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(Some Guy)   More people showed up for Decemberists concert in Tehran than expected, police scrambling for more party favors as night falls   (albawaba.com) divider line 1389
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2009-06-15 05:33:51 PM
PeriRies: Not that I'm doubting what is being posted on Twitter, but how realistic is the concept of the Iranian government being able to track people via their cell phones?

All our phones can use triangulation and GPS to identify 911 call locations from cell phones.

It's doable.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:00 PM
jennyz: Twitter is saying they can't stop the maintenance, because it's a provider doing it. Epic. Fail.

So 90 minutes of silence, in the middle of the day in Tehran, at a critical time.


UTC/GMT Offset
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +3:30 hours
Daylight saving time: +1 hour
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +4:30 hours

So it's currently 0204 there, not midday. So maybe this is the right time to do the maintenance...
 
2009-06-15 05:34:13 PM
DarnoKonrad: What twitter has wrought. These are the stupidest threads I've ever read. Completely irrational and unverifiable.

With wannabe revolutionaries living vicariously thought other people's wishful thinking.

And when it all blows over because 60%+ of Iranians that voted for Amadenijad don't farking have twitter, the cheerleaders will be off to some new delusion.


He's a witch! Burn him!
 
mhd
2009-06-15 05:34:18 PM
Tatsuma: Zagloba: I think it's something like 7 am Tehran time, not the middle of the day. Tatsuma, am I full of shiat here?

Right now it's 2 am


I think they're talking about the scheduled downtime of twitter. Which would be at
9:15 Tehran time.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:26 PM
clearly i was in the Wrong ThreadTM

things I do to my cats...: and... what has happened to this thread? am i the only one still tweeting? has this thread become akin the the MSM alphabet channels on the TV machine? halp!

:-)


things I do to my cats...: Von_Ruff: Way to troll for a greenlight, assclownmitter.

/Are Fark mods now taking their journalistic ethics cues from CNN?
//Drew: don't make me lose that loving feeling for Fark and all those fine Iran coverage greenlights.

i think that is kind of what i am saying in my most recent posting Von Ruff.

like i said, am i in the right thread?? what happened to the huge dirth of posts that were happening earlier today/last night/all day sunday/all day saturday/friday night? perhaps everyone has lost steam and will wake back up in a little bit.


latest tweets:

IranElection09 Proof Basij openly fired on crowd in Tehran today http://bit.ly/6hMLL #iranelection 3 minutes ago from web

StopAhmadi WTF Twitter: "We will have 90 mins of maintenance starting at 9:45p Pacific today, June 15." 4 minutes ago from web

shahrzadmo In the Trouble days, these are flowers that i bought for Mother's day ( direct link for @reyhani ) http://tinyurl.com/ku297e 4 minutes ago from TwitterFox

iran09 Plz #DDOS http://farsi.khamenei.ir/INDEX #iranelection 6 minutes ago from TwitterFox

IranElection09 RT @IranRiggedElect sources: Shiraz Univ closed. Students are asked to leave the dorm. #iranelection 7 minutes ago from web

iran09 RT: @IranRiggedElect: sources: Shiraz Univ closed. Students are asked to leave the dorm. #iranelection #cnnfail 8 minutes ago from TwitterFox

IranRiggedElect multiple sources: another rally for tomorrow, @ 5pm Valiasr Square. #iranelection #cnnfail 11 minutes ago from TwitterFox

y_shar From Chizar Sq. I can hear people shouting their heart out from Qeitarieh & Andarzgu St.! and cars honking! Way to go ppl! #IranElection 11 minutes ago from Twitstat Mobile

shahrzadmo Foto: Injured police and the protesters! (via http://ff.im/40RDB) [pic] http://ff.im/40ThP 12 minutes ago from FriendFeed
 
2009-06-15 05:34:27 PM
Tatsuma: Zagloba: I think it's something like 7 am Tehran time, not the middle of the day. Tatsuma, am I full of shiat here?

Right now it's 2 am


So 6 am when the outage starts. That's bad, but not as bad as it could be.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:27 PM
fizzix_is_fun: Weaver95: A Dark Evil Omen: So, has anyone thought of any mechanisms to help the protestors during the Twitter outage? Because it occurs to me that you can access Fark or 4chan or whatever through an HTTP proxy as easily as any of the Twitter access points.

