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Post by Renegadex » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:35 am

Yes, yes. I was being facetious. :oops: Hehe.

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Post by MADMAX » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:33 am

TEEN SOLD AS SEX SLAVE.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 2#27098382

and the guilty ppl are still walking free...

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Post by Judge » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:41 pm

MADMAX wrote:TEEN SOLD AS SEX SLAVE.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp ... 2#27098382

and the guilty ppl are still walking free...

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:





:evil: I had to stop watching it after the "black out" part! Burn you MF'ers.....BURN!
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no judge no jury straight to death. simple
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Post by MADMAX » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:59 pm

Woot first NEWS report of 2009 :)

Carts of Darkness

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Do you like extreme sports? maybe you would try this one. I advise you to don’t try it since its not safe :P
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Post by Archie_Klumper » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:54 am

In a weird kind of way, I really admire Larry Flynt. Not because of what he does for a living, but because he has balls of steel :lol:

Porn industry seeks federal bailout
Posted: 05:27 PM ET

From CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand and Mark Preston


Larry Flynt is asking for a bailout.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Another major American industry is asking for assistance as the global financial crisis continues: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis said Wednesday they will request that Congress allocate $5 billion for a bailout of the adult entertainment industry.

“The take here is that everyone and their mother want to be bailed out from the banks to the big three,” said Owen Moogan, spokesman for Larry Flynt. “The porn industry has been hurt by the downturn like everyone else and they are going to ask for the $5 billion. Is it the most serious thing in the world? Is it going to make the lives of Americans better if it happens? It is not for them to determine.”

Francis said in a statement that “the US government should actively support the adult industry's survival and growth, just as it feels the need to support any other industry cherished by the American people."

“We should be delivering [the request] by the end of today to our congressmen and [Secretary of the Treasury Henry] Paulson asking for this $5 billion dollar bailout,” he told CNN Wednesday.


Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow.

But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. "People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt said in the statement. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

"With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It's time for congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America. The only way they can do this is by supporting the adult industry and doing it quickly."

So far, there has been no congressional reaction to the request.

–CNN’s Chloe Melas contributed to this report

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Post by Archie_Klumper » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:36 am

Blow-up Doll Party

Floridian nabbed for public ménage a trois with plastic partners

FEBRUARY 5--Meet George Bartusek. The Florida man, 51, was arrested yesterday after he was spotted fondling and making out with a pair of blow-up dolls in a supermarket parking lot. Shoppers called cops when they spotted Bartusek getting busy in the front seat of his 1998 Lincoln Town Car outside a Publix in Cape Coral. Bartusek, charged with breach of peace, is pictured below in a Lee County Sheriff's Office mug shot. One of the blow-up dolls involved in the public clinch is pictured at right. On the positive side, Bartusek was fully dressed while grinding with the plasticized pair.

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Post by MADMAX » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:24 am

MIT Unveils 90 MPH Solar Race Car

MIT's latest solar race car might look like a funky Ikea table with a hump, but don't laugh. It'll do 90 mph and is packed with technology that may end up in the hybrids and EVs the rest of us will soon be driving.

The university's Solar Electric Vehicle Team, the oldest such team in the country, unveiled the $243,000 carbon-fiber racer dubbed Eleanor on Friday and is shaking the car down to prepare for its inaugural race later this year.

"It drives beautifully," said George Hansel, a freshman physics major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the team. "It's fun to drive and quite a spectacle."

Eleanor is slated to compete in the tenth World Solar Challenge, a seven-day race across nearly 2,000 miles of Australian outback.

Vehicles competing in the endurance race may look hopelessly impractical, but the competition is a test bed for batteries, motor technology and power-management systems that may eventually appear in hybrids and electric vehicles. Like Formula 1 and other big-budget motor sports, the solar challenge helps develop some of the vehicles we see in showrooms.

"It pushes the technology from the books to real life," said Spencer Quong, senior vehicles analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists. "It opens the industry's eyes to how to build a more efficient vehicle."

Like, say, the Chevrolet Volt range-extended EV, the forthcoming electric car that General Motors has all but bet its future on.

The Volt is a direct descendant of the Sunraycer solar car General Motors developed with AeroVironment and Hughes Aircraft in 1987. Sunraycer smoked the rest of the grid in the inaugural World Solar Challenge, raising quite a few eyebrows back in Detroit.

"The unexpected success of the Sunraycer made GM leadership take notice as to what might be technologically possible," said Jon Bereisa, a longtime member of GM's advanced-propulsion team who is now working on the Volt. "It finished the race across Australia a full three days ahead of its competitors, powered by an electric motor that consumed as much power as a hair dryer, at speeds up to 45 mph, and the solar-powered batteries were still fully charged."

GM execs were impressed enough to greenlight the Impact concept car, which became the groundbreaking EV1 electric car. GM famously killed the EV1 in 2003, but the car lives on in the Volt, which is slated for production by the end of next year.
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Post by Judge » Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:58 pm

CHICAGO - Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90.

Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.

Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime producer, Lynne.





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Post by MADMAX » Sun Mar 01, 2009 3:54 am

Michigan Mom With 2 Wombs Welcomes Twins!

A Michigan woman with two wombs has given birth to twin daughters — one from each uterus.

Sarah Reinfelder’s two healthy babies were delivered seven weeks premature Thursday by cesarean section at Marquette General Hospital in the Upper Peninsula.

The 21-year-old woman has a condition known as uterus didelphys, and doctors say such twin births are rare. The uteri are different sizes, with the larger twin born from the larger uterus.

