dysfunct writes: The closing plenary of the RIPE 55 meeting in Amsterdam held a big surprise for the participants: A secret working group had formed to perform a very emotional parody of the song "American Pie" about the future of IPv4 and IPv6. A video of the performance is available on youtube.com and currently making its rounds through mailboxes.
dysfunct writes: After considering many different options like purchasing their own island or the entire Republic of Sealand, the famous Swedish BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay has finally found a permanent hosting solution. According to their latest announcement, they have started a cooperation with North Korea in order to escape the increasing legal threats and controversies surrounding them. The logo on their front page was changed to reflect this new partnership.
Today we announce that we're moving some of our servers to the North-Korean Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.
After lenghty discussions with the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Il we have decided to start a cooperation.
Some of the reasons are the extremely good bandwidth agreement we get — redundant fibre links, redundant power with diesel to last for four years makes the colocation a very good deal for us.