Marco Travaglio - L’informazione delle denunce anonime (Journalism through anonymous letters)

August 31, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Why they feel so comfortable, boss Berlusconi’s servants, about being so shamelessly servants and prone to any of his mood/desire/degenerate synaptic path? Really I can’t understand, at least until I struggle to start from the idea that the aforementioned servants are persuaded about the fact that they need to line up with the strongest to survive, because being too much weak to be humans they prefer to be worms and squelch through shit for their entire life rather than facing reality for what it is.

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Naruto: Shippūden episode 124 - Art

August 29, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Comics & Animation · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Hum, I thought the fight between Sasuke and the crazy bomber Deidara would have ended up less quickly, conversely after just two episodes one has the occasion to see the Akatsuki member tearing down some kilometers in the attempt to kill the Uchiha :-D It’s not so bad, anyway, actually the true meat (that is the clash between Sasuke and his elder brother Itachi, and the important revelations that will follow) is still to come… For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.

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Why The Fool blocks Google Safe-Browsing

August 29, 2009 · Filed Under Networking, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the Web The Fool is an Italian start-up founded by Matteo Flora, a security consultant known for having helped Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset to put together the data required to bring a 500 million euros lawsuit against Google and YouTube in July 2008. On the blog of FoolDNS, the main product offered by The Fool, the company has recently explained the reasons why Google Safe-Browsing is part of the service blacklist hence it is blocked for users and companies which use it.

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Marco Travaglio - Verità di Stato e verità di mafia (State truth and mafia truth)

August 25, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too It’s true that sooner or later even the worst will have a limit, and that this devastated country will have to face the Truth of History, something that doesn’t air with the eight o’clock TV news and sees Silvio Berlusconi and his equals as the criminals that they are. Clarified this, I’m not that hopeful as Travaglio is on the possibility that someone of those who know will start to talk soon. Maybe it’s because currently I’ve lost a bit of the ability to imagine the future, but for what I can see by miself this dunghill of mafioso rulers could still go on for a long time.

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BlizzCon 2009, Diablo III gets the new Monk class

August 24, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances As it always did in the past few years, on August 21 and 22 developer Blizzard gathered players and reporters around BlizzCon, the event held at the Anaheim Convention Center during which the lucky attenders have had the opportunity to see in action (and try with their hands) the novelties from the three major franchises of the company. Regarding Diablo III, the new and long awaited chapter of the hack’n slash saga par excellence, Blizzard showed the forth of the five character classes available to the player, the Monk.

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The 5 all-time worst malware according to Trend Micro

August 22, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebTrend Micro, a Tokyo-based security enterprise with over 4,000 employees in more than 30 countries, has recently asked the experts from TrendLabs (its global research organization) to make an updated list of the worst computer plagues ever. The resulting list includes 5 noteworthy examples of widespread infections which represented, during their respective period of wider circulation, the most dangerous security threats users and companies could have faced.

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Naruto: Shippūden episode 123 - Clash!

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Comics & Animation · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Sasuke’s personal war against his elder brother Itachi is finally getting serious, and in the first clash with the Akatsuki (to which Itachi belongs) the renegade ninja of the Leaf must face Deidara, namely the crazy bomber maniac about art that is clearly predestined to a premature and not-so-pleasant end. The fight started in this episode will end during the next weeks, and considering that at this point of the story I only glanced at some spoiler about the manga I’m quite curious to see how this will evolve… For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.

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New tricks for file viruses

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under News, Security · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebFile viruses are only a small part of nowadays malicious code diversified landscape, and yet these ancient malware designed to infect legitimate software by parasitizing its executable routines continue, every now and then, to hit the headlines with news worth the attention. The latest couple of examples of this remarkable endurance ability affects an old but still popular development environment and the most known among CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs.

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Radiohead play with BitTorrent

August 19, 2009 · Filed Under Music, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebAfter having experienced the largely unexplored territories of unhindered digital distribution thanks to In Rainbows, after having “shot” the entirely digital video clip from House of Cards, Radiohead continue to seek alternative ways to reach fans and innovate the music market by releasing their latest song on the BitTorrent P2P network.

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Finally the upgrade to Firefox 3(.5.2)

August 18, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Networking · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Good things need time, I wrote in July 2008. For the upgrade of my Firefox installation to the last version available it took more than a year, hence instead of release 3.0 now I have a shiny Firefox 3.5.2 on the screen, no remorse for the switch, some little lack of intimacy with the minimal behavioural differences of the browser UI and so much relief for the end of an installation, test and refining operation that stole me an entire weekend and this past Monday morning.

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Marco Travaglio - Unipol, D’Alema e l’Opa sul Pd (Unipol, D’Alema and the takeover on Democratic Party)

August 17, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The real Italian communists, those gone extinct a few years ago, were disgusting because they were funded by the real Russian communists, those who wiped out opposers and compensated their clear sexual shortcomings with giant missiles in parades. The modern grandchildren of the Italian communists, those who call themselves “Democratic Party” causing a generalized hilarity, are horrendous because they behave like the worst among capitalists. They play with finance, seize banks, boat and then they talk about the “workers’ sacrifices” with their stomach and wallet full. If these are the best “alternative” to Psycho-Viagra (Silvio Berlusconi) I am Jesus Christ incarnate.

