the monolith writes: The week is getting off to a good start, but not for some. The German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, has gone public on a year-long investigation originating from an anonymous 11.5 million document, about 2.6 terabyte, windfall. It is being hailed as 'The Panama Papers', originates from a Panamanian legal company called Mossack Fonseca, involves past and present national heads of state, offshore companies, tax havens, fake share transactions, and a ski resort.
The news outlets have been lining up for a grand revelation, and there are planned TV documentaries planned over the next few days. The BBC is planning a Panorama special on the story, 7:30pm Monday 4 April, and I am sure that there will be coverage elsewhere (censorship allowing, that is).
Given the story, and the immensity of the revelation, it is only a matter of time before the movie rights and book deals will roll over the truth. In the mean time, how is your nation's reportage on this story working out for you?
the monolith writes: The Hubble Space Telescope is revealing that there is a pool game in progress, with a long shot being played out on a cosmic scale. It appears that the first recorded shot was observed in 1992, while subsequent canon shots were recorded between 1994 an 2014. In actuality, the shots are plasma, the current player is a black hole, and the playing surface is galactic space itself.
the monolith writes: The British Government will later today clarify it's new position on when making copies of copyrighted material is acceptable. The statement will also detail the legal position on changing format of copyrighted material e.g. to MP3, OGG etc.. Clarifying the boundaries will also define in a heavy chalk outline where other works of artfulness stand, or not.
the monolith writes: "Don't give up asking why the chicken crossed the road, but it's about time you started asking "Why Did The Chicken Go Cock-a-Doodle-Do"? The owner of anotherwise fine looking, egg laying, hen was very surprised when it started growing male body features, stopped laying eggs, and started crowing it's head off. The local vet blames it on fungus infected feed. The article does not elaborate where the feed came from or if it can be purchased over the internet"
the monolith writes: Julian Assange is freed at last from a police cell after an interminable two day delay in his release after bail was posted finally ended. He seems to be banned from using Twitter, but he's free for the moment.
the monolith writes: The company supplying bandwidth to The Pirate Bay have been forced to disconnect them. The new location has not yet been officially disclosed but, sooner or later, the ship will dock somewhere!
the monolith writes: "It seems that the UK Government want to tax your connection to the internet via land line broadband. But all might be fine as they are targeting "Anyone with a fixed line telephone", and there can't be that many folks out there that still keep a phone-on-a-rope anyway, right?"