Saturday, March 25, 2006

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Friday, March 03, 2006

The Piracy "Food Chain"

First off, piracy isn't just a few guys who work at cinemas and software stores taking the odd film or game home and sharing it on their home FTP servers or KaZaA.
Piracy on the Internet, or "the warez scene"(as those into it like to call it) is suprisingly organized. Pirated software/games/movies/anything are called warez and will referred to as that from now on.

The Piracy "Food Chain"

Warez/Release Groups - People who releasethe warez to the warez community. Often linked with Site Traders.

Site Traders - People who trade the releasesfrom the above groups on fast servers.

FXP Boards - Skript Kiddies whoscan/hack/fill vulnerable computers withwarez.

IRC Kiddies - Users of IRC (Internet RelayChat) who download from "XDCC Bots" or"Fserves."

KaZaA Kiddies - Users of KaZaA and otherp2p (peer to peer) programs.


Telescopes 'worthless' by 2050

Ground-based astronomy could be impossible in 40 years because of pollution from aircraft exhaust trails and climate change, an expert says.

Aircraft condensation trails - known as contrails - can dissipate, becoming indistinguishable from other clouds.
If trends in cheap air travel continue, says Professor Gerry Gilmore, the era of ground astronomy may come to an end much earlier than most had predicted.
Aircraft along with climate change will contribute to increased cloud cover.
The timescale is based on extrapolating air traffic growth figures. The BBC has learned that the calculations were made as part of preparations for an upcoming observatory project called the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
The ELT is intended to probe planets around nearby stars and look for extremely faint objects in the Universe.

>>"You either give up your cheap trips to Majorca, or you give up astronomy. You can't do both" - Gerry Gilmore, University of Cambridge