Nach dem Vatikan hat sich TorrentFreak mal in Nord Korea umgesehen, was dort so per P2P runtergeladen wird. Überraschung: Porno, Spionage-Tools und… „How I met your Mother“?
A search in the database of BitTorrent monitoring company Scaneye returned 84 titles that were shared from North Korea. These file-sharers used a variety of BitTorrent clients and several IP-addresses that are officially registered to the dictatorial regime.
One of the titles that jumps out immediately is “Net Monitor for Employees Professional,” which seamlessly fits the country’s profile. Ironically, the downloader in question did very little to cover his or her own tracks. There are also other needs for which BitTorrent can give a helping hand, on the adult entertainment front for example. The screenshot [above] shows a selection of the adult clips, including the work of Japanese porn actress Marica Hase and her U.S. colleague Alice Frost.
Aside from spy tools and porn there are plenty of less controversial titles listed as well. “The Complete Home Decorating Idea Book” for example, which may have been out of stock at the local book store.
Wenn sie auf dem größten chinesischen Portal Sina.com einen Clip aus der Daily Show zeigen, in dem Jon Stewart über Kim Jong Un verarscht, sollte Nordkorea der Arsch auf Grundeis gehen, eigentlich. Und: Nordkorea will morgen eine Rakete testen und über Japan in den Pazifik feuern. Wenn das gut geht, fress’ ich mein T-Shirt.
Hier ein Notfall-Flyer aus Südkorea, den sie in den letzten Tagen verteilen:
- List of Goyang City underground parking lots serving as emergency shelters + district resident centers
- The cover of the “Crisis Reaction Manual” distributed in Goyang
- If siren rings, turn off power&go to shelter. If driving, pull car to side. Follow instructions of civil defense
- If attacked, listen to broadcasts & government orders. Check emergency kits and go to shelters. Limit phone usage
- “What to do in chemical attack” – if birds/fish suddenly die, could be attack sign. Go on top of a building
- “What to do in biological attack” – check for skin/breathing issues. Block nose & lips with mask & evacuate.
- “What to do in nuke attack” – go to shelters. Block ears & eyes and open mouth. Use rainwear to block radiation & fallout
- In case of chemical attack, step-by-step explanation on how to put on your gas mask
- Goyang city government flyer explains how to use household fire extinguisher
- “What to put in your emergency kit” -> bandages, medicine, boots, gloves, etc
Die Sun will Teenage Pics von Kim Jong Un gefunden haben, die ihn in einer Aufführung von Grease an einer Privatschule in Bern zeigen. Das Schmierblatt kann man natürlich nicht ernst nehmen, aber die Bilder geben’s tatsächlich her, der Link unten ist anonymisiert.
US-hating dictator Kim Jong-un once played an all-American hero — in a school production of Grease. The North Korean tyrant appeared as a slick-haired leather-jacketed member of “good” gang the T-Birds as a skinny teen […]
Our snaps also show the now chubby nuclear despot, 30, in swimming trunks and larking about with fellow pupils at his posh private school. He started at the £16,000-a-year International School of Berne in Switzerland aged 11 in 1994 and stayed until 1997.
Ein Nord-Korea-Mod für Civilisation V. Ich hab’s noch nicht ausprobiert, werde ich aber definitiv installieren, ich lege immer mal wieder eine Runde CivV ein und im Game bin ich ohnehin jedesmal ein „Nuclear Bully“ (ich fange immer als Pazifist an und verliere dann zum Ende hin die Gedult und vernichte alles mit Atombomben). Spielt Kim Jong Un wahrscheinlich auch schon heimlich.
Adds the North Korean civilization to the game. This is the modern version of North Korea, and has Kim Jong-un as its supreme leader, with civilopedia entries.
- Unique Ability: (Nuclear Bully) Unit maintenance cost reduced by 33%, Uranium resources doubled. Length of golden ages reduced by 10%.
- Unique Unit: Koksan – Replaces the Artillery. +23 Combat Strength, +30 Ranged Strength, must set up prior to firing.
- Unique Buildings: Juche Tower – Replaces Hermitage. +5 Culture, +50% Culture, provides 1 free social policy. Pyongyang Military Academy – Replaces the Military Academy. +15 XP to naval, land, and air units, +1 Culture
If you have the Korean DLC installed, this mod changes all referneces from “Korea” to South Korea as well.
Anon legen sich mit Nord-Korea an. Bis gestern beschränkten sich die Attacken noch auf das in China gehostete Uriminzokkiri-Social Network, wo sie angeblich 15.000 Passwörter abgezogen haben wollen (was u.a. von der Washington Post bezweifelt wird). Die Twitter- und Flickr-Accounts wurden ebenfalls geknackt und auf Flickr haben sie obiges, ziemlich treffendes Portrait von Kim Jong Un hochgeladen. Popcorn!
