CNN.com - 'Father?of Valium' dead at 97 - Sep 30, 2005

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CNN.com - 'Father?of Valium' dead at 97 - Sep 30, 2005

CNN.com - The burden of Roman Polanski - Sep 29, 2005

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CNN.com - The burden of Roman Polanski - Sep 29, 2005

CNN.com - Review: 'Capote' one of year's best - Sep 30, 2005

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CNN.com - Review: 'Capote' one of year's best - Sep 30, 2005

CNN.com - EW review: Incredible 'History' - Sep 30, 2005

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CNN.com - EW review: Incredible 'History' - Sep 30, 2005

CNN.com - He knows what you're afraid of - Sep 28, 2005

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CNN.com - He knows what you're afraid of - Sep 28, 2005

CNN.com - Teen's camcorder records his?death - Sep 30, 2005

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CNN.com - Teen's camcorder records his?death - Sep 30, 2005

Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape | CNET News.com

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Ubuntu carves niche in Linux landscape | CNET News.com

Microsoft confirms next XP service pack | CNET News.com

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Microsoft confirms next XP service pack | CNET News.com

PC Pro: News: Warner chief threatens to scalp iTunes

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PC Pro: News: Warner chief threatens to scalp iTunes

Josh Homme es mi pana, viteh.........

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Otro de esos suen~os......

Supuestamente me habia mudado para Arizona, Nuevo Mejico, uno de esos estados que es puro desierto. La cuestion es que supuestamente me estaba quedando en una casa que le pertenecia a Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) en lo que conseguia mi apartamento. La casa estaba en el carajo trepada en una montan~a y tenia su trail. Mr. Homme en el suen~o estaba en el trail con una bicicleta pedaleando a todo tren. Yo tenia conmigo un pedal/mixer y tres teclados y los queria montar para programar algo. Salgo afuera y lo veo pasando. Asi humilde lo interrumpo para preguntarle si estaba la cosa cool y el no problem. Conecte y ahi desperte.

No sight of Brody Dalle (la de los Distillers) en este suen~o.

Nick Olivieri era como que una presencia fantasmal en el suen~o. Creo que estaba en la casa jameando algo de Mondo Generator.

WIEKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN CON~O WIKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN

Whitedust: Hacking: Art or Science?

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Whitedust: Hacking: Art or Science?

EU and U.S. clash over control of Net - Business - International Herald Tribune

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EU and U.S. clash over control of Net - Business - International Herald Tribune

Tom's Hardware Guide PCs & HowTo: Pepping Up Windows - Introduction

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Tom's Hardware Guide PCs & HowTo: Pepping Up Windows - Introduction

Globetechnology: What's with them young whippersnappers?

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Globetechnology: What's with them young whippersnappers?

BBC NEWS | Technology | Whose fault is it anyway?

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BBC NEWS | Technology | Whose fault is it anyway?

Felicidades Carmelo!

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"Saludos, en los pr?ximos d?as estar?a la venta mi libro 'BALADA TRANSGENICA: Biotecnolog?a, Globalizaci?n y el Choque de Paradigmas' Todav?a no est?en librer?as pero hay dos presentaciones ya pautadas. Una en el mercado org?nico en el Faro de Rinc?n el domingo 9 de octubre, y la otra en la Casa Abierta en el Bosque San Patricio el domingo 23 de octubre. Quienes est?n tan desesperados que no puedan aguantar un solo d?a sin tenerlo, me pueden enviar un cheque o giro postal a mi nombre a la direcci?n postal del Proyecto de Bioseguridad: Edificio Darlington, apartamento 703, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00925. Por ahora el 'shipping and handling' ser?gratis, as?que aprovechen. SOBRE EL LIBRO: Desde hace varios a?os estamos consumiendo alimentos gen?ticamente alterados, tambi?n llamados transg?nicos. ?Qu?efectos pueden tener sobre la salud humana y el medio ambiente? ?Qu?interrogantes ?ticas nos presentan? ?Qu?impactos econ?micos tienen, especialmente sobre el peque?o y mediano agricultor? ?Es cierto que estos novedosos productos agr?colas pondr?n fin al hambre, como alegan sus proponentes? Carmelo Ruiz Marrero aborda estas interrogantes en 'Balada Transg?nica'. El autor analiza cr?ticamente las premisas cient?ficas y sociales de la tecnolog?a de la manipulaci?n gen?tica y argumenta que ella est?inseparablemente ligada al llamado proceso de globalizaci?n econ?mica e implica la integraci?n forzosa de agricultores y consumidores a un orden mundial gobernado por corporaciones transnacionales que conforman un complejo biol?gico industrial. Lejos de ser un relato fatalista y lapidario, este libro muestra, a trav?s de las luchas de movimientos sociales alternativos alrededor del mundo, ventanas de lucha y triunfo que muestran el camino hacia una sociedad ecol?gica y socialmente justa. Indice: PROLOGO: De Orocovis a Point Reyes INTRODUCCION: La batalla campal del siglo XXI 1- EL FUTURO YA NO ES LO QUE ERA ANTES 2- DE LA CONQUISTA COLONIAL AL COMPLEJO BIOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL 3- ?QUE DICEN LOS CIENTIFICOS? 4- DE LA REVOLUCION VERDE A LA REVOLUCION GEN?TICA 5- MARIPOSAS MONARCAS Y VACAS AFLIGIDAS 6- CONTAMINACION GENETICA: UN EXXON-VALDEZ BIOLOGICO 7- BIOPIRATERIA Y BIOCOLONIAJE 8- SEMILLAS SUICIDAS Y GUERRAS BIOLOGICAS 9- LA COSECHA BIOFARMACEUTICA 10- MAS ALLA DE LA BIOTECNOLOGIA: LA INVASION DE LOS NANOBOTS 11- LOS RIESGOS TECNOLOGICOS Y LA “OBJETIVIDAD” DE LA CIENCIA 12- ARROCES DORADOS Y CABALLOS DE TROYA 13- SATYAGRAJA CONTRA LOS TRANSGENICOS 14- EL ESPIRITU DE PORTO ALEGRE 15- AGRICULTURA ECOLOGICA: M?S ALL?DEL PARADIGMA CARTESIANO 16- OTRO FUTURO ES POSIBLE SOBRE EL AUTOR. Carmelo Ruiz Marrero, nacido en Santurce en 1967, es un periodista y educador dedicado a esclarecer la problem?tica ambiental en Puerto Rico y a nivel internacional. Posee un bachillerato en humanidades de la Universidad de Puerto Rico (1991) y una maestr?a en ecolog?a social de Goddard College en Vermont, EEUU (1995). En 1992 comenz?a publicar escritos en el peri?dico Claridad, en cuya redacci?n trabaj?de 1997 a 2004. Es adem?s catedr?tico del Instituto de Ecolog?a Social y becado (Senior Fellow) del Programa de Liderazgo Ambiental. De 2002 a 2004 fue becado tambi?n de la Asociaci?n de Periodistas Ambientales. Con gran frecuencia ofrece charlas y talleres sobre temas como el periodismo ambiental y los impactos de la ingenier?a gen?tica a variadas instituciones, incluyendo universidades, escuelas secundarias, grupos comunitarios, ambientalistas, religiosos y de agricultores, el Servicio de Extensi?n Agr?cola y la Junta de Calidad Ambiental. En 2004 fund?el Proyecto de Bioseguridad de Puerto Rico (http://www.bioseguridad.blogspot.com/) entidad sin fines de lucro que busca educar a la ciudadan?a sobre las implicaciones ?ticas, ecol?gicas, pol?ticas, econ?micas y de salud p?blica de los cultivos y productos gen?ticamente alterados. Tambi?n opera la p?gina de internet Haciendo Punto en otro Blog (http://carmeloruiz.blogspot.com/)."

Happy Birthday Ms. Bellucci

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Happy Birthday Ms. Bellucci, but sorry I'm already taken.

BitTorrent gets US$8.75 million in VC money

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BitTorrent gets US$8.75 million in VC money

LinuxDevCenter.com: Installing Debian

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LinuxDevCenter.com: Installing Debian

Rechaza el PIP el llamado de Ojeda Ríos

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* SE LOS DIJE! ESTO NO DURA NA! *

Rechaza el PIP el llamado de Ojeda Ríos

Jueves, 29 de septiembre de 2005

Por Gloria Ruiz Kuilan
end.gruiz@elnuevodia.com

El llamado de unidad que hizo Filiberto Ojeda Ríos horas antes de morir el viernes quedó en suspenso al reafirmarse el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (PIP) en que no entrará en un proceso de diálogo con el Movimiento Independentista Nacional Hostosiano (MINH).

“No. Porque estamos a favor del independentismo, no del colonialismo”, señaló el ex senador Fernando Martín, presidente ejecutivo del PIP.

En su último mensaje grabado con motivo del 137 aniversario del Grito de Lares, Ojeda Ríos enfatizó en la importancia de que los independentistas estén unidos a pesar de “nuestras particulares concepciones”.

En medio de las expresiones de dolor tras conocerse la muerte de Ojeda Ríos, fueron muchos los independentistas que apoyaron la idea de una reconciliación.

