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The Guardian: Oil soars to three-year high on growing Middle East tensions - business live

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:14:38 GMT
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Global stocks on edge as Donald Trump says "missiles will be coming' in Syria; Theresa May says chemical attack "cannot go unchallenged' before recalling UK ministers for special cabinet meeting 11.11am BST In other takeover news, Disney will have to make bid to take full control of Britain's biggest pay-TV broadcaster even if the competition regulator quashes Rupert Murdoch's £11.7bn for full control of Sky, the UK takeover panel has ruled.Our media business correspondent Mark Sweney writes: 11.08am BST The deal would greatly expand IAG's exposure to budget flying.Norwegian's shares have been suspended from trading on the Oslo stock exchange, after they soared as much as 28%.


The Guardian: Czechs discover hidden film record of Stalin's antisemitic show trial

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 06:04:21 GMT
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Footage shows how Rudolf Slánský and other top communists were made victims of a brutal purgeIt was among the most notorious show trials of the 20th century, the prosecution and sentencing to death of Czechoslovakia's leading communist, who had been arrested in a brutal purge ordered by Stalin.For decades, events surrounding the revolutionary tribunal that resulted in the execution of Rudolf Slánský, general secretary of the Czechoslovak party, and 10 other defendants was shrouded in mythology with most visual and verbal evidence apparently lost to posterity. Continue reading...


NYT: Trash in the Fjords? Norway Turns to Drones

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 21:40:06 GMT
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A promenade in Oslo. The fjord in Norway's capital is filled with garbage, and the city has approved the use of drones to pinpoint the trouble spots.


BBC World: The Czechoslovak spy who met Jeremy Corbyn

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 05:32:40 GMT
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Rob Cameron travels to meet Jan Sarkocy, formerly Agent Dymic, who met the Labour MP in the 1980s.


The Guardian: "?Born with skis on': Norway celebrates Winter Olympics medal record

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 11:58:59 GMT
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Jubilation in Nordic nation of 5.3 million at team's 39 medals, eclipsing haul by US with a population 60 times biggerFor a fortnight every four years, Norway does not function with its customary Scandinavian efficiency. Phone calls go temporarily unanswered; conversations drift, mid-sentence, into silence; classrooms empty."It's normal, I think," said Christina Nygard, a marketing manager in Oslo. "This is our moment, when we can show the world what we are. Although without boasting too much about it, of course. That wouldn't be very Norwegian." Continue reading...


The Guardian: Avoiding a Mad Max Brexit ? Politics Weekly podcast

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:16:29 GMT
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Anushka Asthana is joined by Isabel Hardman, Randeep Ramesh and Tom Kibasi to discuss Theresa May's Brexit "away day' following a speech from David Davis promising that leaving the EU would not pitch Britain into a Mad Max style dystopia. Plus: Danny Dorling on Britain's stalled life expectancy and Matthew D'Ancona on why Corbyn's meeting with a Czechoslovakian diplomat in the 1980s warrants attentionThe prime minister's Chequers residence is the setting for this week's cabinet intrigue as Theresa May's key ministers vie to win favour for their vision of Britain out of the EU. The Brexit secretary, David Davis, made the reassuring promise in earlier in the week that there would be no slide into an Mad Max style apocalyptic wasteland after the transition period ends.


The Guardian: Utya July 22 review - recreation of Norway mass killing is a gut-wrenching ordeal

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 21:18:09 GMT
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The horrific events that saw 69 teenagers die at the hands of a rightwing terrorist has been turned into a brutal single-take drama from the victims' perspectiveErik Poppe's Utøya July 22 is a visceral, brutal, yet heartfelt and earnest movie, which imbibes the innocent bewilderment and horror of its young characters. On one unbroken camera take, it seeks to recreate the horrific mass murder of 69 defenceless teenagers in Norway in 2011 at a socialist youth summer camp at Utøya island outside Oslo. The heavily armed killer was a rightwing race-hate terrorist who had detonated a bomb in Oslo itself earlier in the day.


