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6,7 Gigas en une minute - 110 Mégas à la seconde... on à l'air de nains avec nos 64 K sur ADSL...

Net speed record smashed

Scientists have set a new internet speed record by transferring 6.7 gigabytes of data across 10,978 kilometres (6,800 miles), from Sunnyvale in the US to Amsterdam in Holland, in less than one minute

Votre téléphone portable et votre Playstation financent la guerre en Afrique

Ashamed of your mobile phone : The environmental costs of electronics

Head Heritage Technology Watch
"Our desire to play make believe wars on Playstations was deepening the real war in central Africa... Tens of thousands of people have moved into the National Parks and have dug out the riverbeds, panning for coltan... It has left tens of millions of people dead. Its effect on Africa is akin to that of the First World War on Europe. [War] has been intensified, prolonged and largely funded by money Westerners have paid for Congolese coltan. The UN described coltan trading as 'the engine of the war,' confirming that all parties are using coltan as their funding source..."

Brutale détérioration de l'emploi aux Etats-Unis

( 09.03.03)
C'est une mauvaise surprise: en février, l'économie américaine a détruit 308.000 emplois. Le taux de chômage monte à 5,8%. Ces mauvais chiffres font plonger les marchés boursiers. 1256CE200403E95?OpenDocument

Du cannabis en spray pour calmer la douleur

Le Parisien, 7 mars 2003
Le laboratoire britannique GW Pharmaceuticals et le diffuseur français Valois ont annoncé hier leur intention de mettre sur le marché à la fin de l'année en Angleterre le premier médicament à base de cannabis, sous forme de spray, destiné à calmer les douleurs neurologiques, notamment pour les malades atteints de sclérose en plaques. Pour l'instant, le produit est en essai clinique de phase 3 en Angleterre, en attendant d'obtenir son autorisation de mise sur le marché. En france, l'Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Afssaps) n'a pas encore été saisie d'une telle demande. le labo anglais souhaiterait le mettre à disposition en France en 2004.

Humour politique allemand

Les chars du carnaval de Düsseldorf sont bien plus drôles que ceux de Nice. Surtout celui là !!!!

Afghan Internet Domain Launches

(Wired 10.03.03)
In a joint effort between the United Nations and the Afghan Ministry of Communications, Afghanistan will officially activate its own .af Internet domain. Two websites have debuted in a land where the former Taliban regime banned the Internet.,1282,57978,00.html/wn_ascii

Les Procès des terroristes du 11 Septembre, ça fera de bons Audimat !!!! On parle même de "catharsis"...

TV show style trial is a possibility for 9/11 perpetrators

MSNBC - 07.03.03
Administration officials say the military tribunals will have far looser standards, thereby avoiding most of these thorny constitutional issues... thereby providing the sort of "cathartic" experience for the public that big criminal trials are supposed to provide.


Les guignols de l'info n'exagèrent pas, les US torturent et assassinent bien leurs prisoniers. Faites passer à Glucksman et Kouchner...

Afghan detainees' deaths ruled as homicides

"The men died shortly after arriving at Bagram air base... The first man died December 3 of a pulmonary embolism and the second one December 10 of a heart attack. Autopsies found that "blunt force trauma" was a contributing factor in both cases, military sources said. One senior (US) military official said, "This investigation may not go well for us."

U.S. Stocking Uranium-Rich Bombs?

(Wired 10.03.03)
Pentagon officials remain tight-lipped as weapons experts criticize what appears to be a U.S. buildup of highly potent bombs and missiles armed with depleted uranium in its preparation for a war with Iraq. By Elliot Borin.,2100,57959,00.html/wn_ascii

Irak: Tony Blair est menacé d'une vague de démissions

(Edicom - France 09.03.03) LONDRES - La politique irakienne de Tony Blair suscite un malaise parmi les travaillistes. (...)

Pendant la guerre, les affaires continuent....

Iraq strengthens air force with French parts

Washington Times - 09.03.03 (le WT est le journal de la secte Moon, 150% pro-Bush)
A French company has been selling spare parts to Iraq for its fighter jets and military helicopters during the past several months, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The unidentified company sold the parts to a trading company in the United Arab Emirates, which then shipped the parts through a third country into Iraq by truck. The spare parts included goods for Iraq's French-made Mirage F-1 jets and Gazelle attack helicopters. An intelligence official said the illegal spare-parts pipeline was discovered in the past two weeks and that sensitive intelligence about the transfers indicates that the parts were smuggled to Iraq as recently as January. Other intelligence reports indicate that Iraq had succeeded in acquiring French weaponry illegally for years, the official said.

Les anglais ont vendu à l'Irak une usine d'armes chimiques...

