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[3]: OS news?
by boldingd on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: OS news?"
boldingd
Member since:
2009-02-19

Yes, because The New York Times is only about New York. Daring Fireball is only about fireballs with an attitude. Digg is about digging holes, and Slashdot is an interesting websites covering the use of slashes and dots all over the globe. The Washington Post is a newspaper for US Postal Service employees in Washington DC, and the Seattle PI is an industry magazine for private investigators working in the greater Seattle area. Time Magazine details the progress of time all over the world, and Escapist Magazine covers various means of escaping from around the globe.


Your witty little retort in no way justifies injecting your own personal opinion into ostensibly factual reporting. Thom gibbering about Thom's opinion - down to handing out your judgement on what people should and should not do - is not journalism.

If you want to be respected like Ars Technica or LWN, try holding yourself to the standards of actual news outlets - at least do us the favor of clearly separating your editorial opinions from the site's factual reporting.

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RE[4]: OS news?
by cheemosabe on Wed 8th Dec 2010 23:52 in reply to "RE[3]: OS news?"
cheemosabe Member since:
2009-11-29

If you want to be respected like Ars Technica or LWN, try holding yourself to the standards of actual news outlets


Isn't it astounding how easy the Internet makes it for people to express their dissatisfaction? Well it also allows you to do things differently just as easily.

You, my man, seem like a brave lad who knows what it takes to makes a successful news site. Not only as successful as OSnews but just as successful as Ars Technica. You're better then Thom so it should be easy.

I personally find OSnews to be just to my liking. Technology news with a stint of (technological) politics.

Edited 2010-12-08 23:53 UTC

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