During a recent visit to the La FlÃ¨che zoo (in France, South of Le Mans), I had the opportunity to stop for a small time in front of the grizzlis’ enclosure. Three nice bears (2 males and one female) with enough space to frolic around and young enough to love demonstrating their strength in relatively violent games.
I would not want to be standing on the path of the paws when they thump each other, even if they visibly don’t intend to hurt themselves. Combat sports of sorts.
My hosting company (OVH.com) is very cautious and does not push me into upgrading silently PHP on the servers. But I was still in PHP5 when I noticed that I could go up to PHP7.
WordPress informs me that the simple upgrade could improve speed by a ratio of 2x to 3x. So, it was easy to try.
Apart from an old plug-in which appeared unable to tolerate PHP7 (and that I was no longer using), the upgrade went well: I recommend the enormous speed increase for the web sites. This will be positive for my Page Rank in Google, for sure.
The national press (newspapers and TV) regularly come back to Bitcoin, this decentralized currency that some would announce as going to replace all other world currencies. Some also think that the technology solutions included in Bitcoin are the groundwork for all future world finance (Nothing less!)
But it may be less nice that that. And much more complicated according to Mike Hearn, one of the designers of Bitcoin.
Orcas are marvellous mammals fro mthe sea that are usually only seen from the water surface: a fin, a rostrum jsut out of the water to catch a sea lion. Nothing more.
But the NOAA scientists tracked them with an aerial photo drone and brought back some astonishing photos from above.
Overhead image of the newest member of the Southern Resident killer whale population, L122, just days after being born to first-time mother L91. This image shows the small size of neonate calves and the close bond between mother and calf that will last a lifetime. Credit: NOAA Fisheries, Vancouver Aquarium. Taken by UAV from above 90 feet under NMFS research permit and FAA flight authorization. More information at http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/podcasts/2015/10/uav_killer_whale.html