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  • Kano – simple as Lego, powered by Pi

    08/04/2014 5:37:00 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 9 replies
    Linux User & Developer ^ | 1 August 2014 | David Crookes
    For some time now, there has been much talk about the Raspberry Pi revolutionising the teaching of computing in schools. Linux User & Developer has devoted much space and attention to the growing number of Jamborees and the increasing attention teachers are giving to the small, £25 bare-bones machine. It is, say advocates, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of computing, allowing them to see and actually interact with the innards of the machines they are using. It is, they add, a great platform for programming and for creating all manner of electronic wonders.But for former journalist...
  • Private eyes use drones to nab scammers and cheating spouses

    07/13/2014 10:15:10 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/13/2014 | New York Post
    They’re private eyes in the skies. Investigators are taking drones to new heights — using the remote-controlled aircraft to catch New Yorkers cheating on spouses, lying about disabilities and endangering their kids. “People want you to believe there’s all this negativity associated with drones . . . but they could be a very helpful tool,” said Olwyn Triggs, a gumshoe for 23 years and president of Professional Investigators Network Inc. in Glen Cove, LI. Triggs recently used a drone to find an upstate man suspected of insurance fraud. Signs on his rural property warned that trespassers would be shot, so she sent...
  • Today, March 14 is Pi Day: Go Have Pie!

    03/14/2014 10:50:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    General/Chat Vanity | 3/14 | Xzins
    March 14 or 3/14 is pi day, or 3.14 Celebrate with your favorite PIE!
  • The Sound of PI (Music)

    01/14/2014 9:31:47 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 12/31/13 | 212Entertainment
    This video demonstrated what PI sounds like on the piano. Fascinating. Worth watching.
  • US boffin builds 32-way Raspberry Pi cluster

    05/20/2013 10:30:18 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 20 May 2013 | Simon Sharwood
    Boise University PhD candidate Joshua Kiepert has built a 32-way Beowulf cluster from Raspberry Pis. Kiepert says his research focuses on “developing a novel data sharing system for wireless sensor networks to facilitate in-network collaborative processing of sensor data.” To study that field Kipert figured he would need a decent simulator, preferably a cluster so he could simulate lots of distributed sensors. The University possesses just such a cluster, comprised of 32 nodes each packing a quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1225 CPU humming away at 3.1GHz. That's a lovely facility and is therefore much in-demand, which meant Kiepert could not guarantee...
  • On Pi Day [March 14, 2013], finding strength in numbers

    03/14/2013 5:11:50 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2013 | Elizabeth Landau,
    In Daniel Tammet's mind, three is a dotted green crescent moon shape, one is a sort of white sunburst and four is a blue boomerang. Every number has a distinct color and shape, making the number pi, which begins with 3.14, unfold like a beautiful poem. For math enthusiasts around the world, March 14 (3-14) is Pi Day, honoring the number pi, which is the ratio of circumference to diameter of a circle. On Thursday, Tammet is promoting France's first Pi Day celebration at the Palace of Discovery science museum in Paris. Tammet's relationship to this number is special: At...
  • Great ExPat Options Where are they? Costa Rica? Others?

    11/07/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 109 replies
    Nov 7 2012 | NLZ
    I desire to explore options for relocation away from the US. Countries to live in. Transferring funds. What are some expat Freepers experiences and tips and tricks? Thank You.
  • New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster

    09/12/2012 10:41:32 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | 12 September 2012 | Anna Leach
    Scientists at the University of Southampton have built a "supercomputer" from Raspberry Pis lashed together to form a colourful data-cruncher. Professor Simon Cox and his team racked up 64 credit card-sized Pis using Lego building blocks to create the parallel computer. They named their beast Iridis-Pi after the university's Intel-powered 72-teraflops supercomputer, Iridis. Here's a photo of their very modest super in all its Pi-and-brick glory:Back of the net: Ethernet cables running to Iridis-Pi's nodes The cheapo cluster has 1TB of storage, thanks to the 16GB SD card inserted into each board, and 16GB of RAM. Each Pi is connected...
  • Are there any FReepers who live in, or who recently travelled to the Philippines?

