Apparently terrorism has turned hi-tech. Well, if the idea of having your website jacked and used to spout volatile religious propaganda is the sort of thing that keeps you up at night. Given that the prospect terrifies me, I feel the act can legitimately be described as cyber-terrorism. Nearly 1000 Danish sites have allegedly been hacked in such a manner, in retaliation for having the audacity to discuss the contentious cartoons. Zone-H described it as the fastest politically targetted series of defacements they have seen, perpetrated by both individuals and organised groups. Perhaps P-2006 is next in line. Or perhaps Allah will be offering you V1aGr4 right here. We’re quietly confident that as an omnipotent being He has better things to do than worry about than a few mediocre sketches, and cares even less about our opinion.
Having found devious ways to cram data into the tiniest nooks and even, rumour has it, the very crannies of this laptop’s meagre 60GB harddisk, I finally caved in this evening and purchased an external one. My new acquisition is an Iomega Silver Series 300GB drive for a little over a hundred quid at Amazon. It should be arriving in a few days after which — particularly if the name Syndrome means anything to you — you should find much more available. By which I mean it’ll store a good few law essays.
During my hunt I also came across an offer potent enough to excite gadget lovers of even Ravi proportions. Being a magnanimous sort of chap, I decided to share: In return for nothing more than an email address, you can pick up a £5 Firebox voucher to spend on anything your technophilic heart desires. Speaking of hearts I believe it was intended to be some sort of Valentine’s offer, so hurry to claim yours as it’s then valid for a month. Get them while they’re hot or, given the location, on fire (in the cool sense, not the Danish embassy sense). What did I deign to procure? All I’ll say is this: you can rub it and it’s not Aladdin’s lamp.