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BreakingNews: CentralGadget.com: AT&T states that they have requested specific changes from 4chan’s owners, and that 4chan has not complied.

BreakingNews: CentralGadget.com: AT&T has confirmed that they are “currently blocking portions of the internet site 4chan.org”.

From 4chan: Update:

Headline: Techcrunch: AT&T reportedly blocks 4chan. This is going to get ugly.
In other words, AT&T has just opened perhaps the most vindictive, messy can of worms it could have possibly found. Blocking any site is an extreme breach of user trust, but the decision to block 4chan in particular just seems stupid. Expect the web equivalent of rioting if this doesn’t change soon.

*grabs internet popcorn*

ETA: I've been hearing disturbing theories among the comments of some tech sites that this is a deliberate, clever ploy by AT&T and others to get Anonymous to attack, so they can be revealed as vile despicable CP-posting scum, therefore further justifying internet censorship. Which is even more worrying.

ETA 2: Now there's talk that 4chan is under a massive DDOS attack and the block has been lifted.
 
 
Current Mood: indescribable
Current Music: Henry Rollins
 
 
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30 June 2009 @ 09:28 am

Breaking News: Yemeni passenger plane with 150 people onboard crashes into Indian Ocean.

According to reports, a Yemenia Airways Airbus A310 passenger jet has crashed into the Indian Ocean near the island nation of Comoros. At least 150 people were onboard the aircraft.

Conflicting reports say the flight number was Yemenia Airways Flight IY628 or Flight 626, traveling from Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, to Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport in Comoros. The flight originated in Paris, France. BNO News says the plane was flight 626 traveling from Comoros to Yemen.

Reuters quotes a senior Yemeni government official as saying "we don't know if there are any survivors." The plane crashed early Tuesday morning.

Comoros lies nearly 200 miles from mainland Africa. The small, three island nation has a population of just under 800,000 with a combined military and police force of around 1,000. Comoros has no navy, leaving it with little to no sea rescue resources.

"We really have no sea rescue capabilities," said an unnamed police official.
 
 
 
 
 
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03 September 2008 @ 02:06 am
Google's experimental new browswer, Chrome, is available for download now. Warning: it's a beta release.

It's incredibly fast but Opera has a lot of the same features.
 
 
 
 
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01 September 2008 @ 10:57 pm
Sarah Palin's unwed 17 year old daughter is pregnant. Palin is a staunch supporter of abstinence only sex education.