Spamhaus is under DDOS, according to this blog post:
Submission Summary: 0 pending, 8 declined, 5 accepted (13 total, 38.46% accepted)
Anthropologists have been thrown into turmoil about the nature and future of their profession after a decision by the American Anthropological Association at its recent annual meeting to strip the word “science” from a statement of its long-range plan.
The decision has reopened a long-simmering tension between researchers in science-based anthropological disciplines — including archaeologists, physical anthropologists and some cultural anthropologists — and members of the profession who study race, ethnicity and gender and see themselves as advocates for native peoples or human rights.
Apple today filed a lawsuit against mobile devices maker HTC. The suit claims infringement of 20 patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture, and hardware.
It looks like the Nexus One, and other HTC phones, may have hit too close to home for Steve Jobs. Maybe adding multitouch to the Nexus One pushed Apple over the edge?
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Approximately 131,000 current and former Army National Guard members could be affected by a recent data loss, which occurred when a personal laptop owned by an Army Guard contractor was stolen.
The stolen laptop contained personal information on Soldiers enrolled in the Army National Guard Bonus and Incentives Program. The type of data includes names, Social Security Numbers, incentive payment amounts and payment dates.
Those 131k troops could probably tell you: unless deadly force was used to "steal" it, it wasn't stolen. Someone just left it unsecured."
"Her Majesty's Royal iPod gift was stocked with 40 tunes from popular Broadway productions, including West Side Story, My Fair Lady and South Pacific."
Which is weird...I didn't think West Side Story was public domain yet. When you're a Jet, you're a Jet all the way..."
A small Web site operator filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, accusing it of unfairly manipulating its advertising system to harm a potential competitor.
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TradeComet.com, which operates a site called SourceTool.com, a vertical search engine for those seeking business products and services, accused Google of raising the advertising rates it charged the company after it realized that SourceTool was a potential competitor.
TradeComet also said that Google entered into an anticompetitive agreement with Business.com, a SourceTool rival, which despite having a similar business model was offered more favorable advertising terms.
Google fired back, explaining that with a really long straw, it drinks TradeComet's milkshake."
In a case that could chill free speech online, a San Francisco chiropractor has sued a local artist over negative reviews published on Yelp, the popular Web site that rates businesses.
It seems that a Chiropractor didn't like his review... a C&D, a revision, and some arguments later: it goes to court.
In a quote that would make Stalin proud, Attorney Aaron Moris states:
There needs to be some sort of blowback against unfettered speech.
I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.