Amazing block puzzle

Amazing block puzzle

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Tsunami warning

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I couldn’t resist quoting this excerpt from a Register article about Tsunamis:

“Geologists have been warning for years about one event that could wash away the entire US Eastern seaboard.

When the Cumbre Vieja volcanic mountain on the Canary Islands last erupted in 1949, a local geologist found it had cracked, with the western face (estimated to be made up of 500 cubic kilometers of rock) sliding down two meters towards the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are very volcanically active and the last eruption occurred in 1971.

In a worst-case scenario, the entire side of the volcano could slide into the sea. That amount of rock hitting the ocean would generate a kilometer-tall tsunami that would still be 50 meters high when it hit the US coastline, with the wave fanning out to disrupt Western Europe as well.

Sleep tight.”

The Register

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Burglar accidentally films himself raiding home with his iPhone

A not so bright burglar incriminated himself by accidentally recording a home raid on his iPhone.

Emmanuel Jerome, 23, thought it was a clever idea to use his iPhone’s torch to see his way during a late-night burglary, but actually he had enabled the video recording function and filmed the whole thing.

After attempting other buraries Jerome was caught and arrested by the police. They found video clips on the iPhone showing burglaries in which tens of thousands of pounds was taken.

Jerome was sentenced to 44 weeks in prison.

Cult of Mac

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Cold callers ordered to pay compensation for wasting businessman’s time

A UK businessman became so annoyed with cold callers continually disturbing him that he decided to charge them for his time. He recorded their calls and then sent an invoice charging £10 for every minute spent on the phone.

When they refused to pay Richard Herman, 53, sued them in the small claims court and won. Marketing company AAC will now pay the full £195 for 19.5 minutes of calls and the £25 court fee.

The nuisance calls were trying to convince Mr Herman that he could claim thousands of pounds in compensation for Payment Protection Insurance (PPI). Claims firms typically take a third of the compensation paid by banks.

Mr Herman has set up a website at www.saynotocoldcalls.com to help other victims of nuisance marketing calls. It contains excellent advice on the methods which will and will not work in stopping cold callers.

The Telegraph

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