Britain's dirty secret

The Guardian - 07.03.03
A chemical plant which the US says is a key component in Iraq's chemical warfare arsenal was secretly built by Britain in 1985 behind the backs of the Americans, the Guardian can disclose. Documents show British ministers knew at the time that the £14m plant, called Falluja 2, was likely to be used for mustard and nerve gas production. Senior officials recorded in writing that Saddam Hussein was actively gassing his opponents and that there was a "strong possibility" that the chlorine plant was intended by the Iraqis to make mustard gas. At the time, Saddam was known to be gassing Iranian troops in their thousands in the Iran-Iraq war.,2763,908426,00.html

Les Etats-Unis et la France sont au bord d'une crise diplomatique

(Le Monde 10.03.03)
Washington s'exaspère de l'opposition française à l'ONU. Un veto de Paris au Conseil de sécurité pour bloquer la résolution proposée par les Américains et les Britanniques "aura un effet sérieux sur les relations bilatérales", a prévenu Colin Powell.,5987,3208--312257-,00.html

L'Armée de Terre consulte

(CBnews 10.03.03)
L'Armée de Terre (agence : JWT depuis 2002), cherche une nouvelle agence pour ses campagnes de recrutement et d'image. Le marché public concerne le média et le hors médias et sera attribué pour une durée de trois ans (budget : un peu moins de 1,3 millions d'euros).

Confusion autour de la capture du "cerveau" d'Al-Qaida

Does mastermind of 9/11 held by CIA roam free ?

Toronto Star 05.03.03
"First, Mohammed was arrested in a joint raid by the CIA and Pakistani agents near Islamabad and spirited out of the country to an "undisclosed location." "The man who masterminded the September 11th attacks," was how the United States billed this latest "victory" in the "war against terror"... Then the Pakistanis announced that he hadn't been taken out of Pakistan at all. Then a Pakistani police official expressed his ignorance of any such arrest. And then, a Taliban "source"...claimed that Mohammed "is still with us and in our protection and we challenge the United States to prove their claim." 54


..:: Manifester va devenir un délit ?

(Zataz 08.03.03)
Les ministres de la justice de l'union européenne vont interdire la manifestation online.

Le FBI a sciemment menti à la justice et falsifié des faits ...

Constitutional safeguards cannot be relaxed just because "the crimes are repugnant,"

Associated Press 06.03.03
Two federal judges have dealt a potentially crippling blow to a nationwide Internet child pornography crackdown, saying the FBI recklessly misled judges to get search warrants that were used in making more than 100 arrests. Constitutional safeguards cannot be relaxed just because "the crimes are repugnant," said U.S. District Judge Denny Chin in New York as he dismissed evidence obtained against one defendant. Chin's ruling, dated Wednesday, was released publicly Thursday.

Big brother en action...

Chin calls the intrusion of privacy by the government "potentially enormous."

Washington Post - 06.03.03
U.S. District Judge Denny Chin "Thousands of individuals would be subject to search, their homes invaded and their property seized, in one fell swoop, even though their only activity consisted of entering an e-mail address into a Web site from a computer located in the confines of their own homes," he wrote.

Attention à ce que vous racontez dans les tchat, la police pourrait bien venir sonner à votre porte

After 9/11," said one officer, "nobody has any rights." 

Truthout 04.03.03
Ask Andrew J. O'Conner of Santa Fe, New Mexico if it sounds crazy. Mr. O'Conner, a former public defender from Santa Fe, was arrested in a public library and interrogated by Secret Service agents for five hours on February 13th. His crime? He said "Bush is out of control" on an internet chat room, and was arrested for threatening the President."


(VNUnet 08.03.03) Acteur dynamique de la vie associative en ligne, IRIS vient de reagir a l'adoption par les deputes de la loi sur l'economie numerique. L'association estime que cette loi va transformer l'Internet en "une zone de non-droit" et appelle a reagir en lancant une petition.



(VNUnet 08.03.03)
Peut-on poser librement des liens vers n'importe quel contenu licite ? Peut-on refuser a d'autres de pointer vers son site ? Le Forum des droits sur l'Internet a tente, a titre d'information, d'etablir des regles visant au respect de la propriete intellectuelle, sans nuire a la culture d'echange du reseau.


(VNUnet 08.03.03)
Apres AOL, c'est au tour de Free d'adresser un courrier d'avertissement a l'un de ses abonnes suite a des telechargements illegaux. Le plaignant a ete cette fois identifie : il s'agit de l'industrie du jeu video, via une association d'editeurs.

Tutelle du CSA sur l'internet: les lobbies culturels plus forts que Nicole Fontaine

(ZDnet 07.03.03)
La loi sur l'économie numérique place l'internet sous l'autorité du CSA selon la volonté du ministre de la Culture, contre sa collègue de l'Industrie qui a donc dû céder, tout comme le rapporteur de la loi, Jean Dionis du Séjour.,,t118-s2131532,00.html


Après les débiles mentaux enfermées dans un loft, la télé-trash fait parler les morts...

Channeling Princess Di on Pay Per View

ABC News - 06.03.03
"Led by a husband-and-wife psychic team, the TV séance, is supposed to answer questions about Di's feelings for her boyfriend Dodi Fayed before she died... The pay-per-view show's producers say they do not know how many people have so far signed up to get the show [right], but they expect many will sign up just before it's scheduled to air." ..html

L'Oregon passe au logiciel libre

Oregon bill opens doors to open source

CNET March 6, 2003
Oregon could become the first state to require that open-source software be considered by its agencies as an alternative to any proprietary solution, if a bill introduced this week passes muster.


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