    08/03/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    vanity | August 3, 2012 | slf
    In particular if any of you retired there.
  • Happy Pi Day!!

    03/14/2012 10:27:54 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Self | 3.14 | Self
    Happy Pi day, FreeRepublic! Today is March 14, or 3/14, which contain the three most significant digits in the number. It is also Albert Einsteins's birthday, so stop by and wish him many more!
  • Happy PI Day! (The Devil is lurking)

    03/14/2011 11:44:50 AM PDT · by TaraP · 93 replies
    Spaceweather ^ | March 14th, 2011
    HAPPY PI DAY: March 14th (3.14) is day and all around the world mathematicians are celebrating this compelling and mysterious constant of Nature. Pi appears in equations describing the orbits of planets, the colors of auroras, the structure of DNA. It's everywhere. Humans have been struggling to calculate for thousands of years. Divide the circumference of a circle by its diameter; the ratio is . Sounds simple, but the devil is in the digits. While the value of is finite (a smidgen more than 3), the decimal number is infinitely long: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795 02884197169399375105820974944592307 81640628620899862803482534211706...more Supercomputers have succeeded in calculating more...
  • Post your PI Day recipes! (vanity)

    03/14/2010 12:16:58 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 19 replies · 619+ views
    Ellendra | 3-14-10 | Me!
    There's a thread full of math jokes, historical trivia, and pie/PI pictures, but no recipes. So, FReepers, feel free to post your favorite pie recipes here:
  • Happy PI Day!

    03/14/2010 10:22:49 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 74 replies · 963+ views
    Vanity ^ | 3/14/2010 | Vanity
    Today is PI day! 3/14 Tomorrow is the Ides. In Europe they celebrate PI day on 22 July.
  • Mathematical Signatures in Nature

    01/15/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 17 replies · 968+ views
    Interesting. From this book (sorry, not all of the formulas converted right): Mathematical Signatures in Nature: A Sign of Design? “[The Universe] is written in the language of mathematics, and its characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which it is humanly impossible to understand a single word of it...” – Galileo Galilei1 Math is the universal language, but it is not a human construct. Sure, we create symbols for numbers and mathematical computations, but math itself is more fundamental. 2 + 2 = 4 is universally true, universal in the sense that everywhere in the universe it...
  • Obama Discovers Pi's Last Digit!

    10/09/2009 2:49:09 PM PDT · by fortunate sun · 13 replies · 517+ views
    100909 | fortunate sun
    Faster than the computer cloud
  • March 14th Officially Becomes National Pi Day

    03/14/2009 6:43:59 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 46 replies · 783+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 3/14/9 | Soulskill
    whitefox writes "The scoop from CNet is that 'The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a resolution introduced two days earlier that designates March 14, 2009 (3/14, get it?) as National Pi Day. It urges schools to take the opportunity to teach their students about Pi and "engage them about the study of mathematics."' The resolution is available online. I doubt it'll ever become a national holiday, but the Pi string in the article is pretty cool in a nerdy sort of way."
  • Celebrate Pi Day!

    03/14/2009 4:32:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 607+ views
    Piday.org ^ | March 14, 2009 | unknown
    Pi, Greek letter (pi), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi = 3.1415926535... Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th.
  • Ya can't make it up: House praises pi

    03/12/2009 5:41:04 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 51 replies · 1,276+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 2-12-09 | David Rogers
    Ya can't make it up: House praises pi By: David Rogers March 12, 2009 05:02 PM EST With the world swirling about it, the House took a moment Thursday to honor pi, the Greek letter symbolizing that great constant in mathematics representing the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. An irrational number that has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits, pi is a concept not totally foreign to today’s Washington. But in this case, the goal was to promote efforts by the National Science Foundation to improve math education in the United States,...
  • Media workers, academics discuss newspapers' value

