A variation of “Netcraft now confirms: *BSD is dying”, applied to the German liberal democratic party FDP, after Federal Justice minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (a.k.a. “Ben Schnali”) sold out by giving up her staunch opposition to EU-style data retention laws.
On January 4th 2011, Alireza Pahlavi, the younger son of the late Shah of Iran, took his life in his home in Boston. At first, I couldn’t believe it was suicide, until the Pahlavi family confirmed that he suffered from depression and that he shot himself dead. 2011 starts with sad news indeed.