Not much I can do from here. But all of this is making me seriously consider the subject of just what to do for communications if/when a government decides to get all stabby with it's citizens.

ham radio


That's what I was thinking earlier today.

If I had a ham radio and spoke fluent Farsi, I bet I could parlay that into a TF sponsorship in one of these threads...
 
2009-06-15 05:34:30 PM
Holy crap, they're playing The Cult in Starbucks. Have I entered some alternate reality?
 
2009-06-15 05:34:36 PM
BobXXL: Here's hoping family is safe.

Thank you. Unlike MIGuy, you're a farking human being and not some Detroit-bred animal.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:38 PM
t3knomanser: Hey! Welcome back! My cousin-in-law in Sanadaj is fine. But everyone on earth with enough brain-cells to find real news is concerned as hell anyway.

Good to hear. I haven't heard from my family in a few hours. I'm waiting until their morning to call them.

Zagloba: Now, or at 9:45 when the outage starts?

NOw.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:46 PM
WhyteRaven74: Is anyone checking CNN and expecting Gary Gnu to show up?

www.hishgraphics.com

Its not gnus, its CNN

/hot
 
2009-06-15 05:34:47 PM
at80eighty: ANYONE WITH A TWITTER ACCOUNT HERE: reply @twitter to hold off the site maintenance for now

Using #iranelection / #twitterfail hashtags would be helpful


Done.
 
2009-06-15 05:34:47 PM
Even my cat joins in wishing the protestors a speedy victory
img.photobucket.com
 
2009-06-15 05:34:58 PM
DDOS gift for Iranian government server (new window)

Can someone smarter than me comment on the advisability and efficacy of this?

/yeah, yeah, wouldn't take much, go ahead....
 
2009-06-15 05:35:03 PM
Oh my. Video of a young girl shot in Tehran. Warning, graphic and NSFW

Youtube for now.
 
2009-06-15 05:35:08 PM
Yahoo has an excellent slideshow (new window) with 500+ pictures...
 
2009-06-15 05:35:20 PM
K, so I've been at work all day, and I mean ALL day (12 hours), which I spent watching the entire farking Internet exploding about what could be the most important political event since 9/11...I come home, flip on CNN, watch it for a half an hour straight....Wolf Blitzer: "Breaking news!!!! This just in!!!! ADHD Drug Warning!!!!'

Wow. I mean Wow. WTF CNN. This is extremely transparent, that you are burying this story completely. With every passing minute that you pretend this story isn't happening, you are shredding what little credibility you had. We all know your M.O. CNN, you guys are absolute vampires when it comes to exploiting every aspect of a news story for your ratings, so it makes it that much more obvious that you've been pressured to bury this story when you decide having people glued to your channel for a week straight is no longer a priority.
 
2009-06-15 05:35:22 PM
How about a simple guestbook on a not too known site? Or a public (shared?) facebook profile? Or does that expose them to dangers they can avoid when using twitter?
 
2009-06-15 05:35:31 PM
googleads.g.doubleclick.net

I heart you, internet.
 
2009-06-15 05:35:33 PM
DarnoKonrad: What twitter has wrought. These are the stupidest threads I've ever read. Completely irrational and unverifiable.


With wannabe revolutionaries living vicariously thought other people's wishful thinking.

And when it all blows over because 60%+ of Iranians that voted for Amadenijad don't farking have twitter, the cheerleaders will be off to some new delusion.


What, did one of the protesters piss in your cheerios or something?
 
2009-06-15 05:35:36 PM
WhyteRaven74: Holy crap, they're playing The Cult in Starbucks. Have I entered some alternate reality?

She Sells Sanctuary?
 
2009-06-15 05:35:47 PM
DarnoKonrad: What twitter has wrought. These are the stupidest threads I've ever read. Completely irrational and unverifiable.


With wannabe revolutionaries living vicariously thought other people's wishful thinking.

And when it all blows over because 60%+ of Iranians that voted for Amadenijad don't farking have twitter, the cheerleaders will be off to some new delusion.


Yes, because the pictures of millions or people marching and people with their heads shot off are certainly silly and not at all important.
 
2009-06-15 05:35:54 PM
things I do to my cats...: clearly i was in the Wrong ThreadTM

*hugs*
 
2009-06-15 05:35:59 PM
OgreMagi: jennyz: Twitter is saying they can't stop the maintenance, because it's a provider doing it. Epic. Fail.

So 90 minutes of silence, in the middle of the day in Tehran, at a critical time.

