With the rebels now in charge of most parts of Libya, it won’t take long for France to sell its Rafale fighter jets to their buddies. In fact, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the rebels’ “government” has already promised the countries that helped them to power a lion’s share of the contracts. It’s …
After the initial release of a couple of thousands of diplomatic cables from US embassies and the US Department of State by WikiLeaks, the stream of leaks suddenly ground to a halt. This was very disappointing to all of us interested in specific topics and regions.
The German Parliament Committee responsible for investigating the Kunduz incident (Kunduz Untersuchungsausschuß) has completed its deliberations, and was predictably divided along party lines as to whom was responsible and whom was to blame for this disaster.
A year ago, former central banker Thilo Sarrazin‘s social-darwinistic, xenophobic and racist theses have been all the rage in the German public sphere. This wave culminated in his party, the social democrats (SPD) trying to expel him… yet miserably failing to do so (sic!).
During the last federal elections in Germany, the liberal democrats (FDP) reached 14.6%, and the Pirate Party made its debut with 2%. A lot has changed in the mean time in the overall political climate, as the last regional elections in the federal state of Berlin show:
It’s time to look at some old blog entries and post some follow-ups. Instead of updating each and every entry in-place, this article briefly summarizes what changed.
Pictures / Photos of the outside and inside of the SunBlade 1500 (Silver) UltraSPARC IIIi uniprocessor and SunBlade 2500 (Red) 2x UltraSPARC IIIi multiprocessor workstations from SUN.
Osama Bin Laden went straight to hell… and blew up the whole compound. Hell is temporarily closed while repairs are underway.
The current air campaign of France and some NATO countries against Libya’s Gaddafi could be a marketing plot for Rafale and Eurofighter jets.
Background information about Germany’s recent proposal for a watered down version of the European Data Retention Directive consisting of 7 days worth of IP-to-account-holder mapping logs.