AN old swivel gun found on a remote Northern Territory beach in 2010 had been lying on the seabed for as long as 250 years, new dating tests show. Scientists say this suggests that there was previously unknown foreign contact with Australian shores before Captain Cook discovered Australia in 1770. A Darwin boy discovered the bronze cannon at Dundee Beach. southwest of Darwin, in 2010.
Christopher Doukas found the 107cm-long gun, an anti-personnel light artillery piece, buried in the sand during an unusually low tide. Australian scientist Tim Stone says the find will help re-write the nation's history.
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For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301. One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background.
“Hello,” it said. “We are looking for highly intelligent individuals. To find them, we have devised a test. There is a message hidden in this image. Find it, and it will lead you on the road to finding us. We look forward to meeting the few that will make it all the way through. Good luck.”
Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, that to minimize any foreseeable delay in launching a nuclear missile, for nearly two decades they intentionally set the launch codes at every silo in the US to 8 zeroes.
We guess the first thing we need to address is how this even came to be in the first place. Well, in 1962 JFK signed the National Security Action Memorandum 160, which was supposed to ensure that every nuclear weapon the US had be fitted with a Permissive Action Link (PAL), basically a small device that ensured that the missile could only be launched with the right code and with the right authority.
Kim Dotcom has caused carnage in New Zealand politics, and is set to challenge the music industry with his new website. He personifies the danger technology poses to copyright law. Big rarely means agile. Even so, there remains in New Zealand a fast-moving fat man who is causing an immense amount of trouble to anyone who ever troubled him.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom was stopped dead almost two years ago when the FBI had the New Zealand police haul him from his palatial country home north of Auckland. United States prosecutors claimed his filesharing Megaupload business enabled mass, criminal copyright violation.
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Americans in San Diego were recently captured on camera signing a petition to ban petitions, without understanding the irony, or even questioning what they were being asked to do. Activist and cultural prankster Mark Dice highlights the ongoing zombification of the US public in his latest ‘man on the street’ video, once again proving that many people will just sign anything if it is shoved in front of them and accompanied by a monotone NPR-like voiceover.
Electrical "Smart Readers" on the side of the houses, when viewed in Night Vision, show infrared (IR) Blinking light being emitted. No one at the power company will give answers.
The reason they don't give answers is because that is one method used by unscrupulous individuals to "hack" the meter. The light blinks once for every watt-hour used, but it's also a way that you can use a laptop and an optical converter device to communicate with the smart meter. In the cases of the hackers tampering with them they use it to upload software that is readily available online to give false readings, hence a lower bill.
What I learned of him from watching some of his interviews and lectures on YouTube, including some brilliant performances on RT (Russia Today television) led me to realize that I would be meeting one of the great minds (and hearts) of our time.
And what a lecture it was.
(It is very likely this is an CIA/NSA setup, if you donate Bitcoins to this site, you will likely be tracked down through the blockchain and charged with a serious crime)
"Dark Web" Exposes $75,000 Bitcoin-Based Bounty For Bernanke's Assassination. As Silk Road emerged from the "dark-web", other sites have appeared offering services that are frowned upon by most. As Forbes reports, perhaps the most-disturbing is "The Assassination Market" run by a pseudnymous Kuwabatake Sanjuro.
Why does Google treat it's users so badly? OPINION. The backlash against Google forcing YouTube commenters to use Google Plus is now too big to ignore. But will Google listen?