Sin embargo, Martín sostuvo que no hay cambios en la postura del PIP, organización que bajo la consigna “A Lares sin populares”, celebró un acto en la llamada Plaza de la Revolución.

La estrategia que utilizó el PIP causó gran malestar en líderes independentistas como Julio Muriente, Héctor Pesquera y Noel Colón Martínez, figuras claves del MINH.

El PIP sustentó su posición en el apoyo que dieron estos independentistas en las pasadas elecciones a la candidatura del ahora gobernador Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, presidente del Partido Popular Democrático (PPD).

Martín dijo que la postura de los pipiolos “no tiene por qué variar”. Afirmó que no pueden “legitimar” a quienes “han tomado la opción de aliarse con la fuerza colonialista”.

“Nosotros no éramos macheteros ni Filiberto del PIP, pero no había controversia porque reconocíamos que somos independentistas”, declaró Martín.

“No tiene por qué darse (un encuentro con el MINH). Mientras ellos estén en la actitud de apoyar el colonialismo... por lo menos sus líderes, a nuestro juicio eso es contrario a los mejores intereses de la lucha por la independencia. ¿Alguien vio alguna vez a Filiberto apoyando al colonialismo?”, cuestionó.

Dejó entrever que una posible coordinación con el MINH sólo estará sujeta a que “ese grupo recapacite ante la muerte, lo que le ha hecho el imperialismo y el colonialismo a Filiberto. Uno esperaría que recapaciten”.

“Ojalá y los acontecimientos ocurridos lleven a esas personas a corregir una línea de conducta que los llevó al apoyo al colonialismo”, agregó.

Sin embargo, destacó que el PIP mantiene comunicación con el liderato del Frente Socialista y el Partido Nacionalista, y con algunos sectores sindicales del país.

Destacó que “el tiempo dirá cuáles serán las actividades” que se organizarán tras la muerte de Ojeda Ríos.

Design of $100 Laptop for Kids Unveiled - Yahoo! News

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Design of $100 Laptop for Kids Unveiled - Yahoo! News

Wiretap rules for VoIP, broadband coming in 2007 | CNET News.com

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Wiretap rules for VoIP, broadband coming in 2007 | CNET News.com

Eight charged in LA in illegal release of latest 'Star Wars' film

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Eight charged in LA in illegal release of latest 'Star Wars' film

El nuevo santo. Cortesia del FBI

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Digo, yo a pesar de que no estoy de acuerdo con la lucha armada lo que paso con Filiberto fue un claro abuso de poder, pero pensando objetivamente esta situacion el FBI hizo lo que no hizo el movimiento independentista entero por los ultimos 50 an~os: los unifico.

Claro que dudo que esa unidad dure mucho por tanto caraecrica egocentrista que hay en el movimiento, pero hey, disfruten mientras dure. Mientras tanto, voy a preparar las nuevas camisetas de Filiberto para venderlas junto con las del Che para todos esos independentistas burguesitos de American Express.

Me cago en los imbeciles de los Fracasados Independentistas Pusilanimes Universitarios que fueron tan malos y radicales que desbarataron el Centro de Estudiantes en protesta por la muerte de Filiberto. Eso es taaaaaaan cool y radical. Porque ese chorro de anormales no hacen eso en el edificio federal o en algun edificio representante del aparato federal en la isla? Porque no tienen los cojones. Filiberto tenia mucho mas cojones que todos estos pendejos.

RIP. O algo.

Taken from Daryl's blog

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Willie Wanker's parties are the best

Mozilla Suite born-again despite Firefox Foundation

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Mozilla Suite born-again despite Firefox Foundation

TIME.com | Pictured: Monster of the Deep -- 09/28/2005 11:00AM

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TIME.com | Pictured: Monster of the Deep -- 09/28/2005 11:00AM

TIME.com: Interview: Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon -- Page 1

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TIME.com: Interview: Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon -- Page 1

Mirrormask *and* Serenity start in November 30th.

dreaming dreaming dreaming dreaming

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Anoche vi Intermission y Crash. Excelentes peliculas especialmente Crash. Bien honesta y fuerte.

De cualquier manera, me acoste a dormir y para variar descanse bien pero mi actividad cerebral estaba en overdrive en dos suen~os.

Uno se desarrollaba en una ciudad. Especificamente en un barrio que supuestamente era bien caliente y estaba poblado por personas que se parecian al actor William H. Macy. El rumor era que estas personas eran inbred. O sea que eran el producto de relaciones incestuosas y tenian problemas mentales. La cuestion es que este negro estaba metido ahi haciendo no se que. Mis niveles de paranoia estaban un poco altos pero nadie se metia conmigo. Estaba en la calle y de repente se aparece una camioneta flatbed. Tal parece que ese era el modo de transportacion local. El conductor con aspecto de rednecko me dice 'montate si quieres salir de aqui'. Y yo, me monte.

Salimos de ahi y el me conduce a un edificio un poco decrepito que albergaba una tienda de comics. La cuestion es que la tienda en su layout me recordaba mucho a Metro Comics de Los Paseos. No en el layout pero si en la cantidad de cosas que tenia. El edificio estaba demacrado y voy a chequear par de libros de juegos de RPG (si, soy un nerdo rolpleyero de la vieja escuela, fuck you!). La cuestion es que veo a par de gente ahi (Memo de la Experiencia y a Juan Carlos) hablamos un rato y vemos que cada cierto tiempo se mete alguien a robar algo y los dependientes se le van detras. A veces los cogen, a veces no, pero cuando los cojen les dan una pela del carajo.

Yo sigo buscando libros y de repente veo que en una seccion el techo esta goteando un aceite. Se lo digo a uno de los dependientes y el me responde con un "Ah si! Arriba hay unos printers y maquinas abandonadas ahi y el aceite se filtra". Yo con un what the fuck cabron pero puej.

Anyway, salgo y me encuentro con unos panas que quieren ir a Mayaguez. Me monto en el carro y de repente estoy en este centro de convenciones con tres jevas. Supuestamente hay una conferencia ahi pero las jevas se empiezan a grajear entre si. Schwing! O algo. Mientras tanto yo camino por el centro y estoy a punto de entrar a esta conferencia pero por alguna razon en la entrada esta este monitor gigante con un programa del canal 6. Un programa de entrevista peor que Don Francisco y se supone que fuera gracioso.

Y ahi acaba el primer suen~o.


De ahi suen~o que estoy en el Mayaguez Mall en una tienda de departamentos conocida (no le voy a dar promo a menos de que me pagen. jej). La cuestion es que en el suen~o la tienda tenia un programa secreto de eugenesia y ese programa produjo 7 enan@s. Estos empleados supuestamente tenian unas misiones que tenian que hacer para su patrono. Las misiones eran bizarras pero de alguna manera yo me entere de eso. Si gente, en mi suen~o esta cadena de tiendas tenia sus Oompa Loompa corporativos.

No. No consumi drogas antes de acostarme a dormir. Todo esto es producto del subconsciente. Talk amongst yourselves.

oqo: home

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oqo: home

A nice little computer. Literally. For a little over 2000 dollars. Anyone?

NewsForge | KDE 4 promises radical changes to the free desktop

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NewsForge | KDE 4 promises radical changes to the free desktop

Google Corporate Information: Google Milestones

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Google Corporate Information: Google Milestones

Happy Birthday Google!

Boing Boing: Vintage sf radio play podcast: Heinlein, Bradbury, Brown, et al

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Boing Boing: Vintage sf radio play podcast: Heinlein, Bradbury, Brown, et al

Boing Boing: Fuck This Book

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Boing Boing: Fuck This Book

No rest for the wicked

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I haven't slepr or rather I haven't had a day off. And tomorrow I have to go to work again because of Filiberto Ojeda's death/assassination by the FBI. Any news we had planned for Monday have changed. Of course, that's the nature of my workplace, but somehow not having a day off, having bags on my eyes the size of Texas and missing the Psiconautas show tonight still get me pissed. Still, I made good on my promise to watch Alfonso's debut on the radio show. The lad took on the whole three hours and he's doing fine.

On the other hand, this gave me the opportunity to test my portable drives. Got the enclosure for the 10 gig harddrive and it's working fine.

Shit, I need to sleep.

Technology News: Commentary : Windows Vista: The Final Countdown Begins

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Technology News: Commentary : Windows Vista: The Final Countdown Begins

Sun president: PCs are so yesterday | Tech News on ZDNet

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Sun president: PCs are so yesterday | Tech News on ZDNet

He might have some merit but for me, the desktop and the pc will always be important. I can't rely on a network being available in order to access my documents, my files, my music, etc. Anyhoo a good read.

NewsForge | How will Linux be leveraged in next-gen supercomputers?

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NewsForge | How will Linux be leveraged in next-gen supercomputers?

