Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The Highest Graveyard in the world.

Today's useless fact - How many dead bodies are up on Mount Everest?

Mount Everest is both the highest mountain and the highest graveyard in the world. As of 2002, 175 climbers had died on the mountain, and the vast majority of these bodies were left behind. There are reported to be at least 41 bodies on the north side of Everest.

Some people simply run out of gas on the trail and freeze to death in place. Others are consumed by avalanches. Removing dead bodies from this elevation is an enormous task.

As described how it took a team of 12 people eight hours to move the body of one dead Taiwanese man down a portion of the mountain. The high altitude, low oxygen, fierce winds, and intense cold make the trip extremely challenging even for an unencumbered person, so few climbers attempt to take the bodies of the deceased back with them.

Some bodies are lost forever on Everest. During the tragic May 1996 expeditions when eight people died in a freak storm near the summit, two of the bodies were never found. To further complicate matters, the local Sherpas, the people most adept at climbing the mountain and transporting gear up and back, are wary of dead bodies and don't like to go near them.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Free Download Proxy Server.

This is a free download for a proxy server which automatically configures the Internet Explorer for the best available proxy server at the moment.

Remarkable Feature: Can beat even the web-filtering service of the Fortigaurd.

Warning:Don't upgrade the version of this software for best performance.

The link for download is here.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Google tells babus to relax, says Gmail is safe!

If you've been wondering if your Gmail account's been hacked into, relax. Google says there's no cause for worry.

With doubts being raised over the safety of its key applications and the government issuing a warning advisory, Google's now released an official clarification.

In an email sent to CNN-IBN, the company spokesperson claims it's already fixed the problems in question.

Certain bureaucrats had earlier reported problems with their mail accounts, but Google claims that's more a case of Phishing or Internet fraud and not an inherent problem with Gmail.

GMail, Picassa, Google Groups and Blogspot have been under the scanner after software loopholes that let hackers steal data, and tamper with emails were revealed.