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Day 2, The Aftermath
7amNews.com's concise coverage of the Terrorist attacks against the USA contines. Get the latest reports

Lighten Up 14 September 2001 Edition
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At last, the contents of Aardvark's "million-dollar ideas" notebook are revealed for all to see!
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More of the weird, wacky and wonderful stuff that can be found on the WWW.

Warning Labels
A list of the crazy warnings manufacturers feel compelled to place on their products.

Be Forgiven
Is guilt and shame ruining your life? Got an envelope, a stamp and a pen? Well it's your lucky day -- now you can be forgiven!

Here's a site that is so awful it actually invites you to shut it down.

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Bastard Spammers!
Regular readers will know that I have little time for spammers -- but it seems that, in the wake of the US terrorist attacks, some of them have stooped to an all-time low.

Instances where spammers have been attempting to use the tragedy to their own ends have already appeared and I expect we'll only see more of this kind of unbelievably bad-taste activity from those who spam.

This Wired News story reports on how porn spammers have picked up on the opportunity to cash in on the suffering to drive traffic to their own sites.

The Register also published this story where a spammer has sent out an unsolicited bulk email comparing the anti-spam community to terrorists.

Who would have thought that those low-lifes who pollute our mailboxes and newsgroups with their garbage could have stooped even lower than they already had?

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    Why The Towers Fell
    There has been an immense amount of discussion on the Net surrounding the collapse of the World Trade Center's twin towers.

    Why was it that they survived the massive impact of the wide-bodied jets that slammed into them at around 700 Km/H -- yet collapsed like a house of cards less than an hour later?

    This story from the BBC gives some excellent insight into the ultimate cause of the collapse.

    This is the kind of area where the Net really excels -- delivering the details that everyone wants to know but broadcast media often ignore.

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    The Day's Top News
    Open in New Window = open in new window
    New Zealand

    Open in New Window Pay packets delayed by cut
    Thousands of New Zealanders were left waiting for their weekly pay packet this morning after a power cut in Auckland last night caused a nationwide delay in the processing of transactions between banks...

    Open in New Window ASB to introduce IP telephony
    ASB Bank is to introduce IP-based telephony in Auckland in late October, says technology and operations group general manager Clayton Wakefield...


    Open in New Window Civil Rights the Next Casualty?
    Civil liberties watchdogs fear that Tuesday's attacks will result in Americans trading in freedoms for security measures that may not be all that effective anyway...

    Open in New Window Bankruptcy, more layoffs in Linux world
    Two more Linux companies are taking drastic measures to cope with financial problems...

    Open in New Window German Businessman Offers Bin Laden Reward on Web
    Germany's most flamboyant Internet multi-millionaire Kim Schmitz offered up to $10 million on Thursday for information leading to the arrest of Osama bin Laden in the wake of terror attacks against the United States...

    Open in New Window 'Mafiaboy' Sentenced to 8 Months
    The young Canadian cracker whose denial-of-service attack on major websites in early 2000 is sentenced to eight months in a detention center...

    Open in New Window When Tragedy Hits, So Does Spam
    Two hours after Tuesday's terrorist attacks, a New Hampshire woman is enticed to a porn site with the promise of "no terrorists here...


    Open in New Window Hardline on hardware? No thanks
    The Australian government may find little need to impose an industry-wide security protocol on interactive hardware, despite US moves to install copy-protection devices in all interactive products...

    Open in New Window ACCC to take controlling hand off Telstra
    Australian telcos will no longer be able to turn to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in some pricing disputes with the country's largest carrier, if a Telstra proposal is given the green light...


    Open in New Window Computer recovery companies go to work
    Businesses affected by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center have been turning to disaster-recovery companies in an effort to get their operations back online...

    Open in New Window Tech and trying times
    No one knows what will happen to tech stocks when trading resumes. But the sector -- like Manhattan itself -- may prove surprisingly resilient...

    Open in New Window Anti-spammers compared to terrorists
    A mass marketing firm has sent out an email that compares anti-spammers to terrorists in a tirade that has infuriated Register readers...
    The Register

    Open in New Window IT recruitment company pulls offensive job ad
    UK IT recruitment company Mortimer Spinks has pulled a bad-taste job ad from the Internet and its managing director has issued a formal apology...
    The Register

    Open in New Window Microsoft Contributes to Tragedy Relief Fund, Renews Appeal to High Court
    Software giant Microsoft on Thursday announced that it is contributing US$5 million in cash and an equal amount in software and services...

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