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Journal Journal: As I expected 2

That Sandy Berger story just got completely and totally swept under the rug.

I understand a couple big events happened in the past few days - Ford dying, Saddam being executed, but even so, NOBODY talked about the Berger story. Haven't heard a single peep out of anyone, on any forum, at any "news" agency, or anywhere at all, give it even a second of notice.


Submission + - Saddam Hussein Execution

Quaoar writes: "This is just a plea to the Slashdot editors to post any submission related to Saddam's execution so there might be an intelligent discussion about the topic. I think neglecting to post this story shows a lack of backbone. PLEASE post it. Thanks."
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Submission + - Saddam Hanged for War Crimes in Iraq

jimbojw writes: "According to an article in the Canadian National Post :
Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq who came to be known as the Butcher of Baghdad, was hanged at dawn today in Baghdad for crimes against humanity committed during a 24-year reign of brutality that ended with the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
The 69-year-old former president was executed at about 6 a.m. in Iraq, marking a violent end to a man notorious for massacring thousands of his people.

Submission + - 3-D images of a flu virus

Roland Piquepaille writes: "Last week, The Lancet released a study stating that an influenza pandemic similar to the so-called Spanish flu pandemic that killed between 50 and 100 million people between 1918 and 1920 would kill about 62 million people today, with 96 percent of the deaths occurring in developing countries (details here, free registration required). It is reassuring to learn that researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have succeeded in imaging one of the viruses that causes influenza. So far, they've studied the H3N2 strain, but they could soon image other ones. This finding could help to discover how antibodies inactivate the virus — and maybe save millions of lives. Read more for additional references and an image of the three-dimensional structure of the H3N2 flu virus."

Submission + - Saddam....or Google, YouTube, and eBay?

jg21 writes: In an open question over at Web 2.0 Journal, a review of 2006 prompts the question "Which is more important, Saddam Hussein or Google?" [From the article: "Should we just rejoice that 2006 has seen the liveliest array of Web 2.0 start-ups since the bursting of the Silicon Bubble? Or should we take more interest in the prospects for global peace, or lack of it, in a Real World that doesn't necessarily reflect the same sense of order and indeed hope as the World Wide Web?"]

Submission + - Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

t3h writes: "The former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at a secure facility in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity.

From the article: "...Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). A representative of the prime minister and a Sunni Muslim cleric were present. Footage of him being led to the gallows was later shown on Iraqi state TV. Two co-defendants, Saddam Hussein's half-brother and a former chief judge, are to be executed at a later date..."

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Submission + - Saddam Hussein executed

Ice Wewe writes: The BBC is reporting that Iraq's former dictator Saddam Hussein was hung. Saddam was found guilty of the 1982 killings of 148 Shias.

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at a secure facility in northern Baghdad for crimes against humanity. Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). A representative of the prime minister and a Sunni Muslim cleric were present.

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Journal Journal: So Why Do I troll Muslums?

Some people like to eat to 120k resistors, others like to have sex with Catholic nuns - I myself like to troll on slashdot - yes, it is an odd thing to do, but it is my hobby.

Submission + - Saddam hanged at dawn

thecybernator writes: "BAGHDAD, Dec 30 (Reuters) — Saddam Hussein was hanged for crimes against humanity at dawn on Saturday, a dramatic, violent end for a leader who ruled Iraq by fear for three decades before he was toppled by a U.S. invasion four years ago. "It was very quick. He died right away," one of the official Iraqi witnesses told Reuters, saying the ousted president's face was uncovered, he appeared calm and said a brief prayer as Iraqi guards walked him to the gallows and put the noose round him. .htm"
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Journal Journal: So long, Saddam you worthless shit 1

Let this be a lesson to the other religeous dictators which think that oppression can work.
The free thinking countries of the world (ie those not bound by that stupid koran rubbish) will deal with you - one way or another.

- We will gather evidence of your tyranny and war crimes
- We will invade and hunt you down like a dog
- We will trial you in your own country
- We will kill you
- Your countrymen will cheer when you are gone

Submission + - Adbrite Serves Malware Via Interstitial Ad

Irongeek_ADC writes: "I just noticed this in one of my Adbrite ads. An interstitial ad running on my site for IOSCO ( seems to be causing the web browser to ask to download a file from called c.wmf that contains malware. I fear it is trying to use the previously know Windows WMF vulnerabilities to install something. I've contacted Adbrite to get the ad campaign paused. My guess is someone defaced the "International Organization of Securities Commissions" website and inserted the malware. Interesting, and some what disturbing. Guess that's one of the downsides to interstitial ads."

Submission + - Wii web browser trial out on Friday

jtorry writes: "Nintendo has announced that the anticipated Wii web browser will be available to try from Friday, December 22. The fully featured Opera web browser for the Wii was intended to be available for the launch of the console. Sadly it wasn't, but the good news is that you'll only have to wait until Friday to get a taster of what it can do.

A trial version of the Wii Opera web browser will be available for free from December 22. The final version of the Opera browser will be released at the end of March 2007 and will be free for all Wii owners until the end of June 2007. After this date, anyone who hasn't already downloaded the browser will have to pay 500 Wii Points."

Submission + - Wii Weather Channel Goes Live

An anonymous reader writes: I have not seen it announced anywhere on the Internets, but the Wii forecast channel is now active (in the US at least). Once you do a system update and enter your location, it sports some nice features like current weather, 5-day forecast, and the Globe. Globe is pretty impressive. It is a 3-d rendering of the earth (think Google earth with less detail) that you can use to check weather all over the world.

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