Friday, 29 February 2008

New Idea slammed for revealing Prince Harry duty in Afghanistan

"LONDON - Britain's army chief has slammed an Australian women's magazine for leaking news that Prince Harry was fighting the Taliban on the front line in Afghanistan."
"Australian women's magazine New Idea says it did not knowingly break an embargo on news of Britain's Prince Harry serving in Afghanistan, but was simply unaware of a media blackout."
I was even disgusted enough to look up the editors email and express my disgust!
Email contact directly to editor =>
List of New Idea contacts =>

Friday, 22 February 2008

How to narrow a search down to a particular site

Tip of the Week from the "Security Now" podcast.

"...if people want to data-mine the Security Now! transcripts, Google
can help. ...  You type "site:" and then you can narrow its search
down to a site. So in this case, if you type "" and then
the word "transcript," which will narrow it down to transcripts, and
then whatever keywords you want, boom.

What this means is that if you want to find some specific things on one

1) -start google..

2) -in the search type "site:" then the internet site you want (eg )

3) -next put a space and follow that with the word or term you are
searching for.

For example:

"site: phone"

This will get me directly to my article about the Romanian internet
scammers that got their just rewards.

Great tip if you know there is some info on a site but can't remember
where it was!

Monday, 11 February 2008

Catch of the day: Cocaine

Don't want to go there but it's interesting to know that it exists!!

"Catch of the day: Cocaine - 09 Feb 2008 - Oceans news - NZ Herald

At first glance, Bluefields in Nicaragua looks like any other rum-soaked, Rastafarian-packed, hammock-infested Caribbean paradise. But Bluefields has a secret.

People here don't have to work. Every week, sometimes every day, 35kg sacks of cocaine drift in from the sea. The economy of this entire town of 50,000 tranquil souls is addicted to cocaine.

Bluefields is a creation of the gods of geography. Located halfway between the cocaine labs of Colombia and the 300 million noses of the United States, Bluefields is ground zero for cocaine transportation. Nicaraguan waters are near Colombian territorial limits, making the area extremely popular with cocaine smugglers using very small, very fast fishing boats...."

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Welcome to America ... You're Under Arrest

Tales of a Pakistani immigrant dealing with racial profiling, the Patriot Act and the INS as he tries to make a life in New York City.
This is a fascinating read.

It was about five years ago. I was returning from Pakistan and standing in the immigration line at JFK, completely exhausted after a 20-hour flight. When my turn came up at the counter, the INS agent looked at my papers, typed a few things into his computer, and then asked me to follow him to a large room at the side of the immigration hall. I was informed that I was being detained. 

Saturday, 2 February 2008




George Phillips of Gold Coast, Australia was going up to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the bedroom window. ( Boy does this sound familiar! ) 

George opened the back door to go turn off the light but saw that there were people in the shed stealing things. 

He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?" and he said "no". Then they said that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be along when available. George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. 

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them." Then he hung up. 

Within five minutes three police cars, an Armed Response Unit, and an ambulance showed up at the Phillips' residence and caught the burglars red-handed. 

One of the Policemen said to George: "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" 

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!" 

(True Story) I LOVE IT -
 Don't mess with old people!!