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  • Worse than useless - An American government attempt to help Iranian dissidents backfires (Haystack)

    09/19/2010 5:34:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    The Economist ^ | Sept. 16, 2010
    FOR Iran’s beleaguered opposition, the internet is a potent weapon and a big hope. During the Green movement’s protests in 2009, activists used Twitter and Facebook, often from mobile phones, to upload videos of police brutality and spread messages of support and news of new demonstrations. The authorities responded not only by cracking heads, but cracking computers: trying to trace users, block services and close websites. Outsiders found the struggle inspirational. Austin Heap, a 26-year-old hacker born in Ohio, decided to develop anticensorship software to foil the authorities’ efforts. He named the product Haystack, and began earlier this year to...
  • Fate of Australian parliament rests in hands of 'haystack amigos’

    08/22/2010 9:03:04 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/22/2010 | Bonnie Malkin, Sydney
    After a tense night of vote-counting yielded no clear result, Australia was heading for a hung parliament with independents Tony Windsor, Rob Oakeshott and Bob Katter, who hail from regional areas, becoming the unlikely kingmakers. Independents (L-R) Bob Katter, Rob Oakeshott, Tony Windsor While they all have links to the National Party, the minor party in Tony Abbott’s conservative coalition, the independents have said that past allegiances will not influence their negotiations. The most unpredictable member of the trio is Mr Katter, the MP for the vast seat of Kennedy in northern Queensland which covers more than 340,000sq miles. A...
  • Soldiers Discover Weapons Cache Hidden in Haystack

    12/05/2007 4:25:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 161+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment uncovered a weapons cache, Dec. 1, in Al Ja’ara while delivering kerosene to local citizens. According to 1st Lt. Matt Barwick, from Lanham, Md., fire support officer for Co. B, Soldiers were delivering 15,000 liters of kerosene to the village sheik. While conducting the transfer they received information regarding the location of a possible weapons cache. “We went to the location and there was a stack of hay about six or seven feet high,” he said. “Four Soldiers started digging.” Barwick said Pfc. Mark Hayes, from...
  • "Sub Rosa Vepres"

    06/27/2003 9:21:28 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 3 replies · 517+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 28 June 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Sub Rosa Vepres" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, June 28, 2003 We’re all familiar with the Latin phrase ''Sub Rosa'' (under the rose) which stands for something secret or hidden. Well, now I believe we should add a new phrase to the lexicon: ''Sub Rosa Vepres,'' or under the rose bush. Thanks to our friendly neighbourhood Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Developers, that is. Yes, you’ve read by now that one of these scientists under Saddam Hussein’s employ (see also: death threat) was ordered to hide critical atomic weapons development equipment in his back yard, under (of all things) a rose bush....
  • Turkey Plane Crash: Saved by landing on haystack

    01/09/2003 10:48:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 22 replies · 549+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 10 2003
    A SURVIVOR of the Turkish Airlines crash has told how she landed on a stack of hay. The five survivors of the crash were yesterday named as Aliye Il – the only woman to have survived – Celal Toprak, Murat Karamutlu, Abdullah Altindag and Gencel Gunes. They were all in hospital with injuries ranging from burns to broken bones. Ms Il said she was ejected from the plane and found herself sitting in the hay right after the crash. Two other men on the flight were nearby, she said. "As the plane was landing there was a great crash," she...