Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017

first_img SharePrint RelatedRaiders of the Lost Cache — Geocache of the WeekNovember 15, 2017In “Community”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Lamanai High (GC19505) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2013January 9, 2013In “Community” Each week we highlight special geocaches from around the world — and what a year it has been. We have seen a wonderful array of geocaches this year from across the world ranging from a Letterbox Hybrid hidden in Taipei, a magical Harry Potter adventure in Germany, an epic canyon Multi-Cache in Spain, a legendary sword-in-the-stone Minnesota, plus dozens of other captivating caches.We took a look at which geocaches you liked most on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter and assembled a top 10 list to share. Tell us which geocaches you liked most!1.) Raiders of the Lost Cache – GC2HN2HAdmit it. Deep down, you want to be Indiana Jones. We ALL want to be Indiana Jones. Full-time treasure hunter, part-time archeologist, and darn handy with a whip — what geocacher hasn’t gotten the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song stuck in their head?Well good news, adventure seekers. Recently, declassified files, photos, and GPS information has allowed the discovery of a new location for The Ark of the Covenant. It now resides in a large cave, deep in the woods of Pennsylvania!2.) Taipei Beimen Post Office / 臺北北門郵局 – GC3NXZVNeither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom can keep geocachers away from this Letterbox Hybrid. Well, that’s not completely true since this cache is only accessible during business hours, but you catch the drift.The posted coordinates take you just outside the Taipei Beimen Post Office. There, you must locate a small film canister with a key inside. Take that very special key, head inside the post office, and locate mailbox 59535. Inside you will find a manila envelope filled with a logbook, letterbox stamp, SWAG, and hopefully more than a few trackables.3.) The British Library – GC2M0AFWhat do the Beatles manuscripts, the Magna Carta, and geocaching have in common? They’re all housed in London’s world-famous British Library.The difficulty three, terrain one geocache was placed with the permission of the British Library. Geocachers explore several key locations in the library and discover clues in paintings, plaques and signs.4.) Harry Potter’s Abenteuer – GC6ACTDIf you’ve ever read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies, you’ll know non-magical people are called muggles. You may also know in the geocaching community, muggles are non-geocachers. This is not the only thing that geocachers and Harry Potter lovers have in common. They both share the same excitement in creating magic and discovery in everyday life. Now, you too can discover what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student while on the epic Multi-Cache journey to find Harry Potter’s Abenteuer.5.) L’aiguille du midi – GC1Y014Afraid of heights? Then this Geocache of the Week might give you the chills!To find L’aiguille du midi, you must first visit Chamonix, an adventurer seeker’s heaven! Steep peaks and endless views in the heart of The Alps draw visitors from all over the world to experience this awe-inspiring town and scenery.At 3,842m (12,605 ft), the Aiguille du Midi and it’s laid-out terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. A 20-minute ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car will deliver you to the summit terrace where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc.6.) GeoTourSwe – The Southern – GC6KP0KA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure.7.) Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure – GC10A3TThis T5 Multi-Cache, located in Spain’s Canary Islands, will send you on a three-hour long trek through a basaltic ravine to an isolated beach. The journey begins in Masca, a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. Home to only 90 inhabitants, the village is situated 650 meters (2130 feet) above sea level in the Macizo de Teno mountains.8.) Jumanji – GC39CM6“In the Jungle you must wait, until the dice read 5 or 8.”Deep in the untamed wilderness of the Netherlands exists a legendary geocache. The 21 stages of this Multi-Cache bring you through the game of Jumanji. Ward off giant wasps, escape from pesky monkeys, and play the game as you journey towards the Final stage — an official Jumanji game board.Do you dare to take the bait, to learn your geocaching fate?9.) The sword in the stone – GC27N0WAccording to legend, cache owner Diehard50248 used his magical powers to place the sword in the stone and boldly stated, “Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone is rightwise ‘born to cache.’A short journey into the woods brings you to the cache. Only those who are worthy will solve the enigma of pulling the sword from the stone. Twist and turn the sword and pull with all your might. If you are lucky the sword will release itself from the stone. Bring glory to your name by signing the logbook and claiming your smiley.10.) NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide – GC1GZ8HHave you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. The Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.Do you have a geocache in mind for Geocache of the Week? Submit your suggestions by following the link below and it may be chosen for Geocache of the Week in 2018. Until next year!Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Microsoft Caught With Hand in Plurk’s Cookie Jar?