    02/27/2009 3:33:00 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 8 replies · 405+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | 2/27/09 | Dan Richman
    Community members, newspaper employees, bloggers and academicians had a lively exchange Thursday evening at City Hall, where roughly 150 people gathered to discuss "Seattle As A No-Newspaper Town."
  • P-I's closure in Seattle would reflect U.S. trend (Official Dinosaur Media Wake®)

    01/11/2009 5:40:28 AM PST · by abb · 64 replies · 1,149+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 11, 2009 | Eric Pryne
    The Cincinnati Post: 1881-2007. The Albuquerque Tribune: 1922-2008. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: 1863-2009? If Seattle's oldest newspaper stops publishing this spring — a strong possibility after owner Hearst announced Friday that the P-I is for sale — it will join a long list of American papers that have fallen victim in recent years to changing habits, economics and technology. Nearly 200 dailies have expired since 1990. And, in almost every instance, their deaths have touched off civic mourning that suggests a shuttered newspaper is more than just another failed business. In Seattle, the grieving already has begun. "This is a civic...
  • English Crop Circle's Mysterious Pattern Solved

    10/04/2008 9:41:56 AM PDT · by Justice Department · 73 replies · 6,191+ views
    Another crop circle has appeared in the English countryside — and this one's clearly been made by someone, or something, that understands math.
  • Easy as pi: Astrophysicist solves riddle of Britain's most complex crop circle

    06/18/2008 2:03:24 PM PDT · by BGHater · 243 replies · 887+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 June 2008 | Daniel Bates
    It is - by any calculation - a creation stunning in its ingenuity. Carved out in a barley field, this 150ft wide pattern is said to be a pictorial representation of the first ten digits of Pi, one of the most fundamental symbols in mathematics. Believers in extra-terrestrials could argue it was made by mathematically-minded aliens on a field trip to Earth. Mystery: The crop circle in a barley field near Wroughton in Wiltshire is a coded version of pi Sceptics will think it the work of humans with a fondness for figures and a penchant for puzzles. But whatever...
  • Pi, Phi and the Great Pyramid

    06/03/2008 7:59:35 AM PDT · by BGHater · 31 replies · 10,960+ views
    Al-Ahram Weekly ^ | 27 Mar 2008 | Assem Deif
    We can forget all the ideas crediting Atlanteans or space aliens with building the Great Pyramid of Giza, and instead imagine ourselves travelling back in time in H G Wells's time machine to try and work out not how the ancient Egyptians built this enormous edifice, because this lies beyond our present understanding, but rather what we can best judge to be its most appropriate proportions. Then, however, there were no electronic calculators, only ropes and rods. Constructing right angles at the four corners of a pyramid is easy. To do it, history tells us that the Egyptians were aware...
  • Pi, Pi, Mathematical Pi (vanity)

    03/19/2008 5:18:09 PM PDT · by Paul Heinzman · 9 replies · 926+ views
    http://www.vvc.edu/ph/TonerS/mathpi.html ^ | Antoni "Ton" Chan & Ken Ferreir
    My daughter, Anna, shared this with me this today. I thought I'd share it with my FRiends. Pi, Pi, Mathematical PI
  • 3.14 and the Rest (Happy Pi Day -- 3-14-08)

    03/14/2008 12:52:44 PM PDT · by Maceman · 40 replies · 1,610+ views
    BBC ^ | March 14, 2008 | David Blatner
    3.14 and the rest Pyramids at Giza Pi can be found in the design of the pyramids at Giza It's Pi Day, a celebration of the mathematical ratio that man has been trying to unlock for millennia. But why are we driven to find the answers behind it? As we're all taught at school, pi represents the number you get when you divide the distance around a circle (its circumference) by the distance across (the diameter). With just a string and a ruler you can quickly measure that pi must be just over three-and-an-eighth (3.125). With more precise measurements, you...
  • MSM Refuses to Help FBI; Paper Refuses to Publish Photos of Two "Unusual" Ferry Passengers