The Guardian: No evidence Corbyn was spy for Czechoslovakia, say intelligence experts

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:09:14 GMT
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Researchers say archives show Labour leader was not a "witting collaborator'Communist-era files from the intelligence agency of Czechoslovakia provide no evidence that Jeremy Corbyn was ever a spy or agent of influence, experts and academic researchers who have reviewed the papers said on Tuesday.Radek Schovánek, an analyst with the defence ministry of the Czech Republic which emerged, along with Slovakia, from the peaceful breakup of Czechoslovakia in 1993 has spent 25 years researching documents filed by the now-defunct spy service. He told the Guardian the suspicions against Corbyn were unfounded, and the claims of Ján Sarkocy, a former intelligence officer expelled from Britain in 1989, to have signed the Labour leader up were false. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn spy tales revive reds under the bed paranoia | Letters

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:31:05 GMT
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Former Chatham House deputy director William Wallace, Labour supporter Linda Walker and former keen young communist Tim Webb respond to claims about the party leader's contacts with a Czechoslovakian intelligence officerCan I, as a Liberal Democrat, come to the defence of Jeremy Corbyn, as stories of his contacts with eastern bloc diplomats run through the rightwing media?In the 1970s and 1980s, London swarmed with Russian and other diplomats, offering excellent lunches and presents to take home in return for gossip about British politics and foreign policy: 100 Russians with diplomatic status were expelled in 1972; but plenty remained, together with Czechs, East Germans and others, sending back reports that exaggerated the importance of their contacts in order to justify the expenses th


The Guardian: Jeremy Corbyn calls Czech spy allegations 'nonsense'

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:39:10 GMT
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The Labour leader denied claims he was an informant for Czechoslovakia in the 1980sJeremy Corbyn has ridiculed the idea that he gave information to a Czech spy during the cold war, calling the idea "nonsense" and castigating the newspapers that claimed he did so.The Labour leader has faced several days of headlines in some newspapers about supposed meetings during the 1980s with Ján Sarkocy, a Czech diplomat in London who was later expelled as a spy. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:03 GMT
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Slovakian court dismisses Andrej Babiš claim he was wrongly identified as a former agentOnly the fear of being unmasked as a collaborator seemed to cloud the businessman's horizon as he signed up as an informer for communist Czechoslovakia's secret police in jarringly jovial surroundings.Over generous refreshments during a 90-minute meeting in a Bratislava wine bar on 11 November 1982, the agent soon to be known as Bureš was asked to report what associates were saying about the late Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, whose death the previous day threatened to shake the communist world and the east-west cold war confrontation to the core. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Oxfam's deputy CEO quits amid charity sexual abuse scandal - politics live

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:43:16 GMT
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Rolling coverage of the day's political developments as they happen, including the international development secretary's meeting with Oxfam officialsOxfam faces losing funding as crisis grows over abuse claims 3.43pm GMT Philip Hammond, who, along with fellow soft Brexit advocate, Amber Rudd, will not be joining cabinet colleagues making keynote speeches on the UK's Brexit plans - leading to allegations he has been gagged - will nevertheless be meeting some important European allies over the next fortnight.Chancellor may not be delivering a Brexit speech over next two weeks but he is heading out on a tour of European capitals starting with Oslo and Stockholm, then The Hague, Madrid and Lisbon. 3.


The Guardian: Crown jewel: the soft power of William and Kate's Nordic visit

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 07:00:43 GMT
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Royal couple will offer plenty of photo-ops but their real aim is to bolster Britain's influenceFrom the colourful cobbled squares of Stockholm to the snowy enchantment of Holmenkollen hill, Oslo, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to both countries next week will deliver myriad photo-ops to saturate local media.The royal couple will also deliver, the Foreign Office hopes, a clear message: Britain may be leaving the EU, but we are still part of Europe. Continue reading...


BBC World: Residents of Oslo, Norway ski along streets

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:08:05 GMT
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Thick snow in the Norwegian capital didn't stop these people getting about.


NYT: Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: "?Damn Your Money!'

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:37:38 GMT
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President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, second from right, addressing the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday.


NYT: In Norway, Electric and Hybrid Cars Outsell Conventional Models

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:44:01 GMT
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Free parking and charging stations for electric cars in Oslo. Norway offers generous incentives that make the vehicles cheaper to buy, and other benefits once they are on the road.


BBC World: Drunk man's New Year's Eve taxi ride through three countries

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:08:24 GMT
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An Oslo man may have some New Year's regrets after getting a £1,640 taxi home from Denmark via Sweden.


