The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the attacks on September 11, 2001 as a kind of overriding department, wants to have the key to sign the DNS root zone solidly in the hands of the US government. This ultimate master key would then allow authorities to track DNS Security Extensions (DNSSec) all the way back to the servers that represent the name system’s root zone on the Internet. The “key-signing key” signs the zone key, which is held by VeriSign.
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. . . wait, AFRICANS HAVE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS?!?!?
The World Economic Forum reports that the U.S. has lost it’s position as “technology king.” As the U.S. darkens, its edge in the technology sector will continue to collapse. Here, all but one listing in the top ten of “networked readiness” are inhabited primarily by Whites. Singapore is easily dismissed as an anomaly by virtue of the fact that there are only about 3 million inhabitants (Singapore is basically a city-state). Still, those inhabitants are East Asian, who always fare well in the “racist” research showing racial reality. Oddly, none of our African equals show up in any of the technology indicators–unless one counts Nigerian email scams.
1: Denmark (3)2: Sweden (8)3: Singapore (2)4: Finland (5)5: Switzerland (9)6: Netherlands (12)7: US (1)8: Iceland (4)9: UK (10)10: Norway (13)
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Samsung is upping the ante in the solid state drive market, announcing it plans to ship a 64 GB, 1.8-inch model in the second quarter of 2007.
A controversial South African invention, a female condom-like anti-rape device, is almost ready to hit the market after months of waiting for patent verification. The device, known as Rapex, has stirred controversy around the world but its inventor, Sonnet Ehlers, is preparing the final pre-production phase after seven years of waiting.
The controversy has raged over whether the device, which has fish-like teeth that attach to the head and shaft of the penis, is a medieval device built on a hatred of men or whether it is an easy-to-use invention that could free millions of South African women from fear of rape.
In the latest crime statistics, South Africa recorded a staggering 54 926 rape cases, giving it one of the worst sexual assault records in the world. This product can enter the market anytime now. “The process of checking if there are any patent infringements will be up on April 10,” said Ehlers from her Kleinmond home.
Since publicly announcing her invention one-and-half years ago, Ehlers has shot to international fame, stirring a worldwide debate about the merits of her anti-rape device. She has been on talk radio shows in England and Australia and even South American journalists have descended on Kleinmond to interview her. “I am not a male hater, but why must the woman always be the one degraded by rape?” said Ehlers.
Ten bucks says this device will be deemed “racist.” I’ll be keeping watch.
As it lumbers in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday morning, the world’s largest passenger jet will make its West Coast debut in what could be the biggest spectacle at the facility in more than three decades.
Officials expect thousands of onlookers to line airport fences to see the Airbus A380, an eight-story-high behemoth with a double-decked cabin and a wingspan nearly the length of a football field.