Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: Visa.com is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[2]: Hmmm
by panzi on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
panzi
Member since:
2006-01-22

Well, David was a horrible person. Decimating and enslaving other nations and killing people as a present to his father-in-law, these are not the deeds of a good man. By today's standards he would be a war criminal. I don't think David even tried the diplomatic approach.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by cb88 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 15:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
cb88 Member since:
2009-04-23

First you are trollin... second had David not killed Goliath they would have been the slaves of the philistines and/or dead (undead slaves anyone?).

I mean bring back the days when you could kill ONE guy and pretty much win the war. Diplomacy doesn't help if they other guys a) want your land b) are on a war rampage or c) are just mean.

Fact is the philistines were only there because the didn't completely eradicate all the previous occupiers of the land... which they were supposed to have done and ended up living among them "diplomatically" you might say so look where diplomacy got them.

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RE[4]: Hmmm
by bryanv on Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
bryanv Member since:
2005-08-26

Meh. Redacted. No point in posting this here.

I can sum it up real easy.

How is David any different than Osama Bin Laden?

Edited 2010-12-08 17:44 UTC

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RE[4]: Hmmm
by sakeniwefu on Wed 8th Dec 2010 22:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
sakeniwefu Member since:
2008-02-26

Yeah, because they had to invade that patch of land.

God told us to take their land and kill them all. We are so good we left some of them alive, and how do they pay us? Sending Goliath. Philistine terrorists want us dead, so we are entitled to kill them!

You'd think after a few thousand years, they'd have learnt a lesson or two.

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