Speaking as a professional Linux System Administrator, WTF!? Are they completely incompetent?


interesting, isn't it? one could almost see that as convienent...
 
2009-06-15 05:35:59 PM
# confirm? RT @iranproxy: @StopAhmadi source from Washington Times reporting foreign press been "kindly asked" 2 leave Iran.1 minute ago from Seesmic Desktop
 
2009-06-15 05:36:08 PM
netweavr: Lifeless: jennyz: Twitter is saying they can't stop the maintenance, because it's a provider doing it. Epic. Fail.

So 90 minutes of silence, in the middle of the day in Tehran, at a critical time.

So what other options do we have for continuing the communication link between Tehran and here?

4chan, fark, IRC, there are many available.

Hell, YouTube.


4chan is full of trolls, IRC nodes are very easy to mess with and IRC is very difficult to maintain a connection with if you're in a country with jammed bandwidth and going through a proxy, and Fark has proven itself fairly unreliable in the past week.

So... youtube? Really?
 
2009-06-15 05:36:15 PM
PeriRies: Not that I'm doubting what is being posted on Twitter, but how realistic is the concept of the Iranian government being able to track people via their cell phones?

It seems that they're robodialing everyone just to try to scare them away from protesting.

Weaver95: Not much I can do from here. But all of this is making me seriously consider the subject of just what to do for communications if/when a government decides to get all stabby with it's citizens.

This is why we should encourage the use of encryption everywhere and at all times. It makes it virtually impossible for hostile admins to do any kind of selective traffic shutdown.
 
2009-06-15 05:36:15 PM
Hiymenator: numb3r5ev3n: jennyz: Is Obama speaking yet? There's not a peep about it on CNN.

He might be afraid that if he says something, it'll be construed as direct support for Mousavi. He'll have to be very careful.

Damn right. I'd love to see him come out and give a giant dick waving support speech for the Iranian protesters, but it's probably in his and our friends in Iran's best interest if he kept mum on the matter not to give Ahmadinejad any ammo.


To be honest (speaking as someone who canvassed and voted for him), I don't think Obama gives a rat's ass about Iranian liberty.

His FISA vote in the Senate was the first clue that he wasn't the pro-freedom guy he campaigned as, he gave Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo torturers an Annie Oakley, he proposed indefinite detainment captive on the pretext that they might do something bad, and then his contemptible use of homophobic rhetoric to defend DOMA, in complete contradiction of his campaign promise to end DOMA and DADT sealed the deal.

If Obama supports any side, it will be Ahmagonnakillya and the Guardian Council, NOT the people of Iran.

Obama is just Bush in blackface.
 
2009-06-15 05:36:17 PM
CokedUpWerewolf: Click here to express repeated automated interest in the Iranian government's assorted web institutions (new window)

/I think the FARQ only mentions not DDOSing Fark, right?
//and I don't think there's any law against jerking Iran around a bit?
///slashies for revolution


Thanks for posting that, I was waiting for the /i/nsurgency to post links but none were forthcoming and I'm not going to their website for love or money.
 
2009-06-15 05:36:17 PM
vernonFL: Its not gnus, its CNN

bwahahahahahahahaha
 
2009-06-15 05:36:34 PM
last time i'll say this... and then back to THIS thread. :-)

things I do to my cats...: things I do to my cats...: so, the thread from this morning got fat with ~1000 msgs and a new one was formed and that one got even fatter with ~1500 msgs and now this is the new one?

and while i took a nap, the police fired on at least one of the protesters? fatally?

is that correct? wanna get up to speed. if so, HOLY CRAP BATMAN!


am i in the right thread? we were being amazed moment to moment of the chaos and the wonderfulness that was the protest over the vote in Iran. this thread seems quite tame by comparison.
 
2009-06-15 05:36:35 PM
Lifeless: jennyz: Twitter is saying they can't stop the maintenance, because it's a provider doing it. Epic. Fail.

So 90 minutes of silence, in the middle of the day in Tehran, at a critical time.

So what other options do we have for continuing the communication link between Tehran and here?


http://www.plurk.com/
http://www.jaiku.com/
http://identi.ca/


Someone @ one of the Twitter guys with these.
 
2009-06-15 05:36:37 PM
elchip: valar_morghulis: Spears. Twice as long as a man.

Granted, these horsemen have firearms and thus spears would be a bad idea, but you can still use spears and poles and whatnot to lay across their path.


