Messed up teen calls the SWAT team on girls that reject his friend requests

Messed up teen calls the SWAT team on girls that reject his friend requests

There are sore losers, and then there’s this kid.

A 17 year old Canadian boy has overnight plead guilty to 23 charges of swatting and online harassment. They’ve largely been inspired by the teen’s losses in League of Legends, and rebuffed online friend requests from female gamers.

Ars Technica reports that the teenager’s actions (his name is being withheld because of his age) the attacks have caused victims to drop out of school following months of attacks. The teen set up multiple attacks on one victim and her parents, stole and posted online financial information, and inundated their mobile phones with mass texts.

Tosser even put up video of himself making a hoax call.

 

 

  
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My son was hacked by ISIS claims mum

My son was hacked by ISIS claims mum

Federal Police are investigating a 13-year-old Canberra boy’s Facebook account after it was targeted by an apparent Islamic State recruiter.

The teenager’s concerned mother contacted authorities this week after reading a series of disturbing messages sent to her son.

 

Story headline should be, “My precious son couldn’t have added this nasty man to his friends list, he’s a good boy”

 

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Australian government wanted to install spyware on all citizens smart phones

Australian government wanted to install spyware on all citizens smart phones

The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.

The main purpose of the workshops was to find new ways to exploit smartphone technology for surveillance. The agencies used the Internet spying system XKEYSCORE to identify smartphone traffic flowing across Internet cables and then to track down smartphone connections to app marketplace servers operated by Samsung and Google. (Google declined to comment for this story. Samsung said it would not be commenting “at this time.”)

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Yes. Trust the government. Yes. According to the article, the government wanted to do this to prevent any type of “Arab Spring” happening in the western world. This here is what oppressive government do. Funny how these devices that where meant to free us and make life better are now simply tools for our government to monitor what we say, what we do and where we go.

So how can you combat this bullshit? Install a ROM like Cyanogen that gives you control over you phone. It will help a little, but with the meta-data laws in affect now, we are all pretty much fucked.

  
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Labor expected to help Libs completely fuck Australia’s internet

Labor expected to help Libs completely fuck Australia’s internet

The federal Labor party is expected to back a bill before parliament that would result in the blocking of websites facilitating piracy, Fairfax Media understands, but only if certain safeguards are agreed to by the Abbott government.

The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, currently being scrutinised by a parliamentary committee, would require ISPs — such as Telstra, Optus and iiNet — to block access to websites a judge deems to have the primary purpose of infringing copyright.

The websites identified to be blocked would be brought to a judge by a rights holder concerned its copyright has been infringed. Sites likely to be blocked include The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, which allow people to download and share movies and TV shows illicitly.

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ZGeek Announcement: We are moving off shore. To Norfolk Island. For uumm, science.

ZGeek Announcement: We are moving off shore. To Norfolk Island. For uumm, science.

An Australian company is about to start growing and exporting medicinal cannabis from the self-governing Australian territory of Norfolk Island.

AusCann Group Holdings has struck a landmark deal with the Norfolk Island government to grow a high-grade medicinal strain of cannabis from November. It intends to export its entire first crop to Canada by the middle of next year.

An initial one tonne of cannabis will be grown from a protected two-hectare site with production forecast to increase to 10 tonnes by 2018.

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iiNet to offer pro-bono legal services to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

iiNet to offer pro-bono legal services to Dallas Buyers Club downloaders

iiNet is working with a law firm to provide pro-bono legal services to customers alleged to have downloaded an infringing copy of Dallas Buyers Club and will soon get a letter in the mail from the studio behind the film.

In April, Justice Nye Perram ordered iiNet, Dodo, and four other ISPs to hand over the details of account holders associated with 4,726 IP addresses alleged to have downloaded Dallas Buyers Club over peer-to-peer services between April 2, 2014 and May 27, 2014, but with a catch: Voltage would need to pay the costs for the ISPs, and the court must see a draft of the letters to be sent out to customers before any details would be handed over.

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Wibbly Wobbly Wind Turbine

Wibbly Wobbly Wind Turbine

This new wind turbine wobbles elegantly in the wind, generating electricity without rotating blades. “It looks like asparagus,” says David Suriol, one of the founders.

A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.

If you put any object in the path of the wind, it will create an undulating vortex behind the barrier. This is a problem that has plagued engineers for years: bridges have fallen due to wind eddies.

Vortex Bladeless engineers have designed their turbine to take advantage of this vortex. The thin, cone-shaped turbine is made of carbon fiber and fiberglass with the motor at the bottom instead of the top (like traditional turbines) to improve sturdiness. The design ensures that the wind’s vortex spins synchronously along the entire cone. “The swirls have to work together to achieve good performance,” Villarreal explains. There is also a ring of magnets at the base of the cone that give the rotations a boost regardless of wind speed.