North Korean government is increasingly becoming a threat to peace and freedom. Don’t misunderstand us: As well we disagree with the USA government too – these guys are crooks, USA is a threat to world peace too, and direct democracy (or any kind of democracy) doesn’t exist there. The American government is a target and enemy of Anonymous as well!
This is not about country vs country – This is about we, the people, the 99% (of USA and of North Korea) vs oppressing and violent regimes (like USA gov. and N.K. gov)! We, the people, are gathering together because we are stronger now and we won’t fight your wars anymore, we won’t eat your shit anymore!
Kim Jong Un hat sich gestern nicht nur mit äußerst fragwürdiger Retrotech-Kriegs-IT ablichten lassen, sondern sie haben heute auch noch offensichtlich geshoppte Luftkissenfahrzeugbilder per Getty Images an Agenturen verteilen lassen. The Atlantics In Focus hat das ganze analysiert:
The hovercraft depicted inside the boxes in this image released by KCNA appear to be digital clones of each other, most evident in the blue boxes, where the leftmost hovercraft has apparently been copied, pasted and touched up to become a separate hovercraft at right. The leftmost vehicle, circled, does not appear to be a clone of any other craft in this photo, but its soft edges, lack of a visible wake, and color oddities make the image suspect.
Dass Weirdo Dennis Rodman in Nord Korea zu Besuch bei seinem neuen besten Freund Kim Jong-un war, habt Ihr mitbekommen. Den Deal hatte das Vice Mag eingefädelt. Jetzt ist Nordkoreas TV-Beitrag zum Besuch auf YT aufgetaucht und der Soundtrack ist grandios, spätestens wenn ab Minute 4 der Waltzer einsetzt.
Zum Vergleich, hier der Bericht von ABC News:
In his first interview since returning to the U.S. from an unprecedented visit to North Korea last week, former NBA star Dennis Rodman said he bears a message for President Obama from the country’s oppressive leader, Kim Jong Un.
“He wants Obama to do one thing: Call him,” Rodman told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week.” “He said, ‘If you can, Dennis – I don’t want [to] do war. I don’t want to do war.’ He said that to me.” The athlete also offered Kim some diplomatic advice for potential future talks with President Obama. “[Kim] loves basketball. And I said the same thing, I said, ‘Obama loves basketball.’ Let’s start there,” Rodman said.
Angeblich wird die Piratenbucht demnächst in Nord-Korea gehostet. Ich halte das für lustige Trollerei, warum sollten die auch ihren echten Serverstandort bekanntgeben, nachdem der norwegische Piratenpartei per Gerichtsbeschluss untersagt wurde, die Website zu hosten. Wie auch immer, TPB goes Pyongyang – as if. Snip von Torrentfreak: The Pirate Bay Moves to North Korea, Gets Virtual Asylum.
The Pirate Bay says it has been offered virtual asylum in North Korea. This move comes after the Norwegian Pirate Party was forced to stop routing traffic for the infamous BitTorrent site by a local copyright group. “We can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of Korea, to fight our battles from their network,” the Pirate Bay says. A traceroute does indeed show that The Pirate Bay is now being routed through the dictatorial country. […]
A Pirate Bay insider informed TorrentFreak that they had been working for a while to get connectivity on North korea. Today they switched over and TPB not not too shy to let the world know.
“We’ve been in talks with them for about two weeks, since they opened access for foreigners to use 3g in the country,” a Pirate Bay insider told TorrentFreak. “TPB has been invited just like Eric Schmidt and Dennis Rodman. We’ve declined for now.”
[update] Yep, it’s fake: „While it is one of the more advanced fake routings it is still pretty lame, a single drop to AS4737 (like a server in China with a BGP session) and it would look much more real, and much harder to detect.
I cannot certainly say where TPB is hosted now, but it must be Asia and it seems to be Phenom Penh, Cambodia as the ICMP replies after it are only minimal higher than there.“
[update] Ein Kommentar auf Hackernews meint, der Server stünde in Deutschland. Wo auch immer TPB jetzt gehostet wird, die Nordkorea-Story ist definitiv Fake.
Michael Malice ist Ghostwriter und wurde von Harvey Pekar himself in einem Comic verewigt. Jetzt will der Mann eine inoffizielle Biographie von Kim Jong Il schreiben, die alleine auf der Propaganda und den Fantasy-Sagas um den „Ever-Victorious, Iron-Willed Commander“, den „Guiding Sun Ray“, den „Dear Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have“ (List of Kim Jong-il’s titles) basiert. I totally wanna read this.
