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Game of Thrones S07e06 leaked out by hbo spain

16 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

as topic title states.. its online i have it already :) when you dl it say s06e07 but its not its the new episode that should be broadcasted next sunday


16 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

The Netherlands will provide the first space outside the United States to test engines for the Joint Strike Fighter jet programme, the Dutch Defense ministry announced on Thursday. A test facility will be built in Woensdrecht, Noord-Brabant with equipment, spare parts and training provided by engine manufactuer Pratt & Whitney.
The ministry, Noord-Brabant as well as the Economic Affairs ministry will invest in a maintenance workshop and testing ground. It is expected to provide work for specialists through 2049, the Defense ministry stated.
Knowledge learned in this field is "also beneficial for the maintenance of other weapon systems," the Defense ministry noted in a press release. It is hoped that the project will increase innovation, thus creating more jobs and strengthening the Dutch economy.

Netherlands will be the only country allowed in Europe with having all spare parts for the fighter jet.

also a fun thing this storage and repair facility is just 5 miles from my home so I will be able to see many of those fighters passing by :)

another fun fact: the total costs for The Netherlands are around 6.2 billion these are the costs for developing and the purchase of 37 planes and much issues and complaining about the costs
with this deal the Netherlands will make a estimated 25 billion profit  so basicly almost 18 billion profit and 37 fighter jets with this project not bad -_-

Source: http://nltimes.nl/20...fighter-engines

Defending Tor - gateway to the dark web

07 August 2017 - 12:24 AM


When Roger Dingledine talks about the dark web, he waves his hands in the air - as if not quite convinced of its existence.

I give him the benefit of the doubt - his arguably blasé attitude, I think, is a symptom of being consistently called upon to defend his creation.

He is the co-creator of Tor, the most popular software available for gaining access to the part of the internet unreachable using a conventional browser - including what is often referred to as the dark or underground web.

To some, Tor is a menace: a (largely) impenetrable system that enables some of the most depraved crimes to take place on the internet.

To others, it is a lifeline, the only way to safely access the online services that most of us take for granted.

Dingledine would rather we talked about the latter. The scale of the dark web - with its drug deals, weapons sales and child abuse imagery - is insignificant when considered in the bigger picture, he argues.

But we must talk about the former. I meet Dingledine at this year's Def Con, the large underground hacking convention held in Las Vegas.

The timing was ideal - the event came just over a week after the closure of two huge dark web marketplaces. The biggest, Alphabay, was said to boast more than 200,000 users and $1bn (£0.7bn) a year in revenue.


Dingledine's talk was the day prior to our meeting, and in it he criticised misinformed journalists for sensationalising the size and scale of the dark web.

"I think a lot of it comes down to incentive mismatches," he tells me, "where journalists have to create more controversy and get something so that everybody will want to read their article.

"The story is privacy is under threat around the world, and that's been the story for a while - so they need a new story."


The Tor Project's website has a section called abuse faq

It is here the group attempts to address the most controversial side of Tor use: that it is an enabler of criminals intent on carrying out the most shocking and sickening crimes.

When talking about this, Dingledine invokes the "guns don't kill people" defence. Tor does not commit crime, he says, criminals do.

"I would say that there are bad people on the internet and they're doing bad things, but Tor does not enable them to do the bad things.

It's not like there's a new set of bad people in the world who exist because Tor exists."

I guess not. But I suggest that Tor indisputably provides a way in which a novice can make themselves essentially untraceable online.

"I still think that most of the bad stuff on the internet has nothing to do with Tor," Dingledine insists.

"Most of the bad stuff on the internet is due to huge criminal organisations. There's a lot of crime out there."

Click button policing

In layman's terms, Tor hides your identity by pinging your connection around many different servers across the world, making your actual location extremely hard to track.

There have been rumours that law enforcement has "cracked" Tor but, aside from isolated vulnerabilities, Dingledine says the concept remains solid.

"As far as I know, no, they haven't [cracked Tor].

"Tor is the best option there is out there, but that doesn't mean Tor is perfect. No software is perfect."

Any major busts and arrests have been traced back to human error - good old, old-fashioned policing.

"Which is frustrating," Dingledine interjects, "Because the modern police world wants to just click a button and have the bad guy show up. Old-fashioned police work is hard, takes energy."

