United States planned to invade New Zealand

, posted: 19-Jul-2006 12:36


Normally, I don't bother reading the freebie local newspapers that clog up my letterbox, but I did a double-take at the frontpage of today's North Shore Times. The headline reads:

America's plan to invade NZ[/quote (read the entire post)...



Free international and local calling with Jajah - on your normal phone

, posted: 18-Jul-2006 10:46

Voice over IP calls or Internet Telephony means cheap calls, but how about free local and international ones? That's what Jajah promises, and better yet, you make the calls with your normal phone and not your computer.

Well, that's (read the entire post)...



An unfortunate Web 2.0 name

, posted: 17-Jul-2006 10:28



It is hard to think of good names for your product and service - most of the really nice ones have been taken. A lot aren't even being used but are in the hands of domain name squatters, which is a shame.

The dearth of goo (read the entire post)...



Blogger and film-maker Hao Wu freed from Chinese prison

, posted: 16-Jul-2006 12:29

I was pleased to see that Hao Wu is out of prison now.

Hao was arrested by the Chinese authorities for unknown reasons - it may have been due to a crack-down on churches in China - and his family feared that he may not return. The detent (read the entire post)...



New Zero-Day Linux kernel vulnerability exploit posted

, posted: 15-Jul-2006 14:47

This recent SANS Handler's diary post says an exploit for a new Linux kernel vulnerability has been posted. The exploit provides privilege escalation and works on all 2.6.x kernels, although SANS says SELinux stops it from working.

Don (read the entire post)...



Rotten core of Italian football punished

A few days ago, I wrote about Marcello Lippi resigning as coach of Gli Azzuri. Lippi felt that the massive match-fixing scandal that is rocking top-level Italian football currently had rubbed off on him and his son, Daniele. There's no hiding tha (read the entire post)...



Debian r00ted through Linux kernel security flaw

, posted: 15-Jul-2006 10:33

I sometimes think it'd be nice to run Linux again, after reading all the glowing reviews of various distros. Slackware and Red Hat Linux were the two distributions I started off with in fact, many years ago. Ended up moving to FreeBSD and OpenBSD (read the entire post)...



The Accidentally Hilarious Graphic of the Week

, posted: 13-Jul-2006 21:12

Nice 'fro, bro.


























Thanks to Kate for spotting the graphic. (read the entire post)...



Zidane's mum demands Materazzi's balls on a platter

We have now heard Zidane's version of what caused the Word Cup headbutting incident: Materazzi repeatedly shouted very coarse insults against Zidane's mother and sister.

Zidane's mother is convalescing after a serious illness and the Sydne (read the entire post)...



Mumbai Bombings: the terrorists failed

, posted: 13-Jul-2006 16:22

Two hundred people dead and over seven hundred are wounded in Mumbai/Bombay after yesteday's train bombings, thought to be the work of Islamic terrorists Lashkar-e-Taiba.

That is a shocking figure.

However, if the terroris (read the entire post)...





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