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April 05 2011

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In Nomine a 4 by Orlando Gibbons
played by Ernst Stolz (in playback?)

"free score (serpent publications):
In Nomine is a title given to a large number of pieces of English polyphonic, predominantly instrumental music, first composed during the 16th century.
more at Wiki:

Ernst Stolz Viols"
Thanks for your kind lines.

It's a tragedy, and for the still imperilled progresses in the Middle East a bitter setback. It will depend a lot how the reactions inside the civil societies in the Arab countries as in Israel will be articulated - in fact as hard this assassination is as personal loss to accept , it may in a longer term also strengthen the arab protest mouvement and cause even closer ties between the Israel and Arab world; let's hope, that things will develop in this sense.

Greetings from Munich - oanth./ on twitter 

Zugangserschwerungsgesetz endgültig vom Tisch?

Die DPA meldet, die Koalition habe sich darauf verständigt, auf das umstrittene Sperren von kinderpornografischen Webseiten zu verzichten und das Zugangserschwerungsgesetz aufzuheben. Bundesjustizministerin Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger twittert, dass der Koalitionsausschuss einer Internet-Sperrinfrastruktur endgültig eine Absage erteilt habe. Die Meldung scheint also zu stimmen.

Nachdem es allerdings gilt, ein in Kraft befindliches Gesetz zu beseitigen, muss abgewartet werden, bis ein entsprechendes Aufhebungsgesetz das parlamentarische Verfahren durchlaufen hat. Sollte das Zugangserschwerungsgesetz tatsächlich vom Parlament aufgehoben werden, wäre damit auch die anhängige Verfassungsbeschwerde hinfällig.

Auf Twitter lässt sich bereits verfolgen, wie die verschiedenen politischen Gruppierungen versuchen, dieses Ergebnis als eigenen politischen Erfolg zu verbuchen, selbst die CSU. Man darf und muss hier in jedem Fall die Bundestagsfraktion der FDP und die Justizministerin lobend hervorheben, denn sie sind standhaft geblieben, was nicht alle erwartet haben. Letztlich handelt es sich vor allen Dingen aber um das Ergebnis der Arbeit einer neuen digitalen Bürgerrechtsbewegung, namentlich der des AK Zensur.

@krekk, danke für das statistische VDS-Material - könntest Du nochmals die eingebetteten Links überprüfen. Beide sind nicht mehr gültig, bzw. "Berechnung, etc." verändert beim Repost den vorgegebenen Link relativ zur Soup-URL, ein Bug, der mir gegelegentlich bei bereits unterkam.- Vielen Dank!
Nach dem "Kompromissvorschlag" von Bundesjustizministerin Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung soll künftig für jede unserer Internetverbindungen auf Vorrat gespeichert werden, wer wann mit welcher IP-Adresse im Netz gesurft, publiziert oder gemailt hat, um "insbesondere zum Vorgehen gegen Kinderpornografie solche Bestandsdatenauskünfte zu ermöglichen". Eine Berechnung (pdf) des AK Vorrat zeigt nun aber, dass Auskünfte über Internetnutzer kaum einmal der Verfolgung des Besitzes kinderpornografischer Darstellungen dienen, sondern zu einem Anteil von über 95% der Abmahnung von Urheberrechtsvergehen (z.B. Tauschbörsennutzung). Allein die Deutsche Telekom AG legte zu diesem Zweck gegenüber privaten Rechteinhabern 2009 die Identität von 2,7 Mio. Internetnutzern offen.
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HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation - [ 2011-04-05 ]


HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox [+ Seamonkey 2.x.x | oanth] extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

The plugin currently works for:

  • Google Search
  • Wikipedia
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • GMX
  • blogs
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post
  • Paypal
  • EFF
  • Tor
  • Ixquick
  • and many other sites!

Mer-Khamis' mother, Arna Mer, was an Israeli Jewish activist for Palestinian rights. His father, Saliba Khamis, was a Christian Palestinian. Mer-Khamis was born and raised in Nazareth.

Mer-Khamis was well-known as an actor for his film and theater roles, both in Israel and abroad, and had made a name for himself as a director and a political activist, as well.

Based in Israel, Mer-Khamis was affiliated with the local theater in Jenin, established by his mother in the 1980s. In 2006, Mer-Khamis opened the Freedom Theater in Jenin, along with Zakariya Zubeidi, the former military leader of the Al-Aqsa Martyr Brigades in that West Bank city.

Zubeidi was appointed co-theater director in an attempt to subdue the ongoing threats voiced against both the institution and Mer-Khamis. The theater itself was torched twice in the past, and the threats persisted despite Zubeidei's appointment.

