News Edition #2 [02/02/15]
Welcome to the second edition of the Nulled News. Sorry about this slight delay as you all have witnessed the issues with the forum which are also explained a bit more down below. New sections and alot of new content for you guys to enjoy. Without any further due lets get straight into it!
World News UK summons Russian envoy after bombers fly over English Channel
Troops have been deployed across Belgium to guard potential targets of terrorist attacks, following a series of anti-terror raids and arrests.
Russia's ambassador to Britain was summoned to the UK's Foreign Office on Thursday to explain why two Russian bombers were flying over the English Channel this week, a representative of the office said.
Two Russian bombers "caused disruption to civil aviation" when they flew near, but did not cross into, British airspace on Wednesday, the Foreign Office representative said.
Two UK Royal Air Force jets intercepted the bombers, both capable of carrying nuclear weapons, south of Bournemouth, England, over the English Channel, a UK defense spokesman said Thursday.
The British jets escorted the bombers for more about an hour-and-a-half until the bombers left the area, the defense spokesman said.
"Russian aircraft maneuvers yesterday are part of (an) increasing pattern of out-of-area operations by Russian aircraft," the Foreign Office representative said.
The representative did not elaborate on how civil aviation was disrupted. Details about what the Russian ambassador has told Britain about the incident weren't immediately available.
Wednesday's incident would be the latest in what NATO has said is an increase in Russian military flights near alliance members' territory.
In November, NATO said its members' jets had been scrambled more than 400 times in 2014 to intercept Russian military flights close to members' territories -- a 50% increase over the previous year.
The increase harkens back to the days of the Cold War, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said November 20 during a visit to NATO member Estonia.
"This pattern is risky and unjustified," Stoltenberg said. "So NATO remains vigilant. We are here. And we are ready to defend all allies against any threat."
In a November report, the European Leadership Network listed more than 40 "close military encounters between Russia and the West" in the eight months from March to October.
Three of those, including a near-collision between a Russian military plane and a Swedish passenger aircraft carrying 132 people, were classified as "high-risk" incidents that could have led to direct military confrontation between Russia and the West, according to the report, titled "Dangerous Brinksmanship."
UK jets intercepted more than 100 Russian aircraft last year, according to the British defense ministry.
MH370 : All 'presumed dead'
Malaysia officially declares MH370 passengers and crew 'presumed dead'
The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.
But the search for the missing Boeing 777 will continue.
The formal declaration, read Thursday by civil aviation director Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, will allow the families of those presumed dead to continue the compensation process with the airline or with insurers.
"It is therefore, with the heaviest heart and deepest sorrow that, on behalf of the Government of Malaysia, we officially declare Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident in accordance with the Standards of Annexes 12 and 13 to the Chicago Convention and that all 239 of the passengers and crew on board MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives," Azharuddin said.
MH370 disappeared from radar on March 8, 2014, after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing.
It is believed to have gone down in the Indian Ocean far off the western coast of Australia.
Jews locked in at Auschwitz memorial
Rome's Jewish representatives say they were locked into Auschwitz camp.
A row has erupted over allegations by representatives of Rome's Jewish community that they were locked into the former Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland and treated "like real criminals" after filming a TV interview.
Rome's Jewish community spokesman Fabio Perugia said on Twitter that he and the head of Rome's Jewish community, Riccardo Pacifici, had been filming with a TV crew from Italy's Canale 5 following a ceremony Tuesday to mark 70 years since the camp's liberation.
The crew had finished their work at 11 p.m., and the group tried to leave, he said. But group members found they were locked in the camp in subzero temperatures with no security guards in sight.
"Riccardo Pacifici then pushed through a window that was in the ticket sales building, and the window opened up," Perugia said.
"He entered and then opened the door for us. At that point, the alarm went off. And we thought, 'Good, finally someone from security will come to let us out.' "
However, at this point, their night got worse, Perugia said.
"The security guard arrived indeed, but instead of letting us go, they kept us there. For hours, and hours and hours. They started to interrogate us and they treated us like real criminals," he said.
Perugia said the guards were inflexible and insisted on following procedure. Eventually, they took the party to the Auschwitz police station, he said, where they were kept until 5:30 a.m. and questioned one by one.
"They don't know how to distinguish between the real criminals and those who were there simply to do an interview and honor the Day of Memory," he said.
The incident ended with the party writing down their version of events, Perugia said, adding that they had asked for the matter to be looked into through Italian diplomatic channels.
Auschwitz spokesman: They didn't cooperate
A spokesman for the Auschwitz museum gave CNN a different account of the evening's events, however.
Pawel Sawicki said the Italian TV crew had permission to film at the site until 11.30 p.m., when they had agreed that they would exit and security guards would come to the gate to let them out.
He said CCTV footage shows they finished early and went to the gate a few minutes past 11 p.m. Rather than waiting for the security guards to come at the agreed time, one of them broke into the visitor center and let others in, too, he said.
This triggered an alarm, so the security guards came to the building, which houses cash registers and an ATM.
According to protocol, they asked the men to show ID, but they refused to do so, Sawicki said. The police had to be called since they can only demand that people show ID documents, he said.
The police then arrived and took over the matter, he said.