Dr. Connie Hedmark and Dr. Breanna Pond first delivered Kaylin Joy, then Valerie Marie, the larger twin by one pound. Kaylin Joy weighed 3 pounds, 15 ounces.

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Post by MADMAX » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:05 am

Woman's Nose Retrieved From Pet Poodle

talian police were called to catch a poodle that had bitten off the nose of its female owner before running into the garden.

They chased the poodle, called Vale, around owner Loredana Romano's garden before finally retrieving what was left of the nose.

Mrs Romano, 34, from Forli in northern Italy, said. "My little Vale often climbed into bed with me, I don't know why she suddenly bit off my nose."

Doctors were able to salvage the chewed nose and reattach it but say she will now have to go undergo a long course of reconstructive surgery to repair the numerous scars.

The woman has already forgiven her dog but says it will not be allowed to sleep in her bed again.

"I should have listened to my husband when he always told me he should be the only one allowed in the bed," she said
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Post by Judge » Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:15 pm

http://a11news.com/1520/christy-lynn-martin/



EWWWW, that is just wrong! NOT the story......the woman!!!! :oops:


And then there is T.I aka Dumbass: http://music.msn.com/music/article.aspx ... &GT1=28102
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Post by Archie_Klumper » Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:07 pm

Cops Think Linux Use May be Sign of Criminal Behavior

Look out, Pengy :wink:


http://www.infowars.com/cops-think-linu ... -behavior/

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Archie_Klumper wrote:Cops Think Linux Use May be Sign of Criminal Behavior

Look out, Pengy :wink:


http://www.infowars.com/cops-think-linu ... -behavior/

The above came from below

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/bo ... suspicious


yeah I was laughing that using a command promt was a sign of criminal behavior and was laughing my ass off.

I joke about ignorance but then these stories come out. Thank god I have a gui to do those commands for me ;-) God forbid I'd have to type that command in instead of clicking. :lol:
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Post by Archie_Klumper » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:01 am

$50.00 says that the Boston College cops are saying, "Prop" instead of "prompt"

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Post by Renegadex » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:04 pm

BAR|BeerThePenguin wrote:
Archie_Klumper wrote:Cops Think Linux Use May be Sign of Criminal Behavior

Look out, Pengy :wink:


http://www.infowars.com/cops-think-linu ... -behavior/

The above came from below

http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/bo ... suspicious


yeah I was laughing that using a command promt was a sign of criminal behavior and was laughing my ass off.

I joke about ignorance but then these stories come out. Thank god I have a gui to do those commands for me ;-) God forbid I'd have to type that command in instead of clicking. :lol:


lol! That makes Linus the Hillside Strangler! :lol:

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Post by MADMAX » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:24 pm

Rumor: PlayStation 3 Update Coming Pre-Holidays, 'Huge Overhaul'


An undisclosed source has apparently told VG247 that Sony's PlayStation 3 is in for a radical interface overhaul in an upcoming pre-holiday firmware update. PS3 Firmware 3.0 (v2.8 was just released--see pic above) will be "a completely new system," writes the site, citing its source as calling the update "a huge overhaul," comparable to Microsoft's New Xbox Experience "in some respects."

According to the source, new features will include a mechanism for rating other players (something the Xbox 360's had since launch), an option to report disruptive players to Sony and submit screen captures of their nefarious deeds, the option to download patches in the background, and the ability to output HDMI video and digital optical audio simultaneously.

VG247 claims they've been told "a lot more" but isn't disclosing what any of that might be. If I had to guess, given recent rumors, Sony's planning to debut a slimmer, cheaper, more fully-featured PS3 as we head toward the holidays. Don't call it a total makeover, but enough of a shift to turn heads and pick up sales during a particularly crucial sales period. We're halfway through these systems' life cycles, and Sony's done very poorly by nearly anyone's standards (most of all, its own). It clearly needs some major wins, and fast.

What'll help: Uncharted 2, Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier, Demon's Souls, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, and MAG--all PS3 exclusives, all due yet this year.

What won't: Gran Turismo 5, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles, The Last Guardian, and Final Fantasy XIII, all at one time 2009 exclusives, now bumped to 2010.

And then there's what's missing from the VG247 firmware list. Where's the option to go back and play PlayStation 2 games? What about global voice chat? Social media compatibility, including Twitter and Facebook integration? Invisible (and radically faster) trophy synchronization?

PS3 owners: Am I expecting too much? What new features are you interested in most?

UPDATE: Sony Computer Entertainment America Director of Corporate Communications Patrick Seybold contacted me to say the story is, in fact, baseless. "These rumors are completely untrue," he writes, adding that "nothing has been announced or confirmed for upcoming PlayStation firmware, and this is just wild speculation."

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Post by Se7eN » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:10 pm

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Post by MADMAX » Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:20 pm

Microsoft to issue emergency patches next week
Relief for what ails IE, Visual Studio


Microsoft plans to issue two emergency patches next week that fix vulnerabilities in the Internet Explorer browser and Visual Studio developer suite that allow attackers to remotely execute malware.

The patches, which will be delivered on Tuesday, will be only the third time Microsoft has issued an out-of-band security patch in the past 25 months. That suggests the updates are serious enough to warrant the extra fuss. Typically, the company issues patches on the second Tuesday of each month to allow administrators time to plan for and test the updates.

In an advanced notice published late Friday, the company gave few details about the vulnerability. The patch for IE is rated "critical," the highest severity designation on Microsoft's four-notch scale. The update for Visual Studio is rated one notch lower, at "important." Both fixes will require machines to be rebooted.

