The Phrack article is pretty bizarre and I don't think it's anchored in reality.
"A sharp blow to the temple ensures instant death since there is a large artery
and nerve located close to the skin surface... (snip) ... The nose is another excellent place to attack. Hit the bridge with the knife
edge of your hand and you will cause breakage, severe pain, temporary blindness
and even death..."
Does whoever wrote this honestly believe that punching someone in the temple, or hitting them on the bridge of the nose will reliably result in death? First of all, if humans were that fragile, we'd be all be dead from whacking our noses and heads and whatnot. I've smacked my temple on things as hard as concrete from bike wrecks and suchlike and I'm still alive and well even if it did hurt like hell. Additionally, you can see plenty of boxers and MMA guys taking terrific blows to the head with hands, shins, knees, and elbows, and although those strikes are damaging they sure don't kill many people. Don't get me wrong - the temple and nose are a good place to aim if you want to smack someone upside the head, but human beings are very difficult to kill unless you have some device designed for that purpose (sword, gun, nuclear bomb, etc.).