Archive for August, 2008

Video: The Song of the Count

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One for the weekend – with so many unhappy occasions of censorship being reported the last days maybe this kind of censoring at least gets a short smile on your face.

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Image: Fear

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Street Art from London.

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Video: Obama Rickrolling

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Is it April 1st or already November 5th.

Well I guess it had to be done. Senator Obama RickRolled – BarackRoll’d (like a rickroll… only Presidential)…

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Security: YouTube Hijacking

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It’s an issue of the Internet infrastructure well known since at least the 1990s – data / packets can be rerouted to more or less any IP address via the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP, RFC 4271).

BGP is normally used to announce between routers which networks are reachable by which (preferred) routes. And on the Internet all routers trust each other and there are no mechanisms built into the protocol to assure that the counterpart in a communication “does not lie“.

The issue, as said, is not new and known at least to insiders…

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Quote of the day: Virtues

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For the German Knights drunkenness and debauchery were acceptable behavior but cowardliness and betrayal were not.

Today everything seems to be the other way around.

unknown, found on the Internet

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AIDS: Condom ringtones

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A new Anti-AIDS campaign in India is utilizing a quite unusual approach to overcome the reluctance of Indians to use condoms.

Supported by the BBC World Service Trust and the Gates Foundation the campaign provides a ringtone for mobile phones called “condom a cappella” that – when the phone rings – is loudly advertising the use of condoms. The objective of the campaign is to make condoms more socially acceptable and…

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