first_imgCurrently, the Microsoft microblog site reads something along the lines of “We regret to inform you that the service is temporarily not available due to system maintenance. Please visit the site again later. We apologize for the inconvenience.”Perhaps they ought to be apologizing to Plurk for the inconvenience.“We were absolutely shocked and outraged,” wrote Plurk rep Dave Thompson, “when we first saw with our own eyes the cosmetic similarities Microsoft’s new offering had with Plurk…“We’re still in shock asking why Microsoft would even stoop to this level of wilfully plagiarizing a young and innovative upstart’s work rather than reach out to us or innovate on their own terms.”Microsoft has issued this press release that passes the buck on to an unnamed third-party contractor. Is it likely that the Microsoft executives in charge of producing the microblog were a) unaware of Plurk’s existence and design to the extent that they wouldn’t recognize a clone as such, and b) that they didn’t simply point at Plurk and tell their vendors to “make us one of those”?Having had some experience in both startup development processes and corporate application deployment, I personally know very well that a criminal amount of IP theft goes on every day in Silicon Valley and around the world. Most of the time, the offending parties are operating under the belief that they won’t get caught. And a great deal of the time, they’re not caught.We must, however, applaud Microsoft’s taking the site down to investigate the matter rather than being defensive or litigious. Still, the software giant should be accepting more accountability for the attempted theft that was conducted in its name and under the auspices of its brand.What do you think? Who is to blame in this situation? Cast your vote below, and tell us what you really think in the comments. Related Posts This morning, we got news that Microsoft had unequivocally ripped off design and code from marginally successful microblogging service Plurk.Now, we’re seeing reports – and seeing for ourselves on the Microsoft website – that the knockoff site has been unceremoniously ganked from the tubes. Did a major corporation get caught red-handed stealing intellectual property from a startup? Say it ain’t so! More interestingly, is the removal of the site an admission of guilt? And are these side-by-side source code screenshots incriminating or what?We received an email from a Plurk co-founder Amir Salihefendic this morning calling MSN China’s Juku an obvious plagiarism. The proof is in the pudding. And the screenshots. And the source code: jolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Microsoft#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Crackdown in Tunisia: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#TWiOT#web Tunisian Protests Result in Massive Online Crackdown. On December 17th, a young unemployed university graduate, Mohamed Bouazizi, burned himself to death in Sidi Bouzid to protest the economic situation for young people. His death inspired large protests and resulted in the government killing of three protesters so far. With a non-existent media, Tunisians took to the internet to share information on the protests. This resulted in a savage censoring backlash by the Tunisian government. Anonymous, the 4chan-allied, Wikipedia-defending hacker group, subsequently targeted the government’s official site and that of the prime minister, shutting both down. Tunisians are being supported by bloggers around the world, especially in the Arab world. It has been absent, however, in the western media. This should, alas, be no great shock. On the plus side, as DemocracyWorks notes, are the development of the anti-censorship protest song in Tunisia, and protest hip-hop. Saudi Arabia to increase official online repression. Two months after banning Facebook for “religious reasons,” the kingdom, already one of the most repressive places on the planet, is introducing new rules. They include mandatory licensing for all blogs and websites, as well as government-approved editors. Anyone wishing to start an online publication will need “documents testifying to their good behaviour.” It’s almost funny. Almost. Taiwan restricts free expression. One of the trends we predicted, that of democracies aping restrictive countries like China, is in full flower. The latest to join the Shutup Club is Taiwan. In a unique combination of direct government pressure on the media and government-funded advertising, Taiwan’s media is becoming more docile. Freedom House has downgraded the country’s free speech rating. Whether this will inspire a flowering of alternative online expression or muzzle it as well remains to be seen. The GoldenState is Tin. California’s “mellow vibe” has never seemed quite real to anyone who’s spent any time there, and the latest legal moves in the state should dispel the notion of a live-and-let-live state for good. If you are arrested now in California, the police may, pursuant to a California Supreme Court verdict, seize and root through your cell phone without a warrant. Not satisfied with that, the CA legislature has also passed Senate Bill 1411, a law making “epersonation,” masquerading as someone else online, a crime that can send you to jail for a year. Bolivia makes racism-based censorship more palatable. Bolvia’s “anti-racism” law, a cheap screen for censorship against troublesome journalists, has been criticized widely. Disappointingly, Reporters Without Borders has praised the change in language of the new law. Yes, it’s more specific. But the real issue is that speech is being punished, it’s aimed at media organs and it still provides a handy tool for prosecution of uncooperative newspapers, websites and broadcast stations. Racism should be argued down with words and with actions – if a publication is a racist rag, withdraw your patronage, your advertising, your cooperation. But send a government (you know – the guys with the guns?) against it and you’d best start practice throwing your hands up over your head and remaining perfectly still – you’ll find that yourself racist the minute you disagree with the reigning regime. China arrests blogger for being a dirty bird. Given that China arrested a bride on her wedding day for a seven-word retweet, no one should be surprised that the country’s government is as humorless as it is repressive. But as if to make 100% certain that no one is, China has arrested Lin Chenglong, a Guandong resident who wrote a blog called “Eating, Drinking, Whoring and Gambling.” Please note: Lin was not arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Neither prostitutes, pimps nor madams were arrested. You can make a very good case that prostitution is deleterious for all participants (if you want). But that’s not why Lin was arrested. He was arrested for “spreading obscene material on the internet.” He was arrested, in other words, because China’s leadership are a bunch of repressive grannies. last_img read more