Some of the criticism focused on the fact that the theater offered co-ed activities, despite prohibition in the Islamic moral code.


Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis shot dead in Jenin | 2011-04-05

implodr: The Rocky Mountain News, the newspaper that will always be embedded in

my childhood memories, closed down and published their last edition today due to

economic obstacles. This is a documentary chronicling their final days, ending

150 years of Colorado journalistic history.


// oanth: This video dates back to February 2009, when the decission was braught to public, that the Rocky Mountain News would be definitively closed.

You find on oanth older entries from 2009, concerning this case, here.

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Myra Hess plays Brahms Intermezzo opus 117 no. 1 (rec 1941)

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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897):

from Drei Intermezzi opus 117 (1892),
1. Andante moderato in E flat major.

Played by Myra Hess (recorded in 1941). She plays it with tenderness, expression, spirituality, purity and simplicity, but without eroticism, narcissism, mannerism or sentimentality.

"On a smaller and more intimate scale than the surrounding sets of Op. 116, Op. 118 and Op. 119, the composer described these pieces as "lullabies to my sorrows". Here we find Brahms at his most tender and introspective, with only one outburst (in the third Intermezzo) of the characteristic Brahmsian fieryness. The Intermezzi were inspired by a Scottish poem from Herder's Volkslieder, and bear this inscription:

Schlaf sanft mein Kind, schlaf sanft und Schön !
Mich dauert's sehr, dich weinen sehn.

(Sleep softly my child, sleep softly and well !
It hurts my heart to see you weeping.)"

Piano Society.

Painting by Berthe Morisot (1841-1895)

April 04 2011


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'I Have a Dream': 10 Martin Luther King speech facts

Source: Telegraph (UK) (4-4-11)

Here are 10 facts you might not know about Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

1) The speech is known as “I Have a Dream” but those words were never in the original draft, they were ad libbed on the day.

2) It lasts 17 minutes and is widely considered to have been drafted in New York and then in Washington in the hours before the rally.

3) As a result of the speech, Dr King was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1963, and won the Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

4) Dr King drew his references from a wide variety of sources, including the Bible, the US Declaration of Independence and Shakespeare.

5) The speech was watched by more than 200,000 people assembled for the March on Washington, the largest march of the civil rights movement, as well as millions on television.

6) According to his co-authors, Dr King was so busy with the march that, 12 hours before the speech, he still did not have a firm idea about what he was going to say.

7) It was ranked the top speech of the 20th Century by a poll of academics.

8) It is said to have had several names and drafts, including “The normalcy speech” and “A Cancelled check”.

9) Dr King was the subject of one of the Irish band U2’s most famous songs, Pride (In the Name of Love).

10) Describing watching the oration, his co-author Clarence B Jones said the speech “went on to depart drastically from the draft I'd delivered”, adding: “In front of all those people, cameras, and microphones, Martin
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Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. has become a symbol of peace and tolerance in the United States. Forty-three years ago, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Today, we honor the man by remembering him and his family legacy.

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Dr. King’s four children (Yolanda, Martin, Dexter, and Bernice) and his wife Coretta have all continued promoting his goals of equality and nonviolence.

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We've been huge fans of OpenDNS for years now. (Ever since David Pogue turned us on to the service). It's a quick and easy way to tweak your computer's network settings for faster, more secure browsing.

What is DNS? It stands for Domain Name Server, which is what translates those weird internet addresses like 123.45.67 into something humans can understand like

The service OpenDNS helps speed up your internet connection because it stores a large cache of internet addresses to translate and deliver them to your more quickly.

Speed Up Your Internet Connection With Open DNS
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Katherine Cathey had asked if she could sleep next to the body of her husband for one last time. Illuminated by the glow of her laptop, she is listening to songs that reminded her of her beloved. She listens if to connect again, somehow, through the ether, through memory. She lies between the hard reality of the shrouded casket and the glow of a virtual world. These are all that remain. She at least knows that. The rest of us sit, like passengers on a plane, unaware of how close we might be to the terrible losses wrought by this war. Or we look into the media portal, like looking out of the window of the plane, staring blankly at the suffering unfolding elsewhere. Like Katherine Cathey, we, too, need to connect.

Photographs by Todd Heisler/Rocky Mountain News. Michael Shaw wrote a fine post on Heisler’s photographs when the Pulitzer was awarded. John and I have written a number of posts on mourning in the US and Iraq, too many to cite here. We’re rather not repeat ourselves, but the war is not over. For some it will never be over. How many are in that category depends on the rest of us.

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