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January 24, 2008

The Ongoing Internet War on Scientology

Filed under: Bloody Bizarre,Loads of Links — Tags: , , , , — Odds n Ends @ 5:42 am

Well, it had to happen eventually: the seemingly mighty Church of Scientology finally upset the wrong people and those people have responded in force. Here’s a breakdown of the latest news in the war between Scientology and hackers:

A hacking group calling itself “Anonymous” has posted a chilling video on the internet, announcing that it plans to “dismantle” the Church of Scientology.

Wired.com reports that Anonymous has flooded Scientology servers with a distributed denial of service attack, is choking the Church’s phone lines with prank calls and sending looped faxes of solid black pages.

“Over the years, we have been watching you — your campaigns, your suppression of dissent, your litigious nature. All of these things have caught our eye,” a synthesized voice on the video tells “leaders of Scientology”.-= Anonymous

And from Gawker Media:

Tom Cruise has personally, PERSONALLY, been pwned. This weekend, an anonymous Internet group (named Anonymous

December 7, 2007

Finding the Most Bizarre Stuff on teh Interwebs

Try searching the interwebs for ‘bizarre’ and yes, in fact, you will come up with a number of truly bizarre things. Start with sites like Del.icio.us or 2spare to get a feel for what is out there because Google just won’t cut it. Here is just a small sampling of what you might find while trolling around for the freakishness available at your fingertips one this wonderfully weird web.

To start things out we have the 10 most bizarre people on Earth – you won’t be disappointed though you may be disturbed by some of the stuff you find on this list, including the man who didn’t sleep for decades. In fact, sleeping for decades may be the only way you haven’t already seen this list of the 20 most bizarre experiments of all time created as part of one man’s research for the aptly named book Elephants on Acid. Speaking of experiments, scientists likely enjoy breaks for dull day-to-day routines to investigate bizarre real-life sea creatures like these. Another classic of the internet you likely have seen but should if you haven’t: a bunch of truly bizarre statues. Can’t find the words to express your reaction? Fair enough, try this list of funny and bizarre foreign phrases. Need more weird? Here are some very strange facts!

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