James Harden, Clint Capela lead Rockets over Nuggets

first_imgIs Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Gerald Green had 21 points and made six 3s on a night Houston made 22 3s for its sixth game this season with at least 20.“We’re just a real tough team when we’re knocking down shots like that,” Green said.Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.“Give them credit,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “You know Harden is going to get his, but when P.J. Tucker and Gerald Green score the amount of 3s that they made, I believe 13 combined, that’s a tough one to overcome.”Harden had 14 assists, six 3-pointers and scored at least 30 points for the 13th straight game.ADVERTISEMENT “He’s probably the hardest guy in the NBA to guard,” Malone said.Coach Mike D’Antoni enjoys watching the different things Harden does to help his team win night after night.“Whatever they throw at him, he’ll find the best play,” D’Antoni said. “He’ll also find a way to score. He’ll find his way, but he’ll also get everyone involved.”TIP-INSNuggets: Malone said Will Barton (hip) is making progress and could return in the next couple of weeks. … Morris added 21 points off the bench.Rockets: Houston traded Michael Carter-Williams and cash considerations to the Chicago Bulls on Monday for a protected second-round pick in the 2020 draft. The Bulls then waived the guard following the trade. … Chris Paul missed his eighth game in a row with a strained left hamstring. … Eric Gordon missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee.WHAT A PLAYThe Rockets led 70-60 at halftime after Harden made two 3-pointers in the last 90 seconds of the second quarter. The first of those shots is sure to show up on highlight reels, as Murray slipped and fell to the court trying to guard him before Harden stepped back for the basket.MAGIC NUMBER?With Monday’s win the Rockets improved to 59-2 when scoring at least 120 points under D’Antoni. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He did what he was supposed to do,” said Harden, who had 32 points. “He finished. He played extremely well. Played hard.”P.J. Tucker set a career high with seven 3-pointers and scored a season-high 21 points to help Houston win for the 12th time in 14 games. Capela had 19 points by halftime as Harden fed him again and again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Whenever I’m under the rim and you put a little on me what’s going to happen is that 99 or 100 percent of the time I’m going to dunk the ball,” Capela said. “This is what happened tonight and I did a great job of finishing aggressive under the rim.”Houston was up by 11 after two free throws by Torrey Craig with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Tucker and Harden made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions to make it 117-100 about a minute later. LATEST STORIES Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket between Denver Nuggets guard Malik Beasley (25) and forward Torrey Craig, back, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — With James Harden getting double-teamed almost every time he had the ball Monday night against the Denver Nuggets, he looked for other Houston Rockets to step up and make plays.Chief among them was Clint Capela, who set a career high with 31 points as the Rockets beat the Nuggets 125-113.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Kyrie Irving drops 17 in return as Celtics top sloppy Nets PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss THEY SAID ITJokic on Denver’s struggles against Houston, which has won nine straight in the series: “They beat us at our place and they beat us here. Last year, we didn’t win one time, so that team gives us a problem, but we have to find a way to beat them and play (better) against them.”UP NEXTNuggets: Visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño View commentslast_img read more