"While this release is to address a single, overall issue, in order to provide the broadest protections possible to customers, we’ll be releasing two separate security bulletins," a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement.

It went on to say: "While we can’t go into specifics about the issue prior to release, we can say that the Visual Studio bulletin will address an issue that can affect certain types of applications. The Internet Explorer bulletin will provide defense-in-depth changes to Internet Explorer to help provide additional protections for the issues addressed by the Visual Studio bulletin. The Internet Explorer update will also address vulnerabilities rated as Critical that are unrelated to the Visual Studio bulletin that were privately and responsibly reported."

Earlier this week, Brian Krebs's Security Fix blog reported Microsoft intended to issue an out-of-band patch that was related to a vulnerability designated MS09-032, which Microsoft fixed 10 days ago. The report said an additional patch may be needed because the first one repaired only a subset of the vulnerable code.

Attacks targeting MS09-032 have been underway since early this month. People who have installed the patch for that vulnerability remain protected from those attacks, Microsoft's statement said.

The underlying bug was discovered by researchers Ryan Smith and Alex Wheeler and reported to Microsoft in April or May of 2008. On the same day Microsoft plans to issue the emergency fix, Smith and two other researchers plan to deliver this talk at the Black Hat security conference detailing "a nuanced and precarious trust layer between" components in technologies including javascript, .NET, and browser plugins."
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Post by MADMAX » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:32 am

Strong Meteor Shower Expected Tonight

he annual Perseid meteor shower is expected to put on a good show this week for those willing to get up in the wee hours of the morning and wait patiently for the shooting stars.

In North America, the best time to watch will be between midnight to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12, but late Tuesday night and also Wednesday night could prove fruitful, weather permitting.

The Perseids are always reliable, and sometimes rather spectacular. The only things that puts a damper on the August show are bad weather or bright moonlight. Unfortunately this week, as the Perseids reach their peak Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the moon will be high in the sky, outshining the fainter meteors.

Still, skywatchers around the globe will have a good chance of spotting the brighter meteors. Some already are enjoying the show.

Already underway

The Perseids are bits of debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which has laid down several streams of debris, each in a slightly different location, over the centuries as it orbits the sun. Every August, Earth passes through these debris streams, which spread out over time.

"They are typically fast, bright and occasionally leave persistent trains," says Joe Rao, SPACE.com's Skywatching Columnist. "And every once in a while, a Perseid fireball will blaze forth, bright enough to be quite spectacular and more than capable to attract attention even in bright moonlight."

Low numbers of Perseids, including some bright fireballs, have already been reported as Earth began entering the stream in late July. Seasoned observers have counted up to 25 per hour already, or nearly one every two minutes.

Most meteors are no bigger than a pea. They vaporize as they enter Earth's atmosphere, creating bright streaks across the sky.

The Perseids appear to emanate from the constellation Perseus, which rises high in the sky around midnight and is nearly overhead by dawn. Like most meteor showers, the hours between midnight and daybreak are typically the best time to watch, because that's when the side of Earth you are on is rotating into the direction of Earth's travels through space, so meteors are "scooped up" by the atmosphere at higher rates, much like a car's windshield ends the lives of more bugs than does the rear bumper.

Astronomers expect up to 200 meteors per hour in short bursts of up to 15 minutes or so. But many of the fainter meteors will simply not be visible due to moonlight, and rates will go down even more for those in urban areas. More likely a typical observer under reasonably dark skies might hope to see a meteor every couple minutes when the bursts come, and fewer during lulls.

When to watch

The best time to watch is between midnight and dawn Wednesday. Forecasters say the best stretch could come between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. ET (1-2 a.m. PT), which would be after daybreak in Europe. Some Perseids might be visible late Tuesday night, and Wednesday night into Thursday morning could prove worthwhile, too.

Meteor forecasting is still in its infancy, however, so the best bet for anyone truly hungry to spot shooting stars is to get in as much observing time as possible from around 11 p.m. Tuesday night until dawn Wednesday, and if you miss that show, try the same time frame Wednesday evening into Thursday morning.

Meteors should be visible in the pre-dawn hours, weather permitting, all around the Northern Hemisphere.

"Earth passes through the densest part of the debris stream sometime on Aug. 12," said Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office. "Then, you could see dozens of meteors per hour."

Viewing tips

The best location is far from city and suburban lights. Ideally, find a structure, mountain or tree to block the moon. Then scan as much of the sky as possible. The meteors can appear anywhere, heading in any direction. If you trace their paths backward, they'll all point to the constellation Perseus.

People in locations where any chill might occur should dress warmer than they think necessary to allow for prolonged viewing.

Seasoned skywatchers advise using a blanket or lounge chair for comfort, so you can lie back and look up for long periods. Allow at least 15 minutes for your eyes to fully adjust to the darkness. Then expect meteors to be sporadic: You might see two in a row, or several minutes could go by between shooting stars.

Avid meteor watchers might want to try scanning the northeastern horizon from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time (your local time, wherever you are) for Perseids that graze the horizon.

"Earthgrazers are meteors that approach from the horizon and skim the atmosphere overhead like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond," Cooke explained. "They are long, slow and colorful – among the most beautiful of meteors." He notes that an hour of watching may net only a few of these at most, but seeing even one can make the whole night worthwhile.
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Post by MADMAX » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:37 am

Judge orders Microsoft to stop selling Word

A judge on Tuesday ordered Microsoft to stop selling Word, one of its premier products, in its current form due to patent infringement.

