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: 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 DavidCollins on Wed 8th Dec 2010 13:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Hmmm"
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My first sentence was intended to be sarcastic.

You comment is yet another indication for me that sarcasm is a bad tool to use on the internet.

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RE[3]: Hmmm
by phoudoin on Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:49 in reply to "RE[2]: Hmmm"
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Or just that english is not always your reader native language...

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RE[4]: Hmmm
by elsewhere on Thu 9th Dec 2010 07:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Hmmm"
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Or just that english is not always your reader native language...

I wish more people understood this. Sarcasm isn't universal to all languages, and can be challenging to people for whom English isn't their primary. And hey, isn't that why we created the wink ;-)

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