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Naruto: Shippūden episode 122 - The Hunt

August 15, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Comics & Animation · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The wait of Naruto Shippuuden’s previous episode is over, and all the three different formations involved in the upcoming ruthless war (Sasuke’s team, the Leaf, the Akatsuki) move each one toward its aim. Sasuke starts seeking for Itachi, Naruto and the others hunt both Uchiha and two ninjas from the Akatsuki target Sasuke. On Naruto’s path suddenly appears an old acquaintance of the Leaf, while bomber Deidara detects Sasuke and challenge him in a fight. For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.

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Videogames highlights - July 2009

August 14, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Videogames Highlights

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances In this period there is a lot of talking about the new ways of interaction with entertainment devices and about the fact that things like Microsoft’s Project Natal would be destined, on the long run, to replace traditional controllers be they joypads, keyboards or mice. To me this seems more of an advertising nonsense than any other thing, the mouse lasted 40 years and there surely will be a valid reason to justify such a longevity. Of course, we’re all open to the future and tech evolution, but seeing myself playing to a remote descendant of one of the titles included in this videogaming compilation without a physical controller in my hands seems an unlikely perspective to say the least.

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KarmaKula chapter 6: “Big Monk, Little Monk”

August 11, 2009 · Filed Under Media & Multimedia, News · Comment 

News - A succession of fresh, quality news, from inside and outside of the WebRefreshed by the bath full of blood and human haslet of chapter 5, the protagonist of the new live action series from the Ninjai Gang resumes his journey toward the cursed mountain (so to speak). But the Karma Kula is that kind of protagonist which never lacks nuisances, whereby in Big Monk, Little Monk our hero runs into a little and noisy apprentice monk fallen victim of a misadventure while he was travelling with his master.

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Marco Travaglio - I paradisi fiscali di Mediaset (Mediaset tax heavens)

August 11, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too The funniest thing, within the endless succeeding of Silvio “Psycho-daddy” Berlusconi’s troubles with justice, is to observe how much this little man with a few hairs and a Viagra-colored libido has been busy defrauding the State, stealing and mocking people during his long criminal-entrepreneurial and now political career. What the new investigations on slush fund belonging to Mediaset and its owner Daddy-Silvio will end up being isn’t predictable, certainly the auto-censorship curtain involving the largest Italian mass media won’t let pass too much about the facts. Let’s hope in Il Fatto (literally “The Fact”).

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From the past to the future, the new bootkits menace

August 10, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Security · Comment 

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances As security experts have already highlighted in this months and years, the trend of the most sophisticated malicious code is to be able to reach the lowest levels of the machine to infect, putting out of the game all the security mechanisms and gaining full control of the PC and the operating system. This trend embraces more and more the term “bootkit”, literally a bootable rootkit, on which the attentions of researchers and Assembly code enthusiasts have recently focused uncovering new, potential threats with an ancient heart and dangerous security flaws sold as malware-proof security measures.

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Naruto: Shippūden episode 121 - Assemble

August 8, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Comics & Animation · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too Gone the special about Kakashi’s turbulent youth of the past week, Naruto Shippuuden focuses once again on Sasuke Uchiha’s revenge desire, the actions by secret organization Akatsuki and Naruto’s childish desire to bring his companion back to home. It’s a waiting episode, where Sasuke’s team stocks up for the confrontation with Itachi Uchiha, Akatsuki updates its members on Orochimaru’s death and the Leaf assembles some ninjas for the next mission: to capture Itachi before he runs into his younger brother. For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.

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Marco Travaglio - De Gennaro e la macelleria messicana (De Gennaro and the Mexican slaughtering)

August 3, 2009 · Filed Under Babel fish, Politics & Society · Comment 

Babel fish - A mental interface between Sir Arthur's sensibility and the events from the outer world. And for all the rest, too A warning for surfers: this post has been written without restraint. In his last Passaparola Marco Travaglio says the majority of policemen is honest, hence the liability of the assault at the Diaz school during 2001 G8 must be sought mainly among the “chiefs” of the body. In this case Travaglio doesn’t say it all and he is well aware of this, because police forces are full of bastard fascists that should be hung up by their balls in Piazzale Loreto, no doubt about that. A more direct version of the bestiality happened in Genoa eight years ago (and for which as usual in this fucking country almost no one paid the check) was written by Nick Davies on The Guardian.

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Videogames highlights - June 2009

August 1, 2009 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
This entry is part of the series Videogames Highlights

In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances This is a recession period and the videogaming industry suffers too, with a sales drop of 23% during May (for USA), a thump unseen since 2007. And yet the executives from the major companies in the field talk about sustained growth for a business that, in 2012, will be 55 billion dollars worth overall. Meanwhile market researches describe a “new golden age for entertainment software” and videogames permanently reside in two third of the American households. That’s an ideal condition, I say, to gather some relevant contents in what should be the last installment of videogames highlights’ old cycle before the new, more minimalistic setup.

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