Judge Leonard Davis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a permanent injunction that "prohibits Microsoft from selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .XML, .DOCX or DOCM files (XML files) containing custom XML," according to a statement released by attorneys for the plantiff, i4i.
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Microsoft did not immediately reply to request for comment but said in a statement that it planned to appeal the verdict.

Toronto-based i4i sued Microsoft in March 2007 alleging that the Redmond,Wash.-based software giant violated its 1998 patent (No. 5,787,449) for a document system that eliminated the need for manually embedded formatting codes.

XML--an integral feature in Microsoft Word--is considered a "page description language," with one of its key qualities being that it is readable by people, not just machines. Unlike HTML, which has predefined tags, XML allows developers and users to define their own tags for data, such as price and product.

In May, a federal jury in Tyler, Texas, ruled that the custom XML tagging features of Word 2003 and Word 2007 infringed on i4i's patent and ordered Microsoft to pay $200 million in the case.

In Tuesday's ruling, Microsoft was also ordered to pay an additional $40 million for willful infringement, as well as $37 million in prejudgment interest. The order requires Microsoft to comply with the injunction within 60 days and forbids Microsoft from testing, demonstrating, or marketing Word products containing the contested XML feature.

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RealNetworks loses critical ruling in RealDVD case

A federal court has found enough evidence to decide that RealDVD, the software that enables users to copy DVDs and store digital duplicates on a hard drive, violates U.S. copyright law.

Facet, the DVD player that copied and stored digital movies, will not be hitting store shelves anytime soon.
(Credit: Greg Sandoval/CNET Networks)

U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction that will prevent RealNetworks from selling the $30 software until a jury can decide the issue. That will undoubtedly keep RealDVD and Facet, Real's prototype DVD player, off store shelves for an indefinite period. Facet also makes digital copies and stores them to a built in hard drive.

The decision represents a major victory for the film studios, which had accused Real of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and breach of contract in a lawsuit filed last fall. Had the decision gone against the film studios and its trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), it would have been an affirmation that consumers have the right to copy their DVDs for personal use. Right now, when a DVD owner loses or breaks a disc, they conceivably must purchase another copy. RealDVD and Facet eliminate the need for discs once copies are made.

But the MPAA argued that Facet and RealDVD are pirate tools that enabled users to copy and redistribute movies and could cost the industry billions. The MPAA has maintained that under the DMCA, consumers do not have the right to copy films--ever.

"We are very pleased with the court's decision," MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said in a statement. "This is a victory for the creators and producers of motion pictures and television shows and for the rule of law in our digital economy. Judge Patel's ruling affirms what we have known all along: Real took a license to build a DVD-player and instead made an illegal DVD-copier."

Bart Williams, attorney who argued case for the studios.
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"We are disappointed that a preliminary injunction has been placed on the sale of RealDVD," Real said in a statement. The company that makes entertainment software said it would have more to say after it had reviewed Patel's decision.

The big question for Real is whether it has the stomach to continue the fight. The legal fees have already set Real back more than $6 million.

"RealDVD makes a permanent copy of copyrighted DVD content," Patel wrote in her decision, "and by doing so breaches its (Content Scramble System) License Agreement with the (DVD Copy Control Association, the group that oversees the protection of DVDs for the major Hollywood studios) and circumvents a technological measure that effectively controls access to or copying of the Studios' copyrighted content on DVDs."

In her decision, Patel made a play on words using Vegas--Real's code name for RealDVD--to illustrate how the software could lead to the mass pirating of movies.

"Had Real's products been manufactured differently, i.e., if what happened in Vegas really did stay in Vegas," Patel continued, "this might have been a different case. But, it is what it is. Once the distributive nature of the copying process takes hold, like the spread of gossip after a weekend in Vegas, what's done cannot be undone."

Patel's decision is unlikely to surprise anyone who followed the case. During last year's hearings on a temporary injunction and last spring's proceedings on the preliminary injunction, Patel appeared highly skeptical of Real's arguments.

In her questions to both sides' attorneys, Patel seemed concerned about the potential for people to use RealDVD and Facet, to copy rented discs without compensating the creators, a practice known as "rent, rip, and return."

One glaring hole in Real's argument was its assertions that RealDVD didn't circumvent ARccOS and RipGuard because they really aren't anticopying software; and that Real had licensed CSS, the technology designed to prevent unauthorized copying of DVDs, so it was essentially authorized to do what it wanted with it.

The MPAA crushed these arguments in proceedings. The studios showed that both ARccOS and RipGuard are anticopying technologies used by some of the major film studios as a layer of piracy protection in addition to CSS. The studios' lawyers produced documents that revealed ARccOS and RipGuard were effective enough copy protections to stymie Real's engineers, as well as a group of "Ukranian hackers," from cracking them.

One other important detail: ARccOS and RipGuard are not included in the CSS license. By circumventing the technology, Real had risked violating the DMCA, which prohibits the cracking of antipiracy technologies. And that's exactly what happened.

"Real was aware of ARccOS and RipGuard during the development of the RealDVD products," Patel wrote in her 58-page decision. "Real software engineers identified ARccOS and RipGuard as both copy protection systems and barriers to their development of a DVD copying device from the outset of the RealDVD project."

While the courtroom showdown was first billed as a fight over RealDVD, it soon became clear that what was really at stake for Real was Facet.