The Guardian: Norway leads way on electric cars: 'it's part of a green taxation shift'

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 14:42:29 GMT
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Nearly a third of all new cars sold in the country this year will be plug-in models and experts expect that share to skyrocketWhile tourists explore Oslo's history in the grounds of the centuries-old Akershus fortress, below their feet is a harbinger of the city's future.Here in the catacombs sit scores of Teslas, Nissan Leafs and BMW i3s, plugged into the charging points of the world's largest public garage for electric cars. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Norwegian herder ordered to put down dozens of reindeer in controversial cull

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:57:17 GMT
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Sami herder claims cull is infringement of indigenous rights, but Oslo says policy is needed to prevent overgrazing of fragile tundra landscape Days before Rudolph and his team set off with Santa's sleigh on their annual round-the-world dash, a Norwegian reindeer herder has been ordered to put down dozens of their real-life relatives in a controversial cull.The supreme court in Oslo rejected an appeal by Jovsset Ante Sara, a small reindeer herder from the indigenous Sami community in the Norwegian Arctic, ruling he must comply with an earlier order to cull 41 of his 116-strong herd. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Nuclear annihilation 'one tantrum away', Nobel peace prize winner warns

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:16:06 GMT
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Australian-founded International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons urges support for UN treaty banning themThe destruction of humankind is one "impulsive tantrum away", the Australian-founded winner of the Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, warned overnight on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear testing regime."Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" the Ican head, Beatrice Fihn, said in Oslo after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Nobel peace prize winner voices fears over North Korea

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:29:24 GMT
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Head of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons expresses concern over "extremely dangerous situation'The winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has voiced alarm about the "extremely dangerous situation" in North Korea."We are seeing right now an extremely dangerous situation that makes a lot of people very uncomfortable," Beatrice Fihn, the head of ICAN said shortly before receiving the award in Oslo. Continue reading...


The Guardian: From Oslo and Brisbane to Manchester and Merseyside: the north-west derbies go global

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:02:20 GMT
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World's fans head for England's Premier League double drama United v City and Liverpool v EvertonIt is, as Dag Langerød says, "a massive day" Manchester United versus Manchester City, with Liverpool against Everton as an aperitif. Two derbies, major events in a footballing calendar, have fallen on the same day, throwing an unusually intense spotlight on the north-west of England.This corner of the British Isles has the Lake District, Antony Gormley's statues in the sea and, in Coronation Street, perhaps the most famous soap opera in the world. But in the era of a globalised television audience for sport, this is a weekend to illustrate the depth and reach of England's most successful footballing region. Continue reading...


The Guardian: UK government must sign UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons now | Letters

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:06:11 GMT
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As Ican prepares to accept the Nobel peace prize for its work on focusing the world's attention on the damage that nuclear weapons do, it is imperative that the UK government commits to a world free of them, say the 17 signatories to a letter to the GuardianThe International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican) will receive the Nobel peace prize in Oslo on Saturday for focusing the world's attention on the damage that nuclear weapons do, and for its work to persuade states to negotiate the UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons, whose adoption the majority of the world's states have supported. Nuclear weapons cause indiscriminate death, unimaginable, long-lasting suffering and irreparable environmental damage.


NYT: Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace Prize Committee

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:34:50 GMT
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The Norwegian politician Carl I. Hagen arriving for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo in 2015.


NYT: In Norway, Fighting the Culling of Reindeer With a Macabre Display

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:20:14 GMT
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Four hundred reindeer skulls hanging in front of the Parliament building in Oslo on Tuesday.


The Guardian: Norwegian heiress gets off lightly ? with ?£23,000 drink-driving fine

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:39:28 GMT
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Court accepts plea from Katharina G Andresen, ranked world's second-youngest billionaire, that she had no fixed income Most students would feel a £20,000-plus fine for driving over the limit was calamitous, but Katharina G Andresen got off lightly.Andresen, 22, was handed a NOK250,000 (£23,000) fine by an Oslo court this week after she failed a roadside breathalyser test while on her way to the family chalet in the ski resort of Hafjell, three hours north of the capital, for the Easter weekend. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Norway's $1tn wealth fund proposes ditching oil and gas investments

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:50:42 GMT
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Advice from bank running world's biggest sovereign wealth fund for government to dump oil and gas holdings jolts energy industryThe bank that runs the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund has told the Norwegian government it should dump its shares in oil and gas companies, in a move that could have significant consequences for the sector.Norges Bank, which manages Norway's $1trn fund, said ministers should take the step to avoid the fund's value being hit by a permanent fall in the oil price. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Elif Shafak joins Future Library, writing piece to be unveiled in 2114

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:00:21 GMT
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The Turkish novelist follows Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón in creating work for publishing project that will only be printed 97 years from nowThe Turkish novelist Elif Shafak is to follow Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell and Sjón as one of the 100 contributors to the Future Library, an art project that will only be seen by readers in 2114, when the spruce trees to make its paper have been fully grown.Dreamed up by the Scottish artist Katie Paterson, the Future Library is, in Paterson's words, "a living, breathing, organic artwork, unfolding over 100 years".