    08/21/2007 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 15 replies · 644+ views
    Leibowtiz's Canticle ^ | August 21, 2007 | Leibowitz
    The FBI has taken the somewhat unusual step of requesting assistance from the public to identify two men photographed recently observed "behaving unusually aboard several Washington state ferries." Washington state ferries are generally regarded as a "high potential" terrorist targets, both for the possible economic disruption as well as for the terroristic potential of a strike against a Pacific Northwest icon. *** But Seattle's Post-Intelligencer has chosen not to publish the FBI-supplied photographs of what the paper described as "what look like two Middle Eastern-looking men." The paper defends its decision not to publish the photographs because "neither man is...
  • Bartender says she was fired for refusing to serve lawmaker

    06/21/2007 5:30:00 AM PDT · by P-40 · 72 replies · 2,375+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/21/2007 | AP
    AUSTIN — A former bartender at a Texas Capitol-area bar has sued her old employer, claiming she was fired because she refused to serve state Sen. John Whitmire when he was drunk. A top aide to Whitmire, D-Houston, said she was present that night at the Cloak Room and called the bartender's allegations about the senator a "complete fabrication." In her lawsuit, Rebekah L. Lear said she lost her job at the bar because she refused to serve Whitmire a second scotch on the night of March 8. Lear also alleges that Whitmire threatened to have her fired. Lear claims...
  • Pi fans to meet March 14 (3.14, get it?) [their joke, not mine]

    03/14/2007 5:33:17 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 26 replies · 506+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 Mar 2007 | Erin McClam
    This is a story about love. About inscrutable complexity and remarkable simplicity, about the promise of forever. It is about obsession and devotion, and grand gestures and 4,000-word love letters. It is about a curious group of people with an almost religious zeal for a mind-numbing string of numbers. Actually one number, made up of a chain that is known — so far — to be more than one trillion digits long. They are the acolytes of the church of pi.....
  • How can anyone remember 100,000 numbers?

    12/23/2006 7:03:15 AM PST · by mathprof · 91 replies · 1,810+ views
    The Japan Times ^ | 12/23/06 | TOMOKO OTAKE
    Unless you're a mathematician or an engineer, pi probably ranks high on the list of things that are of little or absolutely no use in your life. In fact, so marginal is the perceived importance of pi -- a number many remember from school only as "somewhere around 3.14, or roughly 22 divided by 7," but which is actually the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter -- that many schools in Japan even teach the value of pi as 3 to simplify the concept amid the plethora of math formulas, grammar rules and history facts that students must...
  • Abu Sayyaf suspect who escaped from prison recaptured in southern Philippines

    11/25/2006 2:14:25 PM PST · by csvset · 6 replies · 373+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2006 | The Associated Press
    An alleged member of the al-Qaida-linked extremist group Abu Sayyaf group has been recaptured in the southern Philippines two years after escaping from jail, the military said Saturday.Annik Abbas was nabbed at a military roadblock on the island province of Basilan on Friday night after a government informant identified him, said Maj. Eugene Batara, spokesman for the military's Southwestern Command.Abbas was arrested in 2002 for alleged involvement in the abduction of about 50 pupils and teachers in Basilan two years earlier. He joined a mass jailbreak from the Basilan provincial prison in 2004.Troops took him on Saturday to nearby Zamboanga...
  • SILI-CON VALLEY: H-P PROBED FOR SPYING ON REPORTERS (exec spied on journos, company directors)

    09/08/2006 8:00:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 23 replies · 740+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 8, 2006 | PAUL THARP
    In an secret attack on reporters in an attempt to find their sources, Hewlett-Packard's private eyes tapped into personal telephone records of journalists who had exposed the company's boardroom bickering and business weak spots..... the Hewlett-Packard officer who hired the private eyes - Chairwoman Patricia Dunn - was herself a former journalist whose rising paranoia over leaks to the media about her company's woes became an obsession that has dragged H-P into a far-reaching criminal probe. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer yesterday said laws were broken in the spying scandal and that charges are likely to be bought.......main target of...
  • Seattle Group Keeps Up Fight to Save City's Two Newspapers (Dinosaur Media Extinction Alert)