LinuxElectrons™ - Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

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LinuxElectrons™ - Security Update of Debian Saturated Hosting Provider Network

Linux News: Commentary : Linux Foe to Embrace Open Source

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Linux News: Commentary : Linux Foe to Embrace Open Source

Libervis.com - Ubuntu: derivative or fork ? - Free Culture - Articles

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Libervis.com - Ubuntu: derivative or fork ? - Free Culture - Articles

Court forces RIAA to dismiss case against mother & child - CD Freaks.com

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Court forces RIAA to dismiss case against mother & child - CD Freaks.com

Music exec tells Mac/Linux users tough luck over DRM - CD Freaks.com

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Music exec tells Mac/Linux users tough luck over DRM - CD Freaks.com

Slackware 10.2 Tips

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Slackware 10.2 Tips

FBI agents paid to surf for deviant Internet porn

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FBI agents paid to surf for deviant Internet porn

Whitedust: The Hunt Is On

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Whitedust: The Hunt Is On A practical guide to Internet reconnaissance.

Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time - Boston.com

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Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time - Boston.com

RED HERRING | Bronfman Fires Back at Apple

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RED HERRING | Bronfman Fires Back at Apple

Would You Send Your Mom To Jail To Make Money?

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Would You Send Your Mom To Jail To Make Money?

Entertainment News Article | Reuters.co.uk

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Entertainment News Article | Reuters.co.uk

mariacotto: Christ! You know it ain't easy

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mariacotto: Christ! You know it ain't easy I think my girlfriend can explain this better.

US announces global intellectual-property plan - ZDNet UK News

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US announces global intellectual-property plan - ZDNet UK News

Record labels tout program to disable swapping | CNET News.com

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Record labels tout program to disable swapping | CNET News.com

icWales - Office blunders caused by computer jargon

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icWales - Office blunders caused by computer jargon

developerWorks : Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

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developerWorks : Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exam prep

Learn Linux - About the Courses

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Learn Linux - About the Courses

DebCentral - Symphony OS in the words of its developer - Distro News - News

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DebCentral - Symphony OS in the words of its developer - Distro News - News

An introduction to Zenwalk 1.2

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An introduction to Zenwalk 1.2

flyakiteosx

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flyakiteosx

A nice little proggie for those Windows users that covet that Mac OSX look.

Political bloggers demand speech freedoms

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Political bloggers demand speech freedoms

AppleTalk Australia - Articles - Setting Up and Running KDe and Xfree86 with Fink

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AppleTalk Australia - Articles - Setting Up and Running KDe and Xfree86 with Fink. Here's something for the Mac Freak in you.

Boing Boing: Stolen phone in woman's ass

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Boing Boing: Stolen phone in woman's ass

Boing Boing: Reporters Without Borders on Blogging Anonymously

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Boing Boing: Reporters Without Borders on Blogging Anonymously

Windows Beat Unix, But it Won't Beat Linux - OSNews.com

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Windows Beat Unix, But it Won't Beat Linux - OSNews.com

Scorpio and Taurus

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Love Signs - SCORPIO: " Scorpio and Taurus
When Taurus and Scorpio come together, the result is two Signs opposite one another in the Zodiac so a blending of two halves. Signs in polarity such as these often combine to make a whole, each partner's strengths balancing the other's weaknesses. Signs in polarity often have a strong sexual attraction, and when they are together the barometer may rise! Taurus and Scorpio have a great deal in common, but because they have such powerful personalities this relationship is often one that goes back and forth from passionate love to passionate disagreement!"

Home - Detroit Techno Militia - 313 Techno Soldiers

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Home - Detroit Techno Militia - 313 Techno Soldiers

www.littledetroit.net

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www.littledetroit.net

Who wants a wedding DJ when you’ve got an iPod? - Engadget - www.engadget.com

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Who wants a wedding DJ when you’ve got an iPod? - Engadget - www.engadget.com Or a Nomad, for that matter?

[IP] Cops scheme to frame journalist who criticized photo radar program

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[IP] Cops scheme to frame journalist who criticized photo radar program

It's all aboot serving and protecting, eh?
A very interesting read.

Google builds an empire to rival Microsoft | CNET News.com

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Google builds an empire to rival Microsoft | CNET News.com

Slashdot | Mini-Microsoft Shakes Things Up

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Slashdot | Mini-Microsoft Shakes Things Up

Linux vs. Linux: Which Distro Should You Dump Windows For?

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Linux vs. Linux: Which Distro Should You Dump Windows For?

:: Reviews : First Look at Ubuntu 5.10 Preview

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:: Reviews : First Look at Ubuntu 5.10 Preview

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Film studios unite to beat piracy

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Film studios unite to beat piracy

Steve Jobs calls music industry greedy

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Steve Jobs calls music industry greedy

Godwin's Law - RIAA's Big Push to Copy Protect Digital Radio

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Godwin's Law - RIAA's Big Push to Copy Protect Digital Radio

RIAA Trying to Copy-Protect Radio

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EFF DeepLinks: "RIAA Trying to Copy-Protect Radio
September 09, 2005


For some time, the RIAA has been pushing the FCC to impose a copy-protection mandate on the makers of next-generation digital radio receiver/recorders (think TiVo-for-radio).

Now, as reported by Public Knowledge's Mike Godwin, the entire music industry has taken up the cause and is beating the drum in Congress.

Never mind that digital audio broadcasting is not significantly greater in quality than regular, analog radio. Never mind that it's of vastly less quality than that of audio CDs. In spite of these inconvenient facts, the RIAA is hoping that the transition to 'digital audio broadcasting' will provide enough confusion and panic that they can persuade Congress or the FCC to impose some kind of copy-protection scheme or regulation on digital radio broadcast.

In other words, the music industry is basically saying that, where recording from next-generation radio is concerned, government must step in and freeze innovation to ensure that you can never do anything that you couldn't do with an analog cassette deck in 1984. This, despite the fact that Congress specifically approved of digital recording off the radio in the Audio Home Recording Act in 1992. So this is about stopping music fans from doing things that are perfectly legal under copyright law.

For a complete explanation of why this is a very, very bad idea, read EFF's comments [PDF] to the FCC on this topic.

Posted by Fred von Lohmann at 11:59 AM | Permalink | Technorati"

Opera Web Browser

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Opera Web Browser Now with no banners, so there's no excuse to use it.

indietits.com- these birds are hipper than you

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http://www.indietits.com

no it's not about THAT. Courtesy of Mika

BWAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

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HASH(0x8d2197c)
You are Vlad the Impaler. The man behind the legend
of Dracula. You hanged your victims, stretched
them on the rack, burned them at the stake,
boiled them alive, but mostly impaled them.
Most of your killings were politically targeted
but sometimes you killed just because you were
bored. Your "reign of terror" lasted
from 1456 to 1462. Estimated numbers of victims
vary between 30,000 and more than 100,000.
Evil Evil man. Fie on you!


Which Imfamous criminal are you?
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The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

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The Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Cato Salsa Experience

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Cato Salsa Experience

Gotta check them out.

Gates pushes upcoming Microsoft Windows, Office - Sep. 13, 2005

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Gates pushes upcoming Microsoft Windows, Office - Sep. 13, 2005

Quelling laptop PCs' negative impact on networks

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Quelling laptop PCs' negative impact on networks

Power-dressing man leaves trail of destruction - Yahoo! News

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Power-dressing man leaves trail of destruction - Yahoo! News

The Slurpee at 40 - Has it grown up? By David Amsden

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The Slurpee at 40 - Has it grown up? By David Amsden

bwahahahahaahaha

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You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!
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Your Inner Child Is Surprised

You see many things through the eyes of a child.
Meaning, you're rarely cynical or jaded.
You cherish all of the details in life.
Easily fascinated, you enjoy experiencing new things.

Blogthings - Kissing Purity Test - Courtesy of Loudo

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Your Kissing Purity Score: 9% Pure

For you, it's all kiss and no talk.

You're in a permanent lip lock.

How Bush Blew It - Newsweek Hurricane Katrina Coverage - MSNBC.com

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How Bush Blew It - Newsweek Hurricane Katrina Coverage - MSNBC.com

NME.COM - News - Proven by science: the catchiest songs of all time!

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NME.COM - News - Proven by science: the catchiest songs of all time!

Further proof that some Spaniard fuck who bastardized the lyrics from a Sugar Hill Gang song does become the number one catchiest song. Que fucking mal!

Yahoo: Mistrust Is Popping Up

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Yahoo: Mistrust Is Popping Up

Newsday.com: IBM to Encourage Employees to Be Teachers

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Newsday.com: IBM to Encourage Employees to Be Teachers

Troubling Exits At Microsoft

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Troubling Exits At Microsoft

Icaro Azul, Introdujos y Astrid Proll @ Rumba 15 Sept 2005

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Resen~a Icaro Azul, Introdujos, Astrid Proll @ Emotional Rescue
Noel y Raymond en los decks tocando cositas bien interesantes.

El show empezo tarde pero valio la pena.

Icaro Azul como siempre trajo mucha gente y lo mas que me tripea de ellos es su capacidad de reinventar y rearreglar sus canciones. Las mantiene frescas e interesantes. Ahora no estan tan bohemios, le estan metiendo un poco mas al post-punk, pero hey, its all good. Ana regia como siempre y los icaritos gozando. La gran pregunta, el bacalao se fue o ese batero sustituto es algo temporero? Inquiring minds want to know. Pero el hombre hizo su trabajo.

Introdujos - Banquete de ruido estrenando vocalista y Dr. Stein en la bateria. Ruidoso as fuck pero a la distancia que yo estaba me lo goze. Los visuales que se tiro Robin magistrales. Pellejo es bien rockero. Si.

