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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

2: 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 ...

3: 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 ...

4: Kiwi Shower Habits Exposed In Survey

A recent survey commissioned by Beiersdorf New Zealand to mark the launch of its NIVEA Shower Gel range, reveals that when it comes to Kiwi showering habits, North Islanders do it more often, and are more likely to do it with someone else.

5: 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 ...

6: More Celebrities Join Starjam Line Up

Project StarJam proudly announces that Peter Jackson, Neil Finn, Mark Inglis and Oscar Kightley will also be part of the “Stars Thru Their Eyes” event to be staged at Auckland's Sheraton Hotel on Saturday 30th of August. Neil, Mark and Oscar will ...

7: 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.

8: 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 ...


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

10: Microsoft To Windows Users: Apply Security Patch

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

11: Terrorist Arrests Show US Russian Cooperation

The arrests that took place August 12 in New York to stop an arms dealer from selling shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles to potential terrorists in the United States illustrates the significant cooperation between U.S. and Russia intelligence agencies ...

12: Decrease In New W32.Blaster.Worm Infections Seen

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Aug. 13, 2003 - Symantec, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has seen an initial peak in the number of new W32.Blaster.Worm infections. In fact, Symantec Security Response experts have noted a 30 to 40 percent ...

13: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Third Rock From The Gun

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14: Scoop Audience Responds4: Want US Warships In NZ?

The response by A. McLellan - France, to the feedback on the question of "Do we want U.S. Warships in NZ?" is both illuminating and indicative of the gulf that exists between people's ideological viewpoints.

15: Top 10 Things NZ Immigration Says To Terrorists

1. "Let's see, you're wanted for 3 bombings in France. Hey, guess what? That qualifies you for a subsidised home loan!"

16: 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 ...

17: UQ Wire: William Rivers Pitt - We Stand Our Ground

I must begin by saying that standing here before you is, simply, one of the greatest honors of my life. I have never served in the armed forces in any capacity. My father, however, did.

18: Voting Machines Blasted by Scientists

What follows is a set of discoveries, the result of the first-ever public examination of a secret, proprietary computer program used to count votes in 37 states. A hundred dollar item allows anyone to stuff the ballot box; remote access was left unprotected, ...

19: Microsoft Urges Customers to take 4 Security Steps

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Friday, August 15, 2003 - Microsoft New Zealand recommends that all computer users make security maintenance a part of their regular computer hygiene routine.

20: U.S. President Bush Thanks Military

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all. Thank you all very much. Thanks for coming out to say "hello." It's getting a little quiet on the ranch -- (laughter) -- so I decided to pay a visit to the "devildogs." (Applause.)

21: 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 ...

22: 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, ...

23: Hard News 15/08/03 - Power and People

Is there an equivalent to karma in Islam? The literally powerless people of Baghdad and Basra might be seeing some grim justice in today's massive power outage in Northeast America. But why Canada? And for that matter, why poor old New York?,

24: Linking Pornography and Sex Attacks

Police were reported yesterday to be hunting for a man they said is “a dangerous sexual predator fixated on Asian women” (Dominion-Post 8/8/02 p. A8). He was named as Richard Clarence Hunia and “is wanted for an alleged sexual attack on a Chinese ...

25: 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:

26: Mary-kateandashley brand to launch at Warehouse

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

27: Will The Advance Australian Pacific Vision Proceed

Australia is poised to press ahead with its plan for an Australasian push across the South Pacific and is determined to gain support for a grand Australian alliance spanning the Pacific Ocean expanse. Will it succeed?

28: InternetNZ Lodges Complaints Against Spammer

Atkinson has been identified in the media as being responsible for the sending of up to 100 million spam e-mails a day to promote his penis enlargement pills.

29: Stars Come Out For Young Disabled

In an unprecedented New Zealand entertainment event, 16 talented young people with disabilities will work and perform with top local and international celebrities of their choice in a "Stars Thru Their Eyes" event to be staged at Auckland's ...

30: Hayley Westenra Releases 'Pure' On July 17th In NZ

True talent is indefinable. A voice like Hayley Westenra's can be nurtured and guided through maturity, but its source belongs to nature. It is this remarkable voice that caught the attention of Costa Pilavachi, President of Decca Records International. ...

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