Quote of the day

From Barak Obama:

I refuse to be lectured on national security by people who are responsible for the most disastrous set of foreign policy decisions in the recent history of the United States. The other side likes to use 9/11 as a political bludgeon. Well, let’s talk about 9/11…The people who were responsible for murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11… Osama bin Laden and his top leadership — the people who murdered 3000 Americans — have a safe-haven in northwest Pakistan, where they operate with such freedom of action that they can still put out hate-filled audiotapes to the outside world. That’s the result of the Bush-McCain approach to the war on terrorism.

And the response from the Republicans… (sounds of crickets chirping)… still waiting… still waiting…

G’Obama!

The Tiger Effect and Internet DDoS

From Slashdot:

Many US and Canadian ISPs thought they were under a massive denial of service attack yesterday — traffic spiked by hundreds of gigabits across North America. Turns out that the traffic was due to live streaming of the U.S. Open and Tiger Woods nail-biting victory.

I also read that trading was down 15% on Wallstreet, and the theory is that it was because of [[Tiger]]. He is now the omnisportnetmarket controller! 🙂