“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Elephant Under Siege

I Guess we got up somebody's nose. We seem to be back in business after being hacked and pirated.


  1. Apologies to all on the down time and attack.

  2. Moderation or just the screen?
    Have the hackers already counterattacked!

  3. I cannot tell exactly what happened. Who is Darkpastryman?

  4. Interesting article on the Pakistani Presidents chief of the ISI, their secret whatevers.

    Pakistani ISI

  5. Who could ever tell, related to the sausage?
    Why even ask?
    Except that the comments remain moderated

  6. I am trying to figure out how these commenst are being moderated.

  7. Blogger Problem

    This server is currently experiencing a problem. An engineer has been notified and will investigate.

    Status code: 1-500-26

    Please visit the Blogger status page or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance.

  8. I think it is fixed. Anyone please advise.

  9. Looks all bright and shiny from here ...

  10. 2164th,

    Didn't mean to cause alarm. I just emailed you. I was wondering if you'd put 2 & 2 together and figure that invite hanging out there finally got RSVP'd.

    I really don't think Blogger is terribly hackable, unless someone knows you personally and guesses a password. And that's not really hacking.

    I should have known something was up when you posted "test" before.

    I imagine you didn't fancy saving my comment for NIE thread?

  11. It seems comment moderation, at least the mode wherein they are sent for prior approval, is off.

    You can manage all these rights as Administrator. Everyone else who you invited who has administrative rights has the same rights you do. There really aren't any degrees; you either have admin rights or not. People who do can moderate comments. People who do not cannot. You probably figured this out already though...

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