Una pena que mucha gente se fue pero ese show reafirmo mi corazonada de que Astrid Proll es la mejor banda que existe en estos momentos. Estan en su punto. Herr Doktorr super entregado con Chito haciendo un very tight motherfucking rhtythm section. Georgie curandose en salud con su guitarra y Andres entre la guitarra, el djembe y el teclado proveyendo unas texturas interesantes al sonido de Astrid Proll. Mucho amol por ese buen cover de los Stooges y lastima que me tuve que ir en el medio del jameo con el otro saxofinista y Georgie que tambien le sometio al saxo.

Una velada bien chevere, interesante y la pase muy fucking bien. Saludos a los sospechosos usuales y Vero es una mujer terriblemente perversa con sus comentarios. Oh si. Pellejo yo quiero la foto del sofa. Ok?

Independent Online Edition > Science & Technology : Global Warming Past The Point Of No Return

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Independent Online Edition > Science & Technology : Global Warming Past The Point of No Return

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Recoil returns with new album

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Fuck YEAH! Alan Wilder's musical creations are sorely missed.

Exclusive: Recoil returns with new album - updated
Posted by: Side-Line on Sep 15, 05 | 1:02 am

5 years after Alan Wilder's last solo album, the highly acclaimed "Liquid" CD released under the Recoil moniker in March 2000, the former Depeche Mode member has confirmed to Side-Line that he will start up his studiowork again this year. The very last material by the hand of Alan Wilder was the additional production on Paul Kendall’s "Capture" album (namely on the track "Coma Idyllique", see our interview with Paul Kendall) out on 0101 records under the name of The Digital Intervention. As our last interview with Alan Wilder in March 2004 shows, Wilder - who is responsible for the captivating sound on a string of Depeche Mode hits - has been enjoying the past few years spending time with his family and taking a break from the music business. Wilder: "I've been enjoying all the things I never seemed to have time for when I was in the studio. They include travelling, re-kindling relationships with other members of the Wilder family, spending time with my kids and helping with their upbringing, spending time with Hep and taking her out occasionally, building a new glass courtyard, entertaining friends, playing tennis, walking, watching cricket, decorating, and drinking Campari while enjoying the best English summer we've had for a century." Wilder plans to start work again this autumn. The Recoil website Shunt will feature information regarding forthcoming releases etc on due time. In the meantime, Dave Gahan confirmed our colleagues from D-Side that Alan Wilder wants to rework several songs from Depeche Mode, in particular titles from "Songs of faith and devotion" and "Violator", in the light of new technology such as suround sound and 5.1 mix sound. It adds up to what we reported a few months ago, namingly that Mute has plans to reissue the band's back catalogue with "101" being a first test. More news as we get it.

(old news) hacker penetrates t-mobile systems 2005-01-11

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acker penetrates T-Mobile systems
Kevin Poulsen, SecurityFocus 2005-01-11

A sophisticated computer hacker had access to servers at wireless giant T-Mobile for at least a year, which he used to monitor U.S. Secret Service e-mail, obtain customers' passwords and Social Security numbers, and download candid photos taken by Sidekick users, including Hollywood celebrities, SecurityFocus has learned.
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“ On July 28th the informant gave his handlers proof that their own sensitive documents were circulating in the underground marketplace they'd been striving to destroy. ”

Twenty-one year-old Nicolas Jacobsen was quietly charged with the intrusions last October, after a Secret Service informant helped investigators link him to sensitive agency documents that were circulating in underground IRC chat rooms. The informant also produced evidence that Jacobsen was behind an offer to provide T-Mobile customers' personal information to identity thieves through an Internet bulletin board, according to court records.

Jacobsen could access information on any of the Bellevue, Washington-based company's 16.3 million customers, including many customers' Social Security numbers and dates of birth, according to government filings in the case. He could also obtain voicemail PINs, and the passwords providing customers with Web access to their T-Mobile e-mail accounts. He did not have access to credit card numbers.

The case arose as part of the Secret Service's "Operation Firewall" crackdown on Internet fraud rings last October, in which 19 men were indicted for trafficking in stolen identity information and documents, and stolen credit and debit card numbers. But Jacobsen was not charged with the others. Instead he faces two felony counts of computer intrusion and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer in a separate, unheralded federal case in Los Angeles, currently set for a February 14th status conference.

The government is handling the case well away from the spotlight. The U.S. Secret Service, which played the dual role of investigator and victim in the drama, said Tuesday it couldn't comment on Jacobsen because the agency doesn't discuss ongoing cases-- a claim that's perhaps undermined by the 19 other Operation Firewall defendants discussed in a Secret Service press release last fall. Jacobsen's prosecutor, assistant U.S. attorney Wesley Hsu, also declined to comment. "I can't talk about it," Hsu said simply. Jacobsen's lawyer didn't return a phone call.

T-Mobile, which apparently knew of the intrusions by July of last year, has not issued any public warning. Under California's anti-identity theft law "SB1386," the company is obliged to notify any California customers of a security breach in which their personally identifiable information is "reasonably believed to have been" compromised. That notification must be made in "the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay," but may be postponed if a law enforcement agency determines that the disclosure would compromise an investigation.

Company spokesman Peter Dobrow said Tuesday that nobody at T-Mobile was available to comment on the matter.

Cat and Mouse Game

According to court records the massive T-Mobile breach first came to the government's attention in March 2004, when a hacker using the online moniker "Ethics" posted a provocative offer on muzzfuzz.com, one of the crime-facilitating online marketplaces being monitored by the Secret Service as part of Operation Firewall.

"[A]m offering reverse lookup of information for a t-mobile cell phone, by phone number at the very least, you get name, ssn, and DOB at the upper end of the information returned, you get web username/password, voicemail password, secret question/answer, sim#, IMEA#, and more," Ethics wrote.

The Secret Service contacted T-Mobile, according to an affidavit filed by cyber crime agent Matthew Ferrante, and by late July the company had confirmed that the offer was genuine: a hacker had indeed breached their customer database,

At the same time, agents received disturbing news from a prized snitch embedded in the identity theft and credit card fraud underground. Unnamed in court documents, the informant was an administrator and moderator on the Shadowcrew site who'd been secretly cooperating with the government since August 2003 in exchange for leniency. By all accounts he was a key government asset in Operation Firewall.

On July 28th the informant gave his handlers proof that their own sensitive documents were circulating in the underground marketplace they'd been striving to destroy. He'd obtained a log of an IRC chat session in which a hacker named "Myth" copy-and-pasted excerpts of an internal Secret Service memorandum report, and a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty request from the Russian Federation. Both documents are described in the Secret Service affidavit as "highly sensitive information pertaining to ongoing USSS criminal cases."

At the agency's urging, the informant made contact with Myth, and learned that the documents represented just a few droplets in a full-blown Secret Service data spill. The hacker knew about Secret Service subpoenas relating to government computer crime investigations, and even knew the agency was monitoring his own ICQ chat account.

Myth refused to identify the source of his informational largesse, but agreed to arrange an introduction. The next day Myth, the snitch, and a third person using the nickname "Anonyman" met on an IRC channel. Over the following days, the snitch gained the hacker's trust, and the hacker confirmed that he and Ethics were one and the same. Ethics began sharing Secret Service documents and e-mails with the informant, who passed them back to the agency.

Honeypot Proxy

By August 5th the agents already had a good idea what was going on, when Ethics made a fateful mistake. The hacker asked the Secret Service informant for a proxy server -- a host that would pass through Web connections, making them harder to trace. The informant was happy to oblige. The proxy he provided, of course, was a Secret Service machine specially configured for monitoring, and agents watched as the hacker surfed to "My T-Mobile," and entered a username and password belonging to Peter Cavicchia, a Secret Service cyber crime agent in New York.

Cavicchia was the agent who last year spearheaded the investigation of Jason Smathers, a former AOL employee accused of stealing 92 million customer e-mail addresses from the company to sell to a spammer. The agent was also an adopter of mobile technology, and he did a lot of work through his T-Mobile Sidekick -- an all-in-one cellphone, camera, digital organizer and e-mail terminal. The Sidekick uses T-Mobile servers for e-mail and file storage, and the stolen documents had all been lifted from Cavicchia's T-Mobile account, according to the affidavit. (Cavicchia didn't respond to an e-mail query from SecurityFocus Tuesday.)

By that time the Secret Service already had a line on Ethics' true identity. Agents had the hacker's ICQ number, which he'd used to chat with the informant. A Web search on the number turned up a 2001 resume for the then-teenaged Jacobsen, who'd been looking for a job in computer security. The e-mail address was listed as ethics@netzero.net.

The trick with the proxy honeypot provided more proof of the hacker's identity: the server's logs showed that Ethics had connected from an IP address belonging to the Residence Inn Hotel in Buffalo, New York. When the Secret Service checked the Shadowcrew logs through a backdoor set up for their use -- presumably by the informant -- they found that Ethics had logged in from the same address. A phone call to the hotel confirmed that Nicolas Jacobsen was a guest.

