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Comment those pesky commies (Score 0) 118

the manifesto for this propaganda must have been something like this:

DDoS = First Amendment threat

Wikileaks + Anonymous = DDoS

Outcome: Public support for locking up Wikileaks & Anonymous in proxy jurisdiction until it blows over / they die of old age / die of brain atrophy or yeast infections.

Comment Re:As a US Citizen, (Score 1) 586

In my view they key to the Wikileaks strategy is to seduce the authorities into publically betraying the principles they porport to stand for, most principally, the rule of law. Here in Aus, this has never been so blatant, our puppet Prime Minister DECLARING Assange's actions "illegal". Due process anyone? Cursory study shows that the Constitution was effectively torn up with little political colateral at the advent of The Patriot Act, a huge shift shoved down the throat of Congress 2 weeks after 9/11, with 30 minutes to read 500 pages. Conspiracy anyone? Democracy only existed for a blip in the US and now we return to feudalism. The power of the internet as the people's platform to have it's interests matter was a miscalculation by the Globalists in their 300 year old agenda for a feudal One World System. This is opportunity to thwart eternal slavery must be taken.

Submission + - Web 3.0 - The Distributed Internet 1

wasabu writes: The amazing drama of Wikileaks has highlighted the vulnerabilities of the internet — a system of communication that has given us a taste of true freedom. Is it time now that we build a torrent-based browser with distributed http services, and thwart the movement to shut the people up?
Graphics

The First Photograph of a Human 138

wiredog writes "The Atlantic has a brief piece on what is likely to be the first photograph (a daguerreotype) showing a human. From the article: 'In September, Krulwich posted a set of daguerreotypes taken by Charles Fontayne and William Porter in Cincinnati 162 years ago, on September 24, 1848. Krulwich was celebrating the work of the George Eastman House in association with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Using visible-light microscopy, the George Eastman House scanned several plates depicting the Cincinnati Waterfront so that scholars could zoom in and study the never-before-seen details.'"
Transportation

Heroic Engineer Crashes Own Vehicle To Save a Life 486

scottbomb sends in this feel-good story of an engineer-hero, calling it "one of the coolest stories I've read in a long time." "A manager of Boeing's F22 fighter-jet program, Innes dodged the truck, then looked back to see that the driver was slumped over the wheel. He knew a busy intersection was just ahead, and he had to act fast. Without consulting the passengers in his minivan — 'there was no time to take a vote' — Innes kicked into engineer mode. 'Basic physics: If I could get in front of him and let him hit me, the delta difference in speed would just be a few miles an hour, and we could slow down together,' Innes explained."
Earth

New Fish Species Discovered 4.5 Miles Under the Ocean 96

eldavojohn writes "The University of Aberdeen's Oceanlab (a partner in the recent census of marine life) has discovered a new snailfish. That might not sound very exciting, unless you consider that its habitat is an impressive four and a half miles below the ocean's surface (video). If my calculations are correct, that's over ten and a half thousand PSI, or about seventy-three million Pascals. The videos and pictures are a couple years old, as the team has traveled around Japan, South America and New Zealand to ascertain the biodiversity of these depths. The group hopes to eventually bring specimens to the surface. It seems the deepest parts of the ocean, once thought to be devoid of life, are actually home to some organisms. As researchers build better technology for underwater exploration, tales of yore containing unimaginable monsters seem a little more realistic than before."
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Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee 2058

Dthief writes "From MSNBC: 'Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn't paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. "They could have been saved if they had put water on it, but they didn't do it," Cranick told MSNBC's Keith Olbermann. The fire started when the Cranicks' grandson was burning trash near the family home. As it grew out of control, the Cranicks called 911, but the fire department from the nearby city of South Fulton would not respond.'"
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UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email 555

British teenager Luke Angel has been banned from the US for sending an email to the White House calling President Obama an obscenity. The 17-year-old says he was drunk when he sent the mail and doesn't understand what the big deal is. "I don't remember exactly what I wrote as I was drunk. But I think I called Barack Obama a p***k. It was silly -- the sort of thing you do when you're a teenager and have had a few," he said. The FBI contacted local police who in turn confronted Luke and let him know that the US Department of Homeland Security didn't think his email was funny. "The police came and took my picture and told me I was banned from America forever. I don't really care but my parents aren't very happy," Angel said.

Comment Re:What the.... (Score 1) 450

Well let me tell you from ground zero here in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, I've been watching the tyrannical creep for some years now. The latest in melbourne is that buskers are to be licensed, and must pass talent auditions!! hehe. This is clearly unlawful. Before long, Polic(y) officers will be able to claim that you made a singing sound without a license, and throw you in a FEMA concetration camp. I believe it's a very long term incremental squeeze by the lefties, much like in the US and UK.

By the way, I think it's time people woke up and realised that all of these bullshit fines are only enforceable under law if you accept them. The morons creating these nanny rules are just a private corporation (do your research! They do not represent you at all). If you receive a fine or bill (same thing) and respond to it making excuses, you tacitly accept contract with the corporation that issued you the bill or fine. Then it is enforceable under maritime law (look up common law vs admiralty (contract) law, because you have accepted their corporate Statutes. Send them all back with "Return To Sender - motion denied".

Slow site but great info for my comrades -> http://www.flightoffire.com.au/articles/2-leading-edge-research/66-addressing-speeding-fines

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