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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings


Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Windows Users, Apply Security Patch Immediately

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - Microsoft New Zealand today strengthened its call for all New Zealanders with Microsoft® Windows® software to apply a security patch to protect them against a new computer worm.

2: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

3: Symantec Security Response - New Worm - Level 3

Symantec Security Response has identified a new Level 3 worm in the wild -- W32.Blaster.Worm -- that is exploiting the Microsoft DCOM RPC Interface Buffer Overrun vulnerability. Due to the high number of users impacted by this vulnerability, Symantec has raised ...

4: NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link

If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either ...

5: Symantec: W32.Blaster.Worm - Upgraded To Level 4

Further to yesterday's announcement, Symantec Security Response has upgraded W32.Blaster.Worm from a Level 3 (moderate) to a Level 4 (high) threat, in response to an increased number of submissions from customers and information from Symantec's Deepsight Threat ...

6: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

7: Microsoft To Windows Users: Apply Security Patch

New Zealand Businesses and Home Consumers Should Download MS-03-026 from Microsoft Web Site Today

8: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

9: Link: Could the Next US Election Could Be Stolen?

DEMOCRACY NOW WITH AMY GOODMAN Could the Next Election Could Be Stolen at the Ballot Box? A Look at the Electronic Voting Machine Controversy Wednesday, August 13th, 2003 FROM:

10: Scoop Feedback: Do We Want U.S. Ships In NZ?

Max Bradford: "Yes, US warships should be allowed to visit NZ harbours. They do more for securing world security than the biased rendition of the role of the US set out in your so-called word picture...I haven't seen anything so biased and self-serving ...

11: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

12: Questions for Oral Answer - 14 August 2003

1. PETER BROWN to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What options are presently available for teenagers deciding to leave school without having obtained work?

13: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

14: Wednesday’s Questions for Oral Answer

1. Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her reported statement that Hon Harry Duynhoven’s comments were the symptom of a man under stress, made when she responded to his reported comments that he was ...

15: U.S. Hit for Nuclear Threat to DPRK

Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Dasar Karadag, vice-chairman of the Turkey-DPRK Friendship Association who visited the DPRK, said one can not tolerate the brigandish logic that the U.S. may threaten any other country with many nukes and it is a crime for ...

16: Eleven Nations Create Huge Pacific Whale Sanctuary

Eleven Pacific Nations have sealed a pact creating a 28,520,000 square kilometre whale sanctuary in the Pacific. The unprecedented move delivers a substantial blow to pro-whaling nations like Japan and Iceland.


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

18: Bali Bomber Imam Samudra Welcomed Death Call

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Accused Bali bomber Imam Samudra welcomed prosecution demands for his death claiming it would bring him "near to God," amid an international debate about whether or not executing terrorists makes them martyrs.

19: Day Of Reckoning For Labour In Auckland

It is the sound of the chickens coming home to roost . It is not a pleasant sound but it is the day of reckoning.

20: Armitage, in Australia, Discusses Security, Trade

The American people greatly appreciate Australia's "splendid support" in the war on terrorism, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said during an August 12 press availability at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra.

21: Mary-kateandashley brand to launch at Warehouse

The mary-kateandashley brand fashion and lifestyle ranges launch exclusively in New Zealand at The Warehouse stores

22: Dunne: Dope lifts teens' schizophrenia rate 600%

United Future leader Peter Dunne today put before Parliament hard-hitting medical research showing that cannabis use in those under 18 increases the rate of schizophrenia by 600 percent, and trebles the risk of general mental illness

23: ROTK Trailer Description?

So we all know that the ROTK trailer is not out, nor will it be out for a little while...or will it? Check out this email from Ringer Spy Mr. Sieve. Mr. Sieve was at a convention in Chicago over the weekend and stumbled across a booth with the ...

24: Gene Patents - profiteers must carry liability too

The issue of patented genes and genetic technologies has long been a contentious issues and something that GE Free New Zealand have consistently warned of in our submissions.

25: NZ Super Fund Background Q&A

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has been created to build a pool of money that will help the Government smooth the burgeoning costs of state funded superannuation payments. An ageing population means the cost of New Zealand superannuation to the ...

26: Cullen on NZSF investment strategy

Finance Minister Michael Cullen said the investment strategy devised for the New Zealand Superannuation Fund by the Board of Guardians and made public today met the requirements of the law.

27: Solomons Harold Keke Surrenders To Australia Force

28: National Bank: Groundswell Of Support For Nz Bid

The Consortium formed to lead the New Zealand bid for the National Bank reports a groundswell of support within New Zealand and abroad since plans for the bid became public late last week.

29: 2.5% Increase in Retail Sales Predicted

2.5% Increase in Retail Sales Predicted for New Zealand in New MasterIndex of Retail

30: Small earthquake patterns point to the ‘big one’

A new way of determining where, when and how big an earthquake will be has been unearthed by Victoria University and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS).


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