Snapshots Compromised

Eight days later, on October 27th, law enforcement agencies dropped the hammer on Operation Firewall, and descended on fraud and computer crime suspects across eight states and six foreign countries, arresting 28 of them. Jacobsen, then living in an apartment in Santa Ana in Southern California, was taken into custody by the Secret Service. He was later released on bail with computer use restrictions.

Jacobsen lost his job at Pfastship Logistics, an Irvine, California company where he worked as a network administrator, and he now lives in Oregon.

The hacker's access to the T-Mobile gave him more than just Secret Service documents. A friend of Jacobsen's says that prior to his arrest, Jacobsen provided him with digital photos that he claimed celebrities had snapped with their cell phone cameras. "He basically just said there was flaw in the way the cell phone servers were set up," says William Genovese, a 27-year-old hacker facing unrelated charges for allegedly selling a copy of Microsoft's leaked source code for $20.00. Genovese provided SecurityFocus with an address on his website featuring what appears to be grainy candid shots of Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Nicole Richie, and Paris Hilton.

The swiped images are not mentioned in court records, but a source close to the defense confirmed Genovese's account, and says Jacobsen amused himself and others by obtaining the passwords of Sidekick-toting celebrities from the hacked database, then entering their T-Mobile accounts and downloading photos they'd taken with the wireless communicator's built-in camera.

The same source also offers an explanation for the secrecy surrounding the case: the Secret Service, the source says, has offered to put the hacker to work, pleading him out to a single felony, then enlisting him to catch other computer criminals in the same manner in which he himself was caught. The source says that Jacobsen, facing the prospect of prison time, is favorably considering the offer.

Hilton hacker sentenced to juvenile hall: Builder AU: Program: At Work

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Hilton hacker sentenced to juvenile hall

by Joris Evers, CNET News.com | 15 September 2005



Accessing T-Mobile USA's internal systems and posting data from Paris Hilton's mobile phone on the Web will serve 11 months in a juvenile facility.

The teenager pleaded guilty last week to a series of hacking incidents, the theft of personal information and making bomb threats to high schools in Florida and Massachusetts, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney for the district of Massachusetts.

All crimes took place over a 15-month period, beginning in March 2004. Victims suffered a total of about US$1 million in damages, according to the statement.

One of the crimes involves gaining unauthorised access to internal T-Mobile USA systems in January this year, a representative of the wireless carrier, a subsidiary of T-Mobile, said Wednesday.

The perpetrator's name is not being disclosed because he is a juvenile.

The young man was sentenced to 11 months of detention in a juvenile facility, to be followed by two years of supervised release. During the entire period, he is barred from owning or using a PC, mobile phone or any other device that can access the Internet, according to the statement.

Investigations into possible accomplices of the teenager are ongoing, the statement said.

Having gained access to T-Mobile USA's systems, the teen found information Paris Hilton stored on her Sidekick, a mobile device that lets users make calls, surf the Web, take pictures, and send e-mail and instant messages.

The unnamed teen subsequently published the information, which included racy pictures and phone numbers of Hilton's celebrity contacts, on the Web. The numbers included those of rapper Eminem, actor Vin Diesel, singers Christina Aguilera and Ashlee Simpson, and tennis players Andy Roddick and Anna Kournikova.

Hilton could not be reached for comment on the case because she was traveling in a country where her cell phone does not work, her publicist Robert Zimmerman said Wednesday.

Besides nabbing the personal information of socialite-turned-reality show celebrity Hilton, the teenager used the T-Mobile access to create telephone accounts for himself and friends without paying for them, the T-Mobile representative said.

"We're pleased that he has been brought to justice," T-Mobile spokesman Peter Dobrow said. "We dedicated significant resources to help bring this criminal to justice." The carrier has made changes to ensure that such breaches don't happen again, he said.

In addition to the T-Mobile incident and making bomb threats at high schools, the teen admitted to hacking into the network of a major Internet service provider, a data broker and a second major telephone provider, according to the U.S. attorney statement.

In the case of the ISP, the teen was able in August 2004 to access computers on the company's internal network and obtain proprietary information by installing a rogue program on an employee's computer, according to the statement. The ISP was America Online, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

In January, the minor gained access to the systems of a data broker, which he used to look up information on individuals, according to the U.S. Attorney's statement. The data broker is LexisNexis, WashingtonPost.com reported. LexisNexis earlier this year said an intrusion into its databases may have compromised personal information of about 310,000 Americans.

In June, a second phone company became a victim to the juvenile's attack, according to the U.S. Attorney's statement. A phone that had been activated fraudulently was disabled, and the teen retaliated with a denial-of-service attack on the company's Web site when it refused to reactivate the phone.

"Computer hacking is not fun and games. Hackers cause real harm to real victims," U.S Attorney Michael Sullivan said in the statement. "Would-be hackers...should be put on notice that such criminal activity will not be tolerated."

Reciclar es bueno y Lidiando con Buscones

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Reciclar es bueno. En este caso tengo dos hard drives de la vaquita (RIP) que no estoy usando y todavia se pueden usar. Uno de 10GB y otro de 30GB. Este fin de semana compre un enclosure portatil para el de 30 y espero comprar el otro en estos dias. Con esto tengo 40GB adicionales para guardar toda esa linda coleccion de musica.

Mientras tanto hay una persona dentro de Radio Clandestina que no entiende que mientras mas habla, mas se hunde. Yo cumplo con exponerlo por lo buscon, doble cara y tramposo que es. Pero en vez de aceptarlo y echar palante, sigue sangrando por la herida y a mi que no me gusta echarle sal........jijiji.

Kymill - falta de suen~o, si. Borrachera, no.

? Is desktop Linux stuck on stupid? | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com

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? Is desktop Linux stuck on stupid? | Paul Murphy | ZDNet.com

Windows-to-Linux desktop migration tips: Why to switch, how to plan

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Windows-to-Linux desktop migration tips: Why to switch, how to plan

Michael Dominic

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Michael Dominic - DIVA motion editor in mono and gstreamer.

Cinelerra

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Cinelerra

Acoustic Snooping on Typed Information

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Acoustic Snooping on Typed Information
Friday September 9, 2005 by Edward W. Felten

Li Zhuang, Feng Zhou, and Doug Tygar have an interesting new paper showing that if you have an audio recording of somebody typing on an ordinary computer keyboard for fifteen minutes or so, you can figure out everything they typed. The idea is that different keys tend to make slightly different sounds, and although you don’t know in advance which keys make which sounds, you can use machine learning to figure that out, assuming that the person is mostly typing English text. (Presumably it would work for other languages too.)

Asonov and Agrawal had a similar result previously, but they had to assume (unrealistically) that you started out with a recording of the person typing a known training text on the target keyboard. The new method eliminates that requirement, and so appears to be viable in practice.

The algorithm works in three basic stages. First, it isolates the sound of each individual keystroke. Second, it takes all of the recorded keystrokes and puts them into about fifty categories, where the keystrokes within each category sound very similar. Third, it uses fancy machine learning methods to recover the sequence of characters typed, under the assumption that the sequence has the statistical characteristics of English text.

The third stage is the hardest one. You start out with the keystrokes put into categories, so that the sequence of keystrokes has been reduced a sequence of category-identifiers — something like this:

35, 12, 8, 14, 17, 35, 6, 44, …

(This means that the first keystroke is in category 35, the second is in category 12, and so on. Remember that keystrokes in the same category sound alike.) At this point you assume that each key on the keyboard usually (but not always) generates a particular category, but you don’t know which key generates which category. Sometimes two keys will tend to generate the same category, so that you can’t tell them apart except by context. And some keystrokes generate a category that doesn’t seem to match the character in the original text, because the key happened to sound different that time, or because the categorization algorithm isn’t perfect, or because the typist made a mistake and typed a garbbge charaacter.

The only advantage you have is that English text has persistent regularities. For example, the two-letter sequence “th” is much more common that “rq”, and the word “the” is much more common than “xprld”. This turns out to be enough for modern machine learning methods to do the job, despite the difficulties I described in the previous paragraph. The recovered text gets about 95% of the characters right, and about 90% of the words. It’s quite readable.

[Exercise for geeky readers: Assume that there is a one-to-one mapping between characters and categories, and that each character in the (unknown) input text is translated infallibly into the corresponding category. Assume also that the input is typical English text. Given the output category-sequence, how would you recover the input text? About how long would the input have to be to make this feasible?]

If the user typed a password, that can be recovered too. Although passwords don’t have the same statistical properties as ordinary text (unless they’re chosen badly), this doesn’t pose a problem as long as the password-typing is accompanied by enough English-typing. The algorithm doesn’t always recover the exact password, but it can come up with a short list of possible passwords, and the real password is almost always on this list.

This is yet another reminder of how much computer security depends on controlling physical access to the computer. We’ve always known that anybody who can open up a computer and work on it with tools can control what it does. Results like this new one show that getting close to a machine with sensors (such as microphones, cameras, power monitors) may compromise the machine’s secrecy.

There are even some preliminary results showing that computers make slightly different noises depending on what computations they are doing, and that it might be possible to recover encryption keys if you have an audio recording of the computer doing decryption operations.

I think I’ll go shut my office door now.

Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina - Stupidest Hurricane Katrina Quotes

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Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity, Bullet Tooth Tony said in "Snatch". Without further ado.....

25 Mind-Numbingly Stupid Quotes About Hurricane Katrina And Its Aftermath

1) "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." –President Bush, on "Good Morning America," Sept. 1, 2005, six days after repeated warnings from experts about the scope of damage expected from Hurricane Katrina (Source)

2) "What I'm hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) – this is working very well for them." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the Hurricane flood evacuees in the Houston Astrodome, Sept. 5, 2005 (Source)

3) "We've got a lot of rebuilding to do ...The good news is — and it's hard for some to see it now — that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house — he's lost his entire house — there's going to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch." (Laughter) —President Bush, touring hurricane damage, Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)

4) "Considering the dire circumstances that we have in New Orleans, virtually a city that has been destroyed, things are going relatively well." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

5) "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job." –President Bush, to FEMA director Michael Brown, while touring Hurricane-ravaged Mississippi, Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)

6) "Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?" –House Majority Leader Tom Delay (R-TX), to three young hurricane evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome in Houston (Source)

7) "Well, I think if you look at what actually happened, I remember on Tuesday morning picking up newspapers and I saw headlines, 'New Orleans Dodged the Bullet.' Because if you recall, the storm moved to the east and then continued on and appeared to pass with considerable damage but nothing worse." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, blaming media coverage for his failings, "Meet the Press," Sept. 4, 2005 (Source)

8) "What didn't go right?'" –President Bush, as quoted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), after she urged him to fire FEMA Director Michael Brown "because of all that went wrong, of all that didn't go right" in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort (Source)

9) "I mean, you have people who don't heed those warnings and then put people at risk as a result of not heeding those warnings. There may be a need to look at tougher penalties on those who decide to ride it out and understand that there are consequences to not leaving." –Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

10) "You simply get chills every time you see these poor individuals...many of these people, almost all of them that we see are so poor and they are so black, and this is going to raise lots of questions for people who are watching this story unfold." –CNN's Wolf Blitzer, on New Orleans' hurricane evacuees, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

11) "If one person criticizes [the local authorities’ relief efforts] or says one more thing, including the president of the United States, he will hear from me. One more word about it after this show airs, and I…I might likely have to punch him, literally." –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), "This Week with George Stephanopoulous," Sept. 4, 2005 ((Source)

12) "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." –Rep. Richard Baker (R-LA) to lobbyists, as quoted in the Wall Street Journal (Source)

13) "There are a lot of lessons we want to learn out of this process in terms of what works. I think we are in fact on our way to getting on top of the whole Katrina exercise." –Vice President Dick Cheney, Sept. 10, 2005 (Source)

14) "It makes no sense to spend billions of dollars to rebuild a city that's seven feet under sea level....It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed." –House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), Aug. 31, 2005 (Source)

15) "I believe the town where I used to come – from Houston, Texas, to enjoy myself, occasionally too much – will be that very same town, that it will be a better place to come to." –President Bush, on the tarmac at the New Orleans airport, Sept. 2, 2005 (Source)

16) "I have not heard a report of thousands of people in the convention center who don't have food and water." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, on NPR's "All Things Considered," Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

17) "Last night, we showed you the full force of a superpower government going to the rescue." –MSNBC's Chris Matthews, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

18) "We just learned of the convention center – we being the federal government – today." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, to ABC's Ted Koppel, Sept. 1, 2005, to which Koppel responded " Don't you guys watch television? Don't you guys listen to the radio? Our reporters have been reporting on it for more than just today." (Source)

19) "Louisiana is a city that is largely under water." –Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, news conference, Sept. 3, 2005 (Source)

20) "I also want to encourage anybody who was affected by Hurricane Corina to make sure their children are in school." –First Lady Laura Bush, twice referring to a "Hurricane Corina" while speaking to children and parents in South Haven, Mississippi, Sept. 8, 2005 (Source)

21) "It's totally wiped out. ... It's devastating, it's got to be doubly devastating on the ground." –President Bush, turning to his aides while surveying Hurricane Katrina flood damage from Air Force One, Aug. 31, 2005 (Source)

22) "FEMA is not going to hesitate at all in this storm. We are not going to sit back and make this a bureaucratic process. We are going to move fast, we are going to move quick, and we are going to do whatever it takes to help disaster victims." -FEMA Director Michael Brown, Aug. 28, 2005 (Source)

23) "I understand there are 10,000 people dead. It's terrible. It's tragic. But in a democracy of 300 million people, over years and years and years, these things happen." --GOP strategist Jack Burkman, on MSNBC's "Connected," Sept. 7, 2005 (Source)

24) "A young [black] man walks through chest deep floodwater after looting a grocery store in New Orleans..."
"Two [white] residents wade through chest-deep water after finding bread and soda from a local grocery store after Hurricane Katrina came through the area in New Orleans..." –captions at Yahoo News, Aug. 30, 2005 (Source)

25) "Thank President Clinton and former President Bush for their strong statements of support and comfort today. I thank all the leaders that are coming to Louisiana, and Mississippi and Alabama to our help and rescue. We are grateful for the military assets that are being brought to bear. I want to thank Senator Frist and Senator Reid for their extraordinary efforts. Anderson, tonight, I don't know if you've heard – maybe you all have announced it -- but Congress is going to an unprecedented session to pass a $10 billion supplemental bill tonight to keep FEMA and the Red Cross up and operating." –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Aug. 31, 2005, to which Cooper responded:

"I haven't heard that, because, for the last four days, I've been seeing dead bodies in the streets here in Mississippi. And to listen to politicians thanking each other and complimenting each other, you know, I got to tell you, there are a lot of people here who are very upset, and very angry, and very frustrated. And when they hear politicians slap – you know, thanking one another, it just, you know, it kind of cuts them the wrong way right now, because literally there was a body on the streets of this town yesterday being eaten by rats because this woman had been laying in the street for 48 hours. And there's not enough facilities to take her up. Do you get the anger that is out here?" (Source)

But wait........here are more stupid quotes

"Mayor Nagin and most mayors in this country have a hard time getting their people to work on a sunny day, let alone getting them out of the city in front of a hurricane." –Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), on why New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin failed to follow the city's evacuation plan and press the buses into service, "Fox News Sunday," Sept. 11, 2005 (Source)

"This is the largest disaster in the history of the United States, over an area twice the size of Europe. People have to understand this is a big, big problem.'' –Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"You know I talked to Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi yesterday because some people were saying, 'Well, if you hadn't sent your National Guard to Iraq, we here in Mississippi would be better off.' He told me 'I've been out in the field every single day, hour, for four days and no one, not one single mention of the word Iraq.' Now where does that come from? Where does that story come from if the governor is not picking up one word about it? I don't know. I can use my imagination." –Former President George Bush, who can give his imagination a rest, interview with CNN’s Larry King, Sept. 5, 2005 (Source)

"But I really didn't hear that at all today. People came up to me all day long and said 'God bless your son,' people of different races and it was very, very moving and touching, and they felt like when he flew over that it made all the difference in their lives, so I just don't hear that." –Former First Lady Barbara Bush to CNN's Larry King, after King asked her how she felt when people said that her son "doesn't care" about race, Sept. 5, 2005 (Source)

"Judge Roberts can, maybe, you know, be thankful that a tragedy has brought him some good." –Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson, arguing that Supreme Court nominee John Roberts stands to benefit from Hurricane Katrina because "inflamed rhetoric in the United States Senate is just not going to play well now," Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"Bureaucracy is not going to stand in the way of getting the job done for the people." –President Bush, Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"I've had no reports of unrest, if the connotation of the word 'unrest' means that people are beginning to riot or, you know, they’re banging on walls and screaming and hollering or burning tires or whatever. I've had no reports of that." -FEMA director Michael Brown, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"I don't make judgments about why people chose not to leave but, you know, there was a mandatory evacuation of New Orleans." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, arguing that the victims bear some responsibility, CNN interview, Sept. 1, 2005 (Source)

"Our Nation is prepared, as never before, to deal quickly and capably with the consequences of disasters and other domestic incidents." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, March 9, 2005 (Source)

"Outstanding Political Science Professor, Central State University" --description on FEMA director Michael Brown's resume, which turned out to be false -- he was only a student there (Source)

"I'm going to go home and walk my dog and hug my wife, and maybe get a good Mexican meal and a stiff margarita and a full night's sleep." –FEMA Director Michael Brown, on his plans after being relieved from his role managing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

"And in all fairness to the Department of Homeland Security right now, I mean this is a brand new Department that was formed after 9/11. In many ways this is a 'learn by our mistakes and figure out what to do better' type of scenario." -CNN anchor Kyra Phillips, Sept. 9, 2005 (Source)

"I don't want to alarm everybody that, you know, New Orleans is filling up like a bowl. That's just not happening." -Bill Lokey, FEMA's New Orleans coordinator, in a press briefing from Baton Rouge, Aug. 30, 2005 (Source)

"Louisiana's Senator Landrieu announced on network television, 'I might likely have to punch him, literally.' And my question, since 'him' is the President, and both punching and threatening to punch the President is a felony, has her qualifying words 'might likely' saved her from arrest and prosecution?" -unknown reporter to White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

"As of Saturday (Sept. 3), Blanco still had not declared a state of emergency, the senior Bush official said." –Washington Post staff writers Manuel Roig-Franzia and Spencer Hsu, who didn't bother to fact-check the blatant lie peddled by the Bush administration as part of its attempts to pin blame on state and local officials, when, in fact, the emergency declaration had been made on Friday, Aug. 26 (Source)

"Just to get you on the record, where does the buck stop in this administration?" –White House reporter
"The President." –White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Sept. 6, 2005 (Source)

Last Dance, Simple Shelter y Burning Face @ Hard Rock Cafe

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Pues a grandes rasgos me goze el show mucho. Buena compan~ia, sonido excelente y la organizacion estaba chevere. Y la gente de las bandas super nice......

