Category Archives: Stumble of the Day

How Long Would it Take to Brute Force Crack Your Password?

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Hackosis is hosting a project on their site that will analyze the strength of your password (without entering  your PW). Not only that, but the best part is that they’ll clue in to just how easy or difficult it will be to use a brute force crack to solve your PW just using a run of the mill PC.

Password Strength

Your password is 10 characters long and has 18,429,771,776,000 combinations.
It takes 67.05 hours or 2.79 days to crack your password on computer that tries 137,438,953,472 passwords per hour. This is based on a typical PC processor in 2008 and that the processor is under 10% load.

OK folks. How strong is your password?

5 Reasons Why Luke Skywalker Is A Complete Idiot

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Only George Lucas can really tell us why Luke is so danged stupid.

#3 His Insanely Stupid Plan To Rescue Han Solo from Jabba The Hutt:

You: “Okay, if you can just use your Force powers to get in to the palace and all the way to Jabba, then let’s just have you go in right now and get Han out.”

Luke: “No, that’s stupid. I’m going to get myself captured. Because then you see, we’ll be taken to the sarlacc pit and then, when we’re on the skiff, I’ll get sent out first and then R2-D2 will manage to get to the top of Jabba’s sail barge and shoot out my lightsaber, and then with Lando’s help, we’ll just—rescue everyone and then everything will be fine!”

You: “That is the stupidest plan I’ve ever heard of.”

Luke:“I’ve thought of everything.”

Top 50 Hottest SciFi Girls

This is a well rounded list of at UGO.com as they attempt the near impossible which is to identify the hottest women of scifi. They have everyone from T’Pol of Enterprise to Colonel Wilma Deering from Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century to Yori of Tron.

After you’ve gone through that list, check out my own work in progress this year called “The Women Of Sci-Fi And Their Provocative Poses“, so far we have:

Hottest scifi women

Extra-Wide Contacts = Anime Look

Here’s an interesting product being used to promote the ‘anime look’ via contact lenses. The lenses make your iris appear larger than usual, and depending on the brand can be dual color, tri color, rimmed in black to enhance the iris color and more.

Not to be outdone, Barbie is getting in on some of the action here via http://barbie-eyes.blogspot.com/.

For that anime look, here’s product information at Softlenseye.com for the Dueba lenses:

Dueba lenses are from Korea known to create beautiful stunning color eyes and make your eyes appear bigger due to the black ring design. This new concept lens is free from heterogeneous discoloration after wearing, so it continuously give comfort and you can naturally express your new image.

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Here’s a couple of examples to demonstrate the effect at

 Anime Contact Lenses

If interested, jump to Dueba’s product pages, this one is for their tri-color lenses.

I read through a lot of details from several manufacturers and retailers, I have to say that this is interesting in more ways than one. For instance, an interesting side effect from earlier colored lenses like this was the dye on the lens would bleed off onto the eyeball. Talk about giving the wrong impression with your eyes! The new brands however are coated with a protective layer on both sides of the lens capturing the colored gel in between.

[Found via Neatorama via Inventor Spot]

30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth

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I recently came across Environmental Graffiti, an ecologically conscious site that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Below are a couple of the more recent and interesting articles like 30 incredible abstract satellite images of Earch, i highly recommend checking them out.

Other articles over there you might find interesting:

World’s Most Expensive Places to Have Sex

Magnetic Fields As You’ve Never Seen Them Before [pics]

Scientists Attach Rectal Methane-Collecting Backpacks to Cows

Chess Links I’ve Stumbled Upon This Weekend

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Chess topics kept falling into my lap over the weekend so I went back and compiled the links that I had stumbled upon and thought worthy of calling out here for you:

CrowdChess – This is very similar to the famous MSN sponsored match in the late 90’s “Kasparov vs. The World“. That was great fun. Now you can partake in it again, though it’s with featured GrandMasters from around the world. Signup and see if your team of 1,000 can collectively outwit the GMs

3-Way Chess – The board is ‘Y’ shaped, players take turns clockwise, first player to checkmate an opponent wins

The Week in Chess – a recap of the exciting events in Chess each week! 😉

ChessProblems – This has become my favorite chess problems site, by far. As you move your pieces to ‘Mate in 2’ or whatever, the server makes the most appropriate play which helps validate your thinking as your going through the possible countermoves. Lots of fun, plus other players comment on each game. You can take on chess problems associated with any chess rating to help stretch yourself or take on a couple of easy ones first thing in the morning.

DIY Metal Chess Figures – made from hardware you probably have laying around the garage.

218 HD Resolution Desktop Wallpapers for Nerds

Nerd Business has cherry picked among all the great wallpapers to bring us the 218 best high quality and high res wallpapers around. All the pics are available in resolutions of at lest 1900×1200.

These are pretty darn good, i’ll be referring back to that page when i’m ready to change up the wallpaper again. In the meantime i’ll be enjoying this beauty ‘Neverwinter Nights’ 1920×1200 from CheatHappens.com:

Neverwinter Nights 1920x1200

The Little Mermaid Cosplay

I ran across a great mermaid costume online that does well in keeping to the original cartoon movie The Little Mermaid. What do you think?

Mermaid Cosplay

EDIT: I was linking to the original location for this pic but it looks like the url is no longer valid. Here’s the original url in case you can dig around and find it again, if you do please feel free to let me know: http://www.rainstars.net/sito/cosplay/contest/partecipanti.htm