from an account the group uses to pay affiliates.

“Servers were seized (country not named), money of advertisers and founders was transferred to an unknown account,” reads a message from a cybercrime forum reposted to the Russian OSINT Telegram channel. ...
FULL STORY: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/05...ang-quits-after-servers-bitcoin-stash-seized/
 

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I want to like that more than once!
 

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À rare tigers eye has been saved, in a world first operation.

"Ratna, a 17-year-old Sumatran tiger, lives at Shepreth Wildlife Park near Cambridge.

Staff noticed her left eye - which had previously had a cataract removed - was deteriorating and a corneal ulcer was diagnosed by a specialist eye vet.

Corneal surgery, which is not uncommon on domestic cats and dogs, required "a lot more anaesthetic" on Ratna."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-56888358
 

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À rare tigers eye has been saved, in a world first operation.

"Ratna, a 17-year-old Sumatran tiger, lives at Shepreth Wildlife Park near Cambridge.

Staff noticed her left eye - which had previously had a cataract removed - was deteriorating and a corneal ulcer was diagnosed by a specialist eye vet.

Corneal surgery, which is not uncommon on domestic cats and dogs, required "a lot more anaesthetic" on Ratna."

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-56888358

Before anybody thinks of it, every thread does not need a theme tune.
 

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Before anybody thinks of it, every thread does not need a theme tune.

How about a theme poem?

The Tyger​

BY WILLIAM BLAKE

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?
 

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Hackers who caused widespread disruption to the Irish health service have given the software to resolve the problems, free.

"Hackers responsible for causing widespread disruption to the Irish health system have unexpectedly gifted it with the tool to help it recover.

The Conti ransomware group was reportedly asking the health service for $20m (£14m) to restore services after the "catastrophic hack".

But now the criminals have handed over the software tool for free.

The Irish government says it is testing the tool and insists it did not, and would not, be paying the hackers."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57197688
 

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Hackers who caused widespread disruption to the Irish health service have given the software to resolve the problems, free.

"Hackers responsible for causing widespread disruption to the Irish health system have unexpectedly gifted it with the tool to help it recover.

The Conti ransomware group was reportedly asking the health service for $20m (£14m) to restore services after the "catastrophic hack".

But now the criminals have handed over the software tool for free.

The Irish government says it is testing the tool and insists it did not, and would not, be paying the hackers."

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57197688
In the early 80's and onwards, the U.S. government hired hackers after they'd been caught and arrested to do the same thing but on the right side of the law instead. A thinking outside the box intelligent move. I used to personally know a UK phreaker going by the pseudonym 'DangerMouse' .. (dangerous with a mouse .. geddit?) .. he ended up getting paid to work for the good guys instead and solve some official problems in the mid 90's.
 

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A friend who turned 80 today has been treated to a surprise 'conga car honking tribute' organised by his wife. Guests were invited to drive by the house at 2 pm and honk whilst waving flags and balloons. A tub of celebratory Corona beer was to be set up in the couple's front garden for anyone who wished to stop. I wasn't able to attend but I sent a birthday e-card instead.

As the friend's wife said in her email invitation, it's not a lockdown birthday until there's a parade of honking cars.
 

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This brought a tear to my eye.

Spanish couple go for a walk every day but the 79-year-old wife, who has arthritis, needs to stop to sit down occasionally. The 82-year-old husband tries to get the council to install benches but when that fails he makes a bench himself in 30 minutes. He is a former joiner, which helps, and he left it as a surprise for his wife on their walk. Awww!!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...wife-in-30-minutes-after-council-plea-ignored
 

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Some institutions honor their promises, even decades after the fact. In 1983 the New England Aquarium issued a "Late Gate" ticket to a visitor who'd arrived too late to get in. The ticket stated "this ticket is good for admission at any time in the future." The ticket receiver's grand niece was given admission using this ticket last week.
New England Aquarium accepts ticket saved for over 37 years

The New England Aquarium in Boston accepted an entrance ticket on Thursday first purchased in 1983 that allows the holder to return “at anytime in the future.”

Rachel Carle, 26, picked up the ticket from her great aunt, Catherine Cappiello, who came to visit the aquarium more than 37 years ago ...

Cappiello and her partner arrived near closing time in November that year and both got a “late gate ticket,” which was good for a visit at a later time. Cappiello, who lives in Trenton, New Jersey, gave it to Carle last fall ...

Aquarium President and CEO Vikki Spruill told the newspaper the late gate tickets were discontinued about 25 years ago, but that they will see about one a year. ...
FULL STORY (With Photo Of The Ticket): https://apnews.com/article/oddities-environment-and-nature-11ad122cf85aefd27ee309115d7f5c7a
 
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