The Space Age

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/28/2005 @ 9:50 pm

With the successful capture of the X-Prize by SpaceShipOne and the creation of the first spaceline, Virgin Galactic, we have truly entered the space age. Burt Rutan and Richard Branson have also started the first company dedicated to building private spacecraft for any company or spaceline to purchase.

U.S. Military Network Hacked

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on @ 8:38 pm

I am so upset at the stupidity of the world right now. I don’t want to get in to a rant. How does a military network that is vital to operations get hacked by someone in Britain? I can only hope that the network is not connected to the Internet. That would be one of the grandest mistakes ever. And to top it all off, the hacker did it to say that we should not be in Iraq. He should probably ask the Iraqi people what they have to say about that. Now that they actually have a say.

Hacked.

Serious Cisco Security Flaws

Filed under:Technology — posted by 3wire on @ 3:59 pm

Computerworld

ISS researcher quits job to detail Cisco flaws
‘IOS is the Windows XP of the Internet,’ says ISS research analyst Michael Lynn

News Story by Robert McMillan

JULY 27, 2005 (IDG NEWS SERVICE) – Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) research analyst Michael Lynn quit his job to provide information on a serious Cisco Systems Inc. router vulnerability at this week’s Black Hat USA conference, after his company decided not to give a presentation on the flaw

I Saw It All. Then I Saw Nothing.

Filed under:General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 10:40 am

I Saw It All. Then I Saw Nothing.

BY DANIEL HENNINGER
Tuesday, April 9, 2002 12:01 a.m. EDT

(This article originally appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 12, 2001. It was among 10 articles that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting.)

I saw the airliner at the instant it hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. A little later I saw the flames burst out of the south tower when the second airliner hit it. I saw people fall from the top of the World Trade Center. I saw the south tower fall down. A little later, I saw the north tower fall down. I have, in the past several hours, looked into lower Manhattan, and each time, where the World Trade Center stood, there is absolutely nothing.

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Rocket Scientists!?

Filed under:Science,Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/27/2005 @ 7:40 pm

The rocket scientists at NASA still can’t figure out how to make the foam on the fuel tank stick.

After reviewing tape from the launch of Discovery NASA has decided to not go ahead with the next shuttle launch. This is because there was video of foam shedding off of the fuel tank during Discovery’s assent yesterday. The guys at NASA can send rovers to Mars, and make all the rocket engines work to lift the shuttle into space, but foam has got the best of them. If I was them I would be embarrased. Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t hate NASA, I am all for exploring space and the science that goes with it but I want it done as safely as possible. The things that kill astronauts should be the stuff that can never be prevented and even then we should try to prevent it.

Shuttle

Windows Vista

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/26/2005 @ 12:17 am

Vista is the final name of the new Windows operating system. Personally I don’t like the name but according to Micro$oft the name has positve conotations to laymen.

Vista

Guantanamo GI’s Blast Visiting Home State Democrats

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 7/25/2005 @ 4:14 pm

The Command Post – Global War On Terror – Guantanamo GI’s Blast Visiting Home State Democrats

Soldiers from Massachusetts and Hawaii who work at the U.S. military detention facility at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, gave visiting home-state senators a piece of their mind last week. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii Democrat, met with several soldiers during a visit led by Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John W. Warner, Virginia Republican.
Pentagon officials said soldiers criticized the harsh comments made recently by Senate Democrats.

Wired News: Terror Forum Sows Seeds of Jihad

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 3:57 pm

Wired News: Terror Forum Sows Seeds of Jihad

A popular pro-jihadist, London-registered message board — Tajdeed.org.uk — is under scrutiny as the fallout from the London terror attack continues.

Wired News: ‘Step Up Surveillance,’ U.S.A.

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on @ 3:31 pm

Wired News: ‘Step Up Surveillance,’ U.S.A.

NASA: Simulaneously Genius and Stupid

Filed under:Science — posted by Q Ball on 7/24/2005 @ 11:55 pm

NASA can send people into space, to the moon, spacecraft to mars and yet they can’t figure out why a gauge failed last week on Discovery so they are just going to try it again. Oh, and if the same anomaly occurs they have decided to go ahead and launch anyway.
I support NASA, but I want smart people on the job, not just engineers but all kinds of smart people.

Launch

Pressure on U.S. to Use More Surveillance

Filed under:Bill of Rights,War on Terror — posted by Maverick on 7/23/2005 @ 5:10 pm

My Way News

“In general, I think we’re getting used to cameras. Hey, that’s just the way the world is”

No, Orwellian civilizations will never happen. It’s just fiction. NOT!

Product of the Year

Filed under:Technology — posted by Q Ball on 7/22/2005 @ 12:51 am

PCWorld’s product of the year is Firefox!

London Hit Again

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 7/21/2005 @ 6:39 pm

Four more Islamo-fascists tried to blow four bombs in London today. We need to stop being so damn politically correct. Britain appeased the terrorists by passing a religous hate act which I don’t believe will have any impact and look what it got them, more attacks. America went directly to Afghanistan after 9/11. While Britain can’t do that they need to start cracking down on mosques and do it now. If muslims in the western world will not provide the information that we need to catch these people then we are not far from all muslims being rounded up to catch the few that would do us harm. If the governments of the United States of America and Great Britain are not going to respond more vigoroulsy to the fascists then the people must take it upon themselves to do something.

“…Governments are instituded among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”

London Attacks

Homicide Bomb Kit

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 7/14/2005 @ 11:40 pm

This insanity reported by Gandalf23.

How best to blow up people on a bus – the chilling video circulating on terrorist websites

The 26-minute tape gives a detailed, step-by-step guide on how to pack the belt with shrapnel and high explosive, and then detonate it on board for maximum loss of life.

Bomb belt

BASTARDS!

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Maverick on 7/8/2005 @ 2:58 am

The first thing that I thought when I heard about the attacks in London was, “Oh Lord, let the British respond like Americans and not like Spaniards or Frogs.” Reports from the scene gave me a mixed message as to how the Brits would respond, and, for hours I’m not sure the Londoners even knew how they would react. To my extraordinary relief, today, the cover of the Daily Star in London reads, “BASTARDS.” Thank God!

I would just like to state that I, personally, will support any direct or indirect action taken by the UK. I am sure that the rest of America and President Bush would agree with my position 100%. We’re all in this together. Let’s win.

World War IV Rages On

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 7/7/2005 @ 10:59 pm

I have come to agree with many that the war on terror has been mislabeled. The events in London today and others since 9/11 prove my point. Hopefully this event will wake up the “eurotrash” that has, for some ungodly reason pussyfooted around and in some cases cowed to the Islamo-fascists (Spain!!). Speaking of Spain, the attacks in London are a direct result of the Spanish peoples’ cowardice and emboldened the terrorists to do it another country.

Major attacks so far in WW IV:
Bombing of marine barracks in Lebanon
Bombing of USS Cole
First attack on the World Trade Center
Bombing of US Embassys in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
9-11-2001
Bombings in Indonesian night clubs
Madrid Metro Attacks
London Metro Attacks
Continuing Action in Afghanistan and Iraq

By the way: The UN security council agreed Saddam was a threat and agreed to use military action against him when he did not comply. It is in writing if you don’t believe me.

Onward To Victory!

America Supports You

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Maverick on 7/1/2005 @ 2:33 am

Want to tell the troops how much you appreciate their work, but you never got around to it or never knew how. Go to the following link and you can write a message that will be delivered to the troops.

America20Supports20You



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