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This is the opening cinematic from THQ’s new alternate future shooter Homefront. We have a copy here at What The Christ? headquarters waiting to be played. As soon as we can pull ourselves away from Rift for a few minutes, we’ll let you know what we think.
According to an alarming report released yesterday by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and the Sesame Workshop, up to 80% of children under the age of five years old in the United States are using the Internet at least once a week.
This trend seems to be due in part to the rise of devices like the iPad, which parents are giving to their kids to keep them entertained. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing – until the poor munchkins discover 4chan and Something Awful, that is.
According to a report from MSNBC, a 29 year old “strategist” and “propagandist” for the secretive “hacking” group Anonymous named Barrett Brown is claiming that the group plans to target the United States government and some of the world’s biggest and most successful corporations in response to the handling of the Wikileaks case.
Who wants to bet that this asshat actually has nothing to do with the group? I’m guessing that he’s either an attention whore or a government plant charged with the task of feeding bullshit to the media and stirring up enough controversy to give the feds the fuel needed to squash net neutrality and implement the Internet “kill switch” we’ve been hearing about.
The Hill is reporting that Barack Obama is brewing his own honey based beer inside the White House – a first time any President of the United States has ever done so. He served a batch at the official White House Super Bowl party.
He calls it White House Honey Ale. The honey comes from his wife Michelle’s own garden beehive, which is another White House first.
The Supreme Court made a shocking ruling in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church yesterday by a margin of 8 to 1, stating that it is the church’s right to protest and picket at the funerals of slain United States soldiers.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. stated that when the disputed words “address matters of public import on public property” and when a church protest is conducted “in a peaceful manner, in full compliance with the guidance of local officials,” they are protected.
I’m all for free speech but I wouldn’t mind seeing Anonymous turn up the heat over this particular issue. If ever they had a worthy target, I’d say that these muppets are it.
Charles M. Blow, an op-ed columnist for the New York Times, put together a sobering comparison between the United States and the rest of the world.
A security firm here in the United States called HBGary Federal found themselves in an embarrassing situation this week after announcing that they’d discovered the identities of several “leaders” of Anonymous, the 4chan-borne group of Internet revolutionaries who have been fighting perceived injustices over the past few years.
It seems that 4chan actually hacked them, stealing more than 60,000 internal emails. The emails are now available as a torrent via The Pirate Bay. Ouch.
Update: According to The Raw Story, there was a reason behind the hack.
Former president George W. Bush is “done with politics”, according to a recent interview he gave to C-SPAN. He has absolutely no plans to campaign for the Republicans leading into the next election, nor does he plan to do any fundraising or make public appearances. He even noted the irony of his appearing on C-SPAN to give the interview.
You can read more in this article on the New York Daily News. It’s a truly bizarre read.
This certainly looks interesting.