Poles?
Of Course! (slaps head) We forgot Poland!
 
2009-06-15 05:37:01 PM
MikeFallopian: She Sells Sanctuary?

Yep!
 
2009-06-15 05:37:04 PM
Glenn Beck is talking about this now, praising the protesters.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:07 PM
Zagloba: jennyz: So 90 minutes of silence, in the middle of the day in Tehran, at a critical time.

I think it's something like 7 am Tehran time, not the middle of the day. Tatsuma, am I full of shiat here?


Well, either way, it's bad.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:09 PM
DriftingJesus: LET ME JUST SAY THAT I FOR ONE WELCOME THE FUTURE INFLUX OF HOT IRANIAN WOMEN

I'll admit, at times, when they are showing video of the female protesters, I am too stunned by the beauty to read the subtitles.

/It's like a tractor-beam of hotness.
//God did not create such beauty to be hidden behind a chador!
 
2009-06-15 05:37:23 PM
Persepolis: It's like 1:30am

Tehran is 12 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:26 PM
DarnoKonrad (favorite) 2009-06-15 05:32:10 PM
What twitter has wrought. These are the stupidest threads I've ever read. Completely irrational and unverifiable.


With wannabe revolutionaries living vicariously thought other people's wishful thinking.

And when it all blows over because 60%+ of Iranians that voted for Amadenijad don't farking have twitter, the cheerleaders will be off to some new delusion.


Why would you feel to troll here?

And on the off chance that you aren't - does 'wishful thinking' cover 'oh shiat, please stop shooting me?' in your definition?

I certainly won't deny that I'm more than shamed by what the Iranian protesters are doing in their streets, while I sit comfortably miles away - but that diminishes Me, not them.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:39 PM
DarnoKonrad: One and Done! I'll consider your petition for removal from ignore in six months.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:39 PM
Fark It: I heart you, internet.

Ad servers always have the best sense of humor, don't they.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:44 PM
As an American, my thoughts and prayers are with the Iranian people. I am hopeful that this will end their struggle against oppression/Ahmadinejad's regime and allow them to become fully democratic for a change. The walls are collapsing around the old guard, and they know it; keep fighting and you'll come out on top.

Oh, and Israel: Don't do anything stupid.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:45 PM
Lipo: Oh my. Video of a young girl shot in Tehran. Warning, graphic and NSFW

Youtube for now.


Grrr.
 
2009-06-15 05:37:51 PM
So, what are the odds that the Iranian government decides to shoot a missile at either US forces in Iraq or at Israel in the hopes of prompting a military response to distract the people from the election?
 
2009-06-15 05:37:55 PM
Fark It: I heart you, internet.

I'm wondering how many of the pics on there are full-on hijab with only the eyes showing.
 
2009-06-15 05:38:02 PM
Dubai Vol: DDOS gift for Iranian government server (new window)

Can someone smarter than me comment on the advisability and efficacy of this?

/yeah, yeah, wouldn't take much, go ahead....


Your ISP might not like you. I think. I don't know. I got nothing.
 
2009-06-15 05:38:17 PM
Persepolis: t3knomanser: Hey! Welcome back! My cousin-in-law in Sanadaj is fine. But everyone on earth with enough brain-cells to find real news is concerned as hell anyway.

Good to hear. I haven't heard from my family in a few hours. I'm waiting until their morning to call them.


there were some reports of violence in northern tehran, but nothing else.

this came through on persiankiwi about an hour ago.

most activity is in north - Gheytarieh, Pasdaran, Gholhak and Niavaran still busy and noisy - #Iranelection
 
2009-06-15 05:38:26 PM
ShawnDoc: So, what are the odds that the Iranian government decides to shoot a missile at either US forces in Iraq or at Israel in the hopes of prompting a military response to distract the people from the election?

The military in Iran is neutral. They won't fire.
 
2009-06-15 05:38:33 PM
chrylis: This is why we should encourage the use of encryption everywhere and at all times. It makes it virtually impossible for hostile admins to do any kind of selective traffic shutdown.

I'm starting to see the value in ad hoc wireless networks and peer to peer architecture.
 
2009-06-15 05:38:40 PM
Anybody know what happened to Change_in_Iran? I was following his tweets for awhile. I wake up, check it out and...gone. It's seems to have disappeared completely which is a little worrying to say the least.

/Hope everything turns out alright.
//Prayers and best wishes from Canada
 
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