Real CEO Rob Glaser demonstrated the device in court last spring and showed how an owner could move between films--it holds more than 70--in a way similar to how someone scrolls through an iTunes playlist. I wrote that the device could have helped spur flagging DVD sales and given DVD collectors, such as myself, a way to revitalize their movie collections.

Hollywood, however, is working on its own programs to give consumers access to digital copies after buying a CD. But the studios typically want additional money for the digital copy.

So, now we wait to hear whether Real will carry on the fight. However it turns out, the company has earned kudos from anticopyright proponents for waging the campaign. The question is whether carrying the flag for the free-content crowd is enough of a payoff.

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Post by MADMAX » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:42 am

Quake Brings New Zealand Closer to Australia



A 7.8-magnitude earthquake has brought New Zealand 11.8 inches (30 cm) closer to Australia, according to news reports.

The quake caused a small tsunami, about 7 inches (17 cm) tall.

Earthquakes are the sudden jolts that result from gradual slipping and sliding of Earth's crustal plates, which include about a dozen major plates and several minor ones all more or less floating atop a gooey mantle. So with every big quake, there is some movement of the land.

In California, for example, the San Andreas fault is the boundary of two plates that slide on opposite directions. Scientists predict Los Angeles will be a suburb of San Francisco in about 15 million years. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, two smaller faults squeeze the northern metropolitan area in on itself by nearly a quarter inch a year.


Computer Game Aims to Offer Real Energy Solutions


At the American Chemical Society's (ACS) 238th National Meeting this week in the nation's capital, an interesting thought experiment will focus the creative genius of hundreds of scientists on how best to find sustainable new sources of energy. The exercise will use a computer game format.

"This is a whole new trend in tackling problem solving," said April Orr, Assistant Director of Member Research and Technology for the ACS and the experiment's manager. "It leverages the intellectual power of chemists for the greater good. The idea is to get chemists to engage and think about how to solve future energy challenges. It is a computer game, but one with serious goals."

More than 12,000 chemists and other researchers are at the meeting.

Players will use their own computers to register on a Web site using an alias or an avatar. The computer asks players to consider a fictitious yet plausible scenario in which there is a rich abundance of cheap, efficient, and "green" energy sources in the year 2026, which happens to be the 150th anniversary of the Society, according to a statement released today. The game asks players to imagine the implications of this scenario of abundant, sustainable energy, including its benefits and challenges. Key questions include:

* What are the implications of massive energy storage?
* What inventions are possible?
* Risks associated with expanded use of metal ion batteries?
* Implications for mining and municipal solid waste disposal?
* What if the entire network of wires becomes obsolete?

Players will submit their ideas in response to questions related to that scenario. A moderator will review their answers. Players can also submit so-called "imagination" cards that express how they feel toward certain ideas. Players choose "positive" imagination cards to rate a best case scenario and "dark" imagination cards to rate a worst-case scenario. Players and moderators then pick their favorite ideas.

The moderator then will rate players on the overall quality of their ideas, assigning points. The players with the most points win the game. Ideas from the game will be made available to the scientific community, policy makers, and others, and some could possibly be applied in real life to help the world respond to future energy challenges.

"Our mission as a leading scientific society is to engage our members in discussions and perhaps even solutions, about pressing global challenges," said Denise Creech, ACS director of membership and scientific advancement. "Chemists, after all, will be part of the solution to emerging challenges, like energy, whether it is one of abundance or scarcity."
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Post by dkrypt » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:53 pm

MADMAX wrote:Quake Brings New Zealand Closer to Australia



Quake sux ;) UT99!!!

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Love the title of this news article:

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Red Hat defends its subscription license model for Linux

Anyone finding Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) subscriptions a tough sell for management used to Microsoft's one-time license fee for Windows must emphasize that there are more factors to be considered, chiefly return on investment, Red Hat officials said Friday.

The issue was raised by an attendee during a question-and-answer session between high-ranking Red Hat officials and the audience at the Red Hat Summit 2009 conference in Chicago. The attendee said it was difficult to persuade decision-makers to move away from Windows and buy Red Hat's Linux. They are sold on Microsoft's one-time acquisition fee and security updates, he said. "With the subscription model for RHEL, you have to keep paying," the attendee said.

Technically, Linux is more stable and better than Windows but management looks at the duel from a different perspective, he said. Management sees "a subscription model as an expense that you have to keep forever," said the attendee, who asked for an approach to persuading management to embrace open source.

Red Hat officials stressed return on investment (ROI) and total cost of ownership. "We have many, many, much data and many models to prove that what we have is a better investment over time," said Paul Cormier, Red Hat's executive vice president and president for products and technologies.

Red Hat Linux can save on personnel costs pertaining to IT management, said Katrinka McCallum, vice president for the management solutions business unit at Red Hat. "[Users] are able to do a lot more with some of the management tools," she said. Buyers must consider hard dollars, business value, reliability, and people costs, McCallum said.

From a total cost of ownership (TCO) perpsective, Red Hat comes out ahead every time, claimed Marco Bill-Peter, vice president of the Red Hat support group.

App server for Ruby apps
Also at the conference this week, company officials touted separate projects to provide an application server for Ruby applications and also to make it easier to use Red Hat technologies.

TorqueBox is a project to provide an application for running Ruby applications. A successor to the JBoss Rails project, TorqueBox is an open source effort that may or may not become a product, said Bob McWhirter, a JBoss engineer at Red Hat.

With TorqueBox, Ruby applications could gain benefits akin to what Java applications have had with Java application servers. It could run Ruby on Rails applications also.