    06/15/2006 1:33:53 PM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 470+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | June 15, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK Seattle's Committee for a Two Newspaper Town, which was formed to preserve the city's two newspapers in the face of an effort by The Seattle Times to dissolve their joint operating agreement, plans to keep up its court fight, despite the loss of some financial support and union backing. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Thursday that the committee's board met Wednesday night and "emerged with a plan to broaden its support base, expand its board and hold fundraising events, the committee chairwoman, Anne Bremner, said. 'We are full speed ahead,' said Bremner, a lawyer. 'This is such a huge...
  • Teen recites pi's digits for N. America record

    06/14/2006 11:29:38 AM PDT · by JZelle · 94 replies · 1,660+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6-14-06 | Nathan Bomey
    Gaurav Raja can't explain how he memorized such a big slice of pi. The 15-year-old from Salem, Va., insists that there is no trick to memorizing 10,980 digits of pi, a feat that makes him the North American record-holder. He just did it. "I don't see anything in my head. It's just kind of there," he said yesterday. "It just flows, I guess." Gaurav has become a mathematical legend despite being a rising senior at Salem High School.
  • Texas halts arrests of drunks in bars

    04/16/2006 10:58:04 AM PDT · by sully777 · 16 replies · 440+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:08pm ET
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - A controversial Texas program to send undercover agents into bars to arrest drunks has been halted after a firestorm of protest from the public. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has "temporarily suspended" what it called "Operation Last Call" even though it still believes it was worthwhile, commission spokeswoman Carolyn Beck said on Thursday. "We understand that everything has room for improvement, this included," she said. She said most of those arrested in the sting operations had been "dangerously drunk" and might have tried to drive if TABC agents had not busted them. The TABC has...
  • Alabama Changes the Value of Pi

    04/01/2006 12:50:24 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 27 replies · 1,487+ views
    New Mexicans for Science and Reason ^ | 04/01/06 | Mark Boslough
    The Alabama state legislature has voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi from 3.14159 to the 'Biblical value' of 3.0.
  • Wiretap defendant implicates Hollywood sleuth

    03/17/2006 10:15:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 17, 2006 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California man on Friday admitted paying ex-private eye Anthony Pellicano to intercept phone calls, becoming the first defendant to say in open court he hired Pellicano to engage in wiretapping. George Kalta, one of 13 people charged so far in the federal wiretap case surrounding Pellicano that has become a major scandal in Tinseltown, implicated the Hollywood sleuth before a federal judge as he pleaded guilty to conspiracy. The 37-year-old owner of a wholesale lighting business was accused in a U.S. District Court indictment of paying Pellicano $25,000 in 2001 to eavesdrop on a woman...
  • High School Student Recites 8,784 digits of Pi

    03/16/2006 6:18:46 AM PST · by ketelone · 82 replies · 1,415+ views
    AP ^ | 16 MAr 2006 | Unknown
    Student Recites 8,784 Digits of Pi Wed Mar 15, 10:02 PM ET SALEM, Va. - A high school student Tuesday recited 8,784 digits of Pi — the non-repeating and non-terminating decimal — likely placing him among the top Pi-reciters in the world. ADVERTISEMENT Gaurav Rajav, 15, had hoped to recite 10,790 digits and set a new record in the United States and North America. But he remembered enough to potentially place third in national and North American Pi recitation and 12th in the world. His ranking should be verified by the Pi World Ranking List within two months. "I'm kind...
  • Valentine's Day boon for spies tracking infidelity

    02/13/2006 8:27:31 AM PST · by laney · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Feb 13th, 2006
    But for detective agencies across the United States, the romantic holiday is a boon for business as it is the ideal time for a spouse to catch a cheating mate. "Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for private investigators," Tony Delorenzo, of Private Detectives of America, a New Jersey-based company, told AFP. "This year we're doing surveillance Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because if somebody has a lover it will be on one of those days to catch him." Delorenzo and several other sleuths contacted said that in the run-up to the February 14 holiday, they had been...
  • 'Magnum P.I.' coming to big screen

