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last updated at 2009-03-30 17:53

4.3 earthquake in California

seti: Earthquake ASCII art

Down for everyone or just me?

kandinski: Could be down for everyone, but how would I know? I live in Australia!
seti: wikileaks.se connects on port 80 but its caching proxy frontend throws an error.
seti: same for wikileaks.de... notsogud,akshually
seti: Wikileaks Twitter sez connectivity issues, still reachable via Tor (albeit slower)
seti: Looks like the mirrors are back along with the main site.

Torture did not yield significant leads, officials say

coderman: "When CIA officials subjected their first high-value captive, Abu Zubaydah, to waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods, they were convinced they had in their custody an al-Qaida leader who knew details of operations yet to be unleashed, and they were facing increasing pressure from the White House to get those secrets out of him."
coderman: "In the end, not a single significant plot was foiled as a result of Zubaydah's tortured confessions, according to former senior government officials who closely followed the interrogations. Nearly all of the leads attained through the harsh measures quickly evaporated, while most of the useful information from Zubaydah — chiefly names of al-Qaida members and associates — was obtained before waterboarding was introduced,
surrael: news at 11
coderman: i am shocked, SHOCKED!!
surrael: yeah. it worked on heretics and witches. why not terrists?

Lawyer: Ex-US officials must face torture charges

coderman: "Six former Bush administration officials accused in a Spanish complaint of sanctioning the torture of terror suspects should come to Spain to face justice, a human rights lawyer urged Monday."
coderman: "The case against the American officials — including former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and former Undersecretary of Defense Douglas Feith — was brought by human rights lawyers before Spain's investigative judge Baltasar Garzon, who has sent it on to prosecutors to see if the charges merit a full investigation."

Wired article on hackerspaces

Randall Munroe on Benjamin Button Battery History

ZALGO: randall munroe on being a colossal faggot.

Larn Yersolf Sum Chump!

La ful en el bul te lleva a...

telephone hooligans who made hundreds of false calls to police that sent armed SWAT teams bursting into the homes of their party-line enemies

surrael: "couldn't stop hacking for more than 72 hours." ...

free service unmasks Caller ID

surrael: from "the company behind the controversial SpoofCard Caller ID spoofing service"


NSW (Australia) government enacts powers for covert searches for just about any reason they like

surrael: allow officers to impersonate another person while executing the search warrant and "do anything that is reasonable" to conceal the covert raid
surrael: cf due process
surrael: now, I'm no constitutional lawyer, but GET FUCKED.


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