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Codex Gigas , Devil’s Bible

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  • Legends claims that it was written in a single night (though some historians estimate 20 years to complete) .
  • Weighs 165 pounds and consists 624 pages .
  • Is preserved in natioanl library of Sweden and is subject of $8 milion insurance.

It is the largest extant manuscript Codex Gigas also known as Devils Bible (Known only due to a large illustration of the devil on the inside and the legend surrounding its creation)

Contents

The Codex includes the entire Latin version of the Bible

Legend (Source Wikipedia)

According to legend the scribe was a monk who breached his monastic code and was sentenced to be walled up alive. In order to forbear this harsh penalty he promised to create in one single night a book to glorify the monastery forever, including all human knowledge. Near midnight he became sure that he could not complete this task alone, so he sold his soul to the devil for help. The devil completed the manuscript and the monk added the devil’s picture out of gratitude for his aid.

You can also browse the manuscript here

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Confessions of a hacker

 After the password recovery was reenabled, it took seriously 45 mins on wikipedia and google to find the info, Birthday? 15 seconds on wikipedia, zip code? well she had always been from wasilla, and it only has 2 zip codes (thanks online postal service!)

The second was somewhat harder, the question was “where did you meet your spouse?” did some research, and apparently she had eloped with mister palin after college, if youll look on some of the screen[shots] that I took and other fellow anon have so graciously put on photobucket you will see the google search for “palin eloped” or some such in one of the tabs.

I found out later though more research that they met at high school, so I did variations of that, high, high school, eventually hit on “Wasilla high” I promptly changed the password to popcorn and took a cold shower…”

Interesting isn’t it. It just takes 45 minutes for a person to hack into your account using the security question feature  used by all email service providers.

During signup even if you choose a strong password there comes point where the strength of your password becomes irrelevant i.e security question . Because people know what your mother’s maiden name was, the name of your pet, where you met your spouse , your first car etc. However only google does something different here and provides you with the option of writing your own question.  

It is time these multi billion dollar companies come up with something other than asking users their favorite color during signup.

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