Kill Osama First-Person Shooter
programmers at Kuma Games
have been working long hours to crank out this timely, yet controversial game. "The virtual bin Laden, created over a rush of all-nighters by a team of game developers who specialize in turning current world events and military battles into playable video games, had somehow disappeared from the faithful recreation of his Pakistan compound." But the Kansas City Star asks, is this "cathartic, educational or just ghoulish
Mining the Mother of all Data Dumps
We now have a relatively massive haul of digital data from the OBL strike. There are several forensic toolkits in use by the private (commercially available)
sector as well as open-source
. Best practices
include inventorying all the sources, cloning the sources so as to not damage pristine data, recovering any partial or damaged content, making the cloned sources read-only, adhering to legally-admissible tools standards, and documenting everything. There is an excellent source titled Digital Forensics and Born-Digital Content from the Council on Library and Information Resources [pdf
, Resource Shelf
]. But what to do next*? [more inside]
Pakistan plans on building a fence
along the Pakistan/Afghan Border to help curb the war on terror. I wonder if they will incorporate a money slot
for terrorists without a fake passport?
Osama vs Gandhi.
Alas not Celebrity Deathmatch but an interesting discussion of worldviews from the latest Prospect
Osama bin Laden: missed opportunities
The question for the 9/11 commission: If the CIA was able to get that close to bin Laden before 9/11, why wasn’t he captured or killed? The videotape has remained secret until now.
All Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology
Why did Bin Laden's homies do what they did on September 11? Why did Lindh (as per the Steve Earle thread below) do what he did? Here is a cogent answer.