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Comment Re:Does anybody ... (Score 5, Interesting) 474

What is most amusing to me is that, when Assange's target was the U.S. Military during the Manning document dissemination, he was the darling of The Left and villified by The Right. Now that the leaks speak Truth to a Power of The Left, The Right is crowing and The Left is trying to intimidate those who support him.

The fact that he has so thoroughly infuriated knuckleheaded idealogues on both sides just validates what he has to say, IMHO.

Submission + - Assange internet link cut by state actor, claims Wikileaks (

An anonymous reader writes: RT reports, "WikiLeaks has activated
'contingency plans' after its co-founder's internet service was intentionally cut off by a state actor, the media organization said in a tweet."

Submission + - WikiLeaks has their internet intentionally cut off by a 'state party' (

DirkDaring writes: "Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party. We have activated the appropriate contingency plans." Wikileaks mentioned in a tweet early Monday morning. The internet is one of the few, if not only, available ways for Julian Assange, who has been locked up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than four years, to maintain contact with the outside world.

Submission + - WikiLeaks says Assange's internet link was severed by 'state party' (

retroworks writes: WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange’s internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” were activated.

The website’s announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets. The messages referenced Ecuador, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office. Each tweet was matched with a string of numbers. Rumors on Reddit and Twitter said that the numbers triggered a so-called “dead man’s switch,” which could be enacted in case Assange did die. Gizmodo reported that such switches do exist,

Comment Re:Dice, we get it you don't like Ms. Clinton (Score 4, Interesting) 523

I have been posting here since back when Slashdot was Rob Malda's blog. Then, the politics of the posters, where discernible, was decidedly extremely left wing. But there were not that many posts on politics. There were, however, a lot of posts on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

But there was also a lot of activity, period. Every day, numerous stories spawned 500, 600, 700 posts, easily. And these were stories about the latest tweaks on the linux kernel, the merits of one spreadsheet or another, the latest laptop specs, or -- of course -- Buffy.

But now it's not Just Some Guy's Blog anymore, it's gotta make money for somebody. And that somebody who bought it got handed a bag of snakes, because operating a "community website" in this post-Facebook web world is a job for a buggy-whip manufacturer. So, yeah, the editors obviously got a mandate to do whatever they can to drive traffic/eyeballs/impressions or whatever web marketers are driving these these days, And Politics stories -- especially in this End Of Days Election Season we are going through -- do that.

As far as an answer to the question, "Where have all the Slashdot Lefties from the 90's gone?" I suppose the answer is either [a] they're still here but they've all grown up and become Righties, [b] fled to their online safespaces and echo chambers because engaging in a level exchange of ideas is anathema to them, or [c] a little of both.

Comment Re:I'm fine with it.. (Score 2, Interesting) 369

>>but let's not pretend he's doing/being something noble.

Sure he is. In fact, he is providing a vital service. He is shining a big searing spotlight on how free speech is being restricted on college campuses, and all the hypocrisy that entails. Of course, one has to be outlandish and outrageous to cut through all the noise and attempts to dampen the message, but that seems to be something Milo revels in, so maybe he is uniquely qualified for the job.

>> white supremacist neo-nazi hate monger

You Social Justice Warriors really need another smokescreen other than race and fascism to throw down every time your views are questioned. The country has pretty much caught on to the tactic. (You can thank the violent BLM movement for expediting its demise; boy, what a miscalculation THAT was, wasn't it?) Y'all should try being, I dunno, entertaining. Like Milo.

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