#infoAnarchy Chump Archives for 2004, 2005

last updated at 2005-01-24 23:12

Firefox browser dev lead working for Google now

coderman: i bet google pays better than the mozilla foundation. and has better toys too.
Zerodhero: Easier to search for pron at lest
coderman: dude, googlefs could store a _lot_ of pr0n

Google gears up for a free-phone challenge to BT


Zerodhero: Patient Suicide


Zerodhero: I think I will buy this soon


Zerodhero: The God Faq
Zerodhero: Stupid and funny

TALON Small Mobile Robot

rik: TALON.s payload and sensor options include: multiple cameras (color, black and white, infrared, thermal, zero light), a two-stage arm, gripper manipulators, pan/tilt, two-way communications, NBC (nuclear/biological/chemical) sensors, radiation sensors, UXO/countermine detection sensors, grenade and smoke placing modules, breaching tools, communications equipment, distracters and disrupters.
rik: Soldiers have armed robots as battle buddies by early 2005. The Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection System, or SWORDS, joins Stryker Brigade Soldiers in Iraq when it finished final testing. The system consists of a weapons platform mounted on a Talon robot. It.s not a new invention, its just bringing together existing systems.
rik: Different weapons can be interchanged on the system . the M16, the 240, 249 or 50-caliber machine guns, or the M202 .A1 with a 6mm rocket launcher. Soldiers operate the SWORDS by remote control, from up to 1,000 meters away. In testing, it.s hit bulls eyes from as far as 2,000 meters away. The only margin of error has been in sighting. It can engage while on the move, but it.s not as accurate.

The co-operative and the selfish are equally successful at getting what they want

coderman: "the three strategies did, indeed, have the same average pay-offs to the individuals who played them—though only 13% were co-operators, 20% free-riders and 63% reciprocators."
coderman: "Having established who was who, they then created “bespoke” games, to test whether people changed strategy. They did not." - oh god, the humanity!!! ;)

10 years to avert global warming climate disaster

coderman: portland is looking pretty good now eh? a nice cozy pacific rainforest haven eh? eh???


Zerodhero: Seaseme Street Terror Alert


Zerodhero: BBC: Monday, Jan 24th is the worst day of 2005


albo: lego escher

best bush photo evar

Google gears up for a free-phone challenge to BT

coderman: this sheds new light on their quest for dark fiber
coderman: "The company behind the US-based internet search engine looks set to launch a free telephone service that links users via a broadband internet connection using a headset and home computer."
coderman: does anyone else think that google would be the best directory assistence and phone listing provider in the world for VoIP?
coderman: HOLY CRAPOLA. way to go google!

Philippines killing own citizens to gain US aid?

coderman: "Is the U.S. government playing a role in this dangerous game involving the Moro rebels and the Philippine military? In a fascinating three-part story, the island's newspaper, MindaNews, investigates the story of Michael Meiring, an American who was nearly killed when explosives he owned went off in his hotel room in Manila."
coderman: the story of Michael Meiring working for the CIA and planting explosives to frame terrorists in the nation and further domestic agenda is really disturbing. maybe he is part of these covert DIA special forces we are hearing about.
coderman: "While recovering in the hospital, Meiring was whisked away by two men, who witnesses say identified themselves as FBI agents, and flown to the United States. Local officials have demanded that Meiring return to face charges, to little effect."
coderman: "Now surely that is newsworthy for Americans? Sadly, no. A search in a database of American newspapers for "Michael Meiring" returns only one result -- Klein's article, published in a British newspaper."
coderman: interesting. apparently Meiring changed his name to Van De Meer and is now living in Houston texas
coderman: why does this reek of black ops and a cover up?

the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.

coderman: which bears a striking resemblence to the terror attacks that were permitted or at least the gross negligence that allowed them to happen.
coderman: just s/cuba/iraq/ and you get the idea.
coderman: "We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba."
coderman: "It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner en route from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a no

David Shippers: Government Had Prior Knowledge - a republican who has since been shut up under threat of incarceration

coderman: he comes off particularly conspiracy theory like, but he sounds legitimately upset, and there has been no evidence that im aware of to discount his assertions.

Harvesting Pygora Fiber

Fun facts about USAian Democracy

North Sound 911 Service Repeatedly Targeted

coderman: "The FBI won't tell you this, but we will: For the past two years, federal investigators have been trying to catch a criminal who has repeatedly tapped into a major fiber optics cable north of Seattle."
coderman: "This person hasn't been randomly chopping entire bundles of cables, but rather he or she is using surgical precision to black out one particular 911 emergency call center."
coderman: way to go, quest.

Doomed Engineers

Mutiny: The interesting demises of notable engineers.

More lines cut: Wire cutting incidents move into Westford

coderman: "Last Wednesday, at least 80 Verizon customers lost service for about 24 hours after lines were cut on the Westford Street bridge over I-495 and near the intersection of Littleton and Robbins roads in Westford."
coderman: "Westford Police have joined the task force investigating the incidents, which includes the FBI, Verizon's corporate security unit and police from Chelmsford and Billerica, where an incident near Concord Road and Technology Park Drive knocked out service to a business."
coderman: "Verizon has also offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the responsible party or parties, although Verizon spokesman Peter Bowman could not comment on how much the vandalism has cost the company in technician hours and materials." - something tells me it cost them a lot more than $50,000


coderman: Eyeballing the transatlantic fiber cables

Eyeballing the transpacific fiber cables

coderman: coos bay, bandon, and nedonna beach landing sites are on the oregon coast

Pentagon Operating Secret Spy Branch

coderman: "A Republican lawmaker said on Sunday his US Senate committee would look into a reported move by the Pentagon to reinterpret US law to give Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld broad authority over spy operations abroad."
coderman: the times has another report if the reuters one is slow
coderman: "DONALD RUMSFELD, the US Defence Secretary, has created his own secret global spy force that has been opera-ting in Iraq and Afghanistan for more than two years without the knowledge of the US Congress, according to classified documents published yesterday."
coderman: "The previously undisclosed unit, named the Strategic Support Branch, was reportedly set up by Mr Rumsfeld after the September 11 terror attacks to bypass the CIA’s traditional role of intelligence gathering and give him wide, secret and unilateral authority over his own spy operations abroad."
coderman: "The spying operation, made up of Pentagon special forces units working alongside military interrogators and linguists, is charged with conducting secret missions in friendly and unfriendly countries where conventional war is a distant prospect."
coderman: "Lawrence DiRita, a Pentagon spokesman, said: “There is no unit that is directly reportable to the Secretary of Defence for clandestine operations as is described in the Washington Post article." - the sbterfuge begins!
coderman: w00t, it's 1960 all over again!

Chomsky articles

Submarine cables and landing points

seti: A better-looking version of same

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