Dutch minister of Justice, Hirsch Ballin, is being pressured by dutch christian and labour parties to force Dutch ISP's to start censoring the Internet: A translation of the dutch NU.nl article: AMSTERDAM – The NOS [Dutch Broadcasting Institute] on friday reports that a majority of the Dutch parlement have demanded that internet providers be forced […]
Found an interesting read over at O Reilly's website: The GNU Operating System and the Free Software Movement, by Richard Stallman.
The Chinese government has outlawed the practice of reincarnating for Buddhist monks in Tibet without their permission. In one of history's more absurd acts of totalitarianism, China has banned Buddhist monks in Tibet from reincarnating without government permission. According to a statement issued by the State Administration for Religious Affairs, the law, which goes into […]
Did you know that, after World War II came to an end, a secret organisation called "Gladio", funded by the CIA and NATO, was brought to life in Europe in order to (amongst other things) neutralise communistic influences? The organisation spanned almost the whole of West-Europe, including countries such as Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, […]
Hackers Take Down the Most Wired Country in Europe: At exactly 11 pm, Estonia was slammed with traffic coming in at more than 4 million packets per second, a 200-fold surge. Globally, nearly 1 million computers suddenly navigated to a multitude of Estonian sites, ranging from the foreign ministry to the major banks. It was […]
I don't buy music CDs. They're more expensive than they should be, and the prices never drop, even if the CDs are old. I don't buy music online either, since it's usually even more expensive than a CD, it has stupid DRM (Digital Restriction Management) restrictions, and you don't even get the nice booklet. How […]
Unauthorized spying on U.S. citizens' international tele-communications will continue, as an appeals court in Cincinnati dismissed the case brought against the Bush administration to stop the surveillance activity. The illegal wiretapping program was authorized by Bush after the 9/11 events and allows the monitoring of (amongst others?) international telephone calls e-mail. "The Bush administration is […]
www.SorryNorwayDenmark.com. Finally some people with sense.
We're next! My prediction: When the shit hits the proverbial fan, the cabinet will get blamed because they support the U.S. in the war on terror/Iraq against the wishes of the dutch public.
The King and the Toaster Once upon a time, in a kingdom not far from here, the king summoned two of his advisors for a test. He showed them both a shiny metal box with two slots in the top, a control knob, and a lever. "What do you think this is?" he asked. One […]