Chalk Poses New Terrorist Threat to America

A.K.A. Freedom of Speech in Corporate US

Bank of America

California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk
Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.

According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from “mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism.

California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk.

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CIA Anti-Leak Campaign Leaks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is launching a new campaign aimed at pressuring CIA officers to keep the intelligence agency’s secrets secret, after a series of leaks to the media.

In a memo to the CIA workforce this week, Brennan says the “Honor (sic) the Oath,” campaign is intended to “reinforce our corporate culture of secrecy” through education and training. The Associated Press obtained the memo Wednesday, marked unclassified and for official use only.

CIA cracks down on its own to stop leaks.

Opera Browser Servers Hacked

27th June 20013: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL OPERA BROWSER USERS
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Servers belonging to software developers Opera have been compromised. At present it is unclear how much damage has been done. Opera themselves have been their usual less than forthcoming selves when queried, moreover their official statement raise more questions than it answers. Additionally there is no news for its users on it’s official facebook pages or twitter account.

Further Reading:
Opera breached, has code cert stolen, possibly spreads malware – advice on what to do
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software
Opera network cracked
Opera’s network hacked, code-signing certificate stolen, used to spread malware
Opera tries to put a good spin on could turn out to be a pretty nasty breach
Opera’s official statement raise more questions than it answers

Another nail in the coffin?

In The Meantime, Some Music…

Retro Vinyl Illustration (artist unknown)

The English Blues – Matthew Edwards and The Unfortunates

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Matthew-Edwards-and-the-Unfortunates/143750939005979
http://www.matthewedwardsandtheunfortunates.com/

(Just Like) Susan George – The Blanche Hudson Weekend

http://www.facebook.com/bhweekend

Special Ape – Fat White Family

The Wolfhounds – Cheer Up

http://www.facebook.com/TheWolfhounds

If you have trouble finding these at your high street record shop – who am I kidding, if you have one at all considered yourself lucky and praise them daily with freshly cut flowers and fruits of the forest.

The rest of us buy on ‘tinternet (sic). Here’s my own list of preferred retailers:
Pebble Records
Norman
Rough Trade
Spillers http://www.spillersrecords.co.uk/
Rhythm http://www.rhythmonline.co.uk/
Townsend http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/
Sound It Out http://www.sounditoutrecords.co.uk/

indie record shops – a list
http://www.recordstoreday.com
http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk/

As for radio you’d be a prize lemon not to listen to Dandelion Radio

WebKit Opera: First Impressions

27th June 20013: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL OPERA BROWSER USERS
Opera breached, has code cert stolen, possibly spreads malware – advice on what to do
Attackers sign malware using crypto certificate stolen from Opera Software
Opera’s network hacked, code-signing certificate stolen, used to spread malware
Opera’s official statement raise more questions than it answers

So then Opera enters a dramatic new phase, but is a bright new dawn or is the sun about to set on a much loved friend?

From herein I shall refer to Presto as Classic Opera and WebKit as, erm, ChromOpera? ChrOpera? ChOpera? COpera? I haven’t settled on an appropriate conjunction just yet.


View full size image. Opera Next v.15.0.1147.61

Observations on Opera Next version 15.0.1147.61
One aspect that I and I’m certain most users love about Classic Opera is in how customisable it is. ini files can be edited with speed and efficiency that brings a real sense of ownership to the experience.

WebKit uses SQLlite to store its user data so by using SQLite Database Browser I’ve been able to view and edit some files (see screenshot below). Crucially the Preferences file can be edited in a plain text editor, although only a few options have been added thus far, so there really isn’t much one can do to customise things just yet.


View full size image. SQLite Database Browser

Overview & Omissions
This is merely a cursory overview. A first impression review.

    Search: No edit options. Cannot Add or remove.
    Bookmarks: Not available.
    UserJS: Not available.
    UserCSS: Not available.
    Themes: No edit options. Cannot Add or remove.
    Toolbar: Not available.
    Passwwords: Import not available.
    Certificates: Import not available.
    Blocked Content/urlfilter: Not available.

source: Gary Walsh – WebKit Opera: First Impressions MyOpera Blog

Update:
Problems with Dragonfly [1] [2]

Opera Next Users Poll
Farewell Opera? Poll
Farewell Opera? Results

Further Reading:
Why Opera switching to Blink (WebKit) was the blunder of a century
Opera Next 15 Released! Opera Desktop Team Blog
SQLite Database Browser