OCT
2
2006

"The Internet Is Not A Big Truck -- It's A Series Of Tubes!"

You, the reader of this blog being an internet user: I have a question for you. Have you ever heard about the topic of "Net Neutrality"? If not, you may want to google for it...

SEP
26
2006

Bush Preparing For Nuclear Bombing Of Iran?

Paul Craig Roberts, a former Reagan administration treasure secretary, has written an article Why Bush Will Nuke Iran.

SEP
22
2006

USA plans to attack Iran from October 21st ?

Are the USA planning to attack Iran? According to news stories, the deployment of a major "strike group" of ships is prepared to head for Iran's western coast. The ships include the nuclear aircraft carrier Eisenhower as well as a cruiser, destroyer, frigate, submarine escort and supply ship. Naval forces already received their formal PTDOs ('prepare to deploy orders') with a date set for being ready to go at October 1st:

SEP
20
2006

The Future Of Cybersex (== The Present Of All Media Outlets?)

My first thoughts were: "This is hilarious! Too hilarious to be true..."

Here is what I read: "With the slimming feature, anyone can appear more slender -- instantly." Yes, that's right: it says "appear", not "become". So this is not a TV ad for slimming pills or other chemistry. This is marketing for modern digital photographic technology -- on the very homepage of a well-known company. Go to hp.com and read more:

SEP
18
2006

"Top 25 Censored Stories"

Have you ever heard about Project Censored? That project is "a media research group out of Sonoma State University" in California. And it's again that time of the year when it publishes its annual "Top 25 Censored Stories" (attaching the number "2007" to it, for whatever reason).

You'll surely be in for quite a few surprises if you take the time to read them. Did you know...

SEP
4
2006

Google to be eavesdropping on my notebook soon ... and other conspiracy theories

If more stuff like this emerges on the surface of news stories over the next few months, I'll be one of the next convert candidates to subscribe to some of the more "sensible" conspiration theories out there.

AUG
11
2006

Printing labels with KDE (!)

Today Cristian blogged about a (good) article on Linux.com dealing with label printing on Linux.

JUL
25
2006

How to publish certain facts... and keep them out of public awareness at the same time

Actually, I've now saved (as a web archive file) that Daily Mail news story mentioned in my previos blog entries. Just in case it "disappears" again. Or gets modified. From the beginning, it was already so well hidden even on the publishing website, that I was unable to find it by following a link from Daily Mail's portal page. Unless you knew and followed a direct link you'll never be aware of its existence.

JUL
24
2006

Wondering about that unbelievable news story....

Following the news story about the unsuccessfull British shipment (stopped in Bulgaria) of radioactive material to the Iranian military (useful also to build a "dirty bomb"), of course a lot of questions come to mind, such as:

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