A World Beyond Capitalism 2005, An Annual International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference Is Accepting Proposals...

Tim Churches tchur at optushome.com.au
Thu Jun 23 00:02:44 CEST 2005

Peter Hansen wrote:
> Jack Diederich wrote:
>>The '.info' domain also defeats
>>the linux 'whois' command to dig for registrar info.
> Maybe so, but it's always pretty easy to Google for "whois" plus the 
> domain to find a way of doing it via the web, in this case with 
> http://www.afilias.info/cgi-bin/whois.cgi .
> (It's registered to something called the Institute of Pamela, which 
> seems to stand for "Peaceful Alliances facilitated by Multilingual, 
> multiracial Education, handicapable outreach and native Language 
> Accessibility".  I think this thing really exists, making this spam and 
> not just a farce.)

It is not spam, it is actually on-topic for the Python list. If you read
through the message, you will see:

"Below are a few of the different groups that you can look forward to
seeing at the Grassroots Exhibition:

(Listed in Alphabetical order)
Opensource Technology Activist or user
Punk Music and Art
Python/computer activists
Wicca Activists"

Presumably the last-mentioned group writes code exclusively in hexadecimal.

One has to admire their goal (a world beyond capitalism), but given the
state of things in this post-end-of-history (as Francis Fukuyama put it
with an ugly flourish of triumphalism) world, I can't help thinking that
the Wicca activists are their best bet...

Tim C

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