Auschwitz 'must be protected'
"While being on the site, we have to follow the rules," Sawicki said. "So until the unfortunate incident, everything was OK because they had our permission, they cooperated with our security and they had the time that they declared they would be leaving."
He said the group could also have gone to another exit 150 meters (nearly 500 feet) away where the security guards were based if they wanted to leave earlier -- and could then have been let out of that gate.
"However, they decided to act outside the regulations and triggered the security alarm and triggered the whole reaction and then refused to cooperate."
Auschwitz is a "priceless heritage place," he said. "It must be protected and there must be security."
NulledBB News Nulled experiences for over 16 hours of downtime due to the host.
Forum experienced some unexpected downtime for over 16 hours due to the forum's host changing the server's IP's without any previous notifications. Traffic on the forum was heavily disturbed but as of now the forum have established the stable connection and nothing as such shoudln't be occuring in the future. Linkz posted his statement about the downtime and here's what he had to say.
(01-29-2015, 03:29 PM)linkz Wrote: Hello everyone,
The last three days were horrible. We had a total downtime of about 16 hours. A few little downtimes are okay, but that's something I can't and won't accept.
Our host changed the IP of our server two times within the last three days. One change two days ago and one yesterday afternoon at around 6:30PM. The reason for this was, that our domain got blacklisted of some countries. This is actually really bad cause some countries were not able to connect to our site.
Normally, a IP change wouldn't affect us, but since we're using cloudflare, our site's supposed to be down.
Domain > host nameservers > server
Domain > cloudflare nameservers > host IP > server
Since this happened two times now and I don't want this to happen again, I purchased a new and stronger backend server. The new server is already set up and working.
Don't be afraid of the current loading time. It should be fine as of now, but the server is still warming up.
To make everything even faster, I bought another server which will be our CDN. This server will be used for CSS, JS and images.
I'm currently in the progress of setting the server up, so you can expect a few errors or broken things here and there. If there's a little downtime, don't worry.
I'm sorry but I'm trying my best. Hopefully we're good to go now and this won't happen again.
Have a good day!
We have posted over 3,700 times and created over 750 threads!
After the forum was opened, which didn't happen that long time ago, we've already posted more than 3,700 times on various sub-forums, threads and those posts are made within more than 750 created threads. These statistics look amazing and the future seems very bright for the community in general. As of this edit of the news got released, we had exactly 144 members registered in total. If we keep growing at the same rate or even better, we will be crowded before we even realise it. In behalf of the News Team I'm very happy to welcome all of the existing members and all of the new ones who are joining with us now.
Forum changes & mentionable user updates Here are some of the updates published by the forum team You can now see when a user got warned for a post. http://i.gyazo.com/c1948d42c8a863f81375c7d20e5a4da0.png
Like system has finally been implemented.
CSS is now minified. It will be on CDN later on, currently in progress.
Mentionable user updates Tom has been banned Blaze for the GFX Section And everyone else who contributed
This week we sat down with Inferno and we talked about the recent insidents going on with the forums and about the community overall.
Calibre:"Thanks for finding the time for me to go through with this. What do you think of NulledBB so far? Do you enjoy visiting it?"
Inferno: "I think NulledBB, or more accurate, Nulled is a fine website. We're sadly running low on members, and I think we need to advertise or get more members in someway or another. I enjoy visiting the website, but the experience would be better, with again, more members. The MyBB support that i use is quite amazing too!"
Calibre:"You're right, the support on MyBB and many other topics here is very good and strong. Do you consider Nulled as a community to visit daily or are you more of a casual visitor?"
Inferno: "I visit daily. It's quite fun, sometimes it slows down a bit, but albeit fun."
Calibre:"I'm glad to hear that. Now to get into the hot topic of the past few days, how did you react to the downtime we experienced the past days here since one of them was around the length of 16 hours?"
Inferno: "I was curious and a bit worried. Pestering linkz on skype got me nowhere . It kind of sucked to sum it up, but hopefully it wont happen again."
Calibre:"I suppose we all hope that it will not occur again. Now when we'd think of the upcoming 6 months timeline, what do you think where will the forum end up at? Will it be still running and would it be active or do you have anything else in mind?"
Inferno: "I really can't speak for linkz. I hope that all goes well, and that the forum grows exponentially!"
Calibre:"I bet we all hope that it all turns out for the best as the time goes forward. But what's the story of yours, how did you find your way to Nulled?"
Inferno: "I, like most people, was a leecher at first. I then upgraded when the flash sale hit, and became more and more engrossed in Null."
Calibre:"That's fantastic. By the way, what do you consider the best feature on the community at all? Is it the benefits what you get with the upgrades, the members or anything else specifically?"
Inferno: "I predominantly use it for the incredible support to be honest. I also run a currency exchange, and some other services along with a usergroup!"
Calibre:"Nice. Do you have anything else to add or do you want to have some shoutouts out there for the readers?"
Inferno: "I think that about wraps this up, "Virtue is life, Virtue is love, Virtue is all"!"
Calibre:"Alright, that's about it then. Thanks for taking your time for the interview and it was great to talk to you. Have a nice day!"
Inferno: "You too!"
GFX of the week
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