Archive for 2011/10/10
Peter King (R-NY) on Occupy Wall Street: We can’t allow this to get any legitimacy – it could end up shaping policyPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness
Patrick Howley claimed he infiltrated Saturday’s DC protest in order to discredit it – but account has since been altered
British people have launched a campaign entitled “Occupy London’s Stock Exchange” on October 15 in a fresh bid to stress their frustration with the coalition governmentPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness
So we have a protester from the group Anonymous who is trying on the mantle of Guy Fawkes, by wearing his face. Anonymous seems to have adopted the Guy Fawkes mask as an emblem. FYI: these are the folks who put the families of Arizona state police at risk by publishing their names and addresses for the hell of it. I suppose it’s fitting, as Fawkes was essentially a terrorist. The only reason he is not reviled is that he failed. Several hundred deaths are not credited to him. He avoided being England’s Timothy McVeigh.
Veteran comic and activist Dick Gregory said the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations were reminiscent of the 1960s civil rights movement and police violence could catapult it into a mass protestPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness
Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer announced this weekend that he, too, will be joining in on the Occupy Wall Street protestsPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness
Victims are generally encouraged to blink vigorously in order to encourage tears, which will help flush the irritant from the eyes.
- “…there was no significant difference in pain relief provided by five different treatment regimens. Time after exposure appeared to be the best predictor for decrease in pain…”
To avoid rubbing the spray into the skin, thereby prolonging the burning sensation, and in order to not spread the compound to other parts of the body, victims should try to avoid touching affected areas. There are also wipes, manufactured for the express purpose of serving to decontaminate someone who has received a dose of pepper spray. Many ambulance services and emergency departments use baby shampoo to remove the spray and with generally good effect. Some of the OC and CS will remain in the respiratory system, but a recovery of vision and the coordination of the eyes can be expected within 7 to 15 minutes.
Some “triple-action” pepper sprays also contain “tear gas” (CS gas), which can be neutralized with sodium metabisulfite (Campden tablets, used in homebrewing), though it, too, is not water soluble and needs to be washed off using the same procedure as for pepper spray.
We have been doing trials with pepper spray to find good remedies. There are some definite things that you can do after being sprayed to help minimize the discomfort. None of these are miracle cures: using these remedies will help people to feel better faster, but it will still take time.
Remedy for the eyes, nose, and mouth: L.A.W. (liquid antacid and water)
Remedies for the skin: For pepper spray on the skin
Secondary treatments can include: walking around with your arms outstretched, removing contaminated clothing, and taking a cool shower.
In fact, it is essential to shower and wash or discard your clothes as soon as you are able. Pepper spray is toxic, and will continually contaminate you and everyone around you until you get rid of it. Until then, try not to touch your eyes or your face, or other people, furniture, carpets etc. to avoid further contamination. Shower using the coldest water you can stand (to keep your pores from opening). Wash your clothes using strong detergents. The best protection against chemical weapons is a gas mask.
“I come from Haiti a long time ago. I love this country. You are free,” he said. “But now, now it’s upsidedown because you can’t work.”
Appelbaum order: CNET has learned that the secret court order is what’s called a 2703(d) order. It’s not as privacy-protective as a traditional search warrant, and some courts have ruled that such orders are unconstitutional when used to read a suspect’s e-mailPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Public Policy
Does hack of Mifare DESFire Smartcard affect NASA, too?
Intel is boning up on its soft sciences to divine what drives customers to buy a certain device and what characteristics matterPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Netflix: It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDsPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
The U.S. government has obtained a controversial type of secret court order to force Google Inc. and small Internet provider Sonic.net Inc. to turn over information from the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum, according to documents reviewed by The Wall Street JournalPosted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, Enforcement, Google, Litigation, Privacy / Data Protection
The open internet – a platform for growth. A report for the BBC, Blinkbox, Channel 4, Skype and Yahoo!Posted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, Stats / reports
Myths regarding the internet value chain
2.1 Myth One: Demand is bad
2.2 Myth Two: Costs are ballooning because of data growth
2.3 Myth Three: Application providers cause traffic
2.4 Myth Four: Application providers ‘free ride’
2.5 Myth Five: Charging application providers would promote broadband investment
Newspaper will offer twenty albums of popular Dutch artists through a coupon in the Saturday edition. With this coupon, readers can buy a CD and a corresponding magazine for € 5,95Posted: 2011/10/10 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
The action will last twenty weeks, but real fanatics can also order the whole collection all at once for € 99,-