Ahora vamos al mambo......

Me perdi a Burning Face. My bad. Estaba en Radio Universidad viendo como Astrid Proll le metia. Pero llegue Phillip. Fue bueno compartir con ustedes. Por fin conoci a Jarek y el tipo es un chiste cabron. Por lo menos los muchachos no se tiraron la bachata gotica. Sera para la proxima vez.

Simple Shelter - Trent Reznor and Perry Farrel want their shirts back. Habiendo dicho eso, el sonido estaba de lo mas bien. Los babygoths gozando y en todo su derecho porque rara vez se escucha una banda asi aqui. Personalmente para mi que cara......tengo la discografia de NIN y de los proyectos de Farrell, pero pues, ni me va ni me viene. Ah y Simple Shelter pone mejores videos de background que Ignacio Pen~a. Jejejej. Pero todo cool.

The Last Dance - es bueno ver en directo uno de los pocos grupos que todavia tocan GOTH ROCK aqui. En vez de ver a todos los clones que tocan electronic band marching music y suenan igual. Last Dance tiene su showmanship, su estilo y tenia a la gente baiando. Cool. Pero tambien hay que sen~alar que tenian una PISTA ahi. Y no me refiero a los sonidos de los teclados. En una el cabron fue al publico y se noto la pista corriendo con la voz de el. Que mal! Pero que se joda. Se tiraron un buen show.

Del afterparty eso en verdad no tiene perdon. No por mi, pero a la gente que pago chavos por ver el show en Hard Rock para despues hacer el truco ese en Nuestro Ambiente, esta de madre. Shame on you kids. En verdad la bregaron supermal.

Ah! Y antes que se me olvide, me dijeron algo y lo voy a postear aqui:

No cuenten con que Hot Topic les promueva los shows o les deje poner flyers en sus tiendas. La gerencia de una de las tiendas esta BIEN ENCOJONADA con la persona que se puso a meter flyers en cuanto CD y pieza de ropa que habia en la tienda.

Gente, eso NO SE HACE. Tu sabes tras de que les permiten que dejen sus flyers en la tienda van a ponerse a joder con la gente que los apoya? BAD PROMOTER! VERY BAD PROMOTER!

Pero pues, tipico de los puertorriquen~os. Tenemos ese talento especial de cortarnos las patas nosotros mismos.

Recordemos.......

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Recordemos a Salvador Allende que cayo un 11 de Septiembre a manos de unos asesinos financiados por los Estados Unidos y cuyo sustituto, Augusto Pinochet, todavia no ha sido ajusticiado por eso.

Recordemos a Nueva York que sufrio ese dia a causa de Osama Bin Laden y la proteccion tacita de la familia real saudi y los Bush. Osama suelto y Bush, bien gracias.....

Recordemos a Nueva Orleans que no solo sufrio los embates de la naturaleza, sino tambien sufre los embates de una administracion federal que reacciona tardiamente y trata a sus ciudadanos como animales. Sin contar que Barbara Bush parece querer ser la Maria Antonieta del siglo 21.

Recordemos todo esto a ver si recuperamos la capacidad de enojarnos, y asegurarnos que se haga justicia.

En lo personal quiero disculparme con mi querida novia por no poder ir hoy. La garganta mia no puede con su vida. Gargaras de limon con sal y Cepastat conmigo.

Y espero que este bien con los suyos donde quiera que este a la persona que hable por ultima vez ese 11 de Septiembre fatidico.

Ayer, Hoy, Mañana

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Ayer

- DJ Surgeon tiro otro mix de su site. :D Cosa cabrona! Baje eso y par de cositas mas de Los Hermanos, del corillo de Underground Resistance.

- Instale la version de Kubuntu en la Compaq y esta bregando bien. Par de alteraciones en el source.list file para bajar cosillas interesantes, una alteracion en el menu.lst de GRUB y estamos gozando.

Hoy

- No tenia ganas de ir a trabajar pero aqui estoy regardless. Quiero ir a COMPUSA a comprar un hd enclosure para el HD de la laptop difunta pero no hay voluntarios.

- Burning Face en el Hard Rock Cafe y Astrid Proll en directo en FA. Iohann tiene lo de Putumayo alla en Piñones.

Mañana

- Sobrevivir la de hoy para ir a Machaguej. Y el trabajo el lunes va a estar de pinga.

Linux Online - Using the Fluxbox Window Manager

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Linux Online - Using the Fluxbox Window Manager

One of my favorite Linux window managers, after KDE. GNOME ranks third, btw.

New Scientist Breaking News - Soil may spoil UK’s climate efforts

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New Scientist Breaking News - Soil may spoil UK’s climate efforts

BBC NEWS | UK | MI5 head warns on civil liberties

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MI5 head warns on civil liberties
Civil liberties may have to be "eroded" to protect Britons from terrorism, the head of security service MI5 has said.

In a speech made in the Netherlands on 1 September and put online by MI5, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said the world had changed and a debate was needed.

She said the July London bombings were a "shock", which MI5 and police were "disappointed" they could not prevent.

But ex-MI5 agent David Shayler said any liberties lost would be hard to regain and could make "martyrs" of terrorists.

Mr Shayler told BBC News questions still needed to be asked about how the 7 July suicide bombings happened.

"It's made apparent how MI5 fails to stop attacks even when in possession of intelligence because of bureaucratic inertia," he said.

Mr Shayler, of Middlesbrough, was jailed for six months in 2002 for revealing intelligence service information to a newspaper.

He said he had been motivated by a desire to expose abuses of power by the intelligence services.

Dame Eliza spoke on countering the international terrorist threat at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Dutch security service, the AIVD, in The Hague.

She said those working in intelligence were also aware of many more attacks that had been thwarted by good intelligence and police work, but that those successes had usually been "quiet ones".

Some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives
Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller

"We are judged by what we do not know and did not prevent," she said.

She said difficult decisions often needed to be made on the basis of intelligence that was "fragmentary and difficult to interpret".

"Some is gold, some dross and all of it requires validation, analysis and assessment. When it is gold it shines and illuminates, saves lives, protects nations and informs policy," she said.

"When identified as dross it needs to be rejected: that may take some confidence."

The central dilemma, said Dame Eliza - director general of MI5 - was how to protect citizens within the rule of law when "fragile" intelligence did not amount to clear cut evidence.

Sensitive

Such intelligence was often not enough to support criminal charges in the courts, she said.

"We can believe, correctly, that a terrorist atrocity is being planned but those arrested by the police have to be released as the plan is too embryonic, too vague to lead to charges and possibly convictions," she said.

"Furthermore the intelligence may be highly sensitive and its exposure would be very damaging as revealing either the source or our capability."

She said civil liberties were valued and there was no wish to damage those "hard-fought for" rights.

"But the world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives," she said.

Legislative powers

Lord McNally, leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, said his party and the Conservatives had said they would work with the government in examining any loopholes exposed by the bombings.

"But I think we've also got to examine what existing powers were not used properly," he said.

Parliament had a "heavy responsibility" to see that any new powers were explained and justified, he said.

It's important that people talk at an early stage about the kind of issues that may be under consideration
Stephen McCabe
Labour MP

Labour MP Stephen McCabe, former parliamentary private secretary to the Home Secretary Charles Clarke, said all new laws would be subject to normal parliamentary procedures.

But he added: "If there is any possibility that we're going to have new powers that do curtail recognised freedoms then it's important that people talk at an early stage about the kind of issues that may be under consideration.

"It's important that they're out in the open and there is actually public debate about the needs and the risks and the reasons."

Phone records

MI5 has recently let it be known that it is in favour of making telephone intercept evidence admissible in court.

Previously the intelligence and security services had expressed concern such that evidence might reveal operational details.

Meanwhile, Home Secretary Charles Clarke has been calling for EU states to keep mobile phone and e-mail records for longer, to help fight terrorism and crime.

In Britain, mobile phone companies retain the records for varying periods of up to 12 months, but Mr Clarke would like to see that extended to three years.

He has said telecommunications data proved valuable in the investigation of the 7 July London bombings, when four suicide bombers killed 52 commuters.

