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2008 May 07 — Why Now?
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Let’s Go Phishing

More e-mail fun:

From: “Internal Revenue Service”<service@usa.gov>
Subject: Notice From Department of the Treasury
Date sent: Mon, 5 May 2008 18:47:56 +0100
Send reply to: <donoreply@usa.com>

After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax refund value is $189.60.

Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to IWP the data received. If u don’t receive your refund within 9 business days from the original IRS mailing date shown, you can start a refund trace online.

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May 7, 2008   6 Comments

This Calls For Fireants

The people involved should be wrapped in wool in July and staked over fireant mound.

The Associated Press reports that Hackers Strike Epilepsy Web Site

(AP) Computer attacks typically do not inflict physical pain on their victims.

But in a rare example of an attack apparently motivated by malice rather than money, hackers recently bombarded the Epilepsy Foundation’s Web site with hundreds of pictures and links to pages with rapidly flashing images.

The breach triggered severe migraines and near-seizure reactions in some site visitors who viewed the images. People with photosensitive epilepsy can get seizures when they’re exposed to flickering images, a response also caused by some video games and cartoons.

This problem was hinted at in the movie, The Andromeda Strain and is a factor in the light bars on emergency vehicles. There are certain flash rates that are avoided because they are known to trigger seizures and migraines. This was a willing campaign to inflict pain and suffering, and should be met with the same.

May 7, 2008   8 Comments


It’s beginning to look like the ruling junta of Burma want people to die. The BBC has an extended report on the situation: Fears Burma storm toll could soar

Five days after a devastating cyclone struck, the UN has urged Burma to open its doors to foreign aid and staff.

More than 22,000 people are confirmed dead, but now the top US diplomat in the country has warned that without speedy action that could top 100,000.

Amid the “increasingly horrendous” situation, there is a “real risk” of disease outbreak, said the head of the US embassy in Burma, Shari Villarosa.

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May 7, 2008   6 Comments