Thursday, July 03, 2003

if it didn't work once...
Wow, the US is offering a $25 million reward for
information leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein or confirmation of his death — an effort to resolve the fate of the ousted Iraqi leader and help end the violence blamed on his supporters.
also a cool $15 mil each for his two boys. Since it was so very successful when we offered $25 mil for Osama catch me if you can Bin Laden I'm sure this will be a rousing success and I predict he will be captured any day now. Yup it's gonna be REAL SOON NOW.

In a (somewhat) related story the World's Policeman U.S. is begining plans for intervention in Liberia:
"The president ... is exploring all of the options, political options, diplomatic options and military options," Powell told reporters. "All of these factors are being taken into consideration ... but we've made no recommendation to the president yet."


He spoke of America's "unique history" with Liberia, which was founded in 1847 by freed American slaves, saying there was "a greater sense of expectations" of the United States.
Ya screw Burma.

Wednesday, July 02, 2003

Music Wars:
The RIAA Strikes Back

No sooner than the RIAA announced they will now target indivuduals who are downloading music, comes the P2P network that claims anonymous file swapping. Now as Myself has previously posted on this, the RIAA needs to wake up here, anything they try will be immediately countered by someone out there who has realized what the RIAA has not: that people will continue to download, knowing full well that this is illegal, or at least in violation of current copyright laws. Myself can already download an plug-in IP spoofer that will mask my real IP address anytime Myself is on Kazaa, and I'm sure Kazaa does not want to have its user base erode, giving up their number one slot in market share of music pirates, and will have some new version which will effectively thwart the RIAA.