    01/24/2006 9:12:06 AM PST · by butternut_squash_bisque · 83 replies · 974+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, January 24, 2006; Posted: 8:27 a.m. EST (13:27 GMT) | Hollywood Reporter, Reuters
    LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- Rawson Marshall Thurber ("Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story") has signed on to write and direct the big-screen adaptation of "Magnum P.I.," the 1980s series that made Tom Selleck a star. "Magnum P.I.," which ran on CBS from 1980 to 1988, followed the adventures of Thomas Magnum, a Navy intelligence officer-turned-private investigator hired by wealthy author and playboy Robin Masters to oversee security on the latter's massive Hawaii estate.
  • Anyone have any experience with Private Investigators

    09/26/2005 10:42:37 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 170+ views
    self
    I have a very delicate situation and need some info regarding hiring a PI. Please freep mail me and I will explain.
  • Man breaks 'pi' memory record

    07/02/2005 10:14:58 PM PDT · by bayourod · 27 replies · 1,922+ views
    Daily News ^ | 7-3-5
    Man breaks 'pi' memory record A Japanese mental health counsellor broke the record for reciting pi from memory in a marathon session from Friday to early yesterday. Haraguchi, 59, recited pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, to 83,431 decimal places. Starting at 9am on Friday, Haraguchi, from Chiba, near Tokyo, lost his place around noon. He quickly restarted, completing his feat of recall in the early hours of Saturday. Haraguchi hopes to be listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, replacing the current record-holder, also Japanese, who recited pi to 42,195 decimal places...
  • Japanese Man Sets Record in Pi Recitation

    07/02/2005 1:36:04 PM PDT · by freespirited · 61 replies · 1,343+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/2/05
    TOKYO - A Japanese psychiatric counselor has recited pi to 83,431 decimal places from memory, breaking his own personal best of 54,000 digits and setting an unofficial world record, a media report said Saturday. Akira Haraguchi, 59, had begun his attempt to recall the value of pi — a mathematical value that has an infinite number of decimal places — at a public hall in Chiba city, east of Tokyo, on Friday morning and appeared to give up by noon after only reaching 16,000 decimal places, the Tokyo Shimbun said on its Web site. But a determined Haraguchi started anew...
  • Two Dutch men suspected of running sex Web sites killed in shootout with local police

    05/26/2005 6:56:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 25 replies · 1,110+ views
    PhilStar ^ | 26 may 2005 | Staff
    Two Dutch men suspected of running sex Web sites killed in shootout with local police. 05/26 2:51:31 PM   MANILA (AP) - Two Dutch brothers suspected of running pornographic Web sites from their Manila house were killed in a shootout with government agents who were serving them arrest warrants, officials said Thursday. Willen Cornelis "Cheri" Van Engelenburg, 44, and his brother Hendrikus Erik Van Engelenburg, 38, resisted arrest and opened fire at police officers during a raid in suburban Quezon City late Wednesday, authorities said in a statement. The raid was one of two simultaneous operations against "cyber sex...
  • Gov’t troops raid ‘Abu-JI meeting’; 10 killed--general

    11/20/2004 6:10:33 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 525+ views
    INQ7 ^ | 20 nov 2004 | Agence France-Presse
    Gov’t troops raid ‘Abu-JI meeting’; 10 killed--generalUpdated 03:45pm (Mla time) Nov 20, 2004 By Agence France-Presse The Philippine military has killed up to 10 people in an air raid on a suspected meeting between the Abu Sayyaf kidnap gang and Jemaah Islamiyah extremists, a senior military official said Saturday.But the claim was denied by a spokesman for the country's main Muslim separatist group who charged that the attack had hit members of his organization in violation of a ceasefire in place with the government.Four MG-520 helicopters and two OV-10 planes blasted two houses in the marshlands of the southern province...
  • Philippines nabs JI suspects ahead of inauguration

