Install cURL on Ubuntu Linux

If you use PHP, you may need to use cURL, which is one of the most popular extension. PHP CURL functions are available through the use of libcurl, a library created by Daniel Stenberg, and allow you to connect and communicate with web servers using many
different types of protocols.

Assuming you have already setup LAMP. To install or setup cURL on your Linux machine like Ubuntu, run the following line of shell command in your terminal:

sudo apt-get install curl php5-curl libcurl3 libcurl3-dev

Now you have PHP cURL installed, the next thing you need to do is to restart apache2, run the following command in your terminal:

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010

Heres a report on a new site which will show every recorded road death on the UK Roads from 1999-2010. Its chilling how many there are… BBC News – Every death on every road in Great Britain 1999-2010.

 

How to backup a MySQL database from the command line

MySQL provides a utility called “mysqldump”. Basically what this tool does it it creates a flat file containing the SQL instructions to restore your database. Here are a few usage examples of mysqldump:

Milky Way View from Earth – Amazing Video

Norwegian photographer who is best known for his awe inspiring time lapse video has released another beauty. These videos are taken from  El Teide in the Canary Islands and captures the Milky way as well as other amazing sites after hours of painstaking filming. Enjoy.

 

F-35 Lightning II fighter Jet ejection seat test video

No, that’s not a real person flying out of this rocket sled flying down the track at 600 mph. It’s a mannequin test of a new ejection seat system for the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. From BAE Systems:

The system has been tested to its limits, as a full scale front section of the aircraft, complete with ejection seat and mannequin was launched at speeds in excess of 600 mph down a test track. More than 30 ejection seat tests have been completed in the UK, France and the USA.
Witnessing the final test which took place at Martin Baker’s facility at Chalgrove Airfield in Oxfordshire, BAE Systems’ Test Manager Rick Whittaker commented “Ejecting from an aircraft like F-35 typically takes no more than three seconds from the time the ejection handle is pulled to the pilot being on a parachute. You can imagine how quickly everything happens. Incredibly, during the tests up to 900,000 measurements were recorded every second and I am pleased to say the systems performed really well.”

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