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EZTV shuts down

EZTV shuts down

During the spring of 2005 several large TV-torrent sites were knocked offline, leaving a gaping void that was soonfilled by a new torrent distribution group, EZTV.

For a decade EZTV has been one of the leading TV distribution groups. It turned into one of the most visited torrent sites, but today this run comes to an end.

Facing a hostile takeover the group’s founder and main operator NovaKing has called it quits.

Initially it remained vague how EZTV’s demise came to be, not least because NovaKing could not be reached. However, with help from several EZTV staffers including sladinki007 we can now explain what happened.

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Dumb: Parent blames Minecraft for his kids shitty behaviour

Dumb: Parent blames Minecraft for his kids shitty behaviour

I KNEW there was trouble in paradise the instant I took my son’s iPad off him while he was playing Minecraft. He’d ignored me three times when I’d told him to put it down and come eat dinner.

Like a werewolf right on the strike of midnight, my seven-year-old transformed. He clenched his jaw, turned his hands into claws and came at me kicking and scratching and even trying bite me, like he hadn’t done since he was two.

“Don’t you know I was building a fortress?” he shrieked.

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News limited shit. So be warned.

  
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The Spaceship graveyard

The Spaceship graveyard

In a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, the broken remains of space stations and robotic freighters litter the ocean floor, 4km below the waves. The world’s space agencies call this region the South Pacific Ocean Uninhabited Area. But it’s also called the Spacecraft Cemetery.

There are no islands in these waters, the nearest shores are thousands of kilometres away, and shipping traffic is relatively light here. It’s an ideal place for spacecraft to plunge back to Earth and die, far from any humans that might be injured by falling debris.

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Sydney man in the running for Darwin award

Sydney man in the running for Darwin award

A 19-year-old-man is on life support at Westmead Hospital after allegedly playing Russian roulette in Sydney’s north-west on Friday night.

Josh Taylor from Pitt Town allegedly fired the gun outside an IGA Supermarket on Eldon Street,the Nine Network reports.

He was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at the time with three friends, who allegedly told investigators he was playing Russian roulette.

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Russian roulette… with a semi-automatic. So many levels of dumb. Feel bad for his family and friends, but what a stupid thing to do.

  
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Hundreds of Japanese sue their government over the TPP

Hundreds of Japanese sue their government over the TPP

Back in March, we reported on a campaign in Japan seeking to raise awareness about the extreme copyright provisions in TPP. Of course, making copyright even more unbalanced is just one of many problems with TPP, and arguably not even the worst. Now activists in the country have launched a much broader attack on the whole agreement by filing a lawsuit against the Japanese government in an attempt to halt its involvement in the talks.

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Windows 10 will be full of crap

Windows 10 will be full of crap

Gaming has always been a huge part of the Windows experience, with titles likeSolitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts each being played millions of times over the years. While these are all returning in Windows 10, those aren’t the only games you’ll be playing. In fact, we’ve got some great news to announce today: King will be bringingCandy Crush Saga to Windows 10.

What’s worse as pointed out by Kotaku is that they will continue to push these games into windows over time. I sure hope you can stop that.

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Seriously, Menists, feminists… just shut up. Men’s group urges boycott of Mad Max

Seriously, Menists, feminists… just shut up. Men’s group urges boycott of Mad Max

Charlize Theron kept showing up a lot in the trailers, while Tom Hardy (Mad Max) seemed to have cameo appearances. Charlize Theron sure talked a lot during the trailers, while I don’t think I’ve heard one line from Tom Hardy. And finally, Charlize Theron’s character barked orders to Mad Max.

Nobody barks orders to Mad Max.

Source with thanks to Prints of chaos who constantly oppresses me because I am a man.

I’m all for equal rights but this is taking the piss right?

  
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Microsoft reminds you who owns their consoles.

Microsoft reminds you who owns their consoles.

Over the past couple of days, testers for a company called VMC Games have been leaking out videos from their current build, the upcoming (unannounced) Gears of War remake for Xbox One. Both VMC and Microsoft are not pleased, and today, they came down hard, telling testers in an email that the leakers have been not only banned from VMC’s program, but will lose access to their Xbox Ones entirely for a period of time to be determined by Microsoft in the future.

Yep, according to VMC, Microsoft has permanently banned those leakers’ Xbox Live accounts and temporarily made their Xbox Ones totally unusable.

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That’s right. For posting unauthorized videos, they are going to disable the xbox one entirely for the users. That’s what you get for being a peasant gamer.

  
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