I would have been bored in Madrid Batistuta

first_imgThe legendary Argentinean footballer says he would have won more titles in bigger clubs, but he doesn’t regret playing for “small” teams.In a career that spanned from 1988 to 2005, Argentinean striker Gabriel Batistuta played in seven different clubs.He started his professional career with Newell’s Old Boys in his native country, but a year later he moved to River Plate.In 1990 he was transferred from Los Millonarios to Boca Juniors, before jumping to Europe in 1991 as he signed with Fiorentina in the Italian First Division.In 2000 he moved to Roma, with a small loan in 2003 to Internazionale Milan, and he concluded his career in Qatar’s Al-Arabi from 2003 to 2005.Would he have won more trophies with bigger clubs? The answer is yes, but to Batistuta, the answer is more complex than that.“A football player is treated like a product,” he was quoted by Gianluca Di Marzio.“When I was in Florence, top clubs were looking for me like Real Madrid, Manchester United and Milan, but in the end, I preferred the calmness and atmosphere of Fiorentina.”“I would make the same decision, if I would have gone to Real Madrid I would have won a lot,” he explained.Romelu Lukaku, Inter MilanLukaku backed to beat Ronaldo in Serie A scoring charts Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Former Inter Milan star Andy van der Meyde is confident Romelu Lukaku will outscore Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s Serie A.“I would have even scored more than 200 goals, but I would have been bored.”“Same thing with Milan. I didn’t want much, but I feel like a winner,” he said.“It’s because I did it in a way that made Fiorentina fight against stronger teams.”He ended up scoring 271 goals in 507 matches for all his seven teams.He also scored 54 goals for the Argentina national team in 77 games.Te felicito @Crespo en este nuevo desafío de tu brillante carrera deportiva. Te deseo lo mejor como DT de @CAB_oficial !!!⚽️ pic.twitter.com/RNyFQDjnZZ— Gabriel Batistuta (@GBatistutaOK) December 19, 2018last_img read more

San Diego County fights for Amazons second headquarters

first_img KUSI Newsroom, October 10, 2017 KUSI Newsroom Posted: October 10, 2017 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to send a letter to Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos indicating a strong interest and willingness to explore possible incentives for the company if it builds its second headquarters in the region. The vote was unanimous with Supervisor Greg Cox saying the new headquarters could be built in unincorporated areas of the county. No mention was made as to what the incentives could be. Amazon’s mega-project has been a magnet for cities, states, provinces and counties that see the economic boost the online retail giant’s headquarters would bring to their localities.The company plans to spend more than $5 billion on what it calls HQ2, which would provide 50,000 new high-paying jobs and support thousands of construction and other related positions. That’s about 15,000 more jobs than the region’s life sciences industry, a key economic sector, according to a county staff report. Amazon already has a large presence in San Diego after leasing more than 100,000 square feet of office space in University City. But San Diego has stiff competition in the bidding war. New Jersey is working on legislation that would provide $5 billion in tax breaks and the City Council in Stonecrest, Georgia, near Atlanta, voted to de-annex 345 acres of land and call it the city of Amazon if the company moves in. Los Angeles and Irvine have expressed interest as well. The local bid is being coordinated by the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp. Amazon is expected to announce a winner next year.  San Diego County fights for Amazon’s second headquarters Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more