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Syrian gassing… Iraq, part 2

21 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Having personally run into some of the chemical nastiness in Iraq, BGen al-Zadat’s interview sounds very familiar to anyone who spent time in Iraq about this time ten years ago. Unfortunately, so does the dispersal of the weapons to the evildoers next door.

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You don’t say…

20 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

This is highly sad and amusing simultaneously… And it’s the front page on Reddit now too. Well done, Port Authority, the Google car got an even better photo without the Spanish Inquisition.

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“Teehee!” quod she

17 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Although she didn’t clap the window to… Chancellor Merkel took this Pirate Party down-a-drone stunt in stride though.

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A fine mess.

15 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Unfortunately, those who don’t live by the sword are usually the ones who get cut anyways. This BBC article provides a decent overview but note the important detail – he was imprisoned but released. You simply can’t do that with terrorists, of any stripe. EVENING UPDATE:Sitrep from GMA indicates MNLF fleeing in civilian dress. Other […]

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And now for something completely froggy.

13 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

On the lighter side of news this week was this nifty photo in this article about a frog rather surprised to find itself near a rocket launch. It’s a bit sad the rocket scientists giving the interviews apparently know little about optics – the young frog is quite near the camera, on its way to […]

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Find me, find me not.

13 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

So here’s an interesting result from a survey about smartphone geolocation… People turn it off for social media, but leave it on for navigation. So they’re concerned about tracking socially, but disregard tracking data collection generally in favour of convenience. Hmmm. Put this together with last month’s uproar about in-store tracking of shoppers (and those […]

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Somali Fatwa: al-Shabab is not Islamic

12 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

160 scholars have signed onto a fatwa declaring al-Shabab to be kufr (un-Islamic). Pretty bold stuff considering the signing was done in Mogadishu. Politically al-Shabab has had some splinter problems lately.

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Quantum encyrption lessons from… Reddit?

12 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

Oh yes, there’s quite a few boffins over there tonight ELI5-ing quantum encryption so we mere mortals can understand, and this is a darned good q+a.

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IMINT says… nukes!

11 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

While everyone’s distracted with Syria and international problem child, number two, it looks likethe world’s number Un problem child has decided it’s a good time to kick off his reactors, especially since we learnt yesterday that Iran claims nuclear enrichment is an ‘inalienable right’. Fissile materials, reactor technology and scientific knowledge have to come from […]

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Lynette Nusbacher on Cybersecurity

10 September, 2013 | The Red Team Red Queen

UK radio interview (audio) just posted today – well done madame! click here for radio interview, 06 Sept 2013 in podcast Material is copyright by Tomorrow’s Transactions podcast series — http://www.chyp.com/media/podcasts

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