Monday, 25 August 2014

England may know who beheaded James Foley

quote [ A former West London rapper who performed under the name L Jinny, now fighting with the Islamic State (ISIS) is reportedly a leading suspect in the beheading of US journalist James Foley. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary is one of several militants suspected of being masked killer ?John the Beatle.? ]

This last Sunday a diplomat from England, in an interview on Meet the Press, had stated that their intelligence people were using high tech voice recognition software to hunt down Foley's murderer. Being that Abdel-Majed is/was a rapper he is sure to have left some really good recordings of his voice to be checked against the video. We will later find out how this pans out during the rest of the week.
[SFW] [+5 Interesting]
[by SnappyNipples@6:30pmGMT]

Comments

arrowhen said @ 5:27am GMT on 26th Aug [Score:1 Good]
Dumbledorito said @ 8:50pm GMT on 25th Aug
Is there such a thing as Al Qaeda Rap?
lilmookieesquire said @ 11:34pm GMT on 25th Aug
I call double agent!
lalanda said @ 11:55pm GMT on 25th Aug
Burning Man is closed.
GordonGuano said @ 12:19am GMT on 26th Aug [Score:2]
Shit, did webbery make the transition? I always looked forward to the annual Burning Man posts.

You got to see a lot of cool stuff and not have to smell any of it.
foobar said @ 12:45am GMT on 26th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
I've just sent him a message about it on his site's contact form.
bltrocker said @ 12:19am GMT on 26th Aug
Does it matter? Isn't it just a bunch of rich tech cunts from silicon valley gentrifying the whole scene now?
lilmookieesquire said @ 1:14am GMT on 26th Aug
So you're going? Lol

Seriously, I think people have said that since the second year it happened.
bltrocker said @ 1:54am GMT on 26th Aug
That the tech elite were gentrifying Burning Man? Really? Even before the move from Baker Beach to the desert? I think it's only been the last few years that people have been saying that in earnest.
lilmookieesquire said @ 2:34am GMT on 26th Aug
It used to be better when (Tm)
lilmookieesquire said @ 4:12am GMT on 26th Aug
Seriously though, I've heard that complaint for at least ten years ("too mainstream" blah blah)
bltrocker said @ 5:59am GMT on 26th Aug [Score:2 WTF]
Yeah but there is legitimacy to that complaint now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/fashion/at-burning-man-the-tech-elite-one-up-one-another.html?_r=0
blacksun said @ 6:39am GMT on 26th Aug
Wow. Ah well, that's the cycle of life. Doesn't matter though, the template has now been thoroughly proven. Smaller burns are popping up all over the world. Not to mention other great parties that aren't really in the burning man genre. You can't stop the signal Mal!
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:01am GMT on 26th Aug
Ya, but they are gentrifying all of SF- so I fancy Burningman is just a microcosm of that
As for Burningman, it was always just a different version of: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zozobra
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:20am GMT on 26th Aug
But the real question is why is Black Rock City, LLC is allowing closed off camps and companies like the Key Group to offer "Burning Man Concierge Services".

It seems Nick Bilton's "rules":

lets go over the rules of Burning Man: You bring your own place to sleep (often a tent), food to eat (often ramen noodles) and the strangest clothing possible for the week (often not much). There is no Internet or cell reception. While drugs are technically illegal, they are easier to find than candy on Halloween. And as for money, with the exception of coffee and ice, you cannot buy anything at the festival. Selling things to people is also a strict no-no. Instead, Burners (as they are called) simply give things away. Whats yours is mine. And that often means everything from a meal to saliva.

Are not, in fact, the "rules" according to Black Rock City LLC.

BUt again... like I said, this is just a microcosm of whats happening in all of the Bay Area- especially SF. Which is fine, but SF's culture will change as it gentrifies...

Personally I feel that Silicon valley did well because people were able to fuck around in their garage and create great/original/interesting/useless things... and for better or worse that spirit is what's being gentrified out of SF.

I suppose that just means it will collect somewhere else, but there ya go.
bltrocker said @ 7:03pm GMT on 26th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
I listen to This Week in Tech, which is a panel show that often hosts some pretty wealthy silicon valley types. A while back, angel investor Kevin Rose (of Digg notoriety) was on complaining like a rich little shit about how there were protestors outside his house. Apparently, he was being used as a figurehead for the type of people making the bay area's cost of living skyrocket. It really pissed me off that the panel had no sympathy/empathy for these people, as they were talked about like they were loser bums with nothing better to do with their time. It was also annoying that these tech elites were saying how it really isn't their fault at all, that the reasons for people losing their homes were beyond their control. Fuck that. Sure, the resistance to new housing permits is part of the problem, but rich tech entrepreneurs with their overvalued startups need to fess up to their desire to live there being the reason for the increased demand->increased cost of living.

Also, I think a disproportionate amount of those people are on some mental illness spectrum. The way they talk, they lack empathy and are completely out of touch with other humans.
maryyugo said @ 7:05pm GMT on 26th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
Sociopathy is unfortunately a frequent trait of successful "entrepreneurs".
lilmookieesquire said @ 10:54pm GMT on 27th Aug
It's what shareholders crave!
bltrocker said @ 11:35pm GMT on 27th Aug [Score:1 Underrated]
If only the solution was as simple as giving them more electrolytes.
lalanda said @ 11:56pm GMT on 25th Aug
Isn't this the notoriety they're after?
Dumbledorito said @ 1:20am GMT on 26th Aug
First Castro isn't allowed to play pro baseball and now this guy's failed rap career has consequences.

When will we learn that frustrated athletes and artists need to be put down?
lilmookieesquire said @ 1:35am GMT on 26th Aug
Don't forget that old Austrian guy.
Dumbledorito said @ 1:37am GMT on 26th Aug [Score:1 Interesting]
Rupert Murdoch? Yeah, he probably tried and failed at something and then turned to evil.
lilmookieesquire said @ 2:35am GMT on 26th Aug
Some people
Are probably
Just born
evil
Though
maryyugo said @ 5:07pm GMT on 26th Aug
I suspect eventually, this asshole will be eating a Hellfire missile. It can't be soon enough.
LL said @ 11:53pm GMT on 27th Aug
Yeah, fuck this dickhead.

Never mind the society/ circumstances that created this monster.

Lets all go hunt Isis. Nobody seems to care about why every generation births a radical element, ready to kill all westerners.

Focus on this asshole. Go ahead.

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