BotCast #38 Mon gourou de la radio internet, LastCall_, nous fait honneur en nous présentant son exposé sur la récupération de l’or contenu dans les vieux ordinateurs, une de ses philisophies de vie pratique et il nous pose des questions vis-à-vis nos découvertes au niveau de la loi. www.mp3surround.com ou www.Winamp.com pour écouter en surround. (22 février 2009) BotCast-0038.mp3 BotCast-0038.m3u
Break: Aone, “Experts in computers”, http://www.rave.ca/en/music/apr1zm/
OutTro: Skaven, “The Goblin returns” , http://www.futurecrew.org/skaven/
Remerciements: www.TacticalFM.com, www.Rockik.com, la Rectolingothérapie et les Baises Copulaires.
Exclusive: NASA Researchers Claim Evidence of Present Life on Mars
A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water.
The scientists, Carol Stoker and Larry Lemke of NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, told the group that they have submitted their findings to the journal Nature for publication in May, and their paper currently is being peer reviewed.
What Stoker and Lemke have found, according to several attendees of the private meeting, is not direct proof of life on Mars, but methane signatures and other signs of possible biological activity remarkably similar to those recently discovered in caves here on Earth.
ur<x>l: http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_life_050216.html (cache)
Fishermen afloat in giant icebox survive 25 days in shark infested waters after boat sinks
Two men who drifted helplessly for 25 days in a large icebox through shark-infested waters have been rescued after a chance sighting by an aircraft crew.
Economy Profits From File-Sharing, Report Concludes
Commissioned by the Dutch government, a recently published report concludes that file-sharing has a positive effect on the economy, both on the long and short term. A massive 30% of the Dutch population uses file-sharing software to download music, games, movies and other forms of entertainment, which is now considered to be a ‘good thing’.
Belkin president acknowledges their company paid for fake product reviews
In an exclusive by The Daily Background, on Friday, January 16, 2009 author Arlen Parsa uncovered a scheme by Belkin employee Mike Bayard on Amazon.com’s Mechanical Turk for a fee-for-positive-review piece. Belkin president, Mark Reynoso, acknowledged two days later (on Sunday) that the claim was true. Belkin had requested a fee-for-positive-review on one of their products.
Earliest weapons-grade plutonium found in US dump
An old glass jar inside a beaten up old safe at the bottom of a waste pit may seem an unlikely place to find a pivotal piece of 20th century history. But that’s just where the first batch of weapons-grade plutonium ever made has been found – abandoned at the world’s oldest nuclear processing site.
ur<x>l: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16447-earliest-weaponsgrade-plutonium-found-in-us-dump.html (cache)
Un parti de pirates au Parlement européen?
Des politologues estiment que le Parti pirate suédois (PiratPartiet) a de véritables chances d’obtenir un siège lors des élections au Parlement européen, en juin prochain.
Le Parti pirate, fondé en Suède en 2006, a comme principal objectif politique d’obtenir une réforme des lois sur la propriété intellectuelle et le droit d’auteur.
Les nombreux débats autour du téléchargement illégal qui ont eu lieu cet automne en Europe semblent profiter au Parti pirate.
Anti-kidnapping expert kidnapped
U.S. consultant was in country to offer advice on confronting abductions
The Associated Press
updated 8:07 p.m. ET, Mon., Dec. 15, 2008
MEXICO CITY – A U.S. anti-kidnapping expert was abducted by gunmen in northern Mexico last week, a sign of just how bold this nation’s kidnapping gangs have become.
U.S. security consultant Felix Batista was in Saltillo in Coahuila state to offer advice on how to confront abductions for ransom when he himself was seized, local authorities said.
Unknown assailants grabbed him on Dec. 10, said Charlie LeBlanc, the president of the Houston, Texas-based security firm ASI Global LLC., where Batista is a consultant.
RIAA to Stop Suing Music Fans, Cut Them Off Instead
After suing more than 35,000 people for illegally sharing music since 2003, the RIAA has reached agreements with several ISPs to cut off subscribers’ internet connections if they ignore warnings to stop, Wired.com has confirmed.
The RIAA is planning to replace its “subpoena, settle or sue” process that has been expensive for the music industry. It requires the RIAA to go through the courts in order to pressure those it suspects of sharing music without permission.
Instead, RIAA agents will seek out those sharing music without permission (usually by conducting its own P2P searches), and will e-mail the music sharer’s ISP alerting them to that activity. The ISP will then either forward the RIAA’s e-mail or send the subscriber a warning e-mail telling them that music sharing is not permitted.
Téléchargement illégal: Vidéotron met ses clients en garde
Des internautes, adeptes du partage de fichiers sur internet, ont eu la surprise de recevoir un courriel de Vidéotron faisant état d’une «utilisation illicite» de leur service internet.
Il semble que l’étau se resserre autour des internautes qui téléchargent, sur des sites de peer-to-peer (P2P), du matériel protégé par le droit d’auteur, comme des jeux vidéo ou des films.
On peut lire dans l’avis transmis par Vidéotron que l’entreprise a «reçu une plainte qui affirme que des activités associées à votre adresse IP portent atteinte à des droits de propriété intellectuelle d’un tiers».
Obama Rolls In An Armored Cadillac Stagecoach
General Motors has once again built the First Limo, which isn’t so much a car as an armored personnel carrier wrapped in Cadillac bodywork. It is code-named “Stagecoach” but given its weight, wheelbase and bunker-like level of protection, Caddy One has been nicknamed “the Beast.”
The limo that carries President Obama down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House today is the latest in a long line of Cadillacs to join the First Fleet over the years. Although GM and the Secret Service jealously guard the vehicle’s specs and secrets, you can bet Obama’s ride is the toughest, most sophisticated car anywhere. Think of it as the road-going equivalent to Air Force One.
Presidential Gatling Gun-Equipped Suburban Badder Than New Cadillac Limo
Barack Obama’s getting a Cadillac-styled new Presidential Limo tomorrow. While nice, we’re more interested in the Gatling gun-equipped Suburban that follows Cadillac One. Here’s video of the bullet-spraying Chevy in action.
Is your job tough? Like, leader of the free world tough? Do you have people constantly throwing shoes at you? It’s time you replied with a measured, appropriate response — and that response is a Dillon Aero machine gun turret mounted on top of a Chevy Suburban — just like the one the President’s got! (Hat tip to Larry!)
We’ve already shown you Obama’s new Presidential limo, below, now here’s the big gun watching its back.