"I think just as we saw that [as] Java matured through the years, we ended up getting an application server for Java," McWhirter said. "Application servers solve a lot of problems that we have developing enterprise software and Ruby has no application server. Ruby has not gotten that maturity yet. I think by providing an application server to Ruby, it makes life easier for those developers."

The Andiamo initiative
Red Hat with its Andiamo effort seeks to make it easier to use its products. Primarily a JBoss initiative, Andiamo is intended to make Red Hat products more approachable to more people. Technologies such as the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform would be fitted with Andiamo technologies. Andiamo is an Italian word for "onward," said Mark Little, Red Hat's vice president of engineering for middleware.

"The whole effort is about improving our out-of-the-box experience, making it easier to manage everything we do," such as configuration and runtime management, Little said. "Our target audience has changed a lot," Little said. "It's not just cutting edge developers [anymore]."
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Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges


In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Linux and Windows Server outsell Unix by volume. Indeed, given all the attention Windows and the open source Linux platform get, the battle for the mainstream server market can sometimes appear to be a duel between just these two platforms. Unix often seems like yesterday's -- or even last decade's -- news.

But hold off on any Unix memorial service just yet.

Unix remains a vital cog in enterprise IT and can be expected to remain so for years to come. Figures such as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison attest to its maturity. In a recent public appearance, Ellison endorsed both Linux and the Solaris Unix OS that Oracle wants to acquire as part of its planned $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems: "We are a supporter of Linux but Solaris is the more mature OS."

A Hewlett-Packard official chimes in that Unix would have a long life similar to how mainframes have continued to thrive. "I haven't seen mainframes [go] away and people were predicting their demise, what, 10, 20 years ago," says Brian Cox, director of software planning and marketing in the HP business-critical systems group. One reason: Unix offers deep integration and higher quality of service, says Satya Sharma, CTO for IBM's AIX-based Power systems.

Unix: A stable but consolidating market
A sampling of Gartner server shipment numbers does show Unix trailing Linux and Windows Server, as the chart below shows. (If the chart is not visible, you can see it in the original story at InfoWorld.com.)
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MADMAX wrote:Unix at 40: Hanging on despite strong Linux, Windows challenges


In a twist of irony, the Unix platform celebrates its 40th birthday this year, as does the man whose work probably has done more to diminish the trendiness of Unix than anyone else: Linux founder Linus Torvalds.

Linux and Windows Server outsell Unix by volume. Indeed, given all the attention Windows and the open source Linux platform get, the battle for the mainstream server market can sometimes appear to be a duel between just these two platforms. Unix often seems like yesterday's -- or even last decade's -- news.

But hold off on any Unix memorial service just yet.

Unix remains a vital cog in enterprise IT and can be expected to remain so for years to come. Figures such as Oracle CEO Larry Ellison attest to its maturity. In a recent public appearance, Ellison endorsed both Linux and the Solaris Unix OS that Oracle wants to acquire as part of its planned $7.4 billion purchase of Sun Microsystems: "We are a supporter of Linux but Solaris is the more mature OS."

A Hewlett-Packard official chimes in that Unix would have a long life similar to how mainframes have continued to thrive. "I haven't seen mainframes [go] away and people were predicting their demise, what, 10, 20 years ago," says Brian Cox, director of software planning and marketing in the HP business-critical systems group. One reason: Unix offers deep integration and higher quality of service, says Satya Sharma, CTO for IBM's AIX-based Power systems.

Unix: A stable but consolidating market
A sampling of Gartner server shipment numbers does show Unix trailing Linux and Windows Server, as the chart below shows. (If the chart is not visible, you can see it in the original story at InfoWorld.com.)
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That article is all bullshit.

Linux is just another version of Unix.

Sun Interactive Unix
Solaris
HP/ux
Aix
AT&T Unix
SCO Xenix
SCO Unix
Unixware
Boss/ix
NetBSD
Fortune Systems Unix
Thoroughbred Unix
OSF/1
Digital Unix
FreeBSD
DEC Ultrix
OpenBSD
Mac OS X
NeXT

Worked with them all...
Linux is just another Unix... When will people understand this?

Hope you enjoy your iPhone/iTouch (BSD Unix), Android based cellphones (Linux), HiDef DVD players (mixed), home TV media devices (Linux), Comcast On Demand (Solaris/Linux), Comcast DVR (Linux), Tivo (Linux), Nintendo Wii (Unix), newest Nokia cellphones (mixed), and I'm discovering more and more places Unix / Linux is that I never even thought of.

I am loving this gadget for running my web sites on.
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1.2Ghz ARM processor running on 19W of DC power. I can leave my PC off when I'm not using it now. Acts as my router with firewall. Runs the same TeamSpeak server that I ran for Haleys way back when - running in a virtual Intel PC

I could never imagine doing this $#!T with windoze :-P

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Post by MADMAX » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Microsoft killing off Office Accounting product

Microsoft has decided that its Office Accounting product just doesn't add up.

The software maker said on Friday that it plans next month to stop distributing the accounting product line, ending the latest in a series of efforts to take on market leader Intuit.

The accounting product line was launched in 2005 amid some fanfare, but failed to grab much market share and was later pulled from retail shelves in favor of online-only sales.

"We continually evaluate our business strategies to make sure we're working to meet the needs of customers, partners and shareholders," Microsoft said on its Web site. "With that in mind, we have determined that existing free templates within Office used with Excel was a better option for small businesses, and the Microsoft Dynamics ERP products were appropriate for mid-range organizations."