Two weeks later, there were four attempted bombings on three Tube trains and a bus, but no-one was injured.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/uk/4232012.stm

Published: 2005/09/10 11:09:49 GMT

© BBC MMV

Tom's Hardware Guide PCs & HowTo: Windows In Your Pocket - Introduction

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All it takes is a minor error in the Windows Registry or a virus infection, and your operating system can become unbootable. But with a properly configured USB flash drive on hand, you'll always have a compatible replacement no further away than your pocket or keychain. In addition, the flash drive can also provide a secure browser and virus scanner, and lets you take your favorite DVD burning and Office software with you wherever you may go.

All that's needed is a bootable USB Flash drive with at least 256 MB of storage capacity and a Windows Setup CD. Using the program Bart PE Builder (Freeware), you can install Windows XP on the flash drive, along with other software as needed (and as available space permits).

Compact

Bart Lagerweij's free utility, PE Builder, condenses the original setup data for Windows XP into a slender operating system that is ready to run from a CD or a USB flash drive. This compact, portable version of Windows includes all the important system tools for dealing with a PC emergency. You can even add other programs to this collection, such as the media writing tool Nero Burning ROM or an anti-spyware package such as Ad-Aware SE Personal, during the installation process.
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Your Birthdate: May 18

Your birthday on the 18th day of the month suggests than you are one who can work well with a group, but still remain someone who needs to maintain individual identity.
There is a humanistic or philanthropic approach to business circumstances in which you find yourself.
You may have good executive abilities, as you are very much the organizer and administrator.

You are broad-minded, tolerant and generous; a compassionate person that can inspire others with imaginative ideas.
Some of your feelings may be expressed, but even more of them are apt to be repressed.
There is a lot of drama in your personality and in the way you express yourself to others.
Oddly enough, you don't expect as much in return as you give.

Antony & The Johnsons win Mercury Music Prize - NME.COM

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ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the 2005 NATIONWIDE MERCURY PRIZE with their album ‘I AM A BIRD NOW’.

New York-based but English born frontman Antony Hegarty was declared winner this evening (September 6) at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Reacting to the win, Hegarty said: "I think they must have made a mistake. I am completely overwhelmed. I think that's insane. It's kind of like a crazy contest between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon - which one do you like better?"

This year has been one of the most open contests in the prize’s history, with speculation over who would triumph surrounding the whole of the 12-act shortlist.

Kaiser Chiefs’ ’Employment’ had emerged as the favourite with the bookies, while nominees as varied as Bloc Party, Antony And The Johnsons and MIA had all also been strongly fancied.

This year’s nominees for the Nationwide Mercury Music Prize were:

* Bloc Party – 'Silent Alarm'
* Hard-Fi –'Stars Of CCTV'
* Kaiser Chiefs – 'Employment'
* MIA – 'Arular'
* The Magic Numbers – 'The Magic Numbers'
* Coldplay – 'X&Y'
* The Go! Team – 'Thunder, Lightning Strike'
* Antony And The Johnsons – 'I Am A Bird Now'
* KT Tunstall – 'Eye To The Telescope'
* Maximo Park – 'A Certain Trigger'
* Seth Lakeman – 'Kitty Jay'
* Polar Bear – 'Held On The Tips Of Fingers'

The winners pocket a cheque for the £20,000 prize.

The ReBirth Museum

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W000! Propellerheads released Rebirth and now it's FREE! W000t!

Also rubberduck is available for free! http://www.d-lusion.com/ProductsRubberduck.html

Doubleplusw00t!



BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Criminals to 'adapt to ID cards'

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Criminals to 'adapt to ID cards'
By Jonathan Amos
BBC News science reporter, Dublin

The UK government's proposed ID scheme will do little to stop identity theft and may actually exacerbate fraudulent behaviour in its early years.

That is the view of researcher Dr Emily Finch who interviews career criminals about their activities.

She has detailed how they adapt their strategies to get around new anti-crime technologies such as chip and pin.

Dr Finch will tell a Dublin conference that these criminals will be undaunted by the prospect of identity cards.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) researcher, who is speaking this week at the British Association Science Festival in Dublin, says people have the mistaken belief that newer and better technologies are somehow infallible.

"What fraudsters know about is human nature. They know about people, they know how we operate, and they know how relationships of trust in which information is disclosed develop," she told the BBC News website.

Useful rubbish

She cites the recent substitution of personal identification numbers (pin) for signatures in the use of credit and debits cards as a classic example.

She claims this chip and pin technology, as it is called, has not reduced the problem of fraud.

Instead of using stolen cards, criminals are now taking over people's identities and applying for cards in their name
Dr Emily Finch, UEA
Dr Finch says criminals have told her how they now look over people's shoulders to see a person's pin being entered on a keypad and then attempt to steal the card at a later date.

Dr Finch describes how she and a male co-researcher swapped chip and pin cards and carried out a number of transactions.

Not once, she says, did anyone check the gender on the card or challenge them - because our increasing reliance on technology is leading to a breakdown in the vigilance we customarily exercised.

"Instead of using stolen cards, criminals are now taking over people's identities and applying for cards in their name. If you think about a credit card application, it doesn't actually require much information about an individual that can't be found out with a little bit of research."

This "research" could be done in people's domestic rubbish. One survey found only 14% of this material contained no information of use to fraudsters.

Next step

Dr Finch's research leads her to doubt that any scheme for national ID cards will work, even if it is backed up by biometric data such as eye scans - because the criminals will simply adapt their strategies to try to get around the hurdle.

"The more people rely on the production of a particular piece of identification to verify identity, the less vigilance people will exercise themselves - that's the problem. If there are ID cards we will trust them to be unassailable."

She said people had to start thinking about how they handled sensitive information about themselves and how they disclosed it to others.

Sandra Quinn, a spokesperson for the consortium of financial and retailing groups running chip and pin, commented: "Chip and pin has been introduced to tackle two of the largest areas of fraud - namely counterfeit and lost and stolen card fraud.

"As chip and pin is used more and more, criminals will look at new ways of carrying out fraud and the banking and retail industries are working together to look at new ways to tackle plastic card fraud," she told the BBC News website.

Dr Emily Finch presents the British Association (BA) Joseph Lister Award Lecture, Life-swapping in cyber suburbia - the problem of stolen identity and the internet, at the BA Science Festival in Dublin on 7 September.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/sci/tech/4213848.stm

Published: 2005/09/04 23:04:47 GMT

© BBC MMV

Last Call For DJ Promo Whore!

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Yes yes yes I do have a gig tonight and ladies get in for free. I spin records, you dance your butt off, deal?




Here is a playlist:

Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Altered Images - I Could Be Happy
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Intelligence
Dead Can Dance - A Passage In Time
Love and Rockets - Inside The Outside
Interpol - Slow Hands
Fields Of The Nephilim - Moonchild (live)
Killing Joke - Eighties
Bloc Party - Banquet (Phones Disco Edit)
Sentenced - White Wedding
Elefant - Now That I Miss Her
The Clash - Janie Jones
Bauhaus - Third Uncle
Big Black - Passing Complexion
Gun Club - Sex Beat
Dead Boys - Sonic Reducer
Les Rita Mitsuoko - Ces't Comme Ca
Jesus and Mary Chain - Upside Down
Alec Empire - Gotta Get Out
Mclusky - Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
Birthday Party - Zoo Music Girl

Here's another playlist:

Curve - Robbing Charity
Front Line Assembly - Psychosomatic
Kraftwerk - Numbers (Live in San Francisco)
Severed Heads - Dead Eyes Opened
Nitzer Ebb - Let Your Body Learn (Terrence Fixmer Mix)
Chicks on Speed vs. Malaria - Kaltes Klares Wasser (Lazerboy Remix by Elektrokemie)
Fixmer McCarthy - Freefall
New Order and Chemical Brothers - Here To Stay (Felix The Housecat Mix)
Skinny Puppy - Optimissed
Underworld - Moaner (Popuman Edit)
Cubanate - Oxyacetylene
Laibach - Tanz Mit Laibach
Ohgr - Pore
Mu - We Love Guys Named Luke

But there's more where that came from so show up. O algo.

TUX | The First and Only Magazine for the New Linux User

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http://www.tuxmagazine.com/
and the subscription is FREE
A nice little magazine for the new linux user.

Blues legend passes away - NME.COM

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BLUES LEGEND PASSES AWAY



RL BURNSIDE has died aged 78.

One of the last great bluesmen of the Mississippi, he passed away at St Francis Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, after suffering a heart failure (September 1).

Burnside underwent bypass surgery last year following a heart attack, but never fully recovered.

Born on November 21, 1926, in Mississippi’s Harmontown, Burnside spent most of his left in the north of the state, working as a sharecropper and a commercial fisherman, as well as playing guitar at weekend house parties.

Folklorist George Mitchell recorded the guitarist for the first time in 1968 and in 1991 Burnside signed to Mississippi-based Fat Possum Records.

His 1994 debut ’Too Bad Jim’ was produced by former New York Times music critic Robert Palmer and in 1996, Burnside recorded the crossover collaboration ’A Ass Pocket o’ Whiskey’ with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion expanding his profile to a wider audience.

Material from his 1998 LP ’Come On In’ was featured in several films and television shows and the track ’It’s Bad You Know’ was included as part of the soundtrack to ’The Sopranos’.

Burnside’s last album ’A Bothered Mind’ was released last year.

He is survived by his wife Alice Mae, twelve children and numerous grandchildren.