Tor was mentioned in the documents leaked as part of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing in 2014. Under the delicate heading "Tor Stinks… but it could be worse", the National Security Agency (NSA) noted: "We will never be able to de-anonymise all Tor users all the time."

Given this, you would think the US (and others) would be taking every step to weaken Tor. Ban it, even. But in fact, the US government has done more than any other to keep it alive - donating several million dollars to Dingledine and team since the project's inception in the nineties.

He is confident that funding will continue.

"A lot of the US government funding for internet freedom tools comes from Republicans. The current congress is quite supportive of giving people tools to keep people safer on the internet."

The reason? The FBI, CIA, military and others all value anonymity too. In their ideal world, Tor would exist, but they would hold a secret key to break in.

Good uses

In 2014, Facebook's London team announced it had set up a way for users to access Facebook through Tor. More than a million people use the site in this way every month.

"About 97% of Tor traffic has to do with people going to Facebook, and Wikipedia, and BBC, and ordinary websites on the internet, and they want to go there more safely," Dingledine says.

"Whereas 3% of the traffic has to do with this 'dark web' thing…. I have to wave my hands when I say the phrase."

The ability to access social networks anonymously is invaluable to people living in oppressive regimes or countries with high levels of surveillance around what citizens do online.

But given the majority of users can be found in the US and Europe - in places not typically considered to be oppressive - I argued that Tor's justification hinging on the needs of activists perhaps seems less than convincing.

"I think the line is getting a lot more blurry between the free countries, and the un-free countries," he says.

Video's + source: http://www.bbc.com/n...nology-40810771

The Netherlands won their first major women's international tournament after a thri...

06 August 2017 - 03:39 PM


The Netherlands won their first major women's international tournament after a thrilling victory over Denmark in the Euro 2017 final on home soil.

Denmark led through Nadia Nadim's early penalty but the Dutch soon levelled as Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema tucked in.

Lieke Martens put the hosts ahead with a precise 20-yard finish, but Denmark's Pernille Harder slotted in to equalise.

Dutch captain Sherida Spitse blasted in a free-kick to make it 3-2, and Miedema sealed a historic triumph late on.

Surprise finalists Denmark had pushed for another equaliser late on, as Sanne Troelsgaard went close with a swerving half-volley which dipped past the right-hand post.

But the Dutch, backed by the majority of a sold-out 28,182 crowd in Enschede, never looked in serious danger of conceding again and put the game beyond the Danes when Miedema scored the fourth.

It sparked a party atmosphere inside the FC Twente Stadion where virtually every home supporter was wearing the national team colour of orange.

An emotional Miedema appeared to be in tears in the final few seconds of the match, before the stadium erupted when the final whistle was blown.

No stopping the Netherlands

The Netherlands had never reached the final of a major tournament, with their previous best performance coming when they reached the semi-finals of the 2009 European Championships.

They were not among the pre-tournament favourites, but once France and holders Germany - who were going for a sixth successive title - had been eliminated, they built on the momentum created with the support of their fans.

The Dutch had won all of their games at the tournament leading up to the final, conceding just once in five matches, and beating England in the last four.

Watched by Dutch football legends Marco van Basten and Louis van Gaal in the stands, the home side produced a professional display to fight back against a Denmark team they had already beaten 1-0 in the group stage.

After twice going behind, the Netherlands started to find their rhythm midway through the first half and eventually showed their superiority.

Martens named best player as Taylor finishes top scorer

The Netherlands are only the fourth different nation to win the women's European Championships, after Germany's 22-year reign ended.

Joint-captains Spitse and Reading's Mandy van den Berg, who came on as a substitute in the closing stages, lifted the trophy amid joyous celebrations for the host nation.

It was not the only prize won by the Dutch, with Barcelona winger Martens being presented with the official Player of the Tournament award after a series of dazzling displays on the left flank.

However, the Golden Boot was won by England's Jodie Taylor.

Arsenal's Taylor finished as the tournament's top scorer with five goals, although Arsenal striker Miedema could have levelled by scoring a hat-trick against the Danes.
Full article more photo's and stats and source: http://www.bbc.com/s...otball/40825848

Large fire rips through Dubai skyscraper

03 August 2017 - 02:21 PM


A large fire has ripped through a residential skyscraper in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Footage posted on social media sites showed flames spreading up a tower, believed to be the Torch building, and burning debris falling down.
It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze and how many people may currently be in the building.
The Torch, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world, was damaged by fire in 2015.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/n...e-east-40822269