Open mike 26/01/2010

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8 comments on “Open mike 26/01/2010”

  1. infused 1

    This site always seems to have issues with the anti spam word. Says invalid, on refresh get lots of internal server errors (and the default wordpress site shows).

    [lprent: This site also has problems with spam bots and search bots that like it a little too much and spread their love widely in an embrace with many connections. So the site has some quite strong constraints on how many connections it will accept at the same time from a single IP. This prevents the site from falling over when there are a number of bots connecting at the same time – typically after a post is put up. We tell the major search engines it is there, and it looks like the scavengers get the data at the same time.

    I suspect that the problem lies with your browser and/or proxy server leaving connections open or trying to open all parts of the page each in a separate connection.

    It’d be easy to fix. The site runs on 512MB RAM, pushing that out a couple of gigs would help solve the problem. Since that isn’t going to happen due to financial restrictions, you’ll have to live with it (or press the donate button). ]

  2. Bill 2

    Web site set up offering financial incentives to anyone thinking of performing a citizens arrest on Tony Blair for war crimes. (Iraq)

    Reminded me of a case a few years ago (can’t remember the details) where citizens took it upon themselves to empty a store of its dodgy hardwood stock and cart it to local police station and handed it all in as recovered stolen goods.

    Now. Afghanistan. Illegal. John Key anyone?

    The Charter of the United Nations spells out the conditions that must apply if a war is to have legal justification, as follows:

    Article 33

    1. The parties to any dispute, the continuance of which is likely to endanger the maintenance of international peace and security, shall, first of all, seek a solution by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice.
    2. The Security Council shall, when it deems necessary, call upon the parties to settle their dispute by such means.

    Article 51

    Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security. Measures taken by Members in the exercise of this right of self-defence shall be immediately reported to the Security Council and shall not in any way affect the authority and responsibility of the Security Council under the present Charter to take at any time such action as it deems necessary in order to maintain or restore international peace and security.

  3. Re: Infused and Trev above.

    I know the truth; it’s actually a vast global conspiracy. All we are asking for is a proper inquiry into why the anti spam fell at the speed of freefall and why the Standard server is showing traces of nano thermite in its cache.

    • Pascal's bookie 3.1

      “why the Standard server is showing traces of nano thermite in its cache.”


      • lprent 3.1.1

        With the amount of links and comments that go straight into the spam trap, I wouldn’t be surprised about anything in there.

  4. gingercrush 4

    Tolley loses Tertiary Education to Joyce. Wilkinson gets Conservation from Groser.

    Joyce looks increasing like Mr. Fix it as Mallard and Cullen were with Clark’s tenure. Tolley being sacrificed?? Wilkinson will do wonders for conservation 😆

    • Chess Player 4.1

      Remind me, what did Mallard “fix” again?

      Apart from his eye on the minibar, that is?

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