Man films terrifying ordeal after falling into 70-foot crevasse

Dr. John All was taking snow samples on his own on Mount Himlung—in Nepal's Himalayas—when the glacier broke under his feet. He fell into a 70-foot crevasse and suffered multiple injuries, but he managed to escape using an ice pick, filming himself during an agonizing adventure that lasted six hours. » 5/23/14 9:52pm 5/23/14 9:52pm

How Long It Takes Hackers to Crack Your Password

BusinessWeek says a 6 character password (just letters) can be cracked in just 10 minutes while a 9 character password complete with letters, uppercase, numbers and symbols will take 44,530 years to crack. Take a look at the image to see other comparisons, the first column describes your password, the other columns… » 2/07/11 10:20am 2/07/11 10:20am

Dogpile on Apple: New Lawsuit Adds Hairline Cracks to List of iPhone 3G…

New Yorker Avi Koschitzki has tossed his own lawsuit in with the rising pile, accusing Apple and AT&T of the usual crimes (lousy 3G reception and speed, lackluster software updates) as well as a newbie: hairline cracks in the iPhone 3G's casing. We've reported on it before » 11/15/08 8:45pm 11/15/08 8:45pm, but this is the first time it's showing up…

Butt-Crack Detector: Plumbers Are So Hot These Days

Instructables posted a guide to creating a plumbers'-crack detector, using a LilyPad Arduino » 10/25/08 9:00am 10/25/08 9:00am controller, a vibrating motor, and a photoresistor to measure how much light is beaming into your crack. When the photoresistor comes uncovered, the motor starts to vibrate, letting you know that your "coin slot" is exposed…