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Submission + - US pressuring Hong Kong to arrest Snowden while Snowden has flown to Moscow (scmp.com) 2

Taco Cowboy writes:

Is the United States of America a country which still obeys the Rule of Law ?

In an irony twist, the government of the United States is reminding Hong Kong to follow the
Rule of Law while itself has violated the Constitution of the United States of America

The United States is publicly putting pressure on Hong Kong to arrest Mr. Edward Snowden.


“If Hong Kong doesn’t act soon, it will complicate our bilateral relations and raise questions about Hong Kong’s commitment to the rule of law,” said a senior administration official


In the meantime, South China Morning Post of Hong Kong also releases information regarding US's hacking on China's cellphone companies and the prestigious Tsinghua University


China is furious about the revelations, accusing the US actively engaging on illegal cyber hacking activities on other counties while publicly identifying itself as a "victim"


Latest development: The South Chinese Morning Post has reported that Snowden has aboard a plane flying to Moscow


Submission + - Toyota actually may have a sudden acceleration software problem (cnn.com)

baegucb writes: CNN has had documents translated three times, with no different translation from Toyota. Engineers found a problem in 2006, but insist they corrected unintended acceleration problems in pre-production. Toyota said the adaptive cruise-control system was never used in the U.S., but maybe a fork?

Submission + - Viscously bad service as a business model (nytimes.com) 1

TheScreenIsnt writes: The New York Times reports on de*or*m*ey**.com's (URL obscured to avoid making things worse) unabashedly mean and, apparently downright scary (as in physically threatening customers) customer service approach. Despite a wealth of warnings about the sight if you go looking for them, if you just search for a product that they carry, they just might be the highest non-sponsored result you get, because of their famously horrible service. Is there a good way to fix this without breaking a bunch of other things in search?

Submission + - The binary code in Canada's Gov-Gen coat of arms (www.cbc.ca)

Lev13than writes: Dr. David Johnston, formerly the president of the University of Waterloo, was installed as Canada's new Governor-General on Friday. As de facto head of state and the Queen's representative in Canada he is required to design a personal coat of arms. One modern detail has attracted particular attention — a 33-digit palindromic binary stream at the base. Efforts to decode the meaning of the number using ASCII, Morse, grouping by 3/11 and other theories has so far come up empty (right now it's a toss up between random, the phone number 683-077-0643 and Morse code for "send help — trapped in a coat of arms factory"). Is 110010111001001010100100111010011 the combination to his luggage, or just a random stream of digits?

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