NYT: Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Starts at Oxford

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:28:35 GMT
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Malala Yousafzai at the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo in 2014.


The Guardian: Nobel peace prize 2017 ? live

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 07:40:29 GMT
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Follow the latest updates as this year's winner is revealed, with nominees thought to include Pope Francis and the White Helmets 8.40am BST Hello and welcome to the Guardian's live coverage of the the Nobel peace prize 2017.Berit Reiss-Andersen, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, is due to announce the winner in the grand main hall of the Norwegian Nobel Institute in central Oslo at or soon after 11am local time. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Nobel peace prize 2017: who are the likely nominees?

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 04:00:13 GMT
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The Peace Research Institute Oslo and the betting markets have settled on the following frontrunnersThe winner of the 2017 Nobel peace prize will be announced in Oslo on Friday, selected by a panel appointed by the Norwegian parliament from a total of 318 known and reported candidates.Apart from the victor, the names of the nominees are officially kept secret for at least 50 years, but nominators including former laureates, politicians and academics often disclose their candidates. False reports are also common. Continue reading...


The Guardian: 'Were you followed?' Václav Havel's secret plays staged in London homes

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:25:11 GMT
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Updating the covert living-room theatre of protest in 1977 Czechoslovakia, an interactive trilogy shows how easily our own freedoms can be dismantledOn the corner of a suburban Richmond street I'm standing with others awaiting instructions. We have been summoned to this spot by email, and will shortly be taken to a secret address nearby. As we enter the house, someone is taking photographs. "Were you followed?" we're asked. "Did anyone see you?" We settle in the living room and bottles of Czech beer are handed round.In the UK, nobody risks imprisonment for going to the theatre, but elsewhere in the world that is not true. Some British-based companies seek to up the excitement by veiling their shows in secrecy and performing them at undisclosed addresses.


The Guardian: Czech actor Jan T?ska dies, aged 80, after fall from Prague bridge

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:35:23 GMT
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Actor who emigrated to the US during Czechoslovakia's communist era was best known for his appearances in The Karate Kid Part III and Quantum Leap Actor Jan Tříska, who moved to the US after being banned by Czechoslovakia's communist regime, has died after falling from Prague's iconic Charles Bridge. He was 80. Prague theatre director Jan Hrušínský confirmed Tříska's death on Monday. The actor died in Prague's military hospital overnight due to injuries from the fall on Saturday, the circumstances of which remain unclear. Continue reading...


The Guardian: Nabil Elouahabi: "?Identity is important, but it can also be limiting'

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:59:39 GMT
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The actor on his role in feted diplomacy drama Oslo, evading typecasting and his other life as a night-time driver for the NHSNabil Elouahabi, a British actor of Moroccan heritage, is currently performing in the hit play Oslo, which moves from the National Theatre to the Harold Pinter next month. Written by acclaimed US playwright JT Rogers and directed by Bartlett Sher, the production first played in New York to rave reviews and critics here have been equally glowing in their praise of a gripping political thriller with wit, verve and heart. Oslo concerns Norwegian power couple Terje Rød-Larsen and Mona Juul (played here by Toby Stephens and Lydia Leonard) who organised secret talks between representatives of the Israeli government and the Palestine Liberation Organisation in 1992.


The Guardian: Issa Amro is merely the latest casualty of Palestine's war on free speech | Diana Buttu

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:42:09 GMT
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The Palestine Authority is trying to silence anybody prepared to stand up and criticise its actions or those of Mahmoud Abbas. This should worry us allLast week, Palestinian human rights activist Issa Amro was released from Palestinian Authority (PA) police custody following a week-long illegal detention. His crime? Calling for the release, on Facebook, of a journalist detained by the PA for criticising Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and the authority itself. Related: The talking is over, the occupation goes on. Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? | Jonathan Freedland Continue reading...






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A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007

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I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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AnoBBS - free BBS software
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AnoBBS downloads
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AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
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- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
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The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

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AnoChat - free chat software
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AnoChat downloads
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**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!