This will be the best book ever written. Welcome to the bizarre world of the north Korea (since Korea is one nation divided by American Imperialism, we keep the “n” lowercase). It’s a nation where politics is religion, and religion is the worship of an odd little man by the name of Kim Jong Il. It is a notoriously reclusive and closed nation, one whose inner workings can only be guessed at by outsiders—until now. Taken directly from primary sources spirited out of the “Hermit Kingdom”, this book will expose the life and lessons of Kim Jong-Il from his own unique perspective.
If truth is stranger than fiction, then what is presented as truth in North Korea is stranger still. From his miraculous birth to breeding giant rabbits, this is the philosophy of the world’s zaniest dictator—as he himself would have it be told.
Nord Korea hat vor ein paar Tagen sein mobiles Internet für Besucher angeschaltet, seitdem tröpfeln Tweets und Instagrams aus NK ins Netz, im Bild oben erklärt der TV-Ansager den Plot von „Madagaskar“:
— Jean H. Lee (@newsjean) 25. Februar 2013
North Korea’s 3G mobile network is a joint venture between state-owned Koryolink and Egypt-based Orascom. It has offered cellular calling for a while but didn’t previously allow data connections. The move to open up the network follows a visit by Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who observed last month, “It would be very easy for them to turn the internet on for this 3G network. Estimates are that are about a million and a half phones in [North Korea] with some growth planned in the near future.” For now, however, the internet is only available to the much smaller cohort of phones owned by foreigners.
Am spannendsten ist wahrscheinlich der Instagram-Feed von AP-Fotograf David Guttenfelder, hier sein Blog: „It’s a powerful way to connect directly with the outside world from one of the most isolated countries on earth. The window on to North Korea has been opened a small crack.“ Hier ein paar mehr seiner Bilder bei Associated Press: A LOOK AT DAILY LIFE INSIDE NORTH KOREA.
Google hat anscheinend neues Kartenmaterial aus Nordkorea bei Maps online gestellt und schon rauschen die Reviews für Gulags rein:
If your looking for a the best death camp look no further. The country can barely feed it self so just imagine a gulag. Want to loose some weight? Just one visit to Bukchang and the pounds will fall right off. Activity include but not limited too manual labor, sleep desperation, disease and a high chance of death. Looking for some alone time? No worries all family are separated upon entry. Who knows what adventures await you in North Korea’s leading death camp.
Sophie Schmidt, die Tochter von Google-Boss Eric, hat ihren Papa auf dem Trip nach Nordkorea begleitet und ein schönes, erfrischend ehrlich und einfach formuliertes Posting mit jeder Menge Bilder dazu online gestellt. Darin vergleicht zu ziemlich passend Kim Jong-Ill mit Santa Claus oder beschreibt e-Potemkinsche Dörfer mit Studenten, die wie Puppen rumsitzen und in Monitore starren. Spooky.
Looks great, right? All this activity, all those monitors. Probably 90 desks in the room, all manned, with an identical scene one floor up. One problem: No one was actually doing anything. A few scrolled or clicked, but the rest just stared. More disturbing: when our group walked in–a noisy bunch, with media in tow–not one of them looked up from their desks. Not a head turn, no eye contact, no reaction to stimuli. They might as well have been figurines.
Of all the stops we made, the e-Potemkin Village was among the more unsettling. We knew nothing about what we were seeing, even as it was in front of us. Were they really students? Did our handlers honestly think we bought it? Did they even care? Photo op and tour completed, maybe they dismantled the whole set and went home. When one of our group went to peek back into the room, a man abruptly closed the door ahead of him and told him to move along.
Nord-Koreaner haben einen Weg gefunden, die Geburtstagsfeierlichkeiten für Kim Jong-Un subversiv zu verarschen, indem sie mit ‘nem kleinen Sprachtrick zum „Fucking Birthday“ gratulieren. Go, North Korea!
Luckily, the people of the North have found a way to inject a little humour into the routine. January 8th is pronounced in Korean as ‘ilpal’ (one-eight). But the Korean word for eighteen, ‘sippal’, happens to be a homophone of the swear-word ‘f**king’. Pyongyang residents have decided to take advantage of this pun. They are referring to Kim Jong-un’s birthday as the ‘f**king birthday celebrations’, and compulsory apple-picking days as ‘f**king Apple-Picking Days’.
Among some groups of trusted friends, it goes further than that: Kim Jong-un is referred to as ‘f**king comrade’, ‘f**king Marshal or ‘f**king Kim the Third’. In the North Korean context, blasphemy of Kim – even in a private setting – is a big deal. Even a few years ago, North Koreans would have never cracked such jokes about their leader.