Monday, December 22, 2014

Payback!...

All i can say is paybacks is a bitch...

North Korea's internet is having serious problems

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North Korea is having serious connectivity issues this morning, North Korea Tech reports. The country has extremely limited web infrastructure to begin with, but reports from Dyn indicate the country's infrastructure has suffered a series of major outages over the past 24 hours. As a result, anyone at a North Korean IP would have found it nearly impossible to connect to the web. "I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before," said Doug Madory, director of internet analysis at Dyn Research, told North Korea Tech. "Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently." The premise is particularly relevant given recent statements by President Obama, which promised a "proportional response" to the recent attack on Sony.

If the outage is in fact the result of a US attack, it would represent a wholesale attack on a country's access to the internet, setting a dangerous precedent of retaliation against targeted attacks. Access to the web in North Korea is generally restricted to military or government uses, so the downtime would have no effect on the average citizen, but the precedent could be used to justify far more destructive denial-of-service attacks. Still, it's just as plausible that the downtime is the result of internal North Korean operations or simple infrastructure problems. Until more evidence surfaces, it's difficult to say for sure.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sometimes you just feel like it...

I had to share this one, because I know you all felt like this before. Lol!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

1/2 A Century!...

I know this is a little late-because I've been quite busy, lately-but I want to thanx you ALL for celebrating my 50th birthday, Sat @ the Broadway Dive bar. It was a great & memorable time. Thanx a bunch & hope to see you in 2015!
-Daniel aka Obsidian


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pays to mind your own business...

This is great footage of a Russian professional mixed martial artist defending his wife from a bunch of Russian punks thugs. Check it out!
-Daniel aka Obsidian


Friday, November 21, 2014

Are We Next?...

Physicist Claims Evidence Ancient Nuclear Explosions Ended Life On Mars

Brandenburg believes nuclear events wiped out all life on Mars.

A plasma physicist is advancing a theory in which he claims to have evidence of two ancient nuclear explosions on Mars, events that he believes wiped out an ancient civilization on the red planet.

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. John Brandenburg is set to present his theory at the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society in Illinois, which will be held this Saturday. His lecture, Evidence of Massive Thermonuclear Explosions in Mars Past, The Cydonian Hypothesis, and Fermi’s Paradox, will examine the theory, which he also advances in a paper set to be published in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle physics.

“Given the large amount of nuclear isotopes in Mars atmosphere resembling those from hydrogen bomb tests on Earth, Mars may present an example of civilization wiped out by a nuclear attack from space,” he wrote.

Brandenburg’s research centers around a high concentration of Xenon-129 in the atmosphere of Mars, as well as an abundance of Uranium and Thorium on the planet’s surface, as Vice notes. He claims that Mars was the site of several “massive radiological events,” which were responsible for the current concentrations of radioactive elements.
“This pattern of phenomenon can be explained as due to two large anomalous nuclear explosions on Mars in the past.”
Brandenburg, who holds a degree from UC Davis, has previously claimed that Mars was once home to two ancient civilizations, known as Cydonia and Utopia, which possessed a level of technology similar to that of the ancient Egyptians.

“Analysis of new images from Odyssey, MRO and Mars Express orbiters now show strong evidence of eroded archeological objects at these sites,” he wrote. “Taken together, the data requires that the hypothesis of Mars as the site of an ancient planetary nuclear massacre, must now be considered.”

Observers have long claimed to see evidence of ancient civilizations in photos sent back by rovers on the surface of Mars, as the Inquisitr has previously noted. Brandenburg asserts that the infamous “face on Mars,” which was found in the Cydoina region, is an artifact from an ancient alien race.

Brandenburg also believes that his theory could explain the Fermi Paradox, which questions why humanity has yet to contact alien life, despite the mathematically high probability of its existence. Warning that mankind should be wary of such an attack on our own planet, he advocates a manned mission to Mars in order to study any remaining evidence.

The upcoming book Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre is authored by Brandenburg and further details his theories.

[Image: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, via Vice]



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On a More Positive Scientific Note...

CERN scientists discover 2 new subatomic particles

Associated Press
GENEVA (AP) — Scientists at the world's largest smasher said Wednesday they have discovered two new subatomic particles never seen before that could widen our understanding of the universe.
An experiment using the European Organization for Nuclear Research's Large Hadron Collider found the new particles, which were predicted to exist, and are both baryons made from three quarks bound together by a strong force.

In a statement Wednesday, officials at the lab known by its French acronym CERN announced the discovery, which could shed more light on how things work beyond the "Standard Model" physics theory explaining the basic building blocks of matter. The results also were submitted to the publication Physical Review Letters.

"Nature was kind and gave us two particles for the price of one," said one of the CERN collaborators, Matthew Charles, of the CNRS's LPNHE laboratory at Paris VI University.

The new particles are more than six times as massive as the protons that scientists have been deliberately crashing into each other in a 17-mile (27-kilometer) tunnel on the Swiss-French border near Geneva to see what they can discover about the makeup of the universe and its tiniest particles.

The heavier weight of the two particles is due in part to their "spins" in opposite directions which is "an exciting result," said Steven Blusk of Syracuse University in New York.

CERN-based physicist Patrick Koppenburg said the study, using data taken during 2011 and 2012, could help differentiate between Standard Model effects and "anything new or unexpected in the future."

Teams of thousands of CERN scientists also used the state-of-the-art particle accelerator to discover the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, without which particles wouldn't hold together and there would be no matter. The discovery helped Peter Higgs win the Nobel Prize by proving his theories right.

-Daniel Canada aka Obsidian

 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Incredible Explosion Over Russian Sky...

I don't think this is a laughing matter (not that anyone is laughing) but in a nuclear age, when relationships between Russia & America are @ their all-time lowest, since the beginning of the cold war...we have this spectacular explosion over Russia's sky...
-Obsidian