Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 8th Jul 2009 20:28 UTC
Bugs & Viruses In the past several days, it appears that at least 35 US- and South Korea-based websites were under attack by a botnet group of computers, causing the attacked domains to become very slow and unresponsive and even putting many out of commission for periods of time. Among the domains were many government websites of their respective countries. It's unconfirmed as to where exactly the attack is being launched from, but South Korean officials believe it to be North Koran forces or those sympathetic to their cause.
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At least they could be good Communists and release the source code under the ISC license.

North Korea is not Communist, but Socialist with Korean characteristics (AKA Juche ideology). It's very sad that people don't know very much about North Korea, especially Westerners.

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BluenoseJake Member since:

you should try being Canadian, nobody knows anything about us, and we're freaking right next to the US. It has been shown many, many times the prevailing US view of us is that we all live in igloos, say "eh" after every sentence, that it snows year round here, our capital city is Toronto (it's not) and we all love hockey (we do).

There isn't many people who really take the time to learn about anybody other than their own group/country/whatever.

It's kind of a shame.

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neticspace Member since:

I am Canadian of South Korean origin and we tend to like Canada more than USA.

But anyways, I've tried many ways to get a Windows compatible North Korean software via China or Japan. No luck.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

and we all love hockey (we do).

I was led to believe there more curling sheets than ice* hockey rinks. And that's a good thing, because curling is frakking awesome.

*Hockey without the "ice" qualifier is something different - something we Dutch are pretty good at ;) .

Edited 2009-07-09 13:19 UTC

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righard Member since:

Damn, even I (is that arrogant?) thought Toronto to be the capital of Canada.

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dbolgheroni Member since:

Hey, I live in Brazil. A lot of people think there are monkeys on the streets, that our capital is Rio de Janeiro (or worst, Buenos Aires) and that the only think you'll see here is soccer and carnival.

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fretinator Member since:

It's kind of a shame.

Grammar correction: It's kind of a shame, eh.

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StephenBeDoper Member since:

As Dave Foley put it:

"And of course, how can we discuss Canada without discussing the weather. Yes, it is cold in Canada - it is very, very cold. Are you happy now? Yes, the average year-around temperature is 273 degrees below zero - but that is celcius."

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sakeniwefu Member since:

Note that what's known as Communism nowadays in the World that has continued to evolve since the 1950s is not the original "Communism" but "Marxism-Leninism" and its derivatives. Juche falls by that definition into Communism because it is, according to messiah Kim Il Sung himself, a derivative of Marxism-Leninism. Other than that, it is rather unoriginal and further developments by Kim Jong Il have many parallelisms with Stalinism, another Communism variant.

What the parties and Nations choose to call themselves has little relevance, as the Chinese Communist Party can hardly be defined as Communist by any standard(more like 1900s European Capitalism) and the "Socialist" Parties in Europe and the developed world in general are, at their best, Socially Liberal Conservatives.

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