The software maker said it will stop distributing its free Office Accounting Express as well as all of the paid Office Accounting product in the United States and United Kingdom.

Microsoft has been paring back a number of the efforts at the periphery of its product line, including mainstays such as Microsoft Money, which had long been second fiddle to Intuit's Quicken. The company has also discontinued its Windows Live OneCare security software.

Microsoft plans to continue supporting the Office Accounting product, although a number of related services are ending.

"Online sales from eBay and credit profile from Equifax will no longer be available after December 15, 2009," Microsoft said. "However, your customers will still be able to pay e-mailed invoices directly through PayPal. In addition, credit card processing services and the ability to order compatible checks and forms will still be available."

Those who have bought the product in the last 30 days can return it for a refund.
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Post by MADMAX » Wed May 19, 2010 1:25 pm

KFC fined for chip lickin' roach

KFC has been ordered to pay out almost more than $30,000 today after a cockroach was found eating a chip in one of its busiest branches.

The insect was seen on a food dispensing counter near takeaway boxes and tongs used to serve chicken by an environmental health officer in a restaurant in London's West End, The Mirror newspaper reports.

City of Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that, during an inspection at the KFC Leicester Square branch, the officer also saw a mouse, flies and dried chicken blood on the floor.

The Westminster City Council inspector also said there was no hand wash in dispensers in the food preparation area.

"There was no soap in the ground-floor food preparation room so,on the day of the inspection at least, it was not possible for food preparation staff to wash their hands properly," said Michael Goodwin,prosecuting.

The fast food giant admitted breaching five hygiene rules after the inspection in August 2008.

Mr Goodwin said that, four months prior to the inspection, the branch received a "specific warning" from the council voicing concerns about hygiene practices.

David Whiting, mitigating, said the company took the inspection "very seriously".

"KFC accepts the condition that has been described to you," he said.

"They fell below their own high standards and below legal standards."

Mr Whiting said that, since the inspection, the outside contractor employed to deal with pest control problems has had its hire agreement with KFC terminated across the UK.

Mr Whiting added that, on the day of inspection, an employee had simply forgotten to refill the soap in the dispensers in the preparation room and there were still places where hands could be washed.

The Coventry Street outlet, which employs 65 people and operates from 10am to 3am, has since undergone a $600,000 refurbishment.


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Post by MADMAX » Wed May 19, 2010 1:31 pm

XSane Brings Sanity to the Mad, Mad World of Linux Scanning

Scanning documents into a computer running a Linux-based operating system can often be a maddening task if you approach it the same way you would with a Windows PC. For Linux, XSane can make a world of difference. Xsane is a scanner interface that uses the Scanner Access Now Easy driver.

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Post by j@Y666**Qc.ca** » Wed May 19, 2010 4:20 pm

over 70 years, no food at all........wtf!

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j@Y666**Qc.ca** wrote:over 70 years, no food at all........wtf!

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archive/20 ... 99480.aspx


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IS MICROSOFT WORKING ON A NEW CONSOLE?

Post by MADMAX » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:39 pm

Microsoft has been in the spot light recently; pushing out new content, hardware with the 360 S, and Kinect. But has Microsoft been working and testing a new gaming console to lead the next generation all along? Are they ready to release a new console 2011?

Recently, Nowgamer received an e-mail from Microsoft in respond to the new Xbox 360’s over heating issues. Microsoft completely ignored the question and stated the following:

“We couldn’t be more proud of the consoles we are building now, as well as the new Xbox 360″.

hmmm?? Seems like Microsoft may be working on the next gen Xbox system, and quite possibly testing games with it. Microsoft made it clear that they are proud of the their new consoles, as well as the new Xbox 360. Although not the route foreseen for Microsoft, it appears that they may be sticking to a console for their next gen system. Seems like overheating will no longer be an issue for them.

Next Gen could be closer than we think. Can we see the next gen Xbox console in 2011.

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Aussie students move particles with laser beam

* Laser beam moves particles
* Forces them up hollow tube
* Won't work in space

AUSTRALIAN students have invented a tractor beam.

FOX News reports that students from the Australian National University have succeeded in moving particles a metre-and-a-half using only the power of light.

Very tiny particles, admittedly, but particles nonetheless.

ANU researcher Andrei Rhode said the device shines a hollow laser beam around tiny glass particles.

The laser heats the area around the particles, but the particles stay cool and start drifting.

When they stray near the hot laser beam, they get nudged back into the centre by the heated molecules bouncing around.

More heat is introduced under and off to the sides of the particles and gently forces them up the hollow laser tube.

The speed and direction the particles move in can then be manipulated by changing the brightness of the beams.

"With the particles and the laser we use, I would guess up to 10 metres in air should not be a problem," Mr Rhode said.

"The max distance we had was 1.5 metres, which was limited by the size of the optical table in the lab."

Unfortunately for sci-fi fans, the technology won't work in space, because it requires the use of heated gas, which can't exist in the vacuum of outer space.

But Mr Rhode said there's plenty of possible uses for his tractor beam on Earth, such as moving dangerous substances and microbes, and for sample taking and biomedical research.

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Websites using 14 tracking tools to take our private data, says Truste research

. Survey reveals how websites take your data
. British sites using an average of 14 tracking tools
. Some don't ask for your consent


BRITISH websites are using an average of 14 tracking tools to store users' private data, according to new research.

Findings published by privacy solutions provider Truste revealed users give away 140 cookies - data designed to remember things from previous visits to a site - while visiting just one website.