    06/29/2004 12:42:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Philippine security forces have arrested several suspected members of Muslim militant group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) in Manila. Police and military officials says the suspects are part of a group planning bomb attacks to disrupt the inauguration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. The arrests come as security forces boost their presence in the capital to guard against threats to tomorrow's ceremonies. The forces are also being deployed to control protest marches planned by opposition groups who say Ms Arroyo cheated in May 10 elections. "We got them with the PNP [Philippine National Police]," a military intelligence official said. JI is believed...
  • Blood Money - Former Exec: US Company Paid Terrorist Group to Protect Overseas Interests

    04/16/2004 8:16:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 237+ views
    ABC news ^ | 4/16/04 | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz
    Blood Money Former Exec: American Company Paid Terrorist Group to Protect Overseas Interests By Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz April 16 — Before his company sent him overseas, Allan Laird, a former Denver-based mining executive, had never heard of Abu Sayyaf. As Laird quickly learned when he arrived in the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf is one of the world's most-feared terrorist organizations, closely connected to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network. Laird said he also soon discovered the company for whom he formerly worked, Echo Bay, was regularly paying Abu Sayyaf and other terror groups in the Philippines in exchange for...
  • U.S. Wants to Try Suspected Philippine Militant (Kosovo)

    04/06/2004 8:17:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/6/04 | Manny Mogato - Reuters
    MANILA (Reuters) - The United States has asked Manila to extradite one of six suspected Muslim militants arrested last week on suspicion of planning bomb attacks, believing he beheaded a U.S. tourist in 2001, Philippine officials said on Tuesday. They said the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation had requested that Alhamser Limbong, alias Kosovo, be tried in a U.S. court for the abduction of three American nationals from a beach resort in May 2001 and the beheading of one of them. "They have a photograph of Kosovo on their wanted lists," said government prosecutor Nestro Lazaro. A team of FBI...
  • Philippines foils major terrorist attack: President

    03/29/2004 11:04:08 PM PST · by yonif · 15 replies · 156+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | March 30, 2004 | Reuters
    The President of the Philippines says security forces have foiled a Madrid-style attack on civilian targets in Manila. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says security personnel have arrested four suspected militants and seized a large amount of explosives. "We have pre-empted a Madrid-level attack on the metropolis by capturing an explosive cache of 36 kilograms of TNT," President Arroyo said. She says the explosives were "intended to be used for bombing malls and trains in Metro Manila". "The most dangerous terrorist cell of the Abu Sayyaf has been dismantled," Ms Arroyo said. Ms Arroyo, a staunch supporter of the US war...
  • 6 killed as rebels clash in Mindanao

    03/22/2004 5:27:24 PM PST · by csvset · 4 replies · 208+ views
    6 killed as rebels clash in Mindanao Six New People's Army (NPA) rebels were killed when guerilla units supposed to be meeting to plan a joint attack mistook each other for government troops, the military said Monday. Guerrillas from one unit of the NPA ventured into the territory of another last week to join forces for the assault, local military commander Lt. Col. Johnny Macanas said. But under cover of darkness, they mistook each other for soldiers and opened fire in the confusion, Macanas said. The joint attack they were planning was to have been carried out on March...
  • Former Navy SEAL fights deporting of adopted son

    01/03/2004 5:11:08 AM PST · by csvset · 19 replies · 401+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | January 3, 2004 | JON FRANK
    Former Navy SEAL fights deporting of adopted son By JON FRANK, The Virginian-Pilot © January 3, 2004 Last updated: 1:11 AM Jim Schombs Anyone interested in trying to help Julius Schombs stay in the country should contact one of Virginia’s U.S. senators. Sen. George Allen 202-224-4024 Web site: allen.senate.gov/email.html Sen. John Warner 202-224-2023 Web site: warner.senate.gov/contact/contactme.htm VIRGINIA BEACH — When Jim Schombs returned to the United States from the Philippines in 1986, he brought with him a new wife and her 5-year-old son, Julius. Mother and son were natives of the faraway island of Negros Occidental, and Schombs wanted...