New lookouts at Twelve Apostles part of multi-million-dollar makeover

New lookouts at Twelve Apostles part of multi-million-dollar makeover

Posted May 28, 2016 09:09:51 Photo: An illustration of the proposed new sheltered lookout at the Twelve Apostles. (Supplied: McGregor Coxall) Photo: An illustration of the proposed suspended beam at the blowhole on Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast. (Supplied: McGregor Coxall) New lookouts will be built at the Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard blowhole on Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast, under a multi-million-dollar plan to boost tourism along one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. The Andrews Government will spend $9.8 million on the first stage of a $174-million master plan for the…

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Microsoft declares war on dumb passwords

Microsoft declares war on dumb passwords

COMMENT People need to put a little more thought into choosing a password. Microsoft is creating a dynamic list of stupid passwords that you’re forbidden to use with your online accounts, in an effort to protect people from their own laziness. Making simple rules which force people to create stronger passwords often only encourages lazy people to come up with a slightly longer dumb password, such as switching from “password” to the supposedly much more secure “password1”. Traditionally the solution to this problem has been to keep raising the bar…

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Mount Everest death: Rescuers retrieve Maria Strydom's body

Mount Everest death: Rescuers retrieve Maria Strydom's body

Video will begin in 5 seconds. More video Recommended Replay video Dead climber made ‘super-human effort’ After falling ill near the peak of Mt Everest, Maria Styrdom turned-back and made it to Camp Four without Oxygen, says her husband Robert Gropel. Courtesy ABC News24. PT1M10S620349 A rescue helicopter has brought the body of Australian climber Maria Strydom from Mount Everest to the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, a week after she died on the world’s tallest mountain. Strydom, 34, who is also known as Marisa, was nearing the 8850-metre summit when…

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Adele forgets her own lyrics on-stage (Bang Showbiz)

Adele forgets her own lyrics on-stage (Bang Showbiz)

Bang Showbizon May 27, 2016, 2:39 pm Adele performing in Spain last week. Picture: Xavi Torrent/Getty Images Even one of the world’s biggest pop stars sometimes forgets the lyrics to her own songs. Adele forgot her own song lyrics during a concert in Lisbon, Portugal on Thursday night. The Grammy Award-winning star was in the midst of performing her track Million Years Ago in the Portuguese capital when she mistakenly started singing the chorus lyrics rather than the first verse, which prompted her to stop and apologise to the crowd….

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