They also found 68 per cent of the information is going to a third party, with the remaining data goes to the website owner.

The Truste survey covered the UK's 50 most visited websites and found most sites have yet to introduce a feature asking for users consent.

The websites that did offered complex policies containing an average of 2299 words - twice as long as the typical Queen's Speech.

Truste found only 16 per cent of the policies published online contained summarised information for consumers to easily digest.

“Clearly more work needs to be done to deliver shorter, more accessible privacy notices that can be easily understood by consumers so that they can make informed choices around their personal information," Chris Babel, chief executive of Truste, said.

The research comes a few weeks before the EU introduces new laws designed to protect internet users' privacy.

On May 26, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) will impose an EU directive - also known as the "Cookie Directive" - where sites must provide "clear and comprehensive" information about the use of cookies and trackers.

However, a survey published last month by the digital marketing firm, Econsultancy, found that 82 per cent of 700 marketers contacted did not believe the cookie law was a positive development.

"Plain and simple - this will kill online sales," one respondent said.

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Did Nostradamus predict ISIS rise? 16th century warnings of terror reign and what's NEXT

Nostradamus is believed by some to have accurately predicted the rise of Napolean and Hitler as the world's first two appearances of three anti-christs.

So when the 16th century prophet predicted a "third and Final" anti-Christ, more hideous than the first two combined, coming to power on Earth before a 27-year Third World War", was he referring to ISIS?

Many researchers of the infamous French prophet, who died in 1566, are convinced he has correctly foretold the current barbaric acts being committed by ISIS in the Middle East including its recently declared bid to capture areas of Europe to fulfil its Caliphate.

One website - Nostradamus 2242 - even claims WWIII will begin this year as a result of the struggle with ISIS and the world could end in 2242 - 27 years from now.

The website lists the four-verse quatrain from which it is claimed it warns of the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria.

It said Nostradamus had been translated as saying: "He will enter wicked, unpleasant, infamous, tyrannizing over Mesopotamia.

"All friends made by the adulterous lady, land dreadful and black ofaspect."

The website says: "An amazing quatrain about Iraq's ordeal and tyranny in the ongoing sectarian violence, particularly on the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion, the surging of Al-qaeda leading to the organisation of ISIS.

"ISIS' target is Mesopotamia, present day Iraq. ISIS is also the most wealthy terrorist organization in the world, thanks to its numerous contributors.

"ISIS flag and uniform, black! their combat method infamous and Islamic Sharia law - tyrannical."
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stfu newb

MADMAX wrote:Did Nostradamus predict ISIS rise? 16th century warnings of terror reign and what's NEXT

Nostradamus is believed by some to have accurately predicted the rise of Napolean and Hitler as the world's first two appearances of three anti-christs.

So when the 16th century prophet predicted a "third and Final" anti-Christ, more hideous than the first two combined, coming to power on Earth before a 27-year Third World War", was he referring to ISIS?

Many researchers of the infamous French prophet, who died in 1566, are convinced he has correctly foretold the current barbaric acts being committed by ISIS in the Middle East including its recently declared bid to capture areas of Europe to fulfil its Caliphate.

One website - Nostradamus 2242 - even claims WWIII will begin this year as a result of the struggle with ISIS and the world could end in 2242 - 27 years from now.

The website lists the four-verse quatrain from which it is claimed it warns of the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria.

It said Nostradamus had been translated as saying: "He will enter wicked, unpleasant, infamous, tyrannizing over Mesopotamia.

"All friends made by the adulterous lady, land dreadful and black ofaspect."

The website says: "An amazing quatrain about Iraq's ordeal and tyranny in the ongoing sectarian violence, particularly on the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion, the surging of Al-qaeda leading to the organisation of ISIS.

"ISIS' target is Mesopotamia, present day Iraq. ISIS is also the most wealthy terrorist organization in the world, thanks to its numerous contributors.

"ISIS flag and uniform, black! their combat method infamous and Islamic Sharia law - tyrannical."

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MADMAX wrote:Did Nostradamus predict ISIS rise? 16th century warnings of terror reign and what's NEXT

Nostradamus is believed by some to have accurately predicted the rise of Napolean and Hitler as the world's first two appearances of three anti-christs.

So when the 16th century prophet predicted a "third and Final" anti-Christ, more hideous than the first two combined, coming to power on Earth before a 27-year Third World War", was he referring to ISIS?

Many researchers of the infamous French prophet, who died in 1566, are convinced he has correctly foretold the current barbaric acts being committed by ISIS in the Middle East including its recently declared bid to capture areas of Europe to fulfil its Caliphate.

One website - Nostradamus 2242 - even claims WWIII will begin this year as a result of the struggle with ISIS and the world could end in 2242 - 27 years from now.

The website lists the four-verse quatrain from which it is claimed it warns of the unfolding events in Iraq and Syria.

It said Nostradamus had been translated as saying: "He will enter wicked, unpleasant, infamous, tyrannizing over Mesopotamia.

"All friends made by the adulterous lady, land dreadful and black ofaspect."

The website says: "An amazing quatrain about Iraq's ordeal and tyranny in the ongoing sectarian violence, particularly on the aftermath of the 2003 US invasion, the surging of Al-qaeda leading to the organisation of ISIS.

"ISIS' target is Mesopotamia, present day Iraq. ISIS is also the most wealthy terrorist organization in the world, thanks to its numerous contributors.

"ISIS flag and uniform, black! their combat method infamous and Islamic Sharia law - tyrannical."

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